Friday, October 2, 2009

Random thoughts #13, short version

Things that crossed my mind while wondering, well, nothing really.

We are in a recession. The economy is still very shaky. Domestic terror plots are popping up all over and we are fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. President Obama decides to go to Copenhagen to lobby for Chicago to get the Olympics? Are you kidding me? Great leadership. The next three and a half years are going to seem like an eternity.

So Montana's own stammering boob of a U.S. Senator Max Baucus has his own health care bill. "The time for reform is now." Really dipshit? The last 20 years of you asshats in DC not doing anything that hasn't been in your own self interest wasn't a good enough time for you? Thanks for the attention to detail Max. Here's hoping you get syphilis.

It's comments like the syphillis one that keep BG from sending my blog link to her parents. "You don't have to be mean." Yes, yes I do. I can be mean on this blog or go shoot a family of squirrels. Its a no brainer really.

El Paso by Marty Robbins is the greatest country song ever. About this subject there will be no debate.

IM-ing with Ralph and we both commented on how much joy we take in watching each other's teams do poorly. I don't care what you say, that's friendship.

Part of the Baucus plan was to fine you if you didn't have health insurance. Hmmmm. Let's see. If you couldn't afford health insurance, then we are going to fine you. Only in liberal economics does this make any sense. It does lend credibility to the fact that the vast majority of people not insured can afford it and are making other life choices and that this isn't at all about reforming health care but a power grab by King Obama and the rest of the liberal establishment.

I owe President Obama an apology. I was accusing him of serving Clinton's third term. It's obvious that this is Carter's second term only worse. My bad.

Quote of the week from who else but Tyler Durden regarding Roman Polanski"Many of the Hollywood elite defending Roman Polasnki say he shouldn’t go to jail just because he drugged a child then raped her while she begged him to stop, and that he’s already suffered enough by living his life in exile. It’s easier to understand that part if you pretend that he’s American. He’s French, so I’m not sure how a French guy living in France is considered “exile” but whatever. The point is he’s suffered. Or something.

But don’t think that Roman is unwilling to pay for his crimes. In fact he’s agreed to be placed under house arrest. Specifically, this house. This chalet outside Gstaad, Switzerland, where singing bluebirds presumably pull your sheets back in the morning and Mr Sun gives you a big thumbs up. Oh that poor man. He’ll never make it!"

I see that Brady Quinn is no longer the starter for your Cleveland Browns. Strange that. What with his hefty 62.9 quarterback rating and 1 touchdown pass this year. Is Eric Mangini mad? How can you bench someone from such a quarterback factory like Notre Dame? I mean it's produced Joe Montana and...well...goddammit if Joe "Big Sky" Montana isn't good enough for you than I don't know what to tell you. I mean Alabama has only produced Bart Starr, Joe Namath and Ken Stabler. Two of those guys are in the Hall of Fame and Stabler should be. You can have all the Heisman's in ND. Alabama produces NFL Hall of Famers and in the end, I really think that's what matters. Oh yeah, and real national championships. You know the ones where Alabama played another super tough team in a post season bowl and won. Not like those pseudo ND ones where they finished a season undeafted and then went and hid in a cave. Fags.

Ralph and I talk a lot on MSN instant messenger. He has it set up so that when I'm typing his display says "blah, blah, blah is typing". That's actually pretty funny. I'm more surprised that he had the skills to figure that out. Guy types like he has 5 thumbs and a hook.

Kind of a short random nothingness this week but you get what you pay for.


Pam said...

I don't know Milky, I might have to argue greatest country song with you. Although I love it AND the lyrics and could sing it verbatim right now, not sure it is the greatest. Top 10 definitely.

Potentials for that list:

Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash

You Never Even Call me by My Name by David Allen Coe

He Stopped Lovin' her Today by George Jones

Crazy by Patsy Cline

Lovesick Blues by Hank Williams (or, "The Late and Great" as he was called in my house growing up)

Go Rest High on that Mountain by Vince Gill

So I'm discussin' whether you are or not! ha.

Milk River Madman said...

Pam, "Ring of Fire" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" were definately in the mix. But what makes "El Paso" so great is that it is a story without a chorus. It just keeps going until the end. I could argue its the greatest love song as well. "Cradled by two loving arms that I'll die for,
One little kiss and Felina, good-bye." I'm sorry but a man coming back to imenent death makes it the best.

David Allen Coe is great as well.

Pam said...

Well, I'm big on the ol' unrequited love bit too. It does meet all the criteria of country music of telling a story. Very 60's ish as well, which was golden time of all music. I still say top 10, not #1. Will be interesting to see if you get other comments on this!

Tanaya said...

El Paso is great, but my votes go for "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and "She Got You" by Patsy Cline.

Also, saw a hilarious blog title regarding the Baucus Healthcare bill..."Baucus Enthusiastically Embraces Baucus Health Care Bill."

The Prodigy said...

I have to say that when it's mentioned in the song that it is the Greatest Country Western Song of all-time then it has to be. The criteria should be that it is listed, and played daily in every bar in Montana and Wyoming. That Spook plays it in the Hamms Bar in Big Horn Wyoming for free upon request is further proof. Who can argue with Mama, Trains, Trucks, Prison, and Gettin Drunk.