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and the fembot/stepford wife award of the day goes to…

Posted in out of the gene pool, politics with tags , , , , , , , on September 2, 2008 by angrygirl

Cindy McCain!

Best Part

STEPHANOPOULOS: But she has no national security experience.

McCAIN: You know, the experience that she comes from is what she’s done in government, and remember, Alaska is the closest part of our continent to Russia. It’s not as if she doesn’t understand what’s at stake here.

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maybe you prayed too hard…

Posted in politics, religion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 31, 2008 by angrygirl

Yeah, cause I’m sure that’s what god wanted…

Though I myself am an atheist, I can’t help but chuckle at the irony of this.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/08/mccain-hurrican.html

Now what I want to know is… what’s the radical right’s spin on it this time. I mean, now it looks like the torrential downpour is happening during their convention. So what does Stuart Sheppard think now?

Does he think this is a message from god? Or since it doesn’t suit his selfish desires, perhaps he’ll just write it off as a coincidence?

I mean, who are they going to blame for god’s wrath this time? Is it the gays, lesbians, abortionists? And these guys have the nerve to claim liberals blame America first!

I fully believe that THESE are the actual people who are fucking up America. They are so divisive, and come on, they are CLEARLY INSANE!!!

What more proof do you need? Besides, Falwell wasn’t raptured like he said he would be, he just dropped the fuck dead. And then a million angels got their wings… ha ha

No seriously though, why doesn’t anyone ever point out how childish, selfish, and irrelevant these “religious” snake oil salesmen for what they are? They’re either plain morons, or political operatives.

A lot of these people should have their non-profit status revoked. And as a side note, Robertson and Falwell should be kissing our Constitution’s ass for being secularist. Cause who knows, maybe their beliefs aren’t in the majority either? Douchebags…

These people are fucking relentless. And they’ve injected non-issues into politics, so now we all ever talk about are their stupid irrelevant personal issues, and never about real things, like the budget or who are we secretly bombing this week…

Gay marriage and abortion are irrelevant issues when it comes to an election. Can we please vote on something that actually matters?

Special note for the religious folk…

Look in a mirror, and see how selfish you are being with your vote. Not all religious folk, but many wish to impose their religious beliefs into our government. They want the non-believers to be forced to live the way they want. Some people have been accustomed to receiving special privilages for so long, that whenever the playing field is leveled, they cry “persecution”. Shut up. You’re not being persecuted. And your false cries weaken the arguments of those who actually HAVE been persecuted. (Like Jesus)

That’s not fair and you know it. Nobody is forcing anyone into same sex marriage and if you don’t want an abortion, then don’t get one. This ain’t China, son. Also, the politicians know that you will vote for anyone who merely says they are anti-choice. So most likely, the very person you’re voting for is probably lying about their real feelings on abortion just to win.

And everytime, you stupid one issue people deliver. You make me fucking sick. So go, pray for rain… pretend that god likes you more than the dude sitting next to you… that god actually cares about your stupid petty childish problems… Damn… what about enjoying the life god gave you, instead of demanding he do this or that for you… Yet, I’m the heathen?

“i ain’t ever votin fer a n****r”: why is this election so close?

Posted in politics, yupster with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2008 by angrygirl

Ah, the end of August… the Democratic National Convention is wrapping up, and you can practically see the inner racists bubbling to the top.

“Oh shit! I didn’t think he’d actually make it this far…”

Right now, the presidential election should not even be close.

NOT EVEN CLOSE!

It should be painfully obvious that Obama blows McCain out of the water. On so many levels.

He’s smart. Remember what it was like to have a smart president?
McCain is a luddite. That’s bad business, period. Meanwhile, Obama knows more about modern tech than I do. And I sorta work in computers and am under the age of 30. That’s fucking impressive.

STOP BEING STUPID. The rest of the world fucking hates us. Normally, I wouldn’t give a shit. But now that religious fanatics (other than the ones already living here) are actively trying to kill us, um, I’d like the cooperation of the rest of the world. I’d rather just be defending against some radical groups than everyone else. Don’t you think the average Iranian would be less likely to hate us if our President DIDNT make jokes about bombing them?

How could anyone possibly vote for someone who’s kind of ok with the hellish 8 years of this Bush administration? Shit, McCain voted what… 90 something % alongside the “president”? AFTER all the shit Bush did to McCain in the 2000 primaries? That’s not a maverick, that’s not a leader, that’s a BITCH.

Older people, I’m sorry but anyone who doesn’t know what google is, has no business being the leader of even a girl scout meeting in today’s world. No seriously. That’s enough of the idiots and luddites. McCain can’t quite grasp “the google”, huh? So, basically everyone reading this blog has a better understanding of the internet than someone running for the most powerful position on the planet. And apparently, a lot of you people are ok with that?!?!?

How out of touch do you have to be? It’s not like google is brand spanking new, its TEN YEARS OLD!!! Shit, maybe if he googled more often, he would have realized that the Anbar province “successes” happened BEFORE the surge. I’m sure he hates youtube. I mean, didn’t he realize that all those video clips from prior years would come back to haunt him? I mean, the Republican party had the nerve to call John Kerry a flip flopper! Not only is he ignorant of “the google”, unaware of how friggin popular youtube is, and you think this guy is going to make an educated decision on net neutrality?

You want to see out of touch?

Now I assume he’s talking about immigrants and jobs going overseas, but let’s look at the example he gave. $50/hour to pick lettuce? Sign me up! Shit, I’d LOVE to make 100K by picking lettuce. I mean, it won’t make me $5mill, which is what McCain thinks is rich, it won’t buy me 7, 8, 9, or 10 houses.

What ever happened to decent character analysis? Seriously. Why doesn’t anyone else seem to question this man’s integrity about… caving into Bush, caving to the religious right, trying to cave to the extreme right. yet somehow gets away with the misleading nickname, “maverick”?!?! How is that not a perfect example of OPPORTUNISM or LACK OF INTEGRITY!

Obama should be kicking his ass up and down the electorate…

but he’s not…

Last night I got to witness a perfect example of how friggin racist even democrats are. I was over my boyfriend’s friend’s apartment last night. The 3 of us were gathered to watch the convention. Our host gets a phone call from one of his friends. This guy, let’s just call him “Strom”.

Back in 2004, I used to hang more with “Strom” cause I was cool with his girlfriend. Back then, I was an assistant director for MoveOn.org’s GOTV campaign. Yeah, I was kinda high up there. But anyhow, I was touring the country before being finally stationed in Florida. Before I left, “Strom” and my friend made a little care package for me. All anti-Bush, anti-Republican stuff.

Shit, even after I returned from the great stolen defeat, for the past few years its been,

“Yo, wtf is up with these Republicans? Why are they so fucking stupid? How could anyone vote Republican?”

His words, not mine.

So now, after 8 years of bashing Bush and being all about the Democrats… now that Obama is the nominee…

“Eh, I’ve been leaning more towards McCain.”

“What? WHY?”

“Michelle Obama’s speech had racial undertones, I didn’t see it, but my dad told me”

Then I remembered. Oh yeah, his girlfriend doesn’t like black people. Which is funny because she’s a Pakistani Muslim. Oh NORTH Pakistan, my bad… she’s LIGHTER.

The two of them really are similar in that aspect. I’ve heard them numerous times insinuate that black people are somehow “different”. Or “not as smart”. They take the false Duke rape allegations, and condemn an entire tint of skin because of it.

Kinda like McCain calling all Asians “gooks”.

It’s weird. Growing up realizing that, “yeah… mad people are racist…friends and family”

But living in NY made me really think otherwise.

