Thursday, April 16, 2009

Good riddance!

And don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out. Sounds like Texas pretty-boy governor Rick Perry has been smoking too much of that Republican tea and thinks he's intimidating the USA by reminding us that Texas could just secede from the Union if they wanted to. So much for the great depth of that passionate "patriotism" that wafted out of that state like a bad smell during the Bush years. Of course they'll round up their long horn cattle and the attendant bullshit only if
“. . . Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that.”
Indeed, who knows -- maybe a bit of sanity and representational Democracy for the rest of us?

Washington thumbing it's nose means restoring the top tax bracket to far, far below its historical levels and giving a tax break to 95% of us if you speak Republican. "Texas is a very unique place" he says. It is: too unique to remain part of the US.

"In God we trust" said Sam the pretend plumber Wurzelbacher to a demented Michigan crowd yesterday.
"Say that too loud in some parts of America and you will be shot. It’s terrible." A terrible lie would be closer to the truth. I have and you won't be and no one ever has been. Hardly anyone cares these days.

What they do care about is the failure of deregulation and massive tax breaks for the really rich to do anything but bring on catastrophe. What they do care about is the betrayal of all of us by the Republicans. Could it be that there's something in all this tea other than a misunderstood and misapplied metaphor? Such flights from reality into mass hysteria usually stand out in history books as markers for events we wish never happened, but if there's any meaning to this repudiation of the blind patriotism traditional with the far right and hysteria about the deficit spending that's been the core of Republican practical economics since Reagan I don't think it's anything but an attempt to take by mob action what they couldn't keep by democratic means. It's proof that the new Right is the old Confederacy without the slaves. This isn't anything like the destruction of tea at Boston harbor, it's like the shots fired at Fort Sumter 148 years ago this week.

So while the third string intellectuals dance about the funny farm with their little tea bags and their big lies trying to distract us from reality, the corporate media continue that American tradition of fomenting war to sell papers and try to distract from the truth by balancing sanity with sedition and dementia.


Brian Krenz said...

That comment by Texas' governor has got to be one of the most irresponsible things I have ever heard.

Buffalo said...

"Rick Perry has been smoking too much of that Republican tea"

Great line, Capt. Excellent piece.

Capt. Fogg said...

That makes two states with governors who have shown interest in secession.
Let 'em leave!

RR said...

The best thing we could possibly do would be to let Texas - and a few other states - secede.

Good riddance indeed.

Capt. Fogg said...

Someone pointed out to me that Alaska citizens receive twice as much from the Federal government as they pay out in taxes which makes them the moocher state and of course the only Socialist state since they get a share of oil profits. Isn't it marvelous how Republican Dementia Syndrome can confuse people?

We would save money by letting them go, but they would be stupider than even I think they are if they tried.