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The change they deserve...
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 05/18/2008 13:20:43

Recently the GOP decided they needed a new slogan, after all, the "change" idea seemed to be working for everyone from Obama to Ron Paul. So they came up with something; as New York Times columnist Carl Hulse recently reported:

It looks like Republicans will counter the Democratic push for change from the years of the Bush administration with their own pledge to deliver, drum roll please, "the change you deserve." The first element of the party agenda developed over the past few months by the leadership and select party members will focus on family issues.

"Through our "Change You Deserve" message and through our "American Families Agenda," House Republicans will continue our efforts to speak directly to an American public looking for leaders who will offer real solutions for the challenges they confront every day," said the memo prepared for lawmakers.


"Change You Deserve". Sounds good! Snappy! Right to the point! Powerful! Sounds like........... like some smart ad exec. might have already thought of it!!


Oops!


What the GOP doesn't seem to realize, because they are idiots, is that "the change you deserve" is the registered advertising slogan of Effexor XR, a drug that many of you might have started taking as a result of all the...you know -- terrorism. (Hat tip to Bluestem for catching this gem.)

Effexor, also known as Venlafaxine, is approved for the treatment "of depression, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder in adults." Its common side effects are very much in keeping with the world the House Republicans have striven to build: nausea, apathy, constipation, fatigue, vertigo, sexual dysfunction, sweating, memory loss, and - and I swear I am not making this up - "electric shock-like sensations also called 'brain zaps.'"

Its less common side effects are equally awesome in their appropriateness.


Oops! Poor GOP! They can't seem to get things right very often. As this case in point with the backwards flag. What? You say? What backwards flag?

Well, as reported on HuffPo, it seems that the Boner; he of the Party that complains about "flag pins" and "patriotism", does not understand the flag code and how our flag should be displayed:

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q151/velveeta_jones/people/bonerbonestheflag.jpg


According to the code:
When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag's own right, that is, to the observer's left. When displayed in a window, the flag should be displayed in the same way, with the union or blue field to the left of the observer in the street.


Tsk, Tsk!

Velveeta is a firm believer in unity. And in that spirit, I think we should help our friends on the Right come up with a new slogan! Here's a few ideas:

GOP: We're the Good kind of Christians!

Reach out and touch a Republican!

GOP: Now with 3 black people!

GOP: Good Christians only; unless we need your votes in Florida or Ohio!

Republicans: Its our way or the war way!

GOP: We believe in a woman's right to choose: Kitchen or Bedroom?

Republicans: We are so pro marriage we do it over and over and over!

GOP: Its the Gay People, Stupid!

Republicans: Our pundits can shout louder.

Republicans support the troops. We don't play golf! But Wii golf doesn't count, does it? (Thanks to JD for that one!)

GOP: Poverty is for the poor!

The Republican Party: We love you before you're born and as you lay trying to die. In between you're on your own!

GOP: Embryo's before immigrants.

Republicans: Homeskooled!

GOP: Got Bootstraps?

Republicans: When it absolutely, positively has to be done; do it in the bathroom stall!

GOP: Black people are perplexing.

GOP: 100 Billion embryo's strong!

Republicans: We believe! And no amount of "facts" will change our minds.

GOP: We do fear!

Come on people! The GOP needs our help!

101 comments (Latest Comment: 05/19/2008 04:28:40 by livingonli)
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Comment by BobR on 05/18/2008 13:32:44
excellent post Velveeta, and after some more coffee, I might be inclined to add to the list.



btw - you could have just edited the other post instead of creating a new one. Don't worry - I'll delete it.

Comment by velveeta jones on 05/18/2008 13:37:19
And............ for those of you that missed this train wreck last night on SNL. Yikes! John McCain.......... um, someone needs to explain what makes satire funny. You see, you might not want to actually insult, say, your constituents like this. When you really don't bring home money to your State!



You uh, um, well.......... see for yourself:





Comment by velveeta jones on 05/18/2008 13:39:10
Quote by BobR:

excellent post Velveeta, and after some more coffee, I might be inclined to add to the list.



btw - you could have just edited the other post instead of creating a new one. Don't worry - I'll delete it.


I thought I did!!



