The Obama Health Care Summit: Regressives, Democrats, Where Are The Progressives?

Health Care Summit: Regressives, Democrats, Where Are The Progressives?
by Davis Fleetwood
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Watching Obama talk tough with the Regressives yesterday was invigorating, wasn’t it?

Here was the President, leading on an issue that matters so much to so many people in a transparent healthcare debate. Even if this transparency came after a year of public debate and back room dealing with big Pharma wherein Obama promised to block any Congressional efforts to bargain for lower drug prices. Even if such back room dealings insure against the highly unlikely event of any significant number in the house or senate growing a spine considering that Health Insurers and their employees have donated 2.2 million to the top 10 recipients in the House and Senate, while Drug makers gave 3.3 million to the same group since 2005. The biggest beneficiaries include regressives John McCain and Democrat Max Baucus who, as the head of the Finance Committee has a thing or two to say about health insurance reform.

So, while Obama’s Health Care Summit has pundits like Chris “I forgot he was a black man” Matthews literally frothing at the mouth and anchoring expanded 3 hour coverage of this unexpected political Superbowl between the Democrats and the Regressives one thing is for certain and two things for sure.

One: This is not a debate about health care. It is a debate about health insurance. Obama’s plan will do many things, not the least of which will be to strengthen the financial portfolios of those who are invested in health insurance stocks. It is taking taxpayer money and funneling it directly, in the form of mandates, into the pockets of insurance companies who will continue to honor their commitment to shareholders, not patients.

And two: The progressive position – single payer, Medicare for all, was never allowed to become part of the debate. Not yesterday. Not since Obama has been in office. This solution would have eliminated waste; indeed, it would have eliminated the whole organized criminal activity that makes up the health care insurance industry while covering everyone.

The regressive argument against this- and even the lame Obama plan was articulated by regressive Lamar Alexander yesterday when he said, “the federal government does not do comprehensive well we are just to big, as a country.”

So what does our States United- the federal government, do well?

We do war, isn’t that right regressives? Democrats? We are doing our darndest to ensure that when the end of days comes and the book of history is closed, that the USA is still king of the hill.

So, my fellow Americans, we can work on a state-by-state level to enact Medicare for all, as California just did. That is one option.  Or the nation can look itself honestly in the mirror and acknowledge that even if we can not muster the empathy to act on the fact that, given our current foreign policy, that the long term survival of the human race is predicated on the peaceful dismantling of the United States, perhaps the survival instincts of those of us not in the richest 1% in this country will realize, like Regressive Lamar Alexander that wherever BIG GOVERNMENT of THE USA HAS GONE it has, almost without exception, broken things beyond repair.

Look at Vietnam. Hiroshima. Iraq. Native America. And now, pressing into the 21st century, we remain the only developed nation in the world to willfully stand by and allow our citizens to die for lack of health care.

45,000 deaths a year, according to a recent Harvard study. That is like 15 9/11’s.

The United States of America is too big for its own good.

And my fellow patriots- if you truly stand for the principles set forth in our Constitution, then you must perforce agree that our country can stand a healthy debate about whether or not it deserves to continue existing.

Empires fall. I acknowledge that the founding fathers were certainly on to something, but any close observer of the U.S. over the past several decades must come to this conclusion: it is time to hit the reset button.

Small is the new big.

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Joe Stack: Don’t Hate The Player, Hate The Game

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Joe Stack: Don’t Hate The Player, Hate The Game
by Davis Fleetwood
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I have to admit, if Joeseph Stack had flown his plane into the new headquarters of Goldman Sachs, it would be tempting to label him a hero. His political leanings notwithstanding, his act clearly falls within the FBI definition of a Domestic Terror attack. And while the rope a dope the right wing is playing with this political hot potato as they cajole more Tea Party momentum out of this act is despicable, it is but one more distraction in the false fight between right and left in this country.

Currently, the pendulum of momentum in the rotating firing squad that is our failing duopoly is swinging rapidly to back to the right, and conservatives harnessed this momentum last weekend during the Conservative Political Action Conference while pundits, spin maestros, and other assorted three card monte criminals did their best to convince you all that any of it mattered.

You can say one thing about the new look conservative movement: they don’t lack for theatrics. On opening day of the CPAC, Tea Party Terrorist Joseph Stack helped kick off the festivities- and draw attention to the circus, by setting his house alight, posting an anti tax manifesto online and flying his single engine plane into an IRS building in Austin, Texas.

