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


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