I was at the same time excited and disappointed in Sarah Palin’s speech last night.  She certainly showed she had the confidence and poise to be a vice-presidential candidate, but I could have done without the attack dog routine.

The normally silent janitor in my building was talking up a storm this morning about Sarah Palin, so my sense is that she’s rallying the base and perhaps getting a second look from conservative democrats in small-town America.

What do you think?  Was this all rhetoric and no substance or is she the real deal? Will the GOP get a bigger bounce from this convention than the Democrats got from theirs?

As a side-note, my wife and I were very amused with shots of Piper Palin licking her hand and smoothing down her baby brother’s hair and her performance on stage after the speech (I think she waved more than her mom). You can’t script those moments.


He’s French-Canadian and that’s not his real voice?  FreeCreditReport.com isn’t really free, but just another “prey on poor people” scam? This changes everything.

Read about it here.

This political post is going to be totally inconsistent with my last post where I pondered whether or not politics was a worthwhile pursuit or not. What can I say? I’m fickle like that.

Congress is approving a massive bailout for homeowners facing foreclosure.

I own a home on a fixed-interest mortgage. I spent a lot of time pouring over my finances making sure we could afford the home we have. I’d even say we live in less home than we can afford because it seemed like a decision that would offer us a little more peace of mind.

If people are being rewarded for making unwise decisions, then I, who chose to live within my means, should get help with my mortgage too. You know, as long as people are getting handouts and all and poor choices don’t have consequences.

Longtime blog reader, first time blogger here. So let me get the obvious questions out of the way:

1. What is your blog about?

Hmm, that’s a good question. I originally wanted this to be a blog about food, but I have so many other opinions on so many other subjects that I changed my mind and decided to make this a blog about my views on culture, food, sports etc.

So basically, this is a blog about me. If you don’t find that very interesting, I would encourage you to go read something more worthwhile.

2. Who are you?

See the About Me section.

3. Why did you call it “That’s butter?” Are you a raw butter-eater or something?

So I’m on this canoe trip with a few friends of mine last week and they start using this phrase “that’s butter” in place of “Cool!” or “Awesome!” or “I really like it a lot!” It just seemed to be a natural fit into a food blog about my corner of the world.

No, I don’t like to eat plain ol’ butter by itself.

Also, a tiny part of me hopes that “that’s butter” actually catches on in American pop culture and I can appear to be a lingo innovator (even though I actually stole this from someone else). I’m sure that soon I’ll make the claim that I came up with this catchy phrase on my own. It worked for Al Gore, right?

So there you have it, folks. My first post. Enjoy my blog responsibly.

Peace out.