*bursts into tears* I can’t believe we won. *waits on a knife’s edge to see what happens in Alaska*

I’m off to a very slow start today. I slept badly, having dreams about the election what certainly seemed like all bloody night long, only interrupted when I got up to go to the bathroom, came back to bed, and tried to locate the pillow that had gone missing but instead poked Ted in the […]

I think I am feeling better. I went for a walk this afternoon instead of taking a nap, which is what I’ve been doing for the last several days, and I actually feel like I have at least a few crumbs of energy to spare. It’s astonishing how much better ‘vaguely normal’ feels. o.O Also–possibly […]

On September 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov, a Soviet lieutenant colonel, correctly interpreted a satellite early warning system’s notification that the United States had launched a nuclear attack on the USSR as a false alarm, and chose not to pursue the line of doctrine that would have assured mutual destruction. Petrov doesn’t consider himself a hero. […]

But then I read /Diane Duane’s link to Aaron Sorkin’s extremely excellent President Bartlett/Senator Obama interview and now I am exasperated. I understand why it’s an issue. I understand why it keeps getting run up the flagpole. I understand that it’s a flawless example of the flip-flopping that Republicans have gotten away with time and […]