The Democrats won Congress by not being the Republicans. If they believe that they have a mandate from the American public, they will lose power in 2008. I also think that fears from some Republicans about this being a major shift to the left are unfounded. I think the left will be more dissapointed with the performance of the new majority two years from now than the right.
It would have been interesting to see what would have happened if Lynn Swann had actually run for governor in Pennsylvania. He was potentially a very attractive candidate; very likable, part of the party of most rural Pennsylvanias, a former Steeler, etc. Many people in Pennsylvania’s interior absolutely hate Philly native Gov. Ed Rendell. How much of the hate is from policies and how much is from an anti-Philly bias, I don’t know. Now that it is all over, I hope ABC rehires Swann as soon as possible.
Of all the fast food places in the area, Boston Market seems to be the least competent. I have pretty much stopped going there because they can’t seem to make a sandwich correctly the first time. Earlier this week I figured I would give hem another shot and went to the McLean one which was out of turkey. I walked out and eventually discovered a Booeymonger’s in Ballston. I wish we had one of those or Potbelly in the Tysons/Vienna area; I want a sub option other than Subway. Wawa would also be great. I know Sheetz is not ever coming here.
Recent earworm: That damn Mellancamp song
I have lived in Pentagon City for about five years, but only flown at of National once. Granted, I have flown about six times since then, but I would have hoped to have bene able to use when I actually flew.
I’m way overdue for going to another city on the Northeast corridor. One of these days I’ll have to get up to Philly for my cheesesteak.
I think it would be really funny if the president of the Human Rights Campaign or similar organization was revealed to have an intimate hetero relationship on the eve of a major event like Coming Out Day. The media reaction could be very interesting.
When possible, I like to get my haircut at Fetterolf’s Barber Shop in State College. They are cheap and best of all, actual barbers who can do things like cut my hair without asking “what number?” They know how to use a straight razor too. I get their twice during football season and another time or two during the rest of the year.
My record on mayor’s bets is about 2-6-1 in the last three years. Someone will probably have to start a AlwaysBetAgainstWFY.com site.
I was unaware that Pittburgh’s Original Hot Dog Shop (aka “The O”) had closed. Erica and I went there in 2000.
I finally started buying iTunes. What I’m buying so far:
Lay Lady Lay, Bob Dylan
I wonder if JerSea Enterprises is rushing out orders of EXIT 9 magnets, stickers, etc.
Though it may be hard to believe, Jack Palance was from the Hazleton area.
I miss the old General Drafting Co./TravelVision/Exxon/American maps. They were always my favorite since they were easy to read and provided lots of useful information. Since they were bought out by Langenscheidt Publishing (who also owns ADC Maps) the quality has gone down and the traditional look is gone. I think it is is a loss for cartography.
What I’d Say Ray Charles
Here’s Where the Story Ends, The Sundays
Brazil, Django Reinhardt
Take Five, Dave Brubeck
Schindleria Priematuras, Yes
Fire on High, ELO