Wednesday, April 30, 2008


OK I'm about 2 minutes into the first mission and I wedged the car-the car that must not be destroyed-between an elevated subway line pole and the wall of a brownstone. So I'm on my first quit and reload already.


OK I've car jacked about 5 cars already. The wanted system is new and pretty cool. A ring of high alert centers on the cops that are aware of you. If you can get outside of the ring you're cool.

The driving mechanics are different. They seem mushy. Maybe you'll find them to be more realistic-I'm still forming an opinion on this.

Visually the game is incredible. It really looks like NYC. For example I just got done crashing a car I car-jacked near Park Slope in Brooklyn into the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial outside of the Brooklyn main library.

Tonight's Featured Artist-Genuwine

So I was perusing the game guide to Grand Theft Auto IV and wouldn't believe it but this song is in the game.

Here's Genuwine doing Special Ed's favorite "Pony".

Play strong-play it loud.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tonight's Featured Artists-The Kinks

Here they are doing "Strangers".

I think Obama had his Sister Souljah moment today...

Obama turned lemons into lemonade today:

"I gave him the benefit of the doubt in my speech in Philadelphia explaining that he's done enormous good. ... But when he states and then amplifies such ridiculous propositions as the U.S. government somehow being involved in AIDS. ... There are no excuses. They offended me. They rightly offend all Americans and they should be denounced."

"At a certain point if what somebody says contradicts what you believe so fundamentally and then he questions whether or not you believe it — in front of the National Press Club — then that's enough," Obama continued.

Obama speech

What Wright said on Monday was so over the top-for example making fun of Presidents JFK and LBJ for the way they talked-that this was finally the appropriate response. I don't think Obama planned this, but it couldn't have gone down any better.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Tonight's featured Artist. "The Urge"

Good band out of St.Louis. The song, "Brainless"

Did McClellan hit the mark on the Clintons?

This link is to a recent Bill McClellan column out of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. I had this general idea in my head, but couldn't think of a better way of putting it after reading the column. My hat is off to Mr. McClellan.


Sunday, April 27, 2008

Brave New Films pushes back against the FoxNews Obama smear campaign...

Pop some popcorn and give it a watch.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Tonight's Featured Artists-The Black Eyed Peas

Here they are doing "Where is the Love".

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I just pre-ordered Grand Theft Auto 4

Rockstar is releasing the fourth generation of Grand Theft Auto next week. Blogging from Mr. Bold will be understandably light for a couple of days afterwards...

Tonight's Featured Artist. "Sevendust"

The video for "Angels Son"

Some other good ones from Sevendust.

Truth Squading the Right Wing warbloggers.

Eric Boehlert over at has a good take down of Malkin and friends over their crusading against innocent journalists.

Click here

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Clinton takes Pennsylvania....

The primary is being called for Hillary Clinton now by the networks. Let's see how the margin sorted out.

My Music Box Dancer get's all the girls dancin'...

I'll risk the youtube video flame war tee-hee....

Tonight's Featured Artist.

Frank Mills. Im sure you will all enjoy:)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Oh man...I hope you dudes remember me next Christmas....

Introducing the Confederacy commemorative ring. It retails for a low price of $99 at the Bradford Exchange.

The silver lining with this puppy is that everyone will know who is the racist sitting at the poker table.

h/t Orcinus -see blogroll.

Today's featured artist-Ice Cube

Here he is doing "Today Was A Good Day." Just refresh and let the beat relax yo self.


Well tomorrow is the big day. If Obama can shut down Hillary in Pennsylvania, it should all be over.

Personally I think Obama will pull out a squeaker of a win-50-49. Feel free to post your prediction.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Tonight's Featured Artist-Maceo Parker

Here he is doing Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On."

Clinton to don't like you.

Clinton gave the kiss off two days ago behind closed doors:

“ endorsed [Sen. Barack Obama] — which is like a gusher of money that never seems to slow down,” Clinton said to a meeting of donors. “We have been less successful in caucuses because it brings out the activist base of the Democratic Party. MoveOn didn’t even want us to go into Afghanistan. I mean, that’s what we’re dealing with. And you know they turn out in great numbers. And they are very driven by their view of our positions, and it’s primarily national security and foreign policy that drives them. I don’t agree with them. They know I don’t agree with them. So they flood into these caucuses and dominate them and really intimidate people who actually show up to support me.”

She even lies about MoveOn opposing our action in Afghanistan. MoveOn has never opposed that. In fact, MoveOn would rather all our troops are there instead of in Iraq. She's sound more Republican all the time.

Who exactly is Hillary running for?

Friday, April 18, 2008

Pubwoof's Featured Artist

Since Bold mentioned Amon Tobin, I thought everyone should get a taste. Amon Tobin hails from the cultural melting pot of Brazil. For anyone ever tempted to put the words Beck and genius in the same sentence, you should check out this cat. This amateur video features the track "Slowly" from Tobin's 2000 album "Supermodified".

Tonight's Featured Artist??

Mr. Bold sez...

...I got nothing. I was hoping to find a video made by a nice Jewish girl performing some suitably nice Jewish song that didn't blow the shmaltz meter, but I came up with bubkiss.

Open forum tonight. I'm going out drinking with some paralegals later after Washington Week and Now with David Broncachio (sp?).

Boldly Liberal wishes a Happy Passover to our Jewish readers....

Mozel tov ya'll.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Interesting read at the ABC website, about the debate.

I've been reading some comments about the debate last night on the ABC website. Thought I would pass it along. Make sure you read the comments page after you read the story.
I like the comment from the poster at 9:17.

Click here for story.

Pubwoof's Featured Artist

Jaga Jazzist - "Day" and "Another Day" live.

This is a cool Scandinavian group who melds some of the better sides of American Jazz with a more modern edge and a Euro sensibility (I guess). I can get lost listening to these guys. This video features two tunes from their album "The Styx". Enjoy y'all!

