Lady Gaga — Born This Way, from the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
What’s on your mind?
Wow! That was fun.
boing boing three-and-a-half somersaults, tuck position, no splash (‘natch)
hey ce — glad ya liked it — how’s ohio tonight?
better than madonna. better than most.
Lovely, so cool and filled with flowers.
hey senator — how’s sac tonight?
tis fall weather here but weather dood said that we are going to be ‘instant summer’ for the labor day weekend. hot inland usually means fog here at the coast
There’s a pale green spider crawling up the line of my laptop power cord….
sac is still sac. how is life treating you?
hey robert — is that a good omen or a bad one?
feed it, quickly. something special.
hanging in and hanging on. aaa came this afternoon and towed the car to the mechanics for its 1pm appt tomorrow. they are going to call me after they take it apart and give me the bad news. i’m hoping its only minimal bad news
I blew it onto the carpet. Now Merlin (the cat) is mauling it….
I think Merlin ate it….
this is the official music video for the song — has a long preamble so i used the cbs footage instead.
hey newton — thanks dood. how’s the bay area tonight?
the soldiers parody of telephone
Is that some fuckin’ shit with Dan Choi’s trial or what?
Obama isn’t even a competent bully.
It’s nice here.
But we’re a bit ho-humming the attempt by TeamObama™ to try a guts-move on the GOP.
Let’s see if I have this right:
• Teh Gopers have a debate planned, in advance, with significant notice.
• TeamObama™ tries a purely political stunt to throw them off their game, apparently not realizing that Boehner can very easily chuck it right back in their faces.
•Surprising absolutely no one, Obama caves, instead running headlong into the start of the friggin’ NFL regular season debut… in Green Bay, Wisconsin…
Fuck. The White House political shop is taking cues from Palin (who trolls Romney all over the country), and doing it very badly.
Who needs a drink?
hey tuez — i couldn’t forking believe it! dayam, she came back with 4 dojers. *shaking head in disgust* how ya doing tonight?
that telephone parody always makes me think of stevie ray vaughan’s telephone song
*tossing ya the keys to the likker cabinet*
the caver-in-chief forgot, once again, that he is the commander-in-chief, and caves. again.
I’m of the belief that the DOJ is trying to get out of revealing they were spying on at least Dan Choi, if not the other protesters.
OMFG! I love when the sparks come out of her boobs. Power and death!
I’m having a drink thanks anyway.
Unless of course you have a better vintage.
The thing is, he HAD to cave. He yielded the high road by instead of making it about policy, making it a purely political stunt.
I will say this about Rahm Emanuel: he is a lying prick and a sack of crap of a person, but he knew how to play the angles.
A glass of fine Cali Pinot would suffice.
i’m sure there are a lotta things that doj wants to keep outta dan’s trial — and his lawyer is intent on getting in. the doj bullshit today sure as hell reinforced what the judge said today about a vindictive prosecution. that judge was forking pissed at the sleight of hands double speak bullshit doj tried to pull today.
And nothing but bullshit will come out of his mouth, so it was a wasted “loss”.
That’s assuming of course, that anyone is still paying attention.
i like her music and her videos. they always get my toes a’tapping (in a non-larry craig way) and i like how she pushes boundaries
No shit. I would rather have a smart, wiley coyote running the presidency than a dumb shit, passive aggressive nimrod.
i really wonder if they are purposefully trying throw the game ahead of time to avoid a fight.
The DOJ is going to end up dropping the charges and Dan can sue their assess off.
And FDL will be forever funded.
Okay, I can dream.
or they are throwing the game so that it is clear to all the presidency is lost. Do these people even have one brain between the lot of them?
judge sure was making sure the record reflected that jeopardy had attached (or words to that effect) so the doj couldn’t try to go around backdoor and try him again
Seriously, if you are going to try and make your opponents look like chumps…
Never mind. Every time TeamObama™ opens their yap, they step in manure. That thing LBJ said about Gerald Ford – that he can’t walk and chew gum at the same time – Obama’s crew lives to make that insult seem quaint.
Hurricane KATIA is gonna deliver the goods somewhere in the us of a in the next week. Personally, I hope it isn’t in the gulf.
