Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Go Fug Yourself

ahahahaahahaha - I shouldn't be enjoying this as much as I do.

Go Fug Yourself: 07/11/2004 - 07/17/2004

Friday, July 16, 2004

Ugh - someone just grabbed me at the party

- but I can't leave because my ride is drunk and cannoodling with someone.
You know that feeling.
That "dirty-I'm-ready-to-leave-NOW" feeling but trapped all the same.
I'm havin a bad day. Someone broke into my car last night and managed to steal... really nothing- but I just feel violated...and kinda suckered. The worst part about it I was parked in front of my house. I didn't even hear an alarm.
I can't even be angry at them/him/someone. Because there is nothing to be mad at. They only stole stuff - stuff which is emminently replaceable.
Besides I have too much stuff anyway. I guess.
naw. I want my toys back.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

OUTFOXED: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

The SF Premier is tomorrow night at the Victoria Theatre

July 16th, 7PM (Friday)
2961 16th Street @ Mission
San Francisco, CA
I'd strongly suggess that you go and see it for me. As I am lazy and will likely not make it out

OUTFOXED: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

so am I going crazy - or is Big Brother (not TM) really there?

As I've come to realize during the day to day monotony of white color labor...

I am trapped. I am cornered. I am being constantly watched and under the "protective" glaring eye of...everyone.

Part of it, no heck Most of it, is of my own doing. It's my own damn fault that I appreciate technology and what it can offer me in the way of virtual gratification. (take note of the virtual...I've never gotten a Reeces Peanut Butter Cup to instantaneously appear whenever I've registered to their stupid website.) That and I really like to espouse my own opinion to the widest possible group. (i.e. blogging)

So okay - here's the impetus for this blog...If you consider what you actually do in a days work, how much of your personality is actually transmitted through the computer through website visits, e-mails created, documents stored, and general feckery (as some of my favorite brits call slacking) its pretty scary to realize that all of that information is trackable. It IS storable, sortable, and cross-reference-able it is possible that you can create a plausable history of someone and who they are based generally on just that information.

That, and there is so much other stuff that you may not even know is out there - nefarious little spyware programs whittling away at your computer. Infesting the delicate little diorama you may have created to make your computer feel less the mechanical tool that it is and more like an extension of yourself. Nevermind what your company may be doing to you - like tracking your every move - shadowing what you are doing watching carefully what you have done so that when it comes down to it -

you are not you.

You belong to everyone and cannot belong to yourself because you have given up all of yourself unintentionally.

so...does that make me crazy to believe that I am not me - because I do not know who knows about me and I cannot control who sees what about me? Or possibly that this isn't even me?

uh yeah. I need to get out more...that and I think I need a glass of wine.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Uh so what do I do now?

I never thought myself one whom would comment on the political state of being...(HA!) Regardless:

CORRECTED: U.S. Terror Warnings Lack Specifics - Report
By REUTERS Published: July 13, 2004 Filed at 11:55 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. government terror warnings to local police and citizens fail to give the specific information many authorities say is needed to protect the public, a congressional report said on Monday.

The report follows a series of official warnings about possible attacks -- most recently voiced last week by Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge -- which lacked new intelligence or details on the threat and how to respond.The report by the General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress, was based on survey of 28 agencies and 56 states and territories. Those responding ``generally indicated that they did not receive specific threat information and guidance, which they believe hindered their ability to determine and implement protective measures,'' the report said.

Some critics have accused President Bush's administration of using terrorism warnings as a political tool. Bush has made the fight against global terrorism a major theme of his campaign for reelection.

Only to later yesterday find out that there were terrorist threats Possibly to occur at or around November election dates. Uh yeah. Bush fo sho ain't usin nuttin like terror-ism to git me away from the votin box.


Friday, July 09, 2004

Driving Votes - Visit a Swing State, Get Bush Out! Register voters to defeat Bush

Thought that this was a brilliant idea - considering that about 70% of americans will be on a road trip this year.

Hopefully myself included.
Driving Votes - Visit a Swing State, Get Bush Out! Register voters to defeat Bush