Fire Cloud...
An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Friday, 8 February 2008

La-La-La La-La-La Hey Jude!

Sarasota, Florida

A front came though this morning with heavy rain and squalls. By noon it was sunny and 78F. We all do what we can to improve our society. Personally, I've been busy visiting every major bookstore in the Tampa Bay Metropolitan area and moving all copies of George Orwell's "1984" from the fiction section to the current events section. I've managed to irritate some bookstore clerks.

With Romney dropping out of the race due to lack of interest and money, the only worry remaining is Huckleberry who wants to abolish same sex marriage, switch from a progressive tax on income to a regressive National sales tax and a host of other looney ideas. Fortunately, He won’t get much traction outside the evangelical Deep South.

I have a little MP3 player, about the size of a cigarette lighter. I’ve ripped a lifetime of CDs into MP3s and stored them on my 120GB laptop hard drive, backed up with an external drive.

Obama will pull ahead of Clinton with conventional delegates. However the Democratic National Committee will reverse course and award Clinton the stripped delegates from Michigan and Florida. If that’s not enough the 700 “super delegate” party hacks will back Clinton for the nomination.

I like to take my MP3s down to the pool and hot tub on my bicycle. I’ve got “Hey Jude”, “My Guitar Gently Weeps”, “Jumping Jack Flash”. Sympathy for the Devil”, “The Fool’s Song” by Quicksilver, a bunch of CCR, some selected Bob Dylan and Pink Floyd and about 50 other songs on the little $50 gadget. It also doubles as an FM radio.

After they steal the nomination from Obama, the inner cities will burn again in heavy rioting and there will be a resurgence of the militancy and insurgency that we saw in the late 1960’s. Many outraged black and white voters will abandon the Democratic party and sweep McCain into office as a protest vote.

The pool is heated to 85F and the hot tub is 110F. I spent some time in each today, but I forgot my wallet so I couldn’t get a happy hour drink at the tiki bar. Happy hour starts at 11am and runs to midnight.

There is a lot to admire about McCain. He is a carrier pilot who withstood seven years of captivity and torture. The problem with McCain is that he learned the same lesson as every other Vietnam veteran. That is that it doesn’t pay to let the chicken-hearted politicos micro-manage conflicts. Unleash the military and let them achieve results regardless of the cost to opponents and forgetting world opinion. I think I might vote for him, jumping from the Green party to the Republican (one time only).

La-La-La La-La-La Hey Jude!

And any time you feel the pain, hey, Jude, refrain
Don't carry the world upon your shoulders
Well don't you know that its a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder

McCain has alienated the conservative wing of his party by taking positions on torture, campaign reform and illegal immigration that would be good for the country. He was robbed of the 2000 nomination by the dirty tricks and internet rumors so loved by Bush and Rove. If Obama somehow avoids being cheated out of the nomination, the choice will be difficult, but happy.


  1. Si no hubiera sido Phred Fiecloud, probablemente pensaría que Phred Firecloud tiene un montón de respuestas para mí.

  2. aAll seems slightly psychotic

  3. Put it down to the duality of mankind.