Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Double Secret Probation

Sweet, sweet, 'Sweet Weed'. Is there anything you can't do?

This pharma company is using marijuana to fight obesity. How much magic does this plant contain, I ask you? ....Can be used for cancer/AIDs patients to stimulate hunger so that they can eat and extend the quality of their lives..... Can be used to assist people in the surpession of an out of control appetite in order to extend the quality of their lives.... Can be used on a rainy Sunday when a South Park marathon is on so as to not miss a single episode in order to extend the quality of my life.

Truly a gift from god......

GW Pharma to test fat-fighting marijuana drug:
"LONDON (Reuters) -- Britain's GW Pharmaceuticals Plc said Tuesday it plans to start human trials of an experimental treatment for obesity derived from cannabis."

"Some can stimulate your appetite, and some in the same plant can suppress your appetite. It is amazing both scientifically and commercially," he said in a telephone interview.

Oh, science. We've missed you, low, these past 6 years. We're glad you're making a comeback.

But, where have you been? What! You've been surpessed? Your 'facts' and 'truths' have be withheld by..... Republicans? Mother..... Fuckers:

Waxman Seeks Climate Inquiry Evidence:
"The Democratic chairman of a House panel examining the government's response to climate change said Tuesday there is evidence that senior Bush administration officials sought repeatedly 'to mislead the public by injecting doubt into the science of global warming.'"

To all the ladies out there, I'm currently single and looking. (My email address can be found in my profile *wink* *wink*)

One ability that I would like to have in my next mate is the following: If I'm every attacked by a mountain lion my lady would be able to fend off the attack with a pen and a stick. If you can do that then I'm VERY interested in talking to you.

Be back to pick you up later (for you Mr. Best):

More surgery expected for mountain lion victim:
"Hamm's wife, Nell, 65, smashed the cat in the snout with a large branch and stabbed it with a pen to fend off the attack. After the attack, game wardens closed the park and shot and killed a pair of lions. Researches identified the female as the attacker."

I'm still using 3 of these:

The 6 most annoying things kids say

The Bush family still uses them all....

Bush's father complains of news media "hostility":

This may be the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. These people are so out of touch that they still stick to these bullshit talking points in their 'golden years'.

Raise your hand if you think there's a lick of truth coursing through the veins any of Bush.

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's father accused the news media of 'personal animosity' toward his son and said he found the criticism so unrelenting he sometimes talked back to his television set.

'It's one thing to have an adversarial ... relationship -- hard-hitting journalism -- it's another when the journalists' rhetoric goes beyond skepticism and goes over the line into overt, unrelenting hostility and personal animosity,' former President George Bush said."

Remember when a student would pull a stunt like this in front of the Dean or the Principal and their face would get all red and they'd shake their fist in the air and then all you'd get was double secret probation?

Now your ass gets tasered.

Added the grease to the streak was genius, though.

Police use stun guns on greased, naked student:
"WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- A high school lunch period was disrupted Monday by a greased, naked student who ran around screaming and flailing his arms until police twice used a stun gun on him, authorities said."

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Unraveling Dick

AAW will remain AAJ for the remainder of The Drams tour. Yes, they are that freakin' good!

Let's do a 'good guys/bad guys' post today, shall we?

We are such good guys here in San Francisco that we enable those with physical disablilities to be anything they want in life. Even if they want to be bad guys.

Paraplegic S.F. man convicted in robberies:
"A San Francisco man who is paraplegic was convicted Friday of two counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery in connection with thefts he conducted from the seat of his Chevy Blazer in the Richmond District over a two-month period in 2005."

Such a fucking bad guy douche. Can we impeach Putzy McPreznit yet?

Bush signs landmark executive order increasing power over federal agencies:
"President George W. Bush has given his administration a boost in how the government regulates key issues such as civil rights and the environment, RAW STORY has learned The New York Times will report on its Tuesday front page.

Such a good guy Nancy is. Smart, too. This is where the Democrats have a huge advantage and it is only going to become a larger force in 2008.

Pelosi reaches out to blogging community:
"Schooled by evidence of what Internet-driven politics can accomplish — from fueling Howard Dean's presidential campaign in 2004 to propelling Ned Lamont to victory over Joseph Lieberman (news, bio, voting record) in Connecticut's Democratic Senate primary last year — Pelosi and other politicians have realized bloggers are too important to ignore.

'They've gone from an initial writing blogs off, then moving to skepticism, then moving to, 'OK, maybe we can find a way of working with these guys,'' said John Aravosis, who runs

'It's a power base and it's influential and it's an opportunity. And you know what? It exists,' Aravosis added.

'It should only scare you if you're on their bad side.'"

Two very bad guys.

The Unraveling of Dick
While Dick Cheney undoubtedly remains the most powerful vice president this nation has ever seen, it's becoming increasingly unclear whether anyone outside the White House believes a word he says"
Straight talk my ass

The REAL McCain


Such good guys. We've got one of the best PBS's in the country. This is going to be awesome:

"The weekly television series is notable not only for being one of the most expensive locally produced enterprises in the station's history ($7.7 million for three years), but also for being one of its most ambitious. 'Quest' is such a forward-thinking new media production -- with original radio, TV and online content -- that its creators say 'Quest's' Web site, not its TV show, is the hub of this edu-tainment extravaganza."

Monday, January 29, 2007

Holy Moses

Holy Moses.... Monday...... ears still ringing.... stomach lining gone.... much fun had and hell raised.... the rock:

.... oh, the humanity. Most excellent time with Brent, Jess, Tony, Keith and Chad of The Drams this weekend. They should be pointed towards Portland today and all those in the Pacific NW I really don't give a shyte if it is Monday, you need to go see this band. They took the paint off the walls in San Fran saturday along with the lining of my stomach.

Full on review, pictures and maybe a video coming Friday.

Tony's back to his old tour review tricks and Chad's been taunting hobos:
You thought we forgot you. You were wrong. It is just that some places in the world have no technical capabilities for which we can engage the interweb. They suck. But you do not. You smell like flowers and kittens.
Guys, thanks for the fun and music. We love ya and already miss ya. The spooning sounds nice as long as you play with my hair and tell me that I'm pretty.


You don't know how bad I need 10 of these right now:

Scientist Develops Caffeinated Doughnuts:
"That cup of coffee just not getting it done anymore? How about a Buzz Donut or a Buzzed Bagel? That's what Doctor Robert Bohannon, a Durham, North Carolina, molecular scientist, has come up with. Bohannon says he's developed a way to add caffeine to baked goods, without the bitter taste of caffeine. Each piece of pastry is the equivalent of about two cups of coffee."

