Day 2, DNC.

I’m a little late to the party. I had a late night at work, and spent a little longer in the kitchen cooking tonight.

We’re watching Elizabeth Warren now, a woman who I’ve had a geek crush on for a couple years now.

She’s smart. She’s beautiful. And she’s well spoken.

If I were a little girl in America, she’d be my role model. So intelligent and cool.

Love the gnostic in her referencing the bible in an intelligent way. Love the emotion behind her delivery.

We all know these are blanket statements that you can wrap your mind in. But damn, how much better are her statements than any one of the Republicans.

Below are my notes from the evening:

  • Wait, is Bill Clinton the democratic version of Ronald Reagan?
  • I wish I would have had a better education about politics when Bill was in office. All I was told was that he was against the values of my family’s. Little did I know he was one of the coolest mother fuckers on the planet … Honk
  • Bill never learned to hate the right like the far right hates the left? Hell to the mother fuckin’ yes. The tea-party is destroying the right and our culture.
  • Bill Clinton reaches across the party lines and succeeds. That’s badass. “Seizing opportunities and not fighting all the time!”
  • “What works in the real world is cooperation.”
  • Biden may be a big old douchebag, but he’s a freaking cool douchebag.
  • Clinton is a damn good speaker. Holy shit.
  • While talking to a friend on Facebook, we thought it was nuts that FOX hasn’t ceased broadcasting Clinton’s speech. He’s fucking nailed it.
  • “No one could have repaired the damage from the previous eight years in only four years.” That’s for damn sure.
  • Bill believes what he says with all his heart. Does he believe it with all his penis, too?
  • Ahh, hell no. “There they go again.” Bill made a reference to Ronald Reagan. I thought he was the new Ronald Reagan.
  • Clinton isn’t looking at the prompters for the last 5 minutes of his speech … maybe longer. He’s better than any preacher I’ve ever seen speak. Better leads. Better pauses. Better deliveries.
  • “Arithmetic.”
  • We’re in this together? Hell yes. That’s why I dig this party. It’s the Jesus mentality that no one on his team seems to get.
  • Clinton’s been talking for an hour, and the only water he’s sipped has been that spittle forming on the side of his mouth.
  • Neither George Bush could get a crowd to their feet for almost an hour as well as Clinton did. Holy shit.
  • I’m pretty sure I noticed the point when he went from teleprompter to “improvised” notes. Pretty impressive.
  • For the record, Rahm Emanuel was interviewed on WTTW after Clinton’s speech … he was drunk as a skunk. Holy crap. What an idiot. You can’t wait a couple hours to have a cocktail? Bullshit.

And for tonight’s bonus, I’m going to post quotes that my Facebook friends grabbed from Clinton’s speech:

Luis V.  — “We cannot afford to hand the reigns back to people who will double down on trickle down!” – Bill Clinton, DNC 2012

Jamie Bernstein — “Politics does not have to be a blood sport. It can be an honorable enterprise that advances the human interest.” -President Clinton

Jamie Bernstein — “And by the way, after last nght, I want to nominate a man who had the good sense to marry Michelle Obama.” -President Clinton

Jay Myers — ‎”Democracy does not have to be a blood sport. It can be an honorable enterprise that advances the public interest.” — my favorite quote from fmr. President Bill Clinton tonight

It’s Wednesdog!

Meet Benny.

Benny is a boxer whom we met at a possible new client meeting today. He’s the office mascot and the owners dog.

How cool is he?

He must have smell Talulah, because he was all up in our bidness.

That’s all I’ve got for today.

Hump something or be humped.


What to do with scary gun owners

I have a Facebook friend who LOVES guns. Let’s call him John.

I don’t really care that John loves guns. I’ve got friends who love guns, and post pictures of the ones they own. It’s their thing. And I feel a certain level of responsibility and understanding about guns from them.

Sometime reader and lurker Glock21 loves guns so much he named himself after one.

But John, John loves guns a little too much. He posts a lot of memes about guns. He posts links to conspiracy theorists who thinks that the recent shootings were planted events by the U.S. Government under President Obama.

There was this post that was proceeded by: “Herewith are thirteen things to remember when carrying your weapon.” See Screencap.

Among the thirteen things gun owners are to remember:

2. It’s always better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

5. Never say, “I’ve got a gun.” If you need to use deadly force, the first sound they hear should be the safety clicking off.

7. The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always win – cheat if necessary.

8. Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets . . . You may get killed with your own gun, but he’ll have to beat you to death with it, because it’ll be empty.

9. If you’re in a gunfight:

– If you’re not shooting, you should be loading.

– If you’re not loading, you should be moving.

– If you’re not moving, you’re dead.

12. You can say ‘stop’ or ‘alto’ or any other word, but a large bore muzzle pointed at someone’s head is pretty much a universal language.

John’s the kind of guy you hope is on some FBI watch list. John’s the kind of guy you want to contact his employer — who is OfficeMax — and say, “Hey, one of John’s updates said, ‘I would like to carry a gun at work.'”

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Ahh, hell nah, “Why Organic Food May Not Be Healthier For You”


Labeling for products that meet the USDA-NOP s...
Labeling for products that meet the USDA-NOP standards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Tina and I were on the organic bandwagon for a while. And it all seemed great.


But we reached a point when articles started coming out about some fruits and veggies weren’t any better if bought as organic. Economically, it’s difficult to buy all organic.


Gosh, wouldn’t it be amazing to grow all my own produce? But city life doesn’t afford a luxury on cropable land for these things.


And Tina and I were given a bit of a hard time by those skeptics in our lives who thought it was nuts to buy into the organic label.


I’m still open to the debate for organic, despite the recent publication of researcher Crystal Smith-Spangler at Stanford University School of Medicine. According to NPR:


[Smith-Spangler] and her colleagues collected 200 peer-reviewed studies that examined differences between organic and conventional food, or the people who eat it.

A few of these studies followed people who were eating either organic or conventional food and looked for evidence that the choice made a difference in their health.

One study, for instance, looked at whether eating organic food while pregnant would influence the likelihood of eczema and other allergic conditions among children, and another looked at whether eating organic meat would influence the risk of aCampylobacter infection, a bacterial food-borne illness. When the researchers looked at the body of evidence, they found no clear benefits. But they say more research is needed.


It’s hard to imagine that the good people shopping at Whole Foods or in the little special sections at your local markets and larger grocery stores have been duped.


But if that’s the case, shouldn’t we wave a little white flag. Shouldn’t say, “Hey we were wrong about the organic thing. You were right.”


Of course there are people who fall for wild and crazy stories about supernatural life, like angels, talking snakes and walking on water.


If people were as skeptical about the real food they put in their mouths, process and poop as they are about the stories they process, retain and herald as true.