"It's always good."
Monday, December 30, 2013
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Yes, Goddesses, it's almost 2014 and I'm The Black Conservative now.
I know that finding a “New Study Exposes Acupuncture As Pseudoscience” doesn't mean the authorities are going to, nor should they be expected to, actually do anything about it.
Nor do they have to - the words "pseudoscience” and "cult" are pejoratives without meaning - and it's my own fault I've seen otherwise.
Doesn't mean a thing in real life.
Everything will go on as before.
Society is fine, and I have the problem in need of "wellness" and a "moderation" of my outlook (no "playing the victim") and, most importantly, even some yoga.
Namaste - Together we'll find a way - while remembering A) everyone can believe what they want to believe and B) based on those beliefs everyone can do what they want to do and C) whenever someone decided to do something to me - especially to me - whatever they decided to do, it happened for a reason:
My political party - willingly following a man "anointed by God" over an obvious cliff - taught me that.
Getting two back-to-back spinal injuries, and then kicked out of my place - for not wanting a chiropractor - taught me that.
Observing a "conservative" law professor clique make money, promoting NewAge and gun ownership, mostly - and no one cared they don't understand politics, culture, or even the law - taught me that.
Being accused of sexual harassment by a gay co-worker - because I didn't want to discuss tenets of the fascinating "massage therapy" class that made him too tired to do his job - taught me that.
Getting attacked, online, by members of my own political party - who willingly nominated a supplement salesman from a racist space "church" as our leader - taught me that.
Being accused of sexual harassment by a female I was assigned to train - because I insisted she not discuss "energy" (or hand out her "massage therapy" business cards) to our clients - taught me that.
Having two "Mayan Prophesy" devotees paste flyers around the workplace, for clients and employees to see, stating my political preference - and being told by management "boys will be boys" - taught me that.
The election of a president - presented to the world on television, by a promoter of charlatans, without anyone commenting on it - taught me that.
Being accused of sexual harassment by two female co-workers - because they assumed my walking away, whenever they added astrology to their exciting finding-a-babysitter-to-go-dating tales, signaled disapproval of how they conducted themselves on and off the job (when, in truth, I was too wounded, myself, to give a damn) - taught me that.
I'll leave out my adventures in homeopathy when, of course, my lessons began - let's just say, "I got it."
I spend most of my days, now, wondering what I was thinking.
Isn't that what you want from me - and for me - "quiet" meditation?
To "move on"?
Forgive me, Goddesses, for upsetting you - it was my mistake as expected - your wishes for me and mine are too kind.
Do not be misled or mistaken by my previous words - I can assure you, and do assure you, from 2014 until my dying day:
To gaze upon the beauty that is you and your work is bringing me about all the "happiness" I can stand.
All I need, to make life complete, is someone to share my passions,…
Saturday, December 28, 2013
"Hey, Brain - what you thinkin' 'bout?"
"And this is why I'm up so late."
"Niggas ain't got no evidence."
Tell me how to "move on" again - I'm fucking watching Japanese cartoons:
“Fullmetal Alchemist” has got a quack, fighting the student of science by breaching it's laws, because the quack is obsessed with "Karin" - which is my wife's name.
“I considered myself a thoughtful person, yet I could hardly claim to be one if you judged me by the company I kept. The young lady knew something I had not yet learned: most of our supporters were totally fucking nuts.”
Friday, December 27, 2013
So, no one took me up on my bet - that my grasp of reality will beat law professor Glenn Reynolds' legal mind regarding the NSA - but, the fact still remains, I was right and he was wrong, again ("culture is more powerful than politics") as always:
And TMR's judge has ruled the conservative blogosphere a joke,…
"Most creative people alternate fluently between imagination and fantasy, and a rooted sense of reality. In both art and science, movement forward involves a leap of imagination, a leap into a world that is different from our present. Interestingly, this visionary imagination works in conjunction with a hyperawareness of reality. Attention to real details allows a creative person to imagine ways to improve them.”
"Most creative people are both rebellious and conservative.”
"Most creative people’s openness and sensitivity exposes them to a large amount of suffering and pain, but joy and life in the midst of that suffering.”
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Conservatives can't explain away what an insult American life can be - what my life actually is - based on their limited exposure to the experience they've, mostly, insisted I live in. In NewAge fashion, you "believe what you want to believe" about my little project here.
TMR has been home to a bad Tea Party Patriot "playing the race card".
And you were supposed to be the good guys,...
I kind of went over this, in "TMR's Year In Review" on race, but ObamaCare was such a frak-up for cons, it deserves it's own post.
Do you know this man? According to his Dad, he's supposed to be God or Jesus (or something) but, politically, you might as well forget him because - he's chopped liver now!
OMG! If there was one man who was *PERFECT* for alienating anyone repelled by racism, Ted Cruz was a standard bearer for the ages. His entire run up to leadership was based on one thing and one thing only - he was (kinda) Latino! That was the racist Republican answer to how not to look racist - find somebody, of the right racial make-up, to carry their flag! How could he lose?
Of course, unbeknownst to racists, openly discussing that political tactic completely voided any claim they were making about wanting to change the Right's racial image after Romney's loss.
They didn't even try.
They didn't even try.
And THAT, more than anything else, laid the groundwork - AKA a sea of broken glass - for Tedly to Cruz/crawl over in his effort to thwart a black president's desire for the poor to have healthcare.
Ted Cruz was The Man's stand-in and everybody knew it - including The Man he was standing-in for. Ted Cruz was a phony white guy, defending the position of Trayvon's hecklers, trying to act like he was America's savior - by shutting down our government.
I'm really reaching back here:
That shit was whack.
So - what about ObamaCare itself? Good, bad, a boondoggle? Can't say yet - contrary to conservative thinking - for sure, the website is irrelevant (another phony scandal) but check it:
I applied for ObamaCare and they said I qualified for a policy that started at $239.00 a month. Impossible.
But - BUT - since my (double) back injury, I've been forced to apply for disability, so I'll probably qualify at little or no cost.
Is that a good thing? I don't predict the future.
Like everybody else - since it was medical bills that threw me into poverty and forced me to start my life over - I'd say we'll just have to wait and see:
But I am glad it was Ted Fucking Cruz who made it a possibility,…