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Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Brick Wall is Showing

Since coming home, trying to straighten out both the house and my head and starting the holiday ride, I've tried to stay away from getting too upset over politics and the asses that steer things. But that has come to an end. There are too many rotten things going on with these United States.

Where the hell to begin?
Some wahoo soldiers killing 24 Pakistanis?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/27/pakistan-orders-us-leave-shamsi-airbase

Bloomie showing what a rich pig really thinks of the working people?
 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/27/michael-bloomberg-mayor-occupy-wall-street-new-york

The Occupy crackdown?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/nov/25/shocking-truth-about-crackdown-occupy

Or how about this frightening development, brought to my attention by Geo. at Trainride of the Enigmas?
http://trainrideoftheenigmas.blogspot.com/2011/11/ows-autopoundical-dogmatic-view.html

This is truly sneaky, scary shit, brought to you by Sens. John McCain (yes, him) and Carl Levin. They will be "considering" this fascist act tomorrow. " At 1:00 PM on Monday, November 28, 2011, the Senate will convene and resume consideration of S. 1867 (Department of Defense Authorization Bill)" as per the US Senate Periodical's site. That this has been so kept under wraps scares the hell out of me. And oh, it has Obama's support:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/legislative/sap/112/saps1867s_20111117.pdf

And the man who went to his cancer-stricken wife's hospital bed and told her he was leaving her for another woman just got a hearty endorsement to be Pres:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/newt-gingrich-wins-big-endorsement-hampshire-article-1.983076

It's all terrible.

“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”
― Frank Zappa

6 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Things are no better here. Take a look at this:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/11/26/attawapiskat-reserve-red-cross-canada-emergency_n_1114208.html?ref=canada&icid=maing-grid7|canada|dl1|sec1_lnk3|1

Austan said...

Oh my gods, Lawless! That's heinous and horrifying!

Austan said...

And there's this choice bit- http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/25/us-cluster-bombs-bid-blocked
What the hell is happening in my country?

sdt said...

Darling, I -love- the Frank Zappa quote. I hadn't stumbled on that one before. Two of my favorite live concerts were by the Mothers.

One at my college 1968 or 69 - that year local laws all over New Jersey were passed to prevent PDAs. (My own sleepy hometown of less than 2,000 made it illegal to kiss in public!) Some similar nefarious laws regarding private conduct were passed near my college town. During the concert, some local idiot hollered out "Zappa sucks". He merely leaned into the mic and slowly and firmly stated, "Not in New Jersey, I won't."

paulg said...

Frank Zappa was a genius.
I've always had a tough time with his music, but he gave me Beefheart and Lowell George, therefore Little feat, by kicking them out of his band - yay!

Austan said...

Zappa was one of those people who were brilliant, even visionary, but could be a real ass. I figure his work outweighs his personality.