I've never been so proud to be a 'gumba'
From Daily Kos;
My Papa would be proud.
Don't expect pithy commentary...
From Daily Kos;
My Papa would be proud.
I recall about six months ago, the LA Times covered the thousands of mothers and daughters who'd turned out at Brea Mall for a personal appearance by Paris Hilton. I read, by both generations in attendance that Ms. Hilton was a hero, as in "She's a hero to my daughter" (and no, hero in Paris' case is not meant as a misspelled anagram).
If Hero is how someone describes Paris Hilton, what word do we use for Rosa Parks?
Today's New York Daily news ran
I believe that he is back to his old habits... woofing down some rails, to escape reality.
I mean come on! Who doesn't think that they can rule the world after a few lines?
Well it's not exactly raunchy but the Congresswoman who reps the great city of La Mirada put out a list today, of the
My favorite is #5:
Because when Republicans say that they want to create opportunities for minorities, that means they want to date me and [her sister] Loretta.
Staying in the adult theme...
You knew it would happen... but this fast!? Porn has been instrumental in the launching of VHS and then the internet and now
Think of the possibility with porn in your pocket, totally accessible 24/7....
This ad for Playboy is posted on a billboard in Dusseldorf, Germany, before and after a rain storm. The content is risque in America, Saudi Arabia, and other places where democracy is on the run, but is harmless through most of the civilized world.
I'm sure that we have all, at one time or another, listened to Air America or some of the other new progressive talk radio.
I often try to listen to Al Franken in the morning. It's a great example of what intelligent progressive talk radio could be. I do miss Katherine though...
The other show that I try to catch as often as possible is the Ed Shultz Show. Ed does his show from Fargo North Dakota, which in it's self gives the show a flavor that is definitely not from the right or left coast. He does not screen callers, which makes for an entertaining afternoon, and he also throws in just a splash of sports.
I believe that he has the best chance out of all of the progressive talk shows to make it into the mainstream. He sits just left of center and sounds like the ex-sportscaster-turned-talk-show-host. He has just broke into his 100th market and he was
Monday morning, the day was supposed to begin on AFN, Ed's producer received a phone call from Allsion Barber telling him that the show would not be carried.
I had to cross post this from dkos.
Every time that I think that I spend too much time trolling the blogs, I find something like this.
It's so true...
Remember the patio?
We had some good times out there!
The side of the garage before we began.
The city made us make the garage 'two car" before they would let us add the new bedroom.
The demoltion begins.
It's amazing how much concrete, tile and dirt had to be removed.
So far we have removed 24 cubic yards of concrete and tile and 32 cubic yards of dirt.
In the spirit of building a 'community' here at the Gee Spot, I would like to offer the suggestion that the contributors offer up any personal projects that they may be working on at the time, in addition to our ruminations on poitics and life. For instance Repka could offer some artwork, Herman can offer up some of his writting.
To move this along I will be posting an ongoing series on my most creative endeavor at the moment:
My Remodal and Addition...
Riverbend (... I'll meet you 'round the bend my friend, where hearts can heal and souls can mend...) is a young adult woman who authors Baghdad Burning. She posts bi-monthly or thereabouts, and her take on the day-to-day inside of such an unstable environment is heartbreaking and yet her descriptions of the interaction with her family and her community remind us that Baghdad is not that different from life here.
It makes a fine companion to Juan Cole's blog, which is linked on this page and which Greg has mentioned...her latest is from yesterday, just before the vote...
Two of my favorites; Wycleaf Jean and Norah Jones have recorded a new single called "Any Other Day". They have been playing if on
It's only available on MSN's music service... no iTunes... yet.
I refuse to link to MSN Music.
As the campaign for the very very special election in California gets underway in earnest, it seems that Gov. Gropenfuhrer is trying to rally the Christian conservatives around
As it turns out Arnold has been paying visits to Christian radio stations stumping his support on propositions 74 through 77... and then he mentions proposition 73, which creates a law that would require anyone under 18 years of age to get parental permission to get an abortion. Which initiative do you think will interest them most?
Here's the link to the LA Times article
BuyBlue.org (Starbucks, Yes; Dominos, No) e-mailed me today to tell me that, I hope you're all sitting down, Gov. Gropenfuhrer may not have our best interest at heart with his little special election deal next month, and they spell it all out with their Special election Proposition analysis.
It seems that
Scooter Libby is about to be indicted, he just had two aneurysms removed behind his knees AND
Well it's a good thing that his
I've always operated under the impression that this type of reference material would be Esoterica, but the right keeps introducing us to Miss Information. The only way to fight off Miss Information's advances is with the garlic necklace of knowledge, Wikipedia...
Link: List of US Presidential religious affiliations
Also, The Jefferson Bible, if you're not familiar, was Jefferson's attempt at pulling all of the supernatural elements out of the bible and sticking to Jesus' message about everybody being cool to everybody...
Spin becomes Truth becomes Legend. One of my essential blogs is the Daily Howler. The blog's author, Bob Somerby, is obsessed with spin that works it's way into myth because of a lazy, dilettante, mainstream press corps.
Legend No. 1: "It was the right-wing media who slimed Al Gore in 2000 and put GWB into the White House." Somerby has an avalanche of writing from over the years which shows how The New York Times and the Washington Post led the charge on Al Gore for 18 months prior to the election (partly because of personal animus towards him - also disdain for both of the Clintons being the main reasons).
The reason I write about this is because he returns to the subject today (hit the link above and scroll down to "Born Too Late:", and read his blog as often as possible, because it's pretty compelling...
I just heard on the news that Harriet is looking forward to being seriously dril--wait...okay--grilled by Senate Judiciary members...
Harriett! Harriet Loves! Harriet Loves Greeting Cards! (Wonkette)
5.15: Angels plane to Chicago is diverted to DC for meet & greet with Harriet Miers. They arrive at U.S. Cellular field for game one approximately 35 minutes before game time...
5.22: First annoying Fox post-season gimmick arrives in the form of an annoying animated baseball (looking like the progeny of Ralph Reed and Fred Durst) with an annoying explanation of the split-finger fastball...
5.33: GA goes yard. 1-0 Halos...
5.58: The gutty street toughness of these Angels recalls Journey during the "Separate Ways" era...
6.41: Lou Pinella should not consider a career as an announcer...
7.40: One inning to go. There's simply NO WAY they can lose now...
8.12: Halos 3, Pale Hose 2...Brother what a night it really was, brother what a fight it really was, glory be!
Finally all of the information that we need to make this critical decision.
Go check out this
I have been merely observing the blogosphere for the last several months. It is a curious world. There are many reasons why people blog. Some, like my buddy Blake, and his
I have been watching Blake’s ‘Road To Know Where’ evolve over the last few months. It started as a whim… a way for Blake to not have to keep sending our his PC news updates to all of his clients, friends and family. I was happy that he stopped sending those out, because while I am a good friend, I am also a life long Mac user. That’s right, I have NEVER owned a PC in my life. And while I may find his
My favorite blogs are political.
Having access to
Finally my guilty pleasure blog is
More later… like how certain people become obsessed with that number of diggs that they get at digg.com