Ramblings from the Desert

The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either. ~Benjamin Franklin

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Author of the urban fantasy novel, The Music of Chaos, and the paranormal romance, The Canvas Thief.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Why I'm Not Watching The News

In my office writing, when the J-man stomps in.

J-MAN: Did you hear that?
ME: Uh, no, busy. Writing stories about vampires, dark elves and stuff.
J-MAN: Katrina coverage. The TV news starts off with a segment called "Katrina Strikes Hard, But Now People Are Fighting Back."
ME: Fighting back against the weather? Didn't think you could do that. Stupid media.
J-MAN: Argh. And then they interview some woman who says, "Katrina won the battle, but we'll win the war."
ME: The war?
J-MAN: We're at war with Nature now? These people will go to war against anything.
ME: Well, actually, we're always at war with Nature.
J-MAN: And Nature always wins.
ME: Yep. Unless you're a nutjob big preacher like Fred Phelps. Then it's God, not Nature. I'm sure he claims N'Awlins deserved it.
J-MAN: Punishment for all the Mardi Gras debauchery. He's probably there now, preaching hate.
ME: Only if the bastard can swim.

 

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