June 6th, 2005


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On his radio show last week, Rush Limbaugh put forth a curious criticism of the Democratic party proposal to make election day a national holiday:

OXYCONTIN BOY: The two to three big opportunities so far mentioned by Howard Dean - pension portability and changes to election laws. ... So portability of pensions. What's the second one? Oh, yeah, Election Day a holiday. And well, you know - I don't know why they need to do that. Most of their voters don't work anyway, so I don't know how that's going to help them that much. At least in a percentage basis."

Funny really. I mean, you'd think Rush would be falling head-over-heels to promote this idea. Because if Democrats don't work then surely we have a huge advantage on election day over all those fully-employed Republicans who are so busy pulling themselves up by the bootstraps that they can't get to the polls.

So why isn't Rush Limbaugh trying to fix the injustices of election day? Why isn't Rush Limbaugh trying to level the playing field between layabout welfare-grubbing Democrats who can roll out of bed and head to the polls around noon, and industrious Republicans who must surely have difficulty getting there during their lunch break - if they're lucky enough to have a lunch break at all?

Come on, Rush! STAND UP AND BE COUNTED! Right these wrongs! Election day MUST become a national holiday! Otherwise it's simply not fair to decent, hard-working Republicans!

I'm sure that we can expect Mr. Limbaugh to come to the same conclusion and start advocating for a national election holiday in the very near future.

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when it rains it pours.

about a year and a half ago, i walked out on a job because of the field supervisor's incompetence. since then, i've been working part time for three tower companies for more money than i was making full time there. not a bad deal. this morning i got a call from my old boss (the field supervisor's superior) asking me to start doing the line testing for them again. i will of course expect more $ :) then, not three minutes later, i got a call from one of the three companies i've been working for offering me a job as a construction manager. this would be full time and make me as much money as i did before i was laid off from my operations management job in 2002. very tempting. i might take it, even though i would lose some freedom and flexibility for a while, it would allow me to save for my eventual early retirement. i'm going to talk to them both some more.