Monday, April 10, 2006

Opaque Messages




Have you checked out NYtimes.com...picture of the immigrant protest that went right by my house this morning? Since it was such a wonderfully sunny, warm day I had my windows wide open as I read my Communication Arts course reader. Suddenly, very faintly, I heard what sounded like a small group of angry women announcing demands of some kind. "Oh, finally- a Madison Protest!" I thought. I ran down stairs, camera in hand ready to at last get a taste of what those hippie UW-Madison students of 1960's and 1970's were all about. When I reached the edge of my balcony and craned my neck around the overhang of my roof to see a police escort of maybe 100 students, I was quite disappointed.

I yelled down to one of the officers on bicycle asking what this was all about. She hesitated with an answer and responded with "They have signs, read them." Clearly she was as unsure as I was of the motive of the march. As the group got nearer I heard chants of "troops home now" and "No War." Followed by the middle group of protesters holding signs in Spanish and English regarding immigrant rights and so forth. The back portion of the march was comprised of what looked like high school students who were using this protest as an excuse for a day off of school to soak up the sunny day. Very unorganized and confusing! What was the point? Just overall commentary on the dire straits we as a nation find ourselves in politically? A free-for-all with anyone wanting to protest something could join in? That's not a protest. That's not how the civil rights, women’s rights, and anti-war protests and marches went down! They were carried out with such conviction that a looker-on could feel the pain of those marching. Today, today was just a hodge-podge of complaints.




Don't get me wrong, something needs to done about this immigrant issue. It has been and is increasingly getting more ridiculous. I'm not sure what I think about it but it is hard for me not to think back when the massive amounts of European immigrants infiltrated the Eastern Sea board in the 18oo's. Oh and let us not forget the massive amounts of immigrants that came to this region of the world in the late 1400's and early 1500's. If I'm not mistaken, large parts of the current Southwest region of the United States used to be in Mexico's possession until the US stole them during and after a war.Unfortunately, as has happened all to often with this administration we are witnessing history at a pivotal turning point. And you mean to tell me that this mess rests on the shoulders of GWB and other corrupt Washington law makers? eehh, look out, the shit storm continues!

Sunday, February 26, 2006

True Hero

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Kids say the darnedest things...

...Government being run like a plantation?

She is a professional politician yet she sounds like a heavy weight boxer the week before a title fight. The only piece missing to complete her ridiculous charade is Don King standing behind her.

And I think you know what I'm talking about...

Who the hell does she think she is talking to? How many of the people she was addressing in that church actually worked on a plantation? Was she confused, they were black... That is flat out racist.

Yo, Hillary! Pass some legislation that helps those on this so-called plantation and let your work speak for itself when you actually go public with your plans to run for the oval office. And quit whinning like a little kid!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

A view from the top

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Target Practice

This is a journal entry that I wrote this summer. Funny how these thoughts about the President still apply months later. "Stay the course, stay the course, stay the course." What I'm really scared of is I feel that these thoughts will apply years from now. What a shame. Bush is such an easy target when looking for failure it is ridiculous. It almost isn't fair anymore, it's like target practice. Unfortunately the guns he uses are loaded and pointed at human beings-- the wrong human beings and that is what makes this such a serious matter.

Before I start berating the current President of the United States may I extend my deepest sympathies to the victims and victims’ families who were affected by the recent bombings in London. My thoughts are with them.

An educated realist, regardless of the origin country or political affiliation would have many thoughts upon hearing of the recent bombings in London. One of which I don’t believe will be widely discussed outside small gatherings of Birkenstock wearing, Jefferson Market going, liberal Bush bashers in a small town like Ann Arbor, Michigan. Which is why I bring attention to it: yesterday’s attacks prove to be one more horrific turn of events which adds to a laundry list of preventable terrorist attacks as a result of Presidents Bush’s War on Saddam Hussein.

Bush attempted to sell to the world including to his own people that Hussein had a hand in the attacks of September 11, 2001. Whether it was directly or indirectly by supplying money, weapons, shelter, health care, or support Bush was pushing an agenda that Saddam Hussein had to be removed as a Leader of a nation as a direct result of the 9/11 attacks because he was a terrorist. A threat to the United States. De-throwning Hussein needed to be the first step in waging war on Terror.

Until that point in time and it still holds true today the only people Hussein terrorized were his own. As bad as that may be, which it is horrible, he had nothing to do with the train bombing in Madrid, Spain in 2004 or yesterday’s subway bombings in London. He couldn’t have, he was hiding from the US or was already in US custody. It seems impossible to plan a terrorist attack on the run or from jail.

But guess who did have his hand in these attacks. The same man who is living free after murdering over three thousand Americans on September 11, 2001—the head of Al-Qaeda—Osama Bin Laden.

Bush handled and continues to handle this “war on terror” the same way he ran the two organizations into the ground before he got into politics—atrociously. Clearly Bush made a mistake. He is waging the wrong war. It can’t be on terror. How could it be with these two large attacks outside of the United States? Not to mention the terrorism that the “free” Iraqi citizens face day in and day out. Who knew, but those terrorists were not in Iraq before the war, they came with the United States. One of the worst parts of Bush’s botched war is that he got his buddy Tony Blair to believe him and to go along with this madness and look what happened to him in the UK?

What I’m asking for is some responsibility. A little lesson in leadership Mr. Bush—when you make a mistake and or get caught in a lie it takes a stronger leader to stand up and apologize and attempt to make it better and not to stand by your mistake and continue to repeat yourself for a full year as things get worse (you claim to be a Christian, you should know a few things about asking for forgiveness).

Mr. Bush is not waging a war on terror. If he was there would be fewer terrorist attacks now than there were before he started. The United States Armed Forces are the strongest in the world. That is not the case. Mr. Bush is heading up a campaign that will have no positive result. He did it with an oil company and a baseball team before this and he is now going for the “tri-fecta” with the United States of America. Everyone put your hands up and start screaming the, G.W.B. Express is on its way down.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Headline News...

Does anyone remember the day when they were scared when they would see or hear a report of a terrorist or terrorist group doing this or that? Now you turn on the TV or open up a paper and the word terrorist is used as commonly as capital letters...Yet these reports don't scare us. They are common place. Our news media has completely desensitized us from threats against our humanity.

"The latest terrorist video was released today threatening American citizens, now lets send it over to Matt with the latest with Nick and Jessica."

So the message is......What? Is there even a message at all? How about lets not worry about it too much because we have entertainment to give us pleasure. But wait, our president has been telling us that we have so much to be scared of. He's been saying that we are living in a dangerous time. Please. The only danger we face is him and his homeboys. And what is the worst part of this is that he and his boys are endangering the lives of not only Americans but innocent people all over the world!

There is just so much hypocrisy in our world it makes me sick sometimes.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Poppin' the Cherry

As the title implies... I'm a virgin blogger getting my first fix of sharing my thoughts with the world. Yea, like the world is going to be reading this shit. Shit as in material not as a value judgment of my work.

This should be an interesting experience though. Who knows this could catch on and people might like it. Isn't that the idea behind blogs? All I know is that I'm going to feel like big shit when I say "yea, I have a blog."

One thing I know for sure, this will be a great alternative to surfing the web for porn about 15 hours a week. PEACE