January 18th, 2006

Jeff_Annie_Remedial Chaos Theory

I Welcome Our New Canadian Overlords

I, for one, will welcome our new Canadian overlords with open arms when they finally, out of a sense of self-preservation, march across the Derby Line and, by force, instill sanity and civility on our oh-so-bonkeroo nation.

Ahhhhh, yes. This is beginning to look all so very familiar. The drum beats are starting. A new bad guy is on the horizon. There's a new nuclear terror being born.

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION PEOPLE WE ARE IN DANGER-DANGER-DANGER WILL ROBINSON WE MUST PRO-ACTIVELY ATTACK BEFORE BOMBS GO OFF OVER WASHINGTON DC! WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE! ONLY BIG DADDY BUSH CAN SAVE US! AHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Why look! It's our old friend Iran! Say hello, Iran!

I, myself, remember laughing my fool head off that you were included in the whole Axis of Evil speech waaaaay back in 2002.

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Well, here we are, almost four years later. We've seen these drumbeats before when there was huffing and puffing to lie our way into Iraq. And as everyone knows, that's working out very well for us.

Given the rhetoric aimed at Iran coming out of the Chickenhawks who now own our government, I'm getting this horrible sense of deja vu. I know that history repeats, but this is rediculous. Can we please try to have it repeat in cycles of greater than 4 years? Thanks.

Yes, I suspect the coming war with Iran (I hold out little hope that Congress will do more than weakly protest what is fast becoming an Imperial President) will go even better than the boondoggle in Iraq. My sympathies for the soldiers in our military services was already high. It's crossed the line into outright worry. If this particular bit of mission drift happens, I have the sinking feeling we'll be losing an entire generation of young men and women to the graveyards or a lifetime of intense medical care.

Obviously, I'm not the only one watching this mess with growing horror. While us U.S. progressives are staring at our navels, and muttering to ourselves that we've heard this crap before, enter the Canadians!

Or rather, a Canadian.

Your must read: Speaking as a Canadian who is fond of judicious language, I feel that this situation deserves careful and measured thought. So let me just open with: Is your entire f*cking country on crack???

Best. Fact-Based. Reality-Based. Rant. Ever.

And one hell of a history lesson.

Go and read.
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Xander_Africa_Scatterlings

Africander Fic: Facing the Heart In Darkness; Part 1/?

Posting this a few hours early, mostly because I feel like total crap. I suspect it's the awful New England weather that's to blame. I can barely stand upright and I want to cut off my own head right now because of the headache.

I'm not as done as I'd like to be on this, but it will be posted uninterrupted to the end since it is mostly finished. Yay!

Many thanks to the hearty souls who took a look at the early chapters to help me adjust tone: whiskyinmind, yma2, rileysaplank, gentle_thorns, and uninvitedcat 

Title: Facing the Heart in Darkness
Author: Eva Swithin as told to Lizbeth Marcs

Rating: PG for violence
Pairing: None
Spoilers: All of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel
Genre: Future fic, adventure, gen

Canon Character: Xander Harris
Apperances by Canon Characters: Rupert Giles, Willow Rosenberg, Andrew Wells, Roger Wyndham-Pryce
Main Original Characters: Eva Swithin, Jonathan Whyte, Alexandrienne, Radar, Sister Ig, Dr. Mboto, Nurse Riley, Grandmother Touré, David Johnson

Summary: Watcher Eva Swithin is sent to Mali to investigate what some Senior Watchers believe may be the greatest threat facing the newborn Reformed Watchers Council — Alexander Harris.

Disclaimer: Rupert Giles, Willow Rosenberg, Andrew Wells, Roger Wyndham-Pryce and all associated characters and organizations are the property of FOX and Mutant Enemy. Any mention of real life events and real people are done to serve the story and are not meant to imply that the incidents in question have any relationship to reality. All original characters and the plot are mine. No payment was asked for or received in the writing of this story and no profit was earned. No copyright infringement on FOX or Mutant Enemy is intended.

Author's Note: Written for the Scatterlings and Orphanages Africander Fiction Challenge by ludditerobot.

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