Great deals!!

I was wanting to upgrade my printer and decided, instead, to get a printer/scanner/copier. I got a great deal at Circuit City. It was an HP and it was only $60!! I always do well with HP products and this seems like it will work perfectly to suit my needs. So, yay for me to get to take advantage of Circuit City’s bankruptcy!


Boo Palin!

In case you were under a rock today, Palin went to Alaska today.

Not all Alaskans are in love with Sarah Palin (duh!). From today’s Huffington Post:
“Alaskan Women Reject Palin” Rally.

Some clips:

After shaking it off with a good double shot of espresso, and a brisk walk back to my car, it was time to head to the Alaska Women Reject Palin rally. It was to be held outside on the lawn in front of the Loussac Library in midtown Anchorage. Home made signs were encouraged, and the idea was to make a statement that Sarah Palin does not speak for all Alaska women, or men. I had no idea what to expect.

It’s a good thing I wasn’t tailgating when I saw the crowd in front of the library or I would have ended up in somebody’s trunk. When I got there, about 20 minutes early, the line of sign wavers stretched the full length of the library grounds, along the edge of the road, 6 or 7 people deep! I could hardly find a place to park. I nabbed one of the last spots in the library lot, and as I got out of the car and started walking, people seemed to join in from every direction, carrying signs.

Never, have I seen anything like it in my 17 and a half years living in Anchorage. The organizers had someone walk the rally with a counter, and they clicked off well over 1400 people (not including the 90 counter-demonstrators), which would make this the biggest political rally ever, in the history of the state. I was absolutely stunned. The second most amazing thing is how many people honked and gave the thumbs up as they drove by. And even those that didn’t honk looked wide-eyed and awe-struck at the huge crowd that was growing by the minute. This just doesn’t happen here.

So, if you’ve been doing the math… Yes. The Alaska Women Reject Palin rally was significantly bigger than Palin’s rally that got all the national media coverage! So take heart, sit back, and go to Mudflats to enjoy the photo gallery. Feel free to spread the pictures around (links are appreciated) to anyone who needs to know that Sarah Palin most definitely does not speak for all Alaskans. The citizens of Alaska, who know her best, have things to say.

I will leave with a music video someone made of the rally:

Party of Five

When I got in cable in March, I found this little channel on On Demand called Tube Time that shows classic TV shows. The only ones I really care enough to watch, though, are The Facts of Life and Party of Five.

I never watched Party of Five when it was on and if I recall, this series started the same year My So-Called Life did and I think they ran at the same time. So…I just never got into watching Party of Five, one of my good friends in college always rented out our dorm lounge to watch it when it was on so I always think of her too when I see the show.

I’m really enjoying this show too. Good acting, intelligent characters and it really does have a mid-late 90s kinda feel. The storylines are captivating and interesting to follow and while there are “after school special” type themes sometimes, the writers don’t get overly didactic with them. So, I’m glad to have gotten into this show about 10 years later and am looking forward to seeing how the lives of all these characters unfold.

Here’s the theme song (which I *love*!) and a clip from the show:

So much for Alaska

No doubt that this news has spread. Let’s see what Congress does. I know my rep will vote against it, but the other Democrats…I’m not so sure.

Bush lifts executive ban on offshore drilling

Also in the environmental realm, while searching for articles about drilling in Alaska on the Sierra Club website, I came upon this article:
Schwarzenegger slams Bush on global warming

From the article:

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said the Bush administration’s decision to delay a decision on regulating greenhouse gases showed that it did not believe in global warming.

Schwarzenegger, in an interview with ABC television broadcast Sunday, said it would have been insincere for the administration to take action on the harmful emissions with only six months left in George W. Bush’s presidency.

“Well, to be honest with you, if they would have done something this year, I would have thought it was bogus anyway… because you don’t change global warming and you don’t really have an effect by doing something six months before you leave office,” he told ABC on Friday.

Schwarzenegger spoke on the day the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a report offering no new action against emissions and calling for 120 days of public comment, essentially leaving any decision to the next administration.

Taking action at this late stage in Bush’s second four-year term would not have been credible, said Schwarzenegger, who signed a historic bill in 2006 that made California the first US state to impose limits on global warming gases.

There’s the young 20 something in me that still laughs at the idea of the Terminator being the governor of California and I have read about his work here and there. I must say, though, from what I know of his record, I admire him for taking such a stand for environmental issues and having a reasonable stand on social issues. So, three cheers for Arnold for doing such good.