Thursday, April 16, 2009

Freaky Run

The mainstream media couldn't be more in the bag for President Obama... still. It's absolutely fascinating that the New York Times didn't have anything on their front page today about yesterday's tea party protests. EVERY SINGLE STATE they occurred in. That's how many at last count? 50? Perhaps 250,000 people took part. From corner to corner, ocean to ocean, it could potentially be as high as 500,000. My point here isn't to take a side; agree with the protests or not, what happened is news. That's BIG news. Yet the New York Times decided it simply wasn't important. Not only them: "news" anchors and correspondents on MSNBC and CNN actually denigrated those who took part. Wait. I'm not talking about ideologues like Olbermann who believe conservative thinking should be banished from this land, I'm talking about legitimate news correspondents who are not supposed to give their personal opinions on news stories they are covering; just the damn facts. But no, not for something like what went on yesterday. Many of these people in the news think along the lines of: Dissent against the government, against those who are in power now? How DARE they protest our government?! How DARE they! Our government is looking out for us, they're doing what's right for us, with every stroke of the pen in Washington, with every vote they make on Capitol Hill, with every dollar spent, they are doing great things for the American people and, equally important, for the worldwide opinion of America. Why would anyone in their right mind question and/or criticize our politicians who are finally able to steer our nation in the right direction???? Dissenting fools. What morons. What stoopid stoopid pathetic people. Right?


Mayhaps you're gonna disagree with dissent... but if you want to be respected in your opinions, then respect theirs, you fucking twit ass dipshits.

The North Face trail running shoe -- good for use in the Appalachian Mountains ... but seriously, they are rather small compared to the Rocky Mountains ... Sierra Nevada are sweet, too.  Would definitely use 'em in the Alps, that's for sure.  One thing's for sure -- Jerry Garcia or Bob Weir or Phil Lesh or Blaise Compaoré probably never went running in Liberia, Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Pyongyang, 평양 직할시 조선민주주의인민공화국 平壤直轄市 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國, Türkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Кыргызстан, Киргизия, Uzbekistan, O'zbekiston, Ўзбекистон Республикаси, Tajikistan, Тоҷикистон.  Probably the same with Brent Mydland.  At least that's my gut feeling.  I could be wrong.  I mean, there were a lot of drugs at Grateful Dead shows and the good Lord above, He knows I did my share!
Thursday Afternoon Run: 23 minutes 04 seconds
+46 sec
3 Days Since My Last Run

Noon - 68° - super sunny

Not a bad run even though it was a lot warmer than I prefer. I've really got to stick with running in the early a.m. Added a whole, well, 3/4 of a minute which is a LOT more than I am used to adding. I'm shaking my head now 'cause I don't know why the heck I ever backed down from about 26 minutes to 21 or so. That was stoopid. But I'm working my way back up so that's good. Three more runs in April and I'll have eclipsed March and that's also good. One o' these freakin' days I'll get into more serious running. For now this is better than nothing.
April :: +19 sec· X
4 runs in APRIL:
1 hour & 26 min
6 runs in March:
2 hours 28 min
*** FEBRUARY ***
3 hours 41 min
January 2009
2 hours 54 min
2 hours 42 min
November:2 hours 31 min
October 2008:2 hours 10 min


Thursday's Running Playlist
included most of this album...
Violent Femmes - Freak Magnet (2000)Violent Femmes

Freak Magnet

(originally supposed to be 1998)
Hollywood Is High
Freak Magnet
All I Want
New Generation
In The Dark
Rejoice And Be Happy
Mosh Pit
When You Died
At Your Feet
I Danced
I'm Bad
Happiness Is
A Story
Alright, I'm not sure what to make of this album. Supposedly it was not only a flop but a flop that made the Violent Femmes decide that they will never record another studio album again. It's not that bad. Well... some of it isn't that bad. It's a mixed bag of different styles ranging from a classic Femmes first album sound to practically all out punk. But some of the songs are oddly out of place or just kinda dumb. I don't know. I liked it just fine for running, it distracted me well enough, but I'm not sure I'm gonna ever listen to this again... maybe, though.

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Anonymous said...


"Our" government? The Bilderberg Group plans and decides. Several other governments go along.

Zoooma!! said...

Conspiracy theory bullshit. OUR government is elected by us, the citizens, often misguided, often misled by those seeking the vote to become an elected official. No world group determines who runs our nation. We, therefore, create our own problems by electing the wrong people/trusting those we elect. There are very few politicians we can truly trust. Those we can will soon enough be sucked into the D.C. mindset which means Government For The People becomes much less important than government for their fellow millionaire elitist money wasting pigs on Capitol Hill.

Lefty said...

In the U.S. we are allowed to play thru the charade of voting - it lets most Americans feel they had a choice. How long has it been a choice between the lesser of two evils? How long has it been since anything really changed regardless of whick party took "control"?

"Conspiracy theory bullshit." - if that makes you feel better.

When such rich and powerful people meet up in secret, with military intelligence managing their security, with hardly a whisper escaping of what goes on inside, people are right to be suspicious.

No, it's not a 'conspiracy'. The world's leading financiers and foreign policy strategists don't get together at Bilderberg to draw up their 'secret plans for the future'. It's subtler than that. These meetings create an artificial 'consensus' in an attempt to spellbind visiting politicians and and other men of influence. It's about reinforcing - often to the very people who are on the edge of condemning Globalisation - the illusion that Globalisation is 'good', 'popular' and that it's inevitable.

Bilderberg is an extremely influential lobbying group. That's not to say though that the organisers don't have a hidden agenda, they do, namely acumulation of wealth and power into their own hands whilst explaining to the participants that globalisation is for the good of all. It is also a very good forum for 'interviewing' potential future political figures such as Clinton (1991) and Blair (1993).

The ideology put forward at the Bilderberg conferences is that what's good for banking and big business is good for the mere mortals of the world. Objectively, consider what has been happening in the world since 1980 and then explain to me how "We, therefore, create our own problems by electing the wrong people/trusting those we elect." We were wrong each time - five Republican terms and two made no difference. It's been an awfully LONG time since there has been any semblance of "Government For The People". I'm not happy about it, either.

btsacto said...

Bohemian Grove - was at the front entrance a few weeks ago. Talked with the locals - it happens, every year.

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated