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Thursday, July 22, 2004

I don't think I'm quite ready to start thinking about politics again yet. I thought I might be, what with the Democratic convention starting Monday in Boston. (My sympathies to Boston, and may the Red Sox sweep the Yankees this weekend by way of compensation). I'm sort of looking forward to the convention, if only to see Bill Clinton make a real political speech again. If anybody can get me excited about the election, he's probably the only person who can.

But I don't want to write about that stuff yet. I want to wait and see what actually happens, if anything. It's all a big blur to me right now. There's the war news, all bad. There's the 9/11 commission telling us we're probably in for an even bigger terrorist attack. (Where's the commission investigating the abridgment of civil rights in the name of security? Huh? Where's that report?)

The only national news outside of those two issues is made-up stuff, like the bill that went through the House of Representatives giving states jurisdiction over the recognition of gay marriage. What? This is what the Republicans in Washington are debating while Kiefer Sutherland is taking his clothes off in New Zealand?

18 July 2004

Shasta Lake, at water level, off the swim platform.

No, I just got back from vacation and I don't want to dive into national electoral politics just yet. I guess I don't mind getting my toes wet, though.

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