Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
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.
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
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
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.
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
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
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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
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
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,
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
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.
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.
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
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
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
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!
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.
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
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
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
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...
The Change.gov 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
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.
What a maroon.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
..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.
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.
Friday, January 09, 2009
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.
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
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.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
As many of you know I am a big fan of the squirrel. I find it wholly unacceptable that this is a burgeoning trend among the gourmet set in the UK.
No to squirrel feasting!
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
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.
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.
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
Sunday, January 04, 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.
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