Saturday, August 13, 2005

Bush Reverses Iraq Policy after Listening to New Rolling Stones Song


Arthritic Monkeys Veteran rockers take courageous political stand and create mass uncertainty among Conservative supporters of the President.


Music critics agree that "Sweet Neo Con's" groundbreaking use of "rock music" combined with a strident anti-war message is a risky venture into uncharted territory. This novel approach has never been attempted before and is considered a gamble among industry insiders, but it appears to one that has paid off.

"I can no longer support the logic that keeps our troops fighting in Iraq after listening to Jagger state so eloquently, "You call yourself a Christian, I call you a hypocrite, You call yourself a patriot. Well, I think your are full of sh*t!... How come you're so wrong, my sweet neo-con."

President Bush concluded his reading at 11:13 PM last night with the announcement that he has fired chief Neo-Con, Donald Rumsfeld, and will begin withdrawals of all American troops from Iraq starting next month.

8 Comments:

Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

This comment placed here for the same purpose that a bartender puts a couple of his own dollars in the tip jar at the beginning of his shift. Comments beget comments.

8/13/2005 03:36:00 AM  
Blogger Smooth said...

LOL, I like your style.

8/13/2005 02:53:00 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

Thanks smooth!

Checked out your blog - well done.

You're right about the anti-Israeli brainwashing. People of faith need to stick together now to defend Israel before there are no traces of Judeo-Christian existence left in the region.

Fight the power!

8/13/2005 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Ray B. said...

Fortunately in the west (England, USA..), musicians are still allowed to Rock and Roll (and the Stones can) and musicians are still allowed to poke fun at their gov't leaders without fear of gov't reprisals (as opposed to countries like Egypt and much of the Muslim world, or Cuba, N. Korea...). I haven't heard the new Stones song but it probably rocks like a loud car bomb :-)

I'm sick and tired of you conservatives trying to tear down American music, American culture, and American values. If you don't like the U.S.A., get the heck out.

ha!

8/15/2005 08:27:00 AM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

I'm not offended as a Conservative or as an American, I'm offended as a musician!

Call the cliche' police!

8/15/2005 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous insanehippie said...

Ray B,

When I go to a Stones concert I don't go there for a foreign poilcy conference, just as I don't ask Henry Kissenger to sing "Stairway to Heaven".

8/15/2005 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Ray B. said...

The Cliche' police?!?! Pa-lease!

You'll hardly get a foreign policy conference at a Stones concert. As for their new song about Neo-cons, let's not forget that back in 1991 some liberals were upset with the Rolling Stones when they released "Highwire" which included these lyrics:

"Our lives are threatened, our jobs at risk
Sometimes dictators need a slap on the wrist
Another Munich we just can't afford
We're gonna send in the 82nd Airborne"

I have no problem with a rock band singing about what's going on in the world. A wise blogger put it best when talking about the Clash:

"When I heard the Clash singing about geo-political topics like the Cold War, Spanish Civil War, Amerasian kids, Eichmann, Federico Lora, "Kings and Queens and Generals", etc...I was fascinated. It sparked my interest in a topic I would later study and earn a degree in - Political Science.

While I don't raise my fist to "Police and Thieves" or "Safe European Home" anymore, I still respect the hell out of this band for their contribution to raising the literacy rates of Punkers."

Pretty darn good, right?

Back to the Rolling Stones, here's the complete lyrics to "Highwire" from 1991:


We sell 'em missiles, We sell 'em tanks
We give 'em credit, You can call up the bank
It's just a business, You can pay us in crude
(That's oil you know...)

You’ll love these toys, just go play out your feuds
We got no pride, don't know whose boots to lick
We act so greedy, makes me sick sick sick

So get up, stand up, out of my way
I want to talk to the boss right away
Get up, stand up, whose gonna pay
I want to talk to the man right away

We walk the highwire
Sending men to the front line
Hoping they don't catch the hell-fire
Of hot guns and cold, cold lies

We walk the highwire
Sending the men up to the front lines
And tell 'em to hotbed the sunshine
With hot guns and cold, cold lies

Our lives are threatened, our jobs at risk
Sometimes dictators need a slap on the wrist
Another Munich we just can't afford
We're gonna send in the 82nd Airborne

Get up, stand up, who's gonna pay
I wanna talk to the boss right away
Get up, stand up, outta my way
I wanna talk to the man right away

We walk the highwire
Putting the world out on a dead lie
And hoping they don't taste the shell-fire
Of hot guns and cold, cold lies

We walk the highwire
Putting the world out on a dead lie
Catching the fight on a primetime
With hot guns and cold, cold lies

Get up! Stand up!
Dealer! Stealer!
Hey!

We walk the highwire
We're sending men to the front line
And hoping that we backed the right side
With hot guns and cold, cold lies

We walk the highwire
We sending the men up to the front lines
And hoping they don't catch the hell-fire
With hot guns and
Cold, cold, cold, cold, cold lies ..

We walk the highwire
We walk the highwire
With hot guns and cold, cold, cold lies.

-- Mick and Keith, Highwire, 1991.

8/15/2005 02:17:00 PM  
Blogger Darrell said...

Is there anything more pathetic than a band who's been past it's prime for thirty years STILL trying to seem relevant? What's next? Howsabout a gangsta rap album from the remaining Bee Gees?

8/17/2005 01:23:00 PM  

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