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Ironically enough, this much-heralded defense of the unmotivated — one cannot scan FM radio without landing on it at least four times an hour — cannot match the passion Mayer brings to sassing an unnamed lover whom he bluntly prophesies will be a “bitch because you can” in order to “leave me feeling dirty.” What was that bit from Mayer’s last record? “Fathers be good to your daughters/Daughters will love like you do/Girls become lovers who turn into mothers/So mothers be good to your daughters, too.” Right, right…unless, of course, they’re bitches! Mayer’s problem with women and corporate media, however, is nothing compared to his ire for Sir Isaac Newton, as evidenced by his repeated warnings in another song’s chorus, “Gravity, Stay the hell away from me!”
When Mayer gets back to politics, it’s to warn, We’re never going to win the world; We’re never going to stop this war; We’re never going to beat this; If belief is what we’re fighting for.
Let’s tally up then, shall we? No action, no beliefs — save for his conviction in the depravity of certain bitches and the undying badness of gravitational pull — and a handwritten note in the Continuum’s liner notes in which Mayer confides, “I can’t complain but I know I should.” You know, he’s globally concerned.
Still, Mayer somehow finds it in himself to conclude “Waiting on the World to Change” with the pronouncement, One day our generation is gonna rule the population; so we keep on waiting, waiting on the world to change
Forgive us our doubts, John. Come back in two weeks, give us a progress report on your war with gravity and uppity women, and then we’ll discuss the rest of your agenda. Er, I mean, the Continuum.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online