Friday, January 29, 2010

DBT Week in Review - 1/29/10


Booker T. Jones Potato Hole is up for two Grammies!

Remember, you can tune in online for the awards not shown on TV.

Go Booker and DBT!

I almost feel this one in my bones. The stars are really aligned at the moment. (Roll Tide, anyone?)

Nominees |


Check out the new bio if you haven't already.

Drive-By Truckers- Bio


Peter Grumbine reviews This Fucking Job

"When most bands make an announcement, they simply do that: they make AN announcement, but not the Drive-by Truckers. No, when you get some DBT news, you get all kinds of cool shit in your inbox.

Today the Truckers released “This Fucking Job” the first song off their upcoming album “The Big To-Do,” they unveiled the cover art by the always brilliant Wes Freed, they announced tour dates, and released more screening dates for the documentary on the band “The Secret to a Happy Ending.” That’s more than most indie shitheads do in a career, and it was just another Tuesday for the Truckers."

Check out Nuci's Thank you for the fans and links reviewing the benefit.

Nu�i's Space - DBT Review


Camp Amped Band:

Here they are covering Centro-Matic's Breathe Deep Not Loud:


I'll have a full picture post from the 3 night run hopefully up Monday.

Here are a couple more.

Look at these NBers:

I do know one of them battled an won this bad boy at the auction:


Check out the Dead Drunk and Naked cover by The BluesBerries from....

Steyr, Oberösterreich Austria

The BluesBerries on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads:
"and the occasional modern song (Dead Drunk & Naked by The Drive-By Truckers and Prison Grove by Warren Zevon)."

Don't worry, great music is on the way - ESPN:
"A week later, on March 16, new work from the Drive-By Truckers. Meaning that on March 17, you'll be able to find me hunkered in my bedroom with a bottle of whiskey to drink, a mixed-breed dog to pet, and the Truckers on my stereo. I'll be as happy as a man can be.

(Note: I do not own a dog, mixed-breed or otherwise. But I might buy one on March 15, to get ready.)"

Best Sing-A-Long ever:


Keep on Smiling, y'all:


Muscle Shoals Sound


Stumbled upon these on YouTube:


Music I Like

If you haven't gotten Hubbards latest one you are missing out.

Sessions: Ray Wylie Hubbard | American Songwriter
Ray Wylie Hubbard, the bard behind Jerry Jeff Walker’s classic ‘73 cut “Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mother,” was visiting Nashville, up from his home outside of Austin, Texas, when he stopped in to discuss his new album A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is No C). The album features the title cut (inspired by his favorite Poe poem) as well as the co-write with Hayes Carll, “Drunken Poet’s Dream,” also the first cut on Hayes’ 2007 album Trouble In Mind. Hubbard discussed life in Texas as an elder statesman of songwriting, what it’s like taking guys like Hayes under his wing and new tools like e-mail (!) and Masterwriter that keep his songwriting fresh. Take a listen to three live tracks that Hubbard recorded in our office and, below the interview, check out the video of Hubbard playing the album’s title track.

Dead Drunk and Naked

The Stupidest Pop Lyrics Of All Time


Like 54k isn't just as 'monstrous'.

Judge slashes ‘monstrous’ fine in music piracy case | Raw Story:
"WASHINGTON — Condemning a two-million-dollar fine meted out to a Minnesota woman for illegally downloading music over the Internet as 'monstrous and shocking,' a judge has slashed the penalty to 54,000 dollars.

US District Court Michael Davis said the fine imposed by a jury on Jammie Thomas-Rasset, a single mother of four from the town of Brainerd, veered into the 'realm of gross injustice.'"

Just another day in the Tennessee Valley

Couple in court; body still missing | | The Times Daily | Florence, AL:
"Her car was discovered burned beyond recognition Friday on an isolated logging road in McNairy County. Authorities said a GPS unit in the car indicated it left the Beersdorf residence Thursday and was driven to McNairy County."

Salinger was still alive?!? We'll RIP, then, J.D.

J.D. Salinger Dead: 'Catcher in the Rye' Author Dies At 91:
"NEW YORK — J.D. Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose 'The Catcher in the Rye' shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, has died. He was 91."

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Home-Run Obama

Excellent job by our President last night.

Speech didn't soar or get too lofty. Very practical and he took some folks to task who needed it.

I support the President (though not blindly or quietly) and I support the House Dems.

The entire Senate can suck it. Those fuckers are a real problem. We must get rid of the filibuster.

News Analysis - Obama Delivers Confident Speech to a Skeptical Audience -

"He pleaded for patience and understanding. “I campaigned on the promise of change; ‘change we can believe in,’ the slogan went,” he said toward the end of the address. “And right now, I know there are many Americans who aren’t sure if they still believe we can change — or that I can deliver it.

“But, remember this,” he went on. “I never suggested that change would be easy, or that I can do it alone. Democracy in a nation of 300 million people can be noisy and messy and complicated. And when you try to do big things and make big changes, it stirs passions and controversy. That’s just how it is.”"

But, surprise, here's my problem.

I hope Obama's continued talk of Bipartisanship is only for show. He MUST realize that to forsake all progress in the name of bipartisanship is a horrible decision.

These people will, never, ever, ever, fucking work with you Obama.

Do whatever Kabuke you feel you need, but if it appears that this will be your actual governing strategy, I'll work my ass off to have someone primary you in 2012.

These people hate you. They hate that you are a black man. They do not see you as a legitimate president. There is no reason to legitimize them back.

Obama Emphasizes Bipartisanship: Dems And GOP Unite In Displeasure:
"And at the same time, his continued emphasis on bipartisanship worried Democrats, while failing to appease Republicans.

Some Democrats expressed concerns Wednesday night that he had failed to learn one of the key lessons from this first year in office: that efforts to find bipartisan consensus invariably lead to watered-down legislation that still doesn't get the GOP votes.

'It is fine if he wants to meet with Republicans once a week, but I hope he doesn't think those meetings will produce anything,' Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster who worked on the losing side of the recent Massachusetts Senate race told the Huffington Post. 'I hope he understand that bipartisanship won't work and it won't produce the results he wants.

What Jon Says.

Jon Stewart Warns Dems: Republicans Are "F**king With You!" (VIDEO):
"Shocked that the Dems would make such concessions, Stewart asked, 'Don't you get what the Republicans are doing? They're fucking with you.' He then compared the ploy to the 'Wonder Years' where Fred Savage's character would repeatedly attempt to get into a station wagon, only to have his brother Wayne drive off. Stewart warned that giving into Republican agendas would be fruitless: 'No matter what you do, the Republicans are not going to let you into the station wagon.'

