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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:39 PM
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Bush Won. Get Over It.
 
Run time: 04:27
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RKo4Rxi_pQ
 
Posted on YouTube: January 27, 2006
By YouTube Member: hategun
Views on YouTube: 30384
 
Posted on DU: November 01, 2006
By DU Member: Nicole
Views on DU: 2108
 
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Jeffersons Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:44 PM
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1. you got my vote! this ole vet says bring um home now!
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:48 PM
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2. I adore what one woman said: 'They take an oath to protect us. We should protect them'
What's this video from? It's should be a campaign comercial. Oh, it's so sad. A good reminder of why we have to work our butts off through E-day and beyond. And how irrelevant and stupid the entire flap about Kerry is.
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 07:57 PM
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10. I have no idea what video this was from
I wish I knew the source of all those interviews.
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 08:07 PM
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11. EXACTLY! n/t
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lyonn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 11:43 AM
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23. She got it right "we should protect them"
Hopefully this election will get that ball in motion.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 02:20 AM
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3. That's very powerful
Well done.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 03:21 AM
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4. Oh my God. That brought me to tears.
I'm sending this out to the people on my email list. :cry:
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Puglover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 08:23 AM
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5. Wow, very powerful.
K and R
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 10:03 AM
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6. Obscene celebration of a theft! And yeah, got tears in my eyes too
Very powerful!
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 10:14 AM
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7. Hey Skinner! Can I vote for this twice?
Pretty please?
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tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 10:59 AM
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8. John Belushi should SMASH that folksinger!
Remember the scene from "Animal House" when John Belushi as "Bluto" Blutarski was walking down the stairs of the frat, and came across this wimpy, thin-voiced folksinger? He picked up his guitar and instinctively smashed it to flinders over the folksinger's head.

That is what should have happened with the person who wrote the music for this video.

We don't need someone who sits there and mourns the war dead. We've had that for years, and it hasn't done a damn bit of good. It's pretty obvious that most Republicans don't care if their own sons get killed in Bush's war, and they don't care if any other American's son or daughter gets killed, either. Trying to appeal to their hearts is useless, because they don't have any.

And all it does for Democrats, the people who DO have hearts, is make us despair, feel miserable, and give up.

We don't need a folksinger, either in our videos or at the top of the 2008 ticket. We need a John Belushi. He may be dead, but he's still got a lot more life than the Big Three Democratic candidates.

And unfortunately, we won't get somebody that passionate or courageous. I'm afraid we're going to nominate another Folksinger for President. And we'll get weepy videos like this, instead of votes.
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 07:54 PM
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9. WOW!
You really hate that singer huh?

I barely noticed the singer, I was focused on the interviews & photos. The singing was just some background music. :shrug:
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tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 01:24 AM
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12. The singer was representative of the whole spot.
And I know this sounds bad, but is this supposed to make people change their minds?

George Bush is about to rack up the magic death toll of 3000, when (according to one graphic I saw) he gets a free toaster. That hasn't made anybody upset at all.

I suspect that the Bushies' response to those women is "Get back into bed and make a couple more kids, we'll need 'em for future wars, and stop whining!"

And I meant that the spirit of John Belushi - absolutely crazy, passionate and unwilling to take backtalk - should be the spirit of the Democratic Party. Instead, well...I understand Kerry apologized, and he shouldn't have, and he's just made all the Democrats look bad just before the election. I KNEW he'd find a way to screw us again. The following picture is more true than ever:


"Insult our Daddy Dubya? Perish the thought. Perish ALL thought!"
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ashlarah Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 04:06 AM
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13. This video shows the images Bush has so successfully repressed,
so, it deserves to be widely viewed and applauded.  It will
not make Dems despair and give up, rather it will remind them
why we have to work to take back our government.  

Neither Kerry nor Gore were "folksingers."  They
generally appeared devoid of emotion.  That does not mean
they are not passionate or courageous, simply that they did
not communicate their messages well.  I don't know who you
consider the "Big Three", but John Edwards is
passionate, courageous and DOES communicate it wonderfully.

