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I'm a CPA living in Oklahoma
Interests: I enjoy watching soccer and hanging out with my wonderful wife and daughter
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After reading several accounts of the Romney campaigns stunning failure of it's GOTV effort, (see here, here, here, and here) I've reached an inescapable conclusion: If Romney couldn't find enough competent people to run the GOTV effort, one of the most fundamental elements of a campaign, then a Romney administration would almost certainly have been a colossal disaster. I realize that there are differences between... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2012 at joyfulchristian
Justice Ginsburg: "Every stick created to eat on the head of a taxpayer will metamorphose sooner or later into a large green snake and bite the Commissioner on the hind part." Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2012 at joyfulchristian
So the dentist thinks I got an infection while recovering from the pulled tooth. Have pain pills and antibiotics. Hopefully will be better soon. In the mean time, it's pretty hard to think of anything semi-interesting to say. Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2012 at joyfulchristian
Still under the weather from my dentist trip. Hopefully will get back to posting soon. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2012 at joyfulchristian
Romney eats coffee flavored ice cream! The press really has no clue about religion at all, do they? Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2012 at joyfulchristian
So today I had to have a tooth pulled. The original plan was a root canal, but the entodontist said the tooth wasn't salvageable. (It was a very bizarre thing, really. The decay appeared very quickly and, I'm told, in an unusual part of the tooth.) I had some other work done first and then they got ready to pull the tooth. That's when I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2012 at joyfulchristian
Via How Appealling, I found this 10th Circuit opinion wrestling with how to resolve a jury verdict where the jury found the defendant guilty and not guilty. Talk about cognitive dissonance. The jury found a man guilty of conspiracy to distribute drugs, but on the form where they were supposed to indicate which drugs he conspired to distribute, they answered no to each one. Sigh. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2012 at joyfulchristian
Smitty honors a true hero. Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at joyfulchristian
Donald Sensing on combat medics: I recall reading Stephen Ambrose's observation that in World War II, the military specialty with the highest percentage of its soldiers decorated for heroism in action were medics. Infantrymen have spoken of being under fire, lying as flat as they can on the ground and trying to get into the ground, when the call goes out, "Medic!" (or in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at joyfulchristian
Luke 6:22-23 English Standard Version (ESV) 22 “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! 23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets. Certainly being reviled by the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2012 at joyfulchristian
I'm not much for the Olympics. Very few of the events do much for me. I love Soccer, so I was thrilled to learn see the US win the Gold. (Even better since they beat the Japanese who had beaten them for the World cup last year.) Seeing us take gold in B-Ball for men and women was great as well. I really don't watch... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2012 at joyfulchristian
Frank says: The country basically has a terminal illness with its deficit, and Obama and the Democrats strategy had been to ignore it and hope it goes away. That's somewhat unfair. The Democrats didn't look at the guy with a fatal illness and decide to do nothing. Instead, they decided to reinfect him. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2012 at joyfulchristian
The US players say inter-squad scrimmages are usually harder than actual games. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2012 at joyfulchristian
From Frank J. I hear Obama once had a lemonade stand as a kid. It ended with his grandparents’ house being foreclosed on. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at joyfulchristian
The top subject line in my Google News sports topic is currently Mitt Romney. This could be a long 3 months. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at joyfulchristian
... please give me a ticket. Rookie Chicago Cubs catcher Steve Clevenger said Friday he apologized to manager Dale Sveum for getting ejected during an at-bat when the umpire called a ball during Thursday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. While it's a little more complicated than this, the gist really is that he was ejected for arguing a call that went in his favor. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at joyfulchristian
... than when Hillary talked to Eleanor Roosevelt? Nancy Pelosi sees dead people and they tell her that she's awesome! I wasn't the only one to see a Hillary connection. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2012 at joyfulchristian
Clearly, speed alone does not make one a great striker. It certainly doesn't hurt though. On Monday, 2012 Olympic 100-meter champion Usain Bolt told a British newspaper that he'd like to play for Manchester United. On Tuesday, United star Rio Ferdinand offered to help, and the two exchanged tweets about the possibility. "People think I am joking, but if Alex Ferguson called me up and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2012 at joyfulchristian
I think it's common knowledge that Mitt Romney is quite wealthy. It's also fairly well known that his dad was very successful. I suspect most people assumed, as I did, that Romney built his wealth using "family money" as a stepping stool as it were. However, that doesn't appear to be the case at all. In the comments to this Moe Lane post he links... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2012 at joyfulchristian
A Romney spokesperson responded to an incredibly disingenuous attack with "Oh yeah, well Romneycare solves this problem." Obviously this isn't encouraging to conservatives. Stacy McCain notes that Erick Erickson reacted by, basically, giving up on the entire Romney campaign 3 whole months before the election. Stacy thinks this is a bit overblown. That was my reaction as well. Can we not admit that someone who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2012 at joyfulchristian
For a long time, he seemed like a really classy guy. Then, not too long ago, he had a divorce that seemed, well, strange. Now he's been arrested on at least his second alcohol related offense this year. This time, he threw in public nudity. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2012 at joyfulchristian
So I've seen lots of websites carrying claims from a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel that there were not one, but 2, UFO crashes in the Roswell area in 1947. However, all this about 2 UFOs isn't that big a deal. Here's the part of his story that would be huge news if it was true. ‘The first one was shot down by an experimental... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2012 at joyfulchristian
7 dead in attack on Sikh temple. I wish I had something poignant to say, but I don't. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2012 at joyfulchristian
Parental bullying causes emotional damage: Parents and other caregivers who demean, bully, humiliate or otherwise emotionally abuse children may not know the harm they can cause and often do not get the help that they and their children need, says a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. My wife's father is still in denial over the damage he caused and continues to cause. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2012 at joyfulchristian
The Sacramento Bee has a very short AP story posted about an Obama campaign office getting vandalized. OAKLAND, Calif. -- Police say protesters marching through downtown Oakland smashed a window at President Barack Obama's campaign office. Nothing was mentioned about what these protesters wanted or who they were. It must have been those violent Tea Partiers we're always hearing about though, right? I mean isn't... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2012 at joyfulchristian