“Oh at least here, in the city, people know better…”

Nah man, it’s everywhere. And you know what, a lot of hipsters, yuppies, yupsters, liberals are fucking racist too! It’s a soft kind. They know to speak PC, but its the type of white dudes that talk differently to black dudes. Like all black people are “hood”. That sort of shit…

I think a lot of closet racists didn’t think Obama would really get this far. Oh sure, mad people say they’ll vote for Obama, but let’s see how they really are once they go to the voting booth. I bet you they don’t even realize their racism. That or spoonfuls of denial and self forgiveness. They’ll come up with some stupid made up thing, like saying Michelle’s speech was filled with “racial undertones”. Yet when asked to clarify, it’s always some pathetic excuse that makes no sense.

Christ, these are people who have been against the Iraq invasion since day 1! How could you POSSIBLY be for McCain if you disagree with this war? That makes no sense.

Honestly, I think a lot of people have an inner redneck that feels Obama is too “uppity” and should be “put in his proper place” or some shit like that. I’m not saying all McCain supporters are like this. But Obama should be kicking the shit out of him right now. And I really can’t see any other reason why.

The McCain Mirage

Posted in politics with tags , , , on August 27, 2008 by angrygirl

The following is the first image that came to mind when John McCain won the Republican candidacy.

It’s definitely one of my better caricatures, in my “not-that-humble” opinion. I understand that people can lose their cool. Believe me, with a pen name like “angrygirl”, I am all too familiar with the many different types of rages that boil within. If you’re gonna be a crochity old man, then at the very least, make sure you direct your indignation to those worthy of it!

Personally, I think my drawing captures the essence of McCain way more than his melodramatic soldier story. If McCain was a Democrat, you can bet your ass that not only would his military service be attacked, his patriotism would be questioned as well. It amuses me that he complains of the imaginary media bias favoring Obama, considering the free passes he’s be given.

Keating 5, anyone?

People would be burning Obama effigies if he showed even the slightest empathy with the plight of the Palestinians. Yet, people seem to have no problem with McCain speaking at Jerry Falwell’s Liberty “University”, despite having condemned him only a few years prior.

Man, this guy has really created an alternate version of himself. I love how he fronts like he’s some “maverick”, when really, he’s just another opportunistic detached douchebag. He’s not the man he pretends to be, and by a long shot. If you gave an honest assessment of this man’s real character, you’ll see that he’s only a maverick of appearances. Not of actual substance.

People’s candid moments speak volumes.

Lets take a look at some mature, maverick foreign policy…

Yes, that’s the “best” candidate the Republican party has to offer. It amazes me that people have finally realized how bad it is to have a moron in office, yet they see no similarity in someone actually JOKING about BOMBING a country that is already at odds with us. Great show of diplomacy, asshole. I’m sure the Iranians can’t wait to sign a peace accord with us now!

McCain seems unable to provide consistent answers so his handlers have ended that whole “Straight Talk Express”. Isn’t that what he was campaigning on? Shooting from the hip? Guess that was also part of the McCain Mirage. Cause when he shoots from the hip, he can’t even tell you how many houses he owns.

WOW!

In a time of foreclosures and the mortgage crisis, McCain can think only of how popular Obama is, yet can’t tell you how many fucking houses he owns? And we’re supposed to believe he’s an accurate representative of the American people?

Well, he might be callous enough for the role. I mean, below is McCain celebrating his birthday with “President” Bush. Oh, by the way, that was the day of that whole Katrina disaster. Nothing major, just poor black people. I mean, God obviously didn’t like them in the first place, ain’t that right, spiritual advisor to McCain?

Mccain ate cake, while New Orleans drowned

Mccain ate cake, while New Orleans drowned

Oh but I kid you, red blooded America… At least he wasn’t playing the fiddle while Rome burned…

A modern day Nero

A modern day Nero, Bush putzes around while celebrating McCain's birthday.

Speaking of Bush, did anyone else lose respect for McCain for how he pussied out when Bush attacked him in the 2000 primaries? The real maverick thing to have done would be to continue running as an Independant, and stand up for being real, not for caving in to the typical political slander. Nope, McCain, like so many abuse victims, came to admire his tormentor.

