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Aren’t They Hypocrites Don’t You Think?

 

This is my take on rewriting the Alanis Morissett song. “Ironic.”

   

Hypocrite

Hey yiah yiah

Yiah yea yea

Hey yiah

 

Rush Limbaugh always full of hate

stated drug users should be imprisoned without delay.

When caught with oxy we found he didn’t mean him in his communique

as he felt a pardon should be his fate.

Isn’t he a hypocrite?

Don’t you think?

 

It’s like a man married three times opposing a gay couples wedding day.

It’s the free ride given to GE who made $14 billion and had no taxes paid.

It’s the corporate welfare that all companies take.

Who would have thought they’d cut children’s welfare, it figures.

 

Mr. Politician has the best health care the taxpayers can supply.

Yet he voted against health care that his poorest constituents could afford to buy.

He used all efforts including shutting down government to fight that fight.

As he waited for an MRI he didn’t have to pay for he thought

Well, isn’t this nice.

But isn’t he a hypocrite?

Don’t you think?

 

It’s like a man married three times opposing a gay couples wedding day.

It’s the free ride given to GE who made $14 billion and had no taxes paid.

It’s the corporate welfare that all companies take.

Who would have thought they’d cut children’s welfare, it figures.

 

The state legislature did what the NRA paid them to do

gave the concealed carry permit the green light, light

and did a funny when no one was looking at them

ruled the only place exempt from carrying a gun was into the state legislature.

 

An energy corporate lobbyist is writing environmental laws

which means that a fox is guarding the hen-house.

It’s the buy American flag bumper sticker on your PT Cruiser made in Mexico.

It’s like millions of union members shopping at Walmart.

It’s like armies fighting for peace.

And aren’t they all hypocrites?

Don’t you think?

A little to hypocritical

Yeah I really do think.

 

It’s like a man married three times opposing a gay couples wedding day.

It’s the free ride given to GE who made $14 billion and had no taxes paid.

It’s the corporate welfare that all companies take.

Who would have thought they’d cut children’s welfare, it figures.

Hypocrites have a funny way of being oblivious.

And life has a funny, funny way of  pointing them out

pointing them out.

 

Queen Omega: “Hypocrites and Parasites”

“Take Control”

“Think of how it all started: America was founded by slave owners who informed us, “All men are created equal.” All “men,” except Indians, niggers, and women. Remember, the founders were a small group of unelected, white, male, land-holding slave owners who also, by the way, suggested their class be the only one allowed to vote. To my mind, that is what’s known as being stunningly–and embarrassingly–full of shit.” ~ George Carlin

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A Better High

  All this snow and cold temperatures reminds me of a winter many years ago. The small steel plant I worked at had gone on strike and it had dragged on. The company’s contract offered us pay and benefit cuts, setting up a second tier (I think TEAR better describes that) and doing away with seniority. It was winter time and we had built a small strike shack near the plant’s entrance. One of our millwrights being very crafty had made us a wood fired heater with a cook top to warm the now not temporary strike shack. We tried to have at least three or four union members on duty at all times. We would sign up for duty at times we could come. It was hard to get people to work after midnight so I decide to take that time frame. Since it was cold and snowy I spent many nights being the only one who had showed up.

  On one shift an elderly man showed up just after midnight. He was someone I had never seen before but was on his way home from a part-time job at a convenient store. He wanted to know about our strike. Bob a fellow worker and I explained to him what was going on. His name was Larry and he was a retired veteran who had served in WWII and was working part-time to supplement his Marine retirement. Larry left and came back with his pick-up truck full of wood for our homemade heater. Larry stopped almost every night on his way home from his job and never came empty-handed. I liked Larry but I was always somewhat embarrassed to see him when my own fellow workers had not had enough commitment to show up for the midnight picketing. On one such evening I asked Larry why he’d spent so much time helping us. Larry said, “It is the right thing to do as I didn’t fight in a foreign war to make citizens of other countries better off to come home to see my fellow Americans engaged in their own struggles. No sireee the war isn’t over.” Larry was one of the first guys I’ve met that was a real “class warrior.”

  I’ve tried to emulate the Larrys I’ve met in life but sometimes fall a bit short. I’ve been real lucky as I’ve met quite a few “Larrys” in my life. There is Dave my elderly parent’s neighbor who looks out for them, Joe my late mother-in-laws neighbor who was always there for her and Jack my elderly neighbor who plows snow from the drive ways in our neighborhood (mine as I type this) and asks for nothing. There were many who were there for my kids when they were growing up. People like all the leaders when my son and daughter were into scouting and all the volunteer coaches and assistants for my kids sports. These are all people who just plain got high on helping others whether they were thanked or not. The world is a better place because such goods souls leaned that humans were put on this Earth to make it better.

