9 March 2018

Zopilotes

Buzzards. Vultures.

The vultures. Everywhere. I was just reading a news blip from the BBC in Asia about “Systematic bribery at GlaxoSmithKline China.” In my best Captain Louis Renault typing, let me say I am shocked, shocked to find that systematic bribery is going on in here! Big Pharma is extending its reach across the globe selling people drugs that will require other drugs to fight the side effects caused by the first batch and so on and so on…

Well here it is a dark cold night in the hills, a night in April. I keep swearing I’ll come back and start filling in these spots again. So much to say and plenty of time to say it but but but…

Zopilotes

Buzzards. Vultures.

OK, this story about the vultures will be revisited. The GlaxoSmithKline paragraph above was written back in December of 14. These vultures…these zopilotes…have taken complete control of pretty much every damn thing every damn where. Big Pharma is just one. And this is where today’s rant will begin.

The above paragraph was written in April of 15. Holy fuck…Trump is here. Time to start again.

Filed under:La Voz del Norte — la voz @ 18:56 pm
22 July 2017

From the town of Milagro, sad news that our friend Charlie Bloom has passed away.

RIP John Heard.

Filed under:La Voz del Norte — la voz @ 11:40 am
17 July 2016

Meltdown expected, the wheat is growing thin…

The Baton Rouge Police said the original call which came into dispatch was, “A guy carrying a weapon, carrying a rifle, walking in that particular area, at Airline and Goodwood.”

Filed under:La Voz del Norte — la voz @ 14:26 pm
23 May 2015

I kept hearing adverts during the hockey playoffs about a French Lick Resort but I admit I wasn’t really paying much attention. Commercials are just background noise, the most interesting ones being the Big Pharma sales pitches on how you can take a simple pill to fix the fungus in your toenails while hoping to avoid the catastrophic liver failure that may sometimes occur haha. I also vaguely remember hearing pitches about Park City Utah being expanded and something about it being the largest ski resort in the country but again, I didn’t really pay attention to what they were saying.

This morning slash afternoon I am sitting here in a daze watchin the Senior Men’s PGA Championship at the brand new Pete Dye’s designed French Lick Resort Golf Course and the old mind starts going again. French Lick, home of Larry Bird, the Hick from French Lick and all…but why the fuck is there a brand spanking new resort in French Lick, Indiana, population 2500, hosting a Senior PGA major?

It is another in-your-face example of the “remember trickle down economics (aka Reaganomics)?” If you lower taxes on the rich, they will reinvest in jobs…blah blah fucking blah. No. What happens is they reinvest in golf resorts and ski resorts and pat themselves on the back for “creating jobs.” The jobs created are minimum wage servant jobs, not anything that would allow the worker a decent living. Nope, the servants struggle to get by while they serve those who have time to enjoy the resorts and worry about their stock portfolios. The haves, and the have mores. French Lick, Larry Bird. Park City, Mitt Romney.

Magic Johnson opened movie theaters in areas where these corporatists wouldn’t…and still won’t.

Filed under:La Voz del Norte — la voz @ 13:12 pm
18 May 2015

A couple of quick observations about Waco:

– Fox News hasn’t called these guys thugs. Apparently that is reserved for black kids carrying skittles.
– Texas sucks.
– Texas is a no fucking doubt about it Death Penalty state. That fact sure deterred the shit out of the shooters. More real life evidence of the effectiveness of that program.
– Texas is a no fucking doubt about it Open Carry state. The presence of more guns sure deterred the shit out of the shooters. Again, more real life evidence of the effectiveness of that program.

This again is more proof of how stupid the people running the show KNOW the gun huggers are and how the same gun huggers are being transformed into the new brown shirts…the unwitting and unknowing armed protectors of the puppeteers.

Filed under:La Voz del Norte — la voz @ 23:30 pm
4 July 2014

Well got some updates done and a lot more to do. But it seems like I need to come back.

Happy Independence Day or Happy Fourth of July to those so inclined.

Feels good…and it is a good time.

Filed under:La Voz del Norte — la voz @ 0:51 am
2 June 2013

Zombieland

Well it has been another year…I had made a resolution slash determination to post daily. Lotta strands in old Duder’s head. Fortunately, I’m adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, uh, limber.

So in the time since I last posted, Zombies have chomped away with the entertainment scene. There has always been a zombie flick or two worth watching, but now it seems there are zombies everywhere…and this isn’t a bad thing. The Walking Dead came back from the crappy soap opera dead of season 2 with a pretty gory season 3. If they can come back, so can I. Inspiration from a Zombie TV show? Reaching, I know hehe. Anyway, call it distraction from hockey playoffs, a warm spring night amongst the Pinons, or any other excuse one can make for procrastinating…but it is a start. Well…Best Achievements in Zombie:
– Shaun of the Dead. Wonderfully original take on Zombies. Who would have thought a gruesome subject could be so much fun. “Zombieland” would be entry 1a…another fun romp. Bill Murray was genius.
– George Romero. I’ve not liked Italian sausage with marinara since watching the guts-eating scene in 1978’s “Dawn of the Dead.” And the 2004 “remake?” Whoever on that production to change the rules and make zombies uh…fast? Fucker. That was a brutally scary stroke of brilliance.
– The Walking Dead. It started out fine in season one (I’m not one to read printed books anymore, so I have no idea how it followed the graphic novel) but then it devolved into some real crappy soap opera with an occasional zombie walking by. I was about done with the series…there was a scene that just irked the shit out of me: people at the farm are standing out in the middle of a field. They are obviously going to be living in a constant state of “watch out for fucking zombie 24/7” and yet they are still attacked by a zombie. I call this “teleportation zombie” and fuck that…any credibility in that production is gone. But season 3 made up for most of the shyte that was the fucked up love triangle of seasons 1 and 2.
– Juan of the Dead. See this movie. It is a low budget Cuban flick that is way better than it has any reason to be. Great great fun.
– Tôkyô zonbi (Tokyo Zombie). Another fun fun movie with some excellent Brazilian Jujitsu. Very good stuffs.
– The Happiness of the Katakuris. Takashi Miike. “The Sound of Music” with zombies and some crappy claymation. Just zany fun.
Runners up:
-Wasting Away, aka “Aaah! Zombies!!” Life (or whatever you’d call it) and love from a zombie point of view.
-28 Days Later. Great.
-Dead Snow. Nazi Zombies. Nuff said.
-Rec. Spanish zombieish flick. Scary. Remade into “Quarantine.”
-Idle Hands. Jessica Alba and the undead.

