Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Crosby & Nash Lied Through Vietnam

and now they think they can lie their way through the War on Terror.

David Crosby and Graham Nash were and are adequate song writers. Their early work respectively with the Byrds and the Hollies, in my opinion was their best work. Nash's "Our House" written for CSN&Y is still capable of simultaneously giving me a headache and nausea within the first three notes.

Chris Matthews Riffs With Anti-war Rockers Crosby and Nash
Chris Matthews joined anti-war rockers David Crosby and Graham Nash as they pined for the good old days of Vietnam war era campus activism and hoped it would rise up again to oppose the "shameless liars" in the Bush administration. Invited on Monday night's "Hardball" to promote their appearance at a peace concert at the National Cathedral, Crosby and Nash riffed with the "Hardball" host about everything from the trashing of the Dixie Chicks and Bill Maher to how Big Oil has made "obsence" profits off the Iraq war.

Crosby: "Well they're being fed a lot of infor-, of conflicting
information. You know, on the one hand you've got a young kid who is patriotic,
who loves his country, believes in it and he's being told, 'Yeah this is the
truth and we've gotta go in there to protect your mother and your

Matthews: "Yeah."

Crosby: "And he goes over and he finds out the job is killing
somebody else's mother and sister

Matthews: "Yeah."

Crosby: "And he gets disillusioned and he comes back and it's, it's
a hellish situation. And, and we can't be wasting some of the best young people
we have sending them over there to be killed and then, killing hundreds of
thousands of Iraqis at the same time
(emphasis mine)

What a crock of horse crap. There is a difference this time though. People aren't buying their lies. In fact, this time around people are laughing at them when they utter this crap. Watching two old farts make fools of themselves is funny indeed. Their lies become parody and their feigned sincerity becomes comedy.

True to form for its current neuvo riche persona the National Cathedral, aka the Episcopal Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, is lending its facilities for this round of lies which doesn't give the expected boost to make Crosby and Nash's message soar, but does aid in lessening and lowering the respect and the "religious" message of the Cathedral.

There's no fool like an old fool. True every time.

Ahmadinejad & Putin About To Wet Their Pants

School boys get lectured.

Look at the body language in this picture. It's pretty sad when the least repressed appears to be the Imam.

Feel free to caption this picture of Chairman Short and Shorter.

MLK's Mind Content Goal Gone Awry

McClatchy Newspapers Will Report The Dark Side Of Heaven

As violence falls in Iraq, cemetery workers feel the pinch

Even with less violence, many of those buried here are victims of the
war, and the tragedy of each loss offers a counterpoint to workers' worries
about money.

On a recent day, after the ritual washing, four male relatives
carried a coffin containing the scorched and torn body of Mohammed Hazim , 33.
Three women trailed, weeping. Hazim, a member of the radical Mahdi Army
militia, had been killed in a U.S. attack in Diyala province, his brother, Ali,

"Death to infidel America and the agent Iraqi government," the
family chanted again and again.

At the shrine, security guards stopped the procession to check the coffin for explosives before allowing the men to take it inside. Later, at the grave, the men cried and the three women fell to their knees shrieking and flinging fistfuls of sand into their hair, a gesture of extreme grief.

Yeah, well I'm sure McClatchy will report on the negative impact on the diarrhea doctors of Chitwan when the epidemic wanes. Terrible thing when death and disease doesn't support one's lifestyle. Or circulation goals.

Tom Waite must have written opinion pieces for MCClatchy early in his career:

Well, the ambulance drivers, they don't give a shit,
They just want to get off work, and
The short stop and the victim are already gone berserk
And the shroud-tailor measures him for a deep-six holiday,
The stiff is froze, the case is closed on the one that got away

McClatchy, finding the negatives of Heaven's Gate.