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Sat, Jul. 17th, 2004, 12:23 pm
Just finding an excuse to post crap...

Man do my feet hurt. Last night I decided to wear my brand-new, one day old pair of 20-hole Doc Martens to Clockwork. Youch. I must be going soft or something; being coddled by jungle boots. I haven't broken in a new pair of Doc's since I was in high school. Hopefully, I'll have these fuckers subjugated to my will broken in by the time I go clubbing again.

Speaking of painful stuff, Open Secrets has this handy chart showing political contributions by Enron execs. Youch. Or... it would be, "youch," IF THE FREAKIN' NEWS WOULD PUBLICIZED THIS SHIT BETTER!!! ARRRG! *phwew* Where was I? Oh yes. I've seen a blurb or two saying something along the lines of, "Dems say that Repubs are in bed with Enron execs; Repubs say that Ken Lay, et al have contributed to both parties; CNN has found that they contribute more to Repubs." Okay. That's factual and all, but holy jeebus, this should be a story in and of itself; not just some quick blurb! Where's the outrage, dammit? Where's the outcry? Why did it take so long to indict Ken Lay?

On a lighter note, I have definitive proof that Edwards is not gay. Yes, yes, I know he has/had kids, and I know he's married, but with [only slightly photoshopped] images like the one on the right, there's a seed of doubt- hell, even Michael Jackson got married and had kids! So. I am happy to put this rumor to rest once and for all with this report from CNN. The proof? Edwards takes his wife to frickin' Wendy's for their anniversary every year! Yes, the fast food chain. Only a straight man could come up with an idea as brilliant as that. Shit, I think I'll try that out sometime; it's bound to work great! I'll bet he gets his wife power tools for her birthday and then acts all surprised when she doesn't use them.

Sat, Jul. 17th, 2004 09:00 pm (UTC)
rexford: who isn't gay?

i'm really.

Sat, Jul. 17th, 2004 09:04 pm (UTC)
desidiosus: Re: who isn't gay?

Yeah, but you wouldn't take you're spouse to a fast-food joint for your anniversary!

Sat, Jul. 17th, 2004 09:07 pm (UTC)
rexford: Re: who isn't gay?

if it's danny berkey yeah...you nah...you'd get the works baby.

Sat, Jul. 17th, 2004 11:00 pm (UTC)
synthic

breaking in boots sucks.. last pair i got in germany made me want to cut my feet off. if you can survive the torture it will be ok though, and i hear docs are comfortable.

ha yeah.. news... you still expect them to inform people? im beginning to read the enquirer... more factual lately

think 'kenny boy' will get a pardon from bushy?

Sat, Jul. 17th, 2004 11:31 pm (UTC)
desidiosus

Long time, no hear. How's it going?

Docs are crazy comfortable after you break their will. Strangely, I got these 20 holes for cheaper than my old 14 hole pair; how are good boots priced in Germany?

Yeah, I know I have unrealistic views on how the media should act. A guy can dream, can't he? I genuinely hope though, that some startup news company will come along and realize that there are ratings (re: money) in breaking these sorts of stories.

Kenny Boy is on his own. He is too much of a political liability. Hell, Bush may just push for Kenny to be found guilty, as then he can look like he is doing something to stem corporate crime. Some of the other execs might have a chance at a pardon though, as people (myself included) don't know their names right off the bat.

Sun, Jul. 18th, 2004 05:11 am (UTC)
synthic

things are ok.. just been either really busy or apathetic toward posting.

boots are priced about the same i would think, maybe a little cheaper in germany depending on where you go.. but its all relative.. you know?

i've had the idea, although not completely thought out, of advocating that all 'news' organizations claiming to be unbiased be required to also exist as a non-profit organization.. there's got to be something.. any ideas of how to cut out the entertainment section of all this shit they call information?

as for kenny boy... i was thinking that if bush doesn't get reelected (and therefore affirming the united states populace has some redeeming qualities) perhaps bush will make some last-minute pardons.. you know.. like the ones clinton was so heavily criticized for..

Sun, Jul. 18th, 2004 04:53 pm (UTC)
desidiosus

I don't think completely unbiased news is possible. Generally good, critical news is though. Consider the status quo in news reporting juxtaposed over the huge sums of money Michael Moore has made. Considering that his movies contain that spirit of criticism absent from news companies today- people are gobbling it up! Sure it's blustery, slanted, and whatnot; people are so starving for critical "news" that they will still flock to it. The morale? A guy could make a lot of money if he owned a news company that was critical (read: somewhat objective). NPR is non-profit and has some great news coverage; being a non-profit [radio] station though, people don't pay much attention. Advertising is necessary.

I actually considered last-minute pardons. I still think he wouldn't do it for Kenny due to name recognition. It would hurt the Republican party through association. Other Enron officials? Probably. Just not Lay. Hopefully we'll see soon enough.

Sun, Jul. 18th, 2004 05:00 am (UTC)
bord_du_rasoir

of all the fast food chains, Wendy's is the gayest.

everyone knows that.

j/k.

Sun, Jul. 18th, 2004 04:55 pm (UTC)
desidiosus

heheheh

Sun, Jul. 18th, 2004 04:59 pm (UTC)
my_desideratum

that was the best. come help me move in furniture damn it!

Sun, Jul. 18th, 2004 07:22 pm (UTC)
desidiosus

Heh. I just asked when on the post you made on your journal.