Wow! I also need more coffee.............. and sleep!

Comment by Raine on 05/18/2008 13:50:54
Good morning all!



Sitting here on the couch, watching cbs sunday morning, reading the paper and having coffee...



Life is good.

Comment by Raine on 05/18/2008 13:51:43
Excellent post velveeta! :clap:

Comment by m-hadley on 05/18/2008 14:53:02
Mornin' Everybody :coffee:

Great post Velveeta! As a consumer of that particular brand of medication (Effexor XR) I resented the hell out of the GOP trying to bogart that phrase. It literally made me sick every morning when I took my neds. I like your suggestions of slogans that fit better with the GOP mentality - my personal favorite is "Republicans - terrorism you deserve!" Happy Sunday :)

Cheers,

mfaye :D

P.S. I fell asleep before old man McCain did his schtick on SNL - and apparently the video that you posted is no longer available (can anybody say embarrassed?)

Comment by livingonli on 05/18/2008 14:55:36
Maybe Keith will play that SNL clip on Monday.



The GOP: We have wider stances than the Democrats.



Just a quick hit and run before I go to work.

Comment by Mondobubba on 05/18/2008 15:46:21
Quote by velveeta jones:

And............ for those of you that missed this train wreck last night on SNL. Yikes! John McCain.......... um, someone needs to explain what makes satire funny. You see, you might not want to actually insult, say, your constituents like this. When you really don't bring home money to your State!



You uh, um, well.......... see for yourself:









aw VJ, don't you think the writers had one over on Cranky McAnger?



Morning all.

Comment by livingonli on 05/18/2008 16:09:01
Good day Mondo.



:tips hat:

Comment by BobR on 05/18/2008 16:15:54
okay, lessee... How about:



Change: This time we mean it!

Comment by BobR on 05/18/2008 16:18:01
or maybe:



Change: us too, us too!

Comment by BobR on 05/18/2008 16:19:45
Quote by velveeta jones:



I thought I did!!



Wow! I also need more coffee.............. and sleep!


You have to display the blog entry, then click on the "Edit this blog link" - you can't just continue editing after posting the blog and hit Save again.

Comment by BobR on 05/18/2008 16:20:58
GOP: Greedy Old People



Comment by BobR on 05/18/2008 16:27:04
GOP: We're out of the closet now!

Comment by livingonli on 05/18/2008 16:28:59
Quote by BobR:

GOP: We're out of the closet now!


Well, sort of.

Comment by m-hadley on 05/18/2008 16:29:17
The McCain clip is available over on HuffPo. It is not too impressive and not very funny either - two characteristics that I believe SNL is going for...oh well, as far as new slogans go - how about "I have a plan for a GOP victory, do you? Mine is CANADA, what's yours?" A little wordy, but it makes a point :)

Cheers,

mfaye :D

Comment by Mondobubba on 05/18/2008 16:33:10
GOP: Your kids will work for ours!

Comment by livingonli on 05/18/2008 16:39:37
Hi mfaye. That won't fit on a bumper sticker but that is apropos. If McSame gets in and with the Supreme Court nominees he will pick planning to set the country back 80 years moving to Canada looks very attractive.

Comment by Random on 05/18/2008 16:44:14
hm...My brain isn't working today...

Comment by Raine on 05/18/2008 16:46:08
McCain: Grumpy Old Poop.

Comment by Raine on 05/18/2008 16:48:17




McCain doesn't seem to realize the Youtubes are out there, does he?







Comment by livingonli on 05/18/2008 16:55:37
Quote by Raine:





McCain doesn't seem to realize the Youtubes are out there, does he?







There are too many states these days. Please eliminate three of them. I am not a crackpot!

Comment by m-hadley on 05/18/2008 17:06:36
Quote by livingonli:

Hi mfaye. That won't fit on a bumper sticker but that is apropos. If McSame gets in and with the Supreme Court nominees he will pick planning to set the country back 80 years moving to Canada looks very attractive.


