Arrived home from our annual Dragon*Con festivities last night and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed my 10th anniversary into the land of rampant geekery, debauchery, and bacchanalia.
A full post on the con will follow soon. I started writing about it on the airplane, but will need a day or two to process and ensure every aspect is included. The mind is a bit hazy on the first day back, after all.
I find myself a bit more eager than usual to get past it this year, too. I am ready to throw myself wholeheartedly into the jackassery known as the upcoming Presidential election. Consider yourself warned, dear reader, especially if you think for one minute that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have your best interests at heart.
Don’t agree? Well then, by all means, start here and understand why the Grand Old Party is no longer grand. It might even end before it gets much older, because some of what I’ve seen (which is described beautifully at the link) indicates the final death throes of a no longer relevant political party.
And please don’t comment here unless you’ve read the entire article. I mean every damned word, too. Whether you agree with what is written or not, emotional decisions are made by the tragically uninformed. More than that, irrationality has no place in an adult discussion on simple facts. The points in the article linked above are just that: Facts. Researchable, undeniable, genuine facts.
“Every man is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” ~ Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan
“Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.” ~ Desmond Tutu
The party’s over, kids. Time to get serious.