Monday, July 14, 2014

Existing in New York City: Are We Ready for Hillbilly Hillary?

Say Goodbye to: Steve Post: I was still in shock over Margot Adler's death when just last night I found that Steve Post, a radio personality along with Margot on NYC's Pacifica station WBAI had died.  Steve Post was then what BAI should still be, a source of parody, incisive wisdom, and bitter deconstruction of what's always been wrong with this country: its politicians.  Post's favorite politician, Tricky Dick Nixon, was the man on whose head Steve poured his wry wit contradict bullshit with reversed shit.  A true American cynic has died. ,
Say Hello to Our Next President
Here's a sad tale by Jeffrey St. Clair on how "flat broke" Hill and Bill picked themselves up by their bootstraps and soon after leaving the White (Man's) House, this flat-broke couple of Arkansas backwards-state hillbillies' worth zoomed up past the 35 million mark...whew! that was a close call.  Read it and garner more love for Hillbilly Hillary Clinton:
Say Goodbye to: Margot Adler: I was quite shocked to read an NPR statement on the death of Margot Adler.  I came to NYC in 1969 and one of the first WBAI-FM personalities in those days was a young Margot Adler...and, yes, I knew she was the granddaughter of Alfred Adler (and Mortimer, too?) the psychiatrist...and, yes, I knew she was a witch and seriously into that realm of the psychologically mysterious (who knows what lurks in the minds of men?).  Back in the early eighties, I wrote a letter to NPR criticizing some programming that had to do with a British cat cruising around the USA opinionating on American blues.  Hey, I'm an admitted Anglophobe and my criticism was blasphemous of NPR and such idiotic programming.  Shortly afterwards, I got a call one afternoon.  It was Margot Adler.  She was calling me to thank me for my criticism of NPR programming and she confided in me that she, too, sided with me wholeheartedly in the matter.  We talked for over an hour.  I eventually got to tell her how much I used to dig her on BAI and her warm response to my praise encouraged me (I thought) to hit on her...OK, I simply asked her to let me take her to dinner, to which she replied that she was happily married and was a mother.  I apologized and she was very sweet about the whole thing.  Because of that phone call, I've since felt close to Margot in a parallel-line sense and I was transmogrified for a brief moment on reading of her death from cancer.  She was 68 years old.  Goodbye, to the good witch Margot. 
Why Hillary Should Never Be Elected President:
From watching the Clintons in the White House for eight years and from Hillary’s hawkish record as Senator and Secretary of State, there can be little doubt that her views are heartfelt.  She remains a lethal admixture of neocon and humanitarian imperialist views, an American Exceptionalist, giddy with American military power, arrogantly confident that “our values” are universal and determined that no other power, however peaceful, will achieve the military or economic might to stand up to the U.S.   As China rises, peacefully so far, consistent with its history and culture, and as Russia and Iran gain strength, her views could plunge us into a World War.  She is far too shallow, arrogant and bellicose to be President at a time when new thinking and considerable wisdom is needed.  The Clintons have already done quite enough damage to humanity.  It is long past time to stay their hand from doing more.

John V. Walsh at
Has Anybody Asked?
Why was a Malaysian airliner with nearly 300 people on board flying over a war zone?
Say Goodbye to: Johnny Winter, a fellow-Texan blues performer who was born in Beaumont, Texas, my mother's hometown.  I met Johnny when I lived in Austin in 1969 when he was in a band called Shiva's Headband (I may be wrong about him being in the band, but he was always hanging around them at the Armadillo).  Once on a gig in Mississippi with Muddy Waters, you hear Muddy tell Johnny, "Man, you play a lot of notes; I can't play that many notes." Johnny Winter, 70, American Hall of Fame blues guitarist (Nothin' but the Blues) and triple Grammy Award-winning producer (1978–1980).
No Change of Any Kind in the Coming Contaminated Air
I've been laughing my ass off watching how the media searchlights are turning on good ol' gal, Hillbilly "My Husband Shot His Wad on a Young Girl's Blue Dress" Hillary Clinton (has she dropped the Rodham?).  And Hillbilly's looking a little worn these days, her ass broadening daily and her hair getting scraggly and uneven grey.  She looks haggard even in makeup.  At the same time, Ol' Slick Willie's looking peachy cheeked and rich (which he and Hillary now are...filthy rich...hog-wallow rich, as they'd say were they still big shots in the backward state of Arkansas. (Just think, now Bill and Hillary could buy half that damn backward state and wouldn't have to worry about making deals with their friends over Whitewater (several of their pals went to prison remember?) and the CIA over flying CIA-Contra cocaine into to Mena, Arkansas, during Ronald "Raygun" Reagan's stupid attempt to save Nicaragua from the evil Sandinistas (bad commies).

