Tuesday, May 24, 2005

A raise?

So I am reading last Thursday's paper when I see that several Oregon legislators think they deserve a raise.

What is their reasoning for this wonderful idea? One of their own was forced to resign, and is currently under investigation for allegedly pilfering campaign contributions to pay for things like his mortgage and electricity bill. My feeling is that anyone who is dumb enough to give these shysters any money should expect crap like this to happen.

Afterall, we are dealing with the people who ignore (AKA tweak to make a better law) ballot measures we all pass in the inititive process. Can anyone say Ballot Measure 7 and 37?

The argument they are using (since one of us had to steal to make ends meet we need a raise) is about the most moronic thing I have ever seen come out of the Legislature. Hell, there are theifs, therefore, according to the Legislature's logic, everything should be FREE!

My favorite quote was from Salem shyster Billy Dalto, who isn't that bad of a guy if you can ignore the political stench that comes off him...

"The romantic notion of an Oregon citizen Legislature is dead," said Rep. Billy Dalto, R-Salem.

It should read, "The romantic notion of an Oregon HONEST Legislature is dead"

Monday, May 23, 2005

First post!

Hey, this is the first time ever I have been able to put FIRST POST! on the Internet. Some of us have day jobs y'know.

Anyway, after deciding to stay-at-home and take care of my kid, I thought it would be fun to blog. Since I have never done this before, and I am not sure anyone is reading, I may or may not post frequently.

If I hear from folks, then I might keep it up. Otherwise, you get what you pay for, bitches.

I plan on talking about politics, my column in the Statesman Journal, my kid and sharing photos of what's going on in my life. Oh, and what Ellen is talking about on her show, because as a stay at home dad you have to be in touch with the funniest lesbian on the planet. Just saying...

Now, I have to level my Tauren on World of Warcraft.

Oh, and today's busstop? Completely screwed. Not my fault. And yes I know, the web monkeys at the Statesman haven't changed the poll in an entire decade.