Highjacking Crispin's site again with JJ Cale and Chuck Prophet, Thomas More and Thomas Hobbes, the Navajo, the Army, Paul Ryan and Tora Bora...it just doesn't get better than this. I think at times there's a better class of reader here than at the other places I babble...certainly the comments I get over at Veteran's Today give me a lot of pause. Anyway, this has been a complex piece to get my teeth into...for a variety of reasons. So, here we go...
Civilized costs more than hard, brutish and short...
The number of broken promises and bad judgments made over the last 30 years is incredible. Each bad judgment ends up causing more broken promises. However, the majority of the problems I see – crumbling infrastructure, lousy schools, increased long-term unemployment, mounting debt, lagging modernization, lack of a coherent energy plan and so on and on and on as well as what has happened to Native Americans, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsman, Civil Servants, Labor Unions, and on and on comes from the idea that we don’t have the wherewithal to pay for what we need to do. That is bullshit.
To be educated, a person doesn't have to know much or be informed, but he or she does have to have been exposed vulnerably to the transformative events of an engaged human life. Thomas More
Can you say AN/PDR-27R? ALPHA-NOVEMBER-PAPA-DELTA-ROMEO-TWO-SEVEN-ROMEO?
so i've been showing political/protest songs each day in my "recent political thought" course. so far: merle haggard 'okie from muskogee' and bob marley and the wailers, 'burning and looting. then this, located by my student jake (who's the treasurer of the college democrats). i'm not going to skew right in the long run because you'd have to say that most significant protest music has been on the other side. but here's what public enemy looks like today:
i think what we could say is that one would expect something like this to be quite a bit worse than this is. suddenly you realize that schumer/tumor is an inevitable rhyme, thanks jake sternberger.
yo remember white people? here's what they looked and sounded like: