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Quick things

It's late and I'm going to bed, but a few things are on my mind:

On The Daily Show yesterday, Jon Stewart showed a clip of our president saying that he needed to study the relationship between state and local officials because he needed to understand it better. He has been president for almost 5 years. Prior to that he was governor of the state about which he said he needed to figure out the relationship between state and local officials. 58 million people voted for this moron.

I read a lot of conservative bloggers who said they didn't like Cindy Sheehan because she was being too loud and obnoxious about protesting the war and demanding answers "the wrong way." You know who is doing it "the right way"? Mary Tillman, Pat Tillman's mother. As E.J. Montini points out, that has gotten her nowhere. The government doesn't care about the soldiers, people. They don't care about the truth.

Finally, our neighbors across the street have plastic lawn chairs set up in the front of their house. Occasionally they drag their charcoal grill out of the garage and grill on the driveway. Krys and I wonder why they don't do these things in the back yard. Is that where they bury the bodies of unsuspecting Girl Scouts? Is that where they dump the toxic waste? Is that where they're building the next rocket to the moon? It's very bizarre.

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Blogger Roger Owen Green said...

But Texas has a "weak" governor system, so he probably doesn't actually know how these things work. I'd feel sorry for him (boo hoo) except that WE suffer the consequences of his incompetence.

28/9/05 6:37 AM  
Blogger Chris Cope said...

I have often thought that when I own a house I would grill in the front yard. It's more neighborly and open, I think. People are so eager to isolate themselves in their houses and in their back yards -- physically telling their neighbors that they do not want them to be there. Grilling in the front yard is a bit like sitting on the front porch -- it means that you are open to having neighbors come over and talk to you.

28/9/05 8:25 AM  
Blogger Harvey Jerkwater said...

The "Cindy Sheehan is protesting the wrong way" bit slays me. By "the wrong way," they mean "it works, it makes us feel bad, and we don't like it."

For this sort of argument, Immanuel Kant create a magnficent turn of phrase: "Kiss my ass two times."

(Okay, it sounds better in German.)

In case you're wondering, the September 24th march on DC was mammoth. Take it from yers truly, who was part of it. Man, people are pissed. At least 150,000 showed.

The counter-protest of "yay Bush and war?" Four hundred people.


29/9/05 9:14 AM  
Blogger Krys said...

Chris, I'll beg to differ about the intentions of our neighbors...I once saw that man yell "I'm not interested" (in a very nasty way) at a high school kid selling something door-to-door before the kid even got a foot on his property.

Yes, people selling door-to-door are annoying, but it was a kid for Christsake! I also think his habit of walking around shirtless (he's old, fat, and extremely hairy) would drive away all but the most stalwart neighbors.

It could also be that Greg & I don't really have any interest in knowing our neighbors apart from a friendly wave now and then. Not unlike Jerry in the episode of 'Seinfeld' where Kramer posts everyone's photos in the lobby, I could do without the extra social obligations.

29/9/05 11:59 AM  

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