Thursday, December 08, 2016

Godspeed, John Glenn


John Glenn is dead.

And with the great astronaut's passing at age 95, so dies a part of every star-struck child of the 1960s. There's not much more a man can say -- the life of an American hero speaks for itself. And what a life Glenn had.

In an age so devoid of greatness -- in an America now so impoverished -- this is what greatness looks like. And below, as broadcast Feb. 20, 1962 on KFAB radio in Omaha, is what greatness sounded like.

Sit back and enjoy this NBC Radio special report reviewing the flight of Friendship 7.

Godspeed, John Glenn.


Friday, December 02, 2016

This is for all the stupid people. . . .


If you're on Facebook, and you probably are, stuff like this no doubt clogs your timeline.

It's like this: America is full of stupid people, clueless that sense has passed them by. It's enough to make you give up, because there's no silver cup. And when you ride that highway in the sky . . . you'll probably meet this guy:



Before social media, lies and craziness already had a big advantage on the truth and good sense. Back in 1855, British clergyman Charles Spurgeon had this to say in a sermon:
"If you want the truth to go 'round the world, you must hire an express train to pull it; but if you want a lie to go 'round the world, it will fly: it is as light as a feather, and a breath will carry it. It is well said in the old proverb, 'A lie will go 'round the world while truth is pulling its boots on.'"
I THINK that pretty much covers it.

Now that we have covered our society-threatening problem with social media, let's look at all the ways the Facebook meme at the top of this post offends.

First off, if ours is "one nation under God," it most certainly is one nation under Allah. "Allah" is the Arabic word for "God," nothing more, nothing less. Muslims worship Allah. Arabic-speaking Christians worship Allah, too.

I have been to Byzantine Catholic services -- Divine Liturgies, which is the same as "Mass" for Latin-rite Catholics. And here's a news flash: We prayed to "Allah" during one liturgy that was largely in Arabic.

Do I need to pack my bags and leave this allegedly "Christian nation"?

By the stars and stripes of social media's loudest "Christian" voices, would the problem be that I am not Christian enough or, perhaps, that I'm not effing stupid enough to live in today's infantilized and lobotomized republic?

SECOND, I have had it with the conflation of the gospel of Jesus Christ -- or maybe I should just say Issa to piss off all the right people -- and the United States.

Issa loves Americans no more (and no less) than he does North Koreans, Russians or Syrian refugees. Issa is not on America's side -- in fact, America is generally far from being on Issa's side. Issa finds nothing about America that makes it more or less a "Christian nation" than any other country with large numbers of observant Christians.

And when you wrap Old Glory around the wood of the cross, not only will your flag decal not get you into Heaven anymore, it just may send you to hell as an idolater. God is not mocked, and that breathtakingly stupid meme mocks God.

THIRD, "Islamic" and "Muslim" are the same thing, dumbass. "America is not a Muslim nation" and "America is not an Islamic nation" is just more cant from the Department of Redundancy Department.

Kind of like calling the genius behind this meme a stupid idiot.

Oh . . . one final thing. America is not a "Christian nation." It is a constitutional republic, and it is open to people of all faiths (or, at least it used to be before Nov. 8), as well as those of no faith at all. The only thing required is the freedom to live out one's faith, and to exhibit tolerance for those not exercising yours.


If you have a problem with anything I've said, you may be a pretty piss-poor Christian. It's a damned solid bet that you absolutely are a piss-poor American.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

FRANKIE SAY (don't) RELAX


I've been sick for two weeks. I'm down to one lung, having coughed the other one up.

Oh . . . and I lost my voice. Yesterday, the only sound I could make was that of a dying bullfrog's last gasp. Today, I'm better -- I sound like Diane Rehm on a really, really bad day.

Yay, me.

But now there's this. Frankie MacDonald, the Nova Scotia weather whiz, says Omaha, Nebraska (exclamation point) is going to be buried, frozen and otherwise devastated by a horrible blizzard. That's. Just. Great.

Well, at least Mrs. Favog can throw my carcass out the back door, and it'll likely keep till spring.

Good night, and good luck.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The mean fascists won't let me have an abortion!

An Amerikan selfie for our times

The election of Donald J. Trump has empowered white nationalists to do this. In public. In our nation's capital. At an "alt-right" conference. Where speakers referred to whites as "children of the sun" and railed against Jews.

