Monday, March 31, 2008

President Bush throws out the first pitch.

Well the boys of summer are back. Baseball fans have waited a long time for this. Let's see how the fans react to President Bush.

Hummmm. I did go and look for Clinton throwing out the first pitch for a comparison, but I came up empty. Non the less It sounds like most baseball fans think Bush is a punk.

Me too.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Today's featured artists-The Postal Service

Here they are doing "Such Great Heights".

The following is from the band's wiki entry:

The group formed after Gibbard contributed vocals for a song on Dntel's album Life Is Full of Possibilities called "(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan". This song sparked an EP of remixes by other artists, such as Lali Puna, The Flaming Lips, Safety Scissors, Barbara Morgenstern and Superpitcher, and was so well received that the two artists decided that further collaboration was in order.

The band's name was chosen due to the way in which it produced its songs. Tamborello wrote and performed instrumental tracks and then sent the DAT's to Gibbard, who edited the song as he saw fit (adding his vocals along the way), sending them back to Tamborello via the United States Postal Service.

I hope you like them.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Tonight's featured artist. "motörhead"

I love puppet theater.

The ace of spades.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tonight's Featured Artists-The Pretenders

Here they are doing "Back on the Chain Gang".

Thanks Pubwoof for turning me on to them back in da day...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

This is Mrs. Clinton's recollection of Bosnia...

h/t to DailyKos

Happy 75th birthday you big beautiful New Deal

I was reading the April 7th issue of The Nation on my way home. The issue features many authors, not just the regular contributors, talking about the impact of the New Deal and the lessons we can learn from it.

Here's a clip from those days of the Great Depression. This is what leadership facing crisis sounds like...

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tonight's Featured Artist-Crowded House

Here they are doing their mega hit smash "Don't Dream It's Over".

Monday, March 24, 2008

Hey you remember that story about Saddam trying to kill Dubya's pappy?

Well that was bullshit too.

From Rawstory:

"Pentagon report finds no evidence of Saddam attempt to assassinate Bush


The study found that the IIS kept remarkably detailed records of virtually every operation it planned, including plots to assassinate Iraqi exiles and to supply explosives and booby-trapped suitcases to Iraqi embassies. But the Pentagon researchers found no documents that referred to a plan to kill Bush. The absence was conspicuous because researchers, aware of its potential significance, were looking for such evidence. "It was surprising," said one source familiar with the preparation of the report (who under Pentagon ground rules was not permitted to speak on the record). Given how much the Iraqis did document, "you would have thought there would have been some veiled reference to something about [the plot]."

It really is amazing on what truly flimsy grounds America finds itself bogged down in Iraq.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Tonight's Featured Artists-Kirk Whalum and Peanuts

Here they are doing Miles Davis "Four".

57 killed in attack in Mosul

You're not seeing this much on network news, but the casaulty rate has been rising in Iraq since January. This is despite al Sadr's truces with the the Sunnies and Ameericans.

From today's Washington Post:

Attacks Kill 57 in Iraq; Green Zone Hit

A U.S. soldier stands guard by a damaged store after a rocket landed in central Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 23, 2008. At least one person was injured in the blast. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban) (Hadi Mizban - AP)

People clean up after a rocket landed in the Shiite enclave of Sadr City, in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March, 23, 2005. Four people were injured in the blast. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim) (Karim Kadim - AP)

Green Zone Hit-Mosul bombing

Friday, March 21, 2008

Scientist gets expelled from "Expelled"

Ben Stein has a new movie called "Expelled". It's about Ben wanting our nation's schools to teach the crackpot notion of Intelligent Design.

A scientist in Minnesota was apparently put on some scientist watch list at his local movie theater:

Governor Bill Richardson endorses Barack Obama

Early in the race I was backing Richardson based on his resume. He's a latino, a successful diplomat and endorsed by the NRA. Once he got on the campaign trail, he just never got traction with the voters and party organizers.

Well today, a guy who I still like endorsed the other guy I like-Barack Obama.

"I believe he is the kind of once-in-a-lifetime leader that can bring our nation together and restore America's moral leadership in the world," Richardson said in a statement obtained by the AP. "As a presidential candidate, I know full well Sen. Obama's unique moral ability to inspire the American people to confront our urgent challenges at home and abroad in a spirit of bipartisanship and reconciliation."

Richardson's endorsement also could help Obama pick up support among Hispanics, who are the nation's largest and fastest-growing minority.

Richardson endorsement

Now I wonder which way Edwards will go.

