“It was a stern night landscape. The sound of the freezing of snow over the land seemed to roar deep into the earth. There was no moon. The stars, almost too many of them to be true, came forward so brightly that it was as if they were falling with the swiftness of the void. As the stars came nearer, the sky retreated deeper and deeper into the night clolour. The layers of the Border Range, indistinguishable one from another, cast their heaviness at the skirt of the starry sky in a blackness grave and somber enough to communicate their mass. The whole of the night scene came together in a clear, tranquil harmony.”
~ Yasunari Kawabata, Snow Country
AUTHOR: CAITLIN JOHNSTONE
One night I dreamed a dream that I was standing on a beach with God.
“Do you see those two sets of footprints?” the Lord asked me.
“Yeah!” I replied. “Are they from when you were walking with me through the difficult times in my life?”
(CNU Lecture hall, Late for Class due to sick rooster)
Dear Washington D.C.,
Are you ok? We haven't heard from you in a while.
You've been spending a lot of time over at Mainstream Media's house, and you frankly never call or text. Hell, you could just open a window and look out, but you seem to have installed security filters on those.
Look, I know you're really Gung Ho about this new WAR(tm) you want us all to buy into, but I need to ask you a serious question here.
A funny thing happened on the way to the forum. ( /ˈfɔːrəm/ = A meeting or assembly for the open discussion of subjects of public interest.) As we laugh at the comedy of errors which our society has become, I thought a bit of levity would be a welcome respite from some of the doom and gloom.
Political hypocrisy is nothing new, but occasionally it rises to comic levels. One of the funniest, although not meaning to be so, is Wall Street lackey Chuck Schumer. Listen to the video in the link. After warning the Nation in somber tones about the impending split in the Repugnant Party, Chuckie unleashes the most astounding effluence of chutzpah, well...in recent days.
While there is often snippets of humor to be found in comments and in some essays, we all too often get bogged down in the day-to-day pouring out of the many problems facing our nation and the world. Most people can only take just so much bad to horrifying news before just throwing their hands up in the air and saying, "Fuck it!"
Is it just me? Could it be "just me?" How can this happen?
I read an essay. I like a comment. I give it a thumbs up.
I'm the first one to do so.
And what do I see there in front of me? A little note that says, "Just you voted." And I feel lost and alone.
For sports fans, the approach of of any sports season generally means good food. Arenas and stadiums are often filled with culinary delights, but, it is hard to argue with food cooked just outside of the stadium. Somehow it tastes even better, even if your vehicle has no tail to gate.
Inspired by Bernie today... so I decided that it would be fun to think about the political parties and their various characteristics. I finally realized that they all have effects and general ways they make people react. Yes, they affect some people differently than others, but in the end, they all aim to alter your behavior and outlook.
The Political Parties and Persons are DRUGS. And it's pretty obvious which ones they are when you think about it.
Good morning early birds. Here's a little bit of seed for thought over coffee. Tear along the edge for more.
She just claimed ownershit over Der Trump's original statements on those nasty mexicanians invading our soils, and raping our wiminfolk. Probably cuz of their thighs. or the kilos of Koch they drug acrossed are Nashun.
Here's my guess for everyone else.
Let's be frankly honest. The Sensible Parties have completely abandoned their principles.
Henry Tadebois is a 24-year-old trans man from Melbourne. He works as a train conductor.
Henty has created this wonderfully humorous video to explain his circumstances to his family and friends: