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  • ‘Imagine’: Why John Lennon’s Most Enduring Song Is Actually His Worst

    12/06/2012 10:18:56 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 64 replies
    WBUR ^ | 12/6/12 | Jim Borghesani
    As we approach the 32nd anniversary of John Lennon’s death, I think it’s time to take a hard look at the song that — sadly and improperly — personifies Lennon’s legacy for far too many people. That song is “Imagine.” Why this weak entry in Lennon’s dazzling oeuvre receives such adoration mystifies me. The song features a syrupy melody, a cloying piano line, none of the startling chord or time changes that distinguished Lennon’s great Beatles songs, and no memorable hook. Lyrically it’s even worse. There are lines in this song that a young John Lennon would have savaged. “No...
  • DNI chief Clapper apologizes for ‘clearly erroneous’ answer to Congress on NSA data collection

    07/02/2013 3:03:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    WASHINGTON — National Intelligence Director James Clapper is apologizing for telling Congress earlier this year that the National Security Agency does not collect data on millions of Americans. In a letter to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, Clapper says his answer was “clearly erroneous.” Leaks by NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden have revealed the NSA’s sweeping data collection of U.S. phone records and some Internet traffic every day, though U.S. intelligence officials have said the programs are aimed at targeting foreigners and terrorist suspects overseas. Clapper was asked in March if the NSA gathered “any type of data at...
  • First Lady says husband 'a man we can trust' (The Long Game)

    09/05/2012 1:47:17 PM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 4, 2012 | DAVID ESPO and MATTHEW DALY
    First lady Michelle Obama lovingly praised her husband Tuesday night in a prime-time Democratic Convention speech as a devoted spouse and caring father at home and a "man we can trust" to revive the nation's weak economy as president, beckoning the country to return him to the White House despite agonizingly slow recovery from recession. "He reminds me that we are playing a long game here ... and that change is hard, and change is slow and it never happens all at once," she told a nation impatient with slow economic progress and persistently high unemployment of 8.3 percent. "But...
  • The Return of Cap and Trade

    05/19/2010 8:31:25 AM PDT · by yoe · 11 replies · 380+ views
    Front Page Mag. ^ | May 10, 2010 | Rich Trzupek
    The heart of the proposed (Western Climate Initiative) on the west coast, the (Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative) in the northeast and the (Midwest Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord) have, or soon will, establish greenhouse gas reduction mandates that cover twenty three states, including very populous ones like New York, California and Illinois. In addition, twenty four states have adopted (Renewable Portfolio Standards) that require ever-increasing amounts of electricity generated in those states to come from renewable sources that do not introduce additional greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.All told, thirty four states are participating in the big three regional initiatives described above,...
  • LIVE THREAD- State of the Union - 27 January, 2010

    01/27/2010 4:41:04 PM PST · by SE Mom · 2,518 replies · 98,741+ views
    27 January 2010
    The president is scheduled to give the State of the Union address at 9 PM eastern.
  • Krauthammer: Pelosi Is Now At War With The CIA; I Suspect They Will Destroy Her (w/Video)

    05/14/2009 7:22:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 127 replies · 6,622+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 14, 2009 | Greg Hengler
    Krauthammer also provides some overwhelming factoids regarding Pelosi's charge that the CIA lied to her: "Her charge of the CIA lying to her is utterly implausible. Why would it lie to her and tell all the others the truth? It makes no sense at all; and it was refuted by the black and white Obama CIA memo –– not a memo out of the Prince of Darkness: Bush and Cheney; but Obama CIA –– would show that in the briefing in which she says none of this simulated drowning occurred, they had specifically told her about the Enhanced Interrogation Techniques...
  • Obama to sign spending bill, push for new rules (Done)

    03/12/2009 4:04:42 PM PDT · by yoe · 2 replies · 269+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 11, 2009 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Pull the link up..........Stop Obama's maniacal spending...
  • Clinton is Outfunded if not Outmatched, While McCain Faces Critics

    02/07/2008 9:44:36 AM PST · by yoe · 15 replies · 172+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 7, 2008 | RICK KLEIN with MIKE ELMORE
    It took until a day after Super Tuesday, as it happened, for the tsunami to strike: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is now the underdog in the Democratic presidential fight -- and that is very much not by design (Mark Penn's spin notwithstanding). Feb. 5 -- the day that was once expected to seal the nomination for the Candidate Formerly Known as "Inevitable" -- was at best a duel to a draw, at worst the beginning of an erosion of Clinton's carefully constructed delegate lead. Feb. 6 brought the stunning news that the Clinton campaign is essentially broke, running on a...
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    LIVE FREE FROM FASHISTS!
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Bill Clinton Caught Again

    10/09/2005 8:25:04 AM PDT · by yoe · 50 replies · 3,616+ views
    News Max ^ | October 9, 2005 | Staff
    Either Bill Clinton is not telling the truth now about the terrorist threat posed by Iraq during his administration - or he fibbed to the American people while he was in the White House. Clinton recently told his former staffer-turned TV commentator George Stephanopoulos that the U.S. government had "no evidence that there were any weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq. But a recent report in the The Weekly Standard headlined "Clinton Revisionism" unmasks Clinton's flip-flops over the Iraq weapons of mass destruction issue. For example, during an appearance on "Larry King Live" back in July 2003, the former president...
  • You are being watched! You will slip up soon! (Ooooooooh, a scary post! ZOT!!!)

    01/31/2005 3:28:10 PM PST · by dl_pens · 189 replies · 3,465+ views
    You and your fascist co-horts will all be sorry when the Bush* administration is charged with stealing this election. His administration and this website is nothing more then propaganda for a fascist regime. We are watching you, and we will be there when you slip up and your face down on the ground because you slipped on your own Nazi style propaganda. John Kerry won this election and you know it! Everyone knows it!
  • Kerry Busted!!

    03/15/2004 11:20:22 AM PST · by Pukin Dog · 127 replies · 695+ views
    The Rush Limbaugh Show
    Rush Limbaugh just caught John Kerry in a huge lie. Call your media outlets. (never mind, they wont do anything) Kerry told the gentleman in his audience that he "did not say that he MET with foreign leaders, but that he had conversations with them. Rush just showed that Kerry's original comment was "I HAVE MET WITH FOREIGN LEADERS. THEY LOOK YOU IN THE EYE AND TELL YOU THAT YOU'VE GOT TO WIN THIS, YOU'VE GOT TO BEAT THIS GUY". So which is it? You cant look somebody in the eye on the phone. Kerry made it up.