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Subject: al aronowitz...from Steven Van Zandt's Underground Garage..scroll down to see Al
Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 03:05:46 EDT

This week the Underground Garage celebrates Bob Dylan on the occasion of his birthday May 24th. . . a gentleman, scholar, and groundbreaking rock poet who once played a high school sock hop in Minnesota with his band and had the plug pulled by the principal because the music was too loud.

We celebrate his work and his life with at least two Dylan songs in every set of the show this week. Quoth Steven, "You combine that dedication to authenticity, a complete immersion in folk tradition, an ear for language, beat poetry imagery, a political antenna, and build all that around a rock and roll heart and you've got a dangerous guy."

Amen to that. Check out our birthday tribute to Bob with the likes of The Ramones, The Byrds, The Animals, The Small Faces, The Turtles, Jason and the Scorchers, Manfred Mann . . . and Contemporary Garage Gems from the Chains, The Libertines, The White Stripes, Ko and the Knockouts, Sahara Hotnights, the Cynics,
and the Fuzztones!!   

Tune in to find out how journalist Al Aronowitz changed the world and why Muddy Waters was the meeting place of two very powerful and really opposite musical forces. Not to mention " who gets the title of Coolest Song in the World This Week???!!!  ##

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Subject: Re: About that Cuba Letter The Democratic Left and Castro
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 00:00:14 -0400
From: "Jose Antonio Vergara" 

I really thought that in the CoC for Socialism and Democracy I was going to find marxism-based comrades of the emerging, alternative anti-capitalist Left, but to my disappointment I have read lately the same Orthodox
hard-line defenders of the Cuban dictatorship and its crimes. I'm sorry to see that it seems imposible to make the substantial pass of really leaving back (as dialectical materialist I'd say : Aufhebung) the cultural burden of
dogmatism and authoritarianism of our Communist origin, and its unethical habit of justifying everything done by the mythical leaders we adore. In my country, the Stalinist sect called the CP celebrated the North Korean Royal dictator (Kim Song Il, son of the the former Communist King Kim Il Sung) because of his s.c. 'anti-imperialistic' offensive with Nuclear weapons. Will a new emancipatory project be born supporting the
corruption and murders by the FARC in Colombia, for instance " I don't think so.
a red-green critical marxist from Chile, South America  ##

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Subject: Nigerian frauds
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 09:15:26 -0700
From: Josh Friedman 
To: Al Aronowitz 

Dear Al-- I've taken to responding to Nigerian emails with answers like the following. Who knows, maybe it'll make a few of them nervous.
--Josh Alan

Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 15:30:06 -0700
From: Josh Friedman <>

Dear Sirs;

According to good sources we have in the State Dept., when United States Special Forces start winding down operations in Iraq, they will be dispatching small hit squads to Nigeria. There they will start tracking down each and every one responsible for these mass fraud emails. Rest assured, sirs, there will come a day when you
are all killed.  ##

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Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 12:53:02 흭
From: "michael smith" 

absolutely fascinating and shocking all at the same time you have out done yourself kudos  ##

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Subject: Wow!
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 20:13:42 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dennis Evanosky 

Thanks for the great story about the Spread in Jedburgh. I've used Jedburgh as a stopping-off post during my vacation travels the last couple of years. 

I'll be going back next February for a couple of weeks. 

I bookmarked your site and want to put a link on a site my partner and I just built for the great Bed and Breakfast where I stay, the Meadhon House in Castlegate:

I'm fascinated as to how the homes on the Castlegate about the Cross all got built around 1705. What was going on then that allowed those homes to be built (or rebuilt). I wonder.

Thanks again for the great story. I can't wait to walk by and maybe (if I dare) into the Spread the next time I'm in Jedburg.

Dennis Evanosky ##

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Subject: wonder if he banged her?
Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 09:34:48 EDT

May 19, 2003 -- BOB Dylan might want to hang up his boxing gloves. The singing-and-songwriting legend was once knocked out by sexy actress Gina Gershon, who says she sparred with Dylan at a gym in Los Angeles and clobbered him after he punched her in the nose. "I just saw red and exploded," she told Webster Hall art curator Baird Jones at the premiere of "The In-Laws" the other night. "I charged back at him and threw a real haymaker overhand right and caught him square on the tip of the jaw. Bob took the punch hard and went right down on his back. Lying flat on the mat. Bob wasn't moving, like he was out cold. I really thought I had broken his jaw. All my rage evaporated and I started to cry. But Bob was just lying there smiling at me and he said in this smooth Midwestern drawl, 'That's just what I need, a good woman to kick my butt now
and then.' "  ##

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Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 04:11:51 -0700
From: "Nicky" 

Dear Ralph Nader, 

We need young new blood such as you for President! I was wishing and hoping you would be our next
leader! Unfortunatly money talks and bullshit walks! Please try again to save our NATION ! 

