Monday, August 29, 2005

Happy Birthday Best Friend

I know that this is a political blog and all but today is my best friend's birthday and I want to honor her with a posting. She is such an amazing person. I love her. Here's just some of what makes her sooooo incredible:

She understands gender, race, ethnicity, and class ideologies more than anyone I've ever met. She talks about them all of the time...it is so captivating. She can talk hours about culture and gender and things like that. She exhibits both feminism and feminismo. (Now you are probably getting an idea on how great she is!).

She is a 5th year senior in a prestigious Ethnic Studies program with a minor in African fiction. Fortunately almost all of her studies have been independent study because to be truthful the profs just don't understand this stuff as well as she does. Tell me this womyn won't have her pick of plumb jobs when she graduates!

Her stated goal in life is to instill an appreciation of non-Western cultural diversity and tricultural lifestyles and experiences. Talk about thinking big!

I don't want to paint a picture of her as narrowly focused on the above areas (as if you can be narrowly focused on ethnic studies, har har!). She has soooo many other interests. These include ritualism, mythology, and symbolism, cosmology, shamanism, and playing djbotto drums.

She cohabitates with a feline named Gloria Allred. (Is that cool or what?).

My friend's politics are also right on. We cried into the night when the Supreme Court stole the election from President Gore. Thank goddess I didn't have to be alone.

I could go on and on but I just want to say happy birthday comrade! We've had sooo many good times together. We've protested together, been arrested together, worked together (before I was fired by that womyn-hating Neanderthal at the co-op), and have read poetry together. You are one of a kind (which is unfortunately because if there were 100 million of you this country would rock!).

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32 Comments:

At 6:58 AM, Blogger Voolfie said...

Please accept my apologies.

Your satire is subtle enough that I was fooled.

This is a great site. It's tough to parody the left these days - because they're soooo far out there.

Keep up the good work.

 
At 8:12 AM, Blogger True Blue said...

Satire? Is the Republican-led war in Iraq satire? How about the 15 million homeless people in America or the fact that most people in this country don't have enough money to buy what they want? None of that is funny to me nor should it be to you!

 
At 10:45 AM, Blogger Voolfie said...

Stop it, you're killing me!

"...15 million homeless people in America...don't have enough money to buy what they want..."

Too funny.

 
At 10:54 AM, Blogger True Blue said...

That sir is the difference between you and me. I don't laugh at the hopeless and unfortunate.

 
At 6:42 PM, Blogger Gyrobo said...

I agree; mocking the poor is quite distasteful, and downright crude. Also, I think I should point out that I don't know exactly what "education reform" is. I assume it has something to do with the metric system, which we REALLY should (but probably won't) start using.

Oh, and Happy Birthday!

 
At 8:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mentioned "She is a 5th year senior in a prestigious Ethnic Studies program with a minor in African fiction.". I assume as part of her African Fiction course that she is studying the portions of the Constitutions of African countries where they talk about the rights of the people - there is a deep and rich vein of fiction there.

Congratulations on a great site - keep the VRWC on its toes. ;-)

 
At 8:46 PM, Anonymous fatman said...

Where are her whips and chains? Hidden behind the tree? Or did she leave them in her dungeon?

 
At 9:01 PM, Blogger True Blue said...

Anonymous you are right that Africa is in a problem state--none of its own doing. The U.S. and other "colonial" powers have wrought such havok on that poor and noble continent. It was such a lovely and peaceful place before western colonial powers went in and drew up arbitrary boundaries. Now we've forced agricultural processes on them and genetically altered foodstuffs that is aimed at making sure they remain in perpetual serfdom. Africa is such a big problem that I'll probably do a posting on just it--which is more than I can say the Bush administration has done.

 
At 1:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

True Blue, thank you for offering to point the unerring spotlight of history on the shambles that the colonialists have made of the Birthplace of Humanity - Africa. After all, apart from untold billions of dollars in aid, what has the evil Bushitler regime done for Africa? Nothing, apart from the food aid and the money.

