Monday, December 07, 2009

Does anyone really know what time it is? Does anyone really care? (Really care?)And so I have to ask myself…

posted by Bill Arnett @ 1:18 PM Permalink

…is there any longer any "there" there? (paraphrasing the big band sound and lyrics of Chigago. H/t to them for the wonderful memories their music inspires.)

I had an interesting exchange this morning, not a conversation, more like the dual monologues of the old schoolyards. I'll reorder this exchange for what I hope will be for the sake of clarity. From an e-mail sent by
"Adam Green," …[content]…William,

Today, we're launching a new TV ad featuring the actual Chairman of the Connecticut for Lieberman Party "explaining" Senator Joe Lieberman's opposition to the public option.

It was already covered this morning by Connecticut's biggest newspaper -- Joe will not be happy about this!

TV ads in Connecticut and DC are expensive -- and we need to raise $40,000 to air this ad. Can you click here to see it -- and chip in $10 to help put it on TV?
[An ad, which when clicked upon, takes you not to an ad, but another, hidden solicitation]
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[He walks! He talks! He rolls on his belly(cosity) like a reptile! Come one, come all! A nickel, a dime, a quarter is all you need to see one of the worlds greatest and most entertaining freaks of nature! Mister Joe Lieberman!…Bill]

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Being a bit more than disgusted and truly sick at heart I responded thusly:
I'm sorry, but with all due respect, how do you expect families working two or more jobs, hanging onto their homes with an evermore shredding thread, people trying to decide whether to take a half-dose of much needed medication or open a fresh can of dog food for dinner, people whose unemployment is running out without a whiff of any job possibilities, the middle-class scrubs whom have watched their lifestyles disintegrate, how and why would you ask this crapped upon group of people with their children dying in useless, illegal wars of aggression to skip another pill, another meal, not go to see a doctor as they watch their and their children's health deteriorate until they are at death's door; why wouldn't you park your Mercedes, enter your expansive headquarters, enjoying the health care that should be every American's birthright, oh, why would you millionaires and smug well-to-do jerks (I had another word in mind) once again ask those far, far less fortunate than yourselves to pay for your self-aggrandising, glory-seeking effort to unseat someone with whom you disagree instead of being in the halls of congress and the senate fighting tooth to help all Americans instead of trying to hurt ONE no-account, self-centered jerk whose days left are numbered, whether through the constituents of his state or his poor health (for which he gladly accepts feeding at the public trough which he denies to others); why would you ask us, the evermore poor and irrelevant citizens government is supposed to serve, ask us for even more money and to sacrifice even more and send you money to get you to do the job you should be doing, alone if necessary, representing all CITIZENS instead to going after individual jerkoffs one-at-a-atime?

One of you purported heroes should sell your Mercedes or BMW or your palatial homes to pursue your selfish aims. Bill Arnett

And remove me from your mailing list of those you seek to fool all the time or that you know can fool some of the time.
To which I received the following:
I totally understand. Some people can give, others can't -- you staying in the loop with our activism is what's most important.

We do have a (free) petition accompanying this ad if you'd like to sign.
These are verbatim ads/responses between Adam whoever and me this morning, excepting, of course, my editorial comments enclosed within [brackets]. Adam is probably a good guy and may or may not believe in his cause, but to ask for the assistance of people far less well off than yourself seems…unseemly.

These guys just don't get it. Time and the natural order of attrition and/or his very own constituents will oversee the elimination of cocksure, bullsh*t, contrarian-just-to-be-contrarian LIEberman and to keep even minor focus upon him from time-to-time will gives the self-serving, don't-give-a-damn what's good for the people give him that step up that makes him and his fancied superior knowledge of what is right regardless of how many starve or die because he enjoys being a member of the banal cabal tearing America apart bit-by-bit because, after all, he will be dead by the time the full consequences of his rooster-like posturing come to fruition. And that goes for all those old, rich, white men bigots, racists and all-round arseholes of the GOP. which, fortunately grows more and more irrelevant daily, like the tic-tac-toe playing chickens they used to have at every gas station when I was growing up down south where sure, the GOP-like chicken would almost always will win and get his small bit of grain in return. The only difference between the human version of these brainless, but winning, birds and the human GOP birds themselves is that the GOP human version learned to rape, pillage, and gorge themselves endlessly without realizing that any parasite that continually and consistantly kills its host inevitably perishes as the hosts die off from the greedy parasitic overfeeding.

But these are just my opinions. I could be wrong.

NOTE: I made some grammatical and editorial changes of a minor nature. It drives me insane when wealthy, well-to-do people seek to ride piggy-back upon the poor, the sick, the uneducated, and the truly struggling people in order to pursue a personal vendetta from their comfy offices sitting in office chairs which the sale of just one would pay some people's rent for a month. Bill



At 4:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Li(e)berman is just the prevalent backstabber-de-jure. He functions as a target. If the Dems were really serious about his treason, they'd make him radioactive.

It really is nothing more than theater. Giving money to this shit is value wasted. Should Lieberman ever drop dead of a heart attack or a bullet wound, he'd immediately be replace by another Zionist just as vile.

The election process has been subverted for decades.


At 8:35 AM, Blogger The Vidiot said...

they solicit funds from the people so the people become vested in the fraudulent process. it maintains the illusion of political legitimacy.

they don't give a rat's ass that they're trying to squeeze blood from a stone. in fact, it probably amuses them.

At 10:14 PM, Blogger Bill Arnett said...

As the Queen and our Emperor would say [high, quavering voice), "We are not amused. The riff-raff shan't even take our picture as our images may get tarnished - although I'm still available for the centerfold, Hugh, although you haven't returned a call from me since 1956."

With Obama chirping in with, ":………(unintelligible ………and that's what we will do! (An aside to the queen), "Wold it help if I told Hef I would pose kissing your and every other world leader's asses?"

Camera fades to plaid as they stroll over the special pile of dead bodies flown in especially for the occasion…

At 4:56 AM, Blogger Bill Arnett said...

Vidiot, are you intimating they had the intent of "stopping for a cold one" (necrophiliac–style)?

And DanD, ain't it plain damn weird how quickly the conversations about countries like Iran and Iraq defying U.N. Resolutions draws nothing but blank stares, stony silence, and a termination of the conversation or quick change of the subject every time U.N. Resolution 242, the 1967 Security Council rebuke and order that Israel withdraw back to their 1967 borders? And that the vote of the Security Council was unanimous something almost impossible to do or get done nowadays.

Seems to me that the Israelis are violating 242, stealing the vast bulk of the fertile farmland while leaving the Palestinians to try farming on some of the most arid land this side of Yuma, Arizona? H-m-m-m-m. It make me wonder who's children are half-starved to death with few, if any, dreams to pursue and which group of children obtain first-rate eductions through the benefit of billions and billions in U.S. money being given to them as it somehow it is they who do us a favor by taking our money so graciously, as if doing America a favor.

And we have more of our share of poverty, disease, sick, disabled, and people unable to care for themselves and unable to avoid moving into cardboard box homes they will lose as our financial situation worsens daily.

Goodness, kind sir. I do believe you have located and pushed one of the buttons i safeguard to prevent insanity, stress, ptsd, double pneumonia, and the tremors in my hands I am slowly bringing back to steadiness by sharpening knives, which I find therapeutic and that give me the sense of staving off greater maladies.

S'o.k., I enjoy your take on things. (BTW, those guys you used to mop the floors with were no doubt squids from Subic Bay, another of the worlds most beautiful deepwater ports we spent billions developing, for the Philippines, which then had the temerity to ask for a rent increase.

At 10:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

(BA uninsanely recognizes the obvious:) "Seems to me that the Israelis are violating 242, stealing the vast bulk of the fertile farmland while leaving the Palestinians to try farming on some of the most arid land this side of Yuma, Arizona? H-m-m-m-m. It make me wonder who's children are half-starved to death with few, if any, dreams to pursue and which group of children obtain first-rate eductions through the benefit of billions and billions in U.S. money being given to them as it somehow it is they who do us a favor by taking our money so graciously, as if doing America a favor."

Go ahead, check the past, remote past, and prevalently evolving maps of what "the world" considers Palestinian real estate ... then tell me, who do you really think is pushing whom into the sea?

And please Bill, we must be magnanimous with our water-floating brethren, (as biologists everywhere will tell you of squids, that) they have feelings too.



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