And we didn't die of dysentery, not once!

Road Trip Vacation in brief:
  • Oregon
    • “Where 25 year olds go to retire.” The low cost of living, depressing weather and wide range of cool but low paying service jobs make this a Hipster paradise.
    • A&W Resteraunts – We don’t have these down in San Diego. And that’s a good thing.
    • The People’s Republic of Oregon has mandated that all gas stations gas stations be full service. Since they pump gas for a living you’s think that they’d be good at it, they spilled gas down the side of my car two out of three times.
    • Powell’s Books made me break the promise I made to myself to read all the books I own before buying new ones. At least most of what I bought were picture books, easily absorbed.
  • Werk called me on Tuesday and Wednesday, pretty much ruining those days for me. What part of ‘vacation’ don’t they understand?
  • Motels. You get what you pay for. We had to back out of staying at one motel that was musty, dark, creepy and staffed by one of the Raving Rabbids.
  • Winchester house. One of my favorite places in California.
  • Driving through LA. The fire gods were on our side, the highways were empty. No traffic through LA or Orange Counties.
  • Pictures
Now back to werk.

And we didn’t die of dysentery, not once!

Road Trip Vacation in brief:
  • Oregon
    • “Where 25 year olds go to retire.” The low cost of living, depressing weather and wide range of cool but low paying service jobs make this a Hipster paradise.
    • A&W Resteraunts – We don’t have these down in San Diego. And that’s a good thing.
    • The People’s Republic of Oregon has mandated that all gas stations gas stations be full service. Since they pump gas for a living you’s think that they’d be good at it, they spilled gas down the side of my car two out of three times.
    • Powell’s Books made me break the promise I made to myself to read all the books I own before buying new ones. At least most of what I bought were picture books, easily absorbed.
  • Werk called me on Tuesday and Wednesday, pretty much ruining those days for me. What part of ‘vacation’ don’t they understand?
  • Motels. You get what you pay for. We had to back out of staying at one motel that was musty, dark, creepy and staffed by one of the Raving Rabbids.
  • Winchester house. One of my favorite places in California.
  • Driving through LA. The fire gods were on our side, the highways were empty. No traffic through LA or Orange Counties.
  • Pictures
Now back to werk.

Okay, a little more gloating and then I'm done.

obama-woot

I check three political news sites every day. Okay… 40 times a day… each. The Huffington Post, Politico and The Drudge Report.

But after eight years I’m firing the Drudge. I’m okay with the bias, I don’t want all my news from people who I agree with, and I could even deal with the errors, Drudge’s emphasis is on getting the scoop and speed comes at the sacrifice of accuracy.

Matt Drudge’s conduct in the months leading up the the election crossed the line from biased to desperate. Any poll that had McCain gaining or leading got the headline, so what if there were ten other pools that day with opposite results. Any time a crazy person said something supporting Obama it was a headline, so what if they weren’t connected to the campaign or weren’t even a citizen of this country. If it can make a Democrat look bad it went up.

I read (and recommend) Andrew Sullivan but he doesn’t count as conservative, at least by American standards.

Can anyone recommend a conservative news site that isn’t staffed by lunatics or zealots?

Okay, a little more gloating and then I’m done.

obama-woot

I check three political news sites every day. Okay… 40 times a day… each. The Huffington Post, Politico and The Drudge Report.

But after eight years I’m firing the Drudge. I’m okay with the bias, I don’t want all my news from people who I agree with, and I could even deal with the errors, Drudge’s emphasis is on getting the scoop and speed comes at the sacrifice of accuracy.

Matt Drudge’s conduct in the months leading up the the election crossed the line from biased to desperate. Any poll that had McCain gaining or leading got the headline, so what if there were ten other pools that day with opposite results. Any time a crazy person said something supporting Obama it was a headline, so what if they weren’t connected to the campaign or weren’t even a citizen of this country. If it can make a Democrat look bad it went up.

I read (and recommend) Andrew Sullivan but he doesn’t count as conservative, at least by American standards.

Can anyone recommend a conservative news site that isn’t staffed by lunatics or zealots?

Ahhh…

Our nation’s eight year nightmare of stammering, incomprehensible sentences from our chief executive is soon to be over.

I think I’ll sleep well tonight but I gotta wonder, how am I going to get through tomorrow and the days ahead without checking fivethirtyeight.com every twenty minutes?