Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Night Frights

There’s no telling how fucked up the Gulf Coast is gonna get because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Pretty fucked up I imagine. The lives of thousands of people are going to be affected for decades to come. Pisses me off, it does. So last night I’m talkin’ to one of my tighty-righty friends and he says…and I quote, “Accidents happen. Whadda you gonna do?” That got me thinking. The oil industry sludges us a major quagmire of filth, is gonna stick the American taxpayer with the bill and will probably only get a slap on the wrist. Meanwhile, tinfoil hat wearin’ loonies scream “Drill baby drill” and lament about accidents happening. My take? WTF would people be saying if this was the airline industry? Just askin’.

Hello Captain Obvious! Yesterday U.S. Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske said that we’re pretty much gettin’ fusticated in the “War on Drugs.” No shit, Einstein. We’ve wasted trillions of dollars, thousands of lives and incarcerated millions of people and we’re still losing the war. Aye caramba! Doesn’t come as any surprise to me. The United States of America, Inc. hasn’t won a war since 1945. Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, the war on drugs, the war on obesity, the war on poverty, the war against obesity, the war on terror. Yeah, America used to be the greatest country in the world. Key phrase there…”used to be.”

And finally…the ACLU is filing suit against cops in Pennsylvania because the cops are handing out tickets for…wait for it…wait for it…they’re handing out tickets for SWEARING! What The Fuck is wrong with that picture? This is the kind of Puritanical bullshit that really pisses me off. Who’s to say what a cussword is? In the old days, “damn” was considered a cussword and it was banned from television. Nowadays, you hear “damn” all over the tube. Heck-fire, while watching the Westminster Kennel Club dog show last year, I kept hearing the announcer using the word “bitch.” So, is it the word? Is it the context? What about foreign cusswords? MERDE! This is just another example of our slippery slide into fascism. Damn…I thought we were over that when Chimp-Dick left office. Guess not. One big shout out to Pennsylvania. FUDGE YOU! That'll teach 'em!


1 comment:

Judy Cook said...

Right on, damn it! Oops. Please forgive.