Saturday, June 02, 2012

More Saturday Stuff

I’m so glad that this nasty business about Bain Capital has been cleared up (including President Clinton). Aren’t you...

...and keyboardist Billy Powell of Lynyrd Skynyrd would have been 60 tomorrow (I guess "Free Bird" would have been more representative, but I'm keen to add this instead).

Saturday Stuff

Rachel Maddow explains why the biggest “abortion,” in this country, if you will, is the Repug U.S. House “leadership” (as I and others have said too many times to count, there are people out there who actually vote for Boehner, Cantor et al)...

...and yeah, I think this tune fits when considering these imbeciles dancing to the string-pulls of their corporate puppet masters (in another context I'll admit - not too comfortable with the borderline misogyny of this vid, even though the tune kicks ass).

Friday, June 01, 2012

Friday Stuff

It’s really hard for me to get mad at this guy, but I have to admit that I’m starting to do that.

Fresh off doing everything he could possibly do to sink the Democratic primary candidacy of Patrick Murphy for Attorney General (solely for a political payback), Bill Clinton (based on this) has returned to tells his centrist Beltway Democratic pals to LEAVE BAIN CAPITAL ALOOOONE, and then to be SHOCKED, just SHOCKED over lefty criticism for doing so.

Repealing Glass-Steagall was your idea, Number 42. Defense of Marriage Act? Signed into law under your watch. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell too. Extraordinary rendition? It started to expand in your term, Big Dog.

Yes, it’s possible that our economy actually performed the way it’s supposed to for the last time (love to be wrong) while you resided in An Oval Office. But that doesn’t give you carte blanche for saying (and doing) any stupid crap you want...

...and happy 65th birthday to Ron Wood (and if ever there was an apropos tune to conclude this week for yours truly, it’s this one – and speaking of that war, I thought this was an inspiring story).

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thursday Stuff

(I also posted here.)

I wasn’t going to put this up, but I feel like I have to in response to this (keep it up, wingnuts)...

...and definitely a tongue-in-cheek selection from yours truly here (long story).

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wednesday Stuff

Yeah, he sure is, as noted here (along with Kasich, Snyder, Daniels, Governor Bully, Hosni Mubarak Walker, Brownback, Lex Luthor Scott, LePage, Martinez, Nikki Haley, Bobby ("Don't Call Me Piyush") Jindal, and on and on and on)...

Update 6/5/12: OK, so let’s see now, our Space Cadet governor calls here for “shared sacrifice” to be meted out to beloved commonwealth’s 75,000 public employees…but here, it’s more Free Money For Rich Oil Guys! Bitchin’!!

...and RIP Doc Watson.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tuesday Stuff

Would I have spoken the words that Chris Hayes did about our military (before he apologized)? No. But funny thing – last I checked, free speech was still legal in this country (here).

Besides, I’m sure most of the people complaining have no idea that he has brought us intelligent commentary and reporting, like this (like to know who was laughing at Nadler – I guarantee you he took notice)...

...and yes, it does feel that way, doesn’t it?

Monday, May 28, 2012

More Monday Stuff

Considering that the jury in the OMIGOD JOHN EDWARDS IS SUCH A HORRIBLE PERSON AND OF COURSE HE’S GUILTY OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE VIOLATIONS FOR PAYING OFF HIS MISTRESS AND THEIR CHILD WITH ILLEGAL MONEY has been deliberating for five days and still hasn’t reached a verdict (allowing for the holiday weekend), is it too early for filthy unkempt liberal blogger types such as yours truly to say that prosecuting Edwards on these charges was a REALLY, REALLY STUPID IDEA AND A WASTE OF MONEY??!!

Yes, that could all change tomorrow. And yes, it’s true that Edwards is guilty in the court of public opinion of really scummy behavior. But there are politicians out there guilty of scummy behavior who have paid no price whatsoever when it comes to their jobs (see Vitter, Dave). And for the reasons Rachel Maddow reminds us of here, The Supreme Court of Hangin’ Judge JR is a hell of a lot more guilty of campaign finance abuse than Edwards ever could be (assuming he isn’t innocent)...

Update 5/30/12: Once more - uh, yep.

Update 5/31/12: Finally over - hallelujah!

...and I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood for a bit of hippie-dippie social consciousness, so here goes.

Monday Stuff

Happy Memorial Day...

...and yes, even though pictures are allowed now of our fallen heroes returning to Dover, I think this song is still timely as long as we’re at war, which, sadly, we still are.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday Stuff

Bill Maher ended up articulating a lot of what I think about the Obama Administration the other day, even though I’ll support Number 44 of course...

...and here’s a nice summer tune with an important message at the end.