It is important to understand that The Tea party is made up of three distinct arms:

One: the highly visible and politically powerful costume parade of wack jobs that want to turn the clock back to 1776.

Two: The armed openly armed militias like the Oath Keepers, founded by ex Ron Paul aide Stewart Rhodes whose membership, according to a recent Mother Jones feature article:

consists of men and women in uniform, including soldiers, police, and veterans. At regular ceremonies in every state, members reaffirm their official oaths of service, pledging to protect the Constitution—but then they go a step further, vowing to disobey “unconstitutional” orders from what they view as an increasingly tyrannical government.

The Third Arm of the Tea Party includes sleeper terrorist cells. Following the Al Qaeda template, individuals and small groups act alone and under the radar, executing acts of terror in pursuit of the greater Tea Party objective.

And while the soldiers in this third arm remain invisible until they become martyrs for the cause, they are certainly goaded on by libertarian and tea party leaders. In the hours following this, Conservative talk show host and nationally syndicated columnist Jay Severin asked openly and repeatedly repeated: “was Richard Stack a Terrorist? I don’t know the answer to that question,” he said “I can only answer it with another question- were the founding fathers Terrorists? According to King Henry the 8th they certainly were. But the founding fathers are my heroes.”

And it is not just pundits, elected officials like the great white hope who just rode into Washington on the wave created by the Tea Party- I am speaking of course to that male model turned truck driver Scott Brown- utilized his fist television interview since taking office to rationalize Joseph Stack’s suicide mission.

Not that he stands alone among those who have taken the oath of office.

Representative Stephen King, a Republican from Iowa, clamored to get his views on the record about the matter. Specifically, he sympathizes with Joe Stack, and urged listeners to implode the IRS.

The larger point being missed here is that as this shell game of the ever rotating momentum between Republicans and Democrats continues to swing back and forth, the middle class is disappearing, our debt is increasing, we are still the only developed nation in the world that allows our citizens to die for lack of health insurance and American Foreign policy- consistent no matter who is in office, continues it’s murderous imperial reach across the globe. The only constant is that wealth continues to rise to the top aided by criminal negligence (a lack of Wall Street regulation) and government bailout programs that are best summarized by Matt Taibi’s recent Rolling Stone article, “Wall Street Bailout Hustle”: where the government  “lent to insolvent institutions, against shit collateral, at zero percent interest. We told these guys to drink themselves sober.”

All the world’s a stage, and the ideological fight between democrats and republicans continues to play out before our eyes, but one things for certain: you can’t win at three card monte.

Don’t hate the player hate the game.

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Shaun White vs. Corporatism

Shaun White vs. Corporatism
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Even the cynicism of a Godless Commie faggot like me was awed by Shaun White winning the Half Pipe Gold.

I know- the Olympics are more than just a place where citizens of the world gather in a peaceful cross cultural celebration- it is a Hypercapitalist orgy held in a police state under new construction on stolen indigenous lands.

It is true, there is much offered up by the Olympics with which to take offense. Shawn White’s Gold medal winning half pipe run is not one of them.

And just to be clear. This is not about nationalism. I could give a shit if Shaun White did his front side to fakie double cork 1080-barrel roll for fucking AL Quada- that kid just makes your spirit soar. The spirit and clarity of sports- the rooting for your favorite team or players- has a certain simplistic appeal. There are winners. There are losers. All of the loose ends get tied up.

The spirit of sports, and not just the Olympics- has long since been co-opted and bastardized by Corporatism – even the renegade spirit of Shawn White is a corporately crafted image; his decision to forgo the X games and train in secret – gave him an aura of a Zen master focused on one single goal- winning Olympic Gold and annihilating the field with never before seen tricks.

Even if this Zen image was bought and paid for by one of his sponsors- Red Bull- who purchased and maintained a remote half pipe accessed only by private helicopter for him to train in secret.

Red Bull gives you wings.

But despite the worst efforts of Corporate America- the combination of Athleticism and artistry and tunnel vision competiveness coalescing in the undeniably contagious spirit of Shawn White just makes one feel like….

Like I just bit into a York Peppermint and I get the sensation that I am blasting off the lip of a half pipe flying through the air in a perfect double McTwist 1260.

Shit.

Did I just re-appropriate a commercial campaign from my youth to express my innermost feelings?

Fuck.

I guess what I meant to say was, watching the Olympics left me wanting to tell you all: Be all that you can be.

I mean. Between love and madness lies Obsession.

