Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Observations from the Window 7.21

I’m sitting in the window taking in the street and listening to some news. The big leak in the gulf is plugged but yet it’s not. The economy seems to be getting better but yet it’s not. The heat in the air seems to abating but I know damn well it’s not. I can’t ever remember being so hot for so long, well not this kind of hot anyway. When I go to check on foxy it seems like I am walking into a furnace. I don’t need a microwave, I just take my little frozen meals along and sit them on the dash while I listen to tunes and chat up the security guard. It will be steaming hot delicious in no time at all in kind of a more now version of the egg frying on the hood test.

I see the Senate finally passed the unemployment extension. You have to love the argument that unemployment benefits just make people lazy and not want to look for work. People the unemployment rate is still hovering around 10% so it doesn’t matter if you look, the jobs just aren’t there. But I guess it is fine to pay thousands of Iraqis and Afghans pseudo unemployment, we don’t care if they are lazy as long as they don’t try and blow us up. Crazy effing world we live in.

I don’t normally post movie trailers but this looks really good in a bad way. I saw Valerie Plame and the trailer on Olbermann the other night. It's called ‘Countdown to Zero’ and is made by the same person who made Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’. It’s a rather chilling documentary about nuclear weapons and the need to have absolutely zero in the world. Especially eerie to me is the scene in which simulated shockwaves spread through the city of New York. That actually gives me goose bumps every time I watch it.

“The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us.”
John F. Kennedy

Life goes on, or not.

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