Can I Just Say This?

I hated Ronald Reagan. I hate George W. Bush. In fact, I can only think of two Republican presidents I have had any respect for in the last 50 years: George H.W. Bush and Richard Nixon.

Richard Nixon because he at least feared and respected American opinion and had the good sense to STEP DOWN when he knew he’d crossed the line. But he was, of course, still a useless, paranoid yes-man.

George H.W. because he was a real statesman who understood our government intimately and could at least RAISE TAXES when it was clear there was NO OTHER WAY to save the U.S. economy. I didn’t agree with him, but I could RESPECT him.

On the other hand, Ronald Reagan was a chuckling twit who, with a pat-on-the-back wink and a supposedly-good-natured jest, could jive any variation on “greed is OK and AN INCREDIBLY CHRISTIAN VALUE,” into the public parlance. That senile prick didn’t do anything but decimate the middle class and destroy American race relations with his asinine War on Drugs. (a.k.a.: the War on Us.) –Oh, and ignore the impending AIDS crisis, ensuring the deaths of thousands of AMERICAN CITIZENS. Fuck that criminal opportunist shithead.

OUR CURRENT GEORGE is a dupe and a fool. Anyone who follows his reasoning is a bigger dupe and fool.

Militarism is never an answer. (Unless, of course, your business is contracting, manufacturing or servicing war machinery.) Militarism should be reserved as THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION. DO NOT BREAK GLASS EXCEPT IN CASES OF SEVERE AND EXTREME EMERGENCY. (And when you break that glass, EXPECT THE WORST. Because that’s HOW BAD IT’S GOTTEN.)

George Bush has only succeeded in HUMILIATING OUR ARMED FORCES. (Declare victory and then hang around for five years getting your ass shot off. Nice job George, you heartless, soul-less, chafing asswipe.)

I do not believe Democrats can fix everything. I know better. They are bought and paid for by many of the same pricks that own the G.O.P. But I do think they try harder to avoid getting the taxpayer completely ripped off by scam artists and conmen.

Somnambulists, prestidigitators, chronic masturbators, JIVE MOTHERFUCKERS!

WAKE UP AMERICA! The Democrats are not the answer. But they’re a start. At least they’re not just blowing your tax money on rich fuckheads who consider themselves above the country anyway.

We need a new left that wraps all the way around! We need a consciousness evolution REVOLUTION!

Do it now, or have it done unto you. THAT shall be the whole of the law.

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19 Responses to “Can I Just Say This?”

  1. Yea. You can say it!

  2. I’d rather support that response than a fuck you, but what ever.

  3. Jamie shows that ‘alternative’ like so many words (conservative, liberal, green, free market) can be essentially meaningless in the context of politics. What is very disturbing to me is that the majority of the voting public thinks they mean something. this majority is not concerned with the actual actions of the officials they elect. Repeat the right talking points and they will vote their training with all the duty of the rats pressing the pellet button. BUT THE RAT WILL EVENTUALLY STOP PRESSING THE BUTTON WHEN THE PELLETS STOP COMING OUT!!!!!! Not these morons. just give them an “opposition” and some rhetoric and they’ll fall over themselves to show just how stupid, or as you so charitably say “asleep,” they are. so yes, Obama cannot solve all this, but he MUST be elected if we are to have any hope of solving any of them, because otherwise the pols will know we are too stupid to stop them. Show the pols we will not take this shit. For the sake of the nation, vote any way but Republican, or they will continue to not take you seriously in the morning. And if the Dems don’t straighten out, throw the bums out again in 2012. and keep doing it every 4 years until we have a government of and for the people.

