I grew up reading comic books wanting to be a superhero. Comics taught me that those who speak the truth are heroes, all the rest are liars.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sore Loser Coleman

If you need a reminder of why mainstream media isn't flourishing these days...perhaps it's because they try to be the news, vent the news, create the news...rather than report it fairly. Eric Boehlert makes a good point over at Media Matters....

"Traditionally, candidates who lost and cried foul had a rather short window to prove their case before the media lost patience and started calling the candidate out as petulant and self-involved. Just ask Al Gore, who was hounded in the press by the specter of the "sore loser" label practically from the moment he withdrew his concession in the early morning hours following Election Day. I doubt a day went by during the Florida recount when there wasn't a "sore loser" reference to Gore in the press. (In Nexis, I found nearly 900 "sore loser" press mentions in Gore articles between November and December 2000.)

For some reason, Coleman has been able to mostly avoid the dreaded "sore loser" label, one that can be a career-killer for any politician. Instead, the press has largely given Coleman and his Republican supporters an open canvas on which to operate...."

Like Eric, I'm asking why the press doesn't apply the same standard to a Republican that it applied to a Democrat?

There was a fair election process including recount done according to law...We're about to get another ruling telling us Franken is the winner but we know Coleman plans to continue his fight knowing (admitting) it's doom to failure.

It's time for the media to do thier job and report......Coleman accepts partisan ideology over Minnesota's voters and continues to obstruct and delay. That can only mean that Coleman is a sore loser but more to the point, his tactics are contrary to Minnesotan's best interests.

Friday, March 20, 2009

On Vacation

Going to take a week off...need to get away from the cold as spring was too late in coming. Going to see graceland...eat BBQ, maybe even wade into the ocean...See ya in a week or so...Maybe by the Senator elect Al Franken will be seated!...maybe...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Speak Green To Me!

I'm not Irish...russian gypsy and jewish...it's like the trifecta of loser...which is probably closer to Irish than most... and goes a ways to explain the affinity I have with the Irish and thier poetry/music/beer (hey another trifecta!).

RAGLAN ROAD (Patrick Kavanagh)

On Raglan Road of an Autumn day
I saw her first and knew,
That her dark hair would weave a snare
That I might someday rue.
I saw the danger and I passed
Along the enchanted way.
And I said,"Let grief be a fallen leaf
At the dawning of the day."

On Grafton Street in November, we
Tripped lightly along the ledge
Of a deep ravine where can be seen
The worth of passion play.
The Queen of Hearts still making tarts
And I not making hay;
Oh, I loved too much and by such and such
Is happiness thrown away.

I gave her gifts of the mind,
I gave her the secret signs,
That's known to the artists who have known
The true gods of sound and stone.
And her words and tint without stint
I gave her poems to say
With her own name there and her own dark hair
Like clouds over fields of May.

On a quiet street where old ghosts meet
I see her walking now,
And away from me so hurriedly
My reason must allow.
That I had loved, not as I should
A creature made of clay,
When the angel woos the clay, he'll lose
His wings at the dawn of day.

Carrickfergus (Van Morrison)

I wished I had you in Carrickfergus,
Only for nights in Ballygrand,
I would swim over the deepest ocean,
The deepest ocean to be by your side.

But the sea is wide and I can't swim over
And neither have I wings to fly.
I wish I could find me a handy boatman
To ferry me over to my love and die.

My childhood days bring back sad reflections
Of happy days so long ago.
My boyhood friends and my own relations.
Have all passed on like the melting snow.
So I'll spend my days in endless roving,
Soft is the grass and my bed is free.

Oh to be home now in Carrickfergus,
On the long road down to the salty sea.
And in Kilkenny it is reported
On marble stone there as black as ink,
With gold and silver I did support her
But I'll sing no more now till I get a drink.

I'm drunk today and I'm rarely sober,
A handsome rover from town to town.
Oh but I am sick now and my days are numbered
Come all ye young men and lay me down.

Scandalious Tuesday's Candy!

Oy vey!
Ira Forman, executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council, is scoffing at NORPAC’s claims that Coleman won the election is proven his case in the recount…

“The only ones saying things like this are the most partisan Republicans,” he said. “Anybody looking at the legal process taking place in Minnesota knows it’s been fair and bipartisan. If NORPAC wants to change itself into a Republican entity, I guess that’s up to them.”

