August 14th, 2005

Political News a'la KOS

Interesting reading, fo' sho'.

Battle of Justice Sunday Heats Up
More at www.justicesunday.com/ See also The Return of Extremist Sunday

Bush 393,000 Average Jobs per Year; Clinton 2.9 Million
Here are some statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. All are for the period from January 2001 - July 2005. Add three zeros to all the numbers. These numbers illustrate how bad the job creation statistics of Bush are. The industries that have increased workers are emboldened.
WaPo Says BushCo Lowering Expectations
The Bush administration is significantly lowering expectations of what can be achieved in Iraq, recognizing that the United States will have to settle for far less progress than originally envisioned during the transition due to end in four months, according to U.S. officials in Washington and Baghdad.

The United States no longer expects to see a model new democracy, a self-supporting oil industry or a society where the majority of people are free from serious security or economic challenges, U.S. officials say.

"What we expected to achieve was never realistic given the timetable or what unfolded on the ground," said a senior official involved in policy since the 2003 invasion. "We are in a process of absorbing the factors of the situation we're in and shedding the unreality that dominated at the beginning."


What, you mean we're NOT doing as well as the lies we're told? The wrap-up on this piece is FABULOUS: " Mission Accomplished. Who is next to be liberated?" *screams laughing*

Extreme Sunday's Amnesia On Anti-Catholicism
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For those of you unaware, Cindy Sheehan is the woman who is camped out in front of W's ranch while he's on his extended vacation. Her son was a soldier killed in Iraq, and she wants an opportunity to ask Herr Shrub a few questions. Of course, it's created quite the shitstorm on both sides and she has attracted both supporters and counterdemonstrators.

This one is not KOS related, but I was reminded of it yesterday. Evidently the Fundies want their very own state, and not just a 'red state' - one so red the shade is called 'Blood O' the Lamb' red. It's called Christian Exodus, and it's aiming to eat South Carolina. Personally, I'd like my own state of likeminded peoples, we can call it 'Heathenotopia' and the capital city shall be called 'Pervy'. I'll see your fatwa and raise you one jihad!
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Personal Stuff

So.

I feel better, oddly enough. Particularly in light of the disastrous face off I had yesterday with D's mother. To say we're not exactly getting along is a spectacular understatement. Yesterday started to get ugly, but thankfully I had enough self respect to get up and walk the fuck out before saying what I really wanted & needed to say. The moral of the story is that I love D more than I hate her right now, so I'm supporting him and doing what I have to do. The situation within the family at present is so completely fucked that I've come to appreciate where I stand now with everyone, her included, and there is great peace of mind in knowing that finally.

What you never think could happen WILL happen. Final addendum on this matter for any parties involved - don't start any shit with me in my own journal, don't make it worse than it already is. Demonize me all you want, talk about me to whomever you want, make all the empty threats you want - but love Damien more than you hate me and I'll do the same. So that's that.

Second episode of Weeds airs tomorrow, it's one of the best shows ever. There are only two episodes of Six Feet Under, the series finale is next Sunday. Fantastic show, great run.

I got an advanced copy of the new Sigur Rós album 'Takk', thanks to Mikey who loves me. I've listened to it twice now, and it is amazing. It's a complete 180 from (), it is much lighter and happier sounding. It will be released next month on the 12th. Sadly, the Atlanta concert is sold out, not that it would have mattered as it is on a Tuesday and there is no way possible we could have left town anyway between work and home responsibilities. I'm not complaining, I'll see them live one day.

So that's about it. Watching Nightmare On Elm Street with D and laughing my ass off at how pitiful it really is. Do yourself a favor and rent it for oldtime's sake, and watch for the scene towards the end where Freddy falls over the upstairs bannister and onto the stairs. Pay close attention - it's the best part of the whole movie. Look on the stairs when he falls, you'll clearly see a twin mattress. BEST. EVAR.
Me &amp; D

Oh, but I love him...

On the way home from lunch earlier, about a passerby in the car next to us:
thedigitalghost: You know, I hate it when you're driving and you see this really hot arm hanging out of a car window and it's attatched to a really ugly guy. I mean, what is that besides a waste of a perfectly good head turn?
jesus_h_biscuit: You are THE laziest person on Earth, ever.
thedigitalghost: Shut up - now roll up my window...