5th May 2011

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Signals Midwest: updated tour/help us out! →

wheelsforwings:

signalsmidwest:

tour is coming together pretty well but there are still a few trouble areas, mainly in northern california/the bay area. dates marked TBA are in the process of getting booked, meaning we have contacts there who are working on it. dates in BOLD are the ones we’re having trouble with. if you’ve got…

one again, if you can help these dudes out, please get in touch with them! they’re good buds of mine, they’re fun as hell to hang out and party with, and they are great with their hands, if you catch my drift.

must i include sexual innuendo with everything i post? for the sake of finding my friend’s a gig, yes. yes i must. 

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4th May 2011

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Perspective

So we’ve killed Osama bin Laden.  It is a big deal.  It sends a message and we’ve removed a major financial contributer to al-quieda.  But there are some issues which remain and a matter of “perspective” to take into consideration.

First, one of the issues that remain.  I heard George W. Bush say today, from an interview in 2002 I believe, that “terrorism is bigger than one man”.  Actually very true.  You see, our problem now, going forward, is that we have to think about the events that led us to this point, the point of being the target of major terrorism.  After the 9-11 attacks, bin Laden stated that the attacks were in response to:

"U.S military presence in Saudi Arabia" - an issue because Saudi Arabia is Islam’s holy land, with its center in Mecca.  

"U.S support for Israel" - A bit of a long story but basically heres how i understand it:  the western powers after World War 2 wanted to give a safe haven to the Jewish people who had been so brutalized during the war.  Maybe its was a "fairy tale" idea, looked so good on paper, to allow them to settle in their former homeland.  I also happen to think that giving a country to a brutalized people would beholden them to the West.  Also, that country just happened to run along a vast stretch of sea, that just happened to be right next to the largest oil reserves in the world.  To say having a friendly country with acsess to the sea in the middle of a region of the world which has an incredably valuable resource is "good on paper" would be an understatement.  I’ve always compared Israel’s creation to this:  

After World War 2, the powers of the world, minus the United States, decide that Native Americans, Indians if you will, have suffered very much over the course of history and it was time to do something for them.  So the powers of the world say that the entire country of the United States now belonged to Native Americans.  Americans not of Indian desent have to leave their homes and be resettled in less than desireable parts of America, with scarce access to water, power, oil, medicine, transportation, and many other vital resources and services.  The house you live in, the one you grew up in, was just left where it stood and any Native American could come and live in it, taking everything that you couldnt carry with you for their own.  It would be kind of like “Finding” a house as opposed to buying one.

So the issue was put to vote in the United Nations and approved with just barely a 2/3 vote.  Though there are some interesting points of note.  One was Zionist pressure or propaganda and in some cases threats.  President Truman stated:

 "The facts were that not only were there pressure movements around the United Nations unlike anything that had been seen there before, but that the White House, too, was subjected to a constant barrage. I do not think I ever had as much pressure and propaganda aimed at the White House as I had in this instance. The persistence of a few of the extreme Zionist leaders — actuated by political motives and engaging in political threats — disturbed and annoyed me"

Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said that he received bribe offers in the millions and that his sister recieved daily threats against her life unless “she voted right”.  That is definitavely “terrorism”.  

Another intersting consideration is that most of Africa did not receive a vote.  They were still under European colonial rule.  I think the vote would have missed a 2/3 majority had the nations of Africa been able to vote.  

I had to edit this post because for some reason it just omitted the last part of it, so heres what I think I wrote:

Im going to continue this post later.  I often times let my post run too long and fear that I might lose the attention of some readers.  So the second post is to come later tonight, maybe tomorrow.  

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2nd May 2011

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To Osama Bin Laden…  Punk bitch.

To Osama Bin Laden…  Punk bitch.

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30th April 2011

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"Yeah, I think we should go with a lynching reference...." →

Like I said, the republican presidential line up looks whack at best, pathetic and pointless and worst.  Well, it just got a whole lot better (for those of us who are progressive, forward thinking, kind, caring human beings).  

Thats right.  A lynching reference to our African-American president.  You just have to do better than that.  I see a lot of racists claiming that African-Americans perpetuate stereotypes, particularly “lazy” and “unprofessional” when it comes to employment.  Does anyone else notice that when blacks don’t have jobs its “because they are lazy”, but when whites dont have jobs its because “there are no jobs and we need to fix the economy”?  Black unemployment is often DOUBLE that of white unemployment.  I digress.

