Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Moving on Up…

I just bought a new house and today begins the process of moving in to it. If everything goes well, I’ll be back online this evening after the cable installers leave. But I won’t have phones until Friday morning when they come to set up all my phone lines (4 total, 2 business lines, a personal line and a fax line). All of my phone numbers will have changed, but my email address should remain the same. Tomorrow I move the heavy stuff, followed by days of moving the light stuff (mostly boxes of books) bit by bit. And all of that interrupted on Saturday by an end of the summer season lake party for which I’ve been cajoled into smoking half a dozen racks of spareribs. So I don’t know exactly when I’ll be back to posting things. Could be as early as tonight, if I have something I want to say and the cable install goes well. Or could be a couple days. So you crazy kids behave yourselves until I return.


  1. #1 Dave S.
    August 31, 2005

    And all of that interrupted on Saturday by an end of the summer season lake party for which I’ve been cajoled into smoking half a dozen racks of spareribs.

    Man …. to think of all the time needed simply to stuff them into those little paper tubes, let alone smoking ’em. *L*

    But I jest. I momentarily saw “packs” where you wrote “racks”.

    Good luck on the move Ed.

  2. #2 Flatlander100
    August 31, 2005


  3. #3 spyder
    August 31, 2005

    this little tidbit garnered from atrios discussing Katrina:

    Meanwhile, FOX News last night had a fellow named Jack Chambliss on arguing that the Constitution doesn’t provide for disaster relief efforts, and that private individuals should bear the burden:

    [T]he founding fathers never intended, Article One, section Eight of the Constitution, never intended to provide one dollar of taxpayer dollars to pay for any disaster or anything that we might call charity. What we now have is the law of unintended consequences taking place, where FEMA has come into New Orleans, a place where, ecologically, it makes no sense to have levees keeping the Mississippi River from flooding into New Orleans, like it naturally should.”

    I would be curious if this particular individual had read Article One Section Eight past say the 3rd clause(Commerce). Clearly he had completely skipped over the Preamble, but not making it to the 18th clause seems a serious oversight. And of course the history of New Orleans and the surrounding river region is replete with examples of actions and expeditures under clauses 11 through 17 as well.

    This is reportedly the second busiest moving weekend of the year, following only the beginning of November; why i do not know? I do like the plan though–move smoke move smoke move smoke–assuming there is some drinking in there as well.

  4. #4 raj
    August 31, 2005

    spyder at August 31, 2005 01:26 PM

    Actually, the fellow has a point. I’ve discussed this on more than a few message boards over the last decade. It would take too long to describe, but the conservatives in the South love their federal welfare, which is largely financed by people in the North.

  5. #5 Chuck
    August 31, 2005

    I agree with your point, raj. I won’t try to speak in hushed tones, however, when I declare that the rank and file Southern Republican populist conservative enjoys federal dollars when it subsidizes farms and what remaining (not that there was ever very much) industrial activity in the South, but this timid little creature (white Southern populist relgious conservative Republican) will fight tooth and nalil to keep welfare money out of the hands of poor minorities. Sorry to brand them as racist, and I know it’s not P.C. to do so, but that’s exactly what drives Southern conservative populism to this day.

  6. #6 Jillian
    August 31, 2005

    I suppose this means that I’m going to have to wait for Ed’s take on the latest charming bit of insanity over at WorldNut Daily – namely, that gays are responsible for Hurricane Katrina.

    Which is too bad, really. I’m spitting mad about it, and Ed is one of the few guys I know who has a wonderfully enough caustic wit to help take the edge off of how angry I am.

    I know it’s stupid to get upset over the rantings of the insane, but sometimes it’s hard not to.

  7. #7 Kathy Britain
    August 31, 2005

    Before the heavy stuff gets moved, will you lay on the floor to type or use a milk crate? Alot of people move the refridg. first for refreshments during the move. I see where your priority is.

    Tell me, ED, if you are away from your puter too long do you get withdrawls ( my husband gets them) or do you have an I.V. extendor( the new wireless kind that they implant into your head)? If you wear your hair long and spiked it hides the reciever. LOL ( sorry, I’m cracking myself up after a hard day at work at your expense)
    Congrats on the new home.

  8. #8 Lynn
    September 1, 2005

    Ed, pls leave me a message via my voice mail.

  9. #9 raj
    September 1, 2005

    Tomorrow I move the heavy stuff, followed by days of moving the light stuff (mostly boxes of books) bit by bit

    Best wishes. When we moved here to our present house in 1983 we had 30 boxes of books and magazines (mostly cooking magazines). They were heavy as heck, and were among the most difficult things to move.

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