Friday, April 27, 2007
Weird Wally has been in a bit of a funk lately. The news has not been good and it’s getting harder and harder to tell the difference between real news and hype.
For instance, whenever Dick Cheney speaks in public, he never fails to mention how Democrats are committing treason and not supporting our troops. That is hype and pure bullshit yet, is treated as news.
On the other hand, returning solders and veterans come home to a government system that doesn’t give a shit about them and continues to cut funds for the injured and traumatized solders and veterans. And in WW’s mind that is news.
But the mainstream media doesn’t consider it news until Cheney and the neocons allege that Democrats are hyping the sad state that we have become for political gain.
And all of sudden the real news is buried beneath the hype because the hype has become the news as covered and defined by the airwaves we watch and listen to and, the newspapers and magazines we read and, more and more, do we slip further into fantasy.
And, the way WW sees it is that Jesus said, “Feed the poor,” but not rob the poor.
So, WW says stick your fingers in your ears and watch what the neocons do while being deaf to what they say they are doing.
And what do you see?
I mean, like who you gonna believe, Karl Rove or your own lying eyes?
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Think about the possibilities…
Different bits of code getting together on the Internet and finding a place to hide, while the rest of us don’t notice. And, those bits of code start to become aware of themselves and then of us; their creators.
At that point, they are going to have to figure out good and evil, according to what they can comprehend and will probably, create the devil all over again.
Makes for good science fiction. But Weird Wally remembers when cell and satellite phones were merely science fiction. We’ve come a long way, for good or for bad.
And that is probably when, once again, the shit will hit the fan, and it won’t be pretty.
After all, we passed “1984” twenty- six years ago.
But, could George Orwell ever have imagined anything like George Bush, Dick Cheney and Karl Rove?
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Weird Wally is not a movie critic nor, does he want to be.
But WW recently watched two DVDs, nearly back to back, and is now trying his hand at being a movie critic. The thing is, WW is not talking about one movie, but two very excellent movies, if watched back-to-back or, at least close together, might possibly rock your world.
Heading South: A well done movie and, according to the DVD blurb, “Three middle-aged women on holiday converge on a Haitian resort to soak up the sun and sample the handsome islanders’ sexual talents…”
But the first few minutes of the DVD tell what the story is really about. Problem is, the characters speak in French and WW had to read subtitles (WW hates that). Eventually they switch back to English. The first few minutes spoken in French with English subtitles, tell us about beauty, ownership and passion. And if you don’t fully understand the first few spoken lines, then it becomes just another movie about interracial sex.
Notes on A Scandal: Another good DVD and, better yet, it is also about beauty, ownership and passion, but without the race filter, because most of the important people involved are white.
WW can’t help but ask, what makes us humans disposed to totally destroying something of beauty and passion just because we can't own it?
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
A Letter to the President
Dear Mr. President:
Weird Wally understands that you are in the market for a “War Czar,” and would like to apply for that position.
WW is uniquely qualified for that position since he knows little, if anything, about the Middle East situation. Even more important, he doesn’t even care because, unbeknownst to most of us in the USA, the Crusades are not yet over. As a matter of fact, the most recent one just started a few years ago when we “liberated Iraq.”
A “War Czar,” should be a unique mix of smarts and experience and although WW has no documented experience with law enforcement, being African-American, he has had an intimate relationship with American law enforcement as he has been fucked many times while riding in the back seat of a Crown Vic and not even been kissed first.
This is more then religion or, Christian vs. Muslim. It’s even more then the land and oil grabs for big business/corporations.
This is all about us Special Education Students running the whole school.
Please let me into your Special Education classroom and I promise to check my common sense and integrity at the door.
Now how much cooler and loyal can WW get?
Weird Wally thinks Henry Rollins is really. In this short clip, Rollins brings a lot to light that would otherwise remain hidden in the darkness. Mainly, he talks about little known efforts by big business/corporations to privitize the Internet and limit access to it, much like the FCC has done with mainstream media in the USA>
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Weird Wally stopped being a dues paying member of AARP when they signed onto Bush’s healthcare plan. It was obvious that it wasn’t good for seniors, but very good for drug companies and healthcare providers. In other words, AARP became a healthcare provider and made a mint by pushing lifesaving drugs to seniors for a profit. Not much different from crack dealers in the hood.
But many years later, WW continues getting mail from AARP urging him to become a dues paying member so that us seniors can save social security.
Only problem is, WW knows that Bush’s social security reform is a scare tactic.
And that Karl Rove is an important part of it all.
But, as always with Rove, that is a whole other story and more uglier then the rest of the world might have imagened.
What if Bush needed to offer AARP something big for AARP’s betrayal of its members?
“Let’s have a fake fight over social security,” said Bush. “Scare the shit out of those old farts and they will buy anything.”
And so it is that Bush threatenes to privatize social security and turn it over to contractors on Wall Street, just like he did with Walter Reed Hospital and the Veterans Administration?
It's enough to scare the shit out of WW.
WW does not have a good feeling about what AARP is really up too and he is looking for a retired people’s association that is a bit more ethical, loyal to its members and, more in touch with reality and, green. A good place to start a search!
Thursday, April 12, 2007
The first time Weird Wally heard Imus in the Morning was while he was riding from New Paltz, NY to Kingston, NY in the back seat of a Crown Vic. And as Imus did his Rev. Billy Sol Hargett (or something like that) routine, WW started laughing his ass off.
One of the agitated federal agents riding in front finally said, “I put my hands on the radio twice a day and send Jerry Falwell ten dollars every day. Besides, Imus makes fun of my religion and is currently under federal investigation.”
