Monday, May 12, 2008

Dews Defrost Monday

Yes, I do mean defrost... Friday night I spent curled up in the fetal position underneath two blankets praying for some sort of warmth after (being the incredibly gifted genius that I am) dancing around in this monsoon drinking excessively with SayHey and some others at a campsite near the West Virginia border.

Saturday night I was promising folks that I would hunt down a damn bear and drag it into my tent to stay warm if I had to, but thankfully it was a bit warmer that night, so that wasn't necessary.

Sunday night I was treated to an amazing Radiohead show at Nissan Pavilion by a certain lady friend that happens to live pretty close to me. This was a lot of fun (and again a great show), but the monsoon like conditions combined with the bitter cold all around us caused me to lose feeling in my feet even before the opening act was finished, care to wager how bad it was after the first encore?

Needless to say, I'm still thawing out from this and will undoubtedly require some medication for the sickness I"ll be dealing with shortly.

Anyway, I'm basically looking for pity, but I realize there probably isn't much forthcoming :).

On to the News!

Ron Paul supporters are apparently planning a none to subtle revolt at the GOP Conventions in Minnesota (doncha know).

Ron Paul supporters have been relevant for about 5 minuts of this entire presidential race as it is, but with this story you can add another minute and a half or so I guess.

The situation in Burma (or Myanmar, whatever), continues to get worse with military forces within the ruling Junta continue to intercept international aid, while the possible death toll is not being estimated to reach well over a million deaths if aid (mostly in the form of medicine and medical equipment) does not reach the people soon.

In a kind of bizarre twist, near where most the LSWTF staff were camping this weekend rednecks are STILL buying the old crap that was being spread about Obama months ago:

“I heard that Obama is a Muslim and his wife’s an atheist,” said Mr
Simpson, drawing on a cigarette outside the fire station in Williamson, a
coalmining town of 3,400 people surrounded by lush wooded hillsides.

Normally I'd but in some snide comment about the rednecks there, but as we learned this weekend, they have automatic weapons, and enjoy shooting random trash they've collected, so I am not going to question their motives for this belief :)

Finally in all seriousness, yet another huge catastrophe courtesy of mother nature in Beijing today, when a massive 7.8 point earthquake rocked the city, causing massive damage and a constantly rising death toll.

Forty-four aftershocks have been reported since the quake, which was the
strongest to hit Sichuan province in more than 30 years, Xinhua reports.
Currently the toll is at 8600, but it has been climbing by easily 1k people every hour...

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