Thursday, February 11, 2016

Thursday Stuff

Do you find yourself wondering how “The Donald” got so “yuge”? I think this is the answer…



…and kudos to Rachel Maddow for continuing to beat the proverbial drum on the Flint water crisis (oh, and by the way, this tells us how you can give that idiot Rick Snyder the treatment he deserves)…



…and the more I hear about stuff like this, the more I believe that Bernie Sanders is on the right track (and way to go, hard-haired middle aged white guy with no clue about “socialism”...the last three minutes of this clip with Cenk are great, by the way)…



…and happy 54th birthday to Sheryl Crow.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wednesday Stuff

I thought this was some pretty intelligent political analysis on the win in New Hampshire by “The Donald” not just on the part of Rachel Maddow, but Lawrence O’Donnell also (here)…



…and turning to Michael Brooks of “The Majority Report,” I thought this was some thoughtful commentary on the appeal of Bernie Sanders; to paraphrase a slogan from another era, IT’S THE MILLENNIALS, STUPID!...



…and kudos to Samantha Bee for this awesome monologue on the candidates of the “party of Lincoln” (here) - NSFW...



…and it’s a damn shame that Al Jazeera America is going to call it quits, because, again, I don’t see this type of reporting anywhere else; the sorry state depicted in this video is overwhelmingly the fault of those numbskulls on Capitol Hill for punting on common sense immigration reform, but Number 44 gets some of the blame here too for stepping up deportation



…and hey look, Governor Bully decided to give up his hopeless run for the White House (here), though I guess calling it a “run” is a stretch…heh; brings to mind this tune…



…and we saw RT put on another great show last night at the McCarter Theater in Princeton (promoting this), including this number referring to a certain individual in the spotlight at the moment…wonder who it could be?

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Tuesday Stuff

(By the way, I don’t have anything particularly brilliant to say about the New Hampshire primary, except that maybe the Clintons would do well to discard this strategy of what amounts to trolling women supporters of Bernie Sanders, as noted here).

Meanwhile, I think it’s good once in a while for us to get a reality check in terms of how the rest of the world looks at us, so here is something on that…



…and speaking of world stuff, kudos to our neighbor to the north for doing what they can (including this Hamilton, Ontario man in particular) to help those suffering from the horrors inflicted by the regime of Rick Snyder on the people of Flint, Michigan…



…and Kyle Kulinski tells us of 18 cities and towns in our beloved commonwealth of PA with what is actually WORSE drinking water than that inflicted on Flint, believe it or not (remember this the next time you hear about how wonderful natural gas supposedly is – NSFW)…



…and this is a pretty basic, primitive kind of tune actually, but I think it works, so here it is.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Monday Stuff

ROFLMAO (here) – makes up a bit for the fact that Bill Maher gave more free air time to that “glibertarian” fool P.J. O’Rourke…



…and Larry Wilmore brings us up to speed on the latest developments with the GOP clown car of presidential candidates here (and what can I say about Jeb! but GENIUS! And after watching this clip, I think I liked “Rubio The Robot” better than the one in the “Nightly Show” clip)…



...and "Too Big To Fail" is still very much alive, according to Bloomberg News (terrific – and shockingly, Jeb! is actually right about making the banks raise their capital requirements)…



…and happy birthday to drummer Fito De La Parra of Canned Heat.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Friday Stuff

Sorry, I couldn’t resist based on this (h/t Atrios – NSFW of course)…



...and how much do you want to lay odds that one of the books the kids WON’T be getting is “Fast Food Nation”? Still though, the “Golden Arches” does something right for a change…



…and this brings me up to speed on the Economic and Labor News from Thom Hartmann…



…and I’m going to sneak in an extra special installment of “This Day In Doomsy History” here from five years ago; see, tomorrow is the 105th birthday of The Sainted Ronnie R, and with that in mind, I give you the following video featuring one of the very few times when he was properly called to account by a politician, Walter Mondale in this case, though Reagan of course ended up cruising to re-election that year (more here)…







...and yeah, Cenk provides the proof in the following video that they all lied, every stinkin' one of them - they should all be in orange jump suits with ball peen hammers pounding away at a concrete slab...



...and RIP Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Thursday Stuff

I give you the Thought For The Day (and yes, I'm guilty of this too).

By the way, good for Dem U.S. House Rep Elijah Cummings concerning the horror show in Flint – under the circumstances, that’s exactly how a Dem is supposed to act (could probably have conducted this interview for a little while longer, but it’s good for what it is)…



...and this story is so appalling that it's hard to find the words to truly communicate my disgust...



…and kudos to Sabah Muktar for this – all the best…



...and here's a neat little tune I've had much on my mind lately.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Wednesday Stuff

Sacrilegious? Maybe, but I call it turnabout fair play given the motley field in the GOP clown car (here)…



…that being said, I have to tell you that I’m concerned about this; NO EXCUSE for an “enthusiasm gap” on our side, if that’s what’s going on…

…and we learn here that Former four-star Gen. David Petraeus is basically going to skate for his “kiss and tell” antics with biographer and former shagging companion Paula Broadwell (more here)…



...and like it or not, it’s time once more for another installment of “This Day In Doomsy History” from 2/2/11 (close enough), in which now-retiring Dem U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland calls out the Repugs trying to repeal the Affordable Care Law (timely in light of the latest idiocy form the “party of Lincoln” here…definitely will miss Mikulski)…



…and yeah, I guess there is something in it this time of year, isn’t there?