November 5th, 2008

Dead Dog Cat

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Throughout this campaign season, I found myself more worried about the California propositions than I did about the Presidential candidates.

I feel proud of our country, today, in that a majority of the electorate has stepped away from our history of discrimination against people due to race; we'd already stepped away from discrimination due to religion. Next up: sex, and the discrimination thereby; follow that by sexual orientation, and the process will be complete.

I suspect that somewhere, in a law office or an ACLU chapter, plans are already underway to challenge the passage of Proposition 8 to the US Supreme Court. Hurry up, dammit. We can't let this one stand.
Dead Dog Cat

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After watching McCain's very gracious concession speech, and after being thrilled with Obama's call to action in his acceptance, we moved over to the DVD player to let off some steam, and popped in a Netflix disc of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Amusing, but it certainly wasn't worth dropping $20 on to see in the theater. There were too many anachronisms, to boot, that left us complaining as the show progressed. And, as much as I might have liked the ending (wedding), I don't think that there's much point to it. Obviously, they are leaving it open to sequels, yet. I just hope that they use some other plot device to build on.
Dead Dog Cat

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Yesterday, I finished a novel from the Nathaniel Drinkwater series of Napoleonic sea stories, called Ebb Tide, by Richard Woodman. It's the last book of that series, as the protagonist dies in it. It's a bit disjoint, jumping throughout the character's history, and I found it an unsatifying end-point. Still, the earlier novels were pretty good, and might be worth the read, if you like sea stories.