Evey American should feel ashamed of herself and pay reparations to the Mother Continent. I feel it is tha lack of a womyn's touch at the helm of state that causes these problems, after all, the hand that rocks the cradle should rule the world - not that I'm saying womyn should be relegated to rocking cradles.

 
At 7:55 AM, Blogger True Blue said...

Well, I hope that you are not being sarcastic as sarchasim is really just abuse. The thing we need to remember is that while there are indeed many problems in Africa--Dictators, roving bands of thieves, etc.--these are the direct result of Western interference on those incredibly beautiful people and their beautiful cultures. As for the role womyn in them, I'm going to leave that for a dedicated post on the subject. The good news about all of this is that Bono and Geldof are now on the case and the Live 8 Concert was an enormous success. You can just feel the energy about how things are going to improve now that leftist rockers are on the case. And that my friends is not sarchasim.

 
At 8:08 AM, Blogger True Blue said...

"I assume {educational reform} has something to do with the metric system, which we REALLY should (but probably won't) start using."

I've always considered both the foot/yard system and the metric system too be too "Western." Why force these systems on other peoples and why not adopt what they used. Native American Indians used to measure time in "moons" and distances in how far one could walk in a day. Aren't these so much more expressive and beautiful than weeks, miles or kilometers? And they are certainly no less valid. But since they were not invented by Western Culture White Males we ignore them. Alas.

 
At 8:29 PM, Blogger Gyrobo said...

What exactly were you protesting in your avatar's picture?

 
At 10:11 PM, Blogger True Blue said...

Bush's visit to Germany. I guess we should have been happy that he was visiting and not invading!

 
At 11:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You said " Bush's visit to Germany. I guess we should have been happy that he was visiting and not invading!"

This is sooo true. If only Patton and Eisenhower had been as sensitive as Bush was on his last trip to Germany, and simply visited and not invaded, I am sure that a lot of unpleasantness could have been avoided.

After all, if they had engaged Hitler in dialogue, I am sure that they would have found common ground and peace would have ensued. It doesn't take a PhD in Liberal Studies to know these things, a Masters is quite sufficient.

 
At 11:59 PM, Blogger True Blue said...

The U.S. created WWII by how we handled WWI. We created WWI by the industrial revolution that we forced on to the world. Europe had been pretty peaceful and Asia/Africa idyllic. But then the robber barons and imperialists come in and we have wars faster than you can say "tax cut for the rich."

 
At 12:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

True Blue, please forgive me for giving the impression that I was being sarcastic. I do sometimes appear so, but that is because I am a victim of the military industrial complex and their lack of compassion for the common man, since I was born with the part of my brain that handles sarcasm deformed. This was, I am sure, due to the radiation in the air from nuclear power stations, so I am a victim, too.

There is nothing in Africa that could not be put right by the presence of Sir Bob Geldof and Bono, along with the liberation of womyn from the neo-patriarchal chains of the post-colonialist mindset. Once womyn are put firmly in charge, and the government become a mentoring, sympathetic place, peace and prosperity will follow as soon as the US gets off its butt and starts delivering meaningful quantities of aid, not the grudging pittances they hand out now, but maybe 10% of GDP.

I, for one, am prepared to give up 10% of my welfare check to ensure the age of prosperity and plenty that will surely await Africa in the Green ecology-friendly utopia to be.

Thank you for giving us an opportunity to debate intelligently without the presence of uncouth, rude members of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, who stole the election from President Kerry.

 
At 1:04 AM, Blogger True Blue said...

Well said!If we could just raise taxes a couple of percentage points of the excessively rich Ameicans, Africa's problems could be solved. Will we do it? Of course not, the neocons would rather invade Canada than fix something they've broken. Case in point, we've been in Iraq (illegally I might add) for how long? And have you or anyone else heard one thing about union organization of the workers there? All this talk about a constitution but zip, zero, ziltch on workers unions. Besides oil, Bush and Co. want cheap labor and they'll kill to get it. Keeps me up at night!

