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In Which I Send Some Letters To The Editor

January 26th, 2010 No comments

The founding of America came from a very simple question – Why should we pay unfair taxes? From the seed of that seemingly innocuous question sprung the greatest country on the face of the earth, her trunk strong and her branches wide enough to protect the entire world.
And all from a very simple question.

Today, in 2010, another very simple question pops up here in the state of Massachusetts. It’s a question so trivial that some find themselves shocked at the mere asking of it. It’s a question that hurts no one. It’s a question that takes no time to answer. It’s a question that those of us who have nothing to hide would, if not welcome it, at least not run from. After all, who of us would not want to proudly and loudly proclaim that “I am a natural born citizen of the United States of America”?

Yet, some do.  And, since he has not produced his long form birth certificate, Senator-Elect , Scott Brown (R-MA) appears to be one of those people.

One must wonder why. Is it out of arrogance and a sense of entitlement?  Does he believe that such questions are below him?  Is it out of contempt for the electorate of our great state of Massachusetts? After all, he ran on a platform of making the late Senator Ted Kennedy’s seat “The People’s Seat” and now that “The People” ask a very simple question, “Where is your long form birth certificate?” suddenly “The People” don’t seem to matter as much.

There is no proof that Scott Brown is a light skinned Cuban national that underwent cosmetic surgery and years of voice training to “pass” as an American?  Yet. As of this writing, there is no proof that he is a deep cover Russian agent sent to infiltrate the US Senate from the inside? Is Scott Brown actually Canadian? We don’t know. We have not seen his long form birth certificate.

Many Brown defenders and apologists point out that you do not need to be a natural born US citizen to take your place on the Senate floor and, of course, they are right. But you do need to be a citizen. Scott Brown, for reasons unknown, refuses to produce any documentation to the general public to resolve the status of his citizenship. Doing so should take less than an hour. Even if he kept the original copy in one of his other homes, UPS ships anywhere in the world overnight.

We Americans are a generous and trusting people. We welcome our legally-processed and green-carded immigrants with open arms, doing everything in our power to make them feel comfortable and give them not a hand-out but a hand-up. If Scott Brown turns out turns out to be one of the fortunate few to live out the American Dream he need only look to his truck for confirmation that we accept him as one of our own.

Leadership in this great country of ours comes with great responsibility. Massachusetts put its trust in Scott Brown to do what’s best for our state. Scott Brown needs to earn that trust. And the simplest way to do that is to answer a very simple question – Where is your birth certificate?

Paul Day is founder of the  non-partisan website, http://averysimplequestion.com

In Which WTKK Changes My Mind About Pimpmaster Brown

January 21st, 2010 No comments

The meme about liberals goes that they possess no capacity to change their minds in the face of rational arguments. Present them with irrefutable facts, neo-cons say, and they steadfastly stick to the party line like Larry Craig to an airport gloryhole. Iraq was a slam dunk, so why the hell would liberals want to be such dicks? After all the war liberation would pay for itself, right? And probably would have if liberals had stopped yapping and got on board the bush-mobile.

But we wouldn’t.  We hated America and freedom and God and KBR and no-bid contracts. What, my liberal brethren, were we thinking??

Thus, when Scott Brown pimped out his daughters to “anyone who’s watching throughout the country” my immediate liberal knee jerk reaction was to pick up my feng shui book (always on the coffee table) and cast out the bad vibes in the room. And then I renewed my NOW and ACLU membership. I spent the rest of the evening in fetal position hating God and the patriarchy.

This morning I jumped in the car and, for some reason, turned on WTKK (Boston Talks) and heard Michael Graham holding forth on how liberals (like me) could get so bent out of shape about a simple joke that any normal father in America would make about their daughters

And as always, I rely on Gail’s love and support and that of our two lovely daughters. So i want to thank Ayla and Arianna for their help as well. And just in case anyone who’s watching throughout the country they’re both available. No, no no. No. Only kidding, only kidding. Only kidding, only kidding. Arianna’s definitely not available. But Ayla is.

Party-line, brainwashed liberal that I am, I’d forgotten, as Graham pointed out that “this whole fathers-paying-for-their-daughter’s-marriage thing came from a time when daughters were hard to move merchandise.” I guess I hadn’t looked it that way. He took call after call from normal parent after normal parent assuring him that, no, he wasn’t crazy. Scott Brown simply showed his affection for his daughters by telling the country how fuckable they were…after some anonymous American married them first, of course.

“I’d love to find a nice guy for my daughter to hook up with,” one male caller told Graham, “and I mean ‘hook up’ in the old sense of the word, not, ya know, the…new one.” Hm. Did I miss an evolutionary step of the phrase “hook up”? Well, I’m old and married so why should I be following that.

A woman called up to say that she would do the exact same thing to her son.

Woman: Oh, all the time! If we were in Starbucks, I’d always say he was available.

Graham: Starbucks?

Woman: Yeah!

Graham: Starbucks? I mean…were you trying to hook him up with another guy?

Good point! You might find that statement assumptive but mothers frequently cause homosexuality in their sons and only gay men hang out in Starbucks. So…ya know.

