Archive for February 24, 2010

And we got hit with a fair amount of it this morning. Really wet heavy stuff.

I had a little digging this morning but a whole lot less than I should have since my neighbor across the street decided to snowblow the heavy wet stuff out for me. This person doesn’t just have the milk of human kindness, he has it homogenized and pasteurized.

Can you believe he did all that work for me?

I was actually in a hurry to get to Romano’s since he had agreed to let me film him actually making sausage, however because it was so slow by the time I got there he had already made it.

The freshest sausage you can get.

Next week I’ll be sure to get there at 9 a.m. I’ll also see if I can catch him making the corned beef for St. Patrick’s day. He has hundreds of pounds of it already on order from customers.

When I got outside I was surprised to see a cameraman filming across the street from the place.

Live from the Romano's parking lot!

So knowing me what do you think came next, you guessed it…

What I think is even more interesting than that 120-1 ratio between film shot and film left on the cutting room floor would be the editing process. How does one decide which 60 seconds are the best 60 seconds for a broadcast?

…with husband and friend:

Katy’s assessment of Mrs. Schlafly is here. After meeting Katy & Rob myself I think Mrs. Schlafly would be just as proud to meet them as they were to meet her.

CPAC short interviews: James

Posted: February 24, 2010 by datechguy in special events
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I still have a couple of short interviews that I didn’t get up because they were taken just before I prepared to crash before getting to the plane. I’m going to try to get the all up this week with the exception of the Field guide series that will post daily.

James was one of the most enthusiastic interviews I did.

And yes that woman in the background thought I was Michael Savage.

It’s all a bunch of talk…

Posted: February 24, 2010 by datechguy in opinion/news
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…when it comes to the use of reconciliation to get “obamacare” passed.

When people have power they don’t have to talk about it or generate buzz about it, they use it. The white house keeps talking and talking and talking about the things they are going to do. It seems to me that it’s all smoke. If they had the votes and the willing congress they would get it done and that would be the end of it. PERIOD!

I don’t buy this for a minute.

The only reason why these people would even conceive of using this method would be to allow democratic senators to vote against it. How false, how cowardly.

This story is even funnier:

Congressional Democrats say Thursday’s health care summit is likely to clear the final hurdles to passing health care reform – and say that President Obama returning to the issue with a clear focus and a specific health care proposal makes it easier for them to get it done.

The Author of this piece is Christina Bellantoni (a nice Italian name). Tell you what Christiana since this is the “final hurdle” If they manage to get this passed by the end of March, in fact I’ll do you better, by the end of Lent, I’ll send you a $20 gift card to the restaurant chain of your choice so you can have a bite to eat and drink on me for being so wrong.

These people are hoping that republicans will blink and or to convince their own members that we will. It’s not going to happen.

I’ve never seen such a pathetic bunch of people who can’t govern in my life.