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55. Gee, thanks
Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:31 PM
Apr 2012

"I wish we could get that on the news to all the sheeples out there with their heads in the sand or up their asses watching Faux News."

This is where studying Zappa for 41 years can pay off. The simple answer is that WE CAN GET THIS NEWS OUT TO THE SHEEPLE by simply following Zappa's credo for his career.



Franks artistic efforts were littered with things that failed. Sabotaged collaborations and projects with incredible potential - playing a concert for the Vatican, for one, being asked by Bob Dylan personally to produce an album for another. Mounting an on-broadway play for another. Running for President for another, Getting permission from the Beatles in 1968 to use a satire version of the Sgt. Pepper album cover for another. (They refused so the inside pic of the Mothers in drag was used as the outside) The break-up of the third leg of the 1988 tour for another.

My paltry efforts to whack American sheeple over the head with our creeping fascism is simply to continue to strive to be objective and reasonably well informed. Engage anybody that indicates a willingness to have a discussion about "current affairs", bumper stickers, lawn signs, Democratic Town Committee Meetings, involvement in town boards and commissions, contributing to heroic politicians like Grayson and E. Warren, dogging my Congressman when ever he is holding meetings in our district, and lastly, preaching to the choir on DU. (I also do it because I like to write and it helps collect my thoughts. It is a lot of fun to write stuff that you know at least some people will read. The internet rawks and I seem to be a little OCD about internet message boards)

I haven't changed a single thing that I can see so far, but, you got to stand for what you believe. I do get some satisfaction about going to John Larson's engagements and standing up and telling him I would have preferred a Mafia Godfather in the White House to GW Bush, because at least the people that run the Mafia are smart. (West Hartford Town Hall, 2003, before the Iraq invasion even began)

I do have to practice this Zappa wisdom more in my own life - I just turned 58 and I got a staggering bucket list I better get going on.

I do have to get the time and courage to visit an OCCUPY event, so as to stand for what I believe by possibly getting arrested and sexual humiliated by the police for exercising my Constitutional Right to peaceably assemble with the brave people of OCCUPY.

Here's one thing I did that changed nothing other than being true to myself. I carried a 24" by 24" sign at the September 10, 2009 Tea Party Rally at the Hartford Capital that read:


(It should have been TEA PARTIERS instead of BAGGERS, as this was the time when they started to realize that their name was also a synonym for a sexual act. It was unintentional disrespect on my part and all people deserve respect.)

I was the only counter-protestor on the grounds that I could see, and it wasn't pleasant, but, part of my beliefs are that us bottom 99% have a lot more in common than our differences, and both sides have to come together as the bottom 99% to overthrow the tyranny of the Top 1%. Our country came to be in part to escape tyranny, so in these times it helps to turn to our Founding Fathers and their intentions to provide all of us for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. (In the words of Dr. Phil; "Hey, America, how's that American Dream workin' out for yah?)

-90% Jimmy

PS - one thing I don't do is write local newspapers. I don't even read them, but, maybe I should at least pick one up now and then. A guy at work brings in his local paper (I work 40 miles from home) and it's actually got some neat stuff in it, these newspapers.

now, get off the net and back to the bucket list, Jim!

Love me some Rudie malaise Apr 2012 #1
And as usual, the Rude One hits the nail on the head. Bake Apr 2012 #2
WTF NeverEnuff Apr 2012 #3
Any nursing home aides out there? wendylaroux Apr 2012 #4
my wife is working right now with mentally and psychically disabled adults madrchsod Apr 2012 #24
bless her wendylaroux Apr 2012 #32
How about hotel maids? Iwillnevergiveup Apr 2012 #38
I did that. pamela Apr 2012 #42
I was a nurse's aide, and then an RN. Bette Noir Apr 2012 #39
I had to give my dog a bath in the bath tub the other day Maraya1969 Apr 2012 #51
The Rude one speaks for me on this.... K&R nt riderinthestorm Apr 2012 #5
To paraphrase The Rock: hifiguy Apr 2012 #6
smooch. smooch. love the rude one and LOVE this piece. cali Apr 2012 #7
On closer inspection... you are SO right! On every level! secondwind Apr 2012 #8
He is poetic as always. nt Guy Whitey Corngood Apr 2012 #9
Dressage = Your horse is a very large Barbie Doll that you get to ride. TalkingDog Apr 2012 #10
May I say this? We should give Ann Romney peace. We should leave her alone..... wandy Apr 2012 #11
When she stops campaigning sulphurdunn Apr 2012 #21
Exactly. Until she is invisible in the campaign fuck her and the horse she rode in on. n/t Egalitarian Thug Apr 2012 #27
"Shit yourself until someone hoses you off" zeemike Apr 2012 #12
I Laughed Out Loud In My Office HangOnKids Apr 2012 #14
I knew I wasn't the only one Curmudgeoness Apr 2012 #31
anyone who never has to worry about no money tru Apr 2012 #13
That is so true. Chemisse Apr 2012 #45
I love the Rude One. geardaddy Apr 2012 #15
This is all BS. You will never see Mittens help his wife when she can't finally move at all. southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #16
Not necessarily kurtzapril4 Apr 2012 #23
I can only speak from our own relative. Both of them ended up in wheelchairs and ended up in bed. southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #34
If Mitt and Ann shared the wealth (ho, ho, ho) every American could have home help. aquart Apr 2012 #44
You know I don't mind him being rich really. Good for them. But it bothers me because this southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #47
I mind how he got rich. 12AngryBorneoWildmen Apr 2012 #48
Of course that is terrible. But what can we do about it? Nothing. All we can and hopefully do southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #57
Romney compared to the Kennedy's 90-percent Apr 2012 #50
Awesome, awesome post! RiverLover Apr 2012 #53
Gee, thanks 90-percent Apr 2012 #55
Mittens can't shine the shoes of a JFK. The Kennedly clan always gave back to the working southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #56
MS varies tru Apr 2012 #60
Yes I guess. I never knew there were different kinds. southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #61
It sounds like the Rude One has been listening to mothers Warpy Apr 2012 #17
Yes she has a painful and debilitating illness. unapatriciated Apr 2012 #18
+1 area51 Apr 2012 #41
Kick my2sense Apr 2012 #19
effing beautiful! Thank you for speaking my thoughts. Squinch Apr 2012 #20
Reprint from the other Ann Romney thread... ancianita Apr 2012 #22
Being a mom is work, unless that mom is on welfare. MsPithy Apr 2012 #25
+1 is, I believe, the accepted response. n/t Egalitarian Thug Apr 2012 #30
Ah, the covert bigotry of the "War on Women". nolabear Apr 2012 #26
Amen to that. MichiganVote Apr 2012 #29
Thank you. Common sense. MichiganVote Apr 2012 #28
"Really? Ask a coal miner." lumberjack_jeff Apr 2012 #33
I'm ok with this since he smartly made the disclaimer about her illness. demgrrrll Apr 2012 #35
Dear Rude One abelenkpe Apr 2012 #36
Lots of hard jobs out there, and Ann hasn't done a one of them. Being a mother with out a nanny midnight Apr 2012 #37
K&R SunSeeker Apr 2012 #40
Love the Rude One. aquart Apr 2012 #43
I really hate it when folks on our side attack family members. It makes us look bad. crazyjoe Apr 2012 #46
"Does this epithet make me look bad?" "Be truthful…. 12AngryBorneoWildmen Apr 2012 #49
it makes you look uneducated, stupid, and irrelevant. just sayin.... crazyjoe May 2012 #62
Hmmm. In your concern, did you miss this central line: spooky3 Apr 2012 #58
I hope Hillary Rosen reads this and takes it to heart. gtar100 Apr 2012 #52
Ann's never had an economic challenge in her life n/t tooeyeten Apr 2012 #54
Ms. Rmoney probably hasnt "worked" a day in her life. rhett o rick Apr 2012 #59
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