I thought this was so much more worthy of recognition than Saddam Hussein being captured:

Keiko, the killer whale star of the “Free Willy” movies, was buried Monday in a snow-bound pasture during the deep darkness of Nordic winter in a ceremony kept secret from the public.

The roughly six-ton whale died Friday in a Norwegian bay where his team was trying to reintroduce him to the wild. His trainers said the likely cause of death was pneumonia.

“We wanted to let him be at peace,” said Dane Richards, one of his caretakers. “He’s free now and in the wild.”

Free to rot in a desolate and dark area of the earth that no man should ever set foot in. But really, how often does a 6 ton whale, genetically designed to swim the world’s freezing oceans, die of pneumonia? It can’t be often. Can’t be! It has to be some sort of a christmas miracle!!!~1

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Who we elected

December 12, 2003

Reading the news today I see there’s more questionable ongoings with Bush & co. More specifically, Vice President Cheney.

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Pentagon audit has found Vice President Dick Cheney’s former company may have overcharged the Army by $1.09 per gallon for nearly 57 million gallons of gasoline delivered to citizens in Iraq, senior defense officials say.

Auditors found potential overcharges of up to $61 million for gasoline that a Halliburton subsidiary delivered as part of its no-bid contract to help rebuild Iraq’s oil industry.

“…the politically connected company received a no-bid contract to help rebuild Iraq.”

Not really that surprising if you know about everything else they’re into. Take a second to watch this documentary (first 1:40 is in Dutch, everything after is in English.)

I don’t usually get too deep into politics, because in the end, everyone seems seems to be full of shit – everyone has their own agenda. Same old story. But this documentary is worth watching, mainly because it displays the type of stuff asshole politicians do once they’re in power. Only, they’re usually smart enough to make their shady deals behind the scenes. Alas, our current president is George W Bush, so that is not the case at all.

Most people don’t know – because there’s never any mention of it – that Bush and quite a few of his pals belong to a large company called The Carlyle Group. I read about it recently thanks to an article done by the large and annoying Michael Moore. Yeah, him. While he puts his own slant on things, he does have some interesting stuff to say. If he would keep his movies and writings documentary style rather than ‘liberal hippy’ style I think more people would like to listen to them. Maybe even some of those redneck republicans. Anyway… the documentary basically talks about the following:

While they’re working for this company, Bush & co abuse their positions of power in our government to make money for said company… and of course, themselves. Everything from selling weapons for the company to our military – weapons we may not need – to providing the people of Iraq (once the country is rebuilt) with a huge market of things like, for instance, cell phones. Something Iraqis weren’t given the chance to have before the war. Carlyle will take care of all of that. How nice of them. They are profiting on the weapons for the war and they are profiting on the result of the war.

Needless to say, someone who is in the position to make money off of war should not be in the position to MAKE war. Guess we screwed up there, huh?

It also covers other things, like how the Bin laden family and lots of Saudis who just might be funding violent Islamic groups are partners in the Carlyle Group. In fact, (and you can read this anywhere) the morning that our World Trade Center towers were destroyed and our pentagon was hit, Osama Bin Laden’s brother was at a Carlyle Group meeting in Washington. The day before, he was at the meeting with George Bush SR himself. Need I also mention that GB SR is a part of the Carlyle group as well? Yes, he makes trips to Kuwait, and does his dealings there, where the people love him. They love him because of…you guessed it…Gulf War I.

I like to look at things fairly – I am by no means an ultra liberal with a bleeding heart, but I find that really shocking. I think most people would.

The documentary presents straight facts, all very disturbing. So check it out.

Lesson of the day: it’s an all out war on terrorists and those who house them, UNLESS, of course, there’s a profit to be made.

Yep, we have soldiers dying in Iraq on a daily basis, and this guy wants to run for president again. Sad thing is, people will vote for him. Please don’t let something like this happen again.

Rubbernecking

December 9, 2003

Apparently, America is now obsessed with rich, stupid people. There’s MTV’s Rich Girls, the new Trump show, The Apprentice and Simple Life. As far as I can tell, one show is about two rich girls who whine a lot and are incapable of doing very simple things. Another is about Trump being a bastard and firing people who work for him, set up as a game show. And then the other…about two girls who are incapable of doing very simple things, but this time, on a farm. Each of these people has earned the right to have a show on primetime television because they’re rich. There’s nothing very interesting about them at all. In fact, from what I’ve seen they’re just god damned annoying.

