Archive for September 24, 2010

…as Little Miss Attila explains

“I care, I care, I care: I want less drilling where the environmental standards are strictest, and more drilling where they are lax. La la la la la—I can’t hear you!”

I suspect if she did 800 words on this it would be one of the most devastating essays you would ever read

Ed was my very last interview that I did in Washington

It’s really something to think that avg people like Ed here have the establishment quaking in their boots.

For all of those hundreds of faculty and administration who were e-mailed about the appearance and for all their students in history or government classes who were either uninterested or uninformed about a congressional candidate taking questions on campus here is some photos/video:

One of two stand out locations

Supporters stood out for Bill

Heading for the hall

They engaged students nearby

The Ex Mayor before the event

The ex mayor of Fitchburg arranged the hall, strangely enough I recall the lights being on and the bus for my kid being free when he was mayor.

State Sen candidate Neal Heeren showed up

Candidate Neal Heeren showed up as well

It would be untrue to say there were no students there except the one setting up the mike, there was a student there, unfortunately she didn’t go to Fitchburg state:

My camera had a write error so the first 20 minutes of Bill’s speech was lost, he talked about accountability and told a story of a person who although a voter who lives in the first district was told by Olver that she “wasn’t a constituent” when he found out she disagreed with him on issues.

The remainder of the speech comes in 4 parts

When the camera card filled I switched cards as quickly as possible

I found it really strange that an Audio visual department didn’t film this

When Bill was done he invited Neal Heeren to make his pitch:

He then took questions I show them individually:

I asked him about apathy:

Most answers were quick:

His answer on regulation was long, detailed and informed:

Nobody asked him about the war, (he wants the troops home, I disagree with him on this one) likely if the college kids were there he would have been asked. When everything was done I went back to Megan and asked her what she thought:

If the turnout among youth voters is an indication of the “Obama excitement” then democrats, be afraid, be very afraid.

I knew there was a reason I liked this kid so much when I met him:

As a stand-up comedian, I’ve seen hacks openly depict the most depraved, explicit sexual acts they can think of just to get a laugh out of the audience. Clearly, telling wiener jokes is no longer the treading of new territory that it once was.

Funnily enough, today there is one area of sex that when discussed, still makes people’s posteriors pucker with discomfort… abstinence.

Every young woman should remember the line that follows.

Constantly we hear cries of women aimed at their supposedly overly jealous boyfriends, “What’s the matter? Don’t you trust me?”

No, he doesn’t. You slept with him on the first date and there is no reason for him to think that you wouldn’t do the same when a better offer comes along emphasis mine.

I actually had to use a variation of that piece of advice to a young lady years ago who was asking my advice about dating/sleeping with a married man. This kid has learned it in his 20’s. Well done.