Rahm: What more can I do? Chicago has always been your bitch.
Obama: Bring me the hair of Rod Blagojevich!
They’re probably cliche by now, but you really just about can’t go wrong with radiohead. Though I understand the arguments of the radiohead-haters. And that’s what the 1st Amendment is all about.
I have a CSA share and I’ve tried to do some home gardening on my small patio, but the homegrown stuff hasn’t been fortuitous. I do know how to garden though, if our concrete jungle ever becomes available for reclamation.
Funny, until the last couple of years I was SO into music but now I just want to shut out the world. Though I still obsessively add new music to my online “wish list”.
Somehow, the last couple of years, I just usually crave silence (audio). But I’m going to put on the latest Radiohead thingy and give it another try.
Hey, how am I doing? I’m doing great, because I’m one of the lucky ones. And because I’m drunk.
Other than that, I’m not too happy about anything. Oops.
I keep wondering why I care, why I should worry about the future of humanity when I’m not even one who breeds…
When I tell my colleagues I give civilization-as-we-know-it 20 years at most, I get responses along the lines of, “people have always predicted doomsday”, and “someone will come up with a solution to global climate change / peak oil / peak water / peak food production / peak mineral extraction”.
I’m looking for this mythical Someone. Even if I don’t have any kids of my own, I’m morbidly interested in the future for my nephews, nieces, cousins, and hey, even those young’ns not of my immediate family / tribe / nation.
…um, so that’s how I’m doing tonight. And most nights.
Though once in a while I can forget about it all and just concentrate on extracting the maximum consumer joy I can get out of my circumstances. Like when I go to work, and when I come home from work. A few times a week I watch TV, and that seems to help.
What happened to bringing back the CCC/WPA?
What happened is the last 30 years or so, when moderately liberal ideas became besmirched with the label of “liberal” and the parameters of acceptable discourse have veered so far to the “right” it’s NOT EVEN FUNNY.
Afghanistan has always been our enemy. Iraq has always been our enemy. Terror has always been our enemy. Drugs have always been our enemy.
Afghanistan is our friend. Iraq is our friend. Prescription drugs have always been our friend (but not evil Mary Jane).
Unfortunately this reminds me of the report this week about our helicopters shooting down 9 out of 10 Afghani youths trying to collect wood to keep their families warm.
Rather just throw shoes at him, like that guy in Iraq at the Bush pressie.
True, most of them are robocalls. Gives new meaning to “phoning it in”.
I do the emails too, and I’m sure they have lots of influence on policy. I feel guilty because I’m sure a hand-written missive would do so much more.
Personally, I feel better that my 2% SS tax deduction gives me more money right now for alcohol. It’s practically a given that social security will be commandeered by private interests before I have any chance of benefiting from the $$ I’ve put into it.
Meanwhile, I have the comfort of my 401K, ha ha ha…entrusted to the same cons who are responsible for the last few bubbles.
I don’t think the Ds realize how thoroughly they’ve pissed people like me off.
You should let them know. I do every few years, around election times. I tell them that when they start pushing policy that benefits the commons and/or take a stand in defense of human rights and civil liberties, they may have a chance of getting some dollars/votes/support from me.
Then their fresh-faced telemarketer and I share an awkward laugh for a few seconds before I hang up.
One flavor of zombie captures you and ties you down for long-term feasting.
The other flavor of zombie just bashes your skull and starts sucking your brains out.
It’s hard to tell which zombie tribe is which these days.
But both will eat you in the end.
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