Thursday, May 26, 2016

Thursday Stuff

RIP Burt Kwouk (who?)…



…and hey, all you Teahadists out there (who I’m sure aren’t reading this)…all you self-proclaimed Constitutional experts who don’t want to spend a dime on anything except STUFF YOU LIKE and claim to hate “big gumint” with an undying passion…do you know what happens when you oppose ANY TAX INCREASE AT ALL? Stuff like this, as Rachel Maddow tells us; nuclear codes for ICBMs stored on 8” floppy disks – technology that went out with odd/even rationing days, platform boots, and reruns of “Flatbush.”

U-S-A! U-S-A!

(And yeah, I know the Hillary Clinton Email thing is so done by now, but I still think this was interesting)…



…and I’ll be honest; I was tempted to put up another video showing “The Donald” as the boorish lout that he is, but instead, I’m going to add this from Amy Goodman and Noam Chomsky that gives some much-needed context instead (the real takeaway is in the last minute)…



…and here is today’s class warfare update (I still don’t know her name; she’s right, but she doesn’t have to be so damn giddy about it)…




…and whaddya say I give you two more Bob Dylan tunes – this is his most recent, which I’ve kind of gone back and forth on a bit…



…and this is from Before The Flood – what is, for my money, one of the finest live recordings of all time.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wednesday Stuff

It sounds like Elizabeth Warren quite rightly gave it to “Donald Drumpf” again - it’s getting harder and harder to catalog all of the ways that this guy is nothing but an utter parasite; the life forms who support him, as far as I’m concerned, are some of the sickest people on this planet



…and leave it to our corporate media to give “The Donald” a pass on this also...well, mostly anyway, except for David Cay Johnston, fortunately…



…and just to show that the Dems aren’t immune from criticism either as far as I’m concerned, I give you this (NSFW)…




…and here are some more tunes to celebrate Bob Dylan’s birthday…





…and as has been said before, pop culture imitation is the sincerest form of flattery (funny NSFW stuff by Christopher Guest in particular, and if your cable provider offers Showtime, I should tell you again that this is great…as we learn, putting the magazine out of business was one of the early so-called accomplishments of the so-called “Christian Coalition,” but by then, most of the talent had gone to Saturday Night Live, Second City TV, or they were on their own at that point anyway).

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tuesday Stuff

Looks like karma is a bitch, huh Governor Bully (not that I necessarily condone fat-shaming either, though it’s not as if Christie hasn’t been told of what a liability that is also - here)…



…and speaking of “Fergus Laing,” it looks like Marine Alexander McCoy is holding Trump to account – thanks for his service then as now (and how pathetically weak is it for “The Comcast Network” to feature promos for their own shows IN THEIR OWN STINKING VIDEOS??!! Just fast forward to about 2:06 if you can)…



…and I definitely don’t want to make a habit of actually paying attention to that barely animate life form Pat Robertson, but I’ll let Kyle Kulinksi take a shot at him anyway (NSFW – and as far as that quote from FDR goes, I would ask that you read this)…




…and happy 75th birthday to “Mistah Bob”; may feature more Dylan tunes this week also.





Monday, May 23, 2016

Monday Stuff

RIP Alan Young...



…and Ed Schultz interviews Repug Congressman Walter Jones and Dem Rick Nolan on the 28 pages of the 9/11 Report that should be declassified by now (I’m in favor of seeking restitution against individuals, but not governments – as much as I don’t like our “friends” the Saudis, trying to go after an entire regime could definitely boomerang on us)…



...and I thought this was a GREAT commentary from Rachel Maddow on the fact that the U.S. House of Representatives has done zilch in the matter of convicted former Speaker Dennis Hastert (oh, but they took down his picture – give me a break; if he’d been a Dem he’d be getting vilified 24/7, which should be happening regardless)…



…and those idiots in Arkansas who elected this clown must be so proud (NSFW – great response by Jimmy Dore, and Cenk finishes up pretty well too; spot-on about our corporate media)…



…and yep, you know it, you love it…time for another installment of “This Day In Doomsy History” from 5/23/12 on the Repugs and their supposed women’s outreach (“Make America Great Again”…hmm, sounds familiar…of course, at least two of the three people in this video are no longer with The Comcast Network, M H-P and Martin Bashir, and I think Krystle Ball is gone also…great point about Republican women having a harder time winning their primaries than Dem women)...



