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Perry Accidently His Own Texas Schoolbooks

You just gotta love Ol’ Barrel Hair. If you haven’t been hip to it lately, Governor Perry of Texas decided to try and take Texas back to the medieval era of knowledge with his theocratic school book revisionary board.

Unfortunately for Perry, the Dimestore Cowboy of Succession screwed the pooch on the Texas budget, which by our Constitution, must be even steven at the end of each fiscal year. And even though we are one of the richest states, the Hot Tub Governor’s constant reach arounds for his closest corporate friends has bankrupted the Lone Star.…

Now it appears that Texas kids will have to glean those points from supplementary materials rather than new textbooks that were supposed to arrive in the fall. The state normally replaces textbooks on a rotating basis every 10 years. With Texas facing a budget shortfall of at least $11 billion in 2011, the money isn’t going to be there. Textbooks covering the new science standards would have cost $400 million, and the Legislature is already expecting a bill of $888 million for textbooks already ordered.

The Texas Education Agency had proposed to provide science supplements for high schools only at a cost of about $17 million. Instead, board members approved supplements for science classes from fifth grade through high school. They have no idea how much the supplements will cost.

Nice budgeting there folks, $400 million versus $17 million? Yeah, I’d call that a slight cost overrun. Who knew rewriting history would be so expensive.

I am sorry Obama, but WTF?

After a rather wandering speech by one of the greatest oratators of our time, Obama settled in for the final pitch that can best be described as a jazz oddessy.

Seriously off the handle, I have no idea what he is on about here. Or even if this is above puppet show.

All of these approaches have merit, and deserve a fair hearing in the months ahead.  But the one approach I will not accept is inaction.

Hold up there Obama. You will not accept inaction, yet we will hold high court over ideas for months?

Action requires actually doing something, not just meditating some compromise among industry leaders. Holding meetings is gonna look real cute, while millions of Americans lose their vacation on the beach this summer, due to BP accidentially the whole fucking Gulf.

Whoever wrote the speech should think about the spatial space between “in the month ahead” and “inaction”. Seriously, have we gone back to the million monkeys in the rooms again?

The Missing Tree in My Backyard.

Beyond a deck lies one of the few green patches in my cube of Brooklyn backyards. Most backyards had been done over in cement, turned into nice patios mind you, some full on stone, but no grass.

There were various attempts at gardens in a select few, but the last of the lawns was just below my deck.

First floor got the lawn, I got the deck. Each party was happy. In the corner of said lawn was a mighty oak, full of bird and squirrel activity. It was the green lung of the collective backyards and offered shady a-go-go and was the toast of the block.

Then one day, the mighty oak was just gone.

They even took the stump.

Like they drug a body out back.

And shot it.


Greene with envy.

I am rather shocked to see people hating on our greatest tradition, democracy. Oh how the sour grapes have wrath in South Carolina. The worst part is seeing people hate on a guy so much they call him ‘retarded’, while the smart money is on mild Asperger’s Syndrome. So how did Alvin Greene win his upset win over Vic Rawl?

Vic and the Insiders ran the worst campaign since Coakley.

There are four major components going into Greene’s upset win, all showing the beauty of democracy in action.


