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Let me creep to the laptop like a phantom, all cools to Dr. Dre.

I'm a past-middle-aged white man, but the pressures of a small salary mean that I live in a part of town where "rap" is spoken freely and I have learned to co-mmunicate, ya'll.

And my eyes peep this.

It's rap nation. The country is crippin'. Land of the free pimped out like a Cadillac Escalade with spinner rims.

Check this.

Rap music, oh, you know why your high school guidance counselor hates dat.

All women are hos and bitches in rap. Any little dis makes you get strapped and go lookin' to cap somebody. You crush that rival gang.

Above all, you get paid. If it ain't about money, you ain't about it.

Check it.

Musta percolated up from the bottom or maybe the top dripped on the bottom.

If you're street, you might live with a bitch, live off her check, but when you make some money on the corner, you know it's in your pocket, not hers. Don't come botherin' you for no child support, either.

Which is what the people who run America's financial industry do. Live off the taxpayer bitch when times are hard, work us for the bailout money, but when the market goes back up, Wall Street sticks the bonus money in its own pocket and leaves the kids crying for SpaghettiO's. Don't come lookin' for daddy, little man. Daddy's in Aruba.

And listen to talk from rich old white men about "welfare-sucking baby mamas." Can't you hear the rap snarl of "bitch" in that, in talk radio? And them hos wantin' legal abortions? What are they but hos? Don't give 'em the abortion, then don't give 'em the Head Start program. Your homies are gonna love it when you talk that over a 40 ounce bottle of white wine at the country club.

Green. Get the money.

Beat down unionized garbage truck drivers for it. Take it from teacher aides in ghetto schools, but get it, fold it and spend it on a Bernie Madoff crib.

Don't take no dis, either.

Go to war with everybody. Pass the guns out to the young brothers. Send 'em off to kill that other gang, the ones with the turbans.

Yeah. These days the red "power tie" around the senator's neck looks a lot like the red bandanna hangin' out the back pocket of some itchy-trigger-finger corner boy lookin' to snatch your church-goin' grandma's purse.

Agricultural subsidies get the rich man by like food stamps feed the gang-banger's kids. And dope? You got big pharmaceutical companies slinging dope that'll knock your face in the dirt. And every political party gets paid offa that, lobbyists countin' Benjamins in the hallowed halls of Congress.

Like I said, I'm a piney woods white man pushing age 54 up the hill with my nose, but I know some things.

People who scream about the money-glorifying, gun-loving, death-hugging, punch-in-a-woman's tender face excesses of rap music oughta know the people on the bottom learned all that from the people on the top.

You look up from the street corner, and you see the elected grabbing money, grabbing women (all props to Barney Frank and those Republicans who haven't 'fessed up yet), and you know how it is. And you see 'em in court takin' the deal for short time and no lesson learned.

And you see how the point of it all is to get paid, that no money is too dirty to touch, that Democrats and Republicans will shoot up a neighborhood full of innocent people to get each other, that no name is too vile to call the guy in the wrong colors. Talk radio is a drive-by shooting.

The kid on the corner needs one rap song or one good year selling rock to be driving the Escalade with the spinner rims. The candidate's ride to office is one more yowled speech about city hall secretaries "draining the government dry" with their insane $40,000 a year salaries.

It's a cheaper country every day, and I hate that cheapness every day. Dollar stores and the tea party, lower wages if you work, house in the country if all you do is sell worthless mortgages, everybody grabbing the money.

Get rich or die tryin'.

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And when Planned Parenthood is finally cut off from funding, who's gonna be the first ones in a year or two screaming about the added burden on the County the lack of free birth control and council cause? De same brothas an' sistas'? You betcha..
Comment: #1
Posted by: GeorgeC
Sat Apr 9, 2011 10:40 AM
Good column. But note: it's "y'all", not "ya'll". Short for "you all".