Well, white people arent doing much to acknowledge black tribulations either.  Explain to me why African-Americans should listen to white people and “pull up their pants” when a respected, popular, visible white (politician no less) says that our African American president should be “hung”.  

You just have to do better than that.  Thats it.  You just can’t do that.  Not even “metaphorically”.  

P.s - Dear Mr. Romney, I’m so sorry that you tried to help to help sick people of Massachusetts get better and keep the healthy people healthy.  Tough break on that one.  

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30th April 2011

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Here we go again →

Here’s another guy in line with Sean Duffy.  Worth 31 million dollars, but he’s “struggling”.  What an idiot.  What the hell are you doing with your money?  What interesting to me is reading some of the comments at the end of the page.  I dont know a ton about taxes and finances, but there are some interesting points brought up.

Rehberg says his “wife is a businessman and hasnt taken a salary in 10 years as a result of business”…  Comment below:

"More like she hasn’t taken a salary because it would be taxed at a higher rate. Much easier to just charge "expenses" to the company account, that way he/she (businessman?) can not only avoid paying taxes but also use the purchase as a tax deduction for the company."

Little burn on calling his own wife a “businessman” there…  Heres another interesting comment:

"I wonder how many of the houses they own are deducted as "home offices" ".

Now I dont know if Rep. Rehberg owns multiple houses, but if you can really claim houses as “home offices” and get write offs, how fucked up is that?  All that is is lying.  Same thing with the comment above.  Your wife has taken a salary in 10 years because of business?  She is either the worst business-person ever, or something fishy is going down.  I cant imagine how many “business expenses” these people claim.  ”Oh, I have to claim my wife’s dildo as a tax deduction because I have a pathetic cock”…  Sorry about that…  

It just seems like the richer you are, the more you are allowed to claim to reduce your taxes.  The rich already have a lower tax rate than the rest of us and then they get to try like hell to lower it even more.  I wonder if I can claim all my food expenses because without them, I wouldnt be able to work and thus wouldnt be able to be taxed?  I’d get laughed off the stage.  But I wonder how much money John McCain saved from tax deductions from his 12 or 13 (or however many he has, he honestly didnt even know.) houses.  Is that necessary to your function as a human being?  But hey, hopefully some of Rehberg and McCain’s money will trickle down to some of us…  yeah right.  Get in line everyone.  

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26th April 2011

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A motion picture, or music, or television, they have to maintain a certain decorum in order to be broadcast to a vast audience. Other forms of mass media cost too much to produce a risk reaching only a limited audience. Only one person. But a book… A book is cheap to print and bind. A book is as private and consensual as sex. A book takes time and effort to consume - something that gives a reader every chance to walk away. Actually, so few people make the effort to read that it’s difficult to call books a “mass medium.” No one really gives a damn about books. No one has bothered to ban a book in decades.
— Chuck Palahniuk  (via jackcbuck)

26th April 2011

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The Rust Belt →

Some really interesting pictures of Detroit.  I love abandoned cities and buildings, the idea that people for one reason or another, just up and leave a place forever.  I like watching nature reclaim its old territory and seeing man’s structures crumble.  Im not rooting for humanities demise, but there is something very interesting about watching the areas where it has already begun.

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22nd April 2011

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What exactly is going on here?

I think for the first time in my life I cannot fall asleep on command and I must say, I do not like it one bit.  I dont know what the hell the deal is, but Im sure it has something to do with the foot surgery and not being able to do much physical activity.  Thus, I dont get tired.  

Well, I have to say I dont like this.  I dont WANT to be up at 3am, id rather get to bed so I can have breakfast in the morning (grapes and yogurt?  excellent….), watch a sportscenter and try to go for a bike ride.  What ends up happening is I sleep in until at least 1130, sometimes as late as 2 and it fucks my day up.

Though I am glad I dont have to wake up at like 5 am, Id wouldnt mind getting up at 930 or 10, but it ah fuck, who cares.  I cant sleep and Im crabby about it.