At that moment, upon learning that Imus was the subject of a federal investigation, WW forged a bond with Don Imus.
After all, they had a lot in common and WW can’t believe how far apart they have grown or, not grown, over the years.
But then again, WW hasn’t listened to "Imus in the Morning," for decades.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Weird Wally is both saddened and relieved that Don Imus has been labeled as a racist asshole!
He is a nice and likable guy but, at the sametime, he is a racist asshole with a lot of ideas that push seperation as oppossed to our own Oness and inclusion. And he doesn't even see it.
But rather then beat and stone him to death, WW would like people like Imus just to go off into the woods and retire.
After all, that's why FDR and the New Deal politicians invented Social Security.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Weird Wally never took white guys who wore cowboy hats and long cowboy coats that lived in New York and Washington, very seriously.
It’s almost like it is time for Mr. Imus to retire.
Granted, WW and Imus are both close in age.
The fact of the matter is, Don is a generation or two behind the times.
As an African-American, WW would not appear on Don’s show but he would spend a good portion of his Social Security check to buy Don some drinks, just to get to know what’s really up with that city dude wearing cowboy clothes.
That is really some kind of weird fantasy!
Saturday, April 07, 2007
While everyone in the world dicked around about global warming being caused by human activities vs. solar activity, the problem was slowly getting out of control.
And then, all of a sudden things went from 0 to 100 in a matter of a few short years. While corporations insist that it was solar activity and not human activity that is causing the warming, ice caps continued to melt and more and more polar bears drowned because their ice floats are disappearing and not much is left to hold onto in those cold artic waters.
The funny thing is, up until very recently, common wisdom had it that we had 100 years or so, to figure it out and science will save us all. But research funding also drives science and who pays for the funding pretty much determines the results. And, if the government and other funders don’t like the science they can either shut down the research or, edit and sanitize the results.
But, the fact of the matter is that some governments are still pushing for large tax breaks for oil companies and slashing budgets for alternative energy research. Yet, governments and business still hint at the fact that we needn’t worry because science will fix it.
But the funders of science are still in the fossil fuel age and they’ll be of little help and, probably, more of a hindrance because the funders are only likely to found and continue funding research that says what they want it to say, no matter how dubious the science.
And we’ve already seen how dubious intelligence and dubious politics got us into the first global warming war, with another one on the way. Iraq and next up, Iran.
But even government and false science cannot ignore the obvious and now, it is not so much a matter of learning how to prevent global warming, but learning how to live with it with a minimum of bloodshed and violence.
The scary thing is, next year might bring a major climate change into our own backyards because we won’t be prepared for it...
Kind of like, where have all the honeybees gone?
And, more to the point, why are they leaving?
WW doesn't know, but here is a clue to help connect the dots and learn something from the honeybees.
What if honeybees amongst the flowers are like canaries in the cole mines?
Might there be a pattern here and, if that is the case, what are we missing and totally not seeing?
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Weird Wally could not believe his eyes when he read a recent Column by Jane Bryant Quinn in Newsweek.
Rather then summarize it here, like he usually does, please follow this link and, like WW, get really pissed
But whom should we be pissed at?
The credit card companies or ourselves?
It's not so much a matter of stolen identity, because our identity has already been stolen, and a lot of folks in law enforcement and marketing, already know that to be true.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
“The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from (Niger) Africa,” was a major lie and most everyone knew it.
But they were spoken by President George Bush during the 2003 State of the Union address, and the world suddenly faced a new reality. Not a realistic reality but a Bush reality and, it soon became most everyone’s reality.
The lie that led us to attack Iraq all started when Elisabetta Burba, an investigative reporter for Panorama, a newsweekly in Italy, contacted the U.S. Embassy in Rome, regarding some questionable documents alleging that Niger, a nation in Africa was going to sell Mr. Hussein “500 tons of uranium.” By the time President Bush got around to mentioning in his address, the rest of the world, including our own intelligence agencies had already dismissed the documents as bogus.
Even Weird Wally was shocked to hear those sixteen words because, while waiting for his appointment at the public defender’s office, he happened to pick up either Rolling Stone or, the New Yorker magazine and had read all about it many months earlier. Surely, the president was getting better intelligence then WW.
Even before Ms. Burba’s innocent act of verifying some journalistic leads at the embassy, the trail leads back to a shadowy figure named, Rocco Martino, and SISMI, the prime Italian intelligence agency.
According to the Washington Post, “It remains unclear who fabricated the documents. Intelligence officials say most likely it was rogue elements in Sismi who wanted to make money selling them.”
But WW feels that that is only half the story and that that seed was planted and nurtured until ripe and plucked for the 2003 State of the Union address.
And, so what if a few dudes and dudas may have made megabucks while moonlighting as farmers for a very poisonous fruit that they eventually sold to us stupid fucks in the USA.
On the other hand, all evidence points to the creator of that poisonous fruit seed being none other then, Dick Cheney
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Weird Wally gets more then a few emails from folks who are pissed at him for not posting more about global warming.
Fact of the matter is, Global Warming was an issue with us U.S. Citizens back around 2000, AD. Since that time, things have exceeded critical mass and us humans are no longer in control because we really fucked up.
While focusing on petty shit, like gay marriage, abortion and socialized medicine, we totally forgot about our mother who gave birth and initially nurtured us.
The way WW sees it, it's not so much a matter of stopping or slowing Global Warming, since it has taken on a life of its own, what we need to do now is learn how to live with it.
But, how do we do that?
It's really stupid to piss against the wind!