Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Old Lady is My Running Mate

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'Don't hit on Hillary, bring us all back, let her do that stuff. Leave her alone, you don't need to do that, you are higher than that. Bring us up higher than that,' Weiss said with 82 years of experience.'

Wilmington , NC. April 28, 2008"


No comment necessary. Gnashing of teeth required:

US troop deaths hit 7-month high in Iraq:

"The killings of three U.S. soldiers in separate attacks in Baghdad pushed the American death toll for April up to 47, making it the deadliest month since September."

I like the style of writing in this personal diary over at DK. Wish I had some of these skills.

Daily Kos: Crazy Sorrow:

"I once started a novel titled Crazy Pussy, but abandoned it later as an exercise in bad judgment. It was based on a woman I once knew. Unspeakable things had been done to her. She was a strange mix of beauty and darkness, tenderness and rage, passion and loathing. She captured me without my having fired a shot in my own defense. Our’s was a raging roller coaster of earthly delights and bone deep horror."

Thanks for the spiders.... and trippy bands... and glow sticks.

Albert Hofmann, father of drug LSD, dies in Switzerland:

"Albert Hofmann, the father of the mind-altering drug LSD whose medical discovery inspired — and arguably corrupted — millions in the 1960s hippie generation, has died. He was 102."

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tasty Fish. Tasty Fish. Poison Fish.

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McCain calls Obama insensitive to poor people

Coming from the douchebag that dumped his disabled 1st wife for a beerillionaress tart 17 years his junior. I bet McCain didn't use student loans to attend the Naval Academia (In which he graduated 894 out of 899)

John McCain - Dickipedia - A Wiki of Dicks


Barrack Obama is a cool, functioning work of art while Clinton is a piece of crap, over sized paper weight that needs to be rebooted every hour so as to be able to give you another made-up error message.

Yeah, that seems about right.

Is Obama a Mac and Clinton a PC?:

"On one thing, the experts seem to agree. The differences between and can be summed up this way: Barack Obama is a Mac, and Hillary Clinton is a PC."

How can you not want to vote for a man who can hoop it up like Obama?!?


My people fighting back?!? WTF? Good on ya SPC Hall.

Soldier Sues Army, Saying His Atheism Led to Threats:

"FORT RILEY, Kan. — When Specialist Jeremy Hall held a meeting last July for atheists and freethinkers at Camp Speicher in Iraq, he was excited, he said, to see an officer attending."

Tasty fish. Tasty Fish. Tasty Fish. Poison Fish.

Fugu Me!

Fugu: A User's Guide To The World's Most Dangerous Dinner


Monday, April 28, 2008

Hello Kitties

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The University of North Alabama is one of the only Universities in the Nation that has a live lion mascot living on campus. And not just one lion mascot but two lion mascots. Leo III and Una.

I grew up on the campus of UNA. I attended Kilby Laboratory Elementary School. UNA is a teachers college thus the 'Laboratory'. I also attended UNA for a few years before moving away from the Shoals for good. (3 years as a sophomore = too much time working/playing at Club XIII)

It was a trip being on campus and talking with your friends when all of a sudden a loud 'roar' would cut through the campus. Hell, the birds even got quite.

The first Leo's habitat was nothing more than a fence with a bunch of gravel in the middle. It is a wonder Leo I never escaped to chow down on some college students.

When the university acquired Leo II after the passing of Leo I I was working at the on-campus bookstore during my freshman year. Leo II was just a cub at the time. They set up a mini cage in the bookstore so folks could come by and get an up close look. I had the honor of getting to go inside the cage and hold the little bugger.

A couple of years later this is what he looked like:

That was many moons ago. UNA has two new lions and a very nice new habitat.

Both lions celebrated their birthdays last week.

Here's some more info on Leo III and Una.

Check out the live webcam. Both seem to be napping at the moment. Thus is the life.

Anyway, fond memories of Buttholeville.

UNA mascots celebrate fifth birthday | | Florence, AL:

"But this pair is different in one big way: Leo III and Una (pronounced You-na) are the brother and sister lions who serve as the mascots for the University of North Alabama, and they celebrated their fifth birthdays Monday at the lion habitat on campus.

Their biggest fans - kindergartners through sixth-graders from Kilby Laboratory School - were on hand at the event to sing the 'Happy Birthday' song and indulge in a few sweet treats - compliments of the birthday boy and girl."

First with the praying for homicide rates to decline, now prayers for gas prices to go down.


I'm not down with a 'faith-based' government. Isn't that what our current boogie-man country, Iran has?

Stupid is as stupid does.

Radical indeed.

Pray-in at S.F. gas station asks God to lower prices:

"Rocky Twyman has a radical solution for surging gasoline prices: prayer.

Again, too much jesus.

But this is probably the best headline of the month. Gotta give the editor some credit on this one:

Bill seeks to jack soldiers' 'off time' reading materials

"Let me get this straight," The Carpetbagger Report's Steve Benen added. "U.S. troops are fighting two wars, neither of which are going well, and the American Family Association’s biggest concern is what kind of magazines the troops can purchase on base?

"Here’s a radical idea: maybe those who wear the uniform and put their lives on the line for their country should be able to read whatever they want

I blogged about this last week. Mystery solved.

Man claims responsibility for Phoenix mystery lights:

"The man, who did not want to be identified, said he used fishing line to attach road flares to helium-filled balloons, then lit the flares and launched them a minute apart from his back yard. He said he believed turbulence created by a passing jet caused the balloons to move around."

Oh, hell yeah. 4 years in NZ working with Peter Jackson on the film version of the book that made me a reader..... My jealousy cup runneth over, del Toro.

Guillermo del Toro to direct 'The Hobbit' and sequel :

"LOS ANGELES - Guillermo del Toro is directing 'The Hobbit' and its sequel, New Line Cinema announced Thursday. The 43-year-old filmmaker will move to New Zealand for four years to make the films back-to-back with executive producer Peter Jackson."

Friday, April 25, 2008

DBT MySpace Songs Poll

DBT wants the fans to decide which 6 songs from the critically acclaimed new record Brighter Than Creation's Dark will be featured on DBT's MySpace for the Spring/Summer leg of The Home Front Tour!

We'll close the poll next Friday, May 2nd and the fan selections will be posted on DBT's MySpace Monday, May 5th.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Roving Willy Prayer

Via Roger J.

Democrat too can be stupid enough to attempt to govern through prayer. Maybe old Larry should try being a leader instead of a preacher.

Leapin’ Larry’s Prayer Proclamation�|�Mixed Media:
"At Tuesday’s Birmingham City Council meeting, Mayor Larry Langford proclaimed Friday, April 25, a “day of prayer in sackcloth and ashes” in Birmingham.

Birmingham Weekly reported two weeks ago that the mayor purchased 2,000 burlap sacks for ministers and other community leaders to wear at a Plan 10/30 summit.
To many Christians, sackcloth and ashes symbolize humility and repentance, but the mayor’s decree came dressed with the usual accoutrements - printed on fine, invitation-stock paper and wrapped in a bright silver folder, adorned by the magic hat logo Langford commissioned for the city last year.

In the decree, Langford said that Birmingham’s crime problem “pails” (sic) in comparison to the biblical City of Nineveh"

What Duncan says:


"The Next Six Months

Some Republican or conservative group runs a dumb ad.

John McCain nobly distances himself from it.

Cable news spends all day talking about it and showing it for free.

Rinse. Repeat"

Here's what mankind can do when they apply reason to problems and not prayer.

I've been following these little guys since they were launched in 2004. They were only suppose to work 6 months or so.

Still going.... and still amazing.

Motor on Mars rover's arm worsens:

"NASA engineers say a balky arm on one of the Mars rovers has worsened recently."

Sorcerer thy name is Hillary

Lynchings in Congo as penis theft panic hits capital

"KINSHASA (Reuters) - Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men's penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft."

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Daily Kos: The Rules of Clintonball:

"Listening to Clinton campaign surrogates on television, before the PA votes ever started to trickle in, was truly painful. Suddenly one state was the only state that mattered. All those other states were merely prelude: if Clinton could eke out a victory in this state, trailing in the delegate count would no longer be significant, and it would be a brand new race, and Obama would be on the ropes, and Clinton would suddenly win a billion dollars, a pony, and the moon; attention must be paid."

Funny because it's true:


I know, I know, preaching/choir/redundant/no-shit, but I still feel the necessity to point it out:


Want to Remember Everything You'll Ever Learn? Surrender to This Algorithm:

"SuperMemo is based on the insight that there is an ideal moment to practice what you've learned. Practice too soon and you waste your time. Practice too late and you've forgotten the material and have to relearn it. The right time to practice is just at the moment you're about to forget. Unfortunately, this moment is different for every person and each bit of information. Imagine a pile of thousands of flash cards. Somewhere in this pile are the ones you should be practicing right now. Which are they?"

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mostly Ghostly Video

Check out the video for Ghost to Most by Jason Thrasher:

A Ghost To Most


I'm torn on this one. I like my steaks bloody rare so I'm wondering how they'll produce the blood in the fake steak.

Then there's also the 'fear of death' hormone that's injected into the meat right before slaughter and that taste real, real good.

I don't know, man, I don't know.

Animal activists offer million dollars for test-tube meat:

"Steaks out of a test-tube? The animal rights group PETA is putting up a million dollar reward for anyone who by 2012 can grow in-vitro meat that looks and tastes like the real thing.

'In-vitro meat production would use animal stem cells that would be placed in a medium to grow and reproduce. The result would mimic flesh and could be cooked and eaten,' People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said in a statement."

Having lived in Phoenix I can attest to mass delusions but there may be something to this one.

Mystery lights reported over Phoenix:

"People are looking for an explanation for mysterious red lights that appeared in the north Phoenix sky Monday night, reminiscent of a similar event 11 years ago."


Damn beer prices are already through the roof.

'WARM' BEER CRI$I$ - New York Post:

"April 22, 2008 -- High beer prices are on tap, and global warming could be to blame.

The environmental crisis has hit suds-lovers where it hurts most - at the bar and in the wallet - as prices of grains and hops soar, activists said yesterday."

Monday, April 21, 2008

Embarrassingly Superior to Me

Crazy! Newsie people talking the sense on the TV. Does. Not. Compute.

Republicans: Masters at twisting the connotations of good, decent words into something you have to whisper.

Give the Republicans a word such as 'ice-cream' and they'll turn it into pukeshittraitor cream.

They really are that good.

"'Doesn't elite mean 'good?' Is that not something we're looking for in a president anymore? ... I know elite is a bad word in politics. You want to go bowling and throw back a few beers. But the job you're applying for---if you get it and it goes well---they might carve your head into a mountain. If you don't actually think you're better than us, then what the fuck are you doing? ... [N]ot only do I want an elite president, I want someone who is embarrassingly superior to me.'
---Jon Stewart"

New Freakin' Rule:

Real Time with Bill Maher: New Rules On Being An Elitist:

"Referring to voters who America has left behind economically as “bitter” isn’t an insult. In fact, it’s a compliment, acknowledging that they’re smart enough to understand what’s happening to them. The hopeful, now those are some idiots. So let’s separate the bitter – my people – from the idiots. If you think the Democrats are going to take away your Bible, you’re an idiot. If you think they’re going to take away your gun, you’re an armed idiot. And if you think they’re going to take away your gun and give it to a Mexican to kill your God, you’re Bill O’Reilly."

Can Bob Schieffer's comment be the final word on the Made in China, manufactured bullshit flag pin issue. Please?


Why a nation should never blindly support the military. You can support the frontline troops but never trust the leadership.

This NYT article is.... just.... BushCo has destroyed our military from every conceivable angle.

Behind Military Analysts, the Pentagon’s Hidden Hand - New York Times:

"A few expressed regret for participating in what they regarded as an effort to dupe the American public with propaganda dressed as independent military analysis.

“It was them saying, ‘We need to stick our hands up your back and move your mouth for you,’ ” Robert S. Bevelacqua, a retired Green Beret and former Fox News analyst, said."

Welcome to the no-freakin-shit club.

Pentagon institute calls Iraq war 'a major debacle' with outcome 'in doubt':

"WASHINGTON — The war in Iraq has become 'a major debacle' and the outcome 'is in doubt' despite improvements in security from the buildup in U.S. forces, according to a highly critical study published Thursday by the Pentagon's premier military educational institute."

Won't pass, but at least it is another step in the right direction. Ron Paul backed it too!

Congressman introduces bill to decriminalize personal marijuana use:

"Congressman Barney Frank today introduced bi-partisan legislation aimed at removing federal restrictions on the individual use of marijuana. One bill would remove federal penalties for the personal use of marijuana, and the other – versions of which Frank has filed in several preceding sessions of Congress – would allow the medical use of marijuana in states that have chosen to make its use for medical purposes legal with a doctor’s recommendation. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) joined Frank as a cosponsor of the federal penalties bill. The cosponsors of the medical marijuana bill are Rep. Paul, along with Reps. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), and Sam Farr (D-CA)."

Friday, April 18, 2008

Birthday Wishes and a Grab Bag

Happy Birthday to the coolest, hottest, bestest, smartest, I'm-running-out-of-ests, woman I know!

Jenn Bryant came onto the scene some 29 years ago (I got yer back, girl) and the world is a much, much better place.

Go drop some birthed love on her MySpace.

For you, Jenn:


Didn't really collect enough content this week for a DBT Week in Review, so I'm dropping all of the holdover articles from the week.

The Boss' backs Obama:

E Street Band mamber Danny Federici dies at 58


When you get something stuck up your butt... literally, certainly you wouldn't want the doctor to film it on his iPhone:

Hospital in hot water over YouTube video of rectal surgery:

"Staff at a Philippine government hospital are under investigation after a former patient threatened a lawsuit over a YouTube video clip of his rectal surgery, officials said Thursday.

The clip showed hospital staff, including nurses and surgeons, laughing and cheering as a blue canister was removed from the male patient's rectum during the January 3 operation at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Centre in the central city of Ceb"

Romanian fined for allegedly making 6,442 profane calls


ABC sucks ass.


Love this guy.


Love this song. Ole!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Take this Job and Shove it.

Best political ad ever! Senator Ron Wyden from Oregon is a genius. Some much that I relate to in the ad:


McSame want a cracker?

...and, how they run their campaigns is how they'll run the country.

Stealing recipes and claiming them as family traditions... I mean, come on!:

McCain campaign blames intern for plagiarized recipes


As a b-ball player myself, I'd love to have a President who runs the court as well as Obama.

Check out Obama on Real Sports:


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

One Nation, Under Monkey Business

Damn, we've trashed outer space, too!

The final frontier teeming with man-made rubbish: The incredible pictures of 'space junk' swirling round Earth's orbit


Very interesting read on the unspoken effects of bypass surgery and the potential reason for many of Bill Clinton's recent, campaign hurting comments.

Daily Kos: What's the matter with Bill?


Stephen Colbert: National Treasure.

Colbert to Larry King: Fascism gets a bad rap:

"Colbert's only remark on Obama was, 'He's an inspiring candidate, and he's got the young people out there just eating out of the palm of his hand. He's passing his hope bong around the drum circle of young America.'"

*Sigh*. If we're 'under him' then, well.....

Georgia Republican instructs House on proper Pledge of Allegiance technique


Why is 'monkey business' always a bad thing. Do monkey's not have any legitimate work?

Red light camera monkey business may be a national trend


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Whiskey River Take My Mind

"....meanwhile the whole world suffers from hunger and meanness
but we’re more concerned with the President’s penis”

-The President's Penis Is Missing - DBT

As $110-million-dollars-in-the-bank-account-over-the-past-8-years and 30 years inside the D.C. bubble Hillary attempts to paint Obama as some sort of 'elitist' *snort* she's also desperately attempting to cast herself as some 2nd Amendment loving, whiskey drinking, GRITS.

First Annie Clinton-Oakley. Convenient:

Clinton Becomes A Gun Lover:

"Clinton said she has hunted ducks."

She didn't kill any because she couldn't get off a shot with all of the sniper fire and evasive maneuvers and such.

Obama nails her on it:

'Shame' on Clinton: Obama hits back in guns and religion row :

"'Hillary Clinton is out there like she's out in a duck blind every Sunday, she is packing a six shooter -- come on she knows better,' Obama said in Steelton, Pennsylvania"

But 'The Google' nails her even harder.

'Annie Oakley' changes her tune:

"Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), who has cast herself in the past few days as a champion of gun owners, had a very different message when she spoke eight years ago to the Newspaper Association of America.

“CLINTON TAKES AIM AT GUNS,” said the all-caps headline on the group’s Web site after she told members in May 2000, during her Senate campaign, that “there isn’t a more important task” than passing gun-safety laws."
Say anything, do anything Clinton. Anything to grab all of the pow-wah.

Speaking of 'do anything':

Clinton Becomes A Gun Lover

"Clinton stood by the bar and took a shot of Crown Royal whiskey. She took one sip of the shot, then another small sip, then a few seconds later threw her head back and finished off the whole thing."

(Hill, you'll never live this one down)

First, Crown Royal is a Canadian Whiskey. You'd figure she could have at least ordered some good old American Jack Daniels.

Also, do we really want another crossed eyed whiskey craver as Preznit? Again?!?


Straight up racism directed at Obama by an inbred Kentucky Senator. It's only going to get worse:

Obama hits back at inexperience charge from GOP lawmaker:

"A Republican congressman used some of the most racially charged language of the election season to attack Barack Obama's fitness to be president, causing the Illinois Senator's campaign to issue a sharp rebuke Monday.

Rep. Geoff Davis was speaking to about 400 donors at a fundraiser in Kentucky, when he said of Obama, 'That boy's finger does not need to be on the button"
Of course he later profusely apologized, but you got out into the ether, didn't you Geoff Davis (ironic, huh) you racist piece of in-bred shit.


JennB uncovers one of the coolest stories I've read in a while. There's a really good movie or a DBT song in here somewhere:

She’s a… plural? � Pointy Pointy:
"They’re interviewing a woman who discovered that her children - the ones that came out of her - were not hers. They simply did not have her DNA. Turns out, the poor mother was actually… two people. A plural."

Monday, April 14, 2008

Damn Right We're Bitter

Florence AL native Stewart Cink finished 3rd at the Master's yesterday. Congrats, Stewart!

Cink records best Masters finish | | Times Daily | Florence, AL:

"Instead, Cink was pleased with his best Masters showing in 11 visits to Augusta National. Cink shot 72 in the final round and finished in a tie for third place with Brant Snedeker. Cink was one of only eight players to shoot par or better on a windy Sunday afternoon. His finished at 4-under 284, easily his best four days ever at the Masters."

If they can't even coordinate their lies, how in the world will they be able to run the country? Sheesh. Like an inept version of the Bush Administration:


Obama responds to 'BitterGate'. Sigh. McCain and Clinton are grasping at anything. Not to mention the traditional media's erection at being able to flog a non story for a couple of weeks... weak.


Good stuff!

Ouch! The Daily Show's Eviscerating "Documentary" About Fox News


Hehe. Couldn't happen to nicer people:


Friday, April 11, 2008

DBT Week in Review - 4/11/08

Some of the great pics from kick-ass photographers documenting the first leg of The Home Front tour.

Dave Parker, found and publisher of Prefix Magazine sent these to me. Chris Owyoung is the photog.

Prefix is a great rag (can we still call them rags if they're online?) and Chris Owyoung has a great eye, doesn't he.

Drive-By Truckers, The Whigs: Drive-By Truckers, The Whigs @ Terminal 5 (NYC)


But wait! There's more than one Owyoung. Check out Todd's excellent work:

Drive-By Truckers @ the Pageant — 2008.02.29 | Concert Photography


Via Roger Johnson. Photog - Chris la Putt

brooklynvegan: Drive by Truckers @ Terminal 5, NYC - pics


Via the Nine Bullets Board:

Zenfolio | tinnitus photography | Drive-by Truckers


Because Flickr sucks ass big time I wasn't able to capture an example pic of the very fine work done by Katrina Krauss in Philly.

Definitely work a look!

DBT @ The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA - a set on Flickr


dbts : Message: Patterson Hood Guest DJs on E Street Radio (Sirius):

"Patterson Hood Guest DJs on E Street Radio (Sirius)

Fri 4/11 4:00 pm ET

Patterson Hood of the Drive By Truckers gets to share his love of all things Springsteen with an hour as guest DJ. You'll hear how he tricked his parents and snuck out to see his first Bruce show – a small act of teenage defiance that changed his entire life.

Rebroadcast: Sat., Apr. 12th @ 12 am & 8 am ET."


dbts : Message: DBT on Sirius:

"April 16(17,18,20) – Drive By Truckers (3 pm ET) OUTLAW COUNTRY / 63 Jeremy Tepper

Get in gear with this very special episode of HammerDown Radio, as DJ RigRocker welcomes the Drive-By Truckers to the SIRIUS Studios. It's a solid hour of live music, including acoustic performances of tracks from Brighter Than Creation's Dark and unreleased material, as well as selections from extended family members Betty Lavette and Spooner Oldham.

Rebroadcast Thurs., Apr. 17th @ 12 am ET; Fri., Apr. 18th @ 10 am ET; Sun., Apr. 20th @ 8 am ET."

_______ Blogs - Opening Acts - Patterson’s April Solo Shows - Patterson Hood MySpace Blog:
"Opening Acts - Patterson’s April Solo Shows

Supporting acts for this month’s solo shows are:

April 17 – 5 Spot – Don Chambers
April 19 – Proud Larry’s – Audra Brown
April 20 – Birmingham – Elliott McPherson (of the Dexateens)"


"Trailer for 'I Need That Record: The Death (or Possible Survival) of The Independent Record Store.'

Starring: Thurston Moore, Mike Watt, Ian Mackaye, Noam Chomsky, Legs McNeil, Glenn Branca, Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Chris Frantz (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club), Pat Carney (Black Keys), BP Helium (Of Montreal), and Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)!

Coming soon..."


Here's some old, old Muscle Shoals Sound from a band called Stained Mecca. Stained Mecca rocked the Shoals from the late 80's to the early 90's. Chris 'Monster' Quillen is the lead guitar player. This brings back some serious flashbacks for yours truly.

Stained Mecca - Religious Plunder Promo


Sons of Roswell Blogs - Bonnaroo contest and stuff.... - Sons of Roswell MySpace Blog:

"We just want to say thank you to everyone who voted for us in the online Bonnaroo contest. We ended up in 5th place out of about 260 bands. That’s pretty dang good. While we didn’t win the contest and are not playing Bonnaroo this year, we feel very fortunate to have such supportive friends, and we want to let all of you know that we appreciate all that you do.

In other news, we are still getting our new album ready. We’re working on artwork, mixing, mastering, finances, copyright stuff, etc, etc. We should have it ready to go in a couple of months and, we are really looking forward to releasing it. We think you guys will like it. In the meantime, we have a bunch of shows booked around the southeast the next few months, so check the calendar and if we are anywhere near you, you should come and hang out with us. We promise you will have fun."

Music News

I thought the precedent had already been established with the Metallica case back in the 90's.

50 Cent and Universal sued for pushing "gangsta" life:

"NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hip hop mogul 50 Cent, Universal Music Group and several of its record labels were sued on Wednesday for promoting a 'gangsta lifestyle' by a 14-year-old boy who says friends of the rapper assaulted him."

Dylan, Tracy Letts win Pulitzers


Lastly.... I had this in que to be blogged about 3 weeks ago. Never got around to posting it but it sure has gone viral in the last 3 weeks.

Leningrad Cowboys and the Red Army Choir perform Sweet Home Alabama.


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Cleaning out the blog closet

Thursday's blog closet clean out.

Conservative say the stupidest things.

Occupying Iraq Is Just Like Occupying ... Alabama?


Why Clinton sucks and Obama rocks:

Clinton leadership a study in missteps:

"Put simply, Obama has shown he can offer a compelling vision, execute a complicated strategy to convey it and, all the while, keep the ledger in the black. That’s not a bad first step to becoming a strong leader."

Obama can rightly claim he has run a more consistent, disciplined and technologically savvy campaign. While Clinton has blown though nearly a half-dozen campaign slogans and failed to put concerns about her credibility to rest, he has clung to essentially the same leadership and governing message he outlined in his 2004 speech at the Democratic convention. There has been little drama inside his operation — or at least if there was, it has been kept largely concealed.

The media covers for McSame after he gets asked a legit question from a school girl.

