Friday, January 30, 2009

El PillBo

Good ol' Joe Conason shines some light in the dark recesses of Limbaugh's brain.

I don't yet know if I agree with those who say give 'em enough rope...these are dangerous people with an enormous stockpile of hate for the left.

Anyhoo, their Rovian backs are most certainly against the wall and that's a good thing.

Friday Random Ten

4th of July -- X
Belle Starr -- Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
The Fitted Shirt -- Spoon
How To Be Dead -- Snow Patrol
Sea Legs -- The Shins
Return The Favour -- The Hives
Outro With Bees -- Neko Case
Michael and Heather At The Baggage Claim -- Fountains Of Wayne
Santa Maria -- Gotan Project
Lover's Walk -- Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Lance Mannion

Here's another tee-riffic posting by Mr. Mannion.

Look, I know that I've vowed to move on and look towards the future as it relates to American politics, but there is no avoiding the historical depth of the damage done. Lance captures who GW Bush is, and has always been. May we all grow and change as he was never able to do.

Little Boots

Wikipedia reminds us that today is the anniversary of the end to the rule of that famous knucklehead, Caligula.

There are definitely lessons to be learned in his story...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Friday Random Ten (special Thursday night edition)

Flavor Of The Month --The Posies
Eyeball Kid -- Tom Waits
Stalin Malone -- Elvis Costello
Banking On A Myth --Andrew Bird
Life Wasted -- Pearl Jam
Mother Mary -- Foxboro Hot Tubs
Is This Love -- Bob Marley & The Wailers
Dark Star -- Beck
Wet Nightmare -- The Cramps
Muddy Waters -- Pere Ubu

Special B-boy cut:

Just Lose It -- Eminem

Rudie and me

The Rude Pundit is still as rude as ever. He and I feel exactly the same towards the previous administration and their dwindling herd of supporters. No. Quarter. Given.

But, man, is he nasty...

All the colors of the 'bow, man

I was noodling about on the tubes and found a page of cartograms that more accurately reflect the "blue" versus "red" state conflict. Tres cool.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Double Dip

The dean of the blogs weighs in on yesterday's speechifying.

And The Rude One gives his first hand report from The Mall.

Mea Culpa

And in the "my bad" department, here's a Quality Assurance update from the Democratic Underground...

Date: January 20, 2009

Subject: An apology for our 2001-2008 interruption in service

Dear World:

We, the United States of America, your top quality supplier of the ideals
of liberty and democracy, would like to apologize for our 2001-2008
interruption in service. The technical fault that led to this eight-year
service outage has been located, and the software responsible was replaced
November 4.

Early tests of the newly installed program indicate that we are now
operating correctly, and we expect it to be fully functional on January 20.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the outage. We look forward to
resuming full service and hope to improve in years to come.

We thank you for your patience and understanding,



Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Juan Cole

For millions, there is a vastly deeper affect on their lives due to the election of President Obama. It's not that I certainly can't imagine what this sea change perspective feels like, but as a white man, I cannot fully appreciate what the struggle of having been born black in this country really means.

Dr. Cole reminds everyone of its depth.

Say it loud, say it proud

Steven Weber gives a shout out to the righteousness of eight years of anger.

Get out of the way, Fox News, Neo Cons, El Rushbo and the rest; you're blindingly irrelevant for the next several years. As for you fellow citizens who've embraced the vision of the past two terms of misrule, engage yourselves properly or shut up and leave.

Me so Happy

A glorious day. I'm reborn at 12:40 this afternoon. God Bless America.


I'll provide updates from the television as best I can today for those unfortunate enough to not be able watch much of the day.

Delicious shots just now of Cheney being wheeled out to the car with a very smiley Joe Biden stepping briskly behind him.

What a metaphor for his last day.

Oh, and you'll notice to your right that I've removed my Bush's last day countdown clock this morning. That felt good.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Generalissimo BushCo says farewell

Ted Rall has a touch of nostalgia. I do a way. A bigger fool will never be missed.

January 20th, 2009

There's obviously tons of observatory and opinion pieces on what tomorrow brings for this country. I'll try ferret out some of the better ones from the ether if you don't mind.

Oh...hold it a tic, here's one.


Although you rabid internetters may have already found this out on the tubes, Mr. B. sent me this link from Paste magazine where you can upload a photo and create your own "Hope" poster.

I'm fond of this one I found in the gallery, but feel free to make a special one in case you're not into the whole "brevity" thing....

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Frum vs.Us

Canadian dillweed, David Frum, has created an electronic off-shore safe haven for the losing team for the foreseeable future.

While perhaps earning a C+ for trying to bring the right wing back to some semblance of sanity, his failing grades from the past few semesters far out way his feigned attempts at his newly birthed humility. He and Richard Perle were nearly entirely to blame for the lead up to invading Iraq in 2003. Go ahead and check out his pedigree at AEI if'n you wanna.

Suck on it, Dave.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Andrew Wyeth

I just read that Andrew Wyeth has passed away at 91. I've always liked his work and spent a summer in eastern PA where his presence was ubiquitous.

We've got this print hanging in the bedroom. Looks just like Jackie boy!

See ya!

What's funnier than the reaction to Bush's farewell revisionism last night, including Arianna's take, was that all of the cable news station couldn't wait to get back to the plane touchdown in the Hudson as soon as he was done jabbering at 8:15 last night.

W can't even out the door without being upstaged. He's a complete failure 'til the end.

And maybe, just maybe, this plane NOT crashing and killing everyone on board is an omen for better days ahead putting a nice coda on the days of the Chimp.

Friday Random Ten

The Great Gig In The Sky -- Pink Floyd
Bernadette -- Gruppo Sportivo
Ruby -- Kaiser Chiefs
Helena -- My Chemical Romance
977 -- The Pretenders
Sparkle And Shine -- Steve Earle
You Need Your Head -- Todd Rundgren
Sari -- Nellie McKay
Hoist That Rag -- Tom Waits
Little Lover's So Polite -- Silversun Pickups

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A boy can dream...

I failed to mention that the PGA Tour officially kicked off last week at Kapalua and that the Sony Open is starting today in Wailea.

I only bring this up as it's currently 4 freakin' degrees outside my door today and I'd rather be in Hawaii thanks very much.

That is all.


Max Blumenthal ferrets out more wackos who are "praying" for our new president. What a bunch of tools.

Of course since the Rep. from GA was spiritually influenced by pictured above Rollen Stewart, then there couldn't possibly be anything weird about him. Nope, nuthin' at all...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A really big shoe

In honor of my thousandth career post here at LMS, I give you Steve Bell's potentially final cartoon of Miserable least while he's in office.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Party Hole

Hey! Does anybody want to buy me and the missus a plane ticket to NYC, some nice lodging and comp passes to go see Will Ferrell's show that opens next month?

No? Okay...well, I guess I'll have to make do with this video for now...

Boxers or Briefs...

The site with its Citizen's Briefing Book link is swell.

Just register and off you go to add to tsunami of most excellent ideas!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Kristol Meth

Bill Kristol really IS nuts if he thinks that Obama is going to seriously ponder the concern troll advice of Darth Cheney.

What a maroon.


wingsuit base jumping from Ali on Vimeo.

I think I actually shouted OMG! a couple of times while watching this clip. Like I said...Wow.

Thanks to Tim and Toby on this one.

Ted Rall

An homage to the USA of R. (clickin' makes it bigger)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A solid ten inches...

..that's what she said.

No seriously, we've gotten ten inches of snow out there since last evening and there is alleged to be another 5-7" more on the way. I was out there clearing the sidewalk and the driveway for over an hour and I've got an industrial stregth 9HP snow thrower.


White Line Fever

Since it's snowing this seemed to be an article apropos of today's frosty climate. And that fact that it's coming from a guy named Charles Blow makes it all the more hilarious.

