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.