I'm feeling saucy this afternoon, and as a result I decided to play with this thing. After I did that, I fiddled with the blog template. So feast your eyes, comrades, on the new look of Zeitgeist Expatriate. One detail you're bound not to care about, but I'll point out anyway, is the wire news feed on the right side. Mental illness, reform and sex are the three search parameters used for the articles. As a horny radical socialist with bipolar disorder, it felt right.
Linda and I notice something about the dark cloud of evil that seems to follow George Bush around. After Obama took the oath of office (he seemed nervous, I wonder why), George and Laura left on an Air Force helicopter on the other side of the Capitol Building. As is customary, they will be thrown into a live volcano with 22lbs of dandelions and a live rooster. I'm not sure, but it looked colder and darker around Bush. A bubble of badness.
Word just crossed the wire that Ted Kennedy had a seizure and hit the deck at some gathering. Not hard to understand why. Kennedy is getting old, and one imagines many parties to attend. Joe Biden is probably doing blow off a hooker's ass right now. Well, I hope Kennedy is doing alright.
Ah, and it looks like Robert Byrd of West Virginia has hit the deck for some reason. Man, these parties have got to be bumpin'. Get better, Byrd. I remember that speech you gave against the war back in '03. Wonderful.
A lot of my old Socialist comrades are giving me heat for being such a strong supporter of Obama. Yes, my friends, I know that Obama is pro-capitalist. I knew that when I voted for him. It's called "compromise." Both mainstream parties are fundamentally pro-capitalist, and I can live with that even though I think capitalism has failed. Obama is a reformer, not a revolutionary. He never said he was one, and no amount of whining on the radical left will change the fact that this is a great day for those of us with compassion and scruples and brains.
It appears that Byrd is fine. He had sympathy pains with Kennedy via a psychic bond he has with all Democrats. The same thing happened in Star Wars.
Has anyone seen Ann Coulter hitting the talk show circuit? She must have a new book. I read her old book (really) and I'm reasonably sure that she didn't write the anti-evolution parts of it. It comes right out of Fundamentalist "Flat Earth" nonsense from 100 years ago. Piltdown Man? Oi vey.
Anyway, she's been saying that Obama is not black. This was news to the world, and Obama. Her argument, of course, is that his mother was white, so he's only "1/2 black." The fact that his skin is dark brown, and that he looks black to everyone, doesn't throw her off. I hate to break it to her, but being black makes you black. It wouldn't matter if his parents were Perry Como and Shirley Temple. The man is black, Coulter!
Beef jerky time!