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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hope, Change

Hey Barry:

Seems that the 60 Minute piece is sticking with me a little, even at 3.00 AM.

So, one of the things you said was that changing the economy will take a long time, maybe even through another President, after your second term.

Now Barry, we love you a lot, but that there thing about change taking a long time is just wrong.

Y'all gonna have to up your game a little bit. Cuz if'n you don't, we is truly cooked.

Here's the thing about changing the economy: it just takes a few well placed laws and policies to start the process.

When FDR finally got off his chair, he put into law a lot of the things we count on today: SEC, FDIC, Glass-Steagall, just to name a few.

It took no time at all to pass the laws, but changing the country's behavior took a long time.

Actually seeing the results is what takes the time Barry, but changing the laws and policies can be done quick. The change you're thinking of happens when folks' behavior is actually changed by enforcing the new laws. That's the thing that takes the time: changing behavior.

In fact, if the new laws are not passed quickly, they probably won't get passed at all. So, your strategy has to be to flood the floor of Congress with ALL your wishes as soon as you have the votes to pass them.

Now, I did actually write a list of the laws that should be adopted and y'all can read them here:

To that list we should add: finish health care so it's completely nationalized with zero for-profit insurance and veto the plan to detain Americans without habeus corpus. Oh, one more thing: Congress has to kill the Citizen's United decision with a law.

As to why the new laws have a short fuse, it's because them greedy big money bastards will scream bloody murder if they think y'all gonna ask them for another cent.

Soon as they hear y'all even thinking about real change, they will call in all the markers they gave to their lap dogs and throw a gigantic hissy fit on the floor of Congress to shut the place down for awhile.

They are willing to kill the country to save their tax breaks.

It's just unspeakable, Barry.

But, it is what it is.

Now, you're gonna go all: 'But I need a Dem majority in both houses to do that and even then, there are some Dems who won't go along with all my laws. I sure as hell won't get any help from any Reps.'

OK, you got me there. You will need a majority in both houses. Yep.

Well, I have Ten Thousand Dollars in borowed cash from Mitt which says that you will have that majority, Barry.

And, here's the Hope and Change part. It'll be the last tango for the Good Ol U S of A.

If you, Barry Obama, don't get off your chair and pass all the laws you can when you have the chance, we are jes cooked.

We may be cooked already, Barry; I'm just hoping we are not finished yet.

Here's the good news in all this, Barry: all the voters in the country will love you to death if you succeed in passing these laws. We all know what the real story is, Barry. We get it. You will be a true hero if you act boldly.

It's up to you.

Merry Christmas.

Your pal,

Monday, December 12, 2011

Jailing Big Money Bastards

Hey Barry:

I'm takin issue with a comment you made on 60 minutes the other day.

In response to a question about why the big money bastards who caused all this mess are not in jail, you replied [more or less, may not be an exact quote]: 'Well, it may be a surprise, but most of what they did was not against the law.'

So Barry, here's the deal: we both agree that they are scum and that they harmed the country in a big way.

It don't matter that their harmful actions were technically legal. They need to be watched and charged for anything illegal they do because once a thief, always a thief.

Y'all changin the laws to slow them down next time, and that's the first step.

For the next step, here's what y'all need to do: open an investigation file on each of 'em for everything they do. Don't care if it's a parking ticket. Follow 'em around and prosecute them for everything.

Course that's gonna mean y'all need to hire some more legals.

Go ahead. It will do the country good. We don't have enough legals now to keep track of all the mischief they causin. And, it's just a guess, but chances are you don't have to ask Congress for permission to hire more gumshoes or legals for Eric Holder.

Al Capone went to jail for income tax problems, not for the murders and extortions he did.

We need to make sure these crooks feel the heat.

If they up and leave the country, well, we'll be better off without them.

Time to get tough on the criminals, Barry, forget about splitting hairs on any individual crime.

Your pal,