Wisconsin State Journal Ron Kind endorsement

I wonder who I will sit next to on my flight from SFO to Raleigh tonight? It probably won’t be Congressman Kind again. Here’s the Wisconsin State Journal‘s endorsement of Ron Kind and I think they nail it. Congressman Kind, who cut his teeth working for Senator William Proxmire (famous for the Golden Fleece Award). He’s a centrist who sees he has a duty to serve. He’s my kind of American. Here’s the endorsement.

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3rd Congressional District

  Kind is a centrist who has stood up to his Democratic Party when it has lost its way. He’s insisted that partisan posturing not shut down the government. He’s fought giveaway subsidies to corporate agriculture companies. Kind’s opponent, Tony Kurtz, lacks the know-how that this western Wisconsin district deserves.  

via Our endorsements for Congress: Mark Harris, Paul Ryan, Ron Kind, Mark Pocan : Wsj.

Congressional Air – Part 2

This is a blog post I made a little over two years ago, when I sat next to Ron Kind, a Democratic Congressman on his way home to Wisconsin from Washington, DC. Read it and tell me if I saw it coming. This is the second of two parts. Click here for the full article

Congressional Air – Escape from Ronald Reagan National (DCA)

Ever sit next to a congressman? I did flying out of the congressional nest that is Reagan National. Click here for the full article

Who took the pans from my bag? Vote today on the usual suspects.

I’m a simple man. I value simple things. Two fried eggs, prepared in butter, a slab of cheddar, dry toast or bread, and a cup of coffee with cream are heaven’s manna.

A fine steel pan is an integral part of this meal from heaven. I worked through much of my undergrad life as a short order cook. I thrived on the grease burning precision only achieved with hot steel over an open flame.

E.Dehillerin has become a point of pilgrimage for me. When in Paris, I plan my trip around when and how I can get there to pick up some pans.

Last week, I flew from Paris (CDG) through Chicago (ORD) to San Francisco (SFO).  The flight out of Paris (AAL 41) was late and I was handed another ticket with a later flight into SFO when I checked in at CDG. I got lucky and got upgraded with a systemwide upgrade. For whatever reason, business class was fairly empty.

We left late from Paris but made up much time. I was the first one off the plane and was greeted with a new ticket for the original flight I had been on. I was thrilled because I didn’t feel like hanging out in Chicago waiting for the later flight. I zipped through . . . Click here for the full article

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