RIP Dick Clark…what a nice man…I had the privilege of working with Dick Clark back in the mid-late 60s…worked on the first Rolling Stones tour that he produced as well as several Caravan of Stars shows, including the very first ever show that I produced by myself at Ohio University in Athens in ’67 that featured Paul Revere and the Raiders, The We Five and Bo Diddley…he was a genuinely good soul in a tough business…
so this is what a post-racial president looks like???????
could this man do anymore to divide
He has the Latinos for obama and other separate voting blocks
So what? It is wordly expereinces and open-mindedness that has made Obama the great man he is, and why he is ALL OF OUR amazing President today! He has lived all over the world, studied with one of the most ancient and deep religions of the world (Islam) and has talked to , and experienced life with many different cultures and people. This is why he is a Nobell Prize winner also. This is why his books are articulate and should be required reading by at least a high school level, and students need to write papers on how to emulate this noble man. Obama is the best thing ever to happen to the U.S and the world. He is the first POTUS ever to do anything good for all of us, and has done nothing but rebuild this nation, create thousands of jobs, lower taxes, lower prices, steady gas prices, provide for the poor, ensure women’s reproductive health rights, and make sure ALL Americans can see a doctor when they need or want to. The only reason America even exists today is because of him and his efforts in diplomacy and repairing our image with every other nation. The entire world wanted us dead by the time Bush and the GOP was through with us. Obama, and the Democratic party, has repaired that and the world is gaining more respect for American finally. He has humbled Americans, and made us far less egocentric and inconsiderate, and is doing wonders is cleaning up our enviroment and promoting a greener world. He and Michelle are advocates of eating healthy, teaching our children to eat better, and not lettint parents feed junkfood and send their kids to school with lunch boxes full of that garbage! He has done ONLy good works, and good things, yet the right-wing faction of this country keeps dogging him. Bashes him at every turn. Puts him down constantly, for everything and anything. Ridicules, judges, exploits, and mocks him. No matter what good he does, they beat him into a corner for it. Now they launched a war against women, all because Obama said that birth control, pap smears, breast exams, abortions, and all other much needed, women’s gynological healthcare needs are going to be fully funded and provided for all women, regardless of race, creed, age or financial class. He stood up to the Catholic Church and forced them to stop teaching against contraception and other women’s medical services, and even went a step further and is making them finally pay their fair share and part in providing it for all women. He opened the minds of many opressed Catholic women who just didn’t know any better because of decades of lies, myths, threats, and fear tactics about going to hell and god hating them if they dare get an IUD or ask their husband to put on a condom! Now Catholic women finally have the same freedoms as other American women. Yet still, all I hear is unfair judgement and total hate and bigtory against Obama. Whenever I ask for a LOGICAL and TRUTHFUL reason the right dislikes him, I never get a straight forward, reasonable answer. I just get condescending remarks, lies, contempt, and ugly remarks spit at me. So when it REALLY comes down to the truth, what it all REALLY is about , is pure, blatent, obvious racism. The fact is , the Republicans and the right CANNOT stand a black man in power, a black man making laws, a black man as President!!! They have NO OTHER reason AT ALL, to dislike him. If he were a white man, they wouldn’t even care what he did. In fact, they would have voted for him and would support him! Republicans and PROVEN RACISTS, SEXISTS, HOMOPHOBES!
was there a sale on lobotomies??????????
could you get them with food stamps????????
preview of obamacare??????????
Koolaid kills brain cells.
was there a sale on lobotomies??????????
could you get them with food stamps????????
They were provided through the Department of Education beginning in the late 1970s.
Obama is more popular than Jesus
did Jesus charge $1,000 to shake his hand?? I do not think so
“If he were a white man, they wouldn’t even care what he did.”
If he were a white man, he would’ve been laughed off the stage during the 2008 primaries. Gerry Ferraro was virtually chased out of the Demophobic party for telling that truth. Put that on your wall of crap.
If he was white they could not have sold him as “the realization of MLK’s dream.”
Well, if George Zimmerman is now a “white Hispanic” isn’t Obama, technically, a “white African American?”
