Hats off to the Boston Red Sox on a phenomenal win over the Yankees and a great end to the ALCS.
The days grow shorther and colder. The leaves display their autumn brilliance, wither, and fall. Moods shift. People die.
I don’t really care for Octobers.
I’m tired of hearing about weddings. So-and-so’s engaged, so-and-so’s having this part, that party, this kind of event, they’re happy, they’re sad, it’s a small wedding, it’s a big wedding. I’m glad everyone is oh-so-happily getting married, but I just don’t need to hear about it anymore. Please, if you’re going to tell me about another person getting married or have something to say about one more wedding, stop dialing, typing the e-mail. Save the energy.
For the sake of myself and everyone else, I’m just going to elope when my time comes.
I received my Renter’s Insurance Policy in the mail, and in reading the caveats and exceptions I found myself wondering exactly what the point was. After all, I’m not covered for losses arising in the event of floods, including mudslides caused by heavy rain, earthquakes, including aftershocks and any fires caused by earthquakes, riots, acts of terrorism or war, or space aliens zapping my house with their mega death ray.
But they will be more than happy to offer me supplemental insurance, at an additional cost.
with the election coming down to the wire, it looks as though it’s a good time to commence with a roundup of the latest dirty gop tricks.
The Swift Boat Veterans for [Lies] knew all along their story was bunk, but went ahead with it anyway. The real kicker, of course, is that the waters have been so muddied on this topic that to bring it up again is likely to cause more damage than it’s worth.
The RNC is threatening legal action against the group Rock the Vote, a group that hopes to improve voter turnout among younger voters, for raising the issue of a potential draft and calling for an election-timed debate. Good to know the RNC still supports freedom of speech.
In Tennessee, we have a flyer incident suspicioulsy similar to other incidents in the past, where Karl Rove planned an attack campaign on his own candidate in order to generate sympathy. And there was another instance at the RNC level.
Throw in the resignation of Jim Tobin, the chair of the Bush Cheney New England campaign for his involvement in an illegal phone bank scheme to block Democrats’ Get-Out-the-Vote drives in 2002, along with his deep connections to the head of the Republicans Senate election coordination team, and you have to wonder.
One shouldn’t forget that Sinclair, which owns radio stations in many key swing states, wants to pre-empt regular programming in the week before the election to broadcast Swift Boat propaganda.
Oh, and there were also the relocated Republicans, who resigned from the Bush campaign in South Dakota for some “questionable ballots” (i.e. voter fraud), that now are leading the vote effort for Bush in Ohio.
Tonight, as I was driving over the bridge to the grocery store, I saw a small crowd assembled around some candles. It hit me a moment later, that it was about this time last year when the body of a young lady was found in the early AM hours on the railroad tracks. Every day for a year, there has been a small memorial set up in her honor, which I have past on my way in and out of hte neighborhood. Though I’m unfamiliar with her story, I can’t help but feel touched in some way by her life. My heart goes out to her family and friends as they move forward with the grieving process.
Columbus Day is a funny holiday in current American culture. Once upon a time it was a holiday where Americans celebrated the discovery of the North American continent and the arrival of the Europeans, in a way different from the meaning conferred upon Thanksgiving. Never quite a full-fledged holiday like Memorial Day, Labor Day, Independence Day or the winter holidays of Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year’s and President’s Day, it was closely associated with the ethno-centrism that has fallen from grace as a worldview. As a result, today’s Columbus Day has an almost negative conotation, being affiliated primarily with an “invasion” of the continent and by what today’s standards would likely be called the genocide of the Native American population.
There are two topics that have been percolating for a few days, of which I’m planning to write about. From my window, hough, I have a great view of the outside world, and it looks as though it’s more fun than sitting at the computer.
Checking my e-mail from work, I’ve had a bad week. The worst part? I wasn’t actually there.