What's It All Mean?

“To be sure, there were times you needed tall, tall boots, and every once in a while, if things got too bloated, or someone overreached, Taylor would rare back in his chair and – his one hand triple-tasking a whiskey glass, cigarette, and a pointer finger simultaneously – would direct our attention across the barroom to the opposite wall and say, ‘Hey. Hey. Hey.” Until everyone was looking at the photo-enlarged R. Crumb comic book cover just up the wall from the jukebox and beside the bulletin board with the postcards, bumper stickers, and headline ephemera. On the cover, Mr. Natural – in his robe and wingtips – is riding the sidewalk on a kick scooter. Flakey Foont and Big Baby are peeping over a wooden fence, and Flakey Foont says, “Mr. Natural! What does it all MEAN??’

And Mr. Natural, just cruising on that scooter, says “Don’t mean sheeit…”

Michael Perry
Truck: A Love Story


Racism On The Ropes

You Only Have To Drink The Kool Aid

James Bopp Jr, a Republican National Committee member from Indiana and author of a "purity" resolution that will receive consideration among committee members this week, said the resolution is about bringing conservatives back into the GOP fold :

"It's the difference between success and defeat," Bopp said. "It's counter productive for us to moderate our conservative message. We've tried that and it failed... We nominated the moderate's poster child, John McCain, for president. It's a prescription for defeat. What we have to do is be faithful to our conservative principles and when we do we will win."

"There is significant opposition on the RNC to any sort of litmus test or resolution that would take power away from the state parties or even primary voters as this proposed resolution would do," said Henry Barbour, a committee member from Mississippi. "We need to stick to our conservative principles without telling folks in the Massachusetts GOP that their choice for a U.S. Senate nominee cannot receive funding because of some litmus test."

Barbour, a nephew of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R), said the meeting should focus instead on the "blocking and tackling of elections."

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