My first experience with jury duty today consisted of sitting around all day from 8:30am to 5pm watching movies. Seriously. 8.5 perfectly good working hours down the drain. It couldn’t come at a worse time though since my brains are about to explode with the work I’m juggling. I could’ve worked there on my laptop, which I brought, but there’s just no way I’m entering any password over a public, unsecured network with content filtering.
We watched Indiana Jones and the Lost Crusade, Legally Blonde 2, and The Perfect Storm. I think I paid attention to 2 sentences from Legally Blonde 2 and it was already complete torture.
Taken is a good movie but be warned this is definitely a guy’s movie. Liam Neeson’s character is like an older Jason Bourne. This guy takes down almost everyone he comes across with absolutely no mercy. But don’t feel bad for them, they were all really bad guys. Liam Neeson plays a retired government agent whose daughter (played by Maggie Grace) gets kidnapped on a trip to France. So he embarks on a personal mission to obviously find his daughter, but also to inflict pain, suffering, and death on the people who took her.
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Every time I see a picture or video of this guy, I instantly think “slimeball”. I think the Democratic caucus should kick him out. He campaigned for John McCain and attacked Obama. This guy couldn’t get the Democratic nomination for his senate seat so he went Independent. Yes, he’s traditionally voted with Democrats but this guy can’t be trusted or relied upon by the Democratic party. The Democrats should not get greedy and try to expand their Senate power. We don’t have the 60-seat filibuster-proof majority but we’ve gained 6 seats. The Democrats do not need Joe Lieberman. I bet Joe was pretty damn disappointed when McCain didn’t make him his running mate. When McCain’s numbers were sliding, the guy even started praising Obama. What a damn sycophant!
Wow. I don’t know what else to say. I’m feeling a mixture of happiness, relief, and real hope for the next 8 years.
Electronic voting machines. Stephen Spoonamore is a cyber security expert who’s a lifelong member of the GOP and he’s been saying since 1998 that electronic voting machines are completely insecure. It’s a relatively trivial thing for people who know what they’re doing to hack the vote and leave absolutely no trace behind. He explains this in an easy to understand way.
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Finally, the day is here – go out and vote!
I just got back from voting. My polling location is an elementary school a block from where I live – there were no lines really, everything moved pretty smoothly. I was in-and-out in about 10 minutes. Obama 08!
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