Monday, November 10

I Am Afraid

That this movie will be every bit as bad as it looks.
And as bad as the books were.
And that I will watch it.
And like it anyway.

"I stopped reading [the book] when it said, 'Even in the rain he looked like he was in an underwear commercial.'"

Twilight star Robert Pattinson, on why he initially thought he wasn't right for film's romantic lead, to EW

Tuesday, November 4

And Now We Shall See.

Our aim is not to do away with corporations; on the contrary, these big aggregations are an inevitable development of modern industrialism, and the effort to destroy them would be futile unless accomplished in ways that would work the utmost mischief to the entire body politic. We can do nothing of good in the way of regulating and supervising these corporations until we fix clearly in our minds that we are not attacking the corporations, but endeavoring to do away with any evil in them. We are not hostile to them; we are merely determined that they shall be so handled as to subserve the public good. We draw the line against misconduct, not against wealth.
Theodore Roosevelt, State of the Union address (2 December 1902)

Today is a special day. No matter what, there would have been something special about it. A woman VP, a black president, or a third party actually winning.
I didn't support either of the two frontrunning candidates. There was too much with each of them that I couldn't stomach. I thought my mind was made up, but when I stepped into the voting booth I just couldn't fill in the bubble. I gave my support to the Libertarians. Had I known Ron Paul was endorsing a candidate I would have chosen him.
This has been an interesting election and I am excited for what will happen. And, of course, nervous.
Good Luck, America!