Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

Get off the computer and go attempt to remember what you did on Memorial Day. I have grass feed steak in my Memorial Day future.

Have a good one!


Friday, May 28, 2010

18 Wheels Of Love - Chester Adams RIP (April 26, 1945 - May 27, 2010)

I'd been listening to DBT for a couple of years before I found a copy of the Alabama Ass Whuppin record with '18 Wheels of Love'. An important find, as this album title became my online namesake. It is the base of much of what I've become today. It is a very important album to me.

My first play of 18 Wheels of Love was just another instance of DBT dropping my jaw to the floor as I listened, in San Francisco, in amazement, to the love story of Chester and Jan based in my small, Alabama hometown.

The amazement didn't cease when I watched the band play the song in Golden Gate park to thousands of people a few years later.

Then, more recently we received 'the rest of the story' in one of the best story-telling performances ever broadcast on TV on DBT's Austin City Limits show.

Chester has moved on, but thankfully we still have his story so beautiful told to us by Patterson and DBT.

There were many a computer keyboard yesterday that had tear drops wiped away... this one included.... and most of us didn't even personally know the great Chester... nor can we speak Spanish....

Condolences... and thanks to Chester, Jan, Patterson and the mighty, might Drive-By Truckers. You all have made our lives much richer by making us all one big family:


I'm sad today to report that my Stepfather, Chester Adams passed away this morning in Florence AL.

He's been really sick for several years and had twice made amazing recoveries from deathbed conditions.

He's been suffering from a host of problems, especially congestive heart failure for about three years and was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer.

He's been having a really tough time with the treatment for that and took a major turn for the worse this past weekend.

My mom is doing alright considering but it's gonna be a long sad road for her for a while.

Their courtship was the subject of our song and monologue "18 Wheels of Love" and his near death experience a few years ago was detailed in the Austin City Limits version last year.

I don't know yet what kind of arrangements will be made but will post something at a later time when we know more.
Please keep Mom in your thoughts today.

Chester was a cool guy and truly a force of nature that will be forever missed in our family.


Drive-By Truckers - 18 Wheels Of Love.


A fan recently submitted this picture to DBT's Facebook:


Memorial Day, Indeed.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

NOW they want a Gov't Takeover

Guess who said this. If a student turned this in as part of an essay, they are staring at a solid 'D'.

Not one proper sentence. Read it out loud.

How do you get on every TV channel, every magazine, every radio show? Practice? Nope. Be a complete and utter fucking moron.

****fact-free commentary on Paul and BP****:
"'I think there is certainly a double standard at play here. When Rand Paul had anticipated that he'd be able to engage in a discussion, he being a libertarian-leaning constitutional conservative, being able to engage in a discussion with a TV character, a media personality, who perhaps had an agenda in asking the question and then interpreting his answer the way that she did, he wanted to talk about, evidently, some hypotheticals as it applies to impacts on the Civil Rights Act, as it impacts our Constitution. So he was given the opportunity finally to clarify, and unequivocally he has stated that he supports the Civil Rights Act.'"

Bob Cesca: Republicans Demand a Government Takeover and Bailout of the Oil Spill:
"The dominant centerpiece to all of this outrage has been the Republican idea that the states and the free market should be left alone to deal with problems and crises on its own without 'socialist' -- or even 'communist' depending on which AM radio station you listen to -- interference from big government and our America-hating president. No government takeovers. Freedom! Liberty! And no stupid volcano thingees also.

Americans dying from a lack of health insurance? Too bad. No government takeover. The economy about to sink into a second Great Depression? Too bad. No government takeover. The Earth growing warmer due to the burning of fossil fuels? Too bad. No government takeover.

That is until last month."

On Blaming Bush - Paul Krugman Blog -\
"And one thing is clear: the financial crisis occurred on Bush’s watch. To demand that everyone let Bush off the hook for where we are now because 16 months have passed under his successor is to defy the overwhelming evidence of history."

The Ongoing Administration-Wide Response to the Deepwater BP Oil Spill | The White House


RIP Chester... more tomorrow.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

EXXTREME (Everything)

Nothing says 'Bush (t)Era' like Hummer... and not the good kind.

Be careful, your hood my pop open whilst you're circling the Wal-Mart parking lot looking for a closer space.


