Monday, March 31, 2008

You Pretty MoFo

Siegelman is out and Rove should be taking his place.

The blogosphere made this happen:

Ben Smith's Blog:

"Thanks to the persistence of progressive blogs and '60 Minutes,' a fascinating story now will be scrutinized everywhere. Wonder if any TV stations in Alabama will have, um, technical difficulties with this bulletin.

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The House Judiciary Committee has asked the Justice Department to temporarily release former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman from prison to testify before Congress in early May about possible political influence over his prosecution."

ah-hahahaha. Nobody likes him yet his ego knows no bounds.

Bush getting seriously boo'd at the Nationals MLB opener.


Damn you Barrack Obama!

NSFW (dirty words)



Obama Fathers Two-Headed Gay Terrorist Baby: The National Enquirer-ization of American Politics


Root beer? What kind of example does this set for other teenagers. Might as well had a damn tea party. Youths! Your rebellion is a requirement of a healthy society. But maybe you did rebel with the root beer stunt. Still... I expect you all to be busted for real beer next weekend.

The Raw Story | Cops bust high school root beer kegger


Friday, March 28, 2008

DBT Week in Review - 3/28/08

We are gonna DBT YouTube it up today likes its 2008 (I was dreaming when I wrote this. Forgive me if it goes astray).

First, check out the sweet rendition of 'Late for Church' by Here's to the Long Haul:


Notice two things in this DBTube. 1. EZB's kick ass drums. 2. Teen Appeal's..... I mean John Neff's badass guitar playing.
Drive-By Truckers perform Putting People on the Moon at the Opera House in Toronto, March 19, 2008


Here's Everlast/Whitey Ford's song called 'Letters Home from the Stone Garden'. It could be a companion piece to DBT's 'That Man I Shot". I'm really starting to dig this song.


Here's DBT performing 'That Man I Shot' in Kentucky recently. Sound can get blown out at times but the guitar work is of another world especially at the end. You can see Patterson look at Cooley with a 'hell fucking yeah finger point' at the end.


Some great pics in this thread: - a DBT fansite :: View topic - DBT @ Pearl Street - The photos and a perspective


Alan Hunter gives DBT a shout out (For those of you old enough to know who Alan Hunter is... And, yes, I'm old enough to write 'for those of you old enough):

Think MTV | Activism, Community, Politics, Education, Sexual Health and Other Issues


Sons of Roswell

Be sure to help out SoR with some clicks: Blogs - Get Sons of Roswell to Bonnaroo!!! (Quarter Final are much better) - Sons of Roswell MySpace Blog



Have you downloaded the Dexateens very fine new record 'Lost and Found'?


Music/Scenester War News

Via our intrepid report Shayne from the front line of her couch:

Intersections: Violence against emos sweeps across Mexico **:

"A bizarre wave of mob emo-bashings is sweeping across Mexico. The movement is being generated on message boards and social networking sites by non-emo youth who highly dislike like the emo look and attitude."

Leave the Emos Alone!

Y'all have already fucked up the Emo dance party. What more do you want?!?

Emo dance party. - CollegeHumor picture


Great read:

Popless Week Twelve: My Southern Rock Problem | The A.V. Club

In college towns across USA, record stores bite the dust

Smashing Pumpkins sue Virgin Records

Dolly Parton Releases Album on Own Label

Beatles sue to block 1962 tapes' release

Gibson Guitar tangles with game makers


Thursday, March 27, 2008


The stupefying of America.


NOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooo!!!!! What a world, what a world.

See you CAN have a diet of grease and fake food ans STILL live to the ripe old age of 89. Supersize THIS, Morgan Spurlock.

Egg McMuffin Inventor Dies at 89:

"Herb Peterson, who invented the ubiquitous Egg McMuffin as a way to introduce breakfast to McDonald's restaurants, has died, a Southern California McDonald's official said Wednesday. He was 89."

Where am I suppose to get my supply of snake vodka now?!?

Bayou Bob, lives in Texas, selling snake vodka to Asians. See, it really is a global economy.

Rancher Arrested for Selling Snake Vodka:

"A rattlesnake rancher who calls himself Bayou Bob found a new way to make money: Stick a rattler inside a bottle of vodka and market the concoction as an 'ancient Asian elixir.' But Bayou Bob Popplewell's bright idea appears to have landed him on the wrong side of the law, because he has no liquor license."

Animals are funny:


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Crappy Song Stuck in Head

Sons of Roswell have reached the quarter finals in their quest to play at Bonnaroo! Continue to help out the boys by doing some clickity-clicking. Instructions are here: Blogs - Get Sons of Roswell to Bonnaroo!!! (Quarter Final are much better)


Atrios said it best about the below YouTube:


"I believe the YouTube era begins the age when it is impossible to tell parody/irony/performance art from completely sincere product.
The best part is at the end when the lead gives herself a McCain facial. *shudder*.

Obama get Wil.I.Am and a host of known stars...

McCain gets... three jobless chicks with a Mac.

Like a train wreck...


"I said its hard out here for a toddler".

Obese Relative May Have Crushed Toddler:

I like babies but I couldn't eat a whole one.

Dad Guilty of Putting Baby in Microwave:

What, too much?


Pertinent as there have been some pretty horrific cycling deaths in NorCal. As a mountain biker riding the streets of San Francisco is always an adventure in staying alive:

Test your awareness.


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Yeah, That's the Ticket

Because 'coverage' by the traditional media sucks. Why not lie to the public and tell them that the primary race is oh so close and that my-my anyone could win this neck and neck race. It's called 'ratings'. Screw journalism.

Simply not the case. Hillary can't win. Her goal is to so split the Democratic Party that McCain wins the presidency then 'Hillary' can take over in 2012. She knows if Obama wins he's in for 8 years and she'll have not shot at the Presidency in 2016 b/c she'll be 68. Not even Bill will want to eff her then.

