Gunman tied to Pakistani group

November 30, 2008

See, it wasn’t terrorism after all.

My Way News – India claims Mumbai gunman tied to Pakistani group

Just “gunmen” tied to a “militant group.”  Nothing to fear.  The subtext being “Guns are bad, and the people who have them are bad.  Since we just can’t tie this group of gunmen to Islam, Isalm remains a religion of peace.”


Trampled in Wal-Mart

November 28, 2008

This is asinine.   Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede

Un-fuckin-beleevable.  This store, every store, so desperate for a little profit, builds up hopes so high that somebody might save ten bucks, that somebody has finally been trampled.  At the same time, ordinary people have bought into an artificial shopping myth that they actually KILLED A GUY!

Makes me ashamed to be a human.

“He Wasn’t In His Right Mind”

November 18, 2008

Every time I get it into my head that I might be able to write, I look at the work of a true master and remember all the years of training and experience that I don’t have.

Seems to me that writing is something that is, or is not. Do, or do not. There is no “try”. A Writer has to write. Seems to me that a Writer is always writing. Those of us who Don’t Have It can sit down occasionally and toss off something that may be Writing… it may be words strung together, perfectly punctuated, and even make sense.

And against the work of a Writer, it looks pretty sad.  Like the music of a McDonald’s commercial set against the Beatles.  It’s not only the years of sweat and effort, it’s the Gift.  You either got it, or you don’t.

Write on, Mr Vanderleun.

The Answer

November 16, 2008

song chart memes
more music charts

Semper Fi

November 10, 2008

Happy birthday, USMC.  Every Marine should have America’s undying respect.