Daily Kos: Saving Captain McCain:

"Heckling? She wasn't heckling John. She had him pinned down with hostile fire. She was practically mauling him. John's only chance of rescue was for intrepid journalists to infiltrate behind enemy lines and extract him, at great risk to themselves, from the maw of mild criticism.

And so it goes with our pathetic news media. Every time Our Hero gets into political trouble, journalists can be found to succor McCain from himself."

Oh baby. Can't wait for this to drop. Faster porn. Yes!!!

Coming soon: superfast internet:

"THE internet could soon be made obsolete. The scientists who pioneered it have now built a lightning-fast replacement capable of downloading entire feature films within seconds.

At speeds about 10,000 times faster than a typical broadband connection, “the grid” will be able to send the entire Rolling Stones back catalogue from Britain to Japan in less than two seconds."

What may be the dumbest headline ever.

Alcoholics Not to Blame for All Drunk Driving Cases


I want one!

And like any good teen sensation she's working on a record deal.

Still.... I want one!

Tiny teenager from India is smallest girl in the world

"She will even be releasing an album with her favourite Indian pop star, the bhangra/rap star Mika Singh."

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Siren Song of the Snorg Chick

Closeted Lindsey, Trader Joe and McSame

The Saddest Effing Picture Ever.


How a candidate runs their campaign is how they will run the country.

Hillary's Campaign Refused to Cancel My Contribution Plan:

"In a recent article on the Politico, Cash-strapped Clinton fails to pay bills, it was reported that Hillary's campaign isn't even paying its own bills. In an interesting irony, as of February 29, her campaign owed $200,000 to a health insurance provider, which had not been paid in three months. As soon as the media found out about it, her campaign decided to pay it off."

Ummm, d'uh. Why do you think strip clubs exist?!?

Sex and Financial Risk Linked in Brain :

"WASHINGTON — A new brain-scan study may help explain what's going on in the minds of financial titans when they take risky monetary gambles _ sex. When young men were shown erotic pictures, they were more likely to make a larger financial gamble than if they were shown a picture of something scary, such a snake, or something neutral, such as a stapler, university researchers reported."

*sniff* *sniff* 'God Bless America... Land that I love....'

Beer lovers toast 75 years after return of legal suds :

"It has been called everything from a noble experiment to a stupendous blunder.

Seventy-five years ago today, beer started flowing again, marking the beginning of the end for Prohibition."

But April 7 was the date that newly elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt, armed with 57 percent of the popular vote, tweaked the law to allow for the sale of beer, creating a sudsy slope that led to full-scale repeal of the 14-year-old law.

Oh Snorg chick. T-shirt temptress. Your siren song is oft the focus of my day dreams. Could it be the short-shorts? Or is it you snaggled smile that sets my heart a flutter. (Call me!)

(I'm spending WAY too much time on MySpace)


Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Cold, Dead, Frisky, Hands

It's funny when your good buddy is involved in an international incident. Way to get profiled, DS!

Frisking standoff leaves Palau leader stuck in Manila | Reuters:

Earlier, Continental Airlines had insisted that Remengesau be patted down before boarding the commercial flight much to the dismay of the VIP party, including Philippine vice-president Noli de Castro, who were on hand to bid him farewell after a two-day state visit.

'We expected better treatment accorded to a head of state,' Ramon Rechebei, the Palau ambassador to the Philippines, told Reuters.

'The airline demanded that he be frisked before entering the plane otherwise he would not be allowed to enter.'

'So, we decided that he should not go through,' said Rechebei, adding that Palau may make a formal complaint about Continental through diplomatic channels."

Long enough, my friends. Long enough.

Funny, they didn't count 'foreplay' in the timing. Wonder if they counted the crying afterwards.

How Long Does Good Sex Last? :

"NEW YORK — Maybe men had it right all along: It doesn't take long to satisfy a woman in bed. A survey of sex therapists concluded the optimal amount of time for sexual intercourse was 3 to 13 minutes. The findings, to be published in the May issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, strike at the notion that endurance is the key to a great sex life.

If that sounds like good news to you, don't cheer too loudly. The time does not count foreplay, and the therapists did rate sexual intercourse that lasts from 1 to 2 minutes as 'too short."

At least he got an 'A' in his shop class.

Teen turns camera into Taser-like device:

"A 14-year-old student has been accused of rigging a camera so that it could deliver an electrical shock similar to a Taser.

Police say the boy modified the camera using instructions from the Internet. He brought the device to school but a teacher intervened before he could use it."

Something in somebody's cold-dead-hand needs some pryin'.

The Raw Story | Charlton Heston dead at 84


Monday, April 07, 2008

DBT Week in Review - 4/7/08

I'm working on an additional DBT WIR post for Friday that will showcase many of the fine DBT fans who have been risking whiskey soaking of digital circuitry, memory damaging beer slop, and flung sweat smudging the lens of their very fine SLR cameras in order to capture that perfect shot from The Rock Show.

Fans across the U.S. have been snapping some really awesome photos of the band. Stay tune for the highlights.


