"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Nov 3, 2010

Plus ça change plus c'est la même chose, aussi et aussi et aussi...

So - guys who want to shrink the size of government wherever it mistakenly helps out poor or brown folks, but never when it drops bombs or gives cover to bank predation, who want to get all up in uteri that don't belong to them, who think gays and feminists make too many demands,* who want to find a reason - any reason - to bomb Iran that the American Idol voters will endorse or at least ignore, who want to encircle Russia and string pipelines across the Kush, who want to find "faith based solutions" to the "problem" of humans fucking each other and enjoying it, who want to expand the prison industry and keep drugs super duper profitable for warlord bulk gun purchasers, who want to blame the Wily Chinese for the the shit they used to blame on the Wily Japanese, and who would love to criminalize environmental and labor organizing in the name of national security - these guys just took control of the House of Representatives?

What has changed, again?

Other than the fact that this batch of corporatists sounds more like fascists than the last?

That's what I thought...

* - not an endorsement of liberal "feminist" power worship or the repeal of DADT, just an observation.


JM said...

Oh rub it in, why don't you? Feingold's gone and by your standards, organizing doesn't do shit. Yes, let's sit and watch the world burn!

Jack Crow said...


Maybe you could attribute more positions to me which I don't actually hold?

And rubbing it in?