 
At 1:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

true Blue, you are so right (well correct). Luckily we have comrades like the "Breasts not Bombs" people to stand up and be counted.

They can be seen here http://www.zombietime.com/breasts_not_bombs/ they make me proud to know that some of us are prepare to get our problems off our chests and stay abreast of progressive thought in Berkley.

 
At 7:15 AM, Anonymous fatman said...

anonymous:

You really should post warnings with that link that the subject matter might be offensive, especially to anyone who isn't blind. What a bunch of beasts!

/shudder

 
At 8:24 AM, Blogger True Blue said...

Those baren chests were beautiful. Ignore Fatman who looks at womyn in his male-oriented, Playboy-airbrushed, Euro-centric viewpoint. Look at any National Geographic and you see that breasts were meant to sag, stretch and be generally flabby. That is beauty my friend and in other (more beautiful) cultures people would look at that photo and see nothing but beauty. Really, I haven't seen such beautiful bodies since Blue Man 99.

 
At 11:33 AM, Blogger Gyrobo said...

You seem to be focusing a lot on Bush's war in Iraq, while ignoring his inadequate response to the recent destruction of the south at the hands of an angry storm. Rehashing old news isn't exactly enthralling.

 
At 12:34 PM, Anonymous fatman said...

Uh, honey, that's a lower-case f in "fatman.'

 
At 12:41 PM, Blogger True Blue said...

Let's move this discussion to my new tribute to Jesse Jackson. Something tells me that you won't be so brave attacking me with Jesse lurking! I'm emailing him a copy of the post so watch yourselves or you could be in for a surprise visit from PUSH!

And good point gyrobo. If this storm had been in Iraq, Bush would be all over it. Instead he's cycling around with Lance Armstrong while our nation is literally drowning.

 
At 10:01 PM, Anonymous WildCard said...

heres an idea ... tell the U.N. to get the hell out of our country and then use the building as a homeless shelter ... that would make a whole lot of homes for poor people ....

I do have to agree with blue on one thing, if we would have just let germany have whatever of europe they wanted in WWI we would not have all the problems we do today, among those things liberals would probably be on the top of the list along with opressive american government ....

 
At 7:27 AM, Blogger True Blue said...

The UN is one of the most mult-cultural organizations in the U.S. The worst thing we could do would be to lose that. If anything we need to have a little UN building put in every major city in the country. Since this would be prohibitively expensive for the little countries we should pick up the tab and could easily do this by raising taxes on the rich. We'd all be winners under this scenario.

 
At 8:51 PM, Anonymous WildCard said...

no the U.N. is the new world order and will bring the rise of the anti-christ and thus the destruction of the earth, if you believe in that sort of thing, but i just think that they are worthless piles of steaming horse manure.

You speak of brutal police states but have you seen the way that U.N. "Peacekeeping" forces treat the general populace?

Curfews, interrogations, confiscations ... yeah sounds real friggin peaceful to me.

 
At 10:20 PM, Blogger True Blue said...

The UN has been successful at every peace keeping mission that they've gone in. Some just take a little longer than others and that's usually because of interference from the US that doesn't like the UN getting the credit that they deserve.

 
At 7:07 AM, Anonymous WildCard said...

yeah, just dodge the issue like you always do ... typical liberal tatics.

 
At 12:42 PM, Blogger True Blue said...

The UN does the best they can which is certainly more than I can say for the United States. If they do have a set back it isn't for lack of effort.The pattern seems to be that the US creates a problem and the UN has to ultimately clean it up...Congo, Bosnia, Sudan, Rwanda, etc.

 
At 7:00 PM, Anonymous WildCard said...

Go live in a country under U.N. occupation and i believe you might be thinking differently.

 
At 9:27 PM, Blogger True Blue said...

Probably vastly improved conditions once the UN got there and that's what you have to look at...the improvement.

 
At 8:44 PM, Anonymous moonbat monitor said...

I get it now.

This site is satire. Very clever, I almost didn't notice because it's so subtle.

LOL. very funny.

 

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