Sunday, December 24, 2006


To All on 2Truthy's Official "You're Invited to My Party List"
Warmest Wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of the many other heathens and pagans on the list (we all know who we are) -- I think I have everyone listed. And shame on me if I forgot to add Bill Maher, but I am a little busy.
Danielle Crittenden, who was raised as a Christian but converted to Judaism, basically says the onus of Christmas is always put on the woman of the house (to supervise the clean up, the baking, menu planning, decorations or worse, have to do it yourself), the shopping, the wrapping, and breaking out all the silver and crystal and hoping that something from Tiffany's will fall down the chimney with your name on it in with gracious note for all your trouble.
Now, I don't know if Danielle is still entitled to a little blue box during the Holidays, but the message and magic of Christmas has got to be something for everyone -- whether you're on or off the bus.
In the flurry of the festivities, Peace on Earth and Goodwill to All!
-2Truthy and Quincy

Friday, December 15, 2006


Dear Mr. Bob Woodward,
It's me, QUINCY.
I am responding to your advertisement in
for the NEW FULL-TIME ASSISTANT position.
My many superlative administrative skills include touch typing, answering multi-line phones, balancing and serving coffee on my snout, insulting offensive partisan Beltway insiders and poseurs who dress up in sheep's clothing (believe me, I can smell them a MILE away),
and in discretely keeping all other nuisance bearing SOBs at bay. My references are of the finest calibre, bar none (available upon request.)
In addition, I am fluent in four languages including French, German, Spanish and Farsi and am available to handle high-level translations between any CIA or NSA mole or terrorist as needed. I am not, however, available to start until late January as 2Truthy is taking me to the SUNDANCE Film Festival so would that still be OK?
Also, your ad did not disclose the salary or the perks...Please send all confidential inquiries to 2Truthy's email address below as I don't have my own email account yet due to my recent move. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.

I can't wait to become your NEW FULL-TIME ASSISTANT!


c/o 2Truthy at
Los Altos, CA
P.S. 2Truthy's husband lived down the way from you in Wheaton, IL

Monday, December 4, 2006







Dear George,

It is with deepest sympathy that I send my regrets over the loss of your best friend and concubine, Max. I said "concubine" because being a Pig myself, people often mistake us for "porcupines" while a concubine is someone to share your life with. I think. Anyway, it rhymes.

2Truthy's mother was born and raised in Ireland and on their horse farm, she had a pet Pig who was her best friend. His name was Seamus and he was very, very smart, sensitive and nice... only he died prematurely when he fell down the well in the middle of the night while her Father was in London on business. It was sad, and tragic. So along with my regrets, I send this heartfelt message during your difficult time of loss.

Now you feel the rain - as each of you were the shelter for each other. But soon, you will feel no cold - for each of you will be warmth for each other in timeless, splendid memories of days gone by...for Max has passed to his eternal dwelling place to enter a new rout in finding everlasting peace. You gave him companionship, and he gave you joy; and for this, may he rest in peace with and may you find comfort in a lifetime of lasting memories.

To quote the immortal words of the late George Sand:


But what I would really like to know is, which one of your friends ran over Max in 2001? Was it Matt? or Brad?? Or your old girlfriend? Were they intoxicated?

Well, whoever it was, I hope they sent Max a big BOWL of truffles and massaged his belly on a regular basis and took him for long strolls along the beach after that because, I too George, am no stranger to trauma. The whole reason I was adopted and now live with 2Truthy is because my parents were addicted to internet gambling and neglected me by forgetting to feed me on a regular basis. This caused me to develop a serious gastrointestinal problem, exacerbated by binge eating and night sweats.

Anyway, if you are ever in SF and just want to talk, you can always count on me.

Your new friend,


Sunday, December 3, 2006

Mary Matalin's Libby Defense Fund

Give to the Libby Defense Fund

In a recent HuffPo post, a letter to the public from Mary Matalin requesting funds to bail out Scooter Libby was posted (letter and complete thread below, which includes 3 separate comments on different pages from Yours truly...)

2Truthy had an important birthday celebration that day - her own -- to dash off to and declined to donate for reasons explained in the above thread. Although 2Truthy does her rank best to support worthy causes, what exactly does it take to open the golden ropes?

As described on the Libby Defense Fund website:

"Scooter Libby - White House adviser, mystery novelist, and neoconservative hack is one of the most traitorous men pulling the strings behind the scenes in the Bush administration. Libby, who's held more titles than a small town Library, served mostly, until his resignation, as vice presidential chief of staff. He's been called Dick Cheney's Dick Cheney - a strange little man managing just about every detail of Cheney's professional life and career since he was hired."

Mind you, the Bush Administration has performed extraordinarily well for those in the one percent income tax bracket, who have delighted in decreased personal and corporate taxes which, most assuredly, provide plenty of disposable income to make necessary 'home' beautification projects

imperative to keep up with the Jones'. Most notable is Ms. Matalin's gesture to solicit funds from the Plebes because giving to charity not only provides intangible gratification but it also offers a write off. The only problem here is, guilt by association. Perhaps it is time for Mary to find a pro-American cause celebre.

As the Libby Defense Fund solicits

"We hope you will join us in supporting this effort to Defend America from Scooter Libby, and we'll be adding more worthy causes to donate to in the days and weeks ahead."


Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Not Enough Chiefs

Too Many Indians and Not Enough Chiefs
Snake oil? Cooking oil?? Who cares anymore about the neighborhood?

