Three weeks

Miss Mia bags it. “Wake me when it’s over, or when it’s dinnertime, whichever comes first.”

Miss Mia Sopaipilla has the right idea here.

I was following her lead earlier this morning. Herself arose at stupid-thirty, as is her practice. I remained abed, head buried ostrichlike under the covers, hoping that if I just stayed under wraps for a while everything that annoyed me would go away.


I got out of the sack three weeks too early. Give or take a couple months of lawyering.

Is it really three weeks until we get our next chance to roust this crime family? I’d give a healthy organ to see a “Cops”-style perp walk, with a disheveled Don Cornholio frog-marched to the paddywagon in guinea tee and cuffs. But this may prove elusive since La Hosa Nostra has spent the past three years and change packing the nation’s benches with capos, soldatos, and other reliable associates.

“It’s a fair cop, but society is to blame.”

“Right, we’ll arrest them instead.”

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14 Responses to “Three weeks”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    Meanwhile, up here in the Democratic People’s Republic of Santa Fe, the Revolutionary Committee to Erase and Sanitize History destroyed the obelisk. I wonder what is next on the agenda.

    To me, the lunatics on both the left and right are out of control. But the political world is round. They can meet up on the other side and beat each other’s brains out.

  2. Pat O’Brien Says:

    When I went and voted early, the flag pole at the county office complex had three flags on it. First, the American flag, below it the Arizona state flag, and on the bottom the familiar black POW/MIA flag. As one of the 600k, more or less, surviving Vietnam vets, I thought about what the dumpster said about McCain being captured, and if he would be willing to repeat it in a room full of repatriated POW. Somehow, I am not sure the suppressed horror, trauma, and rage could be controlled. Then we would see how a bully would act when confronted. I think his $70k hair and makeup might get a little messed up.

    • khal spencer Says:

      He is an embarrassment. Yesterday I said I was embarrassed to live in Santa Fe where a bunch of hooligans destroyed what is in actuality a war memorial and no one lifted a finger to stop it. In general, I am embarrassed to have to explain to people how we got to the point where The Dumpster is President.

      As Scrooge said, I’ll retire to Bedlam.

      • Shawn Says:

        Destruction or damage to a statue, sculpture, structure, wall, etc. is only that. The Memorial is forever, or at least for a very long time so long as most of us respect and appreciate it. Statues, etc. can always be put back up, replaced or repaired. It doesn’t mater what the hooligans may do, we are stronger and will not be deterred by simple property damage.

        There was similar “hooligan destruction day” in Portland, OR. Abe and Teddy R. were knocked over. It doesn’t matter. They are and we are stronger then trivial vandalism.

        • khal spencer Says:

          Hi Shawn. I get your point that you can trash a monument or statue but the history remains. In the case of the Obelisk in Santa Fe, it is technically a war memorial dedicated to civil war dead, so additional laws may apply.

          My problem is busting up the furniture just leaves people angry. You can bust up the furniture, but that doesn’t solve the problem. Just makes the house hard to live in, if you get my drift.

          • Shawn Says:

            Yes I do Khal. It’s really sad when the society we live in, in our own communities, experience these travesties. Memorials that our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents were instrumental in establishing. But they understood as the reason for the memorials, that future battles and problems would be faced. In our case, it is battling the sickness of misdirection as caused by the current president. With new leadership, patience, understanding and a little good fortune, the episodes of ongoing vandalism may be reduced.

            Certainly as per the penal code that you link to, will get the attention of any vandals prosecuted in your area. I only hope that there is some evidence of those responsible. I look forward to visiting that memorial when I’m next in your area.

            How’s the new bike riding?

          • khal spencer Says:

            New bike is riding fine. I was working from home the last couple days and we took the tandem out on the weekend, so like O’Grady, I have too many bike seats for one ass…

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        People are already angry, very angry. That’s why it happens. An obelisk is nothing compared to a person getting shot dead in Kenosha, or being suffocated on the street by a bad cop. If there isn’t systemic change in this country, and the oligarchs continue to suck it dry by having a orange colored tool at the throne, you can expect much worse. Like the song says, the whole world is watching. Probably laughing too.

        • khal spencer Says:

          People kill each other over symbols all the time. Which is why I think these things have to be handled with a little deft. Trashing a monument is not the same as killing someone, but I can see where people get killed over monuments if this continues.

        • Pat O’Brien Says:

          After doing some research, I found that the Navajo, along with other tribes, have been trying to get the city to remove or change the plaque on the obelisk since1973 when the plaza was being updated. The plaque read, “To the heroes that have fallen in various battles with the Savage Indians.” It is a shame that the tribes and local citizens and governments couldn’t work out a solution, like changing the plaque to commentate history not people. You know, tell the truth about what happened. Maybe the indigenous people of the area just got tired of waiting and being ignored. I don’t condone destruction of property, but I sure understand it. The current bullshit political climate and actions of the dumpster were the catalysts that turned anger to rage. It’s not too late for the city to fix this problem.

  3. khal spencer Says:

    Ok, in my continued attempts to not be a cheap ass freeloader, I subscribed to the Cycling Independent tonight. Hope you do too.

    • Shawn Says:

      Speaking of freeloading and forgive my naivete’, but how does one support the cost for crayons and chalk for our great literary admiral of this fine column? Or do we just call his and hers favorite southwest culinary dining establishment and arrange for the payment of a relaxing post-pandemic meal?

      If preferred, I have a whole bunch of old Mexican pesos that aren’t worth the cost of the air that they take up that I can send to an unmarked mail drop in the seedy part of Buquerque.

      • khal spencer Says:

        Not sure. I think Patrick, like Yours Truly, hollers into the Innertubes purely for the sport of it. I never considered monetarizing(sic) my blogs.For one thing, it would give me something to report to the IRS and as it is, I hate doing my taxes. As I said some time ago, at least in my case, I just bloviate to see myself babble.


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