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  • "You Didn't Build That" - The Rap (spoof)

    08/27/2012 1:15:31 PM PDT · by guinness4strength · 1 replies ^ | Aug. 27, 2012 | Politichill
    A new video poking fun at Obama's "You Didn't Build That" comment in light of a few of the biggest inventions and inventors of modern times. Here's the Youtube link:You Didn't Build That! if you enjoy it, please give it a like!
  • 'Something... Gigantic' STILL Coming as Harry Gets Porn Offer/is Dumped by Model Girlfriend

    08/27/2012 6:10:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 52 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 27, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Just keeps getting better for Buckingham Palace... what an idiot this kid is: the queen caps an incredible 60+ year reign with super-impressive Jubilee celebrations, then the British Olympic team brings her the best UK performance in almost a century  -right in London- so then Harry goes and does this to the poor thing (when she was his age she was touring bomb shelters!)  But what else now, too? Sources close to the situation are saying there are major revelations from the Vegas debacle still yet to come... something apparently far worse than a few drunken strip-billiards pics: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- According to a source,...
  • Sunday Music - Armstrong

    08/26/2012 7:53:22 AM PDT · by TonyfromOz · 9 replies
    PA Pundits International ^ | 26th August 2012 | TonyfromOz
    With the passing of Neil Armstrong, arguably one of the most celebrated of all the Astronauts, and with a name nearly everyone recognises, we are all of us saddened at the passing of a gentle and unassuming man, who always said that he was just doing his job. In 1971, one of the most well known Australian Country singers, Reg Lindsay, released a song dedicated to Neil Armstrong. The song, written by John Stewart from The Kingston Trio, was a huge hit here in Australia, crossing over into the mainstream Popular Music Charts and making it into the Top Ten,...
  • Give Me Back My America Video Released By John Berry

    08/25/2012 2:37:03 PM PDT · by Borneo1 · 6 replies
    Tifton Now ^ | Dale Hall
    John Berry posted his new video "Give Me Back My America" today. This video is bound to resonate with conservatives. The video speaks in a powerful way for the common, God-fearing, everyday working person.
  • Apple vs Samsung: What's In An mp3 Player?

    08/24/2012 9:08:35 PM PDT · by This Just In · 70 replies
    August 24, 2012 | This Just In
    I have never owned an mp3 player. Everyone else in my family owns either an Apple or a Sony, but I have yet to invest in one of these electronic devices. Not that I have anything against mp3 players. I've been reading reviews and checking prices for years. I consider it quite an investment to purchase one of these pricey players. I am not about to cough up a large chunk of hard earned cash in order to invest in a device that would last about a year, or one which turns on (or off) at random. I've discovered that...
  • Country Living

    08/23/2012 8:07:22 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski's Youtube Classics ^ | 8-23-2012 | Revski
    A-Cappella singing of the song, Nothing But The Blood, is sung by my wife Cheryl and the song, I Saw The Light, is sung by me, o7jimmy. Many of the pictures of this video are from my childhood and personal events in my life.
  • Politics Blog: How hard is it to register voters at a Phish concert? (VIDEO)

    08/22/2012 6:41:14 PM PDT · by thecodont · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Aug 22 2012 at 4:54 pm | Posted By: Joe Garofoli
    Spent some time “for work” at a Phish concert Sunday at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Auditorium, the fruits of which is in this San Francisco Chronicle story. The purpose of this “research” was to check up on efforts to register young voters, who cast ballots in record numbers in 2008 — helping to propel one Barack H. Obama to the White House. One of the nation’s leading such outfits is HeadCount, which decamps at pop music concerts in an effort to connect with the yutes. They’re hooked up with more than 100 bands and are currently spiriting their volunteers around...
  • Nickleodeon Makes Mob Movie Nicky Deuce

    08/21/2012 8:57:22 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 5 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 08/21/12 | Friends of Ours
    Kiddy network Nickleodeon has begun production on the film Nicky Deuce which is adapted from "children's books by Steve Schirripa and Charles Fleming which tell the story of an affluent suburban kid who is sent to stay with his Italian relatives in Brooklyn, and becomes convinced they are secretly mobsters" as reported by Martin Chilton for The Telegraph. Among those slated to appear in the film are four actors from The Sopranos, and Nickelodeon executive Majorie Cohn says "having the Sopranos actors adds a level of authenticity and fun." No doubt this mob story for kids -- dubbed by Cohn...
  • Maureen Dowd: Is Paul Ryan merely a younger Dick Cheney? (Lame, even for her)