Perhaps I'm just old, traditional and too much a member of the "fact-based community" -- as well as the values-based one -- but I find this disturbing. Horrifying, even.

Take this as confirmation that I am old: My father, a staff sergeant in the Army Air Corps, fought the original Nazis in Italy during World War II.  And on a scale of 1 to 10 of how shit-scared I am at what I'm seeing unfold surrounding the recent national abomination (also known as presidential election), I think I can safely say, at this moment, that I'm registering a 23.


IT DOESN'T HELP that the new administration, keeping to its campaign word, is promising to put the United States back into the war-crimes business as it seeks to Make Torture Great Again.

What we executed Japanese officers for doing to our troops in the Pacific Theater, the Trump Administration puts forth as logical, acceptable, effective and no big deal. Lots of morally challenged Americans would seem to agree.

To Trump and his minions, the Geneva Conventions are just a few more treaties to ignore along with all the others to which the United States is a signatory . . . but they don't like.

And if I were in the U.S. military with even the slimmest chance of being sent to a combat zone, I'd sleep uneasy at night knowing that after my commander-in-chief had finished cutting down the forest of the law to get at ISIS and al-Qaida, there would be not a tree for me to hide behind when the devil rounded on me in some enemy dungeon.

MEANTIME, we also face the prospect of civil-rights laws being gutted, an attorney general who'll be just as inclined to turn a blind eye as he is to enforce the law, an alt-right enabler (Steve Bannon of Breitbart infamy) as White House special counselor and strategist, and the prospect of Muslim immigrants being put on special registries just because of their faith and undocumented immigrants being rounded up indiscriminately.

So . . . what are a lot of "progressives" obsessing over when the very character of this nation is at stake, and perhaps fundamental constitutional liberties as well?

This.



GOOD TO KNOW.

Good to know that these people will be damned useless in the long, hard fight to come.

Can you imagine? Being against Donald Trump not because his hands likely will be covered in the blood of innocents, but because his hands won't be covered in the blood of the right ones.

Since I already have confessed to being a troglodyte, I just as well should lay this one on you, too: I am a Catholic troglodyte who doesn't believe I get to decide which parts of the faith I get to put on like the latest thing that all the cool kids are wearing. I don't get to tell Jesus and 2,000 years of dogma and tradition that, yes, I will obey this but not that because, well, I don't feel like it.

In other words, I oppose libertines and fascists on a completely non-discriminatory basis.

I also am one of those hopelessly backward people who believes in justice as much as I do mercy and, as such, I admit to believing -- as did Abraham Lincoln -- in divine judgment against nations. I come to you now to say this one thing.


This is what it looks like.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Mike Pence goes to Congress to celebrate . . .

From Politico . . .
After taking scores of selfies with supporters on the campaign trail, Vice President-elect Mike Pence appears to be having a hard time shaking the habit.

He used a meeting with the House GOP conference on Thursday as an opportunity for a photo shoot.

We did it before, and we can do it again!


Yes! We can do it again!

From The Charlotte Observer: 
One day after an adviser to President-elect Donald Trump said the administration is considering a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries, a former Navy SEAL and Trump supporter cited Japanese interment camps as precedent for the action.

Carl Higbie, the author of “Enemies, Foreign & Domestic: A SEAL’s Story,” told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly that the United States has taken similar actions in the past when discussing a possible Muslim registry.

“It is legal. They say it will hold constitutional muster. I know the ACLU is going to challenge it, but I think it will pass. We’ve done it with Iran back a while ago. We did it during World War II with Japanese. Call it what you will, maybe wrong,” Higbie said.

Kelly fired back. “You’re not proposing we go back to the days of internment camps, I hope.”

“I’m not proposing that at all, but what I am saying is we need to protect America first,” Higbie said. “There is precedent for it and I’m not saying I agree with it.”

“You can’t be citing Japanese interment camps as precedent for anything the President-elect is going to do,” Kelly said.

“Look, the president needs to protect America first and if that means having people that are not protected under our constitution have some sort of registry ... until we can identify the true threat and where it’s coming from, I support it,” Higbie said.

“You get the protections once you come here,” Kelly said before wrapping up the segment.

Kris Kobach, who has been mentioned a possible attorney general in the Trump administration, said Tuesday that the registry could be part of the “extreme vetting” Trump proposed during the campaign.

