All my fellow bloggers: I do apologize for not posting anything in the last few days. I've been incredibly busy lately, working overtime and representing the family business in court. The reason I've been going to court is because the City of Chicago is notoriously strict with building codes, health codes, and all other ordinances. As a result, routine inspections always lead to some kind of violation being found by the unrelenting inspectors. Therefore, I had to represent the business in two mandatory hearings last week. Don't get me wrong. We're not in trouble by any means. The hearings are fairly routine for business owners in Chicago. The process includes attending the hearing, pleading liable on all counts, and the administrative law officer (not a judge) imposes the minimum fine to which you would have already agreed upon. Lastly, a short walk down the hall leads you to the City Clerk's office, where the fine is paid. After the hearings, I proceeded to have lunch around downtown Chicago, where the Chicago Department of Revenue is located.
So what has happened in Lefty's life in recent weeks. As we all know, I caught me some gorgeous ass down in Mexico. I'm still recovering from the tequila, Jack Daniel's, and the unbelievably long sex session. Aside from this, I attended the Sounds of the Underground show. Gwar, Cannibal Corpse, In Flames, Black Dahlia Murder, Behemoth, and Trivium kicked fucking ass! I also saw Bill Maher on his comedy tour. That fucker had me laughing my balls off!
As for political stuff, I haven't been active lately. However, I've been paying attention to all the bullshit going on. The Israeli-Hezbollah conflict is utter bullshit. I can't believe Dubya has given Hezbollah all the blame for this situation. Israel is no saint either! I had the pleasure of taking Professor Norman Finkelstein's course on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict while working on my degree at DePaul University. Mr. Finkelstein, the son of two Holocaust survivors (his mother survived the Warsaw ghetto and Auschwitz-Birkenau), is an expert on Mideast politics. Surprisingly, he is very critical of Israel and the Zionist's role in destabilizing the region. I suggest you read some of his work, especially The Holocaust Industry and Beyond Chutzpah.
Iraq is making no serious progress, despite the claims from the Bush administration and the pro-war right. Let's face it, it's a fucking disaster! As long as Republicans refuse to consider the economic side of the War on Terror, we can continue to expect increasing bloodshed. Iraq needs a Marshall Plan-type policy to help stabilize the region. Poverty is known to help foster terrorism. How many affluent suicide bombers have we known about?
Stem Cells - I'm not going to say much about this. The wingnuts want to Christianize the entire country under a smokescreen of fiscal conservatism. BULLSHIT! Bush isn't so much concerned about not spending federal money on stem cell research than he is about putting the religious nuts in his pocket.
Election fraud in Mexico! Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador smells a rat, and it looks like it may be president-elect Felipe Calderon. This reminds me so much of Bush-Gore.
I plan to resume my blogging duties this week. I hope to have at least three entries per week, as time permits. Thanks to everyone who continues to read The Metal Pundit. You all kick ass and I will drink this cold and tasty Corona in your honor. Gulp gulp...ahhhh!
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