Sunday, June 27, 2010

Church and State

Spotted while walking the dog:


Not the best photo, I know. My trusty Samsung cell phone doesn't do very well with bright sunlight and shadow in the same frame.

Still, there's something about a sign for a presentation of the U.S. Constitution plunked into the grass before a church that warms the heart. Or the spleen. I guess it just depends on who you are.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Deep in the June

I'm still struggling with a streak of rush jobs, conflicting deadlines, and the serious need for more political "recharge." I've also realized in the last few weeks that I can handle work, family, and blogging, or I can handle work, family, and finishing that current draft of the "serious" writing piece. What I can't do, at least not very well, is handle work, writing, blogging, and finishing that current draft of the "serious" writing piece. And I need to finish that current draft, which has been shoved onto the back burner far too many times already during the last few months alone.

So, here's something to tide you over in the meantime. Because seriously, if the choice is writing another spoof of the latest Obama speech or getting muddy with this beauty, which would you pick?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Bold New Strategy for Electoral Success

Justine Quinones targets the Renaissance Faire vote in her quest to become Riverside County Auditor:


I've been asked a lot of things, by a lot of people, whenever I've visited the annual Koroneburg Old World Festival, but "Are you a registered voter in Riverside County?" was something new and unexpected.

Then again, I do kind of like the idea of poll watchers in plate armor...