Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
I fear that anyone who does not stand with the Rethuglicans will suffer for it.
The following is from TPJmagazine:
By Loren Adams, 27 June 2010
How can one forget the most absurd by succumbing to yet another rightwing takeover of the American political landscape? The nation races toward November at a frightening pace – onward to the resurgence of absurdities – absurdities that potentially lay ground for atrocities – a condition so fluently articulated by Voltaire of the 18th century.
“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” – Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet) French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist (1694 - 1778)
The right-wing so-called “Tea Party Movement” is energized to capture the 2010 midterm; while progressives are depressed due to Obama’s relentless compromises and weak posturing on key issues significant to the base. Yes, progressives would be energized if Obama and the Democratic Congress would have shown some spine instead of whine.
Meanwhile we race toward a new form of fascism – yet with the same toxic ingredients that constituted Nazi Germany’s political recipe: (1) racial hatred; (2) self-righteousness; (3) religious zealotry; (4) ceremonial patriotism; (5) militarization; (6) national purity and superiority (now proudly referred to as “American exceptionalism”); and (7) the national craving for strong-man leadership.
The only thing missing is a national rightwing leader that can fill the role of an American fuhrer.
Over the course of too many years
Rightwing extremists have elicited tears —
America’s priceless treasures brought to naught
Lost liberties forebears’ blood hath bought.
Betting on terrorists from Pentagon’s hall;
Special software designed to accommodate all.
Felon Poindexter cleared to bet;
Though Donald Rumsfeld will ne'er regret.
Three trillion taxdollars blown so quick
So juvenile Junior could get his kick
Praying and preying where next to hit;
Deafening congressional silence, condemns not a bit.
Color-code terror, all clever and nice;
Like war room computer game with a throw of the dice.
Outrageous behavior from White House each day
Public accustomed to lunacy without much say.
Saddam’s boys were plastered on cards so sweet
So Bush’s boys could celebrate Hussein’s defeat.
King of Hearts, Diamonds, Spades were dealt
So death became recreational, Decadent Rome we felt.
That’s how evil empires unraveling act;
Jaded minds, diabolic tastes, nothing of fact.
Pious mania, delusions of grandeur, vain pride
Republic no longer great on virtues’ side.
Remember Ashcroft’s surveillance smugly called TIPS?
Created so fellow Americans would snitch from the lips?
Spying on everyone, librarians too!
Is how to find sleeper cells and discover who?
Terrorists tote almanacs for targets to show
According to Bush that’s how evildoers know
Where to plant bombs, shoot missiles and slam
Icons of interest that’ll go down with a blam.
“So look for them almanacs,” Bush says with a sneer
“ ‘Cause that’s how to tell terrorists from a peer.”
Outrageous to most, pre-9/11 would not buy;
But then we gulped Kool-Aid and believed every lie.
Remember rude nude statues in Justice’s hall?
Ashcroft embarrassed so he covered them all.
Eighty thou taxdollars to blanket balls and breast
Of artpieces most ancient now duly dressed.
Duct tape and plastic, how could we miss?
Ways to protect the homeland and escape death’s kiss.
And don’t forget mall shopping, a slap in terror’s face;
Pretend nothing’s happened just to solve the case.
But gladly strip for inspectors at airport gate;
Bare feet for freedom, frisked for fearful fate.
Discard those clippers, liquids and files
While matches conceded, tobacco lobby smiles.
Free-speech zones – another hassle de Bush
Attack First Amendment, steal rights with a shush.
Cuff Dems infiltrating public sphere
Sufficiently brave to vault and appear.
No-fly lists were secretly set to strip
Anti-war Democrats from any airline trip.
Ted Kennedy, Al Gore and Michael Moore
All names liberal for DHS to keep in store.
Forget real terrorists, just you never mind
Goal is – so lefties are caught in a bind.
Politicization is all that really counts
In Bush’s war on terror payback mounts.
Outrage after outrage, they seemed ne’er to end;
Bush stubbornly sought to far outspend
Any other in history, remarkable legacy set
Heritage of decay, destruction and debt.
So, how can we forget absurdities long
By caving to the new Tea Party throng?
Foulmouthed frauds and rabid racists never see
How Bush took us to the brink, the loss of prosperity.
They’d rather heap blame on the new-sworn black man,
Regurgitating lies about birth, gays and god they can
Sway ignorance, inflame weak, and set nation on course
To depression, civil unrest, financial ruin and worse.
Our only salvation lies in reason and hope
For courageous leaders to finally cope
With a splintered nation laden with tears
Longing to be inspired for future years.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Fuckin' bastards! $20 Billion isn't enough!
From the Center for American Progress:
Monday, June 14, 2010
Just didn't get to it til today......that happens alot.
For your enjoyment, or your consternation....whichever it may be.
You might be a Republican IF.....
By Loren Adams, 13 June 2010
You might be a Republican IF…
You think toilet paper should come in Q'uran and NYT print.