DBT Tribute CD!

Ever wanted to record a DBT song and have it included on a tribute CD? Well, here's your chance.

Corey at Nine Bullets has stepped up to the task of organizing Volume 3 of the DBT Tribute CD.

Details and sign up in the link below.

Hurry, though, because songs are first come, first serve.

Let's make this one a double disk! - a Drive-By Truckers fansite :DBT tribute CD - volume 3 --- sign up now!



John Neff getting much deserved props. He's officially a Georgia Guitar Hero!

Meet Georgia's real "Guitar Heroes" | Photo 2 |


On the Cover of the Rolling Stong ... German Version



Live: Drive-By Truckers Refuse to Play a Bad Show


New Muscle Shoals Sound

Great collection of links to the new Muscle Shoals Sound: - a Drive-By Truckers fansite :: View topic - Current Muscle Shoals music


Jason Isbell

EP from Mr. Isbell coming out soon. Check out his MySpace to give a listen. - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Muscle Shoals, Alabama - Rock -
"We’re proud to announce that our live EP recorded at Twist & Shout on 11.16.07 will be available April 15, 2008 with the following track listing:

1. Grown
2. Goddamn Lonely Love
3. Hurricanes and Hand Grenades
4. Danko/Manuel
5. Outfit
6. Into The Mystic"

Lauderdale Blogs - Lauderdale News - lauderdale MySpace Blog:

"Lauderdale News

We’re very excited to announce Daniel Stoddard as the newest addition to Lauderdale. Daniel will be filling the much needed and long overdue role of a permanent lead guitar player. We’re looking forward to our upcoming shows as 4-piece rock and roll band with a much bigger and better sound.

You can come see us, meet Daniel and drink lots of beer with us at the following places in the next few weeks:

Friday, April 18 @ 3rd and Lindsley (Nashville, TN.)

Thursday, April 24 @ The Nick (Birmingham, AL.)

Friday, May 9 @ The Crossroads w/ Jason Isbell (Hunstville, AL.)

Hopefully we’ll be doing some local shows later this summer, so keep a close watch on our schedule if you’re looking forward to a show in the Shoals area. Until then we’re gonna be working on our second album, so be on the lookout for new demos to be popping up on our music player very soon"

Music News

No this rock fan. The title should state 'Classic Rock fans'

Male rock fans likely to vote Republican: survey:

"The survey found women and fans of alternative radio, featuring '80s and '90s rock, tend to be Democratic, while men and classic rockers lean Republican.

Asked about their overall presidential preference, Democrat Barack Obama led the pack with 26 percent support among those planning on voting in the November election."

What? Yeah! I'll take a case.

Lil Jon Gets Into Winemaking:

"It turns out Lil Jon drinks more than crunk juice — the larger-than-life producer and rapper has started his own wine label, offering selections including chardonnay and merlot."

MySpace + 3 major record companies = a website that will barely function.

Record companies join MySpace in online music venture:

"(04-03) 16:23 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- In a move that will put it in direct competition with Apple's iTunes, MySpace announced Thursday it is creating an online music store that will allow its legion of users to buy and stream millions of songs."

Elvis Costello trying out as talk-show host

Breakdance pioneer dies in NYC

Sony BMG's hypocrisy: company busted for using warez

Velvet Revolver Split With Scott Weiland Over "Increasingly Erratic" Behavior, Weiland Responds

Stone Temple Pilots plotting extensive tour

Rikki Rockett, Poison drummer, arrested at LAX

The over under for how many shows these two will get through before some is killed.... 2

Oasis - Official website
Oasisinet are happy to announce that Oasis will be performing a short run of Canadian and US shows with special guest Ryan Adams and the Cardinals prior to their headline appearance at the Virgin Festival Toronto on the 7th September.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Congratulations EZB and Kimberly Morgan!

A big ol' welcome to the newest member of the Drive-by Trucker family!

Brad and Kimberly Morgan welcomed Ruby Morgan into the world this morning. 6lbs 12 ozs of baby trucker love.

Congrats to Brad and Kimberly and Happy Birthday to little Ruby!

Drop off some love here:

Friday, April 04, 2008


I awoke this morning and with a little help from a friend (Thanks, Chelle!) solved a coding problem that has been bugging me for a while.

Now I'm chasing code down the rabbit hole and I find myself with not enough time to put together the DBT Week in Review so I'm postponing till Monday.

I'm not a coder at all but I can eyeball code and figure some things. Yeah, I'll be geeked in front of the computer all day long now.

So you know what that means. YouTube's! A blogger lazy dream.


Rolling Stones in Muscle Shoals
(Thanks, Chris!)

The Drams

The Dexateens


Thursday, April 03, 2008

We don't need no stinkin' 4th Amendment!

Can we impeach now? This blows my mind.

Daily Kos: UPDATED x3: Mukasey's referenced pre-9/11 call in speech NOT IN 9/11 REPORT!:

"Mukasey's quote that they had known that a call coming from a safe house in Afghanistan to the United States made the hair on my neck stand on end, because if Mukasey wasn't lying or tripping over his own words - and according to Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann - he just admitted criminal malfeasance on the part of the administration for what happened on 9/11!"