He won't be hitting anyone over the head with a guitar,
though.  Thank goodness.
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tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 10:55 AM
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14. For the record, the Big Three: Kerry, Clinton and Gore.
And let's take a look at this, before you start wearing out your glove leather applauding.

Clinton is...well, so compromised and associated with the Bush Administration's worst decisions - like the war, remember the war? - that her nomination would be an almost instant capitulation. Also, the most eager right wing think tanks have been preparing the media assault against her for years: I believe they're all in a bulging file cabinet labeled "Project: Lesbian."

Kerry: The word being passed around is that his "errant advisors" designed his wimpy, unimpassioned and passive campaign in 2004. Maybe so...although nobody has named these "advisors" and assured us that they are no longer being paid by the Party. But either way, the campaign is approved by the candidate...unless Kerry didn't have the courage to decide who he was and how he was going to run. He has been spending the last three years or so trying to build his respect in the party by e-mailing people (like me) who foolishly contributed to him, trying to convince everyone to give him another chance to lose.

Gore is perhaps the most honorable of the Big Three, because he hasn't demanded the party owes him respect. He's done decent, private, impassioned work. Also I think his loss in 2000 weighs heavily on his soul; he knows he's partially responsible for George Bush. But if he keeps acting like the wallflower at the high school dance, hoping that someone will take his hand and invite him onto the floor, he will go home alone and unloved.

As far as Edwards, Kucinich and Wes Clark, the Also Rans, Clark is perhaps the best and most motivated, but he hasn't yet deposed the Big Three. The Big Three got to be the Big Three because they're the only people the media talk about - and bitch if you want, but only media attention gets people to vote for candidates in the primaries. If none of these guys have the courage to attack the Republicans loudly and with attention-getting tactics, like smashing a guitar over their heads (are you a guitar lover or something?) they will remain Also Rans.

Now that you understand who is running for 2008, you can understand Lewis Black's comment that "to find a candidate who couldn't beat Bush is like finding a normal person who couldn't win in the Special Olympics."

And you're dead wrong about this being an "inspiring film." It is a dirge. It is the dirge that has been played forever about Bush's failures and how he has raped us, especially on DU. And no one is inspired to vote, or even get out of bed, by a dirge. Practically all folksongs are dirges, if you haven't noticed. We don't need folksongs, fellow. We need f'ing rock 'n' roll, thrash, and most important (because of its intellectual content and passion) rap and hip-hop.

And none of the Democratic candidates even have a sense of rhythm - least of all Obama, who hasn't even made it to the Also Ran category. Need any more questions answered about political reality, let me know.
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ashlarah Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 05:05 AM
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17. Its not guitars I care about particularly, but maturity
I don't want someone in the White House who arrogantly deals
with anything they don't find appealing by being as hateful
and disrespectful as immediately possible.  You have confused
passion with two year old tantrums and attention getting
tricks.

None of your Big 3 will be nominated.  BTW, Bush will not be
running in 2008 unless he has us all in camps.

As for folk songs, "Blowin' in the Wind" helped
change the world.

Thanks ever so much for the enlightenment. 
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tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 11:17 AM
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20. Please don't confuse "maturity" with "coma."
Do you know that even animated cartoons, by liberals, made fun of Gore's "maturity" before the election? In Steven Spielberg's cartoon show "Pinky and The Brain," in a Disney-inspired parody called "Brainy the Pooh," the famous lab mice visited not Eeyore, but AlGore the Donkey. There was a constant hot wind coming from his mouth as he talked about "internet" and "reinvestment in infrastructure" and all those other wonderful, elitist ideas that nobody can understand or apply to real people's lives.

If memory serves, The Brain commented "I'm surprised all that wind is coming from his mouth, and not the other end."