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The John Mayer Interview: “I am a capitalist You Godless Commie Faggot”

The John Mayer Interview
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Recently, I spent some time interviewing John Mayer. It started out cordially enough, and then things took a turn into the bizarre. Here is a transcript of out conversation.

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: Joining me right now on the cell phone is singer songwriter and Twitter sensation, John Mayer. Thank you for taking the time.

JOHN MAYER: Yeah.

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: John is on the road touring through Canada right now, getting ready to swing into the States….

JOHN MAYER: You know, my assistant is quite a fan of yours.

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: Really?

JOHN MAYER: Yep.

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: Well, again, thanks for taking the time. I was just gong to say, because your assistant asked me to- visit John Mayer dot COM for the current tour schedule and tickets.

JOHN MAYER: Cool. Yeah, you know after this whole Playboy thing I promised myself that I am quitting the media game. The fucken sound bite game. I’ve been telling people that I just wanna play my guitar and shut the fuck up. But my assistant said you are cool- and it is not like you work for the New York Times or anything.

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: Or Playboy.

JOHN MAYER: Right. Funny,

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: To catch people up, in case they have not been on the Internet for the past week, I just want to run down a few of the quotes attributed to you in the Playboy interview. Let’s start with one of the less scandalous quotes from the Playboy interview. You said: “What motivates me is to prove people wrong. To confuse them. I enjoy the challenge—I must be addicted to the challenge.

JOHN MAYER: Yeah.

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: Was the Playboy interview intended to confuse people?

JOHN MAYER: Is talking to some no name Hermit video blogger intended to confuse people?

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: Touché.

JOHN MAYER: Thank you.

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: Is it?

JOHN MAYER: Look. I’m a celebrity now. I make music. I sell music. It is my job. What is your job?

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: Making videos.

JOHN MAYER: And you make a living with that?

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: Not so much, John, not so much, And I’m not a video blogger. I am an independent media producer.

JOHN MAYER: Who still makes no money? Is that right?

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: Can I ask the questions?

JOHN MAYER: Sorry. I am not trying to be a douchebag. Shoot.

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: The other night, at a concert you told the audience, by way of apology- “In my quest to be clever, I have dug a wormhole of selfishness, greediness and arrogance” and that your band mates were not on stage because they support what you said, but they support your potential to be a future grownup.”

Sounds like your introducing yourself at a meeting of Assholes Anonymous or something. Do you have an addiction to celebrity?

JOHN MAYER: I don’t… look.:All the twitter stuff, and the communicating with the fans is real. It’s heartfelt. I have been an asshole. But that humanizes me.

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: And humanizing yourself in such a viral way has nothing to do with promoting your tour?

JOHN MAYER: You think I managed this whole thing?

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: In the playboy interview, you mention that in thing that broke you and Jennifer Anniston up was that you came of age, you came of fame, in a time when Twitter and new media were all part of the process.

JOHN MAYER: You’re not going to get me to talk about Jen.

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: Okay, you also said “My dick is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a fucken’ David Duke cock. I’m going to start dating separately from my dick.” If you have a David Duke Cock, do you have a Fred Phelps asshole?

JOHN MAYER: Excuse me?

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: Fred Phelps is the infamous anti gay preacher who claims God Hates Fags and condones murdering homosexuals.

JOHN MAYER: Oh, fuck you dude, you are going to tag me a homophobe? A “Fred Phelps asshole.” Clever. That was a stretch. If you have any other witty bullshit, lets get it out of the way because this interview is over in thirty seconds.

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: Actually. I have prepared a few.

JOHN MAYER: Twenty-five seconds.

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: If you have a David Duke cock do you have a Dick Cheney tongue? A Christopher Columbus sense of self-entitlement?

JOHN MAYER: Twenty seconds, asshole. Are you going to tweet this, you little failure of a man? I give you a few minutes of my time and this is how you take advantage of it?

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: In the interview, you said, when asked what your ideal relationship would be “Here’s what I really want to do at 32: fuck a girl and then, as she’s sleeping in bed, make breakfast for her. So she’s like, “What? You gave me five vaginal orgasms last night, and you’re making me a spinach omelet? You are the shit! So she says, “I love this guy.” I say, “I love this girl loving me.” And then we have a problem. Because that entails instant relationship. I’m already playing house. And when I lose interest she’s going to say, “Why would you do that if you didn’t want to stick with me? I want to show her I’m not like every other guy. Because I hate other men. When I’m fucking you, I’m trying to fuck every man who’s ever fucked you, but in his ass, so you’ll say “No one’s ever done that to me in bed.”

