12/27/06

Drifting


President Ford died. He was the president that pardoned Nixon. Nothing much to post yet so here is a little relaxing music from Andy McKee to brighten your day and to help keep your mind off of the coming cycle of unrelenting hero worship that will inevitably spin out of the right wing media monster.


5 comments:

Fuzzy Turtle said...

"unrelenting hero worship that will inevitably spin out of the right wing media monster." Aw, the guy is dead.. and in retrospect while Nixon did break the law, whats going on pales in comparison. Where is the outrage with Bush? I only saw two protests when I was away for the holiday (both were organized by churches).

I don't think anyone will take a political bullet for Shrubya. The pardon did essentially end Fords career.. but he would never have become president had it not been for Nixon.

Fuzzy Turtle said...

PS I was more upset about James Brown. What a drag. :(

Connecticut Man 1 said...

I don't think anyone will take a political bullet for Shrubya. The pardon did essentially end Fords career.. but he would never have become president had it not been for Nixon.

The pardon also set a precedence that they will try and use to save W. The same pattern that was followed in Iran-contra BUT used before it got to charges against 41.

There are many reasons to look at Ford as a disaster. A disaster that the MSM completely overlooks. Here is an excerpt from a well written diary on Ford from Madman in the Marketplace that shows some of the relevence to todays political situation:

"Ford wasn't a great statesman, nor was he a national hero, or a bipartisan healer of national wounds. He was a party operative, a hack, a water-carrier for monsters. We have him to thank for fostering the careers of Rumsfeld and Cheney, and laying the groundwork for the Republican administrations to follow. He kept Kissinger on, and worked with him to greenlight and support Suharto's slaughter in East Timor. He was a strong supporter of Pinochet's fascist administration in Chile. He was Hoover's source within the Warren Commission. Like the current Republican in the White House, he callously turned his back on an American city in need."

It is worth the entire readas far as food for thought.

I like James Brown's music alot too. :( But he did have a dark side as well. A dark side that will likely get glossed over as easily as Ford's dark side will in the MSM.

Fuzzy Turtle said...

I remember the whole "Ford to City: Drop Dead" era, it was a very Post like headline for the Daily News. Somehow I just never thought of Ford as being on the same level as Reagan/Bush/Nixon in terms of BAD. And Rumsfeld/Cheney would have happened with or without Ford, they were already part of the machine.

And as for Brown.. hey, we all have our demons. And some faults are a little worse than others. But he did make great music.

Funny that Browns' funeral will be far more attended than Fords. I don't even think the Stock Exchange is closing for the Presidential funeral, from what I've heard.

Connecticut Man 1 said...

"And as for Brown.. hey, we all have our demons. And some faults are a little worse than others. But he did make great music."

This is so true. I often have the soundtrack of "I feel good" running around in my head when things are going good. lol

Bush didn't show for Reagan's funeral, and he isn't supposed to show for Ford's either. Considering that, it makes you wonder why the right-wing-nutosphere is ragging on Harry Reid not planning to go to Ford's funeral? Kindof makes them look even more ignorant than usual.