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Not Ready To Make Nice

Approval ratings and turncoat Republicans aren’t gonna change my mind. If Obama wants my support he’s gotta do a lot better than he has so far.

Forgive, sounds good
Forget, I’m not sure I could
They say time heals everything
But I’m still waiting

I’m through with doubt
There’s nothing left for me to figure out
I’ve paid a price
And I’ll keep paying

I’m not ready to make nice
I’m not ready to back down
I’m still mad as hell and
I don’t have time to go round and round and round
It’s too late to make it right
I probably wouldn’t if I could
‘Cause I’m mad as hell
Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

I know you said
Can’t you just get over it
It turned my whole world around
And I kind of like it

I made my bed and I sleep like a baby
With no regrets and I don’t mind sayin’
It’s a sad sad story when a mother will teach her
Daughter that she ought to hate a perfect stranger
And how in the world can the words that I said
Send somebody so over the edge
That they’d write me a letter
Sayin’ that I better shut up and sing
Or my life will be over

I’m not ready to make nice
I’m not ready to back down
I’m still mad as hell and
I don’t have time to go round and round and round
It’s too late to make it right
I probably wouldn’t if I could
‘Cause I’m mad as hell
Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

I’m not ready to make nice
I’m not ready to back down
I’m still mad as hell and
I don’t have time to go round and round and round
It’s too late to make it right
I probably wouldn’t if I could
‘Cause I’m mad as hell
Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

Forgive, sounds good
Forget, I’m not sure I could
They say time heals everything
But I’m still waiting

This is another one of those “open thread” thingies

52 Responses

  1. This is my 100 day evaluation:

    ‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^›

  2. Fuck Barky, it’s an open thread and I’m talking about fun stuff:

    I just got my third CD of early music featuring Russell Oberlin, and MAN COULD THAT LITTLE MAN SING! If you haven’t heard of him (and you probably haven’t), he used to sing in the 1950s and he’s a natural male chest-voice alto. Yep, he sings like Senesino, only with balls. Better, probably — castrati sounded like those Christmas cards that play Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Yuck.

    If you like early music and high male voices, go hit Amazon and search on this guy. He’s REALLY GOOD.

  3. That song really nails the feelings I have as a PUMA. I sure hope the Dixie Chicks are PUMAs because those lyrics say it all. It is still there for me every day. I wish I could forget, but it is just like the Bush/Gore Florida decision. Just get over it, NOT! Cheating makes me as furious as ever. And the media being complicit just adds salt to the wound. Obama is as illegitimate as Bush was. Nothing will change that fact.

    • Maines was an Obama supporter unfortunately,

      • I’ll bet she’s starting to regret it.

        • I doubt it. She was pretty knee deep in the kool aid.

          That being said I consider Maines political opinion as important as an other Hollywood individual. I find it interesting that the industry has the balls to whine about having to live their personal lives under a microscope, while simultaneously believing they deserve a platform for their opinions on everything political.

          • Knee deep isn’t so bad unless she went in head first.

            But lots of people fell for Obama because he was “not Bush”

            Slightly more the half the country needs an intervention.

          • It depends on WHEN she went for him. During the general, she may have bought the “he’d be better than a Republican” horseshit.

            If it was during the primary, then she can take a long walk off a short pier for all I care.

          • Lots of people fell for Hopenchange.

            I’m not gonna hate all of them

    • ditto ditto ditto alibe!

  4. I’ll never be ready to make nice with that jackass.

  5. i just love the open thread thingys,
    hugs all.we will get through this..

  6. No…..I’m not ready to make nice either and it will take ALOT to change my mind.

    Do you really think, given this administrations actions, we can trust them with revising health care?????

    BO can’t “revise” anything, it must be remade in his own image and likeness.

    • If Obama delivers on some real UHC that’ll go a long way to making me forgive.

