…Steve is asking that we cancel today. He’s not feeling well *and* he’s fighting a work-related deadline. He writes, “There’s obviously a ton of content to talk about — all of it awful and demoralizing….” I don’t know what he means. The Walking Dead pilot was picked up by AMC this week. That’s great news!
Anyway, we’ll be back next week to try and cheer everyone up. Until then, here are some links to items we probably would have discussed today…
You can pretty much glance at any post at Steve’s blog from the past several days (since Scott Brown’s disappointing victory in MA) and find within any of the compelling reasons why the House should, in Steve’s words, “Pass. The. Damn. (healthcare) Bill.”
The SCOTUS Citizens United decision was huge and unambiguously bad for democracy. It’s a stickier wicket than your standard right-left 5-4 SCOTUS decision though, and I was looking forward to bouncing this off Steve for some analysis. But even in light of my own free speech-imbued grey-scale take on the ideology at work in the decision, I don’t think there’s any question that practically speaking, given the nature of our current electoral system, this is really, really bad. I thought Lessig’s response was compelling, natch.
No Dollhouse this week. The series finale is on Friday.
Eve has compiled the following list of other genre topics as well…
See you next week!
Our first episode of 2010 has been canceled due to weather. Burlington is expecting gusty snowy weather with an accumulation of 3-5 inches and gusts up to 30 mph. Not biblical weather, but no fun to drive in, particularly if you’re coming from Essex Junction, like Steve. Plus Emily is sick with flu-like symptoms so she probably would have skipped the show anyway, and frankly, there’s not a ton of material to discuss in either politics of SF.
I’d like to encourage folks to use the comments section of this post to say hi, ask questions, rant about something — whatever floats your respective boats.