I'm going to take a long holiday weekend off, from blogging here at RSR, at least. There's a lot of outreach to do to put out the word on Larry LaRocco's upcoming live blogs, which start next Tuesday (May 29) at 8 p.m. Mountain at IdaBlue (where he'll take questions about Iraq and veterans' issues) and continue June 1 at noon at New West and June 5 at noon at Daily Kos. Please note those times and dates and plan to join us. Larry Craig is AWOL, and the more buzz we can build for Larry LaRocco's Senate bid in these early months, the better. Contributions are welcome, too. If LaRocco can outraise Craig this quarter - and do it with lots of small donations - it's going to make people take notice.
Tell me what you plan to do this weekend. I'm going to ride my bike, pull some weeds, paint a fence, go to church, see some movies, eat some ice cream, drink some beer, maybe take a paddle on Quinn's Pond. (The last two items will not be in that order, I promise.) I'm starting to hanker for a road trip, but I have one coming up next weekend, so I'll stay put for now.
Of course, we all need to pause this weekend to remember the people who've given their lives for our country. Here's a list of Memorial Day Weekend activities planned in the Treasure Valley, as well as the latest information on the 3,430+ Americans who have died in Iraq.