Some really, really cool stuff here:

8 technologies that can save the world


Hell hath no fury......

Skydiver charged with murder after love rival fell 13,000ft to her death:
"Her final moments were filmed by her own head-mounted camera."

Friday, January 26, 2007

Drams-BT Week in Review

Happy Birthday to Nurse Doubleshot!


The Drams

Off to see The Drams in San Luis Obisbo today then back to San Francisco for their Cafe du Nord show. Hopefully I'll have many tales and pictures from the weekend to share next friday.

If you haven't seen them on their latest tour with Will Hoge.... then what the fuck is your problem. Check out the dates and get your ass out to support The Drams!


Dangerous Highway - Eddie Hinton

One of the beauties of doing this blog are the folks that I get to meet through the intertubes.

Earlier this week I received an email from a 'Buttholeville refugee' named Deryle Perryman. Deryle has produced a documentary on Eddie Hinton that is getting play at various film festivals across the country.

Deryle currently resides in (left turn at...) Albuquerque, New Mexico where he is the CEO of a non-profit youth development organization called the Cornstalk Institute.

So let's do a quick tally: (1) From Buttholeville but got the hell out. (2) Before he left was infected with the music fever that seems to grab a lot of us Buttholeville expats (3) produced a documenatry on Eddie Hinton (4) Created a non-profit that helps kids.

Yeah, Deryle is good people. Damn good people.

If you aren't familiar with Eddie Hinton then you might just be a newbie to DBT and the various artist in the DBT solar system.

Sandwiches for the Road was written by Patterson about Eddie Hinton. Also, if you've been to a DBT concert then you have most assuredly heard some Hinton because The Matador, Matt D (DBT's most excellent sound man) always, ALWAYS plays some Hinton for pre-show music.

I'll let the pros tell you more about Eddie and the doc. Below are some blurbs, links and pictures that Deryle forwarded to me:

Eddie's passport photo

SF Film Festival: Living - and dying - dangerously
"According to Deryle Perryman — who made Dangerous Highway with his Albuquerque neighbor Moises Gonzalez — some of the people interviewed were not above romanticizing their subject or stretching the truth, but most of the more outrageous stories about Hinton’s erratic behavior wound up on the cutting-room floor. Eddie’s mother wasn’t happy about broadcasting her son’s troubles with alcohol and drugs to the world, let alone acknowledging that he had further emotional problems. Consequently, the finished film does its best to sidestep the severity of Eddie’s demons, though the point is not lost."


Chicago Reader: Music Reviews:
The Godfather of Blue-Eyed Soul
"It’s too late for Hinton to get the recognition he deserved, but there’s still plenty of time for people to discover his music. Thanks in part to a small army of dedicated proselytizers—Gonzalez and Perryman, Peter Thompson at Zane Records, even southern rockers the Drive-By Truckers (“Sandwiches for the Road,” on their 1998 debut album, is a tribute to Hinton)—his reputation is still growing. Last year the Australian label Raven released the first-ever career-spanning Hinton collection, A Mighty Field of Vision: The Anthology 1969-1993, and Zane is prepping a fourth disc in its series of songwriting demos. Connecticut author and musician Jonathan Kehew is working on a biography, and Dangerous Highway is scheduled to screen at several film festivals this summer and fall before arriving on DVD. Maybe before Dylan finishes the second volume of his Chronicles—reportedly in the works—he’ll see fit to put in a good word or two for an old soul singer he used to know."

The movie is narrated by musician Robert Cray, an avid Eddie Hinton fan and a player cut from the same musical mold. The cast of most-interesting talking heads includes producer Jerry Wexler, Muscle Shoals bandmated Jimmie Johnson and David Hood, keyboardist Chuck Leavell, bluesman Jimmy Thackery, the Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood, and songwriters Donnie Fritts and Bill Blackburn

"Duane Allman invited Hinton to become a charter member of the Allman Brothers Band. Hinton turned Allman down, however. He fell in with the players at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and was soon invited to join the fabled studio’s house band. The list of artists Hinton worked with as a sideman, songwriter, or producer includes Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Cher, Waylon Jennings, Boz Scaggs, Lulu, Herbie Mann, Otis Redding, Little Richard, The Box Tops, Percy Sledge, Tom Jones, Wilson Pickett, and Dusty Springfield — the roster is breathtaking."

From a self-taught guitar player who played on over 200 albums and wrote hundreds of songs to recording with the London Symphony Strings to living in a rescue mission, Eddie Hinton may be the greatest unknown musician you've never heard. The Muscle Shoals singer-songwriter wrote, produced, arranged and played for legends like Elvis Presley, the Staples Singers, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Dusty Springfield, Jimmy Cliff and UB40. DANGEROUS HIGHWAY features Jerry Wexler, Donnie Fritts, Dick Cooper, Jimmy Johnson, David Hood, Chuck Leavell, Paul Hornsby, Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham, Patterson Hood, Jimmy

The documentary will be shown as part of the Noise Pop 2007 festival in San Francisco during the first part of March. If you are in NoCal and are interested in attending below are the tentative time and place for Dangerous Highway but be sure to check the Noise Pop website as these things can change.

Dangerous Highway
March 4th, 2007
2:00 p.m.
Artists Television Access
995 Valencia Street @ 20th Street


One last note on Deryle. In his initial email to me he attached the following picture labeled:

Buttholeville Pic of the Week

Deryle's response to the signage: "A Building Full of Assholes Don't make it Holy".

Like I said, damn fine people.


Aztec Graphics - Rob Malik

When I put up the first post of the Thanksgiving Alabama Theatre DBT show, I highlighted folks that were part of the DBT family that we could all support by purchasing their products, using their services, or supporting their artistic endeavors. I believe my exact quote was, "'These are just a few members of the DBT family we can support with our referrals, dollars and clicks."

I left someone out of that post and have been meaning to highlight him and his business for the past 2 months now and it has just slipped my feable ass mind to do so. I'll correct that bit of stupidity today:

Rob Malik owns Aztec Graphics out of New Jersey and he is the man that does most of DBT's merch. Recently Rob donated the t-shirts for 'Songs of Adam's Housecat!' benefit show for Sabina Hartley-Burke.

If my endorsement isn't good enough, well, then Jenn Bryant called Rob and Aztec Graphics "the best little t-shirt shop in the world..."

Helps out the DBT.... Helps out kids in need.... Again, damn good people.

Check out Rob's website and throw some business his way. Keep it in the family!


Jason Isbell Tour

Firstly, a little birdie has it that Jason's spring tour will be much more expansive than the few dates he has listed so far. That should bring some joy to all of us in the outer reaches of the U.S.