  4. barndoor cowlegs Says:

    Dems have repeatedly shown they don’t have the stomach to change actual economic and foriegn policy of the last 60 years, currently they have continued to fund the war, for the most part supported de-regulation(Rubin), supported the major credit card companies in their effort to make bankruptcy harder(Biden), gave telecoms immunity from spying on us(Obama) and support increasing the war in Afghanistan(Obama), raids into Pakistan(Obama), military coercion in Iran(Obama), and now a hard line on Venezuela(Obama). In fact, Obama recieves more money from the banking and investment industry, Goldman Sachs in particular, than McCain does, is that why he’s so quick to give the millionaires lots of cash to continue to fuck the economy, he’s just as guilty of bank robbery as the ceos of Lehman, Merrill, Fannie and Freddie, SO WHO THE FUCK REPRESENTS THE LEFT? Dems consistently take the left wing for granted cause the left feels it has no other choice, whilst the repubs go straight for their right wing, what I wanna know is, what’s the frickin’ difference? sure a bit softer edge to capitalism, ala compassionate conservatism, and perhaps a more cautious approach to engaging in warfare, but it’s still big business owns you in the ownership society and its still warfare as the preferred method of foriegn policy. Write-In Brian Moore, support the socialist party usa, go to their website http://www.socialistparty-usa.org and see the alternative, democratic socialism, SH might find his views more consistently represented than the so called democrats and no, there is no plank in the platform for gulags or mass executions, no giving up of civil liberties(that’s Bush with help from the democrats), and it’s not government ownership of everything, it’s worker controlled, bottom up democracy that has given us the 40 hour work week, women’s suffrage(your welcome Sarah Palin), and Social Security, Medicare, and an end to Jim Crow laws. Currently advocating not for profit healthCARE(not just coverage) an immediate end to the wars, and a bailout for homeowners not bank owners. Albert Einstein, Helen Keller, and Eugene Debs all SP members, SP ran the first openly gay man for president of the U$ in 1980. These seem like good things from my perspective, remember, the 40 hour work week was considered “politically impossible” in the 1920’s, but was it really, no, it was just hard for the politicians to take a stand against the capitalist bribery working to keep it from happening, just like what you see with Bechtel in Iraq, Goldman Sachs with the bailout, and big insurance in the healthcare debate. yikes, see you guys later

  5. Fester O'Pusstule Says:

    Wow! You may think your facts have holes but you delivery of a reasoned argument is awe-inspiring. If I could deliver my thoughts a well I might get some what of a calmer response to my amateurish thoughts. I won’t hold my breath though. It’s so good I can’t even come up with opposing, poor attempt at sarcasm. BC you statesmen you. I’ll have to truly consider your position.

  6. No, it’s cool, come out attacking liberals (because we all know the hippies ruined everything with their civil rights and their women’s lib. and their Grateful Dead) and expect a measured response. Yeah, that’s really happening.

    FUCK RUSH LIMBAUGH and HIS SICKENING, LYING ILK!!!

  7. BC is spot on, but, unfortunately change must be approached gradually because like it or not we have 2 party hegemony. The best we can do in the presidential race is send a message to the GOP. then we can tackle infusing populist policies into both houses piece by piece.

  8. Fester O'Pusstule Says:

    Like I said I won’t hold my breath, but I think you both do BC a disservice not even commenting on his time consuming, well writen piece and being so nirrow minded as to not realize that the change you both want is right in front of you. We have had parties come and go in this country but it takes hard work. Hell, the greens have shown the way in germany. Small victories but they are a force in the german parlament. I have yet not begun to take a fresh look at the SP but feel compeled to due to a reasond point and not a pissed off scream fest. And my intelligence gets questioned? Hate gets you no where and if I have writen thing at are construded as hateful vs. trying to honestly be a point of debate, you have my apoligies. The current goings on is the best example in decades that a majority of both parties elected congress members are incapable of managing anything or fixing anything. Their in to deep. Presidents come and go, hopefully every 4 years, but these members of congress are there for ever, it seems like. I contend that the mass of this countries problem are related to activities in congress where the laws that govern us come from. Instead of serving your country, a term in congress in now a job for life. Thats wrong, its not what the founders had in mind, and needs to be addressed. Otherwise as you say, no matter who you want to blame they are all corupt, we’re doomed. Oh, and just to stoke the snarky comments, if the waters to hot, get the fuck out of the pot.

