AIN'T NO DOUBT I LOVE THIS GAL  12:13 am April 19, 2011

VIDEO HORROR: Sharron Angle Sings ‘God Bless the USA’

by Ken Layne

Well, the 2012 presidential race is over, babies. Sharron Angle, who stumbled briefly on the Road of Bones but will soon be Queen of the Apocalypse, rocked the Karaoke Weekend by bursting into song — the only song, if you are a True American. The Reagan Re-Election/Gulf War I stinker “God Bless the USA,” infamously recorded by proto-Joe Miller/Nashville Adult Contemporary star Lee Greenwood.

This is, of course, the worst piece of music ever recorded. It is the Blingee of patriotic songs, so cheap and crass and blinky, narrated by some pathetic loser, a sniveling victim of the American Class War. “At least I know I’m free,” yeah dude. That and an oxycontin stolen from your disabled sister’s medicine cabinet might just help you make it through the night. But did you know unemployed bro’s in Scandinavia were just cold gettin’ blowjobs in a hot tub, because of socialism?

Anyway, Sharron Angle is the new president of AmeriKKKa! [Via Wonkette super special operative "Dan T."]

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Crank_Tango April 19, 2011 at 12:15 am

"Kick Ass, USA" or GTFO!!!!!

chidem April 19, 2011 at 12:19 am

The woman who yelled "Wonderful!" at the end of the clip is so right.

trampndirtdown April 19, 2011 at 12:19 am

Tens of people cheered her on Ken! You think everything's sooo funny.

DownFist Troll April 19, 2011 at 12:20 am

Let the eagle soar, bitches!

Barbara_i April 19, 2011 at 12:20 am

Break out the dress made of meat. Her new stage name should be "Lady Gag" I know that I did.

taylormattd April 19, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Sadly, Sharron Angle was Born This Way.

JoshuaNorton April 19, 2011 at 12:24 am

Needz moar cowbell. A lot more. Please!!

Fare la Volpe April 19, 2011 at 12:46 am

Needs enough to drown out the singer.

I think a herd or three should do.

Beowoof April 19, 2011 at 7:47 am

Sorry all you get here is an old cow mooing.

DaRooster April 19, 2011 at 9:17 am

Perhaps a couple of raps on her noggin would suffice.

iburl April 19, 2011 at 12:24 am

This reminds me of 2 things

David Cross vs. Lee Greenwood:

Video Nasty by The Damned:

poncho_pilot April 19, 2011 at 2:14 pm

neat neat neat. she can afford a cannon.

smokefilledfetus April 19, 2011 at 12:24 am

I heard, "God Bless the KKK".

SayItWithWookies April 19, 2011 at 12:28 am

Gol-dangit, she's not firing a shotgun into the air while eating a slice of apple pie and kissing a baby. Why does Sharron Angle hate America?

poncho_pilot April 19, 2011 at 2:15 pm

or firing a baby eating a slice of apple into into the air while she's kissing a shotgun.

natoslug April 19, 2011 at 12:28 am

Fuck me. We had to stand up and sing along to the Lee Greenwood shitstain of a song during basic training. There's no fucking way I'm clicking on that link.

Ken Layne April 19, 2011 at 12:51 am

I know, I know. I heard it about 50 times a week when I was the beat reporter at Camp Pendleton leading up to Gulf War 1.0.

I love country & western music, and could still tolerate country radio in the early '80s — Merle Haggard still had hits, and it was the last days of Waylon and George Jones and Emmylou Harris on the AM radio — but that fucking Lee Greenwood song was a harbinger of doom not only for country music but for the entire country. ALL DOWNHILL SINCE THEN NEVER FORGET.

OkieDokieDog April 19, 2011 at 1:12 am

I'm listening to Waylon sing Old Five and Dimers Like Me right now. Hell of a voice. RIP.

