A long, long time ago...posted by Bill Arnett @ 3:00 PM Permalink
…I can still rememberQuoted illiberally from Don McCLean's monster hit, "American Pie".
How that music used to make me smile.
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And, maybe, they’d be happy for a while.
But November made me shiver
With every ballot I’d deliver.
Bad news on the doorstep;
I couldn’t take one more step.
I can’t remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride,
But something touched me deep inside
The day the music died.
So bye-bye, Miss American Pie.
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
And them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
Singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
"this’ll be the day that I die."
Today just may be one of the most disastrous, or one of the happiest, days in American history: any votes giving any teabagger, a gateway ballot drug fostered, brewed, brought to fruition, and cursed by the Republican Party that for the first time has a chance of electing patsies who will willingly destroy America, the American Way, and end the American Dream will bear the mark of Satan. The GOP will will relish feeding off their own bottom feeders, buffoons, rednecks, holy-rollin', choir singing, overtly bigoted and racist scum that will provide the GOP with yet another chance to encourage the poor, the hungry, the ill, the infirm, and the elderly amongst us to vote against their best interest. And they will be ever ready to both blame and cite the teabaggers as the harbingers of a new America, run by people who mostly never picked up a gun in Americans defense from cowardice and the choice to make political inroads to their own fiefdom they will construct from the ashes of the America of old.
A house built of ashes no longer needs to be divided to fail to stand. The merest of gentle breezes will suffice to bring down such a house; no outside influences need pertain - the splitting asunder of America is the goal of the teabaggers and republicans who wish to do all the things Obama has done, but without the know-how, intelligence, good and kind spirit, and willingness to seek compromise or play well with others. Or one wit of care by their leadership.
If the teabaggers/GOP loses seats or fails to obtain the hugh numbers of seats they fantasize about (hunched in a corner or dark place, pants around their knees, until, totally amazed that
It strikes me, curiously, that here we are almost halfway through the day and I don't hear any teabaggers/rooster GOP members out crowing about any of massive, landslide wins they have promised America. I have heard of the complaints filed against teabaggers for interfering at voting places; nothing new here.
Could it be that many Americans are like me who, when listening to either of these dysfunctional parties, locks up the good silverware, hides the women and the cash, barricades the door, arms all alarm systems, and places all the weapons in strategic locations. (I don't own any guns but anyone stupid enough to enter my home without permission will find that I do have genuine damascus swords and dozens of knives made of the world's finest steels by some of the worlds great knife smiths and I know how to use 'em. If you tossed an apple in the air in front of me it would be peeled, cored, and quartered before it hit the ground;.)
So here's my best wishes that Americans, true Americans and patriots, will get out and vote in great enough numbers to end the evil wishes and wares of teabaggers and the GOP.Let's get it together and expose the charade of the teabaggers and GOP.
And one last thing, anyone claiming that Meg Whitman will be elected California Governor has missed, or pretends not to have seen, the crashing fall of the Great (Non) American Hero, Arnold, who has screwed this state up so badly the economy here may never recover - and if Whitman wins it never will.