Feeling the flames

We’re all sinful, right? Dante’s Inferno Test will tell you just what level of hell you deserve. My results are in, and they don’t look good:

The Dante’s Inferno Test has banished you to the Second Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

Level Score
Purgatory (Repenting Believers) Moderate
Level 1 – Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers) Low
Level 2 (Lustful) High
Level 3 (Gluttonous) Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious) Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy) Low
Level 6 – The City of Dis (Heretics) Very Low
Level 7 (Violent) Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers) Moderate
Level 9 – Cocytus (Treacherous) Low

Take the Dante’s Inferno Test

I blame talk radio

John Kerry is now leading the New Hampshire primary polls with 37%. Howard Dean has fallen behind to 19% (although he is still in second place).

Sigh. I was hoping that Howard Dean would be the Democrat nominee. I blame talk radio. They just couldn’t keep their mouths shut about what a wacko Howard Dean is. He is unelectable in a general election. If the talk show hosts could have just kept a lid on it for a few more weeks, Dean could have come out of Super Tuesday with an insurmountable lead.

Nope. Instead talk radio convinced Iowans that Dean is unstable (admittedly with a lot of help from Dean himself). America not safer after the capture of Hussein? Everyone but Democrats knew that in the weeks before the Iowa caucus. Sadly, talk radio convinced Iowa voters the same thing right before the election.

Then Dean gave his now infamous “I have a scream” speech after the caucus. Talk radio once again couldn’t let it go. They had to keep playing it over an over. Voters in New Hampshire got the message. Dean’s candidacy is fading fast. It looks like Republicans best hope for a landslide will be voted off the island in just a couple more weeks.

Well, John “Everything-I-know-I-learned-in-Vietnam” Kerry is the favorite. George Bush’s successes and an improving economy will make it a long shot for Kerry to win, so I won’t lose any sleep. But a Dean nomination would have put the last nail in the Democrat’s coffin for this election.

Stop the courts now.

Last year Colorado Republicans passed a redistricting plan. Democrats of course immediately filed a suit (which they won) to prevent the plan from taking effect saying that the Colorado Supreme Court had redrawn the districts in 2002 and they couldn’t be redrawn again.

Republicans have appealed. Today a federal appeals court rejected the appeal. The ruling is stayed until the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the case.

Let’s hope they do. Redistricting is entirely a legislative process. The law does not provide for the courts to take over the process. This is another example of judicial activism. The Supreme Court needs to stop it.

Where have I been?

I haven’t done much posting this week – obviously. Where has the week gone?

I’ve been doing more planning and finally trying to decide on grad school or not – and if so, what? I’m going to study the GMAT for business school and may even start studying for the LSAT just to see how I can do.

I’ll keep you up on how I do.

It’s over?

Well my weekend is coming to an end. Back to work tomorrow. The good news is that Honeybun is coming back from a four day trip to Las Cruces where she helped throw a baby shower for her sister.

My mother-in-law is coming back with her (that’s not a bad thing – she is great) to visit us for a few days.

So, it’s back to the old grind. I really need to do something about that. There shouldn’t be a grind, right? Monster.com anyone?

President Grant and war protestors

“Experience proves that the man who obstructs a war in which his nation is engaged, no matter whether right or wrong, occupies no enviable place in life or history. Better for him, individually, to advocate “war, pestilence, and famine,” than to act as obstructionist to a war already begun. The history of the defeated rebel will be honorable hereafter, compared with that of the Northern man who aided him by conspiring against his government while protected by it. The most favorable posthumous history the stay-at-home traitor can hope for is–oblivion.”–from the memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant