15 Nov 2007

Late Nite FDL: God Shows Up for Georgia Photo-Op, Bails

Okay, so rather than address the disastrous lack of planning in our state’s sprawl-ification, on Tuesday, Governor Sonny Perdue held a prayer rally at the state capitol in an effort to coax rain from the sky and end Georgia’s catastrophic drought. And what do you know, God came through.

And as faith, nature and/or God would have it, Georgia did indeed get some rain.

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14 Nov 2007

Late Late Nite FDL: I’m Only Happy When it Rains

Okay, let me be the first to say that perhaps Governor Perdue was on to something with that whole “Pray for Rain” thing, because it’s finally raining here.  Sweet, beautiful rain.

I’m going to sleep like a baby tonight.

So, this is my favorite song about rain.

What’s yours?

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14 Nov 2007

Late Nite FDL: Tell Me Why

Camille Paglia is to writing what the guy from Bronski Beat is to singing. There was a brief moment back in the 80’s when Jimmy Somerville’s eerie countertenor was a good thing. As a distraught gay teen living in a backward southern town, I was sort of duty-bound to buy the 12″ extended single of “Smalltown Boy” and play it until the grooves wore out.

The problem of course was

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13 Nov 2007

Late Late Nite FDL: Goodnight William

My friend Poppy:

William died very peacefully at our vet’s office about 9:45 this morning. I knew yesterday that we’d be taking him in but didn’t want to put a damper on anyone’s Halloween by saying so. He started doing badly on Tuesday night, and by yesterday had lost much of his bowel and bladder control and his ability to walk.

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13 Nov 2007

Late Nite FDL: Dirty Words vs. Dirty Deeds

You know, half-dead Righty scolds like Dennis Prager get a lot of mileage out of accusing “The Left” of having dirty mouths.

As I wrote in my June 5, 2007, column, “‘Buck Fush’ and the Left,” “Higher civilization has always regarded the use of expletives in public (outside of, let us say, theatrical performances) as a form of assault on civilization .

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12 Nov 2007

Late Late Nite FDL: When Things Don’t Go as Planned

Via Jezebel, we hear that Righty harridan Laura Ingraham was talking smack about how she was going to go on “The View” and tell those librul bitchez where they could stick it.

About a month ago on her radio show, she discussed her upcoming View appearance and talked a big game, saying, “It’s not gonna be pretty.” (To which her nauseating male sidekick said, “When I think of The View, I

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12 Nov 2007

Late Nite FDL: An Open Plea to Big Media

Have you guys seen the SwiftKids for Truth ads? They’re hilarious, but kind of painful as well.

“Hillary Clinton,” opines one kid, “is a thief.”

“She stole stuff from the White House,” adds another, “Like towels and plates and other stuff.”

“Hillary Clinton’s not a woman,” says one particularly adorable little girl, adding emphatically, “She’s a man.”

In the John Edwards ad, we are informed by a precious, mop-topped little boy, “John Edwards paid

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09 Nov 2007

Late Late Nite FDL: Joy

Ah, the Sundays.

I miss this band.

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09 Nov 2007

Late Nite FDL: 100 Days, 100 Nights

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, hell yeah!

If this band sounds familiar, it’s because they were the backing band on Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” album.

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08 Nov 2007

Late Late Nite FDL: Rage, Rage Against the Goddamn Machine

As any of you who read this site regularly know, good writing is incredibly important to us at FDL. It’s what separates us from The Right Wing Blogoshpere the animals. We’re happy to support the Writers’ Guild of America in their efforts to ensure fair and equitable payment for the writers striking all over the country.

FDL is a community of activists, concerned citizens, and proud Americans, and the thing

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