Re: Dixie Chicks, Michael Moore, etc.
> I think you're right, rap. But it pleases me no end to see them employ a
> strategy that's out of GWB's reach, anyway. The guy likes to play
> hardball, but he ain't gonna win playing hardbody!
> It was a nicely in-yer-face gesture to our holier-than-thou president. I
> thought it helps make up for the apology Maines shouldn't have issued.
Gimme5, Eric! how many pretzels do ya think Bush hisself choked on when he saw
the latest BillBoard issue???!!!
...and, besides...who GIVES a *rat's ass* let alone one of their's (I seen
better on the back of a horse) whether or not SchrubII looks good in a flight
suit OR better than Clinton wudda--the only flight suit that ever looked good
on GWB was the one he wore while AWOL from the Air Guard for 18 months.
You can BET on a moon shot distracting this nation from total war for 10 years,
ya can even, apparently, keep war, itself, PrimeTime 24/7 for at least a month,
now, w/all th' $billions$ in glitz and awe we shoot up someone else's a** while
denuding school budgets and funding curriculum w/candy sales, but don't COUNT
on politics in this farcical Republic being anywhere NEARly as important--and
when it IS--neither so rational nor historically based as is the discourse in
the rest of the world nor even for the most insignificant of *third world*
peasants regarding the important stuff of world-history in-the-making.
After all--what do you expect from a Nation whose defense policy board members
are proclaiming : *The end of history! History is irrelevant to US foreign
policy* NOW who's CAPITALizing on post-modern relativism??? It certainly IS a
*strange world we live in, Master Jack!*
We might sooner depend upon a calamity or catastrophe to change things in this
country than political action, and--lest we forget--the only REAL change that's
ever overcome this nation has been accomplished by blood-in-the-streets or its
My uncle used to tell me stories of how it was that miners were shot on the
picket lines in SEOhio/SWPenna and how much this influenced his world and
political views as a boy.
I'm ashamed of what imagery is shaping the ethos of current generations:
Nike claiming that it is a benefactor of the dispossessed in its marketing
campaigns--and when called on this by the ICC and shamefully dressed down for
this by a Republican regulatory agency...they claim they were only engaging in
*political debate* concerning their role in abolishing sweatshops, worldwide,
and label, brand themselves as moderate evolutionaries in the global march to
God save us all, for the *mandrillus ex machina* has certainly gotten the upper
hand in these USofA!
Our flesh has left the trees for the Savannah, but our culture never has! and
is STILL based on the fact that _sh*t flows downhill_ and it really DOES matter
on which branch you happen to be perched as to the view and fruits available
within your reach... ;-} rap.
Mandrillus sphinx :
Rick Parkany wrote:
> Nah! theze Chookies are a cuplA Flesh Pots underneath the opportunism--like
> Jane Fonda in her Oh! so passe naked beach shot (sans beaver) @ the height
> of HER politicization, they've prostituted themselves in a new marketing
> strategum that uses--of all things--flesh exposure to hike the charts.
> Flesh beats politics like beach shots beats sports hands dwon for this
> country's true blue boYz
> WhoDUH!ThunkIt? ;-} rap.
> Karen Canty wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Just some interesting information that I discovered the other day.seems
> > that the Dixie Chicks CD is back in first (after a slight bump to third)
> > on the Country/Western charts; they opened to a sold-out enthusiastic
> > crowd in South Carolina last night; and Michael Moore's book is back, I
> > think, in number one in non-fiction ahead of Savage Nation.so maybe all
> > the disc-crushing, "we're not playing them on OUR radio stations," etc.
> > had very little lasting effect..thank goodness.
> > Now maybe we can just get back to "do we like their music or not" mode.
> > Karen
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> "Dein Wachstum sei feste und lache vor Lust!
> Deines Herzens Trefflichkeit
> Hat dir selbst das Feld bereit',
> Auf dem du bluehen musst." JS Bach: Bauern Kantata
> Richard A. Parkany: SUNY@Albany
> Prometheus Educational Services
> Upper Hudson & Mohawk Valleys; New York State, USA
"Dein Wachstum sei feste und lache vor Lust!
Deines Herzens Trefflichkeit
Hat dir selbst das Feld bereit',
Auf dem du bluehen musst." JS Bach: Bauern Kantata
Richard A. Parkany: SUNY@Albany
Prometheus Educational Services
Upper Hudson & Mohawk Valleys; New York State, USA
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