The most action in any 20 minute podcast on earth. We first talk about the failed effort to legalize reefer in Ohio, featuring part of the Captain Marblehead version of “Smoke a Bowl”. Will Cliff Schecter come on the show for 10 minutes to discuss? Next, the La republican song, one of our many majority report tributes. Then we role into the purest Maine comedy sensation with a clip from the newest Temp Tales short movie “Crittah Gittahz II” featuring yours truly. I made it to the big time. Finally look at how fun it is to blog at all the hypocrisy dot com and get a song written about your blog post….inside the making of the TPP TP!
If moms are reading porno books, well, maybe, yes, I can,
Next thing you know, Joe Sixpack is my biggest fan,
But these tea party politicians are all clones.
jackasses in glass houses throwing stones,
there are 50 freaky shades of the united states,
and a million difference ways that congress masturbates,
John Boehner is the ringleader of this freak show,
He says I’m shutting down the government, pass the Merlot,
Like Osama bin laden drunk on the bourbon,
They got the terror business down, sans the turban,
there are 50 freaky shades of the united states
and a million difference ways that congress masturbates,
Its the hypocrisy that I despise,
got a message to tell about government lies,
got weed in the lungs, got music in the ears,
I’ll write another song if you buy me a couple beers.
In the wake of this horrible tragedy, I’m just waiting for the conservative aholes to blame the terrorist bombing on reefer. The prediction has been made…perhaps we could have a pool on which right wing pundit ahole does so first… I take Howie Carr! Here is a reference to reefer in an interesting article about people who knew this kid in high school.
Another acquaintance said she knew Dzhokhar from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. She said he had a group of “maybe four or five” Russian-speaking friends whom he was never without. “All I really knew of them was that they smoked weed and liked to party, just like regular kids. Jahar was such a sweetheart.”
Ironically, when read in context, the person making the statement sounds accepting of reefer, and if anything she is having a hard time with the fact that someone who liked reefer could commit this horrible act. When I think about it, I kind of agree. Reefer is the least violent drug of all. But this kid may have had psychotic tendencies, which would make reefer a bad fit. Who knows if he even smoked the reef? But, mark my words this will be mentioned by conservative aholes.
Its also really strange how the person refers to Jahar as a sweetheart. As this point he appears to be a murderous bastard.
I think we’ve lost sight of how to actually get shit done. I blame arrogant pieces of shit like Grover Norquist.
Lord Hypocrite, Grover Norquist, master of the universe,
He is a revolting man, like Newt Gingrich but worse,
Republicans sign his pledge or he’ll put you in your place,
By running negative ads in you next election race,
Grover Norquist, lord hypocrite, Grover Norquist, you GD MFing SOB, sob! piss off!!
We got the recession, and hurricanes and all kinds nasty weather,
Some people are out there struggling just barely keeping it together,
But the puppet master of this tea party revolution,
Decrees that low taxes for the rich are the only solution,
Grover Norquist, lord hypocrite, Grover Norquist, you GD MFing SOB, sob! piss off!!
But you also need to think about arrogant pieces of shit in the media from the left, right, north, and south who perpetuate madness of all forms. My previous post explained how there is plenty of blame to go around for the federal government in terms of failing to properly regulate much of anything. But arrogant pieces of shit on the left and the center left, refuse to work with the Libertarians to address this shit. Instead they focus on the same old crap arguments.
I’ve fucking had it!! We need results, talk is just talk. The radio is controlled by conservative pundits and the Internet is controlled by a mixture. You know I love the progressive talk, but the talk is always focused on what we disagree about, and largely this is all theoretical nonsense because in the end, NOTHING GETS DONE!! I know what we disagree about, it pretty fucking obvious! The right wing is selfish and serves the rich, and the left wing has the true Christian values to help the poor and the weak. You can go ahead and extend that to any issue and its the same. WE ALREADY KNOW HOW FUCKING OBVIOUS THIS IS!!! But when the government has become the monster, we need to fix the monster before we argue to give the monster more power.
