Thus revealed, the creature buried its nose in the tire-tilled soil...
November 4, 2004
A frustrated & exhausted psuedo-political rant
Category: Serious

Rather than combine my political musings with my answers to Val's questions in one long entry, I figured I'd post them separately. So this installment will deal (briefly) with the current sitch.

In the wake of Bush's reelection, amidst the gloomy comments by folks who voted for Kerry and desperately wanted Bush out of office (I feel your pain), I've seen a number of concluding remarks that note the current, divided state of the nation and, after calling for a day or so of mourning, urge us all, as Americans, to unite under and lend our support to President Bush -- because like it or not, we're stuck with the guy for another four years. Which is exactly the problem, and which is why I'm not optimistic about The Great American Divide being healed any time soon. (more...)

-posted by Wes | 3:48 pm | Comments (0)
October 27, 2004
Wes on abortion.
Category: Serious

With Dawn's ongoing crusade against Planned Parenthood and her recent tirades against Kerry -- particularly with respect to the topic of abortion -- I figured I'd weigh in on the matter. Yep, it's time for another political post.

As could probably be inferred by previous political entries and whatnot, I'm not a fan of the President. Yes, I think he's a moron. His record doesn't impress me in the least. But more than that, I disagree with him on a number of key issues. A while back I touched on the issue of same-sex marriage -- which I am for. I think the decision to go to war with Iraq was a grave mistake. A nation should only go to war as a last resort, and clearly the situation with Iraq had not yet escalated to that point. (Not to mention that there were no weapons of mass destruction to be found.) But today, let's talk about abortion. (more...)

-posted by Wes | 2:30 pm | Comments (0)
October 6, 2004
What's your political compass?
Category: Meme … Serious

Greetings, readers, and welcome to a largely political Blog of Wes entry from work! But first, thanks to all who commented and e-mailed with birthday wishes. This one wasn't so great, but there's always next year... assuming the terrorists don't blow us all to Kingdom Come by then. Wonder Woman sure looks good in that bronze eagle armor, though. And now, on to our topics. (more...)

-posted by Wes | 11:52 am | Comments (0)
August 25, 2004
Category: Serious … Technical Stuff

I may have to start doing multiple short posts instead of long posts every day to every few days. We'll see. For the moment, I'm so not in the mood to write about what the past two days at work have been like -- I'm off today and tomorrow, so perhaps at some point I'll share my tales of assholes THE LIKES OF WHICH YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. (more...)

-posted by Wes | 9:41 am | Comments (0)
August 5, 2004
And now for something a little more serious...
Category: Serious

So today I took a moment to drop in on some blogs that I haven't had much time to visit lately, what with the job and Scary-Crayon and my other pursuits (in the past few days I've finished reading The Zombie Survival Guide, read a few short stories, most of which sucked, and started writing another short story that I hope to finish either tonight or tomorrow). During the past few days, Caren wrote a lot more than she usually does, which is cool, since Caren and her musings are both pretty interesting. Kitzi's posting regularly again (told you you wouldn't be gone long :P). She apparently also liked Barack Obama's speech, which I thought was kinda lame, but then I think all political speeches are lame because they're aiming at a common denominator which (if I may say so myself) is decidedly beneath me. Why are you talking so slowly? Did you know that the entire time you spoke, the networks were flashing text beneath you that earmarked you as "the first black" this or your grandfather as "the first black" that, etc., etc.? Why are you talking about there being one America when during the majority of your speech you've been referring to people not by their names, but with emphasis on where they came from or the color of their skin and not who they are? Suck off, 'bama. Anon did a brief roundup of the blogs he reads. And (among others; hello to those of you I didn't mention!) Wendy outed herself as a survivor of sexual violence. (more...)

-posted by Wes | 7:21 pm | Comments (0)