Awaiting the Candle
The self-proclaimed "reality-based community" prefers a world of reason and logic, science and evidence. Superstition yields to knowledge, rationality triumphs over fear.
The darkness harbors nothing that isn't there when the candle is lit.
The Second Day of November in the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Ten, the candle's light will illuminate what has been waiting in the darkness.
If you are not fearful of what may come of that light, you were not paying attention as the darkness was gathering.
Spirits of the Uncleanly Commons
If it's fine with you, too, don't check your car for a tracker. If it's not fine with you, perhaps you can remove it; but if you do, resist the urge to destroy the nasty little device, since the FBI will come to demand its "government property" back, and you most certainly want to avoid an indictment for destroying government property (or selling it on eBay, for that matter, what with how the hapless buyer might not give you a five-star rating after the FBI's SWAT-style paramilitary honkers come rappelling down through his roof with flash-bang grenades and action-movie Ninja-wear outfits).
Oh, yes, one more thing: the Obama Administration supports the warrantless use of these trackers. Let's give President Hope-'n-Change a free oil change and a nice round of applause for once again not letting that silly old Fourth Amendment interfere with good old authoritarian excess for the new American century.
Notwithstanding the First Lady's recent expression of gratitude that prayer circles around the nation are "keeping the spirits clean" in the neighborhood of the Obamas, we as a nation are in dire need of an long-overdue exorcism: apparently, J. Edgar Hoover is still running federal law enforcement from his no-doubt gruesomely decorated townhouse in Hell.
With the help of his Unholy Legion already on the bench at the Supreme Court, Mr. Hoover's sponsor on the throne in Hades may soon approve a fiscal stimulus package that includes the much-anticipated Teabagger Moose Lodge & Trailer Park at the Capitol Building in Washington.
Let's see Mrs. Obama's "clean spirits" deal with that rezoning nightmare.