NKU Democrats will be holding elections on Tuesday. Wish me the best of luck.
On Friday, it marked the 27th anniversary of the debut of the Blues Brothers on network television as well as Steve Martin's singing of "King Tut."
The Change for Kentucky 2005 State Summit Training Workshop will take place on May 21-22, 2005 at Paroquet Springs Conference Center, Shepherdsville KY with a cost of $25 for admission. Lunch is provided. The keynote speaker is Tom Hughes, the Executive Director of Democracy for America. State Auditor Crit Luallen will be the closing speaker. I won't be there because it's on Shabbas but I thought I'd spread the word anyway...needless to say, I'm DLC.
Congrats to Evan Bayh for getting some legislation passed.
The Senate voted 60-40 Thursday to pass the Humvee amendment, which Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., co-sponsored with Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass, as part of a bill to provide more money for military operations in Iraq.I have a bit over 187 more emails to go. Ain't that something? Not my problem that Shabbas preceded two days of Yom Tov.
"It is our moral obligation to provide our men and women fighting in Iraq with the equipment they need to do their job safely," Bayh said in a written statement.
Bayh has repeatedly said Pentagon officials underestimated both the number of armored vehicles needed in Iraq and the production capacity of the plants that produce and armor the Humvees for the military.
Senator Joseph Lieberman introduced the National Park Centennial Act. This is "a bill that would fund the needs of the national parks for the next decade."
He's Rick James! He's going to be featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Stephen Colbert investigates...
This candidate said he is having a hard time getting his name to stick in the public eye. From the start of his campaign, James said he noticed that his yard signs were disappearing. He made door-to-door rounds to ask neighbors and Ward 4 residents where the signs had gone and discovered they were being stolen.[...]Your moment of zen: Gorillas in zoo keep kosher l'Pesach.
The Daily Show segment on James' disappearing signs will probably air at 10 p.m. Thursday on the Comedy Central network but it could air any night between Monday and May 3, producer Kathy Egan said.
When Passover comes around, even gorillas in Israel keep kosher. In line with many other Israelis busy cleaning their homes to remove bread-related products for the Passover holiday that begins Saturday night, the Safari Park Zoo near Tel Aviv does the same.That's a note to self--and any other Jews in case you forgot.
Since the zookeepers and handlers cannot touch any leavened products during the weeklong holiday that marks the biblical Jewish exodus from Egypt, the gorillas and other animals are also fed matzo -- the unleavened cracker Jews eat to remember that in their rush to flee slavery, the ancient Israelites' bread did not have time to rise.
Accustomed to eating a slice of bread with cream cheese every morning, beginning Tuesday the gorillas and other animals at the safari were fed matzo instead, said Emelia Turkel, the zoo's curator.
"This turns out to be an interesting time for the gorillas and for the other animals because they get a bit of a change in diet," Turkel said. "We call this environmental enrichment, Jewish style."
The zoo has always fed the animals matzo during the Passover holiday, Turkel said, but try to limit their intake to just one or two crackers a day to prevent them from suffering from the most common side-effect of matzo -- constipation.
Pitcher Tim Wakefield will be a Red Sox for life.
All That! celebrated ten years. Amanda Bynes is one of my favorite actresses.
Former Cardinal 3B Gary Gaetti tore down the number at Busch Stadium Friday night. Saturday night, it was SLU soccer coach Harry Keough. Walt Jocketty performed on the ocassion at Sunday's game. Jocketty is the VP/GM. Tonight's game was postponed.
Double the fun. Not only is Natalie Portman starring in Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium but also Dustin Hoffman and Will Ferrell.
I denounce the decision made by Britain's Association of University Teachers with regards to boycotting Israeli Academics.
Dick Lugar is running for re-election. The Kentucky Democrat is calling this race in his favor as I don't know of anyone planning to run against him.
Another political blog article but from the Herald-Leader. I was busy last week so maybe that's why I got missed.
It's only a matter of time. I like the sound of President Bayh, so does my good friend, State Treasurer Jonathan Miller. I hope Governor or US Senator Miller is in Jonathan's future.
The Indiana Democrat won't say whether he's preparing for a potential presidential bid in 2008. But he apparently doesn't mind joking about the possibility.Very surprising. Natalie Portman is always asked for an ID.
Before talking Tuesday at the Mortgage Bankers Association conference in Washington, Bayh was introduced by Michael Petrie, the chairman of the group and president of P/R Mortgage and Investment Corp. of Carmel.
Bayh told Petrie he liked his title.
"A president from Indiana," Bayh said. "It kind of has a little resonance to it."
The 23-year-old actress admits her youthful image can be a blessing, but it's a hindrance when it comes to ordering an alcoholic beverage at a British bar.The emails still keep coming. Seventy-five to go.
She says, "Physically I haven't changed since I was 13.
"I can use my young looks to my advantage sometimes - but never in British pubs.
"I always get asked for ID when I order a drink, even though I'm five years over the legal British drinking age."
Ezer Weizman, the former Israeli president, has died. He was 80.
Greg Giraldo might be taking over Tough Crowd.
Dr. Dan is not gay. Apparently, he's dating a 19-year-old woman that he met on the campaign trail. All I know is that she is at UK. No idea who it is. However, The Sunday Challenger reported who it is. However, I cannot find her on TheFacebook.com
Jonathan Miller is in the news for yesterday's rally. Apparently, he spoke at a counter-rally with regards to Sunday's events.
Kentucky state Treasurer Jonathan Miller, who also teaches at a Hebrew school in Lexington, said the argument that people who disagree with Bush's judicial nominees are anti-religion contradicts both "the golden rule" and the nation's founding principle of a free and independent judiciary.Former New Hampshire Governor Jeanne Shaheen has been named Director of the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
"That is not an American message," Miller said. "In fact, it's quite un-American."
The Centrist Coalition opposes changes to the filibuster rule. This is a good write-up. I commend the coalition on this policy.
Apparently, I am linked at http://www.allamericapac.com/blog.
That's it until my rant.