Sunday, June 26, 2016

Brexit: What would David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve and Henry VIII say?



David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve in 1982
Photo by Jean-Claude Deutsch


The photo above shows David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve in Tony Scott's "The Hunger" movie. She played an immortal vampire who wanted only blood from the handsome British man who carried a brutal torch for la belle dame sans merci.  The next fall, David released his anthem for youth and romance, "Modern Love."  The song foresees the angst of the Brexit vote.  
...
Puts my trust in God and Man 
   (Chorus)  God and Man 
No confessions! 
   (Chorus)  God and Man 
No religion 
   (Chorus)  God and Man 
Don't believe In Modern Love 

It's not really work 
It's just the power to charm 
I'm still standing in the wind 
But I never wave bye bye 

But I try, I try 
Never gonna fall for 
   (Chorus)  Modern Love 
... 
With deep sadness we know the brilliant and aware David Bowie is gone now.  But we can say without doubt that both David and Catherine would be on the Remain side of the question.  With their extraordinary artistry and planetary good looks they became international in a stratospheric sense.  

Now let's look at Henry.  Yes, for god and man, Henry VIII would have ordered the UK to vote to Exit.  It is helpful to consider the entire Brexit movement as retro Henry without any actual beheadings.  Please recall that Henry got all astir because the Pope in Rome wouldn’t grant him a divorce.  In retort, Henry decided to start his own church and told the Pope to back off.  The English people loved that ancient stiff upper lip.  You can almost hear his resolve, "Hey Pope, you can't push me or my brilliant people around!"  Henry also invaded France, and he was a paranoid and dictatorial type who ordered quick execution for any suspected traitors just like he beheaded those wives.  


A sturdy confident portrait of Henry VIII 
by the workshop of Hans Holbein the Younger ≈ 1497


Now let’s all remember one of my favorite English Pop groups from 1965, Herman’s Hermits.  Long before The Knack, long before Abba, and long, long before Brittny Spears the Hermits got the number one slot in Billboard with their cover of a 1910 piece of doggerel called “I’m Henry VIII, I Am.”   It was a snarky takedown of Henry and his doomed wives.  Some of the old band are still touring around as recently as last year.  

Now that Brexit leader Boris Johnson has decisively won the Exit, this former Mayor of London will certainly run for Prime Minister to replace David Cameron.  So you heard it her first, this is certainly going to be Boris Johnson’s Campaign anthem!  Here’s the basic lyrics, to be expressed with the same blustery confidence of the Brexit leader, Boris Johnson.  Recite the song to yourself using your best East London mouthings.  
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I’m 'Enery the Eighth, I am, 'Enery the Eighth I am, I am! 
I got married to the widow next door! 
She's been married seven times before! 
And every one was an 'Enery.  She wouldn't have a Willie nor a Sam! 

I'm her eighth old man named 'Enery, ‘Enery the Eighth, I am! 
...
And because the original song’s copyright has now expired, the Boris’s campaign can use it for free.  

One more thing, in this photo the gorgeous Boris and his normal hairdo calls to mind the Make America Great Again, Donald Trump.  

Can the Boris make England great again?  

The Boris Johnson:  Ready steady go!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Gunshot Murder in Mississippi 1964

From the top, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner Gunshot Murdered in Mississippi June 21, 1964
The FBI finally closed their case today in Washington

Having grown up in the South of Civil Rights times, the hatred of racism was in my face from my earliest memories. 

During the Nixon campaign the GOP was desperate and turned their once grand party into lapdogs for the white racist gunland minority of the Southern States.  That sickness thrives today.  

Gun controls to stop the spread of deadly military weapons would save lives all over America immediately. 

The NRA will pump up any sewerage that sells more deadly weapons into America.  

We the people of the United States are sick and tired of the media playbook by NRA gun fools, and how American murder by gunshot has become so quaint and so everyday. 

Guns are like cigarettes and we need to curtail all guns and ammunition in our nation. 

Guns and ammunition do not have constitutional immunity. 

Guns have no more rights than your blow dryer.  

The NRA constantly lies to America.  The NRA and Wayne LaPierre and Grover Norquist and Tom Selleck aid and abet gunshot murder and injury every hour all over America!  

Opt for life rather than death. 

We are Orlando and we do not forget!  


The Forty-Nine Gunshot Murdered in Orlando

Monday, June 20, 2016

Gunshot Mass Murder in America


The Forty-Nine Gunshot Murdered in Orlando

Try smelling a hundred dollar bill.  That's the smell of the US Congress today!  

That vote against all, or any gun controls in the US Congress is more than shameful or spineless. It is treason to allow gunshot mass murders. 

Here are the names of the Fifty-Six US Senators who voted to allow more gunshot mass murders. 




Hey Mitch McConnell!  Hey all republicans in Congress!  Hey Paul Ryan!  Forty nine men and women were gunshot murdered with a military weapon the other night in Orlando.  

Hey Mitch McConnell!  Hey all republicans in Congress!  Hey Paul Ryan!  As you command with vigor your obstruction, does it ever make you feel uneasy to know you were part of these gunshot murders?  

You aided and abetted the crime of gunshot murder by your inaction on any gun legislation, even the simplest background checks!  

These gunshot murders had little to do with some deranged brain stem religion or some enrapturing god.  The Orlando gunshot murders were carried out by one male psychopath who was able to buy a military assault rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.  A simple background check could have prevented those forty-nine gunshot murders.  

These gunshot murders were a direct result of you and your people in the US Senate and US House who fear and revere the bags of money of the NRA. 

So far in 2016 there have been more than 6,150 gunshot deaths. 

Hey Mitch McConnell!  Hey republicans in Congress!  Hey Paul Ryan!  Hey NRA!  There will certainly be even more gunshot murders soon because of you and your treason.  

We are Orlando and we do not forget!  


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Thank you Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
for the powerful Florida GRFX!

Friday, June 17, 2016

British Labor MP Jo Cox Gunshot Murdered


MP Jo Cox
Represented West Yorkshire, UK

British Labor Party MP Jo Cox was gunshot murdered yesterday.  Jo Cox was married to Brendan Cox.  They had two children aged three and five.  

Rest in Peace and Love, Jo Cox.  

Jo Cox was gunshot murdered by a right wing radical who was partly financed by neo-nazis and the KKK in the USA. 

Gun muppets here in America are no doubt using this crime to show how stringent British gun laws don't work.  

Those American politicians and gun muppets just don't get it.  If these radical right brownshirts start killing politicians like this young woman in the UK, those gun muppet US Senators and Speakers in the US House will be next on the list.  The organization is international.  The neo-nazis and the KKK are rivals of the ISIL gang of terrorists.  The leaders of such terror gangs like to operate in the USA because of the cheap and ready availability of all kinds of weapons.  

So far in 2016 there have been more than 6,153 gunshot deaths including the forty-nine murdered in Orlando.  


Gunshot deaths in the USA as of 06/17/2016
From <
www.gunviolencearchive.org>


From Brendan Cox for all of us.