Wednesday, August 09, 2006

"PLUS SA CHANGE...

...plus c'est la meme chose."

[Nikki sent me this fantastic collection of
Eastern Bloc posters from the old Cold War era.]


















































































































































FLASH! - 7:58AM: Sen. Joe Lieberman just lost the Connecticut primary because of his support for the Iraq war. and gas is now $3.19 in Jersey.

has the backlash finally begun?


NP: "The Internationale" in my head as i look at these. i learned it from an Al Fatah guy i met in France in '70. normally, i have shitty musical retention...but this song (along with Scotland, The Brave & La Marseillaise) still gives me goosebumps.

..and:

REDLAND

I'll be glad when the flag goes up
We'll sing new songs and invent new slogans
There'll be a party and we'll burn the old pictures
I'll finally have some fun

I'll be glad when the flag goes up
New uniforms if they know my sizes
I'll make new friends when I go to the meetings
It won't be better, but I'll settle for different

Redland, Red
And my house is burning
Redland, Red
Well it really won't matter (when it's)
Redland, Redland everyone

I'll be glad when the flag goes up
It will be clear what is right and wrong
I don't care about the leaders and the theories
But I know I'd just like a change

I'll be glad when the flag goes up
There'll be new names for the streets and the cities
Study the lives of the great new heroes
I won't be happy but I'll be relieved

Redland, Red
And my house is burning
Redland, Red
What took you so long?
Well it really won't matter (when it's)
Redland, Redland everyone...

('81/The Waitresses)

PEEVE DE JOUR: shoulder is hurtin'...

JOIE DE JOUR: another Tin Huey song is gonna be used in a movie. we appear to be on a roll!

ROSATI'S FLAVOR-OF-THE-DAY:

(Aug. 10th)

Jamocha Almond
Chip


cb...were are you?






NEW JERSEY

2 Comments:

Blogger mr blur said...

Some wonderful graphic stuff there - 5th one down is a real chiller.

3:36 AM  
Blogger Scraps said...

Love those posters.

Lieberman lost for a lot of reasons; being a Republican in Democrats' clothing in Connecticut was the main one. The media have made a big deal about his support for the Iraq war being the reason for his defeat, but I think that's because the Republicans and the media owenrs think the Democrats can be trivialized and easier to deafeat if they do so. In fact, of people who said they oppose the Iraq war, 40% voted for Lieberman, so it wasn't exactly an all-or-nothing issue for most voters.

8:26 AM  

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