Feel the enervation

What a boring time to start blogging again. The presidential race, as usual, has created a sort of news vacuum that actually removes facts from the store of accumulated human knowledge. Chris Matthews is making sense, that’s how bad it’s gotten.

I wonder what it will feel like to reflect, some years down the line, on having been the 7,784th person to have published a blog post linking to a news article which reports on a campaign spokesperson’s statement about an unreleased TV ad which refers to a candidate’s having used a figure of speech that has a word in common with another phrase from an opposing candidate’s speech. Or even just to have read that blog post, and posted a concurring message in the comments box. That would be glory enough for most of us.

It’s a thrilling time to be alive.

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