August 03, 2010

Change is a-comin'

It's been almost five years since we set up this red and yellow miasma on the web and, other than minor alterations, we're stayed relatively consistent. However, much has changed in the world and, like the caterpillar, we must change as well.

Yeah, reading Deepak Chopra was a start but, in the end, it wasn't enough. The Mayor and I looked around and realized we needed a massive change and began an exploration of new and exotic religions. Then we went back to some of the more traditional nuts and decided that they were still just as crazy as we'd originally thought.

In our despair, we finally realized what we needed... a new authoring system and a redesigned interface! Don't get me wrong, it's been a fantastic five years with Movable Type, but it's time for a new system that's a little easier on those who don't really enjoy programming.

So, I started messing around with Word Press this past weekend and we're going to make a transition this coming weekend which will include a redesign of the site. So, there's that to look forward to along with some really hot weather.


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June 22, 2008

Hope Is Just A Four Letter Word

Uppity Woman, who is fast becoming one of my favorite Pumas, notes that Prince Charming may have some troubles as he tries to weasel his way out of his pledges in this era of YouTube . Things like committing to use public financing for his campaign this fall. Of course, that doesn't stop the True Believer Baracksheviks from chugging another pitcher of Koolaid and insisting that just because the Obamessiah said He was in favor of it didn't mean He would do it.

By the time we're done with this wretched mess you'll learn the only Change We Can Believe In is a plan to take away our dollar bills and replace them with those crappy coins that don't fit in vending machines.

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September 14, 2007

If there is a hell...

... then surely it is Marriott Hotel. They no longer allow smoking. I found this out when trying to get my non-smoking room changed to a smoking room. DENIED!

I then called corporate travel and told them to NEVER book me into a Marriott again.

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If there is a hell...

... then surely it is Marriott Hotel. They no longer allow smoking. I found this out when trying to get my non-smoking room changed to a smoking room. DENIED!

I then called corporate travel and told them to NEVER book me into a Marriott again.

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May 29, 2007

God Says the Strangest Things

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketNow that Jerry Falwell's telephone has been disconnected, who is God supposed to call to chat when He's up late at night and there's nothing on TV but reruns of Law And Order? Why, none other than self-proclaimed Christian Tom DeLay, who tells all to The New Yorker

God has spoken to me. I listen to God, and what I’ve heard is that I’m supposed to devote myself to rebuilding the conservative base of the Republican Party, and I think we shouldn’t be underestimated.

Some theologians suggest that God was more likely suggesting the Hammer do something about that awful haircut.

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August 27, 2006

Liebermania!

How do you keep an act viable, always producing a product that appeals to the changing tastes of a fickle public? The answer, as Madonna has so brilliantly illustrated, is to reinvent oneself. Keep coming up with a fresh look, and even if you're putting out pretty much the same crap as always, well, that's where the marketing department earns its keep.

The latest to go down the reinvention road is the endangered senator from Connecticut, Joe Lieberman. In an op-ed piece in the Hartford Courant, the three-term senator proclaims himself the posterboy for the New Politix:
{For added entertainment value, read all the quotes in Joe's condescending, whiny voice.}

A new politics of unity, purpose and hope, in which our top priority is not to win the election by tearing down our opponents but to help the people we serve build a better future.

...While simultaniously proclaiming his opponent Ned Lamont, hero of Kos and the rest of the liberal blogosphere

Represents the old politics of partisanship, polarization and negativism.

My opponent's idea of change is no change. He wants to simply wrap the partisanship and polarization of the last few years in a blue ribbon instead of red one.

Still, even for a rockstar like Joe Lieberman, there are limits to reinvention. In the same piece, he can't help bragging

When the Department of Defense tried to close the New London submarine base in 2005, I immediately went to work with Gov. M. Jodi Rell, Sen. Chris Dodd, our Democratic and Republican House members and a nonpartisan team of local leaders to provide a united, effective voice for our constituents in Washington. We called ourselves Team Connecticut, and that is exactly what we were.

Because we worked together as a team, and checked our party differences at the door for the good of our state, we were able to save the sub base and the 31,000 jobs that depend on it, protect our state's economy and preserve a vital part of our national defense.

Because you never know when you might need that sub base if the Soviet Union starts acting up on us. And meanwhile, the pork doesn't fall far from the barrel.

Joe, you material girl!

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