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  • “Country Music” Episode 4: I Cant Stop Loving You 1953 To 1963

    09/22/2019 12:30:54 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 53 replies ^ | September 22, 2019 | Ken Burns
    “Travel to Memphis, where Sun Studios artists Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley usher in the era of rockabilly. Ray Charles crosses America’s racial divide by recording a country album. Patsy Cline shows off Music City’s smooth new Nashville Sound.” As the 1960’s began Country & Western music was being heavily influenced by the rock & roll sound. A new generation of artists, songwriters and shrewd producers would record some great American music during this transitional era.
  • Historian: Trump Marriage Is Most 'Awkward' Presidential Union in Modern Times (hurl alert!)

    05/12/2018 10:51:04 AM PDT · by ethom · 75 replies
    People Politics ^ | May 11, 2018 03:09 PM | DIANE HERBST
    Prominent presidential historian Douglas Brinkley doesn’t think Donald and Melania Trump‘s marriage is “hinged right.” “In modern times, we haven’t had such an awkward marriage — one that seems to be frozen. It doesn’t seem to be a very organic thing,” Brinkley, a professor of history at Rice University and CNN’s presidential historian, tells PEOPLE. The first couple’s public image has been defined by viral video of Melania, 48, swatting away her husband’s hand when he’s tried to hold hers. “That scene of the hand swat,” says Brinkley, “is a visual metaphor for a marriage that isn’t hinged right.” It’s...
  • Let’s Be a Little More Careful, Please

    05/23/2017 6:52:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 27 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 19, 2017 | Aaron Barlow
    Editor's Note: This blog originally appeared at Academe Blog, the blog of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). A decade or more ago, at a faculty party in New York City, I listened in as a diverse group of faculty spoke casually and disparagingly of "hillbillies," "rednecks" and "white trash." I reminded them that they were speaking of my own people (my ancestry is completely Appalachian), though they shouldn't really be demeaning any group, no matter who might be around. I was met by fish-eyed responses, including the comment, "Well, you left there." My experience is not unusual. Author...

    05/23/2017 3:46:46 AM PDT · by knarf · 11 replies
    The heart of FR America. ^ | May 23, 2017 | Joe Dan Gorman
    Joe Dan can use more than four of the offered topics on FR.
  • MERLE HAGGARD- BRAIN CLOUDY BLUES (aka milk cow blues)

    12/10/2015 8:58:43 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | (1985?) | MERLE HAGGARD
    Now Playing: Brain Cloudy Blues (milk cow blues) performed by Merle Haggard from his Salute to Bob Wills album...
  • Whistle-blower: State Dept. Employees Who Don’t Sign Separation Agreement Face ‘Dire Consequences’

    03/22/2015 9:17:44 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 03/22/2015 | Chris Enloe
    According to the Daily Caller, not signing the “formal separation agreement” (OF-109) upon departing employment at the State Department can have “dire consequences.”These comments come from well known State Department security agent and whistle-blower, Richard Higbie: “Ramifications for lower-level State Department employees include the withholding of retirement benefits and possible investigations conducted by the agency into why employees declined to sign the form, whistle-blower Richard Higbie says.” Per the State Department’s own rules, employees leaving the agency must sign the OF-109 document, certifying that turned over any and all documents in their possession related to any State Department business.If what...
  • Shoot Him High, Pa. We need his britches, and his shoes.{2:22 song]

    07/23/2013 3:43:49 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | Rosalie Allen
    "Rosalie was affectionately known as the "Queen of the Hillbillies" "...."Country Music History Books may fail to mention her name. And hardcore honky tonks may scoff at this northeastern gal who based her cowgirl career in New York City. But Rosalie Allen made a splash well over half a decade ago that still manages to send in ripples to those lucky enough to have found her. Before country music decided to pack up and move to Nashville, Rosalie took it to the Big Apple hosting an immensely popular radio show ("Prairie Stars"), opening the city's first country music store and...
  • Garth Brooks on Obama: "I Love Him"

    03/23/2011 1:05:55 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 79 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3-22-2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Grammy award-winning singer Garth Brooks told that he "fully" supports President Barack Obama and that it must be "hell" serving as President of the United States.
  • Branson's first hillbilly comedian Lyle Mabe dies

