Ashcroft & Bacon - TRUTH: Volume One, Edition One
November 25, 2004 10:17 AM   Subscribe

A look at what we're losing - John Ashcroft sings
posted by Pretty_Generic (21 comments total)
Also here and here.
posted by orelius at 10:26 AM on November 25, 2004

The picture of the old Ashcroft, which is, ironically, the young Ashcroft, looks a lot like Ray Romano.
posted by The Card Cheat at 10:37 AM on November 25, 2004

Geez, and the other guy looks a lot like Powers Boothe, come to think of least we now know who will play them in the biopic.
posted by The Card Cheat at 10:38 AM on November 25, 2004

Orelius, P_G's link is significantly different from those you pointed out. This is old school J.A., and it is rocking.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 10:48 AM on November 25, 2004

Both Ashcroft and Bacon feel that their ministry is important in demonstrating that "government and God"--Christianity and politics--are compatible.

ugh. even back then.
posted by amberglow at 11:02 AM on November 25, 2004

The Card Cheat: Everybody Loves Ashcroft.
Somehow I see this sitcom as being shot in black and white and set in, oh I don't know, 1692.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 11:39 AM on November 25, 2004

I still can't believe the Whitehouse are using that word "crusade" again. They already were forced to apologise for Bush's use of it previously.

It's not hard to see why either. The Crusades were the most disgusting use of terrorism the world has ever seen. Just as one example, during the siege of Antioch, they would take Muslim women and children from their houses while they slept at night, slice them up and then cart the remains around the streets in an insane display of triumph in the name of God.
posted by DirtyCreature at 11:47 AM on November 25, 2004

Government and Christianity are, in fact compatible. They just shouildn't overlap.

(My first comment- Thanks Matt!)
posted by Doohickie at 11:48 AM on November 25, 2004

DirtyCreature... I can't believe you think that is the official white house site.
posted by jon_kill at 11:49 AM on November 25, 2004

I can't believe you think that is the official white house site

Oops it's not? Sorry - it's real early here. Couldn't resist kicking those crooning crusaders around in any case ;)
posted by DirtyCreature at 11:57 AM on November 25, 2004

John Ashcroft--making a joyful noise unto the Lord since 1942.

As an aside, I like the fact this autographed 8x10 glossy has, at the time of this writing, received no bids.
posted by fandango_matt at 11:59 AM on November 25, 2004

Is it just me, fandango_matt, or does that pic say "To Ray, Best Wishes"? I'm thinking this Romano thing goes deeper than you think. Deeper, perhaps, than you can possibly imagine. Do you ever get that feeling, that creeping hint of sheer terror, like the glimpse of a malignant shadow out of the corner of your eye? Like beyond this world, there lies another, one that below its cheerily enamelled surface of Officially Approved Joy, runs according to some clockwork madness no mind can comprehend? The evil has a thousand faces, my friend--Ashcroft, Romano, Richard Simmons--but only one black, twisted heart.

On the other hand, if it says "Roy", never mind.
posted by arto at 12:31 PM on November 25, 2004

As a Springfield, MO native I can say that I've been hearing Ashcroft sing my whole life. He even sang at my uncle's funeral.

Such a dirty family secret.
posted by sourwookie at 12:49 PM on November 25, 2004

Wow, that is some super talent!

As to the crusades, how can you describe Bush's international catastrophes as anything else?
posted by dirvish at 5:28 PM on November 25, 2004

I Find No Fault in this music.

Reminds me of the wonderful soundtrack of O Brother Where Art Thou.

Let's hear it for Red State music!
posted by Turtle at 5:38 PM on November 25, 2004

A very Whitehouse Christmas.
posted by euphorb at 5:52 PM on November 25, 2004

You're kidding Turtle, right? If not, listen again. Banjos and accents on the front beat do not similarities make. (Excuse my turkey hangover. What did I just write?)
posted by Dick Paris at 5:58 PM on November 25, 2004

Dick Paris (tiens un Parisien!): I'm afraid I was serious. I'll gladly admit I have terrible musical taste, and no doubt, discernment. I like to think of it as open-mindendness, but others have had less flattering comments. By the way, the music also favorably reminded me of Elvis.
posted by Turtle at 6:14 PM on November 25, 2004

While sitting around the dinner table at a large family gathering at my wife's cousin's house (a church-going, hymn-singing Xtian of the first stripe), the cousin professed shock at my dislike of Ashcroft. I replied that I thought "Ashcroft is as crazy as a shithouse rat".

I haven't been invited back.
posted by Enron Hubbard at 4:24 AM on November 26, 2004

Anyone know where can I get a copy of this album?
posted by Demogorgon at 6:42 PM on November 26, 2004

By the way, the music also favorably reminded me of Elvis.

Aaaaghhh!!! Wipe this image of Ashcroft doing the hip grind!

Do not sully the philosopher King with such comparisons!!
posted by nofundy at 8:04 PM on November 26, 2004

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