Sunday, July 30, 2006
Don’t rationalizing it. Don’t make excuses for yourself. Don’t think eventually history will show you any gratitude. Don’t say that others would’ve been just as bad. Take some responsibility for once. You are the cause for these problems and it is all because of your irrational self-serving actions.
When this country was attacked on 9/11, we had the single best opportunity since WWII to unite the world. To have one common stance against a common enemy. To once again show how when we all work together, what great achievements we can make.
What you did was squandered that opportunity. I don’t care why you did it. For revenge, for money, for oil, for a doomsday welcome-Jesus-back scenario that you seem to want to bring to the world, or for whatever reason.
I don’t care what your reason is. You’ve screwed not just the US, but the world.
Under the disguise of finding WMDs, then liberating a group of people not looking to be liberated, and unknowingly destroying a barrier that was keeping the region in balance, and all the meanwhile irritating the most volatile region in the world. You have caused more death and destruction than that region would have caused itself in decades time.
Don't just count the American Deaths, the death of all the civilans are all on your hands.
While you're busy on your crusade, the real people that needed help (and still do), mostly in Africa, are still dying by the thousands each DAY from diseases, famine, and genocide every day. A situation that is begging for help, but constantly being ignored because YOU aren’t really interested in helping people are you? If your main interest is helping people, what is your excuse for not helping the people of Africa?
Not enough oil in that region for you? Not cool to crusade in Africa?
Are you all really that self centered that you only care about yourselves? That as long as we're safe, it's fine for thousands of others to die. Do you only care about your wallets when you go to the pump? Being that the dying people in Africa would never attack us or our religion so who cares right?
You should be ashamed to call yourself an American.
Not only was this opportunity to unite the world squandered, you’ve managed to turn the world against us. There is no respect for us in the international community. Our leaders are laughed at or painted as war mongers and greedy self serving colonialist.
And no, they are not wrong for doing so. This administration's actions justifies everything.
Do NOT think for a second that since we are the most powerful country and therefore everyone should bow down to us. That is exactly the mentality of this administration and like a narcissistic little boy, it gets you nowhere in the real world. We’ve become isolated and our ideals about democracy, liberty and freedom crumble a bit each day.
This hyper-patriotism towards country or religion is the cause for all our problems. This is the dark side of esteem not just in the people, but in the culture. Everyone (and every culture)would like to think they’re special, and that they’re irreplaceable. In your small world, this is probably true. However, in the grand scheme of things, very few things are significant and/or unique.
The sooner everyone starts thinking that way, the sooner we will realize that the little petty things doesn’t matter. It’s the big picture that we’re working towards.
You may think I’m just some left-wing nut and that this is just another political bashing of the right-wing Neocons. To tell you the truth, I could care less about the left or the right. I care about the human state in general. I care about saving the specie, not any country or group of people.
Never have I had so little hope or optimism for humans.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Last night I had a dream. I dreamed that I was studying to take a very important test. I can’t remember what it was for, but I knew the fate of the free world depended on it. I studied and studied about every possible subject. I dreamed that I studied for months. Possibily years.
The day finally came for the big test.
I was handed the test, and I saw that it was a bunch of lyrics.
After looking at it a bit more carefully, it was lyrics of Cher songs. That's right, Cher.
I had to write in which Cher song corresponded with the lyrics.
Go on, try to analyze that!
I should probably not have pizza so late at night.
Thursday, July 13, 2006
My Lucy's Back...
My lucy's back, and you're gonna be in trouble
When you see her comin', better cut on the double
(Hey la, hey la, my Lucy's back)
You've been spreadin' lies that I was untrue
So look out now, 'cause she's comin' after you (Hey la, hey la, my Lucy's back)
Hey, she knows that you've been tryin' And she knows that you've been lyin'
She's been gone for such a long time
(Hey la, hey la, my Lucy's back)
Now, she's back, and things will be fine
You're gonna be sorry you were ever born
(Hey la, hey la, my Lucy's back)
Not only is Lucy back, she now has a new protector. Meet Gloomy.
