I've been talking myself into starting this for years. "Down The Toobz" is where the United States is going under the leadership of the modern day Republican Party. It's also a reference to Senator Stevens' (AK) description of "the Internets" as a "series of tubes." I know - pretty weak, but I could spend hours thinking of a name for something that in the scheme of things doesn't really matter a whole lot. If you're here, it's not because I came up with some incredibly sexy blog name.