Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Futurama

Ah, the never ending prognostication of what the future will be. Most will be wrong, but a few will be right. Needle in a hay-stack, but finding the 'right' seems like it should be advantageous.

Here's a look at some visions of the future.

Plausible:

America Won the Cold War But Now Is Turning Into the USSR, Gerald Celente Says: Tech Ticker, Yahoo! Finance:
"A rotten political system: He compares politicians (Democrats and Republicans alike) to 'Mafioso' and says campaign contributions are really thinly disguised 'bribes and payoffs.'

Crony capitalism: Like in the USSR of old, Celente laments that so much of America's wealth (93%) is controlled by such a small group small portion of its population (10%). Owing to that concentration of wealth, the government makes policies designed to reward 'the bigs' at the expense of average citizens (see: Bailouts, banks).

Military-industrial complex: The USSR went bankrupt fighting the cold war and Celente fears the U.S. is 'squandering its greater but still finite resources on a gargantuan defense budget, fighting unwinnable hot wars and feeding an insatiable military stationed on hundreds of bases worldwide.'"
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Back to the old city-states. I'm down.

Beyond City Limits - By Parag Khanna | Foreign Policy:
"The 21st century will not be dominated by America or China, Brazil or India, but by the city. In an age that appears increasingly unmanageable, cities rather than states are becoming the islands of governance on which the future world order will be built. This new world is not -- and will not be -- one global village, so much as a network of different ones.

Time, technology, and population growth have massively accelerated the advent of this new urbanized era. Already, more than half the world lives in cities, and the percentage is growing rapidly. But just 100 cities account for 30 percent of the world's economy, and almost all its innovation. Many are world capitals that have evolved and adapted through centuries of dominance: London, New York, Paris. New York City's economy alone is larger than 46 of sub-Saharan Africa's economies combined. Hong Kong receives more tourists annually than all of India. These cities are the engines of globalization, and their enduring vibrancy lies in money, knowledge, and stability. They are today's true Global Cities."
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I'm greatly depressed by the Democrats, but that's not what this article is about:

Economic forecaster: ‘Greatest Depression’ coming | Raw Story

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Bullshit. The more they try to control it, the more the geeks work end-arounds. Go Geeks!

The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet | Magazine:
"You wake up and check your email on your bedside iPad — that’s one app. During breakfast you browse Facebook, Twitter, and The New York Times — three more apps. On the way to the office, you listen to a podcast on your smartphone. Another app. At work, you scroll through RSS feeds in a reader and have Skype and IM conversations. More apps. At the end of the day, you come home, make dinner while listening to Pandora, play some games on Xbox Live, and watch a movie on Netflix’s streaming service.

You’ve spent the day on the Internet — but not on the Web. And you are not alone."
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Change that CAN NOT be believed in.

I love how his bold quote below is so very Teabagger/Republican.

Your 'order' is by nature 'restrictive', dude.

Chile's Miniskirt Ban Cut Short After Protests:
"SANTIAGO, Chile — A ban on miniskirts didn't last long in Chile, where a governor faced protests by women who otherwise share his conservative views.

Coquimbo region Gov. Sergio Gahona had banned public employees from wearing miniskirts or exposing their shoulders. He says he was merely trying to 'put things in order' and didn't mean to restrict anyone."
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The Future is NOW!

Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers, Study Finds - TIME:
"But a new paper in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research suggests that — for reasons that aren't entirely clear — abstaining from alcohol does actually tend to increase one's risk of dying even when you exclude former drinkers. The most shocking part? Abstainers' mortality rates are higher than those of heavy drinkers."
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And, some meta. Funny, but she should really try snarking on links. So much easier than 'writing'.

And Chuck Todd sucks at his 'job'.



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Monday, August 30, 2010

Death of the Middle Class

I feel like-wise.

Daily Kos: The Words I Never Thought I'd Write Here (UPDATED):
"What I do know is that it has all added up. Not prosecuting torture. Not protecting privacy rights. Trading away any negotiating room on health care by refusing to acknowledge single-payer. Less-than-fierce advocacy for LGBT rights. Demonizing the left. Drill baby drill.

All of those things tarnished the dream. Those things, and many others.

But there were two things that finally did it in for me. Two small things, really, compared to the big picture and compared to some of the core issues listed above.

One, understandably, was education. Understandably, because I am a teacher. My horror at the Obama education policy has only been growing stronger since the beginning of this adminstration. Recent articles and comments have pushed me to the tipping point on that issue.

But the final straw, the one that broke the camel's back, was his response to the Simpson outrage, in combination with his own remarks in the weekly address. What I realized in reading about this issue and about Obama's history is that in the guise of 'saving Social Security,' protecting us against it being dismantled, he is going to allow a reduction in SS benefits, in service to the ideal of 'cutting the deficit.' Maybe I'm reading the signs wrong, but I doubt it."
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Nothing 'free' about the 'free market'.

I doubt theirs a Neo to save us, though.

Free market has turned us into 'Matrix' drones - Business News, Business - The Independent:
"A leading economist has likened the nation's acceptance of free-market capitalism to that of the brainwashed characters in the film The Matrix, unwitting pawns in a fake reality. In a controversial new book, the Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang debunks received wisdom on everything from the importance of the internet to the idea that people in the United States enjoy the highest standard of living in the world; an iconoclastic attitude that has won him fans such as Bob Geldof and Noam Chomsky."
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We don't do 'accountable' and it will be our down-fall.

'Inside Job' A Must See Film for Every American:
"The Economy Won’t Recover Until We Prosecute

So there was a little fraud, no big deal, right? Wouldn’t looking backwards at fraudulent conduct be distracting for the people, the government, and the economy? Shouldn’t we look forward so we can recover? No. Specifically, the Wharton School of Business has written an essay stating that restoring trust is the key to recovery, and that trust cannot be restored until wrongdoers are held accountable. The Wharton paper states:

The public will need to 'hold the perpetrators of the economic disaster responsible and take what actions they can to prevent them from harming the economy again.' In addition, the public will have to see proof that government and business leaders can behave responsibly before they will trust them again. For more on the importance of trust in the economy, see this. The stakes are high. As Pam Martens, who worked on Wall Street for 21 years, writes:"
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What Tiabbi says... pretty much always.

