Monday, January 23, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017
saved America from a terrible Recession
got her back on her feet
and raised her to a higher place than she ever expected to be
in such a short period of time.
and he did so with style, grace, and taste.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
The Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
they marched in Seattle and Portland and New York City and Chicago
and Oakland and Frisco and when they took to the streets in LA they took the most important street, the Hollywood Freeway.
they held signs that said Fuck Trump and Not My President
but my favorite was one that simply said NO
because that’s what i said when i heard the first result Tuesday evening.
No, not like how you feel when you drop your triple scoop ice cream to the ground accidentally when you’re 10 years old
but how you feel when the richest guy on tv slaps that ice cream from your hand
and millions of your countrymen and women applaud.
the cops were no match for the protesters in NY and LA because there were far too many pissed off Americans. this is a president who has no clue and doesn’t want a clue. for every lie from Hillary, Trump lied 20 times. But his supporters don’t care and they’ll tell you they don’t care. seemingly what they care about is Them and only Them. and by Them i mean people who look like Them who didn’t feel that the previous president was them.
but how was Barack Hussein Obama, a half black half white kid raised by his mom who got a scholarship to Harvard and then worked the mean streets of the South Side of Chicago not them? was he too smart? is that why they relate to Trump? did they feel intimidated by the Community Organizer? or did they feel uptight that America didn’t need a full white guy to fix the place?
first a black and then a woman? was that the white man’s fear? were they afraid that this would be the beginning of the phasing out of the Bro Culture?
we don’t know because they lied to the pollsters, they lie to the press, and when asked now why they voted for the man with zero experience, all they say is Because He’s Going to Make America Great Again.
when George W was reelected this blog turned its header black. i was just as confused then as i am now. back then i wondered how people who saw four years of 9/11 and its pathetic aftermath could reelect an imbecile liar who mishandled pretty much everything that he touched. i was despondent, i was angry, i was confused, and i felt alienated from the country i loved.
but out of that suffering came Obama.
they say sometimes you don’t appreciate things until it’s taken away.
the ironic thing about the millions who voted Trump is in a few years tens of millions will look back and say holy shit Obama was amazing and i took it for granted. i am so sorry.
yes you are sorry.
Friday, August 12, 2016
this is Drug Enforcement Administration chief Chuck Rosenberg.
just look at him.
his whole life he has seen people smoke weed.
he knows people who have smoked weed.
but one thing we know for sure: he has never ever ever seen someone smoke weed and die.
he hasn’t even read about it.
but yesterday he got on the mic and said that, indeed, marijuana should be considered just as dangerous as LSD and heroin.
heroin, of course, is a drug where if someone takes too much of it they will die.
but Drug Enforcement Administration chief Chuck Rosenberg doesn’t want to do the right thing today.
he doesn’t want to say, weed has never killed anyone. it’s easy to stop doing. and it’s easy to regulate.
it’s as easy to deal with as booze or cigarettes, and in fact we could make a ton of money off sales tax and other sorts of taxes if we wanted.
but instead of that we want to lock people in jails, and take their shit, and take their money and ruin their lives.
Drug Enforcement Administration chief Chuck Rosenberg basically said yesterday that the laws surrounding marijuana are more dangerous than the plant itself
and thats ok with him
because he’s a fucking tool
on the take
just like his predecessor
and the one before that one.
this is the biggest thing im disappointed in obama about.
because he fucking knows too.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
last night the first black president stepped up to the plate
and did what he normally does
he looked around, pointed to deep centerfield
and hit the ball exactly where he pointed
and ran around the bases casually
as the whole world cheered.
yet for nearly eight years we sat there
and listened to nincompoops and idiots
bitch and whine that
Nobama didn’t do this or did that wrong or foolishly.
people have the shortest memories.
things were so bad in 2007 that when Obama won his first presidential election
some speculated that the Republicans didn’t even really try to win
because they knew that no one could lift us out of the
shitty stinky fucked up hole
that eight years of Bush / Cheney sank us into.
and even though for most of his 8 years he had a do nothing Congress
who said straight up that they were going to do everything they could
to make sure he would only be a one-term president
he ended up being one of the greatest leaders
an America ever had.
twenty million people now have health insurance
millions of gays and lesbians can get married now
and be in the armed forces without having to pretend
our national debt has been reduced
millions of people who were unemployed now have jobs
the stock and real estate markets are booming.
and best of all, the Cubs are on their way to becoming a Dynasty.
if some grumpy old white Republican dude with gray hair and a big belly
had done this
they’d be talking about adding him to Mount Rushmore
never let them convince you
even for a minute
that Obama isn’t spectacular.
they are jealous,
and they should be
on so many levels.
