Saturday, December 09, 2006



I came across this clip on the left from the crooks and liars website. It is extremely heart-wrenching.

To think John Lennon has been gone for 26 years, yet his words of peace still ring loud and clear.

Although this small film is very hard to watch, it still deserves a big thumbs up and many praises to the author "sakitamasao".

Pictures, lyrics and music come together to cause one to take a hard look at the annihilation and agony human beings thrust upon one another. It leaves you with the forever unanswered question...Will we ever learn?

"Lennon represented life and Mr. Nixon and Mr. Bush represent death...."

"The U.S. government saw Lennon as such a serious threat that President Nixon attempted to have him deported in 1972. In addition the FBI closely monitored his actions and amassed a file on Lennon of over 400 pages."

for an uplifting you-tube clip on John Lennon from TENNESSEE GUERILLA WOMAN

PS: Now read below the fictional obituary of the RIGHT WING TALK RADIO... may it and all its toady hosts, forever REST IN APPEASE.

Twelve years of unmerited influence and half-truths swathed in red, white and blue
patriotism met its demise this past Tuesday with a dagger to the
heart served up by revelations from the Iraq Study Group
substantiating that everything right wing talk radio had said was
right about the Iraq, was wrong.

Born the day Rush Limbaugh mid-wifed Newt Gingrich's Contract For
(On) America, RWTRR lived a healthy and wealthy life duping a
great portion of the America public into voting against their own
best interests.

Right wing talk grew larger and louder over its lifetime, adding
names like Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Michael Savage, Glenn
Beck, Neal Boortz, Dennis Prager and many more imitators. They
each spent three hours a day catchphrasing words and thoughts - no
matter how rickety their evidence (if any) - that the mainstream
media would give equal time and space along side the truth.

All of a sudden, the truth was only worth 50% of any issue.

Enabled by a gullible mainstream media hoping to hitch itself to
the growing Lords of Loud audience, the Rove-inspired red-herrings
were greased up even more by talk radio's band of Professor Harold
Hills and shoved charmingly down America's throat. And, as with
all great con men, these snake oil salesmen sold hole-cloth,
betraying the public trust and making fistfuls of dollars doing it.

To be fair, they had to. It's was a Catch-22. If they had trusted
their audience with the truth, they'd have no audience.

But November's election and the ISG report finally drained
life-giving oxygen from a lying heart. Not only did the public
begin to understand they were being duped, but even the FOBIJB
(Friends of Bush including James Baker) could no longer ignore the
tide. Of course there will continue to be FOBIL (Friends of Bush
Including Lieberman), but they will sustain escalating losses,
just as the LOL are losing audience in droves.

But the one-two punch of November's mid-terms compounded by the
Iraq Study Group's revelations, knocked a terminal hole in any
credibility right wing talk may have had left.

Limbaugh admitted he was shilling for Republicans who didn't
deserve to be elected, then attempted to hush the death knell rung
by the ISG by recasting it, oh so hysterically, as the Iraq
Surrender Group. Get it? He changed one of the words. Second-rate
comics who are dying on stage always go for the insipidly obvious
and as with the comics, it never gets the audience back.

Hannity has gone off the deep end calling everyone else but
himself wrong. He persists on telling liberal callers that we
found WMD even though Bush doesn't seem to have gotten the same
intelligence Sean has while Curt Weldon and Rick Santorum were
voted out of office whipping the same dead horse.

Beck asks an American Congressman to prove he's not working for the enemy.

Prager believes the same Congressman holding his bible will bring
down American civilization.

O'Reilly can't drum up many recruits to fight this year's War
Against Christmas, and how many times can you hear "look at me"
with out re-tasting last night's dinner?

And Savage...? Well, just "Savage."

Oh, they'll keep some listeners, but they'll be talking to a choir
who doesn't care that they're hearing to a bunch of cloutless
charlatans who never had the balls to serve our country but have
no problem sending other families into life-changing horror; fans
who don't care their heros had it wrong, and had it wrong over and
over. And when it came to the war...dead wrong.

Now any relevance these cascading Lords of Loud might once have
had, if not dead, is on life support. And if there are some in the
media who still choose to give these mongrels of
misrepresentation any time, space or air, they do it at the risk
of their own relevance.

Right-wing talk show relevance was never married but leaves behind
soon to irrelevant offspring: Dick Morris, Bernie Goldberg, Tom
DeLay, Ann Coulter, David Horowitz, David Limbaugh, Bill Kristol,
Michelle Malkin, General Tommy Franks, Oliver North, James Dobson,
Whitewater, Swift Boaters, Flip-flopping, Terri Schiavo, The
buses, Outing covert agents as appropriate government behavior,
WMD, Saddam's close relationship with bin Laden, If you're against
the war your against the troops, If you're against the President's
policies you're against America, Activist judges are making laws,
"Making progress," Tax relief benefitting the middle class, No
child left behind is a success, Republican legislators
appreciating veterans, Pharmaceutical companies writing drug bills
will benefit the public, Stem cell research causes baby cloning,
and Wars against Christmas

Memorial services will be continued, sadly, three hours a day. All
donations should be made to Fox News.

Steve Young is author of the "Great Failures of the Extremely Successful" and can be read every Sunday on the LA Daily News Opinion page


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