This song established Jackson Browne as a major prophet.
The Soviet Union collapsed within a decade after he predicted it in 1983.
And teams of U.S. lawyers DID arrive at the Kremlin to show them how to "reorganize" their system. Basically, their advice to the drunk Yeltsin was to give everything away to the Harvard lawyers who represented their fellow Jewish oligarchs, the so-called Mafiya.
This song also reminds me I'm a lawyer in name only. I don't even own a three-piece suit.
If any of the photos of him at the above link are recent, he is holding up way better than most of his rock contemporaries. Of course he was as much a folk singer as a rocker, for much of his career.
Maybe he's smoking the same brand of pot as Willie Nelson, who hasn't aged discernibly in about 30 years. Of course, he looked like hell from previous abuse when he stopped aging. The pot can't reverse the damage already done.
It's the people under approximately age 30 who will really realize in a few years that they are living in a Third World country with absolutely no hope of retirement. The American Dream, as George Carlin would say, will only occur when they are asleep. Their days will routinely be waking nightmares.
If there could have been a more wildly inappropriate choreography for this song than go-go dancers rising up out of bath tubs, I can't imagine it.
Hullabaloo was on ABC, IIRC. Had it been on NBC, it would have been in color. Of course, if you were taking the right drugs (a la the choreographer of this), it probably appeared as if it were being telecast in color even on black-and-white sets.
Nope, I looked it up and Hullabaloo WAS on NBC. It debuted in 1965, but maybe NBC wasn't full-color by then or, more likely, this is a B&W clip of a color show.
The speech — the one where Bush sorrowfully regrets that despite his best efforts the Iraqis proved to be the ungrateful agents of their own destruction and therefore the US must leave and let them get on with it — has probably already been written.
I had to laugh at this paragraph. Bush would ONLY make such a speech if some miraculous technology is invented which transfers all the oil underneath Iraq to another region.
The America of my youth is like the elderly woman in the commercial. She has "fallen" and she "can't get up."
I think it's time to let this monstrosity implode and start over with sovereign states springing up across the landscape rather than go willingly into the Bush/Clinton Crime Families' totalitarian hell.
The "Union" army is mostly in Iraq anyhow at this point.
There is a corrosive anger, too, that bubbles out, like the words pouring unbidden from a chaplain's assistant who has come to bless a patrol. 'Why don't you tell the truth? Why don't you journalists write that this army is exhausted?'
Because, Einstein, at the beginning of all this, you told us not to write anything other than Fox News Channel-like propaganda pieces. And if we didn't, we would be assumed to be traitors.
To save America, we need to deport all "Stu Bykofskys" back to their true home of Israel. There can be no divided loyalties when it comes to one's national origin, particularly in matters as grave as this.