Monday, December 20, 2004

'Tis the season

The Christmas Crazies devoured my weekend and are threatening the rest of the week. My writing goals are in the toilet. I'm holed below the waterline and sinking fast. Oh well, better luck next year.

Just finished reading (actually re-reading) Emotional Blackmail by Dr. Susan Forward. This book gives some excellent insight into the ways that people use Fear, Obligation, and/or Guilt (FOG) to blind and confuse us and convince us to let them have their way. It also points out the ways that we cooperate with and enable the blackmailers. "It takes 2 to Tango", as they say. Anyone who finds themselves giving in to friends, family, or even strangers because of FOG would benefit from this book.

This headline on the AP wire a little after 5pm Eastern:

Iraq PM: Rebels Want to Cause Civil War

Ain't no flies on this guy! Look, dumbass, if they're "rebels", you already GOT a civil war! It looks to me like there are organized Iraqi forces fighting with forces of the government that the U.S. backs. Looks an awful lot like civil war to me!

How about this? Vioxx, Celebrex, now naproxen. If the disease doesn't kill you, the medicine might! Who's minding the store up there at the FDA?

Enough! Craziness begone! I banish thee!

Hey! Wait! Where did everything go...

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