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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:22 PM
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To the giggling murderer and his evil family. Remember JAMES!
After watching the amazing game of "bait and switch" that went on yesterday on the "alleged" cable news channels. I fell compelled to remind the blood thirsty monster in the WH why his AWOL problem is NEVER GOING AWAY.

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About the book:
Since 2000, Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American President has been the most talked-about Bush biography, weathering a fierce storm of controversy and suppression. After original publisher St. Martins Press received threats from Bush campaign lawyers, and saw their author destroyed in public, they withdrew their edition of 70,000 from stores with promises to burn them. Soft Skull republished the book, but ran into corporate media (like 60 Minutes, and media "watchdog" Brills Content) intent on attacking the author. A Texas lawsuit shut down distribution of this critical, fair, revealing biography. Hatfields life became the bigger story, and the message he was trying to send seemed destined to remain unheard.

Soft Skull nevertheless released an updated second edition of Fortunate Son in June 2001, adding analyses of our "selected president" by noted historians, attorneys, and professors and a new introduction by NYU Media Professor Mark Crispin Miller, author of The Bush Dyslexicon. Shortly thereafter, on July 17, 2001, Jim Hatfield checked himself into a motel in Arkansas and took an overdose of pills, ending his own life after experiencing what Mark Crispin Miller describes as "ruination" at the hands of "the Bush machine and a compliant corporate press."

Soft Skull is releasing our third edition of Fortunate Son, with a preface by Greg Palast, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, and new introductory remarks from Mark Crispin Miller. Fortunate Son and the controversy surrounding its publication are also the subject of the new documentary film Horns and Halos by directors Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley. Horns and Halos has been selected as "Best Documentary" of 2002 at both the New York Underground Film Festival and the Chicago Underground Film Festival, and is an Official Selection at the 2002 Toronto and Rotterdam International Film Festivals.

As this continuing demand for and interest in the book demonstrates, Fortunate Son is a resource that provides key information to understanding not only the making of our current president, but also the machinery of American politics. "This is about a guy who stuffed his pockets and built a career on a combination of daddys Rolodex, political venom and rich-kid contacts," writes Greg Palast in his preface. "In reading Hatfields description of Bushs rise to Governor of Texas, we see that history repeats itself with horrifying predictability: first as farce and then as Presidency." The list of what power and prestige can buy this country used to exclude our highest office. Fortunate Son and the authors whose opinions weve gathered for this new edition suggest that is no longer the case.

http://www.softskull.com/detailedbook.php?isbn=1-887128...

To the GUTLESS SPINELESS MEDIA WHORES. What can you say except, "Your absolutely good for nothing". The internet is replacing you and JAMES HATFIELD IS GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHY.

So "fuck you" koolaid drinking media whores.
"Fuck you" giggling murderer in the WH! We're not done with you!

Remember the Alamo!
Remember James Hatfield.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:24 PM
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1. Exactly.
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 12:25 PM by blm
There is still history to be told here. The facts will never change and they are NOT going away.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:27 PM
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4. The "human interest side" is James.
Media whores won't even mention his name. The bastards!
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:25 PM
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2. That was the first ever anti-Bush book that i bought and had a hell of a
finding it.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:28 PM
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5. Their reprinting it. TELL EVERYONE!
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theorist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:27 PM
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3. It's a great biography.
It's too bad Hatfield died so early on. He'd have written one hell of a followup to Fortunate Son.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:36 PM
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7. He didn't die. He was suicided.
There's a difference!

Soft Skull nevertheless released an updated second edition of Fortunate Son in June 2001, adding analyses of our "selected president" by noted historians, attorneys, and professors and a new introduction by NYU Media Professor Mark Crispin Miller, author of The Bush Dyslexicon. Shortly thereafter, on July 17, 2001, Jim Hatfield checked himself into a motel in Arkansas and took an overdose of pills, ending his own life after experiencing what Mark Crispin Miller describes as "ruination" at the hands of "the Bush machine and a compliant corporate press."

