Thursday, June 30, 2011

Government


If you don't do your patriotic duty and pay your fair share, how will government succeed in its vital tasks? Such as harassing old hippies peacefully living out their remaining years in the desert and not bothering anyone.

Goldman is indeed a "great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money." And government at all levels is Seymour. Feed me.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Barack who?

It's interesting that my friends on the Democratic side of the spectrum have forgotten who the president is. Up until roughly 6 months ago my Facebook pals enjoyed posting about how much they loved Barack Obama. My relatives on the left were so proud of the man they elected and were quite vocal around the dinner table. I bit my tongue.

Now, they don't utter a word. There are no tweets, no Facebook posts. They don't mention Barack Obama at all. Indeed, if they feel the need to discuss politics, all they can utter is a disjointed rant about Sarah Palin or joke about Rick Perry's hair. It's like they have no recollection of who they voted for.

The collapse in Obama's popularity appears even more dramatic than Bush 1's collapse after the first Gulf War. Hero to Zero. I'm waiting for Obama to barf on a world leader and the cycle will be complete.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Australia selling off its mountains

I thought Australia was benefiting from the resource boom. Guess not. From France24,
Two 2,000-metre (6,500-feet) mountain peaks in eastern Tyrol -- the "Grosse Kinigat" and the "Rosskopf" -- are up for sale for just 121,000 euros ($175,800) for the pair.

On its website, Austria's federal real estate company, the Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft or BIG, proudly boasts that the two peaks offer the "most stunning views of the Carnic Alps and are popular destinations for mountain climbers and hikers".
Now cash-strapped Australian states are resorting to selling off pieces of the country to foreigners. Things are very bleak when countries have to sell of their parts piecemeal.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Amazing psychic powers

After freaking out half the city, and after the headlines blared about 30 dead, dismembered kids, it turns out the "tip" was from a psychic fraudster.
Authorities converged on a residential property near the Liberty County town of Hardin on Tuesday night after the sheriff’s office received a phone tip from a self-professed psychic that 25 to 30 dismembered bodies were buried there.
I realize the words "psychic" and "fraud" describe the same thing.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Graduation Nightmare

I read this today:
My longest lasting repeat nightmare, which this year celebrates its third decade festering in my psyche, is that I have failed a class in business school and therefore don't actually have my degree.
My version is I am in the registrar's office the day before graduation only to discover that I'm missing a PE credit. I hear this is a pretty common dream.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Your biggest fear

For years now it seems the biggest fear on the doomer blogs is we'll all wind up working as greeters at Walmart. It's become a cliche, a no-longer witty punchline to whatever snarky comment is being discussed.
  • "Those realturds aren't fit for being Walmart greeters."
  • "We are a Walmart nation."
  • "With the government cutbacks, what are these people gonna do? Work at Walmart as a greeter?"
  • "We can't touch teacher pensions. You expect them to be Walmart greeters when they're 60?"
Really? Working as a Walmart greeter is the worst possible fate you can think of as you reach 60+? I can think of plenty of fates that are far worse.