I just found out that our three local states or governing entities (you’re not a state, DC!) have websites where you can find out where sex offenders live and what their crime(s) were. There are 6 who live near me and all of them are violent. Awesome.
Lee Fisher is currently the Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, and it’s widely expected that he’s running for Senate in Ohio for Voinovich’s open seat in 2010. What’s worse is that Fisher is from my home town of Shaker Heights. How embarrassing.
I didn’t realize that WSJ has a good photo journal section. I’d encourage you to check it out. Recently, they did a little bit about the firefighter’s pension fund of Springfield, MO, where I once lived for a couple months.
Above, a man walked in downtown Springfield. (Catalin Abagiu for The Wall Street Journal)
My photos from last night’s Congressional Baseball Game are online. Check them out here.
The Alexandria sky outside my apartment (photo taken by me)
The Republicans lost, 15-10. It was a close game until Rep. Barton made the disastrous decision to put retiring Rep. Putnam on the mound. His first pitch hit the backstop.
From Roll Call:
With the game tied at 6, Republican manager Rep. Joe Barton (Texas) replaced Shimkus on the mound with Rep. Adam Putnam (Fla.) in the bottom of the third.
That’s when all hell broke loose for the Republicans.
The Sunshine State lawmaker proceeded to give up five walks, two base hits, a wild pitch, nine runs and, ultimately, the Democrats’ first win in nearly a decade. Graves ended the inning with a dazzling catch in center field after Shimkus had returned to the mound to relieve his reliever.
Yeah, well the Democrats had to win at least one game in 9 years, I guess. Fun was had by all.