Straw man for governor

July 29, 2010

The state is TN. There appears to be a developing trend to plant puppets or straw men who can be elected under clouds of suspicion which can never be lifted because with electronic voting, there is no paper trail.  Here’s another story where something similar happened in SC.

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A song for these times

July 29, 2010

Sung to the tune of The Vietnam Song by Country Joe and the Fish (LIU):

Well, come on all of you, big strong men,
Uncle Sam needs your help again.
He’s got himself in a terrible jam
Way down yonder in Vietnam Afghanistan
So put down your books and pick up a gun,
We’re gonna have a whole lotta fun.

And it’s one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam Afghanistan;
And it’s five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain’t no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! we’re all gonna die.

Come on Wall Street, don’t be slow,
Why man, this is war au-go-go
There’s plenty good money to be made
By supplying the Army with the tools of its trade,
But just hope and pray that if they drop the bomb,
They drop it on the Viet Cong Taliban.

And it’s one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam Afghanistan.
And it’s five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain’t no time to wonder why
Whoopee! we’re all gonna die.

[ Mish ]


… and that’s why we call them Countryfried

July 19, 2010

My wife, deep into her third trimester of pregnancy, went out to run some errands with my mother and a family friend. It was pouring, and when they got back to the house, they saw a piece of paper stapled to a little tree at the end of our driveway. It was a notice from the Sheriff’s Department that our house was going to be auctioned off on October 1st.

Now, obviously it had to be a bad joke. After all:

1. We had only bought the house the previous year and were about two months ahead on our mortgage.
2. The plaintiff was CountryWide, which is not the company with which have a mortgage.
3. The name of the defendant from whom the home was to be foreclosed was not the legal owner of the house – that is to say, my wife or I. In fact, the name of the defendant was similar to the name of the previous owner of the home, but the spelling was definitely off.
4. From what we heard of Sheriff’s auctions, notices tend to be left on the door. Not stapled to a tiny little tree in the pouring rain.

[ CountryWide goes Kafka – a First Person Narrative ]

Tangelo Orangezillo created one fine organization there. Really, really fine. Hey, was not Indy Mac, another fine organization, a spinoff of Countryfried? I believe so. Imagine being the father of two such organizations. Must make him beam with pride.


These mongs still walk among us

July 19, 2010

Good grief

July 12, 2010

…and the message is, when confronted by a pushy pig over-stepping his authority, make (or threaten to make) a call to his supervisor.

Things will surely heat up in the Gulf Coast in the weeks/months/years to come until it dawns on the people that the BP Holocaust will never end.