July 11th, 2009

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I'm so bored I'm watching an American League game. Angels vs Yankees. Eww. I'm not even sure who I want to lose more.

Well, that's a lie. I want the Yankees to lose, on principle. But that doesn't really mean I want the Angels to win. ;)

I'm feeling less grumpy, though, because I was able to buy 2 tickets to meet & get autographs from Andres Torres and... Pablo Sandoval! Yes, the Kung-Fu Panda himself! I'm really jazzed, even though it's definitely an, um, unnecessary expense, because there are only 100 tickets being sold. I'm actually kind of surprised that I got my email in on time. (The gallery where the signing is being held doesn't have a website where you can actually purchase things, you have to do it by email or phone. I don't like giving my credit card info over the phone, so I emailed.) Now I'm trying to get ahold of my mom to see if she wants to go on the other ticket, or if I should ask Shelby. But mom isn't answering the phone or IM. Drat this technology!
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Obama Administration's Plan to Coerce People out of Their Cars
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood remarked in May that his livability initiative "is a way to coerce people out of their cars." When asked if this was government intrusion into people's lives, LaHood responded that "about everything we do around here is government intrusion in people's lives," a sentiment that would have certainly surprised the authors of the United States Constitution, a document whose major purpose was to restrain government.

Obama weekly radio address: OMG the stimulus is working SO GOOD!

His polls numbers have slipped, especially among seniors and even independents. People still like him a lot (though they now like his wife better).

But they're increasingly worried about some of his programs and these numbers with more digits than civilian calculators can display -- all the spending and unemployment still growing, reform of healthcare that some 70% of Americans are satisfied with now.


Shuttle launch delayed to assess lighting strikes
Already a month behind schedule, launch of the shuttle Endeavour on a 16-day space station assembly mission was delayed at least 24 hours, from Saturday to Sunday, to give engineers time to evaluate the effects of multiple lightning strikes at the launch pad during a severe thunderstorm Friday.

Eleven lightning strikes were recorded within 1,800 feet of the launch pad 39A, and while the shuttle is protected from lightning-induced electrical surges, NASA managers decided more time was needed to make sure no critical systems were affected.

(Ed. - Is anyone else wondering if maybe God just doesn't want this mission launched? :-/)