Casablanca: I’m shocked! Shocked!

Okie Progressive

Flashback! 1942 Hollywood, Casablanca the movie the Germans angered over having been overridden by the French populace of Casablanca is singing the French National Anthem as opposed to the Germans singing their own anthem have ordered the Prefect of Police to close down Rick’s (Bogey’s) Americian Café. The Prefect played to the hilt by that great British actor Claude Rains tells Rick he is closing him down because “I’m shocked! Shocked! There’s gambling going on in your café! Shocked!” Just before the croupier hands him his nightly winnings.

Flash forward to 2014 Nevada Clark County and listen to that wondrous darling touted loudly, lovingly and long by Faux News and the deep right wing of politics including the erstwhile up and coming presidential hopeful Rand Paul. Amid cries of Patriot, Hero and wronged American icon comes the man himself to spill his guts not on the many wrongs visited…

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