Mildred Purse Suggests a Mt. Everest Climb for John Boehner
Our doyenne of Beacon Street is never minus ideas.
Now John you do not believe in global warming so you are ideal. Take yourself and your Tea Party freshmen over to Nepal and scale Everest. Go where even the Sherpas dare not go due to the warming. Take a lot of booze to fortify your climb. As you make global headlines. InTrade will gamble on the prospects of disaster. You will distract everyone from the collapse of America due to your single-handed efforts to scare the President. You will avoid the continuing embarrassment of your party due to your transparently insincere attempt to play the same game you lost last year. The only thing you will risk is being buried in the proof of what you have refused to believe. As the prophet Miciah said to King Jehosephat, Go up and conquer.
Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.
This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.
Later, when Irene joined our group to form a travelling company performing "New Rain", I learned to pick out a …
To counter the invidious efforts of Karl Rove and the Brothers Koch, simple videos of everyday people expressing gratitude for specific results from specific things that the President has achieved will create a signature response that will turn the tables on the Super PACs.
There could be an intro that flags lies distortions and anonymous attacks as unreal and even criminal and a cut to what is real, recognizable and not anonymous I am (name). I have lived here in (name) for (time). Thanks to (President Obama's (name) Act ... and so forth for ten seconds. Close with a continuation of the story narrated over evocative images and simple acoustic music.
This would be a fantastic way to counter the attacks on the President. For every specific attack, a video that shows the truth. And grass roots people who intend to vote for the President.