Work slowed down dramatically, meaning no more relentless evening work.
That gave me time to see two Middle School soccer games. My youngest daughter scored two goals in two games, but they team lost 2-1 and then 3-2. She could perhaps have scored a couple more, but she was very happy with the efforts.
My oldest daughter turned 17, so I reminded her that meant she could see R rated movies without being questioned. She's been the object of some bullying in a classic "mean girls" fashion by a gang of girls. The circle is closing on them with the help of her true friends, us, and now a teacher. There are multiple ways to deal with bullies, but it always involves calling them on it and making it clear that they'll pay for it if they continue. One thing that never works is expecting bullies to care about the damage to do and expect them to change.
This immediately reminds me of the most important political news of the week:
While the GOP dramatically demonstrated that Rush Limbaugh is bigger than the GOP itself by failing to stand up for Sandra Fluke and women in general, some 40+ advertisers and many many Americans stood up to him and the
Of course, there was some good news on the economy.
Obama needs to get on with approving the Keystone pipeline. He should have done it right at the beginning of the year rather than just hand it to GOP as an election year issue. The Obama adminstration already agreed to fund some related pipeline work, so the Keystone pipeline is going to happen. The delay is clearly political, but I am not sure what their angle is. (Of course, I am not a professional politician, so what do I know). No, I don't think it will really help gas and energy prices in the US, but better our easy access than someone elses. Plus, it is governmen spending that will generate jobs in the US - something the GOP also believes and which no one has yet to point of as a bit GOP hypocrisy (they usually say ANY government spending is a drag on the economy - even infrastructure).