Wall Street's Big Win | Rolling Stone Politics:
"But Dodd-Frank was neither an FDR-style, paradigm-shifting reform, nor a historic assault on free enterprise. What it was, ultimately, was a cop-out, a Band-Aid on a severed artery. If it marks the end of anything at all, it represents the end of the best opportunity we had to do something real about the criminal hijacking of America's financial-services industry. During the yearlong legislative battle that forged this bill, Congress took a long, hard look at the shape of the modern American economy – and then decided that it didn't have the stones to wipe out our country's one �dependably thriving profit center: theft."
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Arianna Huffington: Memo to America's Middle Class: Obama Is Just Not That Into You:
"Those in the 'disappointed' camp maintain that Obama presented himself one way to gain their support during the campaign and then, once he had it, ended up governing another way, turning his energies to winning over Republicans instead of changing the game in Washington. As Paul Krugman puts it, 'Why does the Obama administration keep looking for love in all the wrong places? Why does it go out of its way to alienate its friends, while wooing people who will never waver in their hatred?'"
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Capitalism, not 'job-ism'.

Wash Post business writer hits on the biggest problem in American economy:
"It is only in the world of Chamber of Commerce propaganda that businesses exist to create jobs. In the real world, businesses exist to create profits for shareholders, not jobs for workers. That's why they call it capitalism, not job-ism. There's no reason to beat up on business owners and executives simply because they're doing what the system encourages them to do."
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Death of the Middle Class:

And then he kicked the chair out from underneath his feet.:
"For all the faceless statistics we read every day - I wanted to add a face. A man who loved his sons. A man who got up and went to work everyday. A man society kicked to the curb. And, in turn, a man who felt his best option was to kick the chair out from underneath his feet."
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Friday, August 27, 2010

5 years of Ass Whuppin

Five years and still blogging. Still living in as much of a paradise as main land U.S. has to offer. Still standing. Still at it.

2,332 posts.

This blog has been about a lot of things, but two primaries make up the bulk.

Politics:

This is the year where my admiration for an initially inspirational new President turned into sickening disdain for a man and administration that turned out to be the palest of a shadow of what was advertised. A man and administration that doesn't have the conviction to do the right thing ever with a penchant for shitting on the date that brought 'em to the dance. The health care reform that turned into health insurance bail-out was a harbinger of horrible leadership and a complete selling out of principles of things to come.

Really, at my age I should always stick with the well earned jadedness I've acquired through-out my years, but sometimes we slip and put our faith in an individual. Won't happen again, I promise. But it does make me sad that so many first time voting young people had their 'brutal-reality' cherry popped by OA and will turn away from the polls in droves in the coming decades. Heckuva job, Obama.

America won't change and anybody that steps into the White House as a resident will make damn sure the status quo remains.

Only one thing to do. Keep fighting. Keep making sorry-ass Democrats' lives as miserable as possible. Only vote for those who support your convictions. Never vote for someone because the other person is worse. If the terrible people are elected, we'll survive it.

That's my political rant.

Yet, while one past hero crashes and burns a group of my real heroes, though blood, sweat and tear, continued their ascension as one of the most important Rock bands ever. I mean that. Ever.

I couldn't be more proud of Drive-By Truckers and I couldn't be in any more awe of the role I'm allowed to play in the organization.

Thank you, DBT. Thank you DBT family. You are the only thing anchoring me to my homeland. Otherwise, my ass would be on a speck of sand teaching English to brown people.

So, here's our year in review starting with the past 4 AAW b-day posts:

Alabama Ass Whuppin': 4 Years of Ass Whuppin

Alabama Ass Whuppin': AAW Year in Review - 3 Year Blog-a-versary

Alabama Ass Whuppin': 2 Years of Ass Whuppin

Alabama Ass Whuppin': 12 Months of Ass Whuppin'

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Hardly Strictly festival in GG park, SF this last year was incredible. Met Booker T. Jones. Met and hung out with Peter Grumbine and we both were stalked by Robert Plant. Sat on stage while Billy Joe Shaver played his set. Hung out with good friends with beautiful weather and a great line-up. Nothing beats a stoned beer buzz noon on a Sunday in Golden Gate Park

Alabama Ass Whuppin': Hardly Strictly Over the Fun

Hardly Strictly - 2009 - Billy Joe Shaver (2).jpg (image)

Facebook | Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival - Booker T and DBT

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Caught up with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Uncle Josh. Excellent performance in a beautiful venue. Videos below

Isbell Show at Great American Music Hall:

Alabama Ass Whuppin': DBT Week in Review - 11/13/09

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Bama returned to dominance. Roll Tide!

Tide wins SEC - Tebow Wept:

Alabama Ass Whuppin': Name for the Winners in the World

National Champs:

Alabama Ass Whuppin': Long Time Coming - Roll Tide Roll

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Booker T. with DBT win Grammy!

Alabama Ass Whuppin': Booker T Jones with Drive-By Truckers - Grammy Winner

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Took a trip to Athens, GA for my first 3 night DBT run at the 40 watt.

Alabama Ass Whuppin': The Big To-Do and 40 Watt Pictures

Facebook | 40 Watt 2010

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DBT released The Big To-Do and boy-howdy has it ever been one.

Alabama Ass Whuppin': The Big To-Do Week in Review - 3/19/2010

Big To-Do 1st week charts:

Alabama Ass Whuppin': DBT Week in Review - 3/26/10

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Started to tweet a bit:

JPW (alabamaasswhupn) on Twitter

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We lost a lot of good people this year, but the loss of Chester tops the list. RIP Chester:

Alabama Ass Whuppin': 18 Wheels Of Love - Chester Adams RIP (April 26, 1945 - May 27, 2010)

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Brent Best solo album project!

Alabama Ass Whuppin': Help Fund Brent Best's (Slobberbone) Solo Project!

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DBT sells out the Fillmore then rocks Tahoe.

Facebook | Fillmore 5/8/2010

Facebook | Tahoe - Crystal Bay Casino - 5/9/2010

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Had the pleasure of being a publisher for dear friend "Lurleen"'s great interview with Patterson:

Alabama Ass Whuppin': An Interview with Patterson Hood

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Some video I shot in the past year:

DBT's 'I Use to be a Cop'. To, hopefully appear on Go-Go Boots:



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Bloodkin at the 40 Watt run:



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Camp Amped Band with DBT - Stones Cover:



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Camp Amped Band



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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Great American Music Hall



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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Great American Music Hall



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Chuck Prophet - Great American Music Hall



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Hardly Strictly - Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, Emmlou Harris:



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Hardly Strictly - DBT and Booker T.



