Scott Walker of Wisconsin declared his candidacy for President today. I believe that makes the number of candidates for the GOP nomination at about what? 2034 people?
This is beyond ridiculous. Who’s declaring next? Krusty the Clown? Oh wait, that would be Chris Christie wouldn’t it?
Ah, Kentucky. The home of horses, bluegrass, rolling foothills and majestic mountains. Oh, it’s also home to stuff like this:
According to Faux News, the most dangerous person on the planet is this guy:
I may be a born again atheist, but I respect the hell out of Pope Francis. He’s like the kindly old grandpa on Rugrats. He’s a decent person who cares about our planet as a whole. He speaks out against human injustice, as well as injustice toward our environment. No wonder Faux News, as well as the rest of the Right Wing Nut Jobs who could care less about anybody or anything other than themselves. Welcome to the list your holiness. You can take a seat of honor next to President Obama, the man who was voted most dangerous six years in a row previous to you.
Fuck you Fox News, for coming up with shit like this.
Fuck you right wing extremist for pulling the wool over the eyes of so many people who don’t know any better.
Fuck you corporate world for poisoning our environment.
Fuck you Barry Goldwater, for starting all this right wing extremist bullshit, after LBJ mopped the country with your dumb ass in the 1964 elections.
I mean seriously, the POPE? FUCK OFF!
“When did it become the law of the land that the Supreme Court has the final say on everything?”
– Rick Santorum, Republican presidential candidate
Atta boy Mr Frothy Mix. For that comment, you receive one of these:
You know what I love about streaming sites such as Netflix and Hulu? Binge watching. My wife and I have a lot of free time, since we are both financially and physically limited. As a result, we watch a lot of tv. Here are some series that we are currently devouring, several delicious episodes at a time.
Orange is The New Black. (Netflix) If you liked the series Weeds before creator Jenji Kohan destroyed it, you’ll love this series. I have to warn you, it’s an acquired taste. We watched the first few episodes when the series first premiered, and didn’t think much of it. However, we recently came back to it, and are really enjoying it. I can only hope that it doesn’t get Jenjied, like her first series did.
NCIS – (Netflix) Until last week, I hadn’t seen a single episode of this show. It’s been on, what, 11 years? The plot lines are pretty interesting.The dialogue is snappy, and both my wife and I think this person is totally hot!
CSI (Netflix) – I Watched a lot of CSI during the William Peterson years, not so much with Laurence Fishburne and Ted Danson. My wife had watched very little of CSI, so we’re revisiting.
Melissa and Joey (Netflix) – Yes, Melissa and fucking Joey. It’s actually very funny. I never thought ABC Family would be a source for my entertainment, but there are some very good shows on their network. Don’t judge me.
The IT Crowd (Netflix) – Featuring Chris O’Dowd, this is one of the funniest comedies I’ve seen in a while. I wish they had made more than 4 seasons. I also wish there were more than 6 episodes per season. British tv schedules are so fucked up.
Dragonball (Hulu) – I can’t tell you how happy I was to find Dragonball and Dragonball Z on Hulu. I remembering watching some of both series with my son back in the 90’s. However, back then they were heavily edited and dubbed in order to be deemed fit for American consumption. It’s Japanese anime, and like most Japanese tv, the show doesn’t have much of a filter. If anybody reading this (all two of you) decides to give it a go, watch it with subtitles. You won’t be sorry.
Two Shows We Haven’t Been Binge Watching, But You May Want To.
We’ve been watching Hannibal and Penny Dreadful since both series debuted. If you haven’t watched either show by now, I encourage you to start binge watching Asap. They are both quite brilliant. Frankly, I’ll take Mads Mikkelson over Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lector any day of the week. Hopkins was amazing as Hannibal, but Mads Mikkelson simply takes the character to the next level. Both shows are a must on any binge watchers play list.
So what if anything, are you binge watching?
While the world may be watching what’s going in Greece this week, apparently the Chinese stock market is undergoing a hell of a crash. When I say crash, I really mean that their market is undergoing some 1929, major economic depression, people jumping out the windows to their own death style crash. Since June 12, approximately $2.7 trillion in stock value has just gone poof. Why has this happened? From what my feeble economic mind can tell. It’s like any other market crash. People invest with credit instead of real money, the bubble rises, then for whatever reason the bubble deflates, causing financial panic. The Chinese government in the mean time is trying to inflate the bubble by encouraging investors to invest everything, all the while even going so far as to go all in on their own by investing the national pension fund, all to no avail.
Meanwhile, China has a shit pot full of money invested in American markets.Will their crash affect our economy as well? I would think so. Global markets being as they are right now, I would think that the world’s second largest economic power would set off a domino effect, much different, and perhaps way more catastrophic and real than the so called Domino Effect of Communism,that supposedly was going on in South East Asia in the 50’s. Red China was really no threat, Broke China, could pose a very real threat.
In addition, our corporate/military machine has started to place a lot of focus on China, in order to once again try to contain them. There continues to be a large military build up in the South Pacific, as the good old US of A is leaning heavily on our “allies” to place even more troops and equipment in and around the South China Sea. As a result, China has massively improved upon, and continues to spend billions their military build up. The U.S. military is steadily encroaching on China’s holdings in the South China Sea, as well as sending a lot of money and arms to China’s nearby pain in the ass, Taiwan.
I don’t know; I can’t help but think that China’s economic distress and our military build up in the region is not a coincidence. Obviously I’m no expert, but something about this whole scenario just smells bad, not stinky bad, but scare me enough to make me shit my pants bad. Although I suppose that would qualify as stinky bad too, wouldn’t it?
Needless to say, I won’t be investing in Ali Baba stocks any time soon.
Good morning everyone. I’m heading to the spine clinic today, in order to get some shots in the lower spine. I just got my insurance back, so I’m conducting the BTTFH summer tour of getting to know all my health providers again. Next up on the tour is my primary care provider to investigate why I’m always dizzy and off balance. After that, it’s a visit with my gastroenterologist to try to figure out these pesky stomach pains. Sounds like a fun summer, no?
Have a great week! :)