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It's Nice at the Top [Jul. 3rd, 2015|12:13 am]
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Republican presidantal candidate who called for the end of Obamacare made a ton of money off Obamacare. *LINK*
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The Voice of His People [Jul. 2nd, 2015|08:38 am]
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Republican who slandered Mexicans as rapists and criminals is now the number two presidential contender among Republicans. *LINK*
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Quote [Jul. 1st, 2015|10:41 pm]
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“Hearts are breakable," Isabelle said. "And I think even when you heal, you're never what you were before.”

--Cassandra Clare, "City of Fallen Angels"
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Notes from the Republican Utopia [Jul. 1st, 2015|12:12 pm]
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The fiscal conservatives in Kansas who believed tax cuts fixed everything have ended up with $32 million less than expected for the next fiscal year. The state plans to get around the shortfall by issuing $840 million in “certificates of indebtedness,” which are funds borrowed from other departments to be paid back before the end of the year.

So, their solution to Kansas not having enough money is not to repeal the tax cuts that got them in trouble in the first place but to put the state in even more debt. *LINK*
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The 4th of July [Jun. 30th, 2015|11:47 pm]
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This Saturday is the 4th of July. We're having a cookout at my house. If you are reading this, you are invited! The pool will be ready for swimming. There will be food. We'll fire up the coals about 5 and start cooking as soon as they get hot. Bring something to share with other folks. If it rains, we'll cook indoors.

The neighbors usually fire off a bunch of fireworks, so it should sound like Beirut shortly after sunset. Be there!
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You Know... [Jun. 30th, 2015|11:25 pm]
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I will never understand how conservatives who know and are friends with gay people support and vote for conservatives who hate gay people. I just don't get it.
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One More [Jun. 30th, 2015|03:47 pm]
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Yet another Republican with no chance of ever becoming president launches presidential campaign. *LINK*
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Responsible Gun Ownership [Jun. 30th, 2015|12:21 pm]
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In Michigan, a 3-year-old boy found a loaded gun in a closet and shot himself in the head. *LINK*
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June [Jun. 29th, 2015|11:09 pm]
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It's been a busy month.

First, my 93-year-old father-in-law got the idea he needed to "go home" and drove off a cloverleaf embankment way the heck down in Dennison, Texas. The car was totaled, but nobody was hurt and he miraculously walked away with only bumps and bruises. That was the strangest phone call I ever got in the middle of a grocery store. We are still dealing with the consequences.

That was the week I was supposed to ranger at Apogaea in Colorado, but the event got cancelled, so instead I decided to climb Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas. Chester joined me on the expedition, and we made the long haul across Texas and through the southeast corner of New Mexico to Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Chester made a valiant effort and went as far as he could on the longer-and-more-difficult-than-advertised hike. I finally made it to the summit and almost killed myself getting back down.

The next weekend, I was Lead Ranger at Oblivium, the first Burning Man-ish campout in Oklahoma. Most similar campouts are held in remote, wilderness areas, but we had our event at an established campground with a lake (and a water slide!) smack in the middle. We almost sold out of tickets. The response was remarkable and the event was a resounding success. Since the event, the Burning Man organization has officially recognized Oklahoma by appointing regional contacts.

Less than a week later, I was a panelist at SoonerCon in Oklahoma City (okay, Midwest City). I saw a ton of people, made a bunch of new friends, participated on eight different panels, did some interpretive dance, spoke with celebrities and rockstars, and ate a lot of food in the Green Room. (Thanks, Jessica!) I hope I did well enough to get invited back next year.

The day after returning from the con, I went back to work at the Tulsa Zoo. I got to drive the train today!

I've got three days off ahead of me. I'm thinking of making beer.
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Two Out of Three Ain't Bad [Jun. 29th, 2015|08:25 pm]
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A different Republican presidential hopeful proposes doing away with one of the three branches of the United States government... in order to "save some money." *LINK*
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