Correspondent Aasif Mandvi joined Stewart, going as far to say that Democrats should abandon their unrealized agenda and revert to Bush-era policies. To top it off, he unveiled a new logo for the DNC: a lifeless possum. Explained Mandvi: 'It says, 'You can't hurt us anymore. Because we're already dead.''"

He did stick to the assholes last night.

Obama Takes Crack At GOP For Not Applauding Tax Cuts (VIDEO):
"The Republican lawmakers in attendance sat on their hands while the president discussed policy provisions that, ostensibly, are very much in their philosophical wheelhouse. At one point, Obama turned to the GOP leadership with surprise: 'I thought I'd get some applause on that side,' he said.

So, apparently, did others. A Democratic strategist quite pleased with the chilly Republican reception emailed the Huffington Post the following: 'Footage of every Republican sitting when Obama talked about bank tax is going straight into every 2010 ad.'"

What Kerry says. I've been saying it all along.

Best get outraged and louder than the teabaggers toot sweet.

One EVERY issue.

Think Progress � Kerry tells climate advocates to get as angry as Tea Partiers.:

"Kerry told the assembled crowd that if “the Tea Party folks can go out there and get angry because they think their taxes are too high,” then even more people “ought to get angry about the fact that they’re being killed and our planet is being injured” by fossil fuel pollution:"

2nd place asshole of the night:

Chris Matthews on Obama: ‘I forgot he was black tonight for an hour’ | Raw Story


Super-Duper Republican ASSHOLE of the century:

Alito Mouths 'NOT TRUE' At State Of The Union (VIDEO)

Daily Kos: Greenwald on Alito: "A Serious And Substantive Breach Of Protocol":
"By contrast, the behavior of Justice Alito at last night's State of the Union address -- visibly shaking his head and mouthing the words 'not true' when Obama warned of the dangers of the Court's Citizens United ruling -- was a serious and substantive breach of protocol that reflects very poorly on Alito and only further undermines the credibility of the Court. It has nothing to do with etiquette and everything to do with the Court's ability to adhere to its intended function,"


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

31 House Republicans - O'Keefe Owed a Debt of Gratitude

Get to some important stuff first before I start bitching.

DBT Press Release - 1/26/10


Are you fucking serious?!? GODDAMMIT!

Obama: ‘I’d rather be a really good one-term president’ | Raw Story:

"'I'd rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president,' he said Monday in an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer."

There's no such thing as a 'really good one-term president'. No. Such. Fucking. Thing.

If you are 'really good' in your first term, then you are elected for a 2nd term.

Yes, the U.S. is a clusterfuck of stupidity but not the 'Yeah, he was a really good president.... let's vote for this douchebag, instead' battered fucking wife kind of stupid... well, OK, sometimes that stupid, but.... just FUCK!

Just because he was articulate expressing this view doesn't make it any stupider than the dumbest thing Bush ever said.

You are making this really hard, Obama.


We elected a DEMOCRAT, Obama, not whatever kind of Republican you are trying to be.

Why in the hell is this man trying to legitimize one of the dumbest conservative ideas out there.

Spending freeze? Really?

Obama Liquidates Himself - Paul Krugman Blog -
"A spending freeze? That’s the brilliant response of the Obama team to their first serious political setback?

It’s appalling on every level."
Obama must be being paid to write Republican campaign commercials.

Every heard of 'He was for it before he was against it', Obama?

Candidate Obama criticized McCain’s spending freeze idea as ‘hatchet’ | Raw Story

"The problem with a spending freeze is you're using a hatchet where you need a scalpel," then-Senator Obama said in his first presidential debate against McCain. "There are some programs that are very important that are underfunded."

Snark freeze

Daily Kos: BREAKING: Liberals announce “support freeze”:

"WASHINGTON—Speaking for the millions of principled American liberals who believe in the government’s fundamental ability to best address the republic’s ills, left-wing favorite Howard Dean took the podium today in Washington to announce a 'freeze' of support for the Obama Administration and its policy agenda.

Howard Dean at today's event, speaking on behalf of liberals everywhere:

'By cutting all discretionary support for the Obama Administration over the next three years, liberals in America will save up to 250 billion hours of wasted time and energy on mid-term campaigning and voting in 2010 alone. Not to mention the millions of dollars we can save withholding campaign contributions. I know this all sounds radical, even crazy, but I don’t see liberals as having much of a choice. If we continue to let the president think he has our support, there’s no telling which atrocities he may perpetrate to win over independents. It must stop here.'"


I REALLY wanted to lead with this bit of gold, but....

Watergate, anyone? This one goes deep, I'm sure. But, this is America. After Nixon, conservatives ensured that only the small take the fall.

ACORN gotcha man among four arrested for attempting to bug Mary Landrieu's office | Louisiana Politics & Government - - Louisiana Politics | State Legislature News -

"The FBI, alleging a plot to wiretap Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's office in downtown New Orleans, arrested four people Monday, including James O'Keefe, a conservative filmmaker whose undercover videos at ACORN field offices severely damaged the advocacy group's credibility."

The 'news' always gets it wrong.

But, point a finger we must.

John Atlas: ACORN Is Back in the News, but the News Still Gets it Wrong:
"Now ACORN is back in the news, but as part of the 'back story' linked to O'Keefe's arrest. In reporting on O'Keefe's arrest, however, the mainstream press continues to botch the ACORN story. In her report for National Public Radio, for example, reporter Eileen Fleming said that in reaction to the controversy over ACORN, Congress had blocked federal funds going to the group, without mentioning that a federal district court ruling had overturned Congress' action on December 12, 2009. The Associated Press omitted the same important fact. Reporting in the The Times-Picayune, David Hammer, repeated the myth that O'Keefe was dressed as a pimp when taping ACORN employees. In fact, O'Keefe presented himself to ACORN staffers as a friend, or boyfriend, of his colleague, Ms. Giles, who was posing as a prostitute. O'Keefe wore a dress shirt and normal clothing when he was in the ACORN offices, but spliced in shots of himself wearing the pimp outfit in the final videos to make it appear that he had worn them in the meetings with ACORN. The New York Times' story on Tuesday, by Campbell Robertson and Liz Robbins, made the same mistake."

He'll be getting his ass sued off too whilst sitting in a federal prison. - ACORN Employee Sues Undercover Filmmakers


And, get this:

FLASHBACK: 31 House Republicans Supported Resolution Honoring Alleged Felon James O'Keefe | Media Matters Action Network:

"The following 31 House Republicans cosponsored Olson's measure, which declared that O'Keefe was 'owed a debt of gratitude by the people of the United States':"

Don't tell Obama. He'll up the pace of running away from the folks who elected him.

