Dé Máirt, Meán Fómhair 25, 2007

On belief.

Clinton "takes her inspiration from European democracies. and "fundamentally does not believe in markets and in the states"

Mitt Romney, regarding Hillary Clinton's Health Care plan.

Well,good. The free market is a human system, operated by human beings, and is it not heretical to just about every religion to believe that a mortal system will provide the greater number of material goods to those who deserve it most? Here we see the dark side of the American dream in a nutshell; or rather, not dark side, because it is not malevolent,but more accurately the negative side, based on the childish desire to believe that the way things are is the way they are meant to be, that there is a friendly little grandad somewhere back there making sure that bad things happen only to bad people.

Personally, I think that capitalism is the generally the lesser of all evils. I make no apologies for not manfully believing in it. Many conservatives are of the mind that the basis of freedom is the ability to acquire and defend property. this is nonsense. There is no moral or symbollic connection between the work we do and the money we are paid for it. We do not "earn" money through our work, we are merely paid for our work. The things we choose to buy with this money do not represent our work ethic, do not represent our willingness to contribute to society, and do not represent our willingness to provide for our families. We are nothing but our individual brains, and we cannot possibly assert our beings materially. One cannot possibly declare the importance of one's existance materially, cannot possibly defy mortality through any tangible thing.

No, the basis of freedom is freedom from belief. Virtually any belief that seems decent and moral on its surface requires subsidiary beliefs that are ruthless, nihilistic, and nonsensical. I can not think of a single belief that does not require stretching conformation bias to its limit. For every vagrant begging you for enough change for a steel reserve there is a scotch-addled executive who has handlers to keep his habit quiet. for every young welfare mother there is an upper-middle class party girl tearing through the local frathouse bedrooms with impunity thanks to her access to condoms, the pill, and the clinic.

Adherence to tradition is submission to mortality and nothingness. Optimism is a sort of fascism.

As for health care, how long shall we wait before our Godly belief in the free market pays off? Can we expect children to stop dying of toothaches before or after our self-inbred messiah comes down from the clouds?

Dé Sathairn, Meán Fómhair 22, 2007

When The First Icy Sunday Comes

And you hate the quiet, and you think of all the time you wasted in the summer, and all the time you've wasted in your life, and the coffee only makes the headache worse, and you are the last one left, and it's all over now, because nothing is established, and the ones who come after won't care, because no one has done what they are doing before, this is what the end is, this is what it is to age, grown, with nowhere left to go, and nothing to please you.

She died in the afternoon, more appropriate than the morning, she never had anything to
during the days, but she always loved the morning, and she loved the night.

But she didn't sleep, and she was restless, and you were supposed to keep her happy, but she couldn't concentrate, find balance, find what she liked the most.

She liked you, probably not the most though. And she got bored with you too.

You could go to the cafe. But their will only be two or three there on a cold morning like this. Not enough to blend in, and they will know that you have nothing to do with your days.

The times never change, only the places do, but your places don't change, your mind drifts, and than you are bored, and than you are tired, and you were going to go today, but

When she was bored she would rage, and it was so disgusting, so childish, absolutely horrible and manipulative and shattering, and you knew you would be in bed before the hour was out

Dé Máirt, Meán Fómhair 11, 2007

Dé Sathairn, Meán Fómhair 08, 2007

So, Sam Keller

"You come into the defending ACC champions' house and take one from them -- that's big time."

Right then, so here's a grown man, at least theoretically college educated, using "big time" in a sentence. At least he didn't use "boom-shak-a-laka" or the non-specific "baby."

If he blows the game against S.C. I'm taking away his O.A.R CD's myself.

Dr. Dre for GOP nomintaion

Dr. Dre is a staunch supporter of the 2nd amendment

Dr. Dre is a firm believer in traditional gender roles.

Dr. Dre has been wildly successful in the South-Central Los Angeles drug trade, the freest and most unregulated market in the world.

Dr. Dre would vigorously pursue the war on terror and would strike ruthlessly at any other enemies America may face. Naive liberals who beg for mercy towards those who hate America are bound to get raped by Dre.

While some wonder whether Barrack Obama is "black enough". This is most certainly not an issue with Dre.

Dr. Dre has made thousands of abortions unnecessary by savagely beating pregnant women.

Dr. Dre is an invincible murder machine and it is futile to try to deny him absolute power.

Considering all this, Mr. Heartland enthusiastically endorses Dre for the Republican presidential nomination. As for the Democrats, I'm still torn between Obama and M-1