“You can’t just sit around and make protest albums all your life; eventually it comes to the point where you have to do something.” — Paul Kantner
THE RIGHT’S GLOVES ARE OFF
So, Mitch Daniels went all the way Sunday morning. He appeared on Fox News (where else?) and called for the elimination of public sector unions.
That’s Rich, Mitch
Next week, Donald Trump and Mitt Romney will appear on Fox to call for the elimination of the 50 states. They will be replaced, under the Hair Hell/Mitt Plan, by fiefdoms run by the leading corporations on the Fortune 500 list.
On June 24th, Ron Paul will present his proposal to declare the national deity whichever plutocrat happens to occupy the Richest Man in America spot each particular week.
Sometime in July, Saint Ronald Reagan is expected to arise from the dead, speak briefly on the Fox News Sunday program, and then ascend into heaven.
AROUND TOWN MONDAY
THE DOLLAR IS DOWN
“Prosperity gospel” bunk artist Creflo Dollar harangued his congregation yesterday about his arrest on charges of physically abusing his 15-year-old daughter.
He denied everything, natch. “I want the church family to know that all is well in the Dollar household,” he thundered.
Charged With Battery, Family Violence, & Child Cruelty
Here’s a personal message to Dollar: Your own daughter caused you to be cuffed, printed, and given a room in the Lockup Hotel. Your own daughter. All is not well in your household.
By the way, the holy loon’s wife is named Taffi Dollar. Did a comedy writer come up with this stuff?
Daffy & Taffi
His congregation numbers some 20,000 trusting souls. He is reported to have owned a couple of Rolls Royces. He flies around in a private Gulfstream jet. He lives in a million dollar home in Georgia as well as a $2.5M pad in Manhattan. He tells his sheep that Jesus and his old man want them to be rich, rich, rich, just like him. Then he asks them to send him dough. Loads of it. How much? No one can say precisely. MinistryWatch.com has rated him F in financial transparency.
The New York Post reports that his church rakes in $65M a year.
Oh, and his ministry doesn’t pay any taxes.
Wouldn’t you love to do to him what his daughter says he did to her?
Mad magazine is still at it. (h/t to Brady Haston from Tennessee.)
TEA PARTY-ISTS ARE LOONS BUT THEY’RE SMART
Bill Maher’s right. (Go to the 2:42 mark in the vid.)
He smacked the Occupy Wall Street and street protest crowds Friday.
OWS and the rest of the dance-on-the-pavement bunch who think The Man is afraid of them because they wear bandannas over their faces have to start thinking about real change in a real world.
NATO Protesters In Chicago
Playing cowboys and Indians on the streets may be fun but it gets nothing done.
Let’s start holding Town Hall meetings.
Let’s start registering voters.
Let’s run voter shuttles on election day.
Let’s start packing school boards, county commissions, city councils, and other small legislative bodies
Then let’s focus on the House and the Senate.
Let’s withdraw our money from gargantuan banks.
Let’s start credit unions.
Let’s pack municipal, state, and federal legislative sessions.
Let’s apply real pressure.
Whee! I’m Changing The World!
Here’s Maher: “It seems to be working for the Tea Party. I mean, think of it, three years ago the Tea Party was just a few hundred diabetics angry at blacks and gays for making them feel old. But now they have 62 seats in Congress.”
Believe me, NATO ministers and investment bank CEOs and corporate rapists don’t care who you are under that bandana nor do they care what your placard reads.
Or Your Chest
Maher nails it. I’m all for protest, free speech and dancing in the streets. But then that righteous anger needs to be translated into political action that is pragmatic, strategic and…..effective! Time to move juvenile rebellion into adult action that really might move some mountains.
“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness”
The whole concept of a counter-culture is to break from institutions and limit their controlling influences. OWS doesn’t want to run things, they want recognition, basic fairness and accountability by the prevailing majority.
The tea-party, OTOH, wants the power to tell people how they must live and behave.
One of my FB friends is a staunch Ron Paul supporter — which has its value, because now I don’t have to seek out articles and videos, he posts them — but he says things like, “Ron Paul is changing the GOP!” to which I have to reply, a political party changes when the money changes. Voters are incidental. The GOP’s money hasn’t changed, and they will make Mitt their nominee, if they have to boldly and baldly change all of their delegate-counting rules in the middle of the convention to make it so.