Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Balance Whack

Personally, I think teh N'Yorker could've gotten it by and made the point if only they'd just run it as a 'toon inside the magazine, instead of on the cover.


Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Scouts (dis)Honor

Yeah. I did teh Cub Scouts right up 'til was time to become a Webloe. Wasn't gonna happen, eh.

In my case, and another kid's at the same time and for the same essential reason, 'twas 'cause our Den Ma's kid and her nephew didn't like the fact the other kid was always so quiet, so they kept messing with him to make him say stuff. I never did know what the exact cause was, but when I saw her too snot-nosed pups start whalin' on dude, I just had to join in. I didn't know the kid that well either, but he'd never been in any trouble of which I knew, and DM's punks were Always startin' shit and gettin' other kids yelled at for their crap. Besides, it was two on one, and Fairness required some balance at that point. Me and dude were fine. The other two? Well, we were asked not to come back is all I'll say.

Then I grow up and find out just how messed up the Scouts really have become. NOT without redeeming qualities By Any Means. Just - For the Most Part - a load of jingoistic, chauvinistic crap. And I'm still sure that quite a few guys are better of for them in their lives. It's a good read if you know next to nothing about why folks would Evah bad talk a group that's always been seen as "good guys".


Thursday, July 03, 2008

Picking Up The Pace?

Took us until 1920 to make that the fact in Legalese. Only 143 years, eh.

Here's hoping the backlash to teh $hrub's 8 year reign o' delusions and constitutional back-sliding goes a little more quickly.

(an early) Happy 4th to All my American amigas y 'migos!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

(No) Sane Claim

Well, not a hekkuvalot more than average at any rate. Less in some ways. More in others. Messily or with aplomb, it all evens out o'er the long run.