Thursday, January 12, 2006

Type D Personality

How to RECOGNIZE a D personality type...
They tend to be active, extroverted, and always in a rush.
They speak loudly, interrupt others, and come right to the point in conversation.
They like to take charge of meetings and to set the agenda and make the rules.
They can be aggressive, blunt, and impatient.

How to WORK with a D personality type...
Be clear, specific, and to the point.
Be prepared. Present your requirements, objectives, and support material without wasting their time.
Involve them in developing a solution. Let them decide how to accomplish it and give them the freedom to do it by themselves.
Clarify the limits of their authority and available resources.
Don't back down when they attack. Take issue with the facts without confronting the person directly.

What NOT to do around a D personality type...
Chitchat. Try to develop a relationship. Approach them casually.
Waste their time.
Tell them what to do and expect them to do it.
Expect them to pick up on your feelings or unspoken agenda.

Are you a Type D?

Science Blogs

When I'm not bashing Bush or conservatives or making progressive rants, I like to read science blogs. I've added a link to website that hosts a huge series of individual science blogs. Enjoy my science friends.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Vote NO! - John Sweeney for Congress

John Sweeney is up for re-election to congress next November. This is a man who has followed Tom Delay's lead in lockstep since Delay became majority leader. Yes, the North Country normally heavily supports Republicans, but is this the kind of person you want representing you?

Rep. John Sweeney has taken $4,915 from Tom Delay's ARMPAC and has voted 92% of the time with Tom Delay.

Rep. John Sweeney voted in favor of a rule that would have allowed Tom Delay to remain in a congressional leadership position even though he was indicted for a crime. Sweeney later changed his vote when he realized the new rule was not going to pass.

Rep. John Sweeney has been opposed to having a congressional ethics committee that actually investigates ethical wrong doings.

Rep. John Sweeney took $2000 from indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Does anyone know what John Sweeney stands on the social security issue? Is he in favor of privatization of social security or not? Is John Sweeney afraid to stand up to George Bush on an issue that most of his constituency opposes?

Rep. John Sweeney led the infamous
"Brooks Brothers" riot
that shut down the recounting of the 2000 Presidential vote recount in Miami.

On Nov. 22, 2000, after learning that the Miami canvassing board was starting an examination of 10,750 disputed ballots that had previously not been counted, Rep. John Sweeney, a New York Republican, called on Republican troops to “shut it down.”

What does Rep. Sweeney have against recounting votes in a disputed presidential election? Is this why President Bush refers to Mr. Sweeney as "Congressman Kick-Ass"?

Is this the kind of person we want representing us in Congress? I don't care if you are Republican or Democrat, we in the North Country should expect more from our representative in congress.