It's a gorgeous day in Gotham.

It's so nice I might even walk over and picket ABC over in Times Square...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


This is being called "The Gotcha Debate" by The Huffington Post, and I have to say the charge seems valid to me.

ABC News had an hour and half about questions about bullshit controversies instead of things like gas and energy use which was saved until the rapid fire segment. I thought Obama played it off well and Clinton certainly proved that she's able to sling some muck with the best of them.

Contributors-feel free to update this post with your thoughts instead of commenting in a separate field.

Or start your own post.

Debate 10-the parting shots...

At some points it's been ugly. Obama is unflappable. HRC is relentless.

re Wabah and the burgers comment.

Yeah I'm not feeling very good right now. It was a burger with feta cheese. I couldn't resist. With onion rings oo-la-la

CG-Final question-It is hard to see how either one of you on the basis of pledged delegates alone. Let's say you're in the convention in November how are you going to make point that you are the best?

HRC-We need a fighter in the white House. I'm going to make everyone feel like part of the american family again. I can only do it if people believe in me. I've spent a lifetime fighting for the people. So I will tell everyone who listens that I am ready to be the commander in chief. Wesley Clark loves me. I need your help. The peole in PA to get to those conversations. You know where I stand and you know I will fight for you.

BHO- When we started this campaign 7 months ago. Our economy was in shambles. And people lost faith, not only dems but independents. And there was a bet I was making ath the american didn't want spin but an honest conversation. We were going to enlist the people and people have responded. People who haven't participated in years are voting now. If we are going to deliver we need to form a new political coalition in this country.

CG-that concludes the debate.

Debate 9

CG-Today is the one year anniversary of VT. Let's talk about guns. Both of you have talked about strong gun control measures-like licensing and registration-OMG CG Those are strong measures. Owning a gun will be like owning a car! Wow what a bunch of fasicts these liberals are!

HRC-OUr cops are being outgunned by these military style weapons. I respect the rights of lawful gun owners but I beleive that the lawful gun owners want to keep those guns out of the hands of the wrong people.

CG-there's a law in D.C. that outlaws a shotgun, hand gun, bazooka is that fair?

BHO-people have a right to a gun. But that doesn't mean the state can't regulate that. There are two realities in this country. There is a tradition of gun ownership in this country, but there is also the reality of what is happening in Philly and Chicago.

CG-but do you favor the banning of handguns.

BO-that's not my handwriting. Look in Chicago we had 0 gun deaths. There are appropriate measures to control guns.

GS-you live in D.C. HRC do you favor the ban?

HRC-I support sensible regulation. A total ban with no exceptions wouldn't work. But I don't want to blow a whole into the municipalities. We have a different set of rules in NYC and different set of rules in NY state. I was for the the NYC rules.

GS-We talked about affirmative action, you said BHO that your daughter shouldn't get special treatment because she is affluent family.

BHO-I think we need to look at how we admitting people into college generally. Young white people who are poor who overcome great odds should be taken into acocunt. It can't be a quota system what we want to do is to make sure people who have been locked out of opportunity.

HRC-I think we have to have affirmative action generally, that is why I am strong supporter of head start and early education. We need to focus in on kids who need help. I am against predatory lending in college aid. We have a gap in income. Health care for everyone. Let's make an affirmative investment in our young peopl.e

Rapid fire questions...

CG-what's up with gas?

HRC-I met with truckers we are going to investigate gas prices. The admin is not using the tools they need. I believe there is market manipulation going on. I would quit putting oil in the strategic oil reserve. And we may have to do something about subsidizing. We should have a windfall profits tax on these profits and put it into the infrastructure. We are more on oil than we were on 9/11.

BHO-We talked about energy policy. Now some of the steps that HRC have outlined are true. We've got to investigate this. We've also got to reduce demand. We got a billion people in China and india who want gas. We got to our fuel efficiency standards up.

GS-you believe in using former prezes how would you use G Dub?

HRC-I would have to give some serious thought to that.

When G Dub tapped his father and mhy husband I thought it united the nation. When all presidents are together but that will take some careful thought.

BHO-I think having the advice and council of former prez is important. I think HW is better. I would probably ask him for advice. I don't think the dems have monopoly on good ideas. I think we've stopped listening to each other.

Debate 8

There was totally like 5 minutes I missed here.

Sorry i just got burgers delivered.

HRC-if we stayed on the path we on that my husband set we'd be alot better off. When it comes to social security you've got to reign in the budget. And last time we had a crisis was in 1983 Reagan and tip oneil. And that's what you got to do is reach across the aisle. There are a lot of ways

BHO-that commssion raised the retirement age and raising the cap. She's talking like she's got a magic wand.

debate 8

gs-mcshame says you're going to raise taxes on everybody.

Two part question-can you make a pledge of no new taxes on people making less than a 100K and would you roll back the tax cuts.

HRC-I said that people who make 200K will not get their tax cuts rolled back. I am committed to not raising a single tax up to 250K a year. No middle class taxes of any kind.

BHO-I said I would cut their taxes. We are going to offset the payroll tax, they would get tax break. Senior citizens earning less than 50k wouldn't get taxed at all on social security. We have seen wages and incomes flat in the face of inflation. We are now seeing a deteriorating housing market. The rules in D.C. the tax code is written for the well connected.

CG-Under 250K no new taxes. yOu have said you would raise capital gains beyond Clinton's 28%. The government took in more money.

BHO-I said I'd look at raising capital gains for fairness. Part of what have happened is that those who mastered trading are paying less in tax than the secretaries taht work for them. We can't get things fixed for free and we can't take out a credit card from the Bank of China. And that's what McShame wants to do.

That is how we got an additional 4 trillion worth of debt.

CG-But the revenues might go up.

BHO-Well that might happen, but that's dependent on wall street. If we can stabilize the housing market and I think we can generate the revenue.

