Did you come to leave me a message about an article? If so visit User talk:Meelar. Please note I'm not very active on WP anymore though I do pop in now and again.

For your tireless acts of kindness (fastest welcome wagon in the West!), you are the first recipient of the Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar. Enjoy! You are truly the most deserving. Mike H
I, Gaff talk bestow upon you the Random Acts of Kindness
for going the extra mile to be nice, without being asked.
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
Awarded by Patricknoddy 20:53, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
I award you the Public Domain Astronaut, Patricknoddy 21:47, 14 February 2007 (UTC).

About meEdit

I started here in late November 2003, while searching Google for "campaign finance reform". I edited extensively until late 2005 or so, but I currently don't do as much as I used to--still pop in occasionally though. Full disclosure: I am an admin. I'm also semi-active as a member of the Welcoming Committee.

I currently live in San Francisco, California, where I work at a mobile phone company, but my main interests as far as Wikipedia goes are in politics, especially American, and a smattering of history, economics, and general U.S. culture. However, many of my edits are simply for NPOV or writing; I try to help structure, grammar and readability whenever I can. That said, a list of the articles I've made substantial changes to, or started fresh. If an article appears here, you can assume I'm watching it, so feel free to ask me any questions, comment on my editorial decisions, etc.

What I've doneEdit

Contract with America - Welfare reform - Campaign finance reform - Steel tariff - Jean Carnahan - school choice - SVEROK - Joe Hoeffel - Richard Armitage - Concerned Women for America - swing state - Andrew Manatos - 72 Hours: True Crime - College of Cardinals - English - Foil - Omnibus spending bill - George W. Bush - History of slavery in the United States - The Wind Done Gone - United Nations Convention Against Torture - realigning election - List of House Committees - U.S. House Committee on Appropriations - U.S. House Committee on Rules - Southern strategy - Mystic River (movie) - U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means - Editorial - Billy Dee Williams - Terry McAuliffe - slam dunk - The Almanac of American Politics - Kathleen Kennedy Townsend - William Griffith Wilson - The Beastmaster - College Democrats - U.S. presidential nominating convention - Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Deficit Reduction Act - Warren B. Rudman - D.C. Statehood - Political campaign - fandango (movies) - Dorothy Bush - Jack Ryan (Senate candidate) - Barack Obama - Donatello (Ninja Turtle) - Raphael (Ninja Turtle) - Michaelangelo (Ninja Turtle) - Leonardo (Ninja Turtle) - Casper the Friendly Ghost - Don Imus - Center for Strategic and International Studies - Jolyon Wagg - Metro Center - Foggy Bottom - Red Rackham's Treasure - Tenleytown-AU - The Secret of the Unicorn - Death tax - Billy Blanks - Clone High - sedan - Thomas E. Mann - Battle school - The Media Fund - fandango - William G. Gregory - Stephen Kinzer - Kent Hance - National library - Ben Gibbard - Reflecting Pool - reflecting pool - March for Womens' Lives - Ed Derwinski - The Simpsons Hit & Run - Muzz Skillings - Ninja in western fiction - Aiel - Doink the Clown - David Catania - Credibility gap - The History of the Standard Oil Company - Smarties - Richard Riordan - Chicago Blues Festival - Morgan Spurlock - The Black Cat (nightclub) - Phil Gingrey - Rick Crawford - Judy Baar Topinka - Judith Sheindlin - Greek-American - Eric Schlosser - American University - Daily Southtown - Jim Jordan - Mary Beth Cahill - Pat Toomey - Doomtown - Tax bracket - Gumball machine - NARAL Pro-Choice America - Corinne Boggs - Dan Glickman - Count (baseball) - Your mom - John Boone - Car donation - 2004 Democratic National Convention - Media conglomerate - United States Constitution - Pete Coors - Shotgun wedding - voter registration - voter registration drive - Andy Borowitz - 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall - Tom DeLay - Gasoline tax - New Democrat Network - Center for Public Integrity - Nick Clooney - Geoff Davis - Thomas L. Friedman - U.S. House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct - Albert White (U.S. Senator) - Stewart McKinney - Steve Symms - James A. McClure - Spree (candy) - Thomas M. Foglietta - Gun politics in the United States - Dan Miller (U.S. politician) - Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death - form letter - Sean Nelson - John Black (U.S. Senator) - A Tale of Two Sisters - John Kyle - Richard Trumka - Whisper campaign - Peter Barca - Guilty by Suspicion - Compton I. White, Jr. - Gracie Pfost - John Travers Wood - Compton I. White - Larry LaRocco - Connie Dover - Old Style Beer - Marketing in schools - Hansa Teutonica