We’re installing the networking and conduit.
See you tomorrow.
In Iowa, no less.
We thought karaoke only existed in hostess bars in Hawaii.
We have been duly educated.
Only good karaoke exists in Hawaii hostess bars.
We thought we had put all this to bed after Christmas.
Apparently they have spawned again in Northeast Ohio.
Munson, Ohio has decided to take “Easter” out of the egg hunt.
That’s right ladies and gentlemen, it’s a religious thing and we can’t have township money paying for it or someone will be unhappy.
Who’s unhappy is the entire town right now.
As the White House prepares for its annual Easter Egg Roll — a tradition dating back to 1878 — some in the community of Munson Township are asking if it’s okay in Washington, how could the word “Easter” offend someone in this small rural community?
Still, someone is offended.
The township trustees have decided to call this year’s Easter weekend event “The Spring Egg Hunt.”
As you can imagine, some people are getting their knickers in a bunch over it.
A Munson businessman has come up with the $600 needed to put the sponsorship in private hands.
The trustees lose and the Easter is back in the egg hunt.
Of course, now the lawyers are getting involved.
The decision to have the egg hunt privately sponsored is under review by the county prosecutor.
He didn’t say why but is good publicity for him either way.
People gotta settle down.
The number 2 Republican in the House is saying it will not pass another short-term federal funding bill.
The promise is a federal government shutdown if negotiations between the GOP and the White House don’t produce a 2011 spending agreement by an April 8 deadline.
That’s next week Friday.
Majority Leader Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia says time is up.
He wants Democrats controlling the White House and the Senate to come up with “significant” spending cuts as part of legislation to fund the government for the rest of the budget year.
Surprisingly, Cantor is not a Tea Party darling.
In fact, some tea party activists are upset with him – saying he isn’t working hard enough to make deeper cuts in federal spending.
Reading between the lines – which you have to do with political statements – Republicans could approve a stopgap bill if an agreement is made between Democrats and the White House that would need time to draft into legislation and pass through House and Senate.
Let’s go back a bit to March 3rd.
We were handicapping some names for Senator Dan Akaka’s seat in Congress.
Senator Dan Inouye threw out a few in a PBS interview and we added a couple more.
One of those from Inouye was Tammy Duckworth.
She’s a true hero, a graduate of McKinley High School graduate and Iraq war veteran where she was gravely wounded while flying a helicopter.
Today she’s Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
We called her a dark horse if she ran.
Now, some folks are gently pushing for her to jump in.
A Draft Tammy Duckworth website has popped up.
Nothing fancy – just her picture and it states it’s not affiliated or paid for by Duckworth.
But there’s something everyone else missed.
Looking through the source code for the site shows a hidden Facebook page address for drafting her.
You can see it here.
So far no word from Duckworth on whether she might be interested.
UPDATE 4/6: The Draft Tammy Duckworth website now shows a link to the Facebook page.
UPDATE 5/31: Tammy Duckworth has not decided if she will run for elected office again. But if she does, it will not be for Hawaii. “As honored as I am by all those who’d like me to run here — and I get asked that question all the time — my home and my National Guard unit are in Illinois. And if I run for office again, it’ll be there,” she said.
UPDATE 6/14: Duckworth leaves the VA. Speculation is to run for office in the new Illinois 8th district. Details here.