Also, here are a couple of links to the folks who will be opening for Jason:


DBT Info

Members of the DBTs on Bonus Track from New Moaners Album


Other Music News

Russellville man inks recording contract:
"RUSSELLVILLE -- When Cody Bowen graduated from high school three years ago, he wasn't sure what he wanted to do.

Now, the 21-year-old Russellville graduate knows exactly what he wants and is working toward that goal.

Bowen re-cently signed a recording contract with TMA Productions, of Nashville, and has cut his first single, 'One Day Too Long.' The single can be played at
You can listen to Cody Bowen here.


Nugent is a fucking douche:

Nugent Performance At Perry's Inaugural Ball Raises Eyebrows:
"(January 18, 2007)--Not everyone who attended Gov. Rick Perry's inaugural ball was pleased with rocker Ted Nugent's performance.

Using machine guns as props, Nugent appeared onstage as the final act of the evening wearing a cut-off T-shirt emblazoned with the Confederate flag.

He shouted some remarks about non-English speakers that were offensive to some in the audience."

The insanely great songs Apple won't let you hear.
'Killer Tune' is just that: It sounds like the Killers, and it is killer. It's one of the most popular iTunes downloads for the band Straightener—but you haven't heard it.

You can't hear it."
Here is the Japanese tune the article refer to. I fucking LOVE it:

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Stoned Ecstasy

Rolling Stone producing some of the best and most sound political commentary/reporting of just about any other news source going.

The following article is about my man Gore. After reading this article, for the first time, I feel that there is a real chance this man might run again. The... best... possible thing to happen to the states in 21st, IMO.

Give it a read:

Rolling Stone : Why Gore Should Run -- And How He Can Win:
"A stiff Vice President campaigns on his administration's legacy of unprecedented prosperity. Looks terrible on TV. Bows out, following a disputed vote count. Then, two terms later, with no incumbent in the race, he re-enters the fray. Promises to change the course of a disastrous war founded on lies. And charges to victory. I'm referring, of course, to the 1968 campaign of Richard Milhous Nixon. But four decades later, history has a chance to repeat itself for Albert Arnold Gore.

If the Democrats were going to sit down and construct the perfect candidate for 2008, they'd be hard-pressed to improve on Gore.

How could you not vote for a man whose documentary is up for a couple of Oscars:

Gore film up for best documentary:
"Al Gore may have lost the 2000 presidential election by the slimmest of margins, but the former vice president is hoping his critically acclaimed movie on global warming, 'An Inconvenient Truth,' experiences a different fate at the upcoming Oscars,' reports CNN. 'The movie received two Oscar nods Tuesday -- one for best documentary and one for best original song: Melissa Etheridge's 'I Need to Wake Up.'.'"

I mean, can the U.S. endure another complete doofus a la:

President's Portrayal of 'The Enemy' Often Flawed

It all becomes moot unless we fix this:

Election staff convicted in recount rig:
"CLEVELAND — Two election workers were convicted Wednesday of rigging a recount of the 2004 presidential election to avoid a more thorough review in Ohio's most populous county."
Ohio? Hmmmmm, what was it about Ohio that gave the presidency to Bush? Hmmmmmm

Oh, and we also need to fix this:

"This is a point I've returned to repeatedly, but the mainstream media - the 'serious' media - really needs to figure out how to handle outlets like Fox. Aside from their complete lack of ethics or standards, they also imagine (or claim to imagine) they're correcting an imbalance which doesn't exist. "

Speaking of a comeback story that would rival Gore's should he run and win:

Former 'Bad News Bear' now up for Oscar:
"LOS ANGELES, California (Hollywood Reporter) -- 'Jubilation. Pure unbelievable joy. This is a day of all days,' said Jackie Earle Haley, who secured an Oscar nomination Tuesday for his supporting role in 'Little Children.'"

Good for what ails ya:

Ecstasy, the new prescription drug?


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

YouTube - State of the Union 2007 - Bush Impression

Bush's State of the Union Speech

Ok, ok, here's the real SOTU. Bush said some pretty disturbing.... albeit truthful things last night. Here's a condensed version of the speech:

"We meet here to threaten the world...."


The other day was the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. So, of course, all of the looney 'pro-lifers', what ever the hell that term means, were out offering up all sorts of insanity. Case in point:

On Roe v. Wade Anniversary:
"Also yesterday, Hunter reintroduced the “Right To Life Act,” which he claims “specifically acknowledges the personhood of the unborn as supported by the U.S. Constitution.”"
Yet, the fetus still wouldn't have an implied right to habeas corpus, per Abu Gonzales.

Wheeler, over on Alablawg had a great take on Gonzales recent testimony that that constitution doesn't say what it says:

Why’d We Have That Revolution Thing?:
"First, it reveals quite a bit about AlGonz’s views of the relationship between government and governed. If you think the governed live and move and have their being at the pleasure of the government, well, then AlGonz’s statement makes perfect sense. The people only have those rights and privileges that the government explicitly gives to them. Hence, if the government does not explicitly give them, for example, the right to habeas corpus, than they have no right to habeas corpus. Can you say totalitarian?"

How much definition is too much definition

In Raw World of Sex Movies, High Definition Could Be a View Too Real :
"SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21 — The XXX industry has gotten too graphic, even for its own tastes."

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Forbidden Beer

Mr. 28%!

When he gets a 2 point bounce tonight from his State of the Union address, watch the media go wild..... WILD, I tell ya. The talking heads will portray him as the come back kid. Mr. 30% with a bullet!

Bush Approval Rating At New Low, On Eve Of State Of Union, President's Approval Rating Falls To 28%:
"Mr. Bush’s overall approval rating has fallen to just 28 percent, a new low, while more than twice as many (64 percent) disapprove of the way he's handling his job. "

Speaking of the sack of shit that is corporate news media, I fully support the return of the Fairness Doctrine.

Rep. believes Democratic media reform bill may prevent possible 'fascist' takeover of US media:
"Hinchey believes takeover of the U.S. media has been carefully calculated by the political right wing, starting with abolition of the Fairness Doctrine in 1987, which had required that broadcasters give equal time for people who wished to express an opposing viewpoint. It was originally adopted in 1949 due to the rise of global fascism after World War II.

