Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Nice To Know Alabama Doesn't Have A Lock On Politicians Being Goofy

My brother told me about this. Seems Paul Hellyer, Canada's Defence Minister from 1963-67, gave a speech this past September where he claimed that UFO's - meaning alien spaceships - were as "real as the airplanes that fly over your head". He also said that not only do the world's governments know about aliens among us, but the U.S. in particular has been gearing up for a potential conflict. Mr. Hellyer said he was moved to speak on the subject at a recent speech given at the University of Toronto because "so concerned about what the consequences might be of starting an intergalactic war".
Like we don't have enough problems to worry about these days. Personally, I agree with Bill Waterson, and the most compelling proof of intelligent life out there in the cosmos is that they've avoided us like Tom DeLay avoids an ethics probe.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

I Don't Get It...

Okay, so like I do every Saturday night, I've been listening to Country Gold Saturday Night on Eagle 106.7 out of Atlanta. Every hour on the hour, they do one of those brief, 90-second news bit, and each time they've talked about Bush's visit to China. Specifically, they talk about him going to church with some folks Sunday morning. Okay, whatever. Fluff piece, means nothing, but yeah, whatever. Odd thing is, they also mention how bitchy China is about religion, including noting that publication of any religious material is cracked down on in a note about Bush getting a Bible.

So, what I'm thinking is... is all this getting someone in trouble over there? Now, I don't put much stock in any religion, but I do think it's a huge dollop of jackassery to not let folks worshipper whatever fairy tale they so choose. I hope not, and I do hope the Bush people have taken measures to make sure the Chinese government doesn't give those poor bastards anymore hassle than they already have to deal with. No fan of Bush I, of course, and I'm not suggesting they don't... but I gotta admit, I wouldn't be surprised.

I also wonder what the Chinese government thinks about it. Again, no fan of Bush or religion - and the two mixed are plumb discombobulating- but I say fuck 'em if they can't take a joke.

Cool. They're playing Mel Tillis' "I Got The Hoss (She Got The Saddle)", and it's exactly what you think it's about.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Yeah, Pretty Much...

First off, I've been told some folks have inquired as to my well-being and whereabouts. As to the latter, I'm still here. As to the former, for what it's worth, the current state of national politics has gotten me plumb worn down, wherein I just can't find the energy nor will power to indulge in the whole "rooting for my team" aspect of things. I'm cool and I'm paying attention, so there's no worry, but thanks for asking, y'all.

Now. I figure some folks will enjoy this. It's childish and simplistic, sure, but damn is it on the spot. The song's from a band called Jim's Big Ego, and it in of itself is pretty damn sweet. As juvenile as the humor is, it's a damn fine example of why my own interest in debating politics with supporters of the Bush MalAdministration (as opposed to regular ol' conservatives and even members of the Church Of Libertarianism): to support that bunch, man...you gotta have a high tolerance for assholes.