a second term - for artsfeed
Post #403 • November 4, 2004, 9:58 AM • 5 Comments
Bush, quoted by the New York Times:
"I want to speak to every person who voted for my opponent," he said. "To make this nation stronger and better, I will need your support and I will work to earn it. I will do all I can do to deserve your trust. A new term is a new opportunity to reach out to the whole nation. We have one country, one Constitution and one future that binds us."
The people I know who voted for him feel confident that he will swing back to center, coming out in support of civil unions for same-sex couples and stem-cell research. One of them is hands-down one of the smartest guys walking the earth, so I hope he's correct. In the meantime, I had an important lesson: if I had realized how angry I would become upon seeing my values and intelligence insulted in this last election, I would have done more to try to influence it. I believe in the power of the reality-based community and look forward to the opportunity to bring more people into it.
In the meantime, come play with an updated version of Artsfeed, currently in beta. There are known issues. If you're using an Atom feed and your site's in the Tossed Out section, take no action - I'm on it. If your site hasn't been updated in over 30 days, take no action - you're not blogging. If your site does not appear as intended, please have a look at your feed and contact your blogging provider if you need to fix it. If you have no feed, get one. If your site doesn't appear at all, contact me with the pertinent information. If you're Tyler Green or John Perreault, please contact Douglas McLennan and have him get some date tags going in your feed. (He'll know what it means.) If you are a non-art blogger (literature, pan-cultural, etc.), sit tight - I'm going to put your feeds on separate pages and need to get this one working first. If the new fatter stripes still make you want to throw up, please say so - I'm going back and forth on them.