Something happened to the blog, and I lost some posts. Sorry about that.
I had linked to the photo going around about the Sentinels guarding the tomb of the unknowns, Phiala corrected me on it, then I had a link to a current photo. But all that seems to have gone away.
Eric gives his reasons for why he voted straight democratic ticket this year. I can't argue with his logic, even if you come at it from the opposite proposition. And yeah, I agree, not all Democrats are sparkling examples of humanity. The thing is, I think they other side would be worse. Now I do think that the Democratic Party should stop allowing idiots to run, but I know how hard it is to get anybody to do anything, let alone trying to get 200+ people to volunteer to get trounced in elections (and that's just at the national level). And yes, I've already considered running for congress myself. Hell, if I was still a councilman and not rebooting by career, I might have this year after Steve LaTourette announced his retirement (full disclosure, I've voted for Steve in every election since I moved to Orwell). But that wasn't meant to be.
"This, at least, is what we hear every time it appears that the right's historical racist element is bubbling back up to the surface of American conservatism thanks to the race-baiting dog-whistle campaigns being conducted by mainstream Republicans…" Yes, I'm sure it's all those evil liberal's doing (let us not talk about just what a "Southern Strategy" really means). Because, after all, conservatives aren't extremists. It's called "projection" and your doctor can help you with that. Although there's some light left in the Republican PArty. Too bad they're busy snuffing it out like Scrooge snuffed out the Ghost of Christmas Past. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
"Let's all embrace the future. Stop pretending we care about each other. And start hoarding canned goods." The Whedon On Romney endorsement video all the kids are a twitter about. Hahahahahaha.
"When Duniho applied a mathematical model to actual voting results in the largest voting precincts, he saw that only the large precincts suddenly trended towards Mitt Romny… Since sifting through and decoding massive amounts of data was his work for decades on behalf of the National Security Agency, he wanted to understand why this was ONLY happening in large precincts." I'm sure it's just all an unfounded conspiracy theory that Republicans are using electronic voting machines to steal elections. And all those public pronouncements by those involved in making or programming those machines about their particular political leanings and how they'll "deliver" elections for their candidates are just misunderstands and hopeful yearnings. Nothing to see here citizen, move along. (Grokked from Teresa Nielsen Hayden)
Tweet of my heart: @xeni: Don't worry, if it's a legitimate hurricane, you won't be damaged. Just sit back & relax, because this is something God intended to happen.