Don't let their soft fuzzy bodies and big eyes fool you.. gloomy bears are killers. Just take a look at those claws!
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
The National Journal published a list of salaries for the 403 White House staffers. Here are some good jobs that I would love to have:
Ethics Advisor $114,688
The ethics advisor position must be quite easy. The administration can save over $100K/advisor/year by simply eliminating these 2 positions and replace it with a copy of the bible.
Director for Lessons Learned $106,641
Yes, there is a White House Director for Lessons Learned. It’s like getting paid to be a “yea, you shoulda done that” person. What kind of qualifications does this job require? Let me know so I can apply next time it’s open. I’m very good at tell people what they should have done after the fact.
Supervisor of Search and File $92,820
$92K for search and file? I can definitly supervise other people to go search and file stuff for $92K/year.
Director of Radio $55,200
In the morning it’s smooth Jazz. The afternoon we’ll go all 80s!
Director of Rapid Response $45,000
Director of Fact Checking $46,500
Funny that the Director of Rapid Response and Fact Checking are among the lowest paid positions in this administration.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
This last weekend was the mid-season summer league ultimate tournament. Unlike other tournments I've been to lately, this was a 2 day tournment. 2 days of pain. After a harsh 9 hour running around day on Saturday, Sunday started quite painful. It was difficult to get out of bed, everything was aching, and I was limping around. I don’t see why people want to prolong their life. This certainly isn’t worth it if this is a preview of old age.
As luck would have it. Our first game was against a group of high school kids. Fantastic. They all seem so young. They of course felt no pain that us old people feel after running for a day. Our chant for the game became “we’re older than your parent.. we’re older than your parents!”
Luckily, even with all the running, they weren’t that great of a team so we managed to beat them pretty easily.
On to the Semi-finals!
We were surprised as we met the opposing team. Most have been drinking a lot already. They explained that they’ve lost some people to injury and some to the World Cup so they just don't have the motivation to play a regular ultimate game. Instead, they challenged us to a different type of game.
In the first game, before you could substitute, you would have to do a shot. The shot consisted of you lying on the ground, and they pour apple juice, vodka, and whipped cream in your mouth. I don’t think the game actually happened, but good times were had by all.
A second game that didn’t really happen was beer-ti-mate. Basically, holding a beer the entire time you’re playing.
So we moved on to the finals for our bracket championship.
Much to our surprise, the team (who is famous for being drunk during the game) was totally sober and focused on winning. When drunk this team is very good. We were quite afraid of the sober version. It wasn’t good that half our team was drunk when we started the game.
It turned out to be a very good and intense game. It was a game to 11. We were tied at 10 and they had the disc. They score and they win. We ended up making a huge defensive stand and then scoring to win the game.
Yay for us!! We win another water bottle!! I think there was a side wager of pitchers of Margaritas and porn, but I haven’t seen either of those prizes yet.
Ultimate is the best sport ever because it’s the only sport where people playing the sport out drinks the spectators.
Friday, July 07, 2006
Now we're up in the big leagues
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Let me explain some things about what I think. This is after all, a blog about what I think.
I think that ideally, socialism and even communism are ideal societal models. However, humans are not capable of living in such a world because the majority of humans are still innately just simple animals who are greedy, lazy, self-preserving, and incapable of self sacrifice or lacks the understanding of the meaning of the greater good. Humans are also incapable of running such a government without becoming corrputed. Basically, humans are the broken ones, not the model.
I think that there is something wrong with our society when entertainers and CEO makes millions of dollars while teachers barely make minimum wage.
I think the wealth gap is one of the biggest problems society faces today. Here’s a very insightful article. It’s great to think that the American dream is still true. That you can work hard and be rich. Well, you can work hard and be ok. The way our society is shaping up, the rich will take care of their own, and they’re not really looking for new members.
I think that the wealth gap problem will not be solved because the people with the money have all the power and the people without money have been taught that this is ok.
