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I majored in English, but could never get it together enough to write anything of quality. So I ended up selling insurance for a living. I have written some things lately, but they are over-the-top and radical. The reason I am so full of rage is the same reason as the majority of Americans have been pissed off since 2000, (nuff said.) However, I find myself in a Bizzaro world, (above and beyond the one we currently live in), when I go off to work each day. I think it is best for business if you keep your politics and religion to yourself at work. I also just assumed that it was a good way to get fired, or at the least upset your customer base and loose business. Yet, on a daily basis, I am literally bombarded with right wing talking points and in your face political and evangelical lectures. It comes from employees and the employers alike. None of them loose their jobs. None of them are reprimanded. It doesn't even appear to hurt their business financially. Somehow I know that I would be "Dixie Chicked" if my opinions entered the workplace. So needless to say when I take pause to write something I release the teeth that have been knawing at my tongue on a daily basis and b*tch out loud as I begin to write. Below I have pasted a few short pieces I have written lately and I would hope, if you have the time, you could take the chance to review them. I am not looking for recognition and I am not vain enough to think it will totally inspire you. Although I do hope that at least one line or idea I have written about would give you some good ideas you haven't considered. As I said I am an insurance agent. I am also a husband and a father trying to support my family in a small town in Missouri. My brother-in-law is currently in the Missouri Army National Guard, and both of my little brothers are active duty Marines. Only the youngest, Steven, is currently serving in Iraq. I am part of the working class in America and also a multiple victim of George W. Bush's fascist New Roman Empire. Below are the rants of this pissed off American.

An Open Letter to John Kerry

Dear John Kerry,

Thank you for standing up to the Bush administration! I am also very sorry that you find yourself, once again, having to defend yourself against the lies of this administration and the Republican Propaganda machine. However, there is a way to "apologize" and still not back down. I would take every chance I could get in front of the media to say that I apologize for botching a joke about Bush and also for not being careful how I articulated myself knowing full well that they will use anything they can "out of context" to distort the truth. A good example is how they distorted the intelligence to get us in Iraq in the first place. I would apologize for "joking" about the most incompetent administration in American history. Because, "truth be told," there is nothing funny about having leadership that is this incompetent. I would also apologize for allowing a bunch of neocons, most of whom have never wore the uniform of our armed forces, to twist and manipulate the words of a veteran into an attack against the men and women in our armed services. The apology should not be for what you said, but how it has been distorted and interpreted through those distortions. Tell them that the next time you tell a joke you will put on a rainbow wig and clown makeup! However, even though their incompetence and hubris is so blatant it is easy to make jokes, the results of their behaviors are no laughing matter. It's not funny what they have done to our reputation and good standing in the global community. It's not funny what they have done to this country. And most importantly it is not funny how they have used our heroes in uniform to further their agenda while claiming it is all in "support" of the troops. It is time to take back this country! It is also time to take back the debate as well as the English language they so often distort.

Mad as Hell and NOT going to Take it Anymore

The right wing fascists in this country claim to be on the side of freedom, but in reality they only believe in freedom for those who agree with them. Bush has made that clear with his "you are either with us or against us" mantra.

I have decided to personally give the "Stepford Kool-Aid Drinkers" 4 choices when they make ridiculous right wing comments in front of me. I would hope everyone here would follow my lead.

Those choices are:

1) Debate me on the issues and make an ass of yourself when you find that hollow "talking points" have nothing to do with reality.

2) Get into a physical altercation with me and find out the hard way that not being "with" the Republinazis does not make you a p*ssy.

3) If you whole heartedly believe all the propaganda and think you can beat me one-on-one with the first two choices then you should really consider enlisting in the armed services because they need easily programmable, totally loyal, angry people who are ready for a fight. (I might add my little brother is serving in the Marines in Iraq and I will be glad to give you his recruiter's phone number). The final choice:

4) Educate yourself on the issues, agree to disagree, and help us turn this country around. I can guarantee them the fourth choice is the only one they cant loose with! Those on the right prefer to silence any opposition instead of debating the issues. That is why they avoid talking about policy and go directly to personal attacks. This Independent voter has a spine and he is voting Democrat to stop the enabling of the most incompetent administration in our nation's history.

It's the Hypocrisy Stupid!

There has been much talk about the Republican "base" of Evangelical voters and Christrian conservatives banding their flocks together to keep Republicans in power this election. However, many of them are starting to wake up to the fact that they are being used on a grand scale. And yet there are still those who are "asleep at the pew" and ready to vote Republican on baseless moral grounds.

I have a question I would love to ask of all the religious wingnuts. If their mythology is true and Jesus decided to come back tomorrow, how do they think George W. Bush, his demonic administration, and Republican enablers in Congress would react? A) Would they allow a peace loving, liberal, hippie to make peace on Earth and all men and women to be equal? OR B)Go to war with God to maintain their power, control, and fortunes? They know the answer would be (B)! So my next question would be... Doesn't that make him the Antichrist according to their mythology??? That same mythology would also label psuedo-religious leaders like Falwell (and dont get me started on Pastor massage-n-meth Ted Haggard), who support their endtimes boogieman as "false prophets." No wonder they call it a "flock!" These people are sheep!!! Maybe some are waking up to the fact they are being used after seeing the complete and total hypocrisy of the Republican party. It's hard for a president to convince anyone he is pro-life when it comes to banning stem cell research while thousands are being sent to their deaths in Iraq. It is also ironic that the very party that puts forth a homophobic agenda turns out to be full of closeted homosexuals and pedophiles. It's not what you say, it's what you do. For real Christians and people of faith the mantra for the next election cycles should be, "It's the hypocrisy stupid!" We have all heard the acronym, "WWJD - What would Jesus Do," but a more suitable acronym in this age of hypocrisy would be, "WWTDTJ - What would They Do to Jesus!"
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