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Hardly Strictly - DBT and Booker T.



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Thanks for dropping by. Stick around to see if I make it another year.

JPW

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bubbles

Yesterday's post was a lead in for what I had planned to post today, but Google/Blogger/Bastards deleted my post because their product sucks ass.

So, I'm phoning it in today.

Back when 'sick days' were part of my existence, sometimes, when I took one b/c I was sick of work, I'd go hang out at Stinson Beach in Marin where this video of giant bubbles was filmed.



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U.S.A.! We're No..... wait. Dammit!

CBC News - Technology & Science - Cannabis electric car being made in Alberta:
"An electric car made of hemp is being developed by a company in Alberta."

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Good for Barry.

Barry Cooper fights the law, wins: Odessa drops all ‘KopBusters’ charges | Raw Story

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Alcohol is a hell of a drug.

Man shot in head, but notices only 5 years later:

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Stupid British Hurricanes.

Alcohol is helluva....



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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fuck You Google/Blogger

Shitty fucking product keeps deleting my posts.

FUCK YOU GOOGLE/BLOGGER. Evil bastards.

"I really hate your ass right now".

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lord Ain't Willing

Slow motion travesty of the highest order. I can't believe anyone would believe that anything is the Gulf is edible.

Activist: Gulf fishermen being held responsible for toxic seafood | Raw Story:

But an admission from the federal government that it hasn't been testing Gulf seafood for toxic heavy metals, and news that fishermen are being forced to sign waivers making them liable for toxins in their catch, suggest not everyone is convinced of the safety of Gulf seafood.

Louisiana fishermen's activist Kindra Arnesen says dock owners are asking fishermen to sign waivers that put the full responsibility for toxins found in the catch on the fishermen themselves."
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Nothing to see here, folks. I guess BP will spin this as the fish are now easier to catch.

Thousands of dead fish surface at mouth of Mississippi River:
"He said crabs, sting rays, eel, drum, speckled trout and red fish were among the species that turned up dead.

Taffaro said there was some recoverable oil in the area, and officials from the state's wildlife and fisheries division were sampling the water."
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Watch:

Daily Kos: Gulf Coast Locals, BP Workers, Speaking Out

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No shit.

Major study proves oil plume that's not going away - Yahoo! News

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Selective rage and bigotry.

Muslims Pray Daily 80 Feet From Pentagon's 9/11 Crash Site:
"WASHINGTON — While Americans are bitterly debating the proposed building of a mosque near New York's ground zero, Muslims have been praying for years less than 80 feet from where another hijacked jetliner struck."

Pentagon officials say that no one in the military or the families of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has ever protested.
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Told ya.

US combat brigades still in Iraq: report

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In AND Out? You are being fucked.

Orwell in charge? Kucinich compares Iraq ‘exit’ to Bush’s ‘Mission Accomplished’

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I love it when a plan comes together:

Halle Berry plans a full-time move to San Francisco : SFGate: Daily Dish

And on a related note (only 6?!):

6 Reasons to Have Casual Sex | Sex & Relationships | AlterNet

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Cheap Labor Republicans

Time to rough up the nutjobs and give the pussies a break for a day.

Too easy to bash Republicans, but it must be done.

Alan Grayson: True American Patriot.

Grayson slams mosque ‘distraction’: Talk about admin that ‘let’ 9/11 happen instead | Raw Story:
"“If we are going to talk about 9/11, why don’t we talk about how not so much the people who died on 9/11 were disgraced by the possibility of an Islamic athletic center several blocks away; how about the fact that they were disgraced by a president who let it happen?' he asked. 'Who went on vacation for the entire month of August after he was warned in writing that Osama bin Laden was actually finding targets in NYC and learning how to take these planes and do terrible things with them? The thing itself said ‘hijacking’ and they did nothing about it.'"
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For that poor dear and brutal victim of the liberal media that made her say n*gger repeatedly on national radio, Dr. (not really) Laura:



Dr. Laura to end radio show, blames ‘Media Matters’ | Raw Story

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Good read and spot on. Cheap Labor Republicans.

Defeat the Right in Three Minutes | Conceptual Guerilla:
"'Cheap labor'. That's their whole philosophy in a nutshell – which gives you a short and pithy 'catch phrase' that describes them perfectly. You've heard of 'big-government liberals'. Well they're 'cheap-labor conservatives'.

'Cheap-labor conservative' is a moniker they will never shake, and never live down. Because it's exactly what they are. You see, cheap-labor conservatives are defenders of corporate America – whose fortunes depend on labor. The larger the labor supply, the cheaper it is. The more desperately you need a job, the cheaper you'll work, and the more power those 'corporate lords' have over you. If you are a wealthy elite – or a 'wannabe' like most dittoheads – your wealth, power and privilege is enhanced by a labor pool, forced to work cheap."
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Tweetie finds a nut.

Matthews: Birthers trying to ‘assassinate’ Obama with lies | Raw Story:

'Are they, no matter how much they claim to be patriotic, really the most un-American of people because they really do want to destroy this president, not because of what he does but because of who he is? Not because of where he was born, but because what his race was when he was born?'

'Or this the big lie they dare not to admit? They know full well he's an American. That they're simply out to destroy him personally. Yes, assassinate him with their lies,' Matthews concluded."
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That is mighty fair and balanced.

News Corp Donates $1 MILLION To Republican Governors Association

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They have to cheat at everything. Everything!

Massive Censorship Of Digg Uncovered � OOO:
"A group of influential conservative members of the behemoth social media site Digg.com have just been caught red-handed in a widespread campaign of censorship, having multiple accounts, upvote padding, and deliberately trying to ban progressives. An undercover investigation has exposed this effort, which has been in action for more than one year."
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Funny how reasonable the get once they get booted from the party.

Confessions of a Tea Party Casualty | Mother Jones

And, again:

Reagan insider: GOP destroyed economy Paul B. Farrell - MarketWatch

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Strict Constitutionalists... oh, wait...

The Washington Monthly:
"By my count, Republican leaders, including George W. Bush, endorsed six different new amendments to the Constitution over the last decade: (1) prohibiting flag burning; (2) victims' rights; (3) banning abortion; (4) requiring a balanced budget; (5) prohibiting same-sex marriage; and (6) allowing state-endorsed prayer in public schools. Jon Chait runs a similar list today, and notes a few I missed, including amendments to require legislative supermajorities to raise taxes, a 'parental rights' amendment, a term-limits amendment, and in one instance, an amendment to give Washington, D.C., a single voting representative."
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Yup

Dan Maes, Colorado Gubernatorial Candidate, Warns Of U.N. Plot To Destroy America With Bike-Sharing Programs

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Obama should recess, but won't.... sorry. Suppose to stick to the Repukes today. But, still....

