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Proposals on the Michigan Ballot

October 31, 2004
Tuesday morning in the State of Michigan will have Michiganders voting for the President and 2 proposals (among other smaller offices).

Proposal 1

This proposal would:

Require voter approval of any form of gambling authorized by law after January 1, 2004.

Require voter approval of any new state lottery games utilizing "table games" or "player operated mechanical or electronic devices" introduced after January 1, 2004.

Provide that when voter approval is required, both statewide voter approval and voter approval in the city or township where gambling will take place must be obtained.

Specify that the voter approval requirement does not apply to Indian tribal gaming or gambling in up to three casinos located in the City of Detroit.

Should this proposal be approved?

Yes _____ No _____

Proposal 2


This proposal would:

Amend the state constitution to provide that "the union of one man and one woman in marriage shall be the only agreement recognized as a marriage or similar union for any purpose."

Should this proposal be approved?

Yes _____ No _____

These pumpkins took hours to carve!
Happy Halloween

Front of my house....

Vote for me! Phone Messages

October 25, 2004
This past week I have gotten no-fewer than 6 messages left on my answering machine begging for me to vote for one of the Presidentail candidates or the other. The last one was rather amusing. Ben Stein called me yesterday afternoon to let me know I should vote for Bush. He went on and on about Kerry's "Hollywood friends" and how nuts they are.

I would perfer to get messages from Adam Sandler. Maybe Adam could call in as the "opera man" and sing about which candidtae he likes best. That is something I could really get into.

Tree across the street from my home.

October 22, 2004
A Picture from my PCS Vision Camera

New poll shows Bush in commanding lead

October 20, 2004
A poll shown at the end of this "hip hop debate" shows Bush winning 56% to Kerry's 44% Hip-Hop Debate -
That Karl Rove is a genius! He clearly hired people to go to this site to vote for Bush. (I bet Mr. Rove wishes he was as brilliant as the Democrats make him out to be.)
I really enjoyed Kerry's flip flop dance and Bush's "bye bye kerry" move.

A building in Dearborn, MI

A Picture from my PCS Vision Camera

Trouble for Kerry

October 19, 2004

Presidential Hopeful Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass) has seen the latest polling figures and is clearly not feeling well. Says the unidentified woman seated directly behind Kerry at the podium, "Whew! I think he might have eaten Mexican for lunch!"

I think I need one of these!

A genius has gone out and invented a wonderful device that will turn off nearly any kind of TV with one lick of a button. TV-B-Gone sounds like just the thing. I am tired of seeing TV everywhere I go. Airports are annoying with all of the blaring CNN and my father-in-law has his TV on WAAAY too loud. I would love to be able to just click it off without anyone knowing what happened.

Thank God for Cell Phones!

October 18, 2004
Earlier today I was walking down the hallway at work. I looked up and saw someone I really didn't want to talk to. You know the type, very negative and talkative. Thank God I had my cell phone!
I quickly acted like my phone was vibrating, which would indicate I had an incoming call. I pulled the phone up to my ear and gave a polite wave as I walked on by. WHEW! The really interesting part was that I had to actually pretend to have a conversation.
"Hello, this is Dan," I said as I continued my brisk walk down the hall. "Weelllll, how are you doing?" I said to nobody at all. "Really, both arms? How do you go the restroom then?" a quick glance back revealed that I had evaded the person in question.

I like to use this trick at the airport too. Whenever I see someone looking for directions, or wondering which row they had called for boarding. I have been tempted to start using this during my bathroom breaks. Many of my co-workers have recently decided it is OK to talk while you are standing at the urinal. I should see if I can find a website devoted to proper bathroom etiquette.

UPDATE: Found one! Bathroom Etiquette for Men

IFILM - Short Films: Jon Stewart's Brutal Exchange with CNN Host

October 16, 2004
IFILM - Short Films: Jon Stewart's Brutal Exchange with CNN Host

IFILM - Short Films: Jon Stewart's Brutal Exchange with CNN Host

IFILM - Short Films: Jon Stewart's Brutal Exchange with CNN Host

Debate comments

October 13, 2004
OK....8 minutes into this debate and I am already bored. Same stuff, same answers.
How about those Yankees!

9:13 - I am taking a drink for every time I hear "healthcare" quite a few already!
I loved Bush's line: A list of complaints is NOT a plan.

So far no bulge!

I notice GW does not have a buldge on his back! Not sure what that means.....

The last debate!

Let's get this election over with already!

I plan on blogging through the debate so I can point out anything I find to be silly or ridiculous.

I also plan on having a drink every time I hear the term "healthcare". Should prove interesting!

Moose Alert!

My home town Newspaper's lead article is about a Bull Moose running around the small town of Negaunee, MI in the Upper Peninsula.
I wish the biggest problem Detroit had to deal with was a wild moose running around.

What if someone tried to develop White town?

Perhaps I am wrong (it has happened before), but this just doesn't look like a good way to spend money in the city of Detroit.
Debate rages over African Town plan

More fun with Audio

October 12, 2004
Well I guess it is time for me to purchase an IPOD. Now you can use an RSS feed aggregator called IPOD to download audio "podcasts" to your IPOD. I listened to a few on my laptop and have to say this was yet another novel way to use new technology to bring along an old medium and make it fun all over again! Anyone can do this from their home.

I know I am on my way to Hell....

October 5, 2004
but this is pretty funny!

MSNBC - Romanian cuts off penis; dog eats it

A Picture Share!

October 3, 2004
A Picture from my PCS Vision Camera
At the apple orchard.