"I take it as a badge of honor that such unclean vermin are upset by me and my positive energy,"
Fuck it! Let's skip the positive energy and go right to the unclean vermin.
I got my physical notice 30 days prior to.
Well, on that day I ceased cleansing my body. No more brushing my
teeth, no more washing my hair, no baths, no soap, no water. Thirty days
of debris build. I stopped shavin' and I was 18, had a little scraggly
beard, really looked like a hippie. I had long hair, and it started
gettin' kinky, matted up. Then two weeks before, I stopped eating any
food with nutritional value. I just had chips, Pepsi, beer-stuff I never
touched-buttered poop, little jars of Polish sausages, and I'd drink
the syrup, I was this side of death, Then a week before, I stopped going
to the bathroom. I did it in my pants. poop, piss the whole shot. My
pants got crusted up.
See, I approached the whole thing like, Ted Nugent, cool hard-workin'
dude, is gonna wreak havoc on these imbeciles in the armed forces. I'm
gonna play their own game, and I'm gonna destroy 'em. Now my whole body
is crusted in poop and piss. I was ill. And three or four days before, I
started stayin' awake. I was close to death, but I was in control. I
was extremely antidrug as I've always been, but I snorted some crystal
methedrine. Talk about one wounded motherf*cker. A guy put up four
lines, and it was for all four of us, but I didn't know and I'm
vacuuming that poop right up. I was a walking, talking hunk of human
poop. I was six-foot-three of sin. So the guys took me down to the
physical, and my nerves, my emotions were distraught. I was not a good
person. I was wounded. But as painful and nauseous as it was — 'cause I
was really into bein' clean and on the ball — I made gutter swine
hippies look like football players. I was deviano.
(C)onvincing people to go vegan or vegetarian may be less doable than
getting them to cut down on the worst offenders. And that would be the
It's a start anyway. I'd like to be a vegan. I try and sometimes come close. Closer to vegetarian. It's worth the effort. And yes, this blog has become a bookmark list for me. Thanks Reppy. Hope you don't mind.
And RIP to James Garner. Had no idea of how much work he left behind, much of which I've seen. I was happy to hear that "The Americanization of Emily" was one of his faves. It was one of the best movies ever.
I used to get irritated about having wingnuts with my morning tea and toast. Then, I realized it's nice to have something to riff off of. I have sympathy for the writer. He's an older citizen as I've gleaned from some of his other letters. I'm sure he is being brainwashed by the Right Wing Propaganda Machine. I do what I can to help, though. So, here is the letter which may well have caused an Earl Grey spit-take.
I agree with Mr. Obama when he states the GOP-led House is doing
nothing. Well, that is great. They are, in reality, doing us a great
favor, rather than wasting and throwing away our hard-earned tax money
as Obama and his family are doing. Obama and his administration are
destroying this country.
The Republicans, on the other hand, know
what they are doing in support of the USA and “We the People.” Hooray
for the GOP. Keep it up until that character gets out of office. As long
as he is in office, we are on the road to bankruptcy.
P.S. Be smart and vote for Elise Stefanik in November. We need young people like her in Congress.
And my response: I see in Sunday’s Post-Star there was an “Obama is destroying our
country” letter. It was ironic that on the front page that day was an
article, “What keeps the U.S. on top?” Included in the piece was the
fact that June was the fifth month in a row of “200,000 plus job gains”
for the first such stretch in 15 years (from the Clinton years by my
count). Also, that “the U.S. economy is expected to grow at a healthy 3
percent pace the rest of the year.” No good news for Obama haters.
though a Democrat and liberal, I’m still quite happy to see the stock
markets do well. My investments are dear to me, and I’m more than
satisfied with the 145 percent increase that has taken place in the
S&P since Obama took office. I like to contrast that with the 37
percent drop that occurred in that same market during the former
administration when I go to vote. Was Elise Stefanik involved in
economic policy in any way with her work there?
I believe I’ll
ignore the letter writer’s advice and support Aaron Woolf. The
Republican wrecking crew in Congress seems to be well staffed already.
Don’t believe they need additional members to hold meaningless votes to
repeal the ACA or investigate Benghazi for the umpteenth time.
And a note to Al Scoonzarielli: please never stop writing to the editor!