Story behind the story: The Clinton myth:

"One big fact has largely been lost in the recent coverage of the Democratic presidential race: Hillary Rodham Clinton has virtually no chance of winning."

Wait. Do you smell that? Smells like fire. Smells like pants are on fire. There must be a liar-liar in our midst.

It gets better. You can always trust the traditional media to pick up on a lie... well, a lie by a Democrat. They seem to be impervious to the lies of the Republicans. The smell of money must throw them off.


Daily Kos: Hillary: "I Took Her Stuff & Then I Left":

"Sen. Clinton, I do believe your pantsuit is on fire. Geez . . . you'd think that someone that was married to Bill for all these years would be a better liar. I don't think rapid fire, you know, stammering helps, you know, convince people that, you know, your telling the truth. Maybe that's just me.

Memories are strange things. Especially under the stress of, you know, sniper fire."


After that whopper, Daddy Needs a Drink

Hawking the green fairy: Will absinthe outlive its 15 minutes?:
"In fact, as legend goes, America's very first cocktail was made with absinthe. It was the 1830s and New Orleans apothecary Antoine Peychaud used to entertain his pals after hours at his pharmacy in the French Quarter with his own concoction of brandy, absinthe and a bit of his secret bitters. The drink would latter be called a Sazerac and was served at coffeehouses all over town."

Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Patterson!

Happy Birthday shout out to Patterson Hood. Leave him a comment on DBT's MySpace blog.


If Mr. Hood were in town I'd take him to a new Roman Restaurant on the Fillmore called SPQR (which means Senatus Populusque Romanus (the Senate and the people of Rome).

I watched an episode of Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" and ended up hankering some fine dining. This led me to the door of SPQR.

Oh, man, the food was so good. Very rustic and simple. I ordered 3 small anti-pasta dishes and washed it all down with a Trumer Pilsner.

Here's what I had: -:
"Cellini beans with pork soffritto"
Mozzarella bocconcini with spicy tomato sauce
La Quercia Rossa prosciutto and Taggiasca olives
The cellini beans with pork soffritto is still on my mind. I find myself day dreaming about this dish. Very southern in its composition. The beans where cooked perfectly and the pork soffritto was so flavorful I wanted to slap someone then cry on their shoulder.

Coming is a close 2nd to the pork and beans was the dish my buddy got:

Pork saltimbocca with giardiniera
In case you don't know what a soffritto is (and I certainly didn't) we turn to the possibly correct definition from Wikipedia:

Soffritto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"Soffritto (literally 'sub-fried' in Italian) forms the base of many common Italian dishes. It typically consists of aromatic ingredients saut�ed with cooking oil. The basic soffritto is prepared with olive oil, chopped onions (or scallions) and sometimes chopped garlic cloves. While olive oil is most typical of traditional Italian cuisine some regional recipes may call for butter as the main cooking fat of a soffritto (especially in Piedmont which is heavily influenced by French cuisine) or even for lard (in the Northeastern portion of Italy, where Germanic influence is stronger). The next step is to add extra ingredients to the soffritto. There is a great variety of options, such as vegetables (carrots, celery, artichokes, etc.), mushrooms, prosciutto, tuna, olives and so on."

Casey Knowles, the young girl from Hillary Clinton's "3 a.m. Ad", rejects the politics of fear.


Why unions and corporate regulations are so important. Luckily the state of California still cares about the worker.... to some degree. Moreso than pretty much all the other states.

And this wasn't just an 'oops, we didn't mean to rip off the hourly worker' instance. Starfuuuuucks knowingly mislabeled managers in order to pay less in benefits then stole from the hourly worker to pay the managers. Robbing Paul to pay Peter (while Mary eats filet in her hillside mansion).

Starbucks told to pay $100 million for giving baristas' tips to bosses:

"A San Diego judge ordered Starbucks to pour more than $100 million into the accounts of its low-wage coffee-servers in California today after ruling that the company had improperly required the workers to share tips with their bosses."

Saturday, March 22, 2008

DBTs on The Interface

Rare Saturday post but I awoke to some very sweet linkage this morning of DBT on AOLs The Interface. (Thanks, Roger!)

Check out the entire podcast here.

Ghost to Most
I'm Sorry Huston
The Home Front
The Opening Act


Friday, March 21, 2008

DBT Week in Review - 3/21/08

Help Sons of Roswell get on stage at Bonnaroo!. Click the MySpace blog for more info on how to support this great band. Blogs - Get Sons of Roswell to Bonnaroo!!! - Sons of Roswell MySpace Blog: "We’ve signed up for a profile on We need everybody on our friends list, with everyone on their friends list, with everyone on their friends list and so on to go to and make a profile (it’s free!) and then judge us as the best song ever!"

Sons of Roswell's Fan Club |



Nice video interview with Shonna.

91.3fm wyep :: blog:
"The Drive-By Truckers dropped by The WYEP Community Broadcast Center on Tuesday, March 18th.

Rege Behe, of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, sat down with DBT’s Shona Tucker before their WYEP Studio Session.

Watch Interview & Performance Clips"

She's just a little ol' country girl-


Check out who's numero uno.

Euro Americana Chart :
"The Euro Americana Chart is compiled by DJs, journalists, retailers, promotors and other people who are interested in Americana music from all over Europe. Every month they send in their favourite CD top 6. These are the ingredients for the chart.

Here is the Euro Americana Chart of March 2008" - Euro Americana Chart


Internationally known. - a DBT fansite :: View topic - BTCD Available in Warsaw, Poland:

"am in Warsaw, Poland this week for work. I train US Embassy personnel on how to use their computer applications. Walked in this one guys office to train him and he had a copy of BTCD on his desk, said he just picked it up at a local music store. After I trained him he put the cd on and I told him the story of Two Daughters and A Beautiful Wife, the entire office seemed fascinated by the story. The guy said he was a big DBT fan but he's stuck in Warsaw on assignment for 3 years. It would suck not being able to see a DBT show for 3 years. Not a lot of bands like DBT come through Poland."

