Showing posts from February 10, 2013

Last Call- Fear and Loathing In America

I always loved Hunter Thompson. Who else could have written this? “Journalism is not a profession or a trade. It is a cheap catch-all for fuckoffs and misfits -- a false doorway to the backside of life, a filthy piss-ridden little hole nailed off by the building inspector, but just deep enough for a wino to curl up from the sidewalk and masturbate like a chimp in a zoo-cage.”   ―   Hunter S. Thompson ,   Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream There is some sort of journey taking place on this rock. Some sort of purpose to this madness we call life. And I'm not sure it's important that we understand what that purpose is. In late 2007, my life changed dramatically. At about the same time that I was emerging from my life long coma, Eckhardt Tolle released his crown jewel, "A New Earth." I didn't just read "A New Earth", I absorbed it. And I came to believe as Tolle most assuredly does, that the world is com

"We Should Read the Bills Before We Pass Them"

Rand Paul.

Navy Seals Need Collective Bargaining, Union Representation

I can't imagine breaking into somebody's home or compound and killing them. I have kicked a few doors in my day- but never with the intent of killing someone or being killed myself. I suppose that level of risk taking- kicking doors and killing folks- requires compensation commensurate with that level of risk. So... The times they are a changin'. Seems the Navy Seal that put two holes in Bin Laden's forehead is now whining because the military has abandoned him. He does not get medical benefits for life or even a pension. He quit four years short of the 20 year minimum retirement age- a requirement which has been in effect since Christ was a Corporal. Maybe nobody explained the rules to him. was in the contract, buddy. All of this risk taking, door kicking, and killing is worth more than 3 grand a month, isn't it? Maybe it's time for some collective bargaining