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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

No Satisfaction for Hillary

I was planning to post this entry about three months ago, when it became obvious to everyone but Hillary Clinton herself that she had no chance of winning the Democratic nomination, but her campaign just kept on stumbling around like a dinosaur that had such a rudimentary nervous system it didn't know it was dead after its head got cut off. But finally, the time to put her in the graveyard has come. So without further ado, and with a generous sprinkling of garlic cloves and holy water around the gravesite to keep the undead creature from rising, I present Hillary's tombstone:





For her eulogy, I've chosen the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction."


I can't get no satisfaction
I can't get no satisfaction
'cause I try and I try and I cry and I cry
I can't get no, I can't get no

When I'm panderin' for votes
and kissin' up to Autism Speaks
and they're tellin' me more and more
about some research that could affect 'em
supposed to cure and prevent the spectrum
I can't get no, oh no no no
Hey hey hey, that's what I say

I can't get no satisfaction
I can't get no satisfaction
'cause I try and I try and I cry and I cry
I can't get no, I can't get no

When I'm workin' on policy
and the Wrights come by to tell me
how pure the gene pool can be
Autistics can't be human 'cause they don't have
the same kind of brain as me
I can't get no, oh no no no
Hey hey hey, that's what I say

I can't get no satisfaction
Can't get past the voters' gut reaction
'cause I try and I try and I cry and I cry
I can't get no, I can't get no

When I'm campaignin' all around
and I'm doin' this and I'm promisin' that
and there's not a vote to be found
I got my overconfident butt kicked into next week
How did I get on this losing streak?
I can't get no, oh no no no
Hey hey hey, that's what I say

I can't get no, I can't get no
I can't get no satisfaction
No satisfaction, no satisfaction, no satisfaction

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18 Comments:

  • Satisfying indeed. :)

    By Blogger geosaru, at 3:03 AM  

  • Ding dong the witch is dead.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:59 AM  

  • I really liked that one too. :)

    By Blogger Ed, at 8:36 AM  

  • I was unaware that Obama, whom I seem to remember you endorsing ever saying autism should not be cured or preaching against autism speaks

    By Blogger jonathan, at 12:07 PM  

  • hahahahahahahahahaha

    Great one, abfh

    By OpenID athenivanidx, at 12:08 PM  

  • Well for what it is worth from this side of the Atlantic, whether Obama is the next President, or whether it is McCain, the war machine will just keep on, and the US will continue to consume the planet whilst the four horsemen gallop apace.

    Obama gives me no confidence that he will improve the situation in the Middle East, or will look at the inequalities in World Trade seriously.

    He will let the world plunge closer to famine and nuclear war. I heard him talk about Iran today, he might as well have been George Bush.

    BTW after an initial enthusiasm to give a new leader a fresh chance, Gordon Brown has lost my support now, because he is not much better than Mugabe or the Burmese Junta when it comes to his attitude towards the historical rights to fair trial and habeus corpus.

    I intend to write to him and tell him so if the black helicopters don't get to me first :)

    By Blogger laurentius rex, at 2:25 PM  

  • Abfh, as a fellow Obama supporter, would you mind talking a bit about his views on autism? The official statement on his website sure looks great,but he's made some other statements that make me wince.

    For example, this one:
    "My goal is to fully fund special education," Obama replied, starting off on a dissertation about funding for such children. He noted some statistics about how much the fed government pays for such educational funding.
    Then he started talking about "early screening" for children, more medical testing to identify children who will have these special needs. Then Obama turned to autism, saying, "That's s an area where our basic investment, our basic research has to increase. There are huge opportunities for us to figure out" how diseases occur, calling for more funding for research into the causes and potential cures for autism and other disease.
    "We've seen just a skyrocketing autism rate. Some people are suspicious that it's connected to the vaccines. This person included. [Points to someone in the audience.] The science right now is inconclusive, but we have to research it. We can't afford to junk our vaccine system, we have to figure out what's happening. If we keep on seeing the increases in the rate we're seeing, we're never going to have enough money" to take care of these children.

    Not exactly enlightened views right there. I'm glad that Obama won the nomination, but it's important for us to not give him a free pass on anything.

    By Anonymous Sarah, at 4:15 PM  

  • Obama is of course a politician and for now enjoys the priveleges of an opposition candidate who can promise anything, much like David Cameron, for which reason I distrust the statements of the opposition even more than those of the ruling party.

    Other than that you can't really expect mainstream politicians to have an in depth knowledge on everything, they are briefed what to answer by there spin doctors, who essentially direct them to say what sounds best and is calculated to win the most support, given merely a little spice of genuine conviction where it exists (but cannot be relied upon)

    "Trust me" I like Obama and every politician there has been since the days of the Borgias , have read Machiavelli's Prince.