Fascist government dominated discussions in Europe. They could now broadcast all over and control all information going out. That's how they took over governments in Spain and Italy Hinchey recalled. The U.S. said the airways should be owned by everyone."
On a related note:

The Next Hurrah: When the liar is a friend:
"When you read a news story, do you take it at face value until something raises a flag or do you look at the source and decide in advance whether you're going to read with a skeptical eye? Are you more likely to believe news if it fits neatly into your existing worldview or are you really objective? Without a healthy skepticism, we would fall for every sales pitch on TV -- but by trusting some sources less it follows that we trust some sources more, and that leaves us vulnerable to carefully placed deceit. I wonder if there's any way to reduce that weak spot without losing trust altogether."

You might recall this picture.....:

... with this comment.....:
This Starbucks is within the walls of the “Forbidden City,” named so because it was forbidden to anyone that was not part of the Emperor’s court. Today it is forbidden to Dunkin Donuts.
.... from a post AAW hosted from my international friend David Shipper after his trip to China. You can check out the entire post here. Funny stuff.

Well, apparently, the 'Forbidden City' may be forbidden to Starbucks, too:

China palace Starbucks may close:
"BEIJING - Managers of China's vast Forbidden City palace are deciding whether to close a Starbucks outlet on its grounds after protests led by a state TV personality, a news report said Thursday.

The Forbidden City, built in 1420, is a 178-acre complex of villas, chapels and gardens that was home to 24 emperors before the end of imperial rule in 1911. It is China's top tourist attraction, drawing some 7 million visitors a year.

Using his noggin:

TV Helicopter Pilot Saves Stranded Deer:
"The pilot of a TV news helicopter used the wind from the aircraft's rotor to push a stranded deer to safety after it lost its footing on a frozen lake and could not get up."

Dammit! Another idea that I could have come up with and made millions. Dammit, dammit, dammit!

A cold one for man's best friend:
"AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- After a long day hunting, there's nothing like wrapping your paw around a cold bottle of beer.

So Terrie Berenden, a pet shop owner in the southern Dutch town of Zelhem, created a beer for her Weimaraners made from beef extract and malt"

'We got good help down in Franklin County'..... well, not really. She's just training the child for all the National Championships Saban is gonna with at Bama. What's the big deal?

Mom allowed infant to drink beer:
"RUSSELLVILLE -- A Franklin County woman has been arrested after she allowed her infant son to drink beer, officials said."

Monday, January 22, 2007

Movie Monday - Violence of the Lambs

This years 'Snakes on a Plane'.....

Be ba-ba-ba-barry afraid:


'Splosions', terra-ist, jump-cuts, body parts..... Oh, yeah:


It's gettin' dirty at Sundance... real, dirty.

"'Black Snake Moan' is really about two very different people coming to heal each other,' says writer-director Craig Brewer, whose 'Hustle & Flow' created a sensation at Sundance '05.

Brewer's film will open next month, but a distributor is still being sought for what may well turn out to be an even bigger hot potato - 'Hounddog,' which has been notorious since word leaked out that Fanning had filmed a rape scene for the movie.

Set in Alabama of the late 1950s, 'Hounddog' features the star of 'Charlotte's Web' as an Elvis-obsessed singer who is ravaged by an older boy who entices her with tickets to see the King in concert. She also reportedly forces two children to strip at gunpoint and embrace as she wraps a snake around them."

Rise?! uh-huh-huh. Inevitable:


New reality show by Burnett (Survivor) dealing with short films. Winner gets a big contract to direct/produce a feature length. If you have a short you can submit it through their website:

On The Lot


How long before this is a TV special:

'Wild Cambodia jungle-girl' found:
"A Cambodian girl who disappeared aged eight has been found after living wild in the jungle for 19 years, police say."

Colbert subtley handed O'Lielly's ass to him on both shows.

Colbert, O'Reilly Face Off on Both Shows:
"Parody met its inspiration Thursday when Stephen Colbert and Bill O'Reilly traded guest appearances on each other's shows in an exchange that Colbert called 'a meeting of the guts.'"

This has a snowballs chance in hell of ever seeing the light of day much less actually 'passing' as a law but it does paint the entire state as some ultra-liberal nanny state. Sigh. Notice, 'Bay Area' not 'San Francisco'. She ain't one of ours.

Spank a little kid, go to jail, if bill becomes law / Critics blast effort as intrusive and difficult to enforce:
"A Bay Area lawmaker said Thursday she will introduce a bill next week that seeks to make California the first state in the nation to ban spanking children who are 3 years old and younger.

The legislation would make the violation a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail or a fine of up to $1,000."

Friday, January 19, 2007

DBT Week in Review - 1-19-07

Y'all. I've updated the blog a bit. You'll notice it mostly on the links sidebar on the right.

Starting with my Lyric of the Week. What ever is stuck in my head or has been guiding through another week of drudgery will be posted there every Friday. I'm up for suggestions, so feel free to leave a comment.

DBT related links have been updated including some new additions.

I've fleshed out the music links with new additions.

Check out the 'Blogs' etc. Some new stuff their, too.

You also may notice that 'tags' or 'labels' have been added to each post. These are catalogued on the right side. I've been trying to use purely DBT lyric references as my tags. Examples:

Goddamn Reagan from PPOTM = Republicans
Why Henry Drinks = Anytime I link to anything booze related.
Buttholeville = anytime I mention Florence/The Shoals.

This is a work in progress and only a few months worth of posts have these tags.

Again, I'm open to suggestions so if a DBT lyric comes to mind for a certain tag, leave me a comment or shoot me an email.


Jason Isbell

The first info on Jason's solo work has trickled out. Looks like he has signed with Ground Control Touring and his first shows have been posted on their website. I'll post his current tour below but be sure to visit Ground Control for updates or you can always drop by AAW as I'll be tracking this closely. Very excited about Sirens.

02.16.07 Gallette's, Tuscaloosa, AL
03.17.07 Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge, LA
03.19.07 Common Grounds, Gainesville, FL
03.20.07 Back Booth, Orlando, FL
03.21.07 Beta Bar, Tallahasee, FL
03.23.07 Soul Bar, Augusta, GA
03.24.07 The Hummingbird, Macon, GA
03.25.07 The Pour House, Charleston, SC

Great pub pic from Ground Control of Jason. Sharp dresser!


The Drams

Speaking or touring, The Drams kicked off their tour with Will Hoge two days ago. They'll be in San Luis Obisbo, CA and San Francisco next weekend. You can be assured that I'll be at those shows. Pictures and reviews to follow.

Also, it looks like the Drams will get a 60-70 minute set instead of 45 minutes due to Marah backing out. I would of loved to have seen Marah, but, oh well, more Drams for me!

Patterson Hood

Update via Jayne:

Jayne reminded me that Patterson updated his Gibson blog with tales from the Europe 06 tour. Thanks, Jayne!


