Kahomono - It Means Lucky

Random musings on whatever subject strikes my fancy that day.

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Ugh. We did it again

Are we idiots?  We just might be.

We acted this weekend in the interests of the

  • Candy Industry
  • Golf Industry
  • Gasoline producers and retailers
  • Barbecue grill manufacturers 

Because we are good little consumer-units who do what we’re told and pretend it’s an hour earlier or later than it really is when we are told to.  

The candy industry, for example, was behind the latest change, in 2005, to push the “fall-back” into November because (and you have figured it out by now) more kids trick-or-treating until later that last day of October might boost their sales 0.17%!  So what matter a few thousand heart attacks or auto deaths?

And of course, the petroleum industry (motto: Destroying the habitability of this planet since 1880) knows that with an extra hour of “daylight” people go driving more and gasoline consumption spikes.  So what matters the future of the species?  They are gonna have a few more swell fiscal quarters, then go f* up Mars.

And this, the best perk of all for those ratf*ers in power: it gets dark an hour earlier on Election Day, suppressing turnout and helping feudalism and racism stay in the driver seat.  So screw that:  go vote!  Vote like it was noonday sun out there!

Lesson: Don’t f* with the clocks!

Additional sources:  Quartz / Atlantic / NPRNatGeoWNYC 

This is your Vote!

This is your vote. There are many like it, but this one is yours.

Your vote is your best friend. It is your life. You must master it as you must master your life.

Without you, your vote is powerless. Without your vote, you are powerless.  You must cast your vote true. . . .

So be it, until the victory over fascism in America is secured and there is no enemy, but peace!

Piss off a Nazi on Nov 6; vote!

Old, OLD Classic

My Lady Greensleeves *oil on canvas *33 x 27.3 cm *1863

Today’s waltz is an old classic, literally.

Some people associate this with Christmas because the melody was pinched for the carol, “What Child is This.”  But then I love the pearl-clutching of this Forbes articleOh, noes!  Two people who like each other do sex things!  Without any paperwork from the Church!  OUTDOORS!  Won’t someone think of the children?!

Screw that.  heh.  I love the connection to the land and the seasons. One of my disappointments in doing Waltz Wednesday is that Jethro Tull’s oeuvre does not contain much in triple meter.  Oh well.  Here’s autumn for you, anyway 

Someone Finally Calls him Out

After the shooting Saturday aimed at kick-starting the genocide of American Jews, Pittsburgh has finally called out Pumpkin directly.

For the past three years, your words and your policies have emboldened a growing white nationalist movement. You yourself called the murderer evil, but yesterday’s violence is the direct culmination of your influence.

Open Letter to Pumpkin from Pittsburgh’s Jewish Leadership

They have told him not to come to Pittsburgh until he’s ready to denounce the white nationalists who are thriving under his regime.  

It’s laughable that he would ever consider doing this.  Racists and bigots are his whole base!  Just this past week, he told everyone to call him a “nationalist.”  He left off “white” for now, but give him a month.  Everything escalates with him.

Cat & Moving Report

As last seen here (and then not seen), two weeks ago our living room was a mess of box.

Not only has that improved somewhat, but the cats have also agreed to come out of hiding, owing in part on the presence of a functional fireplace.

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