Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Linkee-poo contemplates the snowpocalypse

Forecast for tomorrow, via WYSU, "A fair amount of snow." The final is tomorrow. And I need to get studying.

A few years ago I did a post describing an epiphany about editing. That was the realiziation that not only did I need to edit the words I was using, but I also needed to edit the story. I don't think I described it very well (although I grok it, I think). However, Benjamin Tate does a better job of describing what I meant. Yeah, scene economy. Add in a little of scene timing and order and you have what I was getting at.

Random Michelle shares excellent comparison. Yay cookies! And for the "Do you know someone who visits terrorist-related websites?" Why, yes. Yes I do. Most of them work at Ft. Meade.

Well, that didn't take long. I'm sure if we don't call them earmarks those people who elected us on our platform of ending earmarks won't really notice. Ah, that principled conservatism.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let's see if they grow a backbone and stick to the ban, or if we have to throw their sorry asses out too.

Anonymous Cassie

Steve Buchheit said...

Cassie, I think it's clear by what's happening that the conservatives, including Tea Party favorites Bachmann and King, have no intention of giving up earmarks. They'll just rebrand them as something else and hope you don't notice.

And just as a reminder, earmarks exploded after the 94 Republican Revolution (and guess which side of the aisle usually has both the largest earmark and the most earmarks per representative).

And I think I've mentioned my own community has an earmark (at least when when checked last it was still there) through our representative, Latourette (R Ohio).