HARP Exclusive: Looting the Bins with Patterson Hood:

"As Hood waxes nostalgic about the Truckers’ latest, Brighter Than Creation’s Dark, his long-time running partner and Truckers guitarist Mike Cooley appears with a mischievous grin on his face.

“This can’t be bad,” Cooley says, excitedly handing Hood a DVD copy of “Pervert!”, Jonathan Yudis's 2005 slasher skin flick starring porn star turned California gubernatorial candidate Mary Carey. “Look at the quote on the front: ‘Sex, death and gore – is this the best movie ever!’”

“Goddamn,” Hood exclaims. “What a recommendation!”"

dbts : Message: DBT's in writing:

"I'm reading a book called the 'Bright Forever' by Lee Martin. In the liner notes of this book, the author talks about how music influenced his writing of this piece of fiction, as well as helped set the tone of the book (set in the 70's) my, my wasn't I surprised when I read this, on page 280-1, and I quote:

(page 280) 'Finally, here are some songs that were with me as I was writing The Bright Forever, songs that evoke the characters and their story:....'

(page 281) 'Drive By Truckers - 'When the Pin Hits the Shell.' This song makes me think of Junior Mackey, of whom his son Gilley says, 'Here's what I didn't know: my father was a dangerous man. I'm not sure he knew that himself, but I can't say that I blame him. He was doing what we all do --- I'm sure of this now ---- living blind.'"
_______ - a DBT fansite :: View topic - "Self-Destructive Zones" Deconstructed...



Go grab The Dexateens new album for free!

The Dexateens | Lost and Found


Check out the preview for the upcoming Dexateen documentary.

dexapromo (video/quicktime Object)


More good news from the Dexateens. Read Bulletin:

"Hardwire Healing wins BAMA award!

Body: Our last LP, Hardwire Healing, won a BAMA award for Album of the Year last night at the Carver Theatre in Birmingham. Thanks so much to all who voted. We like to think what we do is proudly and uniquely Alabama.



The Art Of The Mix Tape

Music Industry Proposes a Piracy Surcharge on ISPs:

The official "New Wave Sissy Boy 80s Hits You Were Afraid To Admit You Liked In High School" playlist

Diddy Denies LA Times' Report He Knew Of Tupac Murder Plot

Abba drummer found dead in his garden


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Keep the Junk in the Truck

Some Thursday music news.

Help out some great guys and a most excellent band get on stage at Bonnaroo.

Sons of Roswell:

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So it still may sound a little different on the record.

Dress Blues: - E-ticket: Bedtime Stories for Catherine

GREENHILL, Ala. -- Every night, Nicole Conley tells her daughter a bedtime story about Matthew. Catherine's 2 years old now, and she gets scared before she goes to sleep.

Not long ago, after Nicole had told that night's story, Catherine started to cry.

Nicole asked what was the matter.

"I want Daddy!"

"Sweetie, it's time to go to sleep."

"No, Mommy, no! I want more Daddy!"

Now Nicole was crying, too.


If your 'job' entails pissing me off every time I open my mail box and wasting a crap load of paper in the process then tough titty.

Efforts to Block Junk Mail Slowed:

"Chris Pearson, a state legislator in Vermont, had a sense that the people were with him when he proposed a bill last November to allow residents to block junk mail.

He got media attention, radio interview requests and e-mails from constituents eager to stop the credit card offers, furniture catalogues and store fliers that increasingly clog their mailboxes.

Then came the pushback from the postmasters, who told Pearson and other lawmakers that 'standard' mail, the post office's name for junk mail, has become the lifeblood of the U.S. Postal Service and that jobs depend on it."

Me and Obama think alike... almost. I picked UCLA.

Play of the Day: Obama and hoops:

"CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Could Barack Obama's NCAA championship pick have something to do with an upcoming primary?

No, he was leaning toward North Carolina because of its 6-foot-9 star.

The Democratic presidential candidate and avid basketball player selected North Carolina, Kansas, Pittsburgh and UCLA in his Final Four bracket, and is counting on North Carolina to beat UCLA in the championship game."




Wednesday, March 19, 2008

'A More Perfect Union'

Take the time to watch this if you missed it yesterday.

The U.S. desperately needs this man to be its President. No major politician has given a speech like this since JFK.

UPDATE: 1.23 million views on Youtube in 24 hours. Wow.


YouTube - Fact Check: Barack Obama's Church

Jane Fisler Hoffman, a Minister in the United Church of Christ who also attends church with Barack Obama, talks about Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and the United Church of Christ. Get the facts: (less)


Daily Kos: The Wright Stuff:

"Without weighing in on whether or not the content of Reverend Jeremiah Wright's sermons should be denounced by Barack Obama, I do find one aspect of this story quite troubling. We have now seen more sermons from Barack Obama's minister in 48 hours than we ever did of Mike Huckabee ---- and Mike Huckabee was a presidential candidate for 14 long months. Why is it acceptable to scour every last sermon given by Wright, but only weeks ago we weren't allowed to see or read Mike Huckabee's sermons? In fact, not only was it totally ignored by the traditional media, but the few times the question of Huckabee's sermons was raised, it was brushed aside as inappropriate."

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I wouldn't call it a 'rampage'

My bad, y'all. Though I wouldn't call it a rampage. Me running around naked in public? I call that a gift to all humans.

Naked Man Allegedly Goes on Rampage


This might have something to do with the above.... if you left out the 'functioning' part:

Are You A Functioning Alcoholic?


If you're getting a lap dance and the stripper kicks you in the head with her heel, you shouldn't sue, you should tip more.

Unless she was a midget. Then I understand.

NYC businessman claims lap dance injury:

"A businessman claims in a lawsuit that he was injured when a stripper giving him a lap dance swiveled and smacked him in the face with the heel of her shoe."

