Early Show: Rodrigo y Gabriela “Buster Voodoo”
Late Show: Umphrey’s McGee “Gulfstream” (New Years Eve show in Chicago)
Gabriela looks 12, plays like 35!
Zwd The attempt got me 404.
Damn dialup. One of these days I’ll have to learn how to type.
drouse, that’s like winning the zed lotto…)
I’m still cooking supper. Roast pork tenderloin with a dijon, fennel, apple, onion, white wine and secret herbs and spices in the sauce.
I like Gabriela!
Boy, that last thread was right next door to depression. Glad it’s over!
I get one every once in awhile. It just means wearing out the refresh button.
I heard on NPR today about what a rough time the Mariachis are having in LA these days. Some are setting up websites now.
Try using pears. It’s a small change, but it will make a big difference.
Mariachiintherough.com? Hi Loo Hoo.
Oh I love pears.. prefer the red ones… But I am out, it’s zero outside, and I was not about to go to the store today…)
Gabriela’s right arm has to have been possessed by aliens. It’s just not human.
Their version of “Orion” on their first album is every bit as good as Metallica’s original.
ES, I haven’t really checked it out, but here’s the google.
Aloha, ES and pups…! ;-)
A local teabagger is running for GOVERNOR in my neck of the woods!
I would like to say I can relate, but where I live 40 degrees is considered unseasonbly cold.
Thanks for the recommendation… I may look for the single on itunes later.
Let’s hope it’s a decaf campaign.
I hear ya, we will be back in the 40′s next week.
He said he thinks California’s budget problems can be turned around by a program of Reagan-like supply-side economics, which means cutting taxes and business regulations.
Sure thing…! That’ll resolve Cali’s Budget woes…! ;-)
He really means that he became disenfranchised from the romantic view of St. Ronald.
You know what? The CA Dem party is so pathetic, and I say this halfheartedly, we deserve all the Republican Governors they can throw at us.
Edmund G. Brown – where did you go?
God, that is going back aways. I was in the second grade when he ran his last campain. Now his son, Moonbeam, is considering a second run.
ES… Tomorrow I’ll be posting on this comment at the Seminal…
“We have proven to Hamas that we have changed the equation,” Tzipi Livni said. “Israel is not a country upon which you fire missiles and it does not respond. It is a country that when you fire on it, it responds by going wild — and this is a good thing.”
I always liked moonbeam. Better than the other options anyway.
ES, this is my favorite double-video selection yet. Both are exceptional! Hope you caught the Dodos on Letterman tonite.
Gal gone wild… you just need video..)
Dang, I know what you mean. But what politician will have the guts to say that the rich need to be taxed to help out for a change?
It’s so obvious that we can implode, or that this is a fantastic opportunity for government to buy valuable properties IF we tax the very people who have ripped us off for so long.
The town from which I graduated high school is very cleverly buying up main street, a blighted area, thinking ahead. Unusual, considering it’s the same town as Darrell Issa’s office.
Hey emerson, Thanks…Missed Letterman. Maybe someone will put it up on youtube in a day or so.
That’s what’s slowing me down… Which video to show…! Goldstone’s to dry a character…!
Brown hasn’t formally announced his candidacy yet, but Newsom dropped out in anticipation of that.
He will be our Governor.
and this is a good thing.
Of course that only works if you have a powerful protector.
Looks like Arkansas will have an abolish state income tax and replace it with a high flat sales tax amendment on the ballot next year.
My favs! Rod and Gabbie! Love ‘em.
They grew up in Mexico City. They left to go busking in Europe and landed in Ireland. I saw a video of them being interviewed. They spoke English with an Irish/Mexican accent. Gabriella salted her language with a fucking this and a fucking that in a way that only the Irish do it. I feel in love right then.
Something with white phosphorus in the night sky.
Sure… Get rid of a progressive tax for a regressive tax…! Makes perfect sense…!
Yeah, since the terminator can’t run again. Arnold turned out to be not such a bad sort. Once he got spanked over the initatives. (I have to learn how to spell!)
Then why is she hiding under her bed?
Oh, that’s great. People with lots of valuable property get to shift the costs to people actually buying shit from Walmart. Sounds sustainable to me.
Why hello there Loo Hoo. (Senator Voice)
Fuck. Louisiana has had a very high sales tax forevah. Imagine paying 12% on your groceries. Interstate Hwy robbery.
Forgot to mention abolition of the property tax as well as income tax.
Thing is… I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it passes.
Early rumored estimates here… sales tax would be 19 percent.
-Mr. President, I ask that the quorum call be vacated.
But Senator, would you be in favor of paying 12% if the state turned around and used it to do universal HC in your state?
Thought you might be interested in this bit of tea party info I dug up.
I’ve been doing research following the money for the Tea Party Express II tour partners. In my request for information from one tour partner I found out that the President and co-founder of the group, (The Multi-cultural Conservation Coalition) is William Owens, he is also the head of itouchPublishing and his company was paid $16,200 by the Our Country Deserves Better PAC for “PAC printing costs and generic fund raising”.(link to the FEC filing of OCDB PAC) Owens also went on the tour and is selling a book The Tea Party Express Commemorative Journal.
