Sunday, May 14, 2006

Items in the news. This week, the Bush famuily announced that Jeb Bush would make a great president after his brother's term ends. What? Are they crazy? Who the hell do these people think they are, f*cking royalty? The similarities with the French royals avant le deluge is unmistakable, even down to Marie Antoinette's "Let them eat cake" (ergo, Barbara Bush's comment that hurricane victims will now be forced to move to better neighbrohoods.... as if they could afford it in the first place). But i can't stand watching any of the news commentary shows, because those shows are overrun with rightwing ideologues now, who prattle on about how Bush's low approval ratings mean nothing, how the nation must stay the course, etc. Of course, i think that eventually the Bushes will simply dissolve the government and declare themselves kings. They've already done that with the courts.

Now there are hurricane forecasts, and the trajectory should be changing, and the hurricanes this coming season may hit the northeast. As if we don't have enough problems!

Sometimes, it seems as if the world is falling down around me, and i understand why so many people i know have tried to narrow their focus so that they don't have to deal with the seeming insurmountable apocalypse.

It's very depressing. Anyway, it was Larry's birthday, and we went and tried Nouvelle! That's the Asian-fusion restaurant that was opened by the chef from Nobu here in Bay Ridge. It was really wonderful! (Barry had wanted to go to the little French restaurant but it was packed because of Mother's day, and so we had to check out another place. We're glad we did!)


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