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My front porch in Old Town Eureka is known as The Sunny Side. Southern exposure, protected from the wind, it is an ideal place to sit and play old timey tunes and watch the parade go by.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Just Say No

Let them jump. I don't want to fund their time shares at the ski resort in Dubai. If the House passes the bail out it will end the dream of home ownership for our children and begin a new chapter of corporate fascism in America. Just say no. No bail out.


Blogger EkoVox said...

Wait....isn't "Jump You Fuckers" an old-timey fiddle tune?

Hey, is't it "Jump down, spin around, bail out a brother, got to jump down, spin around, spend it til it's gone".....or, something like that.

4:49 PM  
Blogger hucktunes said...

Yeah, Pick A Bail Of Cotton. Banjo John has a great DVD with Leadbelly doing that tune acapella with hambone. It's easy to see why Woody Guthrie admired Leadbelly so much. It's an outstanding performance. I can't find it on You Tube but here he is doing it on guitar,

6:23 PM  
Blogger Heraldo Riviera said...

That's the best photo I've seen all week.

9:37 PM  
Blogger hucktunes said...

Yeah, I got it in an email and I haven't seen it posted elsewhere so I just had to let it shine. I guess the media fat cats would rather not show such opposition to the corporate bail out. Notice also that they keep referring to it as a step towards socialism, hoping that they could sway progressive liberals to support it. But corporate welfare is fascism. 700,000,000,000,000 + dollars handed over to the corporate weasels would pretty much guarantee that there would never be any health care or other social programs in America. And housing prices would continue to rise. I rarely use this blog to address social concerns but this latest in a long string of Bush crisis' smacks as a controlled collapse of the American economy and an attempt to hand the reigns of power to the corporate elite. I just gotta speak up, even if I must post the 'f' word on my blog. Kids, don't use the 'f' word. There are other words to use when you get frustrated or angry. But when something ain't right, you just gotta speak up.

11:26 PM  
Blogger Carson Park Ranger said...

It hurts when I laugh, but that is funny!

4:25 AM  
Blogger hucktunes said...

Any way you look at it the bailout is corporate welfare, socialism for corporate entities. It would guarantee that housing prices would spiral ever upwards rather than level out to it's true value, a roof over your head and a place to stash your stuff. Rather than hand over future tax dollars to the corporate weasels perhaps they could be called to task in civil courts and made to pay back the pension funds they've ripped off. That would be funny!

6:41 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Thanks for the morning laugh.

FYI Mike Thompson voted against the bill.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Very good, very funny!

Thanks for the laugh.

7:18 AM  
Blogger Carson Park Ranger said...

Technically, I disagree that this is a form of fascism. Any true Falangist leader would have struck a hard bargain with the institutions which are being bailed out. Fascists would have watched out for the interests of the State. They were more responsible than our leaders.

8:43 AM  
Blogger Bob Flame, Ranger said...

Pretty well sums up the mood of most of us middle class folk right about now, eh? Good thing Sarah P spoke up for all of us Ma & Pa six-packs last night. Perhaps now they'll pay us some attention.

9:01 AM  
Blogger hucktunes said...

We may not be a fascist regime yet but economic crisis is the catalyst that has led to fascism in the past. And always for the benefit of corporations. American and British bankers financed Hitler's career and made a tidy sum from the ensuing crisis. Of course Germany was a young nation at the time and did not have the long tradition of the democratic process that we enjoy but we have been slowly worn down. We no longer trust our election process. We no longer understand our Federal Reserve banking system and we seem to be targets of terrorist attacks. Much like Germany and Italy in the 20th century. We're ripe for the pickin'. And such a prize that would be.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Ernie Branscomb said...

I second the motion, jump! But guess what they passed it anyway, and it looks worse than the original.

bail out bill text

2:52 PM  
Blogger hucktunes said...

Yeah, I got an email from Mike Thompson saying he signed today's bill because he's concerned about 50 out of work oil workers in Texas. Man, we're doomed to a future of high prices so that Wall Street can continue financing their schemes throughout the world. And the dollar will become ever more worthless.

3:49 PM  
Blogger hucktunes said...

The email,

9:23 PM  

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