“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Thursday, March 15, 2007

I didn't do it . . .

I'd like to say that, despite my well-documented, (hmph!). . .issues with TalkAmarillo and the Amarillo Globe-Republican, and the TA inmates well-documented hatred of PTS, I had nothing to do with Freeperville West's untimely1 demise. I'd like to say that, but the latter is no longer documented (rimshot!).

But, seriously, folks, I haven't posted on the place since I got booted off it back when that Wolf guy was but a Puppy.2

Also, I have an alibi. See, here we are being carried off by a giant, otherworldly insect:

Which brings me to the main point of this post. If you've driven back to the Yellow City from Santa Fe via Las Vegas (which I recommend, though it takes a tad longer), you've seen this view. It's the spot where last dregs of the Rockies run out of steam and the Great Plains opens up. And damn, if them flatlands don't look a hella lot better from this vantage:

The original graffiti on the rock read, "God Bless USA". And you know, though that sentiment has, lo these many years, been much-abused and nearly ruined by nationalistic a-holes, when you see it posted over this Lewis-and-Clark-like view, you feel its original impact, and you can get behind it.

So, anyway, if there are any old, lonesome TA rednecks out there, feel free to post here. We'll ignore you until you go away just like we have all of our other trolls.


1 Untimely because belated.
2 I know, I know. Jason Justin (stupid, spacedark! stupid! stupid!), I trust your word, man. I no longer claim I was kicked off because of politics. But I was booted, that's an objective fact, and I'm a guy who can take a hint.