Sunday, October 12, 2008


apparently, my favorite band and others have decided to support our savior Obama. Well, since they want wealth distribution, i deserve a kick-down.
Let me tell you why. i have bought well over twenty tickets to their shows, and most of those after jerry wasn't all that in to it. in addition, a hundred plus cds' and every dvd they have ever released. plus, god knows how many t-shirts and stickers and whatever else was cool and hot at the time.
don't get me wrong, i love the band, i love the music. however, i don't like the political stance that i have never seen before.
If they want socialism, i want my check.
my check for support of their capitalist ways. i have supported them since i found them and if they want socialism they need to remember me. since i helped them get to a point where they can act this way.
where is my hand out? i am waiting.

Friday, October 10, 2008

microcosm of society on tour

Whether it is Panic, Phish, the Dead or the real world, there will always be people hanging on and scamming their way to the next show, meal, or bottle of MD 20-20. On tour, private people take pity on these wayward souls and help them on to the next show. The same is true in your average city with your soup kitchen or shelter. Believe it or not, this is the free market system, capitalism, or whatever you want to call it. It actually works, if left to fix itself.
In my day I called them dirt heads and apparently I am not sympathetic to their plight. Maybe I should be, but if I went to a show I either had a tix or the means to get one. Most of these heads expected a handout or a "miracle" as they liked to call it. Please.... Isn't that just like calling a bailout a rescue? Anyway for those who don't know, a miracle is a "free" tix to the show. Every show there would be hundreds of these fine tree-hugger panhandlers. Show after show after show.
Now, I look at the world and I see these people everywhere. Thank god I don't make enough money to worry about how they get by. These are the people that our Rock Star Obama is praying for. Asking them to register and vote for "change". Too bad the republicans are just as bad. Their life-blood is the wonderful Christian-right.
When if ever, is this country going to wake up and see what the founders really wanted? I think never.... But we can always hope.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

more random thoughts...

Although I am not a feminist (Why would I be?), isn't it odd that almost every commercial you see about a cleaning solution or a new dinner idea has a bunch of women sitting around talking about said item... Check it out, for real, 24/7 every channel. Do commercials tell us what society sees or do they see what is happening in the here and now? I believe for the most part they are lost in the past.
Something else that eats at me is why is it commercials advertise an FDA approved drug? One to help your sex life, one to make you happy and best of all one to get you off of a legal drug (i.e. nicotine). What kind of message does this send our kids? Anyone? Anyone?
So I guess the FDA is God and we should all bow down and take notice. Does anyone think it is all about cash? Well, there is the DEA and then you have the prison system, coast guard, ATF, Boarder Patrol, etc. Well, I am pretty sure everyone involved, except for you and I, makes more cash if this stuff is not FDA approved, but I could be wrong. I know I have been before and will be again.
So, basically if you want something they have not approved you could be looking at a life behind bars and then some. I guess the FDA and the like knows what you need. I know I don't. How could I? I am just a dude who talks a bunch of shit.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Bail Out or Rescue?

Does anyone believe in the free market anymore?  I really thought this country was founded on the basis of very little federal government intervention.  Am I wrong?  I am not an economics major, but doesn't this issue have a whole lot to do with government control?  Socialism?  Sounds that way to me.  Even J.F.K. would make your modern day conservative look like a socialist.  Not kidding.  These people, that the average American elected to fight for their beliefs, apparently only want more power.  They have ignored our needs our security.  Why?  Is it time for a new party and turning our backs on the lobbyists? That has been long my thoughts.  At this point, this is the only thing to make D.C. straight. Make these power junkies scared they will not get their next fix.
What are we headed for? Are we the next France? Are we going to be praying for some country to save us? I hope not. We were the greatest country in the world and I truly believe government control has stifled that. Call this what you will it really doesn't matter it is still socialism. Like the new catch phrase, "you can put lipstick on a pig", but it still boils down to socialism.  In my humble opinion.