By this time I’d hit redial on my cellphone about 58 times. Finally, I got through. The screener asked what my comment was and, still closed-minded, I said I found it really creep for Brown to pimp out his daughters like that. He told me to stay on the line.

So I did.

And as I did, I listened.  I listened carefully. I opened my ears AND I opened my mind. And something odd happened – I understood. I saw it all very clearly in a way that my liberal brain, clouded by rationality and reason and reality-based media, could not see previously.

Scott Brown showed the ultimate affection to his daughters by embarrassing them on national television…because that’s what dads do. All dads. That’s our job. To embarrass our daughters in public. It made so much sense. As I reeled from this discovery, Graham picked up my call.

Graham: You’re on the air.  What’s on your mind?

Me: Hey. You know, when I first called I planned on saying that this whole thing creeped me out – this whole pimping-your-daughter thing. But waiting on hold, I think I get it. You’ve really changed my mind about it.

Graham: That’s great! You got daughters?

Me: Yeah, two of ’em

Graham: How old?

Me: 13 and 16.

Graham: (computing in his head) Yeeeeeeah, that’s just about the right age for you to start saying that kind of thing.

Me: Yeah, probably. But here’s the other thing I was thinking.

Graham: What’s that?

Me: See, it makes so much sense to me now. All he’s doing is showing appropriate love for his daughters…

Graham: …yeah…

Me: And he is who he is…

Graham: …right…

Me: …and if I were the kind of dad that posed nude in Cosom, I’d probably say that kind of thing, too. He just wants them to have what he had…

Graham: …huh?…

Me: Yeah, I mean, I’m hoping to see both of them in Playboy or Penthouse soon.

Graham: (blindsided but getting it) …HA!…that’s…

Me: …And I bet that he could help with that!

Graham: …that’s…that’s really funny

Me: I really do

Graham: (hangs up)

So, Scott – Larry Flynt is waiting for you and/or your daughters to call him. Because they’re really fucking HOTT, buddy. And every psycho in America knows they’re available. At least Ayla is.

In Which The Tea Bags Are Full Of Shit

January 9th, 2010 No comments

Here in Massachusetts, Ted Kennedy’s seat is up for grabs. Naturally, the teabaggers want some pay back for fucking up NY-23 and getting a Democrat elected.  Actually, in the type of wishful thinking that characterizes the whole teabagger movement, they see NY-23 as a victory.

Whuh?

It’s true! They see the Kool-Aid pitcher half full!

They don’t see the election of the first Democrat since Reconstruction as a public rebuke of Christo-fascism. They see it as the successful sabotage of a RINO, a moderate Republican that no one really had a problem with until the homophobic teabaggers putt-putted into town like an elderly Marlon Brando in The Wild Ones…except on Hoverounds

Hoveround!

So now, fresh off the heels of the “victory” in NY-23, the slack-jawed teabaggers believe that they, and only they, can deliver a Massachusetts senate seat…as long as the candidate teabags them.

This is from the HILARIOUS Tea Party Nation forum so you’ll have to have an account to view the thread.  If you join in, behave yourself because LIBERAL TROLLS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. *laffin*

RJ, I think this is an excellent opportunity for the entire Traditional American Movement to give the prospective candidate, Mr. Brown in this case, the chance to apply for our support.

If he passes our sieve for support and we pledge it, the die is cast and we must follow through with all means possible. We have the golden opportunity to test a candidate and our own ability to harness the power of this huge movement. It is here and now.

A member from Mass. should contact Mr. Brown and have him ask Judson how to get our support. This is important and the candidate must appeal to us, not the other way around.

Note the language.

1) “Traditional American Movement” – What – teabagger isn’t good enough for you any more?

2) “apply for our support” – Maybe it’s me, but doesn’t this sound vaguely scary and threatening? “Sure, Spanky, he can apply for membership in the He Man Homo Haters Club but that sure don’t mean that we gotta let ‘im in!”  They view the “movement” as the fraternity the trailer park never had.

3) “our sieve for support…the die is cast” – Self-published much? I’m pretty sure this is the guy that ghost-wrote Larry Sinclair’s book. This is how they (and, to be honest) we hook people – with all the baroque self-importance and sham of a Viagra-induced hardon.

4) “the candidate must appeal to us, not the other way around.” – How do you say in wingnut-speak “special interest group”? When the teachers’ union goes fishing for a candidate that appeals to it, it’s a communist plot. It’s proof that politicians exist only to court the favor of those who can help them.

4a) Even if teabaggers had the power they think they do (and they don’t), there aren’t enough of them in Massachusetts to make a difference at the polls. The best they can do is throw a bunch of money into TV and radio ads viciously attacking Coakley. These ads, I’m guessing, will have very little to do with issues pertaining to the state and everything to do with…um…running against the President…like they accused us of doing in  2008.

America is under attack by socialist homosexuals who want to kill your grandmother and make it legal to have sex with your pets. Is that what America means to you? It does to Martha Coakley. Martha Coakley even has the word “democrat” hidden in her name…if her name had a “d” in it. Don’t let Martha Coakley have sex with your dog on the corpse of your grandmother.  The fate of America depends on it.

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