Makes no difference when greedy and hubris driven CEO's get rid of America's educated, upwardly mobile, white collar professional middle class executives, computer scientists and physicians in favor of an overloaded, unskilled and cheap labor force. As our quality of goods and services plummet, the dollar tanks and the country faces bankruptcy, CEO's and Beltway insiders fatten up their stock portfolios while America turns into the third world quagmire it's becoming...with an overabundance of cheap, foreign labor, CEO's and their political operatives fashion themselves as the new lords and cultural rock stars of public policy...all this without public and social policy oversight! Today's Mercury News includes a hideous, major promotions piece for outsourcing giant, Wipro
** Note to Evanston: Online articles don't tend to stick around long **
Like all MSM rags, this San Jose Mercury News piece is nothing more than a press release for Wipro and has nothing whatsoever to do with journalism -- let alone "investigative" journalism. This press release was written by an employee of the Mercury News whose job is to sell whoever and whatever will keep himself in a job as approved by his corporate welfare sponsored management (formerly Knight-Ridder.) Newspapers these days have morphed into corporate welfare sponsored PR outlets...and they expect the Plebes to actually PAY to subscribe to this propaganda masquerading as "reporting"? Never mind the "investigative" part! Fair and balanced? The great myth in America is that we need millions of imported workers to replace the jobs that educated white collar Americans now hold or have held. Why? For corporate profit. For every American professional, most with advanced degrees, corporations replace each one with 2-6 foreign workers, many with unverifiable educations and weak or non-existent English skills, who will work for a fraction of the compensation.
Six years ago, when I saw a news photo of Hillary Clinton posing in a Wipro tee-shirt with the cooking oil salesman turned CEO of Wipro, (a billionaire Indian whose outsourcing company is complicit in eradicating the educated American middle class) in New York City, I knew something was really wrong - not only with Wipro, but with Hillary -- and her handlers or 'consultants' as the nation anticipates her announcement to run in 2008. Needless to say, she is a consummate supporter of corporate welfare policies.
Who is minding the chicken coop? Where is the oversight? Tom Friedeman and his billionairre friends and the David Brooks wannabe crowd are laughting all the way to the bank with the caste system this great myth is creating in America.
There is nothing wrong with a company hiring verifiably educated and highly skilled immigrants who are experienced for a job, when needed. But to first fire millions of educated Americans with advanced degrees in favor of the wholesale hiring of many millions of dubious, underskilled workers who can barely speak English and are less educated than our citizens is treasonous.
There exists absolutely no oversight within corporations as millions of middle class Americans continue to lose their job prospects, health insurance and pensions. In addition, the media suggests that our schools are at fault, citing America's failed public school system as the culprit, insisting that the only way to remedy this mythical problem is to lift H1B visa caps and allow unlimited millions of students from India to attend our competitive colleges. In the same way that the media downplayed global warming over the past 35 years due to their corporate owned bosses, the myths and lies that are spun on a daily basis by our political and corporate "leaders" are destoying our country.
Why? All for plummeting wages and eradicating middle class, educated Americans. America's corporations have very few, if any "chiefs" who care about product quality or people. It is a club of smug sycophants, continuously looking over their shoulders to see how the other guy is driving down wages and how fast they can race them to the bottom who use the 'Great Education Myth' as a smokescreen to deflect attention from their greedy agenda which is bolstered by harmful so-called trade agreements like NAFTA. After all, a mutual admiration society that insists on elite status is only capable of accomodating a finite group of individuals.
American corporations need CEO's with integrity and foresight who know that building strong and enduring companies starts first with valuing fellow Americans who pay taxes and support our educational system. We need a fair and balanced set of immigration and employment policies that put America first. As educated Americans, we deserve to reap the economic rewards of our hard work and politicians who stand up for what is right. Unless the Plebes wake up and say "no more" to the shameless "corporate elite" and Beltway insiders who are working day and night to sell us out by pushing corporate welfare shills as presidential candidates, we can consider ourselves complicit in this race to the bottom and downfall of our civilization.
No Hillary, No Biden, No Barack; Or Gore, who all uphold the corporate welfare machine.


Monday, November 27, 2006

2Truthy's GORE 2008 TEE SHIRT

(Frank Zappa, back and Al Gore, front)
-AL GORE 2008-
"Give me, your dirty some tacky little pamphlet in your Daddy's bottom drawer...Give me, your dirty love..." - Frank Zappa
Tipper would loooooove this one, hey? The shirt's design has Al Gore (above, right) in a provocative pose and the legendary musician and master of lyrics himself, Frank Zappa, (above, left) ALSO in a provocative pose. Who says that racy pics for a political race can't be R rated? Or X rated?
We'll have to check in with Tipper on this one.
by Frank Zappa

Give me
Your dirty love
Like you might surrender
To some dragon in your dreams
Give me
Your dirty love
Like a pink donation
To the dragon in your dreams
I don't need your sweet devotion
An' I don't want your cheap emotion
Whip me up some dragon lotion
For your dirty love
Your dirty love
Give me
Your dirty love
Like some tacky little pamphlet
In your daddy's bottom drawer
Give me
Your dirty love
I don't believe you never seen
His book before
I don't need no consolation
I don't want your reservation
I only got one destination
An' that's your dirty love
Your dirty love
Give me
Your dirty love
Just like your mama
Make her fuzzy poodle do
(Oh, Frenchie . . . )
Give me
Your dirty love
The way your mama
Make that nasty poodle chew
I'll ignore your cheap aroma
And your little-bo-peep diploma
I'll just put you in a coma
With some dirty love
Some dirty love
That dirty love
That dirty love
(Come on, Frenchie)
(Snap it!)
(Come on, Frenchie)
(Snap it!)
(Come on, Frenchie)
(Snap it!)
(Come on, Frenchie)
(Not a speck of cereal!)
(Come on, Frenchie)
(Nothing but the best for my dog!)
(Come on, Frenchie)
(Come on!)
(Come on, Frenchie)
(Little paws sticking up!)
(Little curly hairs!)
(Little curly hairs!)

*DISCLAIMER: This is NOT an official 2Truthy presidential endorsement for Al Gore - or Frank Zappa - in 2008.


