And Radiohead’s Still Not Appearing

Today in Occupy Wall Street viral rumors:

The Occupy Wall Street movement may have thought it broke new ground when the NYC Transit Union joined their movement, but that ground just tipped the Richter Scale with news that United States Army and Marine troops are reportedly on their way to various protest locations to support the movement and to protect the protesters.

And today in Occupy Wall Street inevitable letdowns:

What started as a muddled post by a friend of another friend’s post on Facebook ended up as a statement of fact in a major speech made by former White House green collar jobs czar Van Jones at the Take Back The American Dream Conference conference on Monday.

So, um…

Does anybody else see a problem with this? Y’know, the part about active-duty soldiers and marines facing off against local cops? It ain’t happening, but if it did, would everybody be as thrilled if they were coming to the “defense” of a Tea Party rally?


Hank Williams Jr compares Obama to Hitler, gets shitty song pulled from Monday Night Football.

@redmanlaw: Gawd, that song is so ingrained in the deep, dark recesses of my rapidly deteriorating memory, I start to hear it every time I see a reference to this story. I haven’t actually heard the song in years.

Gawd. What a dumbass:

Hank Williams Jr.’s indelicate foray into the political arena today may have cost the singer his ongoing gig with Monday Night Football. Appearing on Fox & Friends, the heir to country music royalty called President Obama’s golf game with House Speaker John Boehner “one of the biggest political mistakes ever. It’s like Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu.” (Watch below.)

Fox co-host Brian Kilmeade asked the kickoff man what he meant when he said, “They’re the enemy.”

“Obama! Biden! The Three Stooges!” Williams replied.

“That’s only two,” Steve Doocy pointed out.

OK. Help me here, people. Talk me through it. Who is this Hank Williams person and what is the song?

As to Occupy Wall Street… it seems to me an entirely appropriate endeavor for our Youth. I’m reminded of the revolution scenes in Les Misérables (wait, it gets more pompous) (full disclosure, I read those thrilling scenes – and they are thrilling – without ever quite knowing quite what it was compelling Marius to take up arms and why Éponine has to take one for the team). Youth needs to be revolting. In my opinion they haven’t been revolting enough. In my youth I was always revolting about some damn thing or other. Vietnam. Nixon. The London cast of A Chorus Line. Good luck to them. I might try to get down there myself some day soon.

@Benedick: Pick me up on the way, but let’s go before it gets too cold.

@JNOV: We can feed them hot chestnuts while wrapped in furs.

@Benedick: Hank Williams was a God of country music. Hank Jr. is a fucking oaf who rode coattails he didn’t deserve who had a shitty song turned into a theme song for Monday Night Football. Hank III, Jr’s son, is a punk rock and metal throwback to the original Hank who can also honor the classic form of country music.

@Benedick: @JNOV: Get a room, you two.
I was interested to see that “Occupy” protests in support are scheduled not only in PDX and Eugene, but in Salem and Ashland (home of the Shakespeare Festival). Also, there are three scheduled in Oklahoma ferchrissakes: OKC, Tulsa, and Stillwater (OSU).

@Benedick: Wait, wait — I saw the London cast of A Chorus Line. My favorite line was one of the dancers talking knowledgeably about her trip on a “Tralways” bus.

@Benedick: I didn’t cut clueless protesters any slack in college, and I don’t plan on starting now.

MNF is about 20 years late in pulling that song. Was this the first opportunity to blame it on a Hank Jr. slip-up? Hardly, knowing Hank Jr.’s history.

And if you’re not too impressed with the musical production of The DFHs Take Wall Street, check out this site inspired by the Occupy Wall St. movement. It’ll make you mad and break your heart.

I don’t know much about Radiohead, but I like this song off of the one CD of theirs I own. I didn’t care for Karma Police when it came out about 15 years ago. I just thought it was annoying.

Yup, Karma Police still bugs me. It’s that dude’s voice.

I protested not being able to buy a blazer at Bananna at the sale price because they didn’t have my size in stock, does that count? It was for a whole ten minutes. They gave me a raincheck.

@matador1015: Wow. Terrific. As a working man whose life has been shaped by unions and class struggle I’m all over this hopeful new beginning. Thanks for linque. WI was a grand beginning and kudos to AFL-CIO for building on the Koch/GOP war on working people.

@Dodgerblue: I am following it on my Tumblr, but I may have to let it go. One, for the sheer heartbreak, and two, because the volume of blog posts is overwhelming my timeline. Which also sucks on many levels.

@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: I protesteth too much, once.

@Benedick: @matador1015: I’m of two minds. Part of me hopes that these are the Yippies my kids will have been too young to join. Part of me just wants to say “Get off my lawn”.

@matador1015: They’ve been portrayed as a bunch of whiny privileged kids, but reading those stories…yeah.

@redmanlaw: finally. the original monday night football theme was revived when espn took over a few years ago. i always enjoyed that tune as i do all the tunes from nfl films:
but juniors bullshit really fucked up monday night football. i hope it is gone for good. that song, prayers, the star spangled banner, and all the sappy bullshit that corporations, charities, and other fringe dwellers force upon us while we are trying to use a football game as a temporary escape from life’s problems and all the crap that corporations, charities, and other fringe dwellers keep reminding us of is why i wait until cleated toe touches leather before i get to a game or turn a game on tv.

what a sad statement concerning the collective american intellect that such a shitty pregame song survived all these years until the singer of such called the president a nazi. once again that has to a back handed compliment to obama, seeing how hard it must be for a black man to rise to the head of the nazi party considering all he must overcome to do so.

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