I like to check out which posts random passers-by and Google hits at the Empire end up at, it’s an interesting way to review some of the archives.
Today, someone landed on this post, written during the frenzy of the recall election; It seems that the paragraph I wrote in there is still applicable after this recent election, so I’m doing an EotS Classic post today:
I’ve already said most of what I want to say about the election, with one more thing:
It’s not as bad as you think. It’s not as bad as the Right wants it to be. The Republicans doesn’t give a shit if you’re angry, in fact they prefer it that way. No matter how it comes out, and no matter how the next election comes out, there is still a metric fuckton of work to do. There always will be; lifting a civilization is a strain. So we need you, all of you, to just calm the fuck down a little bit and look at these kitties and take a break, have a drink, walk a dog and let it all go until next week. Next Month. Next year, whatever it takes. Listen to/play some music, feed your heart and rest your brain. Look at these kitties. Look at them.
Also, excellent argument about music in the comments to that post. Including vague shovel-related threats from mikey.
Myself, both of my major clients are out of town on vacation, I saw a disappointing compromise on a project under construction today, I am up to 48,500 tracks on the library; so I feel fortunate that I stocked up the office rum today and I figure I just better check it right now to make sure it hasn’t gone bad. Feel free to join in.