Republicans block Bay Area judicial nominees:
"Senate Republicans have blocked confirmation votes on two Bay Area judicial nominees, Goodwin Liu and Edward Chen, and returned the nominations to President Obama, who must decide whether to resubmit them when Congress returns from recess next month."
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Fucking scary. Kudos for the 100 that didn't attend.

Troops: Refusing to attend Christian concert got us into trouble | Raw Story

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The horror!

The Daily Mash - OUTRAGE OVER PLANS TO BUILD LIBRARY NEXT TO SARAH PALIN

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Cee Lo - F*ck You

Genius and deserving of its own post:

DBT Weeks in Review - 8/20/10

DBT!

Drive-By Truckers at The National in Richmond, VA October 29-30, 2010 - Rock 'N' Raffle - Benefiting Nuci's Space

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Had to be done:



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Shonna Tucker | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

La Comunidad � Rock Your Soul � Drive-By Truckers de Sos al cielo. 8 agosto 2010

Drive-By Truckers ofrece en Zaragoza su �nico concierto en Europa - RTVE.es

Video: Drive By Truckers Live at Lollapalooza � WXRT

Lollapalooza 2010 In Photos: Drive-By Truckers | The Dead Hub

opening lyrics #1, "Women Without Whiskey" by Drive By Truckers | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Lollapalooza 2010: Drive-By Truckers

Live Collection: Drive-By Truckers | Cover Me

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Gregory Dean Smalley in The Chant



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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Come to the West Side, dammit!

First Ever Paste Tour Ready to Knock Yer Socks Off :: Music :: News:
"Here at Paste HQ, we’re super stoked to announce our very first Paste Tour showcasing the musical brilliance of four distinct acts. Joining us on the inaugural trek is Southern rocker and former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell, folky soulman Langhorne Slim, psychedelic alt-country kids Jesse Sykes and Phil Wandscher, and West Coast softies Mimicking Birds"
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Slobberbone







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Glossaryish

Facebook | Videos Posted by Seth Newell: Joey Kneiser & Kelly Kneiser - The Big Ocean [HD]

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Hold Steady

Nice interview with Craig though you'll want to kill the radio interviewer.

100805_Craig_Finn_1281059242_25911.mp3 (audio/mpeg Object)

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Music

The 50 hottest women in music | 49. Sia | Photo 3/50 | Metromix New York

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One of the sorriest son of a bitches on the face of the planet.

Ted Nugent pleads no contest to deer baiting in CA:
"California Department of Fish and Game spokesman Patrick Foy says game wardens saw Nugent kill an immature buck on a February episode of his Outdoor Channel TV show 'Spirit of the Wild.'

Investigators found that the deer had been eating bait called 'C'mere Deer.' Baiting wildlife is illegal in California.

Nugent originally faced 11 charges, including killing a deer too young to be hunted. In a deal with Yuba County prosecutors, Nugent's attorney on Friday entered no contest pleas to the two misdemeanors."
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That is one impressive receipt.

Iron Maiden Loves Slippery Nipples | Dlisted:
"Iron Maiden partied at a bar in Norway the other night and their $3275 bar tab receipt has made its way onto the internet."
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John Lennon's letter to British singer arrives 34 years late - Yahoo! News

THE TREASURE ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS - OCTOBER 16 & 17, 2010

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2010 (10th Anniversary!)

Concert venues are hurting all over, except in Philadelphia | Philadelphia Daily News | 08/09/2010

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dean is Wrong

Howard Dean is my write-in for Prez in 2012.

Dean suggests ‘compromise’ on Park 51: No point doing ‘something good’ if met with ‘enormous resistance.’

He's dead wrong on this issue and his logic is so twisted, it makes me think the Dems are trying to be too cute by half in dealing with this non-issue.

Either we have religious freedom or we don't. Islam did not attack us on 9/11.

Also, if you don't live in NYC, shut the fuck up.

And Jon Oliver on the Daily show said it best when he stated that by the anti-muslim community center folks (it isn't a Mosque, btw) logic, we should ban all Catholic Churches from being built anywhere near a elementary school.

Also, by this logic, we in San Francisco can ban all Mormon Cult buildings due to their financial support against granting gays equal rights.

You are dead wrong, Dean, and your comment that liberals need to be flexible is pretty fucking stupid. I think we've been flexible way too much.

"Of course, if progressive movements throughout history had followed Dean’s advice, there’d be very little progress. During the health care debate, Howard Dean boldly said, “I’m going to fight for a public option until we get one. It really is that simple. … We will not stop because Democrats in Washington say it’s done. We will not wait 20 years — 10 years — we will not wait a single year — because we will not stop until every American has the option to voluntarily buy into a program like Medicare.” It appears that running into the “enormous resistance” of the U.S. Senate and political opposition from the insurance, drug, and medical-industrial industries did not stop Dean from fighting for a public option. One has to wonder why he feels like it would be enough to sacrifice the rights of American Muslims to peacefully worship where they please."
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Though, he did get this right:

Dean: Individual Mandate Will Be Removed From Health Care Reform By 2014:
"On Friday, the former DNC chair took his skepticism with the individual mandate to a different, more provocative level. Appearing on MSNBC, Dean predicted that the policy will be removed from the legislation by the time much of the reform is implemented in 2014."
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For people who ask why I'm so pissed at OA. Here's a partial list.

Daily Kos: Olbermann said it. Rude Pundit said it better.

