Today I went into downtown LA with my dad and grandparents, and it was cool, we walked around a bit, went to the La Brea tar pits, which have yielded more than a million fossils, including those of mastadons, wooly mamouths, saber-toothed cats, and giant ground sloths. All the environmentalists are clamoring that we're gonna send a bunch of species into extinction, however when humans arrived on this continent these cave men were instrumental in doing just that too all the creatures I mentioned above.
After the tar pits, we dined at Canter's, arguably the greatest Jewish deli not in New York. I got a knish to eat for breakfast tomorrow too. Sweet. I'm reading the New York Times today and apparently the Malaysian president thinks that Jews are controlling the world. If so, where's my share? I want a hand in this world domination shindig my Jew-brothers are gettin' on. Paul Krugman has an editorial about it, too. He thinks it was just a line put in to pacify the Musilms in his country who are pissed that the government's all buddy-buddy with the US. He also points out that the rest of the president's speech was criticizing Muslim fundamentalists who were using hate and ignorance and causing Muslim culture to regress. And he has got a point that by appointing Christian fundamentalist generals to important anti-terror posts, and by supporting Ariel Sharon even when he's being a complete dumbass, Bush has completely alienated the people of all the Muslim nations in the world.
Yesterday I was driving my grandmother's car, which has a big American flag waving from the antenna. I hate to say it, but I felt uncomfortable with that flag there, I had to take it off. Now, don't get me wrong, I consider myself patriotic, and I love this country and recognize that there are a lot of awesome people who live here, but I feel that the current administration has perverted the flag.
CONSERVATIVES!!! TAKE NOTE:
Many conservative pundits (Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh, for example) will tell you that we liberals hate America. This is not true. I love America. However, I do not love the current federal government. I am in fact ashamed of its conduct both with foreign and domestic policy, and believe that if these policies are continued, it is very dangerous to the safety of this nation, as well as to the well-being of its people. What the Bush administration has done is to associate the flag with the statement "I support the actions of the government." Not overtly, but this is the message that I feel the majority of flag-waving Americans send. The sneaky bit is that I do not feel comfortable displaying large American flags because of these connotations is used as evidence by the right that I am indeed unpatriotic and hate America. I don't hate America. I hate them. Especially Ann Coulter. She and Michael Bolton are reason enough that all of Fairfield County should be firebombed.