Think about this, 5 years of torture in Vietnam, and you retain your loyalty. (Despite making 32 propaganda videos for the Communists. Yeah I know he was tortured, but if you consider Bush’s new definition, then McCain may not have been tortured.) Yet being a Republican senator has you, taking back the true statement of Jerry Falwell being an “agent of intolerance” by speaking at a “university” that bans interracial dating? Is being a Republican senator that torturous?

Damn. I’m of mixed ethnicity… Half Italian and half Chinese, which reminds me…

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/hongop.shtml

So, not only has he joked about bombing Iran, apparently he neglected to make the distinction between those who tortured him, and all Asian people in general. Ok, so only HALF of me is insulted, the other half is disgusted.

Why? Cause I know that most people think, “well that’s not me, so I’m cool with him”.

Uh, an injustice to one group of people is an injustice to all. It’s an insult to the very idea of freedom and equality, and I for one, do not trust an individual who is so quick to categorize an entire nationality, let alone have their finger on the red button. I would never give someone who jokes about bombing another country the responsibility of having their “finger on the red button”. But I’m just a lowly voter. Neither party really addresses any of my real concerns.

But damn, can we PLEASE stop voting for the asshole, just because he’s good at playing dress-up?

goodbye blue monday… my return to the middle class

Posted in nyc, Uncategorized, work with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2008 by angrygirl

black pinstripe pants… CHECK

button down doucher blouse… CHECK

shoes that aren’t sneakers… CHECK

glasses… CHECK

briefcase with no contents of general importance… CHECK

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Ah yes, my friends, I have once again re-entered that highly sought after financial status of “not as broke”. Being that I was a “genius” in choosing to major in Fine Arts, that is QUITE an accomplishment. That, and the fact that I’ve never had the slightest interest in heroin or crappy indie rock… (see previous entry for my thoughts on indie rock)

I had worked the corporate gig a few years back. Well, sort of corporate… I never really had to dress like a douche except for meetings with clients. God I always hated those…

This job is different. I have always done more of the creative/graphic side of things, now, I’ll be doing mostly coding and other techie stuff. I’m kinda stoked. I like being one of the few female techies. I’m proud of myself for getting a traditionally male job.

So today I had to go down to my new impending job and fill out some paperwork and get a photo ID so I can enter the damn building. I felt like a republican today. I kinda looked like a Jehovah’s Witness with my dark slacks and white striped douche blouse. Perhaps I’ll post a picture of my new ID. I have my hair tied tightly back, and boy, do I look like a major douche. But hey, I’m in cognito! When I got home, I rang the doorbell instead, just to teasingly proselytize my boyfriend.

“Hey baby, how’d work go?”

“Did you hear about the Good News?”

“Huh?”

“That Jesus, Our Lord & Saviour, has died for our sins!”

::door closes::

Ha ha, kidding.

Anyhow, I definitely had a good time joking about “stock options” and “401k’s”. I gotta fit in any way I can. I made a huge mistake at my last job, being so openly rebellious and anti-corporate douchebaggery. One should never give anyone a reason to be considered a target. This time, I figure I’ll try to be one of the squares. Besides, I get to move up a tax bracket again. I can dress like a douche for the cash.

Bleh, I think I’m so smart… let’s put that to the test. If I really am as intelligent as I conceitedly think I am, I should be able to manage this new temp gig and see if it’s worth going into a permanent position. I should be able to pass off as a typical corporate slave, with a little self control in keeping my big opinionated mouth shut!

Whoa. I’ll be getting a steady paycheck again for a little while. Being a freelance artist definitely has its perks, but freelance anything means there will be rough times. There’s no avoiding that. Every once in a while, a kick ass job comes along meaning I only have to work a few months out of the year.