And to Obama's defenders, from the professional flacks like Gibbs to the amateur hero worshippers people around here, howzabout answering the criticisms for once, instead of attacking the messenger or changing the subject with a list of exaggerated achievements. Go ahead:
*Justify giving torturers and war profiteers a pass
*Justify prosecuting whistleblowers
*Justify ordering assassinations
*Justify claiming the right to imprison people FOREVER without trial
*Justify 30,000 more troops in Afghanistan at a cost of 30 billion dollars a year
*Justify appointing Ken Salazar
*Justify not firing Ken Salazar for his incompetent oversight of MMS
*Justify letting BP try to cover up the size of the spill through the massive use of dispersants
*Justify the formation of a Cat Food Commission on Social Security stacked with people who are on the record in favor of slashing it
*Justify campaigning for Blanche Lincoln after she threatened to filibuster health care insurance reform if it had the public option
*Justify candidate Obama's 180 on FISA and subsequent lying about safeguards that the bill did not contain
*Justify appointing two of the architects of the biggest rip-off in human history, Geithner and Bernanke, to his economic team
*Justify having a prominent, homophobic backer of Proposition H8 give the invocation at the inaugural. Out of all the clergymen in the world
*Justify caving in to the right-wing noise machine instead of confronting it on ACORN, Van Jones and Shirley Sherrod
*Justify record defense budgets
*Justify the lack of a strong stand on net neutrality
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Add this to the list.

'No Precedent' For Proposed Cuts To Food Stamp Benefits

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Has my full support and coin. We need more Atheist in the mix in a bad way.

Daily Kos: An Atheist Running for Congress:
"Doubt and skepticism are part of human nature. Many people who consider themselves religious admit to having occasional doubts about their beliefs. The politically expedient solution to this problem would be to admit that we have had doubts but finally conclude that we believe. What if, however, after looking at the entire picture we are more comfortable with the doubts than the belief? If it is acceptable to have doubts, is it not then acceptable to be a nonbeliever?

Many of the founding fathers of this country came here for religious freedom, but they were escaping countries where rulers told them how to worship not countries that were ruled by nonbelievers. Although many of the founding fathers were Christians, others were skeptics and Deists. Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, extolled 'a wall of separation between church and state'. James Madison, principal author of the Constitution, wrote, 'Religion flourishes in greater purity without than with the aid of government.'"
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Bring it on.

Reverse-Engineering of Human Brain Likely by 2030, Expert Predicts | Gadget Lab | Wired.com:
"“The singular criticism of the singularity is that brain is too complicated, too magical and there’s something about its properties we can’t emulate,” Kurzweil told attendees at the Singularity Summit over the weekend. “But the exponential growth in technology is being applied to reverse-engineer the brain, arguably the most important project in history.”

For nearly a decade, neuroscientists, computer engineers and psychologists have been working to simulate the human brain so they can ultimately create a computing architecture based on how the mind works."
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Swim, Eat, Pray You Don't Get Cancer... or Old.

Remember when the air at ground zero was deemed safe to breathe by the government in 2001. Notice all of the cancers and deaths occurring from ground zero workers now.

The government lied then and the government is lying now.

You are fucking crazy if you consume any gulf food for the next 100 years.

Sad day when you realize the black Democrat you supported is just as craven as the white Republican you hated.

Instead of splashing around in the gulf and eating its food for a couple of days, maybe Obama should go all in and move down to the gulf and feed his children gulf sea food everyday for the next 10 years. Let's see how that works out for him. Maybe then he can petition the government for help and have the Republicans that he's enabled prevent passage of any type of bill that might help the various cancers growing in his family members.

Spike Lee: US government lying about oil spill cleanup | Raw Story:
"Filmmaker Spike Lee is calling a 'lie' a U.S. government report that 75 percent of the spilled Gulf Coast oil is gone."
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Louisiana Fishermen Slam Claims that Oil Almost Gone, Seafood Safe | SolveClimate.com:
'The last thing I want to do is scare anyone away from the seafood down here,' said Dawn Nunez, standing at the counter of the shrimp wholesale business and deli she owns in the tiny fishing town of Hopedale. 'But if I’m not eating it or feeding it to my children, I can’t advise anyone else to eat it either.'

On their dock across the street, Dawn's husband Marty Nunez pulls a clump of oil-ridden marsh grass out of a plastic bag."
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Think Progress � DOJ gags scientists studying BP disaster.:
"In an explosive first-hand account, ecosystem biologist Linda Hooper-Bui describes how Obama administration and BP lawyers are making independent scientific analysis of the Gulf region an impossibility. Hooper-Bui has found that only scientists who are part of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) process to determine BP’s civil liability get full access to contaminated sites and research data. Pete Tuttle, USFWS environmental contaminant specialist and Department of Interior NRDA coordinator, admitted to The Scientist that “researchers wishing to formally participate in NRDA must sign a contract that includes a confidentiality agreement” that “prevents signees from releasing information from studies and findings until authorized by the Department of Justice at some later and unspecified date.” Hooper-Bui writes:"
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Scientists Find Evidence That Oil And Dispersant Mix Is Making Its Way Into The Foodchain:
"Scientists have found signs of an oil-and-dispersant mix under the shells of tiny blue crab larvae in the Gulf of Mexico, the first clear indication that the unprecedented use of dispersants in the BP oil spill has broken up the oil into toxic droplets so tiny that they can easily enter the foodchain."
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Scientists say up to 79% of oil remains in Gulf | Raw Story:
"A group of scientists have found that up to 79% of the oil in the Gulf of Mexico may still remain, contradicting earlier findings by a U.S. government study that found nearly 75% of the oil had dissipated.

Although the new estimate is based on the same data used by the U.S. government's study, the researchers came to radically different conclusions."
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Crabs provide evidence oil tainting Gulf food web | Raw Story:

'It would suggest the oil has reached a position where it can start moving up the food chain instead of just hanging in the water,' said Bob Thomas, a biologist at Loyola University in New Orleans. 'Something likely will eat those oiled larvae ... and then that animal will be eaten by something bigger and so on.'"
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Scientists: BP dispersants have made spill more toxic | Video Cafe:
"Last week, a group of independent scientists called for an 'immediate halt' to the use of dispersants. In what was called a 'consensus statement,' they warned that dispersants pose 'grave risks to marine life and human health.'"
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He doesn't listen to Democrats, duh.

NYT: Democrats in Congress should remind Obama of his campaign promises | Raw Story:
"'President Obama campaigned for office on an explicit promise to rein in these abuses,' the Times notes, citing a 2008 position paper which promised that 'as president, Barack Obama would revisit the Patriot Act to ensure that there is real and robust oversight of tools like National Security Letters, sneak-and-peek searches, and the use of the material witness provision.'

'But instead of implementing reasonable civil liberties protections, like taking requests for e-mail surveillance before a judge,' the editorial concludes, 'the administration is proposing changes to the law that would allow huge numbers of new electronic communications to be examined with no judicial oversight. Democrats in Congress can remind Mr. Obama of his campaign promises by refusing this request.'"
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Social Security is under its greatest threat from a Democrat and the uber-conservative cat-food commission he put together to develop cover for eliminating SS.

