Friday, September 02, 2005

Leaving on a Jet Plane


a lish, originally uploaded by starbexxx.

Whoops. I accidentally typed "Leaving on a Jew Plane" and didn't catch it til it was almost too late. Tee. So. i'm audi, kids. I'm exhausted, over-stressed, strung-out and my brain is wrung-dry. So I'm going to Spain. Where I will hopefully try to stop watching the news and obsessing and grinding my teeth about how President Bush is such a horrible, horrible person that I really truly think that we are living in the last days of a dying era, an era known as "the free world."

It's a free world, baby.

Hopefully, for a lot longer than I, in the midst of stress, exhaustion and overwhelmedness, can currently foresee.

But I believe that hope is the greatest power because as long we believe that the world can be a better place, it will be. Let's just get this fucker out of office as soon as possible and start behaving as human beings instead of as oil maggots, eh?

In happier news, I got my international driver's license, so I can drive in Spain, where gasoline costs just as much, except it's in euros. Oooh, the exotic euro. And here's my international driver's license photo: (so exotic, si?)((note: i was on my way to work from my boo's house, hence the extreme messiness)).

14 comments:

Richard said...

You look fine :)

bjorn said...

indeed she does. keep em coming bex!

M said...

Bex, will you marry me?

fruity73 said...

The Euro? Exciting? It has to be the most dull boring currency on the planet with designs chosen by committee. There are no intersting pictures the notes, just dull objects like arches and stained glass windows.

I'd been hoping for Serge Gainsbourg. Even Julio Iglesias would have been OK with me, but windows and arches?

Anyway, enjoy Spain it's a fantastic country

Richard said...

Also, Bex, maybe it would help you to calm down a bit over the tragedy in New Orleans if you quit blaming Bush for everything wrong in the world. You make it sound like he used supernatural powers in order to steer the hurricanes directly into New Orleans in order to destroy everything and everyone.

You have my assurances that is not the case.

If you feel so damn bad about what is going on in New Orleans, you have a shit load of money, give some of it to relief efforts. Quit pointing your finger and contribute.

Hell, you could go down there and volunteer. They could use the help.

Richard said...

Oh yeah, you said something about getting Bush out of office.

The elections are over, honey. The only thing you can do is wait three years. Then when whoever is elected pulls the troops out of the middle east, we can sit around and wait for more terrorist attacks.

Also, you shouldn't feel like the armed forces are people who are gathered from their homes and forced to be soldiers. See, people actually sign up to protect the country because they believe freedom IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR. They go over to fight our wars of their own free will, they know what they are getting themselves into.

Sure, they are lost lives, but honestly if they were going up against a peaceful people, then they wouldn't be getting killed.

Richard said...

Oh yeah, you said something about getting Bush out of office.

The elections are over, honey. The only thing you can do is wait three years. Then when whoever is elected pulls the troops out of the middle east, we can sit around and wait for more terrorist attacks.

Also, you shouldn't feel like the armed forces are people who are gathered from their homes and forced to be soldiers. See, people actually sign up to protect the country because they believe freedom IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR. They go over to fight our wars of their own free will, they know what they are getting themselves into.

Sure, their are lost lives, but honestly if they were going up against a peaceful people, then they wouldn't be getting killed.

Richard said...

double post. sorry about that.

Anonymous said...

Get Off His Back (Updated)
By Ben Stein
Published 9/2/2005 11:59:59 PM


***UPDATED: Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, 2:13 p.m.***

A few truths, for those who have ears and eyes and care to know the truth:

1.) The hurricane that hit New Orleans and Mississippi and Alabama was an astonishing tragedy. The suffering and loss of life and peace of mind of the residents of those areas is acutely horrifying.

2.) George Bush did not cause the hurricane. Hurricanes have been happening for eons. George Bush did not create them or unleash this one.

3.) George Bush did not make this one worse than others. There have been far worse hurricanes than this before George Bush was born.