Humans Could Run 40 mph, in Theory - Yahoo! News:

"Humans could perhaps run as fast 40 mph, a new study suggests. Such a feat would leave in the dust the world's fastest runner, Usain Bolt, who has clocked nearly 28 mph in the 100-meter sprint.

The new findings come after researchers took a new look at the factors that limit human speed. Their conclusions? The top speed humans could reach may come down to how quickly muscles in the body can move."

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Coal Mine Canaries

What Kos says... Always.

Daily Kos: Canaries in the coal mine

As you can see, our base is demoralized and tuned out, and plan on sitting out the 2010 elections at rates that will absolutely fuck us if they don't improve by November.

But again, African Americans, Latinos, and young voters aren't tuning out because we failed to build bipartisan concensus with Olympia Snowe. Making such claims is patently absurd. They're tuning out because we wasted 2009 "negotiating" with bad faith actors like Snowe and Mike Enzi. The tools were available to quickly pass a health care bill, yet Democrats were too incompetent to do so. And on issue after issue, they've proven completely ineffective.

THAT's why the base is sitting things out. They don't need blogs or MSNBC to tell them that Democrats can't govern. They already knew that Republicans don't want to govern, but the Democrats were supposed to be different. And they are, they want to govern, but they can't. And the voters that worked their asses off to give Democrats the White House and super majorities in Congress are now realizing that it was all for nothing. That all that talk about hope and change was cynical bullshit designed to motivate them. It worked once, but that crowd is learning the art of political cynicism, and it ain't pretty.

Cole may want to lash out at prominent progressives who have tried to prod our Democratic majorities in the right direction, and they certainly offer a tempting and easy target. But the reality is that voters demanded accomplishments, and on the big items, the Democrats have mostly failed. They weren't hired to tinker around the edges. They were hired to enact transformative "change". And while Cole and others like him might wish that progressives banded together to cheer along bullshit negotiations with Snowe and Enzi and repeated capitulations to an irrelevant minority and its corporatist allies in the Democratic Party, fact is, voters aren't that stupid. All the neocon cheerleading in the world didn't prevent Americans from realizing that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had been completely botched. Canned cheering for this health care bill wouldn't have saved it from similar sentiment.

Those prominent progressives have, in effect, been canaries in the coal mine -- warning of the disengagement and alienation among base voters we now see so clearly in the polling.

It would be absurd to blame those canaries for any deadly gas leaking into mine shafts.


Why would any progressive with half a twig rattling around upstairs believe this for a second.

It would be the first 'Fight Back' we've seen.

Think Progress � White House Signals That It Will Fight Back Against GOP Abuse Of Filibuster


Brutal. From the man who should, but won't replace Bernanke.

He Wasn’t The One We’ve Been Waiting For - Paul Krugman Blog -

"But I have to say, I’m pretty close to giving up on Mr. Obama, who seems determined to confirm every doubt I and others ever had about whether he was ready to fight for what his supporters believed in."

We're in this shithole because of the likes of Ben Nelson. Just go switch parties already. Asshole.

Nobody should listen to him. Everybody will. It will be all the rage on the horseshit Sunday beltway villager circle jerk. Want to be misinformed? Watch Sunday 'news' programs.

Another Dem backs down: ‘Scale back’ our agenda | Raw Story:
"WASHINGTON -- Succumbing to the insecurities weighing on Democrats after losing Ted Kennedy's seat in Massachusetts, another key Democratic senator says it's time to take a step back and embark on a less ambitious agenda.

'I think the President Is going to have to scale back his agenda after we pass health care reform,' said Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) in an interview with ABC News."

Later, loser. One way to get rid of an ineffective majority leader. I won't shed a tear over this lost seat.

Daily Kos: NV-Sen: Reid is toast, Goodman would be competitive:
"Research 2000 for Daily Kos. 9/18-20. Likely voters. MoE 4% (8/31-9/2 results)

Harry Reid (D) 41 (40)
Danny Tarkanian (R) 52 (45)

Reid (D) 42 (41)
Sue Lowden (R) 51 (44)"


We hate this guy more than the last guy and we recalled the last guy.

Field Poll: Governor's approval rating 27%:

"A majority of voters - 59 percent - also said that Schwarzenegger, who will be termed out at the end of this year, will leave the state in worse shape than when he won office in 2003, after Gov. Gray Davis was recalled."

But they are fighting tooth and nail against the health reform. Bullshit.

No one could've ever predicted. Except we did.

Largest US health insurer’s profits rise 30 percent | Raw Story


Some feel good. Camp Amped Band doing a Centro-Matic cover at the DBT/Nuci's benefit:


Monday, January 25, 2010

Of His Own Making

Daily Kos: Posted without comment:

"Dear President Obama,

As someone who has been active in Democratic politics for decades and as someone who supported and worked to elect you both to the Senate and the presidency, I cannot begin to tell you how disappointed I have been by your performance.

From your selection of staff (Rahm Emanuel), and cabinet members and advisors (Geithner, Summers,, you have chosen to surround yourself with those with deep histories of favoring corporations and Wall Street over the average citizen.

The result is now clear to see: a year of work on your claimed biggest priority, health care reform, going down the drain. How sad and embarrassing, not to mention devastating, to those millions needing health care and to the Democratic Party and our hopes for 2010....."

Of his own making

Op-Ed Columnist - After the Massachusetts Massacre -

"Obama’s plight has been unchanged for months. Neither in action nor in message is he in front of the anger roiling a country where high unemployment remains unchecked and spiraling foreclosures are demolishing the bedrock American dream of home ownership. The president is no longer seen as a savior but as a captive of the interests who ginned up the mess and still profit, hugely, from it."

Sanders nails it. Obama just hands his ass over to the crazies because of some bipartisan fetish.

Blueprint for Dems

Instead of making it clear that the first two years of the Obama administration would be about digging the country out of the incredible mess that Bush's eight years left us in, (deep recession, financial collapse, record-breaking deficits, disintegrating healthcare system, two wars, lack of respect from the international community, neglect of the environment), Obama, incredibly, has enabled tens of millions of Americans to now believe that Bush's failures are his as well.

Unlike FDR in 1933, who consistently denounced Hoover's Republican policies as the cause of the country's perilous condition, Obama appears very reluctant to be partisan and point out to the American people the cause of our current crises. Can one imagine Obama, for example, telling the American people as Roosevelt did in 1936, "I welcome" the "hatred" of the "economic royalists" whose greed has devastated the country?