    03/01/2010 5:01:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 446+ views
    KY3 ^ | Feb 27, 2010
    Considered lovingly as Branson's first "hillbilly" comedian, Lyle Mabe has died after a long illness. Mabe and his three brothers started The Baldknobbers Show in Branson in 1959. Known as George Aggernite, Mabe played the washtub bass. In the 60s, Mabe went on bus tours during Branson's tourist-offseason spreading word of the city. During the 70s and 80s, Mabe was a pitchman for Empire Gas of Lebanon. Many commercial spots became popular on KY3 starring the comic. Second and third generations still perform for the Baldknobbers Jamboree. Lyle Mabe was 71.
  • The Rest of the Story on the Incestuous Hillbillies and the Mormon Church

    11/24/2009 7:45:07 PM PST · by delacoert · 19 replies · 1,144+ views
    Riverfront Times ^ | Nov. 24 2009 | Keegan Hamilton
    Yesterday on Daily RFT we had a couple bones to pick with a misleading headline in the local daily and the bible-thumping defenders of Burrell E. Mohler Sr. Along with his brother and four sons, the 74-year-old Independence, Missouri, native is accused of repeatedly raping his elementary school-aged granddaughters. Turns out the article in the Post was cribbed from a much longer and much more compelling piece that led Sunday's Kansas City Star. The latter feature lays out the Mohler family tree, details all of the disgusting deeds in question and sets it all against the backdrop of the family's...
  • Clinton seeks to cast herself as underdog vs Obama

    02/11/2008 1:50:40 AM PST · by dennisw · 25 replies · 310+ views
    yahoo. ^ | Sun Feb 10, 1:58 PM ET | Caren Bohan
    Sen. Hillary Clinton, viewed last year as virtually unstoppable in her bid to become the U.S. Democratic presidential nominee, is now seeking to portray herself as the underdog against rival Sen. Barack Obama. The Clinton campaign has labeled the Illinois senator the "establishment" candidate as she tries to wrest from him the message of a vow to bring change to Washington. But political analysts saw some irony in the New York senator's effort to seek the status of a challenger to the establishment, given that she has been a household name since her husband, Bill Clinton, ran for president in...
  • Clinton camp tries to downplay Obama caucus sweep

    02/10/2008 5:26:32 PM PST · by jdm · 103 replies · 258+ views
    Newsday ^ | Feb. 10, 2008 | BY GLENN THRUSH AND KEITH HERBERT
    **EXCERPT** Hillary Rodham Clinton had hoped her strong showing on Super Tuesday would halt Barack Obama's momentum - but that notion was shattered yesterday as Obama scored blowouts in Washington state, Louisiana and Nebraska. The Clinton camp had tried to downplay the widely anticipated losses as old news - and her campaign had ceded Louisiana and Nebraska to save their resources for the bigger March 4 contests in Texas and Ohio. But the big wins for Obama could fuel the perception that he's on a roll, and victories could be scarce for Clinton over the next few weeks if she...
  • National Super Tuesday poll shows dramatic Democratic shift

    02/04/2008 5:34:11 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies · 497+ views
    CNN ^ | February 04, 2008 | Paul Steinhauser
    Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton is losing ground to Sen. Barack Obama in a national CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released on the eve of critical Super Tuesday presidential primaries and caucuses. The two are virtually tied in Monday's survey, which shows the New York senator has lost a comfortable national lead she's held for months over Obama and other rivals. The survey also shows Arizona Sen. John McCain as the clear Republican front-runner. Obama, who trounced Clinton in January's South Carolina primary, garnered 49 percent of registered Democrats in Monday's poll, while Clinton trailed by just three points, a gap well...
  • 10 Years Late: Bill and Hill FINALLY Get Their Due

    01/28/2008 1:27:17 PM PST · by disraeligears · 95 replies · 192+ views
    10 years ago Drudge broker the Monica story. Years before then, it was self-evident to most reasoned observers that Bill was a world-class sleaze and that Hillary was an all universe-enabler. The Democratic party, reflecting our lower standards regarding moral rectitude, defended Bill Clinton during his impeachment proceedings, arguing that it was just about sex. This defense was reflexive, especially given Hillary's diatribe against the "vast right wing conspiracy." Comforted by the knowledge that Bill had learned his lesson, Democrats turned to Hillary as their new standard bearer. She was not just the front-runner for her party's nomination, she was...
  • Democrats set for trench warfare

