politics, hypocrisy and meanness in public affairs, alligators, anti-empire-ism, occasional personal stuff

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Play "The End" by The Doors

I don't know what will happen Monday or on August 2nd. I believe that no one knows. I also believe that our government is under the control now of a minority of crazies who don't conceive of the catastrophe that they may have put in place. They BELIEVE that god & righteousness are on their side: they don't care about reality - as Bush's group used to disparage us as "the reality-based community." They are zealots & believe they have a calling. Loons and self-deluders have taken countries into the abyss before. Rwanda. The start of World War I. Our Civil War. Hitler & Stalin thinking they could dissect Poland, and nothing further would happen. We are in the hands of fate now.[Note - some Bigs on Wall Street have cashed out - will therefore have cash to buy devalued securities.]

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Auld lang syne

Spent part of the day in Butler, Missouri, where I lived in 1st and 2nd grades, long years ago. The house is still there, looking about as bad as it did then ... and I'm not kidding, there. The house is very old, probably civil war times. The owner invited us in, and we got to see my bedroom, the living room, dining room, bathroom and kitchen. It looks just as I remembered it, but the old servant (slave?) quarters and detached kitchen are gone. The town and its square look terrific, only two empty storefronts in the whole square. Got a haircut by the barber who said he'd been cutting hair there since 1951.