Back when I started this web site in 2008, I had a feeling that the blogosphere was really helping to open people’s eyes, but you can open your eyes, and then just sit still. We must stand up and take the baby steps forward. WE WILL NOT GET ANYWHERE UNTIL WE CAN MAKE BABY STEPS – THAT MEANS LEGAL WEED! THAT MEANS A REAL EPA! THAT MEANS REASONABLE GUN CONTROL! The feds have done a shitty job, so get out of the way and let the states take it over. Sure, some red states will become environmental wastelands with bullets flying left and right, and they will serve as proof of their folly. But other red states will wise up and say, “I may be an arrogant piece of shit, but I would like to enjoy the success that the other states enjoy who take the obvious simple baby steps.” And eventually that is how SHIT GETS DONE, i.e. in Canada, the single payer system won out after the provinces that didn’t have it became sufficiently jealous or ashamed, and it finally became a federal thing.
The solution is simple, but arrogance from all sides stands in the way. Its a big fat stumbling block of arrogance. Listen to me, you arrogant pieces of shit, set aside the things that you disagree on, and work to get something done. We can keep on with the same old theoretical bullshit about what the federal government should do, but that BORES ME.
What excites me is action. We saw it in Colorado and Washington State on legal weed, and we see it in the efforts that states and mayors make on gun control. Lets talk about what the federal government has done already in gun control, before we get too excited about what they are going to do now. In 1981 Ronald Reagan was shot in the head with a little 22 pistol. This guy named Brady was also shot and hurt real bad….it wasn’t until 1994, 13 YEARS LATER, that the a watered down version of the Brady Bill was passed (originally it was a 2 week waiting period to get a handgun)…..but the NRA funded lawsuits to bring that shit all the way to the Supreme Court, where it was overturned, like 3 years later!!!
We passed a assault weapons ban in 1994 too, but that was a piece of shit bill set to expire in 10 years. WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU WANT AN ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN WITH AN EXPIRATION DATE??!?!? HOW DOES THAT MAKE ANY FUCKING SENSE?!?! When they made cocaine illegal, there was no expiration date!! Did they expect the bullets to become softer in 10 years?? So all the blame doesn’t go on the reign of terror of Bush, does it? Because the federal government SUCKS ASS!!!
So to all the arrogant pieces of shit on the left, right, north and south, read my words. I am plenty smart to know what I am talking about here. I know your only defense will be to say “Whats your point, Jimmy?” And you will surely divert attention by going into the same old crap about what the federal government could theoretically do. But what you should do is listen to what I am saying, because frankly, I am smarter than you. I DEMAND RESULTS!!!
Remember Columbine?? Remember the movie about it that one of my heroes Michael Moore did?? That movie said it all, YET NOTHING got done. Ask yourself why? Oh I see, you want to blame it on the reign of terror of Bush!?!?! But we are into our fifth year of Obama. I am pretty fucking sure Obama saw the movie, yet he did nothing.
I think Obama is a good guy. I am sick of the folks trying to demonize him, or say that it doesn’t matter whether he is good or bad. The problem is that he is involved with the federal government, which works in unison with the crappy ass federal media . He can’t do shit that might give the right wing media anything to talk about. He is careful and he is playing chess. Go ahead and listen to the whining from pundits on the left about this fiscal cliff nonsense and the slight possibility of “tweaking social security”. I say Big fucking deal, Obama is simply opening a trap that the republicans can step in when they propose cutting SS so poor old folks eat nothing but cat food. Obama is smarter than you fucking whiners, and all you are doing with over-analyzing.
Heed my words you arrogant pieces of shit, I am smarter than you. Maybe that makes me arrogant, but at least I am not a piece of repeating boring shit. PISS OFF!!
Prepare for a whole new dimension in Reefercake productions…presenting Mrs. Reefercake on the Drums!!
Last friday on the Majority Report, someone IM’d about Huntington’s disease…also said they liked my song “how’d you get that job?” but that is beside the point…They were worried about getting tested, because they could be nailed with a pre-existing condition.
I am obsessed with healthcare system, kind of how sammy is obsessed with social security. I googled around and found this. The situation is pretty fucked up – essentially you need to hide and lie and play games….
from this site…
“Are the test results confidential?
Test results should be kept confidential and should only be given to another person with your written permission. On an initial call to a testing center, you should ask how confidentiality is ensured.”
so go and get the test, but make sure the place is confidential and only get a claim in for your insurance, if your test comes up clean.
If you do test positive for the huntington’s disease gene, don’t submit the claim, and keep if confidential. Also keep in mind, that marijuana has been effective in treatment, so keep hope alive, there are treatments. Best wishes.
