Shit is scary, son. Back that thang up!
On that note, here’s a song that exemplifies how I feel about giving my life to google. I’m sure some of you know what I mean:
Both the bears and the ringed seals are for us indicator animals serving mankind in the same manner as the canary did for coal miners when the carbon monoxide level in the mines became too high resulting in their death and warning miners to get out before it was too late.
I hate this trope. It only serves to reinforce the fact that humans are perfectly ok with decreeing the very lives of our Earth roommates merely as tools for our own survival
Or, “Why I Still Use Styrofoam Plates”
Let’s play a game.
I’m going to spew a bunch of early-to-mid 90’s jargon. Lemme know how many words you recognize in the comments and win a prize!
Some crazy shit. First its the polar ice caps melting and now the coral reefs.
I remember talking to my friend Ferngully about the environment and its greenery. How it was up to our generation to Save The Earth. Looks like we kinda dropped the baton on that one. Yes, the previous generation , yelling save the earth… Save the earth… SAVE THE EARTH! But it would seem that the baton has already dropped. It was up to our generation to stop fucking our planet up. While I was a kid in the 90’s, non-scientist grownups were too focused on their corporations and their factories to notice that recent studies have shown that pollution is not A Good Thing. They weren’t cool enough to care.
Well, I wasn’t that cool either. My other friend Mandelia thinks Captain Planet is cool. Hell no. That show was waaaay too cheesy. I hate that show not because it’s really cheesy, but because it’s campy, goody-goody vibe actually turned kids off of being Eco-Concius.
“When I grow up, I’m going to give a fuck about the planet!” (I cussed a lot as a kid. But I cared about the Environment! It all evens out.)
Maybe 2012 is the end of the earth as we know it. Maybe instead of laughing, we should have been learning.
But you know, Times Are Tough, so… yeah… about that environment. We’ll get to it Ey-sap okay? Gotta get paid first.
Just like Styrofoam plates. I know shouldn’t use them. Buuuuut… eh… it’s a barbeque after all… and the paper plates are so tiny.
The power is yours!
So Obama’s balking at reviewing the heinous changes committed during Bush’s reign. In this NYTimes article, he stresses that such an act would be counterproductive and would weaken our intelligence agencies. My favorite part is this:
…at the C.I.A., you’ve got extraordinarily talented people who are working very hard to keep Americans safe. I don’t want them to suddenly feel like they’ve got spend their all their time looking over their shoulders.
Wait. Didn’t he get the memo that with the warrantless wiretapping program, it is those “extraordinarily talented people” that have been looking over OUR shoulders 24/7? Heaven forbid that they get some oversight & restraint. That’s rich man.
This isn’t the first time that our president-to-be has overlooked the grievances of the Bush legacy.
The closer Obama has gotten to the white house, the more backpedaling he and his campaign has been doing. He explains this by stating that “we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards.”
Barack, I’m all for focusing on future and a new way of doing things, but haven’t you ever heard of the famous black proverb? “You can’t know where you are going until you know where you have been.”
The past 8 years have been a horrible, horrible time for human rights in America. If we simply turn the other cheek and let these regressions go unchecked, the very foundation of the United States of America- the Constitution-will be too eroded, too tattered for anything worthwhile and meaningful to stand on top of it. Now, the world sees that our nation’s leaders’ bloodlust for “terrorists” has even turned our own weapons against the very people they were supposed to protect.
And not only has this attack on human rights affected our own country. Good or bad, the whole world looks to us as an example. No longer does the US have the moral authority to condemn countries regimes that commit human rights abuses. Though in the past, our own countless intrusions in other countries have been forgiven (Vietnam), forgotten (Iran-Contra), or brushed under the table (Latin America), the unfounded Iraq war has been condemned by nearly everyone-even some of our staunch allies-as a sign of a power-hungry empire seeking blood for oil.
Obama’s politricking on the Gaza conflict, i.e. his unwavering support for Israel, is but another example of the type of change I am personally expecting to see. That is, not much at all.
Barack, you rallied apathetic youths, reunited black/latino coalitions and even got some racist whites tired of Bush to vote for you under the banner of Change We Can Believe In. Being the lesser of two evils is not enough Obama: Step your game up.
Don’t be evil. Heh.
Back in the day, I hella slept on YouTube. Nowadays, I hope so hard to find one of these treasures at least once a week.
This past week has been glorious. More to come later.
PS: Make sure your volume is up.