…and on this day in 1979 as noted here, Tom Petty faced off with Shelter Records as part of a contract dispute which, in addition to garnering more hard-earned dough for himself, lowered the price of the recording, which is a really nice “two-fer” as far as I’m concerned.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday Stuff

You know what? I don't know how much of the anti-Sanders stuff out there is media trolling by the Hillary campaign and how much of it is a meltdown from the Sanders campaign, including the Nevada business (and I'll admit that the numbers are in HRC's favor), but let's not forget this, shall we?...

(For example, Cenk Uygur, who I respect, said that he hasn’t seen video of a chair being thrown during the Nevada stuff – neither have I, but isn’t that missing the larger point?)...

…also, I didn’t give much of a thought to the recent passing of former Utah Repug Senator Bob Bennett (I had issues with the guy, but he was pretty normal compared to the rest of that bunch, including the utter lowlife who ended up getting his job), but I thought this was pretty touching, to say nothing of completely called for at a minimum…



…and speaking of Cenk, I also thought he and Ana gave a good analysis here of the dustup over Facebook and so-called preferred right-wing content (funny that you never hear about liberals and progressives being allowed to vet the “news” content of The Daily Tucker, Clownhall.com, The Weakly Standard, and of course Fix Noise)…



…and kudos to the striking Verizon workers – all the best…



…and just keep telling yourself that “The Handmaid’s Tale” is fiction when you watch this (by the way, I’ve been watching a great documentary on Showtime called “Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead” about National Lampoon – would really like to know what people like Doug Kenney, Henry Beard and John Hughes before he went commercial would do with something like this story)…



Update: Wow, here is a sentence I thought I’d never write – kudos to Repug governor Mary Fallin for this (yeah, I'm sure she has an ulterior motive, but nice job to do the right thing).

…and Thom Hartmann brings us economic and labor news for the week (“B. Barry Bamz” ought to pay attention to the first item in particular – one of the more depressing segments I realize, and I’m not sure what we can do about it except work for change, all of us)…



…and I’ll be honest; I go back and forth on these guys, but I like this new tune in particular.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thursday Stuff

RIP Morley Safer (jeez, didn’t they just give him a retirement party the other day?)…I thought most of his features were pretty good – he actually had a segment with The Muppets years ago that I thought was pretty funny, and he had a really hard time keeping a straight face, which I certainly don’t hold against him…he made his name, though, doing some truly balls-out reporting during the Vietnam War, including this segment…



...and OMFG (here – and by the way, you didn’t hear any of these numbskulls prattling on about a refugee crisis during the…oh, let me think – now what was that little dustup again?? And I don’t necessarily like the TSA either, but how exactly do they constitute a “security problem”?).

TEH STUPID!! IT BURNS US!!!!…



…and yeah, there’s some humor in this, but for the eleventy billionth time, this makes it loud and clear to me that Hillary Clinton needs to make the case for herself – we’ll see…



…and I give you Example Part The Infinity, as Charles Pierce might say, of how conservatives have no sense of humor whatsoever (apropos in particular in light of the prior clip)…



...and Thom Hartmann brings us science and green news for the week (For the last time? Gee, I hope not.)...



…and I guess I’m overdue for a “relationship” song, so here you go.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wednesday Stuff

Once again, Elizabeth Warren speaks and we listen, this time on Zika (here).

And by the way, I have a message for the supposed Democratic Party “leadership”; before we lose another congressional election, why don’t we actually make the case (including putting up some videos) highlighting the stuff that Warren is talking about? You know, how absolutely horrible congressional Republicans are when it comes to infrastructure, the economy overall, funding government to do its job properly (including the Zika nonsense Warren is talking about), and trying to pass anti-trans or anti-Planned Parenthood and abortion laws every other week, as well as other stuff? You know, actually DO THE HARD WORK OF EXPLAINING TO VOTERS HOW DEMOCRATS ACTUALLY GOVERN LIKE ADULTS AS OPPOSED TO THE OTHER SIDE!

For the most part, Republicans are corporatist greedhead monsters and Democrats are compromised cowards, with at least one notable exception. Please go out there and prove me wrong about the “D” team, OK?...



…and sorry again to be such a downer; I can’t believe that this story actually took place in this country, but it did (see above for not doing anything about it)…



…and kudos to Samantha Bee again for this (definitely NSFW, but for a good reason, in response that is - nice)…



…and RIP Guy Clark – I’m pretty sure Tom Rush covered this tune.