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O My America — 31,000 TRULY FANTASTIC People

by Lawrence Bush There are about thirty-one thousand people out there in America who are at least three thousand times more handsome, talented, intelligent, courageous, entrepreneurial, hard-working, and just downright brilliant than I. That’s why we’re the #3  country in the world in income disparity (Hong Kong and Singapore have us beat, says the New […]

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O My America — The Dowry

by Lawrence Bush “Sell the Holy Scrolls in the synagogue to give a poor girl a dowry.” —Jewish proverb What does this proverb mean? It means go into hock to help the poor. It means fuck the Republicans and their deficit-cutting, and the Democrats, too, for allowing the Big Lie to grow bigger every day.

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O My America — Killing the Government

by Lawrence Bush They’re going to shrink government until it’s small enough to drown in the bathtub. That’s what Grover Norquist, America’s most avant-garde rightwinger, proposed during the early George W. Bush years. A decade later, they’re doing it: Riding the deficit hysteria to the finish line, where Social Security, Medicare, the Environmental Protection Administration, […]

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O My America — Competition

by Lawrence Bush The problem with American education, says Veronique de Rugy, a columnist in REASON, a leading libertarian magazine (“Free Minds, Free Markets”), is “the lack of competition in the K-12 system.” Public education is a monopoly system, dominated by unaccountable teachers, she says. We need to build COMPETITION into the system and strike […]

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O My America — The Billionaires

by Lawrence Bush When my son, now 24, was about 12 years old, we spent the first half hour of a car trip trying to spend a billion dollars. After assembling our fleet of luxury cars, our string of international homes, our recording studio stuffed with vintage guitars, our yacht, our helicopter, and our charitable […]

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Khanike America

by Lawrence Bush Sung to the tune of Khanike O Khanike Khanike America Come light the menorah We all need a miracle So come, we implore ya Light a light for every house that’s been lost Banks too big to fail while millions get tossed Meanwhile, friends, billions, friends, are spent raining death overseas. Wars […]

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