Archive for March, 2008

It’s only words…

Posted in Obama, polymath, Suck, verbage, writers on March 31, 2008 by kilroyrogers

Enough with catchy words…really really over it.
Like, the latest word to spread its seed across the literary land…POLYMATH.
Apparently, anyone who is the least multi-talented can now be classified as a
polymath.
This rebirth of overused wordity sprung forth from the relentless prevalent phrase “sea change” years back, quickly followed by “pushing the envelope” and then an onslaught of thought-free pilfered phrases and words that soon came to mean nothing, just mind-numbing repetition. I picture some sod sitting in a dimly lit room with an incandescent bulb and 2.75 magnification readers flipping through a well-worn copy of Roget’s Thesaurus and silently shouting “Eureka!” the next punditry hit is- blah, blah… This discovered text, now inevitably destined to shape modern usage, will invariably end up on the cutting room floor of post-hip flotsam (or is it jetsam, phrase #23 1947) and destined to be cringe-worthy for the next century -at least. I loathe these trendoid words and phrases. Now, if I could just stop using hyphenated words in every other sentence, followed by endless elipses, then perhaps I too could have some street cred. Writers! Boy, do they suck.

Gawd, More Obama Rules Shiz eruption

Posted in Barack Obama, Bernanke, consumer, mortgage, USA on March 25, 2008 by kilroyrogers

What can I say? He’s bulletproof, and we are beyond the hata phase…I should hope.
Following a letter from OB to Bernanke a year ago presaging all this disaster…
March 22, 2007.

Dear Chairman Bernanke and Secretary Paulson,
There is grave concern in low-income communities about a potential coming wave of foreclosures. Because regulators are partly responsible for creating the environment that is leading to rising rates of home foreclosure in the subprime mortgage market, I urge you immediately to convene a homeownership preservation summit with leading mortgage lenders, investors, loan servicing organizations, consumer advocates, federal regulators and housing-related agencies to assess options for private sector responses to the challenge.
We cannot sit on the sidelines while increasing numbers of American families face the risk of losing their homes.

-Now, there you have it. This man is keyed in, that’s all I can say.
B-Real and lissen up Pennsylvanians. He is YOUR salvation as well.

McCain Not Able

Posted in Abortion, abstinence, contraceptive, family-planning, McCain, NARAL, Supreme Court on March 20, 2008 by kilroyrogers

Good Gawd if nothing else, we must stop the McCain Machine to preserve reproductive rights and keep sex ed and planned parenthood alive! Lifted shamelessly from the NARAL website: http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/
I know that the REAL McCain has:

* Voted anti-choice 125 out of 130 times in his congressional career.
* Consistently voted to restrict access to abortion care.
* Voted against measures to prevent unintended pregnancy.
* Voted for the global gag rule, which prohibits federally funded family-planning clinics from giving women full information about their reproductive-health options.
* Voted for and co-sponsored the Federal Abortion Ban.
* Voted in favor of anti-choice Supreme Court Justices like Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas and Chief Justices like John Roberts.

Look, the Repubs are in a vicious cycle. By insisting on abstinence only education, they are condemning WORLDWIDE millions of people to contract AIDS and other infectious diseases out of unnecessary ignorance. They are causing unnecessary pregnancies and continuing the cycle of poverty in overpopulated lands. They actually cause MORE abortions by not allowing the promotion of contraceptive usel. If we had responsible education, we could reduce the amount of abortions in America by millions.

This is why McCain must not be given power. Stop him now. Stop the Republican Genocide Now

A Low From Leno

Posted in Afghanistan, God, hurricanes, Iraq, Jay Leno, mortgage on March 18, 2008 by kilroyrogers

Here’s a response to the sad letter being attributed to Jay Leno, I hope erroneously.

Subject: For EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN

Jay Leno

“The other day I was reading Newsweek magazine
and came across some poll data I found rather hard to believe. It must
be true, given the source, right?

The Newsweek poll alleges that 67 percent of
Americans are unhappy with the direction the country is headed, and 69
percent of the country is unhappy with the performance of the President.
In essence, 2/3’s of the citizenry just ain’t happy and want a change.

So being the knuckle dragger I am, I started
thinking, ”What are we so unhappy about?” Is it that we have
electricity and running water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?

-how about the collapsing power grid that plunged the northeast into darkness
and decayed infrastructure destroying our bridges and roads?

Is our unhappiness the result of having air
conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter?

-Air Conditioning? You’re kidding, that’s a priority? YOU are the spoiled brat.
(Or you like in Central Florida!)

Could it be that 95.4 percent of these unhappy
folks have a job?

–Most paying five bucks an hour!

Maybe it is the ability to walk into a grocery
store at any time, and see more food in moments than Darfur has seen in
the last year?

–We work harder for our money than any nation on earth!

Maybe it is the ability to drive from the
Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean without having to present
identification papers as we move through each state? –What?

Or possibly the hundreds of clean and safe
motels we would find along the way that can provide temporary shelter?

-That’s right, Europe has no hotels and inns, I forgot.

I guess having thousands of restaurants with
varying cuisine from around the world is just not good enough.

-…or restaurants!

Or could it be that when we wreck our car,
emergency workers show up and provide services to help all, and even
send a helicopter to take you to the hospital.

-That, sir, is why I pay my taxes!

Perhaps you are one of the 70 percent of
Americans who own a home. You may be upset with knowing that in the
unfortunate case of a fire, a group of trained firefighters will appear
in moments and use top notch equipment to extinguish the flames thus
saving you, your family and your belongings.

–Jay, did you NOT READ
about the mortgage crisis!!?!

Or if, while at home watching one of your many
flat screen TVs, a burglar or prowler intrudes, an officer equipped with
a gun and a bullet-proof vest will come to defend you and your family
against attack or loss.