THEN the Democrat makes his regular Saturday morning address last weekend trying to scare voting Dems to the polls by saying that Republicans are trying to destroy SS.

Orwell would be proud, Obama.

Whacking the Old Folks | The Nation:
"What's extraordinary about this assault on Social Security is that a Democratic president is leading it. Obama is arm in arm with GOP conservatives like Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson, who for decades has demonized Social Security as a grave threat to the Republic and has spread some $12 million among economists, think tanks, foundations and assorted front groups to sell his case. If Obama pulls the deal off, this will be his version of 'Nixon goes to China'—a leader proving his manhood by going against his party's convictions. Even if he fails, the president will get some protective cover on the deficit issue. After all, he is targeting Big Government's most beloved and trusted program—the New Deal's most prominent pillar.

Obama's initiative rests on two falsehoods spread by Peterson's propaganda—the notion that Social Security somehow contributes to the swollen federal deficits and that cutting benefits will address this problem. Obama and his advisers do not say this in so many words, but their rhetoric implies that Social Security is a big source of the deficit problem. Major media promote the same falsehoods."
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Deficit-cutting ax may fall on Social Security - Yahoo! News:
"The Social Security system today faces a threat greater than the drive for partial privatization by George W. Bush.

'That's not hyperbolic,' says Nancy Altman, codirector of Social Security Works, a group dedicated to preserving the system that provides income for 50 million retirees, the disabled, millions of children, and more. Her fear is that President Obama's bipartisan National Com�mis�sion on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform will recommend cuts in Social Security benefits as one means to reduce the burgeoning federal budget deficit. If 14 of 18 commissioners agree on a deficit-cutting plan, it could be passed at a lame-duck session of Congress without the extensive hearings and discussions that normally precede such an important measure.

'There would be little chance for the public to have an influence,' says Ms. Altman."
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Monday, August 16, 2010

Spicy Cat

I've got jack in my que since I took a brief hiatus to beautiful Tahoe.

I looked for Fredo b/c I stayed but a few miles from the boat dock in GF2. Didn't find him.

The Tahoe Pentathlon:

Mountain Bike
Kayak the lake
Beer-run
Horseshoes
Grill assorted meats.

Thanks, Tac! Much needed.

I left my phone ringer off the entire time and I stayed off the computer mostly.

I really, really need to this more often.

So, n-e-wayz....

Consistently inconsistent.

These people are idiots:

Tea Partiers Say Net Neutrality Hurts Freedom | TPMDC:
"The tea party, a movement whose success on the grassroots level is in many ways attributable to the power of free and open Internet communications, is joining the growing conservative crusade against the FCC's plan to enforce net neutrality on internet service providers. According to one tea partier involved in the effort, the movement is opposing net neutrality because 'it's an affront to free speech and free markets.'"
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Well, then...

Docs discover sprouting pea in Mass. man's lung:
"Doctors say they have found a pea sprouting in the lung of a 75-year-old Massachusetts man."
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Traffic stop saves cat from owner’s plate - The Buffalo News:
"The cat, according to police, was in a cage “marinating” in a mixture of crushed red peppers, chili pepper, salt and oil."
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Reality

Back to reality tomorrow....


Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bozo The Spokesman

Gibbs Stands By His 'Professional Left' Critique, Expects Liberals To Vote In 2010:
"'I don't think [liberal voters won't show up],' he said, 'because I think what's at stake in November is too important to do that.'"
Wrong, asshole. And you should check out the primaries from this week. The Dems who WON received fewer votes than the Repubs who LOST.

What a great campaign slogan. 'We suck a little less than the other guys'.

Fuck Gibbs. Asshole.

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The Rude Pundit:
"So, let's get this straight, Bobby G. We on the left warned your boss and the Democrats that every time you reached out your hands to the Republicans, those fuckers would just gnaw on 'em. But you kept on with the effort of bipartisanship, watering down bills and watering 'em down. Anyone with a lick of sense knew that the GOP was just setting you up: force 'em to compromise and then make sure that what gets passed does just a scintilla of what could have been done. On bill after bill these mad negotiations occurred, and now you're accusing us of not living in reality? No, really, truly, fuck you, man."
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AMERICAblog News: Shattered Expectations: My 2 Cents:
"He ran on this incredibly inspirational platform of hope and change. There was a real sense that Obama could be the guy to stop business as usual in Washington and redeem government. I know I'm not alone in believing he recognized the time had come to remind lawmakers whom they worked for - the people - and remind the people that government could be on their side.

However, it's been almost 2 years, and no one feels that way.

What permeates is the sense that the President has compromised his alleged values and backtracked on his campaign promises in a way that jaded insiders would say was to be expected but the general population hoped wasn't the case. We wanted to believe. We really did. I know I did."
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Rep. Grayson Unleashes On Gibbs: "Bozo The Spokesman" (VIDEO)

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No one could have every predicted. Heckuva job, Obama. Heckuva job.

Hispanic media turn on President Obama - Carrie Budoff Brown - POLITICO.com:
"President Barack Obama has lost the most trusted man in the Hispanic media.

Univision’s Jorge Ramos, an anchor on the nation’s largest Spanish-language television network, says Obama broke his promise to produce an immigration reform bill within a year of taking office. And Latinos are tired of the speeches, disillusioned by the lack of White House leadership and distrustful of the president, Ramos told POLITICO."
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The spiritual leader of the Republican party is a hypocritical asshole? Shocking.

Newt Gingrich = Every Republican.

Newt Gingrich's Second Wife Dishes Hard To Esquire: His Money Woes, His Philandering, His Meltdown | TPMMuckraker:
"Esquire goes on to describe the financial pressures faced by the new couple: Gingrich declared keeping a budget 'too stressful,' so Marianne took that over, looking to maintain homes in Georgia and D.C., pay Gingrich's alimony and child support and reduce his massive personal debt. A Vanity Fair article from 1995 indicates that Jackie, too, was in charge of the household finances because of Gingrich's spendthrift ways: in fact, the debt the couple faced when they married in 1981 wasn't paid off until 1994.

In 1997, Gingrich was fined $300,000 by the House for ethics violations related to college courses and a non-profit. He and Marianne didn't have the money, so he began to write a book. But the book didn't turn out as anyone expected: it was a dramatic apology that Marianne described as 'weird.' With his inner circle, she attempted to edit it into something publishable -- but they ended up scrapping the manuscript entirely.

