The think tank counted up the lies and said there were 935 and rising.

Harry Shearer is a clever man. Watch his music video of 935 lies. It's entertaining, funny, informative and will make you laugh and cry.

Bush, Cheney, Rice, Powell, Rumsfeld, Pearle, Wolfowitz pulled such a con on the American people, and a dysfunctional congress went right along with the bullshit being beholden to corporate America which put them into office and stood to profit in the trillions at our expense. How long will it take Americans to get pissed? How long will it take before they are smart enough, and humble enough, to admit they've been had?

Shame leads to two coping mechanisms: hiding and rage. When will Americans get tired of hiding and the rage start to emerge? As gas starts going to $5.00 per gallon, and more and more Americans get thrown out of their homes, and more and more middle class Americans get bankrupted by health care costs, the proverbial shit may start hitting the fan.

The video lasts 3:24 and is worth watching.

Shut Up & Sing, the film

Dixie_chicks Shut Up & Sing is a great documentary about The Dixie Chicks which was released in November of 2006. It chronicles the effects on them of Red Neck hate in the United States because of their opposition to the Iraq War, and their comments that they were ashamed that the President came from Texas. Their music was dropped from the play lists of Country and Western music radio stations in the South, and they were targeted with death threats. To listen to an NPR interview with the documentary filmaker, Barbara Kopple, click here.

In spite the death threats and stress of the impact on their careers, they stuck together, kept a sense of perspective and humor, and have survived. As with other people who were against the war, as time goes by, their unpopular voices are being vindicated as the Bush administration's foreign policy has turned into the biggest fiasco in American History which has had tragic damage on the U.S., on Iraq, and around the world.

The Dixie Chicks' latest album, Taking The Long Way, released in 2006, has been a runaway best seller and many of the songs are anthems which will only become better and more appreciated with age.

I highly recommend this movie.

Link: Shut Up & Sing (2006).

Your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore - John Prine

John_prine John Prine has a great little song called "Flag Decal". Here's the chorus. You can listen to it on YouTube and sing along with the chorus.

But your flag decal won't get you into heaven any more

They're already overcrowded from your dirty little war

Jesus don't like killing no matter what the reasons for

And your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore