Saturday, March 04, 2006


The righties are having a serious heart attack over the Jay Bennish episode. It's OK for the righties to spew their venom over the ultra-conservative airwaves, but when it comes to free speech in the classroom? The righties want to have it both ways.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Exactly 20 years ago, my main man, Frank Zappa, was literally in the crossfire over the influence of words on impressionable children. Back then, the battlefield was music albums. During his appearance on Crossfire, Zap made these idiots, from both the supposedly left and right, look like precursors to The Mayberrry Machiavellis that would soon direct the moral ineptitude that became the predominant characteristic trait during the reign of King George The Second (uh, that would be the one we're living through this very minute). Here's the video clip (it's a big file, for 20 minutes of "frank" dialogue). Keep an eye out for his foretelling of the inevitable "fascist theocracy" he saw coming down the pike.

Bottom line:
"Do you know what you are? You are what you is. You is what you am. You ain't what you're not. So see what ya got." (from the album "You Are What You Is").

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