Wednesday, March 22, 2006

funny money

this is how much this blog is worth....

My blog is worth $67,744.80.
How much is your blog worth?

my luck, this thing is worth more than I make in a year...

Monday, March 20, 2006

Eye for an Eye leaves everyone blind

48 year old father goes to Iraq for revenge

But last April 11, a year and a day after his son was killed, Johnson told his Iraq-bound Georgia National Guard unit, the 48th Infantry Brigade, he was ready to join them. They ended up at this dustblown base in Iraq's far west, pulling escort duty for fuel convoys on the bomb-pocked desert highways from Jordan.
Why did he do it? The wiry lean Georgian, an easy-talking man with a boyish, sunburned face, tried to answer the question that won't go away.
"It's a lot of things combined," he said. "One, a sense of duty. I was pissed off at the terrorists for 9/11 and other atrocities. Second, I'd only trained. I wanted combat." And then, he said, "there's some revenge involved. I'd be lying if I said there wasn't."

"I don't really have love for Muslim people," Johnson said. "I'm sure there are good Muslims. I try not to be racist." Although he hasn't read the Quran, or spoken with Muslims, he has "heard" the Islamic holy book "teaches to kill Jews and infidels. And it's hard to love people who hate you."

Wow, sexism, racism and hegemony in one article! Not only did he not read the Quran, he hasn’t read a lot of the bible either. I bet he’s read the Left Behind series though. This poor grieving father typifies how Christian machismo has become mainstream. A comic book- video game- ADHD- bible fueled view of masculinity that the president has come to typify. It’s sad and terrifying.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Time flies

Damn, time flies when you’re (not) having fun…I’ve been neglecting this little blog, not due to lack of having anything to say but due to lack of actually having time. I finally made it through the toughest round of exams this month. I must’ve had an average of 4 to 5 hours of sleep. Ever had the feeling you were treading water? Yeah, I felt like that since this semester began. This semester isn’t a breeze as my first. I love it though. I look forward going to school. Resources for things that you care about are always available. The motivation to do things that are soul-sucking however is hard to come by. (here’s comes the typical job rant).My full time job has become more dysfunctional than usual. It seems as though I have to come in at the crack of dawn to make sure that I can anticipate my boss’ needs before he has them. They are such bad managers. I can’t wait to give them the ol’ heave ho. Why not leave now? I will definitely leave in August since my practicum will start (I’ll find out if I got it by the end of the month). My gf and I are talking about finances and I still feel a little uneasy leaving a fulltime job with good benefits. So, I will put up with it for a little more. Besides I am going to an all expenses paid conference in LA, so I want to stay for that. (is that tacky?)

Let’s see, this weekend is the 3rd anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. The more things change the more they stay the same.