February 29, 2008
Very sad: The lead singer of the Dave Clark Five passed away less than two weeks before the band was to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Yes, they were Beatles-lite but they had a certain charm. I truly loved them when I was five...
And a belated R.I.P. to Buddy Miles:
February 27, 2008
God, she is just screwing the pooch on a daily basis these days:
(Be sure to turn up the volume so you can hear the audience boo her. I'd love to know who the hell is feeding her these horrible one-liners. And why is she taking their advice?)
In case you missed the SNL skit she awkwardly referenced, here it is:
February 26, 2008
Via This Modern World we get this intriguing analysis of Hillary Clinton's latest campaign strategy of acting crazily indignant while shamelessly attacking her opponent:
Actually, Hillary's performance reminds me more of this:
And we don't need any more of that crap...
BTW: Arianna Huffington has written a great post on the differences between Obama's and Clinton's use of words. If you're a Hillary supporter, you may be surprised.
February 25, 2008
I am as "chuffed" as Colin Farrell.
Hats off to Jon Stewart (all is forgiven) for bringing Marketa back out to give her acceptance speech. That was a true class act.
Now go and rent Once. (I just went to the Netflix link for the film and was shocked to see that this film got an "R" rating, apparently for language. Please don't let that stop you. It's a lovely film.)
February 24, 2008
Yes, you have every right to worship Tina for creating and starring in the best comedy on TV. But, please, do not look to her for political guidance:
Yes, that was cleverly written and well-performed. But allow me to refresh your memories with this past example of Fey's so-called political acumen:
In writing for (30 Rock's) Liz (Lemon), Ms. Fey said, she drew somewhat on her own experiences in television. In one episode Liz is called a vulgar name by a subordinate, an incident that Ms. Fey said was based on something that happened to her.I'm sorry, but that's simply retarded. It's right up there with Mitt Romney's stated reason for dropping out of the Republican race:
In another episode, in which Liz reflects on things about herself that others wouldn’t know, she says, “There is an 80 percent chance” that she will “tell all my friends I’m voting for Barack Obama, but I will secretly vote for John McCain.”
Ms. Fey, who wrote that line, said it was semi-autobiographical, a way of “admitting I have a lot of liberal feelings, but I also live in New York, and I want to feel safe, and I secretly kind of want Giuliani.”
"If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator Clinton or Obama would win. And in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign, be a part of aiding a surrender to terror."If you still think that Tina makes a convincing case for Hillary, I have one more video to show to you. I believe this is a new low for Hillary who seems to lower the bar every single remaining day of her poorly-managed campaign:
Yes. Maybe, as she said herself, she has just lived a little long. Sorry, but Hillary has become a total Joey Nichols...
February 22, 2008
...and then kindly shut the fuck up.
Once again, Hillary Clinton pulled some emotion out of her ass to try and salvage her poorly managed campaign (and if you can't manage a campaign, how you gonna manage the country?). After 40 some-odd minutes of typically robotic Clinton-Talking-Points, Hilary used her last answer to show us "The Real Hillary Clinton" and prove to the country that she is, in fact, a human being. Tellingly, her answer was all about her:
Sure she shifted the focus to the poor wounded heroes after she stated the question so many people supposedly ask her ("how do you do it") but notice how her little speech about the soldiers was ultimately about how compassionate SHE is. I mean, how canned was this statement: "You know the hits I've taken in life are nothing compared to what goes on every single day in the lives of people across our country." Turns out very canned (see final video).
Hillary's soldiers were merely used as props, proving she is as shameless as our current commander in chief. And can we really believe her emotions regarding the troops or is she covering up for the blood that is on her hands? For had she been as strong and brave a leader as she claims she is, she would have stood up along with her Democratic colleagues Daniel Akaka (D-HI), Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Robert Byrd (D-WV), Kent Conrad (D-ND), Jon Corzine (D-NJ), Mark Dayton (D-MN), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Russell Feingold (D-WI), Robert Graham (D-FL), Daniel Inouye (D-HI), Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Carl Levin (D-MI), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Patty Murray (D-WA), Jack Reed (D-RI), Paul Sarbanes (D-MD), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Paul Wellstone (D-MN), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and the lone Republican Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) and independent James Jeffords (I-VT) and voted against Joint Resolution 114 (the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002). But she voted for the resolution so I have to conclude that Hillary Clinton is just a giant phony.
The actual Real Hillary Clinton showed up earlier in the debate. This is the person who will do anything it takes to get elected. Who surrounds her self with overpaid hacks. Who allows these hacks to smear her opponents at will. And who obviously allows them to script some of these attacks for her own use (which occurs about 3 minutes in):
To me, this was the defining moment of the debate. This was when Hillary showed her true, nasty colors. Barack, of course, took it all in stride and remained above the fray. As he said before Hillary's ridiculous attack, "This is where we start getting into silly season in politics and I think people start getting discouraged about it..."
And here's a final irony of Hillary's attempt to save herself in last night's debate: Pretty much, her entire campaign against Obama has been to attack his so-called empty rhetoric. Her campaign upped the ante on these attacks last week by accusing Obama of plagarism, an accusation that has had little traction among voters but has given little chubbies to a number of pundits. It's apparent how desperate this campaign truly is if that's the best they've got (and you know her handlers thought they were going to hit a home run with that horrible "xerox" line). However, if you are going to accuse someone of stealing, you better not get caught with your hand in the cookie jar. But, that is exactly what happened last night when Hillary finished her emotional final answer with the following lines. Let's look at "The YouTube" as Hillary put it:
Hillary: "You know, whatever happens, we're going to be fine. You know, we have strong support from our families and our friends. I just hope that we'll be able to say the same thing about the American people. And that's what this election should be about." - Democratic Debate, 2/21/07
John Edwards: "What's not at stake are any of us. All of us are going to be just fine no matter what happens in this election. But what's at stake is whether America is going to be fine." - Democratic Debate, 12/13/07
And holy shit! She not only "plagiarized" John Edwards, she completely stole her "greatest hit" from her husband:
So Hillary, just shut the fuck up. We are sick and tired of "silly season."
(h/t to AmericaBlog)
February 21, 2008
February 20, 2008
So have a video:
Created by the iBand using an iAno, PocketGuitar, IPhoneSynth and BeatPhone. Seriously lovely.
Oh, and go Barack! Hillary: You need to drop out of the race. You are simply too divisive. And so are your Swift-Boating supporters. With friends like these, who needs Republicans?!?!?
February 15, 2008
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February 07, 2008
February 06, 2008
Who is the most authentic? Who truly believes the words coming out of his or her mouth?
Yes, as a commenter has pointed out, we should not be electing an "orator-in-chief." However, this country needs someone who can lead us out of the horrible funk of the last seven years. I realize it's going to take more than one person and probably more than two terms of a presidency, but who do you think will be able to, at the very least, attempt to turn this country around?
February 04, 2008
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Betcha can't watch the whole thing.
I gotta admit: I haven't cared diddly about football since the '87 strike but you'd have to be without a pulse not to have appreciated yesterday's game, particularly this play:
Even my wife, who literally loathes the game, jumped up and down and screamed. I have witnesses...