Friday, December 4, 2009

The good, the bad and the ugly.

The Good:
There's Bob Dylan.... and there's a man called James McMurtry. He also pens good songs. Well i must admit i haven't listened to any of his other songs but for this one called 'We can't make it here'. It was only after reading a certain post by a Mr.Lefsetz that i actually heard of him and this song ~ It's good. It's true.

Will work for food
Will die for oil
Will kill for power and to us the spoils
The billionaires get to pay less tax
The working poor get to fall through the cracks
Let 'em eat jellybeans let 'em eat cake
Let 'em eat sh$%, whatever it takes
They can join the Air Force, or join the Corps
If they can't make it here anymore

Link for the complete >>  Lyrics OR Listen to the >> Song

The Bad:

Some bus conductors are bad... they try to take more than the fare on the charts. And this past week i've argued with three..with my broken Bengali. But i'd like to believe it was just an unlucky week. Most are good.
War is bad. Obama and change? i guess just a change in the battlefield.

Read >> 
An Open Letter to President Obama from Michael Moore

The Ugly:
The Bhopal Gas Tragedy... : December 3, 1984. 25 years.....ugly

When people ask, "Why is the disaster continuing? Why has the factory not been cleaned? Why have Union Carbide and Dow not faced justice?", the answer is this: Union Carbide's victims are still dying in Bhopal because India itself is dying under the corrupt and self-serving rule of rotten leaders.

Read >> Bhopal 25 years of Poison


  1. @james mcmurtry: damn damn powerful. thank you blind!

    @obama: i guess it is a pre-requisite to be an american president-you need to be a bloodthirsty bastard. need war to keep the economy going, eh?

    @bhopal: ... it is hard to say *anything that isn't trite or hopeless.

  2. ^^ james - yes welcome... me too gotta to check out his other songs..

    obama - he said 'We are going to send more troops over there so we can withdraw in 18months...' math at the pentagon?? :D

    bhopal - actually read a news article where the nice people from Dow actually sued some peaceful protestors [survivors bhopal..]...

  3. "Some bus conductors are bad." Heh heh...
    Most of the auto-rickshaw drivers are bad too :)they would always charge us more than the usual fare just because we look different from them...(kinda racist huhhh?) :)

  4. ^^ from my personal experiences and firsthand far as Kolkata is etc.. [drivers] who are 'bad' dont discriminate when it comes to harassing passengers..whether one is a local or from outside the state...

  5. It's a sad, bad, ugly world much of the time. But the good bit does make you glad too, doesn't it?

  6. ^^True. ...finding beauty in negative spaces..