Two Half Truths
Barry and Hilary have just came through the front door after another long Wednesday at school .There was a note from their mother, "Your father and I will be working till around 11:00 tonight so please take care of things. Take the pie out and when it completely cools, cover and put in fridge."
Hilary said, "It's a pie day Barry, is it finally time?
Barry went to his room and brought back his camera which he has now rigged up with a motion detector. It wasn't long till the youngest got off his bus and went into the kitchen for an after school snack. "Don't you dare touch that pie, it's not for us, it's for Moms club meeting tomorrow." Hilary said sternly. Nine your old Rush was named after his fathers favorite talk show host and was quite a rascal. Barry and Hilary were always being misquoted by Rush and also little Rush seemed quite adept at fooling his teen age siblings with a variety of stunts.
A short while later Rush looked out his window and saw Hilary was taking the dog for a walk and he could hear Barry s Guitar Hero booming out from a nearby room. Stealthily sneaking back into the kitchen he was mesmerized by the pie and pulled out a large spoon. Meanwhile the motion activated camera began to roll.
Rush dug away and practically inhaled 6 of 8 pieces. He had had enough and was chewing down one last mega mouthful when Hilary walked into the kitchen."Ah hah, you are SO in trouble you little pie addict!" she said laughing heartily.
"I am not an addict, I can quit anytime. Really, what is so funny," implored Rush and at the same time Barrys buzzer went off, a text from Hilary."The pig is in the poke, over."
Barry hurriedly walked in and said, "You're busted and there is no way you can blame it on us because I got it awlll on film." he said shutting off the camera. I'll have you on Youtube in 5 minutes and Mom and Dad'll have your butt hangin' on the barn door tomorrow." "We may as well finish it now Hilary, one piece left for us, it's ruined anyways."
They finished the pie and Barry went back to his room to hide the tape from the young and devious Rush while Hilary finished her walk with the dog. Later that evening, Barry's music was loud and he didn't hear the phone ring. "Hi mom," said Rush picking up the phone.
"Hi son, are you getting ready for bed?"
"Yes mom" he said in a worried voice, then added, "I hate to be the one to tell you this but when I came in to get a drink of water Mike was finishing off the pie," which was true because Mike finished the pie and threw the pie plate in the sink. "Hilary and Mike ate it.' This is true that they ate some but certainly not IT, working in a couple of half truths here.
Rushs mom became upset, "THAT WAS FOR THE BAKE SALE TOMORROW!"
"Hilary was laughing mom," implying some sort of deviousness and hilarity at the act of desecrating the forbidden pie on Hilarys part.
This is the problem with neo-conservatives such as Billo the clown, half truth hannity and that Limbaugh character who is a master of deception. In their world two half truths equal one whole truth. Bearing false witness and relating unsubstantiated rumors as facts pairs up with the basically deceptive nature of their entertainment. Unrelated truths hammered together to create some sort of scurrilous false impression in peoples minds. I was a Rush Limbaugh listener from 92 to 98 and the poison I heard coming out of him made me realize that if this is the game that is played then there is to be no mercy for what happens to Republicans. Nothing I could say would ever create the damaging characterizations by him of his opponents. With Rush it's too much like war. Like a mad dog just locked on your leg, never releasing the grip --never seeing what is going on around him not knowing it is okay to grow emotionally and mentally. It's as if they are still looking for an attaboy and a pat on the head from their parents.
Back to the three children, and Rush's deception was uncovered the next day with the taped evidence. Finally Barry had smartened up to catch the liar: 'half-truther' and was able to clear himself since no jungle of deceptive statements could obfuscate the fact that the tape clearly showed what had happened. Rush managed to get out, "They photoshopped it, that never happened."￼
The problem is that there isn't enough time to refute the manipulative genius that is Rush Limbaugh. Thank the Goddess for Keith Olbermann taking Billo the clown to task and most people just outright detest those other bowtie neos like Hannity and George Will, but many people live for Rush, they really do. Here in Rush country (Indian River County) Bill Clinton came in 3rd place in 96 and Barack Obama barely got 40%. People mouthing exactly what was on his show that day. I know because I listened to the show for 6 years and listened to brainwashed people as they recited his exact words as if they were their own.
