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Monday, January 05, 2009

I'm Really Torn Here

I just don't know what to do.

It dawned on me today that there was a Democrat in the White House for the majority of my Radio career which was certainly helpful in formulating my online personae. It certainly helped that said Democrat was Bill Clinton, which offered a great deal of material with which to build a day's discussion.

I left Radio about a year and a half or so after 9-11 and those last 18 months really didn't involve blue dresses, the definition of the word "is" or anything like that. I was probably doing less opinion and more reporting of the events in the world which seemed uncertain and shaky and oftentimes not very funny.

Now, I no longer have a radio show and it's killing me. The parade of insanity leading up to inauguration day is staggering. I've started and stopped a half dozen blog posts because I myself don't like reading political posts. I had started a lengthy one about today's mind-numbing announcement about Obama's choice for CIA Director. (Please note that this is an issue that Nancy Pelosi and I agree on. That's enough to drop me in a grave already...) I stopped and thought, "Would anyone care to read this?" I'm not sure. The one thing that I noticed years ago, is that no one ever really changes their minds about politics. If you lock 10 people in a room with 5 being Republicans and 5 being Democrats they will emerge in the same numbers no matter how long the door is closed. Hence, why bother?

So, should I post? Or not? If not, I'll continue to (and try to be better at) blogging about important things to me like this note that I saw on NONE of my typical genre sites. Majel Barrett Rodenberry, the "first lady" of Star Trek, passed away in December. I met her in 1993 and she was positively lovely to me. Her last work will be in the upcoming Star Trek film as the voice of the Enterprise computer, a role she played on the original show and several of the movies.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

I'm Sure It's Our Fault Too

If you haven't followed the other side of global warming (the fact that this is one of the coldest years on record) you might have missed that scientists have been tracking the reduction of sunspot activity on the sun. You can read the assessment for 2008 here.

Now I'm sure that somewhere, someone is going to state that the lack of sunspots in 2008 is because I drive a mini-van. Because really, mankind is so powerful that we can affect said activity on an astronomical body millions of times the Earth's mass and 93 million miles away. Isn't the Earth still the center of the Universe?