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Lou Dobbs to Corporate America: Get a Conscience!

"What we all need to be about now is honesty and forthrightness. And the truth is, our political, business and media elites have abandoned the cornerstone of this great nation: equality of rights, equality of economic opportunity and equality of educational opportunity." -Lou Dobbs

Listen up Larry Ellison. And John Doerr, Vinod Khosla and T.J. Rogers. Oh - did I neglect to mention the granddaddy of them all, Bill Gates? Throw in the phantom, hyper-sycophant CEO of and anyone else I left out in this circle jerk of Silicon Valley's corporate values driven "establishment" friends of outsourcing, hell-bent on ridding the country of educated white collar Americans. It is feared that the Cornyn-Shadegg "SKIL BILL" (co-authored by George Allen) which is a trojan horse crafted to unemploy American high technology professionals will be approved in the lame duck sessions.

Some scoundrels in Washington are plotting to dump foreign workers on the American tech labor market by flooding the labor pool with underpaid, dubiously "skilled" workers from India to take away our professional jobs and further drive down wages.

Watch Lou Dobbs

The "Skill Bill", if passed, would result in American professionals destroyed by the Congress that is supposed to be protecting their constitutional liberty interest in working in their chosen profession. The "Skil Bill" and the outsourcing machine behind it (courtesy TechNet) ensures that THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT TO GIVE PREFERENCE TO EDUCATED, AMERICAN WHITE COLLAR PROFESSIONALS.

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-8), last year announced introduction of H.R. 4378, the “Defend the American Dream Act of 2005" to address the flawed H-1B visa program.
Pascrell's reform act addresses the key problem with corporate America's lust for cheap foreign workers.
“In report after report, government investigators have found serious weaknesses and failings in the H-1B program,” IEEE-USA President Gerard A. Alphonse said. The program is used to "fill any job at almost any wage, and the vast majority of employers are not required to recruit American workers first." The IEEE-USA has applauded Rep. Pascrell for drafting a bill that seeks to reform the number one problem of the outsourcing movement: destroying the middle class. See

Read more Professor Norm Matloff

Here's the Memo to Larry Ellison et al: Like the fast food junkies your companies have become, your hiring binges of plenty of cheap hardly skilled foreign workers bring comfort to you because there are so many of them and they cost so little. Like a fast food container brimming full of overcooked french fries, you prefer them to a smaller portion of high quality restaurant fries that cost more becauase you feel you are getting such a good deal when you get more of them... Instead, you are making your companies unhealthy with poor quality products and choking the middle class at the same time. Ready to clean up your corporate hiring practices diet and do something good for the heart of your companies and America yet?
There is a simple solution to this manufactued problem by Corporate America: HIRE AMERICANS FIRST, and forget about your bogus claims that educated Americans with advanced degrees from leading U.S. Universities are "unskilled." You unpatriotic traitors. Get your overpaid HR busybodies to form a line that places Americans in the front and THEN determine how many positions are actually left to be filled. You may have less fries, but the ones you will have will taste sooo good and more than satiate your quality production needs. Stop ordering the burnt fries just because you get more of them.

Kill the "Skil" Bill.

Kill The "Skil Bill"

InfoWorld Tech Watch InfoWorld Programmers Guild fears lame duck Congress will pass the Skil Bill November 10, 2006 10:03 AM By Ephraim Schwartz
(click above)

Silicon Valley's hostile maneuver to unemploy America's educated white collar professionals by ramming through the hushed "Skil Bill" (yes, you read that right: SKIL, with only one "L") or sometimes referred to as the "Skill Act 2006" during this lame duck session (co-sponsored by George Allen) would be a dream come true for Corporate America. Why does Corporate America hate educated American professionals?
What exactly is driving this disastrous race to the bottom and precisely what are Americans doing about it?

Monday, November 20, 2006

Mary Matalin Calls Election ‘Last Gasp of Liberals’

(click above)
Every picture tells a story, and at the end, a story tells everyone listening what the listener wants to hear.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Corporate Welfare Workers Anonymous

"To spin, perchance to scheme." -William Shakespeare's ghost as he spins in his grave over Beltway greed.

Corporate Welfare Workers Anonymous

Anyone know the name of Jimmy Crack Carville's 'public relations' consulting company? Is it Corporate Welfare Workers Anonymous? Enough talk about looking for integrity in all the wrong places.

There's big money in the quaint yet adddictive cottage industry known as corporate welfare, funded exclusively by middle class tax payers. You know -- the same cash that you and I pay out to uncle Sam each year. November's midterm election delivered to Democrats the House and Senate and yet, somehow, the Democrats (you know, that faux republican lite group whose names here shall remain anonymous for now) are taking swings at the very core of the party that made it happen.

Back in 2003, Rahm Emanuel made a pledge to "stop rewarding low ethics with high returns"

And look how so very FAR we have come over the past three years
And just this week, insider beltway Democratic consultant, James Carville, got in front of a news camera and told us all how he thinks Howard Dean - who was responsible for the success of mobilizing the party -- should now step down as DNC Chair in favor for Harold Ford!

To the average Democrat on a dirt farm in Iowa, it would have to appear that Carville must be developing a mighty relationship with his CRACK pipe when he suggested that Dean be replaced as head the DNC in favor of Ford.

Thanks alot, Howard. See ya'll maybe at a tractor pull down in Bristol, VA next time you're in town lookin' for work!

It is remotely quite possible that Dean's anti-corporate welfare stance would pose a threat to his M.O. and no doubt to his stock portfolio? If this is the case, the spinning and desperate self promotion has only just begun.

Aw Shucks....if only these two could possibly change horses and use what influence together they have to work for progressive, meaningful change that would positively affect the lives of over 50 million Americans without health insurance and jobs? That they (together with wife, Mary Matalin) could work to halt the erosion of the middle class through using their collective insider 'consulting' influence and contacts to work for socially responsible employment, trade, and healthcare legislation with teeth?