Patterson teases us with a DBT update for 2007. He asks the following:
What is The Dirt Underneath? The Secret to a Happy Ending? A collaboration with a soul legend? A ditch siren? Who killed Oscar? Who the hell is Oscar?
Check out the entire note here. 2007 is going to be a great year for our favorite music. Best year yet.

Speaking of Patterson, he's been updating his website with new songs fairly often. I used a verse from 'All the Lesser Monsters' yesterday in a post regarding New News Media vs. Old News Media. You can read it here.


Here's a nice review of the Jam Cruise from the DBT Yahoo Board.
"I had the pleasure of seeing Patterson and John Neff play two sets on Jam Cruise last week, and listening to what Patterson had to say during a forum on rock journalism."

DBT is picked as a favorite concert concert of 2006 in the SF Bay Gaurdian for their show in Golden Gate park during the HSBF. Unfortunately, the author makes the tired-ass 'Lynyrd Skynyrd' reference. *sigh*

Here are some pictures from that show.


Various Music

This caught my eye the other day:

A ZERO Homecoming
"A ZERO Homecoming Steve Kimock, Greg Anton, Martin Fierro, Liam Hanrahan, Melvin Seals, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay & John Morgan Kimock with many special guests

Saturday, February 3, 2007

The Fillmore

Doors: 8:00 | Show: 9:00 pm"
Donna Jean use to sing with the Dead and is prominent in a 4 hour Dead documentary. She is a Shoals, AL native and currently resides their. She is active in the local music scene.

A photo of a cloaked and bejeweled Elvis Presley solemnly shaking hands with a grim-faced President Nixon remains the No. 1 requested document from the National Archives, nearly four decades after the secret meeting took place on Dec. 21, 1970.
"I will be here as long as it takes to get the credentials of a Federal Agent," Elvis wrote. "I have done an in-depth study of drug abuse and Communist brainwashing techniques and I am right in the middle of the whole thing where I can and will do the most good.
Elvis' 'in-depth study of drug abuse' was a bit more 'in-depth' than he let on.


Here are the recent Rock Hall of Fame inductees.


The internets rule your world!

Oakland band shows how to make it in YouTube age / Homemade video was Internet hit, put indie act on map:
"The Oakland band Maldroid is writing a blueprint for how independent bands can get quick record company attention in the YouTube age. And they didn't even have to play a gig first.

The 9-month-old band won a contest for best video on the video-sharing Web site in November. That recognition landed them their first public appearance -- on 'Good Morning America.' Just come to New York for an interview, fellas. Leave the instruments at home.

Total price of Maldroid's video production: $30 for three videos. Most of the money went toward hot dogs and whiskey chugged in the recording studio."

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Country Fried Blogosphere

I had to lead with the food article today because just reading it will make you want to drive to the super market to pick up a fryer.

Some nice recipes are included. I know we southerners think we have a lock on the best fried chicken but let me just tell you you that southern food, once left the south, is often improved by fusing it with flavors distinct to other regions. So tasty.

Bay Area chefs and diners rediscover the irresistible appeal of fried chicken:
"It's hard to trace the exact origin of fried chicken, but many believe that it was brought to the American South by Scottish immigrants, who have a history of frying their birds, unlike their English neighbors, who boiled their meat."

Screw top headless cupie-dolls sound off “all is well”
Lap-dance for the ratings and dry-hump in the sewers
Dog shit down the standards of the already mediocre
Sanitized deodorized replaced by something newer
-Verse from Patterson Hood's All the Lesser Monters

If you watch any of the talking heads on Sunday or read any major newspaper you've had to notice the uptick in 'blogger bashing' by the mainstream media. George Will's recent hypocrisy on ABC's This Week is a great example of the bashing. Here is a guy speaking of 'narcisistic bloggers' perched from his spot on national-fucking-TV, tweaking his nipples the entire time.

But, as Ghandi once said, "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win".

We are at the tail end of 'ridicule' and the begining of the 'fight'.

Below is a great respnose to the blogger bashing. The article lays out the MSM's culpability in their own demise and the historical precidents that fortold the rise of the blogosphere as a main source of news and as a reaction to the MSM who ceded their sword of truth and accountability.

Mainstream Media to Bloggers: Bug Off. - The Smirking Chimp:
The MSM is being undone by the convergence of three factors: people have memories, the advent of Google, and the permanence of the printed word.

Thus the MSM today stands condemned by its own record: by crucially important news untold, and by lies and misinformation told. Untold: the full extent of the Iran-Contra scandal, George Bush's earlier drug addiction and his early departure from his Air National Guard obligation, the failure of UN inspectors to find WMDs in pre-war Iraq, electronic voting irregularities and fraud in the last four national elections. Lies and misinformation told: Bill Clinton's alleged (and eventually unfounded) misdeeds in the Whitewater affair, travelgate, filegate, etc., Al Gore's claim to have invented the internet, Judith Miller's New York Times reports on Saddam's alleged WMD's, the Swift-Boat smear of John Kerry."

The internet is a spontaneous public response to these failures.

"The complaint of establishment journalists that the internet is composed overwhelmingly of worthless junk is difficult to respond to, for the plain and simple reason that it is true. But it is an irrelevant truth. There are gems amongst the garbage the 'blogorrhea' as John McQuaid aptly calls it. He writes: if there are [as reported, almost] 100 million blogs, if only 1 percent of them don't suck, and 1 percent of those are excellent, and 1 percent of those are works of true, George Will-approved genius, that's 100 genius blogs. There's got to be a Paine or a Franklin in there somewhere."
Read the entire article. Well worth it.


'low on new ideas'. Like they have ever been 'high' on new ideas:

House Republican leader admits his party is 'low on new ideas':
"Rep. John Boehner, the House Minority Leader, admitted to Roll Call today that his party was running low on ideas, making it difficult for the Republican Party to move forward while it is in the minority."

Jesus. I'm mean, fuck.......

Pentagon Thrift Sale Stocks Iran, China:
"Fighter jet parts and other sensitive U.S. military gear seized from front companies for Iran and brokers for China have been traced in criminal cases to a surprising source: the Pentagon."

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Fat Panda Sex

Da da-da da da-da..... SURGE!!!!

The soldiers response?

Bush's response? He-hehe hehe he he hehehehe:

"The president tends to grin and laugh when discussing deadly serious topics."
Must be nervous laughter from all the lying:

The answer to the above simple quesition? Uh.... no.

Which makes Bush.....

