December 30th, 2014

Interview With A Vampire

For whatever reason my shrink thinks it's really important when I have a song stuck in my head. So, I told her this morning that I've had "The Waiting" stuck in my head for the past five days.

"Usually you have 'Knocking On Heaven's Door' stuck in your head," she said.

"Yes."

"You realize they are the same song, right," she asked.

"No," I said. "What are you talking about."

"You got your dad 'American Gods' for Christmas," she asked.

"Yes."

"Quick, what's your favorite Gaiman character," she asked.

"Death."

"Quick, what are your favorite gods?"

"Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos," I replied

"And you dont' get why it's the same song," she asked.

"No."

"When you go home, write this down," she said. "When you get it, you'll be cool."


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Pardon The Fuckers

In most ways Gerald Ford was our worst president. Unelected, he was like a substitute teacher assigned to your class for the last month of school after you real teacher got hit by a bus.  But he did one thing right - he pardoned Richard Nixon.

Doing so accomplished two things:

1. It saved the country from a bitter partisan public court battle.

2. It established that crimes had happened. After all, you can't pardon an innocent man. It established guilt without tearing the country apart.

There is a lesson there. Currently a lot of liberals want Bush and his buddies tried for war crimes they are certainly guilty of. But what would it accomplish? It would become a serious red state/blue state shit storm with no clear winners. It would be the political version of one of the traps in a Saw movie.

Far better for Obama to be proactive and simply issue W and his cronies a pardon. It would send a message that they are criminals without hurting the country as a whole.