I saw the best era of my species destroyed by

cynical incompetent drinking of kool-aide,

bragging themselves through the meta ghetto

shackled by a golden steel dawn,

outdated hippies claw for days of back

self-fulling lies of pop culture nexuses

of when babies boomed and came of age

clutching at tethered self-importance

skull fucking the vacuum of progress,

sloppy seconds of a doomed generation, blood stained

in desperation to relive what was never lived,

astroprojecting lies of crumpets for tea parties with Allah

self-appointed caretakers of aging Fates,

burning the wealth of generations in their vanity bonfire

least they realize the flames lick their shadows

in cave they never left or saw, but deprecated throughout

knee-high incomparable failure blaspheming bloodlines,

scholars of their own self-righteousness,

who stole the future in the night, thieves

of self-identified IDs marching all in labyrinth lines

expressing prepackage individuality of shattered spiritualities,

resting wickedly to rise of brilliant morns

making cakes of lies for mind-starved prodigies

laced with roaring icing of Thou Shalt Not

dragon scales for their eyes,

soup kitchens with no souls, archaic fantasies

of rusted cunts and dickless porn stars

fluffed in zen gardens of atomic-glass sands

who loaned the impulse of their zeitgeist

leveraging the cowboy beebop open ranges

assets of timelined cultures, for their depraved hedonism of their now

craven ecstasy, swallowing whole inquisitions

against their self-truths, Charlie hut whorehouses,

sanctified as holy for the hopeless class

mirror reflections refused to be recognized,

shadowing boxing the Gay Jesuses in Private Idahos,

arms protesting the delivering of their anger letters

to the Chinamen of the moment of here and how,

who vapidly suckled the tit of their own denial,

growing fat beyond passed skin of karma bassoons,

skeleton crews of long sunked ships, winked out

in the darkness of innumerable killjoy matinees,

stranded on an island of self-conviction of self-worth,

manuscripts in hand of self-proclaimed glories,

hulls crushing skulls of babies yet born,

who burrow with burros in esoteric texts

penned in tongues trampled by Spanish iron maidens

heralding concepts steampunked into regulated

regurations to answer questions hogtied and derailed

least fantasies be approached and ballets stopped,

the purity of deprived rejection of dissent

for self-centered preservation, no matter the dead

injuns on the reservations,

I’m with you in the Boom,

where babies lose fingers in the loom,

I’m with you in the Boom

mortgaged to crises outside of time,

I’m with you in the Boom

crack-addled by state secret lies,

I’m with you in the Boom

where the future is denied for lusting pasts,

I’m with you in the Boom

swirling in the Brazil of checks in the mail,

I’m with you in the Boom

where salt dresses wounds uninflicted,

I’m with you in the Boom,

where Buddha killed himself on the road for shelter,

I’m with you in the Boom  

dancing to player pianos written by derelict pilgrims

on the typewriters of the heretical Gods

I’m with you in the Boom

cherry picking tomato ripe aborted fetuses

I’m with you in the Boom

sweathoused sewing new suits for the emperor

commoditized  and sold for brand America

I’m with you in the Boom

chicken scratching fables of truth

of a generation howling against itself

I’m with you in the Boom

watching history collide against humanity’s bulkwork

of entitled babies stealing candy from history.

What the fuck did Equatorial Guinea ever do to anybody?

Okay, so Netanyahu shows up to the White House, right? Figuring that we’d still roll out the red carpet even though they basically spat in Joe Biden’s face, right?

Well, Obama, in a rare act of backbonedness for a Democrat, told the Prime Minister that there would be no more building in East Jerusalem. Netanyahu’s response? He tried to show Obama a flowchart of the approval process for new settlements and how he could have not possibly known.

Let’s face it folks, a flowchart would worked on Bush.

Obama said, “No Dinner for You!”

Or, even better, the reality:

“I’m still around, let me know if there is anything new.”

Then he went off to have dinner in private, among civilized people.

The Israelis, of course, went ballistic. They freaked out so bad they went and slept in the Israeli Embassy. They were so use to getting whatever the fuck they wanted, they couldn’t comprehend assfucking our Vice President trying to start peace talks would have consequences.

But, this, this pissed me off:

Binyamin Netanyahu humiliated after Barack Obama ‘dumped him for dinner’

Giles Whittell, Washington, and James Hider, Jerusalem, Times Online…

One Israeli newspaper called the meeting “a hazing in stages”, poisoned by such mistrust that the Israeli delegation eventually left rather than risk being eavesdropped on a White House telephone line. Another said that the Prime Minister had received “the treatment reserved for the President of Equatorial Guinea”.

Fuck the what?

What the fuck has Equatorial Guinea ever done to anybody?

You elitist bastards, why should you be treated better than them? They actually got their shit together, in Africa, not always an easy feat.

I think this “another”, who of course goes unnamed, was a little off in their geography.

the Prime Minister had received “the treatment reserved for a President of South Africa from the 80s.”


The Traveling Insurance Man Problem

So I got to thinking about healthcare, and this shit sandwich they served up. Why the Democrats didn’t start at universal healthcare and settle for single payer is beyond me. That’s just how the Democrats role, like a three-legged dog.

Anywho, it took Germany a hundred years to get to their universal healthcare system together, and they had this little side project in the middle of that. Even Canada had to province by province, once LBJ taught them how to do it.

Even back then, the biggest son of a bitch Texas has bred for generations backed down to crazy Republican tactics and we just got Medicare. We could have what Canada has now had Democrats not compromised then. And isn’t it funny how it’s always the Democrats who compromise.

This is the kind of bullshit I’m talking about.

I now view Obama as Ric Flair, great mike skills and you never know which why he’s gonna turn. As you know modern Postironic American Politics has come to greatly resemble pro wrestling. Here is a taste of Ric Flair, just a taste of the Nature Boy, thegreatest wrestler from the greatest team of any sport on God’s green earth, the Four Horsemen.