I hate cocaine. It's the devil's playground. George Carlin once said that cocaine was God's way of telling you that you're making too much money. That said, it's curious that it's so popular with the youngsters.

Liam Lynch

Hey, it's snowing like a MoFo here this morning. Anybody else feel like Liam today?...yeah, I thought so.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Jersey Boys

Southside Johnny and Jukes LOVED comin' to Cleveland back in the day.

Kid Leo and WMMS always made any appearance by any and all of them a very big deal. Here they are with Little Steven and The Boss showing up unexpectedly from the world famous Cleveland Agora circa 1978.

Good Vibrations

This is pretty darn cool.

Friday Random Ten

Inner Peace -- Nellie McKay
Lullaby -- Tom Waits
China Girl -- David Bowie
Air -- Talking Heads
Heroes -- Jill Sobule
Other People's Lives -- Modest Mouse
Utilitarian -- Spoon
Hey Tonight -- Creedence Clearwater Revival
Burn & Shine -- The Posies
Love For Sale -- Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Bonus "it's fookin' freezing cold outside" cut:

I Used To Love Him --Lauryn Hill

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Cruel Winter

I know that I often post a lot of junk out here but some of it has real meaning and depth. This Op-Ed from today's New York Times is such an animal.

A must read and a beautifully crafted bit of writing.

Say it ain't so, Joe!

Pandagon has the exclusive transcript from Joe the Plumber's first interview in the Middle East.



Goodness knows Obama must be feeling this way by about now. What else could possibly unravel at this point?

Counter Point

Well, I found a nice rebuttal to my previous post. Go sign up and do something. I've signed up to donate blood at one of the numerous drives slated for the 19th.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Cougars and Bears

Craig ties the knot!

Wish List

Our less-than-two-weeks-away President Elect would do well to have a gander at the ideas espoused on the link to The World Question Center's website this day.

There appear to be some big ol' friggin' brains out yonder in this land.

I will show you these Stooges

Lance Mannion echos the sentiment of every American boy I know as it relates to the The Three Stooges. I must say though, I do know one woman who likes the Stooges and I happen to be lucky enough to be married to her.

Regardless, Lance ties his theme up nicely with some pithy observations of today's economic crises and its relation to the zeitgeist of Larry, Curly and Moe.

And for what it's worth, Shemp was always my personal favorite.

Wheel keeps spinnin'

Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard
LOVE this clip from the Onion. My fave quote is, "it has features that customers don't even realize they want yet".

*(hat tip to TC and Toby)

Monday, January 05, 2009

Friday, January 02, 2009


Since everyone else in bloggytown is linking to this article, I may post it here as well.

In his first column of the New Year, the Shrill One lays out the philosophy that been ruining this Nation for nearly 30 years and, if I must say so myself, I've been de-crying for easily as long.

Bush is just the end result of the Atwater strategy. He's Dan Quayle writ large. He's the perfect faux poster boy for their wrong headed perversion of government. Don't blame him. Blame all of the Grover Norquists and Jack Abramoffs...they're the scoundrels. Bush is a patsy.

He just happened to be at the controls when the plan flew into the mountain.

RIP G.O.P. May you rest in turmoil.

Business Time

Found this clip somewhere out on the Tubes today. These guys can be really funny...sometimes.

More stuff

Glenn Greenwald has some more ideas of what to do first in D.C. on the 22nd of January.

Friday Random Ten...New Year's Edition

Real World -- Pere Ubu
The Spider And The Fly -- The Rolling Stones
Get In Or Get Out -- Hot Hot Heat
My Friends --Red Hot Chili Peppers
Burning House Of Love -- X
Close Edge -- Mos Def
War No More --Wyclef Jean
Over And Out -- Foo Fighters
San Francisco Days -- Chris Isaak
Dakota -- Stereophonics

Bonus 2009 cut:

Zeke The Freak -- Isaac Hayes