Liv,

I'm looking at Vancouver BC - nice temperate climate, liberal views on hemp and other issues that matter to me. Hemp (notorious marijuana's useful cousin) could solve all of our energy problems in just a few years if we started a massive grow campaign, please see VoteHemp.com. Plus you'd have to smoke a bail of the stuff in about 20 seconds and all you'd get is a headache Ah well, got me off in another direction... Hope you have the day off Liv - seems like you work an awful lot

Enjoy your day

Cheer,

mfaye :D

Comment by Raine on 05/18/2008 17:10:32
ok... is it just me?

http://store.hillarystore.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/HRC-2e.jpg




It is a real poster, not a spoof and is for sale at HRC's website.







Comment by Random on 05/18/2008 17:11:47
Quote by Raine:

ok... is it just me?

http://store.hillarystore.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/HRC-2e.jpg




It is a real poster, not a spoof and is for sale at HRC's website.







I am very unsure about that poster...It...scares me...just a little.

Comment by Raine on 05/18/2008 17:12:39
Quote by Random:

Quote by Raine:

ok... is it just me?

http://store.hillarystore.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/HRC-2e.jpg




It is a real poster, not a spoof and is for sale at HRC's website.







I am very unsure about that poster...It...scares me...just a little.
interesting.









Click here.

Could that be why?

Comment by jd_in_ny on 05/18/2008 17:14:12
Quote by Random:

hm...My brain isn't working today...


I think this counts as a bumper sticker suggestion

GOP: my brain isn't working today

Comment by Random on 05/18/2008 17:18:51
Quote by Raine:

Quote by Random:

Quote by Raine:

ok... is it just me?

http://store.hillarystore.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/HRC-2e.jpg




It is a real poster, not a spoof and is for sale at HRC's website.







I am very unsure about that poster...It...scares me...just a little.
interesting.









Click here.

Could that be why?


Not really. But it does remind me of that workers unite posters...With a touch of ultra femenism.

Comment by Mondobubba on 05/18/2008 17:26:09
Quote by Raine:

ok... is it just me?

http://store.hillarystore.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/HRC-2e.jpg




It is a real poster, not a spoof and is for sale at HRC's website.









Even before I clicked on the link, I thought to myself, self, what is with the Soviet realism cult of personality halo thing. So I was barking up the wrong CP tree.

Comment by MNRN on 05/18/2008 17:28:32
seriously very Evita looking poster....and color scheme ripoff of the Hope poster.



Morning. Your nurse needs a warm soothing beverage after last nites camping. Lets put it this way. You could see your breath on a MN Morning

Comment by Raine on 05/18/2008 17:34:23
Seems to me the general consensus is that it is an unfortunate poster. You know I could be barking up the wrong tree as well! It just gives off a very funky vibe, and mao was my first thought.



Good morning MNRN!



I never camp before memorial day weekend. We tried that once in NY, along the Delaware river... it dropped below 35 degrees. :: shiver ::



HERE, I nice cuppa Hot cocoa... (if you want I can give a splash of Jamesons... and Nutella)











Comment by m-hadley on 05/18/2008 17:37:32
Quote by Raine:

ok... is it just me?

http://store.hillarystore.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/HRC-2e.jpg




It is a real poster, not a spoof and is for sale at HRC's website.









Scareeeee - I prefer Shepard Fairey's Obama poster :)

Cheers,

mfaye



Comment by Random on 05/18/2008 17:41:56
Quote by m-hadley:

Quote by Raine:

ok... is it just me?

http://store.hillarystore.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/HRC-2e.jpg




It is a real poster, not a spoof and is for sale at HRC's website.









Scareeeee - I prefer Shepard Fairey's Obama poster :)

Cheers,

mfaye



Oh, I like that one. It's kind of cool, and the color scheme is real nice.

I suppose being as young as i am, i can't see much of the communist regimes in Hillary's poster, but it has a bad vibe to it. Her being in that blue makes her look cold...

Comment by Raine on 05/18/2008 17:43:46
I like that poster as well Faye, but I don't think that it is for sale at his website.





There are tons a crazy wacky posters and stuff out there... but this on is sanctioned by the HRC campaign, I think that is what sorta make me go



We are re-racking a batch of Red Wine this afternoon, and eventually I think we are going to the park and have a picnic lunch.



It is loverly here today.







Comment by Raine on 05/18/2008 17:47:35
OH! I am sure I will ask again... BUT... I have a HUGE favour to ask.