Tonight's Second Featured Artist-A Z.

"It's Hard to Say I'm Sorry".

Sorry for the absence..

I've arguing on another forum. And researching this group called "anonymous".


It's about a war between a group of hackers and the Church of Scientology. It's a new form of Internet based protest.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tonight's Featured Artist Henry Rollins


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

McShame advisor rips into religious right.

This is interesting. There was a meeting of reps from all the Clinton, Obama and McCain in front of a United Jewish Communities in D.C. McCain's rep was Larry Eagleburger who was a deputy secretary of state under Bush I.

He goes really off the script in this clip.

Todays featuted band "Korn"

A cover song from Cameo. Word Up

I guess we better get back to bashing right wing fools, soon.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tonight's 2nd Featured Artists-Europe

Here is their mega hit "The Final Countdown".

Tonight's Featured Artist-Tom Waits

Here's Tom Waits doing "Burma Shave" aka "Summertime".

What did John McCain do during Vietnam?

This is a picture of the memorial the Vietnamese erected celebrating the downing of John McCain. The rumors on the Internet[s] is that capturing McCain was a major coup for the North Vietnamese and McCain collaborated with the communists while he was a POW. It should be pointed out that all these rumors are coming from right wing sources.

My question is: What the heck does the inscription say on the left side of the statue?

I will update this post later with a compilation of links to the right wing nutty sites that's spreading these collaboration allegations.


Here's the motherf*ckin muck on John McCain. Most of this started with two vets-Kiley and Sampley. Their candidate of choice this cycle was Duncan Hunter, but this stuff has been floating around since 1993 or so.

McCain speech on North Vietnam radio

What McCain did while in the Hanoi Hilton

Mark Lowry's Conservative credentials

Lowry's "John McCain: Manchurian Candidate"

Col. Hackworth on McCain

Cao's blog about McCain with monument info

That's a lot of muck. I'm not saying you should use it, but it's definitely out there.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patty's Day y'all-Special Guests Johnny Cash and Jimmy Rogers "Danny Boy"

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Today's Featured Artist-The Pogues

Today was Palm Sunday. That means it's Holy Week and there is no celebratin', fornicatin' and definitely no inhibriatin'. So if you are a member of the True Faith and Irish, you celebrated St. Patty's Day on Friday.

For the rest of us that favors libation over the Lord, we're getting our St. Patrick's Day drink on a little early.

Here's The Pogues singing "If I Should Fall From the Grace of God".

Tonight's Featured Artist-Mr. Bungle

Here they are doing Stub a Dub. As I recall the Rolling Stone review said this about the album this song came from:

"It's a sleigh ride through Hell."

Hell with a horn section...

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Palast has got the scoop on Spitzer and the bank bailouts.

Here's a good article:

Friday, March 14, 2008

Another plug for HBO.

HBO is making a movie based on another book that I've read. It's called Generation Kill

This was the first book I read about Gulf War II. It was written by a Rolling Stone reporter who was embedded in Marine Recon 1 as they drove across Iraq on the tip of the spear. Needless to say like most good soldier stories, there's a lot of dark comedy...

Tivo alert-HBO's John Adams

HBO is putting out a new mini saga about John Adams starting from 1770 going until his death. Adams is being played by Paul " I am NOT drinking any fucking Merlot" Giamatti.

Here's the trailer:

It's looks good and it starts this Sunday.

Tonight's Featured Artist-Barry McGuire

Here's Barry doing his hit "On the Eve of Destruction".

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Today's featured artist "Faith no More"

This song is called "Woodpeckers from mars" This is for the person that likes the softer side of music. This is off the CD, "The Real Thing" A ground breaking record at the time. I wore 2 copies of this cd out. This is not a official version of the Video, but the audio is.

Thanks Bold for allowing me to share my audio picks.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tonight's Featured Artist-Marie Digby

Here she is covering Rihanna's "Umbrella".

Now it's time for another episode of when Democrats act like Republicans...

So let's see...we got Geraldine Ferraro sparking a fire storm for saying this:

If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept.

OK so she sounds like a well-to-do white person ignoring the obvious realities of being black in America as presented on the evening news. So she stuck her foot in her mouth.

What does she do next?

She says she's being attacked for being white and she can't be fired from a campaign she doesn't work for.

Ferraro said the Clinton campaign cannot fire her because she is not an adviser.

"It's impossible to fire somebody who's not involved with it," she said.

