Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[personal] Home from the Perseids

Meteor shower was a bust. We saw two just after dusk, then the clouds closed in. The drive out to the Gorge and back was lovely, however. And I’m way too late. Plus I got to explain the stellar fusion cycle to my four-year-old niece.

In other news, I saw a McCain campaign ad on a bar tv at lunch. Lots of photos of Obama, with ominous cue cards reading, “Increase Government Spending”, “Raise Taxes”, “Fewer Jobs”. Which pretty much describes the Bush administration — increased spending, tumbling employment, and higher taxes, if you presume that the GOP’s runaway deficit financing will somehow eventually be paid for rather than defaulted on. So why is it good for Bush to do that stuff, and bad for Obama? Coz, you know, the last Democratic administration presided over an economic boom which has become only a distant dream under the Republicans. I’m only a mere liberal-progressive, my tiny brain can’t handle the distinction.

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