Archive for November 16th, 2011

Burgess Meredith

November 16, 2011

It’s his birthday…

And once upon a time he did commercial voice over work for the national dairy board.


They Chase Their Dreams and We Catch Their Shit

November 16, 2011

They want to choke government down. They want to drown government in a bathtub. What other homicidal metaphors will the right wing deploy to say the public must be gutted at the expense of the private?

Let’s be clear, the right wing doesn’t hate government.  They only hate that “for the people” part of government.  The part that says the government is there to serve the public.  Unfortunately, the right learned long ago that private interests can more thickly butter their bread, and it is the private interests they’ve chosen to serve.

So the right continually speaks disparagingly of the federal government.  They engage in violent fantasies, anthropomorphizing government in order to commit murder against it.  And if the government isn’t going to be there to help people, then I too say, murder the fucking thing.  I’ll allow my murderous metaphor to be one of deliberate starvation.  No taxes for no one.  Let the parks and libraries die.  Watch the police and fire departments whither and infrastructures fail.  Privatize the military and turn it against the people it once protected. See cities burn, protesters strafed in air raids. Witness education, science and literacy fall to ruin, and see the free trade paradise our masters crave blossom when our dispirited and broken citizenry can do a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay… as long as you consider 15 hours for 30 bucks fair.  This is how Lincoln’s nightmare comes true. This is how that government of the people, by the people, for the people, can perish from the earth.