War is over (for the moment)

Mark Steel is a UK comedian and a committed socialist. In “What’s Going On?” he describes his world falling apart. His marriage is collapsing, and at the same time he’s coming to believe that the Socialist Worker’s Party will never be an effective political organization. (Yeah, I know.) All that, and mid-life crises too: One of the shocking aspects of becoming forty that I hadn’t fully appreciated is that once you get to that age it doesn’t stop.

Troll droppings

Naturally the Massachusetts decision brought out the trolls on Usenet, with lots of postings of frothing articles from worldnetdaily.org. However, it also brought out some amusing parodies of said ravings: Mass. Decision Said to Encourage Federal Marriage Amendment Christians fear an end to traditional marriage and abortion clinic shootings WorldNutDaily.org Thousands of formerly ardent Christians filed for divorce this morning, as others raped their children and household pets, after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that gay people are citizens too.