Also in the PAC filings I saw that Lloyd Marcus, the singer of the Tea Party Express anthem, was paid $1,500.
So what’s the big deal? What this means is that the two prominent black participants (Owens and Marcus) were paid to be involved in the tour. Sure they might have also done it for free on their own time and for all I know they lost money from lucrative singing and book selling careers to be on the tour. But what it looks like is that OCDB and the other people who put this together decided to buy themselves some racial credibility and got a black singer and a black printer to provide a nice photos for the media for this fundraising photo op.
Here’s another funny bit. In the Multi-cultural Conservative Coalition web page they have rotating photos of various ethnic groups at the top. Clearly stock photos and not actual members of this Coalition. I asked the group for information about the Coalition and if they answer we will see just how transparent they are. My guess, not very.
BTW, I’m trying to get the 990s and other financial information from all these Tea Party Express II groups.
I suspect I’ll find out more info like that.
Nine dollars will get you eight, Senator. Unless your name is Landrieu and you’re packing cap guns.
*heh* Shock and Awe, eh…? ;-)
Senator reply. Doh!
You mean curtailed her travel plans to London…? Per chance…? ;-)
Nicely done as always, agent spocko..)
Yes, but maybe she’s just camera shy…
Well I have to go. So I wish eveyone a good night.
I’ve got a good counter title for your book, Spocko
Three Cups of Teabaggers
Bell well, zed master
Here’s Nancy. Can you work with her?
I appreciate it when Nancy get’s serious. And I appreciate that she’s #3 considering what would have been had McCain been elected.
I love it
I came up with “Money Grubering” on twitter this morning. People liked it.
No way. Groceries?
a graduate of Money I Took.
I’m in tears.
If you read Three Cups of Tea, you know an alternative universe when you see one.
Sorry sunny. I had a hand in that mess.
Full partner in the law firm of Dewey, Cheatham & Howe
BS in Government Affairs
Have not read it, but had several long discussions with friends who have… and who have traveled that part of the world.
Bless your heart .
Thanks. After I get all this info we can use it to let the media know for the next time they are out pushing their We are “grassroots” nonsense.
Please keep us posted, spocko. Quick diaries, maybe? Valuable work once again.
Hey, I wonder how you get a piece of that “generic fund raising?”
Don’t be. I’m with you all the way. Truth is truth.
Mortensen is appearing next Friday on Bill Moyers Journal – discussing his new book and the progress of his foundation with girls’ schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan
That should be very good.
David Corn and Kevin Drum were on tonight, but I haven’t watched it yet.
Good interview tonight. They draw the same conclusions that I have.
Thanks. I’ve been trying to avoid it. No good.
Sunny, I had to quit at about 40. People are so depressed. It’s as if we HOPED Obama could fix things. I still think he could if he could control Congress. But I don’t want him to control Congress. I want three branches, and I want folks to vote.
I can’t imagine a McCain administration.
I’ve been catching up on netflix a little. Watched District 9 last night. Bizarre movie.
I’ll keep you all posted, but of course when I post the tea party people will see too. I think some of them will appreciate they are being used. The people who are putting the tea parties on will try to make it appear that there is nothing unusual about what they are doing.
Sarah Palin is the keynote speaker.
Yes you can! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056218/ Senator Iselin
Ariana’s Move Your Money campaign is right-on.
I would pay real money to be in that room with my surprisingly discreet fountain pen/voice recorder.
What a hoot!
One thing I like is people closing big bankster accounts and switching to community banks and credit unions. If people also stopped using credit cards whenever possible, banks would change their ways.
Good god, Agnes. You’re not a Manchurian Candidate-type, are you?
All those Hitler-youth haircuts and tasteless gowns – I love a good whackadoo ball!
I call Move your Money: restoring Glass Steagal & Sherman Anti-trust Acts, one screwed over consumer/taypayer at a time.
Check and check… did that in early ’02.
We need a nationwide strike and boycotts on so many levels.
McCain is the paris hanoi hilton candidate
I totally agree. Something well-organized (read safe) and BIG!
He’s barely a candidate in Arizona.
exactly. The climate is perfect right now. We just need a leader, or bloc of leaders.
I have one CC and haven’t carried a balance in years. I pay cash for anything I can, and I closed 2 bankster accounts and put the money in Community banks 2 years ago. I’m also opening an account at a credit union this month.
Late to late night. Hi Back from Surfrider board meeting. After listened to great local Blue Grass band.
OMG! The press will eat this up! This will be like Yearly KOS!
Hmmm what to do? I’ll have to come up with a media strategy. I thing the media should know the difference between corporate tea partiers, and antitax people and the ones who helped with defeating the crummy healthcare bill.
I highly recommend the credit union.
Yeah, I’m going to use Redwood. I like them
McCain never was a candidate from AZ. His beer magnate father-in-law carpetbagged him into congress with money from daddy’s Southwest hundred millionaire boys club.
