Monday, February 28, 2011

Tea and Hypocrisy

The Tea Party is all about individual liberty. They want to keep the federal government out of our lives as much as possible.

Unless, apparently, they agree with the federal government's position, in which case come on in! Virginia Tea Party senatorial candidate Jamie Radtke feels very strongly that the federal government ought to decide who marries whom. She believes this most intimate of decisions is best left to Washington bureaucrats rather than the states or - maybe? - the people themselves.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

(Very Short) Road Trips - Bryan Park

Earlier this week, we got a dogmobile, a 2008 Scion Xb. It looks like a white shoebox on wheels. But both dogs fit, and so do I.

We used the Scion to make two family trips to Bryan Park this weekend. What a great park! I had no idea. It very much reminded me of Prospect Park. Twisting wooded paths with plenty to smell. Big open fields full of soccer games. A Frisbee golf course dense with hipsters. And almost every other dog we saw was properly on leash.

What with the new house in December and Sophie's arrival in January, Jackson hadn't gotten much car time lately. He needed some new places and smells. All better now. Sophie gets anxious around dogs she doesn't know, and we need to build up her endurance, but she had a good time too. We'll all be back for lots more.