JOHN MAYER: Oh, fuck you. Yeah I said that. Do you know anything about honesty? About truly being honest and in the moment? Do you?  No. No wait. FUCK YOU. Do you know anything about irony? Do you. About playing with the media. I sell records, bitch. I sell concert tickets. That is what I fucking DO. That is what I contribute to this world. What the fuck do you do? What the hell do you contribute to this world? Your little communist diatribe on the Internet that nobody watches?!?! This does not, in any way, make me a homophobe.

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: Well, what does it make you?

JOHN MAYER: The truth?

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: Yeah-

JOHN MAYER: (his best Jack Nicholson) YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!!

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: (Pause) Did you just riff on Jack Nicholson?… in that movie ….

JOHN MAYER: A Few Good Men.

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: Are you high right now?

JOHN MAYER: The truth is, my little commie lover- yeah I’ve seen some of your videos, you think I go into shit like this cold? The truth is I am a capitalist. I sell songs. I write the songs that the whole world sings. That shit with Playboy may just have well been scripted. My speech should be footnoted. Everything is as ad, creating a need where there was none in order to sell shit. And there is nothing wrong with this. I will not apologize for trying to make money. Maybe some of the words have hurt a few people, and with those people I have made my peace. And I have made my peace with my God, okay asshole?!?!?! I let my fans in, I bear my fucking soul and for that people pay money. I am a capitalist you Godless Commie Faggot! I am an American son! And for that I will not apologize.

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: You know they say you should always end an interview with the question- is there anything else you want to ad?

JOHN MAYER: Yes, I want to ad that you keep doing what you are doing, making your little videos on the Internet and maybe people will donate enough money to you so that you can buy a new complete edition of Karl Marx. But I have got news for ya; asshole- the Berlin wall is down. We won the cold war. Communism is dead. Capitalism is good. I make money, and fuck beautiful chicks- I hope the 12 fans you have on the internet keep paying you to not have sex with beautiful women – and you know what else- who publishes the complete edition of Marx? Could it be an American Publisher? A for profit company? How is that for irony, my little Godless Commie Faggot friend?!!?! Have a good day. I am going to do a sound check, play a sold out show and then get high and have sex with more beautiful women tonight than you will ever see in your lifetime. Good luck.

DAVIS FLEETWOOD: Tell your assistant I said thanks.

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The Best Ass In The World

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The Best Ass In The World
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Even a godless commie like me is not against everything. I’m actually looking forward to the Olympics, for instance. And on this next issue, I remain, momentarily, on the fence. So I’ll put this question to the women: If you bend over, take a picture of your own ass and upload it to the Internet to a website selling underwear, are you participating in your own exploitation? Asserting your post feminist sexually liberated self? Drunk?

American Apparel has launched a controversial new ad campaign that seeks to identify the best ass in the world. Insert any number of ass puns that cleverly reveal your feelings on this matter here.

An invitation on the American Apparel website reads:

Confident about the junk in your trunk? We’re looking for a brand new bum (the best in the world!) to be the new “face” for our always expanding intimates and briefs lines. Send in a close-up photo of your backside wearing American Apparel panties, bodysuits or briefs for consideration between January 28, 2010, and February 21, 2010.

There would have been a time in my life, when I was in my early twenties, where this sort of thing would have driven me to the streets in protest. In fact, in the early 1990’s, when Randall Terry and his terrorist organization Operation Rescue went on their assault of health clinics that provided birth control and abortions I participated in dozens of clinic defenses. When the 1992 Casey Supreme Court Decision chipped away at the legal precedent of Row V Wade, I joined with Act UP and other groups in shutting down the Holland tunnel. A civil disobedient, I got arrested and went to jail.

In other words, I was then and remain now that particular breed of male who prefers sexual intercourse with women and yet has repeatedly been called a faggot by many of the Neanderthals with whom I share a sexual orientation.

Yet now, at the age of forty, I am having a hard time getting offended by this American Apparel Campaign. I enjoy looking at those asses.

That is not so say that I don’t enjoy and support the clever counter attack, launched by the Anti-Porn Activist Network, wherein women write slogans on their skivvies and upload them to the American Apparel website. Among my favorite slogans written on the anonymous Asses of angry women include “fuck you, you misogynist asshole”, “American Apparel Stinks”, and “American Apparel isn’t worth my shit stains.”