It's Really Over: Last HUMMER H3 Rolls Off Louisiana Line - The Car Connection:
"But earlier this month, the HUMMER's last days were punctuated by a recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The clips that hold the H3's hood louver in place can break over time, meaning the hood louver can 'detach from the vehicle.'

Virtually all H3 models--more than 162,000, according to the NHTSA--need to be inspected as part of the recall."

Read it:

Daily Kos: NHL tough guy to march in Pride Parade (updated)


Part of my schizo political existence these days encompasses this half the time:


We spend an immense amount of money planning for things which won't happen, fighting wars for no purpose, and bailing out assholes who are destroying the country.

Not feeling hopey changey lately.

-Atrios 17:45"

Thanks for all your hard work, Lander. You kicked ass.

NASA Declares Mars Lander Broken and Dead - Yahoo! News


More like WIN! If this little fella follows through on half of these, he will rule the world.

Rise To Power Fail - FAIL Blog: Epic Fail Funny Pictures and Funny Videos of Owned, Pwned and Fail Moments


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Lincecum

This guy is the biggest whiney ass titty baby.

INSTAPUTZ: Rand Paul, Whiner.:
"I can't believe he actually said this

Rand Paul, the Tea Party's rising star from Kentucky who won the state's Senate primary this week, says criticism of his views on the Civil Rights Act and other pieces of anti-discrimination legislation are 'red herrings' and Democrats' attempt to 'trash' his campaign.

'When does my honeymoon period start? I had a big victory,' Paul told George Stephanopoulos on 'Good Morning America' today.

Also, Dr. Paul would appreciate if you kids would stop taking his lunch money."

Opposite of what they actually say. Per Norm:

Fact check: US border violence actually on the decline | Raw Story:
"But a new analysis by ABC News based on numbers alone suggests that the situation is almost the reverse of what its Republican critics allege.

Crime in US border towns is down. Tucson and Laredo, Texas have all reported a reduction in violent crime in the past year, while El Paso has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all American cities."

The people who pass financial consumer laws:

Ben Nelson is unfamiliar with ATM fees because he’s never used an ATM.


Good luck with that. Little too little.

Progressive Texas Board Of Education Candidates Promise To Undo Textbook Changes


We don't need no stinkin' facts.

The Plum Line - Who woulda thunk it: Fact-checking is popular!


I've had Siegel's dish described below and it is delish. Picture of it on page two of article.

Chefs Using Marijuana Create a New Kitchen Culture -
"Ron Siegel, who runs the Michelin-starred dining room at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco, said he’s grown past his partying days. But even he is having a little fun with haute stoner cuisine.

To serve slow-cooked quail eggs and caviar, he places them atop plastic film that tightly covers a white porcelain serving bowl. Then he fills the vessel with smoke from grated Japanese cedar packed into the bowl of a fan-driven bong he buys in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. The smoke escapes when the diner lifts a small spoon covering a hole in the plastic.

He calls it the Lincecum, after Tim Lincecum, the star pitcher for the San Francisco Giants who was arrested last fall after police found marijuana and a pipe in his car."

Monday, May 24, 2010

Rumors of debarment for BP

If true and if this occurs, then I'll be somewhat happy.

Rumors of debarment for BP:
"In what would be the most fitting punishment for BP's many crimes, there are rumors that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering debarment for the company. Debarment is somewhere between corporal and capital punishment for scofflaw companies. The most severe form is 'discretionary debarment,' which would cancel all government contracts and leases on federal lands, a move that would cost BP at least 16 billion dollars a year.

An article in ProPublica by Abrahm Lustgarten discusses the prospects for debarment for BP and gives even a cynic like me reason to smile. Let me touch on the points that had me licking my canine teeth."

Makes a pretty good case that we are:

Sen. Sanders tells the ugly truth "We're an Oligarchy and I think it's getting worse"


Nice. Great headline. Horse Mint.

Texas cops mistake actual weed for marijuana, spend hours doing yard work


So much hilarity in this article. h/t Sloan:

Athens man beaten during pot party ||


Picture of the year so far. Not for the faint of heart.

Julio Aparicio GORED IN THROAT During Bullfight (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)


I've been lucky enough to live near 4 of them:

America's Top 10 Road Trips


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Don't Give a Rip

Surely you've seen the original by now (I ain't linking to it). Here's the hilarious spoof of the Alabama Jack Ass.