How noble that cause would be. A cause, indeed, reserved only for the truly noble.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Tech leaders, immigrants want change / Drive to let companies hire more foreign-born workers

Tech leaders, immigrants want change / Drive to let companies hire more foreign-born workers

They're at it again... Those gluttonous captains of industry otherwise known as the National Venture Capital Association who are responsible for the erosion of quality high technology products and services as they attempt to ram through the "Skill Bill" during this lame-duck session as a seperate measure to eliminate jobs for native born Americans with advanced degrees in favor of cheap and hardly skilled foreign labor. Drive down wages some more? No problem. More bucks for the venture capitalists with a few more to go around to the "friends" of high tech...possibly including the newly elected Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi?


Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Breakfast of Champions

Blue Wednesday

Today is a sad day for California. And Connecticut. And anywhere else in the country where voters had the chance to vote out corrupt and arrogant corporate welfare candidates in favor of candidates with integrity and progressive values.

Like Kurt Vonnegut said when he wrote Breakfast of Champions, I am more mystified and enraged by the "idiot decisions made by my countrymen" than ever before.

It is sad for the citizens of California because it highlights the problem with America: an epidemic of hubris and delusion. What is most troublesome, is that Californians proved that they would rather vote for a dishonest, huckster of an actor to "play governor" than for an experienced politician and man of conviction and principle, Phil Angelides; for it is so "old school" and boring to care about integrity and principle when you can close your eyes and imagine you are on a par with George Clooney, Brad Pitt or Steven Spielberg (Gropinator supporters who say they are Democrats) and shrug off what it means to vote with your conscience. And yes, like Howard Dean says, there IS a difference between Democrats and Republicans -- no matter how much triangulating at times occurs. These shameless entertainment sycophants and the scores of lemming voters that followed their lead are the soulless clang of the gong today that represents the deterioration of our culture and modern civilization.

During breakfast this morning while I read the midterm election results, thoughts of Kilgore Trout (the fictitious, unknown "Breakfast of Champions" science fiction writer) came to mind. The Kurt Vonnegut story contrasts Trout's unknown status to that of the well-known and well-off Pontiac dealer, Dwayne Hoover.

My attention has been focused on California's gubernatorial race and my support for Phil Angelides, where as the polls predicted and most unfortunately, a "fabulously well-to-do" former bodybuilder and Hollywood action 'movie star' won. Like the Pontiac dealer, Dwayne Hoover, whose appearance on the outside molds neatly to the status quo, Arnold won by a landslide not by any measure of personal character or integrity but precisely the opposite. Sadly, voters elected Schwarzenegger because they want to identify with figures larger and louder than themselves which in turn ratifies their own deficient existences.

When Kurt Vonnegut wrote Breakfast of Champions, he said the following about his motivation:

"As I approached my fiftieth birthday, I had become more and more enraged and mystified by the idiot decisions made by my countrymen. And then I had come suddenly to pity them, for I understood how innocent and natural it was for them to behave so abominably, and with such abominable results: They were doing their best to live like people invented instory books. This was the reason Americans shot each other so often: It was a convenient literary device for ending short stories and books. Why were so many Americans treated by their government as though their lives were as disposable as paper facial tissues? Because that was the way authors customarily treated bit-part players in their made-up tales. And so on. Once I understood what was making America such a dangerous, unhappy nation of people who had nothing to do withreal life, I resolved to shun storytelling. I would write about life. Every person would be exactly as important as any other. All facts would also be given equal weightiness. Nothing would be left out. Let others bring order to chaos. Iwould bring chaos to order, instead, which I think I have done. If all writers would do that, then perhaps citizens not in the literary trades will understand that there is no order in the world around us, that we must adapt ourselves tothe requirements of chaos instead. It is hard to adapt to chaos, but it can be done. I am living proof of that: It can be done."
-Kurt Vonnegut

Many have said that Angelides did not get his message out or that his message was not clear. That's bullshit. The bloc of voters that he needed to carry him were the faux democrat sell outs. You can't fix stupid and apparently, you can't fix greed.

No doubt he did not have the huge special interest war chest like the Gropinator but greed and hubris are the problem. Californians proved that they are by and large a hubris addled lot and are deluded. Today while the pigs at the trough celebrate, it is an embarrassing day for intelligent and decent citizens who care about our society enough to want to make a difference; albeit a day that has served to mobilize the country for 2008.

Saturday, November 4, 2006

You're a MEAN Man!

"Don't treat others the way you don't want to be treated" -Confucius

Now, it's one thing to have a monkey on your's quite another to have two on your head -- let alone in this unquestionably uncompromising position.

So who is this guy and what are these two monkeys trying to prove? 21st Century new tatoo idea? Who are these monkeys?

Answer: The guy is the middle class and the two monkeys are Mr. Republican and Mr. Faux Democrat-Corporate Welfare. Can you tell them apart?

Yesterday afternoon, while walking out of the local post office, (which has an unintuitive, haphazard one way only enter and exit parking lot), a bully of a manly-man driving an oversized SUV with an American Flag sticker on the windshield honked and shouted at a young woman who had entered the parking lot the wrong way. As the petite young woman got out of her car holding an infant in one arm and the hand of a toddler in the other, this angry yet oddly arrogant man actually drove back into the parking lot and shouted "you stupid ***** who do you think you are/where did you learn to drive?" The young woman looked up at him, and, after a beat, in a faint southern Tenessee accent loudly shouted back "You're a MEAN man!" and the guy drove off.

Visibly upset and shaking, the young woman turned to me and told me that she and her husband had just moved here from Nashville last week and how this was her first trip to the post office. As I told her she was great in telling the guy off - particularly with such remarkable strength -- she walked toward the doors with her two children clinging to her and said to me "And today is my birthday!"