4.) There is no overwhelming evidence that global warming exists as a man-made phenomenon. There is no clear-cut evidence that global warming even exists. There is no clear evidence that if it does exist it makes hurricanes more powerful or makes them aim at cities with large numbers of poor people. If global warming is a real phenomenon, which it may well be, it started long before George Bush was inaugurated, and would not have been affected at all by the Kyoto treaty, considering that Kyoto does not cover the world's worst polluters -- China, India, and Brazil. In a word, George Bush had zero to do with causing this hurricane. To speculate otherwise is belief in sorcery.

5.) George Bush had nothing to do with the hurricane contingency plans for New Orleans. Those are drawn up by New Orleans and Louisiana. In any event, the plans were perfectly good: mandatory evacuation. It is in no way at all George Bush's fault that about 20 percent of New Orleans neglected to follow the plan. It is not his fault that many persons in New Orleans were too confused to realize how dangerous the hurricane would be. They were certainly warned. It's not George Bush's fault that there were sick people and old people and people without cars in New Orleans. His job description does not include making sure every adult in America has a car, is in good health, has good sense, and is mobile.

6.) George Bush did not cause gangsters to shoot at rescue helicopters taking people from rooftops, did not make gang bangers rape young girls in the Superdome, did not make looters steal hundreds of weapons, in short make New Orleans into a living hell.

7.) George Bush is the least racist President in mind and soul there has ever been and this is shown in his appointments over and over. To say otherwise is scandalously untrue.

8.) George Bush is rushing every bit of help he can to New Orleans and Mississippi and Alabama as soon as he can. He is not a magician. It takes time to organize huge convoys of food and now they are starting to arrive. That they get in at all considering the lawlessness of the city is a miracle of bravery and organization.

9.) There is not the slightest evidence at all that the war in Iraq has diminished the response of the government to the emergency. To say otherwise is pure slander.

10.) If the energy the news media puts into blaming Bush for an Act of God worsened by stupendous incompetence by the New Orleans city authorities and the malevolence of the criminals of the city were directed to helping the morale of the nation, we would all be a lot better off.

11.) New Orleans is a great city with many great people. It will recover and be greater than ever. Sticking pins into an effigy of George Bush that does not resemble him in the slightest will not speed the process by one day.

12.) The entire episode is a dramatic lesson in the breathtaking callousness of government officials at the ground level. Imagine if Hillary Clinton had gotten her way and they were in charge of your health care.

God bless all of those dear people who are suffering so much, and God bless those helping them, starting with George Bush.

****
UPDATE: Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, 2:13 p.m.:

More Mysteries of Katrina:

Why is it that the snipers who shot at emergency rescuers trying to save people in hospitals and shelters are never mentioned except in passing, and Mr. Bush, who is turning over heaven and earth to rescue the victims of the storm, is endlessly vilified?

What church does Rev. Al Sharpton belong to that believes in passing blame and singling out people by race for opprobrium and hate?

What special abilities does the media have for deciding how much blame goes to the federal government as opposed to the city government of New Orleans for the aftereffects of Katrina?

If able-bodied people refuse to obey a mandatory evacuation order for a city, have they not assumed the risk that ill effects will happen to them?

When the city government simply ignores its own sick and hospitalized and elderly people in its evacuation order, is Mr. Bush to blame for that?

Is there any problem in the world that is not Mr. Bush's fault, or have we reverted to a belief in a sort of witchcraft where we credit a mortal man with the ability to create terrifying storms and every other kind of ill wind?

Where did the idea come from that salvation comes from hatred and criticism and mockery instead of love and co-operation?

Anonymous said...

*****freeper alert*****

*****mentallist alert*****

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fruity73 said...

the thing with freepers is that
they don't realise that the more they shout down anybody who disagrees with them the more it convinces everyone that they are wrong!

and the idea that freepers can talk about love for people other than themselves.....

Richard said...

Did you ever think that maybe the truth has a place in this world? If you feel like you have been shot down, it's because you have allowed reality to set in.

Tony Dogs said...

Is this really the forum for such comments? Aren't there 1,000's of other sites on the web to have it out? You conservatives get so bent out of shape if someone offers an opinion. Jesu Christi, re-fucking-lax.

Richard said...

It seems that liberals get pissed off too.