Thursday, October 17, 2013

Weeks With No Word

As you can see, I've updated my blog layout. I think it brings out the blue in my eyes.

It's been a while since I've written anything on this here medium, but I figured now is that time since I'll be traveling to London next week.

I have a reason for my silence. It's kind of along the same lines as the last election. The amount of stupidity and hatred in America is alarming. I think if I cancelled my Facebook account, I might write more. As that would make me mostly ignorant of the rampant stupidity.

People putting links to bogus websites talking about our president being this religion or that religion and how he's a dictator and needs to be impeached and on and on and on. It's alarming. I'm no Obama fan, but then again, I don't know the guy. Until you've walked a mile in their shoes or shared a pint of ale with them... And even if he is Muslim, who gives a flying sh*t? Really.

There are a plethora of websites whose sole intent is to provoke stupid ignorant people into posting stupid ignorant things and apparently they have quite the following. I thought, briefly, about pointing out all of these websites, but then when you start looking at the names of the websites and do a bit or research, it's just intuitively obvious and not worth my time and energy.

Huffington Post did an interesting piece on Western Journalism. If you're going to research important things like US Government on the Internet, at least pick halfway decent websites or use a wide smattering of websites and do some cross checking. Really. If you're just going to rely on one website for all of your cantankerous sharing on Facebook, share something helpful like the health risks of thong underwear.

Anyway, the government shutdown and all the finger pointing that went with it made me so irritated that I couldn't blog because that's all I could think to blog about. It's sad. I did write my representative a letter. It didn't help.

I told him to quit acting like a 5 year old who doesn't get his way at the playground. "Yeah, I know most of you voted to play football, but I want to play soccer and since I own the sporting equipment, I'm just taking my stuff and going home!" Senator Cruz's Childish Motards. I think they're going to start a band or something.


  1. (The comment field won't let me post as anything other than anonymous--whatever).

    My friend James Mickens (from MSR) sent the following letter to Ted Cruz:

    Dear Senator Ted Cruz,

    Nothing is more exciting than poorly-justified brinkmanship involving things of great importance! The liberal media may have described your recent adventures as “apocalyptically quixotic” and “staggeringly counterproductive,” but, as Sarah Palin once said, “Noun + Improperly conjugated verb + Freedom.” You and I understand that a functional American economy is like clean air---a liberal delusion that distracts us from the timeless wisdom of Ronald Reagan and Genghis Khan. Thus, I invite you to join my new political party, which I tentatively call “Let’s Try To Ruin Everything That Is Obviously Good.” For example, is there anything more delightful than the laughter that a child shares with its mother? HEY LET’S TRY TO RUIN IT. By forcing all children to wear helmets that are filled with pure helium, we can transform their historically endearing voices into high-pitched nightmare sirens! But why stop there? Let’s replace every kitten---WITH A BLOB FISH. Let’s invent a time machine---AND CONVINCE EINSTEIN TO BECOME AN ACCOUNTANT. Let’s tell kids that Santa is real---BUT HE ONLY HANDS OUT COPIES OF “ATLAS SHRUGGED.” All of these things and more can be defiled! Will you join me in spreading ruination for unclear reasons? I hope that the answer is yes. Much like you, I believe in our Founding Fathers, and I believe in their vision of America as a place where, if you want to filibuster a bill that does exactly what you want to happen, you can do that, because time is free and people live forever as transcendent orbs of energy that will never get salmonella if the FDA shuts down. Thus, I pray that you’ll help me to ruin things that are objectively inappropriate things to ruin. A year from now, I hope that we’ll be standing together at the National Mall as we release angry, rabid elephants and then act surprised when they trample the Lincoln Memorial and demand their own gerrymandered districts.

    James Mickens

  2. Methinks James could really utilize a good sarcastic font. If anything, it would make it easier to read. Well, I guess it would depend on the font size.

    I read it twice. I enjoyed it both times.