In response to Obama's genteel and bipartisan outreach, the Republicans have undertaken an unprecedented campaign of rhetorical savagery. The Right-Wing Echo Chamber of Fox News and talk-radio has implied that Obama is an "illegitimate" president not born in the United States, that he is a friend of terrorists, that he is an antiwhite racist, that he rules unconstitutionally and that his administration reeks of Chicago-style corruption. And those are the respectful attacks!

In the overwhelmingly Democratic Senate the situation has been equally dismal. There, the Senate Finance Committee created a Gang of Six that included three Republicans--two of whom (Grassley and Enzi) are extremely conservative--to determine the shape of healthcare reform. Amid cries of "death panels," "socialized medicine" and "government takeover of health care," the meetings dragged on and on.


Ed Schultz to Robert Gibbs: ‘You are full of sh*t and losing your base’ | Raw Story:

"'I told him he was full of sh*t is what I told him,' Schultz said. 'And then he gave me the Dick Cheney f-bomb the same way Senator Leahy got it on the Senate floor. I told Robert Gibbs, I said, 'I'm sorry you're swearing at me, but I'm just trying to help you out.'

'I'm telling you, you're losing your base,' he continued. 'Do you understand that you're losing your base? And that the American people don't want public option, the American people want single-payer!?''"

"'We are still in an ideological fight for the country,' he barked. 'We gotta make sure that President Obama gets the message. We're with you, but you gotta be with us.'"
...Like this please dear god.

"'I probably wouldn't make a very good candidate,' Schultz admitted. 'I don't believe in bipartisanship. After the way (Republicans) ran the country into the ground for the last 8 years what the hell you want me to work with them on?'"

Yeah, I've been kinda hoping for the reemergence of Plouffe but his initial barkings have been far more President Obama than candidate Obama.

Hopefully he's the one to marginalize Rahm et al and take back this presidency.

The Fix - Plouffe stepping up role as adviser to White House


Here's your activist fucking judges. 5 of the motherfuckers. I'm straining but I'm don't hear any teabaggers crying about activist judges? Must have their mouths full.

Worst SCOTUS decision since Dred v. Scott.

The Supreme Court's Citizen United Decision Is Terrifying:
"If you're looking for a concise way of capturing today's Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, how about: 'We are all royally, hopelessly fucked for the rest of recorded time'? It's coarse, I know, but it really does the trick."

Doug Kendall: Citizens United: The Problem Isn't the Law, It's the Court:

"That is because today, the Court's conservative majority re-wrote the Constitution to give corporations -- never mentioned in the Constitution -- the same right to influence the electoral process as 'We the People.' As the NYT's Adam Liptak explains, 'Sweeping aside a century-old understanding and overruling two important precedents, a bitterly divided Supreme Court ... ruled that the government may not ban political spending by corporations in candidate elections.' The justices did what many progressives feared for months it would do: hold that long-standing restrictions on corporate campaign spending violate the First Amendment."

How will Obama respond? With bipartisanship, of course. So, yes, we are royally fucked.

Can't wait to be owned by the Saudis who will purchase the Republican party wholesale.

Critics: ‘Destructive’ Supreme Court decision ‘empowers corruption’ | Raw Story:
"With its ruling today, the Supreme Court has given a green light to a new stampede of special interest money in our politics. It is a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and the other powerful interests that marshal their power every day in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans.

This ruling gives the special interests and their lobbyists even more power in Washington -- while undermining the influence of average Americans who make small contributions to support their preferred candidates.

That's why I am instructing my Administration to get to work immediately with Congress on this issue. We are going to talk with bipartisan Congressional leaders to develop a forceful response to this decision. The public interest requires nothing less."

The fruits of Bush's labor. But, let's be bipartisan with these motherfuckers. Kumbahya and all.

GOP-linked company tracks online users’ ‘loan-worthiness’ | Raw Story:

"Everything a person does publicly on their social-networking accounts can be found by market researchers if the user's privacy settings allow it. Researchers are now looking at a person's online conversations, the groups they join, products they look at and even who their friends are to determine loan-worthiness."


Holiday Inn location in London offers 'human bed warmer' service - a staffer to warm up your sheets:
"Guests who don’t want to hop into a cold bed at one English hotel now have a novel way to warm up: by enlisting a staff member to do it for them."

Friday, January 22, 2010

DBT Week in Review - 1/22/10


New Drive-By Truckers - "This Fucking Job" (Stereogum Premiere) - MP3 - Stereogum


Still trying to catch up from the Athens excursion. I'll be editing my booty off this weekend to have stuff up next week. In the meantime....

Go to for all kinds of reviews, pics and video.

Here's to people who.....


Patterson Hood:
"No final tallies yet on the Nuci's Space fundraiser, but I'm suspecting it will end up in the $20,000 range. I will keep everyone posted as those figures come to me.
Thanks to everyone who bought tickets to the show and to everyone who came out to Nuci's Space and made bids on the fine art and memorabilia there. I'd also like to thank all of the artists who donated their wares to the cause.
Kudos to the Camp Amped Sampler Band that opened Thursdays benefit show. They were amazing. I look forward to seeing what each and every one of them do in the future."

Truckin' on: The Hoods share a legacy in music ||


The War On Pop: DBT's Return Home for Three-Night Stand: Drive-By Truckers at the 40 Watt (1/15/10):
"While the band played nine new tracks from The Big To Do as well as this tribute 7”, they also ensured that the hometown fans received more than their money’s worth, as they played an assortment of songs from across their catalog. Singers Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley alternated on lead vocals for fan favorites including “Three Dimes Down,” “Lookout Mountain” and “Women Without Whiskey,” providing the crowd with plenty a number to sing along with."


Nr. 29 - Drive-By Truckers: Southern Rock Opera |
"Efter udgivelsen af debuten Gangstabilly i 1998 stod det ikke ligefrem skrevet i stjernerne, at Drive-By Truckers skulle g�hen og blive et af de vigtigste amerikanske southern rock bands i nyere tid, men det er lige pr�cis hvad der er sket!"


DBT's documentary The Secret to a Happy Ending is being screened at the NoisePop festival in San Francisco. Woot!

** Noise Pop 18 || February 23rd to March 1st, 2010 || San Francisco CA **


Facebook | Help Patterson Hood win an Oscar!!! Watch short video and repost


Patterson Hood:
"Sign up for Patterson Hood's mailing list and get a free download of 'Depression Era' from the movie That Evening Sun"

Drive-By Truckers:
Opening in theaters in Atlanta and Athens this Friday, January 22nd!

