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Feb 28 '11

Colorado Ski Trip

Just got back from an amazing ski trip in Colorado. We went to Winter Park the first day. I wasn't a huge fan.. there wasn't much of a variety in the runs and not many groomed difficult runs. The second and third day we went to Copper Mountain, which was amazing. For starters, they had a shuttle that took you from the parking lot, which was great, since walking with skis can tire you out before you hit the slopes. The lift lines went quick. The runs had a nice even increase in difficulty from one side of the mountain to the other, and there was excellent powder and tree skiing in the back bowls. Would definitely go back to Copper Mountain again.

Copper Mountain, Colorado

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Wisconsin State Republicans

I don't know how how much more disgraceful the Wisconsin State Republicans can get with Assembly Bill 11 from the January 2011 Special Session.

First they try to vote without the democrats present on February 18, 2011:

Then on February 25th, 2011 they call for a vote so fast that most of the Democrats can't even get back to their seat to vote:

It's shameful and pathetic, regardless of your stance on the bill. They have the votes, so why do they need to resort to shady tactics?

The 2011-2012 Republican State Representatives are: Tyler August, Joan Ballweg, Kathy Bernier, Garey Bies, Edward Brooks, Mike Endsley, Paul Farrow, Jeff Fitzgerald, Mark Gottlieb, Scott Gunderson, Mark Honadel, Michael Huebsch, Andre Jacque, Dean Kaufert, Samantha Kerkman, Steve Kestell, Joel Kleefisch, John Klenke, Joe Knilans, Dan Knodl, Bill Kramer, Scott Krug, Mike Kuglitsch, Dean Kundson, Tom Larson, Daniel LeMahieu, Amy Loudenbeck, Howard Marklein, Dan Meyer, Jeffrey Mursau, John Murtha, Stephen Nass, Lee Nerison, Scott Newcomer, John Nygren, Alvin Ott, Jim Ott, Kevin Petersen, Jerry Petrowski, Warren Petryk, Don Pridemore, Keith Ripp, Roger Rivard, Roger Roth, Karl Roy, Erik Severson, Richard Spanbauer, Jim Steineke, Jeff Stone, Patricia Strachota, Scott Suder, Gary Tauchen, Jeremy Thiesfeldt, Tom Tiffany, Travis Tranel, Robin Vos, Leah Vukmir, Chad Weininger, Mary Williams, Evan Wynn

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Feb 14 '11


Feb 12 '11

Updating Movable Type's Facebook Commenters Plugin

Facebook is notorious for updating their API with breaking changes almost on a weekly basis, and Movable Type, as much as I love it, the development and community is not as large as it used to be. So right now the Facebook Commenters plugin doesn't work out of the box, and requires a couple changes to work with the new API:


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Putting Budget Cuts In Perspective

Yesterday, the house republicans released a proposed budget with some drastic cuts to the discretionary budget.

From CNN:

"The Republican legislation calls for over 100 federal programs to be outright eliminated, including scholarships, family planning, school counseling, Teach for America, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, AmeriCorps, and the COPS hiring program."

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers said:

"The CR contains over $100 billion in cuts compared to the President's request - fully meeting the spending reduction goal outlined in the Republican 'Pledge to America'"

Done? Problem Solved? Does this fix our budget problem, or is this just an opportunity for Republicans to cut programs they don't like?


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Feb 6 '11