in a perfect world of yancies: January 2006

31 January 2006

he knits; he regrets

here's what you've all been waiting for: footage of me knitting myself a scarf!

on another, less happy note, the senate went ahead & confirmed Alito Tuesday (2nd narrowest margin ever, after J. Thomas (as if that's supposed to make me feel any better))

those 17 senators who voted against him but wouldn't filibuster? I'm not a fan.
Below are the names of senators who did care enough to filibuster:

Bayh (D-IN)
Biden (D-DE)
Boxer (D-CA)
Clinton (D-NY)
Dayton (D-MN)
Dodd (D-CT)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Jeffords (I-VT)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Obama (D-IL)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Sarbanes (D-MD)
Schumer (D-NY)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Wyden (D-OR)

27 January 2006

filibuster? yes!

well, I wasn't a huge Kerry booster in '04 (though I certainly hoped he'd win), but this I just love: John Kerry's Filibuster Alito statement from the Daily Kos blog

as I see it, Alito's views (particularly w/respect to issues of presidential authority) threaten the integrity of our country

besides which, there's nothing to lose: going along w/the administration hasn't done a shred of good, so I say it's time to just bring the whole thing to a stand-still

plus, it'd be great tv

25 January 2006

spy on who?

if anyone's interested, my view on domestic spying is as follows:
no! bad!

the music player on the blog will now, if you're interested, play you a funny spying song by the band Deerhoof; and below is a link to the Times' recent editorial on this issue:

though they keep defending the program--the president even came all the way to Kansas to do so--I'll stick with no! bad!
(a related story, about a K-State student's Brokeback Mountain question is also enjoyable--click here)

on the spying subject, there's also a mildly amusing interview w/Alberto Gonzalez on npr worth a listen: click here

as I said (is this a phrase I am borrowing from Haley? no matter) no! bad!

20 January 2006

nothing much

nothing much to report here today (soon, I promise!), but if anyone's interested in making pictures into links on web pages, please see the new post on Yancy's Web Tricks

16 January 2006

well said, II

For anyone interested in the whole I Have a Dream speech--which is really worth a listen--I've put my own copy of it online.
Press the play button to listen.

well said

Today being what it is, I offer this link to a video of most of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech
I know, you may have heard or read it before, but it's really pretty impressive, well worth another listen

there's also audio versions available at the site that the video's from, for audio, video, and text of the speech, click here

01 January 2006


a great new years eve; Aaron in town; dinner at free state; a stop at the taproom; and more--please enjoy these photos

Haley, Scott, Emily, and Yancy at the Pig (4 free bottles of champagne!!)

Haley, making some noise at the Pig

Scott, Haley, Deron, and Jesse

back at our place: Scott, who looks pretty good in Mimi's hat

fun in the kitchen, photo by Jesse

fun in the kitchen


Yancy, listening to some Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re

Aaron's night comes to an end

happy new year!