She has gone gentle into that good night
And embraced the dying of the light.
She did not rage at the close of day
Softy, wisely she slipped away.
To short her time before this flight
She has gone gentle into that good night.
Into her fathers arms did flee
There to live through eternity.
She has gone gentle into that good night.
With all the love in the world we will miss you Jenny.
Poem rewritten by Kay and Jay with the utmost respect to the author.
- Grey Matter Status: sad
- Elixir du'Moment:Beethoven - Symphony No. 8 - Allegro Viva
Dear Senator Feingold,
Let me preface this with that I have the highest degree of respect for you and your integrity makes me proud of WI politics.
However, I have to express my intense anger and disdain regarding the bailout. While at first I was not against it, the news of late has my blood boiling.
How is it, that all of you (collective D.C. 'you') voted for this without any restrictions? An insane amount of money just handed over to people that have proven to be irresponsible at best, and criminal at worst--but is the reality: criminal.
Twice since getting this unthinkable sum of money, they've gone to elite spas for $400 massages and $500 bottles of wine. They're still getting paid and paying out dividends to their stockholders, AND not conducting business with that money like they're supposed to. I can't afford to have dinner down the street at the Chinese Buffet for $20, and this money, for these criminals is coming out of my taxes. Are you people in DC trying to create a mass revolt? A good old fashioned revolution?
Why haven't their accounts been seized? Subpoenas for overseas account delivered?
This is reprehensible.
Next on deck is another group of people that are irresponsible and get handouts time and time again--(if you want to do that, then reduce pork barrel spending and use that money.) The auto makers need money--then they should partner with the oil companies who have more than enough and are kept in business by the auto makers in the first place.
Why haven't we heard from Congress the voice(s) of action and accountability?
Seize AIG's accounts and send the auto makers to Big Oil for their needed cash. Easy. Keep the politics out of it, practice that bi-partisan hooey we keep hearing about, and fix it. The rest of us can't afford a gallon of milk, but you want us to pay for this.
In closing, I beg of you two things:
1.) DO SOMETHING, you have the power, use it for the love of god.
2.) Do not, I repeat do not send me a canned political peewee stump speech-style response. Do not insult my intelligence, I am not a low information voter.
Is America really the best country in the world? Really? Yeah, if you're rich.
Sincerely--with much respect Sen. Fiengold, and huge amounts of anger,
Green Bay WI
For those choking on sour grapes and just waiting for the moment you can start spewing how the election was bought, think back a bit ago when all y'all were sneering and making snide remarks about community organizers.
What you saw last night was the national community organizing efforts coming to fruition.
Your result for What's your key signature?...
Congratulations, you’re F Major, combining the ease of C Major with just a tint of flatness among it. This key is just perfect for sappy ballads, just ask Paul McCartney! (Yesterday, Michelle AND Hey Jude were all in the key of F!) This key is ideal for pianists who want a touch of softness in their step, or guitarists who happen to like Capoing the first fret. Most instruments have no problem with the key of F, and several horns even have it as their home key. Seriously, though. Try and find a hard rocking punk song in F. Not happening. Punk people tend to stray from such happy keys.
You hopeless romantic, you. Go for it, and play something beautiful on your accordion in F major the next time your girl/guy/Transgendered partner is around, you’ll be amazed by the results. Or maybe you won’t, it really depends on weather or not she/he/it is in the mood. But it can’t hurt!
I gave you three up there, go away.
* The Haydn brothers wrote more symphonies in F major than any other set of musical brothers. This was probably in part because there are very few sets of musical brothers who composed symphonies.
For some reason the local news is on now, the newscaster just stated that the WI attorney general is dispatching X amount of people to the polls to make sure that the election rules are followed. The persons to be dispatched were supposedly schooled in election laws.
Fine, right? Sounds good, right?
Well, if you had the background of the story with this attorney general, and his very recent antics, you'd be spitting mad at that newscaster's story--for lacking key details that gave it a different flavor altogether. The AG tried to get 214,000 new registrants verified through the various data bases, which has proven highly flawed and in some cases illegal. He is the WI poobah of the McCain campaign and is trying to employ a voter repression stunt---one that is thinly veiled as a progressive solution for voter fraud.
People talk smack about cable news? They're idiots and wish to live like lemmings masquerading as ostriches.
And, and, and! I'm not sure now if his persistence on redefining Obama's proposals is just the lying crud he's perfected, or he's really just that god damned dumb.
Oh how I wish he'd get thrown in a pit with my Keithie.
On the other hand, I think I'm getting a crush on Chuck Todd. I like his gentleness, along with his big brain.