I hope I can maintain the discipline of the modest lifestyle I’ve grown accustomed to. I truly value the freedom that goes along with sporadic employment and meager funding. Plus, when you’re broke, it’s easier to tell who your real friends are, but I digress…

It’s also been a childhood dream to be working downtown NYC’s financial district. I never dreamed that I would be working “in computers”, yet there I was this morning. Wearing snarky glasses, dressed like a douche, with briefcase in hand. One of these days, I’m going to walk up and down Wall Street, shouting into my cellphone to some imaginary call,

“I SAID SELL, GOD DAMN IT!!!”

or

“YOU’RE FIRED!!!”

Even though I’m a web designer, nobody would know anyways! Besides, I now have the douche uniform, so nobody’d suspect a thing. When in Rome…

Speaking of, I should practice my watercooler talk.

“So how about those Mets/Yankees/Knicks/Jets?”

Ugh… this shall be an interesting experiment. I like to view “work” as a means to pay for my next trip to Amsterdam, Hawaii, or where ever my heart desires. Hmm. I should buy a book on learning Dutch…

IK SPREEK GEEN NEDERLANDS!!!

yuppies 1, angry girl 0

Posted in friends, yupster with tags , , , , , , , on August 21, 2008 by angrygirl

I got a call last night from an old friend from high school. Its the same usual catching up sort of call that one makes out of some sense of obligation. we’ve been drifting apart for quite some time, and last night I pretty much wrote her off.

The whole issue had been brewing for years and I finally said something about it. My friend has turned into a hipster/yuppie bitch. (I hereby coin the term “yupster”). She moved out to San Francisco, with her cynical boyfriend, and they eat organic food, shop at trader joe’s, read Salman Rushdie, and have the nerve to refer to me as an elitist!

Yes, nothing says elitist like sleeping on a broken futon in someone else’s living room while you’re looking for more work.

I mean, I must be the elitist since she’s always criticizing everything I do, from the music I listen to, the books I read, the movies I watch. And if she’s not openly critical, she’s down right condescending. At first I thought it was just me. That I was overreacting… but then I came to see that none of my other friends treated me like that. In fact, they couldn’t understand why anyone would call me “elitist” except for a raw sense of irony.

Then I realized that she has never been to any of my gallery shows. Ok, she’s on the other side of the country, but she was in the area when I had my only solo show. And she couldn’t be bothered to go check it out. I redesigned a failing magazine into Barnes & Noble. And she couldn’t be bothered to even check out her local fucking store.

Then I realized that I was always taking the hit. I was always keeping my mouth shut, or backing down to keep the peace, or driving her ass around, listening to her whining. I’d listen to all her stories, and watch how she would drift off whenever I spoke. I almost forgot, I used to play a game with her. I’d see how many times I would NOT finish what I was saying just to see if she was listening. Turns out she listened far less than I expected…

A few years back, she got a crazy boyfriend. I told her the day she met him that he was crazy. Months later while i could HEAR him talking shit about me and hear her silence in “defending” me. In fact, one time, he flipped out on me, and she just sat there, saying and doing nothing.

I should have known right there exactly who I was dealing with.

Last year, she came to visit me and another friend. My other friend mentioned how she is moving from Brooklyn to the city, and bitch snorted… Like shes so much cooler cause she lives in California. So I was insulted and pressed her.

“What was that?”

“What was what?”

“Did you just scoff at us?”

“Um… no, I was…”

“Cause it sounded like you scoffed at us about moving to the city…”

“I was… yeah, I’m sorry, that was kind of snotty.”

What a bitch.

Jesus Christ, we’d been friends for like a fucking decade, and she could care less about any of my art. I’m not saying to kiss my ass or look at everything I’ve ever drawn. But could you at least look at something and HIDE your face when you turn your nose up at it?

Its not like I make fun of the ridiculous 80s outfits she now wears. Her and her yupster boyfriend will criticize my taste in music, but have they even thought about the garbage THEY listen to? NEWSFLASH, sometimes bands don’t get record deals because they SUCK, not because they’re keepin it real…

And you know what? I think your dinner parties are fucking lame too! YOU’RE NOT RICH! Stop acting like you are. Two douchebags who have never worked an honest hard day’s work, and they have the nerve to criticize my lifestyle?