Best regards ,

Monica Swennen  ##

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Subject: Rallying cry for Republicans
Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 00:10:24 -0600
To: ConcernedCitizens

Dear Fellow Republican,

Because claims continue to grow that Vice President Cheney knew about and allowed the September 11, 2001 attacks for political and strategic gain, the Republican Party needs your moral and financial support
more than ever.

Liberals are spreading over a hundred accusations that our Vice President of the United States of America knew about and allowed the 9/11 attacks.

Fellow Republicans, we recommend not directly addressing all the details spouted by liberals and their bleeding heart press. During a recent prayer meeting here at Patriotic Citizens for the Defense of American Values, deep inspiration and humility moved us to develop a special answer to the mounting liberal propaganda. We call our answer the "Daisy Cutter Moab Rebuttal."

Here it is: "Even if Vice President Cheney allowed the attacks on the WTC and Pentagon, he did so for the good of the nation. Franklin Roosevelt did this when he allowed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor so the United States could join the war against the axis of evil of that era." (Use in #13 below.)

Because liberals love Franklin Roosevelt so much, this answer shuts them up quickly.

Only a true leader can make the toughest decisions in order to lead his nation to its destined greatness. Even if our President allowed the attacks of 9/11, this proves Bush is an even bigger hero for allowing Vice President
Cheney to make such a tough, necessary decision. We elect our leaders to lead, not flirt and carry on with interns. It was President Bush's amazing post-9/11 leadership that unleashed the American people tofree others around the world, including oppressed women in Afghanistan and Iraqi victims of Saddam Hussein. 

You can help. Our views will win over liberal propaganda regardless of their so-called evidence. 

Please donate to the Republican party to protect the truth from the snooping eyes of the unrighteous (liberals).

Thank you,
Patriotic Citizens for the Defense of American Values

Liberal Lie #1: In October 24-26, 2000, detailed drills were held in the Pentagon practicing response in case an airliner crashed into the Pentagon building.

FACT: If God inspired the planners at the Pentagon to prepare for an attack on their building nearly one year before the September 11, 2001 attacks, they should be commended, not cast into suspicion. 
Liberal Lie #2: Field FBI agents in Arizona notified their superiors of information about hijackers using planes as suicide bombs, but the superiors didn't act on this information. 

FACT: The FBI management can not act on every wild claim made by field agents. 
Liberal Lie #3: In 1995 the FBI under Clinton's administration raided flight schools looking for potential hijackers. The FBI and other gov't agencies already knew of this specific real danger.

FACT: In government, six years is a long time and with all the FBI personnel changes, the agency was unaware of its past diligence. It is impossible a few high-ranking members of J. Edgar Hoover's esteemed FBI along with other high-ranking officers from other U.S. intelligencies would betray their own country by blindly following heinous orders to allow a mass attack on their own country's civilians. Some agents would be
truly patriotic enough to risk even their own lives to uncover such a high-level crime against the people of the United States of America.
Liberal Lie #4: A United States Air Force Intelligence Colonel at the Monterey Language Institute U.S. Intelligence School told his class, "Bush is a joke. He knew about 9/11 and let it happen." He was forced to resign.

FACT: Though this did happen, similar outbursts by military personnel about gays in the military occurred under President Clinton. Those critical officers also resigned.
Liberal Lie #5: Before 9/11 a con-man working for Navy Intelligence fled to Canada with a sealed document showing the impending attacks by suicide hijackers.

FACT: This person is clearly a con-man, and though he worked for the U.S. Navy, he is unreliable and has a long criminal history during his entire service in the United States Navy. This exposes him:
Liberal Lie #6: Russian and other foreign intelligence agencies warned the Bush administration in the summer prior to the 9/11 attacks that hijackers intended to use planes as suicide bombs and were soon going to attack.

FACT: Foreign intelligence sources frequently notify the United States about many so-called impending attacks, most of which never happen.
Liberal Lie #7: Ashcroft and some other government officials did not fly commercial flights in the weeks leading up to 9/11 for fear of being on a hijacked plane.

FACT: Ashcroft and others as citizens of the United States of America are free to choose any method of transportation within their means and legal rights. They stopped flying commercial for scheduling reasons and their heavy workload.
Liberal Lie #8: Mayor Willie Brown of San Francisco was warned a few days before 9/11 not to fly to New York on a commercial aircraft as he had planned.

FACT: It is illogical a so-called Republican conspirator would call a liberal Democrat Mayor to help him.
Liberal Lie #9: Vice President Cheney wanted to take over parts of the Middle East and boost the his administration's sagging popularity. An attack would fulfill both. 

FACT: This accusation of treason against the Vice President should not even be dignified with a answer.
Liberal Lie #10: U.S. armed forces were massing in the Middle East in the weeks and months before the 9/11 attacks. 

