Is This A New Dark Age?

Mark Morford writes: Little proof to the contrary that we are indeed in a very long, bleak tunnel. Is there any light?: “Then come those times when you read about a 16-year-old girl slashing the throat of a 75-year-old woman for no apparent reason, a woman who was merely walking with her husband near a Berkeley public garden and it’s right next to the one about the 16-year-old kid smiling and waving and donning a bulletproof vest before shooting nine people and himself to death in a remote, poverty-stricken region of Minnesota and you can feel the numbness like a wave.

And alongside that is the morbid and insipid case of poor Terri Schiavo and the equally insipid Bush evangelicals who trumpet the backward morality of maintaining her vegetative brain-dead state and the sad, tormented parents who can’t face reality and the insidious GOP that has zero shame in using her decrepit body as a political football and that kowtows to its pseudo-religious contingency by making humiliating and rather illegal congressional maneuvers to try and keep a feeding tube in place and you just go, oh my God just stop already.” (SF Chronicle)

Just to make one thing perfectly clear — Blogger sucks these days. More often than not in the past month or so, I have not been able to post new posts, edit old posts or both. You have all probably noticed multiple copies of the same post in a row here; I am sometimes not reliably able to tell if something has published so I repeat myself. At other times the process appears to hang in the middle but unbeknownst to me has gone on to complete the publishing process somewhere in the dim shadows behind the bit bucket. You would think the Google takeover would give them the resources to have an adequate number of reliable servers…

Oh,well, this should be my worst anguish in life…