The politicians who have been socking it to the American taxpayers owe it to their victims to make it perfectly clear what's happening and they can do that by voting to add some bail-out funds so that Enron can hand out some cash bonuses for their (former) executives who did just as good as the AIG and GM executives did last year.
Dangling all those recent bonuses in front of the Enron executives constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment" and thus should qualify for a Supreme Court decision to force the inclusion of Enron executives in the recent round of bonuses for boneheaded executives.
On Thursday, March 19, 2009, at an anti-war rally held in Berkeley, Cindy Sheehan came up with the quote of the day which epitomizes the current situation: "Obama is just another war monger."
President Obama isn't just another war monger; he's the fellow who will ignore history and send more troops into a country that has never been conquered. Doesn't he deserve a bail-out funds bonus for that?
One of these weekends we intend to write an entry that is composed of just the column's headline and nothing else.
We did some fact checking and are working on writing a column based on the premise that George W. Bush deserves to be named into the Punk Rock Hall of Fame.
Weren't the founding principles of Punk Rock: "Screw you, we don't care what momma don't allow, we're gonna play "I hate Mondays," some vintage G G Allin (we misspelled his name in a recent column and wonder why punks care so much "out getting the name of one of their "pint men's" name spelled correctly. Would that really matter to G G Allin?
Speaking of Berkeley, on the night of Friday March 20, to Saturday morning March 21, Rev. Dan will be doing an extended bonus edition of "Music for Nimrods" on KXLU, so we're gonna call him and make a request. If Berkeley had an official city song (who's got time for fact checking?) shouldn't it be Simon and Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson," from the Graduate soundtrack album?
Back to the idea of putting Bush in the Punk Rock Hall of Fame: Didn't punks believe that society should be destroyed and that folks in the middle class should have their homes taken away and they should be banished to tent cities?
Didn't punk musician spit at their audience? Didn't the "Mission Accomplished" speech do (metaphorically) same thing?
Would real punk musician give a gosh darn (you know we really mean to use their favorite word: "dag nab it") about if and how many Iraqis have been inadvertently vaporized by unintended "collateral damage"?
Reportedly, at some point during the continuing invasion of Iraq, a skid of $100 dollar American bills disappeared. Wouldn't punks approve? Wouldn't that symbolize their attitude toward capitalism and the scramble for dead presidents?
Speaking of that what ever happened to the Dead Kennedys band? Wouldn't it be ironic if there was a Jefferson Airplane reunion tour before the next DK hit is released?
Recently this columnist accused the world of Journalism of living inside a bubble (wasn't that Bush's punk rocker way of sayubg "Who Gives a Farthing?" about cretinism?) and sent the URL for that column to several high profile members of the Journalism community. The deafening sounds of silence reminded this columnist of the Beatles' song "No Reply."
Why hasn't any Punk band ever recorded the lead singer declining the verb "f-bomb" to music?
Speaking of KXLU, one of the coolest things we ever heard was when they played Frank Sinatra's version of "My Way" and followed it immediatelywith the Sex Pistol's version.