Sunday, October 25, 2009

I would poop you a rainbow

I am 43 years old. This may not be John McCain old, but I'm old enough to know what I want and what I don't want. I know what I like and don't like. And most importantly I know what is right.

As a Progressive, I believe every American has the right to affordable medical care and medication. It's that simple. I know the Trigger Option is a bunch of bullshit. I know insurance companies want me either to be perfectly healthy or die.

I know we went into Iraq to steal their oil and setup a colonial base in the Middle East. I know we need to withdraw our troops as soon as possible. I know we can never win the war in Afghanistan and I know terrorist can setup camp in virtually any place in the world.

I know the Katrina disaster was the biggest American culling of a single race since the Trail of Tears. The criminal lack of support and aid was intentional and probably had something to do with an enormous land grab scheme I know we need to spend billions to repair and resettle the original inhabitants - not only in New Orleans but across the Gulf Coast.

I know banks are dens of thieves and they committed the biggest robbery in world history. People need to go to jail and I mean a lot of people.

Finally, I know Republicans will never cooperate on anything. I'm old enough to separate people who are my friends and those who are douchebags. I know once a person is a douche always will that person will be a douche.

I beginning to think President Obama does not have any firm convictions. He is farshimmelt.

Is he for the Public Option or is he against it? Is he for pulling out of Afghanistan and Iraq? Does he really want to close down Guantanamo? He says he wants to help the victims of Katrina, yet he spends less than four hours in New Orleans.

Obama says the banks screwed America over, yet he hires all former bank employees to run the Treasury.

Back - way back in the 80's, we old folks had a saying, "Gas, Grass or Ass", which in simple terms means - we drove Obama all the way to the White House, now he needs to start putting up or shutting up. I'm not interested in any more speeches. His speeches, which used to inspire me now only serve to piss me off.

Make a decision and stop shitting me rainbows.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Tea Bagger Heaven


What does a tornado and a Tea Bagger divorce have in common? - Give up?

In the end, someone's going to lose a trailer.

How can I trust or consider the opinion of a person who can't even spell "moron" correctly? It's inconceivable how someone would travel hundreds of miles only to have their picture taken with the word, "Socialism" spelled with a "Z" in it. My God, can't they use spellchecker?

I remember seeing one sign that read, "Send Obama's zars back to the USSR." Now that's just wrong on so many levels.

My point is this; one must separate the rabble-rouser from the rabble. The simpleton, village idiot and peasant with a pitchfork are always angry at something.

In the "Great Cat Massacre" by Robert Darnton. Darnton retells an event in the 1790's in France, when the apprentices and journeymen of a print shop become so frustrated with the master's cats they murdered every one of them. The men first put the cat on trial, a jury found the cat guilty and then hung or guillotined the animal.

True, it's a very gruesome story, but it shows how easy anger at the establishment can be turned towards something totally unrelated. The masters were cruel and merciless to the workers and the workers projected that domination on the cats.

Upon seeing the death of the cats, the wife of the master printer exclaimed, "These wicked men can't kill the masters, so they have killed my pussy. She can't be found. I've called La Grise everywhere. They must have hanged her."

Hitler was able to turn the anger and frustration at inflation and unemployment caused by the Treaty of Versailles toward the Jews.

Is that not what is happening now? Goons, like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh stir up and redirect the anger and frustration of America's rabble. Instead of the people being angry at the banks or the insurance companies, they're directed towards Obama and some pretend Socialist-Communist-Fascist Cabal.

My contention is that we must focus our attention not on the crowd but on the leaders and motivators of this Neo-Confederate movement. Extreme pressure must be put on FOX News to dismiss commentators like Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity. This seems to fundamentally go against the spirit of the First Amendment, however the danger to our country, I think is far more important.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Black Elvis

I'm mad at myself because I can't find my copy of "The Best American Stories of 2000", which contains a story by Geoffrey Becker called, "Black Elvis". I'm mad because I wanted to find a quote in the story that goes something like this. "We're apes who know we're going to die."

If you Google, "We're apes who know we're going to die." it references an article by Sam Harris called, "Faith Won't Heal a Divided World." - which I read. It's an interesting article, I recommend you read it too. Mr. Harris argues that faith generates irrationality while science generates rationality.

"In science, it is a cardinal sin to pretend to know something that you do not know. Such pretense is the very essence of religious faith."

Where the rational consider abortion as a privacy issue between a woman and her doctor or the removal of religious symbols from a public park as separation of church and state, the Christian sees a big sign that says, "HC SVNT DRACONES" or Beware Here Be Dragons.

Back to Black Elvis.

I live in Las Vegas and we worship Elvis just about as much as Memphis does. If you go to the Las Vegas Hilton you can see one of Elvis' glittery white costumes - cape and all. And like the story, "Black Elvis", we have all kinds of Elvi - skinny, fat, tall, midgets, Asian, Hispanic and yes - African American. They're all impersonators, which is accepted. Imitation is a form of worship. But none try to usurp the King. There's no replacement. Elvis is and shall always be white.

This started me thinking. Barack Obama is Black Elvis. He's not an impersonator but a black reincarnation of the King himself. To a true Elvis fan this would be the greatest of all sins. It would be like replacing the rosy Anglo-white Jesus with someone who look like Samuel L. Jackson. It just cannot be ...

And so it is with our beloved white Tea Baggers. A president cannot be black. Let me repeat this. A president cannot ... never can be black - not even brown. It is an enigma. Obama is a unresolvable contradiction. And so a portion of our population has lost their frickin' mind. I mean this literally.

To a Tea Bagger, Obama is not the President of the United States. He's Hitler. He's a communist and a socialist. He's a racist. He's an anarchist. He's the Antichrist.

He is Black Elvis.