Gonna get uglier and uglier

Heavy oil hits Louisiana shore - Yahoo! News:

Who knew? Promising, though. Why weren't we doing this sooner?

Daily Kos: Waterworld Star Might Rescue The Gulf w/Update


Thank a Democrat for 'common sense'.

Think Progress � Citing ‘Common Sense,’ Tennessee Governor Vetoes ‘Guns In Bars’ Bill


Once upon a time my granddad was friends with Chi Chi. Played golf with him in PR. Use to get xmas cards from him and his wife. Hope both are doing well after this nasty scare.

Chi Chi Rodriguez robbed at home in Puerto Rico


I would have thought the exchange rate to be a bit higher.

Mass. Man Accused of Trying to Swap Baby for Beers -


'Cause your a LIAR.

The Mommy Files : Kids who lie more likely to succeed later in life


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Long Conversation


Alabama Teacher Gives Geometry Lesson Using Assassination As Example | TPM LiveWire:
"A student in the class described the lesson: 'He was talking about angles and said, 'If you're in this building, you would need to take this angle to shoot the president.''

The district superintendent told the News that the unnamed teacher will not be disciplined."
...'will not be disciplined'.

Oh, Alabama. The digital age, you just don't get.

You are being watched.

Legal Schnauzer: Anti-Obama Teacher Is Placed on Administrative Leave in Alabama:
"An Alabama teacher who used the assassination of President Obama as an example in a high-school geometry class has been placed on administrative leave.

Gregory Harrison is on paid leave and faces possible termination, Jefferson County School Superintendent Phil Hammonds said. Hammonds originally said Harrison would not be fired and would face no disciplinary action other than a 'long conversation.'

Hammonds apparently changed his mind after phone calls flooded his office yesterday, coming from as far away as New York, California, and Wisconsin."
Changed his mind, indeed.


Later fake Dem Specter.

Joe Sestak: Pennsylvania Senate 2010 Election BREAKING News


Wow! Drudgico using 'GOP' and 'Failure' in the same headline.

Somebody is getting fired.... or will have to apologize to Rush.

The GOP's special failure - Jonathan Martin and Charles Mahtesian -
"All the evidence pointing to monster Republican House gains this fall—the Scott Brown upset win in Massachusetts, the scary polling numbers in once-safely Democratic districts, the ever-rising number of Democratic seats thought to be in jeopardy—was contradicted Tuesday.

In the only House race that really mattered to both parties—the special election to replace the late Democratic Rep. John Murtha in Pennsylvania’s 12th District—Republicans failed spectacularly, losing on a level playing field where, in this favorable environment, they should have run roughshod over the opposition."

Like the sound of this:

Kagan: In Bush v. Gore, Court Was Affected By Politics And Policy


Irony is so totally lost on these people.

Don’t shoot: NRA bans guns from its annual meeting | Raw Story


Nothing to see here folks.... except the slow decimation of an entire way of life.

Tar balls found along shore in Key West - Gulf Oil Spill -


At least somebody is doing some good in our waters.

Whales, oceans, wildlife rescue: Gray whale is freed from web of nets, swims off -


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tweak the Nipple

Not just no, but HELL NO:


Shhhh. Listen. That's the sound of Teabagger heads exploding. Sound like victory.

I wouldn't give a shit if she was Taliban, she's smoking hot.

Dearborn's Miss Michigan wins Miss USA pageant | | Detroit Free Press:
"Fakih, of Lebanese descent, is believed to be the first Arab American and Muslim to become Miss USA."

Dear American Taliban: Please take note.

Saudi woman beats up virtue cop


Freakin' genius:


Monday, May 17, 2010

In a Ditch

This needs to be hammered over and over and over again by all Dems.

Republicans drove this car into a ditch and have stood on the sidelines bitching as we, the Dems, have been pulling it out.

We (Democrats) are cleaning up their (Republicans) mess. Per Norm.

Obama: GOP wants keys back after driving US ‘into the ditch’ | Raw Story:
"Obama told a Democratic fundraising event in New York late Thursday that despite one of the busiest and most accomplished legislative sessions in recent memory, he witnessed 'our friends on the other side of the aisle fall all over themselves to argue otherwise.'

'You would have thought at a time of historic crisis that Republican leaders would have been more willing to help us find a way out of this mess -- particularly since they created the mess,' Obama said."

Entire eight years. The ditch they drove us into.

National Journal Magazine - Repairing The Job Machine:
"If the economy produces jobs over the next eight months at the same pace as it did over the past four months, the nation will have created more jobs in 2010 alone than it did over the entire eight years of George W. Bush's presidency.

It is good to know that he didn't listen to Rahm on this occasion. I'll be glad once midterm elections are over and Rahm can GTFO of the WH.

The Plum Line - Book: Rahm "begged" Obama for days not to pursue ambitious health reform:
"'This is about whether we're going to get big things done,' Obama said. 'I wasn't sent here to do school uniforms.'

Rahm then asked Obama if he still felt lucky
'My name is Barack Hussein Obama and I'm sitting here,' Obama answered. 'So yeah, I'm feeling pretty lucky.'"

Milbank finds the occasional nut.

Dana Milbank - GOP's Utah and Maine conventions show a party coming unglued:
"Future historians tracing the crackup of the Republican Party may well look to May 8, 2010, as an inflection point.

That was the day, as is now well known, that Sen. Robert Bennett, who took the conservative position 84 percent of the time over his career, was deemed not conservative enough by fellow Utah Republicans and booted out of the primary.

Less well known, but equally ominous, is what happened that same day, 2,500 miles east in Maine. There, the state Republican Party chucked its platform -- a sensible New England mix of free-market economics and conservation -- and adopted a manifesto of insanity: abolishing the Federal Reserve, calling global warming a 'myth,' sealing the border, and, as a final plank, fighting 'efforts to create a one world government.'"

Good luck with that... though it desperately needs to be done.

Gates takes aim at ‘gusher’ of defense spending:
"He invoked warnings from former president Dwight Eisenhower that excessive spending on defense could undermine the country's economic health.

'Eisenhower was wary of seeing his beloved republic turn into a muscle-bound, garrison state -- militarily strong, but economically stagnant and strategically insolvent,' he said."

Fingers crossed I've got that 'suite'.

Found: genes that let you live to 100 - Times Online:
"SCIENTISTS have discovered the “Methuselah” genes whose lucky carriers have a much improved chance of living to 100 even if they indulge in an unhealthy lifestyle.

The genes appear to protect people against the effects of smoking and bad diet and can also delay the onset of age-related illnesses such as cancer and heart disease by up to three decades.

No single gene is a guaranteed fountain of youth. Instead, the secret of longevity probably lies in having the right “suite” of genes, according to new studies of centenarians and their families. Such combinations are extremely rare — only one person in 10,000 reaches the age of 100."

Friday, May 14, 2010

DBT Week in Review - 5/14/10


Went to the Fillmore and Tahoe shows last week. Bias be damned, this IS the best Rock Band in the Land. They are remarkably good.

Petty better bring his 'A' game, that's for damn sure.

Pics from Fillmore

Facebook | Drive-By Truckers's Photos - Fillmore 5/8/2010


Mo' better pics from the Fillmore:

Margaret-10 Images |


Review: Tahoe fans eat up Drive-By Truckers' southern rock | | The Reno Gazette-Journal

Drive-By Truckers emphasize stirring new material - Yahoo! News

Drive-By Truckers' 'Big To-Do' in Boulder (VIDEO) - Colorado Daily

A Big To-Do About The Drive-By Truckers! - Maximum Performance


Don't Label It!:
"In this issue of DLI

The perfect union of music and film:
Drive-By Truckers and Oscar Winner Ray Mckinnon"

Cool fan video:


Patterson Hood

Relix - Video - Artist Exclusives - Keller & The Keels "Uncle Disney"



The Top 5 Musical Eco-Fails - Houston Music - Rocks Off:
"Slobberbone, 'Meltdown'

In a just world, Denton's Slobberbone would be selling more albums than Nickelback and Justin Bieber combined. At the very least, this song alone should have been included on the 2012 soundtrack. They could have it during that one scene where John Cusack was looking freaked out by all the destruction. No, the other one."

Americana Music Association ::

GET THIS: ELIZABETH COOK, WELDER - Americana and roots music - No Depression


Because I'm still digging this album:


The Kids are Alright:


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Robin Hood vs. The Tea Baggers

I just removed myself from a 'family' email list after blasting the fuck out of everyone on the list for sending racist, anti-Obama, Teabagger propaganda.

