Saturday, 18 October 2008
I AM JOE
This is a post in solidarity with Iowahawk and Joe 'the Plumber' Wurzelbacher
Iowa Hawk's orignating post is as follows
First, a pre-emptive apology for the intentional non-humor to follow. I promise that all future non-humor will be strictly unintentional.
We've all witnessed a lot of insanity in American politics over the last few years. Up until the last few days, none of it has seriously bothered me; hey, just more grist for the satire mill. But after witnessing the media's blitzkreig on Joe 'the Plumber' Wurzelbacher, I can only muster anger, and no small amount of fear.
Politicians -- Sarah Palin, Bill Clinton, et al. -- obviously have to put up with some rude, nasty shit, but it's right there in the jobs description. Joe the Plumber is different. He was a guy tossing a football with his kid in the front yard of his $125,000 house when a politician picked him out as a prop for a 30 second newsbite for the cable news cameras. Joe simply had the temerity to speak truth (or, if you prefer, an uninformed opinion) to power, for which the politico-media axis apparently determined that he must be humiliated, harassed, smashed, destroyed. The viciousness and glee with which they set about the task ought to concern anyone who still cares about citizen participation, and freedom of speech, and all that old crap they taught in Civics class before politics turned into Narrative Deathrace 3000, and Web 2.0 turned into Berlin 1932.0.
Godwin's Law! you say? if the jackboot fits, wear it.
If it's meta-memes and meta-meta-narratives these media headlice want, so be it. I hope you will join me in expressing a simple bit of solidarity with this guy, Spartacus style. I AM JOE. I am a Wal Mart schlub in flyover country who changes my own oil and unclogs drains without a license. I smoke and drink beer and toss the football in the front yard with my kid, and I figure I can fend my way without handouts from some Magic Messiah's candy bags. Most everyone in my family and most everyone I grew up with is another Joe, and if you screw with them, you screw with me.
Are you a Joe? Say it proud. Leave it on every goddamn newspaper comment section and online forum. Let these pressroom and online thugs know you won't stay silent when they try to destroy the life of a private citizen for speaking his mind -- because for every one of them, there are a million Joe Wurzelbachers. And for that we should all be thankful.
I am Joe also. I come from a long line of Joes and Josephines if you will and I am ALSO seeeing Red at the sight of the events that Iowahawk alludes to and I am going to VOTE Red.
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Murtha Stuck On Stupid
My Nominee for the 2008 Stuck On Stupid Awards
Is Congressman John Murtha
When I first read about this, Courtesy of the Associated Press
Murtha: Western Pa. 'racist' but Obama should win
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. John Murtha said Wednesday his home base of western Pennsylvania is racist and that could reduce Barack Obama's victory margin in the state by 4 percentage points.
The 17-term Democratic congressman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in a story posted Wednesday on its Web site: "There is no question that western Pennsylvania is a racist area."
I thought, it's a good thing this guy is not running for office this year.
But guess what? He IS running and his opposition is not unimpressive.
Lt. Col William T Russell
a man who will Stand Up for Western PA
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
After the evidence of what I have decided to call the
Howard Stern Effect,
Which seems to be the polar opposite of the notorious
I have decided that at least some of the electorate
Needs to have things shown to them, in shall we say
a simpler manner.
The Chinese had a saying,
"A Picture is worth a thousand words."
So here for their enlightenment is
Obama's Tax Reductions
Now for those who may have progressed past the level of
See Barack Run
Run Barack Run
The Wall Street Journal has an indepth article from which the above
photo is taken called
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
They Think It's THEIR Money
And Update to my previous Post
Do you recall how they foam at the mouth whenever
a Tax Cut is mentioned and shriek about all the money
the Republicans are GIVING to the Rich People?
Two problems here. Does this guy look like a rich
dude? And if you let me keep more of what was
It would appear that we now have a new Poltical Icon
Joe the Plumber. featured prominently in the last Presidential Debate.
Third Presidential Debate HQ (Part 2) Joe "The Plumber" Wurzelbacher - Obama vs McCain 2008 3rd Presidential Debate
America's Answer to the Crisis
Topic: Demo Fables
If you are told that as a result of this crisis
There is No Hope in Sight
And America has passed the point of no return,
Our answer to adversity has always been.
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
You Thought It Was YOUR Money?
Topic: Demo Fables
It's not that he wants to punish our success,
it's just that he can't give our money away,
if he let's us keep it.
He just doesn't have any choice
since he wants to "spread the wealth around"
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
Saturday, 4 October 2008
An American Carol
You will LOVE this Movie!
Here is one of may favourite Trailers
Here also is a link to Box Office Mojo
where you can find out the location of theaters near you playing this film, and as time goes by how it is doing. So if you are interested head out to your local cinema and HAVE FUN. I know I intend to.
The new conservative comedy, An American Carol
, debuted last night nationwide, and perhaps no place outside of San Francisco would be more hostile to it than New York City. However, RevYou’s Grace Randolph manages to find many filmgoers coming out of the debut showing, and they seem rather pleased with the results. Well, except for one man, who turns out to have an interesting profession.
Thursday, 2 October 2008
What's Good For Baby Caribou Is Good For The Nation
See the baby Caribou
See him rest in the shade.
There is not much shade where he lives.
There is shade under the pipeline
Green Peace does not want the baby Caribou to rest in the shade
BAD Green Peace!
See the Bears
The Bears like to walk on dry warm Pipelines
The Animal Liberation Front thinks they should walk on Cold Wet Ice and Snow
That's not NICE Animal Liberation Front !
See the Snowy Owl
The Snowy Owl likes to Rest on something Dry
It is a LONG way to fly to find something Dry where it lives
PETA does not WANT the Snowy Owl to rest on something Dry
PETA is MEAN!
But what about the Caribou if we Drill in ANWAR you Say?
Do the Caribou look bothered to you?
Guess what? The Caribou Herds in the Alaskan Pipeline Region
Have increased by 5 to 6 times.
They seem to have figured out how to breed around pipelines.
Maybe they are smarter than Green Peace the ALF and PETA?
But but you cry, what about OIL SPILLS?
Well according to the Inuit and Eskimo, oil seeps
out of the ground in those regions during the summer months
But what would they know? They have only lived there for almost 20 thousand year. Folks who have never been there and probably never will know better than they do.
Let's take a look at the area we are talking about.
Anwar is the size of South Carolina
See that TINY red square?
That's the area for drilling.
You would think by all the outrage that there is no land up there beside that.
But that thinking would be wrong.
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
Burning Down The House
Topic: Demo Fables
UPDATE: due to a copyright claim by Warner Music of the song used in the Youtube Video it is no longer viewable on Youtube.
So we will put here where it CAN be viewed and bump it up to the Top of the Blog,
because the information in it NEEDS to be viewed.
Hat Tip Grim at Winds of Change
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