The end is near?

By: sonofabeach96

Sep 15 2015

Category: Uncategorized

38 Comments

Heard that the Trumpster Fire got a cease and desist letter from the reps for R.E.M.  Turns out he was using “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” in one of his campaign stops.  Micheal Stipe said in an email to The Daily Beast, “Go fuck yourselves, the lot of you — you sad, attention grabbing, power hungry little men.  Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.”  Amen sir!  Amen!

I dont want to get into a politicsl rant here.  I haven’t nearly decided whom I’ll vote for in the Democratic primary, much less the general election. I’m a registered Democrat but I listen to the Republican candidates as well.  However, Trump has lost me with his string of crazy ass comments, in particular his rant a couple of weeks ago about John McCain.  I can’t say I was a McCain fan politically, and I’m as anti-war as any person you’d meet.  But, how dare he criticize a man who spent years in a POW camp, suffered physically and mentally the entire time, and had the balls and fortitude to survive it.  Sorry Mr. Trump, but you sir are no John McCain, or any other man or woman who served this country for that matter.

As far as R.E.M., the band released the following statement on their Facebook page last week:

R.E.M.
September 9 at 3:58pm ·
“While we do not authorize or condone the use of our music at this political event, and do ask that these candidates cease and desist from doing so, let us remember that there are things of greater importance at stake here. The media and the American voter should focus on the bigger picture, and not allow grandstanding politicians to distract us from the pressing issues of the day and of the current Presidential campaign.”
-R.E.M.

I say good for them!  The political grandstanding has long been out of hand.  These buffoons treat us, all of us, like pawns in their little game of bait and switch.  I’m no longer full-on politically active.  I don’t follow it religiously.  I don’t give two shits what CNN, MSNBC, or the near-psychotic FOX News has to say about any of them.  I don’t trust a one of ’em as far as my 10 year olds could throw them, nor do I trust the mainstream media.  I’m glad to see someone give their shit sandwiches back to them…cold!  And as far as the Trumpster Fire, I’m certain his foot-in-mouth show will continue.  And, if he’s somehow elected President, it just may be the end of the world as we know it!

With the end of the world, calamity, and doom as inspiration, my songs of the day:

“It’s The End Of The World As We Know It” by R.E.M.

“The Day The World Went Away” by Nine Inch Nails

“All Along The Watchtower” by Bob Dylan (original) or Jimi Hendrix (cover)

“Fire In The Sky/Where Are All The Scientists Now?/A Matter Of Time” by Jukebox The Ghost

“Higher Ground” by Stevie Wonder

 

38 comments on “The end is near?”

  1. ALL of those political nuts just need to disappear. We’d be far better off if we could wipe the slate totally clean and somehow start fresh. I know that’s wishful thinking. I’m kinda glad I live close-ish to Canada. I think I need to get my passport…

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    • Might be a mass exodus. Y’all could be near the front of the line. Vancouver is a stunningly beautiful city. And, you can grow 12 pot plants for personal consumption there too. So, there’s that… 😃

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      • Haha yep! But FYI where I live it’s legal already… aaaannndd I’m allergic. 😣

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      • I knew it was legal but you can grow your own?!? I’m calling the movers and real estate agent today! Of all the things to be allergic too! 😔

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      • Yes indeed you can! 😘 Oregon is THE PLACE TO LIVE! I know, but I’m pretty much allergic to fucking EVERYTHING. 😧

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      • I have plenty of room and privacy, and have in the past. But the fucking pot choppers nearly sit down on my roof now. I was out in the yard once and they hovered over my back field so long I walked back and waved at em. I could nearly see what color the dudes eyes were that was hanging out the side door. Fuckers! My tax dollars at work! I’d like to be one of the cats that stand next to piles of plants they’re burning when they find a patch. Guess they don’t inhale! Yeah fucking right! Bastards!

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      • Melanie, there are businesses in Oregon and Washington that offer an extraordinary amount of medicinal choice and I’m sure they could help isolate the exact chemical(s) you’re allergic to so you could then try alternative strains. I have a few friends involved in the chemistry side so sometimes I get just a teensy bit zealous about cannabinoid benefits, lol. Sorry to just jump in!

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      • Good point. Oils are beneficial too.

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      • If you can point me in the right direction then by all means, please do! 😘

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      • I will talk to those in the know within a day or so. I’ll email you directly. What is your WordPress email, btw? I’m sure it’s on your page, but I didn’t see it with a quick once-over.

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      • Thank you! 💋 It’s Melanie.mirate@hotmail.com

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      • Hey! I sent email last night. If you didn’t get it let me know 😄

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      • Sorry I did see that one came from you! Today has been fucking hectic…. I’m hoping to have a chance to play catch up tmrw. Thanks lovey! 😙 💜

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      • No worries. I hope it works out!

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      • Thanks so much! 💙 💜

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      • 😘

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    • Loved your rant SOB! Nothing like political campaigns to bring out the shitty slander. As far as Canada goes, we are catching up to the US in that regard. Our most recent commercials focus on the quality of the hair of our candidates. No, seriously WTF does that have to do with anything? Happy Tuesday!

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  2. I’m still convinced that Trump is just drumming up publicity for some super secret new TV show… right? :l

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  3. I did one of my college papers on how since the rise of television, the U.S. will never again have the most qualified candidates running for political office. Only the smoothest talkers, the charmers, career politicians, the mouthpieces of those with more money, the most photogenic. Can you imagine Abraham Lincoln having even the slightest chance if he ran for President today? I mean assuming he’s not a vampire killer. Great book, horrible movie, btw.

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  4. good post…I love all the information I learn on here….go ahead and rant…I would love it….kat

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  5. Yes! I sign in blood underneath this petition for world consciousness clever friend !♡ (got to love some REM).

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  6. With this post, I have found a new appreciation for R.E.M.

    I view Trump as more of a caricature – I actually appreciate him being involved in campaigning now, because it’s a statement on how freaking ridiculous this whole political debacle has become – AND because it’s likely gotten non-political people paying attention for maybe the first time in forever.

    But I do hope he has the grace to bow out once he hits the final four. If not? Well, Canada is too cold; I’m heading south. Or maybe to Mars to recolonize.

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