On being a blogospheric footnote…

June 11, 2012 by

I haven’t posted in some time on my own blog, so you might wonder what compels me to fingerwalk the keyboard again in this place. Because I found something about ME!!! Self-googling is the New Masturbation.

Ok, it’s not exactly about me….it’s rather focused on Llorens of Aravia. I am referred to as a sparring partner in the article.

http://independent.academia.edu/ScottKushner/Papers/460368/Virtually_Dead_Blogospheric_Absence_and_the_Ethics_of_Networked_Reading

If you don’t want to engage with the entire turgid thing, just read the first couple paragraphs and go to, oh, page 13 or so. Where I occur.

 

 

 

 

The Self-Assassinating President

December 6, 2010 by

Well, you know with a title like that, the gumshoes are bound to arrive at my door……

I remember during the presidential campaign of 2008, when I was appalled that at an Obama event in Dallas, the security people stopped checking attendants. WTF, I thought, this is Dallas!

And there have been really ugly things that Obama’s candidacy/presidency brought to surface. The worst this country has to offer; racism, willful ignorance, and the dreadful forgetfulness that besets this land.

And yet, after the worst presidency in our history, one in which almost every day was an outrage, Obama could not cash in on political capital.

Sometime, in the past year, it has crossed my mind that Obama does not really like being president. He was all about the process of getting power, but never yielding it. He wants to be liked? He has some idea of himself that he wants to portray?

Although I normally would hesitate from psychoanalysis upon people I have never met, I am stuck thinking about Obama’s pride and gratefulness to his asshole father, when the elder visited in Hawaii, and gave him a basketball.

One which he gratefully accepts from Mitch O’Connell & John Boehner today.

drowned world

September 17, 2010 by

Story Circles, a piece of Maya Lin’s Confluence Project, was recently dedicated at Sacajawea State Park. The park looks out on the confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers.

The pics below were taken on September 4, 2010.

Understate much? All seven circles are in this photograph:

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celebrate the victories, because they are so few

August 5, 2010 by

Judge Walker’s Prop 8 ruling. If you read nothing else, read the “findings of fact,” and wonder how difficult this will be to overturn.

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Of pluties and politicians.

July 5, 2010 by

Although I have some small relief this morning after reading the governator’s minimum wage decree will not effect me, I read a predictably disturbing account of how one Wall Street smoothie, a UC regent, no less, is using public monies to cash in on diploma mills, which, in turn will suck up public monies, one way or another. Read the rest of this entry »

Mahalo Hawaii

July 1, 2010 by

As of today, it is illegal to possess or deal in shark fins in the state of Hawaii.

Now for the rest of the country. As usual, the House has long since passed the Shark Conservation Act but the Senate sits on its thumbs, far too busy doing nothing else to be bothered. Tell them to pass S. 850.

You could start with urging the members of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee to get a move on. Committee members Boxer and Cantwell are already sponsors, as are, happily, the other four west coast senators.

Sunscreen protects me from the rays of hope, but gets in my eye.

June 26, 2010 by

Anyone with an ounce of sense knows that the Gulf is destroyed. Not only the wondrous beaches, but more importantly the ecosystem. I suppose someone has already coined the term “oilocaust”. If some human went on a frenzy of killing all the wildlife in your neighborhood, it would seem absolutely insane. If a corporation does it, the impression is blunted.

We will have a double-dip recession, and another or 2, Vietnams to the tenth power.

A lab rat would have learned by now.

Someone had the temerity to post a crab-stuffed shrimp recipe on-line today.

The Fatherland

June 20, 2010 by

The net is slow today. Everyone emailing “pops?”

Here’s my contribution to the HOMELAND today:

happy endangered species day

May 21, 2010 by

Earth, man. What a shithole.

–crewman Johner, Alien Resurrection

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Get Out Migration – the last video

May 18, 2010 by

and easily the most powerful. The rally in Victoria, from Damien Gillis of Common Sense Canadian:

Below, Alexandra Morton’s letter to BC Premier Gordon Campbell

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