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Morally Outraged Tired Hard-Working Empowered Reasonable People Hoping for Urgent Change and Knowledge Equating to Real Soutions, um, unite!



That is the best way to describe how I feel right now about where my country has gone. I am tired of lying politicians of all stripes. I am tired of idiots on Wall Street who for the love of the Almighty just don't get it. So in the words of the great Harvey Milk, "I am here to recruit you."

Are you tired of politics as usual? Are you sick of reading stories about the polluted stream of money flowing into D.C. and fleecing the hard-working, taxpaying citizen? Feel repulsed by the growing disconnect between our moral responsibility to one another and our government's servitude to the moneyed few? Sick of being told who "serves" the right God? Then maybe you are ready to join M.O.T.H.E.R.P.H.U.C.K.E.R.S. for America!

We are Morally Outraged Tired Hard-Working Empowered Reasonable People Hoping for Urgent Change and Knowledge Equating to Real Solutions. That's right, we are M.O.T.H.E.R.P.H.U.C.K.E.R.S.!

Just about everyone has been or will be at some point in his or her life part of the M.O.T.H.E.R.P.H.U.C.K.E.R.S. whether they know it or not. That is the beauty of the whole idea. We are Democrats (tax-and-spend liberals), Republicans (book-burning, science-booing, fear monkeys), Independents (can't make a decision or a commitment), seniors (old farts), new voters (uninformed idiots with power), white-collar workers (cubicle slave whores), blue-collar laborers (knuckle draggers), religious folk (terrified of Hell), spiritual seekers (been to Hell and back) and many other voices from the cacophony of our national political discourse.

We are Republicans tired of arguing about a woman's right to choose. We are Democrats who understand that not all corporations are bad. We are Americans who aren't afraid of two women marrying, of teaching evolution and science in our schools, of seeing actual healthcare become a universal right for all Americans. We aren't afraid of God in the public conversation, just don't want the Almighty used to persecute or punish our fellow citizens. We are people tired of being pandered to by politicians of either party. We are sick of Republicans falling to their knees for big business and of mealy-mouthed Democrats' spineless platitudes in the face of real decisions.

We are Americans sick of the people's business and welfare being substituted for that of corporate succor. We have grown exhausted by the daily excess exhibited by the Wall Street financial "wizards," who turned out to be nothing more than self-serving, indulgent, megalomaniacs who have wrecked the American dream for so many. We are fed up with electing supplicant politicians who forget who they serve. We are enraged by the continued boot-licking, ass-kissing and government welfare offered to those who most benefit from our society but contribute so little to it.

M.O.T.H.E.R.P.H.U.C.K.E.R.S. adhere to a code of equality and unfettered fairness. We believe in tax breaks that can be taken by all, or should never become law. We demand a legal system that believes not just in revenge but also redemption. Of a school system that teaches all students whether they want to go on to college or become auto mechanics. A society in which no veteran will ever have to sleep on the streets.

We will not ever endorse a political candidate. We will never hold a convention or air a commercial vilifying one side or the other. We are a silent majority of Americans who are not blindly loyal to one party or platform. Instead we hold to an ideal.

These are but some of the principles we hold dear to our hearts. We keep the preamble of the Constitution as the light by which we see the world and keep our own counsel. We know that this will call for sacrifice, which we are prepared to make.


Are you ready, willing and able to become part of the M.O.T.H.E.R.P.H.U.C.K.E.R.S. for a better America and a better tomorrow?

Sean Wall is a currently unemployed (and secretly enjoying it) Sonoma County native and political junkie who hastens to add that he is stunningly handsome, single and gay.

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