30 Apr 2011

Let’s Pick-SF 60’s Sound

This just comes up in between my Fleetwood Mac series and any other more grassin kind of Pickin Posts I’m doing, because somewhere, this first Janis song crept into my head. ‘N as I was surfin from clip to clip of this song, it occurred to me that there was

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30 Apr 2011

Late Late Night FDL: Strangled Eggs

Foghorn LeghornStrangled Eggs. This Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon was released on March 18, 1961.

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30 Apr 2011

This Is Not The Tree You Should Be Barking Up

Perhaps the producers of Atlas Shrugged might want to work on narrowcasting their advertising a smidge: Heh. Indeed. (Updated) Yes. It got better. If Atlas Shrugged starts making, like, $400 a screen, I’m totally taking credit.

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30 Apr 2011

Late Night: Useless, Snotty, Airhead Aristocracy Wastes World’s Time Throwing Grotesquely Opulent Pompous Nauseating Gala

No, not the royal wedding. The royal wedding was an event I am more than capable or regarding with my customary benevolent equanimity. The carryings-on of the British aristocracy are frivolous, and the tabloid obsession with them ranges from vacuous to terrifying, but overall –eh, the British Royals, whatever they get up to, I worry about them precisely as much as I worry about what their namesakes from Kansas City are doing with their relief pitching.

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30 Apr 2011

NY-26: Democrat Within Striking Distance in Red Seat on Strength of Opposition to Ryan Budget

This race is a test case, if a somewhat imperfect one because of the third party effort, on the potency of the argument against dismantling social safety net programs. Clearly, voters are on Hochul’s side on that issue, and she has been working to frame the race entirely around that. We shall see if that will carry the day. The election is May 24.

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30 Apr 2011

Israel: Latest victim of America’s weird foreign policy?

Don’t even get me started on America’s failed foreign policy in the Middle East. Just try to name even one country east of Suez that America hasn’t tampered with and made a mess of. “Israel?” you might say. Yeah right. Just imagine what Israel would be like today if America had resisted the temptation to interfere with its policies, the direction it was taking and its priorities.

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30 Apr 2011

Well, Just for fun…. Why is it that…?

These people will literally leave an anti immigration rally and swing by Lowes or Home Depot on the way back to see if they can find some low wage undocumented workers to fix the roof on their house.

‘People keep waiting on a change, they aint got sense enough to come in out of the rain’

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30 Apr 2011

Some Positive Feedback, More Analysis, And New Details Emerge On The Hamas-Fatah Unity Deal

Well, it’s about time that some of the prominent Proponents for the Palestinians made their voices heard… Carter hails Hamas-Fatah reconciliation The Carter Center, founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, issues a statement commending the Palestinian organizations for its ‘vision’ of reunification of the Palestinian

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30 Apr 2011

Royal Weddings and the Rule of Law

Apart from taxes & tyranny, warm beer and the Beatles, Robin Hood and Royal Weddings, what has England ever given us? For starters, the rule of law.

We talk about it here a lot, about how it no longer seems to apply to government and corporate elites. Like a hole in the sidewalk on a snowy day, that creates a slush-filled pool. We can step in it day after Groundhog Day. Or we can learn more about what “the rule of law” means and repair the crack.

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30 Apr 2011

Canadian 2011 federal election, April 30th update

Here be my thoughts on the 2011 Canadian federal election. I’m warning you all, though, that whatever is to follow is about as exciting as Canadian politics gets.

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