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How the Koch Brothers Stole America ACT 2

As you may remember from Act 1 which played out in December of 2011, the Koch Brothers had finally used their billions to buy Congress. The final soliloquy was delivered on the floor of the house with an eloquence that should line him up for the Congressional Metal of Honor.

Henry C. "Hank" Johnson Jr. (born October 2, 1954) is theU.S. Representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district, serving since 2007.

It happened on the shortest day of the year.  

Koch Grinch Bros.
The Koch Bros. usurp the power of the House, the Senate, the President and the People of the United States.

On Dec. 20, 2011 the Congress of the United States was delivered to the Koch Brothers in a box - just in time for Christmas 2011.

Below is a short excerpt of the words spoken by Hank Johnson Dec. 20.The words were spoken after a long day of "debate" on the tax holiday extension. He came forward and spoke for a full hour before the final gavel of that days business.

Oh, there is a, sort of, cartoon! The clip begins with the famous "fake" call to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker from the reporter from Daily Beast who was posing as the real David Koch.

The billionaire brothers set out to prove that self interest and a healthy helping of money could create apolitical movement. Charles and David Koch set out to fool most of the people most of the time by manipulating the media to follow the rise of the tea party as a grass roots movement.

In ACT 2 they prove they control Public Television

Not only to the Brother's Koch control Congress, but now they control the Public Broadcasting Service.

Aubrey Bloomfield in Politics 4 months ago

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has bowed to pressure from the powerful Koch brothers and declined to show a documentary critical of the Kochs and the role of money in American politics. The documentary, titled Citizen Koch and directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin, focuses on the Wisconsin uprising and the role played by big money interests such as the Koch's in Governor Scott Walker's 2010 election and his efforts to limit collective bargaining.

You've probably noticed how David Koch is a featured sponsor of "Nova", and that sponsorship appears to entitle them to censor other program decisions. A great way to loosen the grips of the Brother Koch on Public Television is to withhold your contribution while clarifying that you will not give to the Koch Brother's censored entity. You can also sign a petition:
PBS: Fight censorship from the Koch brothers and air "Citizen Koch" documentary Petition Petition by Christine Scherer Ashland, MA

Ted Cruz and Dr. Seuss

Senator Ted Cruz is often pointed out as being the voice, the spearhead, the quarterback of team "Shut Down". But who is the coach? The Koch Brothers!

Cruz is dumb like a fox, and he knew precisely what he was doing in introducing "Green Eggs and Ham"(graphic at left from Democratic into his fake filibuster. He knew it would trend on twitter, freak on face book, and provide fodder for the 24 hour news cycle to spin, toss, and tumble for days to come.

Free Wisconsin will not be absolved from leaping on the "Dr. Sues" band wagon!

An original Dr. Suess channeled rendition of:


"How the Koch Brothers Stole America"

Here the Brothers will meet with leaders
Of wealth and power and crafty cheaters
It will be a tea party,

 or so they report
But the tea they are drinking is of a sort
That turns the drinkers nasty and mean
The nastiest nasties you've ever seen.

What is the plan these nasties have spun?
To invite any and all that will come
By saying they will get a piece of the pie
And many believe it, don't ask me why.
Some were Senators and vote seeking creatures
Some judges, some lawyers, and even some preachers.

Oh but the nastier, nastiest plan of all
Was to bring them up and watch them fall.
The Littles were drawn up tempted by charms
They moved in long lines with tight locked arms.
Individual freedom was the chant they were singing
Yet they sung as a chorus joined in bringing
A rift of me against them and those against us
Until all here and there were caught in the fuss.

Oh, never has such a jagged, terrible riff
Been plotted and danced at the edge of a cliff.

But the Brothers knew well, this was their plan
To control their mountain and most of the land.
Oh how they chuckled as the Little's drew near
The edge of the cliff, there goal was clear.

To push them off and watch them fall
Down to their depths like one big ball.


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