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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Rand Paul is Not a Hypocrite. You Are Just an Idiot

Rand Paul fans are upset by the Kentucky Senator's perceived flip-flop on drones.  Paul said
"If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and fifty dollars in cash. I don't care if a drone kills him or a policeman kills him."
This from the guy who mounted a thirteen hour filibuster over the totally fake and made-up issue of drones being used to kill American citizens....

To me, I'm not really surprised.  This isn't the first time that Paul has backed out of his weird beliefs in an effort to appear more mainstream.  Remember when he was against the Civil Rights Act because his strange philosophy values property rights more than human dignity?  Yeah, me too.

Did the Paulites actually think Rand was standing on principal?  Have they not been paying attention?  Of course not.

A Paulite looks at the Pauls and they see plucky outsiders, ready to buck the system and bring fresh air to the halls of Congress.  Sure, I'll admit that's what you see in the commerical.

But in real life, Ron Paul is a lifelong member of the House of Representatives, a loyal Republican who winks at homophobia and racism, the kind of clown who is so power-mad and delusional that he runs for president every four years

And now his son is a Senator?  Here comes another two decades of "Paul for Prez" campaigns.....

The Paulites should be upset, only not at Rand or Big Daddy Ron.  They should be upset with themselves for being too fucking stupid to know when they're being had...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Divots

I didn't think it would ever happen, but today Josh, the dude who got shot up at the theater shooting last year, returned to work today. 

Eight months later. 

I've seen him a time or two since the shooting, but I never got the gory details.  Today he showed me his arm and his leg, as well as pictures of the wound pre-surgery. 

It was awful.

He has a crater of scar tissue sitting at the inside corner of his right elbow.  There's a little bulb of flesh in the middle of it, the remains of the flap of muscle, skin, and nerve that escaped the bullet's downward trajectory.  His leg looks like someone dragged an axe down his shin, a little canyon of scar tissue that goes all the way to the bone.

The pictures were worse.  It was all just meat.

On the news, they say James Holmes killed twelve and wounded sixty something.  Josh wasn't wounded.

He got fucked up.

Smokin Joe

Well, that was awesome.
Last night, Joe Bonnamassa didn't just perform his popular songs.  He played them, he played with them.

Here he is playing with a theremin.  
This photo gives you an idea how close we were.  It was definitely worth the premium.  I think it would be safe to say it was the best musical performance I've ever seen.




Monday, April 22, 2013

The View

I went to my second "atheist at a church retreat" outing this weekend, and this was the view from my room's patio.


St. Malo's

This is a real place, about ten miles outside of Estes Park, Colorado.  It's still a snowy mess up in the Colorado Rockies, but it is beautiful.