Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ryan, the basics

What you need to know about Ryan

Pierce on Ryan

Zombie-eyed Granny-starver

Brokaw at his pompous worst

I turn on Olympics and I get pretentious Brokaw covering WWII and Churchill, the last remaining subjects worthy of Brokaw's delusional eminence.  What crap.

Romney/Ryan slogan

"We've got ours. Screw the rest of you." 

Might also work for Republicans in general.

Crazy Days and Nights: Penn State Booster Gave $ To School - Molested Boy...

Crazy Days and Nights: Penn State Booster Gave $ To School - Molested Boy...: This Penn State scandal just does not go away and it keeps getting more sordid and messy and makes me wonder if every person of influence i...

Ryan paid for college with Social Security checks

It's okay or him but not for the rest of us.

Like the rest of his insane Republican colleagues, Ryan wants to get rid of Medicare for us, but of course keep high quality medical coverage for members of Congress.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Despair or acceptance?

Saw this extraordinary paragraph, the last one in "Karl Ove Knausgaard’s “My Struggle" via The New Yorker review linked below.  Don't know if I have the mental stamina to tackle the entire book.
Now I saw his lifeless state. And that there was no longer any difference between what once had been my father and the table he was lying on, or the floor on which the table stood, or the wall socket beneath the window, or the cable running to the lamp beside him. For humans are merely one form among many, which the world produces over and over again, not only in everything that lives but also in everything that does not live, drawn in sand, stone, and water. And death, which I have always regarded as the greatest dimension of life, dark, compelling, was no more than a pipe that springs a leak, a branch that cracks in the wind, a jacket that slips off a clothes hanger and falls to the floor.