Monday, March 13, 2006

"Don't Worry About the Government"

Blinders or a burried head? Those are my options as I see them. And, I think rather than dark shaded sunglasses, those are more likely the options when trying to figure out the US administration's motivations. That is, if any motivations or sensibility are there. I just can't really believe that there is an absence of motivation or vision. The people in the Oval Office are just too damn intelligent. And I'm not one to default to conspiracy, or accusations of starting a Halliburton Empire. But I'm coming close.

And so I think David Byrne had the correct insights on the Gov't with the lyrics from the song referenced above in the title. The sentiments and attitude expressed, both about my own life and towards the gov't, may be the only way to respite.

So read this article in the WaPo. It touches tangientially, or rather brings to light, some of the issues I was trying to bring up in a post below about Bush's visit to the Sub_Conti, i.e. about why Bush should have a differing attitude toward Pakistan rather than India, how India is taking a much smarter approach to the region and how, in the end, Bush needs to do a lot more to fix the situaion with Pakistan and thus, and concurrently, with Afghanistan. But he wont. Though I don't think the accusations made by the Minister quoted in the WaPo article are rock solid, I fear that there is some truth to the underlying sentiments. I believe there is some truth to sentiment, and share it.

But I was far from the location of the bombing, luckily, and safely tucked away under armed guard is a well walled compound. So..."I wouldn't worry about me, don't you worry about me, don't you worry about meeeee...."

10 comments:

NegativeMode said...

Happy Steak and BJ Day!!

Do they celebrate Steak and BJ Day in Kabul? At the very least, you should. Good luck with that.

Q. A. Shah said...

N-mode,
Thank you. Same to you.

Yeah, I don't think they celebrate that day here. But thanks for wishing me the luck on that front. I hope you get your due returns for V-day today.

NegativeMode said...

Unfortunately, my finacee is about 7 states south of here right now, so unless I meet someone special at Sizzler (which isn't totally out of the question), today will be a lonely Steak and BJ Day for me.

Q. A. Shah said...

So it really is just a Steak day for you, huh? My condolonces. Tell the fiancee I said hello, btw. AND you almost spelled that word, fiancee, as "financee"...hmmm they paying you that bad?

AND Most importantly...Sizzler, dude??? You cant be that cash strapped. At least Outback...don't you miss Ray's?

Vasco said...

Fix that WaPo link, will ya? *eye roll*.

Q. A. Shah said...

Fixed. But what was wrong w/ a self-referential link? I'm as good and authoritative source as the WaPo, no?

Sad that after being up for two days, you were the first to notice that link...so much for most of my readership careing about the news, assuming that they are ign'nt folks who hadn't heard about the bombing already...

Vasco said...

I'm as good and authoritative source as the WaPo, no?

*cough*. Oh sorry, that was your cigarette smoke.

And yeah, nobody loves you... 'cept Negative Mode. And even then, he still don't read your links. :P

Anonymous said...

Unrelated . . .

"They were empty but full at the same time. Finite but infinite. The same but very much different."

Are you really publicly associating yourself with someone who writes like that?

- Deez N.

NegativeMode said...

Mr. Peejaaama is correct on both accounts. I do love you KabulMode and I do not read your links. I am too busy with the arcane and nonsensical world of NegativeMode to bother myself with your "real world" musings and whatnot.

Link to stories about Daymon Wayans trying to trademark the "N-word" or teachers biting students. Then I'll click on your links.

Q. A. Shah said...

I love you too negativemode, even when you incorrectly refer to me as 'KabulMode'...i though we agreed on 'quasi-mode'. But arcane and non-sensical is why we all love you. And dooode, you're totally slacking on the flash games...splashback is entertaining me less, and i beat all of blueprint.

What firm is representing D. Wayans in TMing the "N-word"? Mike should be all over that.