Saturday, October 16, 2010


Being able to edit crap after I've posted it is one of the sweetest joys of life.

That is all.

This is why we can't have nice things

I am not anti-voting for the Democrats (and everybody else) because of the dems failure to get things past the rethuglikans. Oh no my friends. If you think it's because they lose at getting crappy bipartisan bills passed you'd be so mistaken.

I'm not voting for the dems because the entire fucking party, including people I like (Kucinich) have sold us out. Now I get why Kucinich may have changed his tune on the health insurance solidarity bill, I mean healthcare reform. I'm sure someone in the party threatened his constituents. But why the fuckity fuck would the dems threaten Kucinich and not fucking Ben Nelson or Bart Stupak is why I'm not giving them my vote. Technically I am still registered in Seattle and could use my vote to help save Patty Murray, but it ain't going to happen.

It is the shift from pro-labor to pro-business. The change from proven Keynesian tactics to softer, gentler trickle down ones. It's Barak Obama declaring a spending freeze and a hiring freeze and not coming out in favor of a foreclosure freeze. It's about the catfood commission and dems cutting food stamps to pay for Michelle Obama's "I hate fat kids" campaign.It's about DADT. This is why our country is broken. Not because republicans are douchebags (they've always been douchebags) but because the dems have seen fit to join them.
This is why we can't have nice things like single payer healthcare or a jobs guarantee. Not because republicans don't want it, but because democrats either don't want it or won't fight for it.

There is no party that represents the best interests of 80 percent of the population. And I'm not going to participate in democracy theater just so I can feel like I've fake orgasmed my way through bad governance. "Oh yeah baby hit me with your watered down bipartisan corporatism" just doesn't do it for me.

Friday, October 15, 2010

A bit of whimsy

I have not been able to see my little blog in many months. I post via email. So I did not know that mobile posts were formatted the way they are. They look almost like some weird poetry, sonnets to a dying political system. Funny.

Someone called me a post modernist today. It made me giggle inside. I may be turning into a postmodernist. Oh holy shit I may be Foucault-ish, a structuralist gone post-al.

But I still think I am a structuralist. I want to smash the structures after all. Lizzie smash.

Oh art blogging, now with cartoons!

Banksy, for those of you not in the know, is a seriously famous street artist.

Someone at the Simpsons let him do the opening animation and it's bleak and awesome and it reminds me of Baraka

Sorry non USians, it's only on Hulu. (insert sad face)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Oh shiny! An end to comment purgatory

Has your comment been sitting in moderation for oh say a month now. It's been approved. Unless you're creepy. Then no approvals for you. That includes you too creepy adoption lady. This is not the kind of blog where you can bleg for a babyyyyyyyyy. Cash yes. Babies no.

OMFG I'm online

Oh fuckity fuck fuck. This thing is fucking fast. I can't believe it. Intertubes. OMG I LOVE YOU INTERTUBES! I missed you. We shall never part again!!!!!!!!

I am trying to adjust to typing with all 10 fingers. And punctuation. And spell check (wait is spell check on in firefox?) Wevs. Just wevs.

I owe many many thanks to bloglandia. I also owe one generous godless whore a ranty email to Patty Murray. I am adjusting to looking at a screen larger than 2.5 inches square. I ended up going with the Virgin mobile unlimited wireless USB tool and it's grand. I haven't tried to watch any videos yet, but programs were downloading too fast for me to be able click through the install screens. So I am hopeful. And chipper. Fucking chipper. I may just jizz in my pants over internet access.

Monday, October 11, 2010

one of these things is just like the other

finish this sentence: republicans are to fearful zenophobes as
democrats are to fearful women. let's see, take a large portion of
your base. terrify the base with horrible scenerios of what the other
guys will do if elected, brown people will run the streets speaking
not english, coat hanger manufacturers will experience exponential
growth. all your nightmares will come true if you don't vote our
after the election, all is forgotten we need undocumented workers to
keep citizens from asking for wages they can live on and health
insurance companies will be damned if their going to pay for special,
elective medicine for the ladies. so suck it voters, your fear is just
a tool to keep power where it belongs.
the only way to get off the hamster wheel is to get off the hamster
wheel. you'll never out run the fearmongers while you're on it.
*ftr- i don't have any kind of problem with undocumented workers.
people go where the jobs are. it's the legacy parties' tactics that
are the same, not the voters.

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.
Willem de Kooning

fear in action

so i've stopped talking politics with my family 6 months ago. they are
the classic example of the 'but the republicans are evil and we'll all
die if you don't vote straight blue'. tonight i was dragged into a
fight where my concientious voting objector position was compared to
the nazis, at least it was until i pionted out that the line being
used (the only thing needed for evil to flourish is for good men to do
nothing) is generally used when describing good germans. this whole
awful fight was because i don't appreciate how hard dems have worked
but they are thwarted at every turn by republicans. i am just not
grateful enough and can't do the simple math that 59 or 57 isn't a
the entire time this fight is going on the cnn news scroll reads
'white house comes out against moratorium on foreclosures'. but
everything is the republicans' fault. uh huh.

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.
Willem de Kooning