Wednesday, June 01, 2005


No, I am not talking about this great tune from the now defunct, yet popular Long Beach band twelvehourmary. I am just swamped with multiple duties going on right now. So let's take a look at a blast form the past, as pointed out in today's 'Cheers and Jeers':
...Saddam was a good guy when Reagan armed him, a bad guy when Bush's daddy made war on him, a good guy when Cheney did business with him and a bad guy when Bush needed a "we can't find Bin Laden" diversion. with Cuba is wrong because the country is Communist, but trade with China and Vietnam is vital to a spirit of international harmony.

...A president lying about an extramarital affair is an impeachable offense. A president lying to enlist support for a war in which thousands die is solid defense policy.

...Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton.

...the best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.

...providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy. Providing health care to all Americans is socialism. warming is junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools.

...being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a conservative radio host. Then it's an illness and you need our prayers for your recovery.
Now I am sure my Right Wing brethren will pick the nits of this classic, but an open and objective mind will read these snippets once again and scratch their head as they recognize the two faced nature of the rhetoric that exists in the handcuffed media of the day. For if you don't, you'll become the 'Final Idiot' another twelvehourmary song. (Here is the full tune in Real Audio):
to me it's obvious what's happening
but less and less it matters
cause I still believe there is grace in you
and I'm the final idiot

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