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The Top 5 Conservative Rock Songs of All Time

Michael Long spent this last week listing the top five conservative rock songs. Yesterday, he posted song number 1:

#1) The Who - "Won't Get Fooled Again"

Says Long:
Power corrupts both Left and Right, hence the deep conservative passion for reducing the power of government itself. Some of us go further, advocating that we smash government into little bits that, if need be, can be crushed under your shoe or dusted off the collar with your fingertips. Better to keep the burden light, since at some point we will have to throw off the burden. We get fooled again and again. We always do.Amen. And the rest of the list:

2) The Beatles - "Taxman" (Most excellent.)

3) The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy for the Devil" (Best. Stones. Song. Ever.)

4) Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Sweet Home Alabama" (Play some Skynyrd!)

5) The Beach Boys - "Wouldn't It Be Nice" (Ugh. Beach Boys. Ew.)

Dear Steven Spielberg

It's late and I'm tired but I had to take a moment and note that I've just finished watching the DVD of your film, Munich, for the second time. This time I watched your introduction, in which you describe why you wanted to make this movie and what your goals were. You noted that while you are not opposed to a policy of retaliation, we must all be cautious and be aware of the consequences of our retaliation. We must be mindful of those because there are unintended consequences, which are the most dangerous of all. You also emphatically state that your film was not and is not intended as an assault on Israel.

I wish I had seen that film. I wish you had made that film. Alas....

Since we all know so much about you, it's only fair that you know something about me. I am not a Jew. I am Catholic by birth, reinforced with nine years of nun-based education. I am not a practising Catholic or Christian. Indeed, since I do not accept the notion that I must accept Christ as my salvat…

Look up into the sky!

The first trailer wasn't bad, but the second one evokes a most reverend, "Holy shit!"

I loved Richard Donner's Superman, more than tolerate Richard Lester's sequel, and avoid the others like the plague. This one just looks cool, beautiful and cool. Kevin Spacey ("Wrong!") is so over the top as Lex Luther he's more perfect than Gene Hackman was.

But the moment that hooks me, that brings a tear to the eye, is not just when the trailer uses a clip from one of James Horner's best scores, it's the moment that belongs to Lois:
The world doesn't need a saviour, and neither do I.Oh my.

So, a different sort of Superman film. It will be interesting to see if this is a match for Batman Begins.