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Monday, September 28, 2009

Health Care Proposal

Oh, good. We read that the president’s proposed health care bill will require every American subject to buy health insurance, and never mind whether he or she wants it or needs it, or approves of it, or whether he or she is on death row, or expects to expire within 24 hours, or whether she or he owns a hospital, or whether she or he is the sort of character who deserves such care. This proposal would bring advanced medicine to bear upon behalf of pedophiles, serial murderers, liberals, cocaine dealers, terrorists, and other like-minded sociopaths. I, who prefer to choose those whom I help, don’t want these people to get well, and certainly not at my expense. I want them to die.
But if the gov’mint can now require us to buy certain things, why not require us to buy a General Motors car (they need the money), or buy one of Obama’s books, or buy more broccoli, which is said to be so very good for us. How wonderful that Jefferson and Madison and Washington have not lived to see this day and be made to feel that their life’s work had failed.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Chattahoochee Valley Writers' Conference

One naturally expects the best American fiction to emanate from The South, but it remains an only partially understood truth that the best of the best is very often to be found in the region immediately adjacent to that Chattahoochee River Valley that so arbitrarily subtracts Georgia from Alabama’s realm. Such talent, fortunately, is displayed annually at the Chattahoochee Valley Writers’ Conference convoked each September in the city of Carson McCullers – Columbus, Georgia.
This year’s celebration, held September 24-26, attracted writers and readers and agents from far and near, including keynoter Jill McCorkle who spoke affectingly of the role of memory and family, (surely the two most defining themes in southern writing) in the creation of her own novels and stories. Also present was Stephany Evans representing her New York agency FinePrint Lite rary Management. Always on the lookout for new talent, Stephany has become a regular visitor to this vicinity, famous equally for fine writers and those able to appreciate them.

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