Yay! (Happy dance, happy dance, happy dance!) I lurves me some Oregon Pinot Noir. From this place, especially!
Hmmm.... Anyone up for a wine country tour/blogmeet? I really, really want to do the Willamette Valley. We could plan for 2009, you know.
Give me a shout if you're interested.
Jeeze, Louise! We finally get a couple of Aldercritters that make a sensible decision, and then we have another one going off half-cocked against the circus. Why she'd do this is beyond me, as the circus is a huge revenue generator for the United Center. In addition, if she's going to pick a target, why not pick one that doesn't have its own Center for Elephant Conservation?
It's not like Chicago doesn't have a million bigger and more pressing issues to deal with. Like infrastructure? Taxes? The housing market?
Nope. Our aldercritters prefer to focus on such hot topics as trans fats, foie gras and elephants. Great. Just great.
Pushing to seat the Florida delegates, at least one top Clinton fund-raiser, Paul Cejas, a Miami businessman who has given the Democratic National Committee $63,500 since 2003, has demanded Democratic officials return his 2007 contribution of $28,500, which they have agreed to do.Can you blame them? I'm not really sure the DNC thought that this would happen when then decided not to count Florida's and Michigan's votes.
“If you’re not going to count my vote, I’m not going to give you my money,” said Mr. Cejas, who was the United States ambassador to Belgium from 1998 to 2001.
Christopher Korge, a Florida real estate developer who is another top fund-raiser for Mrs. Clinton, held an event last year in his home that brought in about $140,000 for the national party, which was set aside in a special account for the general election battle in Florida. But he told committee officials this week that if Florida’s delegate conundrum was not settled satisfactorily he would be asking for the money back.
“If we do not resolve this issue,” Mr. Korge said, “I think it’s safe to say there will be a request for a return of $140,000.”
Here's my Celtic horoscope:
You Are An Elm Tree
You are easygoing and a pleasure to be around.
Good looking, you have a pleasant shape and tasteful clothes.
You demand little in others, but you tend not to forgive their mistakes.
Dominant, you like to lead and enjoy making decisions for others.
Overall, you are cheerful, honest, noble, generous, and funny.