Man has this been a really annoying, long day. Since it started about 30 hours ago and I’ve spent most of that time working on websites for pennies. Because I suck with how slow I am. I have a frozen shoulder that’s killing me, a totally discombobulated computer situation, and two seriously endangered pets.
A client calls me today so while I’m trying to talk to him with my headset on (skype, doncha know), Beemer (whose sitting on one side of me) decides it’s the perfect time to try to chew through the cord. All the while Clara (squirt) is going bonkers because?? Because I used my voice for something besides bitching at her for hours on end? Because Beemer got a cord and she didn’t? And Beemer is enjoying shredding my new couch, and Clara thinks she’ll give that a try too trying to dig a hole clear on through the cushion.
I moved my computer down here because I thought it was healthier to like actually live in my living room. But fuck this, I bought a monitor for my other computer and I’m moving it into my bedroom. They aren’t allowed in there because they are so damn destructive. I don’t know how that’ll work with the dog, but I guess it beats me keeping her crated all day or tied up at the other end of the room. She can just go ahead and destroy things and I’ll get some peace. Do you know how hard it is to be typing with the kb on your lap and the dog bouncing the whole damn couch? If my kids had been as neurotic and needy as this dog, they wouldn’t have made it past their first year.
I have to be able to get some work done, I have a freaking leaking pipe in my bathroom. Let’s not count that I had to pay that huge amount for car insurance this month (how many people can say they spend more on car insurance than they do gas for the year?). Then there was the broken garage door with had to be fixed unless I wanted to sleep in my car with a butcher knife to save the belongings in my garage. I’m still paying for last years fence. I need my car fixed, the dog fixed, my electrical system fixed, my bathroom fixed and while I’m at it, I need me fixed too.
What the hell, it’s almost 6pm, maybe a little Nick Cave and alcohol will really put me in a murderous mood and I’ll solve the whole problem
Clara is enjoying the summer, guarding against any wayward birds and other critters, that would also include the human kind. She might not appreciate me dressing her in lizard skin (or whatever the heck it is). There are no beans ripe yet so she gets to help me pull weeds..
I’m talking about the Trayvon Martin incident. You know, when we used to play checkers the winner was the one who could “get the move” on his opponent. Apparently the same thing works with the media. Trayvon’s family wasted no time getting it all out in the media along with pictures of their 12 y/o angel. Forget that he was now 17 and 6’3″ tall. The media condemned Zimmerman across the board. I couldn’t believe it when I saw Anderson Cooper going on about how he wears a hoodie. Like Zimmerman shot a poor black child because he was wearing a hoodie, rather than the fact that Trayvon punched him, knocked him to the ground and was beating his head against the pavement. He has the injuries to prove it, which explains why he hasn’t been arrested. You know what they say about assume.
Where was the media outrage when this white young couple was murdered by 5 black thugs? The only reason I heard about it at the time was because I read crime boards. Why is the media so sensitive to black sentiment and not to white? What was done to Channon and Christian was far, far worse than what happened to Trayvon. And they weren’t beating anyone’s head against the pavement when it happened.
But coming out first and forcefully in the media, everyone believes the story. Hey, that’s happened to me any number of times, even with my own family. Get a clue folks, just because you heard one side of the story don’t assume it’s the truth.
Then we have the wonderful, good-hearted black community rallying around demanding justice for this terrible crime. Like New Black Panther Party offering $10,000 reward for the abduction of George Zimmerman. Now since the police don’t want him what do you suppose they plan on doing with him after abducting him? Spike Lee tweeted Zimmerman’s address. If anything happens to him or his family I sure hope Spike will be charged as an accessory. Even our president had to put his two cents in and it wasn’t even worth two cents. Louis Farrakhan says there will be retaliation. Rev. Al Sharpton wants the killer (murderer) arrested. Rev. Jesse Jackson called Trayvon Martin a “martyr” and compared his death to that of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. I ask, where was all their outrage when Channon and Christian were murdered? If they are so hot for equal rights, why don’t they equally spout off when the victims are white? They are more racist than I’ve ever been. Very unbecoming for men of God to pass judgement so quickly without all the facts.
I say ya’ll should sit back and shut up because you may not be making an ass of me but you surely are making one of yourselves. Let the police do their job. With all the pressure to arrest Zimmerman, I’m sure they would/will if they find they have a case, because we must be so careful of black sentiment you know. If the case wasn’t so sad for all concerned I’d find humor in the fact that Zimmerman is actually a hispanic rather than white.
The media today is deplorable. Judge, Jury and if Spike has his way, Executioner too. Thank God for people who can think for themselves.
I don’t really “get” Occupy Wall Street. I agree there is massive corruption in this country, from Wall street, bankers, unions, big corporations and most of all our government. I’m as disgusted with it as they are. There are people who should have been put on trial rather than bailed out. Whose fault is that? Our government. So why are we not protesting them? Demanding that these people face charges for their crimes? If that’s not what they are asking, what exactly are they asking? I mean what is it meant to accomplish? Will Wall street just give up and come outside and throw their millions to the crowd? I don’t see how this movement is going to enact any change. Get a few million together with a lawyer and maybe they will make some progress. I think either that or you are gonna have to give up the signs for guns.
There will always be greedy people, but if the wealthy got that way legally, while I might despise them for their miserly ways, hey, it’s their money. They certainly don’t owe it to me. It’s our government who got us into this financial mess, bailing out criminals, giving our money away hand over fist. I believe in a free market. That means you make it or you lose it through your own actions. There is no such thing as too big to fail. Look at America, we are failing big time. I don’t believe that the wealthy need to take care of me. Ever read “Atlas Shrugged”? It might be in their best interest to if they are Christians (“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” (Mk. 10:25)), but whatever, that’s between them and God.
It’s really pretty scary seeing who exactly supports Occupy Wall Street. I don’t want to live in a socialist society. I don’t believe we have a God-given right to be taken care of. I believe that sometimes bad shit happens to people and the world is never going to be fair. I’m sick of political correctness. I’m sick of government officials who are bought by special interests groups. The government I knew was “by the people, for the people”. This is what we have controlling our country now:
“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world-government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the National autodetermination practiced in past centuries.– David Rockefeller in an address to a Trilateral Commission meeting in June of 1991″
The idea of being run by “intellectual elite and world bankers” is terrifying. Of course so is the idea of being run by the idiots we have running things now. I cannot call them any kind of “intellectual elite”, look at the mess they’ve made of things.
While I’m at it, I’m sick of “Left” and “Right” and “Liberal” and “Conservative” and the vitriol and really amazing hatred aimed at any of them from the other. Especially when both sides are as bad as the other in how they see fit to run my country. Let’s just ditch the damn labels for a change. I’m sick of being called an idiot, sheeple, and however other many nasty names people come up with for believing in what I do. With that kind of unbending attitude you think I would want you or anyone you might vote for ruling me?
I believe in some conservative ideas. I believe in some liberal ideas. I believe in respecting others and their ideas whether I agree with them or not. I believe mostly in our constitution and mourn the loss of it. I am not the 1%; nor am I the 99%. Does that make me irrelevant?