Monthly Archives: May 2004

Bushisms Spreading?

From the New York Times today:

In spite of the poll results, President Bush remains upbeat about his Iraq policy, Scott McClellan, the White House spokesman, said today.

“The president is confident about the direction we’re headed,” he said, though he acknowledged that the Iraq campaign is “at a critical stage.” He said that success there would mean “a decisive blow to the war on terrorism.”

(Italics mine) Shouldn’t the decisive blow be to terrorism, not to the war on terrorism?

Life on Two Wheels

Been riding my motorcycle quite a bit this weekend–a couple of hundred miles between Saturday and Sunday. God, what an embarassment of riches we have here in Northern California. Saturday consisted of 140 miles, mostly on quiet, beautiful, winding roads…over mountains, across valleys, through forests, by vineyards. Narrow, tight roads; fast, sweeping corners; straight shots through open vistas. Today was more of the same, punctuated by the most gorgeous view of Napa valley on the most gorgeous day imaginable, whilst riding down a gorgeously flowing section of a perfectly-paved road. All this and so much more to be seen within a 50 mile radius of my front door.

How do so many people stand to not live here?