Let it flow (NSFW)


Monday, March 17, 2008

Black is the New President, Bitch

More news from the Siegelman front:

New Evidence In Siegelman Case Points To Republican Cabal:

"A new review of evidence suggests that an aligned group of Republican interests were pressing for -- and seeking to profit financially from -- the trial of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman on charges of bribery."

Daily Kos: “All Roads Lead to Rove.” - Siegelman

Enter: FREE Governor Don Siegleman : Learn, Give, Act


Tracy Morgan rebuts Tina Fey and her hackish Clinton worship. SNL still sucks but this was a great response. Watch it here:

Tracy Morgan: 'Black is the new President, Bitch!'


The manner in which Clinton/Republicans spread fecal matter:

Smearing Obama:

"He's a Muslim. He was sworn into office on the Koran. He doesn't say the Pledge of Allegiance. His pastor is an anti-Semite. He's a tool of Louis Farrakhan. He's anti-Israel. His advisers are anti-Israel. He's friends with terrorists. The terrorists want him to win. He's the Antichrist.

By now you've probably seen at least some of these e-mails and articles about Barack Obama bouncing around the Internet. They distort Obama's religious faith, question his support for Israel, warp the identity and positions of his campaign advisers and defame his friends and allies from Chicago. The purpose of the smear is to paint him as an Arab-loving, Israel-hating, terrorist-coddling, radical black nationalist. That picture couldn't be further from the truth, but you'd be surprised how many people have fallen for it.
Obama is attacking these smears head on:

Obama answers Rezko questions in "uncommon detail." Waiting for full disclosure from Hillary Clinton. Can she meet Obama's "standard for candor"?
"Anyone who reads reports of the Clinton campaign's endless stream of conference calls knows that one of their favorite topics is the relationship between Barack Obama and Tony Rezko. The media types (like purveyor of the conventional wisdom, Mark Halperin) who listen get on those calls dutifully and breathlessly report every question and allegation raised primarily by Mark Penn. It's hard to fathom how hypocritical it is for anyone associated with Hillary Clinton to demand more disclosure from another campaign. But, Obama set a very high bar for Clinton this week.

Yesterday, Obama sat down with the Chicago Tribune to discuss all the details of his relationship with Rezko. The Trib is the hometown paper of Obama and Rezko. The reporters and editors in that room actually know the Rezko story inside and out. So, Obama went into the lion's den -- and based on the report in the Tribune, it worked out well:"
The conservative Chicago Tribune on Obama and Rezko:

"The Chicago Tribune has never endorsed a Democrat for president in its history. Its editorial board had every partisan reason to try and further damage Obama on the issue. Instead, it has essentially exonerated him. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Sun-Times follow suit in the next couple of days, but that would be expected. The Chicago Tribune doing so is startling."
Will Hillary follow suit?

What is Clinton hiding? --

"Hillary Clinton, by contrast, often seems to operate by the maxim that silence is golden. When asked whether she would release a list of her earmarks, her spokesman dodged the question, while declaring that she is 'proud of the investments in New York that she has secured.' But for now, at least, not proud enough to let voters know what they are.

This exercise in secrecy is part of a Clinton pattern that grows more worrisome all the time. The former first lady often says that she, unlike Obama, has been thoroughly vetted, rendering her impervious to Republican attacks. In fact, there are some important things unknown about her -- and her conduct suggests she wants to keep it that way. Which raises a question for voters: What is she hiding, and why?"

Friday, March 14, 2008

Housework Gets a Chub

Recently discovered that a fella I went to high school with has created the fastest growing micro brew company in the U.S.

Dale Katechis, visionary:

Check out a great video on his website describing the beers and process.

Another Shoals Area, AL success story.

Oskar Blues: Our Beer (Restaurant & Brewery - Lyons, Colorado)

Style Weekly : Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion:

"When it comes to beer, the can has never known the glory of the bottle — it has always gotten a bum rap. Dale Katechis and his Colorado-based Oskar Blues Brewery have organized their own personal blitz to overhaul the image of the lowly can, provided their product is in it. Oskar Blues is the nation’s first craft brewer to can its own beer. And outside the Centennial State, the only place you can get the stuff is in Virginia. Like most funky ideas, canning high-end beer started as a lark. Katechis and brewer Brian Lutz “kind of laughed about the idea of putting big, heavy beer in a can,” Katechis says. “One day we stopped laughing and just tried it.”"

10 to 1 a chick wrote this article.

Housework Gets You Laid:
"The average dad has gradually been getting better about picking himself up off the sofa and pitching in, according to a new report in which a psychologist suggests the payoff for doing more chores could be more sex."

Obsolete Skills: Skills/Skills


My friend ABAT sent me this link of tales and pictures from an Americana festival in NZ. My plan is to be at the one next year.

Hey, it seems at least one other country doesn't hate the U.S. at the moment. Give us time, ABAT, give us time.

PHOTOS: Americarna in NEW ZEALAND.....What an EXPERIENCE!!! - THE H.A.M.B.:

"I've been back for a little over a week now, but WOW what a trip!

OK, a little fine print here. This post does contain some off topic (for the HAMB) photos. This post is meant to do more than just show old cars. It's also meant to feature an amazing country and its even more amazing people. That's why there are so many people shots - they really had an impact on me. This may be my longest post ever. I had to try and edit down from nearly 2800 photos.

In August, at the Goodguys West Coast Nationals, I was approached by the promoter of a car show in New Zealand to come check it out. All the details were worked out and I waited for February to come. Goodguys was going to be my link to another cool event.

The flight out was great because I was surprised at the check-in counter with an upgrade to first class. Waited on hand and foot, a full-on flat bed and your own cubicle is definitely the way to travel!

I arrived in New Plymouth after about 16 hours of travel in pretty good spirits. Hell, I had a killer week ahead of me in a beautiful country looking at old cars, who wouldn't be stoked?"

