Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

“Speed is a poor substitute for accuracy.” -- Real, no-shit, fortune from a fortune cookie

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys in the ground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"The Dildo of Karma rarely comes lubed." -- Unknown

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck,
"FOFF" = Felonious Old Fat Fuck,
"COFF" = Convicted Old Felonious Fool,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset,
A/K/A P01135809, A/K/A Dementia Donnie,
A/K/A Dolt-45, A/K/A Don Snoreleone

Friday, April 4, 2008

Forty Years

It has been 40 years since Dr. King was gunned down.

That was a pretty bad year. Between the murders of Dr. King and that of Sen. Kennedy, there was a feeling that a sure way to get killed was to try and change society. And since then, from Richard Nixon through George W. Bush, we have been treated to a number of presidents who built their candidacy on race-baiting and code words which implied that they were fine with perpetuating discrimination. We have an entire political party which has built the foundation of its presidential campaign apparatus on empowering racism.

You'd think that by now, nearly two generations after Dr. King was assassinated, that we'd have found a way to get past this issue. But we haven't.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was a bad year. I recall, as a teenager then, feeling that something had started down a very bad road...not that I was particularly Christian, but I was self-studying the Bible alone to try "getting" what everyone was on about at that time. I remember thinking that a "snake" of sorts had obviously entered America's Eden. :-(