Friday, August 24, 2007

starting off with a reagan quote - really!

"A moment I've been dreading. George brought his ne're-do-well son around this morning and asked me to find the kid a job. Not the political one who lives in Florida. The one who hangs around here all the time looking shiftless. This so-called kid is already almost 40 and has never had a real job. Maybe I'll call Kinsley over at The New Republic and see if they'll hire him as a contributing editor or something. That looks like easy work."

-- Ronald Reagan in his recently published diaries, May 17, 1986

Rigoberta MenchĂș was recently thrown out of Cancun's 5 star Hotel Coral Beach. They thought the Noble Peace Prize winner was a bag lady.

One IS the lonelist number when you're all alone, as Tom Tancredo was, at the NAACP GOP Presidential Candidate Forum.

9 great old school punk videos.

Read this. It's by Philip Atkinson from theFamily Security Foundation. This is the killer (no pun intended) paragraph: 'The wisest course would have been for President Bush to use his nuclear weapons to slaughter Iraqis until they complied with his demands, or until they were all dead. Then there would be little risk or expense and no American army would be left exposed. But if he did this, his cowardly electorate would have instantly ended his term of office, if not his freedom or his life.' Oh. My. God. And this guy has a voice? People LISTEN to him?! Amazing.

Way to go Alabama! You can buy a gun on the street corners, but if you'd like a vibrator, you know, for pleasure - you've got to cross state lines! Violence, not sex, people. Indeed.

I got this from over at A Different Kitchen. "A group of concerned East Harlem parents are calling on the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball to stop selling hats from a cap manufacturer that adds gang colors and symbols to some of their wares."

From Satirical Political. It would oh so much funnier if it wasn't true...

OK. From the L.A. Times comes this story about 'Freedom Packages" making their way to our troops. Not filled with useful things like say... armored vests or anything. Nope. These were put together by a fundamentalist Christian ministry called Operation Straight Up, or OSU. You know who's in this ministry? Stephen Baldwin. Seriously. The packages are filled with bibles, proselytizing material in English and Arabic and until the DOD said no deal - copies of the video game Left Behind:Eternal Forces in which "soldiers for Christ" hunt down enemies who look suspiciously like U.N. peacekeepers. Excellent. Soemtimes I have no words, just strangled sounds and a red face. Ugggghhhh.

This is a clip of Ted Nugent (he's still alive?!) cursing out Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer(!) and Dianne Feinstein(!)

Thursday, August 16, 2007


i haven't looked at the traffic on my site meter for a while and this, by far, is THE best visitor:

Country: Philippines
State/Region: Rizal
City: Wack Wack

apparently i'm the number one go to site for Pablo Neruda's poem Integrations.
who knew?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

some news and a mini update

Has there ever been THIS much drama in F1? remember the days of Heinz Harold Frentzen? When spoonface stole his girlfriend and then MARRIED her? That's the way Alonso and Hamilton are going in the gossip department. Niiice.

William Lobdell, L.A Times's religion correspondent, loses faith after reporting church scandal after church scandal. Now that's sad.

Large-scale surveillance plan enacted in China. Where did they get the technology? From us! It's coming and I know I sound paranoid, but after congress failed to stand up to this administration and made legal what had been illegal wire tapping and surveillance HERE you know I'm right.

This is Noah, and he's rocking out to my favorite band Ozomatli

still looking for a job. i went on an interview today for a store manager position, but we'll see. i'm going to check out the store later today.

the house is shaping up. pictures have been hung, furniture has been arranged and books taken out of their boxes - i'm amazed at how many books i'd gotten rid of. i can now fill a single 5 shelf bookcase whereas in NY i had 5. not counting my bedroom. wow.

i meet with a realtor (my cousin Mark's friend) tomorrow to see about putting my father's condo up for sale. august is a slow month here, so it probably won't happen until september. i went over there yesterday to measure the bureau and clean it out so i can use it. that was harder than i thought it would be. i bagged a lot of his things to be donated to goodwill. i was surprised to find that he had prayer books in hebrew. also, many pictures i never knew existed. it's been 2 months since he died and sometimes it feels like yesterday and others, like today, it feels like ages ago. time is a bizarre and elastic thing sometimes.

i also need to sell my father's Camaro. i'm just waiting to see how much it's worth. tarik should let me know sometime this week.

steven & melissa are planning to come down in january. steven for a week and melissa for longer since she's off for the winter from landscaping. i doubt i'll be able to make it back to NY for thanksgiving. that's sucky since it'll be the first time we won't be celebrating all together.

i'll have a booklist again sometime in the near future...

Friday, August 3, 2007

The water said to the dirty one,
"Come here."
The dirty one said,
"I am too ashamed."
The water replied:
"How will your shame be washed away without me?"

still no job.
filling out applications sucks, big time.

went swimming this morning. i have a tan.
it's still blazing hot, but there's an Amish restaurant
close by that's delicious and cheap. and they have pie.

i had to buy a 'beware of dog' sign to put on the fence. it's some sort of city ordinance or something. beware of dog that may lick you to death is what it should read.