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Stuck on You

Its always big fun to check out what people are googling when they stumble across this site. The word 'Ass' and its many variations is a popular search term for locating AAW. The below search from yesterday warmed my heart and made me grin real big like.

" is Hillary Clinton being such an Ass"

Why indeed.

Senator Clinton Isn't A Republican, As Far As I Know


Jack Cafferty from CNN posted this beauty before Gerry "It sure does suck to be white" Ferraro resigned (wasn't fired) from the Clinton campaign.

But the home run, knock-out punch for the Hillary/Ferraro ticket came last from from Keith O. who so took Hillary to task that I hope she cried (assuming her power hunger allows her to cry... for real).

See this is the type of racism that the Hillary's and the Ferraro's of the world perpetuate.

I'm sure this reporter wouldn't have been in the position she was in if she wasn't black. None of the white reporters were attack.

Charmayne Brown, Black Reporter, Attacked On Camera By White Family In SC - Media on The Huffington Post


Meanwhile, Obama picks up even more military endorsements.

Obama Receives Endorsement of Flag Officers from Army, Navy and Air Force

Because.... SURGE!

Car bomb kills 18 in Baghdad - Yahoo! News:

"The policeman and a hospital official said 18 people died. The hospital official said 57 others were injured.

The attack is the latest in a string of violence to grip Iraq's capital after several months of relative calm that followed a surge of U.S. forces last year.

There also has been a sharp increase of U.S. military deaths in recent days. Twelve Americans have been killed in the past four days, bringing the overall U.S. military death toll since the start of the war to 3,987, according to an AP count"

I'm all for some quality time in the can, but this is brutal:

Boyfriend: Woman lived in bathroom:

"The case drew nationwide attention after Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said it appeared the Ness City woman's skin had grown around the seat in the two years she apparently was in the bathroom.

'We pried the toilet seat off with a pry bar and the seat went with her to the hospital,' Whipple said. 'The hospital removed it.'"

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Racist Piece of Shite

The Drive-by Truckers did an incredible job on Conan O'Brien last night playing Two Daughters and a Beautiful wife. The band sounded great, looked spiffy as hell, and my-my that camera sure does love it some Shonna Tucker.

The corporate rebellion statement "FNW" found on Cooley's banjo and Shonna's bass was an inspired act. Rock and Roll is alive and well.

Check out the show below. It is already up on Conan's website:

Late Night with Conan O'Brien TV Show, Series - Video Clips, Watch Full Episodes, Photos & Exclusives � NBC Official Site


Who knew that former VP candidate and Hillary Clinton' current money whore Geraldine A. Ferraro was such a racists piece of shite.

Daily Kos: State of the Nation:

"More classiness, from one of Clinton's top surrogates, Geraldine Ferraro.

'If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept.'

Ferraro isn't some unknown lower-level or obscure advisor, but one of her top fundraisers, member of Clinton's finance committee, and a former Democratic vice presidential nominee."

"I'm not sure that I understood then" Geraldine "But I guarantee I understand know".

Fool me once....

A Ferraro flashback - Ben Smith's Blog -
"If Jesse Jackson were not black, he wouldn't be in the race,' she said.

Really. The cite is an April 15, 1988 Washington Post story (byline: Howard Kurtz), available only on Nexis.

Here's the full context:

Placid of demeanor but pointed in his rhetoric, Jackson struck out repeatedly today against those who suggest his race has been an asset in the campaign. President Reagan suggested Tuesday that people don't ask Jackson tough questions because of his race. And former representative Geraldine A. Ferraro (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that because of his 'radical' views, 'if Jesse Jackson were not black, he wouldn't be in the race.'"

Hillary is SO experienced. See how everybody agrees with Hillary's bullsh...

Clinton's foreign experience is more limited than she says:

"But one of the key Irish negotiators last week called Clinton's description of her role in the process a 'wee bit silly.'

'I don't know there was much she did apart from accompanying Bill (Clinton) going around,' David Trimble told Belfast's Daily Telegraph.

I'm sure they'll try to spin Sinbad bagging on Hillary as somehow bad for Obama.

If Sinbad weren't black he wouldn't be in this position. Sorry bastard taking some deserving white comedians job.

Sinbad Unloads on Hillary Clinton - The Sleuth:

"Harrowing? Not that Sinbad recalls. He just remembers it being a USO tour to buck up the troops amid a much worse situation than he had imagined between the Bosnians and Serbs.

In an interview with the Sleuth Monday, he said the 'scariest' part of the trip was wondering where he'd eat next. 'I think the only 'red-phone' moment was: 'Do we eat here or at the next place.''"

Bill Clinton recently going on Rush Limbaugh's show. My god the Clinton's are willing to stoop lower than low.

The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan:

"You may have missed it - almost everyone missed it - but Bill Clinton was on Rush Limbaugh's show the day of the Texas primary. You can hear the radio here. Limbaugh himself was sick that day, apparently, but he had already urged Republicans to cross over to keep Hillary Clinton in the race. Bill saw an opening - and went there.

Now just wrap your mind around this: the Clintons were happy to support a cynical, partisan Republican campaign to wound the Democratic front-runner, and they were brazen enough to go on the Limbaugh show to do so."

This settles the age old debate of Mary Ann vs. Ginger. If Mary Ann is holding the good shite then how could you chose otherwise.

Meanwhile the professor was busted for cooking meth.

'Gilligan's' Mary Ann caught with dope:

"DRIGGS, Idaho - Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann on 'Gilligan's Island,' is serving six months' unsupervised probation after allegedly being caught with marijuana in her car."

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Drunk Girls

Not that this should matter one damn bit... but, unfortunately we WERE settled by the Puritans (damn my ancestors for not being criminal enough to be sent to Australia).

Official: NY Gov Caught on Wiretap:
"A law enforcement official has told The Associated Press that New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's involvement in a prostitution ring was caught on a federal wiretap.

However, the story hasn't fully been told. Spitzer's wife, Riskay Spitzer, was already suspicious of her husband so she asked if she could Smell His D*ck after he came home late one night, recently.