Al is someone whom I've adopted as my role model in editor-letter writing. Been smiling all day because he had one today that ran right before mine. Congrats to Mr. Tingley on his recent award, thanks to the charming
Mrs. Merrill for her kind comments, and thanks to Mr. Vanderwarker for
taking it easy on me while correcting me for mislabeling Condi Rice as
defense secretary. Many folks, me probably, wouldn’t necessarily have
been so gentlemanly.
This, however, opens a door. Ms. Rice was
never even questioned about being warned about bin Laden in August of
2001 and doing nothing. Hillary Clinton seems to be being held to a
different standard, as it would seem anyone connected to Barack Obama
is. Why do you suppose this is? Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, Jimmy
Carter, George W. Bush and others were reviled but not like this. What
is it about Obama that seems to bring forth such a forceful, negative
reaction from so many way before he even got elected? Can anyone think
of one thing that might differentiate this guy from our other
presidents? Hmmm? Anything come to mind?
And John Siebrecht, try
reading the paper before assuming you know what’s in it. You decided
that the “liberal” Post-Star only reviewed George Clooney’s movie, him
being a liberal darling, while ignoring Mark Wahlberg’s latest. Your
reasoning was that the libs love Clooney but Marky Mark’s movie — his
name back in his rapper/underwear model day — “Lone Survivor,” concerned
terrorism, a decidedly more patriotic theme than anything Clooney could
possibly offer so, of course, the “liberal press” declined coverage.
Had John read the review of Clooney’s “Monuments Men,” he’d’ve seen that
it was about a group of heroic men who thwarted a Nazi scheme, always a
patriotic endeavor, and they didn’t give the movie a great review. And a
few pages in was the review of “Lone Survivor” with Hollywood darling
Marky Mark, and they loved it.
I'm still working on becoming as polite and as gentlemanly (even if he denies it) as Al is. Much as I like throwing a blog post up here now and then, it doesn't get quite the eyeballs that the Post Star does. It's not the NY Times, but it does have a circulation of around 35,000. And it's not the preaching to the converted that posting and commenting online is.
It's also quite likely that no one from my district in NY is going to come here and then go out and vote for Aaron Woolf based on my pearls of wisdom. Maybe my gentle ribbing of Elise Stefanik in the local paper will have some effect, though.
No, Andrew Cuomo has not steeped aside to make room for Zephyr Teachout on the ballot. But, your chances of being the victim of gun violence is lower than if you lived some God-fearing, Red State Hellhole.
(B)lue states are far safer than red states, according new analyses of
the most recent data. That’s because states with the most gun controls,
which are almost all blue, tend to have fewer gun owners and fewer guns
used in suicides, crime and domestic disputes.
“The five states with the highest per capita gun death rates in 2011 were Louisiana, Mississippi, Alaska, Wyoming, and Montana,”... The state with the lowest gun death rate in the nation was Rhode Island,
followed by Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey.
And the bad news. Put another way, Australia, founded by exiled British criminals, had 1/12th the level of gun violence of the U.S. The U.K had 1/45th the level of American gun violence.
So as to not leave on a down note, consider that your fellow Americans in Red States are dying at a faster rate than those of us not pursuing our 2nd amendment rights to the hilt. It's good that they don't believe in Darwinism.
"What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents." - Robert F. Kennedy
"'Conservative' is a magic word that applies to those who are in other conservatives' good graces. Until they aren't. At which point they are liberals.'" - Digby
While Democrats are constantly forced by manufactured controversies generated by the right-wing noise machine and their media allies to "repudiate" and "renounce" a never ending carousel of "extremists" ranging from the moderate to the irrelevant (Michael Moore, MoveOn, Louis Farrakhan, Ward Churchill, etc. etc.), the GOP establishment for years has tied itself at the hip to hate-mongering extremists along the lines of John Hagee, Rod Parsley, Pat Roberston, Ann Coulter, and all sorts of various Instapunks, with no repercussions or accountability whatsoever.- Glenn Greenwald - Tactics of the right-wing noise machine - Salon.com
The big mantra was ‘Yes, we can!’ Unless you’re a gay couple in California, then it’s, ‘No, you can’t.’” -Jay Leno
The law of the land?
"I think Sean Hannity's, Bill O'Reilly's, and Lou Dobbs's heads would simultaneously explode if a man named Piyush Jindal was running for President of the United States against a man named Barack Hussein Obama." - Gambler | 02.24.09 - 11:46 pm | #