November 6th, 2007

luckie2

Leaves

The leaves are just barely starting to fall here and some of the leaves from the trees around the edge of the block have been whirling over towards my windows. Luckie, bless her heart, has never seen leaves, and looking out the window is something she learned only since last fall, so she's glued to the windows following every leaf. She's looking like such a kitten: "Ooooh, look at that one! And that one! And... Oooh!" Maybe I should grab a handful of them this week and let her chase them around. It's so cute.
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Kurt Vonnegut

A few quotes:

George W. Bush has gathered around him upper-crust C-students who know no history or geography.

We're terrible animals. I think that the Earth's immune system is trying to get rid of us, as well it should.

Here’s what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey. And like so many addicts about to face cold turkey, our leaders are now committing violent crimes to get what little is left of what we’re hooked on.

Some of the loudest, most proudly ignorant guessing in the world is going on in Washington today. Our leaders are sick of all the solid information that has been dumped on humanity by research and scholarship and investigative reporting. They think that the whole country is sick of it, and they could be right. It isn't the gold standard that they want to put us back on. They want something even more basic. They want to put us back on the snake-oil standard.

- Inspired by watching this 2005 appearance on The Daily Show