Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Where are you guys?

I saw the kid jack 2 out of the park. Had lunch with a friend who never gets weekends off.

Its tuesday. We got folks comin here to read.

You believe I dont but the 3 of us are pissed. Help me out.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Army Spc in Iraq says NO MORE!

Army Spc Eleon "Eli" Israel has refused to participate in the occupation of Iraq any longer. I think this young man has taken a very brave action. I also think those who think his refusal doesn't reflect the sentiments of thousands of his brothers and sisters are naive as hell.

If you know this occupation is wrong and should be ended support Eli and others like him. They don't have the time to wait for an election.

Bring' Em Home!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I found this a very interesting read.

I hope it generates some discussion.


Saturday, June 16, 2007

"Live in Dublin"

I will admit that I've been busier than usual lately with two jobs and two or three poker tournaments a week. However, what's taken up the most time lately has been the release of both the DVD and CD, Bruce Springsteen and the Sessions Band "Live in Dublin."

Unfortunately, the Seeger Sessions tour was the first Bruce tour I've missed since my first Bruce show way back in 1974. So this has been my first chance to experience the joy Bruce brings to this music. "Oh Mary Don't You Weep" ignites the band, as does "Pay Me My Money Down." I even like the re-worked versions of some of my favorite older tunes, e.g. "Further Up The Road" and "Atlantic City." "Highway Patrolman" and "Open All Night" are perfect for this tour, capturing the spirit of the protest songs of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger.

I know this tour was not a favorite with many of the oldtime Brucefans, but I loved the CD when it came out last year and I really love seeing the show on the DVD, since I didn't get to see it live.

I'd like to hear from some of the other folks here what everyone thinks of this.


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Good friends, baseball and politics.

I sure hope the funk I've been in has run its course. The frustration wears me down.

I called a friend to talk about the M's game tonight. It was right after the Cubs catcher had dropped the ball allowing Vidro to score. The M's won in 13. Lou must be seething.

As always happens with our talks the subject turned to politics and the occupation. He said he wondered when the occupation will end. I told him that its not going to. Its coming to that realization that's put me in the funk. Hell, I turn on a R&R station and hear a add from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DynCorp_International offering 134K jobs in Iraq training border guards.

They're building the largest embassy in the world. They're demanding that the Iraqis sign over 75% of their oil to foreign companies by the end of July and when it really is "our oil" the chances of pulling out are slim and none. Besides, I just don't think enough american people will get angry enough until a draft is reenstated.

I'd love it if someone can prove me wrong.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

First things first....

The first thing I have to do is say a resoundingly loud "Happy Birthday" to my good, good friend Roy -- or as you may know him, Peace Vet. I hope he and his wife Kat have many, many more days of happiness.

I've done double shifts for the last three days, so I haven't followed through on my promise of more posts. In fact, this is the first time I've even been online for a couple of days, but I think it's time for me to check the news.

I'll be back quickly with some more pissedoffedness....

Monday, June 11, 2007

oh please read my blog

if you dont ill never raise my voice again.


as we take our stand
the hungry and the hunted explode into R&R bands, write our poems, listen to bruce and live it as we be.


Prime Time

Maybe we didnt see the family die because it would have asked us to invest more than we want to. If the mafia tv family dies maybe the deaths in Iraq are real.
The dark screen works every day when we're dealing with the war/occupation doesn't it?

3500 fooking dead and I'll bet the only people who can name a name are family.

Ooops, maybe Im wrong. We all all know who Cody is right?

His mother has been called everything but a mother in mourning.

I dedicate 57 to Cindy, her family and peace.

Fook the soprano organized crime drug dealing womens body selling. DID YOU SEE HOW WHEN AG dissed the yard plant he was ridiculed but when he wanted to go they said no?

Welcome to the assholes who send OUR children to war.

yeah im pissed

Ya wanna show some anger now?

3 pissed off vets

Show some anger ok?

Happy birthday to me.

I spent my 20th birhday in a hospital in Vietnam. Today I'm spending my 57th sitting at a cumputer wondering what folks will be saying about this piece of shit occupation in 20 let alone 30 years.

It devided the country but I had a support the troops sticker on my car? on my car? Boy, we didnt let that hippy chick spit on the vets during Iraq did we? Yeah man, all politicians suck?

I sure hope those who have told us we'll have to wait to see if its right or wrong have given all they can to the new Wall before they sit down to their meal on Memorial Day.

I hope they have the proof that shows the thousands who have died have not done so in vain.

I've been accused of trying to turn the subject of every conversation I'm involved in towards Iraq. I plead guilty.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

A Scary Scooter Halloween

I was out of work for quite some time, but now I'm working at two equally low-paying jobs with no benefits; therefore, I really haven't had the time or energy to focus my general pissedoffedness over the last couple of months. I've missed writing here, though, and I've decided it's time to come back.

For starters, check out this post from Jon Swift about what a Scooter Libby-hosted Halloween party for children of the rich and powerful (and in some cases, irrelevant -- see Carville, James and Matalin, Mary).

I may never sleep again -- at least with the lights off.....

Jon Swift

Friday, June 8, 2007

oh please read my blog

7 dead on 6/7. I fookin know ya wanna think about other shit but guess what folks. Im on the verge of tears and all yer peace shit dosent mean that much.

Remember basic at Ft Lewis? Remember AIT? Kids are fookin dead. I cant put Iraqis ahead of GIs and it fucks with me.

the hardest thing about being a pissed off vet is being told to chill

You folks love us on a street corner telling the truth but you hate us at the dinner table

the hardest thing about being a pissed off vet

Is knowing you know you have the ability to be much angrier but folks tell you to chill.

The dead and maimed Iraqis number in the 10s of thousands. The dead and wounded of "coalition forces" number in the thousands and the bastids in DC play games and act like they give a damn while they sing "Bomb Iran".

I dont know about anyone else and their dreams on turning 57 but this wasnt mine.

I was idealistic enough at at 20 to think we could change the world.

Now all I can do is fight to save lives.

F00k War