Sitting out the election?

I’ve talked to quite a few people who say they are planning to just sit out this election.  They refuse to vote for Obama, but they don’t like Romney, whether because he’s a Mormon or no true conservative or a tone-deaf bumbler or the same old politician or whatever.

The ones I’ve talked to generally vote Republican, so if there are many such folks who are refusing to vote, that could make a big difference in a close election.

Are any of you leaning in that direction?

Is not voting for Romney a vote for Obama?  And if so, why not just vote for Obama?  (If I did that, I would be accepted back into the bosom of my family, I would put the shades of my Democratic ancestors to rest, and I would eliminate the pang of unjustified guilt I always feel when I vote Republican.)

The Batman killings

So what can we say about the shootings in that Aurora, Colorado, movie theater?

I’m sure we’ll learn more about the details–already I’m hearing different accounts–in regards to the 24-year-old James Holmes who is in custody for killing some 12 people and wounding more than 50 others at the Batman movie.

Was he a crazed fan, acting out the role of the Joker, as has been reported (and disputed)? Is it time, as some will no doubt argue, to repeal the 2nd Amendment?

Things that didn’t happen

But that we thought might happen. . . . .

Apparently, Fidel Castro did NOT take up the Christian faith or rejoin the Roman Catholic Church during the Pope’s visit.

That Iranian Christian who was facing the death penalty was not executed, “just” sentenced to nine years in prison.

Solar flares did not knock out the internet or our GPS devices.

What else didn’t happen?

These technical difficulties

No sooner had I trumpeted the return of this blog than the whole thing went down again. We were online for about an hour. Now we seem to be back. I’ll put up some posts and we can pretend this blog week never happened. (If the problems continue, at least you’ll know of the server woes.)

This is the problem with post-humanist cyborg mystics who have the dream of downloading everyone’s consciousness into the internet so that we can dispense with the human body and live forever. When the servers crash, there won’t be anybody to fix them!

We’re back online!

Finally! Long time no see. This blog went down on May 1 and just came up again the night of May 3. According to our hosting people, the server went down and then they had trouble moving everything over to a new one. I don’t understand why it took so long to zap some electronic files from one place to another.In that time I could have loaded all of my possessions into a moving van, driven halfway across the country, and moved everything into a new house.

At any rate, we’re back. I think. Sorry for the inconvenience. I appreciated hearing from some of you who were worried and whose loyalty to this blog is so great that when you couldn’t get to it your whole day was thrown off.

Thanks to Todd for hassling with the hosting company for me, and thanks to the tech people there who finally got things working.

Bonus day

Today is the added day for Leap Year, February 29. Once every four years we get an extra day in the year. Consider it a bonus. Treat it like a gift!


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