HRC- I think we know we need to get back to an economy that does well for everyone. We had that during the 1990s. Most people lifted out of poverty in recent history. And the fact is that I don't want to take one more penny of tax money from anybody. I think we have to invest in our infrastructure. And we need good union jobs. I want to see us actually tackle the housing crisis. We need to freeze home foreclosures. Gov Rendle has done a great job in PA, and unlike Bush who was blind to it. PA hasn't been as effected by foreclosures. Taxes are a piece of it but we got to figure out how to make our country stronger.

Debate 7

CG-"Do the presidents have a plan to get us out of Iraq, how is that going to happen."

Let me add to that question-is HRC going to stick to her plans to sticking to 1-2 brigads on the ground.and said this would destabalize Iraq?

HRC-yes here's why. Our professional military is the best in the world. I have watched this president as he changed the rationale and I am convinced that it is in the best interest of this country and Iraq and we will immediately put in a withdrawal plan and make it clear to the Iraqies that there will no longer be a blank check. I have been convinced and very clear that I will withdraw troops in 60 days.

CG-arent' you saying that the gains are fragile and reverseable. are you saying you know better?

HRC-no i am saying that no one can predict what happens. It is about beginning to pay attention to to things like Afghanistan. there are other problems we have failed to address. We do know what will happen. Our military will be stretched thin. We will not be able to reassert our authority in the world.

CG-your campaign manager Plouf said you will be out of Iraq in 16 months.

BHO-The CiC sets the mission. The Prez now says he's taking cues from Petraeus. Unfortunately our civilian leadership set out a poor mission. I will always respect our commanders on the ground tactically. Once I have provided that mission of getting out and if they want to adjust tactics but ultimately the buck stops with me. We continue to see AQ getting stronger, we currently anti USA fanned across the mid east. We do not have a brigade to send anywhere right now.

CG-Should it be US policy now to attack Iran if they attack Israel?

BHO-I've said I want to prevent the Iranians from acquiring nuclear weapons. I have said to them these are the issues we find unacceptable. I believe we can offer carrots and sticks. I have also said I have taken no options off the table and that would include threats rejected to Israel and any other ally.

GS-So you would protect israel.

bho-I've said we would take appropriate actionl.

GS-And you

HRC-I want to create an umbrella over the region. Iran is not cooperative. They continue to try to obtain nuclear material and intimidate the region and have their way. I think this is an opportunity to go to the region and enlist in a security agreement with the region against Iran. We don't need Ahmadinejad, but I would have a diplomatic process to engage him. We can't go to the saudies and kuwaties and say don't acquire nukes yourselves. WE need to extend our security umbrella to them. We cannot permit Iran to become a nuke power.

debate 6

CG-we're getting out of balance on time


Debate 5

Waht a bout the sniper fire?

HRC-You're right on a couple of occasions I just said some things that weren't in keeping with the events..I apologized for it. Clearly I am proud to have gone. It was a warzone. Having represented the United states in so many settings it provides me with a unique advantage.

So I will either get more sleep tom but that happens.

GS-your campaign sends out emails everyday. Do you believe HRC has been truthful?

OHB-hemming and hawing-both of us are working to deliver a message to America. What is important that we don't get to distracted with gaffes. We have important issues, our foreign policies is a shambles. Income inequality not seen since the 1920s. For us to be obsessed about these errors. What our campaigns have been about is real reform and that is the job of the next potus.

CG-lady in PA-Do you believe in the American flag but all our service men where the flag why don't you?
CG-I noticed you put one on yesterday. It's something of a theme that could make you majorly vulnerable.

OHB I revere the American flag and I wouldn't run for President if I didn't revere this country. I am here because of this country. I could not help but love this oountry.

Talking about how we need to restore economic fairness. That's what I love about this country. I am absolutely confident. People will not be questioning my patriotism, they're going to be looking for answers.

On the pin yesterday. That was handed to me by a veteran. I never said I wouldn't were one.

GS-Socialist Ayers knows you.

BHO-this is what I am talking about. I don't that man personally. The man engaged in despicable acts when I was 8 years. I know Tom Coburn who once said it might be appropriate to kill people for abortions. Does that mean I need to disown them? Just because I know someone doesn't mean I agree with veiws.

HRC-He served with Ayers on 9/1l on a board. He said they were sorry that they hadn't done more. It is an issue people will be asking about I am thinking this will be an issue. So we know they're going to out there full force. I have a lot of baggage and people have rummaged through for years.

BHO-I don't think she would make the vetting process. Clinton pardoned 2 members of the weather underground -ha ha obama!!!!

Debate 4

CG-You spoke about Jeremiah Wright. You cut him loose in 2004. And if you knew he got rough in sermons why didn't publically disasociate from him earlier.

OHB-I didn't know about the remarks that are played over and over on youtube. I specifically said that these are objectionable but what I also said was that the body of work was representative of its history...its charity. What I tried to do in my speech was speak to a broader context. There is anger it's expressed in the barbershop and at the church. But we can move beyond it. HRC says we have to connect with the campaign and that's what we've done. We are moving beyond those divisions.

CG-You said he would have not been my pastor-do you honestly believe 8,000 people should have walked out of that church.

HRC-That was personally for me Charlie, but I have to say for Wright to have given his first sermon after 9/11 and blamed USA for the attack. I have no reason to doubt there were a lot of good things the man had done.

OBH-absolutely these remarks were objectionable. but what I also should point out that Clinton's pastor talked about Wright and said he was extraordinary. I wasn't aware of all these statements but number 2 the church extends beyond that pastor. Unless we can bridge these divides we're not going to solve these problems...blacks, whites, young old.

GS-do you think Rev. Wright loves America as much as you do?

OHB-Look George if it's not this it will be something else. We know all kinds of attacks will be launched. I have confidence in the American people and when they see my track record I have absolute confidence they can rally behind my campaign and the notion that the American people are going to be distracted once again not by comments made by me but by someone who I disowned.

GS-but is he patriotic

OHB-he is a former marine.

HRC-I think questions about what he said when he said it there were so many variations on what the answer was. What we got to figure out is a way to overcome the divisiveness it is clear we have a choice about who we associate with and who we approve and I don't think it's just's's Hamas that wrote part of a bulletin OMG HILLARY YOU WHORE!

debate 3

georgie steph-can Obama beat mccain?

hrc-mccain has a great sotry to tell and those ideas will be tested in the cauldron of the campaign. I've been on the receiving end of what the GOP dishes out.

GS-Can he win?

HRC- yes yes yes. But I can do a better job.

GS-can hillary win?

OBH-I think so and I think I can win. Going back to another issue. HRC has said I am elitest..I am a person of faith. Same as true with sportsman. I have a lot of sportsman in our state and I've done well. HRC is beating this phrase to death over the last 4 days. But it's important to recognize that this is not helping the people sitting at their kitchen table. I remember when they attacked her for backing cookies. The problem is I think Hillary has learned the wrong lesson...DAMN. OBAMA lays DOWN THE HAMMER!

HRC-first of all I want to be clear. It wasn't just me responding it was people who heard them it was aimed at their quality of life and values. The GOP is shrewd about what they use. I think year after year I have a proven record of results and what I am taking from this campaign is that we can empower the people but that starts from a base of respect.

Debate part 2

Charlie Gibson questions:

Would you take a pledge now to take the other as a running mate whichever loses...why not?

BHO-this has been an extraordinary journey. I think highly of HRC's record. But it is premature to talk about VP when we're not sure who the nominee will be. In august we will come together. We are seeing people's economic status slip further and further behind. People are losing their jobs and McShame wants to continue the bush pulicies.

CG-in the constitution it says the 2nd vote winner is VP-

HRC-We will do everything we can to unite the party in supporting the nominee. The country is suffering from the Bush years and regardless of the differences they pale in comparison to McShame.. We will do everything necessary to unite.

CG- talking to San Franciscoans you said rural people are bitter and they cling to guns and religons

BHO-I've mangled statements before and will in the future. What I meant was that people are going through tough times, the point I was making was that when people feel like Washington is not listening, then politically people focus on things that are a constant like religion and become more centered around votes that involve guns and religion and wedge issues become prominent in our politics. And we never talk about the things people need relief on like jobs. . and that is what our campaign is aobut and if we get invovled and engaged we can change.

HRC-My father worked in a factory I don't think they would cling to religion in bad times. They don't cling to traditions. I can see why people would be offended by the remarks and it's important that we all respect each other and certainly the weeks we've spent criss crossing the country, people are resilient and positive and we will deliver....

The Debate-part 1

Opening statements-

BHO goes first paraphrased: "Americans are frustrated and they are looking for change."

HRC "People feel like gov't is not solving care, education...I know we can meet the challenges of today...


Quick primer on embedding youtube video..

If you want to embed a youtube video, the easiest way I know of is to double click the code in the embed window circled here:

Hit ctrl-c for copy and then open the posting window here on blogger. Hit ctrl-v and the embed code should drop in. The result is this:

Give that a try pubwoof.

Live debate coverage still on??


Today's Featured Artists-Luscious Jackson

Here they are doing "Naked Eye".

I apologize for not posting yesterday. I was sick and confined to my bed.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Matthews on Colbert...

Oh the last exchange was the best:

Tweety: You perform a great service. You put people to bed late at night.

Colbert: You've put me to bed sir at 6:00.

It's funny cuz it's TRUE.

So this is the logo so far...


You know what would be really sweet? The body of a dead elephant under Paine's left food, lying in a pool of blood.

That would be sweet.

Barocky the Movie

Via The Huffington Post.

Tonight's featured artist. "Rage against the machine"

I remember when Rage against the machine first hit the seen. Man I thought they were the shit. For my money, they are the most political band out there. No doubt about it, they are left of even the democrat party. They always have something to say, and you know exactly what they are singing about. This was a hard choice of tonight's video. I recommend watching the "Testify" "Killing in the name of" "Wake up" "Bulls on Parade" and "Sleep now in the fire" all excellent videos. Tonight's song, "Renegades of Funk"

Tivo alert-Debate on Wednesday

Boldly Liberal will be live blogging the debate on Wednesday.

Stay tuned...

Mr. Bold walks into a Free Tibet protest.

This was the scene on 42nd street at Madison Ave. around lunch time in Manhattan.

A few more words about the website

So the regulars and the contributors will probably notice that the header has gone through another iteration. It will probably be undergoing a few more tweaks in the upcoming weeks.

My plan is to take the pic of Thomas Paine in the upper left and turn it into a logo. I plan on chopping out all the brown context stuff around the figure of Paine and fill in the various elements of in our primary colors of dark red, dark blue and black. I really appreciated the feedback from Wabah I received over the week end and I hope you guys will chime in on this post as well.

Also I'd really appreciate it if wabah and pubwoof would create a blog roll of their own so we can share our favorite places.

A word to pubwoof: Your post last week about Obama and his public financing pledge generated a lot of interest. Obviously we're all jonesing for more entries from you.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Tonight's Featured Artists-Duran Duran

Here they are doing "Notorious".

Friday, April 11, 2008

Here's something to hate....

...the lack of functionality on Blogger. For example-I've been banging my head trying to change the header to this:

Blogger in the format function of this site says you can substitute out a picture for your header, but it just never seems to work. I've uploaded from my PC. I've hosted it independently at imageshack and linked to it. I've gone in and tried playing with code following the advice of blogging for dummies sites to no avail.

Does anyone like the new header above? Or should I go back to the drawing board before wasting more time with Blogger?


OK I tweaked the html code and added a new header widget. The problem now the header doesn't act as a return to top page function anymore.

So to get around that I added a "RETURN TO FRONT PAGE" element on the top left.

