Monday, July 27, 2015

On Vacation in Cape Canaveral, FL

Water has always played a large part in my life; rain, the ocean, and rivers flowing have always calmed me, providing handy metaphors for phases of my life.  So if you find yourself sick on the Space Coat of Florida, you might want to try Cape Canaveral hospital.  Surrounded on all sides by water, almost every room has a great view.
     

With only a mild kidney infection however, it means they won't let me stay long.  Soon, you'll find me at a nursing home; Island Health and Rehabilitation, a fine place in many ways but facing the same limitations as other for profit institutions, chief among them hiring decent workers while paying low wages.  Shareholders must profit off the misery of patients by warehousing them and collecting Medicare and Medicaid payments as well as confiscating our disability checks.

As with perhaps many places of employment, Island Health has humans working with only some caring about their patients and working hard while others just walk around ignoring patient call lights and caring little 'bout the people they get paid to care for.

One spiteful little troll nursing assistant in particular told me the reason for my paralysis came because God hates me.

I feel like that sometimes, most times, but her verbalizing that comes as highly unprofessional and just plain wrong.

Nevertheless while  wishing to live in Canaveral hospital ER in the land of tall, gorgeous blond nurses, must return to real life at Island Health and No Rehabilitation, charting my own course towards increased independence.

Fuck everyone who stands in my way, as their shins will get hit by my wheelchair footrests as i try to run them over.

Excelsior!

First Grateful Dead Album

UNDER CONSTRUCTION-Check back later this week


First, the album starts off with my favorite Dead song ever, perhaps because it reminds me of 2 girls in particular: the firt loved in college before I could even talk to ladies and the econd my favorite, literate baartender who ignored my great charm, intellect, and sense of humour and who thoroughly spurned my advances:
See that girl, barefootin' along,
Whistlin' and singin', she's a carryin' on.
There's laughing in her eyes, dancing in her feet....
C'est la vie.

Next, although skeptical of painting metaphors with a broad brush, perhaps the album embodied the era and start of so-called hippy culture: carefree, dancing along, and with this band one sort of must mention  LSD as an influence.

Although in the current era "drugs" have become considered "evil" and "bad."



"it's a valiant attempt to corral the group's hydra-headed psychedelic jug-band music " http://www.allmusic.com/album/grateful-dead-mw0001998802


http://artsites.ucsc.edu/GDead/agdl/goldroad.html

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS602US602&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=grateful%20dead%20first%20album%20review


http://www.salon.com/2015/07/18/trump_polls_partner

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Backide of Pluto, otherwise known as Trump's Uranus

Jon Stewart: Please Don't Leave!

Jon rips Don new one.  Trying to blog about The Donald but alternate between paroxysms of laughter and weeping over future of America f the US: the first 'cause Trumpster just so damn funny and the latter after realizing tea party losers and other fool well actually for the man, the mockery of a candidate.

"Making America great again," what does that mean?  When did we get un-great, when public support $ became available for people to buy private insurance, lowering rates of uninsured humans to historic levels?
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Chef Boyardee vs. the Volcano

Heard of "cooking with gas" but  this is ridiculous.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/07/ravioli-lava-video_n_7701950.html

Jewelbots: Accessorizing to Learn Coding

I want 1 too!  Wait, Why, I lack BFF's.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

D. Trump Hears from a Veteran

"If a comic is printed in a paper no one reads, is it still funny?"

Dennis Rodman: "Trump for President"

Oh man, this justs easier every day, like finding a racist at a Klan rally easy.  Former NBA player (valet and rebounder for Michael Jordan) and self-appointed unofficial ambassador to brutal dictatorship of North Korea, has come out in favor of Donald Trump for President. http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2015/07/24/dennis-rodman-trump-for-president.html

That settles it for me!


Friday, July 24, 2015

Welcome to the future, coming now to a planet near you.

Already in the US where we have for years paid too much for too little when compared to high speed internet in Europe, Austin TX has 'net architecture capable of transmitting a gigabyte of data every second; "The network, called GigaPower and offered through AT&T, relies 100 percent on fiber-optic lines laid directly to homes and souped-up routers that allow speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. That's 30 times the average in the United States today and fast enough to download 25 songs in a single second..." (Emphasis added because that's freaking fanTAStic.)

Also NASA with the Kepler Space telescope has found a bigger and older cousin planet to our Terran planet:
Kepler-452b is the first confirmation of a near-Earth-size planet that can sustain liquid water and orbits a star much like the Sun. It was found through data collected by the Kepler Space Telescope, launched into space more than six years ago.
“As far as we can tell,” said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, “it’s a pretty good, close cousin to our planet and sun.”  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/23/nasa-s-kepler-finds-earth-s-cousin.html
What the heck, might as well put on my big boy boxer shorts, eat more fruits and vegetables, and try to stick around for a long while just to see what happens next.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Hypocrisy Writ Large: Police eating edible marijuana products after busting medical marijuana shop

Assholes.

Meanwhile people like myself with chronic pain in Florida can't get any medical maryjane, and society takes it as a big fucking joke.

Thanks a lot, Governor Dick Scott, capital, supreme douche of Florida.

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Say it Ain't So, Joe; Biden considering presidential run

Vice President Joe Biden is still very much considering a bid for the White House, people close to Biden say, and will make a final decision at the end of the summer, targeted for September.

The Iowa caucuses are scheduled for early February, meaning Biden would have roughly four months to barnstorm the first-in-the-nation state before the contest turned to New Hampshire.

Front-runner Hillary Clinton has faced a surprisingly tough challenge from democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, who is within striking distance in Iowa despite not being registered as a Democrat and trailing far behind in establishment support. Sanders' surge suggests Clinton could be once again beatable in a Democratic primary.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/joe-biden-presidential-campaign_55a9583fe4b0d2ded39ef720
(Of course if you read the chart with this load o' crap article, you'll see Bernie "Kill the Capitalists" Sanders currently polling 31 points behind Mrs. Clinton.  Hell'uv'a surge, huh?)

Friday, July 17, 2015

Caitlyn Could Kick Ass Still

As a good little liberal. it seems you must count me among those who stand for the rights of every individual to define themselves, as long as such individuals do not trespass against the persons of rights of others.  So if Bruce Jenner wants to call himself Caitlyn and grow his hair long, more power to him.

Hell with ny long hair, i might start styling myself as Empress of the Universe--except for the fact of holding on to my male gender, even if resigning myself to an ascetic, asexual, amoral existence.

Others,,, however, do not try to practive tolerance and acceptance of the the humanity of others.  Thus when a transgendered person gets angered by a haters' comment, part of me wanted to see the hater become the hunted and get his right wing transphobic ass kicked.

Not exactly charitable on my part but if haters gonna hate they can also reap what they sow. http://www.salon.com/2015/07/17/ben_shapiro_tries_and_spectacularly_fails_to_humiliate_trans_woman_zoey_tur_what_are_your_genetics_sir


http://www.hlntv.com/video/2015/07/16/caitlyn-jenner-espy-courage-award?hpt=hln10_4

Bill O' Reilly's Big Secret: Killing puppies

An observer working within the mini Reich of Fox News had a chance to observe O' Reilly's rejuvenation regimin; he kills puppies:
Bill heads down to a private room in the basement to get his hair and makeup done. A device that Ailes had installed in every green room in the building methodically sucks the life force out of five adorable baby puppies and deposits it into Bill’s face, keeping him fresh and youthful-looking for one more day. http://www.salon.com/2013/05/29/i_was_a_liberal_mole_at_fox_news_from_bill_oreilly_to_roger_ailes_heres_all_the_inside_dope/

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Putting Things in Proportion