    08/19/2012 5:04:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    What happens when you realize you are the machine you're raging against? Tom Morello, the Grammy-winning, Harvard-educated guitarist for the metal rap band Rage Against the Machine, punctured Paul Ryan's pretensions to cool in a Rolling Stone essay rejecting R&R (Romney 'n' Ryan) as R&R (rock 'n' roll). "He is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades," Morello writes, adding: "I clearly see that Ryan has a whole lotta 'rage' in him: A rage against women, a rage against immigrants, a rage against workers, a rage against gays, a rage against the...
  • The Wreck of the Obama-Biden (with apologies to Gordon Lightfoot)

    08/19/2012 6:54:27 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 56 replies
    The velveted paws of the typing tabby | 08-19-2012 | grey_whiskers
    The Wreck of the Obama-Biden The Legend lives on from Chicago on Down of the group that they call “The Tea Party” This hate group, they say, loves to eat Chik-Fil-A and their votes in November are hearty. With a deficit score some fifteen trillion more than the Obama-Biden had starting That good ticket and proud was lost like Maureen Dowd when November’s Red State surge came early. The ship was the pride of the Democrat side who swore they would take back Wisconsin As the Socialists go, it was lefter than most ‘cause they came from Chicago or Harvard...
  • Hank Williams Jr. Calls Obama 'Muslim' Who 'Hates The Military'

    08/19/2012 12:38:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 18, 2012 | Aaron Couch
    The country singer's comments at the Iowa State Fair come during a month in which musicians have been particularly vocal about their politics. Hank Williams Jr. is giving the encore no one really asked for. The country star, who caused a stir last year by comparing President Barack Obama to Hitler, unleashed more sensational criticism of the Commander in Chief at the Iowa State Fair Friday. According to the Des Moines Register Williams told the crowd: "We've got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the U.S. and we hate him!" The controversial comments went over well...
  • Sophia Bush: 'Chick-fil-A anti-gay stance an insult to god'

    08/14/2012 10:09:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Digital Spy ^ | August 13, 2012 | Justin Harp
    Sophia Bush has declared that Chick-fil-A's anti-gay stance is an insult to god. The fast food chain sparked controversy last month when its president Dan Cathy expressed his opposition to same sex marriage. Cathy's comments have led to protests by marriage equality advocates as well as demonstrations of support by some conservative groups. Bush weighed in on the controversy over the weekend, telling E! News that Chick-fil-A's stance against gay marriage should not be tolerated. "Here's my issue - it shocks me how many people come to their defense, first of all. I'm sorry, it's 2012, if you really think...
  • Breaking Bad - TOO bad, this week?

    08/13/2012 10:12:28 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 49 replies
    Breaking Bad ^ | 8/13/12 | Mr. K
    OK I love this show It is the ONLY show I have watched ON PURPOSE in years (the first episodes of House and early My Name is Earl were up there too) I loved how Mr White was the nerdy geek in over his head, dumb-lucking his way out of terrible situations in often hilarious ways But this weeks episode when [SPOILER ALERT] they shot that kid [END SPOILER ALERT] I see no way of getting out of and still making good TV out of it. MY only hope is that the kids wasn't shot, he just passed out. I...
  • Soros' 28-y.o. Ex-Girlfriend Accuses Spooky Dude of 'Harassment, Violence, and Emotional Torture'

    08/13/2012 2:13:51 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 13, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Former Brazilian soap-opera star also charges he  reneged on a real estate agreement, is suing for $50M A Dr. Evil-esque megalomaniac control-freak raised in Nazi-dominated Hungary by closeted Jewish parents speaking to him in Esperanto dates a gal 52-years his junior (to provide respite from long hours trying to take over the world) and it turns out to be a relationship-from-hell... wholdathunkit? Now-Columbia University student Adriana Ferreyr claims that Soros never got her a birthday present for the first three years they were together then heartlessly dumped her after five, whispering in her ear (while in bed) that he was giving her apartment...
  • 'Romney and Ryan, two men who will destroy our people': Russell Simmons and other celebs react