It All Seems Like a Cruel Joke
How did human two-faced clowns like Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, G.W. Bush, Ol' Pappy Bush, John "Ketchup Slurpin"" Kerry, etc., get such God-damn hypnotic control over We Americans, the Dumbest People in the World?  These are White, narcissistic, sociopathic, power-hungry, spoiled-brat-types, Ivy-League-mind-controlled parasites with no sense of community, only a standing-before-a-full-length-mirror in admiration of their individual selves, those selves that would sell their children, their parents, their neighbors, their supporters down the river for a big untaxed wad of Corporate Corrupt Moolah (money most of which these corporations have stolen from the taxpayers anyway).  Yet, We the Dumbest People on Earth keep electing these freaks, keep having faith in their fingers-crossed promises.  Hillary knows if she gets elected president, the Slick Willie Clintons will become superrich and atop the Power Elite in a catbird seat.  The Clintons are in friendly competition with the Bushes (remember, Bill Clinton said Ol' Pappy Bush was his new best friend back when they formed a way to rip off a few hundred grand for their own pleasure by starting the famous Japanese Tsunami Fund).  What a bunch of truly evil people; yet, they stay at the top of the popularity polls no matter how sexually perverted, disgusting, lying, crooked, bullshitting, and backward thinking they are.  Hillbilly Hillary, trust me, even though a strong woman (acc. to her popularity poll), she's as backward thinking as any politician-parasite in Washington today.  No women national leaders have ever been for peace.  Indira Ghandi (she was assassinated, remember?), Golda Meir, Madame Bhuto, Margaret Thatcher, et. al.

The following from Common Dreams is by Jeff Cohen and is a truth-packed article about Hillary, the Clintonistas, and how Barack and Michelle Obama coming out of the corporate ass-kissing world stabbed us all in the back in favor of their own monetary gain and Power Elite position in the future.  The Obamas will leave office multimillionaires and soon their book contracts will add to their riches and so will speaking tours and corporate investing, etc.

You see: what peace is is a lull between wars.  Consistent peace is impossible.  For peace can only exist in a society that is weaponless (like Switzerland).  To have true peace, you would destroy all massive destructive weapons of war and decrease standing armies to merely border patrolers or National Guarders.  There are two sides to everything: without War we can have no Peace.  And we will never EVER end wars.  They're too profitable for the 1-percenters.

I once knew the world's richest man at the time (early 70s).  My wife worked for him.  He liked my wife; every man liked my wife; she was a Welch, Choctaw, Mexican blend of beauty and brains, a raven-haired fox who impressed every rich man she ever met.  In talking to this world's richest man over cocktails one night, the table discussion turned to war...nuclear war in this case.  This rich bastard...and by the way he was famous for living in one of his many jumbo jet planes and only landing to me, this guy did just that...said, if the Soviets, yeah they were the big buggaboo back in the 1970s with the cold war still going on, started a nuclear (of course We the People of the US can't wait to have a nuclear war) he would retire to one of his jumbo jets and fly away from where the war action was going on.  That's how dumb this guy was.  Because he was so rich, he thought he could avoid a nuclear holocaust by just flying above it.

The rich don't think like the average bears, folks.  Even if they were born in bitter poverty, once they get rich they turn their backs on the average bears.  I know.  My brother got rich and I saw him become a totally different human being than he was before he got rich.  He was still a good brother and he was a kind soul but when he got rich he didn't trust anybody, especially the rich men and women he socialized with in Dallas, and believe me, I've met some of the richest men and women in the world in my brother's Dallas home.

