QUOTE OF THE DAY: So? So?? So I lived for a short time on a dying planet....It's not like it's the end of the world!! ~ Dada
Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan update: Today, July 21, is the day the caravan of 130 volunteers, along with 100 tons of aid, will make their 20th annual challenge to the U.S.'s 50 year blockade of one of the most dangerous nations on Earth -- Cuba! Dada sends them all much light as they attempt to peacefully cross over the U.S. border into Mexico.
Speaking of light: Tomorrow, being Dada's birthday, I have ordered up a total eclipse of the sun in that part of the world that gives us so much damn trouble -- Asia. I have decided blotting out the sun for up to 6+ minutes over parts of that continent will serve as metaphor for the pall they cast, not just upon themselves, but the entire planet. If only they would yield to the demands of U.S. empire, the world could live in total enlightenment (well, save for that pesky Latin America and Africa, of course).
Meanwhile, praise God you are not rich: Referring to the headline in yesterday's local paper (with similar variations in papers nationwide): "Health care overhaul may make it 'bad time' to be rich."
Why do I suspect there are millions of poor and getting poorer former middle class Americans who would gladly change places with those poor unfortunate rich bastards?
The good irony of American high culture (or when bad is so good, you are not privy to it): ... Congratulations to the voyeuristic show Big Brother 11 for hitting an all time low when censors had to edit out remarks by residents that were just too offensive to meet "CBS network standards."
Hitting the cutting room floor was a derogatory term for Mexicans, sexually insulting language and gay slurs, all of which I'm sure pleased CBS and boosted the shows ratings, proving -- just as observations of rats have shown, when confined in overcrowded conditions similar to the Big Brother house -- people are capable of extreme censurable, anti-social behaviors (more commonly known as human nature).