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Wed, Nov. 5th, 2008, 04:26 pm

I'm finally going to get to go to New York City!(sans rope.)
I don't think anyone else on my f-list is there, but I'll be there this weekend...

Tue, Nov. 4th, 2008, 10:14 pm
I'm still not uncrossing my fingers

All the news outlets have called it. I'm still trying not to get too excited-memories of Florida...

Fri, Oct. 31st, 2008, 09:25 pm
Nothing to do but post and eat candy

It's old (from September,) but my new favorite official reason (excuse?) for crossing party lines comes from Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, endorsing John McCain. Why? Referring to Obama - "I feel like he is an elitist."

Fri, Oct. 31st, 2008, 09:05 pm
Political Douchebaggery

Someone nabbed our "No on Proposition 8" lawn sign. Luckily, we have a backup in the garage window. FYI for non-Californians, Prop 8 is the proposition that outlaws gay marriage.

*EDIT* Just a clarification, lest you think it were Halloween shenanigans, rather than political douchebaggery, it was missing when the kid got home from school today, around 15:30

Fri, Oct. 31st, 2008, 08:37 pm
Quick n Dirty Halloween tracks

Here's what I'm listening to while passing out the treats:
Bauhaus - Gotham
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Iron Maiden - A Real Dead One
Iron Maiden - Best of the Beast CD1
Iron Maiden - Best of the Beast CD2
Iron Maiden - Brave New World
Iron Maiden - Dance of Death
Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden (Bonus Disk)
Iron Maiden - Killers
Iron Maiden - Killers (Bonus Disc)
Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind (bonus disk)
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
Morphine - Cure For Pain
Morphine - Good
Morphine - Like Swimming
Morphine - Yes
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Live Seeds
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call
Oingo Boingo - Best O' Boingo
Oingo Boingo - Nothing to Fear
Ozzy Osbourne - Speak of the Devil
Renaldo and the Loaf - Title In Limbo
Residents - Commercial Album
Residents - Duck Stab - Buster and Glen
Residents - Eskimo
Residents - Fingerprince
Residents - God In Three Persons
Residents - Meet the Residents
Residents - Petting Zoo
Residents - Third Reich and Roll
Residents - Wormwood-Curious Stories from the Bible
Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel - Nail
Various Artists - Eyesore - A Stab at the Residents

Tue, Oct. 28th, 2008, 06:51 pm
Tip o the cheers, wag of the jeers

Here's some things that bug me, from the left and to the right.
To the right:
Actually I should say the religious right. I just read Victoria Jacksons delightful piece (here's her website:http://www.victoriajackson.com/ scroll down a bit.) where she says: "I don't want a political label, but Obama bears traits that resemble the anti- Christ and I'm scared to death that un- educated people will ignorantly vote him into office."
Ok, let's just ignore the insanity of this statement, as hard as it might be. It bugs me, but I learned to blow off this type of Christian growing up in rural Louisiana. What actually bugs me is the amount of self-importance and hubris of anyone talking about the end times being right around the corner. For some reason, every generation seems to think that things are *so* *bad* right now that surely, Jesus is puttin' on his savin' clothes to save us (them,) because surely, it's never been this bad.
That, and if he were the anti-christ, it seems like you should vote for him, cause Jesus can't come back until the Anti-Christ gets here(__---===* The More You Know)

From the left:
People who talk about moving to Canada if McCain wins. You know what? Democracy means that sometimes you don't get your fucking way. I don't want McCain to win, but I'm not going to ditch if he does. I'll just try harder next round. One thing that worries me is that whoever wins, the other side is going to start up the lawyers. There are some issues with voter fraud, we deal with them as best we can. When the starter in my car went bad, I didn't burn it down or ditch it, I got a book, hit the web, and figured out how to fix it. And it was hard. A government is bigger and harder(*snork*). You know what? It might take longer than a lifetime to fix it, we might not get the instant gratification. I think that's what happened to the boomers, they wanted instant results, didn't get them, and decided that it wasn't worth it, might as well go make the money by any means necessary.

As an end piece, I'll give it to a Republican (most often the "other side" to me,) for doing the right thing for democracy:
"He just blew Florida for John McCain," a Florida Republican says of the decision made by Charlie Crist, a fellow Republican.
Here's to you, Charlie Crist

Thu, Oct. 9th, 2008, 10:19 pm
God as my witness, this is not a joke.

Trying to head off a potentially embarrassing state ethics report on GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, campaign officials released their own report Thursday that clears her of any wrongdoing.
-Matt Apuzzo Associated Press Writer
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=5990499

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