Thursday, July 23, 2009

Miscellaneous list and some SoCal pix

"If you don't put your name and the date on it, it belongs in the garbage." Credit: someone real smart.

I like hummingbirds.

Yesterday's coffee tasted better yesterday.

Our airports are no more secure today than they were on Septemeber 10, 2001.

"Bruno" was a gay "Borat," but not as funny.

When you eschew commitments in life, eventually your life will eschew commitments to you.

Not like I know any of this from personal experience or anything--but when a person is standing on Venice Beach in front of a mannequin waiting for the wind to blow up said mannequin's skirt like it just did when that person first walked by (thereby exposing the oddly pornographic smooth plastic crotch) in order to take a picture, it's all right for the first minute or so, but after that, the person is basically just a weird person pointing their camera at the mannequin's nether parts and the parties associated with that person start to tap their feet, look away, and act as though they are not associated with that person.

Why aren't all the people who are freaking out about a public health insurance option freaking out about Medicare or the health care we provide for our military personnel? Why haven't they been protesting those programs?

I need to clean the house. I need to make the bed. I need to figure out how I'm going to get four cases of beer cold for the party on Sunday. And the toilets? I really need to scrub the toilets.

This post is done.


LimesNow said...

The Way I See It #76

The irony of commitment is that it's deeply liberating - in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around as rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life

Anonymous said...

There is professional help available. 1800PlasticCooterPeepers.

In other that same LKL "debate" with Carville I listed below Liz Cheney cited The Veterans Administration Healthcare System as an example of the type of inefficient healthcare Americans would face if "Obamacare" passes. If I'm Rahm Emmanuel I have cripled vets parading down Pennsylvania Avenue the very next day with placards saying "Fuck You Liz Cheney."
Where are those guys?


Erin O'Brien said...

It is not possible to express how much I love the comment section of this here blog.

Kirk Jusko said...

Simple. Many (though, to be fair, not all) of the same people against a public option are also against Medicare, Medicaid, and the VA administration. They're also against Social Security and public schools and and any government program other then those designed to prevent the very poor from trespassing on the property of the very rich.

Anonymous said...

I love it when someone cites the UK and Canada as examples of why we don't want public healthcare. Because then a bunch of Canadians come out of the woodwork and say, "Yeah, our system has trouble, but at least it's not your clusterfuck of a system."

Mr. L said...

Clean the toilet? I solved that problem yesterday by buying a new toilet...