I WILL VOTE
The DNC just rolled out iwillvote.com, with help registering . . . and with guidelines for each state — just click on yours. (Are you a student? A felon? Want to know how to check your registration status? Or what ID you’ll need? Have you recently moved? Wonder whether there will be early voting?)
BUT I WON’T BUY THIS BOOK
Zac Bissonnette — himself an author (Good Advice from Bad People: Selected Wisdom from Murderers, Stock Swindlers, and Lance Armstrong) writes:
“So I came across a book yesterday called How to Write a Sentence. [‘Language lovers will flock to this homage to great writing.’— Booklist] In deciding whether to buy it, I did a test. I flipped to a random page and read one sentence. If that sentence was good, I decided, I would buy it. So help me God if I’m making this up, this is a random sentence (I only read one) from a book called How to Write a Sentence:
They’ve already done that as a preliminary to writing in the service of an intention, and that intention will be substantive, a matter of content–the intention to praise or blame or reveal or complicate or exhort or rejoice or ponder or meditate or lament or anatomize or deconstruct (pardon the word) or “justify the ways of God to Man.”
He did not buy the book.
AND NOW THIS, WHICH WILL TOUCH YOU, I THINK
Who could not feel for — and fall for — this little kid?
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
The stock market’s at record highs! We’ve wound down our wars! None of us need ever again worry about having — or developing — a preexisting condition! We’ve begun to move on energy efficiency and climate change! The housing market’s strong in places! The deficit George W. Bush handed us has shrunk dramatically. And if you can afford an Internet connection and a smart phone, you have the whole world in your pocket! I know that may not clear up your concerns over the Benghazi talking points, or the IRS having targeted liberal groups for extra scrutiny, but it’s something, anyway.
Have a great weekend.
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