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theorist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:44 PM
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16. I personally believe it was more nefarious than that.
Hatfield was working on another book at the time of his death, and although he feared for his life, his wife and friends were completely shocked by the "suicide". The CIA has been known to do worse things than "catalyze" the death of those threatening its friends, one of whom is Poppy Bush.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:32 PM
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6. Oh! I forgot. To "Country Joe" Scarface!
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 12:33 PM by Joanne98
Remember LORI! We haven't forgot about her either! So don't waste your MSNBC money. You're going to need it someday!
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:41 PM
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8. Review
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/188712884...



Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American President
by J. H. Hatfield, James Hatfield "ALTHOUGH GEORGE WALKER BUSH HAS ALWAYS FELT UNCOMFORTABLE DISCUSSING HIS PRESTIGIOUS PEDIGREE, HIS ANCESTRAL LINE CAN BE TRACED BACK TO THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY MAKING him..." (more)


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If you want to find out more about public officials, start with the books they don't want you to read. Fortunate Son, James Hatfield's swan song, amasses the singlemost informative and chilling overview of Bush the Younger, a man of wealth, privilege, and arrogance nearing Shakespearean proportions. In the wake of its destruction by its original publisher, subsequent revival by Soft Skull Press, as well as the tragic suicide of its author, this book has undergone several revisions. This third revision, featuring a new forward by Greg Palast and Mark Crispin Miller, is as outstanding as they come, the antithesis to all of the Neoconservative-sanctioned Bush books flooding the market. Approached as a cautionary tale, Fortunate Son's enormous scope is as insightful as it is well-written. An amazing work by an author whose brilliance resonates through every chapter.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:46 PM
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10. Thankyou 4more!
Buy it now. buy it often. Let's make it Number one on the NYT best sellers list.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:22 PM
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13. Hey why not?? Why not make it mandatory reading in history classes
across America? I mean.. it is "history" isn't it? Just like the tenets of our founding fathers....
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:43 PM
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9. Fortunate son, Fogerty
Fortunate Son
by J. C. Fogarty, (Credence Clearwater Revival)

Some folks are born made to wave the flag,
Ooh, they're red, white and blue.
And when the band plays "Hail to the chief",
Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord,
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no senator's son, son.
It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no,
Yeah!

Some folks are born silver spoon in hand,
Lord, don't they help themselves, oh.
But when the taxman comes to the door,
Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes,
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no.
It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no.

Some folks inherit star spangled eyes,
Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord,
And when you ask them, "How much should we give?"
Ooh, they only answer More! more! more! yoh,
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no military son, son.
It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, one.
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no no no,
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate son, no no no,
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:47 PM
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11. I love that song!
Ain't it so true!
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:08 PM
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12. Thanks for posting. New info for me.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:57 PM
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14. Your welcome Vidar
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:22 PM
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15. Horns and Halos
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 02:25 PM by Joanne98
Editorial Reviews
Amazon.com
Horns and Halos is a fascinating, unexpectedly tragic story about one man's downfall in the brutal world of perception-driven media and politics. In the late 1990s, author James Hatfield wrote Fortunate Son, a biography of then-candidate George W. Bush that alleged, among other things, that the future president used cocaine during the '70s. St. Martin's Press fast-tracked the project, but recalled the book when Hatfield's earlier prison time for murder conspiracy became known. Horns and Halos follows what happened next: Fortunate Son was picked up by tiny Soft Skull Press, run by a passionate, Mohawk-topped young man named Sander Hicks, but the long, uphill battle to restore credibility to the work proves ruinous. The film is notable for access to the anxiety and roller-coaster emotions of Hatfield and Hicks, and there's plenty more despair in deleted scenes offered on this two-DVD set. Special features are especially important and useful here for added context, including raw footage of protests at Bush's inauguration, performances by Hicks and his band White Collar Crime, a profile of the film created by public television's KCET, and much else. --Tom Keogh

Description
This DVD captures the unlikely connection of three men. An ex-con biographer, a janitor turned publisher and U.S. President George W. Bush whose paths to power and popularity become tangled in the controversial book Fortunate Son. Winner "Best Documentary" 2002 New York Underground Film Festival, Winner "Best Documentary" 2002 Chicago Underground Film Festival.


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0002TT07...
http://www.hornsandhalos.com/index.html
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