    08/12/2012 12:02:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Pop2It ^ | August 11, 2012 | Drusilla Moorhouse
    After Mitt Romney officially named Paul Ryan as his presidential running mate today (Aug. 11), celebrities were quick to respond in the Twittersphere. From Russell Simmons' outrage to Rupert Murdoch's unconditional support and Seth MacFarlane's characteristic irreverence, here are some of the stars' top tweets... Elizabeth Banks: "I can confirm categorically that I am NOT Mitt Romney's VP nominee. #gamechange." Michael Ian Black: "Romney/Ryan = same initials as Ronald Reagan. THINK ABOUT IT!!!" Andy Cohen: I really hope someone has the guts to ask Paul Ryan's stance on the KStew/RPatz situation in California. #NeedClarification Sanjay Gupta: #43 on the list...
  • Boycott Theater Complexes Showing "The Campaign"

    08/08/2012 3:15:44 AM PDT · by kathsua · 31 replies
    Town Hall ^ | August 07, 2012 | reasonmclucus
    People should protest the showing of the movie "The Campaign" by staying away from the theater complexes that show it. Promos indicate the movie contains a totally unacceptable scene in which a man apparently hits a baby. In the scene one man is shown starting to punch another man. The second man ducks resulting in the first man apparently hitting a baby in the face. The movie is being promoted as a comedy but there is no way an adult hitting a baby can be considered funny by any normal person. The movie doesn't show the punch actually hitting the...
  • When Your a Gay Celeb, Filthy Language is OKAY

    08/07/2012 6:41:55 PM PDT · by InHisService · 30 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 8-7-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    Elton John – what a class act. In a recent profanity laced interview with an Australian TV program, Elton attacks Madonna – again. Calling her current tour a “disaster”, and that “it couldn’t happen to a bigger" (expletive deleted), he goes on to say she had to prove that she could do it all and that “she looks like a (expetive deleted) fairground stripper.”
  • The Union Station - Bright Sunny South (vanity)

    08/07/2012 11:35:19 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/7/12
    Is history about ready to repeat itself?
  • Sex, sex, sex, sex, sex

    08/06/2012 2:49:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 3, 2012 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    August 3, 2012, ( – At some point yesterday I was scrolling through a rather mundane news article on an equally mundane news site, when my eye was suddenly drawn to the lascivious photo of a beautiful woman prominently featured on the left-hand side of the story. Superimposed on the photo was the headline, “Actresses’ first nude scenes.” And then the words, “Click here.” I confess that, as attractive as the invitation seemed, I didn’t react quite as the proprietors of the website evidently intended. I did not “click here.” Instead, I got mad. As a proud, chest-thumping moral Neanderthal,...
  • Comedy Central Roseanne Roast: What You Won't See on TV (targets include Trig Palin, Chick-fil-A)

    08/05/2012 3:13:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Wrap - Covering Hollywood ^ | August 5, 2012 | Mikey Glazer
    “F**k Chick-Fil-A.” With that opening, Jane Lynch segued from last year’s Emmy hosting gig to roast master for Roseanne Barr. Lynch presided over Carrie Fisher, Ellen Barkin, Wayne Brady, Katey Sagal, Seth Green, producer Jeff Ross, fellow roast regular Gilbert Gottfried and comics Anthony Jeselnik and Amy Schumer as they skewered the plus-size 90’s sitcom queen in a two hour special taped at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday night. Here’s what you won’t be seeing on air when “Comedy Central’s Roast of Roseanne” premieres next Sunday night, August 12. Let’s get this one out of the way first. Roast fixture...
  • Confession (v) (guitar caucus)

    08/04/2012 5:27:54 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 22 replies
    Self | 080412 | Tih
    <p>"Not fit to be used to clean up after your dog" - or something like that. That's my opinion of Rolling Stone magazine.</p> <p>However, the picture of Jimi Hendrix on the cover (not the best picture, either) did get my attention at the checkout stand last night. And lo, the cover was peppered with tantalizing bits of guitar talk. But what got me to actually pick it up and thumb through it was this: "Pete Townsend on Jimi Hendrix....Eddie Van Halen on Eric Clapton..."</p>
  • Hitchcock's "Vertigo", Edges Out "Citizen Kane" as the Greatest Movie Ever

