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Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Blog, Politics | 0 comments

Republican Sluts — The Party of Political Promiscuity

 

unfaithful repulicans

 

When it comes to political chastity, the Republican Party has no business wearing a white gown.

Oh sure, last week they put on a beautiful wedding.  It was lovely.  The bride resembled a flower of innocence.  She escorted the perfectly-pressed Mitt Romney down the aisle, all the way up to the altar of their party’s presidential nomination.

But before reluctantly tying this uneasy knot and finally settling on the class nerd, the couple went through an ugly courtship period.  While dating Mitt, these same Republicans pretty much screwed the entire football team on the side.

Indeed — before being forced to tie the bonds of politial matrimony, these same Republicans slept with just about every living and breathing soul — both in and out of their class.  They sucked every cock.  Every hole was luciously filled.  Their pre-convention gang bang included men and women, Blacks and Whites.  Call it an orgy of desperation.

Let’s go back and look at this bride’s recent past, shall we?  A warning — it’s not pretty.

LOVE INTEREST #1 — Before the Republican Primaries began last summer, party faithful courted none other than Donald Trump.  Incredibly, the party classroom was so void of a real charmer, they had to look way down the hall where they found an egotistical rich kid, who was only too happy to enjoy a quick romp with the cheerleader.  After Trump had his way and milked a few months of cheap publicity out of the relationship, he pretty much spurned her further advances and went back to being the class jerk.

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Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Blog, Politics | 12 comments

If the Presidential Election Were Held Today

political symbols photo

 

So far, I’ve watched every single hour of every single night of both national party conventions.

I follow this practice, not because I aspire to become the ideal civic-minded citizen.  My motives are much more selfish.  Frankly, I follow politics because it’s great entertainment.  It’s the national theater of our society — and there’s a performance every day and night.  Best of all, it’s completely free to watch and enjoy.  Then, there’s the added bonus of participating in the final act by voting for the candidate of your choice.

Indeed, I like to be entertained.  Why would anyone watch a so-called “reality television” show — so much of which is phoney and scripted — when there are bona fide reality shows running day and night which just so happen to have the direction of the country as the storyline?

Yes, politics is great theater.  And I want a front row seat.

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Posted by on Sep 3, 2012 in Blog, Politics | 2 comments

About This Holiday — Thoughts on Labor Day 2012

 

Great Depression Photo

Photo by Charles Clyde Ebbets (1933)

 

Today is Labor Day.

To millions of Americans, this day symbolizes the end of summer and the start of football season.  It’s also a great excuse to hold a backyard barbeque.

But Labor Day is something much more meaningful.  It’s a day for all of us to recognize and applaud the working class who built this country with their caloused hands, leathered skin, and broken backs — and who now strive to ensure that our society remains vibrant.  This day serves as a reminder that the American middle class was created largely by the efforts of those in the labor movement during the first half of the 20th Century.

Indeed, in a time when the working class seems to fall further and further behind whilst banks get bailed out and Wall Streeters pay themselves perverse bonuses, at least the working class still gets one special day to call its own.  The other 364 days on the calendar may be owned by someone else — by the banks, big corporations, the superrich — but this is the day to celebrate the working man and woman.

Sadly, these are tough times for the labor movement.  Very tough times.  Union membership has plunged to record lows.  Many unions in both the public and private sector have been asked to make major concessions.  And, public hostlity towards unions has reached an all-time high.

Actually, it much worse than that.  Stagnant wages, lack of job security, exploding health-care costs, upside down mortgages, and declining expectations for the future make labor’s future prospects bleak.  Then, there’s that favorite chestnut of the political right called “free trade,” which was supposed to spigit in a rising tide that would lift everyone’s boat, but which instead turned all of us into pushers of shopping carts full of Chinese-made products.

Despite all the challenges and hardships to America’s working class from its obvious adversaries, the greatest obstacle to maintaining a healthy economic and social balance of wealth and power may come from a segment of society that you’d least expect to be questioned from the Left.

I’m speaking about the labor movement and labor unions themselves.

Indeed, labor unions have become their own worst enemies.

Let me explain why.

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Posted by on Sep 2, 2012 in Blog, Essays | 0 comments

Thought for the Day: Throw Out All Immigrants?

 

The time has come to get rid of all immigrants!

That’s right — throw them out!

Who do they think they are — taking over our country?

Millions of foreign-looking people arrive on our shores without ever being invited.  They hang onto their old customs.  They won’t speak our language.  They refuse to assimilate into our society.  They take over our neighborhoods.  They steal our jobs.

I don’t like what these new immigrants are doing to our nation.  Wherever they go, crime increases.  Wherever they live, filth and disease follows.  They bring guns, drugs, and violence.

Sound familiar?

Oddly enough, these same toxic words could have written back in 1830 by someone else.

I wonder what this man would think about the issue of immigration in America:

 

American Indian Photo

 

Writers Note:  A poster on Facebook was the inspiration for today’s blog.  The poster shows the face of an Indian chief railing against new immigrants.  I thought the poster was thought provoking, so I put my own twist on the issue. 

 

 

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Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in Blog, Movie Reviews, Politics, What's Left | 3 comments

Thank You Clint Eastwood, For Making My Day — “The Bad, The Worse, and The Ugly”

 

Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry Photo

 

“Dirty Harry” has finally run out of bullets.

He went 13 minutes instead of only five, he got unlucky, and ended up looking like a punk on national television.

If Clint Eastwood’s act last night would have instead been an audition, his movie career might have been over in an instant.

Yes, it was that bad.

Eastwood’s appearance at the critical moment of the final night of the 2012 Republican National Convention was quite possibly the most painful moment in any political theater within the past twenty years.  Reminiscent of Admiral John Stockdale’s cringe-inducing verbal drool in the 1992 Vice Presidential debate, the iconic 82-year-old actor took last night’s stage at the very twinkling of what was supposed to be national coronation.  Instead, his stammering speech ended up as such a distraction, he made a totally incoherent Stockdale seem like William F. Buckley, by comparison.

No one could have possibly seen it coming.  In fact, the buildup was right on schedule.

For the better part of two hours, the Republican Party establishment had to be creaming all over themselves.  Their presidential nominee had largely been humanized for the very first time (no small feat) to tens of millions of viewers and voters — many tuning into the political season for the first time.  This was largely achieved by roasting up the all-too-familiar emotional chestnuts manipulatively designed to somehow transform a cold-hearted venture capitalist who made hundeds of millions busting up companies and outsourcing jobs into a warm and fuzzy stuffed teddy bear – you know, an electable human being.  Sort of like a political Frankenstein.

Misson largely accomplished, next one of Hollywood’s most revered film legends — particularly to right-wing gun nuts — took the grand stage and then went completey fucking bonkers batshit crazy.   Watching the ad lib act and witnessing the carnage of a cherished actor and director who has given society so many memorable roles and memories, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.

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