Monthly Archives: April 2015

Fnord salad

I got news for you: mom and pop were among the first to screech about OSHA and the EPA and never cared much for “the Coloreds” either.

that whey-faced little shit Reagan’s multi-billion dollar crusade for racial purification, lockin’ down the wife and daughter’s ladyparts,

Yet no matter how many laws they break or billions they loot, how many phantoms they conjure, how many social ties they sever, how many innocents they imprison, torture and execute, no matter how many foreign monsters they champion, no matter how much they scream that two-plus-two equals five, and no matter how much they double-down on crazed schemes while swearing it’ll all be different this time, free-marketeers, slavers, neocons, neofascists, Buckleys, Federalists, Bloombergians, traditionalists, Tea Baggers, Randians, McCarthyists, libertarians, Birchers, Goldbugs, Jesus Freaks, new regimes of privilege and domination,

Non-elite conservatives–the Red State bubbas that have cursed this land for so long–we might have to summon up some of that dangerous radical fire that’s propelled every worthwhile step we’ve taken towards a more civil and egalitarian society–

“didn’t Lenin, like, kill people?” Give me a fucking break.

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How George Formby dealt with a pressure group

In the summer of 1942 Formby was involved in a controversy with the Lord’s Day Observance Society, who had filed law suits against the BBC for playing secular music on Sunday. The society began a campaign against the entertainment industry, claiming all theatrical activity on a Sunday were unethical, and cited a 1667 law which made it illegal. With 60 leading entertainers already avoiding Sunday working, Dean informed Formby that his stance would be crucial in avoiding a spread of the problem. Formby issued a statement, “I’ll hang up my uke on Sundays only when our lads stop fighting and getting killed on Sundays … as far as the Lord’s Day Observance Society are concerned, they can mind their own bloody business. And in any case, what have they done for the war effort except get on everyone’s nerves?” The following day it was announced that the pressure from the society was to be lifted.[105]