Thursday, October 28, 2010
October 28th, 2010 2:05 PM
A Boot to the Head ...from Michael Moore
By Michael Moore
There she was, thrown to the pavement by a Republican in a checkered shirt. Another Republican thrusts his foot in between her legs and presses down with all his weight to pin her to the curb. Then a Republican leader comes over and viciously stomps on her head with his foot. You hear her glasses crunch under the pressure. Holding her head down with his foot, he applies more force so she can't move. Her skull and brain are now suffering a concussion.
The young woman’s name is Lauren Valle, but she is really all of us. For come this Tuesday, the right wing -- and the wealthy who back them -- plan to take their collective boot and bring it down hard on not just the head of Barack Obama but on the heads of everyone they simply don't like.
Teachers union? The boot!
Muslim-looking people? The boot!
Thinking of retiring soon? The boot!
Living in a house you can no longer afford? The boot!
Doing a bit better with your minimum wage? The boot!
Stem cell research, the bullet train, reversing global warming? Ha! The boot for all of you!
What? You like your kids being covered by your health plan ‘til they're 26? The boot for them and the boot for you!
In love with someone of your own gender? A double boot up the ass for every single one of you sick SOBs!
Hoping there's a few jobs left here in the U.S. when you graduate? How 'bout just a nice boot to your head instead?
And most importantly, the last boot is saved for the black man who probably wasn't born here, definitely isn't a Christian and possibly might be the Antichrist sent here to oversee the destruction of our very way of life. A boot to your head, Obama-devil!
Yes, one big boot is poised to stomp out whatever hopey-changey thing we might have had two years ago and secure this country in the hands of the oligarchs and the culture police.
And if they win on Tuesday, they plan to show no mercy. They will not speak of bipartisanship or olive branches or tolerate any filibuster threats. They will come in and do the job with a mandate they'll perceive the electorate will have given them. They will not fart around for two years like the Democrats did. They will not "search for compromise" or "find middle ground." They will not meet you halfway on the playing field. They know that touchdowns aren't scored at the 50-yard line. Unlike our guys, they're not stupid or spineless.
Make no mistake about it, my friends. A perfect storm has gathered of racists, homophobes, corporatists and born agains and they are on fire. Two years of a black man who secretly holds socialist beliefs being the boss of them is more than they can stomach. They've been sick to death since the night of 11/04/08 and they are ready to purge. They won't need a rope and tree this time to effect the change they seek (why bother when a nice shoe on another's skull will do just fine, thank you).
They simply need to get their base to the polls (done), convince enough people Obama is responsible for the fact they don't have a job or a secure home (done), and then hope enough of us Obama-voters are so frustrated, disappointed and downright mad at the Dems (done) that we'll either stay home Tuesday or, if we vote, we won't be carpooling with 10 others to the polls.
Done? Or not?
These Republicans mean business. Their boots are all shined and ready. But they've got one huge problem:
The majority of Americans don't agree with them.
The majority want the troops home. The majority want true universal health coverage. The majority want the thievery on Wall Street to be stopped. The majority believe that global warming is happening, that social security shouldn't be privatized and that unions are a good thing.
Too bad the majority party has done precious little to bring about the change for which the majority voted. Yes, change takes time. But try telling that to someone who hasn't worked in two years. Or who hears the knock of the foreclosure sheriff at the door. The booted-up minority knows how to make hay in a situation like this. All they need is us, the disappointed, dismayed, disgusted us.
What say you? Stay home and punish the weak-kneed, sell-out Democrats? Or spend every free moment you have between now and Tuesday trying to protect what little progress has been made so we can live to fight another day (even if it is with “allies” like a Democratic Party that will more than likely still not get the message of what they need to do -- and has, in fact, spent much of the past two years giving progressives the boot)? Perhaps our job, post-election, is to provide a gentle but swift boot in the bee-hind of the party whose mascot is an ass.
Right now, we've got 112 hours. Seems like enough.
A Boot to the Head ...from Michael Moore MichaelMoore.com
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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Monday, September 27, 2010
Here's part of it. At 3:54 Gary Cooper is handed Maurice's business card and the address is Rue Mallebranche. I think it's now spelled with one L... At 4:02 you can see my street and the stairs I climbed so many times to get back to my apartment.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
For starters, I've booked a trip to Paris for New Year's Eve and I'm taking one of my granddaughters. There's an old saying that however you spend NY's Eve is how the rest of the year will be and it certainly held true for my first Paris trip in Dec. 2008. New Year's eve was fabulous and so was the year that followed. Last NY's eve I spent on the computer and watching tv and so far, that's about all I've done this year.
So I was determined to make some changes and now I'm working on shedding excess weight to help my old knees get in shape for walking in Paris.
Restarting this blog is my next goal. The other blog, the Kissimme Daily is still in limbo. Not much happening here in Kissimmee and others write very nicely about Disney so not sure what I'll do with it.
Here's a photo from my first trip to Paris that I printed in grey tones and hand colored.
Monday, March 29, 2010
This is something the press isn't showing and it is frightening how many of my countrymen are so ignorant and racist. Someone said that almost 45 million people in this country are operating at a fourth grade education level. That does explain some of our past election results and the signage these people display.
Shame on us for tolerating this and not speaking up.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
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Thursday, January 21, 2010
One of my High School classmates sent me a link to this. We would head to the "Shore" every weekend in the summer and this was filmed the year I graduated. I probably spent that entire summer here.