Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The one where I use Redd Foxx to push my political agenda.

Rich dumb mean white men will inspire me to end my life someday.
You MUST get all you can of me now, while I'm still around. Drink me in. I can't take much more.

For example,
Republicans never surprise me with their antics, really - the latest of which is throwing a tantrum over President Dreamy's speech to the kids today upon their return to school. This makes me feel tired and cranky. But the least I can do is get some enjoyment out of the buffoonery coming straight from Oklahoma and Florida by using it as a reason to post a little Quincy Jones.

As far as I am concerned, this is not civics education — it gives the appearance of creating a cult of personality*, said Oklahoma Republican state Sen. Steve Russell about the speech. This is something you'd expect to see in North Korea or in Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer said he wasabsolutely appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama's socialist ideology.

Based on my research, male Repub types get themselves all worked up over: taxes, ladies having too many rights over their bodies, no Jesus in the classroom, fair distribution of wealth, and Superhero Brilliant Presidents whom their wives probably find handsome. That last one especially irks them.

Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide.

Maybe you could be a good writer – maybe even good enough to write a book or articles in a newspaper – but you might not know it until you write a paper for your English class. Maybe you could be an innovator or an inventor – maybe even good enough to come up with the next iPhone or a new medicine or vaccine – but you might not know it until you do a project for your science class. Maybe you could be a mayor or a Senator or a Supreme Court Justice, but you might not know that until you join student government or the debate team.

- The Prez in his "Back to School" speech
(no mention of Rodney Dangerfield, WTF)

There are also JK Rowling and Mike Jordan references (people who were rejected but didn't give up), an explanation of the benefits of always doing your homework, and encouraging Hallmark-card-ish reminders to set goals and work hard that the people of my country love so much.
Obama even discourages the kids from aspiring to be rappers in this speech, and nobody hates a successful rapper more than a Republican - so that shows me right there that the GOP reps are just interested in picking a fight.

As a result, Entire State of Florida, you're dead to me now. Dead Prez, Trick Daddy, and the Allman Brothers, we had a good run but I can't play this game any longer.

You're out of the picture too, Oklahoma. You've been coasting since the '80s on The Boz's antics and how he managed to simultaneously be a d-bag and kinda fresh. But I can't condone the actions of your people anymore. Vamoose, you're wack to me. Deuces. Kick rocks. Make like a tree and get out of here. Please pack your knives and go. Gimme your sneakers; it's time for you to step off. And other assorted ways of saying GTFO that I'm not dope enough to know.
The idea of mean, stupid people in power is not funny, but you know what is? Redd Foxx cutting 'em down with a perfectly-placed You big dummy.

Quincy Jones - "The Streetbeater"


* Not this kind. I know, I got all excited too at first.


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