Nov. 26th, 2003

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As reported in Newsweek, Gen. Tommy Franks's worst-case scenario (hardly distinguishable from the neo-con best-case scenario):

"It means the potential of a weapon of mass destruction and a terrorist, massive, casualty-producing event somewhere in the Western world – it may be in the United States of America – that causes our population to question our own Constitution and to begin to militarize our country in order to avoid a repeat of another mass, casualty-producing event. Which in fact, then begins to unravel the fabric of our Constitution. Two steps, very, very important."

Well, duh. Nice of him to admit it so straightforwardly, though. It also makes me wonder where he's been for the past 26 months, if he still thinks this is in the future tense.


So it begins: the holiday season. One reason my parents are cool is that they've never really given a damn about celebrating holidays on the actual day: within a month or two is good enough, and since it's usually just the three of us (4 if Kitty-Boy can get off work for a week or so, good luck) then Thanksgiving or Christmas is whenever the hell we say it is. This year, T-g and Xmas will both be in the 2nd week of December, just like Mom's birthday.

Makes it kinda depressing around here though--everyone I know is out of town or seeing local relatives (usually out in the 'burbs). Kitty and I will be dressing up nice and enjoying the lavish Middle-Eastern and Traditional American buffet at Reza's upscale downtown chapter, which will be cool-- even if it feels a little lonely, it's worth it for their lamb-and-grilled-scallop kebabs.

I'm very thankful that I managed to snag midnight-first-show ROTK tickets for a small posse today. (See, we can make plans in advance when it's really important! Thanksgiving--who cares, that happens every year.)

In other news, I have a cell phone.

I feel very trivial.
vulgarweed: (Default)
As reported in Newsweek, Gen. Tommy Franks's worst-case scenario (hardly distinguishable from the neo-con best-case scenario):

"It means the potential of a weapon of mass destruction and a terrorist, massive, casualty-producing event somewhere in the Western world – it may be in the United States of America – that causes our population to question our own Constitution and to begin to militarize our country in order to avoid a repeat of another mass, casualty-producing event. Which in fact, then begins to unravel the fabric of our Constitution. Two steps, very, very important."

Well, duh. Nice of him to admit it so straightforwardly, though. It also makes me wonder where he's been for the past 26 months, if he still thinks this is in the future tense.


So it begins: the holiday season. One reason my parents are cool is that they've never really given a damn about celebrating holidays on the actual day: within a month or two is good enough, and since it's usually just the three of us (4 if Kitty-Boy can get off work for a week or so, good luck) then Thanksgiving or Christmas is whenever the hell we say it is. This year, T-g and Xmas will both be in the 2nd week of December, just like Mom's birthday.

Makes it kinda depressing around here though--everyone I know is out of town or seeing local relatives (usually out in the 'burbs). Kitty and I will be dressing up nice and enjoying the lavish Middle-Eastern and Traditional American buffet at Reza's upscale downtown chapter, which will be cool-- even if it feels a little lonely, it's worth it for their lamb-and-grilled-scallop kebabs.

I'm very thankful that I managed to snag midnight-first-show ROTK tickets for a small posse today. (See, we can make plans in advance when it's really important! Thanksgiving--who cares, that happens every year.)

In other news, I have a cell phone.

I feel very trivial.

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