Today we discuss The Show and hate in politics. And can we agree the freeze frame above could be the worst ever.
I was watching the vote in the House of Representatives today on the $700 billion bail out package. What was interesting to me was all the activity after the vote failed. All the activity on the house floor and the deals that had to be going on to try to get the vote swung to the other side.
In this day and age of technology and transparency, would it be possible to have each representative with a live microphone while they are on the house floor? You could watch it all online and have an app where you could choose which people you actually hear. Let’s see all the deals that are really being made to make things happen. Show us how laws are really made. I think if that happened we would never vote any of the current crop of politicians back into office.
This should be a huge service. We’re talking about some things God’s been doing that will lay the foundation for where we go from here. Tony says it will be a WOW service. Come join in.
Look at me, I finally figured out how to embed Viddler videos in WordPress. So now I give you The Great Sushi Experiment: Newly Embedded Edition.
A little history, a few months ago I decided to try sushi for the first time thanks to the encouragement of a bunch of Twitter friends. So Dave was kind enough to be my sushi sensei and the train wreck ensued.
So, if you’ve never seen it, enjoy on this lazy Saturday.
In my book, a hospital is one of the worst places on earth to spend any amount of time. I hate being in hospitals. I’ve never had to stay in one for more than about an hour for myself but I’ve been there plenty for Becca and the boys. Hate ’em.
And I don’t think I’m alone. I don’t know anyone who likes being in hospitals.
So what is this obsession we have with tv shows set in hospitals? I think I’m just done with medical-related tv shows. Why do I want to spend time in front of the tv just to get the heebeejeebees (did I spell that right?) thinking about being in the hospital. No thanks. I’m done.
Check out this movie. It was shot with the new Canon 5D MkII. That’s full 1080HD video from an SLR camera. I was considering upgrading to a Nikon D3 late this year or early next. I think I’ll wait until this functionality comes along to the high-end Nikon line.
The ability to shoot HD video with the same camera I use for photography would be amazing.
Please pray for my good friend David. He had a motorcycle accident today and has to have surgery on his broken leg. He’ll be down for a few days. Pray for his family as well.
We’re enjoying a lazy Saturday here in the Wright house. It’s been a few longs weeks so it’s nice to finally have a day off with the family.
So far I’ve played Mario Kart with Colton and played Star Wars toys with Conner. You can keep up with the entire day here.
When Becca says “These pancakes are special,” the proper response is not “Uhoh.”
I’m guessing that applies to all wives. Men, learn from my mistakes.
Last week, Apple introduced HD versions of TV shows. It’s pretty cool, but I think I’m going to pass on the HD versions. Why? Well, for one they are an extra $1 per episode. Definitely not a deal breaker but it could add up. The main thing is the size of the files. We’ve already completely filled a one terabyte hard drive with TV shows/movies/music and with the size of the HD files it would happen even more often.
Plus the standard definition episodes look great on my television.
I managed 1 minute, 6 seconds. I’m quite proud of that.
One more piece of political jargon that drives me nuts, “working across party lines.”
Where does this come from? Do we really have a desire to see politicians working across party lines? If I vote for you, it’s because I agree with you, not the other side of the line.
All the candidates do like to talk a lot about how they will spend our tax dollars, but how do they spend their own money from a charitable stand point? Check out Brian’s post above.
I’m not saying everyone has to give exactly the way I do because I believe it’s a personal thing for everyone. However, if you look at anyone’s finances, you can tell if giving to others is a priority. It’s a huge priority for us and I’d like a candidate that shares that value.