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Friday, November 05, 2004

The week that wasn’t

The entire week’s work on this blog-- from the moment it crashed on Election Eve-- was wiped out yesterday while I was at yet another academic-administrative meeting in Pittsburgh.  Kurt managed to retrieve the posts (and once again, I Google-cached them as emergency backup), but all your brilliant comments are gone.  Somehow I find this even more dispiriting than the election of Coburn and Bunning.  I feel like a bunch of friends have disappeared from a photo album.

Obviously, I am not right with God.  The way I see it, all the trouble began last Sunday when I mocked Christian businesses, even going so far as to invent a fictional conversation between God and myself in which I say something wiseass and He smites me.  Well, I’ve learned my lesson, Jesus.  I’m coming home to You.

So, dear readers, I’ll be spending the next three weeks in a seminar for repentant Democrats, conducted by the Focus on the Family Ministries.  When I come back, I hope to be able to use this blog to spread the Good News, instead of using it for irony and evil as I have in the past.

While I’m away, I will be acquiring Moral Values, since this amoral liberal-left “social-justice-for-those-in-need” stuff clearly isn’t working.  I hope you’ll check in with me again when I return, and-- in the words of a legendary rock band-- we hope you like our new direction.

For now, though, I can’t help noting ruefully that I’d basically summed up the election back in mid-January, when this impious blog was only two weeks old.  Soon, however, it will be Born Again.

Open thread, folks.  I’ll try not to lose your comments this time.

Posted by Michael on 11/05 at 06:13 AM
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