Feels. So. Good. I'll make my own damn family, thank you. Fuck 'blood'.


Visit Arizona... if you are white:


Crowe nails it:

Daily Kos: Robin Hood vs. The Tea Baggers : Russell Crowe Gets It:
"'Or would he be looking at what you guys do for a living and realizing that the true wealth lies in the dissemination of information? And my theory would be, if Robin Hood was alive today, he would be looking at the monopolization of media as the greatest enemy.'"

The silly shell games NeoCons play. Wake me up when military spending appears on his ButtCut silliness list.

Something for the media to note about Cantor's "YouCut" program | Media Matters for America


Oh my, Winnie Cooper!

Danica McKellar, 'Wonder Years' Winnie, Strips For Maxim (PHOTOS)




Tuesday, May 11, 2010

White Knuckle

Me today:

White knuckle driving, yesterday, through a white out snow storm then torrential rain coming out of the Sierra Nevedas after witnessing the 2nd of two of the best rock shows evah. The Company I Kept was the best this earth has to offer, though.

But, I'm still pooped.

More pics to come soon but here are three from The Fillmore.

Drive-By Truckers, mofos!


Friday, May 07, 2010

DBT Week in Review - 5/7/10


Help our friends in Nashville if you can:

So Nashville Is Flooded… How Can I Help? [Flood 2010] | Nashvillest


Become a follower of DBT's Twitter. All I'm saying is TwitPics plus Fillmore... and Tahoe.

Drive-By Truckers (drivebytruckers) on Twitter


Also, for those heading to the Fillmore show, here's a food and booze guide of the neighborhood:

The Fillmore Street Restaurant and Bar Guide – San Francisco � Fog City Foodie


Best comment of the week and my sentiments exactly.

Three Dimes Down • View topic - San Diego Roll Call Seis de Mayo:
"Can't concentrate on work, the circus has come to town
Can't concentrate on work, the circus has come to town
Can't concentrate on work, the circus has come to town
Can't concentrate on work, the circus has come to town
Can't concentrate on work, the circus has come to town

Let There Be ROCK!!!"

Drive-By Truckers:
"“We’ve been lucky in a lot of ways,” Cooley says, reflecting on the nearly 25 years he and Hood have played together, including the past 15 as the only constants in the Truckers’ lineup. “On every level, time really flies, especially when you get over 40 and look back. But there was just always this sense of knowing, if we could just weather whatever we had to deal with, that we had something better in us. And that it wasn’t that far off.”"

On the Record: Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood - Memphis

The Drive-By Truckers hit the road with one of their best albums yet | AudioFile | Colorado Springs Independent

Review of Drive-By Truckers new album, The Big To-Do

Drive-By Truckers / Ryan Bingham (Full Episode) | Austin City Limits | PBS Video

Blues, rock ruled during day two of Music Fest � The Commercial Appeal


Jason Isbell

Sad songs inspire Isbell - The West Australian


Music News to shut down May 31 - Yahoo! News:


Music I Like

I'm currently eat absolutely up with a band called NQ Arbuckle. They hail from the snowy country to our north... Canada for you geographically challenged Americans... which is pretty much all of you. Except you, of course. And you.

My radar first went NQ when I found a song in which they give a shout out to DBT (I posted it previously on AAW, but here it is again. I learned this one on the git-tar this week).

There's something very DBT lyrically about NQ. He does a very interesting job of incorporating the mundane into the lyrics.

And he can take a sweet tune and turn it psycho.


"I'm so crazy for you.... I'd burn your house down".

I could go on and on about them... and I will once I hit Amoeba today or tomorrow and buy a bunch of his stuff.

Here are a couple of live performances to prove they've go chops:


Wes evicted his free-loading appendix this week. Wish him well so he can get back to painting and doing this:


Thursday, May 06, 2010


Help our friends in Nashville:

So Nashville Is Flooded… How Can I Help? [Flood 2010] | Nashvillest


2nd amendment. That's all they care about. The rest do not matter. As long as they can shoot somebody. The conservative movement is as fucked up as they come.

Bloomberg 'Terror Gap' Argument Shot Down By Pro-Gun GOP Senators:
"New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's appeal to what he called 'common sense' at a congressional hearing Wednesday morning failed to sway two Republican senators who said that giving the government the ability to block the purchase of guns by suspected terrorists would undermine the Second Amendment's right to bear arms.

