The progressive agenda was just set by…Tommy Lee?


I guess I’ll take it. Loud, debauched hedonism isn’t exactly my personal choice for a lifestyle, but he’s got some good ideas here.

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  1. PaulBC says

    Can’t the melted guns be made into a statue of Karl Marx instead? I am picturing a lot of in-fighting going on after we win this one.

  2. cartomancer says

    Whoever wrote this was clearly having fun with it.

    Though this is just the stuff one would do to rub the noses of the bigots in it and make them squirm. Which is cathartic and enjoyable, but it doesn’t address the underlying structures that gave rise to the reign of greed in the first place. Add the dismantling of all US corporations into small-scale worker-owned cooperatives, massive reparations for indigenous, black and other oppressed minority communities, and the immediate disbanding of all military forces to fund universal healthcare and as much education as you can drink, and we’re in business.

    Also Trump must be locked up for the rest of his life, with no media attention and no way of making public statements. Infamy would be too kind for him – the only fitting punishment for an ego like that is to be utterly and completely ignored.

  3. indianajones says

    Well, sure @ Cartomancer! Add ’em to the list and still call it not even 1/2 complete!

  4. a_ray_in_dilbert_space says

    No need to plan revenge. All we need to do is be happy and help everyone else to be happy and healthy, and the Rethugs will choke to death on their own bile. Oh, and make them eat at taco trucks!

  5. Ragutis says

    It’s a start.

    Maybe something about comprehensive sex education including sex toy and birth control distribution? Trophy hunting must be done with a Swiss Army knife and/or pointy stick? Existing confederate flags scrapped and converted to diapers? All-electric NASCAR? Drag queen reading hours in every school and library?

  6. says

    @ cartomancer #11: ” the immediate disbanding of all military forces to fund universal healthcare and as much education as you can drink, and we’re in business.”

    OK sure, but what do you want to do with the rest of the money? Estimates of the cost to make public colleges and universities tuition free are around $60-65 billion/year. The DoD’s raise alone from 2018 to 2019 was more than that. And never forget that there’s a whole bunch of military spending that is outside of the DoD budget.

  7. hemidactylus says

    Well kickstart my heart. Lee is quite the live wire. Probably saw this and thought to himself “I want a piece of your action.” and decided to shout at the devil with the above screed.

  8. cartomancer says

    jimf, #14

    Oh, I don’t know… end world hunger? universal basic income? issue solid gold hats to everyone? Another giant statue of Clinton?

  9. Ragutis says

    hemidactylus

    8 August 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Well kickstart my heart. Lee is quite the live wire. Probably saw this and thought to himself “I want a piece of your action.” and decided to shout at the devil with the above screed.

    I see what you did there…

    \m/

  10. hemidactylus says

    @17- Ragutis
    Actually not much of a Crüe fan. They epitomized too much the excess of the 80s blown hair, umlaut, and party era and helped push me toward hiphop as an escape route. Their 1st album was pretty good though. Or at least a couple songs on that album.

  11. Ragutis says

    hemidactylus

    8 August 2019 at 6:05 pm

    @17- Ragutis
    Actually not much of a Crüe fan. They epitomized too much the excess of the 80s blown hair, umlaut, and party era and helped push me toward hiphop as an escape route. Their 1st album was pretty good though. Or at least a couple songs on that album.

    I wasn’t a huge fan either. The first 2 albums were decent. I listened to a lot of that 80’s Sunset Strip metal (it was kind of hard to avoid back then), but those days I was always more into Yes, Rush, Deep Purple, Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Ozzy, Dio, Metallica.
    Ah… good times.

  12. PaulBC says

    I just realized he left out “Dig up Charlton Heston and pry the gun from his cold dead hands.” It’s been on my list a long time.

    (Heston was actually a credible Civil Rights marcher at one time. Not sure what happened to rot his brain between that time and his NRA advocacy. I reckon it was either those damn dirty apes or the unwitting cannibalism. That’ll do it to a man for sure.)

  13. Owlmirror says

    I reject the statue of Hillary Clinton. Just because Trump and the right-wing hate machine have usefully used her as a scapegoat doesn’t mean that she’s actually a good person who should be memorialized.

    Anyone for Harriet Tubman? Martin Luther King, Jr?

  14. PaulBC says

    Owlmirror@24

    All roads will be renamed MLK Jr. Blvd after we win this, so a statue might be seen as superfluous.

    In fact, nix the statue. The guns will be made into tambourines and the children will shake them to welcome us into the new age. (Even the one that had to be wrested from Charlton Heston’s stiff fingers in his coffin, though should perhaps be left aside as cursed.)

    Never let it be said I lack great plans.

  15. Ragutis says

    PaulBC

    9 August 2019 at 1:16 pm

    All roads will be renamed MLK Jr. Blvd

    “Yeah, so you just go down MLK here about a half mile then turn left onto MLK. After a bit, you’ll pass MLK, so keep your eye out for MLK. Turn right on MLK and go until you get to MLK. Turn left and a ways down you’ll get to MLK. That’ll get you to the MLK expressway. Stay in the right lane, because the exit’s only 2 MLK’s down. And be sure you take the MLK exit not the MLK exit or else you’ll have to do a u-turn and get back on the MLK and go all the way around again to MLK.”

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