Sounds like political satire, right? Not in this case. I know many people are anti-Facebook for several reasons. But I have found Facebook to be beneficial, especially with keeping up in the news. I am careful as to who I friend and not afraid to “unfriend” someone if their main purpose is to be an asshole. But I love it as a one-stop source for my news. I “Like” many legitimate pages, and last night, this first image below, created by Tracy Knauss, came across Keith Olbermann’s page.
Although Tracy Knauss is using his own personal wall for his work – meaning he does not have a “page” – it appears as though he is keeping his postings purely “business.” On Facebook, one of the new recent changes is that anyone has the option to “subscribe” to someone rather than having to “friend” them, in which case you will only see the public postings appear on your wall when posted. I actually did both with Tracy because I love his satirical work and respect the messages he sends.
Apparently, this first one titled, “FOX News Killed My Mother” has stirred up quite a bit of talk and went viral. Sadly, this first one below is NOT satire but is the truth. Tracy’s explanation is below the image. Will this insanity from the Republican Party and their groupies such as FOX News ever cease?
FOX News Killed My Mother
Tracy Knauss: “This is not my normal political satire. This is the truth. For real. FOX NEWS KILLED MY MOTHER — For about 20% of Americans, many of them older and/or uneducated, Fox News is the main source of information. But rest assured Fox is not about news any more than it’s fair and balanced. FOX is the main propaganda arm for the Republican Party and America’s plutocrats. It is THE worst of the corporate owned media. FOX’s founder, Roger Ailes, was the top media consultant to the last four Republican presidents. No way was he going to create a fair or balanced news media. FOX News is killing America one lie at a time, one life at a time. I know this personally. FOX News killed my precious mother, Hallie.
She watched FOX religiously. And when she fell ten days before she died, she refused to go to the doctor because, “I don’t want Obamacare to get all of my information! she declared, recalling the warnings from FOX News “anchors.” She was emphatic. She was not going to consort with the muslim enemy. As she made out her will she told her lawyer, “I don’t want any of my money going to the Muslim Brotherhood!” And her last protestation dealt with “Obama’s death panels.” Mother died just days later. I hold FOX News responsible for my mother’s death.
Thomas Jefferson commented with great hope that he was confident in the capacity of Americans to make wise decisions, depending upon the quality and veracity of information provided in the public square. Unfortunately his worst fears have been realized. He did not anticipate private subscription cable news service whereby a person can feed their limited world vision with hate and fear, instead of hope and goodness. It’s no wonder Canada doesn’t let FOX News establish their tentacles there. Yes, it was my mother’s decision to watch FOX News, but in her generation the Fairness Doctrine itself indoctrinated Americans to believe anything said on the “news” channels. Somewhere along the way the Fairness Doctrine was eclipsed by the greedy pursuit of money and ideology. A station like FOX should never have been issued a broadcast permit. Its obscenity is found in its banal distribution of faux news, lies, and innuendo, in its deathly doses of vitriol, which, if taken daily, leads to death of one’s brain, one’s soul and one’s nation. It’s time for the survivors to fight back against this FOX News death machine.”
Here are a few more GREAT Photoshopped images by Tracy along with his explanation.
The Lone Star State Rape
Tracy: “Rape by the state is now in effect in Texas and Virginia, and being proposed by GOPers in several other Republican controlled states. No Democrats are passing laws like this. It is the Republican Party that has become America’s Taliban by methodically assaulting women’s rights. The Texas law does not provide for free and voluntary consent by the woman. The law states that before the sonogram that is conducted prior to an abortion, the pregnant woman must sign a form that is called the “abortion and sonogram election,” which includes the statements that “Texas law requires that I receive a sonogram prior to receiving an abortion,” and that she is “making this election of my own free will and without coercion.”
How is this voluntary consent when the ultrasound is mandated by law? When our planet is dying from global warming, over population, pollution, etc., what possible reasons can legislators have to pass laws like this, which is tantamount to state rape.”
Tracy: “Texas Governor, Rick Perry, the failed presidential candidate who wants big government out of our lives, signed a law requiring transvaginal ultrasounds for women exercising free choice in their reproductive rights. This law is now in effect in Texas. And a woman has to sign an affidavit swearing this was done with her consent!! What a crock of crap. We’re living in a despotic country when old men can legislate what women can and can’t do with their bodies. The male dominated theocracy rises again. When our planet is dying from global warming, over population, pollution, etc., what possible reason can legislators have to pass laws like this, which are tantamount to state rape?!”
Tracy: “From the Supreme Court’s refusal to enforce equal pay for equal work for women, to several states enacting legislation amounting to “State Rape,” America is entering a Dark Age in which women’s rights are under extreme assault by the political and religious right. Ironically, the GOP which claims to fight for “less government and less regulation” is THE party behind the new series of laws stifling women’s reproductive, socioeconomic, civil and political rights. This must end. We the people must stand with our women and fight this insanity.”
GOP: Killing Women’s Rights
Tracy: “From their near unanimous vote to deny women equal pay for equal work, to their passage of bills requiring transvaginal ultrasounds, today’s GOP is quickly becoming our nation’s taliban. Hiding behind religious prerogatives, they act with misogynistic zeal. Claiming it’s all about religious freedom, the GOP’s collective actions both in Congress and in numerous state houses reveal a dangerous movement to stifle women’s rights: both reproductive, socioeconomic and political. All caring people must rise to put a stop to this insane race to the cliff’s edge. They’ve destroyed their own party, but the GOP must not be allowed to destroy our nation. Stand for our women, NOW!”
Banned by Facebook – Sorry, I have no other information than what it says in the drawing.
Although I think Tracy should have used Santorum rather than Newt.