Just looked it up on NOAA.
he refuses to stand up for himself — how much ya wanna bet that the r’s pull some stunt at his speech next thursday… instead of just the joe wilson you lie, are they all gonna walk out or something?
katia was the name that replaced katrina on the name’s list — and both katia and katrina have the same root name (i forget what it is — some greek sounding ekat-something)
The best thing to guarantee Obama’s relection would be if the Repugs all got up and walked out while he’s addressing congress….
I am always conflicted when I know the repugs are going to be douche bags. It has to do with race for them. For us it involves policy.
According to Weatherunderground, although this a.m.
tropical storms in Katia’s current position have an 11% chance of hitting North Carolina, a 12% chance of hitting Canada, a 5% chance of hitting Florida, and a 62% chance of never hitting land. It will be two more days before our computer models will be able to assess the threat to land, though, as Katia is currently still very far out at sea.
Interesting read anyway, regarding the improvements in hurricane forecasting in recent years.
they are going to disrespect him in some way and nancy is gonna have that horrified look and will be conferring with harry and obama will go right on with his speech.
it will be the bright shiny thong that distracts from the message of the speech — all the pundits and talking heads will be talking about (x) instead of jobs.
62% chance of never hitting land.
must mean that it will spiral up into the Atlantic and disappear. hopefully.
If I were GOP, I would simply not attend.
The President has shown them the back of his hand, done it very badly, and gotten scalded – he has now put himself in a position, in a political sense, of truly tarnishing the ‘Office of the President’.
We complained early on in this administration that they brought a knife to a gun fight. But this is like bring Susan Sontag poetry into ThunderDome.
What a gigantic fool.
did everyone see the david and goliath diary at my?
that’s called a fish storm.
hopefully, that is what will happen.
Of course, it could be Obama actually outfoxed the Repugs by giving in and resheduling for the opener of the football season. Now the Repugs won’t be able to watch the game….
Susan Sontag versus Tina Turner! I know who I am putting my money on.
That fuckin’ rocks Suz.
Commented and rec’d.
i’m sure tis all part of the kabuki that has been scripted out
don’t it!!! i tweeted and recommended it and just had to pimp it here — figured the lln pups would appreciate it
edge of glory
“I’m bluffin’ with my muffin.” hahahaha!
first time i heard that song, i loved it the first time i heard it. i had never heard of gaga just knew that i needed to try to remember some of the lyrics so i could id the song.
i’m sure my nsa minder was trying to figure out what the hell i was searching for typing lines like bluffing with my muffing and poke her in the face
It’s less n 87F today, breezes tonite.
Hate her. No talent.
Madonna 2 decades ago was better, n I hated that horrid pop crap too.
I got no pop in me it seems, post ’76 . . lol
hey larue — how ya doing tonight? sometimes i feel like a pop, sometimes i don’t
I miss Tiny Tim
Sorry . . . OCMS moves me, Mikey don’t.
I’ll never get over it I don’t think.
I’m just not built that way, as you’ve often said . . ;-)
Time to crash, best to all Puppers . . . . you Suz, congrats to CT’s birthing, n Suz’s grand one and her car too . . . best to all n hug ‘em close.
What will we DO with them new baby’s? But provide for them, one and all.
One, and all . . . we help them . . . baby’s. We do. Somehow.
perform this way (weird al)
speaking of tut, he promised to have more pictures and video tonight *hands on hips*
I was hoping tut would have baby pics tonight since my internets weren’t working real well last night.
I saw though that he injected said babe into a political post earlier.
That should be considered child abuse.
I miss Dan & Dick.
were you able to go back into last nights thread and see the video?
I bookmarked that. Thanks….
it’s been a while since i’ve featured dan and dick.. thanks for the reminder dood
I started birthin another story tonight:
A short story by
Robert L. Arend
Laura McKenzie was allergic to dogs and cats. People confused her. She had lived alone (and lonely) in her small apartment ever since she completed college and went to work as a legal secretary for Gority, Young and Donaldson. Her parents had seemed grateful to be unburdened by her. She had never understood them, either.
There wasn’t a moment Laura could recollect when she didn’t feel lost, empty inside. All of life was peculiar, and she always felt like she walked a few steps behind the time everybody else lived in, unable to catch up, invisible; more dead than alive.