      When I say “real UHC” I don’t mean some “Clean Skies Initiative” version of health care reform

      • Oh, I’ll never forgive, and I won’t credit him with anyone else’s work. I’ll take UHC if we get it (which we won’t), but I’ll still knee him in the proverbial balls given half a chance.

        I said “proverbial” you goddamned koolaid swilling nitwits. Calm down.

        • I’ll never forget, but if Obama turns into FDR I could forgive.

          (Afterwards, but not before then)

          • I can’t forgive, ever. The damage done to women is done, for good and all. Period. Even if there is a golden age coming out that man’s ass, it wouldn’t be the first time that Mankind enjoyed a golden age that we were quite thoroughly shut out of.

          • How do you forgive voter fraud? It’s the antithesis of democracy. He would not be in this position if he had not manipulated the most sacred elements of our democracy: one person/one vote and a free press. And that doesn’t even include the sexism, reverse rac*sm, lies and hypocrisy. Nope–he’s forever a non-entity to me.

          • And how could you EXPECT FDR to metamorphose out of someone who got into his position through voter fraud?

            Tyrants just do not change their stripes. No tyrant int he history of humanity has ever lied, cheated, and stole their way to power and suddenly become Albert Schweitzer. It just does not happen.

          • I didn’t say he would.

            But I’m not cutting off my nose to spite my face either.

      • Oh yeah, we’re here under the bus…

  7. Ironically enough this song applies to how I feel about this administration. In a sick way I am looking forward to telling the Montgomery County Democratic Party no thank you when they come calling for me to work the booth this year. I almost can’t wait for realization to set in that their sitting by and allowing the situation to be manipulated comes with a steep price.

  8. Sarah P on television tonight:

    • Oh boy, Ashley Judd’s going to love that bear skin.

      • I’m pretty sure Sarah doesn’t give a shit

        • Isn’t Ashley Judd one of them folk who tries to inflict vegetarianism on people?

          I don’t like it when either side of the aisle feels they have moral superiority because of their lifestyle. If she doesn’t want to hunt she doesn’t have to. She has no right to tell others they are wrong for doing so though.

          • I’ll give up meat when they pry it from my cold dead fingers.

          • I have to admit, I’m not fond of recreational hunting; if you’re going to shoot the poor thing, then eat it. In Alaska, they generally do. Big top-loading freezers are in most people’s garages out there.

          • I respect that some people choose a vegetarian lifestyle. That being said humans are omnivores and pretending that not eating meat makes you more “evolved” than your counterparts that choose to consume it ticks me off.

            Like it or not we need to consume living things to exist. We are part of the food chain. What exactly makes a bear more deserving of life than a stalk of corn anyway? Furthermore, there are times when ignoring the fact we are part of the food chain comes with a cost. If the deer in my area are not hunted, it isn’t uncommon for some of them to starve. How is that ultimately better for them?

            The trick is not to mindlessly consume IMO. I try to respect the Earth and all the abundance it provides, be it plant or animal. That ought to be good enough.

          • Cow flatulence harms the ozone layer.

            I’m doing my part to save the environment by eating cows.

          • You know what freaks them out but good? Saying, “Nah, I don’t like to eat meat, but I’m not a vegetarian.”

            That’s basically me. I always find that, given a choice between a vegetarian meal option and the meat-laden one, I will almost always prefer the veggie. I’m just not a huge fan of meat, so I avoid it. I detest the sensation of having my teeth bounce off of something disgusting, so I tend to be a bit surgical when I eat meat. I can turn an 8oz steak into a speck by the time I’m finished trimming all the questionable fat and weird crap off it. And biting into a salad and getting that squeaky crunch off of a piece of boiled chicken fat? *shudders* So I prefer plants. Nothing to worry about — stick it in your mouth and chew.

