Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Classic Rush and BHO on the Ft. Hood Tragedy

by Smitty

My feeling on the official reaction to Ft. Hood mirrors that at the time of the USS Cole attack. Policy drives strategy. You'd likely get a much different reaction from the uniformed talking heads away from any recording devices. Not so sure about the elected boobs and their spokespuppets. Dan Riehl, for one, isn't impressed by the Campaigner in Chief. Rhetoric and a couple of bucks will get you coffee at Starbucks.

While I'm here at the dealership trying to squeeze a couple more years out of the '02 PT Cruiser, the iPod Shuffle is a great way to block out the CNN drones on the flat panel. Some jackass grilling the head of the Veteran's Administration (from memory)

Clown: "Is it possible that you've got a lot of work to do to support veterans suffering from PTSD? What are you going to do to get it done?"

The reason I don't have a cabinet-level job is that I would shred the idiot:
"First, you ask a question, and then assert your desired answer in the follow-on. Second, you treat the topic as though it were some mathematical problem with a closed-form solution. Why don't you quit treating your audience and me like idiots, and we can have a discussion."

Rush is far less pathetic than CNN. Fifteen years ago they released a rather grungy outing called Counterparts. The second track on there, "Stick it Out" has a lyrical passage that seems apropos the rampant gutlessness on display from senior leadership concerning Fort Hood:
Each time we bathe our reactions
In artificial light
Each time we alter the focus
To make a wrong move seem right

You get so used to deception
You make yourself a nervous wreck
You get so used to surrender
Running back to cover your neck

"Stick it Out" is followed by "Cut to the Chase" which does a fine job of recovering the mood. Maybe someday these words will bring BHO to mind:
You may be right
It's all a waste of time
I guess that's just a chance
I'm prepared to take
A danger I'm prepared to face
Cut to the chase
OK, I don't seriously expect that, either. But one can wish, even if hope has that scuttled look.


  1. While I was at the gym this morning, I saw your pal Scuzzy-Wuzz-She on CNN claiming to still being a republican and saying she only supported Owens because the "conservative candidate" did not support federal money to Fort Drum.

    All I could think was: "Dede, you really need to change places with me on this eliptical trainer. You are a fat cow." CNN as usual was lovin it all. Anything to help Barack and the Dems and slam the GOP.

  2. Smitty, Counterparts is a great album, the boys achieved a solid-grungy-clean sound ala Soundgarden, allthewhile maintaining their signature aural consistency. Have you seen them live?

  3. @LCR,
    Only seen them live three times or so.

  4. Nice post.

    I've seen Rush 40+ times, probably over 50...since 82...

    Neil had a libertarian edge that seems to have dulled a bit.

  5. @ Smitty - Likewise here, can't wait to next time around too.

    @ Dr Buzz - Jealous! Neil Peart's libertarian leanings have faded a lot....the 70s stuff points to his Rand fandom bigtime!