Monday, August 30, 2004
Way to go repugs! Woo hoo! Join those ProtestWarrior jerks and stir up some trouble by counter protesting the counterprotesters ... but wait!
DO IT IN DOLPHIN COSTUMES!
It's only in the upper 90's today in NYC with 70+% humidity!
GO FOR IT!
Monday, August 16, 2004
Really Screaming on the Inside
well i stopped blogging. so many reasons so much time...
there was a little domestic squabbling and then there were the three years of back taxes and that enormous To Do List but i got through those things and i still couldn't write.
i really am screaming on the inside.
i think part of the problem with growing up as a military brat is that there was always this knowledge that every three years i would move and have this opportunity to start over, clean the slate and remake myself. it was truly the only upside. the downside was the extistential angst that came from feeling like everyone but my immediate family died every three years -- or the puppets were put back in their boxes and new puppets were taken out.
but that upside. it was not unlike being born again without all the smiling. it does ingrain this pattern of running away and tendency toward escapism that i would imagine could lead one to drug abuse or alcoholism ... maybe? who knows. for me it's creating this huge anxiety because i'm wondering where the hell i'm going to run to now that we are truly living in a banana republick.
yep. that's what i said.
don't believe me? check out these sites:
this one will tell you about the Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement dropping in on elderly black folks to ask them about their get-out-the-vote efforts (i used the der spiegel link since the ny times link might need a subscription)
meanwhile, if you've ever demonstrated against the president or the war or plan to demonstrate or thought about demonstrating or know anyone who is demonstrative you might want to make sure your doorbell's in working order too. looks like the FBI's dropping in on "political demonstrators" too. (again, here's the alternate nytimes link)
i would go on but i'm just so proud to be an american right now that i can't stand it
Saturday, August 14, 2004
This isn't right...
I found this via Odd Todd.
The people at Pringles have invented a way to write on their potato-chip style food-like product.
Now they can put anything on there- trivia, fun facts, propaganda, lies...
They're open to suggestions here.
Here are some of the ones I've sent them:
Stop the war.
This ink is killing you.
You look fat.
Bush is pretty stupid, right?
I can see you.
Help, I'm trapped in the Pringles factory.
This is not food.
Did you wash your hands?
When they start printing trivia on our Soylent Green, well, I guess by then it'll be too late...
Thursday, August 05, 2004
They wouldn't, would they?
Just thought of this...
I've never really believed that BushCo. would ALLOW a terrorist attack, or STAGE one to help their reelection campaign.
But what's to stop them from STAGING a PREVENTED attack?
You heard it here first...
"May you live in interesting times." I used to think that was cute.
Those Vets Against Kerry are assholes. Makes me like McCain more and more.
Monday, August 02, 2004
The show closed Saturday night. This is a relief...see, I enjoy acting, being in something, having a place to go... but there often many times in my life when I just hate having a place to go. I'm not sure if this is a character flaw, or a character trait.
But you know, working the week (gripe gripe gripe) makes you really appreciate those precious two days that belong to you again, and having to go someplace can suck sometimes.
Well, now I have no place I have to go except work. Wait, maybe this is worse... I need to be in something else. Right now.
But work today was a little easier, because my stress cycle has reached that point where it's all just too funny, and I don't give a cee-rap...
But in the wind, on the horizon, are reminders that the Robber Baron Privateers are out there, raiding and corrupting the Ship of State- and by Privateers I don't mean those adversaries of the Barbary Coast pirates of yesteryear- I mean those that want to privatize EVERYTHING. Can you imagine a world where everything costs you something? Water? Air? Sunlight? Because somebody somewhere owns the rights to it?
This documentary THIRST sent the Mrs. into a downright downward spiral. Watch at your peril- no, avoid it at your peril. They want to privatize our water, people. Our WATER.
So what is this tax thing about? Hastert is out of the closet as a Grover "Date Rape" Norquist anti-tax commando. What does this mean? Where do they get richer while somebody else pays the way. (Sorry for the Drudge link- just watching the watchers.)
I DO NOT TRUST THEM.
I have to remind myself that they really are fascists. That "Freedom Fries" war fever that gripped this mourning land was not Patriotism. It was Nationalism. Nationalism mixed with a Fascist Adminstration means we are in danger of becoming the Galactic Empire.
I wouldn't have the balls to do it (so maybe I should) but I have this urge to edit Luke Skywalker's Death Star trench run with footage from 9/11... but maybe that's too dead on. And maybe that's a good thing, eh?
A shower. Spaghetti. Yo momma looks like Yeti. Relax time now- work tomorrow, no show on Friday. There is a weekend on the horizon.
All I have to do is remember to keep my eye on them...