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Monday, May 16, 2011

Going Down


I'm just trying to make it real, baby, like it is.
I mean, maybe this is what you're supposed to do,

maybe this is what you're growing to

--Superfly
(1972)

I told you to put one in his brain,

not in his stinkin' face!

--Miller's Crossing
(1990)

Define your meanin' of war

To me it's what we do

when we're bored

--You're Going Down
, Sick Puppies
___________________


Diane Sawyer, reporting on the killing of Osama bin Laden, said,
"Now that we've taken him down . . ." Excuuuse me, Diane Sawyer, but are you a news person or a Mafia gun moll?

"Take him down" -- the vernacular of our new post-racial America? Now the U.S. has an African-American acting like John Gotti and newsfolk like Sawyer cheerleading us on to the lower levels of societal conduct as we lurch towards becoming a Marvel comic version of ourselves, at least in our minds.
The vernacular of artistes like 50 Cent will lead the way; we will simply be following our president who enjoys that thug -- along with Old School, mind, on his iPod; or at least that's what he said when he was politicking.

Come to think of it, following the Mafia's lead might be an improvement as they at least try to limit collateral damage, and seldom target women or children.


Maybe Mrs. Sawyer's husband -- comic/director Mike Nichols -- is helping script a bit of dynamism in to what has been admittedly a somber business. Diane
et. al. are helping us get our war on in the coolest way possible.

Real fly, Diane.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Ghost Dansing said...

"...mafia gun mall..." love it

Monday, May 16, 2011 at 6:54:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Carl said...

"Neither conscience nor sanity suggests that the United States is, should or could be a global gendarme. The U.S. has no mandate from on high to police the world and no inclination to do so."
Robert S. McNamara May 27 1966

Unfortunately it is plainly evident that the 2nd and 4th words do not have any place in government.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 2:46:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

GD,
Since Obomba said that i should have my head examined, i immediately scheduled a psychiatric appt.
In that session we discussed this art., and he laughed his ass off at this descriptive phrase.
BTW, i grew up in a neighbor hood in east side Cleveland Ohio where we had REAL MAFIA, and i respect their tactics, as they are real men.
jim

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 10:11:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

Avedis,
We have lost our national priorities.
Reagan was nut's but look at what it's become.
Here in Fl we have repub criminal as governor, and in CA a guy that could be top dog in the IMF. Both wanna fuck the hired help.
Do these guys know about safe sex?
jim

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 10:15:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

Carl,
These were cheap words from RM, since we clearly did play world cop for the 45-present day.
jim

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 10:35:00 AM GMT-5  

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