Wednesday, September 19, 2007

can we talk?

Flada:

This evening was the first in about six months that one could sit outside in the evening, and not melt into a mosquito-dappled puddle of sweat. The other season hasn't kicked in yet -- the sky is still too waterlogged, too thundersome, too rich in escapades of heat lightning to be a sky of anything but summer. But as the poet said, the first drumbeat of autumn . . .

Fluorida:
Meyer used a lewd term to describe the sex acts that prompted the Clinton scandal. It was the profanity, according to event organizers, that prompted them to cut off his microphone. $ via #

Seattle:

In honor of the profanity that according to event organizers that prompted them to cut off his, etc., one of the collected works of Nicholas Wind:

Fuck the State of the Union

President Bush Shoved a Shitload of Lies in our Face Last Tuesday

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  • Sweet baby Jesus, you call that the fucking State of the Union? Please. George Lucas writes better monologues for Jar-Jar Binks. You didn’t really think we were going to be sucked in by that load of crap, did you? Try this on for size: the real state of our little union is a mind-bending clusterfuck that would make Ron Jeremy chafe.

    Sorry, was that a little too direct for you? You were hoping to conduct politics in a more . . . civil tone? Fuck you. We’re not complete morons out here, you know. We didn’t miss the fact that your minions outed a CIA agent out of spite, or started rumors that McCain had fathered an illegitimate black child, or said that Democrats’ response to 9/11 was to find Al Qaeda a good therapist. And that’s just Karl Rove. How about that Dick you work for telling a senator to go fuck himself right there in the halls of Congress? Tell you what, we’ll put down our guns when you put down yours. Until then, you can stick your civil tone right up your Turd Blossom.

    it gets better . . .


    Giza:

    3 Comments:

    Blogger Jon said...

    heh .. quite refreshing (the whole Stranger article).

    This is what I imagine is a more real way of saying what many people who may have been paying attention actually think, when they decide to stop playing "it's the President, so ... "

    The article certainly spells out very well almost to a direct fit what I think.

    9/20/2007 12:57 AM  
    Blogger Mike Golby said...

    George W. Bush has killed millions while enriching himself and his obscenely wealthy friends beyond measure. More, in 2004 -- quashing all dissent, he persuaded most Americans that he best represented their interests.

    In their defence, USians are no smarter or dumber than people of other nationalities. The U.S. president therefore probably enjoys tacit support from most Westerners.

    General Bush and his Gang are the most powerful, ruthless people on Earth. They dominate our lives. So while we might at times forgive ourselves for laughing at his exploitation of his unfortunate personal habits, we should not forget we risk coming to believe our own propaganda.

    GWB is not dumb. With mind-numbing indifference, he and his buddies have indulged in an eight-year orgy of global atrocity. And he (and they) will probably get away with it.

    So yeah, it's funny. But it's not.

    PS: Umm, Tom, what Mark (Woods) said. Following your and Phil's conversation, I hovered over the comment box a long time -- but felt unqualified to add anything of value to it. Mark put it best, so I'll echo him: "Thank you. Both of you."

    9/21/2007 5:18 PM  
    Anonymous tom said...

    Thanks Mike, Keith, Jon - I wonder if there is any way to "not believe our own propaganda" - we each are complete prop shops, manufacturing, editing, delivering, spinning, consuming, regurgitating. Awesome, really.

    9/22/2007 6:19 PM  

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