George Bush Dreams of a Different World
This blog will include my unkempt thoughts on science, politics, music, wombats and cats. Breaks will be allowed for attending to your real job, naps, thirst and fatigue. Greetings.
BoingBoing has some photos of the idiotic billboards the Red Cross has put up throughout Western New York. Unbelievably stupid fearmongering. Plus, some of them suggest that the coming disaster will be our own fault because we, as citizens, ignored the warnings of experts. Remind me again of their record in NOLA?
More stories in the local newspapers about kids coming home corpses or crippled.How much waste does this bugeyed bellybutton obsessed nation need before it wakes up and sees the violence it has enabled?All the faith-based organizations in my town are using federal money to make posters that say "Nonviolence begins with me" but they don't mean it. It's violence that feeds them. It's millions that go to glitzy churches in the middle of hopeless, god forsaken neighborhoods. Pimp a million and you're a political player. Pimp fifty bucks and you go to jail.Idiots rail in support of flag burning amendments and anti-sex legislation.That kind of shit won't put eyes back in that young GI's face.Balloon juice won't reattach limbs or reconnect spinal columns.Every idiot with a "Freedom isn't Free" bumpersticker should volunteer in the VA burn unit nearest him.Perhaps he will learn a lesson in personal responsibility.Perhaps a lesson in the true complexity of reality.They should see the fruit of their crimes.They should be made to push it in gurneys.Karl Rove and Hillary should be changing bandages at Walter Reed.They should have to wipe the consequences of their actions off their hands between each bed.And comfort frightened children ripped to shreds spasming sleepless forever as a result of great power malice: its ambition, its neglect, its emptiness.George Bush can't be trusted with our rights.George Bush can't be trusted to dig latrines in Iraq.George Bush can't be trusted with the contents of a bedpan...Every day some kid, brainwashed or not, gets chewed up and spat out by my government.We accept it like overwhelmed infants.We accept it like bullied children.We should begin to act.We should begin to act like adults again.We need to be adult about this.Adults who can say noto the smug, triumphant, gleeful, selfish, heartless, walking hatred that rules this place.We need to make them bring the troops home.Or bring them home ourselves.We need to bring them home.Now.
I saw a clip of George Bush yesterday. He said Afghanistan is "wild country", wilder than the wild west! (Cue psychokiller smirk, wait for laughter that does not come).
The King of Zembla has a post entitled "Dolls" (Wednesday, February 7) that is a truly depressing update on race in the US.
A bible lesson for our times, or, channeling Bullwinkle, "Holy See, Monkey Do"
(cue the trombones wah wah wah waaaaaaaaaaaah!)
So, yes, the previous post was a hoot. For something meatier, take a look at the posting "The Poverty of Philosophy" over at Lenin's Tomb.
|"Total Eclipse of the Heart" written by Jim Steinman|
I'm ashamed to say that I did not undestand the importance of this fine selection when it was first released. Was I naive, crude? Or have I simply grown into the understanding of the higher emotions.
Indeed, I am finally become an aesthete, thanks to Hurra Torpedo...