Thursday, May 22, 2014

Existing in New York City: Bored to the Bone

Say Goodbye to: Bob Welch, one of the best MLB pitchers in the 1990s with the LA Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics (he pitched in 3 World Series).  He won over 200 games in 13 seasons, was a 3-time All-Star and won the Cy Young Award in 1990, when he also was the last MLB pitcher to win over 25 games (he won 27) in one season. Bob Welch, 57, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics).

I Sit Twiddling My Thumbs and Yawning
Yes, things are becoming that boring to me.  BORING.  Politics is boring.  The same ol' same ol' rehashed crap slung at us again and again.  Our Great White Fathers force feeding us pap.  Gruel crap.  Tasteless gruel crap sold via lies.  Every now and then, even the dumbest bullshit tastes better than this gruel crap made with lies.

What is the purpose behind dehumanizing the earth?  What is the board-room reasoning of these banks to keep on deliberately stealing money, property, savings, pensions from us dumb ass U.S. citizens who continue to put our money [not my money] in these pirate banks and continue  to borrow money from them, use their credit cards, investing through them, and continuing to buy mortgages from them.  But going against them is boring.  Like the Occupy Movement got boring; that's why it fizzled out; there is only so much head-beating and rounded-up-and-jailed situations the rebellious can take; especially a rebellion led by spoiled rich brat White kids.

Being bored turns me cynical.  And when I'm cynical, I'm hard to live with.  Being cynical means you're bent in the crazy didactic-reasoning winds blowing through your furrowed mind toward pessimism.

I tried to watch Hillbilly Hillary Clinton on some rightwing-leaning network politico show Sunday but I just couldn't.  I watched it long enough though to notice Hillbilly Hill is blimping up.  Being hillbilly rich bloats you up like she's gotten [what a marriage, eh?  Both Hillbilly Hillary and Slick Willie are politicking about the world on We the People of the US's tax dollars (they both get millions of dollars a year from we suckers who put them in the catbird seat of politics) and never see each other.  Besides Hill's gone through the "'pause" and ain't into sex no more; and Slick Willie's had a heart attack so he can't cut the mustard like he once did.

Speaking of New Millionaires, our president last week or so had to reveal his worth to the accountants and he's estimated to be worth from 1 million to 7.5 million.  So our political system creates another New Millionaire.  How many of our worthless Federal Reserve-produced dollars do We the People of the US pay out in salaries to these bloated, pompous, ridiculous asses?

What's going on in the USA is what's called "playing the game."  These Ivy League successes have the advantage on us poor boobs who went to regular old state colleges and universities.  They were taught how to play the game.  It's a Machiavellian World and you must have the skills of that ancient con man to play the game with contacts enough to bowl your way to strike after strike as you strive to complete a perfect game.

I'm slowing down theses days.  The older I get the lazier I get.  Does everyone want to be asleep when they die?  That sentence just hit me between the eyes and woke me up.  Yes, I think, I want to be asleep or be blindsided (like a cop's wildfiring with impunity rampage leaving an AKA slug in the back of the blown-open skull...or be run over by an eighteen-wheel asphalt truck on a lonely Texas highway.  What a way to go! my friends might all cheer as they viewed my mangled body as I repose in my casket).

for The Daily Grower  

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Existing in New York City: I'm Glad I'm Going to Die Before Chaos Ends Humankind

I've Got to Get the Hell Off This Planet
I would hate to be a young person just entering adulthood in today's carnival of doom world.  I have two very young and brilliantly gifted kids in my family, a grandnephew and a grandniece, absolutely charming kids, but I look at them and their passions and I tremble thinking about what chaotic crap they are going to face as they are kicked out of the nest to progress on their own on into real life.

I thought of them as I listened to President Obama a week ago trumpeting over in the Philippines his promoting of his and his corporate cronies' TransPacific Trade Pact (Japan turned him down) and on the side warning Russia and Putin that "we" (I love the way these sleazy politicians use that term when talking about the back-room secret deals they are up to) will punish Russia for its threatening the Neo-Nazi chaps in the Ukraine, a territory that has been involved in Russian history since the earliest days of the Czars.  I'm thinking, what in the hell is our president doing traipsing all about the world while here at home Chaos continues to decimate this country with California now admitting it's running out of water (also the mayor of Las Vegas saying Sin City is running out of water) and still suffering the worst drought in the state's history and I'm thinking, in a stream of consciousness trip, what if Mexico amassed troops on our borders threatening to take back the territory we stole from them back in Old Slaveholding Tom Jefferson's day?  You catch my drift?

