Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Yeah, it's been awhile

I think the aliens must have abducted me after all. I don't know where the time went. Of course, being unemployed, except for a temporary, part-time job which a good friend landed me, I have to put a lot of time into free-lancing and my job search. On line. In the old days I would go around pathetically with my resumes and clipboard and pen. Don't forget the paperclips. If you have one handy to put your application and resume together it will look good and help you get a job.
Where'd I see that? In "What color is your parachute?" Maybe. Parachute indeed. The parachute was actually invented by a Slovak (little known but true fact), but this Slovak never had a company parachute. Last place I worked had about a month and half worth of severance and vacation pay for me, sort of a parachute, didn't leave that deep a hole in the ground when I landed.
Didn't bounce tho.
Anyway. So I'd go around and fill out applications, had my whole job history memorized, and never hear from any of those places again. It was a waste of time but it kept me out of bars. The unemployment service people liked that I did that. Showed I was sincere in my desire to be a contributing member of society.
Now I can sit at home with my computer and a cup of coffee, in my underwear (you really didn't need that visual, did you?) and fill out applications on line. Now I can not hear from people without having to leave the house. And the unemployment people are satisfied that I still want to be a productive and useful to my community and country.
If they only knew. But only the shadow knows.
Actually, considering the ease of e-mail, I am a little ticked off at how few responses I have gotten from the emails I sent out. Either I write a crappy letter and have a crappy resume or people are just rude. I prefer to think that they are just rude.
In the meantime—
The Obamarama has gone international to great acclaim from most if not all foreign countries. If the French and Germans could vote, Barack would be a shoo-in. Didn't make much of a difference here tho. But given McCain's lackluster performance so far it's a wonder why. Seems like he can just about stay awake for his appearances. All the blue-collar people are wondering if "elite" Barack can do anything for the working man. They don't remember (or given the level of education in this country never knew) that Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was about as elite as you canget, did more for the common man during his presidency than any other president. He certainly did more than George W. Bush has done.
That's enough free-association writing for the evening. I have to work back up to my previous level of literary annoyance.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Man. It's been a while. Surprising how busy one can be when one is unemployed.
I've been trying to avoid the news because i have enough stuff to think about without that. But…the Obamarama has embraced Hillary and is trying to help her pay off campaign debts. Probably so the Billster doesn't cause trouble at the convention. And that nasty old conservative Supreme Court has slapped George B. up side the head about the Guantanamo Bay prisoners. Seems like they actually want his administration to act lawfully. Imagine.
Well, it would be a first, wouldn't it?
In the meantime, if you read Hirsh's article in the New Yorker, seems like the Cheney/Bush team are preparing for war with Iran.
They didn't make a big enough mess in Iraq, they have to go after another country? Oy.

Well, they probably will have enough troops now that Maliki has said HE wants a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq. Pretty bad when your own puppets start making demands. Heh.
My big fear is the Bushman starts a war with Iran and then declares martial law and nullifies the election until he gets the war won. Which would take a while. Or maybe some "convenient" crazy takes out Obama after he wins. Ooops. martial law again.

Of course if Johnny Mac wins it'll be easier. Good chance of that if a lot of states use those Diebold voting machines ("Nah, you don't need no stinking paper ballots"). Cheney won't even have to give up his office. he'll just transfer the little radio receiver from George's ear to John's. It can be the "McCain" war.

Our John is looking a lot like the proverbial deer in the headlights lately. It's like he can't believe he actually beat out Mitt the Haircut. Seems like he had a lot more personality when he was just fighting for the presumptive position. He wasn't thinking of how he'd act if he actually got it.

Obama has brushed off the public financing thing for his presidential run, now that he sees how easily he can make those wallets open. Was there a promise? Or at least a statement that he'd use the public financing monies for his run? He doesn't remember, maybe. He's actually (gasp!) acting like a politician. Who woulda thunk it?

People get so upset at this stuff. Hey folks, your guy is going to do what he/she has to do to win. That's the story. There ain't no more. If your candidate at least has shown enough correspondence with your own views, then hold your nose and make that vote. You'll like your own flawed candidate in office a lot better than that (seemingly, but not really) more ethical guy from the other side.

Think of the Supreme Court. You want more Scalias and Thomases? Or do you want a really balanced court. Figure it out. As far as our liberties are concerned, the make-up of the Supreme Court is more important than war with Iran.

Gotta go.