Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Powering Out of the Funk

Powering out of the funk for the first time in weeks for some reason this is happening at three a.m. but it's been so oppressive I'm not going to question it. I wanted to say getting a chance to study absurd plays like The Balcony by Jean Genet with Michael Quinn eventually gives one some balance and grounding to find one's feet when absurd things like what we've all just witnessed happen. In one semester I read Ionescu and Beckett and Genet and got a chance to spend hours discussing them with a man who knew his stuff. All these years later it helps me find my bearings at three a.m. and soon it will help me sleep the coma sleep of an existentialist who knows these things come, these things go.

Knowing that people have been dealing with the absurdity of the human condition and writing about it from the beginning helps one put crazy times and events in perspective. Waves of insanity come, they go. When they come it always feels at first as if this is the first time this has ever happened, but except for the first time it ever happened it never is. Take some comfort in reading how the Greeks, the French, the Romans, and every culture that ever existed dealt with it. Sometimes a sense of humor is essential. Sure, it's not funny that a lot of people are probably going to get hurt because of the miscalculation many have made in either voting for Donald Trump, or not encouraging others not to, but we'll get through it. We always have. Pin It

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Trumpunzel, Trumpunzel, Climb Down Your Hair

The New York Times reports that President elect Donald Trump has been holed up in his Tower for days while outside protesters have to be held at bay by police and the Secret Service. 

Trumpunzel, Trumpunzel, Climb Down Your Hair
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Monday, November 14, 2016

Just A Little Bit of History Repeating Itself

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Goodbye and Good Riddance To Rural America

There are judges and lawyers and Silicon Valley multi-millionaires that came out of the small town I grew up in. College professors, doctors, and poets. Then there are half the kids who decided never to leave. Never adventure. Never dare. And you're telling me oppression has fallen on rural America and they are the victims? Hell to the nah. My experience is they were the small-minded bullies, the oppressors and mockers of every new idea and notion. Now that ignorant way of approaching a world that is becoming more globalized bites their ass and they whine about it? Hell no. I know what I know, and I saw what I saw, when there were no real minorities around to fuck with they fucked with those of us who were different in any way. That's who they are and why they feel fucked now. They bet on the wrong horse and want to change the rules mid race. Goodbye and good luck.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

The Wikileaks Problem Needs To Be Solved Immediately

The Wikileaks problem is troubling beyond the scope of this election in the sense that now they have proven they can disrupt our most important election, they can come to candidates now and ask for either extortion money not to sabotage them, or a say in policy. Which means whoever is purchasing their hacked information can have a say in American policy decisions. I recommend we kill them, starting with Assange, very publicly and noisily, then root out the infestation we have in our intelligence community. In the modern world if you're not safe in the cyber world, you're not safe. Pin It

Sunday, November 6, 2016

The First One Is Always On the House

Why would a President Trump have any respect for our democratic institutions now? If elected, he will know he owes it to Russian hackers, Wikileaks, Putin, and rogue factions within our intelligence community. If he ever wanted to get anything done, why wouldn't he naturally assume those were his go to guys? And what price would they exact? Who would be safe if they were fingered as an enemy of this sickeningly mad cabal? Their enemies would become his enemies, and isn't America their enemy?

We all know he has the temperment and impulse control of a three year old, so why would he show any patience for our gridlocked legislative and legal process when he already has had a taste of getting things done quickly, easily, and effectively by turning to shadowy tactics and shortcuts to democracy.

I can see him making this speech right now. "Would you want me to just get it done and not tell you how it was done or not to do it all? So what if a few eggs are broken. Just win, baby."

But as anyone who has ever witnessed how shadowy operators work, the first one is always on the house. Wikileaks, The Russians, and even elements of our own F.B.I. all have colluded to help Donald Trump become President, but why?

What do they want?

That's the scary part, because if you vote for Donald Trump now you have to be comfortable with the leader of the world being beholding to these groups, and whatever agendas they are trying to accomplish. Trump already has stated he thinks it would be better if we worked with the Russians. He seems to have started early.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

A Personal Invitation For All White Sox and Cardinals Fans to Go Fuck Themselves Tonight


I want all the Cardinal and White Sox fans that I grew up with and have known all these years to know that you have been insufferable pricks and I have a dislike for you that will never go away. I hope your lousy teams go a hundred years before they win again, and that you stew in your own ignorant lowlife bile while you watch this team be better than you for the next decade. 

I wouldn't say getting to tell you to go fuck yourselves and your cousin/wives is more pleasurable than this victory, but it sure feels good tonight to tell you that you are the losers. And not even lovable losers as Cub fans have been all these years, just losers. 

I've endured your jibes and insults for forty years, and they were taken in the spirit they were meant. You were never good-natured about it, and intended to make Cub fans feel worse about something that already was breaking their hearts.

And so tonight I return the favor, and will take the greatest relish in returning it until the Cubs are no longer the best team in baseball, but don't hold your breath waiting for that to happen.

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