Invasion of the Body Snatchers Is True Story

3 11 2008

Halloween night our whole family huddled in a dark room to see the 1978 remake with Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum and Leonard Nimoy, as Young Son’s gentle inauguration into horror movies.

He enjoyed it. We were all thinking the original still was better, but he didn’t have the classic in his memory banks like we did, so we just met him where he was and enjoyed this one along with him.

One of the movie’s taglines is, “Watch out! They get you while you’re sleeping!”

It didn’t keep me up with bad dreams.  😉

But here’s a strange thing. It stayed in the back of my mind over the weekend as the election was Story One around here. I watched election coverage round the clock. DH voted Saturday in a long line, and we got calls from both campaigns, one of which offered us passes to see Joe Biden on campus Sunday morning. Favorite Daughter and her boyfriend accepted and they had a great experience. Young Son and I watched the Biden rally on live cam from the Tallahassee Democrat website, and when FavD called on her cell phone, we were able to spot her live in the crowd, as she said, see, I’m lifting my sign and now I’m lowering it again. It was so cool.

Back to the body-snatchers — homeschooling dad Paul D. sent Nance and me an analysis of how our politics have been invaded, and a solid 25% of the voting population body-snatched. They’ve submitted or succumbed, irrevocably reborn as pod people literally without individual mind, heart or will. They are worker bees serving the Dear Leader, some otherworldly hierarchy of control over their individual and collective “body” that must remain unquestioned. And YOUR body is next to be conquered by their collective . . . Read the rest of this entry »

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Rolfe Reflects on Political Pretzel of Taxes, Economy

3 11 2008

Rolfe has a promising thread going about taxes and the economy as incredibly complex even for academics, definitely not for the weak-minded nor the ideologue politicians pandering to them.