Radio_Level_7 April 19, 2011 at 1:23 am

Funny, when I listened to this crap, Ipecac music, one of my initial thoughts was how far we have gotten away from Rock'n'Roll as a personal and political salve.
The glossed, over-produced, predictable Nashville sound truly is maudlin nausea. But we can't give up on the roots of punkabilly music. Outlaw Country on Sirius, or even Wilco and the obscure country underground.
Or put a Link Wray album on.

trampndirtdown April 19, 2011 at 9:14 am

Don't forget Steve Earle, banned on most radio throughout the decade. Thanks Clearchannel

natoslug April 19, 2011 at 11:27 am

My only exposure to country/western in the 80's was on the radio, so I figured ALL country music was on par with Lee Greenwood. It was years before I realised that Emmylou Harris and a few of the other musicians I listened to could be considered country. I figured country & western was where pop musicians went when they failed to reach the pinnacle of blandness in pop.

MrFizzy April 19, 2011 at 5:10 am

Thanks for reminding me about Lee Greenwood. Dag that hurts.

CookiE_MonstA April 19, 2011 at 10:07 am

ME TOO! Then came Gulf War I and OMFG I got SO sick and tired of that song. Every single day at every event, it was like a auditory water torture, the slow drip that drives a hole in your brain.

justkillmenow April 19, 2011 at 10:15 am

I met Lee Greenwood back in the late 80s when he was performing at the Knox County Fair. He stayed at the hotel where I was working. I could have killed him before that craptastic song was ever written. So sorry for failing you all.

natoslug April 19, 2011 at 11:30 am

Unless you offed him in '86, you would have still failed me. And I'm fairly certain someone even worse would have replaced him. The shitty song industry is like a hydra. The only way you're going to get rid of it is to burn it down to the ground and salt the earth. Or maybe I'm thinking dandelions.

ttommyunger April 20, 2011 at 11:26 am

So, you haven't learned to move your lips while remaining silent? I could no more sing that trainwreck of a song than I could fly.

Doktor Zoom April 19, 2011 at 12:32 am

Nope, there ain't enough Laurie Anderson in the world to wash that out of my brain. And I have the 4 CD United States Live set.

But as for patriotic musics, let's remember Laurie's take on the national anthem: "Just a lot of questions written during a fire."

poncho_pilot April 19, 2011 at 2:23 pm

there is no pilot.

exmartinette April 19, 2011 at 12:32 am

She's proud to be a merkin.

PuckStopsHere April 19, 2011 at 1:01 am

Cause at least she knows she's free…

BarryOPotter April 19, 2011 at 8:18 am

Cause at least she knows she's free…

For the moment, let's go with that…

OkieDokieDog April 19, 2011 at 12:33 am

What? Where's the stanza about making lemonade out of incest babies. I want my money back on this concert.

Barbara_i April 19, 2011 at 12:41 am

She's changed her stance on that. Now it's "when life gives you lemons, shut up and eat your lemons"

Fukui_sanYesOta April 19, 2011 at 1:54 am

Or "when life gives you lemons, shut up and try to swap them for that hip replacement you need"

Negropolis April 19, 2011 at 2:32 am


EdFlintstone April 19, 2011 at 12:33 am

I cannot hate that song enough. Lee Greenwood is the musical godfather of political retardation. Imagine the groupies this guy gets. Back-titted, white trash with stars and stripes granny panties trying to cover their overgrown red,white and blue haired 70's bush.

Ken Layne April 19, 2011 at 12:53 am

This guy's groupies can't get off their hoverounds, and use 'sploded semi-truck tires for thongs.

(I am only talking about the female groupies. The males all look like Dick Cheney and want Lee to "sing like a little boy," while wearing blackface.)

emmelemm April 19, 2011 at 4:17 am

1. Ewww.

2. Tell us how you really feel. No, no, I mean it…

[redacted]hse April 19, 2011 at 8:40 am

Thanks- now I'm horny.