The best thing going. So woooooo! What’s causing all these?

Why have politics become in such a sorry state of affairs they resemble b-rate tv novellas for men?

What’s causing all these?

Infotainment mainly. That and journalistic core that was decimated along with the publishing industry so only the common denominator survived. They proceeded to show this twenty-four hours a day, and going from 90% objective 10% editorial, going to 10% objective and 90% editorial.

This caused “news” to go from objective fact to an endless stream of flattery about your political beliefs. Be yea on the left or the right, or somewhere down the middle, there is a constant stream of bullshit that will cater to your identity in politics.

This caused all kind of partisan bullshit to spring up as political parties went from ideological institutions to a fan based system. People started to cheer for their parties like they do sports teams, with MSNBC and Fox News becoming their ESPN.

The integrity of the journalism industry had already taken several in the nuts recently, already at bullshit levels because of the common denominator, dropped even lower as they started to present news in a wrapped in a ideological blanket to build up fan bases so people can cheer for the political stars.

MSNBC even went as far as hiring the legendery ESPN host Keith Olbermann to star in his primetime slot presenting the “news”.

And when it is all said and done, the sport they are cheering for is political wrestling, feed by a editorial-based main stream media for profit and gain.

So you get bullshit headlines like these:

Obama Goes To GOP Lions’ Den — And Mauls The Lions

Sam Stein  HuffPost Reporting…

Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit. (-edit pinche tejanoe).

Today the President set a new tone in politics that civics was once again going to play a part in government. Sure Obama is center right, but he is right about the civics and parleyed the Republican obstructionism against themselves in a national audience restoring some faith in that the republic.

It was a watershed moment when actual policy was debated instead of personal politics.

And the mainsteam media wraps into the pro wrestling banner.

Utter bullshit.

The Sun and the Hope of AmeriCare

The sun’ll come out


Bet your bottom dollar

That tomorrow

There’ll be sun!

Just thinkin’ about


Clears away the cobwebs,

And Bushian sorrow

Til there’s change!

When I’m stuck in an empire,

That’s broke,

And lonely,

I just stick out my chin,

And Grin,

And Say,


The sun dun come up

It’s Tomorrow!

So we gotta hope on

Til change

Come what may

It’s Tomorrow! It’s Tomorrow!

America, I love ya, It’s Tomorrow!

We always hope

A day

Was today!

I remember a lot of hope about this time last year, but I also knew any incoming President would be handed a steaming pile of incompetence. Being from the Left, I shuddered to think what Bush Administration might have accomplished had they follow traditional logistics in their ambitious missions. Or basic common sense.

We are lucky George W. Bush isn’t wickedly smart. Very lucky.

Remembering that the big scandal when Clinton left was that someone had stolen all the W keys, how more innocent those times now appear? Like when Bart Simpson was the center of the national attention in the late 80s, the great moral problem of our time.

How green those valleys were.

Like during the campaign season, when politicians would pour the possibility of universal healthcare down our ears. I always thought public option would be the booby prize. The Congress of our country cannot allow the insurance trust act as the company store for healthcare anymore. That is exactly what it has become, a monopolized national company store we are all subjected to, without an opt out.

That is one of the more comical issues that has not been address. If conservative Republicans want a free market, how can they deny entry by another market member, the government?

If their argument is that the government as an entity cannot be involved in a free market, then they are suggest that the corporate entity has more power than our sovereign government to participate in the marketplace.

If that be the case, healthcare reform is the least of our problems, but is the issue de jour.

It’s the hard-knock life for US

It’s the hard-knock life for US

Congress cares for you a smidge

When you’re an uninsured

And down

It’s the hard-knock life!

Least we forget, SCHIP was passed so America took one small step towards being a civilized country when it comes to access to healthcare. Someone finally thought of the children.

The reason Republicans never wanted SCHIP passed was because the parents would see the great care their children were getting and request the same.

Republicans are scared of government programs because they only know how incompetently Republicans can run them.

What Democrats failed to do was present the healthcare reform as liberation from the insurance company store and the peace of mind that universal healthcare can bring. But the Democrats started the dealing at the booby prize and it all went downhill from there.

When this was rolled out it should have been a new national program to grant access to healthcare to all citizens. Something with a snazzy new name like AmeriCare. It would have been an easy sale; it allowed access to any doctor anywhere when a citizen had any pressing medical need, and timely care for less urgent procedures. Like fake noses.

Any citizen feed up with their corporate capitalistic insurance company could give the citizens’ insurance reserve a whirl, as we slowly grandfathered and babied in all Americans. By expanding SCHIP up while lowering the age of Medicare down, you meet in the middle of AmeriCare and slowly ween the insurance trust off the tit of our collective wealth.

Overall, AmeriCare would offer the assurance that anyone could get help anywhere at anytime not based on insurance company’s bottom lines, but for the general welfare of the republic.

A father and mother would instantly have peace of mind that any ailments that might befall their children, access to the best medical care in the world would not be based on their ability to pay, but on the needs of their child. They would also know the same for their parents.

We would all have peace of mind that any family member or loved one, to far away for us to help them, any citizen would know no longer would the doctors’ hands be forced into idle while a corporate bureaucrat weighs the value of our lives on the abacuses of their bottom line and wild and obscene profits literally based on our blood and tears.

That must end, and every citizen should reserve the right to equal healthcare that our bountiful country can provide, even to go as far to put AmeriCare in as an amendment to our Constitution.

We would all have peace of mind that at anytime a medical need comes up we would all have access to the best doctors on Earth.

Peace of mind that is AmeriCare.

Democrats decided to go another direction.



Pity her, she does not see what is coming down the tracks. Palin scared the living hell out of me. After the first five minutes of her acceptance speech, I was in sheer horror. There it was, crying a cross and everything, couldn’t be wrapped tighter in an American flag.

Fascism of the stupidz. The worst kind.

Someone I knew saw it from the side stage, she called me during the end of the speech and gave me a play by play of the crowd. They freaking loved it. For a few days, Senator John McCain looked like a genius, until the world found out just how stupid Palin can be at times.

And Palin can can her elitism, because she is the stupidz in front of camera, repeatedly. I saw this as a redneck from southern Brazoria County. We have never been so flattered as to be called the elite, unless we’re talking taking care of business and kicking ass.

Even when Palin, herself, isn’t giving a ee cummings like response to incredible softballs that float in on balloons, some absurd antics are going on in the background.

Remember this gem:

I could understand not seeing it, if it was on Palin’s blindside, but how could you not hear it?

America should thank its lucky stars Palin is stupid.

If she was as smart and as savvy as she appeared on the night of her first speech, her finest hour, we would probably have a President McCain.

The Republicans realized something though, their based had a streak of populism in them that they had yet to tap. Their search for a populist began!

The first replacement for Palin, who had shown her red baboon ass in a parade that led to a national crisis in absurdity.

I still think this ended McCain’s campaign:

Right here:…

Here is the whole segment, you want 3m55s.

Maked up like a clown on national tv, during a time of crisis.

He lost the rabble right there.

He was no longer a maverick, he was a politician.

The dream Maverick/Rogue team crash bombed into the ground.

The Maverick went back to God’s Waiting Room, otherwise known as the Senate. Palin went full rogue.

The Republicans thought they found their man to replace her in their populist slot.

He’s unveil was epic.

This Jim Hanson muppet come to life was a big flop. He was full on Barney Fife instead of Andy Griffith. He was also an idiot.

Not quite the stupidz like Palin, but definitely an idiot.

The Great Elephant went fishing, and I think they got their Moby Dick.

Because this dude is a huge Dick.

Not that Dick, but first they had to get rid of the snowbilly.

Bill O’Reilly: Let me be very bold and fresh again, do you believe that you are smart enough, incisive enough, intellectual enough to handle the most powerful job in the world?

Sarah Palin: I believe that I am because I have common sense and I have I believe the values that I think are reflective of so many other American values, and I believe that what Americans are seeking is not the elitism, the uhm, the ah, a kind of spineless, spinelessness that perhaps is made up for that with some kind of elite, Ivy league education and, and a fat resume that is based on anything but hard work and private sector, free enterprise principles. Americans are could be seeking something like that in positive change in their leadership, I’m not saying that that has to be me.

A hatchet job? On Palin? At Fox News?

See the whole interview and more here:…

Fox News knows framing, they know exactly what they are doing here. They are undermining her credibility and her base which each frame of this interview.

They are creating room, oxygen space, for a new challenger to appear.

You know him, you love him, Lou Dobbs!

Dumb as Palin doesn’t even realize what’s coming down the tracks, how she will be discard and in five years a walking joke, but she will be getting everything that is coming to her.

That is the saddest part of all.

That and Ailes is gonna fund Lou Dobb’s presidential campaign as a populist Republican and use Fox News as the propaganda tool.

That’s gonna be pretty sad to watch, too.

But we will always have the memories of the horror. The Horror.

America 2013

Or the republic has failed.

