Sunday, July 05, 2009

Hot Florida nights, men in tights

Yes, despite the rain which delayed the fireworks, it was a great 4th of July in beautiful Stuart Florida. We watched the spectacle, sponsored by a local car dealer famous for bilking the elderly, aboard a friend's Hattaras and trying, as usual, to avoid talking about politics. As crazy as it was a year ago, it's crazier now that the last few decades of Republican policy and economic theory have been wilfully forgotten and new memories forged about the way we were.

In nearby West Palm Beach, not far from the homes of Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh, politicians and propagandists were out working the crowds of tea flavoured idiots, some dressed in items of late 18th century attire.
"Yes, we do need change, you can start by giving me my money back!"
yelled Joyce Kaufman, of AM station 850-WFTL.
"I don't care which side of the aisle you're on, if you're taking money away from my children, you've got to go"
said
GOP Congressional candidate Edward Lynch who lost the 2008 race to a Democrat. Of course he cares about little else, but who knows whether he really believes our current predicament derives from the expensive attempts of the current administration to keep our economy alive long enough to recover and not from the decades of "debt doesn't matter' and "upper bracket tax cuts boost the economy" and "freedom isn't free?"

"yes, I had doubts about George Bush, but this guy. . ." was a common theme, as though any of the people clinging to it actually did anything to question the years of borrowing, revenue cutting, removal of oversight, deregulation, expense bloating and war mongering, the newly legalized scams and frauds and schemes and practices that have characterized those on that "side of the aisle." In fact most of these people would have deported you, if they could have, simply for questioning the Right Wing Religion.

To me, it's like yelling about dental bills when you haven't brushed your teeth or seen a dentist for 20 years. It's like complaining about how the repair bills are putting you into debt when you let the Sex Pistols crash at your house for years and left your checkbook and credit cards and key to the liquor cabinet on the kitchen table. It's your own damn fault and many of us predicted this collapse years ago to a chorus of your jeers and accusations.

Sure the dentist may be too expensive or the contractor may not be the best, but when you let it all go to hell, when you wouldn't listen to any advice, it's your fault and wearing three-cornered hats, knee length pants and tights in the 90 degree heat isn't going to get "your" money back after you spent it on a useless war that cost nearly as much as WW II and on gifts to the richest men and corporations in the world.

6 comments:

Baltazar said...

RIGHT ON !

RR said...

Amazing how everyone is now a fiscal conservative...

A couple of years ago spending a billion + / month wasn't even on the radar for most people.

Somehow pouring cement, building a power grid and otherwise revitalizing the infrastructure of a country(ies) on the other side of the world is totally ok... But spend ANY money on THIS country -- to save OUR jobs and your a socialist scumbag who must be stopped.

We don't deserve to exist as a country... The whole mess (majority) should be kept in a mental hospital away from sharp objects.

TRUTH 101 said...

I had to laugh at my own hometown's teabag party. They claimed it was nonpartisan but two of the featured speakers were a former republican mayor and the current local republican party chairman. Of course they all bowed their heads whenever Reagan's name was spoken. He knew how to be frugal. He didn't spend us into insurmountable debt. He didn...... Oh. Never mind. God bless America.

Capt. Fogg said...

It's hard to be angrier or more misanthropic than I've become. Yeah, it's a huge open-air nut house out there and I don't have much hope for the future.

mrsleep said...

Invest in Nut futures.............

Capt. Fogg said...

Derangement derivatives?