   That brings me to mentioning the Bill Marr Show on HBO. I’m really bored with Bill weekly pointing out throughout the show that he smokes marijuana. He now weekly loves to talk about how some states are making smoking pot legal. I don’t want to see people get harsh punishments or imprisoned for smoking pot. I’m no prude; I’ve inhaled a time or two. On the other hand, I think the 1%ers would love to have us all constantly high and forgetting about realities like about the inequities in this world. I remember seeing a guy wave a bag of pot and yell to a friend, “Hey let’s get stupid.” That 1%ers are hoping more and more states legalize pot so more and more people can “get stupid.” Even the new pope has spoken out against the ever widening gap between the have it alls and the have nothings. It is time to line up behind leaders like Pope Francis, not stand in line buying designer weed at legalized storefronts. I’d rather you got turned on by something that will transform your life and the world. That would be reaching out and helping others like the Larrys, Daves and Joes of this world. I guarantee the feedback you will get from those you help and your own rise in self-esteem will be the largest high you will ever get in your life!

Cheaper Than Riot Cops

Graham Parker: “Three Martini Lunch”

‘Tear Your Playhouse Down”

“Get high on life not drugs” ~ Unknown

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Who Knew CSPAN Is a Comedy Network?

  I just watched one of the funniest comedies I’ve seen on TV in years. It was the South Carolina Tea Party Convention on CSPAN. Who knew that CSPAN had better comedies on it than the Comedy Channel? Many Tea Party leaders from around the country got 10 minutes each to speak. They all said pretty much the same thing. That was that we need lower taxes and to keep immigrants out. They also pointed out that President Obama is a foreigner, Moslem, Marxist anti-Christ. Each one praised their god Ronald Reagan. Their speeches would have been better with that dueling banjo music from “Deliverance.”

  The saddest part of the convention was when Hispanic Tea Party leaders spoke. The Hispanic speakers talked about how the GOP and Tea Party have to not be against Hispanic immigration but embrace it. These speakers admitted the biggest number of Hispanics vote for democrats but they could be persuaded to vote for republicans. I guess you’d have to white wash (pun intended) that the GOP is the angry white man’s party. Since Hispanics come here for jobs you’d have to ignore the facts that the GOP doesn’t believe in raising the minimum wage, joining a union for better working conditions and is for shortening or eliminating unemployment compensation and other safety nets.

  The speakers suggested conservatives tell Hispanic immigrants about Ronald Reagan and how wonderful our country would be again if we could elect someone like him. These speakers said Tea Party members should be proud to say they are the people who elected Reagan. That would require many Latin Americans to have amnesia. They would have to forget how Reagan supported, trained and armed the death squads of so many brutal Latin American dictators that undemocratically controlled their countries. They’d have to forget the 100’s of thousands of environmentalists, union organizers, human rights activists, nuns, priests, bishops, and freedom fighters tortured, raped, “disappeared” and found in mass graves throughout their Latin American countries. I did note when these Hispanic Tea Party leaders spoke they got very little applause from the audience.

  Most of the white speakers expressed their love of former South Carolina U.S. Senator Jim DeMint a leading member in the Tea Party movement. They also expressed how the Tea Party was a grassroots movement. They spoke against big money campaign donors, lobbyists, unions, green jobs, climate change and entitlements.  They talked about being for fair trade and the dangers of being in debt to China. That really made me laugh as Jim DeMint was the only South Carolina house member to vote for normalizing trade relations with China, arguing for free trade between the countries. He also was a crucial swing vote on a free trade bill regarding Caribbean countries. Many South Carolina textile jobs were lost to China and that industry opposed DeMint in his House and Senate races. DeMint has said he doesn’t think gays or single mothers who live with their boyfriends should be allowed to teach school.

  We’ve all seen the teabaggers who love their Social Security and wave those “Government keep your hands off my Social Security” signs. To the holders of those signs I’d say DeMint wanted to privatize Social Security. To those Hispanic Tea Party members I’d ask did you know Sen. DeMint voted for that silly racist law to make English the official language of the US? For those teabaggers that hate lobbyists, big buck campaign contributions and corporations buying politicians I’d ask, did you know DeMint is now president of the Heritage Foundation? Heritage is a conservative think tank with contributors like billionaires Charles and David Koch. Former Republican Rep. Mickey Edwards — who was one of the Heritage Foundation’s original three trustees when it was founded in 1973, said “I think that what DeMint’s doing is going to undermine the credibility of the Heritage Foundation, because people will see it as just another advocacy or lobbying group for, you know, the far right.”

  In 2010 DeMint helped set up Heritage Action for America better known as “Heritage Action.” It has been called “perhaps now the most influential lobby group among Congressional Republicans.” Though the Tea Party supposed dislikes lobby groups they had a speaker from Heritage Action at this Tea Party South Carolina convention. After all, the Koch brothers and big tobacco planned and funded the Tea Party a decade before it became the “grass-roots” party it thinks it is today. The tobacco “scientist” that said smoking was safe are the scientists who now work for right-wing groups dismissing climate change.

    Grace-Marie Turner who started the Galen Institute also spoke at the convention. Galen calls itself a non-profit organization on health care. They say they want to promote consumer choice, individual freedom and competition in the health sector. Human Events magazine called Galen the “only the free-market think tank solely dedicated to…putting individuals rather than corporate or government bureaucrats in charge of health care decisions.” That makes me laugh because the Galen Institute reportedly receives funding from the pharmaceutical and medical industries.

