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February 17, 2006

like a cow shitting on a turntable

I saw Final Destination III last night and from a gore perspective it was a let-down, and certainly not as disturbing as I or II. Aside from the two Paris/Nicole girls who got fried in the tanning beds, and the guy who got his head smashed in the lat pull-down machine, most of the death set-ups were contrived and only mildly gory. Jeez, if yer gonna have a gorefest, show some GORE! Oh yeah, the nail-gun accident was pretty horrid too.

Speaking of gore, at first I regarded the Cheney Valentine's Day Massacre Shooting as not so much of a big deal, and that the media frenzy surrounding it was kind of silly and a result of a slow press week. Mistakes happen, and even my brother was shot by his dog on one hunting trip.

On the other hand, when you are a somewhat important political figure, you really should consider the impact sharing or not sharing information with the public. The shit-slinging I saw Mary Matlin do this week in defense of Cheney's silence was just pathetic. She was clearly called in for some severe damage control - watching her on TV was like seeing a cow take a dump on a turntable at Rave-level beats-per minute.

When I think about the current administration's actions and behavior I frequently wonder if their outrageously stupid acts are attributable to pure ignorance, or are their actions contemptuous of the common American? I'll have to go for the latter, as neither Bush nor Cheney are stupid, and they didn't get to where they are today by being ignorant fuckups. Adding Cheney's recent media mistake to his past acts of pure contempt - like wearing children's clothing to a Holocaust memorial service, and swearing on the floor of the U.S. Capitol - you start to get a very bad impression of this administration during this dark time in our history. They have theirs, and to hell with anyone else or what they think. We are simply fucked for the next 3 years, all of us, even the idiots who voted for them who deserve being sneered at from the Oval Office deeper into the bowels of poverty.

Really, if you are still an apologist for this administration you are either brain dead or a contrarian who exists just to piss people off.

Madonna's got a hernia. I too had hernia surgery, albeit in high school. You like get this big bulge down there, or your guts come out through your 'nads.

I am off to the friend's farm this weekend for some rest, relaxation and maybe some cross-country skiing in Canaan Valley, WV. My host recently threw his back out, and as a four-time thrown one I may encourage him to chill. Regardless it will be good to get out of town.

Posted by jimbo at February 17, 2006 2:09 PM


Madonna, Jimbo, and I are in the hernia club!

Dontcha think old Dick was drunk as a skunk and that is probably the real reason it was all hushed up until he could sober up and the witnesses could all get their stories lined up? I'm just hypothesizing.

Posted by: homer at February 17, 2006 7:25 PM

I had a tanning bed incident myself, once. Thank god for foreskin.

Posted by: sean at February 18, 2006 2:59 PM

Bush is not stupid?!? LOL! That's funny!

Posted by: Bubala at February 19, 2006 9:55 AM