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Here's something for Bipolarbear. Stay out, Occom Bill!

 
 
Reply Thu 20 Jan, 2005 07:47 am
It's time to party.

As the families of bomb-flattened Fallujah huddle in make-shift refugee camps, drinking from sewage-filled streams, Iraqi policy mastermind Paul Wolfowitz fastens the last stud into his starched collar.

As the Iraq Survey Group ends its search for WMD, concluding that there was no imminent mushroom cloud or even a smoking gun, Condi Rice draws herself a hot bath.

As Sgt. Kevin Benderman, an Army mechanic with nine years of service, refuses a second deployment to Iraq, saying, "You just don't know how bad it is," Colin Powell pours himself a drink.

As Specialist Charles A. Graner, miscreant and major-domo of Abu Ghraib, shuffles off to prison, Donald Rumsfeld straightens the black tie of his tux.

As the 9/11 widow tucks her children into bed, wondering why the recommendations made in "The 9/11 Commission Report" weren't implemented, Tom Ridge tightens his cummerbund.

As prisoners charged with no crimes, and given no recourse, languish in the hellhole of Guantanamo Bay, torture apologist Alberto Gonzales clicks his cufflinks into place.

As Dan Rather retires in disgrace over forged documents, former CIA Director George Tenet, proponent of forged documents about Iraq's nonexistent nuclear program, adjusts the Medal of Freedom around his neck.

As the working mother in Chicago wonders how to keep her child from being left behind now that her special-ed program has been cut, Armstrong Williams polishes his shoes.

As Valerie Plame walks away from a distinguished career as a CIA "operative," destroyed when her identity was revealed by columnist Robert Novak, Mr. Novak walks to his limo.

As Osama bin Laden chuckles in his cave to see America's fortunes sink in the morass of Iraq and as fresh recruits to his cause multiply like flies, Dick Cheney pops the cork on a bottle of Dom Perignon.

As America's trade gap surges and the red ink in the national debt bleeds to a record level, Treasury Secretary Paul Snow finishes shaving and dabs at a spot of blood on his chin.

As the Republican Congress gets ready to underfund everything from Head Start to veterans' benefits, Speaker Dennis Hastert checks his profile in the mirror.

As Pfc. Francis Obaji, oldest son of an immigrant Nigerian family, is zipped into a body bag for the sad journey home, Laura Bush zips up her Oscar de la Renta gown.

And as his corporate pals slide their millions across the table to dance at his ball, forgetting for a moment the bottom line that forces them to ship jobs overseas, George W. Bush pulls on his snakeskin boots.

Susan Lenfestey
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squinney
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jan, 2005 08:31 am
Quite the picture.

It is a black day, indeed.


(Bear's still sleeping, but I'm sure he'll check in soon.)
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jan, 2005 08:39 am
This AM, at sunrise,Ive hung my flag upside down in mute testimony to the peril that our Republic faces in the next four years.
If any of you "bootlick patriots" wishes to question my act, just stick it up yours.
They havent yet taken that little act of defiance away from me.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jan, 2005 08:40 am
:-(
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squinney
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jan, 2005 09:01 am
Side Note / Off Topic

Shewolfnm - A couple of weeks ago Bear was taking boy cub to school. Cub commented that he had heard something the night before but couldn't tell if it was coming from our room or if it was a tree hitting the house.

Bear responded, "Yes, son, it was a mighty oak."

Love your sig line.
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jan, 2005 09:06 am
Gus that pretty well sums it up doesn't it? I'm going to dress in black and go about my business while I'm still able. I'm going to rehearse with Jay my guitarist and partner in music, do a childrens karaoke show at six and watch the kids and parents smiling and enjoying their family time, and then do my regular karaoke show late night. I'm going to reflect on how I've been pretty lucky so far to make a living performing and singing. I'm in one pf the few professions where everyone walks away happy if I'm doing my job including me. I'm going to close my show with this song.....

We'll be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals that they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgement of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the song

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again

The change, it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the foe, that's all
And the world looks just the same
And history ain't changed
'Cause the banners, they'd all flown in the last war

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
No, no!

I'll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half alive
I'll get all my papers and smile at the sky
For I know that the hypnotized never lie
Do ya?

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

There's nothing in the street
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-by
And the party on the left
Is now the party on the right
And their beards have all grown longer overnight

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
Don't get fooled again
No, no!

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss


God Bless America........God Help Americans....
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jan, 2005 09:14 am
woow, also, all my Creedance albums are once again relevant.
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rodeman
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jan, 2005 09:24 am
Ditto "The Who"...........farmerman
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jan, 2005 10:52 am
farmerman wrote:
woow, also, all my Creedance albums are once again relevant.


