Sunday, July 15, 2007

Hillary’s Coming! Hillary’s Coming!

She’ll be in Tucson in September, or possibly in October. The commitment is definite in a contingent sort of way since it depends on local organizers raising the $250,000 guarantee. That probably won’t be much of a problem. The goal is to find 20 people who will guarantee to raise $12,500 and I understand that 15 have already stepped forward.

If Clinton is the Democrats’ candidate, she’ll have my vote. As a matter of fact a yellow dog would have my vote, but I confess I’m bemused by the number of progressive women who are falling in line behind the Clinton candidacy. Perhaps gender politics is a factor, but it surprises me that they have no problem supporting a DLC Democrat. After all, gang, Hillary is just another suit.

Can we really expect an aggressive approach to the nation’s problems? For example, is the great triangulator likely to support a true single-payer health care system that covers every man, woman, and child in the United States? I’m skeptical.

And for those interested a new post over at Data Port Two

Saturday, July 14, 2007

We’re Back

The Data Port was not intended to be a monthly, but that seems to be what it’s turned into. Stuff has intervened--- some of it important and sad (the death of a dear friend) and some of it a series of those little disturbances of man that madden, distract, and depress.

Two important projects have been pleasant. I’m working in the Rogue Theatre’s production of “The Cherry Orchard,” which has just gone into rehearsal, and Katherine and I are home from a two-thousand-mile-long motorcycle trip.

The ride suggested lots of mechanical tinkering on the hack and the Rogue project looks to be a six-day a week rehearsal schedule, so there are plenty of distractions. But I feel like writing again, and God knows there’s plenty to write about.

----------The Management