Obamania is fight!

Just in case anybody was afraid Obamania hadn’t gone far enough yet, in step the Japanese to ensure that the limits of silliness have yet to be reached.

Obama – swordsman and gunfighter. Seriously, this comes with a lightsaber.

Is it sad that I’d probably want one of these if I saw it? Of course not.

Obamania is for fight.

Timing the posting of Executive Orders…

whitehouse.gov, on Jan. 21

President Obama issued several executive orders earlier today laying out new ethics guidelines for the members of his administration (you can read CNN.com’s pathetic coverage of the announcement – all two sentences of it; MSNBC has slightly better story). I heard the President announcing the orders on Minnesota Public Radio as I was driving home for lunch at around 12:30 p.m.; three and a half hours later, the text of the executive orders has yet to be posted to the appropriate section of whitehouse.gov.

I’m curious to see what the lag time will be between announcement and posts to the White House site. As immediate as the transition was from whitehouse.gov v.Bush to v.Obama on Tuesday, and as on top of the Web as Obama’s team has been since the start of the campaign, I expected the delay to be shorter. I’ll be watching tonight to see what time those documents hit the White House site.

EDIT 7:14 p.m. Central – they’re posted.
Presidential Records
Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel

Kansas State 44, Texas A&M 30

I wonder what “President Wefald” from the video below at aggiereport.com will have to say now that Kansas State has beaten Texas A&M in College Station by a score of 44-30… Looks like those Murderball classes paid off for the Wildcats, after all.

In all, a nice win which keeps K-State’s middling hopes of a decent bowl game afloat for another week. But its secondary coughed up another 419 yard passing this afternoon – that’s almost 1,000 yards passing given up by the Wildcats in the last two weeks alone, and they still have to play Kansas and Missouri. Ouch.

Bringing this site back from the dead


This site has been ignored for far too long; I keep having things I want to post here, and I end up not posting them because I never post here – so I’m stuck in this self-fulfilling cycle of not posting. I’ll try once again to break that cycle – but I almost unconditionally guarantee failure. But this’ll be fun until I decide to let it slide again.

You’ll notice first of all that this site is officially andybartlett.com again; the .net address still works, as I own both domains, but the primary home will be dot com. Yay.