postcards from the republic of empathy

from Sam Lipsyte's short story "The Republic of Empathy":
"Is it too soon to say I love you?"
"Yes. No."
"Soonish I will say that I love you."
"And in the meantime?"
"I will merely love you."
(via the recent "Sci-Fi" double issue of the New Yorker) Florida Election Officials are amoral Machiavellian jerks. (The state that was home of the Butterfly Ballot and the Elderly Jews for Pat Buchanan that gave the national election to Bush in 2000.) Between this and a nationwide trend of voter role purges, I have to say my opinion of Republicans as jerks who value their own agendas over the process of democracy isn't going anywhere.
I'm a citizen of the republic of empathy.
Sam Lipsyte Quantum Space Drive??? Oh wow...
The whole morning I thought my overshirt lacked a pocket. Nope, it was just on inside out. Gonna be one of those days.
Cap'n Crunch's full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch.
I know my friends have no shortage of reason to hate PayPal, but their incessant shilling of "Bill Me Later" is what gets my goat.
Aristotle said I am a rational animal; I say I am an angel with an incredible capacity for beer.
Brennan Manning - looking forward to a cheap laptop w/ Windows 8. Expect I might hate it though. Wish OSX was less app, more task based
You got keys and money? Good, 'cause I got nothin'. Except you. Which is good, 'cause you got the keys and money.