Is life boring?  Without money, yes, life is boring.  I can’t imagine what the desperately poor go through.  Yes, the poor are jealous of the rich.  That’s what keeps them kowtowing to them.  The rich hate the poor because either they were once poor or else being born rich they were taught to hate the poor…criminals, illegal immigrants, the imprisoned, the dopers, the lazy, the welfare scammers, black young men wearing hoodies.  It’s two worlds: the world of the rich and the world of the poor.  It always has been this way.  It’s the way most societies are set up.  Socialism will never be accepted because people don’t like to share.  Americans especially believe they are rugged individualists.  “You’re on your own, pal.”  These are true Social Darwinian attitudes.  Survival of the fittest: I am rich, therefore I’m going to survive. G.W. Bush, that scoundrel, said we were all supposed to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps.  Can you imagine this little privileged prick giving such advice?  He’s, of course, aiming that advice at the poor.  The question was often asked this little privileged prick: “What if I don’t have any boots?”  Or, “What if the boots I have have no straps?”  G.W. Bush, that little worthless prick, looks and sees he has a scratch on his specially ordered shoes.  What does he do?  He orders another pair from his favorite shoe store and the shoe dealer kisses his ass and orders him a new pair of shoes and all’s well, little Georgie has pulled himself up by his bootstraps.

Boos on the Jews
Hey, Net-in-Yahoo?  Didn't Hitler teach you Jews about the Final Solution?  So, hey, dude, why not build some hi-tech ovens (or the U.S. Government will supply them and the Zyclone B gas) and burn the god-damn Palestinians to nothing but bones and ashes.  I once knew an Israeli girl who had just been discharged from the Israeli military and while we were mafficking around, the subject of the Palestinians came up.  This girl looked at me and very seriously said, "We Israelis consider the Palestinians as dogs; they're not human.  Even the other Arabs hate them and consider them dogs."  So, hey, Net-in-Yahoo, you know what they do to stray dogs, they gas 'em.  There ya go, Bebe, ol' dude.  Do unto the Palestinians as the Nazis did unto you.  I mean bombing a hospital for the disabled would make old Adolph proud of you.  Killing 179 Palestinians, mostly women and children, when those stupid Hamas rockets haven't killed one Israeli yet is also a cool response.  So go ahead and bomb the bastards back to the Stone Age...oh, wait a minute, the Israelis have already bombed the Palestinians back to a Stone-Age-like existence.  So gas 'em all, Net-in-Yahoo.  And speaking of gas,
check this out:

Some Truth:

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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Existing in New York City: It's Time to Kill Some More Iraqis and Other Topics

Say Goodbye to: Charlie Haden, bass player extraordinaire.  Started playing music with the Haden Family Band as a singer.  Then he contracted polio that affected his throat and jaw, which meant he could no longer sing since he couldn't control his pitch.  So he took up the bass.  His jump to the top of the jazz bass world came when he joined Ornette Coleman's band, where he "followed" Ornette, as Haden said, because you could not presuppose what Ornette was going to play (he didn't play melodies, had no chordal designations, and would often go off on tangents during a tune). Charlie Haden, 76, American jazz bassist and bandleader, three-time Grammy Award winner (Nocturne, Land of the Sun, The Shape of Jazz to Come), post-polio syndrome.

Say Goodbye to: Don Lenhardt, baseball player and coach.  I first remember Don back when I was a kid involved with a great interest in Texas League baseball and Don Lenhardt was one of the all-star infielders in the league with the San Antonio Missions.  Don Lenhardt, 91, American baseball player and coach (St. Louis Browns/Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox)

Hot Damn!  We Celebrate the 4th of July Preparing to Continue and Re-continue War Upon War After War
Praise the Christian God, that merciful fabulous God of great warring love; a God who loves to just up and wipe out civilizations and wipe out whole passels of heathen disbelievers just on a whim that these people disobeyed one of HIS wacky orders ("Kill homosexuals!"  "Kill all of those who worship false gods, like Allah (even though Allah is the same God as Jehovah, the big Daddy Jewish God...think about it: "Yaweh" "Allah").  "If thou do not believe in ME, then to hell with the lot of you"),

We the People of the USA: Our Deluxe Killing Agencies Drone On
The almighty enemy, our greatest enemy since we had a cold war with the Soviet Union, is al-Queda (now identifying itself, according to our sociopathic keepers, as ISIS in Iraq).  Al-Queda seems to be an invincible enemy that has so far been our longest hounding enemy ever (I just saw that our security agencies are saying Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Yemen now have the capability of bringing Weapons of Mass Destruction (remember them?)(or "highly volatile explosives") on airliners thus demanding tighter security now on international flights to and from the USA).  I mean Hitler never successfully attacked the USA and blew down two architecturally tacky buildings, a miraculous feat that has led to the two longest wars in our nation's great warring history, both wars against countries that were no threat whatsoever to our precious national security.  What's even more miraculous about al-Queda is in spite of our president's constant trumpeting about how our forces have wiped out al-Queda leaders and combat forces only a few days later to have an al-Queda incident reappear wrapped in a new trumpeting about how we killed al-Queda leaders and supporters by drones in Yemen, where Obama found it necessary to drone-zap three American citizens living in Yemen, one a 17-year-old boy born in Denver.

