Friday, June 26, 2009

Beyond the weird

As weird as it sounds, I think I'll miss Michael Jackson.

Most of what MJ was I pretty much detested. His lifestyle, his playing with little boys, his crotch-grabbing, his showing off 'his' babies and hanging them over balconies. His obsession with plastic surgery. His desire to change from a black man to a white woman. His overall bizarreness.

But dammit, beyond that, I liked a lot of his music. You hear Thriller or Billie Jean on the radio and don't find yourself singing along or having it run through you mind, you may not be normal.

Beyond all the bizarreness, he was a fine musician.

On the other hand, just try to imagine Jackson as a 70-year-old man/woman/whatever.

It does not compute.

His music (some of it at least) will persevere.

And so it goes.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

A trend?

Secretly, it sounds to me like the GOP is actually relieved to find that its latest sex scandals have been heterosexual affairs.

After all, the Repugnicants are the party of family values. And gays aren't invited to GOP parties.

Whatever happened to Toe-Tapping Larry Craig, anyway?

And so it goes.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I Ran?

Been trying to put together a blog on Iran's election uprising and the U.S. response but I haven't been able to get it together.

And it kinda feels like the U.S. as a whole hasn't, either.

Congressional Republicans, of course, want Pres. Obama to be much more hard-line. Wave a few swords, rattle a few cages.

I really don't see the point in that or what good that might do. If you wave enough swords, sooner or later, someone's gonna challenge you to use them.

And I'm not all to sure we need another war/war front in the Middle East right about now. We've got our hands full with an illegal war in Iraq, a defensible but repugnant war in Afghanistan and I suspect a clandestine action in Pakistan. We're spread pretty thin.

That leaves a measured but firm denouncing of the election and the repression in Iran. That's been Obama's stance so far.

Still, as bad as it is over there, I still end up wondering 'Can't we somehow do more?'

I doubt it, but it is a totally repugnant situation with no real way for outside interests to intervene.

What to do, what to do?

I told you, I can't quite get it together. Sounds like out administration can't either.

And so it goes.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Just saw a photo of the ol' W.

He looks like he's been on about a 6-month bender.

Then why to I feel like the rest of the country's got the hangover? And it's a doozy!

And so it goes.