Friday, March 12, 2010

Under (Re)Construction

Thanks to the recent unannounced sale of our old domain host (whose buyer then somehow lost all the hosted data in the transition), most of the older posts on The Cantalopue Machine are now outdated by dint of being completely bereft of imagery and/or working links to odd files (notice my absent avatar to the right of this post, for example).

I am therefore taking this opportunity to put The Cantaloupe Machine on a short hiatus pending some page design changes and a whole lot of culling/re-editing of old content. Schedule permitting, I'm hoping to be back in regular operation sometime in the spring. Enjoy the improving weather, everyone, and go Tribe!

Friday, January 22, 2010

America, Inc.

Ah, the George W. Bush presidency: like herpes, it's the gift that keeps on giving.

Forget "left" or "right": if there was any doubt left where the real power lies in this country, I think this news finally put it to rest once and for all.

Really, what more is there to say right now? "I, for one, welcome our new corporate overlords"? Perhaps "meet the new boss /same as the old boss"?

Between this deflating (and not very surprising) news and the staggering ability of the Left to completely and carelessly piss away the political mandate of a lifetime in less than twelve months, I don't think I have ever been this angry, upset, and pessimistic over the direction of this country.

What in the hell are we letting ourselves turn into? What happened to the idea of accountability, or even basic morality? It has been said before by incurable cynics that every man has his price, but never has it been so nakedly apparent that there is nothing left in humanity that isn't for sale to the highest bidder.

Maybe I just need to get really drunk this weekend. Yeah. That will solve everything.