The Family (Or most of them)

The Family (Or most of them)
The Family

March 8, 2009

I dunno, I know I'm hardly blogging at all, I feel so out of touch, but I wonder if it's more that the world isn't out of touch, out of time, out of space, past some sort of equilibrium that seemed to exist before.

So let's analyse this: Bush was among the most despise of U.S presidents, all the hope and future has been put into Barack Obama's hands...and all he's getting is grief from the Refuckin'publicans and even democrazies and media?

Why aren't people writing about how horrid the Bush years were and what an almost impossible task that Obama inherited, and how he cannot possibly be expected to right all of Bush's wrongs in an instant?

Hey, I'm just like everyone else, washing their clothes on a Sunday so they can be clean for Monday and the week ahead. I'm just trying to pay my bills like everyone else. But how can anyone avoid the world's larger problems?

Hey, I've got a giant zit on my right cheek. Is that more important?

I can't believe how the media has abandoned its need for context and is just jumping on what the politicians want it to say. CNN should be ashamed of itself.

Bush and his phoney bunch of cronies are totally responsible for everything that is happening now, this all happened under their watch, and it might be argued with their approval, if not as a result of their economic policies and bent.

Yet Obama is paying the political price.

I can't believe it.

All of the world's current problems are as a result of globalization, free trade, a world economic order that's totally about making money and f*ck whatever other problems result or are ignored as a result.

Anything that's designed to preserve things the way they were or could be or guaranteed jobs and useful things for people to do is called protectionism, and all that is promoted by the big corps that don't care about anything except bottom line.

It's all about doing away with $17 an hour jobs and replacing them with $2 an hour a jobs a half a world away. It's all about whatever is cheapest is best. Before we all know it, we're all going to be Chinese.

That's not a racist sentiment against China. It's a sentiment that we are not Chinese. Variety is the spice of life. What the super corps have decided is they don't care about that, they value the bottom line more than they value us as North Americans.


  1. When I have my own country, I would like to offer you the position of Political Advisor :)

  2. I luv eating Chinese! Fortune cookies are all right, but really we all just want to crack 'em open so we can read our fortunes and lucky lotto numbers!

    You know, this is why I'm so glad there are political humor shows like the Daily Show or the Colbert Report, because they expose the hypocrisy and the idiocy of the mainstream media sometimes.

    I think people are getting smarter at analyzing the news and reading between the hype and the truth. That's why political humor shows are so popular!

  3. I've decided not to do my laundry, in protest.

  4. he definitely has his work cut out for him.

  5. Ah the US eh?

    They didn't make it to the top 15 countries on the survey that I highlight on mylatest post...mainly because of these notes found in the summary...

    the U.S. should work to decrease its national debt and create more jobs and better job security.

    The U.S. should also implement policies that decrease income inequality and uneven access to social services, such as health care.

    Its human rights policies in the fight against terrorism are controversial and have raised questions about the country’s adherence to international norms, treaties policies it helped create

    Bush better get all of the glory for completely f*cking the US citizens and letting the Corporations raid the cokkie jar.

  6. Anonymous7:40 p.m.

    In a moderately long life I've noted that the only things to knock this sort of garbage from the headlines are: sports results, extreme weather and ...nope, can't think of any others!
    I wonder what we'd wind up with if journalists had to be elected like politicians?

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  8. I think that last guy is taking a shot at you...

  9. Stace:

    Only for $1 million a year...oh, wait, that's way too low. How about $1 mill a minute?


    Let's not forget Bill Mahrer, the most brilliant person on the planet...


    And, well, I suppose, that's a good thing?


    Don't he, though?


    A ha, so a free plug for your own post! What's a cokkie jar?

    Idle Thoughts:

    As a journalist myself, may I suggest that they are just doing what their editors are telling them to do, which is what their owners are telling them to do, which is to pick the angle most likely to promote their own interests...

  10. Sunset Country guy:

    That guy is a girl from Australia by way of NZ, and she isn't so wrong, Gerry...

  11. Anonymous2:32 a.m.

    Thanks for defending me, Chris. I take it Sunset's your brother?
    And no, not swiping at you. I was thinking more of the trashy know NY Times, Daily Telegraph, Argos! and I and maybe a few others know that the shots are called by the Murdochs and Blacks, but,sadly, millions of readers seem unaware of this.

  12. Dinah:

    Yeah, that's my youngest brother...and yes, just trying to stick up for me or point out what he thought was obvious, I guess.

    There's no doubt that much of the media is nothing but a bunch of trash, so when I can find the good ones, I latch on to 'em.


  13. Well if we are going chinese we might as well embrase the grub cos I LOVE chinky food..... and its been a while since we have had a take-away....

    Recession has hit here, and as I type its my Bens birthday today and he has just gone into work to officially pick up his redundancy notice :( - along with one of the fathers I childmind for, so he is redundant and I loose the 2 nippers that are the backbone of my earnings.......

    Do you wanna a flatmate? lol I will do the dishes, I promise and I can cook up a storm.... :)

    Keep ya pecker up matie ... it will all come out in the wash..


  14. Toasty:

    Yeah, but Chinese food's ALWAYS been available, long before every little item we consume was made there.

    Sorry to hear about Ben and your client's layoffs, it's happening everywhere, at my place too.

    I wonder if this whole thing wasn't all planned in advance by the corporations and the governments that cater to them, but maybe that's for another blog post. :-)

    You're not totally dried up of little nippers there are you?

    In the meantime, I'll try to keep my pecker up. But I don't think I'd want to put it in the wash.

    That could be dangerous.

    Flatmate? Hmmm...but would you clean my stove, fridge and toilet?

  15. *Flatmate? Hmmm...but would you clean my stove, fridge and toilet?*

    Yes to all of the above if you would let me snuggle up on the sofa with ya LOL

  16. Toasty:

    Ha ha ha!!!

    Well, who knows, but the opportunity to snuggle would never have those kinds of chores attached to it, if we didn't have 2,000 KMs between us.

    Still, the thought is a nice one...


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