Tuesday, July 28, 2009

palin's farewell speech

"we eat, therefor we hunt." palin said this in reference to an ashly judd commercial damning palin's position on the areal hunting of wolves.

i thought i would put a little space there for contemplation. hmm. do you think that palin has a freezer full of wolf steaks just waiting for the grill? just thought i would ask.

Monday, July 27, 2009

awsome day

sometimes a really magical day comes along and today was just such a day. girlfriend, good food, happy dogs romping in the dog park, and the joy of rain. it was domestic bliss. i am content.

Friday, July 24, 2009

racial profiling

i know racial profiling exist in this country and it is wrong. racial profiling exist but that does not mean that every black man being arrested by a white officer is an example of this. if police officers get a call of two men that seem to be attempting to break in to a home then that is a legitimate reason to investigate and ask to see some identification. it is not racial profiling. if gates did become disorderly when asked to see his identification, then he deserved to be arrested. plain and simple. i would think that gates would be grateful that the police bother to investigate such calls in an attempt to protect property, his included. perhaps if gates lived in new orleans, where police rarely show up to such calls, he might sing a different tune.

i also find it incredibly irresponsible of president obama to weigh in on the subject without having all the facts. this sends the wrong message. racial profiling is wrong but if people cry wolf when there is no wolf at the door, then the very real misery of targeting someone based on their race is lost.

we have a black president and i am incredibly proud of our country for that feat but it is time to move forward and stop playing the race card. not everything is motivated by racism. sometimes people just screw up and make wrong decisions. sometimes people are just evil and their brand of evil does not see the color of someone's skin. the only way this country can continue to move past the horrors of racism is to seek it out where it truly exist not expend precious energy crying racism where it does not exist. all that does is make the public numb to a very real issue and when there really is a need for public support, there will not be any.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

i am back

well, i intend to be posting more often now that i have my internet back up and running.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


i went to the imax today and finally saw hurricane on the bayou. the footage of katrina was heartbreaking as it always is but the film was beautifully shot. i have been somewhat depressed about the wetlands lately, since that new study was revealed,stating that the mississippi no longer has the sediment load to keep up with the rising ocean levels and consequent erosion. it seems we will have to work smarter, strategically redirecting the river to areas where it will do the most good. is that good enough? some areas will suffer and continue to vanish at an alarming rate and not only will communities in those areas be vulnerable but the entire ecosystems of those areas. all the birds. all the animals that call those wetlands home also vanish. this is incredibly sad to me as is our continued need to discuss the problem without at least beginning to implement changes. my god, if something is not done we will lose it all! we will lose the ecological diversity. we will lose the unique cajun culture. the beauty will be lost and the greatest city in the united states(and quite possibly on earth)will turn to open gulf. what else is left to talk about? must we continue to fiddle while rome burns? let's at least start saving parts of the wetlands before there is nothing to save. when it's gone it is gone. and when it is gone, we will have lost a place of such heartbreaking beauty and mystery that none of us will ever be the same. it will be the kind of tragedy that dims the light of the world.