Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Stuff

Rachel Maddow tells us about what I think is some pretty interesting stuff involving the High Court of Hangin' Judge JR (typical for the air marshal and our soldiers to be wronged the way they were under Bushco, and I'm quite sure the Fair Housing Act is in the wingnut cross hairs too)...



…and I thought the clip about winning two campaigns was the “takeaway” from the SOTU address the other night, but really, THIS is the takeaway…



…and I sincerely think most of these kids will be great reporters one day, assuming there are any news outlets left in this country to employ them (here)…



...and these guys just keep cranking out great tunes, like this one.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wednesday Stuff

I’m not one of those people who hangs on every word of the SOTU address regardless of which party is occupying An Oval Office, but I had to admit that I got a kick out of this…



…et mais oui, Fox “News” est tres stupide pour mentir a moi, est vous, avec les frequence (I think I got this right)…



.....and changing the mood big time, Rachel Maddow tells us the significant impact the federal hate crime law has made in the prosecution of the murder of James Craig Anderson in Mississippi...



...and it looks like new Repug Iowa Senator Joni Ernst made a big impact with her base here, though her response was apparently lacking in the content department, which is typical – made me recall this tune (appalling beyond words that she's taking the U.S. Senate seat once held by Tom Harkin...wonder if he has second thoughts?).

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tuesday Stuff

When the Repugs are in doubt (which they’ll never admit of course), the only thing left for them to do is double-down, as Melissa Harris Perry illustrates here in the case of Sam Brownback, one of the truly worst governors in this country from a large, sorry lot…



…and I give you the latest in the chronicles of “white genocide” here (removing my tongue from my cheek - NSFW)…



…and yeah, this is a good ad, but the election has come and gone and the Garden State remains stuck with this baboon – if nothing else, Governor Bully is always good for more than a few headlines…



Update 1/20/15: See what I mean?

...and I guess this is a topical tune, isn't it?

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Legacy of a Dream, 2015

President Obama issued a proclamation here in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2011, and this post from 2006 concerning Dr. King is every bit as timely now as it was then (as well as this).

Also, here is an excerpt from a speech given by Dr. King at the Barratt School in Philadelphia in 1967.

Sunday Stuff

Yep, I get it that K.O. gave up the politics thing a little while ago, but I think he's spot-on in his analysis of this alleged settlement between the NCAA and Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky horror show...



...and all I can say in response is “plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose”...



...and gee, maybe we ought to do something about this whole global warming thing, huh?...



...and here's a tune I don't hear too often from this guy with this in mind (a song probably every married guy could sing at one time or another if we were honest).

Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday Stuff

(I also posted here.)

C’est Magnifique! (here)...



…and am I ever glad that this guy responded to Carly Fiorina’s recent appearance on “Real Time” – I thought this was an appropriate response also…



…and how do you like this? No sooner is Mikey the Beloved sworn in (correctly this time as far as I know) for his “swan song” term of office than he sponsors this joke of a piece of legislation to try and roll back Dodd Frank financial reforms – this provides some context on Fitzpatrick’s cowardly actions, featuring that nematode Jim Cramer…



...and I hope you're in the mood for some Friday night rock club music, because here it comes.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Thursday Stuff

So the latest faux right-wing hero Dr. Ben Carson said the following (here)….
"They got the wrong philosophy (re, ISIS), but they're willing to die for what they believe, while we are busily giving away every belief and every value for the sake of political correctness," he said as Republican officials from across the country interrupted him with applause. "We have to change that."
Hmmm...to me, that sounds suspiciously like the following (but don’t hold your breath waiting for a fraction of the heat on Carson for his words that Maher ended up taking for his)…



…also, I thought this was a well-done segment by Rachel Maddow about the aftermath of the vote for war with Iraq in this country as compared to the vote in France for expanding the fight against ISIS (basically, one vote in opposition each time…part of me thinks everyone who voted for the AUMF should have sung The Star-Spangled Banner way back when in imitation of what France did, but in this country, I think that would have made the ultimate perversion even worse)…



…and this was truly funny stuff from Jon Stewart on FLA; the really funny part is that he did this on a show where Marco Rubio was a guest (have to check out that interview later)…


…and given that the prior clip featured the Sunshine State, here is perhaps its most famous performer favoring us with a tune written by the guy I put up here a couple of days ago.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tuesday Stuff

I’m glad to hear Jeremy Scahill’s point of view on the response to the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, particularly his opening remarks about all of the world leaders who attended the march on Sunday and their at-best lukewarm record on press freedom and human rights overall…



...and I thought this was a pretty interesting report on all of the online stuff going on between ISIS and Anonymous (funny in a Stanley Kubrick kind of way that ISIS couldn’t even break down the pay wall for the Albuquerque newspaper - BTW, Richard Engel's report was pretty interesting)…



…and as I know I’ve said ad nauseum, you’d be better off watching paint dry than viewing a minute or less of Fix Noise…



..and yes, I realize the prior clip has to do with Birmingham in the UK, but it still put me in the mood a bit to hear this tune.