Sunday, December 14, 2008

96 tears

this weekend a buddy gave me the head's up regarding this petition to president elect obama. the petition is an impassioned plea to bring the troops home from iraq NOW. thanks and kudos to joan the anti-war granny who started the petition!

yes, iraq did have a tyrannical dictator, but there are plenty of those to go around. bottom line is the united states invaded a sovereign country based on a parcel of lies, greed and a thirst for oil...these are all terribly wrong reasons to wage war, invade a country and be an occupying force -- then, unrelatedly but associatedly there is the whole issue of the COST of the war. in these time of economic crisis and turmoil is it really wise to be spending so much money when our country is going down the economic tubes?

if you'd like to help restore peace, reduce the bleed of money and human resources out of the country then sign the petition. grandmotherhood is a state of mind; you can be a grandmother against the war even if you're male and have no grandchildren - all you need to be is a person who believes that war is not the answer. please sign. click here (btw, I'm number 165)

okay the song 96 tears is not really related to the grandmother's petition to president elect obama, but tonight I heard the texas tornados cover of the song and I was reminded on how much I LOVE this song, so...

Too many teardrops for one heart to be cryin'
Too many teardrops for one heart to carry on

the song was originally written and recorded by ? and the mysterians in 1966, this vid comes from a version done by the group in 1998 for the documentary are you for real (here's the vid of the group doing the song back in the 1960s)


photo: march on washington, september 2005.

5 comments:

R.L. Bourges said...

I'm number 192.

I laughed so much when I saw the 1998 version of 96 tears. The lead singer looks like a relative of a guy named Sophie who lives here in Graulhet, and wears designer knock-offs of lady's clothes. He has the most fabulous collection of handbags and neck scarves any woman could ever dream of. (I had a vision of Sophie doing '96 tears' on Graulhet's Pont Vieux. It was a ... stunning sight.

(word verif says: iblesh)

Megan said...

193.

Coffee Messiah said...

Thanks 4 sharing the info.....they don't make 'em (96tears) like they used too ; (

Squirrel said...

Enough already with the war-- nice to see protesters from that group.

Did you see Bush nearly get hit with shoes?

Merle Sneed said...

The intervening three decades have not been kind to ? or the Mysterions. The 1998 video is just weird.