There was a boy, once (and only once) who had instantly filled the hollow inside her, and then just as quickly vanished, returning her to emptiness. She had been sitting alone on the school bus (nobody ever took the seat next to her) and gazing through the window. She’d been seventeen, thinking about the senior prom she would not be attending. Then, beside her own transparent reflection in the glass, she saw the face of a boy appear. His smile somehow radiated the most wonderful feelings of joy and love. He kissed the cheek of her image before fading away, taking her momentary bliss with him.
Eight years later may just as well have been yesterday. It was one thing to be a stranger to others, quite another to feel like a stranger to herself. Life was only a bunch of days, each designed for getting through as anonymously as possible: a shadow sliding through time, existing only to exist until not needing to anymore.
is the boy a vampire or something?
I could hardly keep up with today, let alone revisting last night.
Something I saw recently reminded me of a bit from Laugh-In. It was a very quick hit, but, at the time, revealed the deep ambivalence to Vietnam:
It was the growth cycle of an American male, as represented by shoes, and with each pair, accompanied by representative sounds.
The first was just a couple of infant footprints – newborn.
The second was baby booties – toddler.
The third was a small pair of kids sneakers – first day of school.
The fourth was a pair of basketball sneakers – team sports.
The fifth was football cleats – big kids games.
The sixth was a pair of mens black dress shoes – graduation.
The seventh was a pair of muddy infantry boots – drafted.
And the eighth was one foot in a slipper.
I do too.
Hi Newton, Suz, everyone.
My innertoobz are very creaky tonight.
hey ppd — how ya doing tonight?
Nope. He is her soulmate, left behind when she was ordered by an oversoul to get to work in a new reincarnation. It is why she feels so lost. She never incarnated before.
jeebus that forking is timely still
hey margot — tuez had the cranky tubes last night.. the crankiness is moving westward
I’m going to bed. See you all tomorrow night.
Hi Folks. Well tomorrow will be exciting. As you know I’ve been training groups in Florida and New York in how to create, record and distribute “Maccaca moments” one of the groups I’ve trained has a out 20 constituents going to a town hall meeting in Sun City.
I don’t know if they will get any juicy bits to use, but the folks I’ve trained are very excited. They’ve created questions and follow ups,’prepared for various blocking methods and did the advance work so their cameras aren’t taken.
Their issues are about the safety net and social security. Even if we don’t get a Maccaca moment I think we both have learned alot.
hey spocko — how’s the city by the bay tonight?
You have an NSA minder? Lucky.’ All I got was the USDA dept of enforcement.
Today was sunny for 4 hours. Yea! Now? Foggy and cold.
I was too young to remember if there was any blowback about it, but the piece has stuck with me. I think the country was, at least subconsciously, deeply ashamed of what was happening, and even those with an agenda simply ducked it.
Were it aired today, though, I’m sure some d-bag from the Cheney family would find a microphone right quick.
Dick was right. “We’re lucky there’s only one of him.”
that’s more sun that i had – tonight is clear and cold. already down to 48 out there and there are frost and freeze warnings (in forking august no less) for parts of central oregon
just fine, Suzzz — happy to hear CT’s good news about his family
twould be the scandal du jour the media focused on instead of jobs or corporate fraud or any of a myriad of legitimate news stories
You never get to put away your winter jammies up there, do you?
(Responding to Suz @94)
only had two t-shirt kinda days so far this year – fleece is a year round friend
If Cronkite had seen the original, from sometime in the 60s, he would have smiled.
Alas, no more Cronkites.
fuckery has replaced news reporting nowadays
I tried, Suz. I tried.
its been that kinda day dood *sigh* i’m still all stuffed up and sounding like selma diamond
thanks dood – i forking h-a-t-e allergies/colds/whatever the fork this forker is
i’m gonna take my box of kleenex and head out pups. i think i’m gonna go steam the snot outta me (hopefully literally) in a hot hot shower and then crawl into bed with my fingers and toes crossed that i’m better tomorrow.
thanks for letting me hang out with ya tonight. g’nite all
speaking of tut, he promised to have more pictures and video tonight *hands on hips*
Sorry folks, I was busy bringing the baby home…! I’ll post some pics tomorrow nite…! *g*
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