Video from vacation last year
The rantings and ravings of an uppity woman.
Great Blogger of the Week - "The Majority Report" (03/06/06)
Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been busy, I just started a new job that will involve some travel to the Middle East/South Asia. Hey at least I will be able to find out what is really going on over there. So, I am going through training and getting my travel and legal stuff together.
I just got word from the Fairfax County emergency alert system that the CODE RED on US-UK flights has been downgraded to CODE ORANGE. Liquids are still banned. Better hope that your checked luggage with your lip gloss doesn't get lost.
This is not the proper response to a foiled terrorist attack.
UPDATED: The Army has now distanced itself from the idea of a theme park. However, there are still plans for a museum and a hotel at the site. Civilians can still access the museum, but I do see the Department of Defense using the hotel and conference center for conferences. But if the Army did go through with theme park idea, it would have made for some interesting organization days for units in the military district of Washington.
adding what county officials call a military theme park arises as about 22,000 employees prepare to be transferred to Fort Belvoir in the next five years because of the federal base realignment and closure recommendationsis going to do so much to improve traffic in the area. I don't think a theme park is going to help real estate values in the area either, they are some of the lowest in Fairfax County now. Theme parks bring in low paying service jobs, not the high tech jobs offered by government contractors now. And who wants to live next to Disney world anyways?
The WaPo has a story about gays cutting and running from Virginia because of the Commonwealth's laws concerning gay couples and domestic partnerships. The article is vague, no specific numbers. It's just a bunch of hearsay that would not stand up in any academic paper or court of law. Currently, Virginia law does not recognize the rights of gay couples as far as joint ownership of property, parenthood, and medical decisions. There is also an amendment on the ballot to amend Virginia's constitution to make the anti-gay laws "constitutional". This law will also take away the rights of unmarried straight couples as well. It's nice to know what the priorities of our elected representatives are.
Nosce hostem means "know your enemy"
Ummm, what important tools in the war on terror would the Democrats like to surrender? Invading the wrong fucking country in order to resolve an Oedipus complex? Letting Osama bin Ladin get away? Spying on Americans while our ports, chemical plants and our hazmat transportation infrastructure are not secure? Tax cuts in time of war? Running huge deficits? Stagflation? Letting Americans die in the streets of an American city after a natural disaster?
Mehlman said that if the Democrats win control of Congress in the Nov. 7 midterm elections, party leaders will stop the National Security Agency from eavesdropping on foreign terrorists and will pursue impeachment of the president.