Monday, December 25, 2006

Settle this once and for all...

I am tired of all the fuss over "Merry Christmas" vs "Happy Holidays". If someone issues you a polite greeting, there is no need to take offence if the greeting isn't the one you prefer. Just smile and accept the greeting in the spirit in which it was offered.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

BSN: Enders Ends Occupation of Chestnut Street

Robert Enders has announced that he has withdrawn all personel (his two cats) and material (the computer and some furniture) from the Chestnut Street Region. "This pullout is not a cut-and-run and has nothing to do with the recent violence in the area.(the dude who got shot in the biker bar on Lumbard Street) I have completed my objectives and my presence on Chestnut Street is no longer required."

(Seriously, folks, I did move. I bought a house!)

Thursday, December 14, 2006

BSN Update: Oedipus Society Condemns Use of "MF" Word

"We are shocked and offended by the increasing use of the "MF" in movies, on the Internet, and in day to day usage," said Oedipus Society president and founder Preston Williamson. "Constant use of this slur, even in jest, shows a lot of disrepect for our lifestyle choice. We prefer to be called matrisexuals.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

No beer to be sold on New Year's Eve this year.

Because December 31st falls on a Sunday this year, you will not be able to buy liquor in a store in Indiana on that day. I don't drink, but sometimes when I am invited to a party, I am asked to bring beer. This year, I work that night and I am in a play, so I don't think I'll be going to any parties that day.

Still, if I were planning on going, the host would have to request that I buy beer a day in advance. I would have to make a special trip to the liquor store, since I can't go after work while I am still in uniform. It would be a lot easier if I were allowed to buy the beer while on the way to the party. It isn't that big of a deal to me, but my question is this: Are there that many people who are opposed to buying beer on Sunday, but are totally cool with buying beer the other six days of the week? And if not, why the hell is this law still on the books? Now, I can't picture people marching down Calhoun Street shouting "We Want Justice, We Want Beer On Sunday!" or "It's Only Wrong On One Day Of The Week!" But this law is just silly, and silly laws cause people to have less respect for laws in general, including serious laws.

Monday, December 11, 2006

LP turns 35

Today is the 35th anniversary of the founding of the Libertarian Party. If I weren't so busy at the moment, I'd do more than just post on the blog to commemorate this occasion. Still, this marks a watershed. This means that in 2008, someone born after the founding of the LP would be eligible to run for president.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Who's Who in America

The WWIA people send me a biographical form to fill out. I am flattered, but has anything I've done merit listing in a nationally published book? Is this big fish notable outside of the small pond? Am I really special besides in the Sesame Street "Everybody's special in their own way" kind of way?

Running for state legislature alone isn't enough to merit listing. There are over 7000 state senators and representatives nationwide, and thousands more who ran and didn't make it.

They may have me confused with this Robert J. Enders. Is that guy even still alive? For those who are too lazy to click on the link, he directed some movies in the 70's. I found out about him when I performed a Google search on myself back in 2004 and found that guy instead. Apparently he isn't famous enough to have his own fansite, otherwise I would be happy to sell the address to him or his fan club.

Anyway, I'll probably fill out the bio form soon. I'll fill it out online so I don't waste any postage sending it in. I don't think its one of those scams where they only sell them to the people who are listed, because they said I don't have to buy a copy in order to get listed nor would buying a copy guarentee that I get listed.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Why non-smokers should care about the new non-smoking ban

In Allen County, you now have the right to clog your arteries in a smoke free enviroment. How long before they take away trans-fats like they did in New York City? Some continue to advocate applying the smoking ban to bars, so that people can damage their liver and kill off their own brain cells without having to worry about second hand smoke. They tried Prohibition once, they might try it again.

People do not go to bars to drink; they can stay home and get plastered. They go to hang out with other people who drink, and possibly hook up with someone who is carrying a venereal disease. How many of our bad habits do politicians plan to break for us?

I am a non-smoker, non-drinker in a monogamous relationship. My sole vice is my diet of junk and fast food. My life is as bland as an Al Gore speech. I do not need the government's help in making my health choices. What I fear is that new laws drawn up in the name of protecting public health will set the precedent for other laws designed to protect the people from themselves.