Bomb 'em Back to the Stone Age
Old Obama and that idiot John "Phony Vietnam Hero" Kerry (remember how the Swift Boaters ridiculed this poor little rich boy and ex-District Attorney now reaping the rewards of having married old Charlie Heinz' widow, the Ketchup Queen; remember him coming out of the ocean wearing a fish suit?) find themselves in a dilemma with this new advent of warring factions in Iraq, what everyone with any sense warned would happen back in 2003 when 2 million of us marched in New York City against this illegal war started by our faux-president (he stole both elections, one from that wimp  Kerry and the other from that wimp Al "the Bore" Gore), Georgie Porgie Bush whose reasoning for his "preemptive" strike against Iraq was truly because Saddam Hussein tried to murder his old feeble and now wobbly Pappy (the Power Elite royalty live long lives). [May I here congratulate John "Ketchup Slurpin'" Kerry on his admission in Red China that he originally was opposed to the Iraq War and thinks getting involved in Bush and Cheney's illegal little war to end all wars was a big mistake.]

Just think, if Bill Clinton, that preacher boy from Arkansas with a roving eye for his kind of playmate (like Jennifer Flowers (remember her?), Paula Jones (Slick Willie paid her $75,000 to shut her up), and Monica Lewinsky (and that big cum stain on her blue dress)), had not have started bombing the bejesus out of Iraq and then Georgie Porgie Bush-baby (who's living like a duke down in Dallas with the Dutchess Pickles (shouldn't that really piss Americans off?)) had not have preemptively invaded their sovereign territory to occupy it with killer US troops who maimed and killed tens of thousands of Iraqis and displaced another 2 million Iraqis (remember Fallujah?)(remember Blackwater's killing innocent women, children, and noncombative men with impunity).  What would have happened if we had not invaded Iraq?  Or what would have happened if we had not invaded and tried to occupy Afghanistan (who had nothing to do with the blowing down of the World Trade Center now replaced by the most expensive office building ever built, whose prime tenant is the People's Republic of China (that's "Red China" when they were our big enemy and not holding billions of our debt in their vaults or making 80% of our consumer goods (clothes, teevees, computers, appliances, etc.))(do you recall that George W. Bush gave China our jet plane designs; plus remember he traded nuclear secrets (a boon for General Electric (that killer company)) for mangoes (shouldn't that have pissed Americans off?).

I can't believe most Americans have their heads buried in the sands of their ongoing debts, credit card arrears, student loan swindles, bankruptcy, home foreclosures, job losses, in trouble with the IRS.  Not a peep from them as their corporate-ass-kissing government goes around the world killing and maiming and displacing innocent people and making trade-pact deals that totally turn our lives over to corporate pirates and raiders, the destructive ideals of the Global Marketplace, the IMF, GATT (both the children of Slick Willie Clinton) and the World Trade Organization, etc.  Americans sheepishly look the other way as a criminal killer corporation like Monsanto destroys the world's organic food supplies with their genetically modified seeds (full of other animals' DNAs, DNAs that good scientists (as opposed to scientists that do what these criminal corporations' instruct them to do) are now saying are staying in our bodies affecting our genes and our children's genes forever more)("Quoth the Raven, 'Nevermore.'")

Again, I emphasize, as I have been doing for 6 years, We the People of the USA are stuck with a War Economy.  Without wars, we won't survive since we've allowed our global-conquering corporations (no longer with allegiance to our national dilemmas but in control of our lives) take over the world full sway (i.e., Goldman-Sachs, Monsanto, General Electric, Halliburton, Bank of America, Wells-Fargo, Quicken Loans, etc.).

So have a great 4th of July.  A chance to remind ourselves who our true enemy is.  As Pogo said, "We have met the enemy and he is US."

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