Moral of the story? Boys, always wash up before you come home to your hood rat wife. Oh, and always check for a federal wiretap when ordering a ho' on Craigslist.

'Cause, you know, the feds don't have anything bigger to worry about. Seriously, they don't know where the eff bin Laden is but they can tell you in a heart beat where a Democrat's dick has been.


"Obviously Spitzer's in big trouble and is very likely to resign. When you build your career as a self righteous crusader, you don't get the benefit of the doubt on stuff like this. But there are questions that should be asked. It is unusual to release the names of johns and it's weird that we still don't know why the feds were wiretapping on some seemingly inconsequential prostitution case in the first place. Is that something the feds spend a lot of time doing these days?"


Drunken History Lesson's (NSFW)

My favorite one:


The best piece of performance art in the history of mankind. I 'highly' recommend enjoying some pie before you settle in to watch this one.



Monday, March 10, 2008

Good for the Gander, Good for the Goose

Deep thought of the day: Someone should ask Hillary the following: If she is so prepared and tuned in to be President then why did it take a 100 million dollar Republican Congressional investigation to clue her in that her husband was playing 'hide the WMD in an intern's va-jay-jay'? If you can't even keep track of your husbands penis then how will you keep track of Iran's nuclear ambitions?

Hey, she started it.

Funny because it is true.

Larry David: Does Anyone Want This Nut Answering the Phone?:

"Here's an idea for an Obama ad: a montage of Clinton's Sybillish personalities that have surfaced during the campaign with a solemn voiceover at the end saying, 'Does anyone want this nut answering the phone?

Gary Hart: Breaking the Final Rule :

Do not provide ammunition to the opposition party that can be used to destroy your party's nominee. This is a hyper-truth where the presidential contest is concerned.

By saying that only she and John McCain are qualified to lead the country, particularly in times of crisis, Hillary Clinton has broken that rule, severely damaged the Democratic candidate who may well be the party's nominee, and, perhaps most ominously, revealed the unlimited lengths to which she will go to achieve power. She has essentially said that the Democratic party deserves to lose unless it nominates her.
"'Politics ain't beanbag,' is the old slogan. But that does not mean that it must also be rule-or-ruin, me-first-and-only-me, my way or the highway. That is not politics. That is raw, unrestrained ambition for power that cannot accept the will of the voters.""

Shame, indeed.

Daily Kos: Shame on you, Hillary Clinton:

"Over the last two days, I began to resent you.

But today, your ruthless tactics make me realize that it's clear:

you will try to win at any costs. You have put yourself above the best interests and future of the Democratic Party. And I'm not into that.

In fact, thanks for the heads up, because until today, I really couldn't decide for whom to vote.

Good luck with the McCain lovefest. And you might want to give Lieberman a call or at least a text message."

Sad because Hillary made it true:

236 - The Room - A Detailed Analysis of Why Obama Lost Ohio & Texas in Cartoon Form


In order to fully enforce this new law, Pasadena and blown up I-210 to prevent the daily mass cussing that occurs along this interstate.

No Swearing in South Pasadena This Week:

"What the @$%#? This community on the edge of Los Angeles has become a cuss-free zone."

Viva la France!

French Women: The New Sexual Predators


Friday, March 07, 2008

DBT Week in Review - 3/7/08

Say what you will about Rolling Stone's music coverage, but there political coverage is top notch.
The March edition of RS endorses Obama for President

A New Hope : Rolling Stone:

"Obama has emerged by displaying precisely the kind of character and judgment we need in a president: renouncing the politics of fear, speaking frankly on the most pressing issues facing the country and sticking to his principles. He recognizes that running for president is an opportunity to inspire an entire nation."
Obama and Lincoln both dig Glossary's new record?! How can you not for vote him.
"Like Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama challenges America to rise up, to do what so many of us long to do: to summon 'the better angels of our nature.'"

NPR Music: A 'Brighter' Album from the Drive-By Truckers:

Folks are adding taped shows from The Home Front:

Internet Archive Search: collection:Drive-ByTruckers AND year:"2008"

Purty pictures:

Drive-By Truckers @ the Pageant — 2008.02.29 | Todd Owyoung: Concert Photographerd - a DBT fansite :: View topic - Pics From Louisville


Shonna Tucker's songs highlight 'Creations Dark':

"'It's quite amazing -- a mystical, magical redneck journey,' she said. 'Every day, even when you wake up feeling like ---- , you know that something good is gonna happen.'"

Great thread on NB: - a DBT fansite :: View topic - Differences between Hood and Cooley


Yeah, what they said:

Rock And Roll Army Magazine | Al habla con Patterson Hood, alma de Drive-By Truckers - � �Drive-By Truckers acaban de editar el intens... :
"Drive-By Truckers acaban de editar el intenso -por su duraci�n- 'Brighter than Creation's Dark'. Nos pusimos en contacto con Patterson Hood, la cara m�s visible de la banda (aunque como deja claro �l mismo no la �nica), para que nos hablara del nuevo disco, de la marcha de Jason Isbell, del formato vinilo... y en definitva de todo lo que ha ocurrido desde su anterior 'A Blessing and a Course'. Al habla Patterson Hood, un verdadero caballero sure�o, aunque algo parco en palabras"

dbts : Message: Jen U waz rite:

"on another note: I'm social worker in a military prison and played Crystal meth for my substance abuse group and The man I shot and homefront for my Combat Stress Group. Both songs got the groups stirred and cooking on the issues at hand up. I use other songs in my group all the time specially, world of hurt and Blessing and a curse. Thanks DBT.
Can't wait til DBT hitz SC.

The Sounds of David Barbe

"David Barbe’s studio magic renders him a highly sought after engineer. His musical expertise proves essential to some of the south’s finest contemporary groups and artists such as The Drive By Truckers, Vic Chesnutt, Kevn Kinney and Bloodkin to name a few. Barbe, an accomplished musician, can play various instruments and his golden ear provides a vital asset to the aforementioned artists."


