If You Build It, They Will Come.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Kramer doesn't care about black people.

It's that time of year again. The months end in "-ber" so it must be the ever growing christmas season.

I don't want to sound like one of those "I hate christmas" people, but I hate christmas. No, that's wrong, I don't hate christmas. I hate working in retail. The holiday is fun, becasue I get together with my family who I don't get to see enough of, get to get them lame gifts that sounded really good at the time, and usually get the new season of 24 on DVD.

The part I hate is that after Halloween, everything becomes about christmas. Nevermind Thanksgiving is in there somewhere. Then comes Black Friday, and the 46 days of christmas kick into overtime. Black Friday, if you don't know, is the day after Thanksgiving when stores open at like 3am so people can go absolutely apeshit to get the greatest deals on loads of stuff. It's called Black Friday by corporations because its the day that they tend to start their profits for the year, thus getting out of the red and into the black, thus making it a good day. It's called Black Friday by employees of those corporations on the retail front because it is the day when the darkest of society's all cousuming soul spews forth and the most greedy potential of humanity bombarded by capitalism is realized. Last year people were trampled running into a Wal-Mart.

That is the side of christmas that I hate. Do you remember the end of The Lord of the Flies when the ship shows up to rescue the kids, and they all start crying because they hadn't realized how completely carried away they had all gotten? That's what it seems we need.

That's all I got. Later.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Europeans don't care about black people.

Kanye's gone and done it again.

This time at the MTV Europe Music Awards, when he didn't win for Best Video he came up on stage anyway and pouted publicly like a little kid, saying between swear words that his video should have won because it "cost a million dollars, Pamela Anderson was in it. I was jumping across canyons."

Talk about art.

Friday, November 03, 2006

John Kerry's Joke.

Yeah, why not weigh in on this the same as millions of bloggers with opinions as worthless as mine.

John Kerry made a "joke" about kids getting an education or they'll get stuck in Iraq.

Was it a good joke? No. Was it unnecessary? Yes. Was it in poor taste? Yes. Was it inaccurate? Unfortunately not.

I'm not saying our troops are somehow stupid, and I'm sure John Kerry, a Vietnam Vet would never imply such a thing either. But I'd implore you to find one single ground troop with a PhD. You'd be hard pressed, because if you have a PhD, you don't join the army, you go into a field that you got your title of Doctor in, because you are in demand. I'm not saying our troops are idiots, I don't have a PhD either. I don't know anyone who has a PhD. But if you drop out of college, or even finish with a bachelors degree, the state of the economy is so terrible in the last six years, that one of the only ways to get money to raise a family is to fight in Iraq, because there certainly aren't any more decent paying low to mid level jobs around here.

Hence, get a good education or you'll be stuck in Iraq. Not that tough of a riddle to decipher.

But this is what will happen.

Bush and the GOP who are struggling to do ANYTHING right will latch onto this one "botched joke" made by one man, and try to convince all the "tell us what to think" conservatives that all Democrats hate the troops, and think they're stupid, and want them to die in Iraq, and hate Jesus, and want to hand out free abortions, and make spanish the national language, and burn the flag, and kill kittens, etc. etc. etc.

And they will win control of the House and the Senate again.

We've seen it before folks. Here's Bush's terrible economy. Here's his failure in the war in Iraq. Here's his failure to prevent 9/11. Here's him passing the buck and blaming everyone else. Here's his lack of WMD's in Iraq. Here's the rising death tolls of those troops we so adamently "support" yet leave to die without adequate armor in a baseless war. Here's the renegade Osama bin Laden, who we still haven't caught. Here's his dealings with Enron. Here's him sitting around while gas reaches $3.35 a gallon.

But Kerry "flip-flopped."

And the right ate it right up.

It doesn't take much, does it?

It's like all the shit that's gone wrong with the GOP and Bush have magically just been wisked away by a "joke" taken out of context and bent to make it seem like it was an attack on the troops and not an attack on George W. Bush.

The republicans are sharks. And all it takes is a tiny drop of blood in the water for them to attack visciously. One tiny imprefection and they treat it like it's a personal offense.

Lucky for them, yet shameful for us, that we don't hold them to the same standards.

We'll scorch the earth
Set fire to the sky
We stoop so low
To reach so high

-U2; Red Hill Mining Town