A long, long time ago, in a college far, far away, I awkwardly sat in on one of my first dorm parties. The stereo was playing “Roundabout” by Yes. I didn’t know much about rock and roll, having grown up with parents who preferred country and western. The old country and western, with the twangy voices and such. Not today’s rock and roll-style country that the younger folks, and even some of the older folks, enjoy today. I knew I liked the song and said so to the guy next to me. He looked at me and said, “You’re normal.” Little did he know…
If I do say so myself, I prefer this version of the song to the original, because my lyrics make more sense. You can actually tell what the hell my song’s about. It’s about Fox News Channel, of course. I hope you enjoy it. (I apologize. I could not find a satisfactory video for this, but I think you all know how it goes. That would make you normal. )
Around To Shout
Original words and music “Roundabout” by Jon Anderson, Steve Howe
Additional lyrics by Wayne A. Schneider
They’ll be around to shout
The words will make you have your doubt
They spend the day this way
Another literal video for your hilarity needs. Damn! It was hard to decide which one to use!
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That there is a “terror industrial complex” shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, though the story of Colin Powell referring to it in an interview seems to have slipped by all the MSM.
From The Raw Story:
When MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann welcomed three former members of Monty Python to Countdown on Wednesday, his biggest surprise was a question from Terry Gilliam, “How come that Colin Powell interview about the terror-industrial complex didn’t become a bigger story?”Olbermann was taken aback by the question, but by the next day he had uncovered Powell’s September 12, 2007 interview with GQ Magazine. Powell’s apology in that interview for his use of faulty intelligence prior to the Iraq War grabbed the headlines at the time, but he also delivered a far less-noticed warning against what Olbermann now calls “an entire aspect of the nexus of politics and terror.”
Naomi Klein talks about this at the end of her book “The Shock Doctrine“. She refers to it as “disaster capitalism complex”, and she talks specifically about the move towards “homeland security”, private armies, etc.. towards the end as the wave of the future, and the opportunity presented for these corporations with this endless “War on Terror”. She talked about “losing the peace incentive”.
What incentive is there for peace when there is so much money [profits] to be made, and power to be had… It’s big business, the wave of the future, and it’s booming. In fact, there is no real incentive for people to NOT be ‘terrorized’.. Peace is bad for business.
US military says 4 US troopers die in blast as Afghan panel finishes count
“The deaths bring to 25 the number of American service members killed in Afghanistan this month, according to an Associated Press count.”
That brings the total to date of U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan to 877. For the best and most current reporting on what is happening in Afghanistan, go to Informed Comment and read up starting with today’s post called “Afghanistan Election Run-Off, Italian Scandal, Lahore Attacks on Eve of Obama Decision“.
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Jeff Danziger, Syndicated Political Cartoonist
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On this date in 1906 Friedrich Wilhelm Voigt, the Captain of Köpenick, fooled the entire city of Köpenick and eleven soldiers, pretending to be a Prussian officer. The links tell the story better than I ever could.