Blogging is fun....

Whats the deal with "Pubwoof" ???

He never post the "Tonight's featured artist". What gives Pubwoof???? We are all waiting to see some of your selections.

C'mon, you can do it.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Here's some of my fighting words...

...and feel free to post your own G Dub rant. I cross posted this on Craigslist's STL RNR page:

George Double U Bush is a cocain snorting buffoon, dry drunk, Connecticut Yankee pretending to be Texan, piece of rat excrement that couldn't find oil in Texas, WMD in Iraq or the drugs his daughters were hiding in their dresser drawers. He is a King Midas in reverse-everything he touches turns to shit.

He is the worst President in history. And that's not wild eyed crazy Liberals talking; that's the fucking historians. By every objective measure-quality of life, education, wage growth, inflation-his administration is a complete and total failure. Normal sane people say a new course is needed, but McShithead is going to run on this record promising more of the same.

The Republican brand is dog-shit. The RNC and the RCCC can't raise money. They're having trouble finding candidates to run for Congress in 2008. It's going to be a Democratic landslide in November, and you GOP fuckers can go back to being the whining victims of Libs like you evil lickspittles always do.

And it won't be a moment too soon for what's left of America.

Mr Bold™

Tonight's Featured Artists-Randi Rhodes and Rusty Warren

Randi led off every Friday broadcast with this-"Bounce Your Boobies."

Is Obama Hedging His Funds?

Once upon a time, Senator Obama promised to bring a new brand of politics to Washington. Accordingly, he pledged to limit spending by accepting public funding in the general election provided the Republican nominee followed suit. It would be hard to argue with the politics behind that pledge when he gave it; carve out a fresh change-oriented image while prepping a good line of attack against the money edge the GOP always seems to enjoy in the general. As life would have it, Obama turned out to be such an unexpected and astonishingly prolific fundraiser that his regret for having made this pledge is rather transparent to all but the most casual followers of campaign politics. Now that McCain has called Obama to task on this issue (whether it be to call his bluff or to nullify Obama's expected fundraising edge), I think Obama is misplaying his hand by hedging that bet.

The worst thing Obama can do at this point would be to succumb to the temptation of big bucks. Don't get me wrong, I understand this temptation. Having a money advantage over the GOP nominee would stack the deck in ways Democrats have only dreamed of in campaigns past and would be oh so satisfying. Since his fundraising prowess comes more from tons of small-money donations instead of the wholesale corporate whoring prevalent on the right, it'd arguably be a "clean" money advantage as well. His spinners are already test-floating a few variations of talking points to justify this option by reminding us from where his money is coming. This isn't going to work.

The Obama campaign is trying to suggest that they've merely come up with "an alternative source of public funding" by accepting money from "the public". This element of their spin is sadly insulting when one considers that they're trying to equate private donations to public funding when we all know damn well that these concepts are mutually exclusive. This unfortunate hand they're playing only legitimizes the decades-old arguments we typically hear from the GOP side that the buying off of politicians is as American as apple pie. The left shouldn't make the mistake of assuming that this year's money advantage is anything but a lucky and temporary side effect of a lot of pissed off people reacting to too many years of Bushworld.

For the short term, Obama risks being framed by Republicans as being all talk and no walk. That he is just another smooth-talking lefty politician that lacks the courage to mean what he says is exactly what they'll be saying. This should play in nicely with their overall strategy of framing Obama as being all flash and no substance (with no experience to boot). For the long term, Obama risks complicating the task of taking money out of Washington politics in the foreseeable future. Money-grubbing Republicans would love few things more than to have an example of at least one Democratic money advantage to support the notion that fair is fair as it relates to our current campaign finance system of over-the-table bribery. Do Democrats only hate private campaign funding when they suck at it?

To put my own cards on the table, I have never really considered private donations as being a form of free speech to begin with. It is difficult for me to view it as nothing other than the darkest form of commerce; securing returns for investments while sticking the average citizen with the double blind. I would love to see the day where lobbyists would have to rely on the strength of their positions instead of their wallets and just let the chips fall where they may. The stain of money taints everything that could be more pure in Washington. I'd hate to see Obama of all people helping to sustain one of the most overtly corrupt systems of favor brokering in the long history of skulduggery.

No, I believe Obama should keep his pledge to conduct a general election campaign within the letter and the spirit of the existing public financing system. The estimated 85 million dollars he'd have in doing so would not only prevent a Republican money advantage that could still otherwise materialize, it would do so in a way that portrays him as being above the fray in both mind and body. Paid-media advantages tend to be minimized in presidential and other high profile campaigns where copious amounts of earned media are a given. As far as candidates go, Obama is as well suited to win inside the realm of earned media as any candidate our side has seen in generations. Let's not buy the White House or more seats in Congress just because we're currently flush with cash and because we can. Our mandate will be bigger if we can win on ideas alone. Wasn't that the whole point Senator? It's your call.

Now time for another chapter of when Good people do Bad things....

Today Air America Radio announced that Randi Rhodes has decided to walk away from the radio station. In case you hadn't heard she was suspended for calling Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro whores at an AAR function in San Francisco. She has been on suspension for the last week and I guess she was asked to make an apology to both those ladies when she came off suspension.

Randi instead chose to terminate her contract with AAR.

And so goes the last show from AAR's original line up.

If you never heard Randi, here's a good bit where she talks about mAnn Coulter:

Randi and her website introduced me to the great sites like The Huffington Post, MediaMatters and ThinkProgress. Thanks for the great radio changing my life Ms. Rhodes.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Tonight's featured artist. "Sir mix alot" Baby got back

Well kind of. It's Chipmunks doing I like big butts. (Baby got back)

Holy Crap-it's IslamoFascist Awareness Week during Confederate History month...

...shit I can't figure which to hate first:

Yankees or Muslims. I'm pretty sure hating black people is still perfectly acceptable to these cretins.

