Yes, the blog’s format is fucked up.
No, it’s not zoom’s fault.
Yes, it’s my fault.
Today, supposedly, is the day that the GOP’s long-awaited-and-totally-not-overhyped-serious-you-guys House Intelligence Committee FISA Abuse Memo is to be released. I prepared this post last night, so forgive me if this is already out of date. Unlike Congressman Nunes, I dont get to revise my published materials after the benefit of review by the FBI. Although I have reason to believe that the FBI is shocked whenever they look at my browsing history.
Truth be told, I’m wondering just how over-hyped this FISA Memo really is. The Democrats and the Media have been as crazed over it as the Republicans have been dramatic about its meaning. It’s so similar to the aftermath of the Wikileaks DNC/Podesta releases that by the end of the day I’m half-expecting CNN to warn everyone that it’s illegal to read the memo.
Let’s put the tinfoil hats on for a moment. Maybe Schiff is freaking out so he can help fan the flames so that when it turns out to be a dud, Nunes will look worse? The plan is so elaborate, that they even got McCabe to walk off the job 12 hours after Wray read the memo to make it more believable and then leaked out rumors that Wray would quit if it was released. IT’S THAT ELABORATE.
I don’t get the outrage over the FISA Memo. What Nunes and company are doing is within Congress’s oversight role. The process they’ve followed is sure as hell more responsible than the leaks from the intelligence and law enforcement bureacracy over the past two Republican presidential administrations that really did expose intelligence programs and methods.
Am I supposed to feel sorry for the DOJ and FBI now that they’re complaining about the FISA Memo and the public learning that they haven’t been applying it ethically or even legally and some of their careers are going to get wrecked? Well, I don’t. If the memo doesn’t bring them down for any misdeeds they may have committed, I hope the IG report does. In any event, they brought a collusion investigation against the Trump Administration that they know is bullshit and relentlessly leaked about it to the press for over a year. They’ve also refused to provide Congress with information that it has subpoenaed and claimed that they lost evidence they knew was recoverable.
I hope Trump laughed right in their stupid, fat Federale faces when they begged him not to release the memo. They answer to me, as a voter (theoretically), and they are subject to Congressional oversight (reality). Any potential damage that this memo might cause is worth it to me as long as they are pointedly reminded of their place. Arrogant fucks. Let the chips fall where they may.
Ah, but this is a music post, isn’t it? Sorry. I wanted to write something about the memo but couldn’t get to it until this was due. So I decided to merge the two. If you want to argue about it in the comments, feel free, but post a song or something. Or don’t. I don’t care.
So what are some good categories for the unfolding drama?
- Don’t Believe the Hype – Stuff that failed to measure up to expectations. Shitty songs by people who were maybe the children of talented artists or artists who were good at other things and decided to try out music as an act of hubris. I’m especially interested in songs from albums by established musicians that were highly anticipated and badly received.
- (Expletive Deleted) – Radio edits of songs or those that just beep stuff out for comedic effect. I’d be surprised if there’s no redaction in the memo, so let’s take the punch out of the music too.
- ‘Cause the Lie Becomes the Truth – Songs of gossip, rumor, innuendo, scandal, sleaze, false accusations, and even truths that people don’t believe.
Breakthrough Bonus: Get me music videos with people crashing through walls, Kool Aid Man style. There has to be some metal song where the band does that. Whoever posts the most of these will receive a special recognition next week. Totally worth it, honestly. What, you don’t believe me? Are you trying to cause a Constitutional crisis, mother(expletive deleted)?
First, enjoy a movie clip of what happens when Deep State guys go bad.
Here are the dedications. I know you’ve been eagerly awaiting this all week!Aren’t you clever!: I knew you’d laugh at this selection and I think you remember why. Was any album in history more anticipated than Chinese Democracy and more widely shat upon? Shackler’s Revenge by Guns N’ Roses. Redacted, bitch: I purchased this song a couple of months ago. It used to be on the radio all the time. I made the mistake of buying the “album version” and confess that I did not know how heavily censored it was. It’s better that way. Battleflag by Lo Fidelity Allstars. Nope, try again: Courtney Love never would have been famous if not for who she married. Take that, talented and hardworking women everywhere. Malibu by Hole. Covfeve : The Joshua Tree. Rattle and Hum. Achtung, Baby. And then (expletive deleted) Zooropa? Numb by U2.
Santino (I can only unmask foreigners): This song takes me back to when I was in high school and worked at a car wash, near a truck stop. I had my drink from McDonald’s sitting next to me after I got done eating while I was vacuuming a car out. Anyway, I didn’t realize that a bee crawled down my straw. So when I next drank from the straw, I ended up sucking up the bee and it went down my throat. I freaked out and told the other guy I was working with, “I just ate a bee! Oh, my God!”. He laughed and I wanted to throw the drink all over his face. So I ran inside to where the first aid kit was, behind the office, and found a bee sting kit. Ironically, it said “For External Use Only” on the package. Thankfully, I didn’t get stung in my mouth or throat as I swallowed it. To this day, I always check for bees before sucking on a straw in a drink that’s been sitting outside. Live and learn. I’m glad that this story has finally come out.
Speaking of youthful mishaps that sucked, here’s Jaden Smith.:0 <===8 : I’m going to say it, no matter who gets mad. After the greatness of Badmotorfinger and Superunknown, I found Down on the Upside to be a complete disappointment. Never Named by Soundgarden.
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