'Shouldn't FBI agents have the authority to block sales of guns and explosives to those on the terror watchlists -- and deemed too dangerous to fly? I actually believe that they should,' Bloomberg told senators. Federal law currently only allows the government to block guns sales for a very limited number of reasons, and being on that list is not one of them. (For more background, see Tuesday's article on the subject.)"


Daily Kos: Slouching toward neofeudalism:
"The financial crisis that grips our nation's states and cities has a malicious source, and Governor Tim Pawlenty recently named that source: public school teachers.

'It used to be that public employees were underpaid and over-benefited. Now they are over-benefited and overpaid compared to their private-sector counterparts.'

The school teacher, the policeman, the firefighter - these are now the faces of what is wrong with America today. It doesn't matter that studies by the Bureau of Labor Statistics say otherwise, America can no longer afford their overpaid, middle-class salaries.

At least that is what the right-wing media is telling us."

Hopeful, but the FCC head is a dick.

Josh Silver: Congress to FCC: Do Whatever It Takes to Protect the Internet


Nice one, Harry.

Harry Reid: GOP 'Making Love To Wall Street':
"'The Republicans are having difficulty determining how they're going to continue making love to Wall Street,' Reid, the Senate majority leader, said in a press briefing."

I'd like to go to Mars, now, please.

How Capt. Kirk Changed the World - NASA Science


Wednesday, May 05, 2010


"Help with my luggage". "Wide Stance". Etc, etc.

Just another day in Hypocritistan.

Exposed: Christian leader caught with male escort says he needed help with his luggage | Raw Story:
"A Christian leader and prominent neuro-psychiatrist who co-founded the Family Research Council with evangelist James Dobson took a ten-day European vacation with a callboy he met through and was caught in an airport with the escort by a Miami newspaper."

What Kos says:

Daily Kos: Libertarians viewed more favorably by Democrats than Republicans:
"The notion that Republicans are libertarian is ludicrous. They stick their noses into our bedrooms, into our doctors' offices, into churches. They demand the roundup of people who don't look like them. They whine about Miranda rights and due process. They are more concerned about the rights of big energy conglomerates, than they are about the rights of people to enjoy long walks on pristine beaches. They whine about true independent and free media that doesn't validate their ideology. They freak out about anyone who doesn't believe in their god, or worse, in any god at all.

For the American Taliban, 'liberty' means their ability to impose their beliefs and lifestyle on the rest of society.

So of course they would react negatively to the word, since they equate it with libertinism. For a movement predicated on imposing its mores on the rest of society, this is obviously deeply offensive."

Larry Flynt is so awesome:

Stephen Hawking Explains How To Build A Time Machine:
"Stephen Hawking, a self-described 'physicist, cosmologist and something of a dreamer,' offers instructions on how to build a time machine in an article for the Daily Mail. 'All you need is a wormhole, the Large Hadron Collider or a rocket that goes really, really fast,' the article promises.

Hawking roots his premise in Einstein's theory of relativity, suggesting that since time moves faster in some places than others, it's quite possible to move along this 'river' into the future--but not back to the past."

Universities of Wall Street.

Catch the documentary. It is online, too:


1. Funny 'cause it is true. 2. Funny because it is Louis C.K. 3. Apropos funny or something.

NSFW language:


Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Water, Water Everywhere.....

Help our friends in Nashville if you can:

So Nashville Is Flooded… How Can I Help? [Flood 2010] | Nashvillest


Of the many reasons why this isn't 'Obama's Katrina', this link clearly shows he was on top of it from the get go.

Katrina crept on shore and BushCo knew about it days before it hit and did nothing about it.

This rig blew at 10 p.m. and Obama's folks were on it at day break the next day.

So, as much as the baggers and NeoCons who dominate what passes for 'news media' these days wants it to be Obama's Katrina, it simply isn't and if you are a liberal you need to smack anyone in the nose who states otherwise.

Memo to media: Timeline contradicts "Obama's Katrina" claim | Media Matters for America


Halliburton. The same folks shocking our soldiers with bullshit wiring:

Drilling Process Attracts Scrutiny in Rig Explosion -
"The scrutiny on cementing will focus attention on Halliburton Co., the oilfield-services firm that was handling the cementing process on the rig, which burned and sank last week. The disaster, which killed 11, has left a gusher of oil streaming into the Gulf from a mile under the surface.

