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It’s weird but both N and I already feel super well-rested and refreshed after spending 2 hours in Florida. All we’ve done is get the suitcases, get the car, and drive to the hotel through the ridiculous traffic of the eternally broken Estero Boulevard.

(By the way, it now looks like they are building a pedestrian walkway right in the middle of the extremely narrow and crowded Estero. The walkway will separate the two traffic lanes. This is truly the most ridiculous transportation decision I’ve ever encountered.)

Still, we already feel so much better than at home. Florida is amazing. And I don’t even mind the total absence of snow.

Soil Touching

Judge Jon S. Tigar of the United States District Court in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order that blocks the government from carrying out a new rule that denies protections to people who enter the country illegally. The order, which suspends the rule until the case is decided by the court, applies nationally.

Yes, because God forbid human traffickers are prevented from making money.

There are few things more cruel and ridiculous than tying asylum claims to “soil touching.” People are forced to degrade themselves and expose themselves to great danger as they trek, in horrible conditions, towards the possibility of touching the magical soil.

There is a lot of magical thinking tied to geography, in general. Many folks seem to think that some places experience violence and poor living conditions and others don’t because of how they are situated. It’s so weird.

Creepy Creeps

Some dumb fuck proposed to Amanda Knox. Of course, he’s an unsuccessful writer desperate for self-promotion but it’s still icky.

I don’t get all these folks who are attracted to death and gore.

P.S. For those who don’t know who Knox is, here’s a link. There are no links on the groom who lacks even this sort of notoriety.

P.P.S. If anybody wants to know my theory, I think Knox and her boyfriend got strung out on drugs and arranged for the victim to be raped by Guede. And then he freaked out and cut her into pieces while Knox and the boyfriend laughed themselves stupid.