To a thinking man like me, a women who puts a little bit of her brain in a clever slogan on her ass and uploads that picture to the web and who uses her ass to protest, well, I enjoy looking at those asses as well. Are these women then exploited? I’m sure they would say no, and cite as the reason that they have defined the terms of their exposure for themselves.

Fair enough. But isn’t this a case of free speech for me and not for thee?

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Al Qaeda Attacks on U.S. Soil: Brought to you by the military industrial complex

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Pop Quiz- why do terrorist want to attack us? This is not multiple choice. Short answers only, leave your answers in the comments below.

Before you answer, life is so confusing in the post rainbow flavored terror chart, so what exactly is the likelihood of an attempted terror attack on US Soil in the next 3-6 months?

Let’s ask Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, CIA Director Leon E. Panetta, DIA Director Lieutenant General Ronald L. Burgess, Jr., USA, and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, Ambassador John R. Dinger. Across the board, their answer is: an attempted attack is a certainty.
That is a relief. I mean, the absolute certainty of it is a relief. But isn’t understanding the motivation of our enemies crucial to avoiding this perpetual state of alert? Certainly of you had picked any day in our history since September 10th, 2001 and asked the men who occupied those positions the same question, you would get the same response.

What to do about it? Currently our strategy includes covert operations including propaganda campaigns, assassinations, and election tampering – and I am not just talking about in the U.S., we do this overseas as well. When that fails we can resort to the indiscriminate bombings against sovereign nations that pose no security threat to us. It matters not, for the time being, that this is the very textbook definition for a war crime; we just like to call it the Bush Doctrine.

But didn’t the American people vote for change?

And isn’t anyone asking why we are now engaged in a war that will never end? Someone somewhere will always be a terrorist.

We have smart people running this country. They certainly know that it is the shift in foreign policy of the United States of America starting with the day we dropped the Bomb on Hiroshima that is the cause of our war on terror. Once the Manhattan project opened the Pandora’s box of nuclear annihilation, forgein policy became less about right and wrong, and more about a very profitable game of chess. The military industrial complex profits by keeping the endgame going for as long as possible- and nothing has proven effective is stopping it.

A false flag operation in Pearl Harbor paved the way for it.
Proxy wars have been fought to feed it.
Activists have been killed over it.
Presidents have been killed over it.
Towers have come down for it.

What to do?

In a capitalist system, greed, so goes the saying, is good.

The intelligence strategists mentioned earlier know that for every act of covert or overt aggression we engage in overseas, we will encounter blowback.

Could we not conceive of a strategy that involved funneling all of the money we spend on weapons into building schools, investing in real recovery plans, or simply closing the U.S. military bases around the world and coming home? What if we took 90% of our current military spending and created a peace corps on steroids?

What would the blow back be for a plan like that?

Someone, somewhere needs to find a way to make Peace more profitable than war, because one things for certain, and two things for sure: Empires don’t last forever, and the Hypercapitalist military industrial complex is not loyal to a flag, only the bombs bursting in air above it.

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Top Ten Super Bowl Commercials, Super Bowl 44

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Believe it or not, there some among us who have suggested that the Super Bowl itself is one big commercial for war, beer, capitalism, sexism and nationalism. To those people, may I suggest spell-check your incoherent scribbling in the communist manifesto because today we celebrate America. Today we celebrate the top ten commercials from the 2010 Super Bowl.

Here is no particular order, are my top ten commercials- vote on your favorite in the comments below. 

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We Are The World/Haiti

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(sing it now:) we are the ones who decide who gets the aid and who gets an air strike
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When I heard that they are re-recording We Are The World to benefit Haiti, my first thought was Will Lady Gaga sing Boy George’s part?” That has now been confirmed.

Also: Justin Timberlake, Bono, Eminem, Jay-Z, Barbra Streisand are just a handful of the confirmed 100-plus stars scheduled to take part in a re-recording of “We Are the World” to benefit Haiti in an orgy of self congratulatory Catharsis on demand, and without apology. It is the American way.

I know, don’t say it: you really do want to hurt me. You really want to make me cry.

"We Are The World": we decide who gets the aid and who gets an air strike

Legendary producer Quincy Jones, who collaborated with songwriters Michael Jackson Lionel Richie on the original “We are the World” benefit for South Africa says: “It’s the 25th anniversary (of the 1985 song) and it’s perfect timing. It’s not an accident, man. That’s God. It will be ‘We Are the World’ for Haiti.”

