No Bull Tish! All the Way Real!

8 Second Wonder Gap Refilled

Yesterday, I posted a CNN video of Motown music legend, Stevie Wonder, presenting his NO Bull Tish, wake-up call TO / calling out OF Washington’s wishy-washy, washed out, washed up Senators, who’ve been debating / dickering over whether or not to protect Voter Rights.

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Whether or not to protect Voter Rights…
WHETHER OR NOT TO PROTECT VOTER RIGHTS?

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As most critical thinking champions of sweet liberty would remind…

“WE are all entitled to Fundamental Human Rights; regardless of our race, hue, creed, national origin, gender identity, age, infirmity, station, résumé, zip code and credit score. WE are speaking of birthrights that… dammit… are Inalienable and, as such, are ABSOLUTELY Nonnegotiable; NEVER open to Debate!”

CommonSenseTom • January 18, 2022 | 8:20 am | Post Title: “They Dare to Haggle o’er Human Rights”

And, YES, the Right to Vote is just one of those Inalienable, Nonnegotiable, Never Debatable, Human Rights!

As bad as it ALREADY is that moronic Senators have the audacity to question, whether or not, we should secure our elections; i.e., to prevent partisan, fascistic Trumpian hacks from gutting Election Days of all freeness and fairness, this gets even worse.

You see, for reasons only CNN and various other news airers / streamers know (and we can only suspect), they had opted to expurgate 8 seconds worth of Stevie Wonder’s worthwhile message.

First, let’s review what they did allow him to say…

“Any Senator, who cannot support the protection of voting rights, in the United States of America, cannot say that they support the Constitution. Stop the Hypocrisy. Cut the Bull Tish! If you care and support our rights, do the hard work. You can’t please everybody but you can protect all of us.”

Now, let’s check out the video footage that wound up on somebody’s editing bay floor…

“And to keep it all the way real, the Filibuster is not working for Democracy. Why won’t you?”

See how the omission of that key segment drastically debilitates Wonder’s vital to Democracy’s survival message?

So, let’s…

  • now head back to the editing bay to retrieve and e-splice these two segments
  • experience the full impact of Wonder’s wondrous words as originally intended

“Any Senator, who cannot support the protection of voting rights, in the United States of America, cannot say that they support the Constitution. Stop the Hypocrisy. Cut the Bull Tish! If you care and support our rights, do the hard work. You can’t please everybody but you can protect all of us. And to keep it all the way real, the Filibuster is not working for Democracy. Why won’t you?”

Stevland Hardaway Morris (Stevie Wonder)

Hey Trump Sucker Republicans, WHY WON”T YOU?
Hey DINOs Joe Manchin & Kyrsten Sinema WHY WON”T YOU?

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Grins & Glad Tidings Won’t Cut It

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Granted, this stream of consciousness is more about venting than revealing any fresh, significant insights into the American tableau / life itself. But, vent I must and vent I will. Hell, what have I got to lose, anyway, seeing how few, if any, will be clicking by.

The curse of stale politics, in particular, re the Stateside Two-Party System, has never been more glaring, unmistakable and inescapable.

This past November, ridding the American body of The Cancer, one Donald J. Trump, had left us little choice but to empower Joe Biden. And, seeing how Donny had set the expectations bar far, Far, FAR below rock bottom, to get elected, all Joe needed to do was smile and offer up an affable, “Howdy!”

That’s not to imply Joe’s road ahead will ever be smooth. Nope, not when all his nasty political foes offer is a roadmap (akin to a blank sheet of paper); or worse yet, role play the traffic cops from Hell; who pull him over to harass him.

Sadly, Joe had hoped to usher in an era of bipartisanship. But how, pray tell, can he ever expect to deliver on his campaign promise when he’s one of cooperation’s few advocates? Here’s the rub.

When the 18th century framers of the U.S. Constitution had established Legislative, Judicial and Executive Branch checks and balances, they, obviously, had never anticipated 21st century hyper-partisanship; i.e., the irreconcilable gridlock between the seditious, power hungry, greedy, devoid of all decency Trumper Republicans and the naïve and impotent Democrats.

Desperately needed are Action Hero Democrats; not the asses who meekly warm the very seats, which our legally cast ballots have awarded them.

That’s not to imply Dems‘ road ahead will ever be smooth, either. True they are, currently, the majority party in the Senate, however, that’s merely a razor thin mathematical advantage; their authority further compromised by two DINOs* (namely Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema). Beyond that, so long as the archaic filibuster rule still stands, any innovative, life enhancing / saving legislative changes (that We can believe in) will still require the approval of 60 (not 51) out of 100 senators.

More to the point, America’s Founding Fathers had expected true love of country / respect for humankind’s core values to always trump penny ante politics; this best summed up thusly:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Preamble • United States Constitution ratified on June 21, 1788

How can those who fail to live up to such standards ever, even dare to call themselves U.S. elected officials; let alone Americans; let alone, humane human beings?

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*Democrats In Name Only

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