This Tuesday, on November 7, Americans get to vote for candidates who best represent the values (hey, how about civility!) and convictions (how about a candidate who does NOT support corporate welfare policies or a bully like Ahnuld who insults and gropes people!) that we believe will make our lives and society better at both the local and national level. Here in California, let's get these bully Republicans and faux Democrat monkeys off our backs and vote for Phil Angelides!

"What the superior man seeks is in himself. What the mean man seeks is in others"-Confucius


Friday, October 27, 2006

Saturday, October 21, 2006

"Why Daddy Is A Republican" by 2Truthy

Children's books are a delight to read and have a special way of enlightening even the most jaded. Now comes the Spoon to "Why Mommy Is A Democrat" by Jeremy Zilber

Here is an excerpt of 2Truthy's latest oeuvre, "Why Daddy Is A Republican"...

Buffy: "Daddy, what is a Republican?"

Republican Daddy: "Well now, Buffy, the most important thing to remember about Republicans is that a Republican is somebody who knows how to make people know how important they are. Remember last Spring when Mommy got kicked out of the PTA because she refused to stop parking in the Principal's parking space during all those PTA meetings?"

Buffy: "Oh yes Daddy, I do remember. Mommy said she had to park in the Principal's space since the Hummer was too hard to park in the littler spaces. And then she said some bad words.."

R. Daddy: "Yes indeed, she did. What she said to the Principal, and I quote, was "You can take your brand spanking new shiny red Prius and shove it up your big, fat ass because not only am I a Platinum donor to this school but my husband is Chairman of the Board of the law firm 'Dubious & Shark' so as far as I am concerned, I OWN the motherf****** space!" Now honey, after that little verbal exchange, Mommy continues to park in the Principal's space to this very day without one single reprimand from the Principal -- NOT ONE!!"

Buffy: "Oh Daddy, my favorite part of the story is when Mommy told the Principal about your job! I felt so proud that she made sure to mention you, too, Daddy!"

R.Daddy: (warmly smiling) "Your Mommy is a quite a pistol, yes siree. Remind me to tell you about the time when Mommy gave Chip Thurston's Ferrari a jump start when Daddy was away in Orlando last month for a financial accounting seminar."

Buffy: "Daddy, what is a financial accounting seminar?"

R. Daddy: "Oh that's just where you learn how to instruct your CFO to make it look like you have a big pile of money, even when you don't! It is like when you and Peyton play "make believe" or when you help Mommy bake cookies. Close your eyes for a moment and imagine that money is nothing but cookie dough -- sometimes you make it, and sometimes you don't.

Now, imagine that you and Mommy take out the KitchenAid but then discover that there are not enough ingredients in the pantry for cookie dough. What do you do? Well, you have two choices: you can make the cookies out of different ingredients, like say, cornflakes and salt -- which would of course make very, very icky cookies which you would of course never have to really eat -- OR -- you could just sack the whole idea and make the cookies some other day after Mommy goes shopping to get all of the right ingredients. So you see, at Daddy's financial seminars, we all get to learn ways to sort of make believe that we have lots and lots of money that will make us a nice, big, delicious pantry full of vanilla shortbread cookies with enough to go around for five hundred years just for you, Mommy and me!"

Buffy: "Ohhh, that's why Mommy always says that you are "the best" and that your company cooks books better than Martha Stewart and that is why Mr. Thurston hired your employees to handle his divorce from Mrs. Thurston which was the whole reason Mrs. Thurston had to move away to the Tenderloin."

R. Daddy: "There there, now, enough praise for your Daddy for one night. Let's just close our eyes and I'll tell you the story about the Sandman."

Buffy: (sleepily) "Ok Daddy, only this time when you tell it, don't forget the part about how the Sandman's pants get torn on the fence when Mr. Farqhuar chases him with his shotgun...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz"

R. Daddy: "And so a Republican is somebody who knows how to make people know how important they are."

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

All Is Not Well In The Castle

"In a false quarrel, there is no true valour." -William Shakespeare

Here in the leafy Kingdom of California, you might say that All is not well in the Castle.

The subjects are being injected with daily doses of Arnold's MSM opiates, provided for free by Arnold and Big Money. Arnold is an anti-intellectual celluloid candidate, marketed to us as a brand -- packaged and bundled for us with a shiny gold ribbon provided by his wife, Maria, and Big Money.

What California's citizens -- Republicans, Democrats and a few Independents want most of all is to be 'hip'. The Republican Party traditionally attracts anti-intellectual, pragmatic and pious voters that quite literally copy and emulate the intellectual mindshare of their intellectual, stylish and culturally innovative and creative Democratic opponents. In this case, Phil Angelides has outclassed his opponent in every area with one exception: he is not a famous actor with mainstream media support that pounds us daily with pro-Arnold PR. California reluctantly has its King and Queen, Arnold and Maria, in the Sacramento Capitol who want nothing more than to bang together all the democratic and republican heads in the Kingdom until there is nothing left but one big, fat powerful party of Big Money with a gilded drawbridge to drop down over the huge moat that protects them from the unsightly plebes.

The crux of the problem in California lies with voters' identification with the aggressor. In the school of psychology's parlance, Identification with the Aggressor is what happens when a captive victim's sense of self becomes so overwhelmed by the captor's aggression that he/she must imitate the captor in order to survive. Arianna's "Fearless" book tour is a nobile exercise in addressing it at the local level.The mainstream media with the financial backing of its uber wealthy corporate and entertainment zeitgeist have decided California's gubernatorial election outcome. I applaud Barbra Streisand, Warren Beatty, Laurie David and all of the many successful entertainment figures who refuse to mistake 'nobility' for 'complicity.'