            But they LOSE THEIR SHIT in the most entertaining ways when I say this. “I’ll take the vegetarian meal, please.” “Oh, are you vegetarian, too?” “No, I just like to eat those meals.” “So you still eat meat.” “Not much, no.” “But you still eat it.” “Maybe once in a blue moon.” “Then HOW DARE YOU CALL YOURSELF A VEGETARIAN!” “Excuse me, I didn’t.”

            About that point, smoke starts coming out of their collars and I just start eating.

            It’s not even for health reasons although that’s a nice bonus. I’m just not that fond of meat.

          • I don’t like hunting and could never bring myself to see it as a “sport”. But those that hunt and eat their kill are a lot more honest that the beefsteak they eat or the Big Mac came from cows that died swiftly and painlessly. Fact is they die in far worse circimstances than the animals killed in the wild. Far more fear and pain.

            Ashley Judd is a nitwit. If she’s worried about animal suffering she would better serve them by getting on Tyson, Purdue and others for their cruelty and for the sh*t lakes formed by their animal factorys.

            I am a vegetarian. It works for me. I really don’t give a crap on a cracker if you become one or not. To each his own. However I reserve the right to feel superior.

  9. Here’s an upsetting editorial:

    Is Rape Serious?

    When a woman reports a rape, her body is a crime scene. She is typically asked to undress over a large sheet of white paper to collect hairs or fibers, and then her body is examined with an ultraviolet light, photographed and thoroughly swabbed for the rapist’s DNA.

    It’s a grueling and invasive process that can last four to six hours and produces a “rape kit” — which, it turns out, often sits around for months or years, unopened and untested.

    Stunningly often, the rape kit isn’t tested at all because it’s not deemed a priority. If it is tested, this happens at such a lackadaisical pace that it may be a year or more before there are results (if expedited, results are technically possible in a week).

    So while we have breakthrough DNA technologies to find culprits and exculpate innocent suspects, we aren’t using them properly — and those who work in this field believe the reason is an underlying doubt about the seriousness of some rape cases. In short, this isn’t justice; it’s indifference.

    I had no idea the process of gathering the rape kits was so grueling or invasive. BUT I REALLY didn’t know they don’t follow through on them.


  10. New Post Up

  11. Isn’t it fantastic how Obama pushed for the deal between Chrysler and Fiat, could it be because Mohammar Khadafi, (you all remember him, the leader of Lybia), owns 10% of Fiat since 1976!


  12. See how they are?

  13. hi everyone,
    this is my first post (cringe) but I’ve been lurking & getting much inspiration from all the voices on your site for a couple of months or so —
    it is a huge tonic & refuge for me – from the orwellian PR/ indoctrination campaign that has taken over the country

    thank you clown dude for this “hell no, we won’t go!” post!
    (as well as all the great informative & passionate responses)
    like most here, this past election pulled the rug out from under my belief in the dems (of which I had been a member for many years)

    I know your site has seen its share of bumps in the road
    (ie: blogstalkers, infiltraters, infighting) but I’m here to say that I really admire the smart/compassionate/fiesty group that remains & continue to learn from ya’ll–
    as well as seek solace from the kool-aid fountain that seems to spring eternal in my vicinity

    and i (convieniently) happen to love this song –

    thank you everyone
    (and sorry my post is so long & mushy squishy) (shrugs shoulders)

    • welcome madrigal. We love it when lurkers come forward. Comment more often!

      • Thank you! I will try to be less of a chicken sh#t when it comes to posting-
        but no promises (I’m an introvert by nature)

        • Don’t worry, we don’t bite. And we make sure Captain Spaulding is wearing his Hannibal Lecter mask whenever we fear he is hungry.

          • oops, sorry — I have already screwed up on posting procedures

            ok, nuff from me
            (back to cave)

  14. :-O

    (runs back into lurker cave)


  15. I will not give any money to the party.
    Obama is better than what we had the past eight years, still he is not as good as we could have.
    The bank bailout is still unacceptable, a give-away to the banks who made this disaster, and it may be Obama’s undoing.

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