March 19, 2004

Deconstructing Kerr-ida

I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it.
John Kerry
To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend.
Jacques Derrida

John Kerry is channeling Jacques Derrida! Now we know who those foreign leaders are that are pushing JK for President: they're French deconstructionists. Kinda makes sense, in a pomo sort of way.

As a followup, it intriguing to ponder that Berkeley philosopher John Searle has criticized Derrida for his "distressing penchant for saying things that are obviously false." Yet another remarkable parallel.

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March 12, 2004

Blogging my Apartment Building Fire in Real Time

Couldn't resist. There are 4 engine companies and 2 ladders in our building putting out a very tough electrical fire. Luckily, not in our line of apartments, but there is a lot of smoke.


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March 02, 2004

Super Tuesday

I've already voted today for John Edwards, for the reasons outlined in this article by Joel Rogers from The Nation (see, that loony rag is still good for something).

However, I disagree strongly with Rogers' analysis of Iraq (you've probably guessed that) and I will not vote for Kerry in November if he secures the nomination. To change Rogers' formulation somewhat, I'd vote for Homer Simpson before I'd vote for John Kerry.

Nevertheless, iacta alea est...

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Toni Onley 1928-2004

Sad news. Toni Onley died Sunday when his seaplane crashed in the Fraser River.

Here's some of his work.

I last met him here:

Goodbye, Toni.

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