Saturday, January 3, 2009

America 2009, Scumfrog-Style

Just a quick entry, though perhaps it's best if you just skip this entry altogether.

Why do I despise nearly everything this country holds to be great, such as its economic system that is often little more than a criminal racket and its financial system that was proven to be a giant sky-trillion dollar Ponzi Scheme?

And also its Bush - enthralled, Republican - tilted corporate media whore-plex that sits here in Washington, D.C., steeping in its own vile and toxic moral stew, celebrating everything wrong in the world (can you say "Council on Foreign Relations" and "Washington Post Editorial Board"?) from U.S. imperalism and military overreach to economic exploitation and ecological destruction (all under the guise of that most criminal of all concepts in the 21st Century, "free trade," itself little more than a one-way ticket to a slave pen and then a gas chamber, all while Joe Sixpack holds a beer in his hand).

I can't stand that America's alleged prosperity is built on waste, destruction, inequality, suffering, massive exploitation and ecological annihilation.

America itself is country whose very existence is all too often predicated on violence, massive indebtedness, worker office cubicle drudgery, commercial frenzy, a deep and abiding stupidity, patriotic drivel, a bizarre religious insanity, and -- did I mention? -- stupidity on a scale seldom seen in the annals of world history.

It's like it says in the Bible somewhere: "there is a path that seems to lead to life but in the end it leads to death." That's America's way.

Of course, if you're not deliriously patriotic at all times in America, or not super rich through bullshit "natural endowments" (i.e. inheritance, charisma, good looks, luck), than there's really no place for you except on Oklahoma or Texas's death row.

But at least the scumfrogs at "Blue Chip Economic & Financial Forecasters" -- with their fucked up models that failed to see ANY of the impending financial and economic mayhem of 2008 because the models and the shitty economists behind them were too busy kissing Bush/GOP/ corporate fascist butt -- are optimistic that America will soon be back to its "economic vigor", predicated on idiot, Walmart-benighted consumers, a negative savings rate, cartoonishly predatory credit card companies, vendible religious hysteria and silly moral panics, and all the exploitation and violence I mentioned above.

Oh, yes, the frickin' Dow Industrials went up 3 percentage points yesterday. THEREFORE America is great again. What a stupid country. Time for the banks to steal ANOTHER trillion dollars. TARP indeed.

It's just that I hate everything sometimes.

Actually, I'm not feeling at all well this morning: my head is all cloudy and hazy feeling. I wouldn't be shocked if something is wrong with my health. I've been having very upset stomach problems lately.

And my apt. is not conducive to good living in its teeny, tiny state with out - of - control, monster dust bunnies the size of golf balls that I can never get rid of (I think it's because, ironically, I use a lot of baby powder on my person).

I also need a mop (that'll cost nearly $20) because my kitchen floor has some supernatural ability to be the filthiest thing you've ever seen -- and I don't even use my kitchen that much.

My job officially ended on Friday BUT I go to a contractor relationship beginning in mid-January after my trip next week to Florida to see my dad. My boss has given me three different assignments and the idea is that during next semester I will work 20 to 25 hours a week. Based on my expected money situation, I should be OK in this scenario well into 2009.

Today, I have to go see Bernice. I don't think she is going to be around much longer. She has been suffering seizures lately. I am going to Quill's parents' house in Silver Spring with LP, so I need to get ready for that.

Oh, yes, for the 4 googol - plexth time, a would be "winter weather event" here in Wash. D.C. and environs is failing apart, and at best will just be some light rain.

What a fucked up, nothing climate here: 45F and blah in the "depths" of winter and 91F and scummy-smelly-humid and opaque for endless months on end from May to October. Fuck D.C.'s climate. I hate it.



nolageek said...

Well, someone certainly has brightened up my day. (That was sarcasm.)

Truth is I pretty much agree with everything you said, except I love the weather here --- but my only basis for comparison is New Orleans, where we had two seasons: a) Hot and Muggy and b) Unbearably Hot and Muggy.

Yes, I now it snowed there a few weeks ago, but it was 80 degrees three days later. It sucks.

So, to live somewhere where leaves turn colors and fall from the trees and it gets below 40 degrees for more than 4 days a year... it's a dream come true for me.

To paraphrase a famous saying, don't be too upset you have no snow --- there's plenty of people who have no seasons.

I think that's how it went.

Regulus said...

I know that you make a good point. Thank you for the comment overall -- I enjoyed reading it.