We Will Miss You Ed Bradley

We will miss you Ed Bradley.  It was always entertaining and educational to watch you interview some of the most influential people in the world and in turn became one of the most influential people in the world.
I always enjoyed your interviews.  Muhammad Ali, Michael Jackson, Condoleezza Rice, and Michael Jordan to name a few.  Especially when you covered our tradgedy here in Colorado.

We will miss you Ed Bradley.  Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Well I was wrong…

When I last posted I thought that the Republicans would hold onto the Senate, but they didn’t. See the MSNBC article “Democrats win control of Senate“. It is interesting because the state has not declared a winner and they are still canvasing and their will probably be a recount.
If this holds, it will be an interesting two years. As I said in an earlier post, it will be interesting to see how the Democrats behave. If they try to exact revenge on the Republicans, I think they will be out of control of the House and Senate in two years.

With Rumsfeld leaving and a new Secretary of Defense coming on may dampen the nastiest of the likely upcoming hearings and questions.

It is certainly going to be a fun two years. Bring on the Presidential Election!

An Interesting Evening…

It has been an interesting evening. Isn’t a Democracy great?
It will be interesting to see what happens over the next two years with the Democrats gaining control of the House. Will the Democrats seek revenge? Will they try and work with the people across the aisle? Will George Bush work them on issues that they can agree? With the control of the House, the Democrats are going to being driving the legislation and the agenda.
As of now, it looks like the Republicans are going to hold onto the Senate, but barely.

It is going to be an interesting two years as we move to the Presidential election in 2008.

What is with the media?

I have been watching the results this election night and watching MSNBC and CNN call races. They have called Senate races for Democrats when the reported polls are showing the Democratic candidate losing. One case is Maryland where Michael Steele is leading, but they are saying that Cardin is going to win. They are not calling Senate races, except a few solid wins by the Republicans, for Republicans. They are being very cautious. They seem to be trying to solidfy the term of liberal media and ride a semi-Democratic wave tonight.

Navteq to Buy Traffic.com

Today, Navteq announced that it was going to buy Traffic.com for $179 million. Their goal is to bring maps to life.
My question is if they are going to do that, why are they buying Traffic.com? Traffic.com’s service is horrible. Here in Denver their reports are bad and generic. They tell you there is a problem, but not what the problem is and what to expect. They use a weird rating system to rate how bad the traffic is, but it is not relevant to anything and they don’t tell you how long it was going to take to get where you are going.

Navteq could have done better with different technology. Traffic.com is a site that should just go away.

How I am Voting…

I haven’t been able to compare and describe all the issues, so I am going to present how I am voting this election.
Federal Office
US Congress District #2: Udall

State Offices
Governor: Ritter
Secretary of State: Coffman
State Treasurer: Hillman
Attorney General: Suthers
State Board of Education, District #2: Hudak
State Representative District #33: Berens
Colorado Court of Appeals: Retain them all

State Ballot Measures
Amendment 38: No
Amendment 39: No
Amendment 40: No
Amendment 41: No
Amendment 42: No
Amendment 43: Yes
Amendment 44: No
Referendum E: Yes
Referendum F: Yes
Referendum G: Yes
Referendum H: No
Referendum I: Yes
Referendum J: Yes
Referendum K: No

If you have any questions or would like to comment, please leave it in the comment area.

Colorado Amendment 43 Ad is False

I have seen many different ads for politicians, amendments, and referendums. But this has got to be the worst one ever. It makes so many false claims, it is ridiculous. There is no way that this Amendment was put forward to create distractions away from other issues, including Iraq. This is the stupidest thing I have ever seen.

How you can the war in Iraq and say this Amendment was created to distract voters from that in this election takes it too far.

Operation Education – The University of Idaho Does A Good Thing

The University of Idaho has done a good thing. It has launched Operation Education. Operation Education was launched on June 20, 2006 and was established US Military personnel who were severely or permanently disabled while serving our country since September 11, 2001 by providing an opportunity to earn a college degree.
The program provides funding that is not offered by the Federal Government and scholarships for the disabled veterans to attend the University of Idaho. It also provides opportunities for their spouse to attend college also on a scholarship.

According to the Universities news release, “The university will provide wounded veterans with financial support and resources – such as tuition, fees and books, on-campus housing, transportation, medical assistance, child care, adaptive equipment, tutoring and mentorship – at its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to assist veterans and their families as they re-enter civilian life. The university also has plans to partner with corporations around the country to offer internships and assist in job placement.”

Nothing beats giving our military an opportunity after a life-changing event and to give them some thanks for the sacrifices that they have made.

If you know of a person who was injured and is interested in attending college, let them know about this program. If you feel it in your hear to donate, please do.