Thursday, March 31, 2011

Opening Day

To me it isn't truly spring until the first pitch on opening day. We may not agree about much in this country but one thing we can all agree on is that baseball is America's game, and what a great game it is. It's the one constant in a changing world. As long as there is baseball there is hope. I'm looking forward to a winning season with the Detroit Tigers.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Biblical Politics

       It would be a safe bet to say that Jesus was a socialist. Every time you read about him in the Bible he is always defending the poor and down-trodden as well as advocating free health care for all. He would cure anyone and never send them a bill. Now, I know he wasn't a capitalist because of the 'money changers in the temple' incedent. But, that Judas guy, he was definitely a capitalist. He sold his soul for a few silver coins, and we all know how well that turned out for him.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Get on with it.

     Enough of this silliness, I need to get down to my reasons for creating this blog. My purpose is to chronicle the daily experience of my physical limitations and how it shapes my view of the world. People ask me for my opinion but I quickly realize they don't really want it, they are just looking for me to validate their viewpoint. So now I have the opportunity to give my opinion without too much concern about what other people think. Because I, like them, am not interested in what others have to say. I tend to offer a different take or perspective on a subject that may challenge their beliefs and sensibilities, and they don't care for that much. So lets get on with it, my one sided conversation.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Edgar Allan Poe

A Dream Within A Dream

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand-
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep- while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?
Edgar Allan Poe

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Peace, man.

     " Fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity."   ~ George Carlin

Psychosis: Lie #1, Reefer Madness

     There has been an actual study recently on the effects of marijuana on people who smoked it as teenagers. They claim that early use results in psychotic symptons in adulthood. I know, definitively, that it's not true. My dog told me that just this morning. I see that propaganda machine is still droning on. They don't study similar effects of alcohol anymore because we all know that it's the most devestating and deadly mind-altering substance known to man. They have no problem allowing us to drink that poison, probably because it's easy to control and they can tax the shit out of it. If weed was legal everybody would be growing their own tax free. Those big ugly men with the guns and tasers tell us we're not supposed to use pot, so for now we have to be lock-step with their way of thinking. I don't have the need to smoke it anymore because I'm high on life and all that shit, but it's all so ridiculous for them to hide behind some bogus medical study. Leave people alone to do their thing, they aren't hurting anyone.

Ashes to ashes....

     People have been talking about giving up this or that for Lent. That's all fine and good for them, but me, I'm not buying into that concept. In my philosophy, I think we've all been sacrificing already, everyday of our lives for someone or something. Life itself is sacrifice, so enduldge yourself in life NOW. What is the symbolism of the ashes on your forehead? Eventually we will all make the ultimate sacrifice of our physical lives. So enjoy the moment.

Monday, March 7, 2011

My man, George.

     "In a time of universal deceit, truth-telling becomes a revolutionary act." ~ George Orwell


All the children are insane.

     You know, Charlie Sheen really deserves our gratitude. We should be thankful for him for being the media whore he is. He has managed to take our minds off the economic downturn, unemployment and the general decay of American society. He quite possibly might become a new American outlaw poet folk-hero. There's Billy the Kid, John Dillinger and Charlie Sheen. I've seen crazy, but he's not crazy. His only problem is the obscene amount of money he has, his huge ego and a mouth to match. If he is committing slow drug fueled suicide I say, "Go for it dude. Party on!" Just keep your mouth shut while you do it.