Archive for February, 2009

24
Feb
09

Is Obama the Anti-Christ?

Uh… probably not… at least I hope not… It is odd though how caught up people are getting. It is good to be excited about your country. It is good to be patriotic. It is good to love your President. However, it is not good to get all stupid and googly eyed over him. You can’t get so caught up in the idea of him, that ignore everything he is actually doing. I’m not saying that he has some sinister ulterior motives. I’m not saying that he is going to run this country into the ground. His economic plans seem a little sideways and far fetched, but hell, I’m no economist. Whatever. All I’m saying is keep your guard up. He’s still just a man, and no matter what anybody says, he is still a polititian. The reason I am even approaching this subject is because I was looking at yahoo news yesterday, and they had a story on Obama. It had a picture with it from AP News. It had Obama’s head framed by the presidential seal. Now the reporter who took this is supposed to be objective. I know there is no objectivity in journalism, but they are supposed to at least try.This photo was not journalism, it was straight propaganda.

“So much for Objective Journalism. Don’t bother to look for it here — not under any byline of mine; or anyone else I can think of. With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms.” – Hunter S. Thompson, excerpted from Fear and Loathing: On The Campaign Trail ‘72

Advertisements
20
Feb
09

Too bad I’m an idiot.

I have always known this day would come. My whole life I have been real shy and quiet. Not like weird serial killer shy and quiet, but enough so that people assumed that I was really smart. This has kind of worked out for me my whole life. It’s not like it helped me pick up chicks or anything, but it has created a kind of niche for me to fit in. I could be the smart kid in the group… or whatever… people come to me with their problems… computer problems, broken electronics, or whatever… and I could actually fix most things. I skated through community college… sure it took me ten years to get a two year degree, but I really put minimum effort in, and I got pretty decent grades. Now I’m at the local university, and the classes really aren’t that hard…. I however have never felt so stupid… and I have a five page rough draft due, and an annotated bibliography, and a couple other odd papers, and a math project… and I’m here blogging. Next week when I turn in what ever half-assed attempt I have managed this weekend, people are going to finally know. I’m an idiot. I’ve pretty much known the entire time, but things have always gone so easily that I figured no-one would ever find out. Oh, well. I had a good run. I don’t really want to work at Burger King. I bought a mandolin yesterday… it should arrive by Thursday. Maybe I will hit the road as a bluegrass folk singer. I can’t play very well, and I definitely can’t sing, but I don’t think you have to be a good singer to be a folksy… I’ve heard plenty of folk singers who were horrible.

It was a beautiful sunny day… I took a picture of my dog.

img_0940

09
Feb
09

Lies,.. Lies!…, It was all Lies I tell you.

I lied when I said I would post instantly as soon as I got back from Eagles of Death Metal…. but I plan to write a post reall soon here and bring everything up to date…. but I’m not promising you anything.