Thank you ACLU. Again. Mind. Blown.

Memo justified warrantless surveillance:

"WASHINGTON - For at least 16 months after the Sept. 11 terror attacks in 2001, the Bush administration believed that the Constitution's protection against unreasonable searches and seizures on U.S. soil didn't apply to its efforts to protect against terrorism."

At first I thought this was an April Fools, but it turns out not so much. Hilarious. I love San Francisco.

SFist: Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco Formed to Honor George W. Bush:

"Looking to honor the forty-third President of the United States of America, George W. Bush, the recently formed Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco is looking to change the name of the Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Facility. It seems the group would like to rename the SF Zoo adjacent facility to the 'George W Bush Sewage Plant.'

Here's the official website. Peaches Christ, Gender Illusionist, is on the board.

Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco


Too little sex, Too much Jesus.


"Nobody Could Have Predicted...

And on and on...

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A recent survey that found some Florida teens believe drinking a cap of bleach will prevent HIV and a shot of Mountain Dew will stop pregnancy has prompted lawmakers to push for an overhaul of sex education in the state.

The survey showed that Florida teens also believe that smoking marijuana will prevent a person from getting pregnant.

State lawmakers said the myths are spreading because of Florida's abstinence-only sex education, Local 6 reported."

That's what I'm talking about!

Boy, 12, Kills Man Who Attacked His Mom:
"A 12-year-old boy fatally slashed a man who was attacking his mother at the boarding house where they lived, authorities said."

Pour vu, Jenn:


Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Kinky Creatures of Sea

Let's see. She gets her ass kicked and loses her first term (Rocky I). Makes a fortune fighting then loses that fortune due to inept and corrupt in-laws (our tax dollars). Punch drunk with power madness. Constantly chasing the magic from the first film but ending up making crap film after crap film. Not knowing when to freakin quit and leave the ring (Rocky XXVII).

Apt analogy, Hill.

Clinton Likens Herself to 'Rocky':

"Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton says she has something in common with legendary film boxer Rocky Balboa — "


For a company whose founding moto was "Do No Evil" they sure all busting their balls to do much evil. Recently partnering the CIA and NSA certainly is 'evil'.

However, what got my goat is the new email back-dating service they are offering. A service that allows one to lie. I'm not down with it.

The last line kills me.

Gmail: Google's approach to email:

"How do I use it?

Just click 'Set custom time' from the Compose view. Any email you send to the past appears in the proper chronological order in your recipient's inbox. You can opt for it to show up read or unread by selecting the appropriate option.
Is there a limit to how far back I can send email?

Yes. You'll only be able to send email back until April 1, 2004, the day we launched Gmail. If we were to let you send an email from Gmail before Gmail existed, well, that would be like hanging out with your parents before you were born -- crazy talk.
How does it work?


Our researchers have concluded that allowing each person more than ten pre-dated emails per year would cause people to lose faith in the accuracy of time, thus rendering the feature useless"

Kids in America:

Top Stories - A Group of Georgia Third Graders Plot To Attack Teacher

"They had a broken steak knife, a crystal paper weight, toy handcuffs, several items and tape and stuff," says Lt. Caswell.

Ah, yeah. Just the name alone is kinky. Many-pusses.

Study: Octopuses Kinky Creatures of Sea:

"Wild octopuses are far from the shy, unromantic loners their captive brethren appear to be, a new study finds. Marine biologists from the University of California, Berkeley, who journeyed off the coast of Indonesia to study octopus love lives found a kinky and violent society of jealous murders, gender subterfuge and once-in-a-lifetime sex."

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

April Fools

April Fools:

The power of prayer.

Prayed her right into the ground.

Girl Dies After Parents Pray for Healing Instead of Seeking Medical Help


No-shit. BushCo has politicized just about every other aspect of our government. Of course they timed this to effect the elections.

Is Pentagon using Guantanamo trials to influence election?:

"The Navy lawyer for Osama bin Laden's driver has accused senior Pentagon officials of orchestrating war crimes prosecutions of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to influence the outcome of the 2008 presidential campaign."

1000 miles a tank traveling at 96 mph... on compressed air? Sign me up!

Compressed air car coming with 2010 Breeze:
"Their car will travel about 1,000 miles at up to 96 mph on one fill-up."

Stripping and vegetables don't mix! Matter of fact nothing mixes well with vegetables, but to sully stripping so.... what's wrong with these people.

Like I want to be whipped with a cantaloupe of nine tails.

The Carrot Some Vegans Deplore:
"TWO things that you can find a lot of in Portland, Ore., are vegans and strip clubs. Johnny Diablo decided to open a business to combine both. At his Casa Diablo Gentlemen’s Club, soy protein replaces beef in the tacos and chimichangas; the dancers wear pleather, not leather. Many are vegans or vegetarians themselves."

Haven't tried it out yet but I will soon.

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