Friday, October 29, 2010

The Rand Paul Stomp

I have a sneaking suspicion the Republicans' vision for America doesn't match up with my own. This kind of thing shouldn't be happening.

At least there's some guy in the background going, "No, no, no, no, c'mon," and the head stomping guy quits. So maybe they're not so far gone. It'd be good if they could be reasoned with, especially since I heard they had "Do not tread on me" stickers. Is there anything more ridiculous, under the circumstances?

Monday, October 25, 2010

O'Donnell: "God's Voice In Congress"

Christine O'Donnell says,

“God, you gave me this desire,” she said. “You gave me this desire of my heart to serve the people of Delaware to go in there and be your voice in Congress.”
So if she's elected she'll be God's voice in Congress. This is scary stupid.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Does Vilsack Work At NPR?

Juan Williams has been on Fox, what? ... forever? And apparently he's never said anything to raise the ire of his other employer NPR? In that whole time?

Personally, I don't listen to or watch NPR or Fox News. But I used to see Juan Williams on Fox back when I did watch it, several years ago. He was on Brit Hume's show in the afternoon. Then one day I quit cold turkey and never went back. I hate Fox News as much as anyone in the world.

As for NPR, I really haven't got time for it. Or the inclination. I don't like listening to the radio, etc. So I'm missing it. I don't even know what Juan Williams did at NPR.

Still, just going on the limited facts I've gotten piecemeal through the day, it sounds clearly like a case of NPR overreacting. If a guy states a fact about his feelings about 9/11 and Muslims, even though it's something I disagree with, it seems like he isn't beyond redemption. Plus, I heard he was even trying to talk down Bill O'Reilly about some of his more extreme views. So it wasn't a matter of hatred of Muslims for Juan Williams, apparently, but just a bad association for him in his mind when he flies. It sounds very unreasonable, but it's a hangup he has, I would call it. He didn't say he shouts them down or tries to kill them, etc.

Anyway, all's well for him, since Fox News (those scurrilous SOBs) gave him a position and a $2 million contract.

My big memory of Juan Williams on the Brit Hume show is that they always browbeat him. Brit was a terrible bully on that show and bullied anyone who even slightly disagreed with him. It was a disagreeable show, in my opinion. Juan had a hard time holding his own against the crumbs on the show.

The whole thing reminds me of Tom Vilsack, the mad sacker of people who did no crime. Is Tom Vilsack, speaking of crumbs, working at NPR? Did he have something to do with this idiotic decision?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Aqua Buddha

What is Aqua Buddha anyway? I never heard of him till this year. But it seems Aqua Buddha is the name of the god that Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul (R) worships, or something.

I'm not one to get in the way of someone's religion. If that's what he worships, of course that's his right as an American citizen and human being. I will defend anyone's right to worship whatever they want, be it rock, steel, a chunk of plaster, a flea they picked off their dog, anything. When I say I will defend their right to worship it, of course I'm hoping it doesn't come to a fist fight or weapons. I mean I will speak up if I feel they're being wronged in some way.

But that doesn't mean I won't make fun of it, because of course that's my right. I mean, picking a flea off a dog and worshiping it? To me, that's ridiculous. In my opinion, fleas aren't worthy of worship. They're worthy of a swift and painful death. But they're relatively tough to kill.

And to worship a chunk of plaster, that's also ridiculous. Which is what a lot of these Buddhas are. I sold some of them on eBay a few years ago. I had some Buddhas, swamis, etc., made of plaster. One of them got to the guy with its head broken off, so I had to refund his money. But I let him keep it, since what do I want with a severed head statue? So I suppose he kept it ... enjoyed his money back ... and got a lot of good worship in.

Was it Rand Paul I sold it to? I don't have any records of my sales from those days -- just my memory, and I couldn't say it was Rand Paul, and I couldn't say it wasn't. I hadn't heard of him back then. Even if it was him, it didn't ring any bells. But it doesn't seem likely, you know, in the total scheme of things. Although obviously he needs to get them somewhere, so it could've been me.

So I'm not a hypocrite, just because I sold a few of these, because I'm not making any judgments here. If that's what he wants to worship, like I said ... it's fine with me.

Now, what is the Aqua part of Aqua Buddha all about? It could be the statues out by the koi pond, or in the koi pond. I've seen Buddhas under water before, like in aquariums. It keeps the fish very zenned out, one assumes.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Reid Should Win Just Out Of Nevada's Self-Interest

If a state has the Senate's most powerful senator, they shouldn't kick him out and choose someone who won't do them any good.

Like in this quote:

For Reid, the challenge was to project a more likable image and to remind Nevadans of his considerable clout, which has allowed him to funnel mortgage relief, renewable energy investments and infrastructure dollars to the economically battered Silver State. 
Sharron Angle's not going to be able to get anything done for them. It seems like they ought to keep their self-interest in mind.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


I almost forgot to comment about it being 10-10-10, which would've been a disaster. Not only is the world waiting to hear what I have to say about it, but if I didn't get this in I would have to wait another 100 years.

Will I be here 100 years from now? Of course I will. By then, imagine how many computers I will have gone through. If I get one every four or five years, that'll be 25 or so.

It's a propitious series of numerals, as propitious as any can be, I guess. For better, for worse. Reminds me of Rin Tin Tin.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Sri Masturbananda

I wrote about Sri Tamasananda a couple months ago. Like most of these yogic names, it's a combination of a word and ananda, meaning the bliss of whatever it is. In this case, Tamasananda means the bliss of the tamas guna, generally the least liked one of all.

Today I'm thinking of another great saint, Sri Masturbananda, with his very own unspoken source of bliss. Often spending his time alone, when he does finally appear in public he's usually smiling. At least a beatific grin. The swami is also the patron saint of magazine readers everywhere.

Monday, October 04, 2010