Things I want to do tomorrow:

in no particular order…

1.  Bike ride

2.  Throw out that goddamn blue chair that has been a thorn in my side for almost 2 years now.

3.  Start reading “No More Parades”.  I have read one World War 1 book, “Johnny Got His Gun” and one World War 2 book, “Slaughterhouse Five” and I have to say, I liked Johnny Got His Gun better.  I did enjoy Slaughterhouse Five, dont get me wrong, but I think the unexpected and sudden brutality of WW1 was more inspirational to writers.  Johnny Got His Gun is an anti-war book, Ive read that it is one of THE anti-war books, on a philosophical ground, it touches so many aspects of life and gives seemingly endless reasons to avoid war altogether for the rest of time.  Flash backs to sneaking out with a girl from your town, working dull jobs in some plant, everything that never meant much to you but is now forever untouchable because some guys in suits couldnt settle THEIR differences and decided that now their two theoretical “nations” with invisible boarders were now at war…  and that YOU had to fight over it. 

What the hell does liberty mean anyhow? It’s just a word like house or table or any other word. Only it’s a special kind of word. A guy says house and he can point to a house to prove it. But a guy says come on let’s fight for liberty and he can’t show you liberty. He can’t prove the thing he’s talking about so how in the hell can he be telling you to fight for it?”

It is an amazing book, Im going to read it again very soon.  

4.  Something awesome.  Actually, after having spent the past 15 minutes thinking about Johnny Got His Gun, I think “Something Awesome” will be done as soon as I wake up.

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19th April 2011

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Republican Presidential Hopefuls

The current Republican line up for president looks more like a mid-January Cleveland Cavaliers line up.

1.  Donald Trump

Donald fucking Trump.  I couldn’t have created a more entertaining potential candidate in my wildest moments of imagination.  I just saw today, I cant remember what poll it was, that he was in the lead of all republican candidates with like 29% of the vote.  hahahahahaha.  Heres the way i see it:  Instead of any old republican candidate just taking orders from their corporate masters, they are just going straight to the point and nominating THE corporate master.  The one thing I will give to the republicans: at least they are being honest now.

2.  Mitt Romney

Its funny to watch someone argue against a policy they championed while in office.  Its flat out beautiful that the policy in question has been refered to as having “laid the groundwork for President Obama’s Affordable Care Act”.  So one of the only decent choices republicans might have had just happens to had done his own mini version of the hated “Obamacare”.  hahahaha

3.  Mike Huckabee

Obama grew up in Kenya?  Fail.  Obama has a different view of the Mau Mau Revolution than the British?  1a.  Fail, didn’t grow up there, pretty sure he never went there.  1b.  So?  The fact of the matter is that people of Kenya rose up against oppressive and brutal colonialism.  Good, those goddamn imperialists got what they deserved.  Also ripped Natalie Portman for being pregnant while simultaneously unwed?  Well, thats bullshit.  Upside?  Huckabee plays bass guitar.  Okay…. not bad… but you still suck.  

4.  Newt Gingrich

3 wives?  4?  no ones really sure anymore.  He left one while she was in the hospital.  Wow.  He has explained his inability to keep a wife with something along the lines of “I was too patriotic and too dedicated to my country”.  Wow.  Personally, I dont care how many times you cheat on however many wives you want.  But, all this from someone in the party that loves to champion “family values”?  

5.  Michele Bachmann

Wanted her constituents to be “armed and dangerous”.  Also accused Obama of taking a 200 million dollar a day trip to Asia with 2000 people and 34 American warships in tow, like some sort of modern day Mansa Musa, though instead of giving away so much gold that he collapsed the economy, he had the economy collapsed for him by the preceding president.  In response, Geoff Morrell, a Pentagon spokesman, dismissed this as “absolutely absurd this notion that somehow we were deploying 10 of the Navy - some 34 ships and an aircraft carrier - in support of the presidents trip to Asia”.

Bench

6.  Sarah Palin

haha

On the trading block:  Ron Paul

Republicans want nothing to do with Ron Paul because he will call them on many of their shady doings.  

So yeah…  I doubt the republicans do very well in the up coming presidential elections.  Its not even that I think Obama is THAT great, hes alright I guess, but I think the republicans have just exposed themselves far too much.  

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