Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Can't wait to be home

I feel like a Freshmen in ways. I just want to be home in Tampa as much as possible and in Tallahassee as little as possible. My car is in the shop and it's been there 2 days it needs to hurry up and get fixed so I can peace out of this joint. I am so ready for it to be over!!!!

Grad school is looking bleak, still no work on a GA or a TA position and the fiscal outlook without one is gonna kill me.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Today two celebrities I could care less about died. And I'm getting flack for being heartless, while the loss of life is sad, I really don't care. They weren't personal friends or acquaintances, and as such I do not feel a personal loss, any greater than finding out there was a shooting last night in my city.

I am probably gonna just sit it out until my lease runs out in August as I feel like moving into the "Dudeplex" will be extremely distracting while trying to wrap this semester up and all the late nights it will entail.

I have been feeling really disconnected with people lately, like some social mechanism of mine is not working properly. I really just need to graduate, I also really don't know about Grad school, why am I rushing into this?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Treat em like dirt, stick to ya like mud.

I just don't understand the dichotomy of my roommate's relationship with his girlfriend. It's mind boggling, how someone could treat someone else so inhumanely and disrespectful and yet still have them pull the Tammy Wynette/Hillary Clinton.

In other news I signed the lease for my housing for the next year. I'm excited, I hope that I hear that I have an assistantship with FSU soon as I have still been unable to obtain a job. Looking forward to home next week and Animal Collective in Orlando. That's mostly it for now, oh an I am going to be a Newsie this weekend for a friend's decade party...and mostly still procrastinating on this hotel project.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The REAL controversy behind the torture photos: They show prison guards raping children (explicit)

This is where my blog will spontaneously become rather political and or controversial. But as I cannot sit idly by and watch as America destroys herself, and watch my fellow Americans be deceived I am going to post what I deem pertinent information.

[By Paul Joseph Watson, Prison Planet.com | Thursday, 21 May, 2009.]
The real reason behind Obama’s reversal of a decision to release the torture photos has been almost completely ignored by the corporate media - the fact that the photos show both U.S. and Iraqi soldiers raping teenage boys in front of their mothers.

The Obama administration originally intended to release photos depicting torture and abuse of detainees in Afghanistan and Iraq by the end of May, following a court order arising out of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit first filed by the A.C.L.U. in 2004.

However, a reversal of Obama’s decision was announced this week, after he “changed his mind after viewing some of the images and hearing warnings from his generals in Iraq and in Afghanistan that such a move would endanger U.S. troops deployed there,” according to a Washington Post report.

In response, the A.C.L.U. charged that Obama “has essentially become complicit with the torture that was rampant during the Bush years by being complicit in its coverup.” The Obama administration has also sought to protect intelligence officials involved in torture from prosecution at every turn.

The primary reason why Obama is now blocking the release of the photos is that some of the pictures, as well as video recordings, show prison guards sodomizing young boys in front of their mothers, both with objects as well as physical rape.

This horrific detail has been almost completely ignored by the establishment media in their coverage of the story this week, despite the fact that it’s been in the public domain for nearly five years, after it was first revealed by investigative Seymour Hersh during an A.C.L.U. conference in July 2004.
“I saw [name blacked out] f***ing a kid, his age would be about 15-18 years. The kid was hurting very bad and they covered all the doors with sheets. Then when I heard the screaming I climbed the door because on top it wasn’t covered and I saw [blacked out], who was wearing the military uniform putting his d**k in the little kid’s a**,” Mr. Hilas told military investigators. “I couldn’t see the face of the kid because his face wasn’t in front of the door. And the female soldier was taking pictures.”

Another inmate, Thaar Dawod, described more abuse of teenage boys.
“They came with two boys naked and they were cuffed together face to face and Grainer [Corporal Charles Graner, one of the military policemen facing court martial] was beating them and a group of guards were watching and taking pictures from top and bottom and there was three female soldiers laughing at the prisoners,” he said.

A 2004 London Telegraph report also described photos which showed “U.S. soldiers beating an Iraqi prisoner nearly to death and having sex with a female P.o.W.,” as well as a videotape, apparently made by U.S. personnel, which shows “Iraqi guards raping young boys.” (Full story here.)

Monday, June 1, 2009

When life hands you rotten cheese

Douse your entire abode with oust.

The smell of my house when I returned this afternoon was a horrible concoction that was across between dead cantaloupe and rotting Parmesan. Yes it was not pleasant, and NO it was not due to my uncleanliness I hadn't been home fore 5.5 days and it wasn't what I was looking forward to coming home to.

But such is life. Gotta sign a lease tomorrow, have a headache and I'm gonna go jog it off soon. My hotel is almost designing itself which is convenient, but I am not in love with it, just shooting for graduation. I don't think the Leadership Institute is going to be happening this Fall as the application is more intense than I expected and I am too feeble minded and uneducated in Politics to really pursue it at this time.

Hopefully I can bone up on all of that in the upcoming months.