Monday, January 25, 2010

Shit Trickles Downhill

I have been so oppressed by the weight of the shit trickling downhill in this country that I can't do much more than hold my head in my hands and work towards getting off the grid with plenty of weed and ammunition.

Fortunately, Davis Fleetwood has been more productive:

Here's a link to the site he recommended
Free Speech for the People

I don't pretend to fully grasp the implications of the Supreme Court's ruling. I suspect that Alan Grayson was right when he said that the Justices who supported the decision are the same ones who handed George W the election and we should never doubt they have their own agenda. I expect it's the same agenda these guys were celebrating.


Blogger VV said...

Yeah, I heard about that opinion. They say there's a silver lining in that it requires more transparency, as if we didn't already know how much money corporations spend buying our politicians so that they represent the interests of business instead of the people. It's indecent that business has more power than the people. Can I come off the grid with you? I am thoroughly disgusted with this country.

January 25, 2010 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger lisahgolden said...

Off the grid. We're inching toward it. I'm as deflated as you seem to be. Thank goodness for guys like Davis who never seem to give up.

January 25, 2010 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Toby said...

Perhaps we can all go off the grid together...R and I are planning to do so too... its frightening actually.
Deflated doesn't even come close to what I feel... *sigh*

January 25, 2010 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger PENolan said...

I'd be 100% for going off the grid as long as there was running water and no meth labs down the road.

Seems extreme, but unless we all take to the streets with pitch forks I don't know what else to do.

January 25, 2010 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Jaliya said...

As the old saying goes, it's better to be pissed off than pissed on ... and that's my first impression of the "trickle down" ...

January 26, 2010 at 12:05 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Hi Trish-

In talking w/Dolan he mentioned how corporations, the riches ones are 'in charge' now as they will buy votes, seats, elections and so forth. He said, and I agree, it is very scary-sad. He used way better words that I just wrote - I so appreciate how well versed you are, and dolan is and Kevin is because I can understand whatever and I trust the sources. :-)

Love you

p.s. i will reply to our other correspondence tomorrow or THursday - K?? :-)

January 26, 2010 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger PENolan said...

Don't worry about getting back to me on my current personal quandry right away. Your new puppy, Gracey Blue, is the best focus for your time and energy.

I have to say, though, that I like getting my headlines and updates via twitter. Easy to sort through what's interesting to me or more SOS ranting (that's Same Old Shit).

January 26, 2010 at 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Everyone's got an agenda.

I got an agenda. You got an agenda. Anyone who suggests that judges and politiicans don't have an agenda is just plain stupid. Or just plain lying.

January 26, 2010 at 10:26 PM  
Anonymous JD said...

I'm beginning to think that things are gonna have to get a whole lot worse before they get better. And now that the Democrats are turning into pillbugs it's looking like we're headed that direction. Right now it looks like we're going to have to take the energy expended to elect Obama and the energy expended to protest the wars, combine 'em and attach some exponent to the result. This will take time, dedication, several pairs of comfortable shoes, some bail money, and of course, weed.

January 27, 2010 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger PENolan said...

JD, it sounds like you're making a list and checking it twice.

I feel good after the speech last night - mostly - but I'm bummed that a lot of people are so convinced nothing will ever change that they've stuck in their easy chairs, dedicated to complain energetically as if bitching is the same as doing something. There's reason enough to be cynical and pessimistic without becoming an entrenched part of the problem yourself.

January 28, 2010 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Woody (Tokin Librul/Rogue Scholar/ Helluvafella!) said...

What's a bit alarming to me is the certain knowledge that 50% of us wouldn't survive the first week of the kind of privation the Haitians are now enduring...i don't mean me and the rest of the older, enfeebled folks...I mean fit, healthy folks.

And I am skeptical that there would exist in the USofA the kind of mutuality and fellowship the Haitians appear mainly to be maintaining their civic order out of...

January 28, 2010 at 9:15 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

I am changing my screen name to doublejadeddepressedj. I am signing fucking petitions left and right. I have so many hitting my email that I have lost track. I'm hoping that this is a good sign. That there are as many pissed off people as me...and you. However, not so sure that all these petitions, and signing is going to be enough. We are going to have to take to the streets people, and then it's going to get nasty.

January 29, 2010 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger PENolan said...

DoubleJadedDepressed - I am looking for an appropriate pitchfork.
I've been hearing rumors of a nationwide demonstration this coming July 4th, first from Yellowdog Granny then in a correspondence between a rabbi and Howard Zinn.

I'll post about it when I can verify.

January 29, 2010 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

Danke. Please include me on the RSVP list.

January 29, 2010 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger intelliwench said...

Speaking of Howard Zinn...*sniffle*

Anyway, I'm surely being more careful where my few spare dollars get tossed these days. One good thing about Bubbaville is that it's easy to support local concerns, because the big boys can't be bothered with us. (And you can still bury your kinfolk in your own back yard, I understand...which takes going off the grid to a whole 'nother dimension.)

January 29, 2010 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger PENolan said...

Girl, Do you remember when I was dating some fool I think I met at Raul's we called John the Cowboy? Maybe not because I only dated him for about two weeks. He called one day to say he'd been in jail because of something about a meth lab and machine guns.

No Wonder they bury folks in the backyard out there, Intelli.

Dating John the Cowboy is about as far off the grid as I'll ever get. I'm even starting to feel guilty for swiping groceries from the self-checker.

January 30, 2010 at 7:12 AM  
Blogger Karlo said...

Why virtual people (corporations) should have the same rights that I do is beyond me. I guess it offends people that money shouldn't be able to decide absolutely everything about our lives.

January 30, 2010 at 10:37 AM  

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