My Dear Friend Margaret is coming to visit on wednesday and will be staying until Tuesday... There will be much fun to be had...



If anyone wants, I would LOVE it if someone could take my Thursday and Monday Bloggies. I will be in NO shape to get up and post, I promise.



(And if you do not already have the ability to post new blogs and want to, as always, just ask.)







Comment by Raine on 05/18/2008 17:49:15
It also kinda reminds me of the Japan Flag during WWII.







Comment by Random on 05/18/2008 17:51:58
There are times I'm really glad I have no party affiliation...

Comment by m-hadley on 05/18/2008 17:52:44
Quote by Raine:

OH! I am sure I will ask again... BUT... I have a HUGE favour to ask.



My Dear Friend Margaret is coming to visit on wednesday and will be staying until Tuesday... There will be much fun to be had...



If anyone wants, I would LOVE it if someone could take my Thursday and Monday Bloggies. I will be in NO shape to get up and post, I promise.



(And if you do not already have the ability to post new blogs and want to, as always, just ask.)









I'll try to fill your substantial shoes on Monday, Raine - not making any promises that it will be 4Fer quality - but I'll give it a go. Let me know if you'd like me to pinch hit for ya - have a great time with your friend :hug:

Cheers,

mfaye



Comment by Mondobubba on 05/18/2008 17:55:04
Quote by Raine:

I like that poster as well Faye, but I don't think that it is for sale at his website.





There are tons a crazy wacky posters and stuff out there... but this on is sanctioned by the HRC campaign, I think that is what sorta make me go



We are re-racking a batch of Red Wine this afternoon, and eventually I think we are going to the park and have a picnic lunch.



It is loverly here today.











That park that you showed me with all the park rules? No alcohol allowed there! :rofl:

Comment by livingonli on 05/18/2008 18:16:33
We're gonna get hit with a thunderstorm here today. Still a question whether it will effect the Subway Series game tonight.



Alas, mfaye, I am at work today doing OT because I need more money thanks to the high cost of living in New York. :grumble:

Comment by Random on 05/18/2008 18:18:51
No one answered my question from yesterday...

Comment by livingonli on 05/18/2008 18:21:53
Quote by Random:

No one answered my question from yesterday...


Which one?

Comment by Random on 05/18/2008 18:26:00
Quote by livingonli:

Quote by Random:

No one answered my question from yesterday...


Which one?


My last post from yesterday.

I asked what a libertarian was...

Comment by livingonli on 05/18/2008 18:33:19
Quote by Random:

Quote by livingonli:

Quote by Random:

No one answered my question from yesterday...


Which one?


My last post from yesterday.

I asked what a libertarian was...


I will defer to the experts on that one. TriSec can give you one explanation and I'm sure that some here will give a slightly different view.

Comment by Random on 05/18/2008 18:36:02
Yeah...><

Comment by Mondobubba on 05/18/2008 18:58:43
Comment by Random on 05/18/2008 21:35:59


Well, interesting.

Comment by velveeta jones on 05/18/2008 22:04:03
Just back from work. Raine, I'll do your Thurs blog, unless you've already got a volunteer.



Re: That Hillary poster: as usual Hillary is ripping off Obama. The Fairey Poster, which was done for Obama (and his campaign I believe, commissioned it) is FREE! He encourages people to use the image for t-shirts, copy the poster online, etc. Hillary's does indeed have a hint of "Red" to it. Mao being the one that comes to mind. Course, there has been much whitewashing of Mao these days.

Comment by velveeta jones on 05/18/2008 22:07:32
Quote by BobR:

okay, lessee... How about:



Change: This time we mean it!




:rofl: :rofl:



Oh yeah!!

Comment by velveeta jones on 05/18/2008 22:12:54
Quote by Random:





Oh, I like that one. It's kind of cool, and the color scheme is real nice.

I suppose being as young as i am, i can't see much of the communist regimes in Hillary's poster, (snip)...


Okay, I'll bite............. how old are you? Cause, I mean, Communism fell in the late 80's/early 90's! Please tell me your not 11. And....... that I haven't said anything that might land me on TV with Chris Hanson!!



:pray:



:lol: