First, I didn't listen to the State of the Union speech, but I've read a summary and I just pray that Bush's agenda progresses slowly. And that most of the changes he makes are superficial. Yes, I voted for him, but I did so on the premise that all the harm he'd cause would be temporary (whereas I saw Kerry as dangerous in a more permanent way). Limiting medical malpractice, extending certain tax-cuts, and some of his environmental policies are just awful governing. I flat out disagree with all three. I'm also concerned about his approach to social security. I'm not nay-saying yet, but I'm very afraid. So let's just pray that anything he does can be quickly undone when a better candidate comes along.
Secondly, I might keep the title "Thoughtoids" around, and use it for every post that consists of several quick, somehow-incomplete, thoughts. I could develop some of these ideas better, and maybe I will someday, but sometimes just getting them out is the most important thing, and so I'll do that from time to time. It results in posts like this, and if you see the title, you'll know what to expect. So welcome to the inaugural "Thoughtoids."
Finally, I wanted to say congratulations to my friends Rick and Jessica on their engagement. Good to know they'll be together forever.