My Big Fat Greek Divorce, or Robbing Peter, Paul & Mary to Pay Demitri!

Twenty-five hundred years ago, two thousand years before Shakespeare, Western theatre was born in Athens, Greece. Between 600 and 200 BC, the ancient Athenians created a theatre. The two masks are the symbols for THEATRE. They are the comedy and tragedy masks that were worn in ancient Greece during the golden age, around 500 – 300 BC.

I was watching the classic Marx Brothers movie A Day at the Races last night for some desperately needed comic relief. Please somebody tell me this is all just an elaborately zany Marx Brothers movie we’re living in where everyone is marching and singing (in tune) and smiling to upbeat parade music…off to happy ever after land. Or, is it more like Greek Ground Hog Day…without Bill Murray!

I heard that a smart German Cuckoo Clock Manufacturer designed a clock where Angela Merkel comes out every hour on the hour to croon the same old song;

Es gibt kein Geld, non ci sono soldi, il n’y a pas d’argent, no hay dinero, THERE’S NO MONEY!

…and Barack Obama comes out every half hour wearing a burglar mask crooning back;

Dann rufen Sie uns Ihren Schmuck!, dateci i vostri gioielli!, ensuite nous donner vos bijoux!, que nos den sus joyas!, THEN GIVE US YOUR JEWELRY!

And we’re all sitting in the theatre laughing hysterically…as the brown shirts come parading in to strip us of all our watches, chains, trinkets and bobbles…and we just sit and stare at each other, unsure of which Janus Mask to wear.

We keep telling ourselves that we’re gonna pull through this and it will all be over soon, but it’s like a never ending train wreck. And it’s just you and me! The rest of the world pulled a Brave Heart Back Stab on us! (That’s the gut-wrenching scene where Mel pulls the helmet off the bad guy to find the good guy who screwed him!). Nothing worse my friends…nothing worse in the whole wide world then to think you have a friend, only to find she sold you out!

We had just such a friend here in the Hudson Valley. She came to us in her Constitution Dress…speaking Founder-Speak fluently; almost musically I’d say. I swear she spoke Jefferson as good as Jefferson…So we let her into our homes and welcomed her into our hearts. Do you know how fast a Neutrino travels? Faster than light…yup! That’s how fast our girl ripped her clothes off and jumped into the sack with the entire Ruling Class Football Team! Hell, she didn’t even have time to get her pictures out on her desk…that’s our Congresswoman!

How many times can they hold us up? WE should just keep our freakin hands in the air. They’ve even got our kids yellin’ “Give us your money!” now! Print the money, get some in our pocket, hold us all up! Print the money, get some in our pocket, hold us all up! We put the lime in the coconut…

Chip Murray: Wide Awake
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6 Responses to My Big Fat Greek Divorce, or Robbing Peter, Paul & Mary to Pay Demitri!

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  2. Yesterday I came across an Investor’s Business Daily article penned by John Merline. Allow me to provide some excerpts along with my own commentary:

    “When Republicans took control of the House in January, they pledged to make deep cuts in federal spending…”

    *** They lied.

    “…and in April they succeeded in getting a bill advertised as cutting $38 billion from fiscal 2011’s budget.”

    *** Again… a lie.

    “Then in August, they pushed for a deal to cut another $2.4 trillion over the next decade.”

    *** More lies. (They’re talking baseline budgeting, which institutionalizes spending increases without calling them spending increases. It’s a rigged game with “more spending” always coming in as the “winner.”)

    “But data released by the Treasury Department on Friday show that, so far, there hasn’t been any spending cuts at all.”

    *** We can no more trust the likes of John Boehner and Nan Hayworth than we can the likes of Barak Hussein Obama and Barney Franks.

    “In fact, in the first nine months of this year, federal spending was $120 billion higher than in the same period in 2010, the data show.”

    *** Boehner and Hayworth – imperfect together!.

    “That’s an increase of almost 5%.”

    *** This is not what we elected Republicans to achieve.

    “And deficits during this time were $23.5 billion higher.”

    *** Shame on John Boehner, Nan Hayworth, Mitch McConnell and all who refuse to draw a line in the sand in defense of fiscal sanity.

    My friends… each and every one of you reading this needs to contact Nan Hayworth and let her know how you feel about her record so far. Cite the above-referenced facts. She needs to hear from each of you!

    William R. Barker
    http://www.usalyright.blogspot.com
    Harriman, NY

  3. So what do you suppose the chances are that even one single person has actually done more than read our commentary and grunted general approval?

    What do you think the odds are that friends who “talk the talk” actually bother to “walk the walk” – even if “walking the walk” only refers to a phone call.

    What’s your guess concerning mutual friends such as… oh… say a certain Blooming Grove politician whom we both correspond with? Do you think ol’ _____ bothered to bring the matter up to Nan personally?

    God bless you… God bless me… but I despair of the average self-described “conservative” who is more interested in “rooting on” our “team” than in seeing to it that our “team” is led by men and women of principle and integrity who say what they’ll do once elected… and then actually do what they say once they take office.

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