Henry Rollins Column: Download the Secret Rollins Xmas Radio Show KCRW Won't Be Broadcasting Tomorrow
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Maura Lanahan Our eminent columnist, Mr. Henry Rollins!
This installment includes Henry's thoughts on the lame duck congress and gays in the military and what he does when he's stressed out (as he says "hey now!"). No playlist for his KCRW BROADCAST for tomorrow, at there won't be one, but workaholic Henry made a show anyhow, which you can download! (see below). For more details please visit KCRW.com and HenryRollins.com]
I guess we could talk about this past week's weather. What's there to say, besides I hope none of you got flooded out or suffered massive property damage.
For many, I guess it's almost the end of the year and they are gearing up for gatherings, the ripping open of wrapping paper, parties and the like.
For me, the year ended this week as the US Gov. has basically gone home and it's time to get ready to say hello to House Majority Leader John Boehner, the gentleman from Ohio.
The last minute accomplishments of the lame ducks are good, mediocre or catastrophic feats, depending on whom you ask.
It is interesting that the repeal of DADT didn't come along with the right of gay folks in America to get married. That you can go out into battle and get horribly injured or killed for little pay and it seems, wavering gratitude but you are not allowed to take part in the freedoms that you are supposedly defending from very bad people, who apparently, want to take everything away from all of us. Hypocrisy is nothing new to Americans, take Haley Barbour for example. Please take him. As far as you can and leave him there.
I don't know what you do to relieve frustration or find calm in stressful situations (hey now!) but I can tell you what I do. This may sound incredibly corny but I have been doing this for quite awhile and it works for me every time.