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1nce again


i had friends in town last weekend and that broke my grasp on my plan for semi-regular postings. taking a step back and trying to begin again is like trying to jump in for double dutch; where the hell do you start? i can't help it, i find myself overwhelmed by the oh-shitness (as in oh shit they did what?ness) of this administration but probably moreso by the response or lack of response of the american public. the optimist chained up in my stomach would like to believe that people are up in arms and the corporate media is just a poor conduit for the righteous anger of ordinary americans; the cynic responsible for chaining the optimist has spent enough time with people to know better. if i had been writing i think i would have written about:
  • the reverend dr. martin luther king jr.
  • my early season prediction that the knicks would make the playoffs or at least be competetive for the final spot, this was after i felt vindicated by their 6 game winning streak and before stephon marbury was injured. nevermind
  • a few musical releases that have the addictive power of auditory crack, rich medina's connecting the dots; jrawls' the essence of soul; prefuse73's surrounded by silence; blackalicious' the craft. these are my musical obsessions right now. i've been working dj sets just off these albums and nothing else. they're short sets and at times inconguous but damn the music is good.
  • alito, supreme court justice? give me a feking break.
  • the nsa, not content to just read emails and listen in on phone calls, joined the fbi and pentagon in spying on peaceful organizations.
  • the nsa spying, like everything this administration does, is a failure (or is it possible that it does work and we've just been lied to about the reason for the program-- think clean skies act, the medicare reform, social security, and their energy plan)
  • considering that the nsa spying doesn't work, the administration can't seem to convict any terrorists, and the 9/11 commission gives bush mostly failing grades in their assessment of his effort to make us safe what the fek have they been doing since 9/11 except massive pr campaigns, fear mongering, and denigrating vietnam vets?

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