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  • Pink captures President Bush's callous disregard with heart-rending accuracy. This song makes me cry every time I hear it.
  • Jackson Brown's new song is fabulous! Lives in the Balance truly touches on the choices facing America today.
  • An Arlo Guthrie classic! You'd be amazed at how it fits our modern war ethics.
  • Bruce Hornsby's finest. We are treating the Katrina survivors the same way.
  • By Phil Ochs. Not what you'd think. He wrote it following the murder of three civil rights workers in the mid '60's. Still pertinent today, I fear.
  • This one's by Lindsay Buckingham. All hail the 4th estate!
  • Song by the late, great Harry Chapin. It references Vietman, but remains pithy.
  • By Bright Eyes. One of the best protest songs to come along in years.
  • From the musical, 1776.
    Check it out - the reference may be Revolutionary War era, but the sentiment rocks!

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January 11, 2008

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oldwhitelady

41 years old. So young. It's interesting how some people push their kids so hard. I agree that she was doing it for herself. Perhaps for him, too, but mostly for herself, as you mentioned - selfishness. So many parents try to live through their kids successes. Especially, in the entertainment world...He's at peace, now.

mandt

"I wonder how she feels now" ---probably like Britany's folks---watching the gravey train stop. Very Sad!

The Fat Lady Sings

I thought of Brittney Spears as well. Christopher Bowman probably died hearing his mother voice criticizing him in his head. God knows I still have nightmares featuring my own mother in all her venal glory. I will probably go to my grave with that lead weight wrapped around my heart. No one escapes an abusive childhood. You just learn to cope; well – some of us do, anyway.

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