Friday, July 15, 2005
Hot, humid, cloudy
For all the Harry Potter fans: Have fun at midnight when the book is released! I hope the parents allow their children to sit up and read all night – what better reason to miss bedtime? And I hope the adults who love the books also stay up all night to read it! Enjoy! And thanks to JK Rowlings for creating such a wonderful world for us to visit whenever we wish.
90 tires were slashed on cars in the next town over. 90. Now, that town is not a rich one. The cost is below everyone’s deductible on insurance, so it has to come out of pocket. It’s creating an enormous hardship. Many of them are elderly, on fixed incomes, unable to change tires themselves, and have to get to doctors. And I’m betting it’s not local kids. I’m betting it’s spoiled rich kids from a couple of towns over who think it’s funny to destroy other people’s property, because every time they get in to trouble, Mommy and Daddy buy them out of it.
What I find especially chilling about the Karl Rove allegations is the amount of pre-meditation involved in the phrasing of the information. If the allegations are true – in my opinion, the legal vetting of language before it was leaked to the reporter(s) proves that Rove not only was determined to strike back at Wilson himself, but deliberately ruined his wife’s career and put her in mortal danger. By saying he never mentioned her name, just called her “Wilson’s wife” -- that’s enough information to put her life in danger. That HAS to be dealt with. And the careful phrasing indicates careful planning. It’s one thing to make a slip – it’s another to plan a leak that will put someone’s life in danger. As a former CIA agent mentioned on a news program the other night – why would agents risk their lives in the field if they know government officials will chose to out them at any moment for personal vendettas and then cover themselves with the American flag and claim immunity? We’re trying to prevent future attacks, not encourage them, so why is our Administration doing everything in its power to ensure there will be another massacre in this country, probably on a much larger scale than 9/11? Why is no one accountable for the safety of the American people? I’d also like to know why the columnist who originally revealed the name is not held accountable at all for any of this. What deal did he strike for immunity and why is it being allowed?
I’m also furious at the new Homeland Security Chief, what’s-his-name, who says that security on mass transit is not a priority because “only 30 people or so will die”. Huh? If ONE person dies, it’s one too many.
Off to the city for a few errands. Yeah, I’m looking forward to that. :( But it’s necessary.
I hated the work I did on the client’s press release, so I’m going to redo it. Maybe I’ll get some ideas as I race around Manhattan.
I’m telling my editor that she’ll get Elusive Prayers at the end of the weekend instead of today. I lost time working on it because of issues with that company, so they can sit and wait those extra hours for me to finish.
The press release for Tapestry is up:
Let’s hope it’s a safe and productive day, and a good start to the weekend.
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