Horowitz's Crusade

A silly Confederate website

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Tonight's Featured Artists-The Talking Heads

Here they are doing "Once in a Lifetime".

You must dance like David Byrne. Do it. Do it now.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Tonight's featured artist. "Tool"

You have to turn the audio up a little on this one. Singing "Prison Sex" Tool always makes a great video.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Charlton Heston-dead at 84

Obviously here at Boldly Liberal you will not find us agreeing much with the politics that Heston's espoused in later life. I agree with the views he had in his younger days when he stood up for the downtrodden and the underdogs. In his later life however he just seemed to go batshit crazy.

El Cid was definitely one of my favorite movies growing up as a kid. I dreamt of being a knight riding along with Heston and fighting the Moors. After I hit puberty I watched El Cid and dreamt of Sophia Loren.

Sophia Loren is still the perfect woman. And Charlton Heston is dead.

Rest in Peace Mr. Heston. Thank you for all the great movies.

Here's the man's body of work from IMDB:

My Father, Rua Alguem 5555 (2003) .... The father (Josef Mengele)
... aka Josef Mengele - My Father - Rua Alguém 5555 (Brazil: DVD title)
... aka Meu Pai (Brazil: festival title)
... aka Papà Rua Alguem 5555 (Italy)
... aka Rua Alguem 5555: My Father (International: English title)
Ben Hur (2003) (TV) (voice) .... Ben Hur
The Order (2001) .... Prof. Walter Finley
... aka Jihad Warrior (Philippines: English title)
Planet of the Apes (2001) (uncredited) .... Zaius, Thade's Father
Cats & Dogs (2001) (voice) .... The Mastiff
Town & Country (2001) .... Eugenie's Father
... aka Town and Country (Australia: TV title)
"The Outer Limits" .... Chief Justice Haden Wainwright (1 episode, 2000)
... aka The New Outer Limits (USA: promotional title)
- Final Appeal (2000) TV episode .... Chief Justice Haden Wainwright

Any Given Sunday (1999) .... Commissioner
Gideon (1999) .... Addison Sinclair
"Camino de Santiago" (1999) (mini) TV mini-series .... Professor Marcelo Rinaldi
... aka The Road to Santiago (Europe: English title)
Bagpipe: Instrument of War - Part 1 (1998) (TV) .... Narrator
"Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War" (1998) TV series .... Narrator (unknown episodes)
... aka Secrets of War (USA)
Armageddon (1998/I) (voice) .... Narrator
Bagpipe: Instrument of War - Part 2 (1998) (TV) .... Narrator
Hercules (1997) (voice) .... Narrator
Hamlet (1996) .... Player King
... aka William Shakespeare's Hamlet
Alaska (1996) .... Colin Perry the Poacher
The Dark Mist (1996) (voice) .... Narrator
In the Mouth of Madness (1995) .... Jackson Harglow
... aka John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness (USA: complete title)
The Avenging Angel (1995) (TV) .... Brigham Young
"The Great Battles of the Civil War" (1994) (mini) TV mini-series (voice) .... Abraham Lincoln
True Lies (1994) .... Spencer Trilby
"SeaQuest DSV" .... Abalon (1 episode, 1994)
... aka SeaQuest 2032 (USA: new title)
- Abalon (1994) TV episode .... Abalon
Texas (1994) (TV) .... Narrator
... aka James A. Michener's Texas
Tombstone (1993) .... Henry Hooker
Wayne's World 2 (1993) .... Good Actor
"Saturday Night Live" .... Host (2 episodes, 1987-1993)
... aka NBC's Saturday Night (USA: first season title)
... aka SNL (USA: informal title)
... aka SNL 25 (USA: alternative title)
... aka Saturday Night (USA: second season title)
... aka Saturday Night Live '80 (USA: sixth season title)
- Charlton Heston/Paul Westerberg (1993) TV episode .... Host
- Charlton Heston/Wynton Marsalis (1987) TV episode .... Host
Noel (1992) (TV) (voice) .... Narrator
Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (1992) (TV) .... Captain Al Haynes
... aka A Thousand Heroes
Gengis Khan (1992) .... Togrul
The Crucifer of Blood (1991) (TV) .... Sherlock Holmes
Cults: Saying No Under Pressure (1991) (V) .... Narrator
Almost an Angel (1990) (uncredited) .... God
The Little Kidnappers (1990) (TV) .... James MacKenzie
Solar Crisis (1990) .... Adm. 'Skeet' Kelso
... aka Kuraishisu niju-goju nen (Japan)
Treasure Island (1990) (TV) .... Long John Silver
... aka Devil's Treasure (Australia: video title)

Original Sin (1989) (TV) .... Louis Mancini
Call from Space (1989) (voice) .... Alien
A Man for All Seasons (1988) (TV) .... Sir Thomas More
Christmas Night with the Two Ronnies (1987) (TV) .... Various Roles
"The Two Ronnies" (1 episode, 1987)
- 1987 Christmas Special (1987) TV episode
Proud Men (1987) (TV) .... Charley Mac Leod Sr.
"The Colbys" .... Jason Colby / ... (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
... aka Dynasty II: The Colbys (original title (first four episodes title))
- Crossroads (1987) TV episode .... Jason Colby (1985-1987)
- The Dead End (1987) TV episode .... Jason Colby (1985-1987)
- Betrayals (1987) TV episode .... Jason Colby
- Devil's Advocate (1987) TV episode .... Jason Colby
- Return Engagement (1987) TV episode .... Jason Colby
(44 more)
"Dynasty" .... Jason Colby (3 episodes, 1985)
- The Titans (1985) TV episode .... Jason Colby
- The Man (1985) TV episode .... Jason Colby
- The Californians (1985) TV episode .... Jason Colby
Nairobi Affair (1984) (TV) .... Lee Cahill
"Chiefs" (1983) (mini) TV mini-series .... Hugh Holmes
... aka Once Upon a Murder (UK)
Mother Lode (1982) .... Silas McGee/Ian McGee
... aka Search for the Mother Lode: The Last Great Treasure
The Awakening (1980) .... Matthew Corbeck
... aka The Wakening (UK)
The Mountain Men (1980) .... Bill Tyler

