Though it was nominated for a Grammy, we just don't think there's been nearly enough screaming about Harry Shearer's musical send-up of the Bush administration's main players. If you've had all the peace and good will you can handle, you might enjoy a bit of black comedy, in diverse musical stylings.
If you're looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for a progressive friend, we don't see how you could do better than this album (available at I-Tunes):
"Who in the what now?" I hear you thinking. "Joe the---oh, you mean this guy?"
No: Joe. JOE WURZELBACHER. Joe the Plumber? McCain's pal? Remember him? Sure you do. Big block-headed guy---claims to be a plumber--- summoned up out of obscurity by McCain during one of the debates? Nothing?
We've been trying very hard not to think about the "Bush legacy project," since its very existence defies common sense, decency, geometry, and reality. We're afraid of getting sucked into some GOP black hole of revisionism and coming out on the other side in a world like Camazotz in A Wrinkle in Time where everything is controlled by "Bush's Brain" and all the moms stay home, the dads all go to work, and everyone does everything in exactly the same way and at the same time, all the time. And (channeling Berke Breathed now) is compelled every Sunday to attend the Christianist Church of his or her choice (no Quakers on Bush World).
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by IDLYE |Steve Benen writes: "John McCain was presented with a choice: lose the election or lose his
honor. As has become painfully clear, McCain chose the latter." He's comforted that others have reached the same conclusion. I call that "cold comfort."
Anyway, it's only a symptom of a much graver disorder.
At WaPo, E.J. Dionne marvels
at what the GOP's apparent comfort in distorting facts---and the public's willingness to let them justify the end by the means---tells us about the state of political discourse, where a lie is as good as the truth as long as you agree with the objective behind it. This
is the true legacy of the Bush administration, and it scares me way
more than McCain does.
by The Puppet Mistress | McCain's campaign says they paid for "all necessary licenses." (Political Ticker) Hmmm. After a strongly worded protest by the Wilson sisters, has the band come to terms with it? "Heart gets headlines and royalties. Part of that money, said [former guitarist Roger Fisher],
would be heading to the Arizona senator’s opponent: "With my
contribution to Obama's campaign, the Republicans are now supporting
Obama," he told Reuters. (Political Ticker)