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Category: politics

04/28/09 04:00 - 48ºF - ID#48529

Glenn Greenwald on Specter's switch

(1) The idea that Specter is a "liberal" Republican or even a "moderate" reflects how far to the Right both the GOP and our overall political spectrum has shifted.

Consider Specter's most significant votes over the last eight years, ones cast in favor of such definitive right-wing measures as: the war on Iraq, the Military Commissions Act, Patriot Act renewal, confirmation of virtually every controversial Bush appointee, retroactive telecom immunity, warrantless eavesdropping expansions, and Bush tax cuts (several times). Time and again during the Bush era, Specter stood with Republicans on the most controversial and consequential issues.


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04/27/09 03:12 - 79ºF - ID#48517

I love dandelions!

The dandelions at UB North today looked like they were cultivated.


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Category: pets

04/24/09 04:47 - 75ºF - ID#48491

Office chicks

Every office needs hot young chicks, right? ;-)

I visited my office last weekend to work on the skatepark project with Jill & Kelly. Nisha wasn't allowed at the office this weekend because of its new residents - and she had liked the bunnies too much when they were visiting. They had a rooster in a crate outside, but he slipped out when Shane was trying to feed him and has taken up residence across the road near a pile of corn intended to feed deer and turkey. (Why did the chicken cross the road?) The possum's gone ((e:heidi,47567)). The eastern box turtle is still in its tank.




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Category: music

04/22/09 05:51 - 40ºF - ID#48475

Ya get a nickel back...

when you put a $1.25 on the bar for a beer at the Bear Ass in Blossburg.


A and I went to the Dead show at HSBC last night - stayed out dancing until nearly 4am at Nietzsche's :-) (Of course the property maintenance people decided 9:06 this morning was a good time to check out the water damage from Monday's rain.)

We went to Pearl Street for dinner. We shared the sampler - I liked the Sabre's Edge double IPA and he liked the Lighthouse and Raspberry Stout:

Cute bear cookies available in Shakedown

I'm so pleased to have finally gotten a picture of the Peacemaker first aid bus.


And the show was great!

I tweeted the set list (but this is just a copy from the email I get with the set list the morning after every show)

The Dead (Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart,
Bill Kreutzmann, Warren Haynes and Jeff Chimenti)
HSBC Arena, Buffalo NY
Tuesday April 21, 2009

Promised Land
They Love Each Other
Mama Tried
Smokestack Lightning ->
Stella Blue
It's All Over Now
Big River

Playing In The Band ->
Me And Bobby McGee
Loose Lucy
Ramble On Rose ->
Drums ->
Space ->
Maggie's Farm ->
Eyes Of The World ->
Playing In The Band (reprise)

Donor Rap

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Category: politics

04/20/09 09:47 - 47ºF - ID#48459

Partnership for the Public Good event

I can't make it to this, but thought some folks here might be interested...

I've been working so hard at writing this month's report & putting
together the panel, that I didn't really consider advertising. Anyway,
if you have some free time tomorrow afternoon (4-5.30) by 237 Main St
- 12th floor tomorrow, it's the April forum for the Partnership for
the Public Good. It's going to be on the downtown Erie Canal Harbor
development project, & reps from the development authority will be
there to face the firing squad.

Steve Marshall.
Erie Canal Harbor Development
How Will the Community Benefit?
with panelists:
Julie Barrett O'Neill, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper
Amy Kedron, Buffalo First
Lou Jean Fleron, Cornell ILR

moderated by:
Aaron Bartley; People United for Sustainable Housing - Buffalo

and featuring a presentation by:
Matt Davison, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation spokesman
Can a developed Erie Canal Harbor help to improve our local economic
conditions, bridge social divides, and better our own impression and
the national reputation of our city; while embracing aesthetic design,
providing a home for local entrepreneurs, providing quality
employment, and without damaging the riverfront environment?
To what other goals should such this project aspire? What can be
learned from the waterfront projects of other cities that have come

Join our panel in discussing the Erie Canal Harbor Development
PPG Tuesday Forums are free & open to the public.

A companion report will be available at the event, and at

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Category: tourism

04/19/09 11:37 - 48ºF - ID#48442

What is...

that red-roofed, round building that sits out in the river south of the Peace Bridge? (see map)

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Category: politics

04/09/09 05:08 - 49ºF - ID#48336

News stuff, a picture from e:Jim's party

Patterson to submit bill allowing same-sex marriage

I'm kinda fascinated by this new feature at Crooks & Liars - it's clips of old video - Three Mile Island as it was happening, for example, mixed in with clips from concerts at the Hollywood Bowl.

Here's one of Reagan on Meet the Press in 1974:

With commentary:

While I was waiting for (e:PMT) to pick me up to go to (e:Jim)'s party, I noticed that the bush next to the front steps of my building is a forsythia!


(e:James) expressing his enjoyment of the evening:


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