Jason Isbell

Jason posted a song blog from his living room this week. I hope to see some DBT folks pick up this practice in the future.

Fantastic cover of a Dylan tune. I get hypnotized watching Jason play the guitar.

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

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New Music on Centro's MySpace: - Centro-matic - DENTON, Texas - Rock / Indie


Music News

Great idea!

Turning to Fans to Finance CD:
"'The old kind of paradigm, where you've always waited for other people to do things, you'd have your manager and your agent,' she said. 'You'd wait for the big record company to give you money to do things and they tell you what to do. This is so great. I want to do everything like this.'"

Shelby Lynne: Vinyl vs. iPod:

"Now, I have an iPod and I admit they are genius especially for travel and convenience. But they aren't really any fun. I don't call up my friends and say 'Hey why don't y'all come over and bring your computers and let's have a party'? Hell no! I say bring pot, wine and vinyl. That's sexy."

I dig what these chicks are doing: - The Puppini Sisters - London, UK - Pop / Jazz / A'cappella -

Chicks Get Clicks! - New This Week

The Case Of The Missing #2 Album - Chart Watch:

One String Willie Plays Guitar With One String - Geekologie

Nine Inch Nails follow Radiohead with free album download | News | NME.COM

Become A Real Guitar Hero - Video Game Feature - Yahoo! Video Games

Blind Guitarist Jeff Healey Dies at 41:

Detroit Free Press -
"LONDON (AP) -- Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger escaped an assassination plot hatched in 1969 by the Hells Angels, a new British Broadcasting Corp. documentary has claimed."

Keith Richards: Mick Jagger "A Maniac" And "Power Freak" - Entertainment on The Huffington Post

"Filmmakers Arne Johnson and Shane King have known each other since grade school in Portland, Ore. Long before they made the recently released, award-winning documentary 'Girls Rock!, ' they'd hatched plans for an untold number of projects - mostly films or bands."

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Hillary and Rove Sittin' in a Tree....

Amen to this. Must read:

MyDD :: Why Do We Reward Politicians Who Swift Boat, Throw the Kitchen Sink?:

"In America politics today, pundits and media reward politicians and say how smart they are when the politician uses Bully tactics and an 'assualt-like' mentality when they tear their opponents down by smear, distortions and lies --'swift boating', throwing the kitchen sink. The news media and pundits like to Praise the unscrupulous Politician up instead of disavowing them. The pundits like to say how Brilliant they are; What a Victory they say; what a Comeback Kid; and justify their use of Negative Ads and reward the worst in us -- this low and base behavior which should be outgrown as a humanitarian society. How many good and decent men have gone down because they were unfairly swiftboated by their opponents, mischaracaterized by those who have no morals or ethics. Something is wrong with that picture.

There is nothing brilliant about lies, distortions, peddling fear, swiftboating, and an assassination of one's character, it's not a physical killing but a killing just the same, an emotional theft and mental crime."

Here's Mrs. Swift-Sink:

Hillary pulled the classic Rovian switch-a-roo which in turn handed her Ohio.

Take your weakness (the fact that Hillary supported NAFTA which has stripped Ohio of many jobs) and make it you opponents weakness (claim that Obama, who opposes the current incarnation of NAFTA, has told the Canadian government not to worry that his opposition to NAFTA is only for the primarys... he doesn't really mean it).

Hillary will not be that much different that Bush.


Talking Points Memo | Tangled Friggin' Web:

"Seems the NAFTAgate leak started with -- surprise, surprise -- the Chief of Staff to Canada's conservative PM Stephen Harper. Only the first hint wasn't about stuff the Canadians had heard from the Obama camp. It was about reassurances the Canadians got from the Clinton campaign. According to a reporter who heard the original conversation, Brodie said 'someone from (Hillary) Clinton's campaign is telling the embassy to take it with a grain of salt. . . That someone called us and told us not to worry.'"

CBC Exonerates Obama: A Post-Mortem:

"I think it's safe to say that the turmoil surrounding the so-called 'NAFTAgate' played into Hillary's strong performance tonight. On the heels of 'Super Tuesday II', CBC, Canada's Public Broadcaster, has done a piece on the NAFTA scandal.

The CBC piece details the involvement of the conservative Harper government in creating a sensationalized leak, which itself had almost no resemblance to the actual memo, which itself is now being disclaimed as perhaps not accurate at all. We peel off layers of deception, and there is nothing left at all, except a successful attempt to promote bloodletting among Democrats."

If Hillary wants to sling shite, then let's sling shite:

Has Hillary Clinton really been "vetted" as she so often claims?

Um, no.



Obama Camp Lays Ground For Negative Attacks


Hillary makes Daddy Need a Drink

Binge Drinking - Behavior - When People Drink Themselves Silly, and Why:

"The urge to binge mindlessly, though it can strike at any time, seems to stir in the collective unconscious during the last weeks of winter. Maybe it’s the television images from places like Fort Lauderdale and Cabo San Lucas, of communications majors’ face planting outside bars or on beaches."

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The Math Ain't Fuzzy, Baby Blue

Update: A little food for your soul.

Jason Isbell

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So Hillary was the big winner last night?

Not really. There's no way she can overcome the math. All she can (and probably will) do is scorch the earth on her way out or try to steal the election.

Daily Kos: Delegates

So total for the night, thus far, is Clinton 185 and Obama 184. Not all votes are in, so things will change a bit. But at this point, we have a ridiculously tiny one-delegate lead for Clinton for the night, which could either produce her first delegate victory of the election, or be erased by the rest of the still-not-reported Texas caucuses.

Now according to both the Clinton and Obama campaigns, Obama entered the race with a 159 pledged delegate lead. So with some luck, Clinton ends the night about ... 158 157 delegates behind.