Grand Jury Winner at the 2009 Atlanta Film Festival
Starring Hal Holbrook, Ray McKinnon, Walton Goggins, Carrie Preston, Mia Wasikowska, Barry Corbin, and Dixie Carter
Featuring music by Patterson Hood of 'Drive-By Truckers' (DOWNLOAD 'Depression Era')

This is a limited engagement so be sure to see it before it leaves theaters!"

How awesome is this:


Who Made You God? 1-14-2010 -
"The only thing hotter than the triple-digit temperatures at last year’s Coachella festival in Indio was the music produced by some of the event’s most potent artists. Few of them sizzled as much (or seemed as effortlessly cool) as Memphis soul legend Booker T., who performs Saturday at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. The results were so joyous and exuberant that it was difficult to determine who was beaming more, the sweat-drenched members of the audience or Booker T. and his band (which at Coachella just happened to be top Southern rock band Drive By Truckers)."

Jason Isbell


Browan Lollar

Facebook | Videos Posted by Browan Job Lollar: "Closing Down My House" [HQ]


Will Johnson

Magnet Magazine | GUEST EDITOR


Vic Chesnutt

Southern Shelter � Undertow Orchestra @ 40 Watt 2/8/06:
"Undertow Orchestra was a songwriters “supergroup” featuring David Bazan, Vic Chesnutt, Mark Eitzel, and Will Johnson (assisted by multi-instrumentalist Scott Danbom)."



Last Chance Records and Tapes - Little Rock AR:
"GLOSSARY 'Better Nature' 180 gram deluxe vinyl LP

Limited pressing!

List Price: $20.00
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A. R. Kara: Amazing Photos from 'Elvis 1956': Celebrating The King's Birthday (PHOTOS, POLL)


Blogger bags Big Music game -

"Meet the most influential man you've never heard of.

Bob Lefsetz, a 56-year-old blogger, is to music what Nikki Finke is to Hollywood -- a reclusive, sardonic writer who has the ear of every exec in the industry, but is little known and of little consequence outside of it.

Jackson Thriller film picked for U.S. registry | Reuters:
"The 14-minute 'Thriller' is among 25 films the Library of Congress on Wednesday named to the registry, and it became the first music video included in the 2009 list of cultural treasures that will be preserved for all time."

Top films of the decade:
"2. 25th Hour (2002): Spike Lee filmed this screen version of David Benioff's novel, about a New York drug dealer (Edward Norton) on his last day of freedom, just months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The first great 21st century film made about a 21st century subject, Lee's movie was a meditation on New York and America, and it captured for all time the spiritual misery and confusion that followed that tragedy. Misunderstood as just a pretty good movie in its time, it's an American masterpiece."

Decade in review: The 10 best TV shows:
"7. 'Slings and Arrows,' Sundance Channel. Three smart, funny, subtle and emotionally rewarding seasons made this Canadian series one of those rare finds worth seeking out. Set at a troubled Shakespearean theater company, the literate and witty story lines revolved around not only the performers and their backstage antics and offstage personalities but also the overwhelming transformative power of the Bard himself, played by people who really felt the words. A gem."

Bonus Tracks




Thursday, January 21, 2010

Weak and Wrong

This is getting way too comical but way too not fucking funny.

Obama needs to snap the fuck out of it and Congressional Dems need to remove their heads from their asses.

Bottom line: Obama is not the President I voted for. This man doesn't have my vote in 2012.

Any 'good' that has come from this Presidency is nothing more than the picking of low hanging fruit that any fucking Democrat would of picked if they had been elected Prez.

I did not vote for Obama to pluck low hanging fruit.

Obama needs to: 1. Grow a pair. 2. Get over this bipartisan fetish that continues to destroy this country. Obama's psychotic need to rehabilitate the Republican Party continues to be an utter disaster.

And as a side note: I've heard recent praise of GW Bush and his participation in the Haitian relief efforts.

Are you fucking kidding me?!?

Look, this fucker's policies (and his cult's policies) are one of the reasons Haiti was an utter cluster fuck BEFORE the earthquake. Bush should be under a fucking prison somewhere, not dragged out by Obama to shiny up his horrible past by attempting to make him look like some kind of goddamn statesman. It's like trotting out Timothy McVeigh's corpse to assist with donations to the families killed on the Ok. City bombing.

The man is horrible. And if Kanye has been correct about anything ever.... Bush doesn't give a rats ass about black people, brown people, and, hell, the only white people are rich white people. Fuck Bush Forever.

The only positive I could ever attribute to that SOB is that he got his policies enacted come hell or high water. He passed shit with 51 votes and never had more than 55.

Meanwhile, in Pussyville......

Democrats’ talking points: We can’t pass legislation anymore, despite majority | Raw Story:

"What's more, they've decided to outline their case to the public through a set of talking points issued to Democrats after Tuesday's election upset in Massachusetts.

Their meme? 'It is mathematically impossible for Democrats to pass legislation on our own.'"


"Shorter Dems

With large majorities in the House and the Senate, and control of the executive branch, we are utterly powerless to do anything.

I'm starting to think these people have no idea what they're doing."
I don't think they know what they are doing either.


Obama should just raise a goddamn white flag outside the White House instead of the American flag.

Fucking pitiful.

Weak and wrong.

Obama, allies now seek pared-down health care bill - Yahoo! News:

"WASHINGTON – Chastened by the Democratic Senate loss in Massachusetts, President Barack Obama and congressional allies signaled Wednesday they may try to scale back his sweeping health care overhaul in an effort to at least keep parts of it alive.

Increasingly out of touch.

I'm not sure if this is by choice or if his staff are keeping him in some type of bubble, but it is apparent that Rahm/Messina and Geitner/Sumners et all need to fucking go and quick.

If Obama had a lick of sense he'd swallow his pride and bring in Howard Dean to run the WH.

Daily Kos: Barack Obama is out of touch.:

"Barack Obama conveyed to Robert Gibbs that he was surprised and frustrated by the Massachusetts race.

One question to our president, 'Are you hiding under a rock?'

This utter statement speaks VOLUMES of Barack Obama.

It says to me, as a friend wrote to me in an email:

What Obama said through Gibbs was that he was 'Surprised and Frustrated' about this election.

What does that say?

'Surprised' = I wasn't listening to the voters

'Frustrated' = Don't blame me"

Seriously. I would be enjoying a Public Option right now.

Dean: Bush would have had healthcare a long time ago | Raw Story:

"Howard Dean seems to be sick of Democrats' bipartisan attitude.

