Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Behold the socky goodness

Monday, February 6th, 2006

I realized yesterday that there is no way in hell that I’m going to finish a pair of knee-high socks during the Knitting Olympics. That is unless I go without sleep, or grow another pair of hands so that I can type and knit at the same time. But I’m happy with the way this […]

Root Down

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

There’s a very important story that’s been hitting the mainstream news lately concerning Sony BMG (Sony Music) and some of their recent CD releases. It brings the conflict between Intellectual Property and consumer rights into sharp relief. The good news is that it looks like Big Brother backed off on this one. The bad news […]

Eleven slightly irritated people of mixed gender

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

So I got selected for the jury. I suspect it was because I was juror #3 as we walked in for selection, and I didn’t say or do anything that was disagreeable enough for either side to eliminate me. I was a little shocked when they called my name to go sit in the jury […]

What a day – and it’s not over yet

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

There will be absolutely nothing in this post about knitting. Just so you know. I woke up this morning to the radio. It was “call in and bitch about whatever you want” day, and someone named Samantha was calling in to gripe about the fact that the media never report any of the good things […]

Finally, transparent government!

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

For a long time, I’ve wished that I could directly communicate with my elected representatives. I’ve sent letters to Henry Bonilla, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Vice President Cheney, and President Bush, and typically I’ve gotten form letters in response. It’s kind of discouraging, especially when every single person in the Federal government who represents me tends […]