Democracy will be replaced with Obamunism--it's true. The first clue of this Obamenon was leaked today, and historically is the first step to new dictatorships:
The design and creation of a flag is some seriously scary business.
The smartest man on the planet was brave enough to broadcast this alarming news.
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Last night's show taught me more about Iran than I ever knew collectively in all my conscious years.
The groovy thing?
Jon's very big in Tehran.
Who woulda thunk?
God damned illiterates.
Open Letter to the Pit Bull with Lipstick that has foreign policy experience because of her proximity to Russia:
Keep up the lying, snide, passive-aggressive lies. Because of your
By choosing Sarah Palin, I think McCain is trying to:
The thing that disturbs me the most about Sarah Palin is:
After watching my dvr recording of Obama's speech of nomination acceptance, you could say that I was welled with all sorts of emotions. Actually, that would be an understatement. Overwhelmed (wow, what a speech), angry (for the state of things and how it got there), worried (too many idiots/racists/dirtbags out there and he won't win), and intense desire (he's GOTTA win, for the love of all things good and worthy and decent, he has to win, or we're so screwed--how much more of this can we withstand?)
Next on the recorded list I choose The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Maybe I was just loopy, or had an emotion hangover, but I burst at least three
Smoochies sent to NJ.
It's true. (I am.)
Dance with me.
Revel in this wonderful news!
Put aside that McCain is not the president. Put aside that he and his rim-jobbers slammed Obama for supposedly acting like the president when he went on his big trip a few weeks ago. (Hypocrite, much?) Put aside, that he in his infinite feeble minded idiocy is saber rattling in Putin's direction. Excuse me, you and what army? Seriously, what in the hell is his lip flapping about...wait, total obliviousness--that's gotta be it. Or, and more believable-he's owned by Saakashvili-we know his buddy the Georgian lobbyist is too close for monetary comfort.
Put aside Rice and Bush's utter blustering ridiculousness with statements that invading and occupying other countries is wrong and they won't get away with it. Really? Who's going to stop them?? (Again, hypocrite, much?) Bush thumbed his nose at the UN, yet attempted to use them as a threat. Economical threats are hollow too. There is nothing to threat anyone with, you fucking jack ass.
Put aside the reality of why should they listen to us? There is absolutely no reason at all, thanks to Georgie. Were I Putin or Medveded, I'd tell Bush to piss off. You Republicans should be so proud of yourselves--one felled swoop, he's decimated things in our country, has alienated everystinkingone else on the planet, AND has the arrogance to stand in front of the world spouting morality, framed in flaccid bullyragging. Now, that's an accomplishment.
All of the above has been put aside--the worst part of all this? The worst part is that there are many people in this country think that McCain's reaction to Georgia and Russia was strong and decisive.
And that's what disgusts me--not so much (OK, I'm lying: very much,) those three (Bush, Rice, McCain), but the numbers of voters who are too stupid, or thick-headed to get any of this. To see how dangerous and just plain outright stultifyingly retarded it is to chest thump at this time, after all that has transpired.
[Not that it matter to the point I was trying to make but--Update: I'm watching last night's Larry King with Mikhail Gorbachev--if he can be believed, he says that Russia is defending Ossetia and Saakashvili has intentionally mislead the US.]
But more importantly, anybody out there that has the slightest inclination towards McCain needs a hard kick in the ass, severe reality check. Maybe this will serve that purpose.
In this age of the talking heads in the media being at their worst--whether it is acquiescing to corporate mandated bias, or vile behaviour as depicted on Fox News, Tim Russert stood out as a professional with integrity. But he still asked the hard question and insisted on answers instead of the political tap dance that usually happens during interviews. He had honor, and he had backbone.
Besides his family and friends missing him terribly, what really sucks is that he's going to miss out on the presidential election. He enjoyed the exciting primary races and was looking forward to this historic run for commander in chief.
The relatively small numbers of American viewers that sought out such shows as Meet the Press will miss him and his work too.
Regardless, after disgusting me more times that I can recall, she redeemed herself today with her concession/endorsement speech.
Obama's speech in South Dakota was nothing less than awesome. Hers, today, was in the same arena.
Now...if the American people can get their self-serving, ignorant heads out of their asses, we might be in good shape in November.
If Hillary Clinton didn't have any underlying meaning regarding Obama when she keeps referencing RFK's assassination, and won't explain herself precisely, then exactly what does she mean by it?
(Other than that she's a big fat fucking liar? Scumbag motherfucking closeted republican?)
Denis Leary and Darryl Hall of yore look so much alike, it's wacky.
