Chatty Cathy 2.0



THOSE WHO believe religion and politics aren’t connected don’t understand either — Gandhi

CHATTY CATHY 2.0 is outside the scope of my “spiritual” brand, but in keeping with our times. My congresswoman, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, is a Republican cipher: she speaks of kindness and votes cruelty; she speaks of community and votes to destroy it; she speaks of her child with Down Syndrome and votes to take healthcare away from other children with chronic disabilities. Is she really that clueless, which makes her incompetent, or is she aware of her duplicity, which makes her evil? I don’t know. Either way, she has to go.

Her handlers have spent a fortune branding her as “Cathy,” an approachable, “I-could-be-your-next-door-neighbor” persona. That is an utter fabrication; she is a Republican princess who lives in a fantasy castle constructed entirely of platitudes. So this music video sets out to reframe her more accurately as Chatty Cathy 2.0, a mindless congressional dolly who will say whatever she’s told to say by her paymasters.

I recorded the Spokane Raging Grannies in my upstairs studio and set about making a video to share with the 5th congressional district where I live. After a few production missteps, I came up with the idea of using dolls to tell the story, including an actual 1960s Chatty Cathy doll with a new hairdo to match Ms. McMorris Rodgers.

I offer these versions free of charge. It’s my patriotic duty.

What I ask in return is to please share these links.

WE MAY NOT have money, but we do have each other. Together we are far more powerful than the oligarchs, their money and their media empires. Humor unites. Let’s come together and get this done.

Author: Bodhi Bill

BodhiBill.com is about sharing the songs I've been gifted with. Where did they come from? Two remarkable, life-changing events happened In 1996. First, I experienced an unexpected encounter with a friend of the family who was dying. The impact was so profound I left my career in advertising and became a board certified chaplain, working with the dying. Second, original songs began channeling through me with no warning. This was a complete surprise. Even though I'd played guitar since high school, I'd never considered myself a songwriter—or even a singer for that matter. More like a third-rate folk music plunker. But the songs came through anyway. Since I retired in 2015, I now have the time to record and share these songs. Although they are not "commercial" in style or content, I feel they are lovely little gems worth preserving and sharing.

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