Here there be monsters ...

Studiously trying to avoid US election results as the day wears on - after our own recent electoral debacle, don't know whether I'm prepared for what could happen.  Don't know a great deal about Kerry, but feel that if I was voting it would be not be so much a vote for Kerry, but a vote against Bush.  It always frightens me when conservative inroads are made against hard fought and won liberties such as Roe v. Wade, and gay marriages, and even personal rights such as freedom of speech, all in the name of God and country.  Similar neo-conservative elements are slowly eroding our own society, and I dread to think what my country will be like after another three years of Howard, especially with the Libs controlling the Senate.  T'is a day of fear and trembling ... 

So how will I while away the time - well I could do the ironing, I guess, but then again Stephen Donaldson's new book The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant: The Runes of the Earth is calling to me, as well as three DVDs of Farscape (I suppose I could at least iron whilst watching Farscape).  Decisions, decisions ::wanders off, looking for that damn book::

  • Current Mood: melancholy melancholy
  • Current Music: "God is in the House" Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
My main concern (well, OK, one of many concerns) about the Iraq situation is that it seems to overshadow the domestic quagmire (tax cuts to the rich, welfare and health cutbacks, etc, etc) - the US is worse off today then 5 years ago, and that doesn't seem to be getting out there. It's going to be a long day.