12 December 2006

the day the republic died

On December 12, 2000 the Supreme Court released its decision in Bush v. Gore. In a 5-4 decision the Court ruled to end the Florida recount thereby awarding Florida's 25 electoral votes and the presidency to George W. Bush.

During the subsequent six years President Bush plunged the nation into two wars, which have killed 3,293 U.S. soldiers and over 100,000 Iraqis and Afghans; erected a network of secret prisons throughout the world that practice torture; tripled the national debt and dismantled the English language.

In 1532, Spaniards in Mexico City managed to Christianize the Aztec mother goddess Tonantzin. This "Empress of America" helped gain converts to Catholicism and effectively colonize indigenous Meso-American culture. Today December 12 is celebrated as the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico and other parts of Latin America. She occasionally appears on tortillas and grilled cheese sandwiches on eBay.


I guess you could say this is the "Original Pime". I stopped blogging here regularly in May 2008 (if you don't count the B-Sides diversion - yes it gets confusing) when I joined the Tumblr revolution. Going forward bravely into 2009, this site will serve to house any large image work I produce.

Peace out.


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