Dirty Rotten Republicans

delay and norquistIn reading this you define yourself as one of the very few Americans who are informed about much of anything at all. Billy Ball and Molly Mall haven’t a clue, and when it comes to anything even the least bit conclacapated, they shut themselves down. This has been the case in what we call the Abramoff Affair which the public (and even I, until lately) saw as nothing more than a couple of rich white guys ripping off the Indians. What’s new?
We all have our excuses as to how this Right-wing crapism came to control not only all branches of government, but our very soul. Some blame talk radio and Fox News, others say it’s the fault of the intellectually disabled Religious Right. Some believe it is the fear of terrorism turning Soccer Moms into Simpering Paranoids. Many think it has been vote suppression realized by the fiascos in Florida/2000 and Ohio/2004. And not to forget perhaps the biggest excuse, a wussified Democrat Party.
All this was put out to pasture with the airing of a recent two hour PBS documentary. All our conjecture has been wrong, the success of the Reactionary Right was dependent upon taking control of the election process by controlling its financing, bribery.
Moyers on America – Capitol Crimes of Jack Abramoff is perhaps the most important political television event since Edward R. Murrow took down Joe McCarthy fifty years ago. The sad part of this well documented program was that if I clicked past it out of boredom, I imagine so did most everyone else, leaving it seen by all of 19 people.
I am reminded of that scene in Clockwork Orange where Alex is strapped to a chair with his eyelids clamped to his forehead and force fed sound and video for a few weeks to help IT sink in. Everyone in America should suffer the same regards this PBS documentry, for if that could be managed, the only thing remaining of the Wingnut Wing of the GOP would be a few horrid footnotes in tomorrow’s history books.
Remember how the Right laughed and the Left cringed when Hillary Clinton made her claim that there was a vast right-wing conspiracy to do her and her husband in? Though both sides knew that was certainly true, the Left realized it would be grist for the conservative talkshow mill painting the First Lady as a delusional paranoid no matter the truth of the matter. And of course it worked for them. It was at that very point in time that the most corrupt political conspiracy in American history began. The players: Newt Gingrich, Dick Armey, Tom DeLay and Grover Norquist, with Jack Abramoff, Ralph Reed and Michael Scanlon playing bit roles.

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Beatles worse than Snoop Dogg, Akon, T.I. and Paul Wall put Together

Houston, we have a problem.

Artist David Adickes has completed his 36 foot high scuplutre of the Beatles in Downtown Houston. Not everyone is pleased, least of all Kiffin Emanuael.

It would be worth the money to get a couple of front row seats for the next Snoop Dogg, Acon, T.I. or Paul Wall concert and invite Kiffin to come along. I think I would enjoy watching someone as  horrid as Kiffin drop dead next to me.

Kiffin exemplifies the central human problem we have suffered since the first caveman stepped up on a rock to shout, "You must all be like me!" Had everyone agreed, now 50,000 years later, we would still have bones in our nose having Kiffin telling us where to poop.

If reading Kiffin gives you that glow of feeling far more intelligent and magnanomous than you really are, there are about a thousand such examples on our Hate Mail page.

Letter to Ken Hoffman in the Houston Chronicle 6/17/2007

I am surely glad that I don’t live within eyesight of a monstrosity like a Beatles statue. Who in their right mind would waste the energy to create a monument to four British boys who claimed to be "more popular than Jesus," smoked marijuana and generally disregarded society’s norms in terms of behavior, attitude, appearance and several other ways? If I was in view of such a misguided attempt to glorify "drug taking, anti-religious hippies," I would institute legal action to have such a disrespectful item removed immediately and forthwith.

There are times I wish my ex-employer, Pan Am, would never have consented to the request of the Beatles’ agent and permitted them to fly into this country; we would be much better off than we are!

Kiffin Emanuel, Huntsville

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