9.04.2005

Welcome to the cruel world, hope you find your way

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Did I get your attention? Good. I was a little hasty on the US Tennis player quip. Our boys did a mighty fine job today and I had a blast. Maybe you saw me, I looked at the camera twice�and winked. I had an epiphany, ok not an epiphany exactly but I like that word. I just returned and started watching the news and it was quite simple this little epiphany of mine. Kayne West, obviously tired and distraught, was right. It�s the same reason we don�t give a fuck about Darfur. One more opinion for the night, or morning as it may be. It's not that the death of the Chief Justice isn't important but did anyone notice FOX immediately broke in and started talking about what a great man he was the second he died and it goes on to this moment, the other networks continued with the disaster coverage. Note from fireman in Biloxi �Mr President send us some help�. What is it now Sunday? I think that we have plenty of time for all the attention to go to the deceased justice later, right now there are still dying and starving and lost and half dead people; our people. Someone should let Fox news know about this. The others networks at least right now are beginning to get it. Yeah to the American People for what they are doing. Can we take our country back now? It's up to you all and it will take some work, ( like shutting off those damn reality shows and the OC), but what do you say? Think we can do it? Don't know how we've lasted here so long there must be more good than bad or we'd already be gone ben harper

25 Comments:

Blogger thatoldsoul said...

HEY HEY HEY.

Do not diss The O.C.

The O.C. is exactly what it is, a evening soap opera drama.

I like it.

So step off. Yea.

9/04/2005 03:30:00 AM  
Anonymous weirsdo said...

O. k., maybe Rehnquist's demise is not super important. But "Chief Justice Clarence Thomas" leaves a very nasty taste in my mouth.

9/04/2005 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Jake said...

You may have something there, either that or the fact that it was two thirty in the morning when you posted this had affected your brian.
You can't take back the fact that you said you liked European Tennis players better either. Not allowed.
;)

9/04/2005 12:04:00 PM  
Blogger Rio said...

i like your post i used to be imtimidated by the length but after the last one i cant stop, your lovely and so is your writing, informative and perfect

9/04/2005 02:13:00 PM  
Blogger Graham said...

Well, I have to say that there's two people who can beat Roger Federer and neither of them are from the US (Safin & Nadal). So I don't think it looks good on that score. And I don't think you enjoy watching the girls as much as you like watching the boys. Am glad you're enjoying the Tennis. When Wimbledon comes around in London I always love it, although I rarely go.

I understand Kanye West, and I do think he's right. There's an extent to which the political class haven't taken responsibility for those in peril because they aren't mostly white and middle class. This is something I've always noticed in the US generally, there's an ease in which people can ascribe responsibility for the crime, violence, suffering... on blacks more easily. Watching the people's court, Judge Judy and the gang seems an exercise in cofirming to white people that black people never take responsibility for anything.

The pictures haven't really compelled our politicians and that's an awful thing. Watching Kanye say that last line, while a little reckless within the context of a fundraiser, was one of the bravest and most uplifting things I've seen in a while. I just still think we gotta get through this thing before we begin to aggressively hold people to account, including the President who we desperately need at this time.

As for Rehnquist, I'm just hopeful that the political position of the Administration will inhibit them from making the type of nomination I know they want to. Roberts was just a warm up for what we're about to get me thinks.

Great post. As always :).

9/04/2005 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous pia said...

Great post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I like to think that the next two supreme court justices will be appointed by an entirely different administration.

one that loves America. Of course your blog is called Wonderland, and maybe I have joined the army of the upside down world

9/04/2005 05:25:00 PM  
Blogger EsotericWombat said...

"Who are these Swine ? These flag-sucking half-wits who get fleeced and fooled by stupid little rich kids like George Bush ? ..... They speak for all that is cruel and stupid and viscious in the American character.

In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: Not necessarily to Win, but mainly to keep from Losing Completely.


Hunter S Thompson

Every time we try to take back our nation something gets fucked. Do we need a new approach? Or do we just need to push harder? One thing's for sure. We need to evicerate those dryfucks and bury them so deep in their own filth that they will never return to the surface.

9/04/2005 06:51:00 PM  
Blogger sage said...

Fox will do anything to take the heat off Georgie Boy... and too much hurricane coverage is reminds us too much of his shortcomings--why didn't he call in the army days earlier? Generals have said they could have responded, they just needed orders

I don't keep up with the tennis scene, but nice shirt and a good post.

9/04/2005 10:25:00 PM  
Blogger Coyote Mike said...

Love the t-shirt.

About the Supreme Court: I didn't know about it until late this morning when I was talking to my dad. He told me and said "There are now two holes in the Court." My immediate reply was "There are alot more than two "holes" out there."

Just thought I should share. Oh, and I saw you wink on tv. Honestly.

My hurricane question is, when the call to evacuate went out, why were school and city buses used to evacuate the people who didn't have cars? Or military transport vehicles? Any answers to those questions yet?

9/04/2005 11:19:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Just for future reference, I'm not writing anything deep under that picture. What's your sign?

9/04/2005 11:22:00 PM  
Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Old Soul: hey hey, hey, I never watch it and am contemptuous of those who do. I know I'm a hapless bitch in that regard. I'm working on it though.

weirdso: my mouth too.

Jake: Of course I have something there. I like the Europeans and Latinos overt sexuality better but if push comes to shove in a tennis match, unless the guy is a real asshole or has won the tournament every year for twenty years in a row, I'm going to cheer for the American.

Rio: Thanks. I know my posts are too long I have emails all the time that tell me so; it certainly isn't meant to intimidate it is more due to the fact that I can't shut it off.

