Monday, February 26, 2007

Current Event Fatigue

I'm this close to not giving a damn.

This close.

It is universally agreed among the rulers of this blog that much of what passes for news, in fact, is not. So, I won't mention how much television time is devoted to the irrelevance of missing coeds, teacher student love-fests, and idiotic celebrities--living or dead. On and on it goes. Stories like these are a frustrating waste of time, but at least they require no emotional investment. Out of sight, out of mind, no impact on my life. The thing that is kicking my ass is getting all worked up over real news--the fight against the Muslim, harmful legislation, illegal immigration, etc, etc--that is far beyond my realm of influence.

Porous borders? Why are you telling me? Write your congressman. He cares.

Global warming nuts want to enact legislation that would virtually cripple our economy, cause the price of many goods and services to escalate, and generally make life more difficult for millions? Half the voters in the country believe the bullshit, talk to them.

What's that you say? Republicans and Democrats alike are too weak and indecisive to close the deal in Iraq? So what?

You worry about it, I'm done.

Yeah, I know, some shit matters. But, so far, giving a damn about what is going on in the world has got me exactly....nowhere.

I think I'll just sit here and care less and less about more and more.

Ahh, that's better.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Moral relativity

Read a writing from a close colleague recently which correctly pointed out that Libby's like Clinty made movies that would not take a stand for right or wrong and would never portray us the US in a light where we held the moral high ground like we most assuredly did in WWII and I believe we hold now. Great post and we even received a comment from an unknown that made a counterpoint, which we noticed too late to countercounterpoint. But he used a term that I'd like to discuss. Morally relative, Moral relativism, moral relativity or something like that so I decided to look up the term so Wikipedia gave me this : "Moral relativism is the position that moral or ethical propositions do not reflect absolute and universal moral truths, but instead make claims relative to social, cultural, historical or personal circumstances. Moral relativists hold that no universal standard exists by which to assess an ethical proposition's truth."
So there you have it. After reading this numerous times and wrapping my brain around it I realize I am a Moral relativist. I don't believe there is an absolute truth in the universe ( see GOD) that guides us on how to act. Our culture most definitely defines our social mores which change over time and have changed over time. Societal rules predate by thousands of years and were codified long before elohyawehovah popped up and way before Haysoos started lovingly bossing us around and WAY before muhamamamamamed Started killing non believers. I think the term is being used by the far right to criticize the shrill left for refusing to make logical stands for that which is good. Here is my take- this has nothing t0 do with relative morality and everything to do with morality of convenience. Stands are being made for a number of reasons and then defended at all costs rightly or wrongly which I've discussed before. It amazes me that the green nuts would die for a squirrel, deer, whale, or tree but cheer for the sucking of babies brains out right before they are sucked down by a vacuum. I am completely flummoxed by the turning of the cheek of all the bad people in the world (see moohammed and that guys name I can't pronounce in Iran) while demonizing our own president. He is NOT the bad guy. He may be a dork, he may have made a couple of mistakes but equating him to Hitler is moral stupidivism. And our righties engage in dubious moral practices too. They want to excommunicate the homersexuals, funnercators, and adulterants out there but turn the other cheek to the casual lying, cheating and stealing that goes on. Hell homersexuality didn't make God's top ten list but gets number 1 airplay on the " the world is going to hell in a hand basket" radio station. So forgive me for the occasional lie as I forgive my esteemed colleagues their love of the Simpson's.
That's my short take on Morality but hey I could be wrong.
The Vic

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Brush with Greatness

Mike Ditka was in town today to promote his new line of fine wines. I ran into him at an Addison beverage store where there were tens of his devoted fans waiting to have their bottles signed. He asked me to hang around for a chat but I was busy, so I snapped this photo with my cell phone camera and got the hell out.

Friday, February 16, 2007

To hell with em

Bank of America has seen fit to give credit cards to members of the third world army of occupation that is currently bivoacked in my country. So to hell with BoA.

The NFL refused to air a commercial aimed at recruiting border patrol officers so as not to offend members of the third world army of occupation that is currently bivaocked in my country. So to hell with the NFL.

Steyr- Mannlicher (a high end Austrian gun manufacturer) recently decided to sell 800 of their well made .50 caliber bolt action sniper rifles to Iran. Shockingly, these weapons ended up in Iraq and have been used to kill Americans. So to hell with Steyr - Mannlicher. Yes, Mr. S. and Mr. M. this means that I will no longer be lusting for one of your nifty little scout rifles, so there!

Outragedly Yours,


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

It's All Good

Clint Eastwood the Wise recently spoke about his two most recent movies, "Flags of Our Fathers", and "Letters from Iwo Jima"...

"I think every war has a certain parallel in the futility of it and that's one of the reasons for telling these stories -- they are not pro-war stories.

"The emotions of the mothers who lose their sons and the emotions of the women who lose their husbands in war, it's the same regardless of any nationality."

"I just wanted to tell two different stories where there were good guys and bad guys everywhere and just tell something about the human condition."


So touching.

When I grow up I want to be a moral relativist just like Clint and the rest of the Left. Everything would be so much easier, no sides to take, no stands to make.

Your team rapes Nanking, starts a war at Pearl Harbor, and murders thousands of defenseless prisoners in the Bataan death march, just to name a few good deeds. My team SAVES THE WORLD!

But hey, you're ok , I'm ok.

Oh well, at least the young folks will get a history lesson. Not.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Will it ever end?

Sweet Jesus, please make it stop. How loooong can the media bludgeon us over the head with details of the death of a talentless, semi-retarded, drug addled, gold digging, whore? Evidently, I am the only one who doesn't regard Anna Nicole Smith's life as "a train wreck that we couldn't look away from." As far as I'm concerned her life was rusty green bean can on the side of the road that I wouldn't even have noticed if it weren't constantly shoved in my face. Why not use some of that wasted air time to give us short bio's on the brave and patriotic soldiers, marines, and sailors that have been killed fighting terrorism? I know, I know, that is just crazy talk, but couldn't they at least use that time for something more interesting and instructive like a story on a guy who tunes up his own lawnmower or can make funny noises in his armpit? Anything would be preferable to this because, now, they are just beating a dead whore...oops.....I meant horse.

Absolutely Correctly Yours,