The Little Green Blog appears to be in agreement with me on the topic of Senator Evan Bayh and charisma. Check out their post as it is worth the read.
Are you a Kentuckian for Bayh? That's a yahoo group I operate so if you back Senator Evan Bayh for president in 2008 and you live in Kentucky, please consider joining.
Being what today is, and I don't celebrate it, look at the Top Ten that BangItOut.com has come up with:
Top Ten Reasons Why Jews Don't Celebrate HalloweenPete McCloskey, a Republican, may be challenging Congressman Richard Pombo (R-CA) if he cannot find a Republican to run against him. McCloskey helped write the Endangered Species Act and reports say he is furious with Richard Pombo for ruining the landmark legislation. McCloskey retired from Congress in 1982 and made an attempt for the presidency in 1972 against Richard Nixon as an antiwar candidate.
10. Its only a month after succah-hopping and a Jewish mother would never let her kid be such a schnorrer again so soon.
9. Jewish kids get home too late from Yeshiva and have too much homework to go trick-or-treating. And its a bitch to get out of mishmar.
8. How can you waste perfectly good eggs on a "trick?"
7. Jewish kids would never be satisfied with a "fun-sized" chocolate bar. And what’s so damn fun about about 2 bites of chocolate anyway? Remember those huge candy bars you could get at Hershey Park? Now that’s what I call fun sized!
6. Orange really does not look good against our Semitic skin.
5. Jews don’t eat pumpkin. They just don’t. (note: Butternut Squash or Tzimmes is as fluorescent as we get)
4. We are haunted by guilt, not ghosts.
3. Jews have Purim, anyway. And I’ll take booze over candy any day.
2. Rugelach and apple strudel don’t travel well in those plastic jack-o-lanterns.
1. We just scare way too easily.
Senator Chuck Hagel makes his first appearance to Iowa since the November 2004 elections and said the United States needs to take a regional role with the Iraqi security.
The Kentucky Colonels may not be playing this season. Deputy Mayor Rick Johnstone said that they owe money to Louisville and won't be allowed until they are in good standing.
Evan Bayh seems to be getting questioned a lot about a particular Senate vote. I was against going the way we did but I have long favored ousting Saddam. I feel that George should have gave it to the United Nations because he did not even want to use diplomacy. Now, we've lost 2,000 United States troops because of it.
"It turned out some of the most important information we relied upon at that time just was not accurate," he said. "There were no weapons of mass destruction. The administration has proven to be terribly incompetent in the way they've carried this out...Of course, we'd make different decisions based upon different facts as we know them today."Neil Young's Bridge school benefit concert went well over the weekend. One can only imagine how much rockin' I would do had I been there (playing guitar since 1999).
John Mellencamp was a bit preoccupied with President George Bush during his brief five-song set. Sitting surrounded by string-plucking bandmates, Mellencamp talked politics, played "Crumblin' Down" and "Jackie Brown," and talked some more politics. The acoustic format was great for Mellencamp, country-frying his songs and minimizing the noise so he could stretch his voice. He went a bit overboard in the anti-Bush department, even if the crowd mostly sang along about the "Texas Bandito," and doing "Back to Washington" before closing with "Pink Houses." Though far from offensive, Mellencamp has way too many good songs to tackle his short set like a campaign rally.Samuel Alito is the new nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States. Apparently, his nickname is Scalito. Can we please find a female nominee in the mold of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor?
The feeling carried over some for headliners Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, though it was a more somber, anti-war vibe that took on real power. Though they bobbed through their collective and solo careers, the best moments came during a chunky and methodical version of the Buffalo Springfield anti-war classic "For What It's Worth." They played an intense "Ohio," like they really meant it, with David Crosby bellowing at the end, "How many more?" and "I wanna know why." Watching Stephen Stills and Young play together and counter each other's parts with noisy solos took on a bit of urgency Saturday. There was a greater focus between the four that they haven't shown in some time. Even on "Teach Your Children," which doubled as the annual all-star sing-along with the other artists, seemed a bit more pointed. For guys who started out nearly 40 years ago with blazing anti-war lyrics, Saturday was a good time to shake off the dust.
Today is my "international meeting" day so I'll be back in the early afternoon and gone until the early evening.