But they can buy all the attention they so crave, and plenty of Americans are willing to watch their shows because it’s there when they turn the TV on and because while the humor is shallow and disappointing, it is there. “Haha, these people are fucking stupid! And rich! How strange!” The novelty lasts a whole few seconds, but these millionaires are getting: A) more money, and B) plenty of attention and fame. They’re everywhere!

And don’t get me wrong. I wouldn’t care about it if TV didn’t mean so much to our society…but it does, and so far nobody is repulsed by the fact that these assholes have bought themselves a timeslot to showcase their wonderful lives.

Anyway, let’s take Simple Life. What is the obession with Paris Hilton and this Nicole “musta-been-a-hole-in-the-condom” Ritchie girl? It’s not like they’ve contributed anything to the world. Have they? When your claim to fame is filming yourself sucking some guy’s cock and glaring at the camera like an attention whore, you should be considered a dirty, dirty slut. Not an American idol. I mean, I find it funny when movie stars get as much attention as they do…but these girls aren’t movie stars or musicians. Same goes for Trump, an ugly old dude with supermodel wives who seems to get everything in his life based on one fact: he has money. Yeah, having a lot of money has always meant power and a sort of fame, but why would you make an effort to give rich people more attention? It should be the opposite. Their shows should fail miserably. Fuck them, they’re happy

You’re not. At least not all the time, right? Tomorrow you’ll have to get up and go to work or school and you’ll come home tired and wish you had the next day off. You’ll continue this until you’re old enough to retire, to sit at home and burn your horde of hard earned cash on arthritis medication. So why bother? Does it give society some sort of joy? Day-dreaming about how cool being the yuppie daughter of a hotel owner would be? Or how interesting it would be living your life as the bastard child of an old pop star?

Either way, twenty-something million people watched the debut of Simple Life. Give or take 5 million 14 year olds who tuned in to masturbate to Paris Hilton in a night gown, and you have a lot of other people actually interested in watching her act like a jackass..why? Being rich and beautiful isn’t contagious. It’s not going to catch.

What’s the goal of the show anyway? Its not really about how dumb they are. it’s about how privledged they are. We’ve got lots of money and this show is dedicated to rubbing it in your face. We have everything: you have nothing. And living on a farm somewhere, milking motherfuckingcows or struggling at a fast food restaraunt is something we’ll never have to worry about. They know nothing about being a normal person who has to deal with everyday pain, they lucked out. And that alone is supposed to be entertaining.

Least there’s somebody out there giving them some shit. Enter our eternal savior, Norm Macdonald

At the tr�s swank soiree for The O.C., a seemingly endless stream of reporters, Industry types and mostly Fox costars took turns chatting up the Simple girls. During my interview, Norm Macdonald asked Paris how much money her family makes. After Paris played along for a bit, he turned to Nicole.

Norm: “Isn’t Lionel Richie a black guy?”
Paris: “She’s black!”
Nicole: “I am black!”
Norm: “You’re black?”

Noticeably annoyed, the girls returned to the interview and Paris answered what she missed most during the show. … But soon after, as Nicole went on and started lamenting the “dumb crappy bars” of Arkansas, Norm struck again.

Norm: “Did you get in any trouble because you’re black?”
Nicole: “No! You’re so rude.”
Norm: “I thought hillbillies didn’t care for black people.”
Nicole: “They love me.”
Paris: “They love her.”
Norm: “Because you’re not black!”
Nicole: “Yes, I am black.”

Yes. If the rich deserve any attention, its in some form of petty harrassment. Get to it. And please, don’t watch these stupid fucking shows.

I liked this story:

A Texas woman was sentenced to 10 years in jail for running over the manager of a McDonald’s with her car because she wanted mayonnaise on her cheeseburger.

“I gave her everything she asked for — mayonnaise, no mustard, onions, everything I could possibly do for this lady. Mayo, mayo, mayo, and it’s still not good enough,” Jenkins told reporters outside the courtroom.

Times like this I find myself asking what’s wrong with society. Mayonnaise on a burger? That’s goddamn insane. But violence and fast food, that’s… well, that’s something special. I’m not sure there’s anything more American than that. All that’s missing is a firearm.

Let’s do it right next time, people. You shame me as fellow countrymen.