Singing the Bourgeois Blues @ WTF 10/18

 

Wanna guess why the fat fuck in the white house in that bourgeois town does the craziness and what ya’ll think is stupidity… what he mostly does most of the times?

Why he got us all in a hullabaloo… a tizzy… even a snit…  over a piece of cloth called the flag…  worrying about whether we kneel or stand; salute or say sig heil?

Why he be throwing paper towels to folks who literally ain’t got a pot to piss in nor a window to toss it from, instead of sending boats down with supplies to an island in the sea who be sending out an SOS to the world?

Why he got us all quarreling and fighting about some statues that honor false patriotism and lies?

Why he got all worrying about tweeting and who’s got the bigger IQ… Why he gotta twist some country’s nuts and call other people’s names?

Here’s another clue for you all…

The following bills have relatively recently been introduced:

HR 861 Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency
HR 610 Vouchers for Public Education
HR 899 Terminate the Department of Education
HJR 69 Repeal Rule Protecting Wildlife
HR 370 Another attempt to Repeal Affordable Care Act
HR 354 Defund Planned Parenthood
HR 785 National Right to Work (this one is devastating to the working class … it ALSO applies to Union members)
HR 83 Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Bill
HR 147 Criminalizing Abortion (“Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”)
HR 808 Sanctions against Iran

Think about it… let it sink in…

Still love America? Still want a revolution? Still wanna change the world or at least our little part of it? Ya think ya got a solution… a plan… a contribution?

Then mobilize your asses do what you can… donate to the appropriate causes if nothing else…and… above all vote when the damn time comes.

Ya’ll think those peeps who voted for some third party fucked up Hillary Billary’s chance to be the prez?

Think again. Exercise yer grey matter and think… agitate that muscle in yer skull and think for yourselves.

What elected Trumpty Dumpty and not Hillary Billary was the reality that …

  • Only 8 states plus Washington DC, had high enough voter turnouts where one of the actual candidates won more votes than people who did not bother to vote… Iowa and Wisconsin for Trump and Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire and DC for Clinton.
  • Out of the total of all eligible voters in the United States… Hillary Billary got 65,845,063; Trumpty Dumpty got 62,980,160) and Did Not Vote got 102,731,399. Rightttt… 44.37% of all eligible voters did not even fucking vote.

I gotta ask… why all the sniveling and whining, if most of ya’ll could not even get off yer asses to cast your damn ballots… voice a real opinion?

Don’t cry to me, America!

Me and my wife went all over town
And everywhere we went people turned us down
Lord, in a bourgeois town
It’s a bourgeois town
I got the bourgeois blues
Gonna spread the news all around

Well, me and my wife we were standing upstairs
We heard the white man say’n I don’t want no niggers up there
Lord, in a bourgeois town
Uhm, bourgeois town
I got the bourgeois blues
Gonna spread the news all around

Home of the brave, land of the free
I don’t wanna be mistreated by no bourgeoisie
Lord, in a bourgeois town
Uhm, the bourgeois town
I got the bourgeois blues
Gonna spread the news all around

Well, them white folks in Washington they know how
To call a colored man a nigger just to see him bow
Lord, it’s a bourgeois town
Uhm, the bourgeois town
I got the bourgeois blues
Gonna spread the news all around

I tell all the colored folks to listen to me
Don’t try to find you no home in Washington, DC
‘Cause it’s a bourgeois town
Uhm, the bourgeois town
I got the bourgeois blues
Gonna spread the news all around

(Bourgeois Blues lyrics by Huddie “Leadbelly” William Ledbetter from The Library Of Congress Recordings: Leadbelly – Gwine Dig A Hole To Put The Devil In, Vol. 2 (1991))

Then there is this news item…

The Trump administration is officially going forward with its plans to roll back a rule that was implemented by President Obama that would provide mandatory overtime pay to 4.2 million workers around the country.

If the Bamster’s rule was implemented then it would double the maximum salary a worker could earn and still be eligible to receive overtime pay from employers. When announcing his proposal last summer, Obama said: “This is an issue of basic fairness. If you work longer and harder, you deserve to be paid for it.” Under the Bamster rule, anyone earning less the new threshold would be $47,500.

However, rather than simply let something the Bamster had done to go into effect Trumpty Dumpty wants to get feedback on the rule with the express intent of asking why it should be raised from the current threshold of $23,660 that was set in 2004.

Which is the first step towards trying to revoke the rule. In fact, Trumpty Dumpty’s labor department has already hinted that they are considering eliminating the salary threshold entirely, which would mean that workers could be paid lower salaries for the same amount of work.

In fact, Trumpty Dumpty’s labor department has already suggested they are leaning towards eliminating the salary threshold entirely… meaning workers could be paid lower salaries for the same amount of work.

Rights groups say the rule is necessary because employers are giving employees low-salaries with high work hour demands (sometimes 60 hours a week) in an attempt to run around the overtime laws in place to protect workers from being unethically and immorally exploited.

If this schmuck somehow makes it through four years and then decides to run again as the prez of America and somehow wins, then America deserves everything he and his 1% cronies foist upon the so-called we the people…

One more time…

Get up of your asses and organize and do something… if nothing else get up of your ass and go out and do the least that you can do… vote.

Because before you know it… the next time some law is passed, it may effect you and by then it may just be to damn late to do anything about it.