"How do you build yourself a madman? Well, first you flatter him, and then you try never to make him angry, and then you feed him ideas that flatter him even more by making him seem to himself sentimentally visionary and powerful and righteous. You appeal to his already evident mean streak and his hot temper by reminding him all the time that he has enemies, and you cultivate his religious side so that the sense of righteous victimization inherent in extreme religion comes out. If he were not already an ignorant, dependant, fragile, and rigid person, he would not be susceptible to this sort of conditioning, but by temperament and practice, he has nothing of his own to counter your efforts."

Check out who the attorney is for the late James Brown.


Yeah, like it's all his fault. He's not the only one to let himself go. She use to wear sexy panda lingerie and fix her fur up all nice for him when he came home from work. But does that happen anymore? Hell no! So what else is he gonna do? Get fat! Damn straight!!

Male Panda Said Too Fat to Have Sex
They have held a mock wedding, announced plans to separate the two to spark a little romance and even talked of introducing panda porn — videos of other pandas mating — to get the pair in the mood.
Maybe if he started buying her breast-enhancing beer he would become more inclined to get off his ass and exercise.

Nice Panda Rack!


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Intel, Recyclables, Dick, Weed

Get your 2007 stock picks right here. May not be safe for work unless you have headphones... some dirty words.

(Thanks for the much needed laugh, JennB!)


Why southern states are not pursuing this is beyond me. Talk about being able to save the family farm.

N. Dakota man aims to be 1st hemp farmer


makes national news today.


The jig is up, gentlemen! The ladies have finally figured us out.


Why is this just now becoming law?


What's up with Texas wanting to claim everything from Connecticut?

Burger battle brewing between Texas, Connecticut


Monday, January 15, 2007

The South is NOT Lost

Never gonna change my ass. There are a lot of good folks down there and all they need is some national party backing and cash and they'll change the south's political landscape from red to purple then to blue. It is already happening.

The easiest way to piss a southerner off is to tell them that they can't do or be something. Keep telling us we'll always be a Republican lock during elections. Keep on.

Daily Kos: The South Is Lost meme: STFU, Y'all:
"The American poet Walt Whitman addressed contradiction when he wrote 'Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes.'

The South does indeed contain multitudes, more than 20% of the total US population. Properly organized, Southern voters can be an enormous force for change, especially since more have begun to wake up to the fact that Republicans and Evangelicals have sold us down river"

Ignorance isn't just for southerners anymore. Check out this beauty from Washington state.

Inconvenient Truth
After a parent who supports the teaching of creationism and opposes sex education complained about the film, the Federal Way School Board on Tuesday placed what it labeled a moratorium on showing the film. The movie consists largely of a computer presentation by former Vice President Al Gore recounting scientists' findings.

"Condoms don't belong in school, and neither does Al Gore. He's not a schoolteacher," said Frosty Hardison, a parent of seven who also said that he believes the Earth is 14,000 years old. "The information that's being presented is a very cockeyed view of what the truth is. ... The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up, but that perspective isn't in the DVD.
"The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up, but that perspective isn't in the DVD"


A documentary about global warming doesn't contain information on the world 'burning up'? This statement is coming from a person named 'Frosty'?! Frosty does admitt that with only coal for eyes, no ears and the constant fog his mind is in from the corbcobb pipe that it was a wee bit difficult to actually watch the documentary so he got his opinion from FAUX News.

Frosty.... jesus h. cortez.


Speaking of ignorant. Would some news person please just lay it out for Bush and call him a fucking liar on national TV.

Bush defends Iraq war, troop increase
"Bush said he believes he has the authority to send the additional troops and criticized opponents, who he said have not presented a plan for how to succeed in Iraq.

'To oppose everything while proposing nothing is irresponsible,' he said. "
Yeah, Shrub. Nobody has proposed any other ideas. Like you would listen to them any way, but here are just a few:

The Release Democrats Should Send Out First Thing Monday Morning:
"Of course, the Democrats have come up with a lot of suggestions. Even the President, ever since he admitted that his ideas were only exacerbating the situation, admitted he's listened to many ideas, including those from the Democrats and war critics within his own party.

John Murtha(D, PA) called for redeployment.

Joe Biden (D, Del) has proposed a partition plan for Iraq, a Tri-Part solution.

Chuck Hagel (R, ) advocates a border watch.

John Kerry (D, Mass) has offered a comprehensive plan to end the civil war.

Others have introduced political solutions: summits dealing with Iraq and the countries bordering it, the Arab League, NATO, and the Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council."

Eat well, live long.

Top 10 Detox Foods:
"As 2007 swings into gear, there's no better time to give your body a healthy, fresh start than now! Plus if you're thinking about lowering your weight - and your RealAge 'eating clean' is a great first step. Add these 10 foods to your grocery cart and you'll get three terrific benefits:

1. Lots of super-healthy liquids to flush out the body while pouring in nutrients.

2. Fiber to keep your GI tract fit.

3. Foods that energize cleansing enzymes in the liver, your body's built-in detox center."

Friday, January 12, 2007

Under Contruction

I'll be doing some reconstructive work on the blog over the next couple of days. Check back often to see the changes. Most notable will be the link list changes on the right side of the page. Gonna do some rearranging and additions.

A couple of articles:

This is very good! The West is where the Dems need to be not in NY preaching to the choir:

Denver to host '08 Democratic convention:
"NEW YORK - Democrats selected Denver to host their 2008 presidential convention, turning down New York in favor of a problematic but enthusiastic bid from a city in the growing Rocky Mountain West."

This incident occurred in my neighborhood. Very weird and I don't think the entire story is out yet. A lot of folks involved are lawyering up:

Fong defends handling of Yale singers' beating case:
"Accusations of delay and inaction by police have dogged the incident in the Richmond District that left one member of a renowned Yale University singing group, the Baker's Dozen, with a broken jaw and another with a concussion."

Thursday, January 11, 2007

God and Munsters

Democrats are a bunch of pussies, right? Wrong:

Hackett part of gun incident:
"INDIAN HILL - Indian Hill lawyer and former congressional candidate Paul Hackett - armed with a loaded assault rifle - chased down three men in a car after it crashed into a fence at his home in the early morning hours of Nov. 19."

God picks the Seahawks over Dallas

Lay The Three

This one is only to get the theme song stuck in your head all day long. You're welcome.

Yvonne De Carlo, star of TV's 'Munsters,' dies in LA at 84:
"Yvonne De Carlo, the beautiful star who played Moses' wife in 'The Ten Commandments' but achieved her greatest popularity on TV's slapstick comedy 'The Munsters,' has died. She was 84"

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Shitfaced again in Margaritaville

Scant blogging today as I'm in the midst of technology training for a new campus wide student system that absolutely NONE of the dinosaurs that work here will ever be able to use or ever want to use. (Where's my stone and chisel! Why in my day we'd simply grunt and point when we needed something) Ah, academia. The most ironic place in the world.


