Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday Stuff

Here's a "golden oldie" with Sen. Mr. Elaine Chao (in response to this, and to do something about it, click here)...



…and God almighty, the end of Tom “Space Cadet” Corbett’s career in public life can’t come soon enough (here – the stuff that matters in the clip starts at about :50 - and once more, to do something about it, click here)…



…and 58 percent of those polled thought this was a good “Rewrite” segment with Lawrence O’Donnell :-)…



..and I gotta tell ya' that, in a totally hetero way of course, I have to admit that I missed Jon Stewart (here)...


...and Michael Che makes a great point with humor also, as you might expect...


...and I was sorry to hear about this – hope it works out for all concerned.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday Stuff

Well well, it looks like we have another tale of “inversion” by an established corporate “brand” in this country; the first five minutes of this have to do with “BK” and their “BS” and the rest has to do with sexuality in the media, or something (here – NSFW)...



…and boy, does this explain a lot – no word on whether or not this is the only toy monkey in existence that smokes unfiltered Camels (kind of explains this too)…



Update 8/27/14: Oh, and by the way...

..and “discretionary” my ass – it is ABSOLUTELY INSANE for a 9-year-old girl to be handling an Uzi, whether or not we're talking semi-automatic or fully automatic (here – apparently, she lost control of the gun when fired in fully automatic mode...dear God)...



...and on a much more upbeat note (which we need), I give you the following video in response to this.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Stuff

RIP Richard Attenborough...



...and returning to politics...the only reason that this clip doesn't definitely prove that U.S. House Rep Mo Brooks is the stupidest life form in the entire universe is because that title already belongs to Brooks's fellow U.S. House moron Louie Gohmert (more evidence is here)...



…also, on the subject of space (the cosmos, not the area between Brooks’ ears), today marks the 25th anniversary of Voyager 2’s transmission of pictures from the planet Neptune and its moon, Triton (here)…



...and kudos to Melissa Harris-Perry for this (nice to see Joke Line get what he deserves)...



...and kudos to actor Gary Sinise, among many, many others, for this...



…and happy 60th birthday to The Living Elvis (with a track from his recording that marks its own 20th anniversary – yikes! – this year).

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Stuff

(I also posted here.)

There’s so much stoo-pid in this latest column from Matt Bai that I can’t get to it all here, but I wanted to highlight one paragraph in particular…
And then there's (Texas Governor Rick "Goodhair") Perry, whose macho mug shot ricocheted around Twitter this week. He'll soon be indicted on charges that he tried to bully a Democratic district attorney from office after she was picked up for drunken driving, first by vetoing her state funds and then by offering to restore them only if she quit. Apparently, obnoxiousness is now a crime in Texas, albeit one of the few that can't get you executed.
I would ask that you keep this in mind when you watch this report from Rachel Maddow…



…and apparently it is necessary to put up this video once more as a response to this (and this...more Texas idiocy)…



…and I know I’m painting with a broad brush again, but as far as I’m concerned, Habersham County, Georgia (at least the people in charge) represents the butt hole of the entire universe for this (NSFW)…



...and this is probably as close as I get when it comes to implied violence against law enforcement (only against some police - most do a commendable job).

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thursday Stuff

The more I learn about what could possibly have happened to Michael Brown, the more I worry that the rage over this will not dissipate any time soon, and over this too (love to be wrong)…



...and good for the latest related idea from Dem U.S. House Rep Alan Grayson - of course, it went down to defeat (and what a sad commentary as to why...fortunately, Cenk gives us a "way forward")...



...and don't look now, but the Feds are actually recouping some dough from the "too big to fail" banks, notably Skank of America...



...and happy 76th birthday to Kenny Rogers (no, not the baseball player).

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

More Wednesday Stuff

No, Ed – actually, Ed Henry isn’t better than that (part and parcel of this attitude after all, let’s not forget)…



…and this Sam Seder clip is a year old, but based on this, it might as well be a few minutes old (and Rand Paul is such a dope – basically, Sen. Mr. Elaine Chao tells him not to say anything, but he does anyway…and Paul was wrong about the Repugs “winning” on the shut down too, as noted here)…



...and I think it's sad that Pryor can't use the supposedly dreaded "O" word here, but credit where it's due...



..and I know he was mentioned in the first video, but RIP Don Pardo, giving us a valuable lesson here...



..and RIP also Philly cat John Blake, Jr. (here)...



...and here's a little summer blues/funk for no particular reason.

Wednesday Stuff

Cenk Uygur tells us the latest on U.S. House Repug hypocrite Lee Terry on the issue of the minimum wage (last year’s government shut down is mentioned also)…



…and speaking of the shut down, I think this is something we should remember heading into the mid-term elections (more here)…



…and by the way, this guy not only voted for the shut down, but voted 16 times against a continuing resolution to fund the government until the shut down ended on October 17, 2013 (to do something about that, click here)…

…and Rev. Al is right that Chris Hayes has done a great job of reporting in Ferguson, MO – I’m not holding my breath on replacing Bob McCulloch with a special prosecutor, though that should happen; glad that last night apparently wasn’t too bad…



…and yeah, given the stuff in Ferguson, I think this tune and video are definitely appropriate (and for this too - what an air head).

Monday, August 18, 2014

Monday Stuff

RIP Former Senator Jim Jeffords (here, and harking back a bit to this)…



…and gosh, where’s Lee Greenwood at a time like this? Kind of reminds me of a song – “proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free…”



…and as far as I’m concerned, John Oliver nails it here on Ferguson, particularly at the very end (probably still NSFW despite the attempts to bleep out the bad words)…



...and I hope nobody ever sings this song about Jeffords.