Wings, Worship and Witches

Yesterday, Mrs. Elecpencil and I went out to dinner with our friends Patty and John. We wanted to go somewhere casual where we could also have a beer. We ended up going to my favorite working-class bar. I’m talking about the oldest bar in Youngstown, the Royal Oaks. It’s located at 924 Oak St. (Rt. 422) on the cities east side. We all enjoyed hamburgers that were excellent. They came with a generous portion of Idora Park style french fries. We also had their good size raspberry BBQ wings, which I think are the best wings in our area. They put those wren wings that Quaker Steak and Lube serves to shame. They were doing a brisk business serving food because the quality, quantity and value speaks for itself.

The “Oaks” has been owned by John and Louie Kennedy for nine years now. They only had one cook and one waitress/barmaid working but they couldn’t have been anymore friendly and efficient. Louie Kennedy came in and sat down with us and shared some alcohol induced humor making for a memorable evening. He bought the four of us drinks, so he’s OK in my book. It’s a place where people of all color can be seen getting along because together they share those working-class values that made America great.  The music I hear playing there always makes me think someone has been stealing from my vast album collection. They also get some interesting bands  to play a few nights a week. If the Elecpencil was to own a bar,  I’d model it after the working-class “Oaks.” If you haven’t eaten there make it a point and you’ll thank me.

I got an e-mail saying that Muslims are not allowed to be friends with anyone of another faith. That came as quite a shock to me and our family friend Majid a Moroccan-American who is my daughter’s godfather.

I am troubled by the writing in a holy book I find scary. I’m talking about the Bible and this kind of genocidal language:

“Kill anyone with a different religion.” (Deuteronomy 17:2-7)

“If anyone, even your own family suggests worshipping another God, kill them.” (Deuteronomy 13:6-10)

“If you find out a city worships a different god, destroy the city and kill all of its inhabitants… even the animals.” (Deuteronomy 13:12-15)

Under the Patriot Act I think we should round-up all Christians and Jews. They should all be held as suspects because their Old Testament Bible condones the above acts of murder and terrorism.

The Teabaggers are celebrating because Christine O’Donnell was able to win the Republican primary for senator in Delaware.  She ran as a fiscal conservative yet, she has not held a steady job in years, had her home foreclosed, ran up debts and used campaign money to pay personal bills and rent. Comments from campaign people who worked for her.

In NYC Teabaggers are celebrating the victory of their Republican primary gubernatorial candidate, Carl Paladino. Carl is a millionaire who spent $3 million of his own in the primary. Carl cheated on his wife and had a baby with an employee. Paladino also likes to send others e-mails of hardcore pornography, bestiality, racism and misogyny.

Yep, two real hypocritical family values candidates. These are the kind of candidates who reflect the Tea Party. The Teabaggers want their country back and to do it they are going to back the same hypocritical scum the GOP has promoted for decades. Sounds like the same old same old to me. Wanting, “your country back” is code for we don’t want a black president. In that vein, I guess backing racists like Paladino makes sense to baggers.  You baggers need to realize Obama won the election. It’s a little thing we have called, DEMOCRACY.

Maybe, Teabaggers are not just stupid racists. They could have been put under a demonic spell. Here might be the evidence of two witches who put a spell on them.

Witch #1: O’Donnell

Witch #2: Palin

Who can save us from these witches? Only one person.

Here is a list of 2010’s most crooked candidates. The list includes O’Donnell and of course our own Jimbo.

Vanilla Fudge: Season of the Witch

For Louie Kennedy. Deee-lite: Groove is in the Heart

If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.  ~Emma Goldman



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2 responses to “Wings, Worship and Witches

  1. dequire

    Nice post – even though I can’t say I agree with you 100 pct, I like your writing style. And the homage to the RO is awesome. One thing you could have done, just for completeness-sake, is to include the email that made you write this piece. Omitting the author’s identity, of course.

    But again, nice read.

  2. elecpencil

    The part I’m glad you agree with is that the Royal Oaks is a great place! For the people who don’t want to post a comment, I have included on my blog my e-mail. I decided that I would mention things from time to time that people had e-mailed me as I get way more e-mails than comments. I also had decided I would not post their e-mail or name as they had not left it as a blog comment for all to see. I thank you for your comment.

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