Saturday, August 16, 2008

Blows Against The Empire

It appeared Thursday in my in-box: a very very lengthy e-mail from the Obama campaign, trouncing "The Obama Nation", the new book by Jerome R. Corsi. Team Obama must be quite worried.

Jim Rutenberg and Julie Bosman discuss the book and interview the author, who also wrote "Unfit for Command"...

Damage Control: Ed Kilgore
has some thoughts on why this election year's would-be swiftboating of Barack Obama won't work but that hasn't stopped the Obama campaign from launching an aggressive rapid response team designed to stay one step ahead of Corsi. The Obama research team released a 41-page rebuttal called "Unfit for Publication," which can be downloaded here.

And there are other troubles brewing...

Supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton will be allowed to put her name into nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Denver later this month, as a "tribute."

Defiant Clinton Women Refuse To Support Obama: High-Class Hillraisers Still Irate About Barack: ‘She Will Be Nominee’
"Blows Against The Empire" is the title of an October 1970 album that was to have been the follow-up to Jefferson Airplane's "Volunteers" LP. The musical tale about 7,000 young people hijacking an starship to start a utopian colony in a galaxy far far away pre-dated "Star Wars" and came at a time when people actually believed we'd be off on an interplanetary wave of colonization by 1990! Written in 1969, Kantner describes in "Hijack" the construction of a starship beginning in 1980, which "ought to be ready by 1990."(Think: first space caps and telstar were launched in the late 50s-early 60s - Sputnik 1 was launched on an R-7 rocket by the USSR on October 4 1957 - the first moon landing July 21st 1969 - just 12 years later - 1970 to 1990 would be 20 years, so logically...) Now, here we are, going into the November 2008 US presidential race: boomers seem to have never gotten past the death of JFK. Clintonians want Hillary in the White House. Everybody's looking for someone who will bring relief from the ravages of this fast-paced immoral society. Just like Paul Kantner thought the ship would be ready by 1990, we thought politics and the world would be light years ahead of what it dumbed down to today. The likes of Eliot Spitzer and John Edwards demonstrate our leaders are only as good as they morally are, and that they are leaders, not gods. The critics have gotten very good at pulling all the feathers off of whoever steps forward to try and take political flight... Pogo was right! We have met the enemy, and he is us!
John McCain and Barack Obama are used to having their answers compared and analyzed, but this time it is about their taste in music. That’s right, Blender.com has compiled a list of each candidate’s Top 10 Songs along with commentary from Girl Talk and Randy Newman!!

Follow this link to check it out!

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