Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Democrat Convention 2016

Watching the Democratic convention tonight, I was struck by how many of the speakers hearkened back to, and focused on, past civil rights battles as if they were still going on today. I agree that 1954 (Brown vs. Board of Education) through 1965 were watershed years for civil rights, addressing major issues of inequality.

Today though? Today, the Democrats are touting the rights of low-life creeps like Michael Brown (Ferguson) or Trayvon Martin (Florida), both of whom were proven to have beaten the men who ultimately shot them in self-defense. Not to mention the case of Sandra Bland, which is often brought up in left-wing circles as yet another case of alleged "police brutality." Watch the YouTube video on the Bland police stop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuPvDMN73hQ . (Bland yells and curses at the cop until he arrests her; she later kills herself in her cell. Hillary Clinton later publicly cites Bland as an example of police "brutality.")

Personally, I'm with Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rosa Parks rather than scumbags like Michael Brown and Sandra Bland. Democrats today have completely lost touch with what is truly meaninful when it comes to civil rights. They're glomming on to '50s/'60s battles that, while important then, have already been fought and won. There's nothing bold about, in 2016, declaring yourself in favor of civil rights.

Today, perhaps, the Dems, in their alleged concern for "social justice," should be focusing on why young black men are killing other young black men at such alarming rates. The Left alleges that the police are out to get young black men... But who's actually killing the "young black men"? Take a look at the murder stats. And take a look in the mirror, Black Community. Fix yourselves before you blame white people for, in 2016, allegedly subjugating you. You're fucking yourselves up, and have been doing so for a long time.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Paul Simon for Hillary Clinton - DNC

Which is more past its prime? The Democrats or Paul Simon? Appropriate that Simon performed tonight. Both he and the Democrats had their heyday in 1968.
 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Free - All Right Now (1969)

Trump closed out his Republican convention with this 1969 song by Free. Not sure why! :)
 
 


There she stood in the street, smiling from her head to her feet
I said, "Hey, what is this?"
Now baby maybe, maybe she's in need of a kiss
I said, "Hey, what's your name, baby?
Maybe we can see things the same
Now don't you wait or hesitate
Let's move before they raise the parking rate"
All right now baby, it's all right now
All right now baby, it's all right now

Let me tell you now

I took her home to my place, watching every move on her face
She said, "Look, what's your game, baby?
Are you tryin' to put me in shame? "
I said, "Slow, don't go so fast
Don't you think that love can last? "
She said, "Love, lord above, now you're gonna trick me in love"
All right now baby, it's all right now
All right now baby, it's all right now
Yeah, it's alright now

Let me tell you all about it now

Took her home to my place, watching every move on her face
She said, "Look, what's your game?
Are you tryin' to put me in shame? "
"Baby", I said, "Slow, slow, don't go so fast
Don't you think that love can last? "
She said, "Love, lord above, now you're gonna trick me in love"
All right now baby, it's all right now
All right now baby, it's all right now

 

The Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want (TV Show '69)

Someone needs to interview Trump about his constant playing of this song, including at the conclusion of the Republican National Convention Thursday night.
 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Trump and the Stones: Tell Me (1964)

I'm puzzled (but utterly charmed) by the song that Trump has been playing for the past year at his rallies: 1964's "Tell Me" by the Stones. It's a completely ridiculous political theme song. But it's also a touching personal song from when someone was 15 -- played at rallies when the now-69-year-old man is running for office but still wanting to share something true about himself.