    08/02/2012 7:46:04 AM PDT · by OneVike · 64 replies
    GATE ^ | 8/2/12 | Chuck Wolk
    Ever since 1962, Orson Welles's, "Citizen Kane" has been voted the greatest movie of all time by the British Film Institute's much-respected Greatest Films poll, which it has been taken once every decade since 1952. Vertigo's (trailer below this article) recognition as the best movie ever may have happened because those allowed to participate for the first time are part of bigger and more international list of voters than ever before. Using the internet for the first time as the main form of communication, 846 critics and 358 film directors all voted for their top 50 films of all...
  • This Is The Last Days

    08/01/2012 8:51:36 AM PDT · by Revski · 9 replies
    Revski's Stuff ;) ^ | 8-1-2012 | Revski
    This animated video is not about the world ending because the world is without end. This video is of a end time event that soon will take place, that is the Lord Jesus coming to take his Church home, “The Rapture”, after awhile Jesus and his Church, with the armies of God will return and make a new earth and new Heaven, a time of new beginnings will come to a fullness.
  • To Those Who Want To Redistribute What I’ve Earned [Charlie Daniels]

    07/31/2012 11:28:29 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 16 replies ^ | July 30, 2012 | Charlie Daniels
    When you make your living in the public arena as I do and when you let your opinion be known as I do in mainstream and social media, you expect some criticism and this is as it should be, this being America where our very way of life is centered around free speech. I don't mind the criticism and usually give as good as I get, respecting all comers, regardless of how far afield or how vehement I consider our differences to be. But, lately, I have been receiving a small amount of correspondence from people who resent the headway...
  • Hawk Views

    07/31/2012 8:35:23 AM PDT · by Revski · 3 replies
    Youtube video ^ | 7-31-2012 | Revski
    This animated video of a rough-leg hawk from the north western part of America is watching from a high tree limb with actual sounds and my wife singing a Capella the first verse of, Nothing But The Blood.
  • How Much are Movies Themselves to Blame for Aurora Massacre?

    07/28/2012 8:41:59 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 34 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 7/28/2012 | Moneyrunner
    If it's now coming out that the Colorado Killer, James Holmes, was obsessed with being a character in the Batman movie, shouldn't we be having a national discussion on how much Hollywood is responsible for this murderous rampage. And while we're at it, a lot of the other social ills like the sexualization of teens, out-of-wedlock births and gang violence, all depicted in living color on the silver screen? On Tuesday, Matt Drudge linked to a blistering attack on Hollywood by Charles Hurt of the Washington Times in response to the massacre at the midnight Friday showing of the new...
  • Ray Stevens - Obama Nation (YouTube Video)

    07/28/2012 5:58:17 AM PDT · by shibumi · 6 replies ^ | July 23, 2012 | Ray Stevens
    The comedic and satirical master of the Pop Song does it Right!
  • Thirsty Tree

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  • Sarah Palin, The Hit of the Party in Hollywood

    07/25/2012 9:28:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | July 25, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    <p>Sarah Palin generated such a huge interview scrum that it threatened to leave the actual NBC stars ignored.</p> <p>Sarah Palin was the hit of NBC’s annual Summer party at the Television Critics Association Summer press tour. NBC was holding it’s annual event to showcase it’s new season.</p>
  • Our Days are Numbered

    07/25/2012 4:30:23 AM PDT · by Revski
    Revski youtube Classics ^ | 7-25-2012 | Revski
    This is a repeat video to bring awareness of our nation’s problems and not to seem like a, Gregorian chant. This video contains personal pictures of my wife Cheryl and me, Jimmy. The opening picture is the US Congress, clapping with joy and seemingly clueless of suffering in great numbers in our nation. The Lord, King Jesus is listening for sinners at every level to pray for forgiveness. Also, it is accompanied with two cut songs; King Jesus is a Listenin', sung by the Five Blind Boys of Alabama and Some Day Soon, sung by the Baptist Church members.
  • The Language Of Batman

    07/23/2012 12:20:22 PM PDT · by Shout Bits · 12 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 07/23/12 | Shout Bits
    Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises is not an ideological film in the mold of a Clooney or Penn America basher. Those hacks usually beat their audiences over the head with self-satisfied morality, but in Nolan's case, the morality tale is based in its vernacular. Make no mistake, the latest Batman movle is not subtle; it give the audience what it paid for with heavy doses of exhilaration, violence, and melodrama. Beneath the action, however, the movie repudiates the radical Left and the Occupy movement through the use of their own language. Nolan's Batman trilogy holds an unflattering mirror to...
  • 'Dragnet': Why Conservatives Should Still Love Joe Friday

    07/21/2012 5:41:05 PM PDT · by djone · 42 replies
    This is the city: Los Angeles, California." With those words, an episode of the 1960s version of "Dragnet" would start. Perhaps the most accessible version of the classic cop concept . Just how good was it? Consider this: Its cancellation in 1970 was not because the network didn’t feel it was pulling in ratings, but because show creator/star Jack Webb was focusing on other shows, like "Adam-12" and "Emergency!" (which was this author's favorite as a kid). The 1950s "Dragnet" was cancelled for the same reason – Webb wanted to pursue other projects. "Dragnet" has aged well. Around his death,...
  • Our Days are Numbered

    07/21/2012 12:35:29 PM PDT · by Revski · 8 replies
    This video contains personal pictures of my wife Cheryl and myself, Jimmy. Also, it is accompanied with two songs, King Jesus is a Listenin‘, sung by the Five Blind Boys of Alabama and the ending cut song, Some Day Soon, by the Black Pond Baptist Church members. Thanks for viewing!
  • Hitler finds out he didn't build the Third Reich

    07/21/2012 12:18:29 PM PDT · by JustCallMeFrank · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/21/12
    No news event is complete without a Hitler video.
  • Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Obama (vanity, humor)

    07/17/2012 5:12:23 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 9 replies
    self ^ | 7/17/2012 | New Jersey Joe
  • Country music superstar Kitty Wells dies at 92.

    07/16/2012 5:37:01 PM PDT · by iontheball · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2012 | AP
    Singer Kitty Wells, whose hits such as "Making Believe" and "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" made her the first female superstar of country music, died Monday. She was 92. The singer's family said she died peacefully at home after complications from a stroke. Her solo recording career lasted from 1952 to the late 1970s and she made concert tours from the late 1930s until 2000. That year, she announced she was quitting the road, although she performed occasionally in Nashville and elsewhere afterward. Read more:
  • Beyonce praises Michelle Obama in new campaign ad. Will that win votes? (Don't read while eating)

    07/16/2012 11:27:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 16, 2012 | Peter Grier
    Beyonce is the star of President Obama’s latest campaign ad. In the spot – released online Monday – the singer reads a letter she wrote in April that praises First Lady Michelle Obama. In the letter Beyonce praises Mrs. Obama as “the ultimate example of a truly strong African-American woman”. “No matter the pressure and the stress of being under the microscope she’s humble, loving and sincere. . . she builds and nurtures her family while also looking out for so many millions in so many ways,” says the Grammy-winning performer. How did the campaign get Beyonce to do this?...
  • RED HOT Conservative Chicks: Fox News' Andrea Tarantos!

    07/12/2012 9:12:12 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 50 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 13 , 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican... ______________________________________________________ Andrea   Red Eye   Lazy Girls   Google
  • Steven Tyler Departs From American Idol!! CONFIRMED

    07/12/2012 2:02:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    MJ's Big Blog ^ | 07/12/2012
    FOX is confirming that Steven Tyler is leaving American Idol! Wow. Here’s the press release, with quotes from Steven. Well, he and his band got the career boost they needed, at least. I have to wonder, though, if he left or was pushed? In the end, except for a few lulz, he was pretty useless as a judge. It will be interesting to see who takes his place. Steven Tyler has decided to depart his role as a judge on AMERICAN IDOL. Tyler served as a judge during the 10th and 11th seasons of IDOL. “After some long…hard…thoughts…I’ve decided it’s...
  • Great Song Parody: "The Government Can"

    07/12/2012 6:38:54 AM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | justiceseeker93
    Heard this fantastic song parody satirizing government abuse of power for the first time on Dennis Miller's radio show the other day, even though (as I discovered) it's not new, but rather about three years old. Written and performed by Tim Hawkins, apparently a conservative stand-up comic. He does a great job. Could and should be very popular at Tea Party events.
  • Happy Birthday Zo!

    07/07/2012 11:08:17 PM PDT · by mnehring · 14 replies
    Happy Birthday to the Z man!A Zo! video to rub it in he is getting OLD! Jimi Hendrix, American Individual and Patriot>Please give it up for a great freeper and patriot ZO!
  • Happy 4th!

    07/03/2012 10:44:42 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/4/12
    Inspirational FLAG scene from THE PATRIOT In this short clip from the 2000 movie "The Patriot" Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) finds a patched up American Flag in his son's saddlebags. A flag he'd carried constantly up until becoming a casualty of war the day before.
  • Almost Fifty Years Ago – But These Songs Still Sound Good To This Old Man…..

    07/03/2012 7:56:08 AM PDT · by sussex · 50 replies ^ | 02/07/12 | The Aged P
    The big hits of 1963…. Difficult to believe that all these came out almost half a century ago (when I had just started out as a teacher) but each of them still gives me a buzz today, not just as a stroll down memory lane but because they are also still damn good songs.
  • BET AWARDS: Whitney Houston, Trayvon Martin Honored

    07/02/2012 2:43:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hollywood’s brightest stars came out for the annual BET Awards Sunday night and once again took time to honor the late Whitney Houston. --snip-- ...Rev. Al Sharpton received the humanitarian award, and urged the crowd to vote this November. "This election is not just about Obama, this is about your momma," he said....
  • Simple man

    06/30/2012 9:51:21 PM PDT · by zimfam007 · 4 replies
    we haven't lost..... now we just need to fight and be willing to die.....
  • Brother Ali reflects on his arrest & involvement in Occupy Homes movement(White Muslim rapper)

    06/24/2012 3:10:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | June 22, 2012 | Andrea Swensson
    Hip-hop artist Brother Ali has never been one to shy away from social justice causes. But his participation in last night's Occupy Homes protest and subsequent arrest are by far his boldest political statements to date. I called up Brother Ali this morning to learn more about where he was coming from last night. As is common practice with Ali, we touched on far more than just what happened over the past 24 hours; the conversation quickly evolved into a deeper meditation on our current cultural climate. Below is a lightly edited transcript of our 30-minute conversation. Local Current: I...
  • Carol Burnett Show outtakes - Tim Conway's Elephant Story

    06/23/2012 9:29:49 AM PDT · by djone · 41 replies
    You Tube ^ | Carol Burnett
    Tim Conway destroys his castmates during a sketch on the "Carol Burnett Show" by refusing to let the scene continue until he can finish a story about a circus elephant. Unedited:(Language at end)
  • Desperado: The Official Obama 2012 Campaign Song

    06/23/2012 8:52:50 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 2 replies
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 6/23/2012 | Snarky Basterd
    Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?You been out campaigning for so long nowOh, you're a weak oneThough we know you think you're JesusThis money you beg forYou won't find it somehow
  • Letter to Emily White at NPR All Songs Considered.

    06/19/2012 12:57:16 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 12 replies
    The Trichordist ^ | June 18, 2012 | David Lowery
    Recently Emily White, an intern at NPR All Songs Considered and GM of what appears to be her college radio station, wrote a post on the NPR blog in which she acknowledged that while she had 11,000 songs in her music library, she’s only paid for 15 CDs in her life. Our intention is not to embarrass or shame her. We believe young people like Emily White who are fully engaged in the music scene are the artist’s biggest allies. We also believe–for reasons we’ll get into–that she has been been badly misinformed by the Free Culture movement. We only...
  • Happy Birthday, Paul McCartney 6/18/1942

    06/18/2012 11:46:22 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 55 replies
    The Beatles ^ | 6/16/12 | His mom
    June 18, 1942 Paul McCartney is born On this day in 1942, musical legend and former Beatle Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England.