Tuesday, March 28, 2006

still here

Its been awhile since my last post. I guess I haven't had much to say.

The wife and I went to the anti-war march last week. A lot of people turned out, the paper estimated 500 so it was probably more like 800 to a thousand. I wasn't feeling especially angry or protesty, I basically went to stand up and be counted, so to speak. Don't get me wrong, the war makes me sick, but it takes a lot of energy to be riled up in the face of such colossal stupidity.

These are dark days, as my buddy C says. The future looks more uncertain with each passing day. I and I live day to day.

Friday, March 10, 2006

another week another dollar

what up cyberworld.
big up to the people strugglin to get a bite to eat.
well, what can I and I say?
I just have one question, tell me straight up, why do people dis political correctness?

I heard my supervisors talking about iran and iraq at lunch. I didn't catch the beginning of the conversation, but I did catch the part where, "Tony", let's call him, expressed his opinion about how the US military screwed up in Fallujah, and that we should have carpet bombed the city off the face of the planet (paraphrase). To be fair, he also suggested giving the citizens opportunity to leave by surrending any weapons. But another point he tried to make was that it was somehow clinton-esque to not do as he(Tony) deemed appropriate.

I guess the political correctness thing was tied to the fact that some general had to resign because he stated that "killing iraqis is fun". Tony went on to explain that General Patton said things much worse than that about the Germans (inferring, I asssume, that he's a national hero, who didn't resign).

Is it that in Tony's mind, political correctness is some degree of sensitivity to the killing and destruction of many many people/lives? It would seem that according to Tony, it should be okay to say that killing iraqis is fun and keep your job as a top commander in the military in iraq.

At least Tony had the courtesy, to allow the innocent Fallujans an opportunity to save themselves.

BTW, I really would like to hear your thoughts about PCness and why some people think its a bad thing.

I gotta give a big up to the man Steve Harvey, who was on NOW this week. He's a brodda that's funny, real, positive and funny. I really liked what he said about hip hop. check it out at "must see tv".

Lastly, I gotta give it up for Wayne Dyer. He's a thinker/speaker from Maui who has a way of seeing life that seems to make sense to me. He's like a philosopher, teacher, synthesist guru that I suppose I've put some faith in, because yes, he convinced me to join OPB (gasp). (I was a member once before, but haven't renewed for a few years) Anyways, if you have any opinions about Dyer's expressions, feel free to fill me in.

holla atchyo boy