This makes me sick to my stomach. An entire way of existence just blotted out.

Fishing ban imposed in oil-affected Gulf of Mexico | Raw Story


You ain't in Mayberry anymore, Betty Lou.

'Andy Griffith Show' Actress Betty Lou Lynn Robbed In 'Mayberry':
"MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — The actress who played Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show' was robbed in the town that inspired the show's idyllic Mayberry setting, after moving to the area to avoid big city crime.

Betty Lou Lynn had her wallet stolen at a shopping center in Mount Airy, the birthplace of Andy Griffith."

Above this point in the blog post is a bunch of bullshit.

The article below does well in redeeming some of the above.

H/T to Brent Best.

They went BIG for this kid and your heart will swell in response:

Living | Local boy with cancer turns into a superhero for a day | Seattle Times Newspaper


Monday, May 03, 2010

And I'm Praying for You Too.

I hope President Obama learned the lesson that policy decisions should be based on merit, not politics. He's going to have to eat this one, big time. AND, we dirty hippies called 'bullshit' when he made this proclamation and included opening up new territory for drilling in the energy plan.

Yes, technology is advanced.... in other countries. Why not here in the U.S.?.....

Wonk Room � Citing Katrina Myth, Obama Claimed ‘Oil Rigs Today Don’t Generally Cause Spills’:
"I don’t agree with the notion that we shouldn’t do anything. It turns out, by the way, that oil rigs today generally don’t cause spills. They are technologically very advanced."
....Here's why. Shocking, I know. We'll be paying for the Bush/Cheney years for decades to come. Thus, the reason why Obama needs to stop splitting babies and push as hard as he can for tranformative, progressive policies. No. More. Bipartisanship. Bullshit.

Daily Kos: BP Oil Platform Spill Disaster is CHENEY'S Fault:
"Mike Papantonio, an environmental lawyer on the Ed Show just now: An 'acoustic switch' would have prevented this catastrophe - it's a failsafe that shuts the flow of oil off at the source - they cost only about half a million dollars each, and are required in off-shore drilling platforms in most of the world...except for the United States. This was one of the new deregulations devised by Dick Cheney during his secret meetings with the oil industry at the beginning of Bush's first term."

Yup. Palast does a great job. I think it is called 'journalism'.

Greg Palast � Behind the Arizona Immigration Law:GOP Game to Swipe the November Election:
"What moved GOP Governor Jan Brewer to sign the Soviet-style show-me-your-papers law is the exploding number of legal Hispanics, US citizens all, who are daring to vote -- and daring to vote Democratic by more than two-to-one. Unless this demographic locomotive is halted, Arizona Republicans know their party will soon be electoral toast. Or, if you like, tortillas.

In 2008, working for Rolling Stone with civil rights attorney Bobby Kennedy, our team flew to Arizona to investigate what smelled like an electoral pogrom against Chicano voters ... directed by one Jan Brewer."

It works....

Local businesses already feeling financial fallout of SB 1070 | Phoenix News | Arizona News | | Home:
"Some local businesses are already feeling the financial fallout. The Arizona Hotel and Lodging Association say 19 meeting have been cancelled because of Senate Bill 1070.

These groups represent an economic impact of $6 million to the state.

Ben Bethel says, “It's been a very quick swift action like I've never seen before.”"
What do the crazies do in response? Double-down!

Think Progress � Arizona Expands Its Discrimination: Teachers With Heavy Accents Can’t Teach English, Ethnic Studies Are Banned

Here's that list. Use it:

Arizona Boycott | Boycotting Arizona Companies


I wouldn't let my child near this sick, twisted fuck of a person. I recently went through my Facebook friend list and blocked anyone who joined the 'Pray for Obama's death' group. Found three booger eaters from Alabama who got the boot.

I want those folks to know that I'm praying for them in the same manner they are praying for Obama.

Principal: Anti-Obama Facebook group 'a joke' | Concord Monitor


Geek in Chief made a social media funny:

White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Obama on “Socialized Media” [VIDEO]:
"Social media earned a mention in the annual White House Correspondents Dinner tonight, with President Obama quipping, ‘But even though the mainstream press gives me a hard time, I hear that I’m still pretty big on Twitter, Facebook … or as Sarah Palin calls it, the socialized media.’ [1:25 in the second clip below]"