Come again? Is it God that created the tectonic plate shifts under the city of Port Au Prince? Or are you suggesting that there is a biblical significance to the number 25? Or was that some version of guilt that ascribes your remarkable good fortune to being born in a country rich and powerful enough to decide who lives and who dies as the will of God?

Either way, Quincy Jones decided that while all of the stars are in town for the Grammies he’d drag them into the same studio and the magic continues, the only concern in Hollywood was: with all of the stars are in one studio, who will light the way for all us sheep through the pitch black night?

Of course, it’s a wonderful gesture and probably a genius idea.  I’ve said before, I’ve donated to Haiti. And I have matched those donations with funds going to groups working in Iraq.

Cuz really, where the fuck was Quincy Jones and his craptastic anthems
when we the United States went on a criminally negligent homicidal rampage that erroneously sent Iraq back to the stone ages? Where is the
outpouring of aid and relief for Iraqi people? Just because tectonic
plates brought the destruction — as opposed to Halliburton and our own tax dollars working through the extended arm of the United States military and with the blessing of our elected officials doesn’t make it any less tragic.

I wonder who will be up and running with some semblance of normalcy first:
Haiti or Iraq?  Given that those two countries house 2 of the 5 largest U.S. embassies world wide, Las Vegas is placing favorable odds that both will but up and running, in good time, and remade in a different image. Because, as the song goes: We are the World.
After the antics of our government these past 10 years, and the people who vote them in, “We Are The World” takes a whole new meaning. We are the world, fuckers, and you better get ready because we decide who gets the aid and who gets an air strike.

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Tim Tebow SuperBowl Ad: A Commercial Based On A Lie

Tim Tebow SuperBowl Ad: A Commercial Based On A Lie
by Davis Fleetwood
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When I bite into a York Peppermint Pattie, I get the sensation of leaving behind this world where God fearing Christians can smile and wear gold crosses, drive their SUV’s and still hold their heads high, bolstered by their faith and feel holier than thou while we rape, pillage and kill brown people in less developed parts of the world so that we can maintain our quote unquote way if life of living in a world where belief in an all knowing creator of the universe who wrote a book of laws for us to live by is on equal footing with belief in Tinkerbell.

Get the sensation!

Catching a glimpse of Tim Tebow with his black face paint instructing me to read bible passages is nothing like biting into a York Peppermint Pattie.

By now we all know that an anti choice commercial featuring Tim Tebow and his mother Pam has been approved by CBS and will likely air to during a time when the number of Americans collected around TV sets is greater than the number of Americans who voted in the last presidential election.

And for a variety of reasons, Pro-Choice groups are up in arms, circulating the usual petitions in hopes that they can pressure CBS to withdraw the ad. One reason is that the advocacy ad, produced and paid for by the hate group focus on the family, is based on a lie. Namely, reports state that the commercial will focus Pam Tebow’s 1987 pregnancy, during which time she fell ill in the Philippines. According to reports, doctors recommended that she abort the pregnancy, but she chose to go through with the birth of her son Tim.

However, according to Women’s rights campaigner and attorney Gloria Allred, abortion under any circumstance has been illegal in the Philippines since 1930 and is punishable by a six-year prison term, making the claim that her doctors advised her to abort the baby appear to be a fabrication.

What a second. Commercials lie?

You mean that if I drink Coors light, buy a Ford F-150, and pop a little blue pill I WON’T be more of a man, with my erection lasting just under the medically dangerous threshold of four hours receiving constant attention from a bevy of barley legal swimsuit models with perpetually gyrating hips and gravity defying breast making me the envy of all of the mealy mouthed girly men on my block?

Of course commercial lie! That is a given.

Now don’t get me wrong- I think if we could snap our fingers and wake up in a world where women’s groups take over the leadership positions of all of the world’s superpowers, that the world would be an infinitely better place for it.

How does that song go? – “Women of the world take over, because if you don’t, the world will come to an end, and it won’t take long.”

Of course the commercial is a lie. It is a commercial.

Efforts and banning the ad bring to mind the words of Free Speech scholar Nat Hentoff who noted the left wings propensity to advocate for “Free Speech for me and not for thee.”

Right thinking individuals everywhere offended by Tim Tebow and his ilk would be better served refocusing our efforts on empowering or recruiting other famous athletes to offer a counterbalancing message.

Imagine the impact of a Superbowl athlete wearing black eye paint in the style of Tim Tebow during the game with the word “Impeach” under his left eye and the word “Jesus” under his right eye.

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