Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hey Man ... You A Voter?

I spent some time going to school and even in jail down in "real" Virginny.

I know the type of "Rural White Male Voter" that the Republicans & Democrats are trying to woo...

So at some point somebody suggested they get Ol' Ralph Stanley as an endorser of that elite dude named Barack Obama...

Ralph had previously backed Warner in his gubernatorial bid.

Now I don't know that the down state dag nabbit Joe Six Packs around Roanoke or most any Blue Ridge or North Carolina border areas are really that influenced by, or even familiar with Dr Ralph Stanley... but Barack Obama and his folks are happy to receive the good bluegrass doc's endorsement anyhow





Here's Ralph's radio ad for the Obama campaign...

Ralph Stanley - Obama Radio Ad


I saw Ralph play a few weekend's back, he was picking and grinning up a storm, playing alongside Laurie Lewis and letting his grandson handle most of the main vocal duties...

Here's a couple more tracks by him...

Ralph Stanley - Oh Death

Ralph Stanley - No School Bus In Heaven





In other election related musical moments, my pal and down right earnest musician Tom Heyman, a "real" musician if ya will...really wanted to get this politically relevent track out before all the "real" votes were left uncounted...

I suppose it could be subtitled "Iraq War Contractor's Beltway Blues"... but does lay out a sinister tale of modern malfeasance quite well... more atune to the Virgina that I know better... the unreal one in Fairfax County, or the hallowed halls of Falls Church.


Tom Heyman - Selling Sand

Consider this musical donation a an appetizer while we await Heyman's followup to his Deliver Me album, one that came out on the tiny imprint run by Nick Tangborn...

Here's a couple tracks from that excellent, if somewhat overlooked release from 2006.

Tom Heyman - Fool For You

Deliver MeTom Heyman
"Deliver me" (mp3)
from "Deliver Me"
(Jackpine Social Club)

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Why Joe The Surreal Plumber Is More Important Than You...

Who is Joe The Plumber ?

Apparently he's a registered GOP voter who won't pay his taxes whose real name is actually Sam...

He blames America for destroying his American Dream...





He is a bald beefy white guy in Ohio...his name is actually Samuel J Wurzelbacher, and I'm guessing that means he doesn't likely hang out with many elite black guys, or any Harvard law school graduates... or even union plumbers in his hometown who say he isn't one of them.

But Joe/Sam likes attention

And he also wants to be rich, and somehow thinks Obama's hypothetical tax plan is the one thing stopping him... it's just sad.

Joe thinks if he has to pay 3% more in taxes on a small potential percentage of his income that's actually apt to go over $250,000 a year... well
it's gonna break his white balls...

The very thought of it is destroying his American Dream!!

He actually said so to that blowhard Cavuto on Fox!!

Now he plans to blow off his "buddy" McCain at an Ohio rally to appear on some Sunday TV chat shows.

WHO IS 'JOE THE PLUMBER'?



John McCain made Joe the centerpiece of the debate last night...

It all started when earlier this week, Wurzelbacher got on camera at an Obama rally in Toledo.

Joe told the uppity candidate that he felt Obama's tax plan was gonna keep him down, that if he started making over $250 G's a year and Obama kicked up his taxes on dough above $250 G a few percentage points... life wouldn't be worth living anymore.

It's enough to make a big bad bald white guy whine like a little girl...

It makes me ask...

Why is Obama trying to keep the hard working white man down?

I mean really...

Poor old Joe The Plumber, if Obama wins, his joy of buying the plumbing business would evaporate like piss in the plumbers ass crack wind.

Joe normally would pay the 36% tax rate, if he paid his taxes, which would remain in effect, if he paid his taxes, but in the hypothetical event Joe makes more than $250 G he would hypothetically pay a new rate, but only on any amount above the $250k.

So if he made $290 hypothetical G's, he'd pay 3% more on the $40 grand he made above the $250 taxed at the base rate...



Note: that's way less than Joe would pay in Europe or Canada as a matter of a fact...

But the point is...

that's life...millions of us do it...

except ol ' Joe/Sam who feels he's above that...

Boo F-Ing White Man Hoo, Needs to Buy a HD Tv or something.. and that $300 extra dollars is killing him.

What is Joe's deal, is he the new Wesley Snipes?

Maybe it's because Joe The Plumber hates the US government, or maybe he doesn't support the war, or our Wall St bailout...

but assuming he makes another $40,000 a year over $250 at his old rate...

So his total burden would maybe be about $1200 new bucks in taxes over his old rate, as opposed to a more nominal $900...

uh...

big f-n whoop...

get over it... It's like $300 dollars!!!!!!

whatever Joe's hatred of paying his fair share
... I could give a shit





I just assume Joe The Plumber hates America...



or at least it's various

uh, "tax brackets".

Former Fat Boys I Ain't Gonna Pay My Taxes


Psycho Realm - Tax Evaders



He feels he should get to keep paying his old tax rate...

despite his pal George Bush running up the biggest deficit ever...

good for both of them and John McCain too...

I hope Joe The Plumber is pissed off...

I hope he cries in his corn flakes every morning that he was born in America

Maybe Joe can join with Bill Ayres and bomb bomb bomb the Pentagon...


I'm glad he's offended at the thought of paying into the big fed pool...

God forbid a small 3% percentage upgrade on his amount above $250 G than he already is supposed to pay gets into Obama's dirty hands...

Joe The Plumber Wurzelbacher (pronounced whur-zell-BAHK-er) told USA Today that hearing his tale during the debate was

"It's pretty surreal, man, my name being mentioned in a presidential campaign,"


As for McCain, according to Joe "He's got it right as far as I go."

Fuck them...

they're both losers

I gott say at this point I agree with McCain's ousted economic advisor who said a few months ago

They're Whiners


The country doesn't need 'em...

Obama already has it in the bag... he's yer new plumber... get used to it...



Klunko Plumbers Crack

Reactorzero -
Party In The Plumber Kingdom


Greg The Plumber -
Tips on Hiring a Plumber

Big Joe Turner - Call The Plumber


Erase Errata - Tax Dollar