KeepFnThatChicken April 19, 2011 at 12:38 am

The song was great, once. Now that it's part of the typical tearjerker rotation, it has lost its merit, much like the legend of Yankee Doodle — except in that awkward, "please stop singing, goddammit!" way. I remember (twenty years ago) that the song was part of the Independence Day b-loops for TV stations across the country; slightly schlocky, but what else are you going to do?

Because, unlike The Star Spangled Banner, real patriotic songs don't have any fucking words. Stars & Stripes Forevermusically runs fat-free circles around all that other kitsch.

Guppy06 April 19, 2011 at 12:48 am

Could always dig out "Hail Columbia" or "Columbia, Gem of the Ocean," but they live in America, not Colombia.

Ken Layne April 19, 2011 at 12:54 am

The song was great, once.

I am too tired. I cannot see the irony.

CapnFatback April 19, 2011 at 1:00 am

Great as in "Great Canyon" great, mebbe?

Or perhaps "great-grandpa" great?

EdFlintstone April 19, 2011 at 1:50 am

Great as in depression.

not that Dewey April 19, 2011 at 6:52 am

Great as in Leap Forward?

freddymcmurray April 19, 2011 at 9:39 am

Great as in Scotts.

KeepFnThatChicken April 19, 2011 at 10:42 am

Man, I could almost feel the downfisting.

Maybe it's environmental, since I grew up in the south. But when debauchery and drinking were all else that was playing (and I was too young to drink or "debauch"), the song itself was a pretty refrain… and it contrasted nicely to everything else around, back in 1984. It ain't like I listened to it as often as "Electric Avenue"; I wore that single out!

I've divorced since then, failed algebra, and resigned myself to the horrors of the Dubya administration. So when I say "great, once" I meant it. When I was 15.

I deserve a pass. Really.

Negropolis April 19, 2011 at 2:34 am

The song was great, once.

I feel like I'm missing something, here. I hope I'm missing something, here.

MadBrahms April 19, 2011 at 2:38 am

Well, instead of great, can we use "awesome"? As in, "inspiring awe"? I'm filled with awe at just how insipid the lyrics are, at the overwrought melody, and at the inexplicable popularity of the song. Definitely awesome.

Also, awesome in the sense of "inspiring fear or dread", because every time I hear it, it sounds like the death knell of America.

MrFizzy April 19, 2011 at 5:09 am

Oh come on, that song is for fox-slurping morons from Alabama.

El Pinche April 19, 2011 at 12:42 am

She didn't sing my favorite part..
"Eagles are bald, and so am I…if you're from you Europe, you can suck my dick."

tcaalaw April 19, 2011 at 8:22 am

I don't think the world is ready to think of Sharron Angle going "bald eagle."

Negropolis April 19, 2011 at 8:22 am

Hey, that doesn't rhyme. That doesn't rhyme at all.

Now, 'scuse my while I kiss this pie…

Fare la Volpe April 19, 2011 at 12:43 am

Where is her flag pin?!


Beowoof April 19, 2011 at 7:56 am

Shipment from China was delayed.

SudsMcKenzie April 19, 2011 at 12:45 am

So she's opening shopping malls now?

AJW@[redacted] April 19, 2011 at 11:08 am

It's Vegas, where they celebrate closings and implosions.

donner_froh April 19, 2011 at 12:47 am

Ending the day with Sharron Angle screeching like a she-goat stuck on a fence following a full dose of Trig.

Happy nightmares, Wonketteers!

Fukui_sanYesOta April 19, 2011 at 1:42 am

I've nothing against little Trig and hope he has a great life despite the shitty hand life has dealt him (i.e. his family)

Angle, however, will haunt my dreams like a squealing veal after a particularly nasty halal meat accident.

yyyaz April 19, 2011 at 5:46 am

This is exactly the type of witless and inartful self-immolation that prevents me from sleeping.

