Wednesday, October 31, 2012

From the New Musical Barack O, Superstar

Act 1, Scene 1: Obama On My Mind


My mind is clearer now - at last all too well
I can see where we all soon will be
If you strip away the myth from the man
You will see where we all soon will be
Barack! You've started to believe the things they say of you
You really do believe your talk so odd is true
And all you think you've done will soon get swept away
You've begun to matter more than the things you say

Listen Barack I don't like what I see
All I ask is that you listen to me
And remember - I've been your right hand man all along
You had set them all on fire
They thought they found the new Messiah
They will vote you out now - found they're wrong
I remember when this whole thing began
No talk of 'Pres' then - we called you a man
And believe me - my admiration for you hasn't died
But every word you say today
Gets twisted round some other way
And they'll impeach you if they find you've lied

Nairobi your famous son should have stayed a great unknown
Like his father sawing wood - he'd have made good
Lying back and sleeping deep would have suited Barack, yeep
He'd have caused nobody's harm - no-one alarm

Listen Barack talk no more of your race 
Change the subject please - at least with some grace
You praised 'Occupy' - have you forgotten how put down they are?
I am frightened by the press
For the truth they may yet guess
And they'll crush us if we go too far
Listen Barack to the warning I bray
Please remember that I want us to stay
But it's sad to see our chances weakening with every hour
All your followers were blind
Too much Obama on their minds
It was beautiful but now it's sour
Yes it's all gone sour.....

Biden 2016!

No, really. His hat is in the ring.

From his Second Inaugural:

"My fellow Americans, read my lips: a new generation of Americans, that have brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, with a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage, under a thousand points of light, avoiding all entanging alliances, shall have nothing to fear but fear itself. For you must ask not what your country can do for you, for we shall whip inflation now, and tear down this wall, for Poland does not consider herself under Soviet domination. And so, my fellow Americans, let us bind up the nation's wounds, caring for his widow, while feeling lust in our heart, but I did not have sex with that woman, for I am not a crook."

One thing I'll say for him: Biden has billiard balls the size of... um.... never mind. (Yes, I know I ran this before. So sue me already.)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


...UH... no.

I keep getting Emails about how "OBAMA HAS ISSUED 900 EXECUTIVE ORDERS!!!!!!"

Election year horsehockey, brothers. Examine this table.

(Although this table does not include ONE executive order issued on 10/26/2012.)

Gang, I want Obama removed as much as ANYBODY. But we NEED to tell the truth... particularly on something that anyone can check on the Internet in five minutes!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Final Word......

Says it all. ROMNEY/RYAN 2012.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Vote Appropriately...

...after viewing this advertisement for the Obama campaign.

I have trust that, once this add is carefully viewed, the choice for who should be our next President should be obvious.
"I am Barack Obama, and I approve this message."

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Words of Wisdom from The Devil's Den

With thanks to my Facebook friend, Michael Bentley:

This is a different kind of army. If you look at history you'll see men fight for pay, or women, or some other kind of loot. They fight for land, or because a king makes them, or just because they like killing. But we're here for something new. This has not happened much, in the history of the world: We are an army out to set other men free. America should be free ground, all of it, from here to the Pacific Ocean. No man has to bow, no man born to royalty. Here we judge you by what you do, not by who your father was. Here you can be something. Here is the place to build a home. But it's not the land. There's always more land. It's the idea that we all have value, you and me. What we're fighting for, in the end... we're fighting for each other.

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
July 2 1863

Gettysburg Pennsylvania
(I've since been informed that this is a speech from a movie and not historical. Well, if it isn't historical, it *should* be.)

Friday, October 19, 2012

It's That Simple

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Harry Potter Meets Professor Lehrer

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Barack Obama and the Untermenschen

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Snowball in Hell

'You don't want Jones to come back, do you, comrades?' Snowball said, skipping back and forth and wagging his tail. It was most convincing. No, they didn't want Jones to come back." - Animal Farm

Pelosi: "Validation" Of Romney Will "Take Us To A Period Before Lyndon Johnson"

Nancy Pelosi thinks Romney will turn back the clock, where old times and segregation and Jim Crow are not forgotten.

What she's really afraid of is that Romney will turn back the clock to where her husband and his multinational corporation connections will not be able to suck money out of the Federal pot like some sort of grotesque, oversized helicopter-scale mosquito.

Nancy Pelosi? Your day is over. Retire before the FBI catches up with you.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A! Bawakawa, Pousse', Pousse'.....

Happy 72nd Birthday, John Lennon. God rest you.

Monday, October 8, 2012

7 Even More Incredible Things About Romney

The good folks at have given us "Seven Incredible Things About Romney You Probably Didn't Know."

Good article. But it doesn't tell the whole story....

Seven Even More Incredible Things About Romney You Probably Didn't Know!

7. That he once beat up Chuck Norris in high school because he thought he was a geek, thus inspiring Chuck's later career.

6. That he singlehandedly killed Osama Bin Laden's dog by stuffing it in a pooch container and driving around on vacation with it on the roof of his car.

5. That he has been collecting $10 million in welfare and social security since birth. Every year. And never paid any taxes on any of it. (Really! I heard about it on the internet!)

4. That his wife has been faking her illness her whole life in order to maintain her superhero secret identity (she's actually Elastigirl).

3. That his children never lied to him, except on one occasion when one chopped down the cherry tree... and kept insisting he didn't do it.

2. That he fed his own daughter to the bore worms. (Sorry, that was Ryan. Never mind.)

1. That he lost the debate last week after being caught with a cheat sheet on his hanky.

(Hey. I said they were incredible, didn't I?)

At Last, An Honest Military Recruiting Commercial

Sunday, October 7, 2012

For Those About To Rock.....

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Who Won The Debate?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Bar Stool Economics of the US Tax System

  • Bar Stool Economics of the US tax system (Authorship unknown)

    Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100.
    If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

    The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing;

    The fifth would pay $1.

    The sixth would pay $3.

    The seventh would pay $7.

    The eighth would pay $12.

    The ninth would pay $18.

    The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

    So, that's what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. 'Since you are all such good customers, he said, 'I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20.' 

    Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.

    The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes, so the first four men were unaffected.

    They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men - the paying customers?

    How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fair share?'

    They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share,  then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.

    So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.

    And so: The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings)

    The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).

    The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).

    The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).

    The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).

    The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

    Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free.

     But once outside the restaurant the men began to compare their savings.

    'I only got a dollar out of the $20,'declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man,' but he got $10!'

    'Yeah, that's right,' exclaimed the fifth man. 'I only saved a dollar, too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than I!'

    'That's true!!' shouted the seventh man. 'Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!'

    'Wait a minute,' yelled the first four men in unison. 'We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!'

    The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

    The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him.

    But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important: they didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

    And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. 

    The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction.

    Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. 

    In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

    RLK here. Per SNOPES, the authorship of this little essay is a mystery. All I know is that I didn't write it... but I wish I did.