Brains Not Included

Cracked Up, Whacked Out and Completely Out of Control

Tom Petty Knew

Song lyrics politics. No I haven’t been drinking this morning, but maybe I should be . Right now is the perfect time for a Bloody Mary and a shot of bourbon.…

I was talkin’ with a friend of mine,
Said a woman had hurt his pride.
Told him that she loved him so,
And turned around and let him go.
Then he said, “You better watch your step”
Or your gonna get hurt yourself
Someone’s gonna tell you lies,
Cut you town to size

Don’t do me like that,
Don’t do me like that,
Baby, baby, baby,
Don’t do me like that.

So, there I was reading the morning news, baffled and befuddled by the seemingly unrelenting hypocrisy that spills form the headlines on a daily basis and then this song popped in my head. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are one of my all-time favorite bands so it’s only natural that I could associate the words of this song with the politics of our times.

Imagine you are the narrator in the song, the guy doing the talking and now imagine you are talking with your friends. Let’s say they are ultra conservative and every time you talk to them they warn you about the government and the hypocrisy of our politicians. No replace the ‘woman’ in the lyrics with any government official. Bingo, it’s the perfect warning.

What has me so riled up this time? Well it’s Ben Beranke, the Fed Chairman. I read in the paper today that he is now warning congress and the government that they need to immediately start creating plans to reduce the deficit or we’ll face huge problems down the road.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME! Now he’s saying this crap? What? When he’s been right at the forefront of printing money to buy our own debt essentially the creator of the ‘money for nuthin/’ scheme that has gotten us in the situation.

Talk about hypocrisy! Do these guys forget what they say from day to day? Isn’t Bernanke part of the old Three Stooges (Bush, Paulson & Bernanke) and the new Three Stooges (Obama, Geihtner, Bernanke) that said what we need to do is spend our way out of this recession and then set our government on a course to do just that!

Unbelievable! That’s all I have for you today, just freaking unbelievable.

I was talkin’ with a friend of mine,
Said the politicians had hurt his pride.
Told him that they loved him so,
And then they turned around and let it blow.
Then he said, “You better watch your step”
Or your gonna get hurt yourself
You guys gonna tell you lies,
Government’s power will cut you town to size

Don’t do me like that,
Don’t do me like that,
Obama, Giehtner, Bernanke,
Don’t do me like that…..

At least we still have the music, they can’t take that away can they? Can they? What? Oh Nooooo!

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One Response

  1. carol.gross says:

    Just don't let them take away Tom Petty!

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