Random Thursdayness

Here are some random thoughts for today...

Today is the 36th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade descision. Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe) realizes it was wrong, why can't other have the same common sense?

Today is also the day of the typical "Switch in Presidential Party Ping-Pong Game" gets another volley served. This refers back to the ban on U.S. Federal funding for non-government organizations that provide abortions, the so-called Mexico City Policy. This ban was made official United States policy in 1984 by President Reagan. The main reason was that some government-funded organizations were providing abortions overseas in circumvention of the host country's laws. On January 22, 1993, President Clinton rescinded the policy, and the funding for the killing began anew.

On January 22, 2001, President Bush reinstated the policy by Executive Order. It was expected today that President Obama would once again recind the policy, but as of today the White House has said it will not. Most analysts suspect that the administration is simply waiting for Congress to pass legislation to that effect. (This was attempted in 2007, however, President Bush threatened to veto the measure.)

Today we are finally beginning our recording project. We begin tracking instruments tonight. This is very exciting. Already we've sold a bunch of CD's, and haven't even laid down a single note. Expect a report on this later.

I spent some time listening to Mandy Thompson's music yesterday. She is one of the best singer/songwriters you've never heard of. (or maybe you have) Check out "Never." Great song.

My daughter Shannon got her first college acceptance letter this week. Pretty exciting. She put off opening it, because she felt like it came to soon, so it must be a rejection. Granted, it's not her first choice school, but still, it's exciting. (Less exciting is the FAFSA and cheking out the tuitions...) We still have at least one more school to visit, in Boston.

I'm still sick, and it's annoying....


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