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The Ordinary American Shuts Down

This will be my last post on this blog. Since I'm now an expectant father, I've concentrated on my fatherhood blog, which doesn't leave much time or energy for this one. I hope to develop some degree of readership over at this new blog, beyond the sporadic and accidental visits to this blog. Perhaps someday I'll return to a format like this, but if you'd like to keep reading my work, head on over to Paternal Prose (http://www.paternalprose.com).

Impeachment

I hear and see a lot more these days about the prospect of impeaching George W. Bush. At first, it just seemed like a concept that a few nuts on the far left were pushing. I decided to take a closer look at the impeachment process. Article II, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution states the following: "The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors." I don't think the President has committed treason or bribery. He may, however, be guilty of "high crimes and misdemeanors", mainly because those terms leave much room for interpretation. This interpretation is left to the House of Representatives, and the Senate 1 . Of course, a Republican's and a Democrat's interpretation of a high crime or misdemeanor may vary. There are accusations that the president lied and fabricated intelligence to justify the cause f

New Year's Non-Resolutions

I think New Year's resolutions are mostly a joke, and have become a way for businesses to make money off of people's admirable, yet destined for failure, attempts to make positive life changes. With that in mind, I present to you my list of "Things I'd Like to See Happen for 2007 That May or May Not Come to Fruition": Have a child. This goal is already 75% complete. Due in April! Reacquaint myself with Buddhism, and begin meditating daily again. Start taking the dog on daily hour-long walks. Be able to squat 300 lbs. and bench press 200 lbs. by June 1st. Double retirement savings by year's end. Happy New Year to everyone!