In sharply worded comments Tuesday night following the loss of former Sen. Ted Kennedy's (D-MA) Senate seat, the former chairman of the Democratic Party asserted that party leaders needed to bypass their quest for sixty Senate votes.

“We’ve got to be tougher,' Dean quipped. 'I’ve said the Democrats are not tough enough. Bush would have had the health care bill done a long time ago. He would have gone through reconciliation.”"


Daily Kos: It's time to put Howard Dean back in charge

This'll be a short diary, but I'm about to scream right now and have to vent. Howard Dean is a winner. He understands exactly what the average Democrat stands for and votes for. He also understands exactly how disgusting the right-wing and the Republican Party are. He's not afraid to spread the truth about the right, and if that truth happens to hurt a few wittle wight-wing feewings, well, TOO FUCKING BAD.

What we have now are people that are afraid of their own shadows, let alone the Goddamn Republicans. The WH and the asswipes in the Senate have been deathly afraid of offending these certifiable nutcases. I just saw Richard Wolffe saying that the WH is planning on going balls to the wall this year and is, in effect, done with putting up with the attacks from the right. A little problem there: TOO. FUCKING. LATE. We just LOST a Senate seat in Massachusetts. We couldn't get shit done with 60 votes in the Senate, what makes you think anything will be done now with 59? The bubble around the WH has made the Democratic Party unbelievably weak. Like, losing a senate seat in Massachusetts weak. Wolffe also said that the WH was "surprised" about the party discipline from the GD Republicans. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? SURPRISED? I've lived in Kansas my entire life and I could've told you on the night of Obama's win exactly how the right and the GOP were going to play this. These morons get paid how much and have direct access to the President and they were fucking surprised? Jesus! Watching five minutes of politics would tell a person living in complete isolation in fucking Siberia who and what the Republicans are and how they roll. Christ on a crouton.


And the only Dems showing any kind of balls.... House Progressives.

Good for them. Obama screwed them hard. I hope they screw back just as hard.

House Liberals To Pelosi: “We Cannot Support The Senate Bill. Period.” | The Plum Line:

"In a private meeting in the Capitol just now, a dozen or more House liberals bluntly told Nancy Pelosi that there was no chance that they would vote to pass the Senate bill in its current form — making it all but certain that House Dems won’t opt for this approach, a top House liberal tells me.

“We cannot support the Senate bill — period,” is the message that liberals delivered to the Speaker, Dem Rep Raul Grijalva told me in an interview just now."


And in other fucked up, the minority of white wackos are running this country news....

This is just further erosion of our Democracy, this is half of the goddamn mountain sliding into the ocean.

5-4 and Corporations are now people.

We. Are. Fucked.

Supreme Court rolls back campaign spending limits - Yahoo! News:

"WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has ruled that corporations may spend freely to support or oppose candidates for president and Congress, easing decades-old limits on their participation in federal campaigns.

By a 5-4 vote, the court on Thursday overturned a 20-year-old ruling that said corporations can be prohibited from using money from their general treasuries to pay for their own campaign ads. The decision, which almost certainly will also allow labor unions to participate more freely in campaigns, threatens similar limits imposed by 24 states."




Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Old School DBT

Getting there. Copious amounts of sleep seem to be doing the trick.

Jim Stacy is the artists who did the covers for DBT's first two albums. He hosts a food show in Atlanta. Thanks to JennB for the 411:


Matt Osborne at the Osborne Ink put together a sweet slide show for 3 Alabama Icons:


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Was it just a dream.....

Was it just a crazy dream....

15 hours of travel back to the CA yesterday. Slowly but surely returning to the land of the blogging. Should full bore a couple of days.

Lots of pictures and video to edit from DBT's Athen's shows. Stay tuned.


After last weekend, I should be cancer free for 5 lifetimes:

Why beer is the latest hope in fight against cancer | Mail Online:
"It might be your preference to crack open a bottle of red wine at the end of a hard day but you may be better off pouring a pint.

Researchers at the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg have discovered that beer contains a powerful molecule that helps protect against breast and prostate cancers"

Monday, January 18, 2010


A long way from home with mixed emotions.

Headed to CA soon, but not the one I really want to go to.

Oh, CA.....

Hey, I know the dude who took this picture......

(I am that dude).

This place will get back to normal later this week.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Drag the lake.....

....Charlie. Charlie drag the lake.

A beautiful hangover today.

Must soak head to prepare for round 2.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Drinken Poet's Dream

Travel day today. Short and sweet.

Go buy this record. You'll be glad you did.

Hubbard: Music:

" With a keen eye for observation and a wise man's knowledge, Ray Wylie Hubbard composes and performs a dozen songs that couldn't spring from anywhere else but out of his fertile Rock 'n' Roll bluesy poet-in-the-blistering-heat southern noggin. The writing and recording of A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment came on the heels of Hubbard's screenplay endeavor, which was funded and filmed with a cast of icons including Kris Kristopherson, Dwight Yoakam, and Lizzy Caplan. A weekly radio show, constant touring, and producing kept him busy, but didn't manage to steal the Texan singer/songwriter's focus. The outcome of the album is a juxtaposition of songs like 'Four Horseman Of The Apocalypse,p a fundamental Gospel piece, and 'Drunken Poet's Dream,' a co-write with Hayes Carll."

Didn't know this:

Ailing Hopper 'Facing Final Days':

"Acting legend Dennis Hopper is losing his battle with prostate cancer after the deadly disease spread to his bones, according to a British report.

The Easy Rider veteran revealed his struggle with the illness in October, after he was admitted to hospital suffering from 'severe flu-like symptoms.'

He immediately underwent treatment at the University of Southern California, but doctors admit hopes for the 73 year old are fading after the cancer spread, according to Britain's News of the World newspaper.

According to the publication, medics have informed Hopper - who has battled the disease since 2002 - that his cancer is incurable and that he may be facing his final days."

Very cool and interesting.

A Peek Into Netflix Queues -


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Falling Iguana

I think my today's post name would be a good band name.

*Dude, F.I. rocked it last night*


Yesterday's most perfect snark:

Corn: McGwire used steroids, Fox signs Palin, sun sets in west | Raw Story:
"'McGwire used steroids. Palin signed with Fox. Sun sets in the west.'"

Concerning the 'California is DOOOOOMED' meme....

No. No we are not.

Coolest state ever.

Calif. judge orders police to return 60 pounds of marijuana | Raw Story:

"A Los Angeles judge has ordered that 60 pounds of pot confiscated by the California Highway Patrol during an arrest be returned to the defendant.

