November 9, 2019

A weekending post as I prepare to leave this lovely fall weather in the Valley of the Sun for something altogether different in Massachusetts next week. But it’s all good — I get to drag my black leather jacket out of the closet!

This is what constitutes for the mainstream media these days. What a bunch of assholes. And they preach to us?

Forget about impeachment – this is what the 2020 election is gonna all be about. Say, how’s that 401K workin’ out for y’all lately?

Lots of folks associate Pink Floyd with long, dreamy psychedelia, but “Dogs” from their Animals is as brash and acerbic as any punk band could have conjured up in 1977. The lyrics speak for themselves:

You gotta be crazy, you gotta have a real need.
You gotta sleep on your toes, and when you’re on the street,
You gotta be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed.
And then moving in silently, down wind and out of sight,
You gotta strike when the moment is right without thinking.

And after a while, you can work on points for style.
Like the club tie, and the firm handshake,
A certain look in the eye and an easy smile.
You have to be trusted by the people that you lie to,
So that when they turn their backs on you,
You’ll get the chance to put the knife in.

You gotta keep one eye looking over your shoulder.
You know it’s going to get harder, and harder, and harder as you
get older.
And in the end you’ll pack up and fly down south,
Hide your head in the sand,
Just another sad old man,
All alone and dying of cancer.

And when you loose control, you’ll reap the harvest you have sown.
And as the fear grows, the bad blood slows and turns to stone.
And it’s too late to lose the weight you used to need to throw
around.
So have a good drown, as you go down, all alone,
Dragged down by the stone.

I gotta admit that I’m a little bit confused.
Sometimes it seems to me as if I’m just being used.
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise.
If I don’t stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this
maze?

Deaf, dumb, and blind, you just keep on pretending
That everyone’s expendable and no-one has a real friend.
And it seems to you the thing to do would be to isolate the winner
And everything’s done under the sun,
And you believe at heart, everyone’s a killer.

Who was born in a house full of pain.
Who was trained not to spit in the fan.
Who was told what to do by the man.
Who was broken by trained personnel.
Who was fitted with collar and chain.
Who was given a pat on the back.
Who was breaking away from the pack.
Who was only a stranger at home.
Who was ground down in the end.
Who was found dead on the phone.
Who was dragged down by the stone.

Can’t help but see myself in these lyrics – at my company you have to fend for yourself and be ready to stick the knife in when the corporate dick-heads emerge from the jungle beyond the perimeter. Of course, there’s some truly grunge guitar work by David Gilmour and some equally-fine keyboard work by Rick Wright that hearken back to several years earlier, but it is Roger Waters’ cynical lyrics carry the day. It’s a deep-track classic, not quite as sturdy and memorable as, say, “Sheep” is, but damned fine nonetheless. “Animals” is an album that, like fine wine, gets better over time. It really is one of the Floyd’s best.

Methinks President Trump knows a heckuva lot of what’s coming down the pike, but like the 4D chess player he is in a Chinese Checkers-playing town, he ain’t saying.

Hey Democrats, you want to know what a real quid pro quo is? This.

You know what’s so great about the 2nd amendment to the Constitution? It works when they try to take away your 1st amendment. Tracey and I will be planning on getting our concealed-carry permits once I get back from Massachusetts. I’m sooo ready!

Agree with Candace Owens’ tweet about protecting alleged “whistleblower” Eric Ciarmella’s identity at all cost!

There are some great “Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself” memes out there – it just goes to show just how creative folks are (not to mention just how obsolete the mainstream media has become with its anti-Trump / LGBTQ-activist agendas. This one and this one are two of the better ones.

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