Feels good to be back. I’ve got a lot of things to say and places to say them. Things will be light and serious, politically incorrect and jaded, hopefully interesting and always fun. Yes, it is good to be back.

Filed under:La Voz del Norte — la voz @ 20:10 pm
22 May 2012

Educating Rico

Now don’t start thinking bad things already. Education in America used to be a great great thing..something other countries aspired to achieve. We were great. Kids learned, kids wondered, kids were given the tools to excel, and America roared. But then something went wrong (for Faye Wray and King Kong). Was it an accident?

I had a chance to meet with my 8th grade math teacher…well she was THE 8th grade math teacher. I had her math class when I was in 7th grade. The year was somewhere in the early 70s. Nixon hadn’t got run yet. The math exercise book we used was from the 50s. Math was this: 2 + 2 = 4. It wasn’t 2 apples then add 2 more apples and how many do you have? 6 x 8 = 48. Math WAS. 9 plus 7 was 16. You didn’t count your fingers. You just fucking knew it.

Who knows what passes for math now days. I was in the local grocery and bought something for $4.29. I gave the checker a 10 and 4 cents. He looked at me like I was from Mars. By the time he figured out what the 4 cents were for, he had given me a five, a one, 71 cents and was trying to give me more before I stopped him. It really got me thinking…

Again back to the 70s. Education was not optional.

Well about a year later I’m back to editing this again. Sometimes being busy doesn’t make a good excuse. I will say I’ve watched a shitload of movies and somehow I should be proud of that. Back to the show…

Again back to the 70s. Education was not optional. I can’t begin to think of where the system has failed without going off on 83 tangents. What I believe is that the system was put into a position to fail and not on accident. An intellectual population is harder to control via visceral propaganda. How’s that for a tangent?

I’ll try to get back and finish this properly. Lack of sleep and a few other things makes the mind wander. But I will be back. And this time I mean it.

Filed under:La Voz del Norte — la voz @ 10:42 am

I heard a very compelling debate on some liberal NPR station about the Tiger vs. the Dragon, and how with their “absence of democracy” China is setting themselves up to be the dominant figure in the region (and the world) for the foreseeable future. India has a democratic process a lot like ours..which is keeping them from advancing at the same rate China is. India will likely surpass China in population, but their infrastructure won’t likely catch up to ours. Their “democracy” will keep them from propping up their infrastructure to support 1/2 their population. Kind of the situation we are falling into.

The US is sunk by our political process (not system). We’ve been sold the idea that taxes are what is keeping everyone from being a millionaire, and any type of government is bad. it is so brazen that incumbents earn points by saying how broken the system (which has employed them for 3 terms) is and no one thinks “wait a minute…”

It would be nice to have a rail line from here to there…pipe dream I know. But our system works in a strange way. Incumbent politician from Boulder says “Let’s check out this idea. There’s already a road with a pretty good size median…how about running a line there. The land is already taken care of…blah blah blah.” Pro-Rail talk starts. Car, oil and various other outside interests fund opposing party candidate who goes on record saying “Incumbent just want to spend your money. And tax you more. It is your money. Oh and…let me repeat: ‘Public transit is a money pit.'” There are threats of recall elections. Much money is spent on fighting the idea in the media.. And in the end, 2 more years go by and still nothing has been done.

At some point, we need to look back and really see what made this country great. In the 50s and 60s, taxes were much higher (especially on certain segments) than they are now, and we were building roads and schools and hospitals, business was flourishing, and we were the uncontested leader. With a bullet. In the past 30 years, things have changed drastically, and there aren’t signs of improvement.

Filed under:La Voz del Norte — la voz @ 10:37 am
30 October 2011

Watching how shitty a QB TeBlow is is just another fucking slap in the face reminder of how rigged the system is in favor of the fucking $ec.

Flashback: 2008. In 3 years, TeBlow is still a one-dimensional player (still not a QB). In retrospect, USC’s Mark Sanchez was a far far far superior QB, USC’s D would have killed..seriously killed TeBlow. Timmy and his inspirational speech won the hearts of the idiots voting, and the rigged system kept the best team out of the championship game. The system sucks in a big way.

Let the hate continue. I’ll get over it when I’m 6 underground. 🙂

Filed under:La Voz del Norte — la voz @ 22:24 pm
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