Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chicken

Marcie made me a thing of chicken salad sandwich supplies for work. I've been eating that the last two days and today I got the great idea to add fruit flavored marshmallows. It was so good and really hit the spot.

On other news, I got a new camera for my birthday so if I can get a card for the camera, I'll be able to upload pictures with better resolution then the ones my phone used to provide. I would have provided a picture of the sandwich but alas, it is no more.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Batman, lol

I was looking for the season finalie of Chuck and found THIS video. I almost cried I laughed so hard.

Obama swings left again

Just so you know what your president is doing aside from all the bailouts we hear about, see the article below found HERE.

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From the conscience clause to stem cell research, President Obama has shifted social policy to the left in his first 100 days in the White House. But the reversal of several of his predecessor's regulations has garnered hardly a whimper -- leaving many to wonder how much social issues matter to Americans amid two wars and an economic crisis.

-- Obama overturned George W. Bush's restriction on embryonic stem cell research last month when he signed an executive order authorizing expanded federal funding -- a decision he described as moral because it pursues research that will "ease human suffering."

-- Obama has proposed reversing additions to the "conscience clause" enacted by the Bush administration that allow physicians and other health care providers to refuse to provide medical services that conflict with their faith or conscience.

-- On Feb. 25, Attorney General Eric Holder said the Obama administration will reinstate the federal ban on assault weapons and impose additional restrictions.

-- And although Obama has said he opposes gay marriage, he has made clear that he supports full civil unions that give same-sex couples legal rights and privileges equal to those of married couples.

"It's cultural aggression," former Bush adviser Karl Rove told FOXNews.com, adding that policy changes that "inject government" into moral matters -- like the conscience clause -- will have "enormous consequences."

But conservatives like Rove acknowledge that little attention has been given to Obama's agenda shift since he took office -- largely because lawmakers are more concerned with the economic downturn and national security.

"They're not getting attention because the defenders of these policies haven't grabbed the stage," Rove said.

Sen. Kit Bond of Missouri, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said matters of national and international security -- like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and North Korea's recent missile launch -- have taken precedence in the first 100 days.

"That trumps the social issues," Bond told FOXNews.com.

The financial crisis, which mushroomed one month before Obama won election in November, determined the government's chief focus, lawmakers say.

"The focus of the president's first 100 days has been the economy and getting it turned around," said Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. "As a result, people are more focused on the pocketbook issues at the moment"

"The economic problems of the country have overwhelmed the rest of the issue terrain," said Tad Devine, former adviser to presidential candidates Al Gore and John Kerry. "People are worried about their jobs, their savings, their homes, their retirement. There's just no daylight for other things to rise to the surface."

Devine also cited what he believes is a change in the country's attitudes, saying issues that were once "hot button" topics have lost much of the public's attention.

"It's just a different country now. These issues don't have the power that they used to have a decade ago -- even five years ago," Devine said, adding that funding for public education and patients' bill of rights were among the top polling issues when Gore ran in 2000.

Devine said the change in cultural attitudes is most clearly seen through the issue of gay marriage. "This was something that, just a few years ago, you didn't have serious discussion of it. There might have been some discussion of it, but it wasn't manifested in legislatures." he said.

Stephen Wayne, professor of government at Georgetown University, said, "Things that are expected don't receive a lot of news coverage. He made his positions clear during the campaign. It's something we come to expect when we get a president with a different view."

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Music

I was listening to Harmute today and the backup singer sang something that reminded me of Marcie. Not so much as what she sang but they way she sang it. I absolutely love Marcie's voice and I can't wait to her her humming songs around my house every day.

Mega Grand Opening

My sister and her husband opened Rapid Fitness on Glenwood Ave about a month ago. This weekend is their Mega Grand Opening from 12:00 to 5:00. I googled their website and found all the stuff they are doing. They've got Bill Kazmaier - World's Greatest Strongman bending cooking skillets like its nothing on there and G105 will be announcing the whole time. For the kids there will be face painting and all kinds of games for them to play. Also there will be door prises so hopefully I'll come home with something cool.

Now for one last shameless plug. Go by there on or before this Saturday and you will get your first year of membership free.

http://www.rapidfitness.com/

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Darth Vader steals pants

Embryonic Stem Cell Debate Is Dead

Embryonic Stem Cell debate is dead. You don't want an embryo, that could be come anything including cancer. It would be better to take the cell from the actual patient since it would be an exact match and isn't as prone to cancer as an embryo would be.

See the Oprah interview HERE.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

White Pants

I've got a pair of white pants that are super comfortable. They've got a few holes coming through but still they are my favorite. Anyways, these pants are my most unlucky pants. For some reason ever time I wear them, I spill some kind of food on them. I wore them today and cream of wheat was the unlucky spill. Normally that wouldn't be so bad but I put syrup in it to give it a little more taste. Oh well, I guess its just one of those things.

A couple of days ago, I was wearing the pants and Marcie saw me spill something on them. After laughing (she knows these pants history), she said that once we're married, she can get some bleach and a q-tip and get some of the stains out for me. Yet another reason I'm excited to be married to her.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009