Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Where You Been, Johnny?

I'm actually kind of a moderate when it comes to the
immigration problem. I sympathize with the Mexicans
who want nothing more than to come here and make
a living but I also sympathize with the U.S. citizens
who feel like they're under siege not only financially
but many times physically.

Maybe we do need to think about some kind of national
I.D. card, or putting troops on the southern border
or sending business people to jail when they knowingly
hire the illegals. Something has to change.

But I do want to say I think it's ridiculous for
John McCain to be blaming President Obama for the
problems on the Arizona-Mexico border. McCain has
been in Congress supposedly representing that
state since 1982 and Obama has been the president since
January of 2009. I guess a 27 year head start simply
wasn't good enough for old John.

Borderline Insanity

Here's some interesting commentary from the
Daily Show about what's happening in Arizona:

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Official Website | Current Events & Pop Culture, Comedy & Fake News

Sunday, April 25, 2010

So Gays Are Making a Mockery of Marriage?

My Facebook friend Barb Mooney made a very wise
comment yesterday:

"So, Larry King is getting his 8th divorce, Elizabeth Taylor is possibly getting married for a 9th time, Jesse James and Tiger Woods are screwing EVERYONE, yet the idea of SAME-SEX MARRIAGE is what is going to destroy the institution of marriage?!?! REALLY???"

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I'm For Sale

Just wanted to let you folks know I just published
my first book and it's for sale on Amazon.com. I
used the pen name James Hawthorne.

It's called "Nothing Happens For a Reason" and it's
a memoir of my life from 1957 to 1987. I've always
had a philosophy that everyone's life is interesting
if the stories are told right.

The reason I have the Pink Floyd picture on here is
because I used song titles to name all the chapters.

It was a lot of work but also a lot of fun to do. If
anybody else out there is thinking about self-publishing
a book let me know and I will be glad to tell you
how I did it.

It's Not a Joke, It's a Political Manifesto

Glenn Beck prepared his listeners Friday for a "radical" Supreme Court nominee after news broke that Justice John Paul Stevens would retire at the end of the court's current term.

Beck believes that President Obama will--"if he's smart"--select a "gay-handicapped-black woman who's an immigrant" to energize what Beck perceives to be the president's flagging Democratic base.

It's becoming clearer and clearer who Beck and his ilk are trying to keep fired up...straight, white men. When it comes to leading the country or formulating it's laws, no others need apply.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ah, Vacation!

Okay, I'm off to Jamaica for a week. You guys take care.

Behind the Signs

Here's some data on who's involved in the Tea Party movement
and what they believe:

The Tea Partiers: Older, richer and more resentful - Tea parties - Salon.com

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Brownie Husband

One of the funniest SNL commercials I've seen in a
long, long time...

Hulu - Saturday Night Live: Brownie Husband

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Universe Knows

Ever wonder
How you got here
Full of excuses
Full of fear

Ever consider
The things you did
The truths you hid
Even from yourself

Oh, the universe knows
Yeah, it knows
Oh, the universe knows
Yeah, it knows

Call it karma
Or the golden rule
Genius or fool
You can't escape

You make me tired
This is getting old
You're bought and sold
And you're not worth that much.

Oh, the universe knows
Yeah, it knows
Oh, the universe knows
Yeah, it knows

I've got break away
From this hell for two

(Repeat first two verses and chorus as much as necessary)

Sarah Likes To Make Stuff Up

Joe Conason on Sarah Palin's childlike view of history:

What Sarah Palin forgets (or never knew) about Ronald Reagan - Ronald Reagan - Salon.com

Friday, April 9, 2010

Hate This Guy? Go Green...

Our buddy Tom Harper has a great piece today on how
we can simultaneously deprive our enemies of funding
and help the environment:


Quick Spins

The first half of the year always seems to suck in
terms of new music. But now things are starting to
come out and here's my take on a few of them:

Slash "Slash"- this is a fun rock 'n roll party. Kind of
like Santana's "Supernatural" album that came out a few
years ago...lots of different singers all working with
the supremely talented Slash. Contributors include
Ian Astbury (formerly of the Cult), Chris Cornell, Ozzy,
Fergie, Kid Rock, Iggy Pop, Dave Grohl, Duff McKagan,
Andrew Stockdale (of Wolfmother) and others. Just turn it up!

Drive By Truckers "The Big To Do"- two or three strong cuts
but I have to say I was kind of disappointed. They could use
less stories and more power chords.

Peter Gabriel "Scratch My Back"- this one is slowly growing
on me. I've always liked it when Gabriel plays it serious
and slow (as on "Here Comes the Flood" and "Red Rain"). All
the cuts on here are in that vein and all cover versions of
other people's tunes. I especially like his versions of
"Heroes" and "The Boy in the Bubble".

Beach House "Teen Dream"- beautiful, weird pop music. It
definitely has a dreamlike quality. I think this guy and
gal have a big future.

This is God's Representative on Earth?

More evidence of high-level Catholic corruption:

AP EXCLUSIVE: Future pope stalled pedophile case - Yahoo! News

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Hey, Confederacy- Just Die Already!

Here's Gail Collins talking about Virginia's idiot
Republican governor and his desire to celebrate the
South's legacy of slavery, hate and treason...

Op-Ed Columnist - A Confederacy of Dunces - NYTimes.com

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Feeding the Flames

Franklin Schaeffer on the connection between mainstream
Evangelical beliefs and the threat posed by extreme Christian
militia groups:

Frank Schaeffer: The Evangelical "Mainstream" Insanity Behind the Michigan "End Times" Militia