Okay, so, well, I’m nearish to Orlando, FL right now, kicking out a quick missive from a virus-encumbered library computer running (gag) Win98. Pity me.
Life in the Land of Jeb is not that different from NW AZ; there are a lot of retired folks here skewing the demographic red. What’s odd about it is that there seems to be a fairly strong cosmopolitan population; for instance there’s some kind of European Marketplace nearby which is owned and operated by an Austrian, and looking around here at the library I see a fairly wide range of ages and ethnicities.
So I have to wonder what it is, precisely, about the right-wingers that keeps all the rest of us so apparently afraid of them. They aren’t in the majority, not by a long way; yet they somehow manage to dominate politics and discussion.
Maybe it all really does come down to organization. Maybe if we (liberals) could coalesce around one idea (or maybe if we could even just agree that we’re all liberals, dammit), we’d stand a chance of getting rid of the Jackbooted Minority.
Locally: Discovery launched, which was extremely important news here, and it looks like the tiles made the trip as well. Seems the immigrants from Home Depot know a few things about grout after all.
I believe soonish I’ll be feeding the anthropomorphic rat at EPCOT, though I’ll probably give the amusement side of the park a miss. It’s a little creepy to think about a single guy my age wandering around a venue filled with more-or-less unescorted children. Mark Foley I ain’t.
I’ll also be dropping in on a fairly significant nerd mecca, CoolStuffInc, whereat I’ve ordered absolute piles of stuff for MTG. Maybe there’ll be a really really good in-store one-day-only sale on Beta Black Lotuses or something.
(Yikes, I really am a geek, huh?)
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