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November 25, 2002
**disclaimer** I already wrote this

**disclaimer**
I already wrote this very nice little entry, it wasn't done, but man was it ever going in a good direction. Then my computer crashed, the damn bastard, and it was all lost forever. So, if this is brief, perfunctory, and leaves you with a sense of wanting more, that's why. It may also have an undercurrent of hostility, but it's not directed at most of you, don't worry. The rest of you, well, I just don't know what to say.
**end disclaimer**

Yeah, screw it. I'm not going to try to write about what I was trying to write about before, it's just too depressing. This should be part of the disclaimer, but I'm not even motivated enough to move it. Here it stays.

I was inspired by a documentary on Frank Lloyd Wright the other day to produce something, some work of art or works of art, that will make people think I'm a genius. That way, all of my irresponsible behavior, my failures, my obnoxious character traits, will be seen as eccentricities and practically celebrated. Certainly I'll feel under no pressure to change any of them, and after I die, people will talk about how I could never save any money and had a weakness for watching awful TV instead of, well, instead of anything else, with a little wink, a knowing smile. "Whatever he needed to do to get into the state to produce such a beautiful work, well we'll have to excuse him. He was, after all, a genius." The only problem with this plan is that in order to accomplish it, I'll have to break with most of those "eccentricities". The inevitable rub rears its head.

I had an idea that I would read the entire Homeland Security Act (H.R. 5005), so I would have the facts on my side for at least one of my rants, instead of my usual mostly-at-least-somewhat-mis-or-underinformed diatribes. It's 475 pages!! I fell asleep twice reading the table of contents.

This is a problem. How can I be righteously mad at my elected representatives if I don't really have a clue what they're up to? I know it's complicated to run an entire country, especially one with so many Waffle Houses, but there must be a better way to inform the electorate. I know, I know, it's supposed to be our duty to remain informed, not the duty of the government to inform us, but shit, lately they're taking great pains to make sure that we can't find out about anything even if we ask.

"Every spirit builds itself a house, and beyond its house a world, and beyond its world a heaven. Know then that the world exists for you. Build therefore your own world." - Emmerson

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Arrg. Dontchya hate mid-entry crashes? I'm thinking of asking the Dept of Homeland Security if they can install a keylogger on my machine to protect me from myself...

Arrg. Dontchya hate mid-entry crashes? I'm thinking of asking the Dept of Homeland Security if they can install a keylogger on my machine to protect me from myself...

argh again. i double posted. can ya delete this one and the the duplicate?

No, i think i'll leave them all. I like it.

I like the Waffle House part.
Yummmmm.

mmmm waffles with homeland patriot sauce mmmm.

u should give us more info