Thursday, August 11, 2005

Source: DemocracyNow.org
Can You Believe This Shit??

Rumsfeld Planning 9-11 Party/Country Music Concert

For many, the upcoming September 11th anniversary will be a time for somber reflection. Apparently not for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
This week, he announced the Pentagon will hold a massive march and country music concert to mark the fourth anniversary of 9/11.
Rumsfeld is calling the event the "America Supports You Freedom Walk." The march will start at the Pentagon and end at the National Mall with a show by country star Clint Black.
Black is the man behind the song "I Raq and Roll," a song that conflates Saddam Hussein with "the devil" who attacked the United States on 9/11.
One verse of the song goes, "We can't ignore the devil, he'll keep coming back for more ... If they won't show us their weapons, we might have to show them ours. It might be a smart bomb -- they find stupid people, too. And if you stand with the likes of Saddam, one just might find you."
The announcement of this 9/11 celebration and concert outraged victim's family groups and veterans organizations.

Can Rummy possibly be this blasé and insensitive?
Hell, yes, he can.
He's a Bush administration member- and just as worthless as the rest of those imbeciles.

How about you? Do you plan to join in Rumsfeld's 'celebration' of 9/11?

13 comments:

Mike said...

i read that today in salon. every parapgraph or so the author said "...and i'm not making this up."

history will judge us harshly...

Karen Zipdrive said...

History won't judge us harshly Mike, history will judge Bush, his cronies and the imbeciles who either voted to put him in office, or people like Jeb Bush, Katherine Harris and the Diebold Company who cheated to put him in office.
These people are amoral, and hiding behind Jesus's skirts makes them worse than amoral- it makes them evil.

Lulu Maude said...

Gawd. What a moron Clint Black is. Why do country singers opt for this world view? Remember what stations did to the Dixie Chicks for departing from it...

Karen Zipdrive said...

Well, in Texas where we are pretty much ass deep in country music, we haven't heard much from squinty eyed Clint Black in a while.
Whenever a country star's popularity starts to decline, it's usually time for them to record a song about xenophobia, kicking someone's ass or loving America.
Clint Black is old school. He needed to pawn his soul for a hit. So he did.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Addendum:

The trouble with country singers like Black is they have no trouble acting macho and tough when they write tripe like this safely behind the gates of their mansions.

Lyrics like these appeal to blue collar, uneducated types who think they must engage in war to become men (and women). They actually think killing and war lead to peace.

Lyrics like this encourage hatred and further isolate America from the rest of the world.

Black even implies in his lyrics that our troops are adequately equipped to fight this war in Iraq. He's wrong.

Read them and wretch:

You can wave your signs in protest against America takin' stands.
The stands America's takin' are the reason that you can.
If everyone would go for peace, there'd be no need for war,
But we can't ignore the devil; he'll keep comin' back for more.

Some see this in black and white; others only grey.
We're not beggin' for a fight, no matter what they say.
We have a resolution that should put 'em all to shame.
It's a...a different kind of deadline when I'm called in the game.

I rock, I rack 'em up an' I roll.
I'm back, an' I'm a high-tech GI Joe.
I pray for peace, prepare for war,
And I never will forgive.
There's no price too high for freedom,
So be careful where you tread.

Now this terror isn't man to man; they can be no more than cowards.
They won't show us their weapons: we might have to show them ours.
Now it might be a smart-bomb; they find stupid people too.
If you stand with the likes of Saddam, one just might find you.

I rock, I rack 'em up an' I roll.
I'm back, an' I'm a high-tech GI Joe.
I got infra-red, I got GPS,
I got that good old-fashioned lead.
There's no price too high for freedom,
So be careful where you tread.

Now, you can come along, or you can stay behind,
An' you can get out of the way.
But our troops take out the garbage,
For the good ol' U.S.A.

I rock, I rack 'em up an' I roll. (In the U.S.A.)
I rock, I rack 'em up an' I roll. (Talkin' 'bout the U.S.A.)
I rock, I rack 'em up an' I roll. (In the U.S.A.)
I rock, I rack 'em up an' I roll. (Talkin' 'bout the U.S.A.)
I rock, I rack 'em up an' I roll. (In the U.S.A.)

JimBob said...

Reminds me of how, after 9/11, I kept hearing Bruce Springsteen's "Born In the USA" played on the radio as a call to patriotism.

If the idiots who played the song on the radio would have just listened to the lyrics, they'd have realized it's a acathing commentary on how America treats its vets and lower class citizens.

And I'm sure they wouldn't have been playing it at that point in time.

An I gonna party with Rummy? Yeah; in '06, when the Repubes lose their monopoly on our country. Except he'll be drowning his sorrows and I'll be celebrating the return to democracy.

Friends don't let friends vote Republican

Karen Zipdrive said...

I recall once when Ronald Reagan quoted a Bruce Springsteen lyric to illustrate a point he was trying to make.
Springsteen's reps called the White House and demanded that Reagan stop quoting his lyrics for any reason.
When I was 14 or 15, I worked in a shitkicker steak house in Helotes, Texas. I used to play the Flying Burrito Brothers on the company's 8-track.
It was all anti war stuff, but the kickers eating their 42 ounce slabs o' beef didn't notice the lyrics, they just loved that good old country twang.
Dimwits.

Mileah said...

Holy shit! That is one of the more inappropriate and tasteless things I've seen the neocon's do since...oh what the hell, they do this kind of shit everyday.

How about going to the nearest veterans hospital and thanking those men and women who have suffered most from this admins folly and have done so with dignity and honor unlike their commander in chief and his cronies.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Having been to Brooke Army Medical Center recently, the assortment of young men and women maimed and disfigured for life because of Bush's war is absolutely astounding.
I try to talk to as many as I can and believe me, when I ask how they feel about Iraq, most are pissed off at Bush and think they got rooked.
They think he'll try to reduce their veterans' benefits.
I think they're right to worry.

CLD said...

The entire bunch of them make me sick.

Now, I can add Clint Black to the list of people I'm completely disappointed in. Shame on him for draping himself in the flag [while dipping it in hate] and pretending he knows anything about being a soldier -- whether during peacetime or war.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Once those shitkicker singers taste success then start to fade, they either turn into drunken blobs or start ramping up the red, white and blue.
I am sick of these right-wing clowns claiming patriotic superiority.

You want to support the troops?

Demand Bush bring them home from this phony, no WMD-having, fucked-up war, then impeach the lying bastard for lying to Congress and sending them in the first place.

dusty said...

i about died when i heard springsteens song being played after 9-11. As for Rummy..that fucktard has the compassion of a serial killer..

Karen Zipdrive said...

Rummy may have to charge a cover for his 9/11 celebration. Those Repugnicans are starting to need the dough for upcoming legal defense(s).