Saturday, November 19, 2011

Music Break! Clark Terry

Notice when Clark Terry plays his flugelhorn solo, he's holding it upside-down.

Must Reads

Joan Walsh: More Baggage for Newt Gingrich

Greg Sargent: Obama never secretly killed the public option. It’s a myth.

Bob Cesca: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Newt Gingrich

The Rude Pundit: Observations on the Post Raid Occupation in New York and This is Not Your Fucking Movement; This is Our Fucking Movement

Nicholas Confessore: Vilifying Rival, Wall St. Rallies for Senate Ally

E.J. Dionne: How we can succeed through supercommittee’s ‘failure’

President Obama's Weekly Address - November 19, 2011

Creating an Economy Built to Last

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Happy Birthday, Speaker Boehner

Weeper of the House John Boehner is 62 today. Happy Birthday, Blubber Boy! Where are the jobs bills?

(Photo via Bob Cesca)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


"How do you say 'delicious' in Cuban?"

~GOP Presidential hopeful Herman Cain

The Most Ironic Thing Ever

Jerry Sandusky's autobiography title.

House GOP Priorities

Is it jobs? Is it the economy? Is it foreign policy?

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are fighting an effort by the Obama administration to make federally-subsidized school lunches more healthy.
A January proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) aimed to limit — but not eliminate — fries and pizza on the lunch menu.
...Under pressure from lobbyists and some food companies that sell frozen pizza, salt and potatoes, Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee rejected the new rules, painting them as “burdensome and costly regulations.”
Pizza is a vegetable. See? It's all about the important things.

UPDATE (8:10pm): Also this.You know, because it's important.
The House of Representatives passed a measure Wednesday that would make a permit to carry a concealed firearm from one state valid in any state that allows citizens to carry concealed weapons. The vote was 272 to 154.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Study Something!

I'm trying to digest Herman Cain's latest, and probably biggest, misstep on the campaign trail.

I don't know about you, but I know I was riveted to the goings on in Libya and even I could probably answer some questions on the subject, the U.S. response and our country's air and intelligence support in the NATO operation. But it seems that Herman Cain didn't have the intellectual curiosity to understand what was happening in Libya, the role of the Obama administraion and the NATO operation that took place. All he had to do was read the newspaper to give a coherent answer to the questions he was asked. And he didn't even do that. And he's running for President of the United States.

Can we say we're done with him now?


Monday, November 14, 2011



I just read this article on the effects of a down economy on infant mortality. I feel sick and angry. Angry at the GOP for effectively defining what it means to be "pro" LIFE. Why the hell don't we, as liberal, progressive, bleeding-hearts take that word, LIFE, back. WE are the party that fights for the survival of the weakest among us.

Being Pro-Life should mean not turning your back on the struggling class in America. Being Pro-Life should mean dumping the B.S. of "personal responsibility" as a way to deny people survival and instead reclaiming the real Christian support of Pro-Life -- helping the poor rather than rhetorically and politically spitting on them.

I am Pro-Life: I support policies and funding of any program that will give a woman a healthy body, that will give a child a healthy and real chance at a full life. Pro-Life isn't about the abortion issue. It's about how you support the life of the person you think is lazy, worthless and looking for a handout. If you don't value their lives, don't call yourself Pro-Life just because you like to tell women what they can and can't do with their own bodies. Pro-Life means you will fight as hard for those outside the womb as those inside. I am Pro-Life and I am Pro-Choice because I value a woman enough to give her all the resources she needs to live the best life she can. And I want a child to have the chance to be the best he or she can be.