Daily Archives: September 20, 2010
I’m up in the light booth testing the area lights for Thurber Carnival. Everything is rough, but it’s all working pretty well. We’ll see how well in tonite’s run through. The countdown to opening begins with this rehearsal… three days left after this to get it all together, then, however it is, we give it to an audience. That’s Community Theatre.
Right now, I’m tired. Not much sleep last night and a small-but-time consuming amount of housework to finish before I could get over here (I’ve started referring to myself as Housewife Man – my internal comic book hero), plus two dog walks and their feeding schedule. No afternoon nap today. Maybe I’ll sleep all night tonite (doubt it.)
Tomorrow in the morning I’m back at Washington County Hospital for an E.E.G. I’m told this is a painless brain scan, so I just have to spend the time… don’t have to be driven by someone else as there is no sedative. Next rehearsal tomorrow night… I’ll get here early enough to reposition lights we decide to change at this rehearsal.
OOOPS… time for runthrough!
Commenting on Newt Gingrich’s recent suggestion that Obama was displaying anti-colonial Kenyan behavior, Powell, on Meet The Press yesterday, warned Americans to “think carefully” about Gingrich’s accusations and went on to debunk some of the right-wing’s conspiracy theories:
I would just tell my fellow Americans, think carefully about what was just said. Think carefully about some of the stuff that is coming across the blogs and airwaves. Let’s make a couple of points. One, the President was born in the United States of America. Let’s get rid of that one, let’s get rid of the birther thing. Let’s attack him on policy, not nonsense. Next, he is a Christian, he is not a Muslim…And I think we have to be careful when we take things like Dinesh D’Souza’s book, which is the source of all of this, and suggest that somehow the President of the United States is channeling his dead father through some Kenyan spirits. This doesn’t make any sense. Mr. Gingrich does these things from time to time with a big, bold statement. He did it with Sotomayor, she is a “reverse racist.” He did it with Elena Kagan, she ought to be taken off the nomination for Supreme Court justice. And he does it occasionally to make news and also to stir up dust.
It’s good to have a Republican comment on other Republicans when they are such schmucks.
Here’s the video:
- Colin Powell Knocks Down Gingrich and Birthers (themoderatevoice.com)
- Colin Powell decries attacks on Obama (msnbc.msn.com)
- Gingrich Draws Fire For Remarks About Obama’s “Kenyan Worldview” (outsidethebeltway.com)
I feel like the two dinosaurs below.
I’m going to have to spend most of today working on stage lighting at Full Circle Theater and getting ready for more Medical Tests tomorrow and having an opening of Thurber Carnival on Friday… The blog is going to have to be lighter today. I’ll get back in from the booth tonite.
I am not a Democrat, because I have no idea what their economic policies are; And I am not a Republican, because I know precisely what their economic policies are.
– Barry Ritholtz
Barry’s blog is The Big Picture.