So yeah. I've been neglecting this thing. My apologies.
First things first. The party? No Drama. Guy didn't show up. But my friend Steve did show up, back from Chicago to hang out for the first time in a couple of years.
Now there's something I've been doing for a bit over a year now. When I happen to have a guitar in my hands at a gathering, and there's a lull in conversation, I'll start to play a twelve bar blues in E, to see if anyone goes with it. Until that party, no one had. But Steve? didn't miss a beat. Even did a talking blues until the first turnaround, continuing to tell me about what he'd been telling me about previously. He managed to fit in "woke up this morning," and "going back to Chicago" without forcing it. No trains or the Devil, but for off the cuff, that gets high marks.
This is why I recommend hanging out with theater geeks who are also music geeks. They're awesome. This was my way of finding out who among my friends had it in them to kick it up a notch.
Cooper made note of Bush's comparison of Iraq and Vietnam. It dropped my jaw too. But I'm going to let you all in on a little fucking secret. Here it is.
HE FUCKING KNEW THIS WAS GOING TO GO ALL TO SHIT WHEN HE WENT IN
He had to. My proof?
It's not that he learned the wrong lesson from history. It's that he doesn't fucking care. This occupation is profitable for too many of his freinds. Remember it was Bush and Cheney who forced Powell out for his opposition to the war. It wasn't due to any lack of agreement as to what an invasion would bring about. The difference is, oh, I don't know... THE ONE OF THEM WHO HAD ACTUALLY SERVED IN THE MILITARY CARED ABOUT THE LIVES OF AMERICAN TROOPS.
There is no spin that can rose-tint this shit.
Anyone still wonder why Republicans don't like Youtube?