Trumpty, the flag and his “respect” …

Did ya’ll know that that recently Trumpty was at an Air National Guard hangar in Middletown ( Pa.) being interviewed by Fox News’ Sean Hannity in front of an audience, when the flag was being honored… and he remained on his over-sized derriere?

Then as “Retreat” and “To the Color” were played, he talked and tried to be the jokester.

“Retreat” is a daily ceremony held at all Army installations as the flag is lowered at the end of the day… at this point it is customary for all service members and civilians to stop what they’re doing and turn to face the flag. And, to do it in silence.

“To the Color” is a bugle call that is played when the either the national anthem can’t be played or when the national anthem has been played already but honor is to be rendered again. The U.S. military requires the same courtesies to “To the Color” as is required to the national anthem.

Trumpty Dumpty as the country’s commander in chief… aka the military’s boss… should follow all military protocols. But, not only did he not stand… the fool on the hill asked if the bugle was sounding for him.

This is the same poor little rich boy who attended New York Military Academy prep school… who bragged that it was practically like being in the military… a place where it is assumed he had to stand and face the flag whenever certain bugle songs were rendered.

He also once infamously said, “I never had to do that, (get drafted or serve) but I felt that I was in the military in the true sense because I dealt with those people.”

Of course, his lackeys were quick to say that he was not aware of what to do at the National Guard hanger because the bugle was playing behind him.

Ex-fucking-cuse me?

Let me say this as simply as I can…

You don’t have to have been in the military to know that when certain bugle songs are played at military installations to stop what you are doing and at least stand and be silent… or… to at the least, look around you and watch what everyone else is doing and then have enough respect to shut the fuck up and follow through with the protocol, if not the custom taking place.

It is called respect for the position of so-called responsibility you occupy, as well as respect for those and the place that is having you as their guest.

Now according to Snopes…  “We spoke to an Army National Guard spokesperson, who told us that there is ‘no expectation’ relating to decorum for civilians or armed services members who are indoors during the Retreat ceremony, in any branch of the military. The President was in an airport hangar during the interview.” And, they therefore say that the claim Trumpty was being disrespectful is “mostly false.”

I call bullshit.

This the same person who has chastised in no uncertain words… called them sons of bitches…  National Football League players who kneel in protest during the playing of the national anthem.This is also the commander in chief of the military. He should have shut the fuck up and and motioned for Hannity and the crowd to do the same.

Instead he continued talking with Hannity and even had the temerity to say “What a nice sound that is. Are they playing that for you or for me? [To the crowd] They’re playing that in honor of his ratings, did you see how good is ratings? He’s beating everybody!”

Let me ask ya’ll… if this were the Bamster instead of Trumpty wouldn’t many people be up in arms about what the damn colored man is doing now?

Then there are peeps who say … What damn white privilege you talking about?

Please.

New York Daily News columnist Linda Stasi summed it in a recent column so very well when she wrote…

“In fact, please take a look at what late comedian and civilian Robin Williams did when “Retreat” sounded unexpectedly in the middle of his set for U.S. troops in Kuwait in 2008.

Not only did the comic immediately stop and face the music (literally), head bowed, hands crossed, but he waited until the bugle stopped sounding before he resumed joking.

And that, my friends, is the difference between a comic and a clown.”

Nuff said. No?

School district pulls ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ from reading list; ‘makes people uncomfortable’

“To Kill a Mockingbird” is being removed from a junior-high reading list in a Mississippi school district.

Why? Because according to school board vice president Kenny Holloway… the district received complaints that some of the book’s language “makes people uncomfortable.”

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee deals with racial inequality in a small Alabama town and a sometimes uses words such as “nigger.”

For example …

“Scout,” said Atticus, “nigger-lover is just one of those terms that don’t mean anything—like snot-nose. It’s hard to explain—ignorant, trashy people use it when they think somebody’s favoring Negroes over and above themselves. It’s slipped into usage with some people like ourselves, when they want a common, ugly term to label somebody.”

“You aren’t really a nigger-lover, then, are you?”

“I certainly am. I do my best to love everybody… I’m hard put, sometimes—baby, it’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn’t hurt you.”

In my opinion… as well as many others… “To Kill A Mockingbird” teaches about compassion and empathy and that it doesn’t depend upon race or education. It also teaches that words don’t have to be a weapon against you unless you let them be that.

Holloway says… there are other books that can teach compassion and empathy.

And, so the censorship begins ever onward (downward?)…

Soldiers are killed…

Trumpty very recently said this…

“The toughest calls I have to make are the calls where this happens … soldiers are killed. It’s a very difficult thing. Now it gets to a point where you make four or five of them in one day, it’s a very, very tough day. For me that’s by far the toughest. So the traditional way, if you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls, a lot of them didn’t make calls. I like to call when it’s appropriate, when I think I’m able to do it.”

I am not gonna get into whether other presidents ever make those calls or not…

They did. And once again Trumpty is full of himself and excrement.

I am gonna say…

There is an easy way to stop making those four to five calls a day… bring our men and women home to where they belong and stop fighting wars that are none of our business. Wars that only serve the purpose… and pocket books…  of the .00001% and take away from funding needed social programs… like health, education and the welfare and well bring of all working people… regardless of whatever class they are classified as.

Every picture tells a story…

Any questions?

Another thousand words…

 

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