Happy Friday afternoon!
I hope you find this post while balancing on an uneven bar stool and trying to wipe Buffalo Wing sauce off of your smartphone, while on your 3rd smart cocktail or macrobrew (we’re in a down economy, ya know!).
Don Stenberg has a new web video up.
And by “web video” we mean, literally, shot with an iPhone and posted on the YouTubes. See it here:
We kind of like these short spots talking about whatever… mainly because it gives us something to post here. But, come on Don and Dan. A camera phone vid? You know, you can really go whole hog and shoot it using a Canon point-and-click digital camera and improve the quality about a 3000%. And then you can go outside, use natural lighting and improve it another 1000%.
“Low budget” doesn’t have to mean “cheap”.
(We chuckled when one emailer said “The only thing missing in this thing is him screaming ‘Watch me!’ at the end. It took us a while to get it…)
We want to say that we have appreciated all of the input on the healthcare issue that has dominated the last few posts. It is not only a confusing and debatable issue, but also one fraught with emotion and vitriol (and you just can’t argue with a word like “fraught”).
On that note (more or less) we would like to say a few words about the “Pay-Go” issue that has become intertwined with all things budget and taxes in Washington:
We hate the term “PayGo”. And when we say “hate”, we are fully aware that we are in danger of disobedience of the Omaha City Council resolution outlawing hate. We don’t care. We have hate in our souls!
Why? Because it doesn’t help anything! Is there a real problem with the term, “Pay as you go“? Everyone uses it. Everyone understands it. And it is only four words!
It is not as if it was, “Pay for the outstanding debt you may or may not have accumulated in the prior quarterly terms by advancing certain funds towards eliminating said debt or payment shortcomings on the forward time that may…go.” Turn THAT in to Pay-Go? Fine. But “Pay as you go” works perfectly, and there is no reason to turn it into the moronic PayGo, any more than the Huffington Post needed to become the “HuffPo.”
Otherwise we really do not have a strong opinion on “Pay As You Go”, other than it seems like a wonderful idea that no one in Washington ever has or will go through with.
Feel free to bloviate (or is that boliviate?) on it. (And call it “PayGo” at your own peril…)
For you party animals out there, Congressman Lee Terry is having his campaign kick-off this Sunday at 1:30pm at the German-American Society on 120th just south of Center.
There will be giant pretzels, an oom-pah band and kegs of Spatten flowing!*
You know what gets people really fired up here on Leavenworth Street?
So because it’s only getting later on this Friday afternoon, we are just going to start yelping things, and let you, the Commenters, carry the ball.
Chambers vs Council!
Hilgers vs Haar!
Howard vs Davis!
As far as we know those are not schools playing in bracket-buster games this weekend.
But you can never be too sure.
*OK, probably not. But one can hope…