PuckStopsHere April 19, 2011 at 12:50 am

Hey, Lee (and Sharron): Why don't all 'ya'll just go and stand next to some poor bastard who is under fire in Afghanistan for the sake of a gas pipeline instead of merely singing that you would be proud so to do. Phucking phonies. Suck my balls. What's that called again? Oh, yeah. Teabagging, isn't it?

Doktor Zoom April 19, 2011 at 12:50 am

As a certified elitist (I aced the written exam but lost points for knowing all the lyrics to "The Ballad of Gilligan's Island"), I detest this song. It is cheap, mawkish pandering to mindless, jingoistic triumphalism. And then the Guilty Librul deep inside says, but wait, is this not the music of the Common People, whom you so loudly claim to love, and whose interests you claim will best be advanced by the economic and social policies you support? And I find myself in a right Dither, I do.

But then I make my inner Guilty Librul listen to a few bars of that musical abortion, and he shuts up. We put on Woody Guthrie's "Dust Bowl Ballads" and we both feel much better.

emmelemm April 19, 2011 at 4:26 am

"This Land Is Your Land" is where it's at, man. {no snark}

I was a child in the 70s. There was a lot of: "This Land Is Your Land", "We Shall Overcome", and "Free To Be You And Me". Good times. Not as good times any more.

fuflans April 19, 2011 at 12:50 am

wow. that was gross.

i'm really glad i'm drunk.

OkieDokieDog April 19, 2011 at 1:17 am

I've had a couple of tokes and taken a Soma, so that helps with the pain… of listening to her "sing".

CapnFatback April 19, 2011 at 12:51 am

♪ "And there ain't no doubt I love this laaaaand–that is to say, the parts of this land unblemished with dark skin, untarnished by the blight of poverty, unsullied by the effette debauchery of alternative lifestyles, uncomplicated with nuance and fancy liberal livin' (DEEP BREATH)–God bless MY Yoo-Ess-Aay!"♫

twoeightnine April 19, 2011 at 12:56 am

I'm so hard right now.

MrFizzy April 19, 2011 at 5:08 am

I wish I was hard too….of hearing.

Ohforcripessake April 19, 2011 at 12:58 am

Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse than a postal-guy taking a dump next to a shed..

FlownOver April 19, 2011 at 1:01 am

Lighten up. This was her Idol audition, 'cause she knows she can't dance for shit.

Guppy06 April 19, 2011 at 1:16 am

Her singing can only be remedied by the Second Amendment.

Fukui_sanYesOta April 19, 2011 at 1:27 am

Some great pictures of this well-attended rally right here

There's a elderly gentleman with what I assume is supposed to be an ironically misspelled sign, but it's so hard to tell with teabaggers.

edit: Hmmm, correct me if I'm wrong, but in picture four it seems as if half these people are camped out in a graveyard.

El Pinche April 19, 2011 at 1:42 am

I dunno, but do all teabagger boys grow up to be Wilford Grimley?

Fukui_sanYesOta April 19, 2011 at 2:03 am

Or certainly the target demographic for The Wilford's DIABEEETUHS ads

Limeylizzie April 19, 2011 at 7:12 am

She's rubbing herself on that old black man's leg.

Worthly[♬♪♬♪♫♪♬]Skum April 19, 2011 at 1:39 am

I hate this song more that any other. Ugly tune, ugly sentiment, and you hear it everywhere. However, I was amused to learn from Wikipedia that Irving Berlin cribbed this song from a Yiddish theater tune called "When the Mose with the Nose leads the Band". Maybe we should all start singing the original words?

Fukui_sanYesOta April 19, 2011 at 2:07 am

Thirty second preview with the recognisable musical phrase available here:

(sorry, couldn't href link that)

Selfish_T April 19, 2011 at 1:51 am

Senile karaoke in a mall parking lot is the epitome of "Presidential".

