Fw: Change Your Underwear Often

Change Your Underwear Often























There's an old sea story about a ship's Captain who inspected his sailors, and afterward told the first mate that his men smelled bad.The Captain suggested perhaps it would help if the sailors would change underwear occasionally.
The first mate responded, "Aye, aye sir, I'll see to it immediately!" 
The first mate went straight to the sailors berth deck and announced, "The Captain thinks you guys smell bad and wants you to change your underwear."
He continued, "Pittman, you change with Jones, McCarthy, you change with Witkowski, and Brown, you change with
Schultz." 
THE MORAL OF THE STORY:
 Someone may come along and promise "Change",
but don't count on things smelling any better.
 

8 comments:

gruaud said...

Do you want a moderate Republican or a fascist oligarch?

Because these are the only two choices you get in US politics these days, going back for the last 20 years.

Obama is a disappointment, but he's working with a congress stacked against him and running against utter fucking maniacs in 2012. And you realize this if you've been tuning in to the GOP debates.

I'll go with the only sane guy out there.

Anonymous said...

Well, it must be funny....the font is HUGE.

ferschitz said...

With all due respect to gruaud, I have to disagree. Just my opinion (and gruaud's opinion is valid, too), but I feel that there is no perceivable difference between Obama and anyone else. They ALL, including, Obama work for the 1%.

Our system is broken. How can we fix it? I have no easy answer, alas, albeit I point to Occupy Wall Street/elsewhere as a good starting point.

As for me, I plan to vote third party in 2012. There are other options than the one of the two branches of the Oligarchy party (aka sometimes called "Democrats" and "Republicans").

gruaud said...

@fershitz

Well, I agree that the Blue Dogs and the GOP make a fearsome team of oligarchic sycophants, but if change is to come, it must be gradual because if there's anything most people hate, it's change.

Even change for the better.

Voting third party now is premature. There's no hope of winning, and any political statement you hope to make will be roundly ignored by the plutocrats and their vapid talking heads.

If we are to effect change, we have to hold the Democrats' feet to the fire. And to hold their feet to the fire, we have to hold our noses and elect them.

FDR (the greatest US president) said it so succinctly:
"Go Ahead, make me. I agree with you, I want to do it, now MAKE me do it."

They did. And so he did.

How do we do it?

Overturn Citizens United SCOTUS decision
Enact campaign finance reform
Return the Fairness Doctrine
End the needless occupations
Nationalize infrastructure repair
Revitalize public education

Just for starters. And be patient; all of that takes time and may not happen in our lifetimes. But we can make it happen if we're persistent.

I've been fighting the moral/intellectual decay in this country for decades and I'm on the losing side in nearly every battle. Doesn't matter.

Anonymous said...

Just my opinion (and gruaud's opinion is valid, too), but I feel that there is no perceivable difference between Obama and anyone else.

I perceive that instead of more Alitos and Scalias we have a Sotomayor and a Kagan on SCOTUS as a result of electing Obama. Still not enough for now, but 5-4 is a lot better than 7-2. It seems like a small thing, but its definitely a difference.

Valeyard said...

The current OWS protests are not yet having any significant impact on politics, but I really hope there's a working-class reform movement inside of it, waiting to bloom.

gruaud's right that we lack effective choices when voting, but the Tea Party got conservatives amped up to slash spending, and I desperately want OWS to light that same fire in Democrats' bellies and under their feet. Not to beat the drum for the party, but to refocus attention on the working class -- all of them -- who have been trampled these past three decades under "free market" reform.

I just hope it doesn't take 20 years of Republican supermajority to get there.

gruaud said...

@ anon


"I perceive that instead of more Alitos and Scalias we have a Sotomayor and a Kagan on SCOTUS as a result of electing Obama. Still not enough for now, but 5-4 is a lot better than 7-2. It seems like a small thing, but its definitely a difference."

Exactly. The only way you overturn the hateful (no other way to describe it) SCOTUS Citizens United decision is to flip the judiciary to our side -- no matter how many years it takes.

And the right will bleat about activist judges....but think about it: a judge is only activist to them when he/she ISN'T a fascist.

Scalia/Thomas/Alito/Roberts not activist?

Give me a fucking break.

Only by electing moderate presidents can we phase out these monsters.

Thx 4 Fish said...

Until OWS there was little evidence of popular support for real reform or real change. It takes the people to demand and support the change they want to see from their leaders. If this movement continues and gains more support, then most likely reform will come, and it will be the "leaders" who do the following, because they will have no choice.

 
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