Father’s Day

Let us now praise Father’s Day, which I declared years ago to be MY holiday, eschewing Mother’s Day as homage to the Sadie, as in spoiled-rotten married lady who views her motherhood not as the gift of nurturing a new life, but as “a lovely token of my love’s affection.” Barf.

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Badnarik for President

That’s right, this November, I’m voting for Michael Badnarik, the programmer/technical trainer/constitutional scholar who is running as the Libertarian party’s candidate for President.
With two exceptions, I’m in complete accord with Michael’s positions on the major issues of the campaign. Of the two exceptions – free trade and censorship – I’m only in partial disagreement. So long as greed and evil exist, I think some government control of industry is necessary, and I don’t think porn should be protected by the First Amendment.
It’s important that Bush be fired this November, no question, but it’s also important that the Libertarian message continues to be included in political discourse, at both the national and state/local levels.

Fahrenheit 9/11

Here is a list of the 164 US theaters that, in spite of pressure from the Republican right, will be showing Fahrenheit 9/11 starting June 25.
There are only 7 theaters in Massachusetts on this list, but I’m proud to say that no fewer than THREE of these (N. Falmouth, Dennis and P-town) are located on Cape Cod.

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Ashcroft

This from the Boston Irish Reporter:
If John Ashcroft’s loss to a deceased opponent in the 2000 Missouri Senate race wasn’t enough reason to hold him in mocking contempt, the fact that his Patriot Act has rendered BC’s Gaelic Roots Festival obsolete should carry you over the finish line. We’ll see him in the other place.

Bloomsday

Tomorrow, June 16, is the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday, the 24-hour period in which Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom each took their epic journeys through Dublin in James Joyce’s Ulysses, the world’s most highly acclaimed modern novel.
See you at the Katharine Cornell theater in Vineyard Haven this Thursday the 17th for the annual Bloomsday Celebration with Arts & Society.
ReJoyce, Sl

Optimist, Pessimist, Engineer

In a recent poll, Code Project asked its readers the following:
Are You an Optimist or a Pessimist?
I’m an optimist (everything will work out)
I’m a realist (things break, the world turns)
I’m a pessimist (it’ll never work properly)
I’m a panic merchant (it’ll break and catch on fire)
I’m an engineer (It can only break if the design was poor)
Continue to see how 1,582 of your peers and colleagues voted.

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