Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Flamingo Kid has me perplexed

I'm confused.

Some people will want to propagate the idea that Fox News is BAD!!! That channel is Republican propaganda, everything they say is dangerous and completely one-sided, and it's just plain wrong for Americans to watch the "faux" news they put forth to the public.

(That's true, right?)

It's my understanding, according to some, that Sean Hannity represents all things Republican and what does that mean? That means he only cares about himself. The plight of the suffering means NOTHING to Sean Hannity and Fox News.

(Also true, right?)

Then what the hell is Matt Dillon doing on Hannity discussing the plight of the suffering in Sudan? Wouldn't this just be a waste of time to Hannity? Liberals, I ask you -- doesn't this go against everything Fox News stands for . . . in your opinion?? Or is it, perhaps, you're wrong in your assessment of that news channel?

Actually, far more important than slandering/spreading lies about Fox News is what Dallas Winston is saying here. Pay attention to that, won't you? (I hope because it's on Fox News, the importance of the cause isn't lessened. Is it?)

and consider helping out with a few bucks if it's in your heart to

because God knows the government giving tax-payer dollars
surely won't get the job done.

if you'd like to learn about how you can help,
check out:

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Oh tidings of comfort and joy

Merry Christmas, Amy. I miss you.

God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
12/7/91 Warfield Theater, San Francisco

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

the truly helpless

Sarah McLachlan Silent Night
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Clarence & Jer: Perfect Together!

God, I miss this...

Waiting For a Miracle
Jerry Garcia Band w/ Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band
1989 or 1990

Clueless Prez

Barack has no deaf-ense for a tin ear

Last Updated: 7:38 AM, December 17, 2009
Posted: 5:11 AM, December 16, 2009

Of all the surprises of President Obama's first year, the biggest is his continuing tin ear for the mood of the country. He often appears clueless about what Americans want.

Almost from the moment he stepped into the Oval Office, the man who smashed the Clinton machine and won an electoral landslide over John McCain seemed to lose his touch with the people who put him there.

Some days, many days, he doesn't look like he cares that big chunks of the country, left, right and center, are giving up on him.

Voters by a large margin have said for months they don't want the health-care overhaul he's pushing, so he pushes harder. They want less spending and debt, so he doubles down on pork, bailouts, handouts and taxes.

They thought he would deliver bipartisanship, and he gives his hard-left allies the keys to the kingdom.

They worry about terrorism, so he wants to close Gitmo and move the worst of the worst to the homeland. With Ground Zero still a mess, he gives the 9/11 plotters civilian trials in New York.

His approval ratings are speeding downhill and some 60 percent say the country is on the wrong track. He responds by giving himself a "good solid B-plus" for his first year.

And he says Wall Street bankers "don't get it."

It comes as no surprise, of course, that our young president has a very, very high opinion of himself. But it is nonetheless shocking he remains so brazenly self-righteous in the face of growing public discontent.

A damn-the-torpedoes style of leadership would be welcome if he were an optimist brandishing an inclusive, sunny-side up vision. He's not. He's too often testy, churlish and downright whiny.

His vision is little more than a string of gauzy utopian platitudes glued together with fear, as when he told fellow Dems yesterday that the flawed health-bill represented "the last chance" for reform.

The last chance? Forever?

His charge that bankers have an obligation "to help rebuild the economy" by making more and presumably riskier loans boggles the mind. Low standards are the hair of the dog that led to liar loans and other housing disasters. By all means, let's do it again.

When something goes wrong, it's not his fault. "Fat-cat bankers," "greedy" insurance companies, doctors who do amputations just for the money, special interests, the media -- the media! -- have all taken their turns being blamed for what he hasn't fixed.

The buck doesn't stop on his desk!

If all other scapegoats fail, there's always George W. Bush. Pressed during last Sunday's "60 Minutes" interview on his decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, Obama shared his pain and slandered Bush -- all to distinguish his troop surge from his predecessor's.

"One of the mistakes that was made over the last eight years is for us to have a triumphant sense about war," Obama said. "There was a tendency to say, 'We can go in. We can kick some tail. This is some glorious exercise.' When, in fact, this is a tough business."

So even when he reaches the same conclusion as Bush, pursues the same enemy, relies on the same commanders and the same Defense secretary, it's different.

Why? Because he says so.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Peace Through War

Warmonger? George W. Bush Part 2?

Or is he intelligent enough to know that sometimes
peace is achieved through war?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated