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Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 08:20 PM PDT

Dialogue, Schmieologue

by boriskamite

I see traces of welcome for Bernie Sanders stepping up for the presidential race here. Unfortunately, it is couched in the parenthetical hope that it may push Hillary to the left, or "start a dialogue."

Which is precisely the wrong message. You can all talk yourself blue, but that is the most passive response you can offer to offer to the crisis currently confronting our country. And it shows that people will bow to the notion that money equals power.

Let's just accept that reality and there's a fair chance it will be a reality.

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Wed Apr 15, 2015 at 08:57 PM PDT

The Acceptance stage

by boriskamite

Most/Many/Some of you are familiar with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross' "On Death and Dying" or have heard of the distillation of the stages of grief. Denial is the first, iirc, acceptance is the last.

Can we not look upon HClinton's current campaign as the completion of grief-work for liberalism in America?

One of the stages in the middle is "bargaining with God." I think the insistence on Elizabeth Warren running is roughly equivalent to that stage.

But if the DIE has been cast, we might seek the serenity of acceptance. Perhaps Americans take their dramas a bit too seriously; which, ironically ends up in Exceptional American Silliness.

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I do remember Hillary's 2008 announcement "I'm in to win." Bet that one was market-tested to death.

So tomorrow {{Sunday, Sunday at US 30 drag strip!!}} will she echo and say "I'm in to gin it up?"

I really don't expect her to say anything memorable. Verbally, Hill has always been like tofu that has been rained upon. Despite the desperate "AND I AM A LOVING GRANDMA!" update added to her lukewarmly received "Hard Choices" (remember when cutting brush was "hard work?") the verbal gerbils are unlikely to spin, but the where....

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Wed Mar 18, 2015 at 08:26 PM PDT

K-rickets on this?

by boriskamite

I was one of those who willingly accepted the narrative "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!"

Until I saw Michael Brown using his size to intimidate the store owner from whom he shoplifted his cigarillos.

I made a few comments in the diaries on the subject, but felt I was treading murky waters. One commenter suggested that Michael Brown may have suffered racial insults from the storeowner.

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Sat Feb 14, 2015 at 08:35 PM PST

I can haz oligarchy

by boriskamite

There are things I can't help loving about Barbara Bush. And no, not her perception that Katrina refugees in Houston were having the time of their lives on cots in a stadium.

It was the time when, as First Lady, she invited a bunch of homeless D.C. kids to the White House and read them a story about a puppy. And after the story was over, she asked them if they had a puppy.

I have some fuzzy memory of the LA times reporter noting that the children looked at her, perplexed.

Do we have a puppy?  WE ARE FUCKING HOMELESS!

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Sun Feb 08, 2015 at 01:10 PM PST

I am Brian's Knee.

by boriskamite

Or Knee-Jerk???
It has become apparent to the jaded corner of my eye, that the big news blog-job du semaine is Brian Williams inability to come to terms with what an RPG IS.

To be Frank (Reynolds)(newscaster), I actually spent more time reading about Bobbi Kristina this week. Wouldn't it be actually more interesting to find out what actually happened in that situation, than to explore the shock equivalent to what carpets can give you, to discover dishonest high-profile journalism?

Bobby Brown's sister broke a wine bottle over her nephews head because he called her a crackhead. (I would love to discover that she wailed "Look who's a crackhead now!")

And the commenters who follow the story are, for the most part, folks typing to the deaf ears of the Houston/Brown families: "It's not about you!"

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After Kerry "lost" the election to youknowwho, I was coming off of doing my damnedness to make some effort toward his election, by the mealy measure of phone-banking the weekend before the election. I had cringed through his Pendleton-donning, rifle-yielding episode-the obligatory political sign language to speak to gun owners--while realizing that the level on which the Kerrys killed for their sustenance was likely to be an accomplice down the line for the foie-gras.

When the loss was clarified, a little varmit ran across my mind, and in the marks of the long-nailed prints left behind, I read a shorthand that said "Oh god, he really sucked as a candidate."

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Sat Dec 13, 2014 at 06:00 PM PST

Two Women Challenge Obama

by boriskamite

(Ok, I'll get this over with and mention that Hillary wasn't one of them--she subtly denigrates him if she thinks it can win her favor for her entitled destiny, but it is beneath her to actually challenge him.)

Obviously this is going to be about Elizabeth Warren. My mind has been wandering the halls thinking it is probably is better if she stays in the Senate, cuz the prez thing is 8 years max. And it seems the human mind calls for a Messiah. And Obama burned us in that way, right? And Chris Matthews weighed in, but refrained from the "chill up the leg." Instead he said he'd never heard a speech like this in Congress.

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And as we all know, god is a white male who speaks English. Just like his bff, Jesus.

Disclaimers:

I liked David Letterman. I love Jimmy Fallon, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert.

But I take umbrage with Dick Cavett's contention that we should pay no mind that late night TV shouldn't be restricted to white males because the arts are not a democracy.

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Sun Mar 30, 2014 at 02:25 PM PDT

Hillary and Jeb, the Neo-coys

by boriskamite

Much buzz today about The Fawning in Las Vegas. Makes you feel like a frog that realized the water was too hot and jumped out. It is too mild to describe this disgraceful behavior of politicians as Adelson ass-kissing. It births a new term AAL--avid ass-licking. Sorry for the visual, but nothing is going to cut through the shit that this is. A parody of America, suitably situated in Las Vegas which is also a parody of America. (Why bother visiting NYC, when there's a faux NYC in LV?!)

Honestly, the most striking anti-aesthetic experience I ever had in my one and only trip to Las Vegas was entering Caesars Palace. You really can't get more End-Of-Empire as that place.

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Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 07:53 PM PDT

The Rube Goldberg Suicide Machine

by boriskamite

When you have "rational actors" like Peter King suggesting Flight 370 was a suicide plot by the pilot or co-pilot....

{High-pitched Jon Stewart voice}: You know you're in trouble.

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Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 03:55 PM PDT

The angry doctors convention

by boriskamite

It doesn't take too long for everything to go to hell. You don't have to be a former encyclopedia salesperson to know that the information highway is choked with bleak mini-malls that are primarily subsidized by residents of half-way houses waiting for free refills of high-fructose corn syrup.

And nothing is more pernicious than those single-moms, stay at home moms, etc., that get doctors angry with their simple tricks to cure baffling maladies.

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