March 20th, 2004

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From Power Line (

Years ago, Deacon and I protested against the Vietnam war. We're not proud of it now, but at least it was a war we were against. Nowadays, the "anti-war" movement is so morally and intellectually degraded that it protests against peace and reconstruction.

Today the anti-war forces turned out in San Francisco on the first anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. Trouble is, of course, the war is over. So the protesters voiced their opposition to the ongoing reconstruction effort by gathering in front of the worldwide headquarters of Bechtel, one of the chief contractors involved in rebuilding Iraq's infrastructure.

The protesters blocked traffic by chaining themselves together with plastic pipe while waving signs saying "Bechtel out of Iraq" and "Shut down the war profiteers." I can understand how well-meaning people can be opposed to war, one of the greatest evils known to mankind, even in circumstances where their opposition is misguided. But it is a measure of the moral bankruptcy of the left that its protesters now march against reconstruction.
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Okay, heard this on the radio... I thought I was past the point where songs remind me of fictional characters, but how could this not?

High school yearbooks on her lap
Snapshot faces take her back
Class rings and strings of broken hearts
A single word of yes or no could've changed her destiny

What would it be like if she'd a married Mike
Three kids and a dog and be queen of the kitchen
How would it have been if she'd settled for Jim
She'd be battered and bruised on a bunk in a mission
Now she'll never know what happened to Joe
Cold feet when the church bells rang
Where she learned to let it go
And never forget
Her life is her own
And she has no regrets yet

Voted girl most like to succeed
She made her dreams come true
Single and happy in her world
But she would be lying if she said she'd never thought about


Who knows who
Where or when
Only love will stop her wonderin'


No,no,no,no regrets yet
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For my fellow writers

Today at Barnes & Noble I picked up a new writing book, The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman. I'm about 1/3 in and it looks like a great resource. I don't like editing and rewriting, but Lukeman explains it so clearly (and points out why you want to avoid doing certain things) that the revision process is starting to seem sorta... interesting.

I recommend it.
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I watched Century City tonight. It was surprisingly good for a show that airs on Saturday night on ABC. And JR was there! Although I didn't understand why the dad didn't just donate the liver himself. A clone's a clone, right?

I'm about 2/3 done with The First Five Pages. Very interesting stuff.

The gals reminded me tonight about the Stargate Fanfic Awards. Now that they have a more reasonable management, I'm thinking about doing something shocking and actually nominating stories! I just... have no idea what I would nominate. I've done so little fanfic reading lately... probably even less reading than writing, if you can imagine that. As far as my own fanfic goes, I would really love to see Fireflies nominated for something, but it's so off the beaten path (character death and /other is surprisingly, um, not endearing). Other than that, my favorite recent story is my How SG-1 Saved Christmas poem. Sad, eh? ;)

I took the OK Cupid test at Collapse )

Alrighty then!

No fun links right now. Maybe later. It's funny, though. All the protest coverage I've seen, the articles I've read online from London papers and the ever unbiased BBC World never seem to give voice to those who feel differently, who supported the war, or even point out that the war (if not the restoration) is no longer in progress.

Oh, that liberal media.
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