ENOUGH already

I got an email today informing me that my comments were broken. So I found out that the K2 theme that I use to display this blog had been updated to a new version. Installing that fixed my comments problem, but managed to erase my sidebar. GRARGH.

I’m really getting sick of WordPress. I may retire this blog and move to something else soon. We’ll see.

This sounds about right: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates, as conducted by ABC

After seeing part of the democratic debates on TV a couple of nights ago, I think that this is an entirely accurate portrayal of how ABC would handle the Lincoln-Douglas debates:

LINCOLN: In my opinion, slavery will not cease, until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Excuse me, did an Elijah H. Johnson attend your church?

LINCOLN: When I was a boy in Illinois forty years ago, yes. I think he was a deacon.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Are you aware that he regularly called Kentucky “a land of swine and whores”?

LINCOLN: Sounds right — his ex-wife was from Kentucky.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Why did you remain in the church after hearing those statements?

LINCOLN: I was eight.

DOUGLAS: This is an important question George — it’s an issue that certainly will be raised in the fall.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Do you denounce him?

LINCOLN: I’d like to get back to the divided house if I may.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Do you denounce and reject him?

LINCOLN: If it will make you shut up, yes, I denounce and reject him.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Do you denounce and reject him with sugar on top?

LINCOLN: Yes.

There’s more. Frankly, no matter who wins, I’ll be glad when the election season is over.

Upgrade In Progress

I’m in the process of updating to WordPress version 2.5. The site may look weird for a few minutes.

OK, I think we’re good now. Fingers are crossed, but I think I’ve fixed the problems that cropped up in the theme. Let me know if anything looks obviously wrong.

On the good side, they redesigned the backend that I’m using right now to type this, and it’s a lot prettier. Much less messy. So far, I approve.