It appears that the 2016 Eugenio Negro novel “Meat Ladder to Mars” will indeed become nonfiction, at least most of it, thanks to President Trump, who “plans” to “direct” NASA to send North American astronauts to the moon and to Mars, presumably as soon as possible. And who will work these launch jobs? We’d better read the book.
Went to the Women’s March this morning, a response nationwide to Trump’s inauguration, and hoped to see a bunch of little 12 year old girls rule motherfuckers on their special day. But of course that kind of confidence and ownership takes time. This is your world, girls, do your thing! There were lots of teachers, lots of retired liberals, lots of babies and lots of pussy hats. Some generally bored-looking men, some obligated-looking men, some young girls scoping the whole thing out doubtlessly trying to figure out where they fit in.
Here’s the crowd at Shitty Hall, fourth and Santa Clara:
The whole thing remained pretty Hwite, I’m sorry to report, unless there was a section of people of color on the other side of the street that I never saw. The crowd was of such size and I was with a group of people of such size that once the thing got moving you were often stuck where you were.
As far as I saw there was only one elderly man in a contrary position, up on the balcony of the Rotary building’s parking garage with a sign that said we were bullying Trump by marching. Can one bully, can one be bigoted against, those who have all the power?
Apropos bullying, my favorite sign is the one about the mango:
All in all the day was a success, because any day when car traffic is barred from downtown is a good day. The convocation at Plaza César Chávez devolved into a bit of a pissing match for local politicians en lieu of a better-organized guide to groups represented in the march to inform the interested. There was even a shameless appearance by Sam Liccardo himself, él de la mayor desvergüenza, hijo de puta y mamón de su propia verga, so I left before it ended. A good time was had by all and we practiced being squished together on the streets!
If you’re still pretending to be astounded as to how half of the men in this country will likely vote for Trump for president, here’s a tiny bit of help: you’ve been consuming television that demonizes people of color and the poor. On top of that you don’t bat an eye at corporations exploiting those incarcerated, and therefore almost without rights, to make entertainment. From right out of Salinas, a classic case of prisoner profiteering on Lockdown, provided in this case by Australia’s 7Mate via the National Geographic Channel.
I don’t see why they don’t just keep the camera on the drunk, asleep or gossiping Congress. Notice that Warren, Sanders, McCain are the rare bright eyed and bushy tailed amongst them, Pelosi is pissed because she had a tanning bed appointment.
This should be called the “I’m fuckin repeating myself again” speech.
I really have a problem with how he keeps offhandedly dropping “terrorists,” “a handful of terrorists;” that’s way beneath his training. He should describe them by their values and not just label them.
“I’ve also talked to house speaker Ryan about tackling poverty.” Yeah if you mean cops tackling black kids and Ryan tackling human trafficked prostitutes, you’re right.
Probably the best moment is “When Russia beat us to space 60 years ago, we didn’t deny that Sputnik was up there. We didn’t deny the science…”
Followed by a terrible moment: “…meanwhile we’ve cut our oil imports by 60%…” and the Missouri river will literally NEVER heal from the contamination from the Bakken formation under Williston.
Look at Paul Ryan’s smile. “I forced my dick down a Vietnamese girl’s throat today and filmed it, I’m on Instagram.”
This part where he says that policing the world is bad, Iraq and Vietnam were a lesson, and then enumerates how we’re rocking the middle east with thousands of missile strikes is gross. He never chooses peace and prosperity or war and occupation! You can’t cheerlead for both sides! And look at these assholes standing up. Applause courtesy of Lockheed and Raytheon.
He sounds like Bush and then says we’ll mobilize the world to work with us! You can’t do both sides, god dammit! As Hafez wrote, “I want to tear this coat of hipocrisy!”