Trump has said he wants to stop immigration from certain parts of the world. According to his campaign website, he wants to “suspend the issuance of visas to any place where adequate screening cannot occur.” His immigration proposals, as listed on his website, do not include a registry, though they do call for “a biometric entry-exit visa tracking system.”


THE THING we have to come to grips with right now is that Americans -- those who bothered to vote, anyway -- are putting into the White House a fascist regime. Furthermore, this regime led by Donald Trump and his alt-right chief strategist comes complete, according to news reports, with its own ad hoc band of alt-right Brownshirts (or No-Shirts, as the case may be).

I'm a firm believer that the safest thing one can do as we deal with the coming Trump Administration is take these people at their word. Does Trump want to ban Muslim immigrants to the United States? That's what he said.

Is he cavalier about nuclear proliferation and unhinged, even, about the United States possibly nuking some country, somewhere? That's what he said.

Does Trump condone political violence? That's what he said . . . over and over. Remember his "Second Amendment people"? The ones he assumed might take care of Hillary Clinton had she won and gone after their guns?

Remember how he singled out the press -- even individual reporters -- for abuse by the crowds at his campaign rallies?

And now Trump backers are citing World War II internment camps for Japanese-Americans as a precedent for how to deal with the country's supposed "Muslim problem."

I suppose the new president could turn out to be less horrible than self-advertised, but is that a hope on which you're willing to bet your life . . . and your country's?


Now is not the time for cowering in some "safe space." Now is the time to stand and say to the fascist regime "Not in my country. Not on my watch."

Monday, November 14, 2016

Supermoons


Much has been made about the supermoon shining over Nebraska as I write this.

So much has been made over this not-seen-in-70-years phenomenon, I popped out the back door and took a few shots of it. Would hav been nice to have a super-long lens for my Nikon SLR digital camera, but them's the super breaks.

Supermoon. Pictures. Done. Whew.




BUTT . . . uh, but if you ask me the real supermoon -- the Super-Duper Moon (well, OK, the almost Super Duper Moon) -- came earlier Sunday during a soccer match between Greece and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

And that, boys and girls, is why you don't go commando, no matter how many toilet-paper commercials dare you to.

Welcome to the Donald Trump Presidential Library
(Official Trump clothespins -- $14.99. Cheap!)


What do you get when you elect an authoritarian, racist, misogynist, vulgarian bullshit artist as President of the United States?

A steady stream of authoritarian, racist, misogynist, vulgarian bullshit from the future President of the United States. Starting with this:
Lesley Stahl: You said that lobbyists owned politicians because they give them money.

Donald Trump: Yeah.

Lesley Stahl: You admitted you used to do it yourself. You have a transition team—

Donald Trump: And when you say lobbyists, lobbyists and special interests.

Lesley Stahl: And you want to get rid of all of that?

Donald Trump: I don’t like it, no.

Lesley Stahl: You don’t like it, but your own transition team, it’s filled with lobbyists.

Donald Trump: That’s the only people you have down there.

Lesley Stahl: You have lobbyists from Verizon, you have lobbyists from the oil gas industry, you have food lobby.

Donald Trump: Sure. Everybody’s a lobbyist down there--

Lesley Stahl: Well, wait

Donald Trump: That’s what they are. They’re lobbyists or special interests—

Lesley Stahl: On your own transition team.

Donald Trump:–we are trying to clean up Washington. Look--

Lesley Stahl: How can you claim--

Donald Trump: Everything, everything down there-- there are no people-- there are all people that work -- that’s the problem with the system, the system. Right now, we’re going to clean it up. We’re having restrictions on foreign money coming in, we’re going to put on term limits, which a lot of people aren’t happy about, but we’re putting on term limits. We’re doing a lot of things to clean up the system. But everybody that works for government, they then leave government and they become a lobbyist, essentially. I mean, the whole place is one big lobbyist.

Lesley Stahl: But you’re, but you’re basically saying you have to rely on them, even though you want to get rid of them?

Donald Trump: I’m saying that they know the system right now, but we’re going to phase that out. You have to phase it out.


AND CONTINUING with this:
Lesley Stahl: Are you in any way intimidated, scared about this enormous burden, the gravity of what you’re taking on?

Donald Trump: No.

Lesley Stahl: Not at all?

Donald Trump: I respect it. But I’m not scared by it.

