Yes, I just can’t think of anything to call this post. I wonder if this is true of the many abstract artists whose work gets titles like Contrast #231, and there literally are 230 other Contrast paintings beforehand. I can’t quite get behind that; why not just call it “Dypsomaniac in a Confessional Booth” or “Trophy-Belt, Strung with Invertebrates”? Hmm.
Okay, question du jour: are gas prices really going down, or did I have a minor stroke induced by Waco drivers? My news reading has been a little less pervasive due to the damned lie about my apartment having internet (it doesn’t), but I thought this would make a headline. I guess it’s not BAD enough. And on the topic of petrol, how many of you honestly think we should be going to all lengths to reduce prices at the pump? I’m speaking as a fairly frequent driver here, so I’m not just hectoring from the window of a Portland lightrail car. I’m serious. If oil companies see a decrease in demand and have to invest in alternatives to be profitable, not just nice, might that not be better for us all, if we take the long view?
I’ve also begun to think, in the past couple of weeks, that the U.S. must be an incredibly conservative nation. It boggles my mind how many conservative analysts think of America as some kind of post-Christian wasteland of leftist atheism. Notice that both candidates have moved right since the general election race began? That’s right. A centrist, maverick Republican vs. a fairly liberal Democrat with a talent for cross-partisan work would seem like the ideal face-off after the hardline right-wing Bush administration, right? But instead, McCain has moved closer and closer to Bush, retaining a token belief in global warming as a distinguishing feature, while Obama has thrown distinctive beliefs over the bulwarks like water from a sinking lifeboat in a hasty attempt to seem like a center-right Democrat. I find this all very disappointing, not because I want the country to be leftist instead of conservative, but because I think we desperately need balance to keep a check on the torture, spy, and invade view of security that is currently so pervasive in our government … is it seriously just the hard left, and me, who wants something truly different, saner, and more humane?
As said by the immortal someecards.com, “the X-Files were a lot funnier when the government wasn’t actually spying on us.”