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US Representative Michael Grimm (R-NY)

After the POTUS' SOTU address last night, there was some high drama involving a Republican Congressperson and a representative of the media that played out on the balcony of the US Capitol building, and wouldn't you know it, there were cameras rolling:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz8W309TKfA

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Nothing meaningful in SOU tonight

While Obama will try to salvage some of his presidency this evening nothing eventful is going to happen except what he can do himself without the approval of an obstructionist Congress. He may take the opportunity to fire up his base for mid-term elections and 2016. Lord knows his ideas are certainly worthwhile. The middle-class is like a boat collapsing in the middle with people hanging on to either side. There is a lot of poor people freezing in the cold this year, one 20 miles from me.

But what brings a soul-less rage to my mind is the inability to effect change by basic Americans. The damn right to vote is under attack in almost every red state. And that is if you believe the power of the ballot would ever change anything in a two party system. In effect, this two-party system draws off the people who would otherwise be the capable ones in effecting some real change.

The Supreme Court rearranges the Constitution and Bill of Rights like pieces on a chess board according to how the winds are blowing. There are good people in this country but very few have the power or cojones like Ed Snowden to effect even a ripple of change in the abomination that is and has been American foreign and domestic policy.

I'm tuning out the ritual of the State of the Union tonight. I already know the state:
SOUL-LESS!

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Yoko as Dzog-Chen Rinpoche and Zen Master

Wow, thanks for the quote RL. Never was much into Yoko but this one blew me away! I'll have to try the meditation some time (as long as the tuna is dolphin-free!)

(%);~}

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where pale limbs lie

'Imagine one thousand suns in the
sky at the same time.
Let them shine for one hour.
Then, let them gradually melt
into the sky.
Make one tunafish sandwich and eat.'

by Yoko Ono

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Yeah, Thanks Mike

A verse for the new century. Still, my soul is with John Lennon on top of Mt. Royal in Montreal
(site for famous anti-war protest around 1970)

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mike

that pretty much says it all, great lyrics.

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A Working Class Speedball

In a world strung out on terror and greed
Jonesing for success in excess all succeed
Fix me up with coffee, tobacco and weed
A working class speedball is all that i need
A working class speedball is all that i need

The world only imagines things to be bought
By souls sold into slavery for a recycled plot
I free myself buying coffee, tobacco and pot
A working class speedball is all that i need
A working class speedball is all that i need

All you need is love but they want to see the cash
But why bust your nut shagging after flashy trash
When you can drink coffee, smoke tobacco and some hash
A working class speedball is all that you need
A working class speedball is all that you need

If the world is a hemorrhoid, a pain in the ass
Then, like other things, its days too must pass
Until then, i'll take coffee, tobacco and grass
A working class speedball is all that i need
A working class speedball is all that i need

Falling out of bed and into the abyss
I heard this whispered by a whiskered walrus:
Drink coffee, smoke tobacco and canna-bissss
A working class speedball is all that you need
A working class speedball is all that you need

If you want to be a hero, then don't follow me
If you want to be a hero, well don't follow me

by Mike Edwards

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A Working Class Hero

As soon as you're born they make you feel small
By giving you no time instead of it all
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all
A working class hero is something to be

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool
Till you're so ****ing crazy you can't follow their rules
A working class hero is something to be

When they've tortured and scared you for twenty-odd years
Then they expect you to pick a career
When you can't really function you're so full of fear
A working class hero is something to be

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you're so clever and classless and free
But you're still ****ing peasants as far as I can see
A working class hero is something to be

There's room at the top they're telling you still
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
If you want to be like the folks on the hill

A working class hero is something to be
If you want to be a hero well just follow me

by John Lennon

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Wal-Mart heirs, Et al

ol·i·gar·chy

[ol-i-gahr-kee]
noun, plural ol·i·gar·chies.
1. a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few.
2. a state or organization so ruled.
3. the persons or class so ruling.

Origin:
1570–80; < Medieval Latin oligarchia < Greek oligarchía. See olig-, -archy

"oligarchy." Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 27 Jan. 2014. Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/oligarchy.

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State Of The Union

The 6 Wal-Mart heirs are worth more than 48% of the American people. It's time for the minimum wage to be raised to AT LEAST $10 and more like $15! Obama should roll out some good ideas tomorrow night. What a JOKE to believe that everybody in this country has an equal chance for upward mobility.

The Republicans have uttered nothing, no words of worth or value for years. Just crap like Tradle of Florida (R) resigning for buying crack in a Fed sting.

Immigration
Global Warming
Infrastructure

What do the Repubs want? Repeal of the estate tax so we all can become bloody peasants again!

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