So that’s where Angry Black Guy is commenting these days!
Hey, don’t laugh — old man Harry (he’s 72) may be talking from personal experience.
Harry’s “out of touch”.
Harry’s an @sshat. An old @sshat.
He said it poorly but he has a point. There are a lot of lonely elderly people, many more women than men, without purpose, and things like junk mail that are insignificant or even annoying to some of us are, to them, a purpose. Going to the mailbox, opening it, retrieving what’s in there (and it’d often be empty but for junk mail), bringing it home, opening it — this is mundane to you and I, but human beings need a purpose. For decades now, younger Americans have waved aside our elderly, whose purpose could be their experience, could be the wisdom and conscience and guidance of a society, and while we took care of their financial and physical health essentials with SS and Medicare, we never addressed the essential of purpose. It’s bad enough when we lose our way but to lose purpose is devastating.
It’s not a good argument for anything to do with the postal system, but Harry Reid does raise an issue that an empathetic society would address.
My mom calls about once a month to ask me “Did you get mail today? I didn’t get anything.” One day the postman didn’t show up until nearly 6pm. She was coming unglued.
You are right, zal. I said it poorly.
But Reid is still an @sshat.
Whoever that is is an idiot. He slams Hillary for lack of judgement for drinking and dancing in a bar while the SS indiscretions were already in the news.
Um, hey, MORON who believes that a timeline consists of what order you saw things: She was there in Cartegena at the same time. The stories broke almost concurrently, and you do not know that she was aware of any scandal when she went to have a beer.
“I saw X before Y in teh news!” Does not equal “X happened before Y.” Because, like, TIME and stuff. It exists completely outside of the order in which you learned things. Who knew?
One of the conservative ladies over at MisFit Politics talks about the right learning to use social media, and the Left’s implosion. I liked this part:
The latest recipient of the big elbow of karma is Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen – and oh, what a mighty fine elbow it’s been! After the TwitterStorm that proceeded her inane, mean-spirited, and self-contradictory remarks about Ann Romney (“I say women are worried about the economy. Ann Romney agrees that women are worried about the economy. Ann Romney is clearly the laziest, most out-of-touch person to walk the face of the earth! What the hell does she know?!”), Rosen has managed to stick not only her other foot, but also both arms into her mouth for good measure. Obama cronies are tossing her under the bus left and right, with even Obama himself referring to Rosen, a person who has been to the White House more times than David Petraeus, as “some woman.” It’s to the point where even Joe Biden has got to be embarrassed for her.
Well, perhaps not.
After Ms. Rosen’s non-apology (“What I said was dumb. But you people are total meanies for pointing that out, so let’s call it a draw.”) failed to elicit the false sense of shame that liberals are used to employing as a means of shutting decent people up, her camp had to resort to drastic measures. All the people who were still talking to Rosen started screaming in unison, “She’s a lesbian! You can’t pick on her! Stop it!” As though homosexuality is suddenly exactly like the safe place in a game of tag.
Yeah. Tammy Bruce got a hell of a laugh out of that one.
I would like to note for the record that I was on twitter and a hell of a lot of conservative blogs during the Rosen flap. I was completely unaware that Rosen was a lesbian until the Left brought it up. This whole meme that all or even most conservatives hatingly hates them some gay people? Yeah. Not true.
I am watching the political ground shift all over the place over the last few years. A lot of the old labels and assumptions no longer apply. Some things are still big differences. But one thing is sure – it’s a heck of a lot easier to recognize and analyze the changing undercurrents in the parties when you no longer profess any loyalty to either of them.
One thing about social media – you can spread astroturf but you can’t make it grow.
Rosen and Seamus are two cases where something went viral before anyone had a chance to astroturf it.
Yep. You can toss something out there, but you can’t make hundreds of random people pick it up and riff on it themselves.
…but if you have a deep knowledge and understanding of human psychology, you can be about 80% sure of how things will proceed after you “toss it out there”.
the PHILLIES WILL WIN and you will have to learn how to do the strut.
you would love the mummers. The parade started over a 100 years ago started with comics and then added fancy clubs and string bands.
