Wednesday, June 29, 2005
For commentary, I offer the following articles from Daily Kos:
"Last Night's Speech Finally Alienated a Bush Supporter!" by ColdFusion04
"Lengthy Analysis of Bush's 6/28/05 Speech" by Soj
"Fake Applause; Speech Numbers" by kos
"President's Silence Tonight is Deafening" by Rep Louise Slaughter
"Bush's Speech: We Are Not Fools" by lowkell
I also liked this diary by (gasp!) someone who served in Afghanistan who is not happy with the Bush Administration! (Veterans like this are known as traitors to the Republican leadership.)
I am going on leave for a few weeks. It was supposed to start yesterday, but I am one of those people who has the Bush-hating gene, that not-so-rare genetic condition that causes its sufferers to hate George W. Bush for no reason whatsoever despite the fact that he is, according to Britney Spears, the bestest president ever and never does anything to warrant such wrath. Thus, I could not pass up this opportunity to ridicule the drunken fat boy for his learned and inspiring performance last night. (I would hate to be one of his screenwriters. It must be a difficult chore since they are only allowed to use words he can pronounce and concepts he can understand.)
I need a break because I am in the home stretch in writing my master's thesis in history. I have written 120 pages since October, and I only have one chapter to go! It's about the press in Mississippi, 1800 to 1865, and you can read the first chapter here.
My associate, Ieyasu Tokugawa, has agreed to take over the blog for a few weeks while I am on hiatus. After reading Ieyasu's first posting, I am confident that Mushtown Media Corp. is in good hands. (What have I done? Maybe my instructions weren't clear enough?) Ieyasu informs me that a lengthy political interview with Hello Kitty is in the works. As well as a hard-hitting article on Saddam Hussein's alleged attempts to buy Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah from Japan to use against the United States. I can hardly wait!
Kids used to beg for Disney character goods and going to the Disney World and going to the Disney movies. Now they are begging to buy Sanrio goods other than computer games such as Pokemons and Yuugiohs. Where did Dungeons & Dragons and Monopolies go?
One of the causes may be due to the rise of the class conflict and antagonism toward large corporation within the United States. Disney Incorporated has been rumored that its moral superiority has declined after the death of Walt Disney himself.
The above site reveals the Disney's supporting companies that also broadcasts violent programs suitable for the adult entertainment. Those supporting companies such as Mirmax Film, ESPAN, and numerous other companies have been showing anything the adult consumer wants, "sex violence, and whatever" to sell their products. This greedness of the production companies may caused disgust among the consumers; hence, decline in terms of the demand of the Disney products among the US consumers.
Secondly, globalization of economy, especially the US-Japanese economic dependence may have caused the rise in availability of such Japanese products. Since after the end of the Pacific Ocean War, the United States have been aggressively supportive of the Japanese economy to keep the strategic base in Japan to watch over the communist aggression in Asia. The US has rebuilt Japanese economy and now the US has been supported by the Japanese economy to wage this war in Iraq.
The American curiousity toward the exotic Japanese culture appears to be continuous. Hello Kitty is Mysterious. As the previous reporter, Tony Seybert suggested, Hello Kitty's first name is not Hello. But what do we know other than Hello Kitty is supposed to be a kitty? Does she poop just like my pet cat? What does she eat? How come she seem to have a western name even though she is a Japanese product? The truth is that the Japanese fascination over the Western culture after the defeat in 1945, may have never really ceased to exist either. If we look at the Japanese pop culture, we see numerous products emulating the Western products including the misspelled English word signs on Engrish.com.
I can keep blogging over this rise of Sanrio Inc. and the decline of the Disney Inc. for hrs and hrs, however, I as a human being, also must get some sleep. However, this invasion of Japanese Kitty cult in the United States, must be emphasized as one of the US cultural crises of today. Still, whether Hello Kitty poops or not is a mystery.
Monday, June 27, 2005
THIS IS ONLY FOR AMERICANS WHO CARE ABOUT THE TROOPS. YOU REPUBLICANS CAN SPARE YOURSELF THE HORRIBLE PAIN OF ADMITTING YOU WERE WRONG BY STICKING YOUR HEADS EVEN FARTHER UP YOUR ASSES.
Read this. Then tell me Republicans aren't scum. I dare ya.
Sunday, June 26, 2005
AND I WILL NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR USING WORDS LIKE "REPUGS" AND "NAZIS" AND "FASCISTS" TO DESCRIBE THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION AND VARIOUS APOLOGISTS, APPEASERS, ENABLERS AND ACCOMPLICES
More choice words from a liberal soldier, an American, fighting in Iraq. Whenever Repugs shout treason at dissent, they are talking about a large number of soldiers, and this number is growing every day. I AM FUCKING SICK OF IT! And, if you have a shred of decency or honor in your soul, you will be sick of it too.