FACT: Though true, the forces were involved in a large military exercise. Such U.S. military exercises occur regularly throughout the world. This was only a routine military exercise. 
Liberal Lie #11: The head of Pakistan's Intelligence agency (the ISI) was in the United States meeting with Condaleeza Rice and others in the Bush administration in the week before the 9/11 attacks. During that week this Pakistani General wired $100,000 to hijacker Atta. 

FACT: Pakistan is our ally, not our enemy. Iraq was our enemy, but we liberated them and rid them of weapons of mass destruction and thwarted evil in God's name. 
Liberal Lie #12: A few years prior to September 11, 2001, Philippine police discovered a document outlining suicide attacks with hijacked planes in the United States. The Philippine police officer who found the document
gave it to police commanders who passed it to U.S. intelligence.

FACT: It is completely understandable and expected that such a document would get lost on its way from a Philippine police officer through the Philippine government then to the United States then through the US
Intelligence community. This happens all the time.
Liberal Lie #13: Families of 9/11 victims threatened the Bush administration with going public with their questions about 9/11 after the Bush administration stonewalled an independent 9/11 inquiry. The Administration responded by backing an investigation led by Henry Kissinger and by stalling the whole process. President Bush is terrified of an independent inquiry into 9/11.

FACT: Use the "Daisy Cutter Moab rebuttal," which we feel is more effective than diving into liberal-minded detail: "Even if Vice President Cheney allowed the attacks on the WTC and Pentagon, he did so for the good
of the nation. Franklin Roosevelt did this when he allowed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor so the United States could join the war against the axis of evil of that era." 
Liberal Lie #14: Attorney General Ashcroft is secretly using the powers of the Patriot Act to investigate Vice President Cheney and others in the Bush Administration for treasonous actions against the citizens of the United States of America regarding the 9/11 attacks. Some members of Congress and the Senate are also being secretly probed under the Patriot Act. 

FACT: Completely false. Attorney General Ashcroft is an honest Christian and loyal Republican committed to the cause of anti-abortion. To suggest the Attorney General of United States would secretly investigate treasonous crimes perpetrated by his Republican superiors is ridiculous regardless of so-called liberal evidence. True Christians follow orders and are always loyal to their bosses. The rumors regarding this are just
that: rumors. This is completely false.
To waken you and your friends to action, please rebut the liberal propaganda. To view the details of their plot, study the following, but only if you're over 30 years old (the age of Jesus when he started his mission) and a committed Republican. Do not view otherwise!


WE SALUTE the brave men and women behind the scenes in the ONI, FBI, NSC, NSA, CIA, MCIA, AIA, OIG, DIA, USAIC, USSS, OFAC so willing to risk their lives for their country and every bit as brave as single and married combat soldiers on the front lines. Their courage to serve the U.S. Constitution
and U.S. citizens even when their superiors command otherwise protects our democracy. This commitment prevents our agents from serving evil by covering up internal high-level crimes against their country and fellow
citizens. Only atheists and the guilty fear the truth. God is Truth. Life is short, and our agents are committed to doing the right thing. They are part of the solution, not the problem. To paraphrase Jesus Christ in modern
language, "Real psychopathy is not the snapping, it's the ability to maintain a calm presence and give plausible explanations to implausible events." Matthew 23:27-28

* Warning: Do not be fooled by liberal hoaxes trying to stop this message by claiming it is a virus. 
* Neither this email nor the Patriotic Citizens for the Defense of American Values are authorized by or affiliated with the Republican Party, but the Republican party needs your financial help and prayers more than ever.
* "Daisy Cutter Moab Rebuttal" is not a trademark of Patriotic Citizens for the Defense of American Values, but can be used by Republicans only.  ##

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Subject: If poetry isn't dead, can Newseek kill it again?
Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 15:36:19 -0700
From: "Charles Potts" 

In a recent "My Turn" column, Newsweek's Bruce Wexler took it upon himself to pronounce Poetry irrelevant, defunct and unlamented. Ain't drive-by punditry grand? Now, in three swift, deft, bulls-eye retorts (at the Poetry.About.Com site), Tsunami author klipschutz (Twilight of the Male Ego) has unleashed a Scrooge-worthy portrait of Wexler himself -- a cameo Dark Night of a Proseman's Soul. You CAN get there from here!!! This hyperlink ("Two Swan Songs & A Second Coming")also threads back to the Wexler column itself. 

The first time I sent this message I garbled the addresses. Please forgive me, and if you're reading it for the first time, power to perseverance.

New things happening soon at The Temple School of Poetry.  

If you want to be deep sixed from Temple messages, say the magic word.

Charles Potts 
The Temple 
40 S Colville
PO Box 1773
Walla Walla, WA 99362
509-522-0766  ##

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