After the book petered out in 1997, Marianne said that his behavior began to deteriorate."
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Heckuva Job

Sans comment:

Daily Kos: If you're trying to convince us NOT TO VOTE FOR YOU in 2010 or 2012, Mission Accomplished:
"Turns out calling me 'F$#^ing retarded' or 'On Drugs' doesn't make me FIRED UP, it makes me think you think I'm an asshole, and that doesn't exactly win my vote, now does it?

Advice for Democrats who want to win WITHOUT 'The Left of the Left' this election season.

Step 1. Get Republicans to phonebank for you, Get Out The Vote for you, go door to door for you, and send donations to you. Get Republican teabaggers to do all that crap for you, because you can only insult Progressives and 'The Professional Left' so many times until we figure out that The Democratic Party wants our money and support, but after that, we can piss off.

Step 2. Once you've realized that Republicans WILL NEVER DO SUPPORT YOU, LET ALONE VOTE FOR YOU NO MATTER HOW LOUD YOU SING 'KUMBAYA' AND TRY TO APPEASE THEM, you'll have already lost seats in both chambers of congress. Lots of seats."
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Robert L. Borosage: Gibbs on the Left: Dog Bites the Man

4. The left hasn't been a rebel; it's been too good a soldier. Amazing that the White House would be upset at carping from the beltway left which has embarrassed itself by its willingness to absorb insult and salute. Women rallied to support a health care bill that weakened choice. Progressives supported the bill despite the president's unwillingness to fight for a public option, the taxes on good (read union) health care plans, and the grotesque deal with drug companies to sustain the ban on Medicare getting bulk price discounts. Environmentalists went so far as to embrace off-shore drilling in the failed effort to get the energy bill. Black leaders like Al Sharpton argued against any targeted economic programs, even as the African American community was suffering depression levels of misery in the economic collapse. The anti-war movement gave the president a pass on Afghanistan. Gays have been remarkably patient at delay in repealing the indefensible don't ask, don't tell policy. Progressives pushed financial reform hard, even after the Treasury Department helped defeat amendments to break up the big banks and more.
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Daily Kos: Why the discontent

A year ago at Netroots Nation, President Bill Clinton promised that if health care reform passed, Democrats would see a 10-point bump in the polls the following day. It didn't happen.

Here's why --

In the past, the only contact most people would have with the legislative process was the final product -- big headlines proclaiming that a historic bill had just passed and signed into law by the president. But in this media-saturated world of today, that doesn't happen anymore.

Rather, we got an intimate look at the sausage-making process. We saw what the various pieces of legislation could've been. We saw that the good stuff (like the public option or drug reimportation or job spending or comprehensive immigration support) had a great deal of public support. We saw those provisions stripped away (or ignored), one by one, as various industry lobbyists had their say. We saw people like Joe Lieberman and Max Baucus humored by the Democratic leadership and the White House. We saw Democrats "negotiate" with Republicans who openly scoffed at the idea of compromise, and openly bragged about their delaying tactics. We saw Ben Nelson throw his periodic hissy fits, while (openly!) extracting taxpayer-funded bribes in order to get his support. We saw how "bipartisanship" seemed a more important ideal to Democrats and the White House than "passing the best legislation possible." And we saw our party play the role of "deer in headlights" as the teabaggers took over the debate, on issue after issue.

So when the various pieces of legislation have passed, whether its the health care or financial reform laws or whatever, the sense hasn't been jubilation, but relief.

And relief isn't a positive emotion. It's a negative one.
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Rep. Ellison: 'Gibbs Crossed The Line':
Ellison said that Gibbs's resignation would be an appropriate response. 'I think that'd be fair, yeah. That'd be fair, because this isn't the first time. And, again, people of all political shades worked very hard to help the president become the president. Why would he want to go out and deliberately insult the president's base? And why would he confuse legitimate critique with some sort of lack of loyalty. Isn't this what the far right does? Punishes people who are not ideologically aligned with President Bush?'"
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Yelling At The 'Professional Left' Is One Of The White House's Few Joys:
"In that spirit, let me end by saying I don't pretend to have all the answers to the challenges we face, and I look forward to periodic conversations with all of you in the months and years to come. I trust that you will continue to let me and other Democrats know when you believe we are screwing up. And I, in turn, will always try and show you the respect and candor one owes his friends and allies."
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Gibbs’ Walk-Back: Clueless about “in America” | Emptywheel:
"No matter how many mean names Gibbs calls hippies, the real issue is that he, the voice of the Obama Administration, appears totally clueless about why America isn’t clapping louder about the Administration’s economic “successes.”"
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Daily Kos: Inartful:
"If the White House thinks their problems are reserved among a handful of progressive critics, then I'm afraid, because it tells me they're really out of touch with the undercurrent of discontent faced by Democrats this year.

The unemployment rate is brutal, while high-profile cave-ins to nefarious interests, like the Cornhusker Kickback during the health care debate did more to drive the Democrats' numbers down than any blog post or MSNBC segment ever did.

It may be easier to blame the dirty fucking hippies and kick them in the face, but that sure won't address the root cause of Democratic malaise, and it sure as heck won't better motivate base Democrats into helping close this November's intensity gap."
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FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: As Liberals Lose Hope, the White House is Losing Its Cool:
"I don't know whether Gibbs was going 'off-message' out of frustration, or whether the White House has become so jaded that they actually think this was a good strategy. Either way, it speaks to the need for some fresh blood and some fresh ideas in the White House. The famously unflappable Obama is losing his cool."
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Robert Gibbs Clarifies "Professional Left" Criticism, Calls Initial Comments Inartful:
"'There are two big problems with Gibbs outburst - policy and politics,' added Robert Borosage, head of Campaign for America's Future. 'In policy, the left got it right. The president is hurting because his reforms were not bold enough... On politics, the enthusiasm gap comes less from forced compromises than from political malpractice. The destructive health care waltz with Baucus and the supposed moderate Republicans... the White House's infatuation with taxing union health care benefits; the White House's unwillingness from day one to pound on the failed conservative policies that drove us off the cliff... Part of that malpractice, arguably, was on the left as well - as significant energy was devoted to the sausage making of the Congress, and too little resources and energy went towards independent mobilization. There was and is no reason for the ersatz Tea Party right to capture the populist voice.'"
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AMERICAblog News: WH spokesman: I was just out of control and winging it when I criticized the Democratic party base:
"Huh?

The White House spokesman would now have us believe that he wasn't in full control of his faculties when he did an interview with the Hill in which he blasted the Democratic base, and suggested we all needed to take a drug test. Really? He couldn't control himself? Then what is he doing remaining in the job as White House press secretary?"
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Obama: Those who disagree with me are not Real Americans

Thought about a good friend, yesterday who I haven't spoken with in a long time. Looked him up on Facebook to no avail. Then, I searched the web and found that my friend died of a heart attack in October, 2008. Last time we emailed was December 2007. I went back and read all of our past email exchanges.

You were a good guy and a good boss at Kenan Auditorium, Curt Allen-Little. Rest in Peace.

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I actually had a little something nice to say about Obama today until his Administration claimed that I'm not a Real American (Palin's term, mind you. One that she had to apologize for).

Fuck you, Gibbs and Obama. Your work HAS been shit and consider me one of these made-the-fuck-up Professional Leftists.

Democrats, you are on your own in November. Hands are washed.

Shorter, petulant Gibbs: Clap louder, assholes.

White House unloads anger over criticism from 'professional left’ - TheHill.com

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AMERICAblog News: Gibbs: People who are upset with Obama don't live in real America, didn't help get Obama elected:
"Let's put aside for a moment Gibb's adoption of a really nasty, and un-American, Sarah Palin talking point in order to smear the Democratic base (has it really come that?). (And heck, even Palin apologized for using that smear.) Let's look instead at the substance of the smear. Gibbs is now claiming, on behalf of the White House, that anyone who is upset with the way President Obama is handling his job clearly did not organize, campaign, or raise money for candidate Obama back in 2008.

Really? That's the latest White House response to Obama voters who are sincerely concerned about the direction this White House is taking on so many issues. To smear everyone and suggest that they didn't lift a finger to get the President elected? Seriously?"
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Lufthansa Pillow Fight: Passengers Throw Pillows At Flight Attendant (VIDEO)

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Fighters Fighting

The guy on the right (like I need to point his out) should have a statue erected in his honor.

Twitpic - Share photos on Twitter

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This is what I want everyday from every elected Dem. Kick their asses:



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My Kind of Democrat | Talking Points Memo:
"Too many progressives seem to want to sit on the sidelines until someone, a Marquess of Queensberry, comes along and changes the rules of the game to make it more civilized. What they don't seem to grasp is that democratic politics are the Queensberry rules. They replaced mob rule. The fractiousness, unpredictability, and feralness of politics are vestiges that remind us of what the real alternatives to democracy are. The real alternative is not a debating club and smoking jackets.

What I like about Weiner, or at least what I see of him in public, is that he's in the game. He doesn't hold himself above it or outside of it. He's in there. He's fighting. A good lesson for Democrats: If you're actually in there fighting, you don't have to worry about 'projecting' to voters that you're a fighter."
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Probably the best Senator we have. Al Franken.

Daily Kos: The most important post you’ll read all day

Al Franken for Senate | Join Al Franken - add your name to save Net Neutrality from the corporate takeover of media



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The only news show worth watching.

Rachel Maddow: Fox News 'Slimeballs,' CNN 'Not Really Trying' (VIDEO)

Daily Kos: Why Rachel Maddow Scares Them: O'Reilly Bites Back on Race Baiting

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The herd will not be culled enough, I fear.

Waxman sees bright side to Nov: 'Difficult' Dems won't be back - TheHill.com

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Uh... this is a contest? Brutal pictures involved.

World Sauna Championships Finalist Vladimir Ladyzhensky DIES At Event (PHOTOS)

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Friday, August 06, 2010

DBT Week in Review - 8/6/10

DBT!

Today, 3:00 P.M Central, DBT's Lollapalooza set will be streamed live and online!

Lollapalooza 2010 Webcast

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Big congrats to the 7th Trucker, David Barbe. UGA done good.

Barbe to lead UGA's music business program || OnlineAthens.com

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Word from the Hood:

Post from Patterson - 8/5/10 - Drive-By Truckers's MySpace Blog |:
"August 4, 2010 (Athens GA, office).

Happy August.

My Mom’s Birthday is tomorrow (8/5). Good manners will prevent me from revealing her age, but we can safely say she’s very young to have a son as old as me (my Father also)."
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In praise of Mike Cooley, the Drive-By Truckers' songwriting genius | Vancouver, Canada | Straight.com

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Homedrone: Patterson Hood's Tour Diary: Part 3 - Flagpole Magazine: Colorbearer of Athens, GA

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Becoming a part of real-time social media whether you want to or not!

Patterson Hood spotted at Athens, Attiki, GR | Realtime Celebrity Photos & Sightings | Pappd

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DBT se complace venir a EspaƱa!

Drive-By Truckers, Nick Lowe Y Marah, Tres Exlusivas en Espana de Lujo para este fine de semana

"Drive by truckers, �nico concierto en Europa durante este verano Comenzando al rev�s el domingo 8 el Luna Lunera se ha apuntado un tanto de primer nivel en su programaci�n al hacerse con un concierto exclusivo a nivel europeo para presentar su nuevo trabajo The Big To-Do. El grupo que comenzara su andadura all�por principios de los noventa es uno de los ejemplos de perfecci�n para los amantes del rock americano, no en vano fue el grupo elegido por el mism�simo Tom Petty para acompa�arle en la gira en la que en estos d�as est�n inmersos."
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Drive-By Truckers news: Drive By Truckers Live Featuring Bettye LaVette "Jealousy"

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MTV Real World hottie digging on the DBTs.

Twitter / Emilee Fitzpatrick: 18 Wheels of Love - Drive- ...

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Wes Freed (Mudd Helmut)

Wes Freed is a badass and don't you forget it.



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Glossary

Glossary should be one of the biggest bands in the world. Their three records can go up against anybodies three records.

I love this band.

Glossary - Save Your Money for the Weekend from Stewart Copeland on Vimeo.



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Music

Zoey, Feist, Chan and that Natasha Chick... may of the others need to grab a sandwich or 5.

The Hottest Women Of Indie-Rock: Pics, Videos, Links, News

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Wherein my hatred is justified.

AP: Nick Jonas, Jordin Sparks chair Reagan youth | Raw Story

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High Art

Russian Artist Paints With Her Breasts (NSFW VIDEO)

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