Post #318: Random Thoughts
In the mean time, here are a few assorted observations that I had scribbled in my notebook, or posted on other naughty, LEFT WING websites. This is nothing more than a cut and paste job. I'm not trying to portray myself as an astute observer of the human tragedy. This is merely what I feel at this particular moment in our weird and twisted history. Happy reading, folks!
THE KEITH RICHARDS MEMOIRS
But it has to be stated – with all due respect to the man – that the Stones pretty much died decades ago. For the last twenty years they have merely been a nostalgia band - nothing more. The last recording of theirs that made any impact on me was Harlem Shuffle, and that was back in the eighties! Their last LP of any merit (and mind you, this is only my humble opinion) was “Emotional Rescue” nearly three decades ago.
In 1970, the Beatles broke up leaving the world wanting more. Begging for more in fact. The Rolling Stones just faded away. Sad.
THE "CONTROVERSY" REGARDING THAT OTHER KEITH
So, Keith Olbermann donated some cash to a couple of Democratic candidates? I am shocked. SHOCKED!
Conflict of interest? Please. He should have donated to the candidacies of Michelle Bachmann or Rand Paul. Now THAT would have constituted a conflict of interest!
Could it be that the suits at MSNBC thought they had finally found the excuse they needed in order to silence the most lethal progressive voice broadcasting in the main stream media today? Remember, that network didn’t “go left” a few years ago out of any ideological conviction. It was purely a business decision on their part. After all, they had at one time given a forum to Michael Wiener Savage among other people…
“Alan Keyes Is Making Sense”. Remember that little early evening atrocity from about a decade ago?
“Watch It with Laura Ingram”. Who among us can forget that monumental, televised train wreck?
MSNBC eventually realized that they couldn’t outfox FOX Noise so they went to the left out of sheer desperation. It turned out to be a damned good move on their part. Maybe they thought they could finally afford to dump the most visible thorn in the side of the right wing plutocracy. The joke is on them They couldn't! Nyah!
MORE MEMOIRS: GEORGE W. BUSH
Recently I received an e-mail from the Bush/Cheney Alumni Association. Yeah, I admit it - I subscribe. It is an amusing thing indeed to watch these nitwits try to rewrite history. I suggest you all subscribe. There is so much entertainment value to be gotten from this site - and SCADS of unintentional humor!
The e-mail contained a link to a video of Dubyah promoting his new book. When I attempted to click it on, instead of the Bush's image, the following words appeared on the screen:
"An Unexpected Error Has Occurred"
Those are the only true words I have ever received from the Bush/Cheney Alumni Association.
Having said that, let me say this:
Nearly three-quarters-of-a-century after it was made illegal; half-a-century after it was proven to be practically harmless - why is it still a crime to possess and smoke marijuana?
Here is a list of ten famous people - heavy smokers all - who died of lung cancer:
Edward R. Murrow
Nat King Cole
Here is another list. Ten famous alcoholics who drank themselves to death:
Now I'm going to ask you to name for me one celebrity who has died from too much grass.
Go on, I'm waiting.....
You couldn't do it, could you? Don't feel bad. Neither could I. Not only have I never heard of anyone dying in that matter, I am not aware of it happening in all recorded human history! How could it possibly be that in 2010, are we still having this stupid conversation?
Is it a "gateway drug" as they never tire of reminding us? Yeah, it probably is. But so is Miller High Life - the Champagne of Bottled Beer . Let's get a grip here, okay?
THE PARTY'S OVER
The twentieth century was the American Century. The twenty-first will be the Chinese Century. Our representatives (from both sides of the aisle) will see to that. Get used to the idea.
AND FINALLY, MY FAVORITE SUBJECT
Regarding Sarah Plain: To paraphrase the late, great Molly Ivins in a slightly different context:
If that woman's IQ slips any lower we're gonna have to start watering her twice a day.
Cheerio! Pip! Pip!
The photograph at the top of this piece is of little ol' me. It was taken on May 18 of this year inside Studio Number Three at the Abbey Road recording facilities in London, England. At the moment the photo was taken, I was listening to the master tape of John Lennon's "Imagine" in surround sound. What can I tell you? It was one of those mountaintop moments.
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood [and sisterhood] of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world
Goddammit, I miss John Lennon.