Thursday, July 19, 2018

I've Been A Miner For A Heart Of Gold-- Contest


The Blue America contest for Alan Grayson is still going strong. It ends Saturday. We're giving away a very rare gorgeous RIAA-ceritfied double platinum award for Neil Young's HARVEST, his 4th studio album (1972). Just contribute any amount to Alan Grayson's congressional campaign on this ActBlue page. That makes you eligible to win, regardless of how much you give. All the arcane FEC rules are here, if you have the mind of a lawyer. There were very few of these plaques ever made-- just to band members, people who work for Neil a few people at Reprise Records who helped promote Neil's music. You can be as rich as Trump and not be able to buy it. It's not commercially available. But you can win one. Someone will.

Alan is a big Neil Young fan but Alan's wife, Dena, is the real Neil aficionado, even singing his songs to Alan. She's the one who can tell you anything you want to know about every song on HARVEST. Alan's the one who can't stop talking about "Let's Impeach The President" from Neil's Living With War album. This is what he told his own supporters a few days ago:
At a slightly earlier moment in the space-time continuum, Neil Young wrote a song that seems very apt at this moment. The song is called "Let’s Impeach the President." He wrote it regarding an earlier awful President, not the current awful President. But most people whom I know think that this one is more awful than that one-- by a wide margin. Read the lyrics, listen to the case that Neil Young made for impeachment, and ask yourself: Doesn’t Donald Trump deserve it even more?

Let's impeach the President for lying
And misleading our country into war
Abusing all the power that we gave him
And shipping all our money out the door

Who's the man who hired all the criminals
The White House shadows who hide behind closed doors
They bend the facts to fit with their new stories
Of why we have to send our men to war

Let's impeach the President for spying
On citizens inside their own homes
Breaking every law in the country
By tapping our computers and telephones

What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees
Would New Orleans have been safer that way
Sheltered by our government's protection
Or was someone just not home that day?

Flip - Flop
Flip - Flop
Flip - Flop
Flip - Flop

Let's impeach the president for hijacking
Our religion and using it to get elected
Dividing our country into colors
And still leaving black people neglected

Yes, let’s impeach the President. Please contribute to our Dump Trump campaign fund, and earn a chance to win a platinum record award from Neil Young, the singer who said it first

This one's from HARVEST:

The contest ends Saturday. And, like Neil, Alan is a real superstar, not a reality show superstar. And... contest or no contest, we need this guy (Alan Grayson, not Neil) back in Congress. While other candidates-- lots and lots of them, and not just Republicans-- hide under their beds when someone asks them if they'll back impeaching Trump, Grayson makes it clear to voters in the Orlando area that he'll not just back it, he'll lead that movement. His district is covered with these billboards:

Goal ThermometerOne more thing, if you've become used to click on a fundraising thermometer to make your contributions, we have a Blue America Harvest thermometer for you too. Please think for a second about how this isn't just about a contest... it's also electing someone to Congress who's shown us what he can do. Remember Alan in the well of the House, Republicans going absolutely nuts on the floor: "The Republican healthcare plan: Don't Get Sick... If You Get Sick... Die Quickly!" They yelled and screamed he should retract that and apologize. There were even establishment Democrats who asked him to do what the Republicans asked for. You know, he never did, right? That's not Alan Grayson. He'll apologize when he makes a mistake; that was no mistake! It wasn't then... and it isn't now.

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At 2:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grayson would be just ok back in congress. He'll be as impotent as the rest to supersede the Pelosi/hoyer/// money cabal... but still ok.

He'd be better if he would stand up and speak honestly to the corruption and corrosion of that cabal... but he never has so far... so I wouldn't expect him to be useful in that way.

So... just ok. lesser evil. about all you can say.

At 11:37 PM, Anonymous zeeman said...

Greyson lost a lot respect from me. A brilliant pit bull on the 'house' floor and that is where he should continued to focus and stayed -'the house floor'.Opportunistic greed (that U.S. Senate seat) that he dreamed about, only to have the greedy fire quenched by the DCCC in the primary. Gonna be an upward climb to get back into the House, maybe the winds of the 'blue wave' will blow in his direction.

At 7:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After Grayson got stomped by the DSCC, I wrote him and asked him to consider remaining in the House since he can clearly win and keep a seat. We'll see if he heard me.

And as 11:37 points out, he left a huge void in the opposition to the Nazis via his absense. As a result, he's classified by me as belonging to the Carlos Danger group of Democrats who let us down by being out of position when they were needed due to personal foibles.

At 1:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:33, even when he WAS THERE, he refused to openly address the corruption, duplicity, ineptitude and cowardice of his own party and their bought and paid for leadershit.

THAT was my point.

His rhetoric on issues is just fine. But his silence on the evils of his party is even more deafening.


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