Look, this has been the best Christmas in years. Despite all of the crazy shit that's going on, the loss of one good friend in a shocking accident and the death of a family member. Despite the creeping Hungarian Death Flu attacking my wife and kids (and me, but I'm working through it). Despite the freezing cold and emotional bullshit of this time of year and, of course, my forty seventh fucking birthday (I'm so old now I can't even keep the list of cool celebrities that I've outlived). This Christmas will go down in history as the first Christmas in... well, since I was a child anyway, that I did not hear that abomination, that horrendous, disgusting, foul pile of fermented shit that is Paul McCartney's "Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime." Seriously. I am over-fucking-joyed.
Merry Christmas, and here's number six on the worst Christmas songs of, well, forever.
So down in Alabama, the nutcase won the GOP nomination for a Senate seat in a special election. A TWO YEAR SEAT. Because the establishment guy didn't get the nomination, because the REPUBLICAN VOTERS IN ALABAMA DIDN'T LIKE HIM, the GOP establishment took their ball and went home. Or rather, they actively CAMPAIGNED FOR THE DEMOCRAT.
Now they are blaming the nutcase's campaign manager for the loss of a Republican seat for at least two years while the President and House are both "Republican".
I will NEVER vote for a Republican again. Voting for a Republican is voting for a permanent Democrat majority. PERIOD. There is no difference. Power hungry assholes. All of them.
I hope they lose every seat. I hope the Trump administration destroys the party. I hope it goes broke. I won't even vote Republican LOCALLY anymore. What good does it do? Screw 'em.
Done and done.
If you're wondering why I haven't posted in forever, it's because I forgot my Google password. I even forgot my forgot password. I was logged in to Google on my phone, which is scary, and was able to update my password from there. I wrote the new password down on a sticky note.
Seriously. Some Chinese dude with no english and remedial computer skills can access all of my Google, Yahoo and MS accounts at will, but I can't get my Black Friday email or write on my online web log or access my MySpace page.
“An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.” — Pliny the Younger
"Ouch" - Abraham Lincoln
Quotes are bullshit. Especially the quotes superimposed over a picture designed to "inspire" weak-minded, ignorant, sissies. I mean everyone else on the internet.
Since when do we need some kind of "inspiring" message to get us moving every day. You know what used to inspire people? Not starving.
Sounds simple, right? Other motivators were, not getting eaten and not having your family murdered. Still a source of inner motivation for me. Not a big fan of having my family murdered anymore.
At any rate, since when has a misattributed quote from Gandhi superimposed over a picture of a canoe motivated anyone? Where's the struggle in that? Isn't the struggle the motivator? Man has always motivated himself by comparing himself to the things that he's not. These aren't words. They are images. Giant stone penises, huge piles of limestone, giant statues of birds, a creased picture of Ivan Drago. These are the things that motivate and inspire. To wit, YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG!
Anyway. What brought this up was the damn quote by Herodotus that, "Egypt is the gift of the Nile". Not what he said. What he said means something just a little different. I'll let you figure it out. He actually said, "The country, Egypt, is a gift of the river." Sounds similar, but does it mean the same thing?
I say not. NOT! harrumph harrumph.