Lesley Stahl: Now you’re not scared, but there are people, Americans, who are scared and some of them are demonstrating right now, demonstrating against you, against your rhetoric--

Donald Trump: That’s only because they don’t know me. I really believe that’s only because--

Lesley Stahl: Well, they listened to you in the campaign and that’s--

Donald Trump: I just don’t think they know me.

Lesley Stahl: Well, what do you think they’re demonstrating against?

Donald Trump: Well, I think in some cases, you have professional protesters. And we had it-- if you look at WikiLeaks, we had--

Lesley Stahl: You think those people down there are—

Donald Trump: Well Lesley—

Lesley Stahl: are professional?

Donald Trump: Oh, I think some of them will be professional, yeah--

Lesley Stahl: OK, but what about – they’re in every city.

Lesley Stahl: When they demonstrate against you and there are signs out there, I mean, don’t you say to yourself, I guess you don’t, you know, do I have to worry about this? Do I have to go out and assuage them? Do I have to tell them not to be afraid? They’re afraid.

Donald Trump: I would tell them don’t be afraid, absolutely.

Lesley Stahl: But that’s not what you’re saying, I said it-

Donald Trump: Oh, I think, no, no, I think-- I am saying it, I’ve been saying it.

Lesley Stahl: OK.

Donald Trump: Don’t be afraid. We are going to bring our country back. But certainly, don’t be afraid. You know, we just had an election and sort of like you have to be given a little time. I mean, people are protesting. If Hillary had won and if my people went out and protested, everybody would say, “Oh, that’s a terrible thing.” And it would have been a much different attitude. There is a different attitude. You know, there is a double standard here.

It has been five full days since the election and anti-Trump demonstrations, driven in part by Hillary Clinton’s edge in the popular vote, have been significant.

When we interviewed him on Friday afternoon Mr. Trump said he had not heard about some of the acts of violence that are popping up in his name… or against his supporters.

Nor he said had he heard about reports of racial slurs and personal threats against African Americans, Latinos and gays by some of his supporters.

Donald Trump: I am very surprised to hear that-- I hate to hear that, I mean I hate to hear that--

Lesley Stahl: But you do hear it?

Donald Trump: I don’t hear it—I saw, I saw one or two instances…

Lesley Stahl: On social media?

Donald Trump: But I think it’s a very small amount. Again, I think it’s--

Lesley Stahl: Do you want to say anything to those people?

Donald Trump: I would say don’t do it, that’s terrible, ‘cause I’m gonna bring this country together.

Lesley Stahl: They’re harassing Latinos, Muslims--

Donald Trump: I am so saddened to hear that. And I say, “Stop it.” If it-- if it helps. I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: Stop it.
IT'S GOING to be a long four years. Assuming Trump, or the United States, makes it that long.

Friday, November 11, 2016

3 Chords & the Truth: Requiem aeternam Americae


Requiem aeternam dona ets, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat ets.
Te decet hymnus, Deus, in Sion,
et tibi reddetur votum in Jerusalem.
Exaudi orationem meam,
ad te omnis caro veniet.
Requiem aeternam dona ets, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat ets.


Kyrie eleison. 
Christe eleison.
Kyrie eleison.

Dies irae, dies illa
Solvet saeclum in favilla,
Teste David cum Sibylla.

Quantus tremor est futurus
Quando judex est venturus
Cuncta stricte discussurus.

Tuba mirum spargens sonum
Per sepulcra regionum
Coget omnes ante thronum.


MORS slopebit et natora
Cum resurget creatura
Judicanti responsura.

Liber scriptus proferetur
In quo totum continetur,
Unde mundus judicetur.

Judex ergo cum sedebit
Quidquid latet apparebit,
Nil inultum remanebit.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus,
Quem patronum togaturus,
Cum vix justus sit securus?

Rex tremendae majestatis,
Qui salvandos salvas gratis,
Salve me, fons pietatis.

Recordare, Jesu pie,
Quod sum causa tuae viae,
Ne me perdas ilia die.

Quaerens me sedisti lassus,
Redemisti crucem passus,
Tamus labor non sit cassus.

Juste judex ultionis
Donum fac remissionis
Ante diem rationis.

lngemisco tamquam reus,
Culpa rubet vultus meus,
Supplicanti parce, Deus.

Qui Mariam absolvisti
Et latronem exaudisti,
Mihi quoque spem dedisti.

