August 25th, 2004


Tuesday's dead

After my barium swallow and a long nap, I actually managed to be productive tonight. I wrote most of an essay that's due on the first of the month, did some revision work on the Voyager short story (also due on the first of the month), and revised the first chapter of the original novel proposal.

The Voyager story is done until I hear from my writers group, the essay still needs an ending (and probably another polish), and I'm ready to move on to Chapter 2 of the proposal. The last is for tomorrow. I also need to do some S.C.E. editing this week.....
  • Current Music
    "Locomotive Breath" by Jethro Tull
politics, Kerry Edwards

wow, neat trick

It takes a lot for the arch-conservative New York Post to rip into a Republican, but Dennis Hastert figured out a way to do it. With the front-page headline "SPEAKER OF THE LOUSE," the Post ran this article about Hastert accusing New Yorkers of an "unseemly scramble" for money after 9.11.

Apparently Hastert has forgotten any number of things, including the fact that the main manner in which the government handles crises is to allocate funds. I would think a member of Congress would be aware of that.

Hastert is quoted in the article as saying, "All the tragedy was converted into dollars and cents. People kind of lost the sense of the depth of the tragedy itself."

The depth of the tragedy was that thousands of businesses were wiped out along with thousands of people. Three years later, many lower-Manhattan businesses still haven't recovered from the devastation.

And, not to put too fine a point on it, but this administration hasn't lived up to any of its promises regarding aid.

Another nice link, courtesy The Village Voice: The 10 Ways Bush Screwed New York.
  • Current Music
    the Yankees-Indians game on the radio