"My tongue will tell the anger of my heart,
Or else my heart concealing it will break." - The Bard....
“An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of a Republic.”
"Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these." Ovid...
...and so we carry on flogging words about. Do leave a comment, join as follower, click on pictures to enlarge. Practice kindness.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
The Coke Brothers? Wasn't that an 80s big hair band?
So.... what happened to their hair? Guess being a stingy, selfish, greedy sonofabitch really takes its toll on your zinc supply. These smug bastards are are the very picture of what nasty, narcissistic, I've-got-mine bourgeois America looks like these days. NOT the kindly granpas they would have you believe they are.
Here's a little quote from a blog I caught today found, as usual, in the comments section of an oped in the Times.
We now have a predatory form of capitalism that wishes to dismantle the works
of democracy and thwart the will of the people. Our democracy is under direct siege
by the wealthy, the most notable of whom are the Koch brothers. Here is a clip from
a foundational article in the New Yorker by Jane Meyer:
“With his brother Charles, who is seventy-four, David Koch owns virtually all of
Koch Industries, a conglomerate, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, whose annual
revenues are estimated to be a hundred billion dollars. The company has grown
spectacularly since their father, Fred, died, in 1967, and the brothers took charge.
The Kochs operate oil refineries in Alaska, Texas, and Minnesota, and control some
four thousand miles of pipeline. Koch Industries owns Brawny paper towels, Dixie
cups, Georgia-Pacific lumber, Stainmaster carpet, and Lycra, among other products.
Forbes ranks it as the second-largest private company in the country, after Cargill,
and its consistent profitability has made David and Charles Koch. who, years ago,
bought out two other brothers, among the richest men in America. Their combined
fortune of thirty-five billion dollars is exceeded only by those of Bill Gates and
OK, so if you are giving these guys your money, buying whatever
they're selling above, STOP. Make better purchasing choices.
Power mongers like the Kochheads derive their strength from
this link if you want to truly understand why the middle class
votes against its own best interest all the time.
Mindlessness... an inability to connect the virtual dots.
Here's a good one for ya'll. From the recent Harper's Weekly.
The lawyer for a Connecticut man accused of sexually assaulting a horse complained that the case was overhyped. "If this was a guy and a sheep in Litchfield," he said, "this would not have gotten nearly the media attention it has."
Stuff like this makes life worth livin.
Dare to struggle, dare to win.
Heard on the Comedychannel recently. I could totally relate:
"It has come to my attention that I might be first generation