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Here, let me ‘splain it to you…

Having a difficult time telling Democrats from Republicans?

O.K., it will help if you can visualize  the Al Pacino movie “Dog Day Afternoon”.

Here you go: “Well, aren’t you going to kiss me first?”.

That’s it, the Democrats are likely to kiss you first, before they bend you over the sofa, the Republicans will, if you’re lucky,  ask you to grab your ankles, not so lucky and you’re going to be praying for spit.

See, it’s not all that difficult to tell them apart. There is a difference in their procedures, but the end result (no pun intended) still leaves you walking a little bow legged. I imagine that it would be how the guy walking on water in the photo would be sitting side saddle if he were caught and nailed by the bull.

bull on the run

Yep, sure glad I voted in the mid-terms to help elect all those folks that were going to finally do something to stop the war.  Hmm, isn’t it a nicer world now?

October 25, 2007 at 6:35 am 4 comments

Every Picture Tells A Story, Don’t It……

I found this photo on October 20th, 2007 on http://www.onegoodmove.org/1gm/

“W”, what meds do you take to be able to sleep at night?

war and lies

photo by Aaron Thompson

The story behind the photo:

http://www.dnj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007710170323

Just nothing more to say today…..

October 21, 2007 at 12:32 am 2 comments

God – Bless – Armenia, land that I……..

Try singing that opening riff to the tune of god bless America, or if you’re of the older persuasion, picture Kate Smith singing it.

One has to wonder what all the uproar is about, with some U.S. politicos pushing to make a non-binding * statement about something that, no matter how horrible it was. This is all especially hard to follow, especially when you consider that the particular area of the world doesn’t even have a large supply of oil to steal.

By doing the math it’s obvious that every single Turk that was an adult and involved in the killing of Armenians are now blowing dust farts, and it’s likely that 95 +/- % percent of their children are also currently dead. Further my estimate is that less than 50% of the grandchildren of those participants are alive today, maybe it’s time to stop the beating of this dead horse and move on, what say you?

Hey, by definition I’m an old fart now, and the truth is that the year quoted in this discussion took place decades before my father was born.

I could understand it easier if this was coming only from the elected representatives of residents of, oh let’s say, Glendale, California, AKA “Little Armenia”. However, this noise is coming from a crap pile of white bread hacks on the right who see it as yet another chance to create a distraction from the mess our country finds itself in, and at the same time, an odd assortment of lefties.

In yet another strange turn in my life, I now find myself siding with that good old boy, George W. Bush, who is trying to derail this clusterfuck, and wondering WTF the House speaker Nancy Pelosi is doing in trying to bring it to the floor of the House of Representatives.

I’ve heard at least two sides to the genocide story, one here from Armenian friends, and the other while working twice on films in Turkey. Sadly, neither one trumps the other enough to make me take a side in the debate, only to question why it’s still boiling over now.

Speaking only for myself, I have a little more concern about what’s happening to the Kurds and the Darfurians (yeah, I know that calling those poor f’d individuals of Darfur by that name makes them seem to be of Armenian ancestry), and the long list of other countries around the globe where so many people are in such deep shit right now for starts.

Also, I can almost be concerned about the people of Iraq and Iran. Well, almost.

Before any reader whose name ends with …ian, …ien, …yan, etc.-ian should jump in heavy on this, I have to ask you exactly how much of your energy or money is going to the assistance of the poor folk of the countries mentioned above?

Sort of what I thought.

*non-binding: This has no effect on any actual thing, and never will. It’s just a lot of political posturing for the sake of the news. It’s also often referred to as “Bullshit”.

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October 14, 2007 at 9:09 pm 3 comments


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