It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

27 November 2008

Giving Tanks

I know you will all be stunned when I say that I don't give a crap about the Pilgrims.  But I do like the fact that, on this one day, people are gathering.  They are getting together with family and friends.  They are gathering to watch the sunrise on Alcatraz.  Some are cold, some have more than they could possibly need.  Some are getting plowed, watching football and getting stitches after a poorly vaulted keg stand.  Some are wondering what they did in their last life that warranted having to be stuck with the family they are disfunctionally hanging out with.

Me, I'm with my little clan of four leggeds and my two legged.  The firewood is cut.  The coffee is hot.  The beer is cold.  The cooking will be happening.  We've got a roof over our heads, the animals are safe, the bills are paid, there's wood for the fire, and food on the table.  That's good fortune and wealth in my book, and we here are plenty grateful for all that every day.

It's been a long and tiresome year, laden with bullshit, and gaggles of douchebags.  It's also been a year of camaraderie, of standing up, of making noise, and kicking ass.  For those of you who thought we'd go away or lose our resolve, you can pack that idea in a little ball and jam it.  We're just getting warmed up.  And now, there are more of us, because you had to dog Sarah Palin.  

So yeah, I'm thankful for all you PUMAs and beyond who woke up this year.  No going back to sleep.  The really fucked up shit hasn't happened yet.  Thank you to all the new friends, brothers and sisters i've acquired over the past year.  Any year your family expands is a good one.  

And, of course I'm thankful that the Shrub has pardoned his last turkey.  It won't be long.  I'm really looking forward to the .00003 trillionths of a second that we will have when there won't be a completely unqualified, insipid, arrogant asshat as President (it happens in the space between the Justice saying, "So help me God," and when Pampers says, "So help me God."  Then the congregation responds: "God help us."

And thanks to all of you who come here, whether it's to laugh, get some information, or vent.  It's very heartening to know people can handle reading words like tits, winkle, and vibraphone.

Happy Thanksfeasting

1 comment:

Alessandro Machi said...

You are right about waking up even more people based on how Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin have been treated.