More problematic for Clinton, is that today's 370 delegates were about 38 percent of the just-shy of 1,000 remaining delegates before Tuesday's contests. That means we just had over 1/3rd of the remaining delegates allocated, with only marginal-to-none gains in the count for Clinton.

So Clinton is running out of states, and even her "big" victory Tuesday is proving little more than a pyrrhic victory.


And she knows how to steal it because Rove et al have perfected this 'strategy':

The changing of the guards: Bay Minette, election night - Baldwin County NOW - A Gulf Coast Information Source for South Alabama:

"What were exactly the chain of events which continues to irk Democrats, Siegelman supporters, election analysts and the national press when the power of the highest office in Alabama shifted in the middle of the night from incumbent Don Siegelman to Bob Riley?

On the eve of the election, the Siegelman camp believed the governor had secured enough votes in Baldwin County to win the election, but evidently a “glitch,” according to probate court officials, caused Siegelman to lose 6,334 votes from his tally.

Riley, due to the “glitch,” barely edged out the Democratic governor, who was considered a threat by Republican officials.

The following morning a recount seemed reasonable and evident to the Siegelman campaign as two men laid claim to the governorship.

But, the recount was denied by then Attorney General William “Bill” Holcombe Pryor, who was appointed Feb. 20, 2004 - during a congressional recess - to the federal-bench, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals by President George W. Bush."


No shite:

The Raw Story | Moses was high on drugs: Israeli researcher:

"High on Mount Sinai, Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God deliver the Ten Commandments, an Israeli researcher claimed in a study published this week.

Such mind-altering substances formed an integral part of the religious rites of Israelites in biblical times, Benny Shanon, a professor of cognitive psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem wrote in the Time and Mind journal of philosophy.

'As far Moses on Mount Sinai is concerned, it was either a supernatural cosmic event, which I don't believe, or a legend, which I don't believe either, or finally, and this is very probable, an event that joined Moses and the people of Israel under the effect of narcotics,' Shanon told Israeli public radio on Tuesday."


Senator Tom Harkin: Marijuana Makes People Sell Their Children:

"a hilarious reply from Harkin, which noted many of pot's notorious doom scenarios: 'the small child whose parents are so addicted to illegal drugs that they sell everything including perhaps their own children to obtain a fix.' Harkin knows the routine: smoke up, eat gyro, play Legend of Zelda, sell children to pirates for more pot, repeat. The full, horrifying letter, after the jump."



Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Vote Obama!

Texan and Ohioans! Go vote for Obama today and let's end this primary.


Kos' prediction. Grain o' salt:

Daily Kos: Prediction thread:

"In any case, enough caveats:

Ohio: Clinton +4
Texas: Obama +12
Rhode Island: Clinton +6
Vermont: Obama +35"


Hillary Rove-Bush-Clinton. No difference. And to think I so respected her just a few short months ago:

The Swamp: 'Did I say Osama? I meant Obama!' says Clintonite:

"So last night around dinner time, the phone rings. It’s the Hillary campaign–official number, per the caller ID. The woman on the other end asks me if Hillary can count on my support Tuesday. I say I have not decided.

She asks what would help me decide. I say, “Well . . . maybe she can make Bill her vice president.” She does not know how to take me, of course, but has to assume I am serious. “I don’t think she can do that.” “Bill will have a significant role in major decisions, though, won’t he?” I ask. “Oh, certainly he will be very involved. Do you like Bill?” “Very much.” I reply.

She then launches into a two-minute spiel on all the very specific initiatives and proposals Hillary has put forth on health care, the war in Iraq, etc., etc. At the end of her spiel, she says, “And we haven’t heard anything that specific from Osama bin Laden.”

I say, “You did not just say that.” She replies, “I’m sorry . . . just a slip of the tongue.” She then thanks me for my time and encourages me to vote for Hillary on Tuesday."

This is AWESOME!

Plane Makes Heartstopping Landing In 150 MPH Wind Gusts


Get your sweater on.

Fred Rogers tribute includes Sweater Day:

"PITTSBURGH - A tribute to children's public television pioneer Fred Rogers will include an effort to get people everywhere to wear a sweater on what would have been his 80th birthday.

March 20th is being promoted as 'Sweater Day' to honor Rogers, who died of cancer five years ago. A sweater was his trademark garb on 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.'"

Monday, March 03, 2008

Murder by Taco

My hometown rag finally decides to run a story on political prisoner Siegelman.

Alabama in spotlight not always good | | Florence, AL:

"Alabama is again in the national spotlight, and it's not flattering news."

Thank jeebus Abrams is on the case. He's about the only one in the traditional media.


Another reason to dig Obama. Intelligence in the Obama family runeth over.

Obama's Girls Not Fans of Britney, Paris:

"Barack Obama says his two daughters are fans of Hannah Montana and Beyonce, but think anything to do with Britney Spears and Paris Hilton is 'yuck."

In case you'd like to hate on him, though. Here's how it will play out:

How to hate Barack Obama / Right now, deep in the GOP dungeons, they're planning their racist, disgraceful assault. Whatever will it be?:

"The name thing is just too damn easy. Childish, sophomoric, a given.

Of course, this doesn't mean they won't use it. A lot."

New YouTube love from a Pea:

YouTube - We Are The Ones Song by
"people say Obama's words are just words...
when was the last time 'words' weren't important...???...

when was the last time a great leader didn't use words to lead...??...
when was the last time a person didn't use words to describe how they felt...?...
when was the last time 'words' weren't empowering...?...

and we can all recall the last time 'words' were used to divide us and install fear..."

Taco murders are becoming epidemic in the bay area. I'm sticking to Indian buffets until taco thing chills.

Oakland man slain on late-night run to taco truck:

"An Oakland man was shot and killed while waiting to get food at a taco truck in Oakland's Fruitvale district, police said today.

Brandon Quilice, 24, was shot shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday near the corner of 38th Avenue and Foothill Boulevard, homicide Lt. Ersie Joyner said."