Saturday, December 31, 2005

Yeah, what he said!

Humorist Dave Barry has his review of 2005 up. He gets some good jabs in on the left and the right. I thought that this was one of the best though;
In a strongly worded rebuttal, angry congressional Democrats state that, because of a scheduling mixup, they missed the President's speech, but whatever he said, they totally disagree with it, and if they once voted in favor of it, they did so only because the President lied to them.

Yep. That's about right.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005


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ImNotEmeril has used his AutoCAD skills to put the ANWR drilling proposal into perspective. He uses a football field to represent ANWR. The drilling area is smaller than a tic-tac mint. Go here to see the whole presentation.

Here's a teaser;

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Geography Test

Think you know your US Geography? Take a test here.
My score was 90% 11 Miles average error.

"Enough Said"

From the Richmond Times Dispatch Editorial Page;

Republican Delegate Jack Reid of Henrico, on illegal immigration: "People who come here illegally and are not willing to go through the process [of becoming citizens] are not welcome, and I don't want them here."

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Early Christmas Present

Christmas came early for me this year. Here's what I got!

Four Words

I have four words for you; "How 'bout them Redskins!"

I was at the game with my dad and it was great! I've never felt the stands shake like they did. The mood in the crowd was electric from the opening kickoff to the end. This is what the fans have been waiting for since Joe Gibbs left.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Duck Hunt

I went duck hunting with a buddy of mine in Chincoteague, VA yesterday. We met up with guide Andy Linton. He took us and two other parties to blinds across from the Assateague Island wildlife refuge. Our blind was in the marsh on the edge of a small cove. As soon as we got into the blind, three black ducks flew overhead. I was standing up on a bench and I just knew that they had seen me. I hopped down disappointed that I had blown that opportunity when I saw them swing wide and land right in our decoys. We were stunned that they hadn't flared we just stared at them for a second. We returned to our senses and scrambled for our guns. They must have heard us because they were well up by the time we shouldered the guns and fired three futile shots. We would replay that over and over in our minds all day.

After about 2 hours, the other parties in their blinds had gotten off some shots but nothing was coming to our blind. Andy radioed us and asked if we wanted to move. We told hime yes and he came and took us out to a open water blind. It was a 4X8 blind with safe shooting all around. We weren't going to get any puddle ducks in this spot but the buffleheads were out in force. They would buzz by in ones and twos. After about 90 minutes, we ended up with 7 between the two of us. The daily limit is 5 per man so we asked Andy to move us back to the other blind so we could try to limit out on puddle ducks.

It was only 2:00 and sunset was around 5:00, so we not in a rush. We just decided to sit low in the blind and wait for Andy to radio us if he saw ducks in our area. The temperature had gotten up to 40 and there was a slight breeze and no clouds in the sky. Not the best conditions for duck hunting but just fine for catching up with a friend. We didn't get any more ducks that day but we're already planning on doing it again next year.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

A Good Idea

Kevin McCullough at Crosswalk has started a campaign to send Christmas (not "Happy Holidays") Cards to the ACLU. You can get more info here.

The address to send the cards is;
"Wishing You Merry Christmas"
125 Broad Street
18th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Virginia Welcomes You

VDOT has an online poll to help choose the new design for Virginia welcome signs. You can vote here.