Where things will go your way...or they won't

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Friday, October 9, 2009

Blog warrior

I have an app on my phone that allows me to blog from it so I might resume blogging on a more regular basis. Should be fun.

Is this really the Democats?

Fighting back against wingnut insanity...It just might be.

“The Republican Party has thrown in its lot with the terrorists – the Taliban and Hamas this morning – in criticizing the President for receiving the Nobel Peace prize,” DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse told POLITICO. “Republicans cheered when America failed to land the Olympics and now they are criticizing the President of the United States for receiving the Nobel Peace prize – an award he did not seek but that is nonetheless an honor in which every American can take great pride – unless of course you are the Republican Party.

“The 2009 version of the Republican Party has no boundaries, has no shame and has proved that they will put politics above patriotism at every turn. It’s no wonder only 20 percent of Americans admit to being Republicans anymore – it’s an embarrassing label to claim,” Woodhouse said.

Nuff said!

small victories

Sometimes it all gets to be too much, and then it's not. I have very little to add but I still feel like I should keep on talking. The worst part is knowing exactly what is wrong and not wanting to do anything about it.
What do you do when keepin on keepin on stops being enough?

Update: I guess what I'm saying is...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Sorry blog I have been neglecting you.  When you are happy you have regained the ability to feel emotional pain are you happy or sad?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

"the biggest tent of all is the tent of freedom"

Thank you Jim Demint R-S.C.  But, I imagine the tent in Rahm Emanuels pants is probably pretty big too, after watching the republic party purge itself of all sanity.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

This is your rump republic party...ctd

Alen Specter switches parties. And there was much rejoicing.  How do wingnuts react: exhibit A- Jim DeMint R-S.C.  

“I would rather have 30 Republicans in the Senate who really believe in principles of limited government, free markets, free people, than to have 60 that don’t have a set of beliefs"

Well, Jimmy my boy, for once I couldn't agree with you more.  And with any luck by 2012 you will have your wish.
You have to admire the tenacity of the wingnuts, even as you gasp at their stupidity.  

update:  The 21 percenters sound off.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

the logic of tea baggin

Obama is a fascist,"Because he is!"  I wish these people would leave, my whole adult life has been listening to the victimized, angry white men who have no understanding of politics or history.  It is time for the trashbin of history to come claim it's next victims. 

Update: I guess the teabaggin movement has given new meaning to the word wingnut?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

a funny thing happened on the way to the colosseum

Ancient Roman joke book.  My favorite bit.

An ancient version of Monty Python's dead parrot sketch sees a man buy a slave, who dies shortly afterwards. When he complains to the seller, he is told: "He didn't die when I owned him."

reason # 3,765 not to start a land war in Asia

The authorities tend to be corrupt.  On a related note I am re-reading Charlie Wilson's War, it is a good book but at a second read it poses some interesting questions about the projection of American power. More on that later...

Monday, April 6, 2009

you gotta believe in no rain

It doesn't look good in Cincinnati.  I have faith that the baseball gods will intervene and allow The Mets to play and Be Victorious!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Metstache time, You Gotta Believe Baby!

As I mentioned loyal Mets fans are trying to encourage David Wright to grow a mustache in order to propel the Mets into the World Series. In solidarity with this grass roots movement, I will also be growing a mustache.  Photos will be made available as the season goes on.  Opening day on Monday, Mets are on ESPN at 1:10 pm eastern time, take the day off I did!

Monday, March 30, 2009

define worked?

In case you hadn't been reading the wingnuts propaganda about how the surge worked and we won in Iraq.  Tom Ricks asks the pertinent question.

Question of the day: What should I say the next time someone tells me the surge "worked"?

green mind part deux

A long time ago I used to write posts about things non-political/musical/sports related.  In this post I discuss the influence of Dinosaur jr. on my life(ok, it is musical related but that was not the point of the post) particularly the last line of the song green mind

"If I keep stewin’ ’bout how I feel 
eventually you'll split, then I won’t have to deal
sounds like a plan."

Well, my green mind strategy for decision making is not as useful as it has been in the past.  Or at least in this instance without boring you in details,  my dilemma is this, I need to find out information about how someone feels about me.  The kicker being that I am not sure what answer I want to hear.  
Perhaps I read to many legal thrillers but I have always disliked asking questions when I do not know the answer.  
I can hear the choruses of "Stop your whining and be a man!"  Ok, fine I get it perhaps it is simply a classic Gordian knot dilemma.  I just need to go and find my sword....
Thank you all for helping me work this out. I appreciate it, and you will be reimbursed accordingly.

Friday, March 27, 2009

opening day teaser

As everyone surely knows opening day for 2009 baseball season is coming up.  In the spirit of the American past time I post this link, it is for a blog encouraging Mets third baseman David Wright to grow a mustache.  Or in their words.
Join us in our season-long quest to get David Allen Wright to become the latest and greatest in a long line of mustachioed Mets. He will do it. We will make it so. ‘Cause the mustache has mojo. Ya gotta believe!

I'm all for it if it makes him hit in September.

Update: They even have a theme song

Catchy No?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

"at midnight all the agents and superhuman crew"

This is an awesome cover of a Dylan classic from the Watchmen soundtrack.

atlas shat upon

'nuff said.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

st. patty's day song

Update: My favorite Sinead song.