June 24, 2013

Surprise, surprise!

"Surprise, surprise!"

A recent incident in my daily activities reminded me of the old 60s staple, the Arlo Guthrie ballad of Alice's Restaurant. In researching this, I made an incredible discovery: Arlo Guthrie deserted the ranks of the Democrat party and became a registered Republican! In fact, he endorsed Ron Paul in the last presidential

In earlier years, at least from the 1960s to the 1980s, Guthrie had taken a decidedly leftist approach to American politics. In his often lengthy comments during concerts his expressed positions were consistently anti-war, anti-Nixon, pro-drugs and in favor of making nuclear power illegal. However, he apparently regarded himself as more an individualist than the major youth culture spokesperson he had been regarded as by the media, as evidenced by the lyrics in his 1979 song "Prologue": "I can remember all of your smiles during the demonstrations, ... and together we sang our victory songs though we were worlds apart."

In 1984, he was the featured celebrity in George McGovern's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in Guthrie's home state of Massachusetts, performing at rallies and receptions.

More recently he became a registered Republican; Guthrie endorsed Texas Congressman Ron Paul for the 2008 Republican Party nomination. He said, "I love this guy. Dr. Paul is the only candidate I know of who would have signed the Constitution of the United States had he been there. I'm with him, because he seems to be the only candidate who actually believes it has as much relevance today as it did a couple of hundred years ago. I look forward to the day when we can work out the differences we have with the same revolutionary vision and enthusiasm that is our American legacy."[13] He told The New York Times Magazine that he is a Republican because, "We had enough good Democrats. We needed a few more good Republicans. We needed a loyal opposition."

About once a month, Guthrie posts short writings to the Announcements area of www.arlo.net, often sounding libertarian themes. However, on February 1, 2011, his post was to promote the cause of the public employee unions being opposed by Wisconsin Republicans, and to favor the cause of labor unions in general. Previously Guthrie had made comments in public disparaging musicians' unions and stating that he had refused to join one.

..well, on that last paragraph, you can't win 'em all, I suppose. But the way Mr Guthrie is going, I fear that his politics and mine will merge sooner than most Democraps what with Marco Rubio going all weak-kneed and joining that drooler John McCain and Limp-dick Lindsay and John Boner and the rest of the spineless GOP currently selling out conservative principles to the highest bidder in D. C. -- the dirty, rotten bastages.

By the way, here are a couple of riffs from some comedians who have passed into the great beyond that you might find interesting. The common theme, of course, is pointing out what a Charley Foxtrot good ol' liberal causes really are:

And another more timely, but no less piquant:

And, for those wanting to re-live their drug-fogged 60s, here is Arlo's Thanksgiving tour de force for the sake of old times:

And, finally, one final taste of those wonderful forgotten years:

(Sure brings back memories, don't it Odie?)


June 17, 2013

What's in store..

A store that sells new husbands has opened in New York City , where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates:

You may visit this store ONLY ONCE! There a re six floors and the value of the products increase as the shopper ascends the flights. The shopper may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!

So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband. On the first floor the sign on the door reads:

Floor 1 - These men Have Jobs

She is intrigued, but continues to the second floor, where the sign reads:

Floor 2 - These men Have Jobs and Love Kids.

'That's nice,' she thinks, 'but I want more.'

So she continues upward. The third floor sign reads:

Floor 3 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, and are Extremely Good Looking.

'Wow,' she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.
She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 4 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help With Housework.

'Oh, mercy me!' she exclaims, 'I can hardly stand it!'

Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 5 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, Help with Housework, and Have a Strong Romantic Streak.

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor, where the sign reads:

Floor 6 - You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store.

To avoid gender bias charges, the store's owner opened a New Wives store just across the street.

The first floor has wives that love sex.

The second floor has wives that love sex and have money and like beer.

The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors have never been visited.

June 15, 2013

The Jooooooooooooz..

It's all their fault!

Here is a wonderful preview video of the roots of the IAF:

..when this vid hits the public, I'm there. These folks are good people and they got huge stones. Can you imagine us holding off the combined aggressor forces of the Chi-Coms, USSR, Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo, Saddam Hussein, Iran, the Ottoman empire, the Persian Empire, the Roman Empire, and the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots (whom I despise) with our current military? That's about what it was like for these guys in 1948.

Not only that, but the four pilots that volunteered had to evade OUR OWN FBI and a blockade to get to Israel. AND they ended up flying war surplus German Messerschmidts in old Luftwaffe flying togs. What immense irony.

And they still kicked the crap out of all of those camel-turd-sucking towel heads.

When I grow up, that's the team I want to play for.


June 6, 2013

Return engagement..

Lain fallow for a time as my life has become a living nightmare. I am, nonetheless, celebrating the fact that I don't have to carry a 9 mm. I mean that tutu you have to wear when you do is all scratchy in the crotch 'n stuff.


..and then there's this: