The Dean Potential
Howard Dean is making news these days. I feel what he is doing is even more important than who he is or what he says. By raising campaign funds from the common man, via the internet, Dean is negating the need for candidates to pander to big business. If this method catches on then politicians would eventually be able to vote as they felt their constituency wished. They would be freed from the shackles of the "vested interest". This being the case be prepared for a firestorm if Dean is nominated to run against Bush. Some corporations and possibly entire industries could be destroyed if political favors were no longer on the market for the highest bidder. I wish Dr. Dean well in the primaries, but regardless of what becomes of Howard Dean, I hope his cyber campaign tactics live and prosper for future candidates. It could make "grass roots" something that politicians would need to respect.
David Blaine [9:09 AM]
Better for a nation also.
"It is better for a town to be governed by a good man than by good laws"
David Blaine [8:56 AM]
Here's the plan, next week, vacation. One week in a rented cabin on a lake, take the boat and motor, golf clubs, bicycle, books, cd's, the Bose radio. Favorite foods and drinks. No phone, no TV. I go Saturday, the wife catches up late Tuesday night. Saturday we come home on our 28th anniversary. 2 years ago I biked two hundred miles on this vacation, but this year my wife will join up and the last few days will be less cycling and more fishing. J likes to fish, or at least drown worms. The cabin is 5 miles off a paved road, lots of peaceful hilly roads to run and bike on, and nice lakes to swim in too. Like I said, perfect. Summer's getting hectic, I won't be posting between the 9th and the 18th. Get your licks in this week!
David Blaine [11:45 AM]
Remember a few days ago when I said I was a great uncle? Remember when I said being a grandpa wouldn't be far off now? Well last night my daughter and son in law came over with the news, next March, just before I turn 49, I will be a grandpa. The kids are pretty excited, but probably not as much as my wife and my mother. My mom will be a great grandmother for the first time. Help me wish them luck and happiness.
David Blaine [8:02 AM]