Monday, December 18, 2006

Sure you're telling the truth. It's not like you guys have ever lied about anything...

In the latest display of politico-douche baggery,
a bunch of congressmen who decided to go on
holiday to our Communist neighbor to the South have been told by Cuban government officials (in socialist Cuba though, that's a bit redundant) that the man on the right hand side of your screen is perfectly fine, healthy, and returning to power soon. And the best part is that the Congressmen over there have expressed absolutely no skepticism about this whatsoever. Unfuckingbelievable.

Needless to say, this is pretty much par for the course for communist regimes in general, and Havana in particular. I know alot of non-Cuban folks in Miami get irked at the passion with which Cuban-Americans/"exiles" hate Castro, but it's not without reason. The sad part of the whole thing is that through a combination of a) forcing his political opponents either out of the country or to the firing squad and b) sheer staying power, he has destroyed the political culture and broken the will of the Cuban people, a island with a history dating back to 1492 of struggling, sacrificing, and shedding blood in the fight for freedom. Unfortunately, the more time goes by, the more I wonder if anything will change there anytime soon. Needless to say, you can expect a HUGE post here as soon as our Adidas-lovin' friend finally shuffles off this mortal coil and joins the choir invisible.

As a final aside note on this short rant that's probably been discussed elsewhere much wittier than I ever could-- How ironic is it that Castro, that supposed great revolutionary against imperialism and money grubbing capitalists, is convalescing wearing a FUCKING ADIDAS TRACK SUIT??? Couldn't break out the old olive green fatigues, for old time's sake? He looks like some goon on The Sopranos hanging out at the Bing.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Bullshit of the Week

So apparently I've been named the Time Person of the Year! And so have you, dear reader. Apparently some douchebag yuppies over at Time Magazine have decided to name "You" as the Person of the Year. The logic here is that the internet has allowed all of us to connect on a global level and everyone is participating. So basically Time Magazine is full of shit.

First of all, not everyone is blogging, putting up videos, or even has a myspace. Yes, it's popular and trendy but that doesn't mean it's the most earth shattering thing to happen in 2006. If they really wanted to go down this path, they should've gone ahead and named those YouTube guys people of the year for getting a cool billion and a half out of Google. Go YouTube guys! Stick it to the man!

Unfortunately, I can see these guys thinking that this was really clever and imagine the following exchange occuring at Time's main office:

Tool #1: Hey I know! Let's make EVERYONE Person of the Year!

Tool #2: Huh?

Tool #3: Yeah, except instead of saying everyone, we'll put a reflective piece of foil on the cover and say it's YOU!

Tool #2: Wow that is clearly the most clever thing anyone here has ever come up with!

Tool #4: Brilliant!

Tool #1: Alright let's grab our segways and head to Starbucks!

But no. That's not what happened. This is what happened. They basically compared blogging idiots like me and 13 year old MySpacers/Facebookers to Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin respectively. I amend my previous statement. Not only is Time full of shit, they have also apparently NEVER LOOKED AT MYSPACE BEFORE EVER! Are they serious? Are they comparing Ben Franklin's little timeless pearls of wisdom to some nineteen year old punk showing off her first tattoo with Tinkerbell Wallpaper and Gwen Stefani playing in the background? Did they actually compare “These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot may, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” to well this? You know who I nominate for Person of the Year? The guy who made this page.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Well here goes nothing...

Well I'm doing this completely on the suggestion of my good friend, Sgt Bryan Reyes of the US Army, who just told me, "Djmmm46, you're the king of rants and random thoughts...youre the pacino of gifted children." I have absolutely no idea what this means, but what the hell, why not? Unfortunately for you, dear reader, I am not in a ranting type of mood, at least not tonight. In the meantime, I'd like to dedicate this blog (are blogs dedicated like books?) to Bryan and to all American soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen serving the United States abroad and encourage you to donate to the American Red Cross.
Well there's my first post AND my first link! Hooray!