Saturday, November 06, 2004

Like painting a house with a nail polish brush.

Wifey and I took a friend of mine over to my parents house to show him my father's bonsai trees. My father has been growing trees since I was a boy and still has projects that are not to his liking. It takes a special kind of patience to be able to have an idea of what you want something to look like but know that it won't look that way for a generation. Here's one that he's had for about ten years.






Thursday, November 04, 2004

I'm all for adoption

Yesterday I had no idea what to do or say. I wasn't alone. Friends, family and even strangers on the bus have shared their disgust, disappointment and depression. Today I think we all realized that another day has dawned and it is time to buck up and figure out just what we should do now. I think we all know there is a lot of work to be done. 2006 will be here before we know it and by taking both houses of congress the dems can really throw a wrench into the white houses mission to destroy my wonderful country.

Today I found relief in some of my favorite blogs...

Maud tells it,

and CAAF has the plan of attack,

In this program, my liberal friends considering expatriation would instead relocate to a Red State and register to vote in time for the next big election. Instead of Canada, why not beautiful North Dakota? The wind blowing across the plains can bring such a healthy lustre to the cheeks, and you can always have The New York Times coptered in on Sundays. My reasoning is that right now a disproportionate number of the Liberal Menace is clustered on the East and West coasts, creating a pile-up of extraneous leftie votes. (I’m looking at you, San Francisco!) I urge you, my brothers and sisters, to FAN OUT!!


Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Now what?

I had a bad day. Me and about 48% of the country had a bad day. It feels like it did the day after game seven of 2003 except today is about a hundred times worse. I don't know what to do. I feel helpless and scared and depressed and extremely pissed off.

President Bu$h's reelection aside how could 11 states endorse state sponsored discrimination. What on earth has this country come to? And even more scary a question is where the hell is it headed?

I am having too hard a time to put my own thoughts into words but I did find this over at the return of the reluctant, Ed writes...


The time has come to stop feeling helpless and start getting on the offense. And here are a few things to chew on:
1. You don't have to be afraid. This is precisely what the Rove machine wanted. Live every day with courage.

2. If new laws go down, you don't have to do anything you don't want to. (It's a little something called civil disobedience, folks.) We are not cattle and we need to stop being treated like such.

3. Write letters to your representatives. Block doorways. Stop the wheels from rolling.

4. Write letters to your newspapers. Get the word out to the media conduits. Let the money men who control the airwaves know that you are watching. And when they deliberately lie, send letters to the producers and their sponsors threatening to boycott.

5. Have the cojones to go to jail for a cause (that means you, you trendy parvenus!). Our grandmothers and grandfathers did. Where the fuck are your balls? Stop worrying about the black marks on your record and just do it.

6. Begin the fight today. Lobby everyone you know. Hold meetings in your neighborhood. Read Congressional Records, take notes, and communicate.

7. Be eloquent. We have no heroes. It's time to start being one.

8. Above all, oh fuck you, gloomy cloud.

Let's all try to keep fighting the good fight. Ahh fuck the good fight its not the fight the other side has been bringing.


Tuesday, November 02, 2004

I'm going to bed...

I can't bear to watch anymore. It is about 11:30 and I don't have any idea who will win this election. I was optimistic earlier in the day but all that has fizzled away. I'm worried and tired and very cranky. I will be pretty cranky for quite a while if this doesn't shake out the way it should.

Oh and by the way America, land of the free is supposed to mean something. It is supposed to mean that as long as someone isn't violating your rights than they are free to do whatever they want to do. This includes marrying someone of the same sex. How on earth can we begin to think that we can legislate who or what someone else falls in love with. I am very, very disappointed in this country right now.

Up all night with Wolf Blitzer...

The wife and I voted after work tonight. We beat the after work rush and walked into an empty polling place. We did our thing and headed home to watch the results on tv. Its gonna be a long night. This day just felt different. Its too important. I have been antsy and nervous all day and while the feeling did subside a bit after performing my civic duty it comes roaring back whenever I turn to CNN, MSNBC, or the internet.

The coverage that I saw today on MSNBC featured segments from "The Bloggers Cafe" which for some reason got me thinking of the last time. If the blogosphere had the power then that it has now would a Florida recall have the same outcome? With people all over the country armed with their laptops, would the decision be left to the supreme court? I don't think that they would. Hopefully it will be a non-issue this time.

So go and vote if you haven't yet. Vote for whichever senator from Massachusetts you think will do the job. Vote for whatever Vietnam veteran you want to see as President. Just get out there and VOTE KERRY.

Sunday, October 31, 2004

Sunday night blues...

I can't believe that the Patriots lost today! I am starting to think that possibly the Gods of any karmic retribution have simply decided that in trade fro the Red Sox winning this years series all other major events of the year will go the wrong way. Did the Sox take hold of the winning mojo of New England for the week? If so, small price to pay I say. (World Champs Baby!!!!! There I've said it)

Before the end of the ALCS my wife asked me which I would rather see this year a Red Sox World Series Championship or a Kerry for President win. I really couldn't answer. I have been waiting for this my whole life and to begin to think that the two are not mutually exclusive is a scary thought. As if it were a trade for the years major events we get the series and the rest of the country gets the shaft for the next four years. I say the rest of the country because as bad as the economy, the war, and the health care crisis do get we here in New England will have the satisfaction of this season to keep us warm. Anyway VOTE KERRY!!

I am not happy about the fact that I will be commuting home in the dark for the next 4 months. Nothing makes you feel as if the day has been wasted more than not seeing the sun.