  David Schwartz from Americans for Prosperity (AFP) was also a speaker. They promote conservative economic policies and promote organizing citizens to support those policies. It was founded with the support of David H. and Charles Koch. David H. Koch is its chairman. It one of the most powerful conservative organizations in politics and was a major player in the 2010 Republican takeover of Congress. AFP spent over 40 million on rallies and phone banks in that election. In August 2011, AFP “sent absentee voter applications instructing voters to return the paperwork two days late in at least two recall elections.” AFP spent $122 million on the 2012 US presidential election.

  Trevor Loudoun from New Zealand spoke for quite a well. He was vice president of New Zealand’s far right-wing ACT party from 2006-2008. The crowd loved the fact he has written four books all calling President Obama a communist. Trevor is actually the Joe McCarthy of New Zealand because Trevor calls everyone he hates a communist. He sees academics, environmentalists, labor unionists, peace activists, black radicals, and ‘religious’ leftists, as “menace[s] to liberty.” He longs for the days of military might under Ronnie Reagan. I guess he forgot about that silly assault on Grenada and Reagan’s “cut and run” after terrorists killed 241 marines in an explosion in Lebanon. Mr. Loudoun thinks the US should spend huge amounts to build up our military and then go to war with Russia and China. How does all that crazy war talk and military expense jive with the Tea party’s rhetoric about balancing the budget? While the teabaggers talk of balance budgets they forget that under their god Reagan the US debt, skyrocketing from $700 billion to $3 trillion. While they talk of no tax hikes they conveniently forget that Reagan raised taxes 11 times.

  Trevor Loudon declared that the unions in the United States are communists and that they are running all of President Obama’s decisions. I wondered which concession laden powerless union that was. Was it the UAW that has established a second tier that pays half of what older workers make? Would it be the USWA that has overridden the vote of locals unions who stood up and voted against awful concessionary contracts? Would it be the IUE that established second and third wage tiers wages (and almost had a fourth tier pass) at Delphi?

  I do agree with the Tea Party that corporate welfare needs to end. I don’t think they realize that corporations own their movement. I don’t even think they understood that speakers they invited from Heritage Action, Galen Institute and Americans for Prosperity are just lobby groups owned by corporations. I think these teabaggers are just a bunch of uninformed angry rednecks that will jump in bed with any organization that fosters their hate and preaches that greed is human nature and godly. These teabaggers consider themselves real Americans and patriots. Yet, they have hate filled New Zealanders, Cuban exiles and corporate globalist speak at their convention. They have developed a twisted view of the US from watching Aussie Rupert Murdock’s FOX NEWS. They really are some of the funniest comedy characters I have seen on TV in a long while. On the other hand I wouldn’t miss them if their hate filled show was cancelled. A Gallop poll released in December said that 51% of Americans viewed the Tea Party unfavorably and only 30% favorably. I hope that means their freak clown carnival show will soon be over.

R.I.P. Pete Seeger. ‘This land is Your Land”

“Which Side Are You On”

Here is a crazy quote from a Tea party member: “They were doing what they thought was right for their country.” ~ Ohio GOP House candidate and Tea Party favorite Rich Iott, defending Nazi soldiers who served in the 5th SS Wiking Panzer Division, whom he frequently dressed up as while taking part in a Nazi re-enactment group (CNN interview, Oct. 11, 2011)

“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men…” –John Adams – See more at: http://aattp.org/25-quotes-from-the-founders-that-will-enrage-the-tea-party/#sthash.xrR3bUp5.dpuf
“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men…” –John Adams – See more at: http://aattp.org/25-quotes-from-the-founders-that-will-enrage-the-tea-party/#sthash.xrR3bUp5.dpuf
“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men…” –John Adams – See more at: http://aattp.org/25-quotes-from-the-founders-that-will-enrage-the-tea-party/#sthash.xrR3bUp5.dpuf
“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men…” –John Adams – See more at: http://aattp.org/25-quotes-from-the-founders-that-will-enrage-the-tea-party/#sthash.xrR3bUp5.dpuf
Frank de Varona, a journalist, historian, author of 21 books and the only Hispanic in the U.S. who has written four books on Barack Obama, warned the president was attempting to remake America into something akin to Third World countries.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/fiesta-de-te-hispanics-already-embrace-tea-party-beliefs/#xf3Phf3mBb00kXbf.99
Frank de Varona, a journalist, historian, author of 21 books and the only Hispanic in the U.S. who has written four books on Barack Obama, warned the president was attempting to remake America into something akin to Third World countries.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/fiesta-de-te-hispanics-already-embrace-tea-party-beliefs/#xf3Phf3mBb00kXbf.99
Frank de Varona, a journalist, historian, author of 21 books and the only Hispanic in the U.S. who has written four books on Barack Obama, warned the president was attempting to remake America into something akin to Third World countries.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/fiesta-de-te-hispanics-already-embrace-tea-party-beliefs/#xf3Phf3mBb00kXbf.99

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