Monday, May 01, 2006

Break in the action

I've got a break in the action til about dinner time so I've got a long afternoon. My hardest final is OVER, so I've got reduced stress to relieve here in a few.

Interesting article on Stephen Colbert.

An op-ed from the Indy Star after elected leaders were caught changing cars after an event.

On Saturday, Keith Foulke picked up his second win as the Red Sox won 9-6. Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 10th save in the month of April. He now holds the rookie record for April wins. Manny Ramirez went yard for his fourth home run. On Sunday, Curt Schilling made an attempt to be the 3rd Red Sox pitcher to get five wins in the month of April. Instead, he picked up his first loss on the season as the Sox went down 5-4 to Tampa Bay. Mike Lowell, David Ortiz, and Willy Mo Pena went yard. Tim Wakefield starts today as Johnny Damon returns to Fenway Park since leaving for the Yankees over the off-season.

Two former athletes are now running for office. We've seen what that's meant in Kentucky with Richie Farmer and Beanball Bunning.

It will be a tough one but I believe that Joe Lieberman is still the man for the job.

Eric "Slowhand" Clapton, one the greatest guitarists to ever live, is the new ambassador for the Entertainment Industry Foundation's National Arts and Music Education Initiative.

Here's a NY Times review of Neil Young's Living with War
The songs on "Living With War" are straightforward and single-minded, setting aside the allusive, enigmatic quality of Mr. Young's rock classics. "These are all ideas we've heard before," he said. "There's nothing new in there. I just connected the dots."

The protest song, rocked-up slightly from its folky 1960's form, has been making a comeback during the Iraq war, from arena bands like Pearl Jam, the Rolling Stones and Green Day to indie-rockers like Bright Eyes and blues-rockers like Keb' Mo' and Robert Cray. Bruce Springsteen's latest album is a tribute to the protest-song mentor Pete Seeger, although it features old folk songs rather than Mr. Seeger's topical material.
I will say that my favorite folk-rock protest song is most likely "For What It's Worth," written by Stephen Stills of then-Buffalo Springfield. Currently, he is a member of CSN and the every-so-often CSNY.

Though I am linking to an article written by a conservative, it's free advertising for some CDs you should consider buying if protest music is your cup of tea.

So will the jogging Senators be rivals with each other in a few years? I tend to hope not but you never say never.
"I care about what he thinks," Edwards said. "Evan and I have been through a lot of things together."

But the friends and former jogging buddies, who sometimes get as much attention for the way they look as for their political accomplishments, may find themselves political rivals in 2008.

The former North Carolina senator and Indiana's junior senator are among the most active Democrats looking toward a possible White House run.

Bayh's busy travel schedule brought him into Edwards' territory this weekend, where he was the keynote speaker at the North Carolina Democratic Party's major fundraising dinner. It was a chance for Bayh to continue to introduce himself to Democratic activists.

"They've both been very meticulous in how they're going about this," said Chuck Todd, editor-in-chief of The Hotline, an online political newsletter, which closely follows the presidential hopefuls. "There clearly is a long-term plan."
The article is pretty much a compare and contrast of the two Senators, both of whom I have met--but I just did not get that photo with Sen. Edwards. I did get his autograph though.

UK is tied with South Carolina for first in the SEC East after the past weekend's series with Vanderbilt.

Josh Bolten has made his Sunday talk show debut.

MLB All-Star voting has begun. Yes, I did vote for a member of the Yankees but I did not and will never vote for a member of the Chicago Cubs.

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