  9. Fester O'Pusstule Says:

    I gotta stop responding 1st thing in the morning. My deepest apoligies on yet again not doing the spell check before posting.

    Like I said I won’t hold my breath, but I think you both do BC a disservice not even commenting on his time consuming, well written piece and being so narrow minded as to not realize that the change you both want is right in front of you. We have had parties come and go in this country but it takes hard work. Hell, the greens have shown the way in Germany. Small victories but they are a force in the German parliament. I have yet not begun to take a fresh look at the SP but feel compelled to due to a reasoned point and not a pissed off scream fest. And my intelligence gets questioned? Hate gets you no where and if I have written thing at are construed as hateful vs. trying to honestly be a point of debate, you have my apologies. The current goings on is the best example in decades that a majority of both parties elected congress members are incapable of managing anything or fixing anything. They are in to deep. Presidents come and go, hopefully every 4 years, but these members of congress are there for ever, it seems like. I contend that the mass of this countries problem are related to activities in congress where the laws that govern us come from. Instead of serving your country, a term in congress in now a job for life. That’s wrong, it’s not what the founders had in mind, and needs to be addressed. Otherwise as you say, no matter who you want to blame they are all corrupt, we’re doomed. Oh, and just to stoke the snarky comments, if the waters to hot, get the fuck out of the pot.

  10. Whatever. Eat my shit.

  11. OK, that was harsh. But nobody here has commented on the original post, so why should I bother dissecting Cowlips’ 3rd party agitator diatribe?

    What he says is all true, the SP was on the leading edge (often by decades) of every major social change in the US. All this while never gaining national office and remaining a pariah in the political cesspool that is our nation’s way.

    What he fails to see is that while he may believe and regularly and arrogantly remind us that he is voting “his conscience” (unlike the rest of us who pull our votes our of our asses), he is essentially pulling for the Republican party who, if the Socialists could get a foothold, would benefit greatly.

    I’ve done this once, in 2000. The result was a miserable George Bushian clusterfuck. (Thanks America!)

    What NEEDS to happen is that the two party system has to be changed from within. Dennis Kucinich is a Democrat! He’s no corporate yes-man. Obama may actually GIVE A SHIT what you think. (We can only hope)

    If Cowlips had spent the last six months working for Obama instead of Brian Moore, he may have gotten close enough to have some influence on him. Who knows?

  12. “Like I said I won’t hold my breath, but I think you both do BC a disservice not even commenting on his time consuming, well writen piece and being so nirrow minded as to not realize that the change you both want is right in front of you.” Question for f-pussy: do you read the other posts? because “spot on” is, in fact, a comment, a positive one actualy. What, by the way, is the change “right in front of us?” that we “narrow minded” folks cant see? Because the only one I see available in the near future is changing the party in charge of the executive branch. Is this practical suggestion evidence of the narrow mindedness you claim to see? If you think electing enough greens and socialists to congress is the change that is right in front of us you are deluded. not even bc suggests that is possible. Most of the gains the socialists have trumpeted they have affected without being elected to major office. Baby steps, my friend, will actually get us there but only if we do first things first. don’t accept mere lip service to your precious ideals: that is all they are offering you. I can’t say it enough: Throw the bums out.

  13. I took “spot on” to refer to the ducks’ comment. It was unclear that you were speaking to BC’s comment.

    Gentle folk I have had an epiphany today! After writing my prior piece related to being screamed at, rereading some other angry post both on my part and others, and listening to even more angry ranting on the radio, I have decided if I truly believe that, than I have to get back on the John Lennon, MLK peace train. All I have read and heard is a perpetuation of what has gotten us to where we are. The last two posts are excluded from this. Much better. But SH I would still point out that for true change to happen it takes a lot of time to through the bums out. But I digress. Hate or overt anger is not any part of any successful resolution to any problem. You may get a blister over this one but the concept that you have to vote for and work for either of the two parts now in power, and I firmly believe that it is a pervert power sharing, not arrangement, but situation because it keeps them both employed, is exactly what Rush has been saying for years to those who suggest he support the libertarian party. Just so I am clear, I have had it with him and anyone who thinks that they are effecting positive change by demanding some sort angry approach and vitriolic exchange as a way to advance positive change. Anger and hate do not have any thing positive to forward; they just beget more anger and hate. If you think otherwise you’re lying to yourself. Fester will now be banished from my mind, for he can be a hateful bastard and I wish to stand by my statement in full honesty.

