Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday Stuff

Scary? Hell yeah. An excuse not to participate in this election or (certainly) not to vote for HRC? NO FREAKING WAY…



…and not that I expect a numbskull like Billo The Clown to get this, but if he knew anything whatsoever about Elvis Presley, he would know that Presley was extremely respectful of African Americans and their musical heritage, so you can’t assume that he automatically would’ve opposed BLM (wasting too much energy trying to bring logic to Bill Orally’s idiocy, I’ll admit)…



…and John Oliver gave Paul LePage the treatment he deserved here, in light of this (NSFW)…



…and Kyle tells us that Baby Trump blames stagnant wages on Syrian refugees…seriously? (NSFW once more)...



…and as long as Kyle K. mentioned “Fergus Laing” a bit in that prior segment, I should also include this from Chris Hayes about Julia Ioffe, a target of “alt-right,” which, to me, is waay too polite of a term to describe what these vermin truly are…



…and yet another key member of the legendary 2008 Phillies world championship roster recently departed (here), perhaps the most underrated player of the whole team…“Chooch” was a gem, though I would put him slightly behind Bob Boone and slightly ahead of Darren Daulton among all-time catching greats in Phils’ history…here is a tune in his honor (Foo Fighters twice in one week, for what it's worth).

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thursday Stuff

Don't hold back, Charles - tell us what you REALLY think...



...and “what the hell do you have to lose?” (here) – an awful lot, as it turns out (here - and yes, I think it says a lot that his supporters believe this crap in such large numbers)…



…and yeah, boy, the Clintons sure gave Mylan Pharmaceuticals unprecedented “access” for its donation to the Clinton Foundation, didn’t they? Maybe that’s why HRC is quite rightly blasting them over their price gouging on the EpiPen (and when you got “pharma bro” defending you, you’ve got a problem)…



…and RIP Rudy Van Gelder, jazz engineer extraordinaire – here is one of his signature masterpieces.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wednesday Stuff

Wow, absolutely awesome stuff here from Paul Begala on the alleged “Clinton News Network” (what a joke) here (and speaking of jokes, let’s find a dictionary to look up the meaning of the phrase “conflict of interest”)…



...and once more, Nail. Hammer. Head. (here)...



…and Kyle K. tells us that the Feds are going to phase out private prisons, which never should have been a "thing" in the first place (NSFW)…



…and yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the first picture of Earth from the moon taken by Lunar Orbiter 1 (the crescent of our planet was photographed when the spacecraft was on its sixteenth orbit and about to pass behind the moon, which I’ll admit is a barely plausible excuse to put up this cool video).

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuesday Stuff

"What I say is what I say" - it sure is (here)...



...and David Pakman reports that African American voters end up waiting twice as long in lines to vote as whites (no duuh! - important stuff though)...



...and Rev. Al tells us here that Flint isn’t the only city in this country dealing with lead contamination (speaking with Indiana State Senator Lonnie Randolph…and based on this, there are issues in lots of other cities including Philly - ugh)…



…and kudos to Krist Novoselic of The Foo Fighters for this.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday Stuff

“Why” indeed (here)…



…and oh yes, if it’s a day of the week with a “y” in it (especially if it's summer), then it’s time for some wingnut somewhere to pillory Martha’s Vineyard, a place they’ll never visit and never truly understand either – more to the point, though, Joy Reid (who has been kicking butt and taking names lately) conducts what I thought was a great interview with Howard Dean about the “Trumpster Fire” appearance is flood-ravaged Louisiana recently…



…and here is more first-class reporting from Rachel Maddow (good to see her return to form) on the truly batshit wingnuttery that is the actual, honest-to-goodness basis for the political campaign of “Fergus Laing,” in particular the stuff involving longtime anti-immigrant nutjob John Tanton…



…and this trivializes all of the political crap, I know (trivial as it is to begin with) – all the best to Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip including all prayers and good wishes.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday Stuff

Happy 70th Birthday, Bubba



…and a happy belated 80th to movie icon and environmentalist extraordinaire Robert Redford



...and not only is this incredibly NSFW clip from John Oliver laugh-out-loud funny, but it also makes fun of true cretins who desperately need to be made fun of, namely the API (I couldn’t stand that coffee shop ad, just to let you know)…



…and I give Joy Reid credit for holding this Trump campaign nematode to account here, even though this person did manage to sneak in a few uncontested BS right-wing talking points, particularly about Number 44 and Iran (here) – Steve Cortes can try doing all the verbal back flips that he wants, but what he’s really saying is that “Fergus Laing” is running what I believe is the highest-profile right-wing nationalist presidential campaign this country has ever seen…



…and it looks like the UK, to its credit, is leaving this country behind when it comes to green jobs, as Thom Hartmann explains…



…and I’m not commenting on the merits of trying to blow ISIS to smithereens, as they say, but I would only point out that, when we do stuff like that, there are often unintended consequences…wouldn’t it have been nice if our media had actually tried to cover that, to say nothing of a sane opposition major political party articulating reasonable concerns?...



…and happy World Humanitarian Day (here)…



…and I’ve had this book on my night stand for a little while now – hopefully I’ll start it before the year ends.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday Stuff

I think we need to recall the clip from here, particularly since this Steve Bannon person from the Dead Breitbart site is in charge now of the "Donald Drumpf" campaign (I don’t recall who the guy was with Jimmy Dore, but it was nice to see a Dem who actually served give it back to this deceased coward, which Breitbart ultimately was as far as I’m concerned – NSFW)…



…and I thought this was an interesting segment on what started the tradition of presidential candidates receiving intelligence briefings (didn’t see the follow-up segment) – I would tell Trump just about nothing, but if I did say anything, I’d make sure it was bogus so, when he tweets it (and you KNOW he will), it won’t do any damage (maybe it should go kinda like this)…



…and by the way, just because Bernie Sanders isn’t the Democratic Party standard bearer doesn’t mean he still doesn’t have a role to play, and this tells us how he plans to re-introduce the public option in response to the latest bullshit from AETNA (NSFW also - more here)…



…and go grab a fistful of valium and lay down somewhere, Rudy, for God’s sake (and get a load of this as an excuse)…



…and reliable sources tell me that U.S. House Rep Mr.-Puppy-Dog-Eyes-With-The-Shiv is coming to PA-08 in an effort to prop up “Mikey Part 2” this fall; I think the best we can do in response is click here to help Steve however we can (and yes, I need to point out for the eleventy bazillionith time that background checks weren't enacted even though they should have been, and Steve worked like hell on that)…



…and I’m winding down with the summer tunes – can’t forget this also (and James gets a little rude, so please don't be shocked).