Back In The Saddle, And It's Chapping My Ass
I've been pretty much offline for personal purposes and so if I've not commented on your blog lately, don't get your panties in a bunch (unless that's your thing, in which case- yeah! I meant it)
Normally, I use my (now new and improved) iPod all the time, and when I am in a server room, or working late, I'll listen to podcasts of news programs that I usually miss live. One of the ones I listen to is Randi Rhodes. While I don't agree with her consistently, I appreciate that she is one of the few sources of ACTUAL news. You know- like what Cronkite used to do, before Dan Rather fucked him out of his job (and as an aside, while I think CBS really screwed to pooch with how they handled him and the story of Bush and the National Guard, I shed no tears for Rather. He's a bastard. Walter Leyand Cronkite, Jr. is a real newsman). So with Randi Rhodes, the brass tacks are these- I hear news stories that no one else touches, and she is passionate. Sometimes the latter is tough to endure- like I'm listening to a chick flick or something estrogen-filled thing that guys don't like to suffer through without assurances of getting laid afterward.
I also listen to Thom Hartmann and NPR, and the BBC, but that's about it. The BBC is about the only news source I get that approaches "non-partisanship", except for The Economist, which I read, but has no podcast.
It is my opinion that if you want the real news from any society, listen to the opposition. That is tough to do anymore, since in my view all politicians are all part of the same vile cabal that are out for personal (or affiliate) gain. So, this places me for better or for worse in the camp of the "progressives". That, in and of itself is a testament to their weakness and complacency. Once upon a time, there was the Democratic Party, and by virtue of spinelessness, they allowed their opponents to so sully the party name, that they now have to re-invent themselves under a new moniker. This is the lot of losers that I am forced to contend with just to hear the goddamned news.
As if I weren't painting a grim enough picture, I've listened to the news several hours a day for the past 12 days, to the point of serious overload, and nowhere did I see or hear mention of this:
Here's the link
That's right- the big bad guy who wants to "wipe Israel off the map" is meeting with some Orthodox Jews. Hmm. Welcome to Bizarro Earth. No. Not really. The sad fact of the matter is this- Iran's president is a bad guy (and like ours, may be the product of fetal alcohol syndrome, or inbreeding), yet he is consistently misquoted and misrepresented so that we'll all want to go to war and satisfy Joe "Son of Satan" Lieberman's out-of-control- hard-on to nuke that place. Putting aside patriotism and pride, Iran has WAY more reason to be pissed off at us than the other way around, and the fucked up icing on the whole retarded cake is that there is no need for any of it.
I posted before about the whole Shah saga and how ugly we looked over that (it was a post about the bashing of Jimmy Carter if you want to look it up), and to this day, we still have deliberately frosty relations with Iran, in spite of their overtures for improved relations. We actually helped the current president get the damed job by fucking over the efforts of his predecessor to mend fences with us.
So what's my point? I'll tell you in simple terms. I'm listening to music now. Fuck these fucking fuckers. We get what we goddamned deserve, and it's not my place to make the fucking mouthbreathers who watch NASCAR and professional wrestling wake up and smell the fucking reality. Fuck Jeff Foxworthy, fuck Branson, Missouri, fuck the religious people that are campaigning for a political agenda and not paying taxes, fuck the people who believe the Bible LITERALLY (yes I said it- it's time these people fucking re-read Leviticus and started practicing what they fucking preach), fuck Dancing With The Stars and American Idol, fuck the people who know more about sports than they do about Congress, fuck this culture of celebrating mediocrity.
No. That's not quite right, because fucking is fun, and it often times leads to more of these people. UNfuck all those people/things, and let them die out quickly.
Not that I'm bitter....
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