Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday Stuff

I give you the latest “bankster” shenanigans in Maine via Louisiana here – as bad as Governor Bully is, and he is that, I don’t think he’s in the same category of awful as Paul LePage, another GOP chief executive of a state apparently on the road to ruin (love to be wrong)…



…and I have to admit that I thought this was a particularly good takedown of “Deadeye Dick” by Jon Stewart (here)…


…and I didn’t even know that “4/20 Day” was a thing (here - NSFW)…



…so I guess that makes this an appropriate tune for the day.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Stuff

“Democrat” Party references notwithstanding, we appreciate all the help we can get (here)…



…and Governor Bully remains an utter fraud, as Cenk explains (and in a related story)…



…and showing disaster videos like this might goose my page views, though I have to admit that it concerns me to know that these “tanker time bombs” are out there (yeah, nothing to see here…)…



…and this is not your typical “relationship” song by any means, unless you’re talking about something straight out of a “reality” TV show.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thursday Stuff

Yeah, any Seattle-area folk or beyond might want to check out Gravity Payments based on this story – kudos big time to CEO Dan Price (story aired yesterday)…



...and it's true that this sure is a “thing,” unfortunately (here)…



Update 4/17/15: And how predictable a response is this?

...and nothing to see here, just incredibly lax non-oversight into a problem with the energy bidness that may end up getting even more people killed...move along...



...and I wonder if this is an outtake from "Reservoir Dogs 2"?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wednesday Stuff

Just in time for the big day, John Oliver makes some great points about April 15th here (and I take back every bad thing I ever said about Michael Bolton - what a good sport he is here)...



…and sticking with money matters, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now tells us about the ongoing “Fight for $15” marches today (here)…



...and I think I should offer this NSFW clip from The Eternal George Carlin in response to this item (humor used yet again in the service of a serious topic)...



...and returning to today's theme, I hope you got a refund - we ended up doing OK.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tuesday Stuff

“Well, besides that, Mrs. Lincoln, what did you think of the play?”

Yeah, yeah, I know – call me a filthy unkempt liberal blogger.

Seriously, Mrs. Doomsy, the teenaged one and I once visited Ford’s Theater, and we found it to be a truly surreal experience (illuminated by an thoroughly expert presentation from a great guide of the National Park Service)…



...and yeah, I know I keep taking shots at Kansas, and that’s because they’re completely deserved (here); as usual, when a Repug threatens to “unleash the private sector” and rein in a “culture of dependency,” what that REALLY means is that a blue state will have to pay more for the stupidity of a red state (and is it too much of a stretch to say that that kind of animosity is a legacy, though not a proud one, of the Civil War?)…


…and what supposedly admirable conduct from our main Middle East “ally,” as John and Cenk explain…



...and RIP Percy Sledge.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Monday Stuff

Looks Like Mr.-Puppy-Dog-Eyes-With-The-Shiv is at it again (here)...



…and I’ll be honest; Aliyah Field has more guts than your humble narrator for taking a shot like this (more here)…



…and I have to admit that I’m getting a little tired of Bill Maher and his Bible-bashing, though he does make a good point here on the tolerance showed by most of this country towards LGBT folk – which I think is completely called for – while many of those same people ascribe to religious beliefs that stand in opposition (NSFW)…



…and Lowell George of Little Feat would have been 70 today.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Stuff

This just in – “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” is 40 years old this week (released on April 7, 1975 I believe)…time to hurl the Holy Hand Grenade!...



…and shifting gears big time, the Walter Scott tragedy has quite rightly made news this week, but let’s not forget the Phillip White tragedy also - John and Cenk explain…



…and I thought this was a touching tribute to Pastor Gardner C. Taylor from Rev. Al…



…and I guess there’s kind of a “Thelma and Louise” thing going on here, which is OK, but I also like the song.