Monday, March 30, 2009

a grand facebook debate...

Heavynews notes that, at the end of business Monday, the flag of an occupying power was finally brought down and the skies over Florence, Ala., are clear again.

Barking Up Trees at 7:44pm March 30
the u.s. is pulling outta iraq... ?

Heavynews at 7:50pm March 30
Well, if they are, it's only to intensify the battle in Afghanistan. Good. I'm more concerned that we quickly pull U.S. forces out of Detroit.

Barking Up Trees at 7:50pm March 30
or out of north america, eh... ?

Heavynews at 8:07pm March 30
Only if we're going to mass them at the Mexican border. That'll stimulate some economies.

Barking Up Trees at 8:10pm March 30
uhm, does it matter if mexico's also in north america... ?

Heavynews at 8:18pm March 30
I always regarded "North America" as more a political distinction than geographic, easily distinguished as those places where ice hockey is played. Mexico is much more analogous at this point to Central America's fake governments front for drug cartels. Besides, mister, when we get through annexing them, they'll be the 51st state. Or maybe the 52nd. Or, if you're our president. the 58th or maybe 59th.

Barking Up Trees at 8:19pm March 30
i'll consider that an endorsement...

Heavynews at 8:27pm March 30
I would vote for you, if only to expose you ... and to get you out of the education system and stop your poisoning of young minds, But that's just me.

Barking Up Trees at 8:29pm March 30
dude, didn't they tell you... ? mississip is in the minority... america is a blue state... but that's just me... ;)

Heavynews at 8:50pm March 30
Yes, well, you would think that. Something tels me you're conflating "majority" with "right," and that particular heavier-than-air craft rarely gets off the ground for long.

Barking Up Trees at 9:01pm March 30
agreed... ! (surprise!)... all i know, aside from parrying your assertions rather effectively, is that what is "right" is we stop acting as an imperialistic modern-day rome, killing the brown-skinned aliens because we can (might making right, as you appear to have it), or is it not your concern that we're, at the same time, as rome was, spiraling the porcelain punchbowl because of that precise arrogance to which you allude for the past 8 - nay, 50 - years... ?

Heavynews at 9:23pm March 30
I feel like Frank Sinatra on SNL listening to Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew. All I'm hearing is clicks and buzzes. Better luck at or DailyKos.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

christopher walken...

Sogand sent this over to my Facebook, so don't shoot me if the CWalken here is not the same Christopher Walken that talks like a warped vinyl-45. Even so, this is some funny stuff and may very well put Walken in a class with that King of the One-liners, Henny Youngman. A sampling:
She said I should talk more about my cat; that people like that sort of thing here. I didn't know I still had a cat. Explains a few things.
8:53 AM Mar 20th from web

There's a kid on a Pogo stick in front of my house. It's nearly midnight so let's assume he's been drinking. This should end well for him.

7:41 PM Mar 18th from web

Someone corrected my last post; said it's "frightened by" not "frightened of." Know what else I'm frightened of? Crazy people.

6:29 AM Mar 18th from web

as the sun-flurries abate...

Frank Rich once again gets me to thinking. In today's Times he is quoted: "The White House seemed utterly blindsided by the public’s revulsion at the moneyed insiders’ culture illuminated by Daschle’s post-Senate career. Yet last week’s events suggest that the administration learned nothing from that brush with disaster."

I wondered how it could be they were in fact blindsided. And then I supposed it's because the American people hadn't raised so much as a stink about the Daschle/insider types being promoted from failure over the last ten years. But then I remembered much of what I have read and written on the Internet about the more prominent corporate media as having been wholly insufficient in covering the bubbling cauldron of contempt that was surfacing from without even as it worked in concert with the propagandistic manipulations of the Bush/Cheney oligarchy. It is that same corporate media that is now only too happy to broadcast and act as megaphone to the uncapped rage and varied frustrations of We The People, all the while gesturing furtively in the direction of President Obama and his administration as though they're the culprits responsible for the bind in which we find ourselves.

Well, Obama did promise Change!, didn't he? And at times he seems a tad slow off the dime in effecting change, our impatience for immediacy notwithstanding. Moreover, perception of the president's finance team as perhaps not being up to the task of dealing with the crises is very real, and, in large part, *looks* to have been well earned. Whether his luck and/or skill is once again underestimated, one can only hope. Meanwhile, one can only shake one's head at the preposterousness that is today's Republican party and at the members of which who feign the populist's outrage at all things Wall Street; for let us never forget they are indeed the loathsome lot responsible for the interesting times in which we live.

It says so right here.

Oh, and so says We The People the last two election cycles... lest you think me mad.