Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuesday Stuff

(I also posted here.)

Jelani Cobb and Mychal Denzel Smith talk with Joy Reid about the travesty that unfolded last night in Ferguson, MO, which was utterly anticipated I realize - no way that Darren Wilson shouldn't stand trial (and definitely not an excuse for violence in response of course; hopefully tonight will be quieter for all concerned)…



…with that qualifier out of the way, though…



...and the “underclass” so despised by Repug Indiana Governor Mike Pence (to say nothing of Fix Noise) definitely would include some of the folks in Ferguson, of course (even though we're talking about two completely different states, I know - slightly NSFW)...



...and why do I have a feeling that, were he still with us, Gil Scott-Heron would have an update to this little number in light of the events in Ferguson?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday Stuff

(I also posted here.)

I give you the latest installment of FAIR TV (yep, our corporate media “debate” seems to be between the pro-bomb-ISIS forces and the really-pro-bomb-ISIS forces, which I would be OK with if it achieves the desired effect and doesn’t kill innocent civilians, which always happens in war of course…and yeah, what a supposedly courageous interview with Bill Cosby over the rape allegations)…



…and gosh, whaddaya know – BENGHAZI!! wasn’t really a scandal after all…color me shocked! (and God knows how many taxpayer dollars were wasted on this fiasco)...



…and yeah, even though the day to consume all that el Tryptophan (you can Google it) is but a few days away, leave it to John Oliver to offer some words on Thanksgiving here



..and yeah, I think this musical response is appropriate (to this); my guess is that Darren Wilson is on his way to get lost someplace with a stupid amount of money, made to go away by the Ferguson PD – based on how the statute is written (to say nothing of the grand jury), Wilson may be unindictable, but he sure as hell isn't innocent.



Update 11/25/14: Now with extra irony (here)...

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Stuff

God, I hope Lawrence O’Donnell is right, though we still have to make that happen in two years (and yeah, it’s amazing that this basically came from a conservative strategist)…



…and gee, I wonder what kind of “follow-up” there will be to this? Do you really need to ask? Lather, rinse, repeat (sigh – love to be wrong - Hangin' Judge JR is such a prince for authoring all this garbage via those awful Supreme Court rulings in "Citizens United" and "McCutcheon")…



…and I give you another example of Repug hypocrisy, Part The Infinity, as Charles Pierce would say (here...and yep, definitely not a shining moment for Mary Landrieu)…


...and yeah, I think it's time for a recent tune as opposed to what you might call a "moldy oldie."

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thursday Stuff

(I also posted here.)

So it looks like lame duck U.S. Senator Crazy Tom Coburn is predicting "violence and anarchy" here over an upcoming immigration order from Number 44, something Republican presidents did with no pushback, as noted here, huh? Looks like it's time for this .gif again, I guess (if Coburn can invoke violent imagery, then I can too)...

...and K.O. once had the following to say about Coburn...



…and flash forward back to now, only this time with Billo taking top “honors” (here)…



...and speaking of immigration, it sounds like a few wingnut heads are getting ready to explode on the issue (here) – guess it's acceptable for The Sainted Ronnie R, but not that Kenyan Muslim Socialist (not going to try and fact check The Gipper here – probably would be interesting, though)...



...and RIP film director Mike Nichols (from this movie, for all you non-boomers out there)...



..and before he became a legendary filmmaker, he was part of a legendary comedy duo also...



...and the whole immigration issue puts me in a mind to hear this song again.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesday Stuff

(I also posted here.)

Rachel Maddow tells us more about the breeding ground for bad government, as The Eternal Molly Ivins has referred to “the land of the yellow rose” (amazing that, with all of the Dupont/Laporte plant's infractions, they were somehow off the proverbial radar from other Do-Gooder groups; I realize folks like the Sierra Club can only be so many places at once, though)...



..and I give you another “triumph” of our corporate media...that is, most of the consumers of news in this country don't understand the issues, including Keystone XL (here); fortunately, Sen. Bernie Sanders is here to speak truth to stoo-pid...



...and it looks like Chuck and Dave are up to more no good based on this; this video from Robert Greenwald tells a similar story (lots of code language - kind of creepy to see the parallels to the 70s and before...)...



...and RIP Jimmy Ruffin.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday Stuff

Unfortunately, we have a lot more like this to deal with for at least the next two years (heckuva job, everybody who stayed home two weeks ago)…



…and speaking of the election, how in God’s name did Alison Lundergan Grimes manage to not take advantage of THIS (NSFW)?...



…I mean, you know Jon Stewart would have, right? (here - great line aimed at Romney at about 7:00, by the way)…


…and yesterday marked what would have been the 70th birthday of Gene Clark of The Byrds, a guy who probably should have ended up being at least as famous as his other more celebrated band mates (Roger McGuinn, Gram Parsons, Chris Hillman and, of course, David Crosby), but whose life and career was cut short primarily by alcohol – here is one of the band’s signature tunes, which was hugely controversial way back when (almost charming in its naiveté given what is routinely considered part of “pop culture” now).

Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday Stuff

I give you the latest episode of FAIR TV (another day, another lie from Former President Highest Disapproval Rating In Gallup Poll History)…



...and once again, Bill Maher says what needs to be said (NSFW)...



...and yeah, I guess it's time to hear from another "dumbass conservative" (here - backgrounder is here; a little squeamish about the "slitting throat" remark, though)...



…and here is today’s regional weather forecast.