BarackMyWorld April 19, 2011 at 1:55 am
bumfug April 19, 2011 at 2:14 am

Fuck me. Fuck me. Fuck me. I knew I shouldn't listen but fuck me, I did anyway. That song is to music what a Donald Trump presidential campaign is to the American political process – an example of how base and stupid shit can be and still excite the slobbering masses.

MadBrahms April 19, 2011 at 2:16 am

Man, that would've been so much more kickass / depressing if it was "VOA" instead.

aisai April 19, 2011 at 2:16 am

A terrible song, sang by a terrible person. I feel dirty and ashamed having listened to that. It's as if her grating voice was being rammed through my earholes over and over again.

Negropolis April 19, 2011 at 2:27 am

I don't know if all of her is healthy, some her kind of looks a little Down's Syndromey to me…

Queen of the Apocalypse, eh? That's one of my favorite bands.

trampndirtdown April 19, 2011 at 9:27 am

Oh I thought she was Asian.

pinkocommi April 19, 2011 at 2:30 am

True story. The last time I landed at LAX after traveling abroad, the Customs/Border Patrol played a video — on a non-stop loop, mind you — set to that fucking Lee Greenwood "Proud to be an American" song. I had to hear it for more than an hour straight.

My "favorite" lines are "And I'm proud to be an American, / where at least I know I'm free" – the implication being that, yeah, I know we are totally fucked, but I have to take solace in something.

Negropolis April 19, 2011 at 2:38 am

And we make fun of North Korea for their crazy propoganda music.

jus_wonderin April 19, 2011 at 7:51 am

Ya know, if someone had the resourses a great video would be masses of white's singing this song (North Korea style) in whatever the Teatard uniform is…nowadays.

crybabyboehner April 19, 2011 at 2:47 am

I'm glad nobody has called this piece of shit a "country" song.

It is however a prime example of the hideous cancer that Mr. Layne calls "Nashville Adult Contemporary." No Nudie suits, no ice-pick treble Telecasters, no Hank overdosing in the back seat. Just focus group tested crap. .

tribbzthesquidz April 19, 2011 at 2:48 am

O Brother. Country music is the soundtrack to your being molested by your uncle Ricky. Country music, even the old stuff everyone finds acceptable, is fake, phony, and choc full of racially loaded and coded cultural garbage that won't be missed by anyone some fine day.

CookiE_MonstA April 19, 2011 at 10:18 am

It strikes me as the blues of the the deluded white trash. ~We're poor as hell but we like it that way cause rich folks are just fancy pants elitists. Salt of the earth and by that I mean salty, crude and base and we like it that way. We're proud to be ignorant red necks and if you can't accept that we will hunt you down and lynch you like a coon.~ They stuff that isn't like that probably would have been regular pop music if Nashville wasn't so damned popular.

tribbzthesquidz April 19, 2011 at 2:56 am

Here's some more vomit inducing jams for you via a sadistic friend of mine:
I hate to give it page views but it must be held to scrutiny. Special bonus nausea in comments section.

tribbzthesquidz April 19, 2011 at 3:06 am

Classic Rawk is also a nice place to go for white-person aural self-validation. Your molesty uncle Ricky jams to it on his paper route.

Monsieur_Grumpe April 19, 2011 at 4:05 am

If you can get through that without gagging then there is a future for you in porn.

MrFizzy April 19, 2011 at 5:06 am

Was that a swastika or a confederate flag waving in the background? I can't tell the difference sometimes. It's always heartening to hear some pear-shaped piece of shit like Angle going on about respecting those who died in defense of the country – when's the last time you did something honorable Sharron?

bflrtsplk April 19, 2011 at 5:37 am

Begging the question: Can that women do anything well? anything at all?

Beowoof April 19, 2011 at 8:03 am

She is a pretty good retard.

widget2011 April 19, 2011 at 6:44 am

Completely off topic but, Governor Rick Perry wants to call Texas a disaster area. Is that something new? I just wonder, what kind of moron decides it's a great idea to start a "brush fire" when it's drier than a popcorn fart? GWB?