I can't be fired

Well that's a lie. Here's Ferraro stepping down as an advisor to the Clinton campaign:
Dear Hillary –

I am stepping down from your finance committee so I can speak for myself and you can continue to speak for yourself about what is at stake in this campaign...

Ferraro goes down bigotted

Now I hear that Ferraro is a FoxNews contributor. Maybe the taint is rubbing off on her and she feels she no longer needs to use facts.

Let's call this a defeat for the Republican wing of the Democratic Party.

Olbermann Alert

Apparently he's going to have a special comment where he slams a Democrat for once-Hillary Clinton.

I predict Geraldine Ferraro might make the Worst Person's list as well.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Our 2nd heartbreaker-Hillary f-in Clinton...

My friend pubwoof wrote a pretty good essay stating his break with the Clintons. After NAFTA-gate, I think I'm ready to add my comparatively unhinged sounding essay.

Strike one: What the Hell was HRC thinking when she said McCain has more experience than Obama?

Huffington Post has video

Strike two: What's with the image manipulation of Barack Obama on her campaign video? It's such a f&@king stereotypical network news type portrayal of African Americans that progressives rail against.

Kos scoop

Strike three: Oh yeah the kicker. NAFTA-Gate. This is a beaut. has a good write up here.

Hillary Clinton accused Obama falsely of what the Clinton camp was doing itself. That is-double talking to the Canadians about NAFTA.

In-FREAKIN-credible. Someone please stop this monster...

Oh crap-Geraldine Ferraro weighs in:

If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept.

fresh Kos

*bangs head against desk*

Tonight's Featured Artist-Pink Floyd-"House of the Rising Sun"

Oh Spitzah you heart breakah!!!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Hillary's Purple Pants Suit

A commentor sent me the following by email:

Mr. Bold hello. I believe the attached listing shows how Clinton might convince the Superdelegates why she should be the nominee. The RED states and their elctoral votes will be lost by either candidate. The opposite is true for the BLUE states. HOWEVER, the PURPLE states and their electoral votes is where the real battle exists. If she wins PENN, the race is about even electorally. This would put great pressure for voting again in MICHIGAN and FLORIDA. Afterall, the General election is winner take all. Something for your bean counters to evaluate. Have a good one.

Irish Bear Fan

MrBold adds:

Yeah there's been rumors on the Internets that we're up to the electability argument stage of the primary cycle.

It's worth ruminating over...

Tonight's Featured Artist-Dirty Vegas "Days Go By"

Dance my minions...DANCE!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Tonight's Featured Artist-The Clash "London Calling"

We always need more Clash...

Hillary Clinton nets +4 delegates...

...according to Obama's campaign website.
Obama's math

There's still a little shake probably left in the numbers but as far as delegate count goes, there wasn't much change in favor of Hillary Clinton.

RealClearPolitics has the popular vote totals so far:

Obama: 12,946,615
Clinton: 12,363,897


Obama won Texas by the delegate count. The score is 100 to 93.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Tonight's Featured Artist-Richard Thompson "Persuasion"

It seemed strangely appropriate...

Rhode Island goes for Hillary Clinton

So far the only states certain are Vermont and Rhode Island-each going for Obama and Clinton respectively.

Texas is still shaping up to be an Obama win with Clinton carrying Ohio. Remember Bill Clinton said two weeks ago that it's up to Ohio and Texas, and she needs both, to keep Hillary Clinton in. At this point the pundits on MSNBC seem to be on goal post watch to see how Clinton was spin this to stay in.

Test of Loyalty

Funny enough, I'm not much in the mood tonight to parse delegate counts and demographic trends. Maybe it's because none of the math is bringing any clarity to the road ahead. I understand the evening is young and all that, but the party rules that value the input of all voters make it nearly impossible to crown a nominee if each candidate insists on dragging this out until Denver.

My support for Obama has always been about what I thought would be best for the Democratic Party, and by extension, the whole country. My original favorite was Joe Biden, who seemed to have a vastly superior command of foreign affairs in a field of candidates who were mostly simpatico when it came to domestic issues. Biden's early drop out sent me over to the Edwards camp. I thought Edwards combined several admirable traits; a fighter, electability, charisma, and a focus on the Americans left behind by other Americans.

When Edwards dropped out, it wasn't very hard for me to go for Obama over Hillary. If only based on who could win this fall, Obama had the better chance between the two to bring positive change to the country. It's no secret that few Democrats inspire more nastiness on the part of the right than Ms. Clinton. While most of this is undeserved on her part, I must confess my own suspicions of her pro-corporate background, her pro-war and anti-free-speech positions, and what I perceive to be a cold and calculating personality behind a highly contrived smile. Mostly, I was suspicious of her loyalties and wondered how much I really trusted that she wasn't part of the very same establishment I wanted to raze. In essence, I was never really sure whose side she was really on.