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Our Doublewide Democracy

Our Doublewide Democracy

"Democracy? Get over it. If we can't shop for it at Wal-Mart, then we just can't afford it."-
Schwarzenegger ahead in a blue state? I now understand why my Dad, along with the majority of Americans stopped bothering to vote after the gargantuan wheels of the Nixon era demolition truck started the engine of its great ride to tear down our bill of rights. We the People are screwed. The pursuit of liberty and justice is now exclusively confined to the corridors of Washington's beltway and the upstairs crowd of business executives who together, craft the corporate tax loopholes and deficient infrastructure policies that erode our safety and freedoms to create the have and have not society that we now have today. The scraps that fall downstairs to the Plebes are getting harder and harder to find.

Whores to the Establishment like Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote the book on "cross-over voting", which is actually a euphemism for The Big Money Party (BMP). The BMP is the emerging party of wealth that has resulted in the GOP machine devouring the DLC and its Dem supporters. Together, these lobbyists, greedy multinational corporate executives and elected welfare policy makers work to eradicate the middle class. And let's not forget the role of the mainstream media, which orchestrates the message to the masses in such a way that even trailertrash foolishly believe that by identifying with wealthy white guys in Hollywood, they too, can have it all. The MSM is the new church for the masses, replacing religion with a daily dose of magazines like "People" and TV shows like "Entertainment Tonight" as the number one Opiate of the People. Entertainment and Governtainment go hand in hand. It's all about consolidation...a two-headed monster just like the consolidation of repubulicans and democrats which is now one party of Big Money.

Although I like to think that my doublewide is the finest on the lot, my gut level instincts tell me that I might be slumming...that I ought to think about finally doing something about the lime green living room shag carpeting covering up the cigarette burns and the gunshot hole in the floor. Hey, I can afford to update my place. I've got a little money -- unless I don't get fired or laid off again (I can't afford to go without health insurance since I had cancer and if I don't have a job, I can't get insurance). Anyway, I also have a little money so I can take that vacation to upstate Idaho and rent a little a cabin in the woods for a couple of weeks and smoke all the cigarettes I want -- I'll even take the dogs with me to keep me company and by the time I get back, the midterm elections will be all over and then everybody will remember why it didn't really matter if they even voted at all, because our corrupt political system these days is stacked so that the biggest bullshitter always wins.

Well ok. So I don't really live in a trailer at all and don't smoke and do live in a bucolic town which is described as one of the most affluent communities in the state. But I would give my zip code to any politician who would, if they could, enact policies that would provide a single payer health care plan for all, create just employment policies that benefit our citizens and not imported or outsourced cheap, inefficient white collar labor, and commitment to the creation and execution (Arnold won't execute) of pro-environmental bills that will improve life for everyone Oh well. One can dream...

But here in California, Arnold Schwarzenegger will -- and with gusto -- continue to support corporate welfare policies that have been gutting the people of California's services and infrastructure since the Reagan era. It is cynical to think that so many democrats are crossing over to vote republican -- the well-known party of hate -- because the democratic party is supposed to be party that cares. The terms "republican and democrat" don't mean jackshit. Schwarzenegger owes his success to his "cross-over" marriage with his bulimic "cross-over" wife Maria Shriver, a Big Money Party supporter. Like the Two-Headed Drunken Sailor that together they are, this country of 300 Million can look forward to permanent tax cuts for the wealthy, permanent tuition hikes for the Plebes, the shitty LNG plant along HWY 1 just north of Malibu that will destroy the pristine view and make Oxnard look like the Na Pali Coast, a trashed environment, prohibitive fuel costs, more outsourced white collar jobs, almost 100 MILLION people without health insurance, and a bunch of immigrants from certain countries that want to kill us. And like Dubya likes to say, we Americans have steely resolve. This is America, where endless opportunity meets the pavement of millions of parking lots all across the country. When the going gets tough, the tough get shopping. Maybe I can find a cross-over voter mask made in China just in time for Halloween! Hey, I can even buy a whole bunch, mark them up and then sell them on eBay and bring in enough cash to replace that lime green shag carpet...This business of "democracy" rocks.

Democracy? Get over it. If we can't shop for it at Wal-Mart, then we just can't afford it.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

2Truthy's Concession Speech for Ned Lamont

"Ask not who your country can screw for you, ask who you will screw for your country." -Joe Lieberman

Friends of Connecticut, Fellow Democrats and Independents,

I stand before you all today to tell you that I am conceding my nomination to my opponent, Senator Joe Lieberman. I promise to keep this short as I know that many of you have Pre-Halloween shopping to do at Wal-Mart, homework to help the kids with, and second jobs (if you're lucky to even have one) to keep the creditors off your backs. The sad fact is that my numbers are just not holding up in the polls. And although I had counted on each and every one of yours votes, I know in my heart -- that between the mainstream media and your fierce determination to identify with wealthy millionaires like me and guys like Tom Friedman, you have succumbed to the illusion that Big Money, with its legions of corporate lobbyists and executives, can float all boats and you will all be damned if you don't hop on board the Good Ship Lieberman.

I say to you, and with deep regret-- not for me -- but for you -- that the dark days are here with the darkest days yet to come. For the growing divide between rich and poor in our once great nation widens daily and even though you have the opportunity to cast your ballots for candidates like me who can work hard to make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans like you, it is a sad day in American history when political whores like Joe Lieberman rise up in the polls by lying and pandering to get to the top. You see, to be a politician these days means to deviate morally and sexually for voters to actually believe that you have balls. As you ask yourselves if you would be better off with Joe or me, think about what the late, great JFK meant when he so poignantly implored every single citizen in this great nation:

"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." -JFK

And although JFK was taken from us and the party of FDR much, much too soon, the essence of these immortal words still rings true; for each of you truly does have a voice in our democratic republic that when shouted out loudly and together can not be taken away -- not even by Big Money and the corporate whores to the establishment that perpetuate its solicitous pandering that has turned Beltway and Heartland politics into the hideous brothel of buggers our history has ever known.

