Archive - Jan 2004
(Note: Originally published on my MovableType Blog. Moved here for consolidation)
On the train in, I noticed the USA Today article, “Dean scream gaining cult-like status on Web” (http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/nation/2004-01-22-dean-usat_x.htm)
I thought a little about this on the train, and started thinking about my comments about this. Years ago, Primal Scream therapy was a popular fad. We were encouraged to express our excitement, disappointment, joy, anger. Of course those of us from New England never really bought into it. We’re a little to restrained to go in for stuff like that.
But I think there is something important going on here. I started composing my thoughts in my mind:
Are you tired of politicians creating the largest tax hike on our children through the government running up massive deficits and calling it a ‘tax cut’?
Try a Howard Howl.
Are you grieved that over 500 loyal Americas have died in Iraq because of ‘misinformation’?
Try a Dean Scream
Do you want to issue a wakeup call to an American populous that has stopped caring enough to vote?
Try a ‘barbaric yawp’
(Originally published on my MovableType blog, and moved here for consolidation)
The story going around the blogs right now, http://blog.deanforamerica.com/archives/003214.html, http://travis-bushman.dailykos.com/story/2004/1/17/23537/3980, and http://www.needlenose.com/pMachineFree2.2.1/comments.php?id=P777_0_1_0 is about a Dean rally at Drake university yesterday, which got crashed by a group of about thirty young Bush supporters. One of them rips a Dean sign and poses for the cameras, another is said to have pushed Joan Jett who responded: You can push me, but don't touch my guitar. (this guitar kills fascists...)