Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Another brick in the wall

I just got word the first ten pages of my script, "Find Ray Tarkovsky", will be acted out onstage at the WildSound Screenplay Festival in Toronto on July 30th.  I was planning to head down to San Antonio on the 29th; looks like I'll be postponing that.  I want to be there for this.  FRT is my most commercial script, after "The Lavender Curse" and "Bugzters", neither of which is going anywhere, and is the one least likely to work as a this is its only shot at being heard in any way, form or fashion.

I've managed to miss all the Fourth of July celebrations...deliberately.  I'm in no humor to give consequence to America's self-congratulation when so few of her people are doing anything to keep the GOP from destroying the country.  Those Repugnican bastards are still tossing their childish fits and refusing to even consider increasing taxes on billionaires while happily slashing help to those who truly need it, and while still trying to cut Social Security and Medicare.  There's nothing new about their wish list; what's new is how many Democowards are jumping ship to help them.

Obama has no one but himself to blame for it getting to this point.  He kissed the GOP's asses and gave in to them so many times before, small wonder they think they can get away with it, again.  And this time they're holding the whole damned world as hostage, because if they don't raise the debt ceiling and the nation defaults on its loans in any way, the economy will probably collapse.  And if ours goes, so goes the world's.

Of course, it's possible he's really a stealth Republican, because so many of Obama's actions fit in so nicely with the GOP's preferences and because he's so happily spit on the people who helped elect him to office.  It's almost as if the Tea Party was formed to keep people thinking he's one of the progressives, even though he's anything but.  It's disgusting to even be considering that as a possibility...but the truth is, the right wing's already said they'd do it in places like Wisconsin and Ohio.  Why NOT on a national level? I sound paranoid or what?

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