Angry Little Tank

Rants, chants and cants....all written while wearing no pants!

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Clueless cackling jackals

Want a quick three minute summary of the current state of American journalism? Watch this pathetic three minute video of Chris Matthews yukking it up with four other media superstars over how awful its going to be for Democrats if they pursue investigations into the politically motivated firings of US District Attorneys (God it felt dirty just to TYPE that).

For the record, polling conducted over the weekend indicates that over 72% of Americans WANT this matter investigated and pursued.

Want to know how we find ourselves in our an unwinnable quagmire? Want to know how our political discourse has become a kindergardenesque babble of lies? Take another look at this video.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Don't tell me the French aren't brave

Any nation that would eat something like this clearly has some steel in its spine. We came across this restaurant and this gory dish when making reservations for our trip to France in May. We're going to have one decadent (read expensive) lunch and one decadent dinner.

So yeah, you can look forward to long winded boring blog posts in June about Parisians and food.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Karma is indeed a bitch

Anybody who deigns to chastise the Democrats for recently backing out of a scheduled Presidential debate that was to broadcast on Fox News, should watch this video. And then watch it again.

This is not a legitimate news organization. There is no reason for anybody to continue to treat it as such. There's certainly no reason to support it by allowing it to broadcast one of the Democratic debates.

These people are supposedly fans of the magical hand of the market. Well, we're taking our dollars elsewhere due to general inability to do anything buy ferociously fellate far right interests.

Deal with it pussies.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Better know a douchebag

Not content to simply portray weakness and indecision to the point where the public doesn't know what Democrats stand for, it seems as though the Democratic "leaders" we've been suffering under since the early 90's are now concerned with Stephen Colbert.

I only WISH I was joking.

Rahm Emmanuel is the very same douchebag that urged Democrats to get behind Bush in 2003 when real debate on this stupid war was needed. Rahm Emmanuel is the very same douchebag who cheerled this war long after it was evident to even our sycophantic press that everything was going downhill (like so many people, not Democrats mind you, said it would). Rahm Emmanuel is the very same douchebag who ridiculed Howard Dean's 50 state strategy that made efforts to reach out to people in each corner of this nation, as if people in Alabama aren't worth our time or effort. He comes from the Joe Lieberman school of kissing the ass of every GOP pundit in the hopes of currying their favor.

And now this guy is urging all Democratic congressmen to avoid going on Colbert's show? Yeah because God knows having our leaders on one of the hippest shows on TV can only hurt at this point, right? The reason given is as condescending as it is stupid, this jackass thinks people won't realize that having congressmen talk about cocaine or elminating species from the planet won't be seen as a joke.

Its long past time we got rid of people like this. They think we're idiots and they treat us accordingly. If we're going to get out of this mess we find ourselves in, people like Rahm Emmanuel need to be ignored. Completely. I sincerely hope this segment on Stephen's show becomes more popular than ever after this.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Where ya been?

One of the main reasons I've been neglecting my blog is my recent purchase of a 40 inch Sony LCD HDTV. As we speak I'm rawking out to Foo Fighters doing "Monkey Wrench" in my living room. David Grohl looks like he's about to kiss me, I kind of dig it.

If you can afford it, I highly recommend you make the jump to digital. Its unreal how awesome everything looks. There's a whole world of programming you know nothing about unless you go digital. "Sunrise Earth" on Discovery HD which basically showcases sunrises around the world. Hour long programs of cameras set up in Yosemite. Crazy full length concerts like Rush. I just watched Kiss for crying out loud (by the way, makeup ain't keepin you guys from looking old guys).

Don't even get me started on gaming on this thing.

So yeah, bitching about Bush or the morons at work hasn't seemed so important recently. Though I'm sure bullshit like this will have me directing my ire towards DC in a bit. For now I'm gonna go play with my HD Wii.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Its official - outrage overload

As any frequent reader of this blog could attest (and if there are any out there after my very infrequent posting, uh...welcome back?) I have a short fuse. Lord knows the lack of anything resembling any semblance of intelligence in our "leadership", our politics, our journalism, and our discourse has been pretty in our face for the last six years or so. Hence Angry Little Tank was born.

Then I discovered this guy. Talk about depressing. I don't think the internet has ever had a talent quite like Glenn Greenwald. He's able to articulate his rage and call out these assholes in a way that nobody else has been able to in my lifetime. I'm not exaggerating. Do your brain a favor and read him every day.

I wrestled with the idea of closing this blog down in light of his recent higher profile gig at Salon. Then I said, you know what? Fuck that. There's plenty of rage to go around. I could riff off the jackasses in my neighborhood and never cease to amuse myself. Work is a goldmine of idiocy as well, waiting for sardonic skewering in blog form.

And who says I can't dip my toe in political rage in blog form as well? Hell in the six weeks or so since I last graced the blogosphere we've learned of Gonzales' Justice Department firing US attorneys who weren't sufficiently partisan, our wounded soliders recuperating in rat infested hellholes, Democratic inability to end this stupid fucking war, and the continuing decline of American journalism.

But what has inspired me to vent my spleen this evning?

Garrison Fucking Keillor. David Rakoff skewers this jackass rightly. Its one thing to hear some Republican mock gay marriage. They've been obsessed with gay sex since firmly shutting their closet door and turning on the AM radio. But an NPR darling who has been married three times telling us that we have no right to be together? Fuck you asshole.

I never thought that cornball Lake Wobegone shit was funny. In fact I thought his whole shctick was creepy. Now I know why.

Its been said a thousand times before, but more frequent blogging going forward. Seriously.