It's even worse than it appears..
Today's song: US Blues. "I'm Uncle Sam that's who I am. Been hiding out in a rock and roll band." Happy Independence Day!#
A great scene from No Country for Old Men, a movie with a lot of great scenes. The woman says "The coin don't got no say in it, it's just you." The man says "I got here the same way the coin did."#
  • Another post that came straight from a twitter thread.#
  • I've been saying this a different way. We as citizens have been protesting. That's wrong. We must be demanding. Look where protesting got us. Our politicians, both parties, have forgotten they are responsible to us. Or more appropriately, we have forgotten.#
  • It's like going to the doctor, and they say okay we have to switch strategies from preventing to mitigating. In other words you now have the disease we've been trying to prevent. In Ohio they have a law that makes abortion illegal, now. Not in the future. Today. July 4, 2022.#
  • In other words, we have the disease. We waited too long. We didn't listen to the doctor.#
  • I look at what's happening in Ukraine, the Russians destroying cities just for the hell of it. How far are we from having that happen everywhere? How far from having it happen here?#
  • But wait, it's even worse than that. They are preventing Ukraine's wheat from reaching the world. We will see the results of that soon. So it's not just Ukraine that they're destroying. Now come on connect the dots. Trump is Russia. The Repubs are Russia.#
  • Here's the nightmare. The police are Russia too.#
  • We're funding our enemy right now. Arming them. Giving them everything they ask for.#
  • The nightmare is that an awful lot of our military thinks Trump was just right.#
  • And we protest.#
  • Protest is pointless unless it leads to something.#
  • There was a time when all the rivers in NY were polluted. When every apartment building had a furnace where they burned all the garbage.#
  • I remember walking to school in second grade, scrubbed clean by my mother, with soot falling in my hair and on my clothes.#
  • But then we decided this was no way to live, and we cleaned up our act. We stopped dumping waste into the rivers and air.#
  • The point is when we decide to fix something we can.#

Last update: Monday July 4, 2022; 9:36 PM EDT.

You know those obnoxious sites that pop up dialogs when they think you're about to leave, asking you to subscribe to their email newsletter? Well that won't do for Scripting News readers who are a discerning lot, very loyal, but that wouldn't last long if I did rude stuff like that. So here I am at the bottom of the page quietly encouraging you to sign up for the nightly email. It's got everything from the previous day on Scripting, plus the contents of the linkblog and who knows what else we'll get in there. People really love it. I wish I had done it sooner. And every email has an unsub link so if you want to get out, you can, easily -- no questions asked, and no follow-ups. Go ahead and do it, you won't be sorry! :-)