November 11th, 2003

Burn The World

Lego Fun

So, Erik and I have spent a good chunk of the morning with his lego blocks. He has a bunch from a set of knights and dragons and the like, so castles are a big thing. Somewhere in the middle of this, we took a break and watched an episode of the old 'Dungeons & Dragons' cartoon, and once we got back to building, things got more interesting. Eventually, we managed to put together the ruins of an old evil temple, and before long, had an evil wizard, worshippers, and even a sacrifice...

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Of course, being the Graphics Monkey that I am...I couldn't let it go at that...

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Burn The World

Howard Dean, The Confederate Flag, And Southern Pride

For those of you not familiar with the present issue in the grist mill, dig this:
In an interview with the Des Moines Register, Dean mentioned the Confederate flag. "I still want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks," he told the Register. "We can't beat George Bush unless we appeal to a broad cross section of Democrats." That brought a new series of condemnations yesterday.

"It is simply unconscionable for Howard Dean to embrace the most racially divisive symbol in America," Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.) said. The senator added that he would "rather be the candidate of the NAACP than the NRA." "I absolutely disagree" with Dean, Rep. Richard A. Gephardt (Mo.) said. He said he wants to be the candidate of those who display American flags, not Confederate flags. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (Conn.) called the Confederate flag "one of the most divisive, hurtful symbols in American history." He said the party cannot afford to nominate someone who is so incautious in his statements.

Yesterday, Dean said he wants to create a biracial coalition in the South. "For my fellow Democratic opponents to sink to this level is really tragic," he said. "The only way we're going to beat George Bush is if southern white working families and African American working families come together under the Democratic tent." Dean spokeswoman Tricia Enright said the former governor had made a similar statement about southern white voters and the Confederate flag in a speech to a Democratic National Committee meeting in February and had won applause from the audience -- with no criticism from his rivals. "Some of his rivals are seeing it differently, because in February he was a blip on the radar screen," she said.

Shit like this is why I hate politics. First off, I salute Dean for ignoring the standard load of PC crapola, and happily referring to the Stars and Bars without sneering. I'd like to continue that thought with a big ol' heapin' helpin' of 'Fuck You' on the senators who spoke out against it, and who continue to keep racism alive by never allowing anyone to move on and get over things.

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Dead On My Feet

Man, lately, I dunno what it is, but I've been getting very tired, and way too early. It'll be 11:00, maybe 11:30, and I'm curled up on the couch reading, and suddenly I'm catching my head trying to nod off and barely managing not to drop my book.

Frankly, it sucks. Must be getting old. Actually, it's not's just that my psyche knows it isn't gonna be sitting up gaming, so it figures it doesn't have much else to do. *sigh*...yes, I've been getting overly depressed about that again. Sue me.