Thursday, March 26, 2015

And They’re Off and Running for 2016

The first Republican tossed his hat into the ring yesterday. Ted Cruz announced he was running for president. Although his speech declaring his candidacy was more of a laundry list of what he was against: Obamacare, the IRS, gay marriage, getting rid of the income tax.Very if little of what he was for except about this:

“I want to ask each of you to imagine, imagine millions of courageous conservatives, all across America, rising up together to say in unison ‘we demand our liberty.’”

“Imagine...millions of people of faith all across America coming out to the polls and voting our values.”

Imagine was used over and over again. About 40 times in all. I guess the idea of the speech was to try and show Cruz’s is more than just a bomb-thrower. How anyone could get that idea is beyond me. Oh wait that’s been his entire career in the Senate.

It would be nice if someone would ask the senator what liberty is being denied to conservatives. Because I don’t see any liberty denied to them except maybe their right to dictate to people how they should believe. Because I guess the only people that have faith are conservative Christians. The only true Americans are conservatives.

On one of the show on MSNBC it was reported that one of Cruz’s staff said the Cruz will appeal to more than just conservatives. I laughed good and long and loud on that one. On what issue can Cruz possibly appeal to anyone who is moderate? It is completely laughable. As this man is completely laughable. I’m looking for further laughs from this guy as he out lines his “ideas” and “positions” on the issues. Just imagine what they might be.

Let me root, root, root for the Nationals,

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I don't care if I never get back

Closer and closer we come to opening day. I just hope the weather warms up in time for it.

2Political Episode 100!!!!


2Political Podcast Episode 100 is now available. You can listen to it or download it from the podcast site, You can leave comments there as well as download or listen to any episode (you can access the five most recent episodes from the list on the right side of my blog).

WE MADE IT TO EPISODE 100! And now, with New Improved Sound!

We talk about that first. When we get to real topics, it’s THAT letter first. We’re not impressed. As Jason said, “it’s sooooo Republican”. We also talked about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Arthur’s not impressed with it. Even Obama Derangement Syndrome gets a discussion, among so much more.

Everyone’s welcome to leave a comment (agree or disagree!).

Links for this episode:
War with Iran is probably our best option – the utterly bizarre opion piece published in the Washington Post
It’s Our Future – New Zealand opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Arthur says it has good explanations of, and reasons for, opposition to the proposed agreement.
The Senate’s 47 percent – the Washingnton Post article Jason quoted from
Jason’s Blog
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks

Opening day is less than two weeks away.

And yesterday the starter was announced:

Washington Nationals Manager Matt Williams pulled Max Scherzer aside on Monday morning to share some news. The Nationals signed Scherzer to a massive contract this winter, and his first task will be to start opening day April 6 against the New York Mets at Nationals Park.

“It’s going to be real exciting,” Scherzer said, sitting in front of reporters in the Nationals’ makeshift news conference room at Space Coast Stadium. “It’s a great honor to be able to start opening day, especially for this club and especially on this staff. But at the end of the day, it’s just Game 1. We have 162 of these things, and hopefully we can play as well as we can for the entire season.”

Can hardly wait!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Everything Your Peeps Desire

I went to National Harbor on Saturday. This is of course where The Peep Store is. It is where you can find everything that deals with Peeps. As their website states:
The retail store is located at the banks of the Potomac, minutes from Washington D.C. at the very center of National Harbor's dynamic main plaza. The store's location is at a converging point for residents and thousands of visitors arriving by bus, car, and ferries, which dock at the piers in front of the store.
I will have more on the rest of my visit at National Harbor but this is far and away the most important thing to do when you visit.

It's the Peeps' mobile

Just about everything Peep you could possibly want

Love the expression on this kid's face.

Even stuffed Peeps! And t-shirts too!

Take me out with the crowd

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Peppermint Patty takes the Mound

When Peppermint Patty takes the mound, she means business as this very funny strip shows.

More of Yesterday's Birthday Cat — Linus

These first two pictures are from when Linus and Charlie first arrived

What cat doesn't like a box

Ready for his close up

Helping me out in the shower.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Linus Turns Four Today — Happy Birthday Linus

Hard to believe that Linus turns four today.

He celebrated with naps, gobbling up treats and chasing shadows.

At the National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum

You get two museums in one here. All in the same building. Actually two buildings joined together.

The National Portrait Gallery:
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery tells the history of America through individuals who have shaped its culture. Through the visual arts, performing arts and new media, the Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story.

The American Art Museum:
The Smithsonian American Art Museum, the nation's first collection of American art, is an unparalleled record of the American experience. The collection captures the aspirations, character, and imagination of the American people throughout three centuries. The museum is the home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. Its artworks reveal key aspects of America's rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial period to today.
And you have to make sure you see the Kogod Courtyard which helps join the two buildings. It is just a fantastic place.

Here are a few pictures from the two museums.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Starting to get into the serious part of the count down to opening day!