At least I think for a living!

So, the last straw…

I used to work for a magazine. (The one I got into Barnes & Noble). They stole a draft of mine and made it into a product. That’s illegal. They also owe me thousands of dollars on top of that. They even had the balls to ask me for more work even tho they still owe me. I told her the story, and this bitch actually started criticizing me!

“…sounds like you’re enjoying their demise”

Um, THEY OWE ME THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS!!!

This isnt the first time either. I found out that i was being severely underpaid at an old job, so when I fought back with the boss, she told me I was being very unprofessional.

Way to be supportive huh?

So I get off the phone with her, and my rage keeps building. I don’t even want to talk to this bitch anymore, so I started to text her, “fuck off, don’t even bother talking to me again, i have nothing to say to you”

But I edited it down to:”Perhaps I’m overthinking, but that convo really pissed me off”

She calls me back to yell that I’m too sensitive and that she’s afraid to say things to me because of it. I tell her that I can hear the disapproval in her voice every time I talk to her, so maybe there’s a reason I’m all paranoid about her. I feel that she’s always judging me… negatively too.

Again she admitted to being obnoxious, she apologized, swore she would be more supportive, yada yada yada.

The second convo ended on a lighter note, but I am now certain that I don’t care for this person anymore. Shit, she even said that she has a hard time thinking for herself. That she doesnt want to become complacent at her job, but she’ll just wait til something better comes along, blah blah blah.

Yeah, she works at an arts thing, like most typical wannabe artists that lack the courage to put themselves out there… I love how people who suck at art, are the ones who write the grants. No wonder contemporary art sucks balls.

“Don’t be so sensitive!”

FUCK YOU! Its easy to tell someone to not be sensitive if you yourself are incapable of coming up with an independant thought! It’s real fucking easy to criticize this or that, if you’ve never created a single thing. How dare you tell an artist not to be so sensitive when their work was stolen!

I honestly think that she deep down has resented me for quite some time. Which is why she seems to actively look for reasons to look down on me. OMG I like a band that happens to be main stream. Its not like I watch TRL or something, calm the fuck down.

God she used to be so cool. No, the more I think about it, she was copying me when we used to hang out. Now, she’s copying her boyfriend. I don’t even think I’ll go to the wedding.

Go ahead, go back to your cushy non productive useless job in San Francisco. Keep shouting your love for Rushdie and Harper’s, yet complain you can’t keep up with “thinking critically all the time”. Go be a Stepford Wife. In a few years she’ll make the final switch and will vote conservative straight down the line.

God I hate fake liberals. She’s just as dumb as the blind conservatives. Sheltered pricks who have unbelievable luck, they have never been handed a tragedy, therefore think anyone who gets upset is “too sensitive”.

Ha ha, you should have seen how frightened she was when I offered to introduce her to my friend Jimmy. Jimmy’s a homeless guy who hangs around 6th in Greenwich Village. She acted like they’re a different species…

“I’m a little apprehensive about talking to homeless people.”

I wish I introduced them, she could have learned a lot from him. He’s one of the wisest, happiest people I know…

Go. Go drink your wine, or Chablis, whatever the fuck you pussies call it. Put on your vintage jazz record, pretend to enjoy it, even tho you have no clue why Coltrane chose to play those notes, brag to anyone within earshot how much you LOVE NPR. Cause it’s all a show ain’t it? And if it’s not jazz, then its one of those interchangeable bands… “The ______” streaks, strokes, killers, decembrists, etc. They all sound the same, and they all sound like shit. The nerve to complain about corporatism and conformity, when that’s exactly what that indie rock scene is.

Soft bellied Americans make me projectile vomit. Prancing about like privileged folk.

I understand people grow apart. It happens. But you know what, I didn’t miss her when she moved across the country a few years ago, and I sure as hell won’t miss her now. The yuppies can have her. She admitted she can’t think for herself. And call me an elitist, but I can’t hang with someone that fucking shallow.