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The Indefinite Article.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

The real state of our union

Hi everybody. First off, everyone's kids are just adorable. Sorry I missed the New Year's party at Adolph & Amber's. The Rabb Glen Lounge was full of people doing their best to make the living room smell like balls. Tomas came in from Pennsylvania, Dave & Ross from San Diego. I was just there in a supervisory capacity, but it was great to see everyone for the holidays. Dave's back in Austin interviewing for a few environment design positions and one for a concept artist at Midway. Colin, you're skills are as badass as ever. (I spent a couple hours drooling over your sketches on flickr.)

I'm taking one class (personal computing--which is just a Windows training class) in an attempt to turn a 24-month program into an 18-month program. If I'm accepted, I'll start in August in Houston.

On to pressing matters:

If anyone hasn't seen the exchange between Alberto Gonzales and Arlen Specter (R) Pennsylvania, take a minute. In fact, make sure you're sitting down with a glass of water nearby. This is frankly, the most frightening thing I've ever heard a high-ranking public official say on record.


This seems to be in response to the Military commissions act of 2006--passed last October by a largely silent Congress and signed into law shortly thereafter--presumably because if someone poses a threat to the government, they should not be given the right to know why they are incarcerated--because they're freakin' terrorists! They KNOW why they're in jail. If they weren't a terrorist threat, they wouldn't be in jail in the first place whining about "my rights this," and "my rights that...". A little late, however, our senators from both sides of the isle seem to have awakened from their septuagenarian naps.

See you all soon.


  • hey ryan it is great to hear from you!

    By Blogger pablo, at 4:08 PM  

  • Hi Ryan, that is very scary. I feel like we are living in a throwback to Medieval Times. Is the Bush Inquisition going to come knocking on our doors next? Oh, that's right, they already did!

    By Blogger Amber Freda's, at 4:39 PM  

  • Doesn't it seem like this administration puts the worst people in the most sensitive positions? Appointing Gonzales to the top law enforcement official in the land is like making John Wayne Gacy a preschool teacher. Same with Bolton & the UN.

    By Blogger Ryan, at 5:02 PM  

  • i didn't get to watch it
    i was reading Ferdinand to my son
    and bathing my little girl
    but it is nice to hear from you
    can't wait to see you!

    By Blogger CarolinaDivina, at 9:47 PM  

  • Goodness Mr. Ryan, it is good to see letter forms arranged with your name attached to them.
    It makes me feel, in a kind of digital way, all warm and pixely, like I am back in touch with an old friend.
    But we all know that that is not the case, that this is all some strange plot......their watching....I can hear them.......

    By Blogger colin, at 4:40 PM  

  • Wow Ryan. It is really great to hear from you! THat you tube piece was un well disturbing...is that the right word?
    I find it staggering how far down this country has gone. Remember when we would travel to foreign countries when we were in school and you would tell people that you were from Texas and they would be awestricken in a good way?
    Yeah...It's different now huh?

    By Blogger JP, at 2:05 PM  

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