And then our tornado-prone states suffered a series of town-flattening and human-killing tornadoes from Oklahoma, down through Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama, and Obama (our next multimillionaire ex-President) was still flying about the Pacific Rim promoting corporate doom on the Pacific Rim countries plus he was on a mission to sell drones to Australia.  Such bullshit.  It's hard to contemplate the future with so much bullshit being flung daily in our stupid faces.  As our rightwing nutjobs begin babbling racist crap (one the creepy billionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, a team composed mostly of Black players with a Black coach), once again this country is dividing up along the old Civil War lines, the South rising again (let's hear a Rebel Yell!), promoting racist attitudes as it gerrymanders districts from all-Black to all-White and renews pre-Civil Rights anti-Black voting limitations and wants to wave the Confederate Flag and the Ten Commandments over its statehouses.

To say this country is fucked up is an understatement.  Racist pigs oinking their stupid racist statements with impunity (like that asshole rancher Bundy who's deliberately cheating the American people out of rents as he uses federal lands to increase the dollars in his overflowing coffers while in the same areas Native Americans are having their sacred lands stolen from them).  And I'm hollering "Hypocrites" as I watch television kissing the asses of our worthless celebrities and following wide-eyed the foppish foolishness of British royalty, especially making goo-goo eyes over the everyday habits of Prince William and his dumbass wife and Prince "Nazi-uniform Wearing" Harry, both worthless children of a failed marriage whose mother was a royal slut and whose father is a worthless piece of crap from a family (with a Prussian-Nazi past) that is draining the British economy to the tune of multimillions of Euro dollars a year as pretend rulers.  And our White-controlled news media glorifies everything British, including Brit actors and actresses, Brit vaudeville on Broadway, Brit musicians, Brit writers, Brit chefs (Brit traditional food the worst food in the world), and Brit announcers (watch golf on television and most of the on-air commentators are Brits).

In the meantime, our ultra-stupid Congress people are still poised to bail out our vulgar banks as these crooks (pirates) continue to deal in derivatives and continue throwing people out of their homes and now are scheming to rent these homes back to people at sky-high prices.  In the meantime, our big oil giants are given free passes to continue to defile our atmosphere and are allowed to drill, drill, drill wherever the hell they want.  The excessively greedy British Petroleum who was the cause of the worst oil spill in human history are back to drilling away with impunity in our Gulf.  And our Capitalist Pig class is going about either ruining our cities or rezoning them in favor of real estate developers (check out how Billionaire Mayor Mike Bloomberg rezoned New York City in favor of his hi-rise-luxury-apartment-and-office building developers...and I recently watched a documentary on how Billionaire Mike sold off a huge chunk of Coney Island to a developer who has now allowed his purchase to go fallow for several years now).

Plus, this nation is deep in debt with the corrupt Federal Reserve printing bales of worthless dollars as it still shovels huge piles of this worthless cash into the pirate banks and our government continues to base our economy on WAR, with our truly dumbass and witless Sec'y of State, John "Ketchup Sucking" Kerry going about making a fool of himself threatening Russia over the Ukraine as if the Ukraine is really one of our territories and then going to Africa and peddling US investments that will suck all the wealth out of that continent where native peoples are starving or warring or under the rule of ruthless assholes who are totally corrupt.

I just read an article on Salon predicting the next high-tech bubble bursting and I was so taken by how dumb Salon pundits and commenters are about economics and Wall Street.  Economics is not a science; it is a guessing game.  Bubble-bursting predictors and stock market analysts are the same as Gypsy fortunetellers and voodoo soothsayers or Christian pseudo-prophets (who are predicting the end of time and the coming of the fictional Jewish Jesus (remember, he'll come back out of the clouds (not a part of the heavens, you idiots) riding on a gigantic White horse)).  These birds can only guess at what will happen.  We are in Chaos now.  And in Chaos nothing is real.  Inside Chaos, the reality is that we are now ruled by a Plutocratic 1% that don't give a shit if the stock market crashes or there is a high-tech bubble about to burst.  These Global Marketplace worshipers are so wealthy (not in terms of cash but in terms of capital wealth) they'll make money off the majority going bankrupt.

I just watched the Kentucky Derby and saw 160, 000 pompous assholes going bananas over a bunch of rich assholes' nags running for a measly purse of 2 million dollars, which is chicken feed when it comes to owning race horses and feeding them and housing them and training them and entering them in races.  I was once married to the racing secretary of the New Mexico race tracks and I know for a fact, winners are decided in the stables.  I used to place bets for jockeys who are not allowed to bet on races and when I bet on the jockeys' picks, I won, but when I defied them and bet on my picks, I lost or at best broke even.  Picking winning horses is the same as predicting bubbles bursting or what will happen in the stock market, though currently, I advise people to bet all their savings on oil companies (get in on the fracking boom going on right now), the military industrial complex giants, and the high-end real estate markets.  Make your bonanzas and then get the hell out and move to a mansion in the Caribbean like our wealthiest assholes do.

thegrowlingwolf (as The Daily Growler soothsayer) 
for The 8-Year-Old Daily Growler