Finally, I will be thinking of you all as I sail to the Caribbean on my Yacht November 7 as you cast your ballot for Joe but I know, that in my heart, I did my best to show you how we all could, together -- how we could change policy for the better, starting right here in our home state of Connecticut -- and to show the rest of this sorry ass of a country that we could and still can do much, much better.

Ned Lamont


Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Gropinator has the Most Spin

"Like the gropinator, the press spin for Arnold is an obscenely large mass of designer steroid muscle that has spun out of control." -2Truthy

Nice to see Phil Angelides in the news as he competes against Ahnuld for governor.

While the rest of the nation's Republicans struggle to "blow off the stink" of their groping elected officials, California's Republicans and faux Dems are "just saying no" to honest, well educated and experienced politicians like Phil Angelides. Whether it's Foley or Arnold groping boys or women, California seems to have no problem with a GOP groper for Governor--even when he is of the party of pedophiles.

Over these past two weeks surrounding the Foley pedophilia page scandal, Republicans nationwide have been declaring "embarrassment" and have resigned themselves to either switching parties or staying away from the polls altogether. Funny thing. That a lewd body builder/ actor who has had harassment allegations involving groping and humiliating people -- not only women but girly men -- to get elected Governor in the first place shows how little power citizens really have at the hands of corporate welfare. How mindless and adept Hollywood has become at sucking up to gropers and pedophiles in exchange for the perception of "cool", even when Ahnuld is the son of a Nazi and friend of Kurt Waldheim (Memo to Meathead and Spielberg -- who ought to know way better.)

Where are the poll numbers that demonstrate that Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Gropinator cum Governor of California, is going down in the polls as are other GOP candidates around the country?

Who is handling these polls? The MSM has continuously put slanted spin on poll numbers and, in particular, rhetoric which favors Arnold. Like the gropinator, the press spin for Arnold is an obscenely large mass of designer steroid muscle that has spun out of control.

Anyway, Angelides is too smart for Leno's show. He ought to go on Colbert. And Letterman. And Jon Stewart. I'd even buy the ticket.


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Schwarzenegger Drives Humvee Through Mojave Desert

In a symbolic attempt to prove to Phil Angelides that "driving a hummvee through corporate interest tax loopholes" would be utterly impossible, Arnold Schwarzenegger set out yesterday from the Mojave desert in one of his humvees with three Exxon-Mobil lobbyists in tow for what the governor described as a "special off-road summit meeting where we got work done to navigate the (loop) holes." Under the starry skies, the governor and the lobbyists pitched a tent, grilled hotdogs, knocked back a bottle of Chateau Paulet Tres Grande Fine Cognac VSOP and puffed on Cuban cigars throughout the night while they all "got on the same page." (No, not THAT kind of page -- reportedly, they did not invite any "pages" to grope on this particular outing...)

Schwarzenegger later told one staffer via cellphone that he and the three lobbyists planned to return to the Sacramento State Capitol for an evening press conference to "show to the people just how really, really small and hard to find -- this loophole, you know, how hard it is to really see it."

Despite the large amount of gas consumed for this unusual lobbyist summit, the governor gave assurances that he is "all for the environment." He added "there are all kinds of different hummvees I can use to drive around in and the people can't really smell the gas and pollution around the desert anyway so you know, they can not see and smell it so -- so what?"

The message here? If "the people" can't see a tax loophole to drive a humvee through, then one must not exist, according to the GOP bible of logic.

Sunday, October 8, 2006


It's all part of Steve Schmidt's (Schwarzenegger's Campaign Manager and former chief advisor for Cheney) slick election year script. But why should Schwarzenegger's Bush/Cheney campaign team have all the fun designing their corporate owned Election-Year California Governor?

Now you too can get in the act and create your very own Governor Schwarzenegger! click on

Distributed by ROVE TOYS, there are three flip-flopping-fun Bush Buddy Arnolds you can make your own!

- Too Cool for School Arnold - Actually raises tuition and fees!
- Special Interest Arnold - Featuring money bag accessories!
- Too Healthy to Care Arnold - Kicks nurses' butts!

Bush Buddy Arnolds make the perfect election season gift for anyone who's been hurt by Arnold Schwarzenegger's corporate welfare policies.

After you create your Bush Buddy Arnold, be sure to send it on to your friends and family members so they can join in the fun too! Will it be the smooth-talking politician or the Governor that wanted to kick nurses' butts? The candidate who said he didn't need money from anyone, or the Governor who's taken more than $100 million in special interest cash?*

*Courtesy Cathy Calfo/Angelides Campaign 2006

Friday, October 6, 2006

Katherine Harris: Praise Jesus

Harris Plays The Faith Card: Says Her Opponent Doesn't Act Like A Christian...,0,7491785.story?coll=orl-news-headlines

Well, it certainly wasn't very Christian of that plastic surgeon of hers who transmogrified her face into a caricature of Edvard Munch's "The Scream".

Sweet Jesus...why does she now look like a befuddled senior citizen? With her newly distorted appearance, I think her plastic surgeon must be a gay democrat with a vengeance and an artistic eye for justice.

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

ON BECOMING FEARLESS: Pedophiles Pursuing Pages

The Mark Foley pedophile scandal that broke last week has indeed got a few tongues wagging. And fingers, too, among other things.

The republicans have blown it big time and now that we have the lurid transcripts which some might argue we should never have been exposed to, it is time to do what the talented and amazing proprietress of the HuffPo, Arianna Huffington, would have us do: become FEARLESS against these out of control predators and take charge!

