Thu Dec 8th, 2011 at 07:54:00 AM EST
Today is my 75th birthday and I'm furious and want to go and occupy Wall Street. Unfortunately I'm occupying my local pharmacy instead if only to keep my body functioning, which body houses my brain, which still seems to be functioning OK, maybe.
The bullshit in today's world pains me; a world in constant financial crisis without any leader to step in and lead the way, any way other than the status quo; even Putin, one of the few who had some spine, is on his way out.
Obama was supposed to be our big play man. He who got a Nobel Peace Prize just before he doubled the size of the Afghanistan war. We needed a Jackie Robinson-instead we got Eddie Stanky, a very good journeyman player but no hall of famer. And the modern freakin' Republicans; some of the most disgusting people I've ever seen in Western politics.
In France, where I live, Mr."Fric" himself is leading the way, desperately trying to save the irresponsible big French banks, controlled by his buddies, from collapse.
Etc., etc., etc.
I'm doing OK, and so are my two kids in the U.S. and my two kids in France. But I'm furious because I know that there's an awful lot of suffering going on out there that didn't have to be, because of those greedy conservative bastards who want it all.
I'm also furious that I'm 75 and don't know where the years went. C'est la vie!
Hey you kids get off my lawn!