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Speaking Of...

Tom Snyder, RIP


Why I Still Enjoy the Punk Rock

Even though I'm old, I still find punk rock relevant.

I just got the Tom Snyder "Tomorrow" show punk rock interviews. A 1981 episode has Wendy O. Williams and the Plasmatics. Tom talks to her, says something like, "Why do you smash TV's at your concerts? Don't you realize that there are many out there who can barely afford a TV set?" How can you be so viciously wasteful, young lady?!?

Wendy says something like it's her statement against consumerism, etc. The usual. And then she blows up a car in Tom's studio.

So this comes to mind as I'm reading this from a story on how the Iraqi government is refusing to take over the projects we spent billions on, and we are just handing things that don't always work quite right anyway off to locals who haven't a clue what to do:

In one of the most recent cases, a $90 million project to overhaul two giant turbines at the Dora power plant in Baghdad failed after completion because employees at the plant did not know how to operate the turbines properly and the wrong fuel was used. The additional power is critically needed in Baghdad, where residents often have only a few hours of electricity a day.

Since March of 2003 we've been spreading freedom and defeating terrorists by creating a sick amount of waste. Tax dollars, lives, an entire country -- maybe two countries -- sucked into a black hole of stupid. That'll teach that Saddam and bin Laden.

So, as we stare into the void we created, and the void stares into us, it makes a hell of a lot sense to artistically (not terroristically - don't hurt people, people, and respect others' property) to blow shit up and make a lot of angry noise.


Bullshit Mountain

The air gets thin up there...

The Daily Show, once again, provides excellent analysis. Their look at the latest Gonzales hearings is perfect.


Col. Bleep Save Us!

The Futurans see Atomic Explosions on Planet Earth -- a sign of trouble!

Atomic Veteran

What's it like being three miles from the largest above ground nuclear test in the US?

It's pretty fucked up, that's what it's like.

But What About The Cheese?

The cheese!!! What about it?



Tired of the usual "blogs"? Try Ectoplasmosis. Interesting, and just a slight touch bit sick and morbid.


The Dick And Me

Quantcast I need to further explore the options in getting a "radio program" facsimile of SwaG! on the web...


Always a great position to be in...

Web Radio Standing on Gallows, Hangman Says 'Let's Talk'


New York Times Finally Calls it

It is time for the United States to leave Iraq, without any more delay than the Pentagon needs to organize an orderly exit.

Like many Americans, we have put off that conclusion, waiting for a sign that President Bush was seriously trying to dig the United States out of the disaster he created by invading Iraq without sufficient cause, in the face of global opposition, and without a plan to stabilize the country afterward.

At first, we believed that after destroying Iraq’s government, army, police and economic structures, the United States was obliged to try to accomplish some of the goals Mr. Bush claimed to be pursuing, chiefly building a stable, unified Iraq. When it became clear that the president had neither the vision nor the means to do that, we argued against setting a withdrawal date while there was still some chance to mitigate the chaos that would most likely follow.

While Mr. Bush scorns deadlines, he kept promising breakthroughs — after elections, after a constitution, after sending in thousands more troops. But those milestones came and went without any progress toward a stable, democratic Iraq or a path for withdrawal. It is frighteningly clear that Mr. Bush’s plan is to stay the course as long as he is president and dump the mess on his successor. Whatever his cause was, it is lost.

The political leaders Washington has backed are incapable of putting national interests ahead of sectarian score settling. The security forces Washington has trained behave more like partisan militias. Additional military forces poured into the Baghdad region have failed to change anything....

Read on.


Try To Get This Image Out Of Your Head

Fred Thompson was Nixon's personal Deep Throat.


This Summs It Up

"Paris Hilton did more time than Scooter Libby."