Friday, February 29, 2008

America's Prison Population

Check out this eye-opening article about America's prison population. More that 1% of all adults in the US are in prison. America is the world's incarceration champ - both in sheer numbers of prisoners and percent of population behind bars. Spending on corrections has quadrupled to $49 billion over the last 20 years even though crime and recidivism rates are basically unchanged in that time period. Most dramatically, four states (Vermont, Michigan, Oregon and Connecticut) spend more on corrections than on education. What twisted priorities!

I believe we need to repeal mandatory sentencing laws like “Three Strikes”, invest in education and community programs, and support organizations like Fresh Lifelines for Youth that help at risk youth make better decisions and become upstanding members of the community.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Dani and Dineo's Fun and Games

Watch Dineo and Dani play and Dani hurt her "puwet".
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Dineo has bottom teeth now so she can chomp on a mango!
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Monday, February 18, 2008

Dani is 21 months old!

Dani Girl has been sick lately but she managed to pose for today's picture!
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Friday, February 15, 2008

Dani Counting

Watch Dani count in English, Tagalog, and Spanish.
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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Yes We Can, No You Can't

Hopefully you've seen this inspirational video for Obama. Check out the very funny parody at McCain's expense below:

Hey Daddy! Can we be your Valentine?


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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Michelle's Birthday Weekend

We celebrated Michelle's birthday by spending the weekend in San Francisco. We had dinner Saturday night with friends at Ana Mandara. Click here for more photos.
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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Michelle's 30th Birthday

Michelle turned 30 today and we celebrated with the family by having lunch at Arikato in Mountain View.

Dineo and Dani wish their mommy a Happy Birthday.

We'll have to figure out how to tell Dani she only gets to blow the candles out on her birthday!
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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Dani's Serenade for Dineo

Watch to see whether Dineo survives Dani's serenade...