I think people don’t see the real problems in the world because they’re too consumed in their own lives and that they would be scared if they knew.
I think we can give a lot more than we do. By pure numbers I’m sure the United States gives more than anyone else. Fractionally, it’s very insignificant. It’s like Bill Gates giving someone $100 vs. a guy making $40K/yr. making a $100 donation. Please don't say that it's the same thing.
I think there are a lot of organizations that do good but has an agenda behind it. What better audience to convert into your way of thinking than coming in and acting like a saint. Think of it as product marketing.
I think everyone needs to work. If everyone worked 10 hours a day, there would be a lot less bad things going on. Everyone would be too tired. The only thing people would want to do after work is getting a beer, not think about protesting or planning to blow up stuff.
I think people need to dance more. Especially in our society. Somehow dancing has become a bad thing in our society. People have no idea how to celebrate. We have lost our way even in knowing how to celebrate and that’s sad.
I think it’s funny that the topic of gay marriage only comes up during election time.
I think if it really does hurt the poor when you tax the rich, then the rich really aren’t the benevolent people that you think they are if they in turn punish the poor.
I think if we don’t start being concern with the real issues of this country like the lack of education the children are getting, it will rot this country from the inside out. It will be much more detrimental than any terrorist attack.
I think people need to know that all wars from now on will be fought for resources (oil, water, etc.). People can hide it behind religion or democracy, or any nice ideals like that, but at the end of the day, it is about a resource that someone wants.
I think if you think there’s nothing wrong with the environment, then by all means, move to the coast, have some kids, and let them run around in the sun for a while. See how that works out for you.
I think another beer will do me good.
Saturday, July 01, 2006
As I’m driving around here in LA, I see that gas prices are about $3.51 in some areas. As much as I do enjoy seeing that being a conservationist, I know that it only hurts the poor while rich either benefits or could care less. This I cannot stand.
In the news last week, I heard that the CEO of Shell is going on a tour to assure consumers that they are not benefiting from the high gas prices. This seems a little contradictory as they continue to make record profits. Their argument on the high gas prices is that it is simply a matter of supply and demand.
When Former Exxon CEO retired, he received a benefits package valued at around $400 million dollars. There are a lot of countries that doesn’t make that much in a year. This is not including the $3.6 million bonus last year plus salary and other benefits.
Exxon defends Raymond's compensation, pointing out that during the 12 years he ran the company, Exxon became the largest oil company in the world and that the stock price went up 500 percent.
So, here’s the point. Which one is it? Why did an oil company like Exxon make over $36 billion dollars last year.
Is it purely a supply and demand that’s driving the prices of the gas up so high and inadvertently giving the oil companies such a high profit margin? If so, why are you giving the CEO such a large benefits package and bonus? After all, he didn’t have anything to do with it right? It’s the mysterious market forces that are doing all the work. Why give him such a big bonus when he didn't have anything to do with your profits?
If the CEO deserved the bonus and the insanely large benefits package, this would mean that they did have control over what’s going on. Hence they are the reason and/or had the ability to control the gas prices. This would also mean that they lie to congress and in your face on a daily basis.
So which one is it? You can’t have it both ways.
People, think about what these corporate types are saying. They are lying to your face. Don’t accept things as just how it is. Question things for once.
Sadly, the oil company CEOs can wear shirts that says “Fuck you, I’ve got your money”, and you would still buy their gas cause you just gotta look cool in your Escalade or H2. Of course, all of you need your horsepower so that you can go 5mph being stuck traffic everyday.
What the hell is wrong with you people? You don't need any car that gets under 20MPG.
Of course, this government is just so powerless to do anything about it because they’re so tied up in listening to your mundane phone conversations, fighting a war to get the oil companies more oil to make more money at the expense of our lives, fighting science so that other countries can be way ahead of the US in embryonic research, and of course, the most important topic for our government today, fighting to keep gay couples as second class citizens without equal rights.
Yup, the “Gay agenda” is definitely what’s destroying this country and need this government's #1 focus.
Good job everyone!