Superior Court Judge William Sterling on Friday ordered the marijuana returned to Saguro Doven. The 33-year-old's attorneys successfully argued that he had the legal right to transport it under medical marijuana guidelines issued by state Attorney General Jerry Brown."

No climate change here folks. Nothing to see. Move along and go teabag a loved one if such a thing is legal in your state.

Kamikaze iguanas fall from Florida's frozen trees - Telegraph

BBC News - 'Wildlife in crisis' in frozen UK:

"'With the icy weather predicted to last at least another week, this winter could be the single greatest wildlife killer of the new millennium.'"

Quantum physics fascinates me to no end.

Daily Kos: Golden Ratio Discovered in Quantum World


Best Products Of CES 2010: The Coolest New Tech From The Consumer Electronics Show (PHOTOS)


Monday, January 11, 2010

Super Commie Defender!

Who is this commie defender of our Muslim President. Why, I've never seen so liberal a hippie.

Bob Barr eats so much granola...... wait.... Bob Barr? THE Bob Barr? One of the people responsible for the hyper partisanship he now so decries below?

What a world, what a world.

Critics of Obama way off base on this one | The Barr Code

Yes — the not-so-bright, would-be terrorist from Nigeria got though international and domestic security mechanisms supposed to have stopped him long before the jerk lit his underwear afire before landing in Detroit. And yes — the incident happened during the administration of President Barack Obama. But the sniping at the president by Republicans, including former Vice President Cheney, and by conservative radio and TV commentators, borders on — if not passing into — asinine.

The criticism has included such childishness as blasting Obama for waiting a few days before making a national speech on the incident. For heaven’s sake, the president was briefed on the incident from the moment it occured; he made statements almost immediately indicating his concern and that he was being regularly briefed; he took time to gather the facts and meet with his national security team; and then he appeared publicly to give a rational, measured, but hard-hitting response. And for this, a former vice president criticizes him.

Partisanship truly has pervasively infected our political system when a reasonable, measured, factual, timely and substantive response by a president to a single security incident — the roots of which clearly indicate long-simmering problems that predated his tenure in office — is publicly blasted as irresponsible. In point of fact, those levelling such counterproductive attacks are the ones engaging in irresponsible behavior.


Democrats are resigning. The sky is falling. Republicans will win 4000 seats in the house and 250 seats in the Senate.

Except not.

As The Media Lies.

The Washington Monthly

DROPPING LIKE FLIES'?.... Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) is retiring. So is Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.). And before anyone could catch their breath, Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter (D) announced he's not seeking re-election, either.

It led ABC News to report that "Democrats are dropping like flies."

It is not shaping up to be a pretty week for the Democrats. [...]

You will certainly hear a lot of talk from Republicans that Democrats are beginning to face the reality of just how tough the current political landscape looks for them and they are running for the hills.

This is, to be sure, exactly the meme Republicans want the media to embrace, and if the coverage this morning is any indication, political journalists seem anxious to comply.

But let's add a little perspective here. Quick quiz: which party has more Senate retirements so far this campaign cycle, Democrats or Republicans? Follow-up question: which party has more House retirements so far this campaign cycle, Democrats or Republicans?

If Dems are "dropping like flies," the answer should be obvious. But it's not -- in both chambers, Republican retirements, at least for now, outnumber Democratic retirements.

In the House, 14 GOP incumbents have decided not to seek re-election, while 10 Democratic incumbents have made the same announcement. Does this mean Republicans are "dropping like flies"?

In the Senate, six Republican incumbents have decided not to seek re-election, while two Democratic incumbents have made the same announcement. Is this evidence of a mass Democratic exodus?

Among governors, several incumbents in both parties are term-limited and prevented from running again, but only three Democrats who can seek re-election -- Parkinson in Kansas, Doyle in Wisconsin, and Ritter in Colorado -- have chosen not to. For Republicans, the number is four -- Douglas in Vermont, Rell in Connecticut, Crist in Florida, and Pawlenty in Minnesota. (Update: the GOP number is five if we include Palin in Alaska.)


Those 4000 and 250 seats will come with a large price tag.

But, certainly, Republicans have enough cash on hand.

Oh. huh.

I'll expect the news media to be all of this one.

Worst RNC cash flow in a decade -
"A 2009 spending spree has left the Republican National Committee (RNC) with its worst election-year cash flow this decade.

The largest GOP party committee has $8.7 million in the bank heading into an election year with 37 governors’ races, a dozen major Senate contests, dozens more in the House and an all-important redistricting cycle on the horizon.

Said one RNC official: “It is very troubling, and the thing is, most people don’t understand this. But it is really troubling.”"

I expect the new media to remedy the ACORN witch hunt.

Who am I kidding.

Ain't no money in rectifying wrongs.

Extra, Extra--Read All About ACORN:

"Indeed, the CRS report--requested in September by House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank--finds no instances in which ACORN 'violated the terms of federal funding in the last five years,' and no instances of individuals allegedly registered to vote improperly by ACORN 'attempting to vote at the polls.'

Good to see that the New York Times ran the story. But the placement and the timing--after 18 months of screaming headlines and attacks vilifying the anti-poverty group--is reminiscent of the McCarthy era when individuals and organizations were ruined by allegations that ran as front page news, while later evidence that vindicated them was relegated to the back pages. There was little accountability for the false accusations, little redemption for those whose lives had been shattered."

A "new McCarthyism" is seen in the manner in which guilt by association has been pursued by the likes of Glenn Beck and "mainstream" GOP leadership (if there is such a thing). A report by People for the American Way describes, for example, how "attacks on widely respected judicial nominee David Hamilton treated his one-month job as a canvasser for ACORN thirty years ago when he was 22 years old as if it had constituted a major portion of his career."

Good stuff:

Amazing Things To Do To Your Friends When They Pass Out (PHOTOS)


Friday, January 08, 2010

Long Time Coming - Roll Tide Roll

Whew. Been waiting for this for a damn long time.


The Alabama Crimson Tide, National Champions for the 13th time!

Roll Tide Roll!!!!

BCS Championship Game: Alabama Crimson Tide's thunderous hits struck the Texas Longhorns - ESPN:
"PASADENA, Calif. -- Nick Saban's rise to the top of the college football world has been built one thunderous tackle at a time. The wins have kept coming because the hits have kept coming, whether Saban was coaching in Baton Rouge or Tuscaloosa.

His defenses don't just shut offenses down. They beat offenses up."

Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy reveals he suffered two cracked ribs against Florida - ESPN:

"PASADENA, Calif. -- Greg McElroy never had to leave the game. The Alabama junior never had to leave his team in the hands of an untested backup. But it turns out that Texas' Colt McCoy wasn't the only injured quarterback at the Rose Bowl on Thursday night.

'I cracked my ribs in the third quarter against Florida,' McElroy said outside the locker room. 'Two of them -- the ninth and the 10th. Left side. It's bad. I got it numbed up before the game and it was killing me at halftime.'"

Moore ready to erect Saban’s statue | | The Tuscaloosa News | Tuscaloosa, AL
Beside the Walk of Champions outside Bryant-Denny Stadium, in the north end zone plaza, the Crimson Tide’s national championship coaches are honored with a bronze statue. But beside the statue of 1992 national title coach Gene Stallings, there is an empty place for UA’s next national championship coach.

Director of Athletics Mal Moore was asked if he would want Saban’s statue erected immediately.

“It was put there for this, and I will recommend to the president that we go forth,” Moore said. “Well, we’ll talk about (doing it immediately), but yeah. Hell yeah.”



Best. Football Game. Ever!


Thursday, January 07, 2010

Fuckn Blogger

And once again Blogger kills another of my post. Don't have the energy to repost.

I've got to move out of this dump sometimes soon.


Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Crooks Have Deep Pockets

I'll keep hammering the bolded point below until my fingers bleed.

A good 60% of Democrats need to learn this.

Hell needs to be raised. Always.

"Good enough" and "We'll fix it later" need to banished from all Democrats lexicon.

AMERICAblog News:

"In other words, it's appearing increasingly likely that the House-Senate conference, the meeting that was supposed to 'save' the public option, now isn't going to happen at all. The top liberal in the House has expressed his 'concern' that the conference is fading fast. The thing is, 'concern' doesn't really cut it in this town. As Joe Lieberman and Ben Nelson have shown all too clearly, you get what you want by raising hell and by being wiling to walk away from the table. Nobody fears someone who is 'concerned.'"

Assuredly a surge in Buddhist converts is imminent.

Really, is there any more debate that FAUX is nothing more than the Christian-Republican Loon-Ass Propaganda channel?

Hume is a supposed 'news anchor'.

The Washington Monthly
O'Reilly asked a reasonably good question: "Was that proselytizing?"

"I don't think so," Hume said, before reiterating his comments from Sunday that Woods should convert to Christianity.

Hume said that given Woods problems, he "needs something that Christianity, especially, provides, and gives and offers." That includes, he said, the chance for "redemption and forgiveness." Later in the segment, Hume said: "I think that Jesus Christ offers Tiger Woods something that Tiger Woods badly needs."

I suspect for Fox News, dictionaries suffer from liberal biases, but "proselytize" isn't a word burdened by nuance. It means "to induce someone to convert to one's faith." For Hume to deny that he was proselytizing on the air is absurd. That Fox News considers this incident consistent with its professional standards tells us all we need to know about the so-called "news" network.

I've been trying to think of a way to frame this in a way Hume's far-right defenders would understand. How about this -- imagine if, after David Vitter's (R-La.), John Ensign's (R-Nev.), and Mark Sanford's (R-S.C.) humiliating sex scandals, a Buddhist media personality appeared on national television and said Christianity is clearly inadequate, and that the right-wing Republicans' lives could get back on track if they'd give up their faith and embraced Buddhism. The Buddhist said this during a news program, and later insisted his/her comments did not constitute "proselytizing."

Is there any doubt that Christians would expect that media figure to be promptly fired? Would conservatives defend the Buddhist's remarks?


Yes, Democrats are doing their best to throw the 2010 elections, but, my god, how far do we have to throw it so that the Republicans can catch it.

Michael Steele. The gift that keeps on giving.

Using a racial epithet to prove you do not need to be more 'moderate'. Classy... and on point.

Think Progress � Steele uses racial epithet to argue that the GOP doesn’t need to be more moderate: ‘Honest Injun on that.’


If they hate it as much as the EPA then why wasn't this thing created yesterday.

They hate the EPA b/c the EPA prevents Republicans from paving the entire world (with not bid contracts for the paving companies they own).

If it pisses off a GOPer then I full for it.

GOP, Warning Of A 'New EPA', Oppose Independent CFPA:

"Senate Republicans are determined to prevent the creation of an independent Consumer Financial Protection Agency because they consider it as threatening as their current arch-nemesis regulator: the Environmental Protection Agency."

Whenever an insurance company jacks up your premiums it goes straight into the pocket of the CEO.

You want to mandate that I purchase insurance from these fuckers? Good luck with that. I'll see you in Canada before I pay a dime of a mandate fine.

Update: Nancy Pelosi will not receive another dime from me or another vote as I just called her office and was hung up on by the person on the other line.

The questions I asked "How does Rep. Pelosi expect me to be mandated to pay for a $73 million retirement bonuses for corrupt insurance executives".

Response: She hung up the phone.

Called Reid's office, asked the same question, and was met with "uhhhhhhh".

Call Reid's office on Monday and ask for 'Janice Miller' who is an aid who addresses health care issues for Sen. Reid.

Fuck Pelosi, though.

Daily Kos: Denial of Care Profits: $73 million for CIGNA's retiring CEO:

"BEFORE you read further...National Nurses United, the new national union for RNs, is asking nurses and patients to demand Congress remove the mandates that would force Americans to purchase products from the CIGNA's of the world. Call Rep. Pelosi (415-556-4862) and Sen. Reid (702-388-5020) and tell them to strip this bill of the CIGNA-mandates immediately!"

I ponder going to law school just to be able to do stuff like this.

Ben Pavone, California Lawyer, Refuses To Pay Bank Of America Credit Card, Threatens To Sue:
"Ben Pavone told Bank of America in a letter last week that he refuses to pay off his credit card debt until the bank lowers his interest rate. And, he added, if they try to ruin his credit, he'll sue 'em.

'They've got to have some kind of obligation to not totally extort the public,' said Pavone.

The San Diego, Calif. attorney is angry about two things: his interest rate, which has gone up to 27.99 percent, and his credit limit, which has gone down to just above his balance. 'I'm sure I'm going to be hit with penalties,' he said."

The biggest lie on television.

If you know anyone who wants to go to UoP, slap them then point them to local community colleges or brick and mortar state schools with online programs.

UoP = the AIG of higher education.

YouTube - Educate - University of Phoenix Commercial


Neat, but watch carefully at the end of the video:

Comet 'Eaten' By The Sun, Nasa Captures Tape (VIDEO)