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May 26th, 2009

"No Shit!" Statement of the Day

I keep thinking the same thing every time I hear anyone in this country start fretting that the Obama administration is trying to enforce socialism upon the USA:

"[M]any Americans appear to be confused about what socialism actually is."

As a great philosopher once said, "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

Of course, what do you expect when a significant percentage of the country thinks that Rush Limbaugh is a reliable source of news and straightfoward thinking.

Good News, Bad News

Although Some Fantastic currently remains on hiatus, I still receive marketing materials from Tor. It's from today's delivery that I bring the sad news that Tor is releasing Orson Scott Card's sequel to Empire, Hidden Empire, this December. (Somehow, I sincerely doubt Tor will quote any portion from my review of Empire as a blurb on the over of Hidden Empire).

The good news is that his work on the novel and the work he will be putting into promoting it -- the marketing materials state he will go on a signing tour and granting online interviews -- all but assures that he won't start any attempts to overthrow the government anytime until next year.

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