Sunday, April 27, 2008

Nation of the Living Dead

How old?  How fat?  And how stupid would America have to be to vote for George Bush three times?  How, after forty years of trickle-down, Milt Friedman economics, Bill and Hillary included, have effectively driven the majority of Americans into working poverty and debt verging on bankruptcy?!

Today, most good paying jobs are gone.  Our natural resources are burned up.  And the future is bleak.

But according to national polls, there are still some wanting more...  More stupidity masquerading as religion.  More living paycheck to paycheck.  More Wal Mart and McJobs.  More exploitation through Free TradeMore poverty.  More debt.  More inflation.  More Iraq.  More oil.  More larger, powerful, Soylent Green corporations.  More racism.  More Chinese made American flags and lapel pins.  More yellow ribbons.  And more soldiers' graveyards holding America's dead future...

Well I'll tell you this right now.  If we manage to do it again, I honestly don't know what to do.  But somehow I intend to find a way out of the poverty trap that America has become under Republicans and status quo, Republican Lite Democrats like Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Meanwhile, I put every liquid cent I have into running up prices for dollar denominated assets, buying oil, fertilizer and grain futures in my crusade to convince the idiots that wrecked this country for everyone without a trust fund -- by voting against their families and for rich, Ivy League, whites that reward them with pink slips -- that it's finally time for real change! 

Bitter?!  I channel bitterness from worlds beyond.  I drink from ice-cold and fast running streams of bitterness.  I gestate in the womb of bitterness.  A world absent human and humane dissent is as hopeless as soldiers marching over the cliff we call Iraq and as heart rending as a polar bear's inevitable extinction in world without ice.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Next Time Barak...

An open letter to Barak Obama

Next time you give a consolation speech promoting real change and condemning the Status Quo, Special Interests and Corporations controlling American politics, split up the three guys wearing Abercrombie and Fitch T-Shirts immediately behind your podium.  And if you have not accepted a colossal contribution from A&F for that branding moment, then someone on your staff is a fool and has further wounded your campaign.

Next time you endorse eliminating or raising the cap on taxable income to realistically fund Social Security so that I and millions of others aren't sitting in a cube in an office somewhere, pushing a broom, or glad-handing shoppers -- when we're 70 -- please visit a senior center and explain your position clearly and openly.  Explain that, in essentially every other First World country, the ultra-rich don't seem to mind contributing to a safety net for the old or assisting in the education of the children of the poor and even the middle class, and that the healthy majority helps insure the minority so that an illness or genetic weakness is not a guarantee of financial ruin or death.

Next time you want Americans to better understand that you opposed the Iraq War from the beginning, search hard for words that connect with mothers of future draft-age children.  Explain that demographically America is not the country it was in 1944; that Saddam Hussein was no Hitler or Tojo; that no amount of shock or awe will ever entitle the United States to a single drop of foreign oil; and that the hopeless end of War as a tool of foreign and economic policy is the death and mutilation of millions of mothers' children in one bloody ground war after another.

Explain to those you have not yet reached that America is in very deep and very real trouble economically and that your race, upbringing and ability to maximize educational opportunity have singularly led you to understand this better than the politics and politicians representing the disingenuous and the out of  touch. 

Try asking -- if Hillary Clinton or John McCain were going to make any real difference for this country, wouldn't they have done so by now? 

Ask what is so risky about change and level opportunity when every day so much -- in the form of jobs, resources, time, peace and peace-of-mind -- is being lost, spent and eroded in this country?  Use more facts and less rhetoric to convince more of us that, when Rome is burning, it is too late to elect yet another fiddler beholden to Wall Street.

Next time, show more of us how the future will be different and how, together, we will bring about that change.  In the end, campaigns are won and lost on details and personal connections.  Show underemployed workers less military spending and greater security through solar panels, windmills, plug-in hybrids and greener, higher paying jobs

Next time, prove to us that establishment and change are irreconcilable. 

Stop brushing off your jacket like an effete prince on the way to a coronation.  Unless your goal is to become the next John Kerry or Al Gore, take off that jacket, roll up your sleeves and fight harder to become the next President of the United States.

And please do it soon!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Because it's worth it!

Question for today: WHY IS OIL SO EXPENSIVE? Answer: Because it’s worth it.

Hello Mr. Chavez (Chile) and Mr. Ahmenijhad (Iran), this is the United States of America calling…  Guess what?  It’s your lucky day!  WE JUST INVENTED MORE MONEY!  We’re the greatest inventor of (paper) money in the world.   Aren’t we just so incredibly clever?   Now all you have to do is agree to trade all of those barrels of rich, black crude for our paper. 

Remember -- it’s got George Bush’s picture on it!  And just look how well the same deal worked out for Native Americans and Manhattan Island.  So for today only, we're throwing in a few shiny copper scraps and shards of broken glass...

Don't hesitate.  This deal is going fast.  And if you wait until tomorrow, you'll only have to carry away a bigger, heavier stack!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Dick Cavett, This Bud's For You!

Cavett pens a masterpiece.

Yes, Dick!  It’s time to just laugh these clowns out of the room -- like that DirecTV commercial with Ed Begley, Jr. where his (CEO) character ponders… “How are we doing on customer satisfaction?” -- at which point the sales VP simply erupts into apoplectic spasms of laughter…

And you thought Basic Cable was laughable!  Welcome to the United States of America?!

So go ahead.  Keep voting Republican (or Republican Lite) America.  After all, it sure beats thinking!

Finally, Bush must commute Tommy Chong's sentence immediately and release him from prison.

Our nation hasn't needed Cheech and Chong (not to mention marijuana) this much in 30 or 40 years...

 BeerVersusGas

Friday, April 04, 2008

WOW

Did you see that jobs report?  George Bush's economy shed 240K jobs last quarter!

If that number hits 750K it will be virtually impossible for 72-year-old let-them-eat-cake-McCain (though I have always maintained that GWB is the Marie Antoinette of the 21st Century) to be reelected to the Senate let alone President.

I just can’t wait to see McCain, Romney, Shrub, et al pandering to the “little guy” out on the campaign trail… “Liberals are to blame!  Liberals laid all you people off!  Liberals exported your jobs to China.  Liberals destroyed the dollar and raised oil to $125/barrel.  Our Hedge Funds and $300M CEO salaries had nothing at all to do with it!

Yes, it may work one or two more seasons (obvious reasons) – but one day we baby room retards will retire (retirement means fixed income -- living on your savings -- and living on savings is going to turn most retirees very liberal IMO).  Finally, some day the Baby Boom will die!  And I don't see much future for the Republican Party after that.

Finally, this country needs a voting competency test.  If we do it for driving, we should do it for voting… 

I'm sorry oldies, but if you can't control your bodily functions, then you have no right selecting the next President of the United States of America.  Get out of the way!  You had your chance and look what you did with it -- 50 years of masturbation through materialism.  Now every resource is gone and the world is rapidly becoming,  in the words of George Carlin, a steaming pile of shit

So give a less corrupted and more pragmatic generation a chance!

And remember, JESUS is waiting...

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

His Imperial Flatulence II

John McCain appeared on Letterman last night, April Fools' Day 2008, where he quoted Chairman Mao as follows -- It's always darkest before it's totally black...

The truth is that fucking pussy McCain couldn't carry Mao's jock strap!  I mean, WTF?!  He's only directly or indirectly responsible for maybe THREE AND ONE HALF MILLION DEAD: 3 million innocent Vietnamese and 500 thousand innocent Iraqis!  That's chump change compared to the estimated 50 Million killed under Mao.

But then I realized, he's quoting Mao today... and looking forward!