  14. barndoor cowlegs Says:

    My original post was a comment on Cripsy’s thoughts and just sayin’-s. Perhaps I should have commented that Nixon was a great guy instead? To his credit, Nixon was the last U$ president to advocate a national healthcare system. I digress,
    Three points to clarify, SP has held national offices, as well as local offices, at one point there were 80 some socialist party members in various offices around the country, including the senate, currently there is Bernie Saunders from Vermont, considers himself a socialist but isn’t a member, more power to him.
    Kucinich is a great example of trying to work change from within, if you look at the differences between him and Obama on the bailout, it’s easy to see that once again the left in the demo party still gets ignored, even a respected, thoughtful and popular guy like Kucinich.
    It is my conscience I’m voting, but the idea is to threaten these candidates with losing votes to get them to address the issues, a tactic that COULD BE USED INSIDE the demo party structure, but isn’t. A firm Obama supporter has the most influence over the wrong policies he is advocating, why not let him know? I don’t think I could do actual work for a politician who advocates things I am opposed to, but I respect the Duck’s opinion on this matter. However, I thought the point of communicating on this blog was to express opinions of importance, my support of SPUSA seems relevant to some of these topics and I was not aware of my arrogance in choosing to exercise free speech along with my right to vote.
    p.s. Bob Barr presents a bigger threat to repubs than Nader, McKinney and the 5 votes Brian gets in Virginia.

  15. barndoor cowlegs Says:

    duh, i forgot, clinton brought up healthcare too.

  16. cripsyduck Says:

    sock it to ’em, barndoor!!

  17. well, I did actually reference BC, but thats ok, I’ll just have to deal with the shattering reality that people dont hang on my every word….sigh. I am saying, and it sounds like there’s lilttle disagreement here, that our system has been perverted. In my view, it is clear that with the passing of the 16th amendment, granting congress the right to tax the income of american citizens, instead of limiting them to specific excise taxes as in the original architecture of government, the balance of power between the three departments of government has been fundamentally altered – greatly expanding congress’ “power of the purse” and vaulting it over the other two branches and making it not only an irresistible target for all the blowflies and dung beetles that pay them to pass legislation, but also a sound investment. this has not only helped ensconce and cement the two party partnership that runs the country for the moneyed interests, it has also minimized the voice of every voter by weakening the role of states, where each citizen represent a larger proportion of the vote. The citizen voter has no chance to proactively affect the selection of our candidates for president – candidates for both parties are vetted, selected, and paid for by the same interests, although in varying proportion so there is an impression of distinction between them. So what is left for us is only after the fact censure. if we routinely dump incumbents, if no one who plays the system is allowed two terms, then, and only then, will those voices on the reasonable side of the political discussion find an audience in the chambers of congress. until the day that we are not held hostage by congress, we must not take sides like the strident idiots on talk radio – they are the voice of stockholm syndrome – we must vote out the incumbents with determined regularity until they get the message. Its the only message they will listen to other than cash. the protest vote is the only real choice left to us, so that is not merely a vote for the lesser of two evils, it is a legitimate way to vote your conscience if you are disciplined in your approach. mind, I am not saying you have to vote for the other partner, er, party, I’m saying vote for anyone other than the incumbent, for as long as congress and the executive office continue to sell us out. As such, however, if you dont like Obama, strategically it makes sense to vote for the third party that challenges the GOP, e.g. Barr, not Nader or Kucinich. You can have a conscience and be efffective as well.

  18. I was expecting some doubt about my epiphany when I got up this morning. I guess the point was well made. Peace out ya’ll.

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