You Can’t Have It Both Ways

21 08 2008

Shamelessly stolen from Skippy The Bush Kangaroo.

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Random Thoughts

14 08 2008

I was talking to Ivy last week about the state of the nation and the Russia/Georgia war and she said “I’m sort of waiting for the other shoe to drop.”

Now, I know you want to be talking up some Bigfoot right now so bear with me.

As we watch an Arkansas Democratic Party leader slaughtered and the news at one of my juke joints last night the news blared with the press conference that President Bush stating we were supporting Georgia in this matter, Ivy’s words blazed through my cranium.

I was sitting with an older gentleman who leans right of the political aisle and he asked me about Barack Obama and how he would deal with this situation if he were president.

I told him these things were not about right or left because I knew he was itching for a debate and I wasn’t in the mood. We sit comfortably having a hopps and barley beverage and so we have no idea what it is like having tanks drive down our street is what I tell him.

To change the conversation, I asked him what it was like to live in the 60s.

He said very similar to what was going on now.

In Hoots, I’m seeing graffiti that is anti-war. In Hooterville? (I realize I’m showing my age here and for clarification, I see Hooterville as my entire county if you were wondering.)

Is this all related? Probably not.

This is a rambling post with no point really but are we waiting for the other shoe to drop? We are very lucky in this country in so many ways.

But I’m wary.

The normalcy of my life continues. Here at the commune, a 9-year-old niece is going over her spelling words.

We move forward.





Retro George Bush

29 06 2008

A walk through the past with our president, George Bush.





Caption This Photo Of Bush Holding A Baby

6 06 2008

It’s that time again to caption a picture of Bush. After a whirlwind and not necessarily pleasant week for your favorite Newscoma, I got nothing.

What say you?

Photo credit





Caption This Photo Of Bush Chest Bumping A Cadet

29 05 2008

I have no idea.

I’m not that clever but the picture is hilarity at its best.





Josh Brolin As George Bush

8 05 2008

Josh Brolin is going to play George Bush in the new Oliver Stone film.

He’s got the grimace down, I’ll give him that.





Obligatory Post On Pennsylvania Primary

22 04 2008

If you don’t want to know anything about the Pennsylvania Primary, I suggest that you look at this picture of a man who had an alligator in his car when he was arrested.

George Bush is on Deal or No Deal. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain got their wrestling on.

Ahh, the joys of American Politics and how it seeps into pop culture.

I don’t know who is going to win today. I assume Clinton will but not by the landslide predicted a couple of months ago.

And the story that sits on the backburner as candidates run like hyenas toward a wounded gazelle is that it’s okay for felons to join the military but not gay people.

Felons.

Under pressure to meet combat needs, the Army and Marine Corps brought in significantly more recruits with felony convictions last year than in 2006, including some with manslaughter and sex crime convictions.

Data released by a congressional committee shows the number of soldiers admitted to the Army with felony records jumped from 249 in 2006 to 511 in 2007. And the number of Marines with felonies rose from 208 to 350.

Notice the words “sex crime convictions?”

I am constantly perplexed by our government.