The world is crazier than most people know. But I know. I was a clinical social worker for forty years. I am a witness. I retired from social work to write about the sad, the mad, and the savage; with whom I have spent most of my life. I have decided to translate these stories into fiction, because, as a co-worker once said, "You couldn't make this sh*t up. No one would believe you."

Sunday, September 19, 2010


A Daily Beast poll ran 75% agreement that pundits are underestimating the Tea Party. Bad idea. They underestimated Hitler, and look what happened there.

Personally, I think it's up to the media to shut them down. Every time the liberal media ridicules the far right, the donations pour in. Christine whatshername was virtually broke until Keith Olberman made her a her pockets are jingling, so much so that she might just get elected, oh joy.

Or if they insist on giving these assholes free air time, at least call it like it is: fascism. Fascism has come to America, and its name is the Tea Party. Christians my ass. They're meaner than junkyard dogs and just as dangerous.

Jane of the Jungle went up against some of them in her travels with her telepathic tiger, Sadji. He gives us his impression:

“They’re dangerous,” I thought to her.
            “Oh yes, Sadji. That they are. Poor Jesus.”
            “He would be so sad, if he knew what they were doing in his name.”
            I thought amusement to her. “It was funny how you got rid of them.”
            Jane laughed. By now she was somewhat drunk. I wondered what that was like, so she gave me some whiskey. It burned my mouth and my nose and tasted very bad, but a little while later, I didn’t mind. I felt very mellow and sleepy.
            So, although we had come to this devilish place only to take on fresh water, we had become too drunk to drive and we turned in for the night. Jane said, “Perhaps I was too mean. What would you have done with visitors like that, Sadji?”
            I thought to her, “I would have eaten them."

Make no mistake: these people are dangerous. They call a man who wants to feed his family or save his home a socialist. High time we called them what they really are. Sometimes when they name call you, you gotta name call right back.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to read the whole book -- I think humor is the only last and best resort of those who think against those who haven't got two firing brain cells to rub together. Or room for the most civilized of ways to get along -- agreeing to agree to disagree and MYOB. I am not talking about breaking the law; but if I don't love Jesus (and these days I am sometimes very angry with G*d) who cares?? I'm the one who will answer to Him if it comes to that. Lian