Monday, January 31, 2005

For about the 3rd time in as many weeks, my blog entry has been erased when I tried to publish. This makes for shorter, angrier blogs, b/c I don't feel like typing a whole new one when I just got done typing 4 or 5 paragraphs.
Anyhoo, kudos to the Iraqis for voting. Imagine voting even though someone is threatening to shoot you or you blow you up if you attempt it. Most of the people I know don't vote if there's a possibility that the process might make them miss part of a rerun of Friends. It's nice to see something good finally come out of all the blood and tears that we've shed in that stupid war. Democracy may be incidental to our reasons for going in there (which was supposed to be the search for the WMD that posed a threat to the U.S.), but wouldn't it be amazing if an effective democracy were to actually be implemented as a result of our invasion? I'm still not counting on this happening, but wouldn't it be nice...
Of course, I still don't understand where the list of candidates came from. Were all right wing fundamentalists stricken from the ballot? (I wish they would do that in this country) Anyway, from what I understand, many Iraqis wanted to vote for their religious leaders. I hope they get to pick whoever they want. Otherwise, we're back to a puppet government and Iraq has no true representation. Of course, truly free elections in Iraq could potentially lead to the installment of a new Ayatollah or something similar in Iraq. It's all so confusing.
Weekend was short and brutal. Not enough sleep and too much partying have left Jason battle weary on this Monday.
There may be a Crack resurgence on March 11th. The date is tentative. The location is tentative. Crack does not announce its shows months in advance. We are musical guerrillas who strike viciously and then fade away into the night. Further communiques will be forthcoming.
Bought the new Tom Waits album this weekend. Tom kicks much ass. Tom will show you fear in a handful of dust.
Penguins and porn stars are both cool....

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