July 10, 2008

Our Senate has betrayed us

Elfi Hornby and I (I'm on the left) at the Steilacoom 4th of July Street Fair, 2008.
Elfi (a fellow author) and I like to go out and meet our readers, and eat some hot dogs and ice cream at the Steilacoom Street Fair on the 4th. It's a beautiful historic town right on the water, and it's our favorite way to spend the holiday. In between the fair and the fireworks they have a charming, old-fashioned parade with marching bands, kids, and old cars, sprinkled with military men who get lots of cheers from the crowd. Our military men are the best. It's just our government that is so screwed up.
Yesterday, our Senate voted for the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act), that takes away more of our constitutional freedoms. My little old aunt better watch her mouth when she's on the phone now. It's very sad, and our sorry president has taken away the joy in doing a blog.
Well, like the traffic cop says, "Let's move on..."
Lately, I think my brain that has been frazzled by politics and tortured by the dangerous precedents our government is setting has struggled to stay sane (move on!). I have thrown myself into my new novel (Bears in Hibiscus), increased my recording schedule for Free Pecan Pie and Other Chick Stories, and have taken a film-making class online so that I can more easily promote my books.
My Custer and His Naked Ladies book was reviewed by The Oklahoman (the state's largest and best newspaper) http://newsok.com/entertainment/books/
Are you bored to tears yet? If some of my European readers see this rant on our politics, they'll wonder what on earth I'm talking about. Ignorance is bliss. Trust me.
Have a great summer, ya'll. Hopefully, on the next 4th we'll have a better president who will have more sense and integrity than this one. If we do, I plan to party hearty.
Quote du jour:

"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers

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