I've started singing some of them to my kids at night before they go to bed. They like the tune and I'm helping to indoctrinate the next generation.
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revel
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jan, 2005 11:09 am
I don't even know who credence was/is/?, but if it is anything like that lyric that bear quoted, I might check them out.

farmer, depressing. I suspect all the 'usual suspects' will come out with sunny attitudes.

Who was it that said the other day there is nothing left but vitriol? I had to look that word up but it sure seems to sum up everything.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jan, 2005 11:15 am
"I love Creedence!" -- John Lithgow, Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jan, 2005 11:36 am
Quote:
Some folks are born made to wave the flag,

ooh, they're red, white and blue.

And when the band plays "Hail To The Chief",

oh, they point the cannon at you, Lord,

It ain't me, it ain't me,

I ain't no senator's son,

It ain't me, it ain't me,

I ain't no fortunate one, no,

Some folks are born silver spoon in hand,

Lord, don't they help themselves, oh.

But when the taxman come to the door,

Lord, the house look a like a rummage sale, yes,

It ain't me, it ain't me,

I ain't no millionaire's son.

It ain't me, it ain't me,

I ain't no fortunate one, no.

Yeh, some folks inherit star spangled eyes,

ooh, they send you down to war, Lord,

And when you ask them, how much should we give,

oh, they only answer, more, more, more, yoh,

It ain't me, it ain't me,

I ain't no military son,

It ain't me, it ain't me,

I ain't no fortunate one



I know its trite and the parallels with GWB are frightening, but as I approach the last quarter of my life, I dont wish to relive something out of my earlier time. we had Johnson and Nixon. Now we have GWB, whheres the progress?
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jan, 2005 11:46 am
I do believe CCR were waay more popular in Mexico than in the US.
On AM radio, there was "La Hora de los Creedence" and the "Los Creedence contra los Beatles" hour, in which CCR always whipped the Liverpool Four.

Gotta tune fer today:

Bad Moon Risin'

I see the bad moon arising.
I see trouble on the way.
I see earthquakes and lightnin'.
I see bad times today.

Don't go around tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.

I hear hurricanes ablowing.
I know the end is coming soon.
I fear rivers over flowing.
I hear the voice of rage and ruin.

Don't go around tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.

Hope you got your things together.
Hope you are quite prepared to die.
Looks like we're in for nasty weather.
One eye is taken for an eye.

Don't go around tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jan, 2005 11:56 am
I only have their albums, hmmm, maybe I'll pick up a cd.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jan, 2005 12:19 pm
Green River:

Well, take me back down where cool water flows, yeah.
Let me remember things I love,
Stopping at the log where catfish bite,
Walking along the river road at night,
Barefoot girls dancing in the moonlight.
I can hear the bullfrog calling me.
Wonder if my rope's still hanging to the tree.
Love to kick my feet 'way down the shallow water.
Shoefly, dragonfly, get back t'your mother.
Pick up a flat rock, skip it across Green River.
Welllllll!

Up at Cody's camp I spent my days, oh,
With flat car riders and cross-tie walkers
Old Cody, Junior took me over,
Said, "You're gonna find the world is smould'ring.
And if you get lost come on home to Green River."

Welllllll!
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rabel22
 
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Reply Fri 21 Jan, 2005 10:14 pm
How about the album American Pie by Don Mc Lean.
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 21 Jan, 2005 10:23 pm
revel, do yourself a favor and check them out. Maybe the full name will jog your memory - creedence clearwater. How about John Fogerty?
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Fri 21 Jan, 2005 10:24 pm
I'm putting my Joan Baez casette on now.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 21 Jan, 2005 11:33 pm
revel wrote:
I don't even know who credence was/is/?, but if it is anything like that lyric that bear quoted, I might check them out.

farmer, depressing. I suspect all the 'usual suspects' will come out with sunny attitudes.

Who was it that said the other day there is nothing left but vitriol? I had to look that word up but it sure seems to sum up everything.


Creedence (Credence?) Clearwater Revival.

Fabulous band - check 'em out....
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 21 Jan, 2005 11:33 pm
fbaezer wrote:
I do believe CCR were waay more popular in Mexico than in the US.
On AM radio, there was "La Hora de los Creedence" and the "Los Creedence contra los Beatles" hour, in which CCR always whipped the Liverpool Four.

Gotta tune fer today:

Bad Moon Risin'

I see the bad moon arising.
I see trouble on the way.
I see earthquakes and lightnin'.
I see bad times today.

Don't go around tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.

I hear hurricanes ablowing.
I know the end is coming soon.
I fear rivers over flowing.
I hear the voice of rage and ruin.

Don't go around tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.

Hope you got your things together.
Hope you are quite prepared to die.
Looks like we're in for nasty weather.
One eye is taken for an eye.

Don't go around tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.


We loved 'em here.....
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