Had to rant at a site all a-blather about octo-babies, sick of hearing "teachers" natter about:
It’s the buzz in the lounge. It’s the prattle around the water cooler, the conversation near the coffee pot: the poor obsessive-compulsive woman who had eight babies… to add to her present six children. What she did not have was a “job” and a “husband.” Sandwiched between the tsk-tsks and the cluck-clucks is grousing about how “I made my… Continue
Added by waldopaper on February 21, 2009 at 2:53pm —
“And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee…”
Billions (yes, with a “B”) of us are going to die within the next decade from war, famine, and pestilence. How do you like them apples? Millions of people all over the world know this, and some of them are actually in a position to alleviate some of the suffering, perhaps even to help us all avoid the great die-off all together. But they… Continue
Added by waldopaper on January 22, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Re-localization and De-militarization
Stage I: “9-11” was an inside job. Most people jump off the clue train
right there. Now comes stage II of the krackpot konspiracy theory... the levers (ie, "write yer kongressperp, "voting," etc.) are no longer connected to anything. "Government" is a staged illusion. The "system" is not 'broken," it's GONE. We’re… Continue
Added by waldopaper on October 4, 2008 at 11:48am —
Ron Paul probably does not realize he is a Socialist… and that is a good thing. Those who have little understanding of Socialism
or Marxian Theory
will begin flinging words like “statist
” or “collectivist
” as a child would fling the epithets of… Continue
Added by waldopaper on August 24, 2008 at 4:20pm —
As usual, there is great temporary great buzz and twitter is about the nut-case in Tennessee who shot people because he “hated liberalism
” Whacko reasoning is not always the best. He could have done it because a demon possessed his neighbor’s dog
. However, there is something more common and universal in US… Continue
Added by waldopaper on July 30, 2008 at 6:40pm —
Throw an atheist off a cliff, and half-way down they’ll start talking to something. Pilots tend to be an especially superstitious lot, as are sailors, dealing with wind shear and vertigo miles above the earth or angry leviathan waves that break over the bows of Kennedy-Class aircraft carriers. Such forces tend to make even the most rational person, overtly or subconsciously, call on the help of unseen metaphysical forces.
Matt Tabbi’s… Continue
Added by waldopaper on July 26, 2008 at 5:50pm —
Would you discuss “air” with and oyster?
US culture is truly suffering from foul language, that is, some language is stinking and loathsome to the senses… especially “common” sense. Perfectly good words like “freedom,” “democracy,” and most references to “God” and such have putrefied with repetition by fatheads, fools and fakes. The fatheads are those who cannot make change for half-a-brain. The fools believe what they want to… Continue
Added by waldopaper on July 17, 2008 at 10:44am —
Hick Hop, corn crop, Vox Pop; po-tay-toe, po-tah-toe and civil war ghosts.
On the surface, seems like there’s no connection between “we are the fascists our fathers fought against” and “Hick Hop,
” a combination of Country & Western murder ballads and Gangsta Rap. But if ya put the James Burke/… Continue
Added by waldopaper on July 12, 2008 at 1:41am —
…and there are writers.
So what about the distinction between “serious” readers and “influential” readers? Maybe cynical, but let’s just suppose that a “serious” reader is a critical thinker whose opinion is worth something more than money. Which leads to the other kind, the “influential,” rich famous whatever… got money.
“Serious” and “influential” need not be mutually exclusive, but how about letting the cat out of the… Continue
Added by waldopaper on July 8, 2008 at 11:00am —
Did it not seem real?
“…it may be given to us, after this life, to meet again in the old quarters…”
Sgt. Berry Benson
Their ghosts are close to the surface now. They could be nothing more than random stimulus being perceived as significant
. They say the US is polarized now. The young rebels and yanks who were greybeards a hundred years ago, seen sitting on… Continue
Added by waldopaper on July 6, 2008 at 6:00pm —
Like all successful plagues, it will probably recede when it runs out of fuel
A word, please. I’ll try to be nice. You used to frighten me. Then you just flat-out bored me. Now I wish you’d just go away… and the truth is, you were never here to begin with. Many of us would probably find much in common with Christians or Patriots… and would get along with them just fine… IF WE EVER MET ONE. Living in Dominionist… Continue
Added by waldopaper on July 1, 2008 at 3:27pm —
Seid umschlungen, Millionen!
Be embraced, you millions!
Bring an antibody meme to the fore!
Maybe Wilhelm Reich
was one of a great many intellectuals who gave up on saving us pipsqueaks
. We are quite capable of saving ourselves. In fact, we… Continue
Added by waldopaper on June 30, 2008 at 12:13pm —
More spam from the normals
Ever vigilant to the crushing events of history, the following evirus spawned among the tunas:
DON'T BUY PEPSI IN THE NEW CAN!
> Don't buy Pepsi in the new can. Pepsi has a new 'patriotic' can
> coming out with pictures of the Empire State Building , and the
> Pledge of Allegiance on them.
> However, Pepsi left out two little words on the pledge,
> 'Under… Continue
Added by waldopaper on June 26, 2008 at 3:30pm —
The History Elephant is about to drop a corn-flecked steaming doody directly on the size-15 wingtips and steel-toed Payless cop-oxfords of all the ham-heads who bellow "liberal socialist agenda" like they used to bawl "witchcraft!"
And it’s about goddam TIME.
It’s about time for the US citizens who aren’t happily nested in the Middle Ages
to leave… Continue
Added by waldopaper on June 11, 2008 at 10:00am —
There's a really good metaphor/ analogy in the “$175 Burger
,” considering the portion (nearly half) of the world's population that lives on the equivalent of $2 a day
. Those $4 "cheap" burgers are 2 days' "wages."
Now... imagine a bunch of stock brokers, bankers and derivative fund floozies having a food fight with the $175 burgers... and there's the world view of the… Continue
Added by waldopaper on May 24, 2008 at 9:22am —
“Oh man, the bullshit piled up so fast in Vietnam, you needed wings to stay above it."
Captain Willard- Apocalypse Now…
Added by waldopaper on January 9, 2008 at 12:19pm —