Gray Lady Down (1978) .... Capt. Paul Blanchard
Crossed Swords (1977) .... Henry VIII
... aka The Prince and the Pauper (UK)
Two-Minute Warning (1976) .... Capt. Peter Holly
Midway (1976) .... Capt. Matthew Garth
... aka Battle of Midway (Philippines: English title) (UK)
... aka The Battle of Midway (USA: video title)
The Last Hard Men (1976) .... Sam Burgade
The Fun of Your Life (1975) .... Narrator
Earthquake (1974) .... Stewart Graff
The Four Musketeers (1974) .... Cardinal Richelieu
... aka Cuatro mosqueteros, Los (Spain)
... aka The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (USA)
... aka The Four Musketeers: The Revenge of Milady (UK: long title)
... aka The Return of the Three Musketeers (UK: video title)
... aka The Revenge of Milady
Airport 1975 (1974) .... Alan Murdock
... aka Airport '75 (International: English title: informal title)
The Three Musketeers (1973) .... Cardinal Richelieu
... aka The Three Musketeers: The Queen's Diamonds (USA)
Soylent Green (1973) .... Detective Robert Thorn
The Call of the Wild (1972) .... John Thornton
... aka Appel de la forêt, L' (France)
... aka Richiamo della foresta, Il (Italy)
... aka Ruf der Wildnis (West Germany)
... aka Selva blanca, La (Spain)
Skyjacked (1972) .... Capt. Henry 'Hank' O'Hara
... aka Sky Terror (USA: TV title)
The Special London Bridge Special (1972) .... Tennis player
Antony and Cleopatra (1972) .... Marc Antony
... aka Antoine et Cléopatre (Switzerland: French title)
... aka Marco Antonio y Cleopatra (Spain)
The Omega Man (1971) .... Robert Neville
The Hawaiians (1970) .... Whipple 'Whip' Hoxworth
... aka Master of the Islands (UK)
Julius Caesar (1970) .... Marc Antony
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) .... Taylor

Number One (1969) .... Ron (Cat) Catlan
Will Penny (1968) .... Will Penny
Planet of the Apes (1968) .... George Taylor
... aka Monkey Planet
"Hallmark Hall of Fame" .... Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1968)
... aka Hallmark Television Playhouse
- Elizabeth the Queen (1968) TV episode .... Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex
- The Patriots (1963) TV episode .... Thomas Jefferson
Counterpoint (1967) .... Lionel Evans
All About People (1967) .... Narrator
Khartoum (1966) .... Gen. Charles 'Chinese' Gordon
"A Whole Scene Going" (1 episode, 1966)
- Episode #1.23 (1966) TV episode
What Is a Boy (1966) (TV)
The War Lord (1965) .... Chrysagon
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) .... Michelangelo
... aka Irving Stone's The Agony and the Ecstasy
Major Dundee (1965) .... Major Amos Charles Dundee
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) .... John the Baptist
... aka George Stevens Presents The Greatest Story Ever Told (USA: complete title)
The Patriots (1963) (TV) .... Thomas Jefferson
55 Days at Peking (1963) .... Maj. Matt Lewis
Diamond Head (1963) .... Richard 'King' Howland
The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962) .... Captain Paul MacDougall/Benny the Snatch/Narrator
El Cid (1961) .... El Cid (Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar)
"Alcoa Premiere" .... Paul Malone (1 episode, 1961)
- The Fugitive Eye (1961) TV episode .... Paul Malone

