Friday, September 30, 2005


Most of you (hopefully) know about Glenn Reynolds' and The Truth Laid Bear’s efforts concerning the pork busting.
Well, I e-mailed my Representative Tom Davis and also the two Virginia Senators George Allen and John Warner. And finally Tom Davis responded. He doesn’t commit to anything, which, sadly, I did not expect, but I am going to post his response here anyway.
As you know, in response to the destruction brought to the Gulf Coast, Congress passed two emergency supplemental bills that provide $62.3 billion for emergency response and recovery needs. I appreciate the concerns many Americans have regarding the spending level to respond to such a disaster, and how to defray such costs. Currently, all possible options are being looked at including across the board agency cuts, reductions in previously appropriated funds, and scaling back planned tax cuts.

Some have recommended cutting transportation projects from the recently passed transportation bill. This is an idea that I do not support. The reality is that the earmarks that I helped secure for Northern Virginia in this bill simply specify how money given to Virginia should be spent. Otherwise, the funds would simply be given to VDOT and then distributed by Richmond to other parts of the state. As you know, Northern Virginians have long been concerned that their needs are not appreciated by other parts of the state.

Given Northern Virginia's extreme traffic problems and numerous transportation infrastructure needs, it is important that projects such as widening 66 inside the beltway, improving the Rt. 66 and Rt. 29 interchange in Gainesville, widening 29 between Eaton Place and 123 in Fairfax City, and widening I-95 from 123 to the Fairfax County Parkway get the necessary funds to address the congestion here in Northern Virginia.

This is not to say, however, that spending is not a concern. As Congress looks at all proposals to address the Katrina situation, please be assured that I will keep your concerns in mind. Again, thank you for taking the time to contact me, and please continue to keep me informed of issues of importance to you.


Tom Davis
Member of Congress

Still Alive

I just don’t have any motivation and/or material (if you can call it that).
So I’m just going to force some kind of coherent post out of me to prove that I am still here (or there?).

This weekend is Oktoberfest on Ft. Belvoir, so go enjoy the beer. Most people like the food too, but I think it sucks. It doesn’t taste like it does in Germany at all. Plus I hate Sauerkraut and all that stuff anyway.

That’s all.
For now.

Friday, September 23, 2005

More Nuts in DC

The DC police just e-mailed an alert that some idiots are going to bicycle through DC starting at Dupont Circle right around rush hour traffic, so be prepared. I am still so happy I don’t drive down here.
I am not going to post a link but according to their site it is supposed to be at 6 PM. It looks like they do that often but I assume it will draw more of them because of this weekend’s events.


That is too cute.
So, I hardly get comments anyway. Well, almost never. But I get comment Spam? That is too cool.
Too bad I don’t need a larger penis though….

UPDATE: The guy with the large penis has this IP address: It just traces back to Cox.


You’ve got to be kidding me.
This guy think the Japanese Mob cause Katrina. Can you believe that?
To the rest of the country, Scott Stevens is the Idaho weatherman who blames the Japanese Mafia for Hurricane Katrina. To folks in Pocatello, he's the face of the weather at KPVI News Channel 6.

What an idiot.

Everybody knows it was Bush who did it.

- via The Drudge Report

Help Victor

Victor over at Publius & Co needs to raise $500 so he can ride in the Tour of Hope. He has one week left, so hurry up!

Even though I’m not a big fan of Lancy, that doesn’t stop me from supporting his foundation.

Good luck Victor.

Thursday, September 22, 2005


There is a new Asterix comic out today!!!!! You don’t know who that is????? What’s wrong with you??? I have ALL of them (bound in leather).
So, if you’re one of those sorry people who have no idea what I am talking about just go here and get to know the greatest Gallic warrior ever.
How exciting!!!!!!


Ok, so here we go again. Well, not “we” since I’m in DC and not in Texas, but I digress.

See, the thing is everything will start all over again. So I was happy that I just filled up my car with real cheap gas, because you know the price gauging will start again and then I have to top off every two miles or so, because that really helps. So, what does my husband do? He takes my car all the way into DC and back and who knows where else (he did get the oil changed though, so Thanks sweetie!!). And now I am close to half a tank again. Great.

Oops, I forgot to post this...silly me.

But I did find a much more intelligent post about the gas prices than mine over at Outside the Beltway.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

No news is good news

Or so they say.
Because of a lack of energy I decided to stay home yesterday and get some important things done…like going out to lunch and then to IKEA. Well, actually I did clean my bathroom.
Other than that, nothing seems to happen worth noting here. Expect maybe the German elections, or whatever you want to call it. I was so excited to vote and look where it got me.
David and Ray have excellent coverage over at David’s Medienkritik so go there and educate yourselves!

Oh and don’t let me forget that I got a comment!!! Ted was kind enough to ensure that I can be funny so, thanks again. And I did think about the importance of yesterday and actually got some “Arrrghs” out. Funny though, because we are a little Pirate connected, if you can say that. No only is my beloved hubby in the Navy (Beat Army!!!) but I am somewhat involved with pirates too.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Where is FEMA?

A state of emergency has been declared here in Virginia and not one FEMA rep has been here to see if we are OK. Unbelievable!! Why is Bush ignoring me?

That was funny…..No?

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Damn it

My stupid zipper on my pants just broke and I can’t fix it. Perfect timing too. Luckily it’s on the side and not the front. Can you imagine that? I have a cardigan to wrap around but how stupid is that?
Now, I have to go home and change pants, but I was going to leave in an hour anyways, so what the hell?
So I talked to my hubby and he said “Lucky you’re not going commando today”. Yeah, right, I think I’d prefer people seeing my hips rather than my colorful panties. And no, I will not say what they look like.
What a great freaking day. It can only get better, I hope.

I get to vote!!!

Yesterday all my voting material arrived from Germany.
After finding out, through my helpful dad, that they never received my application, I was able to fax them everything last Friday and now I only have to hope that my letter will arrive safely and on time.
This may actually be the last time I get to vote in Germany.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Back to School….I mean work

And the long weekend is over already.
But it was fun. I got my last sunburn for the year (hopefully), thanks to King’s Dominion.
I think I drank about a case of beer over the weekend and I am still not sick of it…I really must be German then.
Other than that, everything is the same here.

Now I just need to find something to write about.

Friday, September 02, 2005

It's Official: Evacuees Will Come To D.C.

WASHINGTON -- D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams has confirmed that the D.C. National Guard Armory will be used to house people displaced by the hurricane.

In a statement put out by the mayor's office, as many as 400 of Katrina's victims could head to the nation's capital.

Buses will be sent to transport the victims to Washington so that authorities in New Orleans can concentrate on the cleanup and rebuilding.

Go to for more.

Unbelievable – Or is it?

I always listen to a local radio station in Hamburg, Germany via the Internet.
And they just some expert on catastrophes named Robert Schmidt on because of the hurricane.
As expected he critize a lot but what got me was that he clearly said that this could not ever happen in Germany, mainly because German people were more civilized. He really said that. Wow.

In other news, I found out today that my husband’s cousin was one of those people who decided to stay in New Orleans, where he is now. He said he was doing fine and that he had enough water and food left.

Also, like a lot of people in DC area, my husband went with about 12 people from his Chief Petty Officer Association (CPOA) to the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Northwest Washington to help the refugees from the Gulfport home move into their new homes (for now). He said it was really sad to see some of those people, but he thought the organizers did a great job trying to put everything together on such a short notice.

Ok, that’s it from me for now.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Blog for Relief Day

Please go here and select the charity of your choice.
Mine will be the American Red Cross.

Also, please see Glen’s post, which lists bloggers and their selections.


Don’t think I am going away again, because I am not, but I just don’t have anything to say. Well, I do, but I can’t put it into words.
I am reading articles and reports all day long about the devastation and when I come home the TV is on.
For me to start writing about what is currently going on is useless, since it changes every hour and I don’t think that it’ll make a difference what I have to add. Others are doing a much better job at trying to keep people updated and so you might want to go there.
I also don’t think I want to write about anything else, for now anyway. It doesn’t matter how people on the metro piss me off or how my teeth don’t hurt. People lost everything down there and I am not going to complain about how I was 15 minutes late yesterday. Can you just imagine? I am watching all this yesterday. Babies being moved to other hospitals, people having no food. Idiots stealing TVs and all that and at 10 I get tired, turn the TV off and go to my nice bed and get up this morning to go to work, while all those people down there don’t even have a mattress.

So, what do you do?
Of course, you want to give and today is the day for bloggers to do just that.
My husband and I are going to wait. His sister lives in Biloxi and as of yesterday they were on their way back with a trailer full of water generators and whatever else you can think of. She might need some money, so we’ll give her some. They both worked at the casinos that are not really there anymore. Her husband was actually supposed to start working at the Hard Rock this weekend.

It’s just unimaginable when you see all that on TV and read about it.