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Pumpkin 2004 -- Politics of Fear

Jack O'Lanterns are supposed to scare away evil spirits. I don't think there's anyone out there for spooking away the spooks more frightening than the creep-in-waiting, Dick Cheney.
To those of you scared of what the next four years may bring, I bring you this so that you remember.


"But House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, said he thought 'some people are overreacting.'

"'The people who are against the war are using this to their political ends,' he said."

Let's remember, folks: he's talking about reaction to the photographs of abuse at Abu Graib prison.

It's an election year. Let the gay bashing begin...

It's a presidential election year--no better time for your favorite Reactionary Republicans¯ to begin picking on their favorite cause-to-hate, equal rights for gays and lesbians. Today's target? Federal employees who may feel workplace discrimination:

It makes my eyes mist over

I met David for the first time about three years ago, after having been an avid reader of his website for many more years and after maintained an email based friendship. David's ability to write about both the profound and the mundane with sharp wit and pith, and his almost compulsive journaling habit going back to his early teenage years served as much of the inspiration behind Saddlesores. I even stole some of his design ideas for other sites I've written.

Wedding congratulations...

... to David and Mark for being one of the few hundreds lucky enough to be in wonderful love and able to receive a piece of San Francisco City letterhead that recognizes their relationship.

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