Hillary can make a liar out of me tonight by dropping out of the race. I think it is clear as day that she can drag out this primary until the cows come home if she really wanted to. If she cares more about her own ambitions than she does the party and the country, this is exactly what she should do. There is no altruistic basis upon which the decision to keep fighting can be made. If Hillary believes that the country is best served by the principles of the Democratic Party, she must also believe that a Democrat should prevail this fall. If she believes that a Democrat must prevail this fall, and that a prolonged nasty primary makes this less likely, then she must end this thing post haste.

This is a test of loyalty now. For Hillary, and for me. Like most Democrats, I truly want to believe in Barack Obama. It'd be nice if I could truly believe in Hillary Clinton as well.

Links and links...

I just read a good piece by Eric Boehlert over at

Bloggers go to bat for Obama

I found a good blog that's about Defense and Global Strategery. The linked post talks about the Surge and what it means for our Counter Insurgency doctrine that Petraeus wrote. H/t to whatiswar blog see blog roll.


Here's the COIN pdf. It's amazing our military puts this on the web...
COIN manual

MSNBC is calling Vermont for Obama and McCain...

Get up-to-date feed

Early exit polls...

VT Obama - 67, Clinton - 33
OH Obama - 51, Clinton - 49
TX Obama - 50, Clinton - 49
RI Obama - 49, Clinton - 49

exit polls on The Huffington Post

Inventor of Dungeons & Dragons, Gary Gygax, dead at 69

In 1974, the year I was born, Gary Gygax invented and published the first set of rules for Dungeons & Dragons. I discovered an early edition of the game my aunt had in 1986 and became hooked. I like many others-including Mr. Farley at Lawyers, Guns & Money-have played a variant of the game even into our adult lives.

Death notice

Here is Mr. Gygax talking about who inspired him.

RIP in peace Mr. Gygax. Today I wish there really was a cleric with a resurrection spell to cast on you...

Is the Clinton camp race baiting?

The bloggers over at Americablog and Daily Kos think they've found evidence that the HRC campaign is purposely darkening video footage of Obama to make him appear blacker than he really is.


I hope this is the last day of this bull crap-especially while some of us still remember the good in Clinton's legacy.


I been looking through some of the DailyKos comments on the original thread that broke this story.
DailyKos Scoop

DAILYKOS offers this update and some interesting follow up questions:

UPDATE:A few of the comments have properly pointed out that the entire Clinton commercial is in darker tones. It has also been pointed out that darker tones are often used to subtlety demonize political opponents.

Both of those points are well-taken. However, is there or should there be a double standard when one of the candidates is a person of color--i.e., is it OK for a white politician to darken or distort the image of another white politician in a commercial, but not a black candidate?

If the answer to the previous question is yes, why?

Also, why is it EVER OK to distort an image of a political opponent?

And why do we accept that to make them look worse we darken them?

I appreciate your comments on the matter.

Monday, March 3, 2008


Four states are in play tomorrow-Vermont, Rhode Island, Texas and Ohio. Bad weather is predicted to hit Ohio-which should act as a vote suppressor. Vote suppression ought to swing in Hillary's favor because I think the older voters are more committed to voting. Add into the mix: Rush is telling Ohio Republicans to vote for Hillary in order to keep this race going.

That being said, I predict Texas, Rhode Island and Vermont will go for Obama and Hillary will squeak a win out of Ohio. I think Ohio will be fairly close-within 2-3%. Vermont and Texas ought to be Obama blow outs. Rhode Island will probably be a close but clear Obama win.

The next question would be: Does Senator Clinton drop out under these conditions?

I think no. If she has any validation from the voters for the latest tack she's taken with her campaign, the Kitchen Sink strategy, I think she will stay in. And the race will continue to get a lot uglier.

That's my 2 cents...

Tonight's Featured Artist-Jeff Healey-dead today at 41...

Someone on St. Louis' Craigslist RnR mentioned that Heealey's remake of "While my Guitar Gently Weeps" was his favorite. I agree that it is a great rendition of a Harrison classic.

Rest in Peace Mr. Healey. Thanks for all the great music. Canada lost a true son and ambassador.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

I wish the moment would never end...

h/t to The Huffington Post for this one.


blogger templates | Make Money Online