Monday, September 29, 2008

The older generation are leading this country to galloping ruin!

I'm shocked, Appalled, and horrified.
And I wish i was joking.
I just read a story about a group of children being gassed with what seems like Mace because they were Muslim. If this had happened in any other country, it would have received International press and there would be a serious search going on to find out who did this. Or if it had been Christian children in a Muslim country, or any country for that matter it would be international news. But instead it barely makes the local news.
What the fuck?
Yesterday, I went to the Baltimore Book fair and hear the author of How does it feel to be the problem?. Just hearing parts of the stories he's recounted in his book was amazing. I'm horrified at some of the knee jerk reactions that occurred and continue to occur in this country against this one group of people. It's not like they are the only ones with fundamentalists. It's not like there aren't Christian fundamentalists who wouldn't hesitate to kill anyone who didn't agree with them. Fortunately I don't have any examples.
But why isn't this being covered?

Monday, September 22, 2008

What we've got here is failure to communicate

Grad school is kicking my butt.
I feel like I'm always playing catch up and that everyone else gets it. I think I'm just out of practice. But I have this fear that I'm not supposed to be doing this.
But I think that the week that I manage to get all of my reading done and significant portion of my paper done, everything will magically fall into place. Everything will be fine.
Since I just got a flash back to college, I think it will.
Thank you, dear void, for listening to my rant.
And if you get a change to see Burn After Reading, and are huge Cohen Brothers fan, then by all means go. If you are not a big fan, or just really liked O brother where art thou, Run for the proverbial hills. That is all.
Good night.