Sunday, November 29, 2009

spoke for mayor

ok, seriously, no one wants to vote spoke in as mayor? it is not like i could do worse. i promise not to visit totalitarian regimes and talk about how they know exactly where their citizens are in order to move them out of the way during a hurricane. i will not accept made up awards in my honor. this could be fun...spoke for mayor!! catnip for everyone!! good times are on the way. vote for spoke and we will stray cat strut all the way to city hall.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

can't seem to shake this mood

i cannot quite seem to get out of this mood. i am feeling out of sorts. thanksgiving is coming up and i am looking forward to going home but it is the everything in between. i don't know...maybe it is just this time of year. maybe everybody is slipping a bit. maybe it is not just me. i know one thing, i would very much like to spend the rest of the evening curled up on my couch with a really good book and a bottle of jameson. well enough of this pity party. i am off to do a tour.

Friday, November 20, 2009

i want to be mayor

i'm broke. tourism sucks right now. i think that i need a new truck tire to drive home on during thanksgiving but i do not think that i can afford one right now and pay for gas as well. i wonder what a bus ticket would cost? i mention all this because i am stressed the fuck out. i really need a vacation someplace exotic like...china, australia, cuba, or mexico. i want to travel around the world and have the taxpayers foot the bill just like our dear nagin does. it really must be nice. so, spoke is wondering can i count on your support if i run for mayor? spoke the cat for mayor...yeh that has a ring.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

remembering the velvet revolution

There can be no doubt that distrust of words is less harmful than unwarranted trust in them.
-Vaclav Havel

it has been twenty years since massive demonstrations in the former czechloslavakia led to the fall of totalitarianism in that country. i am not sure that as americans we fully appreciate the courage and sacrifice of such oppressed people. the foundation of our country in the blood of the american revolution is lost on most of our citizens, who cannot even seem to place that war in the right century, let alone recall the actual dates. a country born in revolution should remember that such a revolution would not have been possible were it not for true patriots rising up to question the status quo. somewhere along the way, we as americans have removed ourselves from this line of thinking. under the bush administration it was all but treasonous to speak out against the policies of this government, especially the war in iraq. there is a stephen decatur quote that says,"my country, right or wrong, my country." i have always hated that quote. it has a lazy passive quality about it. my country, well if wrong, then let us fix it. i am not sure that americans have it in them to speak out against our government in defense of freedom. we could learn a lot from those average citizens that rose up against brutality to defiantly tell the communist government of the former czechloslovakia that they had already lost. many were beaten for their trouble. i am not a terrorist if i say the war in iraq is wrong. i am not less of a patriot if i say our country is on a wrong course. we, as americans need to find our voice. we must speak out. we must consult the example of history and learn the valuable lessons of events like the velvet revolution.

Monday, November 16, 2009

damn flying bitches

is there a reason that mosquitoes seem to be drawn to your ears during the most wonderful and deepest levels of sleep?