    By Blogger laurentius rex, at 5:22 PM  

  • Hillarious! (oops)
    Patrick

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:11 PM  

  • Thanks all :)

    Jonathan, Sarah, and Laurentius Rex: I agree that although Obama seems to have good intentions in supporting more research and services, he doesn't seem to know much about specific research projects or about the controversy over what kinds of research the government ought to be funding. He hasn't said anything about Autism Speaks, as far as I know.

    I hope that if he is elected, he will make an effort to become better informed and will pay attention not only to parent advocates, but also to autistic people, in keeping with his support for disability rights in general.

    And yes, he needs to ditch the advisor who told him that it would be a good idea to pander to the anti-vaccine crowd, and we're working on making sure he understands that...

    By Blogger abfh, at 6:23 PM  

  • Very, very satisfying, except for the annoying Hillary supporters who are now marching around crying, "We'll vote for McCain!"

    Schoolyard politics-- because the woman got beat, they'll vote for the most sexist candidate?

    By Blogger Veralidaine, at 6:19 PM  

  • "I hope that if he is elected, he will make an effort to become better informed and will pay attention not only to parent advocates, but also to autistic people, in keeping with his support for disability rights in general."

    I hope so too, but when you think of all the issues around the world he has to become better informed about (assuming he wins), I'll forgive him if he remains ignorant. He'll be the mos powerful man in the world. There are very few things he can afford to be ill-informed about. Since disabilty issues aren't a major voting priority to the non-disabled majority and misguided policies on autism research are unlikely t start a world war or a recession, autistic rights are probably one f the few isses he can afford not to do in depth research into. Because when is he going to be able to make TIME? If he becomes president, any small portion of time he's not doing something ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL, he'll be too exhausted to do anything at all. I feel sorry for his wife. If he wins, she won't spend time her husband for AT LEAST four years (probably eight.)

    The only way to make sure politicians know about autistic rights and disability rights in general is to make it a priority for society as a whole. We ned to make ignorant comments about disabled people socially as well as morally unacceptable.

    Your blog is a step in the right direction. If we want more disability-rights-friendly politicians, we need a ore disability-rights-friendly electorate.

    By OpenID sanabituranima, at 1:02 PM  

  • By the way, I didn't mean that your blog is the ONLY one which is a step in the right direction or that your bog is better than any of the other autistic rights or general disability rights blogs out there.

    By OpenID sanabituranima, at 1:05 PM  

  • By the way, I didn't mean that your blog is the ONLY one which is a step in the right direction or that your bog is better than any of the other autistic rights or general disability rights blogs out there.

    By OpenID sanabituranima, at 1:05 PM  

  • Author! Author!

    By Blogger Attila The Mom, at 3:54 PM  

  • Say hello to President McCain then.

    No fucking way is a black man going to be allowed to become president of the KKK... oops, sorry, i meant U$A. He'll be assassinated first.

    ESPECIALLY no fucking way is a black man whose name is only one letter different from the U$A's Official National Satan Figure going to get elected. Hell, i can see the Republican posters now - they need nothing more than "OBAMA" in big block letters, with a red S inside the black B.

    Also - wake up and smell the bullshit, people. ABSOLUTELY NONE of the presidential candidates cares an atom about the rights or needs of ANY oppressed minority. The only things they care about are money and power. The only way to *get* to the position of presidential candidate, for any party, is by caring only about money and power.

    Obama will not save you. Nor will the political institutions of a nation-state founded on genocide and slavery, which continues to use the exact same tactics, whoever is nominally in charge of it, to maintain its position as World Oppressor #1.

    The Judge Rotenberg Centre is merely the continuation ofthe giving of smallpox-infested blankets to the Native Americans, the Tuskegee Experiment, the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII (in what were basically prototypes for the concentration camps for disabled people known as "nursing homes"), the welcoming into the U$ scientific establishment of Nazi scientists who trained in Auschwitz under Mengele, etc, etc, etc.

    Please don't interpret this as an attack on those who live in what is currently "United States" territory - much the same, albeit on a lesser scale, can be said about any and all national governments.

    I count one of the advantages of my autism as being immune to charisma - seeing only content and not style, thus seeing spin and hypocrisy for what they truly are. Do not believe a single word uttered by a politican - ANY politician.

    By Blogger shiva, at 8:47 PM  

  • Unfortunately, Hillary Clinton wants to be Barrack Obama's vice presidential candidate.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:03 PM  

  • um hi autistics shouldn't vote for obama either because he supports abortion i.e selective genocide of autistic people

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:19 PM  

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