Al Gore was, and is, a "mature" candidate. Exactly the sort who gets written about in The Nation. Which is read by precisely thirty-seven people who will vote. That's your "maturity" at work.

Like too many Democrats, you don't know how poorly you connect with the ordinary working man. You think that ideas gained by sipping cappucino around al fresco cafe's will make sense. You think that all you need to do to connect with the ordinary person is to change out of Armani suits and into flannel and jeans for a photo op (as both Kerry and Gore did).

Democrats should have been paying attention to the people struggling on minimum wage for the last twelve years, not the attitudes of their hair stylist Pierre. And because they didn't, George Bush got to be President - a man who hates poor people but who can feign greater empathy for them than any of you guys did.

You're also wrong about The Big Three. One of them will wind up with the nomination unless one of the Also-Rans knocks them out of the running - and by the running, I mean popular attention to where everyone knows their name and Leno and Letterman use their names in jokes. It is the majority of people who vote for President, Ashlara - not just people like you.

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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 07:13 PM
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16. John Edwards seems to be standing out from the bunch
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ashlarah Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 05:27 AM
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18. Edwards stands out
in many ways, especially in being able to get listeners to
respond to his calls for people to get involved in solving
problems.

In respect to global violence, his approach is light years
ahead of Bush.  Rather than exacerbate or initiate violent
conflicts, he tries to resolve them.  A good example of this
is his recent trip to Uganda.  He not only described the
agonies of the people trapped in the conflict there in such a
way to make it real for us safely here, but he outlined a
common sense approach the US should be engaged in now to end
this decades long horror.

Regardless of what anyone thinks of the music in this video,
the images are an unflinching call to change the disastrous
"leadership" in which we are currently ensnared. 
That is why Bush wants it to be unpatriotic to publish them.
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tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 11:27 AM
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21. Got news for you: "Bush" doesn't care.
And the reason that "Bush" is in quotation marks is that he isn't making the decisions; Rove and the Billionaire Boys' Club is calling the tunes.

If they wanted, they could and would shut down the Internet so that those videos wouldn't appear, and neither would DU. But it doesn't matter to them, because (as they well know) these ads only preach to the very small choir, not the public.

Over the Bush years DU, and other web sites, have been filled with coffins, paraplegic Iraqui babies and worse. It hasn't slowed or stopped the war one bit. Because the people who vote, the people whose attention you should have been getting, don't know and don't care.

There is some truth that the Republican-owned media are to blame, but like the media in any venue, they want a good story better than reciting a party line. When did Gore or Kerry hold up a picture of those mutilated children in a public speech and said "I'm ashamed of George Bush for doing this?" Never, because they didn't have the courage or the smarts.

You keep talking maturity? To Hell with maturity! Maturity hasn't gotten Bush out of office. It's time to swing dead cats over the walls of the fortress and yell dirty words up to the parapet. You guys have failed. It's time to let El Zorro take over.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:52 PM
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15. I found the music entirely appropriate
An old Tears for Fears song, covered by Gary Jules, and lifted from the Donny Darko soundtrack.

All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places
Worn out faces

Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere
Going nowhere

Their tears are filling up their glasses
no expression
No expression

Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow
no tomorrow
No tomorrow

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying

Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very very

Mad world
Mad world
Mad world
Mad world

Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy birthday
Happy birthday

Made to feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen
Sit and listen

Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me
No one knew me

Now the teacher tells me whats my lesson
Look right through me
Look right through me

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had

I find it hard to tell you
cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very very

Mad world
Mad world
Mad world
Mad world
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 06:12 AM
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19. That will bring tears to ones eyes
That is if they have any compassion at all.
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lyonn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 11:41 AM
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22. Damn, that's a tear jerker. Wake up America to the real world
nt
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DuaneBidoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 04:26 PM
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24. 2 more now. Values voters? If those are values I want none.
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 09:22 PM
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25. this one is so heartbreakingly true
I tried to rec it but cant
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