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    The Muse and Whirled Retort November 2010

    The Muse and Whirled Retort November 2010

    T.H.E. .M.U.S.E. .A.N.D. .W.H.I.R.L.E.D. .R.E.T.O.R.T.

    Vol. XII issue ii
    October 28, 2010
    Ft Stockton, TX

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    T.H.E. .M.U.S.E. .A.N.D. .W.H.I.R.L.E.D. .R.E.T.O.R.T.

    Vol. XII issue ii
    October 28, 2010
    Stockton, CA

    I spent all my political capitol and all I got was this lousy gridlock.

    Watching this election cycle feels like we are living in a Lewis Carroll novel or something…

    We have the rise of a quasi third party that seems to stand for the opposite of everything they claim to stand for…

    They call themselves the Tea Party and they claim to be a grass roots organization aimed at the common man – and against the elitism in Washington, however their primary aim seems to be to restore tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans,  who are the only ones who have not received one in the Obama administration.

    I mean, when they call them selves "Tea Parties."  I assume they are naming them selves after the afore mentioned event but I am not really sure.  They do wear three cornered hats and sound like they have drunk a few to many Sam Adams. Their ideals, however, seem to have more in common with some blue blood aristocratic ritual involving the serving of tea from heirlooms with finger bowls and mango chutney than what happened in the bitter cold Boston winter of 1773.

    Ya see, in 1773 the East Indies Company (the Wal-Mart of its day) which owned the tea that was thrown into the Boston harbor was actually receiving a tax break.  The enormous profits allowed the East Indies company to avoid middle men (ie colonial merchants who did not receive such a tax break and had no representation) and set up their own "big Box" stores driving local merchants from business.  (sound familiar?)

    If the Tea Party wants to resemble the Boston Tea party they should go out and hijack a Wal-Mart truck and throw its goods into the Boston Harbor. They should protest goliaths like Exxon and Mobile and BP and Haliburton. They should commandeer a freighter and pour the oil into the ocean.  

    Oh, wait that's are already happening.

    They should have come to Washington DC and join Jon Stewart in “The Rally to Restore Sanity” primarily for the cause of DC state hood.  The license plates there by the way read "No Taxation With Out Representation."

    Kind of a Tea Party battle cry.

    There are after all more umm… American citizens?  in the District than there are in the State of Wyoming. (Who gets three votes in congress.)  

    I see these guys  -- especially in places like Arizona  (where I was yesterday)  walking around – openly armed – yet they would raised holy hell (a funny oxymoron)…. if they saw a guy with a turban walking through the streets of America openly armed.  In fact as we get closer to election day the Tea Partiers seem more and more like armed thugs as they claim free speech and the right to bear arms.  Lewis Carroll in deed.  Hmmm… I am sure if it was a Muslim group stomping on heads in the streets of Kentucky, the Tea party would change its tune.

    “We should be able to carry concealed weapons… but only we should be able to carry them.”

    Well Tuesday is election day and I encourage you to go out and vote…

    The end result seems to be an election that has spent more than the gross national product of the countries we are trying to keep from immigrating to this one by building a wall – oddly with public money… which is the very thing they seem to be against.  Lewis Carroll indeed.

    We have seen the end to any thing  “Public” – such as… public discourse.  Public phones, Public lands, Public squares, Public schools… Public health.  In the next two years will be Public Libraries, Public Radio, and Public Elections.

    I say put the Public back in Public Funding and the Private back in Private Parts. But I digress..

    The end goal seems to be to do anything to obstruct the President.  They have been successful.  

    We already have grid lock in congress.  Get ready for the republican cure as proposed by Lewis Carroll: cure the traffic problem by removing public transportation and flooding the streets with cheap gigantic new cars that are being driven by people who don’t know how to drive.

    If you thought we had trouble getting anything done in the last two years…

    But vote anyway.

    It’s easy,

    And it makes you feel better,

    And you get to wear one of those smug little “I voted to day – did you?” stickers.

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    Here’s da dates…

    Saturday, October 30th, 2010 8PM to 11:30 party afterwards
    Chris Chandler Paul Benoit Frankie Hernadez Laura Lee Imhoff
    Flipnotics Coffeespace
    1601 Barton Springs Rd
    Austin, TX

    Sunday, October 31st, 2010 4 pm
    early show Halloween!
    Dan Electros Guitar Bar
    1031 E. 24th
    Houston, TX
    phone: 713-862-8707

    Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 8:00 PM
    with Paul Benoit
    St Roch Tavern
    1200 St. Claude
    New Orleans, LA 70117
    phone: 504 945 0194

    Friday, November 5th, 2010 7:30 PM
    Broward Folk Club Presents
    3419 N. Andrews Avenue
    Oakland Park, FL 33309
    phone: 954-567-1990

    Saturday, November 6th, 2010 7 PM
    Iguana Presents
    Indy Media Center
    433 S Main St
    Gainesville, FL
    phone: 352 373 0010

    Sunday, November 7th, 2010 8 PM
    Steve Ellman Presents
    518 Clematis Street
    West Palm Beach, FL 33410
    phone: 561.832.9999

    Monday, November 8th, 2010 8 pm
    3 Layers Cafe
    1602 Walnut Street
    Jacksonville, FL 33206
    phone: 904-355-9791

    Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 8 pm
    with Hoots & Hellmouth
    Eddie's Attic
    515-B North McDonough St. (upstairs)
    Decatur, GA 30030
    phone: 404-377-4976
    PRICE: $10.00

    Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 8 PM
    The Garage
    110 West 7th Street
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    phone: 336-777-1127

    Thursday, November 11th, 2010
    The Get Down
    1045 haywood road
    asheville, NC 28806
    phone: 828-505-8388

    Friday, November 12th, 2010 8 pm
    Vanuatu Kava Bar
    151 Lexington Ave
    Ashville, NC
    phone: 828 505 8118

    Saturday, November 13th, 2010 8 PM
    Steve Goodie House Concert
    239 Antioch Pike
    Nashville, TN 37211
    RSVP phone:  (615) 834-4426

    Thursday, November 18th, 2010 8 pm
    A benefit concert for the SOAW
    Eye Drum
    290 mlk jr. dr.
    Atlanta, GA 30312

    Friday, November 19th, 2010
    Close the SOA!
    Fort Benning, GA
    Columbas GA

    Saturday, November 20th, 2010
    Close the SOA!
    Fort Benning, GA
    Columbas GA

    Sunday, November 21st, 2010
    Close the SOA!
    Fort Benning, GA
    Columbas GA

    updated: 11 years ago