s skippy the bush kangaroo: why i don't share d. l. hughley's anger...

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

why i don't share d. l. hughley's anger...

this is what he had to say about the impeachment of rod blagojevich -- and, well, the current state of our union:

...now i listened to those tapes and i'm not going to hide my affinity for this guy. i never met him before but to me we have become such a trivial place that we will impeach a man for having sex, or lying about having sex with a woman. in california we will impeach a guy because he raises taxes on license plates because energy gets out of control. we'll impeach a guy for saying some things on tape. but a man can take us to war and lie and we won't do a damn thing about that. that makes me so mad...


if you happen to be reading this, mr. hughley, then answer me one question: what's the point in being mad anymore?

we are a trivial place. have been for a very long time. one of your fellow comedians, the late great george carlin, transformed his career for the better when he began trashing our sterile culture, our petty politics, and our collective stubborn brainlessness. ten years ago, i would laugh myself silly listening to his social critiques. these days, i think carlin wasn't trying to be funny in those moments. or, if he was, then my guess is he just plain didn't give a rat's ass anymore -- a somewhat accurate description of my present attitude.

part of the reason i didn't say jack about blago while all that melodrama was going on was because george awol bush was cruising in lame-duck mode to one sweet retirement arrangement, never to be held accountable for his own far more heinous and numerous crimes, at the time. (the fact that the bitchiest act of that melodrama took place after awol was history renders my present indifference unassailable, if you asked me -- but have fun trying to assail it, if you must.) and you know what, mr. hughley? i railed against awol for several years. couldn't stand the sound or the sight of him. wanted to see him impeached. wanted to see him ejected from office. hell, there were instances during his second term where i was so mental and drunk simultaneously, i'd find myself sporting my very own stimulus package just thinking about his smirking carcass getting waterboarded. so i can understand why you'd be angry.

but that anger isn't going to do you any good now. there was a time when it mattered. that time is gone. that battle is over, and you -- and i -- have lost. pick yourself up, continue surviving, and learn to let this loss go -- it'll devour you from the inside out if you don't. i know your anger is justified. but it's irrelevant now. the game's over. awol won.

and letting that bother you is not worth being devoured from the inside out.

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posted by Jim Yeager at 6:40 AM |

2 Comments:

Dammit Jim I'm a Doctor for God's sake....
Wait, ...not,...that was a flashback... sorry...
Jim I agree we have let triviality become a major pastime and sadly many 'Muricans see nothing wrong wi'dat.
But I have to say also that I am not convinced that they should see something wrong with something that pleases and relaxes them...should they convert pastime to Employment?? Possible so if it is that an extreme a drive to aquire and enjoy...but who really gets a chance to do that???
I think IF we could get some Honest Effective Revelations concerning the Bush Crime Syndicate...then the culture of triviality and vapid shallow "ME First" might subside a bit...
Maybe...
heheheh you said "sporting a stimulus package"...heheheheh

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