Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Capitalist Tools Make Championship -- Part I

Rob Bluey of the Capitalist Tools swings at the ball for a triple during an Aug. 28 game against the National Democratic Institute. The Tools, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, beat NDI 17-9, allowing them to go to the think tank softball championship next week.


Capitalist Tools Make Championship -- Part II

Derek Hunter of the Capitalist Tools scrambles for the ball with teammates Brian Phillips and Brian Darling during an Aug. 28 game against the National Democratic Institute. The Tools, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, beat NDI 17-9, allowing them to go to the think tank softball championship next week.

Capitalist Tools Make Championship -- Part III

Alex Adrianson of the Capitalist Tools waits to bat during an Aug. 28 game against the National Democratic Institute. The Tools, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, beat NDI 17-9, allowing them to go to the think tank softball championship next week.

Capitalist Tools Make Championship -- Part IV

Chris Tucker of the Capitalist Tools makes a swing during an Aug. 28 game against the National Democratic Institute. The Tools, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, beat NDI 17-9, allowing them to go to the think tank softball championship next week.

Capitalist Tools Make Championship -- Part V

Brian Phillips (left) of the Capitalist Tools congratulates teammate Heath Hall for making a home run during an Aug. 28 game against the National Democratic Institute. The Tools, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, beat NDI 17-9, allowing them to go to the think tank softball championship next week.

Capitalist Tools Make Championship -- Part VI

Alec Aramanda of the Capitalist Tools swings for the ball during an Aug. 28 game against the National Democratic Institute. The Tools, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, beat NDI 17-9, allowing them to go to the think tank softball championship next week.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Sliders Beat CAP To End Season -- Part I

Jedediah Link (right) and Christie Grennes (background) congratulate Supply Sliders pitcher Kara Kangas after she finished her third consecutive no-hit inning. Kangas' pitching (and her teammates' fielding) helped the Sliders beat the Center for American Progress 11-5 on Aug. 15. The Sliders, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, ended the season with a 10-4 record.

Sliders Beat CAP To End Season -- Part II

Aaron Thompson of the Supply Sliders bolts for second base after teammate Diem Nguyen makes a hit during an Aug. 15 game against the Center for American Progress. The Sliders, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, beat CAP 11-5, ending the season with a 10-4 record.

Sliders Beat CAP To End Season -- Part III

Kibreab Berhe of the Supply Sliders watches his hit during an Aug. 15 game against the Center for American Progress. The Sliders, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, beat CAP 11-5, ending the season with a 10-4 record.

Sliders Beat CAP To End Season -- Part IV

Aaron Thompson of the Supply Sliders runs to second base during an Aug. 15 game against the Center for American Progress. The Sliders, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, beat CAP 11-5, ending the season with a 10-4 record.

Sliders Beat CAP To End Season -- Part V

Jedediah Link of the Supply Sliders warms up before an Aug. 15 game against the Center for American Progress. The Sliders, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, beat CAP 11-5, ending the season with a 10-4 record.

Sliders Beat CAP To End Season -- Part VI

Diem Nguyen of the Supply Sliders watches her hit during an Aug. 15 game against the Center for American Progress. The Sliders, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, beat CAP 11-5, ending the season with a 10-4 record.

Sliders Beat CAP To End Season -- Part VII

Supply Sliders coach Adam Salmon throws to first base during an Aug. 15 game against the Center for American Progress. The Sliders, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, beat CAP 11-5, ending the season with a 10-4 record.

Sliders Beat CAP To End Season -- Part VIII

Christie Grennes of the Supply Sliders swings for the ball during an Aug. 15 game against the Center for American Progress. The Sliders, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, beat CAP 11-5, ending the season with a 10-4 record.

Sliders Beat CAP To End Season -- Part IX

Nat Ward of the Supply Sliders swings for the ball during an Aug. 15 game against the Center for American Progress. The Sliders, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, beat CAP 11-5 to end the season with a 10-4 record.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Victims of Communism Memorial -- Part I

The sun sets on the Victims of Communism Memorial, Washington's newest monument, on Aug. 14. President Bush officially dedicated the memorial in June.

Victims of Communism Memorial -- Part II

The sun sets on the Victims of Communism Memorial, Washington's newest monument, on Aug. 14. President Bush officially dedicated the memorial in June.

Victims of Communism Memorial -- Part III

The sun sets on the Victims of Communism Memorial, Washington's newest monument, on Aug. 14. President Bush officially dedicated the memorial in June.

Victims of Communism Memorial -- Part IV

The sun sets on the Victims of Communism Memorial, Washington's newest monument, on Aug. 14. President Bush officially dedicated the memorial in June.

Victims of Communism Memorial -- Part V

The sun sets on the Victims of Communism Memorial, Washington's newest monument, on Aug. 14. President Bush officially dedicated the memorial in June.

Victims of Communism Memorial -- Part VI

The sun sets on the Victims of Communism Memorial, Washington's newest monument, on Aug. 14. President Bush officially dedicated the memorial in June.

Victims of Communism Memorial -- Part VII

Night falls on the Victims of Communism Memorial, Washington's newest monument, on Aug. 14. President Bush officially dedicated the memorial in June.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Pictures From A Powwow








Just for fun, I went to the National Powwow at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 10. Above are pictures I took during the dance competitions.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Capitalist Tools Nix NDI -- Part I

Members of the Capitalist Tools go "all in" before an Aug. 8 game against the National Democratic Institute. The Tools, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, lost to NDI earlier this season in a controversial game. The Aug. 8 game, however, proved to be more decisive: The Tools won 27-16.

Capitalist Tools Nix NDI -- Part II

Kara Kangas of the Capitalist Tools swings for the ball in an Aug. 8 game against the National Democratic Institute. The Tools, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, beat NDI 27-16.

Capitalist Tools Nix NDI -- Part III

Capitalist Tools first baseman Ernest Istook makes a catch during an Aug. 8 game against the National Democratic Institute. The Tools, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, beat NDI 27-16.

Capitalist Tools Nix NDI -- Part IV

Alec Aramanda of the Capitalist Tools rounds third base during an Aug. 8 game against the National Democratic Institute. The Tools, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, beat NDI 27-16.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Tools Beat Down Bottom Dwellers -- Part I

Izzy Ortega of the Capitalist Tools swings for the ball during an Aug.1 game against the State Department's Foggy Bottom Dwellers. The Tools, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, beat the Bottom Dwellers 18-6.

Tools Beat Down Bottom Dwellers -- Part II

Derek Hunter of the Capitalist Tools throws a pitch during an Aug. 1 game against the State Department's Foggy Bottom Dwellers. The Tools, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, beat the Bottom Dwellers 18-6.

Tools Beat Down Bottom Dwellers -- Part III

Jim Lawruk of the Capitalist Tools attempts to tag out a runner during an Aug. 1 game against the State Department's Foggy Bottom Dwellers. The Tools, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, beat the Bottom Dwellers 18-6.

Tools Beat Down Bottom Dwellers -- Part IV

Chuck Roman of the Capitalist Tools attempts to get control of the ball during an Aug. 1 game against the State Department's Foggy Bottom Dwellers. The Tools, one of two Heritage Foundation softball teams, beat the Bottom Dwellers 18-6.

Tools Beat Down Bottom Dwellers -- Part V

David Flannery of the Capitalist Tools swings for the ball during an Aug. 1 game against the State Department's Foggy Bottom Dwellers. The Tools, one of two Heritage Foundation teams, beat the Bottom Dwellers 18-6.