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“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.

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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.