This is a grilled cheese sandwich. Back when I was a gentleman alcoholic living in New York City I would frequently stroll down to Dave’s Diner on Canal Street – just around the corner from the legendary Mudd Club – for a grilled cheese, and maybe an egg cream (that contained neither egg nor cream.) Dave’s made about the best of both in the city and I found them a great comfort during the Reagan era and also passable hangover relief. I suspect, however, that it will take more than a grilled cheese sandwich – even if I could get a proper one in Brighton – to console me if Obama continues to fuck up and the world is placed in the care of Mitt the Multi-Millionaire Mutant Mormon. I never had much time for Harry Truman, a nasty atom-bomb-dropping little bastard, but, some time around 1950, he made this very apt summation of the Republican Party only, But I fear today it is ten times worse.
“Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home--but not for housing. They are strong for labor--but they are stronger for restricting labor's rights. They favor minimum wage--the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all--but they won't spend money for teachers or for schools. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine--for people who can afford them. They consider electrical power a great blessing--but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They think American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.”
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The secret word is Worse