–Uh, yeah, I don’t live in Baghdad, ya know!

This all in the backdrop of a neighborhood free
of bombs or militias raping and pillaging the residents. Neighborhoods
where 90 percent of teenagers own cell phones and computers.
–Take a trip to Pico Union one day!

–we don’t all live in Toluca Lake.

How about the complete religious, social and
political freedoms we enjoy that are the envy of everyone in the world?

-Oh, you mean like the fact I can’t marry someone I truly love?

Maybe that is what has 67 percent of you folks unhappy. –Damn right!

Fact is we are the largest group of ungrateful,
spoiled brats the world has ever seen. No wonder the world loves the
U.S., yet has a great disdain for its citizens. They see us for what we
are. The most blessed people in the world who do nothing but complain
about what we don’t have, and what we hate about the country instead of
thanking the good Lord we live here.

I know, I know. What about the President who
took us into war and has no plan to get us out? The President who has a
measly 31 percent approval rating? Is this the same President who guided
the nation in the dark days after 9/11?

-Hear, hear, thanks for proving my point.

The President that cut taxes to bring an economy
out of recession? Could this be the same guy who has been called every
name in the book for succeeding in keeping all the spoiled ungrateful
brats safe from terrorist attacks?

-We are not out of the woods yet-Bush has created a million more terrorists!

The Commander-In Chief of an all-volunteer army
that is out there defending you and me? Did you hear how bad the
President is on the news or talk show? Did this news affect you so much,
make you so unhappy you couldn’t take a look around for yourself and see
all the good things and be glad?

-What a propagandist!! Is this Moscow circa 1959?

Think about it…are you upset at the President
because he actually caused you personal pain OR is it because the
“Media” told you he was failing to kiss your sorry ungrateful behind
every day.

-Jay, if you don’t like it here ‘cause we’re ungrateful, MOVE ON OVER TO IRAQ!

Make no mistake about it. The troops in Iraq and
Afghanistan have volunteered to serve, and in many cases may have died
for your freedom. There is currently no draft in this country They
didn’t have to go.
-Afghanistan=Just War Iraq=War Crime

They are able to refuse to go and end up with
either a ”general” discharge, an ”other than honorable” discharge
or, worst case scenario, a ”dishonorable” discharge after a few days
in the brig.

So why then the flat-out discontentment in the
minds of 69 percent of Americans? Say what you want, but I blame it on
the media. If it bleeds, it leads; and they specialize in bad news.
Everybody will watch a car crash with blood and guts. How many will
watch kids selling lemonade at the corner? The media knows this and
media outlets are for-profit corporations. They offer what sells, and
when criticized, try to defend their actions by “justifying” them in one
way or another. Just ask why they tried to allow a murderer like O.J.
Simpson to write a book about “how he didn’t kill his wife, but if he
did he would have done it this way”…Insane!

-If you read it, they will print it.

Stop buying the negativism you are fed everyday
by the media. Shut off the TV, burn Newsweek, and use the New York Times
for the bottom of your bird cage. Then start being grateful for all we
have as a country. There is exponentially more good than bad.

-Let’s skip through a field of fluffy bunnies and yellow daisies as our troops die.

We are among the most blessed people on Earth,
and should thank God several times a day or at least be thankful and
appreciative.

-Erm, I don’t believe in G-D, and that’s my right, bucko!

“With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of
control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the
country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and
terrorist attacks, “Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of
the Pledge of Allegiance?”

-The vengeful GOD of the Old Testament? All yours. Have a nice day.

Roy Rogers Oldenkamp response to Jay Leno
Jay Leno
2007

An Ocean Poem

Posted in Lakeland, Ocean, poem, poetry, seagulls, waves on March 14, 2008 by kilroyrogers

This amazing poem comes from my preternaturally smart twelve year old niece Elora. She rocks!

Sands of the Ocean



The sky blue ocean waves, rolling gently along …



undisturbed by the seagulls above.



The delicate waves, vacillating, like the rocking of a baby’s cradle

…

encountering the pure, white coastal sand.



Tiny grains are selected as tides fulfill their daily gravitational process.



The waves direct the silvery sand downward to meet the oceanic rocks and


their briny inhabitants …



settling on the creatures’ homes; the ocean rocks.



Tiny grains of crushed rock don’t have time to settle, for the ocean currents



soon thrust the sand back to the water’s surface to repeat this never-ending cycle.



Elora Friar



Lakeland

Geraldine Say It Ain’t So

Posted in Uncategorized on March 12, 2008 by kilroyrogers


Dear Geraldine:
Say it ain’t so, say you cannot have been dumb enough to make those asinine remarks before the wolves-er, press. Geraldine Ferraro, who actually ran for vp on a major party ticket, and now, by association, is deemed a racist. To claim Barack Obama is ahead of Hillary because he IS black, instead of in spite of the fact that he is black. Andrew Sullivan blogs this reminds him of Roveian tactics. Plant the negative thought, repent just a bit later. Egads, is the Hillary Clinton campaign now mounted in the Death Star and working to win this campaign By Any Means Necessary? Well, that might be one way to fight injustice, but to use it as your own mantra for a contest that is draining democratic dollars that SHOULD go to fight John McCain is a tragedy. More and more I like Hillary less and less. Next, I expect to hear a missive from Gloria Steinem calling Obama a misogynist and wife-beater, just like all African-American men. She’d just probably get a slap on the wrist as well. Gawd, save us from this bitter camp of idiots. Named Geraldine.

Mick E Jones Reads A Letter To Barack Obama

Posted in Uncategorized on March 6, 2008 by kilroyrogers

Here’s a piece I produced and directed, with artwork by Loren McNames. 

Obama is the Hamma and we are going to see him as PREXY of USA!!!