Let the Sky Fall

Uploaded on March 9, 2006 by


By David Glenn Cox


the sky fall, let the sun crash and commence with the days of iron

rain. Let the blood of the guilty and the tears of the innocent mix and

intermingle in the sewers of greed. There is no bipartisanship in

Washington; there is only buy partisanship. The President, still in his

first month in office, has had dinner with Republican pundits. He has

gone to Capitol Hill to meet with both House and Senate Republicans.


has supported a stimulus bill that he has openly admitted to being less

than perfect. House and Senate Republicans complained that the bill was

written by the Democrats and that their suggestions were ignored; that

President Obama met with them but didn’t hear them. Also that the

stimulus bill is filled with pork. Three Republican senators crossed

over to vote with the Democrats. One, Arlen Specter, is already being

attacked on right wing radio and the others soon will be.


Geithner proposed a new banking rescue package before Congress and took

questions. Wall Street, for its part, threw a tantrum. They didn’t like

the plan; it isn’t the plan that they wanted. They gleefully accepted a

three-page memorandum for the TARP bailout plan from Mr. Geithner’s

predecessor, Hank Paulson, because it promised a free ride. The banks

would get the money, no strings attached, and the Federal Reserve would

lower interest rates to near zero to allow the banks to charge 26%

interest on credit cards and still earn a 25% profit.


Republicans didn’t like the Geithner plan; Wall Street didn’t like the

Geithner plan. The financial news network, CNBC, didn’t like the

Geithner plan; Michelle Caruso-Cabrera was livid, shouting to be heard,

“I don’t believe in this!” Ms. Cabrera is the Cruella de Vil of the

CNBC studio, who once described the Europeans as people who live in

tiny houses and smell bad.

Cabrera was obviously angry,

shouting, “Where are the details? I thought the administration was in a

hurry on this!” In Geithner’s defense, it took God seven days to create

the heavens and the universe, and Geithner has only been on the job

twelve days due to Republican foot dragging on his confirmation. I

hardly think that Geithner’s powers rival those of God! On the other

hand, God didn’t have any Republicans to hinder him in his plans. If he

had there is no telling if the heavens and the universe would have ever

been completed. They might have filibustered the Heavens and Universe

Amendment arguing, “Why do we need both?”

God would have said,

“Let there be light,” and the Republicans would have maintained that

God only wanted that light so he could pass it along as part of his

big-bang spending package. What’s this light going to cost us? The

Republicans would argue, “The Congressional Budget Office foresees the

program expanding without limits, and who is going to pay for it?” You

see, that is why he is God and Geithner is just the Treasury Secretary.

God had no opposition, he ignited the big bang and let the chips fall

where they may. Perhaps with a few committee meetings we’d have monkeys

that don’t throw poop and dogs that would make better choices of whom

to call their best friends. A parliamentary discussion might have

stripped humans from the final bill altogether, or at the very least,


Twelve days in and Cabrera is screaming, “How can

we believe him?” (Geithner). But a better question is, how can anyone

believe CNBC? A low-definition monotone of buy, buy, buy, all bad news

is explained as a good reason to buy stocks and all good news is

explained as proof that it’s time to buy stocks! For a year I have

listened to CNBC pundits tell me the sub prime mortgage crisis will be

contained. Then they said that the world would decouple from the US

economy. And that twelve thousand was the floor, then ten, then nine;

as late as last week one of their pseudo experts predicted the markets

to rise two thousand points in the next few months.


soul sister, Erin “Black Widow” Burnett, once asked, “It’s a little

lead paint on toys, what’s the big deal?” Dennis “human dildo” Kneale

is a machine, spouting predictable corporate pabulum on a daily basis,

calling on union auto workers to accept pay cuts because “they are

lucky to keep their jobs.” Yet, within 24 hrs, he described

restrictions on executive pay as “punitive.”

They are like the

guys that hang out in front of dog and horse tracks, selling tips

sheets. They are experts at telling you how to spend your money, but

they have no intention of going in themselves. They are the voice and

the face of corporate propaganda, their programs are sponsored by banks

and brokerage houses and no one bothers to even whisper, “conflict of

interest.” Geithner is called a tax cheat while Bernie Madoff is still

referred to as a suspect, even after having confessed to the crime.


News, Fox Business, CNBC, Rush and the whole bunch of them spout the

same complaints on cue. Cabrera hollers like a woman scorned, with

outrage and fury, but it’s all just a canard. Geithner can’t give all

the details because he doesn’t have them. What would FDR have answered

on December 8th when he declared war on Japan if Republicans had asked,

“How are you going to win this war? What are all the details that will

bring us to Tokyo Bay?” Geithner laid out the outline of a plan, a plan

subject to the whims of Congress. The whims of Congress that would then

change all of the figures, which Cabrera was screaming for, and once

that happened Cabrera would cry out in righteous indignation, “I knew

he was lying!”

Rush Limbaugh is their biggest, brightest star.

He also has the biggest mouth and shoots from the hip through his lips.

When Rush said that he wanted to see Obama fail, he meant it. Maybe it

was just a Freudian slip, but rest assured he meant it. And the cohorts

on CNBC and Fox all shouted hallelujah, amen, testify brother! This

party that calls itself Republican has, over its history, been involved

with many coup plots against the lawful government of the United States.


has participated in criminal activity such as break ins and wire

tapping; it has endorsed torture and attempted to make legal the

stripping of American citizenship. Less than a decade ago this party

argued against its own long-held position of state sovereignty in order

to get their candidate declared President by a Supreme Court that had

two judges with family members working on the Republican candidate’s

staff. Then just to bury the body good and deep, the Supreme Court

added to their decision, “Just this once.”

Paula Jones, after

her case was settled, was suddenly offered $50,000 for a nose job by a

poor soul who just felt sorry for her. This in addition to the $850,000

she received in the settlement. After first being represented by

Washington attorneys Gilbert Davis and Joseph Cammarata, her case was

then taken on by a conservative legal organization, the Rutherford

Institute. The Bush administration, in the name of compassionate

conservatism, did more to limit American freedoms than any other

administration including Lincoln’s, which was fighting a civil war.


us wipe the stars from our eyes. These Republicans are not going to

cooperate, not now, not ever. They will use every tool at their

disposal to subvert, obstruct, divert, and defame because, in the words

of their hero, they want to see Obama fail. If you or a few million

other Americans suffer, well, they just don’t care. Why should they?

They never cared before; they’re the party of self, self-righteous and

self-aggrandizing. They accept their wealth as a God-given prerogative

to rule over the unwashed multitudes. Even now they preach if we don’t

do anything the economy will fix itself in a year or two. We just have

to take our medicine, but what they mean is you have to take their

medicine and that’s just too bad for you.

The have proven by

their behavior that they are not a party of democratic principles but a

party of semi-compassionate fascism. They will cede no ground because

of an election, or a wave of public sentiment. They will do whatever

they deem necessary to bring down this administration, even let the sky


So, let the sky fall, let the sun crash and commence

with the days of iron rain. Let the blood of the guilty and the tears

of the innocent mix and intermingle in the sewers of greed. They seek

the truth through gold, eternal life through eternal wealth, and the

gospel of freedom through the cleansing of the iron rain. They see men

as tools and tools as men; Heaven and Hell being all in one place, at

their discretion alone. The war has begun, the blood will flow into the

crop circles of the damned, and in the puddles of the iron rain.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.