"On Becoming Fearless" shows us all how we can, through self examination of our own fears and weaknesses, develop the courage to overcome the daunting and often irrational fears in our heads that prevent us from getting what we want in our lives. There are so many things we can collectively do as a nation to affect positive change. In this specific instance of Mark Foley, we want him arrested by two gay 435 lb. Samoan Tongan parolees who decide to "adopt" him and then hijack him to an undisclosed location in the Ozarks where we never hear about him again.

"On Becoming Fearless" addresses the deep-seated fears which, when left unconquered, have the potential to wreak havoc not only on our own lives but the lives of those around us -- our neighbors, our communities and our country. We must all take responsibility and sense our civic duty to take the upper hand: we have just got to do better to help these people --these persistent national and international law breakers who are culturally, morally and spiritually as bankrupt as WorldCom floating down the River Styxx -- these REPUBLICANS and their faux democrat ilk who are incapable of behaviors suitable for holding government posts.

Come on! Ariannna didn't write this book fer nothin'! Let's mobilize and vote these bums out of office! And now that Foley is through, let's vote ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER out of office in November! Vote for Phil Angelides. Today, President Bush said in a news conference that "the Democrats are soft on war." Let's DE-FOLEYATE the Sacramento Capitol of gropers like Arnold.

We are not "soft" on war; we are only just beginning the long, hard won battle to victory which can be ours come November and 2008.

Monday, October 2, 2006

Schwarzenegger Woos the Black Preacher Vote

OK. It's time for a "Come to Jesus Meeting" in the state of California. As reported in yesterday's SF Chronicle by Carla Marinucci, Arnold is shaking down the State of California's black preachers to sing his praises -- or to buy their votes with that huge corporate campaign contribution War Chest?

Leave it to Arnold's Rovian handlers to 'whitewash' or paint a lousy picture over the democratic message to black preachers...why, even one Palo Alto preacher who lives right down the street from one of Arnold's biggest corporate donors, HP, has gone over to the dark side. Anyone smell HP money here?

But wouldn't Rosa Parks be spinning in her grave over this one? I am not surprised by yesterday's article. Will the October Surprise from the Angelides campaign be to unleash a big can of whoopass and mobilize the base? Aside from a few political consultants' posts on HuffPo, who is doing (writing, speaking, holding fundraisers, etc.) anything here to reel in the Silicon Valley Steve Westley faux democrat mob and the SF friends of Gavin Newsom and Willie "the Backstabber" Brown?

Well it's time for 2Truthy's grassroots efforts to kick in! If you will look beyond the outdated stereoptype -- But if every democrat in the state offers to take just ONE black preacher out to their neigborhood rib joint and have a COME TO JESUS MEETING with these disullioned preachers, then we will have salvaged a few votes AND saved a few souls!


Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Clinton/Bush: One Too Many Sleepovers

GHWB: Thanks for coming over again, Bill.

BC: I really don't know whether it was the quadruple heart bypass surgery or just all this quality time I have been spending with you lately, George, but I feel like a million fucking bucks these days...real peaceful. Content. Spinning around thoughts on how to get the PLEBES to dig down into their wallets even when the well's gone dry is so darn invigorating. Who'd a thought it would be so cozy doin' it with a republican bwana like you..................

GHWB: Well now, they ALL know it's all about the oil, so now whatta we do next? Can you go on Jon Stewart and tell them that you feel their pain but we gotta stay the course or all hell's gonna break loose...?

BC: Well George...Say, can I call you 'Dad'? It's more complicated than that. I mean, they used to think that YOU were the asshole but now they're beginning to smell a rat on MY front porch; now I'm not saying that I shouldn't make every attempt to explain to the majority of the people in the United States that they really are screwed four ways for Sunday and there ain't a damn thing they can do about it, but what I WILL say is that if -- IF they believe that they are better off today than they were yesterday -- and I can tell you, they ain't gonna buy THAT baloney sandwich again since many of them can't even AFFORD one now...but if the people of the United States don't want our troops over there and want healthcare and jobs, then they have to believe that they actually CAN make a difference -- even though you and I both know that is hilarious -- and so, I'll give it my best shot with this philanthropic Global Initiative move. We just gotta get em' to buy that we really do give a good goddamn and then the rest will follow; you'll see.

GHWB: Right! A thousand points of light! Whenever you tell them that they can make the world a better place, dog gone it they actually BELIEVE you! You know, son, it always amazes me how so many people with so little dig into their pockets and donate money for organizations like the Global Initiative. Don't they ever wonder where the money goes and why it doesn't change anything at home? Couldn't they use it for a nice Christmas goose or a trip to the lake or something?

BC: You and I both know that being President don't mean diddly... Look at George Junior...All you gotta do is take one look at his sorry ass and wonder why he ever quit takin' all that cocaine, but maybe that's because he didn't know any of the right dealers and it was just real lousy (hehehehe....:) OR you just didn't raise him right. Oh- I really want to apologize for that last comment, DAD, I must be getting sleepy....................

Nah, oil had nothing to do with it. Crude Designs: The Rip-Off of Iraq's Oil Wealth: Iraq Was About A TIMELINE OF OIL AND
So Iraq Was About the Oil:
Multinationals, not Iraqis, to reap oil fortune report:
Oil companies eye Iraq reserves:
Oil Reserve in Syria is Rich, Gulf Petroleum:
US oil company continues activities in Syria:
Secret US plans for Iraq's oil:
Wolfowitz: Iraq war was about oil;
Bush-Cheney Energy Strategy: Procuring the Rest of the World's Oil:
Maps and Charts of Iraqi Oil Fields (Cheney's energy task force):
Preparatory measures taken to sell oil in euros (Iran):
Cheney: "We need to go where the oil is".Bush: "Do not destroy oil wells"Saddam a threat to energy supply, Cheney tells vets:
China lays down gauntlet in energy war:
Q&A: China, Africa, and Oil:
China, Iran sign biggest oil & gas deal: