Saturday, May 30, 2015

Saturday Stuff

I know we observed Memorial Day earlier this week, but with that in mind, I give you the latest from the "This Day In Doomsy History" files from May 28, 2007 - the tune is "Tell Mama" by Shawn Pander; proceeds go to the VFW (no idea of Pander's politics, but I like the song)...



...and R. Maddow reminds us about our ol' buddy Vlad Putin and how people who oppose him end up dead, including Anna Politkovskaya..



..and part of me wants to apologize for wasting more time with the latest antics from Billo the Clown, but I have to give props to Lawrence O'Donnell for actually doing some critical analysis of the latest drivel from Mr. “WE'LL DO IT LIVE!! BLEEP IT!!”...



...and I had this tune in mind after watching the O'Donnell clip, and I can't believe I found it - isn't the Internet amazing?

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thursday Stuff

Oh yes, let's shed some corporate media tears for poor Denny Hastert, now-disgraced former U.S. House Speaker (here)...



Update 5/29/15: Ugh...

...and Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich tells us another way to level the economic playing field...



...and somehow I missed this earlier item from John Oliver – I think it's pretty sad when some of the best investigative journalism on TV is being brought to us by a comedian; no offense to Oliver of course...



...which puts me in a mood to hear this tune.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wednesday Stuff

Rev. Al tells us the great story of runner Barclay Oudersluys, doing his best to try and defeat global poverty...



...and it looks like greed head Oklahoman Harold Hamm is trying to squash legitimate scientific research on the subject of earthquakes and fracking – can't wait to read the right-wing columns on the Op-Ed page of the Bucks County Courier Times telling us how Hamm is trying to suppress free speech – oh, wait (NSFW)...



...and former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich tells us about the true cost of corporate welfare...



...and who knew that the late, great SRV would one day be a weather forecaster?

Monday, May 25, 2015

Monday Stuff

Happy Memorial Day (and in a related item, I have to admit that I was intrigued by this - what guts on the part of Rod Serling, and I guess one lesson was to never fly in a plane with Gene Roddenberry)...



...and I always include this also because of the futility of war, but not of sacrifice.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Saturday Stuff

I would say that the family whose daughter was killed having to pay the gun maker responsible for manufacturing the weapon that killed her is higher on the “Outrage-O-Meter” than the DuPont story, but admittedly not by much...



...(and in an unrelated story, Governor Bully thinks the media owes him an apology, Really (here)? What I thought was a pretty good response is here)...

...and former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich tells us how to fix our broken education system in this country (so much work to do on so many issues and not enough people doing it, and I don't totally absolve myself either – juggling a lot of different priorities like everyone else, I realize)...



...and returning to guns, I am not the least bit surprised by the double standard on display here...



...and in a related story, I don't know about you, but I for one am getting awfully tired of stuff just like this.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thursday Stuff

I realize I'm responding in a humorous way to a truly disgusting story involving Billo The Clown here, and I'm sorry if the tone is a bit inappropriate, but to me, what else can you do in response to a pathetic joke like O'Reilly but to laugh at him...



..and speaking of Fix Noise, Rev. Al busts them for more demented food stamp fairy tales, with Rupert's minions finding the needle in the proverbial haystack somehow yet again...



...and I thought this was a particularly funny John Oliver bit about the dustup between Johnny Depp's dogs and Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce (incredibly NSFW)...



...but hey, let's cut Midnight Oil a break there, huh mate?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wednesday Stuff

I thought this was an interesting interview by Chris Hayes with Adm. Thad Allen (Ret.), pretty much linking climate change to the overall global craziness going on particularly in the Mideast and sub-Saharan Africa...



...and on that subject, this tells us of the fall of Ramadi; I would ignore most people on this subject, but I take Richard Clarke seriously (and I STILL think that supposedly liberal network MSNBC is giving way too much oxygen to Republican presidential hopefuls)...



...and changing the mood big time – yes, David Letterman has definitely earned his place in TV history and pop culture overall for all kinds of reasons, mostly good but some bad, but to me, his best years were with his formerly hated employer in the 80s, as shown here – all the best (here)...



...and Dave helped a lot of people in music, but maybe none more than this guy, to the benefit of us all.