republican madness

March 12, 2002
Quote of the Moment
Vice President Dick Cheney from that Shadow Government HQ in this This Modern World cartoon.
Man, with what I've been reading about how we're preparing to deal with Iraq, I believe this is the Republican slogan...we really seem convinced that we have the right to kick out Saddam. And damn the consequences!

Link of the Moment
Miserable Melodies has some of the wrongest music on the web. Has some classics like William Shatner covering "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and Richard Harris doing "MacArthur Park" (one my favorites from jazzband actually) as well as some lesser known performances. Go to the "All by Artist" page and be sure to check out the "Portsmouth Sinfonia"..."Sin" is about the right way to describe their cover of "Also Sprach Zarathustra"....

The Miserable Melodies site actually ties in to today's theme of "Republican Madness", because it features John Ashcroft singing this song he penned himself:
Let the eagle soar,
Like she's never soared before.
From rocky coast to golden shore,
Let the mighty eagle soar.
Soar with healing in her wings,
As the land beneath her sings:
'Only god, no other kings.'
This country's far too young to die.
We've still got a lot of climbing to do,
And we can make it if we try.
Built by toils and struggles
God has led us through.
"This country's far too young to die"?? That's a reckless teenager line if I ever heard it. And this rendition gives him the benefit of the doubt, but I swear he thinks the the past tense of "soar" is "soarn". Did you know each time he has been sworn in to political office, he has himself anointed with cooking oil (in the manner of King David, as he points out in his memoirs).
(lyrics thanks to barking moose, thanks Bill for the oil link. And actually, you can see the CNN video that the music was lifted from.)