July 2nd, 2008

The Rubulo (3-color vector graphics)

My pledge

During the American Revolution, my ancestor Ebenezer Brittun of Westmoreland, New Hampshire, famously reässured his neighbors concerning the depreciation of American money:

I am not afraid of continental money; it will be redeemed in good time; redeemed or not redeemed, no soldier who has fought under George Washington shall go hungry while I have corn to feed him!

Today, as we come upon the celebration of Independence, American money again is losing its value, and in consequence I am making the exact same pledge as did Ebenezer Brittun.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

An ominous sign

The Obama campaign has become incoherent: http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/07/02/obama_fisa/index.html

This is a bad sign, because up to now Obama has at least sounded coherent. Even when he was weaseling on Iraq he was weaseling forthrightly, telling us that he would take us out of Iraq but that actually he would keep us in Iraq. That intention had to be dragged out of John Edwards, but not Obama, who was eager to tell us. But now the Obama campaign is just making up silly, incoherent lies on the fly.

If Obama’s word were money, it would rightly be plummeting in value. We used to have an Obama we could count on to stay in Iraq, but now we have someone we can’t count on for anything. I'd rather have the former than the latter, even though I oppose having the US stay in Iraq in any capacity.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Darcy Burner’s cat and house are gone

See http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/helping-friends-by-digby-youve-all.html

Alright, you know what’s coming: If I were Darcy Burner, I would at least be glad about my name, because it would serve as a font of mirth when the topic of my loss came up. Heaven knows, we need as many fonts of mirth as we can find, to sweeten our losses.

Anyone who wants to know how I cope with life: collection of mirth-fonts is one of my methods.