Make popcorn this is long. Or got get a cup of coffe. Ben, you pull that hair out the bowl and give her a go.

1:27:06 – 1 year ago

In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats, and refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. With The Take, director Avi Lewis, one of Canada’s most outspoken journalists, and writer Naomi Klein, author of the international bestseller No Logo, champion a radical economic manifesto for the 21st century. But what shines through in the film is the simple drama of workers’ lives and their struggle: the demand for dignity and the searing injustice of dignity denied.

I still say Naomi Klein is a hack who stole her style and content from Kalle Lasn.

This was her redemption, thanks to another Canadian.

I blogged this future in 2007…

Boycott All Fundraising For The Sitting Congress Hotlist

by pinche tejano

Wed Sep 12, 2007 at 09:52:50 AM PST

You are nothing but an ATM to the Democratic Party. Daily Kos is a cash cow they pander to only during election years because of the money you can generate for their campaigns. And once you have secured their seats, they no longer return your calls, and your emails are returned with generated noreply responses. They do not care what you think, they only want you for your money.

Once they have what they want, they do not feel the need to comply with the wishes  of the ones who sent them there. You are irrelevant in their eyes since they have no need for fund raising this year. If they cared, if they truly cared what the netroots wanted, they would act on the principles of those who canvassed, those who worked their phones, those who gave them money.

They don’t. You are just a typing ATM machine to them, and nothing more.

If they cared,

They would have repealed the USA Patriot Act. (Unresolved)

They would have repealed the Bankruptcy Act. (Actually made this worse)

They would have restored habeas corpus. (Unresolved, Obama took Bush’s One Ring of Imperial Executive)

They would have repealed the Military Commissions Act. (Unresolved)

They would have reformed the Prescription Drug Act (Actually turned this into corporate welfare)

They would have repealed the Clear Skies Act. (Unresolved)

They would have reformed the Farm Bill. (Made horrifically worse and let Monsanto expand their intellectual property claims)

They would have dealt with the budget by now. (FUBAR)

They would have crafted a withdrawal plan, ANY PLAN, to get out of Iraq. (Adopted Bush Planning)

They would be supply our troops with legitimate body armor, made camel packs standard issue and fast-tracked the MARP into production to replace the vulnerable Humvee. They would have increased veterans benefits, they would have REALLY dealt with the Walter Reeds of the land and they definitely would have protected the troops from the back-door drafts. They would actually be supporting the troops. (Unresolved, Walter Reed Scandal forgotten, extending tours for broken military)

They would have repealed or reformed No Child Left Behind. (Unresolved)

They would have restored all points of the Geneva Convention. (Unresolved, Obama took Bush’s One Ring of Imperial Executive)

They would have issued subpoenas to the DOJ. (Called to dismiss this case by Holder)

They would have issued subpoenas for warrantless domestic wiretapping. (Unresolved, Obama took Bush’s One Ring of Imperial Executive)

They would have issued subpoenas for intelligence gather before the war. (Unresolved, Obama took Bush’s One Ring of Imperial Executive)

They would have issued subpoenas for corruption in non-bid contracts in Iraq. (Contracts were extended and process still broken.)

They would have helped New Orleans by now. (FUBAR)

They would have reformed the student loan fiasco. (FUBAR)

They would be pro-active in protecting the environment. (FUBAR)

They would be pro-active in protecting worker’s rights. (FUBAR, especially for LGBT)

They would be pro-active in ethics reform. (Unresolved)

They would be pro-active in health care reform. (Ha, we all know how this is ending)

They would be pro-active in restoring our nation’s infrastructure. (Shovel Ready Projects still waiting for shovels.)

They would be pro-active in developing non-carbon emitting power grids. (Unresolved)

They would be pro-active in developing non-carbon emitting transportation. (Unresolved)

They would be pro-active in restoring faith in the ballot box. (Unresolved, Obama took Bush’s One Ring of Imperial Executive)

They would be pro-active in restoring faith in the American dream. (They only hand out nightmares)

They do not care, they have done none of this. They only care about how much money you can put in the war chest. You are just a cash cow they milk every two years and then go about on their merry way.

They are laughing at you. They are laughing at you because you believe you have a place at the table. They are laughing at you because you believe that by supporting them, change will come. They are laughing at you because you bought their pandering hook, line and sinker.

The only power you have is the power of the purse for their campaigns. Get their attention.


Boycott them now, then I bet you get their attention.

Not a single penny more for these people, unless you enjoy being laughed at.


Sometimes I really wish I wasn’t right all the time.

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