Then I guess Arnold is trying to stink up things for Brown the same way Dubya did for Obama. It also hurts the economy for the entire nation when CA is hurting.
Yeah, but you’re not addressing the issue. Imagine the state we’d be in had McCain won.
You so funny
We’d be engulfed in nuclear war by now. He’s just crazy enough to believe the neocon world of warcraft imbeciles …. against Iran.
Back to the future
Well it’s time for this dog of fire to turn in.
Night fabulous firedogs.
night, all – be well
Wow, nobody likes the Tempts? Cleared the room.
McCain would be all mavrickie and have a straight talk with the bankers. He’d tell the Sunies and Sheeites to “cut the crap” and then he tell the American people that America is the Greatest country in the world.
emerson, Could be singing that today! Guess they’d need lots of tatoos, though.
Have to make a lot of new maps sans Iran.
That’s what I was thinking, Loo Hoo. The thugs wanted a do-over on the 60′s and early 70′s.
Makes sense. So much – so fast, even progressive heads reeled. And while nobody was looking, they liberated the wimmens :)
On that cheery note I’ll say good night.
(Still grumpy about O’s squandered bully pulpit though)
“Roast pork tenderloin with a dijon, fennel, apple, onion, white wine and secret herbs and spices in the sauce.”
Hmmm, herbs . . . basil for the fennel. No oregano or cumin or cilantro or coriander, they would conflict with the fennel, also.
Maybe some nutmeg, maybe some cream and butter . . . not cinnamon . . . MAYBE a clove or two, perhaps some nice curried mix, lemon grass would work . . . all spice berry would work, 5 spice . . .
How am I doin, hoss? *G*
Nite Sunny. Me too.
Ya kidding? He sent his son, once, and now, again . . .
And the son ain’t half the shit his pops was for the masses.
We’re fucked again, post Schwanzmahn . . . lesigh.
Spocko is a fucking hoss of hosses . . . incredible what he comes up with . . . bless his soul may he dig forever to shed light on those who fear it . . . damn, that’s great stuff Spocko!!!
Who? What venue?
I lurves me my grass band musics . . .
Fucking Brown inherited that same stinking mess sitch his first go around, as he’s gonna inherit this time.
If he wins.
And he won’t be able to do anything, unless he comes out with his father’s balls and just BRUTALLY dominates the media and goes on a rampage on the GOP state legislature . . . .
I don’t see that happening.
What DO I see if he is our next Gov?
A continual slide to the right, cuts to social services, healthcare, education, and general services while the special interest corporate structures (prisons, oil, gas, private entities that replace govt. entitities) continue to make inroads of great proportions as we continue to privatize the state.
I don’t heart Brown, then, or now. . . he’s not his father’s balls.
Good morning, pups. It’s Collins, Blow and Herbert today. In “The Wizard with a Bad Plan” Ms. Collins points out that gun control may be seen as a divisive issue, but most can agree that Washington Wizards players should not have displayed handguns in their locker room. Mr. Blow, in “G.O.P. Grief and Grieving,” wonders whether the battles among establishment Republicans and the tea party folks are the desperate thrashings of a dying movement or the labor pains of a new one. Mr. Herbert, in “Invitation to Disaster,” says the states, which are in the worst fiscal shape since the Depression, will face draconian cuts if they do not receive substantial new federal help.
Here they are.
The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready, and I’ve got French toast with cinnamon and warm maple syrup. Mercifully our temps didn’t drop as far as they had said they would last night — there had been some mention of the teens, but it’s a relatively balmy (in comparison) 28°. I’ve got to get started on the private client’s work, so I’ll make like a shepherd and get the flock out of here. Have a great day.
Good morning Marion. Bottomed out at 10 here, up to a balmy 12. Not. Beautiful though, as we got 3 inches of snow yesterday. Sun is just up over the rise on the other side of the Wallkill River.
Morning everyone. Has anyone here rec’d their first 2010 paycheck? Fed tax went up. Everyone at work is bitching. What’s that about?
Good morning, Marion and eCAHN. Guess it’s just us trolls.
Looks like the White House is circling the wagons on Geithner.
What a way to go down in history.
Retired, so no observation or information. But SouthernDragon mentioned it yesterday, with no explanation. I sarcastically replied, what do you expect with 4 wars against Islam.
CAIR representative is on WJ.
17 in Athens, I only sat outside with my pups for about 30 minutes today!
Good morning allan.
Like W, O seems never to miss a chance to double down.
Must be that whole grain diet that allows you to “sit” outside for half an hour in 17 degree temps. *g*
I’m more mystified than angry. How come I didn’t know tax was going up? Ir’s not like I’m ill-informed. How did this happen w/o any brouhaha about the possibility? I feel like calling Obama and asking ‘did you know that taxes were being raiseed?
And all my arctic gear left over from Korea, mickey mouse boot are da bomb!
Ah yes, you mentioned that too.
Maybe write a diary and see if you get an explanation in the comments?
This seems to explain it.
I countn’t take any more than two minutes of it.
Reminds me of Spaghetti Western music with intragestion.
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