Yesterday? 83°. Last night? 41°. While I'm enjoying that we're actually having a spring this year, (usually it goes from cold to hot with no in between), this temp difference within a matter of a few hours, is retarded. And annoying.
If you're a fan of Indie movies, then I recommend Dogville. Interesting format--a 3D play is how I'd describe it. Very minimal set design, which looks like it was set up in an airplane hangar. But instead of the singular head-on view, the camera is all over the place. I was surprised at by the end, and wholly gratified.
Ooh gads, that bitch Amber from House is a sister-wife on Big Love. Once again perfecting the über meanness, and naturally, affiliated with the antagonists of the cast. Watching her go near anyone with a syringe full of demoral is not a joyous way to spend time.
I've got a large hankering for strawberry-rhubarb pie. No whipped cream. No Cool Whip (ick).
The reason I detest the political correct movement is not because I advocate calling people nasty names, but because it's always taken too far. While once it was an idea based on common decency because humans have to be legislated in order to behave (you think I'm kidding? Say so and I'll laundry list it for you), it has long since devolved into yet another venue for weenies and whiners to hide behind. Then they produce and raise a generation of sorry excuses that have no sense whatsoever. Everything is an attack, everything offends their delicate sensibilities. It's really vomit-inducing when you think about it.
The other day I'm trotting around Television Without Pity, and I'm reading about this season's Hell's Kitchen (which is beyond its normal state of hyperbole and hysteria) and there is a forum member there lamenting on how disturbed and jarred he is to see the cheftestants smoking. Five fat paragraphs on this phenomenon of cooks smoking and how can Gordon Ramsay allow it and even though Fox built the deck for them and made the choice to allow them to smoke he can't get a grip on it.
Someone replied that many many cooks/chefs smoke, more than not. And his reply was more of his being disturbed, having been jarred. So much so that he doesn't know if he can stomach watching the show anymore.
My first reaction was: idiot. My second was: faker for drama's sake. After reading some more of his posted messages elsewhere, my conclusion is that he's not kidding.
I did not waste any time adding my inflamed and disgusted opinion. It wouldn't have served any purpose other than get me banned. Not that I mind getting banned (hello WBM!), but why bother at all.
But disturbed? Really?
Are you fucking kidding me?
Without resorting to the 'there's worse on the nightly news' argument, there is worse--junkie's with needles to murder, and everything in between--it runs the gamut. Felonious, nasty things depicted and what disturbs you are some cooks partaking in a legal vice? Get a fucking grip.
Instance number two in as many days: I'm at bravotv.com watching a video of Tom Colicchio (of Top Chef) being interviewed by Andy Cohen who asks him about the chefs cursing this seasaon. Tom concedes that there is always colorful language in kitchens it just seems that this year's contestants aren't making any effort to edit themselves. He went on to think that it's just a sign of the times, their age group (yeah, and maybe they're all sick to death of the nanny state bullshit and are merely in defiance). He also shared that he loves to hear that kids are into the show and are interested in food and trying new things where they weren't before they watched the show. But he's also heard (as told to his face by said parents) that parents aren't allowing their kids to watch it anymore because of the cursing. He didn't seem too upset about it (which made me half laugh). Keep in mind that Bravo is not a premium pay channel so the cussing is bleeped. And they're pretty good at it, never miss one and their timing isn't off either. So...what we have here are parents that offended by bleeps.
Are. You. Fucking. Kidding. Me?!
A while or so back I read this interesting article about censorship in the regard of choice vocabulary words in the media/entertainment world--specifically television. The point of the article was that once you take away the most offensive words, other's will replace them and so on and so forth. Remove 'fuck' and replace it with 'frig' or 'frick' to get the meaning across and the same effect but they are also considered vulgar as well. Remove those two and replace it with 'fudge'--the next problem that arises is not the exact word this time, but that even though it's not a naughty word, everyone still knows what it's supposed to represent. Therefore, it's out.
See the insanity here? Each layer removed, creates another for attack. Draw a line and stick to it--tell the pansies to cork it. That they're not getting five miles because you gave them an inch.
With Top Chef and this line of thinking, we have now replaced choice vocab words with sound effects and still, STILL, the weenies piss and moan.
Jesus Mary and Jospeh doggie-style, I really can't get over how ridiculous this is.
Between this and jack asses with their tantrums, I think they need to be plopped into the middle of some real-live in-person nasty shit elsewhere in the world---how about trying to survive in the mountains of Afghanistan in the winter living in a tent? Or the recipient of a female castration ceremony? Or, or, or-the list is endless.
Maybe that would be jarring enough to knock them out of their self-pity, their lunacy over things that just. don't. matter.
Quit being pussies. It's doing nothing for your *cough* genius *cough* image.