International House of Dan: July 2007

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Dan Simpson?

I simply cannot contain my excitement about the upcoming Simpsons movie!!

This is (apparently) what I would look like "Simpsonized"...

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

231 Years And 2 Days Later...

As I struggled for over 2 hours to make my way home in the rain after leaving work last night (due to street closings and roaming hordes of suburbanites as the fireworks display ended) I took a minute away from my rage to ponder the looming holiday.

Simply put, 4 July is the wrong date. The Continental Congress voted on independence on 2 July 1776, they just needed a couple of days to edit the declaration and actually let "the people" know what they had decided. Seen in this light, it is refreshing to see that over two and a quarter centuries later, the tradition of secret decisions coming to light after the fact is alive and well in American politics.

It's understandable to me that Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo without any idea of what it actually is; after all, that's what we do on 4th of July!!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Absolute Corruption

President Bush has decided to commute Scooter Libby's sentence, only hours after a Federal Appeals Court ruled that Mr. Libby could not remain free on bond pending his appeal.

My outrage, confusion, and concern will be elaborated upon at a later time, but for right now I just wanted to note that my distrust of this administration is such that I would not be surprised to learn that leaking the commutation of Libby's sentence was a move designed to cause enough outrage to make a pardon seem like the more principled move.