October 12th, 2004

Sun

South Park and Penn

Article here.

For what it's worth, I rather agree with the South Park duo when they say, If you don't know what you're talking about, there's no shame in not voting. They say if you don't vote, you can't bitch. But you can bitch all you want. This is America."

If someone can't be bothered to look into the issues important to them, then I'd rather they couldn't be bothered to go vote. Ignorance is not bliss.

So since, to use Penn's phrasing, I DO have a child, I don't have a child at war but I have friends who are, and I HAVE BEEN and WILL BE be in harm's way myself...I wonder if he has a problem with ME saying it?

'Cause to me, the real shame is voting for someone just because Michael Moore said to. Or Rush Limbaugh said to. I'd much rather that the lazy and the stupid stay home on voting day.
Sun

Tickled

I'm pretty pleased that the Writer's Challenge is going so well over at the KT. (The dratted Writer's Discussion Forum still doesn't show if you're not logged in, dang it!) It's been running for less than ten days, and there are seven stories posted so far. Yay! I'm also stunned that none of the "Meet and Greet" challenges (Challenge B - write about an initial meeting) are Hatching stories. I would have thought at least one...but it's all good. That's the most popular category, so far.

Challenge A, the write a scene from a different POV character challenge, comes in at #2 in popularity.

Challenge C seems a bit forlorn, but maybe some will turn up later. C is the one where a character makes a slip of the tongue and then consequences follow.

Maybe we'll do this again come January.