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Archive for September, 2012
And, of course, by “run over” I mean eaten.
One of my co-workers, the Jewish mother of a half Korean two-year-old girl, who took yesterday off for whatever Jewish holiday it was, just said that she and her husband plan to raise the child Christian because it’s easier to be Christian in America and she doesn’t really care one way or the other. I find this reasoning troubling, but can’t quite put my finger on why.
First America during the first decade of the aughts, now Shake Shack!
“Care” is probably an acronym for something really really terrible.
Angela is GONNA love this poem! (What? Poetry Wednesday? Angela? WHAT YEAR IS THIS?!?!) Smiles. Sighs. But, hey, look how short it is:
He told us, with the years, you will come
To love the world.
And we sat there with our souls in our laps,
And comforted them.
The NYC subway people have brought back their “Poetry in Motion” series. This was the most recent one. I don’t know why it struck me, but it did. I haven’t stopped thinking about it — I think it’s because, even though here it says “Evening,” on the train it was called “Graduation.”
The idea that the world is supposed to become more endearing with time, is a curious one. I just finished an odd book called 1Q84, set in Japan in 1984 (or a facsimile of same) and one of the themes of that book was that life was just a stringing together of losses. Actually, that was also the theme of the book I read before that one, The Marriage Something or another, by Eugenides — that book sucked it.
Anyway, I also get the sense that the listener in the poem doesn’t believe the speaker’s assurances either.
I may be over Taylor Swift. Sad.
When I get a job as a replacement ref for the Patriots/Jets Thanksgiving game, YOU ALL BETTER SHUT YOUR MOUTHS!
This is Alceste’s FAVORITE Taylor Swifty song!
Yeah, I’m voting for President Obama no matter what.
I’ve also been paying taxes since I was fifteen years old and I’ve never gotten welfare or food stamps. I also repaid all my government loans in about 3 years after they came due. Personal responsibility, my black latina ass.
I hope the so-called “independents” see what a douchnozzle this dude is and send him packing on election night with historically low numbers.
There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.
Romney went on: “[M]y job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”