If you ever have a chance go to Philadelphia on New Years and watch the parade. It is a day long affair
after the parade you go to 2 st and party hardy
I hope it goes the same way as my local (well Richmond) team, a SF Giants farm team, beat the bastard Phillies farm team. Suck it Phillies.
you will have to learn how to strut too
Giants won 1-0 in the 11th.
so you will not have the fun of learning how to strut right now, but before the season is over you will.
congratulations on your team’s win
did I miss it. I do not see backtrack on this list
LMAO! I love Bill, and I thought it was funny, too.
But, the way some people are talking about this Secret Service/escort/hooker/whatever scandal is very odd. I was listening to Tell Me More on NPR this afternoon and some woman was going on about how men in power do this all the time and no one ever makes a big deal about it, prostitutes are par for the course and why are they picking on Obama (which was WTF enough!) and THEN SHE SAID she wished the story would die and she wasn’t all the concerned about the president’s safety because these were hookers, hardly spies, and there was really nothing to worry about. They were there for a 10 minute* sex job, so what was the harm? To Michele Martin’s credit, she and her other guest both were, like, “Um, we don’t if they were or weren’t spies. They could have been, so are you sure you want to stand by that?” And she did get quiet for a while, but she was working on redeeming her fallen argument, so it was hogwash from then out.
*FTR, the escorts spent the night. They were HIGH CLASS. See the NYT interview with her.
Speaking of that interview, in what way does it demonstrate competence by the Secret Service that the NYT has interviewed the prostitute, but Secret Service investigators haven’t? Answer: In no way. That’s a freakin’ embarrassment. She said she’s leaving Cartagena and probably Colombia soon.
Historically prostitutes have often worked as spies. Or with them.
And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot’s house, named Rahab, and lodged there. – Joshua 2:1
It was very sad how that young woman kept insisting that she was High Class. There is no such thing. A prostitute is a prostitute and these types of arguments and justifications is one of the ways the sex trade justifies itself the world over. Arguing that the advance team for the security of the POTUS was just some guys blowing off steam with some escorts does not erase the fact that a large group of them were very drunk and picked up a bunch of whores and took them back to their hotel. What they did is not acceptable on any level and everyone knows it. I am frankly suspicious that the WH has not come down much harder on them and suspect something else going on.
Maybe they were “interviewing” them for Obama.
Well, like Chris Rock said, Bill Clinton was so charming, that he would sleep with him.
I ended up watching American Idol by accident – I haven’t seen it in years – but there is a contestant named Jessica Sanchez on there who is who is incredible,
She can hit notes only dogs can hear:
Wow. She’s incredible.
Last week the judges used a “judges veto” to prevent her from being voted off the show.
Apparently she is already lined up for big things. She may not win but she’ll be in it until the end.
I’ve seen several Idol “losers” on Broadway, and then there’s the most famous losers of all -
Jennifer Hudson and Clay Aiken. One of the rocker losers, Constantine Mauroulis (sp) got a Tony nom for Rock of Ages, and will be opening a revival of Jekyl and Hyde.
Those are the last names I remember, so it’s been a awhile since I’ve watched. Go losers
Lauren Alaina and Kellie Pickler seem to be doing okay as well.
Wow. Hard to believe a 15yo has that voice.
Check out the pipes on this one. She was only 13 when this video was made:
Here she is at age 12 (3 years ago):
wow. she was really something even then.
I never watch these shows. I’m usually not home from work and don’t have tivo or whatever. (When it’s baseball season, I watch the White Sox.)
In fun nerd news:
_Pandy: hi @PETA, i see that one of the hex color codes in your twitter background is “BEEEEF”, meat is murder, sort it out ok http://t.co/D3BxzTzE
jtLOL: Se come perros. MT @BarackObama Hoy, celebramos el lanzamiento de Latinos for Obama.
Fucking Giants. 11 innings. Really?
The first nine only took an hour and 45 minutes.
I actually did that once. Stepped on a rake and got smacked in the face by the handle.
Wasn’t even drunk.
Q: Why doesn’t Obama strap his dog to the roof of the car?