You find nothing contradictory about your sign that reads "Hands Off My Medicare" next to a "Government Run Healthcare Makes Me Sick" sticker on the bumper of your gas guzzling Humvee,
You think that affirmative action is only acceptable for Michael Steele and Marco Rubio.
You don’t like being called “The Party of NO” but instead like being referred to as “The Party of HELL NO!” only because Sarah Palin suggested it.
You think "Semper Fi" should be changed to "Git R Done"
You think your Tea Party posters are not misspelled that read: “I am Joe the Plummer,” or “Make English Americas Offical Langage.” Or “Say No to Socilism.”
You think Stem Cell research is what killed Terri Schiavo
As part of your boycott of all names French, you change the name of your favorite sex toy to "freedom tickler."
You think the 2000 election was fair & square when Bush stole the White House but the 2008 election was stolen by ACORN for Obama.
You've ever announced your gratitude to our troops for fighting for your freedom to drill baby drill and spill baby spill.
You feel your duty in the war on terror is to hunt down Mexicans crossing the border. (Then you hire undocumented workers to do your lawn and housework.)
You've ever complained about abuse of welfare while depositing earnings in an off-shore tax-sheltered account or you cash your disability check before heading to the gym.
You think WMD are still in Iraq but hidden by liberals to make Bush look bad.
You think Mark Felts should have been executed for treason before dying of natural causes, and Gordon Liddy should get the medal of freedom.
You've ever blamed anything on "Activist Judges" while supporting the Supreme Court decision to reject corporate spending limits on political campaigns.
You think Glenn Beck is a prophet.
You think Sarah Palin is a goddess.
You think Rush Limbaugh is the greatest broadcast journalist ever.
You watch only one news channel, FOX, because it’s the only one fair and balanced.
You firmly believe Barack Obama was born in Kenya. Or Indonesia. Or anyplace outside the USA.
You think Barack Obama is the Antichrist.
You think Barack Obama is Muslim.
You think Barack Obama is Socialist.
In honor of Terri Schiavo, you kept the deer you shot alive for twelve days.
You think there should be a "constitutional exemption" at home to shut your wife up.
You feel the only acceptable time turning left is at a NASCAR race.
You think Capitol Hill should be re-named "Six Flags over Jesus."
You think gay marriages would somehow taint the sanctity of your six failed marriages.
You make your wife wear a "no spin" t-shirt during sex.
You think that listening to three different conservative talk shows and FOX gives you all the variety you need.
You name your testicles "shock" and "awe."
You wear a strapped-on assault rifle to a President Obama event but would never consider doing the same to a Bush or Palin or Limbaugh or Beck or Hannity rally.
You think that Healthcare Reform includes government death panels designed to kill your grandma.
You've ever considered your finest point in an argument to be, "Oh yeah, well, you hate America!"
You feel the "culture of life" should be the standard – that every life is worth the same (except Muslims, Mexicans, gays, Africans, liberals, activist judges, and anyone for gun control).
You think Civil Rights acts were unnecessary and should be repealed, or at least sections of them – the parts dealing with private businesses refusing to serve “coloreds” and the Fair Housing Act.
You think “American exceptionalism” means God singled the US out as the most favored, thus all others are inferior and not divinely blessed.
You've ever yelled "Hell yeah, man, I agree!" while Sean Hannity was speaking.
You’ve ever experienced an erection watching Sarah Palin on TV.
You stand and salute when George Bush or Dick Cheney is on the air, even though you've never served in the military, but you flip the bird at the TV screen every time Barack Obama appears.
You’ve ever twittered Sarah Palin or Michele Bauchmann love notes.
You registered to vote at a Tractor Pull.
You boycotted your local convenience store because the clerk let it slip he voted for Obama (even though you had bought all of your NASCAR apparel there.)
In honor of Bush, you donate to his new “LIBARY” in Texas: two cartons of crayons.
You think the U.S. Treasury should replace Ulysses S. Grant’s picture on the $50 bill with Ronald Reagan’s and exchange George Washington’s on the dollar for George W. Bush’s.
You've ever answered a gun-control issue with "when they pry them out of my cold, dead hands."
You think that fetuses have a right to life but newborn babies don’t have a right to healthcare even if their parents pay for it.
You consider BP, Halliburton and Transocean Ltd. eco-friendly companies.
Your solution to the BP spill in the Gulf is to nuke ‘em.
You don’t believe in global warming but believe it’s a leftist plot to turn America socialist.
You think scientists that endorse global warming should be arrested and tried for treason.
Your strongest defense for the reason Bin Laden wasn’t caught during the Bush years is "Because they all look alike."
You think the only solution for the Middle East peace is to bomb them all to hell. (Then let God sort them out.)
You think all Democratic presidents should be impeached.
You think the only three campaign issues that matter are “God, gays and guns.”
You think the imposition of government regulations caused economic meltdown and, oh yes, Barney Frank.
You think the Bush years were glorious, but Clinton and Obama ruined America.
You think that budget deficits began only after January 20, 2009.
You approve Arizona’s “papers please” bill but demand the government uphold constitutional freedoms and stay out of your personal life.
You think GOP stands for “God’s Only Party.”