"No lesson learned" could be the re-election slogan for Democrats and Republicans alike.
Comment: #2
Posted by: Steven Doyle
Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:00 AM
Tax the rich, Feed thr poor, "til there are, No rich no more. Marc is an idealogue, with absolutely no understanding of reality as to why some people earn high incomes. He believes that these high incomes ought not to be permitted and are suspect. He encourages poor people to believe that their poverty is caused by the rich. This is an endless handicap to the poor, who see no need to make basic changes in their own lives that would lift themselves up, rather than wasting time and energy on tearing others down. Having no accountability for professing ideas, that may turn out to be wrong, allows Marc to use rich rap stars as to the reason poor people are poor.
Comment: #3
Posted by: David Henricks
Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:57 PM
Yes Mr. Henricks. It's never a bad place to tell people what you want them to have said instead of what they DID say, is it? To lobby against an equitable graduated tax structure..the one that made this country what it was before we started downsizing it for the benefit of the few. The anthem of greed that is twisting this country into an autocracy instead of a democracy needs this kind of barefaced lying to carry the day. It did in 30's Germany too.
As I read the post, a vision of a 5 year old screaming 'mine! mine!' keeps going through my head.
Comment: #4
Posted by: GeorgeC
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:30 AM
Dion is a fun read every week.

GeorgeC is the only screamer on this page. Twice.


Comment: #5
Posted by: Tom
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:20 PM
Tax the rich, Feed thr poor, "til there are, No rich no more. Marc is an idealogue, with absolutely no understanding of reality as to why some people earn high incomes. He believes that these high incomes ought not to be permitted and are suspect. He encourages poor people to believe that their poverty is caused by the rich. This is an endless handicap to the poor, who see no need to make basic changes in their own lives that would lift themselves up, rather than wasting time and energy on tearing others down. Having no accountability for professing ideas, that may turn out to be wrong, allows Marc to use rich rap stars as to the reason poor people are poor.
Comment: #6
Posted by: John
Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:57 PM
Completely bereft of anything to say except the cut'n'paste fascist talking points memos. The same thing over and over. Indeed, not even able to rephrase them for yourself, but actually cutting and pasting in whole a previous post. Ad hominim attacks instead of answering the arguments. Calling a reasoned, dignified post 'screaming'. The typical, hollow, meaningless tactics we've been seeing more and more over the last decade or two.
The methods and content speak for themselves, angry children with nothing to say except MINE, MINE and completely unable to actually justify their greed.
Some people say it's a waste of time to engage these people .. well..'engage' is really a bit of an exaggeration.. but I like to give them the chance to reveal themselves for what they are, over and over.
Humorously enough, the ones who actually have the time to do this are the pawns. The ones who'll be 'gotten around to' in the end. The zealots are always done away with when the program carries the day because they have expectations that won't be met. Oh yes.. who wants to bet 'tom' and 'john' are the same person behind the same keyboard? I do.
Comment: #7
Posted by: GeorgeC
Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:24 AM
Comments # 3 & #6 are the same, but neither is from me. Stuff happens. The first mention of screaming is in #4. #7 is a continuation with namecalling (fascist, angry children, zealots) There are threats; people will be "done away with when the program carries the day..." but these are well reasoned and dignified threats.

That compassionate inner self shining through.

Dion is still great!

Comment: #8
Posted by: Tom
Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:16 AM
An appreciation and knowledge of historical events shines through. Meanwhile, quotes with your opinion of what you WANTED me to say instead of what I said, failure to actually address the arguments, changing the subject to something you think you can win on and vague attempts at character assassination continue to be pathetic.
But then, these posts aren't actually meant to argue a point are they? It sometimes takes me a while but I occasionally get there. Nebulous posts that say nothing and attempt to insult and degrade are designed to make the thinking liberal walk away in disgust and leave the field to the opposition. It's not so much fun, or so effective when an articulate opponent stands up and calls it for what it is, is it?
Thank you for your transparent post and continuing cooperation. Please show your face again. I'm happy to keep going. I have something to say, the fact that you don't can only become more clear with further posting.
Comment: #9
Posted by: GeorgeC
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:42 AM
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