Beowoof April 19, 2011 at 8:04 am

No socialism for Rick, secede and handle it yourself you bastards.

CookiE_MonstA April 19, 2011 at 10:20 am

IMHO, Texas is, has been and will always be a disaster area.

neiltheblaze April 19, 2011 at 7:18 am

I'd say she should knock off the singing and stick with politics – but actually, she should quit that too.

ThundercatHo April 19, 2011 at 7:41 am

This is exactly why karaoke typically involves alcohol and lots of it. Maybe some pot as well to keep from vomiting.

jus_wonderin April 19, 2011 at 7:55 am

What does Toby Keith have to say about this?

ttommyunger April 20, 2011 at 11:30 am

What a trio that would be: Keith, Greenwood and the Angler! I'm making some calls, asshole!

freakishlywrong April 19, 2011 at 7:56 am

Even though they've withered down to nothing, and yet are covered breathlessly by the "media", I still have no idea what the teabillys want. They're right wing cons who support the wealthy and corporations, despise their own government, and are somehow portrayed as patriots. They're impossibly ignorant and easily swayed, yet are depicted as "independent grassroots activists". They're frauds. Ginned up by a coupla billionaires and a right wing propaganda broadcast station. How come it's only us libruls who see through that shit?

Negropolis April 19, 2011 at 8:15 am

Once the media finds a convenient narrative they squeeze the fucker till it bleeds out, 'till it is tenable no more. Fortunately, I feel like we're nearing that point with the tea party. The bloom will be off the blossom soon enough, at least I hope so. I mean, they honestly can't keep up this charade of the tea party being anything else than an astroturfed fad can they?

freakishlywrong April 19, 2011 at 8:48 am

You mean like the charade that tax cuts for the wealthy create jobs and don't need to be offset so's not to add to the defect? They've managed to keep up that bewlshit for nigh ten years.

CookiE_MonstA April 19, 2011 at 10:29 am

I honestly think that most folks don't think that deeply. I heard on the radio this morning, a guy in SC saying that the gubermint needs to cut more, a trillion dollars cut from the budget. He has no idea what he is talking about. Anyone looking at a pie chart of an overview of the budget could see that. Why does no one ever challenge these dolts on their ideas? Are they aware that Social Security took in $865 billion but only paid out $701 billion? Do they realize that the department that spends the most borrowed money is the DoD?

tcaalaw April 19, 2011 at 8:04 am

Ah, nothing like a short, swift kick in the nuts to get the day started right….

BaldarTFlagass April 19, 2011 at 8:09 am

I'm not clicking on that for the very same reason I won't go into any bar that advertises Karaoke night.

Oblios_Cap April 19, 2011 at 8:20 am

If it ain't a Woody Gutherie, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young or John Mellencamp song about America, it's probably a crock of shit.

Beetagger April 19, 2011 at 8:27 am

Does anyone know how to clean upchuck off my silk smoking jacket?

BZ1 April 19, 2011 at 8:27 am

2012 'Merican Idol contestant, coming right up…

[redacted]hse April 19, 2011 at 8:28 am

Nicest teeth I've ever come across.

Negropolis April 19, 2011 at 8:34 am

I don't know, Seabiscuit would give her a run for your money.

Allmighty_Manos April 19, 2011 at 8:42 am

Woody Gutherie wrote This Land is Your Land because he was sick of hearing God Bless America, which he thought sucked. Imagine what Guthrie would have written if he was forced to listen to Lee Greenwood.

CrunchyKnee April 19, 2011 at 8:47 am

I would rather put my penis into Sarah Palin's gaping "lady" parts than click that link at 6:47 A.M.

mereoblivion April 19, 2011 at 9:13 am

Must it be one or t'other?

[redacted]hse April 19, 2011 at 9:27 am

It's late. Get some sleep.