First, a bit of a movie review. I went to see Pan's Labyrinth last Saturday. del Toro, of Hell Boy fame, wrote and directed the film.

Pan's Labyrinth, billed as a fairy tale for adults, contained some of the most realistic scenes of non-fantasy brutality I have ever witnessed. Some of the best beatings and gun shot wounds ever filmed. The fantasy sequences are very nice, too. Great flick that won tons of awards and will probably be up for best picture. If it is playing near you, check it out.


Gore Watch:

Gore Leaves Door Ajar for 2008
"Will he or won't he?

As the Democratic field for 2008 takes shape, one big remaining question is whether former vice president Al Gore -- winner of the popular vote in 2000, an almost-candidate in 2004 and now the public face of the movement to address global warming -- will be in it."

Idiot Watch:

Bush lifts drilling ban in Alaska fishery:
"WASHINGTON - President Bush on Tuesday lifted the drilling ban for Alaska Bristol Bay, clearing the way for the Interior Department to open the fish-rich waters to oil and natural gas development.

Alaska officials as well as some local communities had asked for the ban to be lifted, but environmentalists and some fishermen have warned against drilling in the bay, which is the gateway for the largest wild salmon runs in the world as well as a major source for crab and cod."

Jimmy Buffett at 60:
"Buffett is one of the music business' singular success stories. He has parlayed an unlikely subject getting shitfaced while cruising the Gulf Coast in your power boat, basically%u2014into a multimillion-dollar industry,"

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Quintessential Alabama, Quintessential San Francisco

Remember this picture from this post?

This amourous Alabama Crimson Tide fan's name is Colette Connell.
Colette Connell, one of the more exuberant fans at the airport, even had her own Saban cheer: “Praise the Lord, God is so good, Nick is now in the Bama hood."
God Bless Her Heart:
Later that day, Connell was arrested for driving under the influence.
The Bama Hood indeed:

Arrested for DUI and STILL smiling in her mug shot.

Keep on smiling, baby. Keep on smiling! The world smiles with you, most certainly.

Wanna see how drunk? Sure you do!

Big wheels keep on turning,
carry me home to see my kin
Roll Tide, Little Doodle. Roll Tide.


Like we're that much more gentrified in San Francisco, right?

Naw, we're just a bit more cerebral and instead of whiskey it was much wine, I'm sure.

I live in the middle upper left side of this picture.

Here's the story.
On Saturday, over one thousand protesters occupied the sands of San Francisco's Ocean Beach – part of new Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's district – in order to spell out the message "IMPEACH!"
Here are some more pictures.


Have to get this in today. The following entities suck:

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Bush Says Sending More Troops To Iraq Would Undermine Our Strategy:
"On Wednesday night, President Bush is expected to announce plans to escalate the war in Iraq by sending more U.S. troops. On June 28, 2005 just 18 months ago Bush said that sending more troops to Iraq would Cundermine our strategy of encouraging Iraqis to take the lead and suggest that we intend to stay forever."

Fat CEO pay seen a wider society concern:

"NEW YORK (Reuters) - Criticism of massive payouts for chief executives is no longer only for union activists and investors. The phenomenon now has professors of ethics asking what it says about modern human behavior and politicians looking to curb excesses."'

"The abrupt departure of Home Depot Inc. (HD.N: Quote, Profile , Research) chief Robert Nardelli this week, with a $210 million exit package in hand, shows how skewed CEO pay can be, ethics experts say.

Nardelli's exit package, which includes $20 million cash severance as well as a pension, deferred stock awards and stock options, equals the annual incomes of about 10,000 retail stock clerks making an average $21,000 a year."


Get a better job.

Monday, January 08, 2007

'Dick is so last year'

Things to pull your hair out over:

1. Shrub
WASHINGTON - President Bush has quietly claimed sweeping new powers to open Americans' mail without a judge's warrant, the Daily News has learned.
Those letters to Santa? He ain't the only one who knows when you are sleeping or awake.

2. NRA

SEATTLE -- After years of close association with the Republican Party and hard-nosed opposition to federal land-use regulation, the National Rifle Association is being pressured by its membership to distance itself from President Bush's energy policies that have opened more public land for oil and gas drilling and limited access to hunters and anglers.

"The Bush administration has placed more emphasis on oil and gas than access rights for hunters," said Ronald L. Schmeits, second vice president of the NRA, a member of its board of directors and a bank president in Raton, N.M.

Oh, sure, now that it's cool to hate Bush you jump on the bandwagon? The NRA should be the largest environmental group in the U.S. but they are not. They are just a bunch of blood thirsty wankers who want the right have their own howitzers in their back yard. Maybe, this is a sign that another element is taking over this organization.

And don't get me wrong. I come from a family of hunters and have no problem with people owning guns.

3. Big Brother Horror Stories
I went to renew my driver's license on November 27th 2006, and just yesterday, on January 4th 2007, was I able to get my license renewed.

An outstanding warrant from 1984 in Massachusetts popped up the federal crime database, at the Missouri DMV and I was refused a driver's license. What's relevant is I've never been arrested for a crime in Massachusetts and when I gave that information Missouri DMV clerk, she looked look at me as if to say, "Yeah right, you and 1001 other criminal deadbeats who jumped bail."

The recently implemented, online Justice Department crime database is shared with state departments of motor vehicles by executive order from the Bush Justice Department. If a citizen has outstanding warrant for anything as trivial as a parking ticket, the state departments of motor vehicles are required to deny a driver's license renewal to anyone with an outstanding warrant, regardless of the crime.

4. Minimum wage

This one is about to change since the good guys are in charge. Click the link for a cool interactive map.


Gran-Gran keeps a box of spiders.....

Spiders on Drugs


And college students and broke motherfuckers bow their heads across the world:
TOKYO (AP) — Momofuku Ando, the Japanese inventor of instant noodles — a dish that has sustained American college students for decades — has died. He was 96.

In response to 'Dick in a Box' comes a really, really, really bad parody. Boobs in a box.
Besides, boobs are totally 2007. And dick is so last year.

Blogging of boobs, I never knew that the over-the-shoulder-boulder-holders could be life savers:
A woman watching New Year's Eve fireworks from a picnic table found out that her bra can do more than lift and support: It also slowed a falling bullet.