    01/26/2008 8:36:46 PM PST · by jdm · 63 replies · 269+ views
    Financial Times ^ | Jan. 27, 2008 | By Edward Luce
    Barack Obama’s crushing victory over Hillary Clinton in South Carolina, where he received more votes than Mrs Clinton and John Edwards combined, will restore much of the momentum that he briefly enjoyed following his emphatic victory in Iowa. But Mr Obama’s stunning win is also likely to polarise further an already bitterly divided Democratic Party as the Clintons pull out all stops to maximise their chances on the “Super Tuesday” February 5 primary of 22 states. Even before the polls had closed on Saturday, Bill Clinton, who has been widely attacked for allegedly “playing the race card” in the last...
  • Obama wins South Carolina primary

    01/26/2008 4:05:19 PM PST · by Brilliant · 283 replies · 1,157+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | January 26, 2008 | DAVID ESPO and CHARLES BABINGTON
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Barack Obama routed Hillary Rodham Clinton in the racially-charged South Carolina primary Saturday night, regaining campaign momentum in the prelude to a Feb. 5 coast-to-coast competition for more than 1,600 Democratic National Convention delegates. Former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina was running third, a sharp setback in the state where he was born and scored a primary victory in his first presidential campaign four years ago. The Associated Press made its call based on surveys of voters as they left the polls. About half the voters were black, according to polling place interviews, and four out...
  • Is the right right on the Clintons?

    01/26/2008 6:19:19 AM PST · by Aristotelian · 65 replies · 110+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 26, 2008 | Jonathan Chait
    Hillary's campaign tactics are causing some liberals to turn against the couple. Something strange happened the other day. All these different people -- friends, co-workers, relatives, ... -- kept saying the same thing: They've suddenly developed a disdain for Bill and Hillary Clinton. Maybe this is just a coincidence, but I think we've reached an irrevocable turning point in liberal opinion of the Clintons. The sentiment seems to be concentrated among Barack Obama supporters. Going into the campaign, most of us liked Hillary Clinton just fine, but the fact that tens of millions of Americans are seized with irrational loathing...
  • Clinton Slips in Iowa Poll

    11/19/2007 2:37:46 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 79 replies · 55+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Monday, November 19, 2007; 5:01 PM | By Anne E. Kornblut and Jon Cohen
    Illinois Senator Barack Obama gets the support of 30 percent of likely Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa, compared to 26 percent for Clinton, 22 percent for former senator John Edwards and 11 percent for New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. The results are only marginally changed from a Post-ABC poll in late July, but in a state likely to set the course for the rest of the nominating process, there are significant signs of progress for Obama -- and harbingers of concern for Clinton.
  • White House Criticizes Clinton Ad

    08/14/2007 3:34:18 PM PDT · by Laverne · 45 replies · 1,086+ views
    AP ^ | Aug 14 03:08 PM US/Eastern | Not Identified
    The White House on Tuesday assailed Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton for criticizing President Bush in her latest television ad, calling her statements "outrageous." The 60-second spot, which began running Tuesday in Iowa, intercuts scenes of the candidate interacting with voters and talking about challenges facing many working people. "If you're a family that is struggling and you don't have health care, you are invisible to this president," the New York senator says in the ad. "If you're a single mom trying to find affordable child care so you can go to work, you're invisible too. The ad also argued that...
  • From Clinton, Hip-Hop Hypocrisy

    04/21/2007 6:29:19 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 9 replies · 1,364+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 21 April 2007 | Colbert King
    ...Mrs. Clinton, you may recall, took umbrage at Imus's remarks, branding them "small-minded bigotry and coarse sexism." His words, she said in an e-mail to supporters, "showed a disregard for basic decency and were disrespectful and degrading to African Americans and women everywhere." Good for her, I say, except it must be asked why she was down in Florida making nice to -- and pocketing big bucks from -- a rapper whose obscenity-laced lyrics praise violence, perpetuate racist stereotypes and demean black women. Check out Timbaland's latest album, "Timbaland Presents Shock Value." Here are lyrics from the track "Come and...