Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday 2AM Hour Interim Update

This 230AM entry is just a quick blog note ...

A pretty summer view from the Connecticut Avenue - William Howard Taft Bridge looking across the deep green valley gash of Rock Creek Park toward the Duke Ellington Bridge, Washington, D.C., 4:02PM, Aug 14, 2009.

I was going to update this blog -- talking about the loony town hall mobs ("bribed tools of reactionary intrigue" -- to quote Karl Marx) and my own near-dire financial, job, and life situation, but instead I updated my Mr. Sirius one instead. I was also going to talk about my lunch with Chris T. yesterday (Thursday). Oh, also, I was going to mention that -- despite myself -- I saw parts of TWO reruns today of Touched By An Angel. I couldn't help but watch.

I will try to post an entry today (Friday afternoon) or, if not, on Saturday before Phil's big birthday party.


Speaking of Chris T ...

Here is a painting dated 1936 by an artist whose name I can't recall (St. Aqualina or something like that) in his condo.

And here is Chris T's condo, 3:55PM, Aug. 14, 2009, as seen with my crummy cellphone camera. His place is actually quite peaceful.


Yesterday early evening I went to my friend JS's apartment.

A picture of yours truly in the small swimming pool at his apartment building along Connecticut Ave., NW, and Ellicott Street, NW, Washington, D.C., earlier this evening at 6:20PM, Aug. 14, 2009. The water was a bit cooler than I expected -- South Florida in August this was not.

That's all for now. I have my noontime appointment in Bethesda tomorrow with a bankruptcy attorney for a consultation even though I cannot file a bankruptcy for another year, by which point I have NO IDEA where I will be or what will have happened to me.



krzysztof said...

I read an article on the US healthcare reform in a leading Polish liberal newspaper. The main message seems to be that there is enormous opposition to it on the part of a large number of Americans. The opposition is orchestrated by Rush Limbaugh who calls Obama fascist for proposing the reform(?!). If it's true that there are public protests against it then it would make the US the only country where underprivileged citizens fight for their right to pay $30000 for a simple surgery out of their own pockets. Better dead than red, I guess.

So is it true that Obama's ratings have dropped because his reform is unpopular? I thought it was because of the opposite: he's inefficient in introducing it. ????? Can anyone in their right mind oppose universal healthcare? In the richest country in the world? Good Lord, if Cuba can afford it so can the US

Regulus said...

The U.S. is not a rational country in any sense of the word. It is this religiously insane country obsessed with itself and obsessed with making money at all costs, commodifying even the air and water, all to worship its economic system and itself as the greatest thing ever. Most of its populace is just too dumb or high (or both) to know what's actually going on.

OK, I speak in slight exaggerations, but not by much.

Actually, my guess is if you did a national plebiscite for health care reform that included a public option for those uninsured, it would probably pass, but the corporate powers that be and the rightwing lunatic fringe (READ: the GOP 'mainstream') simply have too much power, and the whore media can't stop giving these people unlimited airtime. As ever, the whole contest is rigged.

All together: "And I'm proud to be an American / Where at least I know I'm free ..."

People like my mother's husband (my stepfather) -- who don't grasp basic facts such as the Earth revolves around the Sun -- are easily whipped up into a Fox News frenzy so that, yes, they'd rather be bankrupted in order for the corporate oligarchical powers that be to keep making billions at their expense rather than have a sane and rational health care system.

Now, about that I-40 ...

rita said...

I don't know why you complain so much. It seems as if you have the coolest friends.
I love the painting!

P.S. My weekend was awesome. :)

Regulus said...

Sorry I missed your phone call, Rita. I was at house party when you called. I'm glad you had a good weekend. Mine has been relatively good, too.