DaSandman April 19, 2011 at 8:48 am

Fucking traitor. The song was written by a goddam Canadian! You know, the Socialists of the North.

DashboardBuddha April 19, 2011 at 8:55 am

That's some powerful mojo, that video. My ears began to bleed just as my mouse was hovering over the link.

metamarcisf April 19, 2011 at 8:56 am

It's a tremendous tune but I, for one, am tired of lazy celebrities botching the lyrics. Did Francis Scott Key screw up the words when he performed at Fort Sumter 150 years ago?

trumpbly_joe April 19, 2011 at 9:03 am

I don't think you guys are appreciating some of the subtle literary qualities of this song. For example:

One of the lines reads, "God Bless the USA". And yet, this song itself, to say nothing of this rousing rendition preformed by Sharron Angle, could itself be taken as ironclad proof that there is no God. Thus, irony.

mereoblivion April 19, 2011 at 9:14 am

I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night
Appalled as you and me

redamanda April 19, 2011 at 9:23 am

That song is shit compared to real American stuff about truckers, whores and cheap beer.

DaRooster April 19, 2011 at 9:24 am

Needs a couple more flag T shirts… and autotune… and a stick of dynomite.

SorosBot April 19, 2011 at 9:32 am

I have never heard of either Lee Greenwood or this song, outside of snarky references here. Should I feel lucky?

weejee April 19, 2011 at 9:42 am

Dixie Chicks singing 'Not Ready to Make Nice' or GTFO.

genxr April 19, 2011 at 10:06 am

It was worth sitting through that video just to see her do the lounge lizard thing, point to a member of the audience and say, "Next to you!"

Gopherit April 19, 2011 at 10:20 am

I have never wanted to hate America before this. Thanks, Sharron. Can you do "Turn the Page" next?

philpjfry April 19, 2011 at 10:44 am

Somebody please shoot me

timbo71351 April 19, 2011 at 11:14 am

That song makes me want to have anal sex on top of an American flag with a 13-year-old Thai ladyboy. If you like this song, you are a person I want to have nothing to do with.

anti0aquabudda April 19, 2011 at 5:54 pm

What you do with an American flag is personal. Please keep it that way!

hagajim April 19, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Thank Gawd I can't watch the You Tubes at work….might have killed me!

poncho_pilot April 19, 2011 at 2:28 pm

"Here were produced rubbishy newspapers containing almost nothing except sport, crime and astrology, sensational five-cent novelettes, films oozing with sex, and sentimental songs which were composed entirely by mechanical means on a
special kind of kaleidoscope known as a versificator."

"The tune had been haunting London for weeks past. It was one of countless
similar songs published for the benefit of the proles by a sub-section of the Music
Department. The words of these songs were composed without any human intervention whatever on an instrument known as a versificator. But the woman
sang so tunefully as to turn the dreadful rubbish into an almost pleasant sound."

ttommyunger April 20, 2011 at 11:35 am

I just had the best idea ever: The singing trio of Greenwood, Toby Keith and the Angler with Palin and Bachmann jumping rope topless in the background in time with the music… Genius! Is there a Pulitzer Prize for "Most Gross"?

ttommyunger April 20, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Armed Forces have become politicized. Not a problem in 50's, 60's and 70's when I was in. Sad.

natoslug April 20, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I don't know that the Army was politicized in the eighties. At my training and duty stations, the focus was all on being ready to kill Ivan. Although there was a rather annoying religious influence — I was essentially ordered to start attending a local Baptist church so that I could curry favor with the officer in charge of inspecting our arms room. I never did get to kill that damned Ivan.

ttommyunger April 20, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Good thing for all of us. Ivan is one tough motherfucker. I advised my son to attend a local Baptist Church as well. He was a Tanker Sergeant stationed at Ft. Knox and complaining he couldn't get laid. He did, and he did. Worked out well, though. Great marriage for l8 years now. He's now a Major, my Grandson enters Vanderbilt this fall.

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