Archive for August, 2008

Oil, Oil Everywhere

Posted in Barack Obama, Big Oil, Katrina, McCain, Swiftboat on August 19, 2008 by kilroyrogers

Oil, oil everywhere…and not a drop to spare.

Instead of talk of renewable energy/alternate source energy policy, we now have both parties pushing offshore drilling for oil. Walk around Santa Barbara today, and you are certain to find clumps of crude oil on rocks and on your feet. 

As stewards of our seas, it is tragic to think we are encouraging continued oil spills by building more offshore drilling platforms. These platforms will just create more fossil fuels to stimulate global warming™ and cause even greater hurricanes and weather phenomena. It’s a vicious cycle, but I have friends and family who live off the giant circular vortex know as the Gulf of Mexico. Trust me, they do not need more trauma. 

If a complete horse’s arse like T. Boone Pickens (#1 contributor to the Swiftboat PAC) can call for alternative fuel sources, then let’s at least be smarter than he might be, billions aside. Wind is free, people. Now that the inestimable Teddy Kennedy is on his last days, the wind farms off Cape Cod might actually be built. 

The Old Guard is finished. Are you listening, McCain? Say it ain’t so Obama, that you are now in bed with the right wing dogmatics. Fisa, drilling, against gay marriage…what has happened?? I hope with all my heart, as one of your very first supporters, that you are doing Politics As Usual and saying what you must to get in office. But you are going to win by a wide margin, and this compromise is pointless and unnecessary. 

The youth of America shall put you in office. They are not being polled, as they only use cell phones and pollsters use old-fashioned land lines. I haven’t had a land line in ten years. The UNCOUNTED will affect change in this country, so let’s get busy and deal with the real issues, like civil rights for all, health care for all, and yes, dammit, the OPTION for socialized medicine. Two tiers are fine, just so everyone is covered. Who thinks there is something more important than insuring the health of our children and elderly? I thought so. 

Obama is fast on his feet. He’s agile, not  aged. He is NOT SAME OLD, SAME OLD.
Get  on the bandwagon people, and let’s influence his platform on FISA and marriage. There is no shame to reexamining one’s opinion on issues: there’s still time to cause positive  change.

GET ACTIVE!!!!!!!!!

Don’t trust them with a butter knife

Posted in Charlton Heston, Hunter, NRA, Pamela Almli, Rico Act, Ted Nugent, Washington State on August 13, 2008 by kilroyrogers

INCOMPREHENSIBLY, you can barely have pubic hair and yet still shoot a gun at people in Washington state. Yep-  LBN E-Lert tells us Pamela Almli died while reaching into her backpack on the trail in scenic forested Washington State, shot and killed by a FOURTEEN year old “hunter” during bear hunting (!) season. 

What is RIGHT with this scenario? 

This kid’s parents should be jailed.

The kid should never hold a gun again in this lifetime.
The judiciary and legislature in WA should be held accountable for her death. They are all complicit for condoning the most egregious of egregious laws ever allowed on the books in the US of A. Would WA allow 14 year olds to go into battle? What’s the difference, trusting the judgement of a child in either scenario? 
And hunting BEARS?? What? I can’t believe my eyes! Ted Nugent, you’re an asshole. The perfect choice for DICKHEAD RINGLEADER of the onerous NRA. What a bunch of shitheads.
They should all be lined up against a wall and face the fear of the bullet. Better yet, have the marksmen perched in tree hutches from 800 yards with high powered rifles doing the damage.
That’s sport. Fuckers. Don’t need a gun for fruits and vegetables. Let’s indict the NRA for crimes under the RICO act and set it under NRA’s cold, dead-like hands. Case closed.

Rebel Rebel Without Applause

Posted in Daniel Wehr West Hollywood, Entertainment, James Dean, Natalie Wood, Rebel WIthout A Cause, Roy Rogers Oldenkamp, Sal Mineo on August 1, 2008 by kilroyrogers

Every January 10th I wear a red sock on my left foot and and a black on my right, just like Plato in Rebel Without A Cause. The film just screened at the Arclight, and my smart newish friend Daniel Wehr ( loves this film, as do I. We were mesmerized for the entire duration, and I found it difficult to peel my eyes away from the commanding visage of James Dean. His brave performance in this Republican era of American conservatism has to be honored as daring and brilliant. A suffering boy, unsure of why he is a misfit and what to do about it, resonates with me in ways I cannot say. When he says the line I use almost weekly, “You’re tearing me apart!” with the look of drunken, complete anguish filling the screen, chills run rampant. His kiss with Natalie Wood is so genuine and sensual, I was actually (ALERT: TMI MOMENT) physically aroused and hung with the image for a good long while. 

Sal Mineo, Plato in the film, was killed a day before his 40th birthday in an apparent robbery attempt-though some say gay lover incident- just a few blocks from my home at Villa Allegra on Laurel Avenue here in West Hollywood.
Tragedy seems to follow the famous, and every star associated with this film died before their time, in a gruesome way. A curse? Not likely. Just a sad fact of the excess endemic to the life of a megawatt star.