Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Obama is the perfect President for our times for yet another reason

Back in the days of yore, back when conservatives were happy, and black people didn't have to worry about what to do with all that messy equality they are supposed to have now. Back in that day a black man could count only a few certain jobs. In the south he could still be a cotton picker and in the north he could be a janitor. He couldn't run a school but by God he could keep the floors clean, the toilets fixed, and the desks shiny. He could make sure the boiler kept the place warm in the winter too.

Today we have Barack Obama. Our nations first black President and its first national janitor. It is only fitting that an African American should follow all the white slobs who trashed this nation and the world. And it is only fitting that vast swaths of white folks bitch and whine at the custodian that he hasn't finished cleaning up the mess we made. "Boy you better mop the floor and make it shine, we had some fights today and the place is all bloody! Hey and we spilled some oil outside, you better clean that up too. And when your done there you better take care of all the other crap that we can't fix either. Hurry up now boy."

Yes America has just the right President for these troubled times.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Nothing but culture war

Everywhere, all the time, 24/7 - 365. Why? Why do so many people want to be in an argument all the time? It seems like everyone wants to tell someone off. Or beg someone to knock the chip off their shoulder.

Perhaps we seek trouble since direct danger is so remote. We need to invent confrontation. In short we are bored. I use kids as my experimental evidence. Kids with nothing to do get cranky. They lash out at each over the stupidest little things. They invent conflict and drama. If they are busy then the conflict really goes down. Too much free time is not a good thing.

I am sure I would get an argument from people about an assertion of Americans having too much spare time. I would even argue with myself on that count. But to back this up I would assert that, though we are running here and there all the time, we are not running for a real purpose. If we stopped we would not get eaten, or starve, or get shot, or die of disease. Our tasks are several times removed tasks required to live.

You could with total accuracy argue that the poor, starving, embattled masses also seek conflict. But that conflict is real. Fighting over a bag of rice might mean life or death for your family. Fighting over whether or not a cartoon character is gay or not is clearly not a life and death issue.

There must be a middle ground between the Somalia's of the world and the Americas. I am not talking nations either. I am talking about ways of living. Keeping your self busy is good (idle hands etc)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Country Music is pathetic

Why is Country Music so pathetic? And who listens to this shit? I mean the beat is good. The instrumentation is good. But the lyrics are straight from satan's bunghole.

I think they know this music is total crap that is why all the lyrics try to just admit it. Then they try to wrap it up in God and the flag and try to sell it as something other than the shit it is.

Lest people think I am talking about all music termed "country" this is not so. I am specifically talking about pop-country. These songs write themselves. I have never written a country song but here goes:

I love my country and I love my truck
I pray to God, but my love life sucks
I love cold beer, and wide open spaces
I can't speak none 'bout them foreign places

So I'll sit right down and toss a cold one back
Be proud for no reason, and for not know'n jack
I'll tell tall tales that I like to tell
Then pray to God to get me out of this country music hell

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The Shuttle and the USA

We launch our shuttles like subconscious twitches. We barely know they happen at all. Most of us don't know. We are such a monstrosity, an elephantine republic, where simple minded people mingle with the thinkers. Where some people can still laughably cling to the nobly savage idea of small government. "Small" has never been a word to be used in any way shape or form to describe any aspect of America.

We were waged war against England to gain our Independence. Then we waged war against our former alley France to attain our freedom on the seas. We told powers vastly more powerful they us to stay away from "our" hemisphere when a handful of cities in Europe contained more people than our whole nation.

Small has never been an American trait. While the great powers sat bickering in Europe we cut Panama in two, taking over the job started by Europeans. While Hitler struggled against Russia we waged global war on every continent. While the Germans tried in vane to destroy London, we obliterated metropolis after metropolis. Japan bombed a navel base so we destroyed their capital city along with dozens of others.

We damned hundreds of rivers. Built millions of miles of railroads, highways, electrical lines, gas pipelines, hundreds of thousands of oil wells, and an economy that made money in the trillions.

As Jim Lovell said. Going to the Moon was not a miracle. We just decided to go. When war was suicidal we opted to outspend our enemies. We spent Russia into the ground. And when a handful of terrorists attacked a couple buildings we brought misery to the middle east a thousand times over.

Yes I find the people who labor for "small" America to be laughable. Don't they know where they live? Don't they understand America? No obviously not.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Birthers and other lunatics

Birthers fall into the same category of people who see the world as a giant conspiracy against them. The truth is they are right. There is a huge conspiracy against them. The truth is conspiring to show their fantasy world to be false. Like 1 + 1 conspiring to equal 2. Or the Sun conspiring with Oxygen, and Nitrogen, molecules to make the sky seem blue when it is clear.

I would bet that the vast majority of these people probably also doubt climate change and evolution. They are also the type of people who would get 100 opinions, 99 opinions positing against them, but still cling to the 1 that confirms there nutty stances.

Thankfully fact cares not for the machinations of such terrifyingly stupid people. Truth is not in the eye of the beholder and suffers no fools. These fools, who are merely people who cant stand the idea of a black man as President, will continue to cling to their idiocy though Jesus Christ himself stand against them.

They are a sad and silly lot that are, like all their type, doomed to a waking death. I am really glad I am not one of them.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Obama speaks to Islam

Well done. I would have gone farther but that is okay. That is why I am not President. Finally a US President spoke honestly of our realtionship with the mideast. Thank you Mr. Obama for finally talking like a real person and not some spun moron who is fed the nonsensical BS of having to prop up stupid policies of the past. Thank you for taking responsibility for Mosedek. Thank you for upholding the greatest ideals that made America great. You are a tribute to the greatness of America and a stalwart supporter of her future greatness. Keep on keep'n on!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Getting a kick out of GOP attempts to find self

Do we need to appear to be more right-wing? Do we need to appear more moderate? Should we try to appeal to a broader section of America than white, rich, conservative, Christians?

This seems to be the ongoing debate in the GOP. What should really trouble the GOP is 2000 until now. They barely won the Presidency in 2000 and 2004, they lost the Congress in 2006, and got wasted in 2008. And they cannot tie their fall to GW Bush either. He was a symptom not a cause. He was the conservative canary in the coal mine of American politics.

The watchers of Fox or the readers of the American Spectator, or listeners of Limbaugh et al, reside in an eco chamber that tells them they are on the right path. Or that to represent America as it is would be too weak. So they continue to cling to a view that continues to become more misaligned with America.

The sad horrible truth is that it took the slaughter of 3000 people on 911 to elect their last President. I am sure that a host of them are wishing for more death and mayhem to recover their footing on the threshold of power. But one needs to really ask the question; why should you support a party that needs thousands of dead bodies to get elected?

Christians and torture? Should be against it. No question

I read in a recent survey by the Pew Center, that white evangelical Christians are more likely to think torture is okay. As a Christian myself I cannot see how anyone claiming to follow Christ can make that claim and then say that it is okay to torture somebody. Then again my Church tortured thousands and thousands in its day. These so called Christians are going to have a heavy bit of explaining to do when Jesus, who was tortured to death, will ask them to justify their stance. In my opinion satan is just as likely to cloak his evil in the mantel of Christianity, Islam, or any other faith. Blind faith and adherence to dogma is a sure way to hell.

Pew Center