Preces meae non sum dignae,
Sed tu bonus fac benigne,
Ne perenni cremet igne.

Inter oves locurn praesta,
Et ab haedis me sequestra,
Statuens in parle dextra.

Confutatis maledictis
Flammis acribus addictis,
Voca me cum benedictis.

Oro supplex et acclinis,
Cor contritum quasi cinis,
Gere curam mei finis.

Lacrimosa dies ilia
Qua resurget ex favilla
Judicandus homo reus.
Huic ergo parce, Deus,
Pie Jesu Domine,
Dona els requiem.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Just say what the hell you mean



Dear angry, white Trump voters:


Wouldn't it be a lot more intellectually honest just to say what the hell you mean?

You know, like "Kill the n***ers!"

Just asking.




       Perplexedly,

Life, Liberty and the
Pursuit of Happiness 

What hath Trump wrought? This.

Southern Illinois University

How went Day 1 of Trump's Amerika?

Something like this.

Florida

And this.


Queens, New York




And this.

Northern California


And this.

Wake Forest University


And this.

Durham, N.C.

Monday, November 07, 2016

The smoke of Satan



If this isn't the bottom for Election 2016, I don't want to see what the bottom is. I mean that with every fiber of my body and soul.

Worse, The Bottom comes to us courtesy, I am sorry to say, of a Catholic priest -- an unethical, seemingly insane and wicked Catholic priest, but an alleged man of God nonetheless -- and his deeply ironically named, off-the-rails fanatical organization, Priests for Life. Of course, Priests for Life is completely in the tank for Donald Trump.

I know I am burying the lede. I have to work up to the lede, though I imagine you can guess what it is from the obscured Facebook screenshot. Trust me, you don't want this lede upfront.

No, you don't. Steel yourself as I dawdle.

What we have, courtesy of Fr. Frank Pavone, isn't just sacrilege -- it's diabolical. Diabolism in the name of Trump.

God help us, that orange abomination is diabolical, literally, in his ability to inspire all those he touches to engage in naked, unapologetic wickedness. Like this.

Just today, I thought I had seen the bottom of this horrible election being dredged with the news story that Trump had a 12-year-old with cerebral palsy and his mother thrown out of a Florida rally -- with the rabble assaulting them all the while.

But no.

The bottom now has been dredged in the name of Jesus Christ and of being "pro-life." Upon the altar. By a Catholic priest.

 

FROM TODAY'S article in The Washington Post:
Ahead of Tuesday’s presidential election, the Rev. Frank Pavone took an aborted fetus, laid it upon an altar Sunday and posted a live video on Facebook. Pavone, a Catholic priest who heads New York-based Priests for Life, said the fetus was entrusted to him by a pathologist for burial.

During an already heated and divisive campaign season, Pavone’s video has raised questions for some about what is appropriate antiabortion and political activism in the church. As of Monday afternoon, the video, which is 44 minutes long, had 236,000 views. In it, he holds up a poster of graphics of abortion procedures.


In Pavone’s Facebook appeal, he wrote, “we have to decide if we will allow this child killing to continue in America or not. Hillary Clinton and the Democratic platform says yes, let the child-killing continue (and you pay for it); Donald Trump and the Republican platform says no, the child should be protected.” 

A call placed to the spokesman for the Diocese of Amarillo in Texas, which is Pavone’s diocese, was not immediately returned Monday. The receptionist, however, said her phone has been ringing off the hook.

In a blog post for Patheos, Scott Eric Alt argued that what Pavone did was sacrilege, a violation of Catholic Church canon law, which states that the altar is “reserved for divine worship alone, to the exclusion of any secular usage.”

“Being pro-life is about respecting the dignity of the human person,” Alt wrote. “It is the antithesis of respect for the dignity of the human person to use a dead child as a political prop to lobby for your presidential candidate the day before an election.”
THERE.  There's your lede. In supposed defense of the right to life and the dignity of all humans, born and unborn, a Catholic priest who heads a "pro-life" organization desecrates the body of an aborted child upon the altar of God in cheap, vulgar political theater. This sacrilege -- this defiling of both a dead body and the sacred altar -- came in support of Trump, a presidential candidate who unconvincingly proclaims himself "pro-life" while advocating violence, racism, torture and state-sponsored murder of innocents abroad.

