Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Robert Altman 1925-2006

What an amazing life he lead! I was lucky enough to be among the Chicagoans who served as audience/extras for Altman's "The Company" a few years ago. It's not like I actually met the man or anything, but he did talk to the group for a bit. It's just nice to be able to say I was on the set of a Robert Altman film. I never did see "A Prairie Home Companion," but I might have to rent it now. It's bound to be important, if only for the fact that it was Altman's last film. The AMPAS sure gave him that Lifetime Achievemet Oscar just in time!
Thank you for fifty great years of movie making.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

30 Rock on iTunes!

If you missed Jack McBrayer as Kenneth the Page on Wednesday nights (as I often did), do not fret. NBC is moving this very funny show to Thursday nights (9:30 normally, supersize episode at 9:20 this week). 30 Rock is also now available on iTunes. As a matter of fact, "Blind Date" is available for free download this week! Hey, what have you got to lose? Go on over to the iTunes store & download some Jack McBrayer!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Message from the Nelson Campaign


Rev. Jim Nelson ran a great campaign against Jack Kingston, a 14 year incumbent with 1.5 mil war chest. The Nelson Campaign raised $100,000.00, a fraction of that spent by his opponent. We need to retire about $10,000.00 in campaign debt incurred to cover necessary expenses in the closing days of the campaign. The books need to be settled on this campaign endeavor, so we can begin gearing up for 2008.

With the firm foundation built during this campaign, along with the many requests from constituents, Rev. Nelson looks forward to being your Democratic Candidate for the First Congressional seat in 2008.

Thank for your continued support.

Mirror post at Nelson for Congress Blogosphere

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Democrats take Virginia and Senate

It's official: Democrats take Virginia and Senate . When I've gotten my thoughts togehter, I'll post more.

Monday, November 06, 2006

LWVGA ballot guide Part 6

3) Shall the Act be approved which expands the ad valorem tax exemption for veterans organizations to include certain additional nonprofit veterans organizations which refurbish and operate historic military aircraft for educational purposes? (HB 173, passed in 2006)
EXPLANATION: Expands the ad valorem tax credit already in place for veterans groups with 501 (c)(3) tax­exempt status to those which have been organized for the purpose of refurbishing and operating historic military aircraft acquired from the federal government or other sources, to make such aircraft airworthy, and putting the aircraft on display for public educational purposes, i.e. the Commemorative Air Force.
PROS: Provides for an ad valorem exemption to a non­profit veterans organization which refurbish historic military airplanes.
CONS: This referendum is very narrowly tailored and is an example of special interest legislation. The fiscal impact is estimated to be less than $500,000 statewide.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Jim Nelson ad

Jim's latest campaign ad. I would personally prefer footage of Jim speaking instead of this negative ad about Kingston, but what else are you going to do when you're running against an incumbent? You've got to run against his record.

LWVGA ballot guide Part 5

2) Shall the Act be approved which provides that, with respect to base year assessed value homestead exemptions, the surviving spouse of a deceased spouse who has been granted such a homestead exemption shall receive that exemption at the same base year valuation that applied to the deceased spouse so long as that surviving spouse continues to occupy the home as a residence and homestead? (HB 81, passed in 2006)
EXPLANATION: Allows the surviving spouse to retain the homestead exemption which the couple had while the other spouse was still alive. Overall, the surviving spouse would not incur any increased tax liability due to an increase in assessed value. PROS: Exemption requirements are based on age, income and disability. The taxpayers this would benefit are the younger spouses who may not qualify for the exemption on their own because they have not met the age requirements.
CONS: This referendum only provides this benefit to a very select group of the population and could have additional implementation ramifications. Further, the fiscal impact on state and local budgets is unknown.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Now I've arrived. The folks over at Blog for Democracy have seen fit to include the Glynn Peace Press Release post in this week's Monday Blog Roundup. And I thought only my Mom read the blog. Actually, she doesn't even read it!
In answer to Roxy

Roxy asked where the troops might go if they are pulled out of Iraq. This video suggests one idea.