Sunday, June 13, 2004

I'm doing a little happy dance right now...

Because I never have to go back to my old job again...cha cha cha cha cha...yay!

Saturday, June 12, 2004

Ronald Reagan, still dead

Meanwhile, some other stuff happened.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Gunmen killed an American in the Saudi capital Saturday, shooting him as he pulled into his garage at home, witnesses said, in the third slaying of a Westerner in the kingdom in a week.
I'm sure it was of no consequence.
Bassam Salih Kubba, 60, Iraq (news - web sites)'s most senior career diplomat, was mortally wounded when gunmen drove up behind his car in the city's Azimiyah district and opened fire, Foreign Ministry spokesman Thamir al-Adhami said.
It definitely has nothing to do with that war thingie in that Iraq place.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A senior U.S. military officer acknowledged Saturday that the Americans have not achieved their goals in Fallujah despite the agreement to end the siege of the Sunni Muslim city and turn security over to an Iraqi force.
Anyway, the important thing to remember is, Ronald Reagan is still dead.

What really pisses me off about this Reagan thing is that Ray Charles died and nobody noticed.

My favorite image of Ray Charles is as the blind musical instrument salesman in Blues Brothers. "Twist it! Shake it, shake it, shake it baaaaby!"

Remembering Reagan.


Via Max. Max spoke, I listened!

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Cognitive Dissonance

As long as the rest of the media is in "All Reagan, All The Time" mode, I thought I'd join in.

Some neocon somewhere must be having his head exploding in confusion.

Stem-cell research, which conservatives have somehow linked to abortion, could probably have made the last days of their hero more dignified and painless. Even poor old Nancy is begging for a change in the government's policy regarding this. What a Reagan-loving, fundamentalist neo-con to do?
Last month, Nancy Reagan appeared at a fund-raising dinner in Los Angeles to promote stem cell research.

"We would very much like to work with you to modify the current embryonic stem cell policy so that it provides this area of research the greatest opportunity to lead to the treatments and cures for which we are all hoping," the senators wrote Bush.

The letter was signed by 42 Democrats, the Senate's one independent and 15 Republicans, among them conservatives who oppose abortion.
It's my understanding, and I could be wrong on this, that the majority of embryos used in harvesting stem cells are those which came from the fertility treatments of wealthy white people who can't be bothered to adopt a child in need.

Why not let someone else besides the doctor they're flinging hundreds of thousands of dollars at in order to spread their own seed benefit from their fortune?

I'm sorry if this sounds overly snarky, but it really pisses me off that people (even Republicans who screwed Central America, South America, the Middle East, brought the healthy ketchup vegetable to school lunch programs, and gave me nightmares of nuclear holocausts as a child) have to suffer in death just so George W. and the rest of his self-righteous buddies can win a few more fundamentalist votes...

So I got the new job. Now I just have to figure out how to quit my old one. I feel like I'm trying to end a bad relationship...

Maybe I'll give them the 'It's not you, it's me,' speech.

Saturday, June 05, 2004


Ronald Reagan died.

Really, the problems with his economic policies and his foreign policies aside, dying of Alzhiemer's disease has to be one of the worst ways to go.

Poor man.

Maybe they'll bury trickle-down economics with him.

I keep trying to blog but I'm too anxious about the prospect of getting (or, more acurately, not getting) this new job that nothing is getting my goat enough.

So, I guess I'll just go to bed.

Also, I saw the new Harry Potter movie and I don't care what Hans says, I thought it was pretty fricken good.

Friday, June 04, 2004

Oh my God...

Have we gone back in time? Of all the things that should be shouted from the rooftops to all who can hear by the media, why...why is someone interviewing O.J.?!??!?
MIAMI - O.J. Simpson complained Friday that the media have convinced the public he is guilty, and he said he hopes the real killer is found so that he can have the pleasure of proving people wrong.

"My prayer is that it will be solved so that I can go to so many people that I felt I had to be nice to," he said in an interview with The Associated Press marking the 10th anniversary of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson's slaying. "I've always been a gracious winner and loser. Only this time, I don't think I'd be gracious."
You have got to be kidding me.What the hell is wrong with this country?
Well now George W. Bush and I have something in common

We both disagree with the Pope about stuff.
The ailing pontiff complained about recent "deplorable events," an apparent reference to the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. troops. In the absence of a commitment to shared human values, "neither war nor terrorism will ever be overcome," he said, struggling to speak.
Of course, it's different stuff we disagree about. Good old JP couldn't be more right about this.

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Sounds like my kind of life

The world's oldest woman, Ramona Trinidad Iglesias Jordan, died this weekend.
Her husband was a bank manager in the 1940s and '50s who passed away in the 1970s, Matos said. They never had any children and lived peacefully, he said.

She enjoyed a beer with meals, Matos said.

"Even when she was over 100 years, every time we took her out to a restaurant, she always liked to have a beer, a small beer, a 7-ounce beer with the food," he said. "That was the first thing she asked for when she got to a restaurant."
No kids and daily beer. I'm going to live to be 115!

Link via TBogg