Monday, July 4, 2016
Happy birthday to my favorite country
a place where a man born to an African man and a midwestern woman
can go to Harvard, run for president, become president
and despite unprecedented Congressional cockblocking and cowardice,
miraculously pull a nation from a deliberating recession,
while killing tyrants, ending wars,
making the nation freer, healthier, and more prosperous
with style and eloquence.
As a Cub fan I look the other way when I remember he’s a Sox fan.
One day I hope his detractors can look the other way
when they remember
he’s not like them.
yours in rock,
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Rolling Stone: How do you make sense of the Donald Trump phenomenon?
Louis CK: I’m not gonna tell Americans how to feel — I think you gotta get out of the way of people’s feelings. It’s a self-cleaning system. Whenever anybody says, “The voters are stupid” – well, the voters elected Obama against a war hero and a multimillionaire, which are classic choices for the other side. I have faith in the American people because of that. And if Trump does win, I feel like we will figure it out.
Monday, March 21, 2016
i also love that Obama is having a nice victory lap. he deserves it. no one thought that he could do the things he’s done.
in fact when he won the first time i thought, they just let him win because they didnt wanna clean up the mess that W left him.
but he did clean it up. by himself. and he didn’t even make it look tough. the GOP did their best to obstruct him but he just smiled and said pick a card any card.
and they said we’re not playing this stupid game
he said why not.
they said because if you guess the card you look like Cool Obama always picking the right cards and we look like Dumb Old Sticks In The Muds
he said, cut the pack then.
they said no. because if we cut the pack then you will do something amazing and we’ll look like Dumb Old Bumps on a Log.
and President Obama said, we are all in this together. i ALREADY won the presidency. you’ll never be able to impeach me and i’m not gonna quit, so, you know, if you work With me, it will look like we are both doing this magic and you can add it to the reasons people should re-elect you, because you
actually helped the people who voted for you
and they thought about it for a minute and said, no, we will not pick a card, we will not cut the deck
then Obama said, thats ok, i understand, i mean im just a half white half black man from kenya who
WHAT DID YOU SAY?
i said im half black and half white
NO, THAT OTHER THING YOU SAID!
he said, oh that, well i actually wrote it down on a card, pick one and it’ll be written on it.
YOU WROTE THAT YOU WERE FROM KENYA ON A CARD?
you’ll see when you pick it, the president said and they leapt at the deck
they took a card, it was the Ace of Spades
they frowned and threw it on the ground
of course it landed face up and read:
<3 Hawaii In Da House <3
Friday, December 18, 2015
would you let them crash at your place?
the Good Book has many stories about traveling strangers needing a roof over their head temporarily, but none is more powerful than the Son of God’s origin story.
not even the motel had somewhere for A PREGNANT LADY TO SLEEP
who refuses a pregnant lady?
i need to get in the movie making business and exclusively tell bible stories because the problem with the bible is people think that these are just old fashioned tales that have zero relevance to today,
but the reason that they connect with me so well is because, to me, the bible shows me that human nature is something that hasn’t changed much over the years.
we are still nervous about immigrants.
we are still untrustworthy of strangers.
our hearts want to be full of love and kindness and generosity but our brains and our culture tells us to fear and destroy and shun.
what i love about the Bible is God and Jesus and King David and Moses and all the heroes get dissed left and right by humans who would rather melt down gold into the shape of a goat and pray to IT as opposed to give it up to the miracle maker right in front of them.
that has not changed to this day. so quickly some diss people like Barack Obama who miraculously steered the economy away from the brink of disaster, who got gays and lesbians the right to marry, who killed osama bin laden, who inspired Wall Street to rebound, who got health insurance to millions who wouldn’t have it due to normal things like “pre-existing conditions.
so the question i need to ask myself is who am i dissing who is performing good deeds around me? who am i foolishly ignoring in favor of something ridiculous. and most importantly, who am i refusing, who very well might be the mother and father of peace?
history is there for us to learn from and build upon. we cant ignore it. but sadly i think even the smartest of us do.