July 1, 2005

We are all about to be screwed

Internal rumor that Sandra Day O'Conner will retire today. Take that as you will, though I've said before that I thought O'Conner was more likely than Rhenquest.

Update: CNN has letter of resignation.

Second Update: It's official.

Third Update: Sorry, forgot to add: OH SHIT.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 10:23 AM

June 30, 2005

Oh look, a website

Hi there, you might remember me as the guy who used to update his website.

There's been a decline in post frequency as of late, and to be honest I think you should all expect this through the entire month of July. Please don't feel neglected by the lack of responses to your e-mails, either. There are just so many hours in the day, and most of them are devoted to my job.

Hopefully, many of you are already aware through the magic of internet promotion and whatnot that the day job/bold new initiative for progressive youth just launched Social Capital, your one-stop guide to everything happening over the summer in DC. For the three or four Hill interns that actually read this site, seriously, we just planned your entire next two months here. You can thank me by calling my boss and telling him I should be allowed to sleep.

Of course, that's just a lead-in to the big July end-all and be-all of personal time consumption that is the Campus Progress National Student Conference. Campus Progress is a team of five people, plus a handful of (albeit insanely devoted and hard-working) interns. This plucky band has been responsible for the last six months or so for the organizing, transportation, feeding, and sheltering of about 500 college students, all of which culminates in a multi-day extravaganza involving media, messaging, logistics, discussion, and former Presidents. I really don't want to make this another Poor Poor Pitiful Me post, but when I say we've all been pulling 12-hours days, I'm not exaggerating.

I'll try to take some time this weekend to weed through the inbox as well as post an item or two. It appears some of these e-mails are from names vaguely reminscient of members of my family. Perhaps I should read those first.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 11:17 PM

Freedom on the march

Spain just legalized gay marriage, as well as the right for gay couples to adopt and share inheritance rights.

God, the dominoes are just flopping one-by-one, aren't they. It's like the rise of Communism, only instead of millions of people dying, a bunch of right-wing Americans just whine a lot.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 8:32 AM

June 28, 2005

Meanwhile, in a distant land far, far away

Tastes like America with the added kick of freedom!

Posted by August J. Pollak at 11:41 PM

I am so screwed now

Legend of the Green Dragon is a complete, enhanced web-based adaptation of LORD. There is a very good chance that every single aspect of my personal problems stem from over-involvement in that game as a child.

And now I can play it online without 2400 baud dialup. Shit.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 9:18 AM

June 27, 2005

Newest comic - "Oh right... that"

Posted by August J. Pollak at 12:20 AM