Sunday, August 26, 2007

Your Third Eye

Are you looking for your third eye?
The one that reveals all.
Is that what you are looking for?
Look closely in the mirror.
If you stare long enough, you can find it.
Somewhere, between you and the mirror,
your third eye is waiting to reveal itself.
Are you concentrating enough?
Do you have the discipline to find it?
Maybe you can't concentrate and
maybe you doubt me.
I understand your concerns and
can suggest an alternative.
Start spinning around.
Go as fast as you can.
Now look in the mirror.
Do you see it?
You say you are dizzy?
Third eyes do that.

-Adam "Not a Sufi and Don't Play One on TV" Markus
August 26th, 2008

The Florida Factor: Is the DNC born to lose?

OK, so the DNC does not like the fact that the Florida Primary is going to be the 29th of January. Is it really a good idea to threaten to disenfranchise the Democrats of Florida?
Florida Democrats would forfeit their votes in selecting a presidential nominee unless they delay their state election by at least a week, the national party said in a stern action Saturday meant to discourage others from leapfrogging ahead to earlier dates.

Personally, I think Iowa and New Hampshire have no right to their position in the primary system. Such undue influence by two states most notable for their lack of people strikes me as absurd. Additionally inherited privilege is what America was founded against, so I say strip these pygmy states of their undue influence.
If the DNC is stupid enough to penalize one of the key states in the next election than we can be certain that the people of Florida will act accordingly.
The boys at the RNC must be laughing. The Dems will do whatever they can to shoot themselves in the foot. I can't decide whether I want to laugh or cry.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Bush: Will need a new half brain at end of August

With Karl Rove resigning at the end of August, Bush is going to be looking for half of a brain replacement. Alternatively, Cheney may just take over completely. Don't assume this is a good thing. Do assume that more rats will be leaving this sinking ship of state.

Ever the family man, Karl is stepping down according to The Wall Street Journal because I've got to do this for the sake of my family." The same article restates for those who have been living under a rock that

"Mr. Rove has advised Mr. Bush for more than a decade, working with him closely since Mr. Bush first announced he was running for governor of Texas in 1993 and serving as chief strategist in his presidential campaign in 2000."

Joel Kaplan, Rove's "replacement" likes "Egg Bagels with Lox Spread and Raw Onion." The Wonkette also reports on less interesting things about him. Maybe Bush will start eating bagels, but somehow, I think he will keep eating Texas Toast. They certainly must put something funny into his.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The Mustard of No Consequence

The mustard of no consequence sits unopened
between a can of low calorie beer and
a squeeze bottle of ketchup.
In a state of being, it waits to become a condiment.

-Adam Markus
August 7, 2007

Friday, August 3, 2007

The Dream of the Shirtless

You sit on a one-car train that has no door facing the exit.
The wind is in your face and the rolling of the train
soothes you into a peaceful light sleep.

You become aware that sitting to your right is an ex-colleague.
She ignores you completely and is talking on the phone.
At first you notice how lovely she looks there jabbering away on her cell phone in a hushed tone because she should not be using it on the train.
You can understand enough Japanese to know that she is talking about you,
but you can’t understand what she is saying about you.

On your left, a salt and pepper bearded American in business casual elbows you.
He is apparently on his way to some kind of trade convention.
Talking to the Asian man on his right, he says in loud baritone
“God this train is crowded, I wish we could have expensed a taxi.”
His colleague begins laughing like a hyena.
They both begin to stare at you.

You wake up from your light nap and realize that you are not wearing a shirt.
You look for your shirt, but you can’t find it.
You notice that the other passengers are all staring at you, except for your ex-colleague.
She is now busy applying foundation and stares intently into a mirror.

You begin to wonder why you don’t have your shirt.
You wonder if you need your shirt for where you are going.
Are you going to the convention?
This question fills you with an unknown horror.
Now you really wake up.

Adam Markus
August 3, 2007