Ben-Hur (1959) .... Judah Ben-Hur
... aka Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (USA: alternative title)
The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959) .... John Sands
The Buccaneer (1958) .... Gen. Andrew Jackson
The Big Country (1958) .... Steve Leech
Touch of Evil (1958) .... Ramon Miguel 'Mike' Vargas
Screen Snapshots: Salute to Hollywood (1958) .... Charlton Heston
"Playhouse 90" .... Charles Gray / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1958)
- Point of No Return (1958) TV episode .... Charles Gray
- Forbidden Area (1956) TV episode .... Major Jesse Price
"Shirley Temple's Storybook" .... The Beast (1 episode, 1958)
... aka The Shirley Temple Theatre (USA: third season title)
- Beauty and the Beast (1958) TV episode .... The Beast
"Climax!" .... Chipman / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
... aka Climax Mystery Theater (USA)
- The Trial of Captain Wirtz (1957) TV episode .... Chipman
- Bailout at 43,000 Feet (1955) TV episode .... Lieutenant Paul Peterson
"Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" (2 episodes, 1951-1957)
... aka Herald Playhouse (USA: syndication title)
... aka Schlitz Playhouse (USA: new title)
... aka The Playhouse (USA: syndication title)
- Switch Station (1957) TV episode
- One Is a Lonesome Number (1951) TV episode
Three Violent People (1956) .... Capt. Colt Saunders
The Ten Commandments (1956) .... Moses
"General Electric Theater" .... Tim (1 episode, 1955)
... aka G.E. Theater (USA: informal short title)
... aka G.E. True Theater (USA: new title)
- The Seeds of Hate (1955) TV episode .... Tim
Lucy Gallant (1955) .... Casey Cole
... aka Oil Town (USA: reissue title)
"Omnibus" (1 episode, 1955)
- The Birth of Modern Times (1955) TV episode
"Robert Montgomery Presents" .... Peter Handley (3 episodes, 1952-1955)
... aka Lucky Strike Theater
... aka Montgomery's Summer Stock
... aka The Robert Montgomery Summer Theater
- Along Came Jones (1955) TV episode
- The Closed Door (1952) TV episode .... Peter Handley
- Cashel Byron's Profession (1952) TV episode
The Private War of Major Benson (1955) .... Maj. Bernard R. 'Barney' Benson
The Far Horizons (1955) .... William Clark
... aka Untamed West (USA: reissue title)
Secret of the Incas (1954) .... Harry Steele
The Naked Jungle (1954) .... Christopher Leiningen
"Danger" (1 episode, 1954)
- Freedom to Get Lost (1954) TV episode
"Your Show of Shows" (3 episodes, 1951-1954)
... aka Sid Caesar's Show of Shows (UK: rerun title)
- Episode dated 16 January 1954 (1954) TV episode
- Episode dated 22 December 1951 (1951) TV episode
- Episode dated 13 October 1951 (1951) TV episode
Bad for Each Other (1953) .... Dr. Tom Owen
"Medallion Theatre" (1 episode, 1953)
- A Day in Town (1953) TV episode
Arrowhead (1953) .... Ed Bannon
Pony Express (1953) .... Captain William Frank 'Buffalo Bill' Cody
The President's Lady (1953) .... President Andrew Jackson
"The Philco Television Playhouse" (2 episodes, 1950-1953)
... aka Arena Theatre (USA: new title)
... aka Repertory Theatre (USA: new title)
... aka The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (USA: new title)
- Elegy (1953) TV episode
- Hear My Heart Speak (1950) TV episode
Ruby Gentry (1952) .... Boake Tackman
The Savage (1952) .... James 'Jim' Aherne Jr. aka War Bonnet
"Curtain Call" (1 episode, 1952)
- The Liar (1952) TV episode
"Studio One" .... Edward Rochester / ... (12 episodes, 1949-1952)
... aka Studio One Summer Theatre (USA: summer title)
... aka Studio One in Hollywood (USA: new title)
... aka Summer Theatre (USA: summer title)
... aka Westinghouse Studio One (USA)
... aka Westinghouse Summer Theatre (USA: summer title)
- The Wings of the Dove (1952) TV episode
- A Bolt of Lightning (1951) TV episode .... James Otis
- Macbeth (1951) TV episode .... Macbeth
- Letter from Cairo (1950) TV episode
- Wuthering Heights (1950) TV episode .... Heathcliff
(7 more)
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) .... Brad Braden
... aka Cecil B. DeMille's The Greatest Show on Earth (USA: complete title)
"Lux Video Theatre" (1 episode, 1951)
... aka Summer Video Theatre (USA: summer title)
- Route 19 (1951) TV episode
"Suspense" (3 episodes, 1949-1951)
- Santa Fe Flight (1951) TV episode
- Suspicion (1949) TV episode
- Suspicion (1949) TV episode
Dark City (1950) .... Danny Haley/Richard Branton
Julius Caesar (1950) .... Antony
"The Clock" (1 episode, 1950)
- The Hypnotist (1950) TV episode

Peer Gynt (1941) .... Peer Gynt

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Tonight's Featured Artist-O-Zone

Here they are doing their internet and Romanian smash hit "Dragostei Din Tei".

Why yes...I did watch South Park last week....why do you ask?

Friday, April 4, 2008

Tonight's Featured Artist-Rob Lane

Rob Lane is the composer of the HBO John Adams theme.

This f*cking anthem has been in my head since this series started. Hopefully it will be in your head too.

Join or Die people...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Tonight's Featured Artists-Radiohead

Here they are doing "You".

Yeah Gateway Pundit let's talk about bridges...

So Gateway Pundit picked up this youtube vid about Larry Pogemiller, a Minnesota State Senator, confirming all his fears that Dems are socialists.

Gateway Pundit writes:

"At least he's up front about it.
Here is what Pogemiller said in response to questions about a tax hike in Minnesota:

"I think it is simplistic and naive to say that people can spend their money better than government... The notion that everybody can individually spend their money better than government, I just think is trite wrong-headed and anti-democratic."

Oops! Pogemiller probably has no idea that what he just said is extremely offensive to Americans who work hard for their money just to see government take it and build a bridge to nowhere."

Get wingnutty

That's what I love about Conservatives. They use Republican fuck ups like the bridge to nowhere to justify their belief that government is wasteful.

It seems to me the simplest answer is just not elect idiot Republicans who create the bridges to nowhere.

For the record Pogemiller says he was taken out of context. Wow who never heard of Conservative idiots doing that?!

Pogemiller sets record straight

I was a little surprised to learn that a Republican Party leader in the St. Cloud area chose to write to the Times about remarks I made to my constituents weeks ago at my town-hall meeting in Minneapolis. (“Pogemiller’s words show laws of land are obsolete,” Wednesday.) My surprise turned to disappointment when I saw the author also chose to strip my remarks of any context, so please allow me to fill in the gaps.

It’s true that I said, “It’s simplistic and naïve to say people can individually spend their money better than government.” I went on to say, “I don’t care how rich you are you can’t build a freeway system by yourself.” I also said, “… you can’t build a public educational system by yourself.”

The point is obvious. In a democracy we join together to provide police and fire protection, road and schools. It is simplistic to suggest that we can do these things on our own.

Larry Pogemiller

Senate Majority Leader


You shouldn't be surprised State Senator Pogemiller. Republicans are masters at manufacturing outrage.

A great idea comes out of San Francisco...

The Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco has decided to start a petition to get the local sewage treatment plant named after G Dub. Hell I say why stop there? Let's start calling dumpsters and garbage cans "Bushsters" and "Bushcans".

Presidential Memorial article

h/t to Thinkprogress.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Tonight's Featured Artist-Marty Robbins

Here he is singing "El Paso"

This is dedicated to all the shovelbums-the itinerant archaeologists-that I knew back in the day.

Obama will be on The Ed Schultz show today on Air America

Obama is going to appear at the end of Ed Shultz today for an interview-around 1:30 CST.

Podcast I imagine is available as well as live streaming.


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