Monday, June 27, 2005

Long time, no post: the F Karl Rove edition

He's back. Tired of just hanging out at the waterfront, the legend that is Ron Mexico made yet another appearance. After being dumped by NFL licensing, the "Blitz" video game has struck back and created a great character on the "Washington Redhawks," a team that looks suspiciously like the Atlanta Falcons. This player is a quaterback with a strong arm, blazing speed, and a couple of STDs - yes none other than - Ron Mexico. No word yet on whether they will have his STD statistics alongside his passer rating. Now if they can only give the Raiders a big fat defensive lineman named "Stinky Soul" I might be convinced to actually play a video game. Also, any game that does not have John Madden is superior product for that reason alone. I agree with this review of the moronic color analyst.


Recently I have been debating with some friends whether Columbia Heights is really gentrified or if its all just hype. I still think there is a long way to go before anyone can claim that it is a gentrified debacle, but on SCG’s comments one commenter thinks otherwise and is up in arms about the crazy gentricifaction.
As I rode through Columbia Heights on my bike a couple times last month I became firmly convinced that yuppifaction has far from arrived. Well this guy on his bike in Columbia Heights had it a lot worse than me, at least I didn't end up being pelted with bottles and rocks and knocked to the ground. If this guy was on his bike though, why the hell didnt he just ride away, what a donkey. Of course he could also do the famous Daniel-San moves, which according to this video, are excellent at fighting off gangstas.


I just picked up the new Klosterman book yesterday. If it is half as good as "Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs" it will be money.


Finally, in more serious news I want to note that Karl rove is cheapening the level of political discourse in this country. Strike that, let me put it more succinctly. Fuck Karl Rove. Last week Rove, the man behind the Bush presidency, saw the sagging poll numbers for Bush and the Republican Congress and decided to attempt to divide America once again. The asshole said:

“Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war. Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.”

In other words, he is saying that only Republicans wanted to strike back at terrorists and the nations harboring them, while democrats are a bunch of pussies who want to have therapy sessions. Once again, fuck him. This liberal wanted to go and bomb the shit out of Afghanistan and every other country that supported the terrorists, and guess what, so did every Democrat I know. The Mystery pollster points out that the Senate authorized military action against Afghanistan by a vote of 98 to 0 and the House approved 420 to 1. Also, a CBS poll taken in September of 2001 found that 93% of Republicans and 86% of Demcrats favored military action. 84% of "self-described liberal"s supported military action against the terrorists, and Mystery Pollster backs it all up with numbers.

But Rove knows all of this, he did not make his comments because he believed they were true, he simply tries to defame Democrats and liberals in order to further polarize the nation, and build support for Bush among those who are not paying close enough attention to what is really happening. Once again, fuck him.


At 10:21 AM, Blogger dumpoplex said...

Its true that there are a lot of different people in Columbia heights right now...poor,rich,white,black, hispanic, everything. And a lot of the area is still really poor. I think what is staggering though is how quickly things are changing. 6 or 7 years ago NO ONE would be able to make it alive riding there bike across Columbia Heights, now they are bulldozing row homes and making half-million dollar condos.

I think I also misused the word gentrification. People are not moving into Columbia Heights (in particular) to steal/borrow their "culture." They are moving in b/c it is prime real estate.

Either way, there are a lot of people that are moving into (and out of) the city for a lot of different reasons. I think that the more staggering the discrepency there is b/w the rich and the poor, in combination with their proximity to each other, will lead to a lot of anger and resentment...on both sides.


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