Thursday, November 04, 2004

Ghosts in the Snow by Tamara Siler Jones.

Buy this book! Don't just borrow a friend's copy, get your own. This is a book that you will want to come back again and again. It is delightfully wicked, and the delight that she took in writing it shines through clearly. I look for great things to come in the field of "Forensic Fantasy" that she just invented. Way cool!

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

"Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world."--W.B. Yeats, The Second Coming.

It's on! The Great American F***-Up of 2004 has officially started. The unreasoning bray of mindless sycophants reeks upon the morning air. Lawyers snort and paw restlessly in the starting gate, awaiting the bell. What hath God wrought? Why do the heathen rage? WTF is going on here?

Remember, it's your privilege and, indeed, your duty as an American citizen to help choose which blithering idiot will screw us for the next four years. If you don't vote, don't whine.

And, as always, vote early and vote often!

God help us.

Monday, November 01, 2004

shut up! Shut Up! SHUT UP!!!!!!!

Good God, I'll be glad when this election is over! A former History Professor at the local college once said (referring to the time when David Dukes was running for governor of Louisiana): "It's a choice between the evil of two lessers." I think that pretty well sums it up. What ever happened to the idea of having "None of the above" as a choice on the ballot?

If Florida made us the laughing-stock of the world in 2000, what is this debacle going to do? Whoever "wins" will pretty much end his political career, and pull the United States down with him. Florida's already so screwed that they may never get within 15% of a correct count. 15,000 absentee ballots missing? Jesus, these goomers couldn't find their asses with both hands and a map.

This just in: the cemetary vote becomes a player. A few years back, I was reading a Mike Royko column about the political situation in Chicago during the Bad Old Days. The reporters used to say that whoever carried the graveyards would win the election. Deja vu.

In somewhat better news, the new issue of Vision is up, including an article by yours truly. I'veonly gotten about halfway through the issue so far, but there's some great stuff there, as usual.

Back to the salt mines. I've been working on a couple of articles that have been hanging fire for a while now, and I have my eye on that novel. I hope to get back into that by the end of the week.

"I'm creeping back to life, my nervous system all awry. I'm wearing the inside out." -- Pink Floyd, Division Bell.