Graham: Mathematically speaking, if Blake can beat Nadal who in turn beat Federer, Blake can beat Federer. Logically speaking Federer is the horse to beat in this one. Of course I don't enjoy watching the girls as much because they are not that entertaining. I am also jealous that I am not out there dancing around in a self designed tennis outfit, sponsored by Under Armour, showing off my backhand, and my ass for all the world to see, photograph, and admire.
I agree and understand the sentiments of your second paragraph.
It may not have been articulated as accurately as he wanted and it just popped out but if examined in its entirety it can be seen as fairly accurate sans the missing reference to economic class.

I simply fear for the future of the Supreme Court and hence for us.

Pia: Thanks. The Blog is called Wonderland or Not... it is more the land of Not.

Wombat: Bless his strewn ashes too, so prophetic in nature he was so wise but unfortunately too dead at this point in time.
We need a new approach and to push harder and not be so lazy and self satisfied. We need to take a look around and then in the mirror. We need to ban all those fucking reality shows from major networks and we need to simply be willing to stand a little discomfort in order to fight to make things better for the future. When a Prada purse or a BMW can make us happy we are in trouble. We have been in trouble for awhile.

sage: Thanks

Coyote: Thanks actually the original tee shirt had a picture of Nadal on it. I photo shopped that onto the picture after I erased his picture. Did you see me wink? My best friend swore she saw me.

Doug: What do you mean my sign? You mean like Gemini????????????????

9/05/2005 12:08:00 AM  
Blogger Karass said...

It's just our lot in life that all this shit must happen all at once and we have to decide which one we will think/care about at any moment in time without feeling too guilty for not giving a shit about the other things that happen.

To me, I see Renquist and the hurricane and the war as conglomerating into one nice flick of the wrist that will send the US into depression and will deepen the lines of racial and socio-economic boundaries. Renquist's death represents another vacancy for Bush to fill with a narrow minded, conservative, misogynistic asshole who will be on the bench for god knows how long overturning progressive precedent and interpreting legislation in a way that will most likely bring about a police state. Don't be fooled into thinking that there will only be one Hitler in the world.

9/05/2005 12:32:00 AM  
Blogger Karass said...

oh man, as a person with a J.D., I'm surprised at how many times I misspelled Rehnquist in my last comment...oops. whatever happened to spelling things like they sound? like my name :D

9/05/2005 12:35:00 AM  
Blogger Karass said...

and while I'm slamming your blog with comments, I might as well comment on the fact that you are a cutey! ;)

9/05/2005 12:37:00 AM  
Blogger mojo shivers said...

Not that I'm a very topical person, but even I thought it rather strange to devote so much time to the death of one man, great or infamous as he may be, when there are thousands of people dead and missing.

If you're going to call yourself a source of news you're going to have to develop a sense of priority.

9/05/2005 06:14:00 AM  
Blogger Coyote Mike said...

Actually I didn't see you, mostly cuz the only match I saw was a small portion of the Williams sisters match. I just wanted you to feel special.

9/05/2005 02:55:00 PM  
Blogger EsotericWombat said...

Why don't we just banish all of the reality shows to the Fox network?

9/05/2005 03:25:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

For sure got my attention.

I agree with you about Darfur and West.

Didn't see ya on tv. But I was a little busy with a bachelor party this weekend.

9/05/2005 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous John said...

I think it is called whoring yourself out in order to be heard.
Good Deal. They best you up with Nadal in the T Shirt didn't they?
So, Chief Justice? That's something to be concerned about.


I agree with the statement on Kayne West and I have no patience with FOX news although Geraldo, who we all know is a whore himself, was barely controlling his contempt for the government last night when we were watching Geraldo Live; be a man Geraldo tell FOX to shove it up their ass.

Classes begin...keep in touch.

9/05/2005 05:01:00 PM  
Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

jin: Police State = scary but not an unfounded thought.

Yes, well there was a prophecy wasn't there? The end of the world and the wolf in sheep�s clothing??????????????

Lucky for me I can come back and repair my spelling mistakes after the gin has worn off.

MOJO: Don't get too topical someone has to stay grounded in the Victorian Era.

Coyote: I did feel special and now, realizing that it was all an illusion, I am weeping in despair and condemning myself for my silly self satisfaction of having been spotted on television.

Wombat: Would that we could.

MJ: Noted and filed away. Yeah I think they televised that party on one of those obscure cable networks. It got pretty hot I hear.
I've never understood bachelor parties myself as if it is necessary to go out and do whatever people do at those things prior to getting married why get married. I mean it is like the party before doomsday.

John: enjoy school and thanks for stopping by ma deah.

9/05/2005 07:14:00 PM  
Blogger Coyote Mike said...

Its not your fault. I just don't watch sports.

9/05/2005 08:33:00 PM  
Blogger Coyote Mike said...

I'm sure someone saw you.

9/05/2005 09:23:00 PM  
Blogger Leigh said...

I like the O.C. - perhaps its cuz I am a native California and we are weened on drama. Anyhow all I have been seeing on EVERYTHING - TV, Newspapers, Radio, Work, Magazines - is the Katrina diaster. Not to make the real victim's losses any less significant, but the media is definately all over it.

9/05/2005 09:38:00 PM  
Blogger EsotericWombat said...

this is true. In fact, it was deemed breaking news when there was footage of Bush walking around the disaster zone. Fucker didn't even say anything. Just all ten kinds of mugging for the camera.

9/06/2005 12:13:00 AM  
Blogger Theresa Z said...

Race vs. Poverty, both are easy to keep at uncertaom levels, because they are the voting base for the bastards that run countries.

9/06/2005 10:59:00 AM  

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