Monday, August 24, 2009

Mental Health Break

The theme song of the Republican Party (The Party of No!)

Healthcare, Smealthcare

I read Matt Taibbi's article in Rolling Stone about the Healthcare debacle now working it's way through Congress. Very depressing indeed. You can read part of it online. Search the internets to see if any one has posted the whole thing if you want to read it all. And you should. If for no other reason than to re-inforce your belief that Congress is there for no other purpose than to fuck us all over.

Meanwhile Driftglass posted a link to movie critic Roger Ebert with his thoughts about universal healthcare. It's worth a read.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Early Winter Here In Northwest Mississippi

I see signs.

The sap is rising in the trees already.

My oak tree is shedding tiny acorns - lots of them.

I could be wrong.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Robert Novak dead at 78.

I hope you're rotting in hell right now.

I dance on your grave.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

We Lost Another Music Man

Jim Dickinson died yesterday. Memphis music has lost a very good friend.

He lived just up the road from me in Coldwater, Mississippi. I am sorry I never met him.

My condolences to his wife Mary and his sons Cody and Luther.


Saturday, August 15, 2009


Read P.M. Carpenter's post today.

I might have to comment on this later.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sad News...

Les Paul dead at 94.

I saw a documentary about him on PBS last year. There is nothing in the recording business he hasn't touched or influenced.

Rest in Peace Les!


Does The Ends Justify The Means?

I have been thinking about this brew-ha-ha over the healthcare debate and why all of this anger is coming to a head over it. If you really thing about it, it all began with Rush Limbaugh saying he hopes the President fails.

Then the stimulus bill had no votes from the republicans in the House. The GOP really thought they had traction opposing it.

Then the "tea parties" started and all of the folks who did not vote for Obama got whipped up into a tizzy by Limbaugh and other wingers on the radio along with sponsership from Fox News.

When the healthcare debate first started Senator DeMint (R-NC) stated that if they can get the President's proposal to fail it would be his Waterloo. That has turned out to be the clarian call for the Right. Everything they say, everything they do is to this end. The birther stuff, the tea-bagging, the deather stuff is about making the President fail. I haven't seen anything like this since the Clinton administration.

I look at the people raising hell at these meetings and think " I am willing to bet not one of these folks voted for Obama". I don't know why the media doesn't ask this question to the people who oppose healthcare reform when they have them on air. The truth is they hate the President, didn't vote for him and they want him to fail.

But does this help the Right's cause? And what is their cause anyway? I cannot think of one thing besides tax cuts for the rich the Republicans have ever proposed in the last two Republican administrations. They don't seem to know how to govern for the people of the United States. They know how to make their base happy but 30% at the most is the support they get. They have alienated the Latino vote and most of the black vote.

Republicans cannot tell you what they are for but they sure as hell can tell you what they are against. Right now it is President Obama.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I Don't Wanna

Feeling kinda blah so I haven't posted lately. It's the dog days of August here in Mississippi but I have to say the weather hasn't been as oppressive as usual this time of the year. So I really can't blame it on the weather.

Maybe it's the 'birthers, the tea baggers and the deathers that have me down. Watching everyone at their town hall meetings melt down into a bunch of old men in their front yards shouting "Get off my lawn!"

Most of the people I see ranting against the government look like they get a government check every month. I am willing to bet they have a Medicare card in their wallet too.

I am also willing to bet that they are all the same type of folks who say things like, " Everything was alright 'til the niggers moved in."

Just sayin'