And let us not forget that Pavone's favored "pro-life" candidate is on tape bragging about numerous instances of sexual assault.


C.S. Lewis would have been hard-pressed to imagine such perfidy in service of Our Father Below for a sequel to The Screwtape Letters.

This . . . this is the smoke of Satan in the sanctuary, fetid incense burned in worship of Deep Cheeto. A dead, apparently saline-burned aborted child, splayed upon the altar as if at an Aztec temple. An offering to Quetzalcoatl?

No, Donald Trump.

Mein Gott im Himmel! Somehow, it seems appropriate to express horror in the original German when speaking of Trump and his "souled-out" sycophants.


I HAVEN'T felt this soul-sick -- physically ill, even -- since the worst days of the Catholic child-abuse scandals in 2002 and 2003. Then, I damned near left the church. Such has been the devilish vengeance this campaign from hell has unleashed upon the church -- upon what's left of the "pro-life" movement.

This has the feeling of the devil demanding his due from a movement that sold its soul to Republican politics long ago.

Feeling? One cannot tangibly prove such things, but it seems to be more like a lead-pipe cinch to me.

In this church where we have been asked to cross too many bridges too damned far, a line has to be drawn. A spiritual line has to be drawn, and rotten limbs have to be cut away for the sake of the Body of Christ. Frank Pavone doesn't need to merely have his faculties suspended; he needs to have them removed completely. He needs not to be able to present himself publicly as a Catholic priest.

Now.
 
And then let the state's criminal investigation begin.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

3 Chords & the Truth: Favog's Country Bunker


It's almost Election Day, and we're here in the 3 Chords & the Truth Country Bunker waiting for the end of the world.

If it doesn't actually happen Tuesday -- Wednesday at the latest -- one way or the other, it's gonna be close.

So this week on the Big Show, our time will be well spent listening to some favorites, getting close to Jesus and standing in the light. Well . . . as much light as there is here in the bunker.

If you find all this to be a great mystery, listen to the program and all will be revealed to thee. Here, In the bunker.

Don't mind the chicken wire in front of the stage.

It's 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.


Friday, November 04, 2016

Alles, was alt ist neu wieder



A young Donald Trump supporter in Sanford, Fla., (motto: "Arbeit Macht Frei") figures it's the Zionists keeping America down. And only Trump can Make America Jew-free Great Again.

The Zionist menace, circa 1942
Oh, there's also this.

"Follow Alex Jones at infowars.com. The Young Turks is not the best network to follow -- the truth is with David Duke and Alex Jones."

David Duke, of neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan infamy, is back in politics, by the way. He's running for U.S. Senate in Louisiana.

Yeah, I think we've seen this act before. Started badly, ended worse -- 60 million dead, all told.

And der Führer, Benito Mussolini and Hideki Tojo didn't even have a nuclear arsenal at their disposal.

Really, no matter how much a candidate disavows the support of Nazis and Kluxers -- and Trump grudgingly has . . . eventually . . . more or less -- is it really that difficult to grasp that there's something horribly wrong with any candidate the spiritual heirs to Hitler can heil?

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Harry and the Big W


Holy cow!

This Budweiser video following the Chicago Cubs' first World Series championship since 1908 is enough to make a Royals fan -- hell, even a Cardinals fan -- cry.

Would that Bud's beer was as damn good as its advertising agency.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

3 Chords & the Truth: FUT FUT FUT

 
Please open your 3 Chords & the Truth hymnals to Formula 409 as we open our program.

A song of Tonio. K?

A-one, an-a-two, an-a-three. . . .
FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT
BAH, I AM STUPID!
FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT
YES, I AM STUPID!

FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT
FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT

FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT
BAH, I AM STUPID!
FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT
HAH, I AM STUPID!

FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT
FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT

This song has no doubt confused you.
You are maybe hurt?
You should not let this bother you
You are not so worthless!

You are:

a) an integral and valuable part of some Master Plan

OR

b) clearly as important as a dirt-clod or that can

Sing it out now:

FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT
BAH, I AM STUPID!
FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT
YES, I AM STUPID!

FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT
FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT

FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT
BAH, I AM STUPID!
FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT
HAH, I AM STUPID!

FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT
FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT
FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT
FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT
FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT
FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT
FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT
FUT-FUT-FUT FUT-FUT-FUT
YOU MAY be seated. Thank you.

It's 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.