It is no surprise to me that someone got wound up enough to walk into a Unitarian Universalist church and went on a murderous, liberal bashing rampage leaving...6..? dead. Preachers are much the same way as they talk about this or that group and they use the demon card alot and people are fooled. Pastor Buddy Tipton locally has detected a monstrous demonic presence that is centered in a park near the north entrance of Jungle Trail. He says good Christians are confused and depressed because of this presence. Well tell ya what Pastor Buddy...I'm hearing that this talking in tongues stunt is backfiring on you because this is not the holy spirit but demons that are possessing people who talk in tongues. They just might not be angelic presences.You all are the ones possessed! This would explain this madness of Taliban style christians.
Personally I don't think there are demons only ...oh...let's call it bad vibes. Really Bad vibrations manifesting itself in the sphere that is not visible to most of us, derived in many cases from the pulpits of hate that preachers across this country and AM talk radio and Fox News hosts indulge themselves in.
What has happened my neo-con friends, is that the ponderous political power plays and the collapse of Reaganomics, (VooDoo economics: no offense Yemaya), has left people with a bitter taste in their mouth. The apologists and sycophant chumps persist in making this an Arab Israeli type war in our country with "liberals" and "conservatives". The logjam of the Liberal- Conservative debate is going to break soon and the rest of us will have our time. The Independent Majority is what I call us and we were taken aback at the party line and unanimous voting against the stimulus package here at the end of January. Meanwhile Rachel Maddow tells us how power grids are down because of the recent snow and ice storms and people will be waiting....weeks...weeks? she questioned and Republicans are against rebuilding our power grid? People are finally seeing how they lie to gain control and voting against the stimulus showed they are a monolithic glob of corporate kowtowing Grey goo and they will tear down as many 'liberals' as they can because at this point it is all they know how to do.
People seemed to have wised up to what Republicans say and what they do. My favorite phrase for them is 'moral high ground hypocrites.' Like they are embraced by god and flag . Maybe you see the pattern in recent history. In retrospect Nixon was adept at foreign policy and we may have a peaceful co-existence in the future with China, in part, because of his foresight. But i personally despised him at the time, an instinctual mistrust. In 9th grade, the day after the 1968 election, I was nearly suspended because I tore down a Nixon poster that said, "Our new President" I was 14 and a little impulsive and really upset. The poster was in the hallway and it was chase scene music on this one. I had taken the poster down and was rolling it up to dispose of it when I spotted a teacher 50 feet down the hallway. Mission Impossible, run...run for your life...I ducked into a classroom....but alas.
Tricky Dick was a wielder of the deceptive dirty tricks that I've spoken about. Reagan was a launching pad for all these mean spirited neo-conservatives, from the bow tie biddies to the wormtongue waglappers. The lack of empathy and compassion for the American people has always been common among the monied elite, and an inability to balance a budget has dogged the Republicans the last 40 years. Although I voted for Reagan in 84 because of the clotted nothingness of Mondale, It is easy to see in retrospect that he opened up the floodgates of grandiose excessive profit. The attitude that you can charge an overdraft fee of 34 dollars is a result of this type of greed. Corporations lie right in our face, they spent millions adjusting American heads with a bombardment of commercials pretending they are doing things for our own good.
Gotta run, and lastly, remember the Newt Gingrich Gopac memo from 1996 where he instructs candidates for office on how to use code words to smear their opponents. This is all part of the pattern of uncaring Republican deception. Then Karl Rove. Dirty tricks...we can do better than that, and Democrats are not the answer either. Remember two half truths do not equal a whole truth.