Friday, January 05, 2007

DBT WIR 1/5/07

Update: I meant to include this email I got from my sister last week. Know this about my sis: She is the one that turned me onto music as a youth. She still follows Styx but is a HUGE Keith Urban fan and doesn't listen to DBT at all (when I've played her DBT before she says "That's just Pat" as if 'what's the fuss about') I've never gotten the the sense that she understands how big DBT has gotten or the influence they've cultivated. To her Pat is just Pat and Cooley is just Cooley. She's very pragmatic.

But, I do believe she may be coming to a better understanding of what's going on with DBT.

Her email:
Hey Bro,

It was so funny the other night, sat night, I got a phone call from one of my former baby sitters/student and her boyfriend (they go to school in Boston). They were on their way to see the DBT in Atlanta, and she had talked to Penny and found out that Mike and I went to school with Pat and Cooley. She thought that was so neat. I told her you were a big fan.. She said that she and all of her friends go to see them when they are in or near Boston. I think she wanted me to call Pat or something, I don't know. It was so weird, I am a semi-celebrity. I told her that we knew them, etc. and that I went to elementary with Pat. Ha, Ha.

Did you go to the concert? Was that the last of the year? She said to tell them that they are great!!!! I guess she's 21 or 22. I thought that you would enjoy this info.

Hope you had a happy new year!!!!!

Talk to you soon,


Gonna be a short one this week. I'm considering some semi-major changes to the blog and I'm testing them on a skeleton blog as I write this. I would be switching the blog over to a new layout manager from Blogger and.... well, it is a Blogger product so I'm very, very hesitant to destroy what I've created so far. Also in consideration is a complete move off of Blogger and making this a full fledged website. We'll see, we'll see.....

Nine Bullets has ALL the info you want on the New Years Shows. Go check out the mighty fine work on site and the discussion forum. In particular interest is the DBT Tatoo Thread showing some of the most devoted DBTer's ink.


Some bits and pieces:

The Drams are starting to accumulate some shows on Archive. Of particular interest is this fine show from Europe featuring cover songs by the Bee Gees, Neil Young, Gram Parsons and Drivin' and Cryin'. Damn those boys are talented.

The Drams will be starting a tour in a wee bit under two weeks. If they are coming near you best go see them.

Remember, if you don't go see The Drams when they're on tour, god will fuck you up. (via Jeff Wall on the Yahoo List many moons ago.)


Here's on older article that I never got around to using of the Worst. Songs. Evar.:
"Several people nominated Starship's 'We Built This City,' a No. 1 hit from 1985 that was also named Blender magazine's worst song everexternal link. CNN Pipeline copy editor James Dinan put it best: 'I got a laugh when I read that the original intent of this song was to be a statement against cracking down on artistic freedom. I'd support such a crackdown if it means this song will never be played again.'

The Starland Vocal Band's 'Afternoon Delight' got a few votes, as did Billy Ray Cyrus' 'Achy Breaky Heart,' Mr. Mister's 'Broken Wings' and Don Johnson's 'Heartbeat.' ('Broken Wings' succeeded 'We Built This City' as No. 1 by a few weeks; obviously, late 1985 was a golden age for bad songs.)"

Thursday, January 04, 2007

It's a Beautiful Day

Nancy takes charge

Check it out; The President of the University I work for is giving the invocation at Pelosi's swearing in. (Yes, as an atheist, I work for a Jesuit University. No, as an atheist, I have no qualms about taking money from a religious organization. Am I not needy? Yes, it pisses me off that they have to have a goddamn invocation in MY secular seat of government)
Adding a hometown touch to the proceedings, Pelosi has invited the Rev. Stephen Privett, president of the University of San Francisco, to give the invocation.

Saban takes charge

Don't think Crimson Tide Football is the most important thing in the state of Alabama? Take a look at this picture of Saban arriving at the Tuscaloosa airport.

Moments after the photo was snapped the sacred orgy occurred followed by the ceremonial sacrifice of a baby eagle and a baby tiger.

Saban, I hope you know what you've just steppped into.
On Wednesday, after more than five weeks of searching, the Crimson Tide found a coach to replace the fired Mike Shula. Former LSU and Miami Dolphins coach Nick Saban accepted the job and will be introduced as the 27th coach in Alabama history today at a 10 a.m. news conference in the Naylor Stone Media Room in the Mal M. Moore Athletic Building.

Back to the many-bloodsuckers (Poli - tics)

I'm starting to like this Obama character. Difference between Obama and Bush? Obama admitted to using coke and stopped using when he was 22. Bush never admitted using coke and he never denied it but it is widely known he was a coke head and Bush stopped using.... well......
Long before the national media spotlight began to shine on every twist and turn of his life's journey, Barack Obama had this to say about himself: "Junkie. Pothead. That's where I'd been headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man. . . . I got high [to] push questions of who I was out of my mind."

Keith Ellison.... first Muslim elected to Congress. Virgil Goode... racist Republican bastard from North Carolina.... Panties all in a wad about Ellison... particularly him using the Koran to be sworn into office.... made a big xenophobic stink about it......

What does Ellison do in response?

Rep.-elect Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, found himself under attack last month when he announced he'd take his oath of office on the Koran -- especially from Virginia Rep. Virgil Goode, who called it a threat to American values.

Yet the holy book at tomorrow's ceremony has an unassailably all-American provenance. We've learned that the new congressman -- in a savvy bit of political symbolism -- will hold the personal copy once owned by Thomas Jefferson.

Game, set, match: Ellison.


So what problems are the Dems gonna tackle when they take office?


Where's the Outrage Over Escalation?

The Democrats plan to act quickly, beginning today with a series of new ethics rules after convening at 9 a.m. (PST) to elect the 66-year-old Pelosi to the top post and take control of the House held by Republicans the past dozen years.

Greedy fucking Oil Companies
WASHINGTON - ExxonMobil Corp. gave $16 million to 43 ideological groups between 1998 and 2005 in a coordinated effort to mislead the public by discrediting the science behind global warming, the Union of Concerned Scientists asserted Wednesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using stem cells harvested from the extracted wisdom teeth of young adults, researchers have successfully generated tooth root and supporting tooth ligaments to support a crown restoration in experiments using miniature pigs.
The good guys are finally in charge. Know lets hold their feet to the fire to make sure they remain good guys and stewards of policies that make this country great.... for once.


Archaeologist finds traces of "humanity's first war" in Syria

Not mentioned in this article is that they found out who started this first war. Bush.
BERLIN (AFP) - A German archaeologist says he has found relics of "humanity's first war" in the north east of Syria in the form of balls of stone used as ammunition in the 4th century BC, the Die Zeit newspaper says in its edition due for publication on Thursday.

"We have there the oldest example of an offensive war," said Clemens Reichel, who is leading an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamoukar, on the border withIraq, for the University of Chicago.