Today, Sam read this IM in his best stoner voice…it was pretty funny, you can download at majority.fm for free…
Jimmy Reefercake 12:41 pm
Sam, you were buttery smooth on countdown…so now that santa has given everyone what they want, lets talk about how to pay for it. DRAW DOWN the military spending or cut social security? i think obama wins that battle hands down, so lets start that debate. i think this is the place that he must stand firm on….if he caves on this final battle, then I am boarding the “fuck you obama train” and its a one way ticket to Disenfranchisedville.
Sam launched into a familar bit about why would someone use the name Reefercake, I became slightly annoyed and IM'd
Jimmy Reefercake 1:01 pm
come on man!
Then Sam launched into the response to my point which was a resounding yes.
All you dejected progressives, hear my battle horn! We will fight another day. Obama took what he could, it was meager, but there simply are not enough votes to change things now…I thought about it and I want my middle class tax cut…it is a bitter pill, but I have become sick and tired of the negativity.
We are in the defensive position now…the republicans will have the label of being in power, and their shitty proposals will be their own downfall, once they get too greedy and once again go after social security or some other dipshit manuever. Fuck the republicans and blue dogs, damn them, but don't blame Obama.
totally-insane-04 click here to listen or right click to download song
Take a deep breath everyone. The crazies are back, but I am going to be cautiously optimistic, that they won't be quite as crazy as the last round, in the golden era of war mongering. I'm looking forward to a level of hypocrisy that has a touch less insanity.
I'm looking forward to an era, where they still say crazy things, but perhaps act more rationally? Remember – CRAZY republicans loose, except Paul LePage in Maine, but the guy was homeless as a teen, so it doesn't count, give him a chance, in other news, BLUE DOG Dems Lose
Oh well, here is something positive – Sam Seder is back on the air at
Also, a friend of mine asked me to write a song for Sammy, based on an all time classic republican asshole and hypocrite, Virgil Goode. Don't say it like good, it is pronounced more like goo…or poo.
Reminding me again that Gollum does vote republican.
This guy, hereyah, is one piece of work. In a 4 day marathon hereyah. Say Hereyah! Say Chowdah!! Glad to say Virgil is no longer hereyah in the US House of Representatives.
Here's the short version of the song-
click here to listen or right click to download the song
Summary of my reaction to the Democrat's actions over the last 18 months: OK. OK. Oh no. Shit. Goddammit. Now that they are lame ducks can they do one thing right and put an end to trickle down economics?
Folks, we all know how disappointing the last two years have been. Shameless theft of this title is from a brilliant but thoroughly depressing summary of our country's political reality. You should definitely Click to see a preview of this book But that only makes this site more important, as our founder has recently pointed out. So, let's follow along with what should be easy for the lame ducks to get right: bring back the personal income tax rate to the wealthiest among us to where it was under Clinton.
You know the chatter…NPR said ALL the Bush tax cuts will most certainly be extended at least for a year or two. Fox said the same, Newsweek said the same… I especially liked to hear our Maine Senators put away their 'Rino' tusks for a moment to conflate small business tax cuts (which everyone is in favor of) with maintaining the historically low tax rate for the wealthiest among us. So they will hold hostage making all the other cuts permanent for the wealthiest 2%?
Why?, we ask. Well, I'm not thinking this is a rich folk country club taking care of their own type of thing. And previous posts have brilliantly shown the history of the upper bracket rate, the amount of money at stake and the impact on balancing the budget. Oh wait, that's it! The old 'end around' to bankrupt the treasury so we'll have to roll back the New Deal because 'we can't afford it'. This is popular among our Teabagger friends. Has anyone heard where, exactly, they want the Federal Government to shrink? Defense? Hell no. This is the old 'two Santas' approach that Thom Hartmann likes to point out…you can have everything you want, and an amped up military to make you feel safe and secure, but you never have to pay for it!
Here is a straightforward explanation of Deem and Pass, a common way of making the stinky sausages of legislation that make their way through congress. Also, a discussion of the typical hypocrisy that is implemented in the demonization of what our republican asshole friends and the corporate media refer to as “demon pass”. Yes, they acutally plan on inviting Danzig in for a special emergency session. He will sacrifice a pig and run through the halls of congress wearing its mutilated skin as a rain coat. Then on to the formation of the dreaded death panels.
“Am I Demon?” No, without the scary made up name, the process of deem and pass, is just business as usual. We have witnessed the invention of a new term, this “demon pass”, to replace the current terms of “self-executing rule” or “deemed as passed”. Really? My good Republican asshole friends, you may be wiser to take just your loss and shut the hell up.