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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Friday, January 14, 2005

Thanks for the therapies…

Well y’all, it’s been a fun first week. I don’t know if anyone’s been reading this, but it’s been great for me to get these things off my chest. And now it’s time for a sabbatical. I’ll be off the air for the weekend, gonna go commune with nature. No phone, no lights, no motorcars, not a single luxury. No electricity or internet either, so I’ll bring pen and paper, though I probably won’t do any writing. But I will be pondering The Big Questions. Such as: if Bush’s plan of “preventing terrorist attacks before they happen” doesn’t work, how can we prevent them after they happen? That’ll be a neat trick, eh? If I can find a way to do that, I’ll be a hero. Maybe even get one of those Medals of Freedom they pass out to loyal minions. Or not.

I’ll also be musing on contemporary contradictions. Oxymorons like “compassionate conservatives” and “inaugural rock concert featuring Hillary Duff”.

Sorry, no Kid Rock at the inauguration. He is a Republican, but then so are many minorities, and you don’t see a lot of them being invited, do you? Apparently he wasn’t a large enough contributor for them to put aside their morals to make sure he got a spot in the festivities.

Even the theme of Bush’s inaugural address is scary. “Liberty is powerful, and freedom is peace.” Surely I can’t be the only one that sees shadow’s of George Orwell’s “War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength” mantra from 1984. (“Of course not”, you say, “and don’t call me Shirley!”)

And why can’t I find one of those federally mandated magnetic car ribbon things that says “I support the troops, but not the war?”

Stay tuned. I’ll be back next week, hopefully with a fresh perspective and something clever to say. Or not.

1 Comments:

  • Glad to see you survived your first week in the wilderness.... ;0)

    By Blogger Jack, at 10:26 PM  

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