Tony-Moe (twjordan) wrote,
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piece of whacko

It's really really stupid.

I've seen (and done) a lot of stupid things, but nothing really as stupid as the current state of our country (and by extension the world).

To start it off, we have this guy running our country. He's an average guy, but what the fuck is an average guy doing running the country? This excerpt of an interview with Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein is really amazing. For example:

We put him on the board and [he] spent three years. Came to all the meetings. Told a lot of jokes. Not that many clean ones. And after a while I kind of said to him, after about three years - you know, I'm not sure this is really for you. Maybe you should do something else. Because I don't think you're adding that much value to the board. You don't know that much about the company.

He said, well I think I'm getting out of this business anyway. And I don't really like it that much. So I'm probably going to resign from the board.

And I said, thanks - didn't think I'd ever see him again. His name is George W. Bush. He became President of the United States. So you know if you said to me, name 25 million people who would maybe be President of the United States, he wouldn't have been in that category. So you never know. Anyway, I haven't been invited to the White House for any things.


l34f and I were discussing the 25 million people comment. Essentially, this guy is saying that GW would have been the last person on earth he would expect to be President. And W is against affirmative action? You know, I "need a job", I "need a board position", and maybe even "some board positions." I'll come to all the meetings and I won't even fall off my fucking Segway on my way over.

Other gems (and this is just shit from today) include the already infamous
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It's really really stupid.

I've seen (and done) a lot of stupid things, but nothing really as stupid as the current state of our country (and by extension the world).

To start it off, we have this guy running our country. He's an average guy, but what the fuck is an average guy doing running the country? <A href="http://prorev.com/bushcarlyle.htm">This excerpt of an interview</a> with Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein is really amazing. For example:
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We put him on the board and [he] spent three years. Came to all the meetings. Told a lot of jokes. Not that many clean ones. And after a while I kind of said to him, after about three years - you know, I'm not sure this is really for you. Maybe you should do something else. Because I don't think you're adding that much value to the board. You don't know that much about the company.

He said, well I think I'm getting out of this business anyway. And I don't really like it that much. So I'm probably going to resign from the board.

And I said, thanks - didn't think I'd ever see him again. His name is George W. Bush. He became President of the United States. So you know if you said to me, name 25 million people who would maybe be President of the United States, he wouldn't have been in that category. So you never know. Anyway, I haven't been invited to the White House for any things.
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<lj user="l34f"> and I were discussing the 25 million people comment. Essentially, this guy is saying that GW would have been the last person on earth he would expect to be President. And W is against affirmative action? You know, I "need a job", I "need a board position", and maybe even "some board positions." I'll come to all the meetings and I won't even <a href="http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/030612/170/4dnhg.html">fall off my fucking Segway</a> on my way over.

Other gems (and this is just shit from today) include the already infamous <a http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&edition=usa&q=bring+them+on&btnG=Search+News">bring them on</A> comment, soon followed by a <a href="http://www.salon.com/news/wire/2003/07/02/gay_marriage/index.html">comforting admission</a> that a ban on gay marriages may not be needed. DOn't worry though, of course he believes that marriage is only for men and women. He's batting a thousand.

So, we've established that our leader is a loser who <a href="http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/00-949.ZPC.html">shouldn't be in office</a>. So what do we do about it? Well, you take <a href="http://www.denniskucinich.us/">a good candidate</a> and you <a href="http://www.salon.com/comics/lay/2003/07/01/lay/story.gif">polish him down really nicely</a> until he's got <a href="http://alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=16268">no defining features or soul</a> and then you've got your <a href="http://www.deanforamerica.com">"faceless Democrat"</a> who can supposedly beat the Bush.

I don't think Dean's cutting the mustard. I mean, the guy is a fiscal conservative. This is the liberal candidate?!?! It's pretty scary.

One thing I'm sure Dean won't do is be tough on corporate crime. We'll just continue to let <a href="http://www.microsoft.com">monopolists</a> take over our country. These corporate fuckfaces are ruining the lives of a lot of people. I keep secretly hoping that we'll have a wave of anti-corporate activity, like earlier in the century, but thanks to TV, I don't think we have it in us.

Now for the good news (in my opinion). GW says we won't be giving any more military aid to 35 countries that support the International Criminal Court. Good. I don't think Columbia was using it's money for very much good anyway.

Finally, check out <a href="http://www.foofighters.com/media/index.php">Low</a>, the new video from the Foo Fighters. It is fucking great.
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