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Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

YOUR HANDY POLITICAL TRANSLATION GUIDE

Here at World Headquarters of bobcrespo.com, researchers, senior analysts and interns are busting it 24/7 to decode the cacophony of Politalk rattling our skullbones every Election Season. Cut to the chase with these translations: Phrase:  Our children are our future! Translation: Someone’s gotta refill the Treasury.   Phrase: I swear on […]

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THE BILL OF RIGHTS: A BURDENSOME SET OF ENTITLEMENTS!, AND OTHER SUREFIRE VOTE-GETTERS

American politicians are prepping for their quadrennial World Cup in 2012, The Presidential Election. A lousy economy has Republicans smelling blood in the water as the president’s approval rating plummets in perfect parallel to the Dow Jones Industrial average. We’re all about the money around here, see. […]

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THINGS PEOPLE CAN DO THAT CORPORATIONS CAN’T

In a recent session The U.S. Supreme Court decided that corporations are people, entitled the same rights and privileges as individuals. As batshit crazy as that sounds, that is now the law of the land. We beg to differ. There are many things people can do that corporations […]

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OBAMA: DUMP BIDEN, HIRE ME!

President Obama looks like he can win reelection, but only just barely. The only thing preventing it will be his choice of Vice President. Oh, I know, I know, you’re saying to yourselves that he’s already got a perfectly serviceable Vice President in Joe Biden, affable and […]

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NOW MORE THAN EVER: BOB CRESPO FOR VICE PRESIDENT

The 2012 Presidential Elections are still over a year away but the Republican Candidates, both declared and otherwise, are already in our collective face, appearing everywhere and trumpeting their indignation at the current Democratic administration, and assuring us that their unique skill sets will enable them to […]

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THINGS WE SHOULD HAVE SEEN COMING, BUT DIDN’T

Sometimes things happen that take us by complete surprise, but shouldn’t have: The Jersey Shore: When the runaway entertainment sensation of the year is a celebration of vulgarity, casual cruelty and blissful ignorance, we have reached a crossroads: do we pursue the crass and talent-free, or try […]

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GUEST COMMENTARY BY THE GREAT SUGAR BLUE: NOW YOU GET MAD?

Editor’s Note: Sugar Blue, born James Whiting and a son of Harlem, NYC, is an accomplished harmonica player, singer and songwriter. Most people are familiar with his unforgettable harmonica work on the Rolling Stones’ song “Miss You,” with his melodic and passionate harp work propelling and defining […]

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GET OUT AND VOTE… FOR SOMEONE WHO ISN’T OUT OF THEIR FUCKING MIND!

It’s election time again and, as usual, this one is being touted as the most important election ever. Ever? Sounds a bit dramatic, especially coming hot on the heels of the 2008 history-making election of a black man to the Presidency of The United States. Now, that […]

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THE KNOW NOTHING PARTY MAKES A COMEBACK!

Everything old is new again! Like fashions and disco music, some Americans have revived one of our old political parties, the Know Nothing Party, later renamed the Native American Party and then simply the American Party. It’s been renamed yet again, now the Tea Party. Like the […]

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MODERN UNION BUSTERS

As usual during economic hardships, the right wing is going after the unions again, trying to convince America that the organizations most responsible for gaining for every American worker an 8 hour work day, overtime pay, safety regulations, workers’ compensation, child labor laws, unemployment insurance and Social […]

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