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I would swallow my doubt turn it inside out find nothing but faith in nothing

Posted on 2005.02.07 at 13:18
How I feel about it all: blahblah
Soundtrack: Eve 6 - Inside Out
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Am feeling oddly defeatist, and even a bit nihilistic, about the whole Sandra Day O'Connor thing. I keep reading stuff like "What You Can Do to Make Everything Okay", and I'm not sure there's anything anyone can do. Write to your Senator, join groups, protest, yadda.

It seems to me that George W. Bush is pretty much omnipotent these days and he's gonna put whoever he wants in to replace Justice O'Connor (who isn't exactly a granola-crunching Liberal herself). There's still the Nuclear Option, after all, if Democrats don't like his choice.

If you find my idealism somewhere, would you send it back to me? I seemed to have lost it. Or maybe someone came and stole it while I wasn't home. They can do that legally, now, after all. Rickafracka Patriot Act.

Bleh.

And I really wish I could have gone to Live 8, yes, I do.

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Latter-day Jezebel
nmalfoy at 2005-07-02 17:48 (UTC) ()
You didn't say it right! It's Nucular!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-07-02 17:55 (UTC) ()
Hehe. I thought of that. :)
Susan the Neon Nurse
neonnurse at 2005-07-02 19:58 (UTC) ()
Actually, I am feeling a strange sense that things are stirring behind the scenes, and not in Bush's favor.

Her leaving unexpectedly instead of Renquist, right after two shockwave decisions that are actually getting media play and citizen in the street outrage strikes me as someone stirring something on purpose.

The very solid rumor right now it that Time Inc's 'caving' re the reporter's papers is going to reveal it was Karl Rove who committed TREASON by revealing Valerie Plume's indentity. As Rove is the black widow spider in the center of the whole neocon web, having a good solid BIG TIME CORPORATION giving him up to the wolves is, to me, an indication that it's true Big Business is fed up with this administration. They are not getting what they paid for, and it's time for a change.

Up to us to seize the day and make that change curve our direction!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-07-02 20:15 (UTC) ()
Gods, I hope you're right.
Susan the Neon Nurse
neonnurse at 2005-07-02 23:13 (UTC) ()
Me too! But all we know for sure is that we are living in interesting times....
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-07-03 03:33 (UTC) ()
Isn't "May you live in interesting times" an old Chinese curse?
Susan the Neon Nurse
neonnurse at 2005-07-03 04:23 (UTC) ()
That's what I've always heard. :/
robinhoo at 2005-07-03 19:29 (UTC) ()
When Brian Williams showed up on my TV to break the news about Justice O'Connor, I thought to myself, "Uh-oh, something is rotten -- or at least up -- in the states of America," but then I wondered if it's just that I've watched Deep Impact too many times. I have the sneaking suspicion that something is brewing, too, and hopefully it won't be in Bush's favor. The fact that he had to have a press conference the other night in order to try to win back some favor about this patently absurd ongoing engagement in Iraq suggests to me that things aren't looking up around the Oval Office these days. While Justice O'Connor's replacement has the potential to be bad, bad, bad conservative news, we might be surprised. I'm at least hoping that Bush will feel pressure to appoint a woman, and preferably a non-Caucasian woman, because this mostly-dead-white-guys-plus-Justice-Thomas Supreme Court we have right now just doesn't cut the U.S. demographics mustard anymore at all. If he appoints a woman, even if she's conservative (like Condoleeza Rice), the odds are at least in our favor that she might be liberal on women's issues, if nothing else.

As for Live 8, though I'd've risked the London show in order to see the glorious U2, harbingers of the incipient Kingdom, prophets and heroes all, I skipped the Philly concert. You couldn't even get near the actual performances, and watching it on Jumbotron in 90-degree heat amidst more than 1 million people just does not appeal, especially when the biggest performer there was Will Smith. Tokyo got Blur; London got Sir Paul and Jesus Christ no, I mean Bono. The U.S. got Jay-Z. Oy.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-07-03 22:02 (UTC) ()
Oh, I wouldn't go to Philly (well, I was going to go tomorrow because Sir Elton's going to be headlining a free concert, but wah,am broke). I meant London. Sir Elton was there, too. And Sir Paul, yes indeed.

London got Sir Paul and Jesus Christ no, I mean Bono.


I do believe that with Sir Paul,Bono and Sir Elton, you've got yourself a Trinity, in that order. Yep.
DeafScribe
deafscribe at 2005-07-03 22:21 (UTC) ()
Damn, when you're too broke to attend a FREE Elton concert, that's BROKE!

I had exactly the same reaction you did about becoming active in the nomination process. This history of this administration is that it does what it wants to do and damn the general public. Given the importance of this nomination, a wingnut jurist so far to the right he's over the rainbow seems guaranteed.

I hope the intuition of those sensing something stirring beneath the surface of events is accurate. Exposing the neocon cabal as the lying, scheming, greedy jackals they are would be a wonderful way to celebrate the 4th of July.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-07-04 01:34 (UTC) ()
Damn, when you're too broke to attend a FREE Elton concert, that's BROKE!

It's not the concert, unfortunately; it's the price of getting from RI to Philly/renting a room, and the fact that my car is probably not up to making the trip.

I hope the whole Karl Rove thing comes to a big bloody head, and soon.
peacey at 2005-07-04 12:07 (UTC) ()
I'm hoping for a moderate. More importantly, a moderate who does not intend to create law, but raher to interpret law. More importantly still, one who does NOT take international laws (ie: laws from other countries) into account when rendering decisions. My bet is that the nominee will be a Hispanic.

Also, in incredible news, my 15-month-old nephew has the Star Wars gene! Yesterday, at a family barbque, someone popped the Ep IV DVD in and my nephew sat on my lap absolutely rapt, staring at the TV. When my cousins and I went to go outside, I went to move him off my lap and he screamed. He just stayed inside and watched about half the movie. We even caught him drooling (Okay, he is teething, but that's beside the point). Yes, yes, the Force is strong in my family....
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-07-04 16:17 (UTC) ()
My bet is that the nominee will be a Hispanic.

I think so, too.


Interestingly enough, mr_t00by didn't think much of Ep3. He said it was a "letdown" and "too predictable". I said, um, well, it's not like you didn't know how the story ends. *shrugs*

We both liked Batman Begins, though.
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