andy and I were just talking about this last night.
LOLOL who is this person? I love all his objective points like, “I don’t care what the media says, North Korea has nuclear capabilities” and “Good…
Uh…you’re an idiot and obviously don’t understand how much (a) China needs to export to us to continue growing at the rate they do; (b) what the Wikileaks documents actually said; and (c) that all states, supranational entities, and IGOs spy on their enemies and their allies. Instead of trying to sound smart by being an alarmist, why don’t you read up a little more and understand exactly how the global system of governance works. The U.S. isn’t going away. We’re trying to get out of those two wars and, if the vocal minority in Congress gets their way, we could be out of both of them within the next 5 years or so as the drawdowns continue. If the Tea Party gets what it wants, then we’ll be out even sooner. Alarmism is fun, but reality is far more likely.
I knew that they weren’t going to let me, but there were free movie tickets involved, so I figured I’d suffer the humiliation of having to be turned away. I now have tickets for 8 to the Improv (two-drink minimum). I think that’s worth it. The lady was all like “I’m sorry, sweetie. I wish we could take your blood. It makes me so mad.” But I was like, “GURL I AM GOING TO THE IMPROV FOR FREE. U B ALRIGHT!”
“Leaving now. Leaving for this meeting. This meeting where I will compromise. Why do we compromise? Because we are ordered to. Because compromising on the estate tax prevents the Republicans from going for an even BIGGER tax cut which would help wrest the White House from our compromising little hands, so I go to this meeting. The estate tax, which Republicans have cleverly dubbed the “death tax.” There’s nothing that Republicans do better than naming things, so I go to this meeting, because I agree with Republicans in Congress—America’s about self-sufficiency, about lifting yourself up by your bootstraps! Just as long as your children’s children never have to work a day in their lives.”—
Paper 1—“Conversations” according to Kwame Appiah and whether a debate I found online answering the question “Is Islam a religion of peace?” qualifies as a conversation. Why or why not?
Paper 2—This is a group project on the effects of the Washington Consensus on East Asia. We present this week and have a paper due on the 17th. We’ll be looking at Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia. I’m looking at Indonesia.
Paper 3—The U.S. Dollar as an international reserve currency, whether it should be, and other options for international reserve currencies that may not be so volatile.
I’ll be bullshitting all of them since my heart isn’t in any of these papers. My professors are asking to me answer questions which, while important, don’t answer the larger questions I feel are more pertinent (competing models of capitalism, why the North American model isn’t sustainable, sustainable human population levels, transitioning to a cleaner economy, and a whole bunch of other politically-charged questions). I like tension and these questions are boring me.
Why isn't Thanksgiving your favorite holiday, or for that matter, everyone's favorite holiday?
I love Thanksgiving. LOVE IT. But the whole Christmas season is so full of holidays that I just can’t choose. And there’s no such thing as Thanksgiving music, so that doesn’t exactly help the holiday’s cause.