Typing the Keyboard Loudly!
Seems the progressives are pretty much on the same page in regards to the White House economic team’s subservience to Wall Street... Why else would blue collar auto workers have to take pay and benefit cuts while AIG white collar executives get bonuses….Obama but his economic team better start thinking outside of traditional Wall Street-Insider Washington lines….remember…you promised us change, I'm still waiting.

You know when ABC News’ Tahman Bradley report starts with “Former Vice President Dick Cheney said”, but doesn’t end with ‘Guilty’….it the usual sensationalized hack job from a lazy ass reporter…just saying.

AIG verses America!
Robert Reich: The real scandal of AIG isn't just that American taxpayers have so far committed $170 billion to the giant insurer because it is thought to be too big to fail -- the most money ever funneled to a single company by a government since the dawn of capitalism …Americans still have so little say over what is happening with our money. Click here to read more.

Monday, March 16, 2009


I'm drinking the green beer and have a few thoughts...random mind you...

I see dead people...well at least one! Won't be long now.

IF they can't reform healthcare by the next election, do they really deserve our vote?

Where's Kline and Bachman on this PORK?

Ok I know it's not an irish song but her voice makes me green with envy...and it's of great social importance...lol

Friday, March 13, 2009

13 Things To Tell

Good Luck Charm: My youngest is a ‘Friday the 13th’ baby…and she’s been nothing but good luck for anyone who knows her! So paraskevidekatriaphobia is irrational...at least to me…

Judgement Day: How has that self-regulation worked out? Not so well. From 2001 to 2007, corporate, securities and investment fraud cases, have increased of 37%.

Why I’m not Religious: This is wrong. Label it for what it is…anti-women…same group In 2007 ordered a 19-year-old gang-rape victim in the Saudi city of Qatif sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in prison for meeting with an unrelated male. The seven rapists, who abducted the woman and man, received sentences ranging from 10 months to five years in prison

Understatement: When almost half of all US bonds are owed by China…this could be a problem…But really? “tip us into a recession”? Haven’t the media been paying attention…things have gone past the recession…can you say depression?

Priceless: I won’t be selling Jon Stewart ever…regardless of all the talking heads on wall streets recommendations.

Price on His head: Still many would find him acceptable because of his bankroll. Probably less of a crime than what many on the list have done…unfortunately.

Drug dealer also: Not all drug dealers live down dark alleys.

SnakeOil Salesmen: “I got a few things wrong”…Jim Cramer, MNBC….”No shit Sherlock”...Jon Stewart, Daily Show

Still a Crisis: Darfu

Election made in hell: Well to be fair it’s a hell of Coleman’s doing. Unwilling to accept the recount outcome, Coleman filed in court. It’s unlikely (can you say snowball’s chance in hell!) to win in this court. Expect him to file an appeal in Minnesota’s highest court…not to win but delay the Democrat from taking his seat and representing Minnesotans...When Coleman loses there…expect a Federal filing….Coleman gives a whole new meaning to the term SORE LOSER.

Why we’re disenfranchised (Part 1): 45% of the US senate members are senior citizens-- and one of them is Jim Bunning (R-KY)-- it's basically the Alzheimer's wing of the federal government. Notably bewildered colleagues of Burris include octogenarian Daniel Akaka (D-HI), who after 19 years on the job still isn't sure what he's doing there, nonagenarian Robert C. Byrd (D-WV), who can't stop eulogizing Ted Kennedy, and the late Strom Thurmond (R-SC), who thought James Brown was an ambassador.

Why we’re disenfranchised (part 2): Blue Dogs are acting more like mangy mutts.

Friday the 13th: happens at least once a year…and once in a blue moon…occurs 3 times. At least 17 to 21 million Americans are affected by a fear of this day (silly gooses)…It is estimated that businesses lose 800-900 Million (noticeable drop) on those days.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Techno Junkie

My kids describe me as a 'geeky', I work all day with engineering nerds, I relate socially to the IT guys, and I forgot what life was like before computers...but that doesn't stop me from occasionally assessing technology from a cultural and philosophic point of view...which brings me to a read from Dashiell's blog on techno-hubris:

It’s not that technology is bad. Of course it isn’t. The problem is that human culture has not matured sufficiently to handle the almost god-like powers of modern technology. Instead we’re using them to kill each other and ourselves. The problem that faces us is actually the same that faced the ancient philosophers who puzzled over the problems of political life. How do we foster a civilization based on love, respect, and mutual cooperation, rather than the habitual structures of power, domination, and greed?

I relish most technology...look forward with glee to new innovations and applications. I find it all fascinating and stimulating, mind expanding if you will...but Dashiell makes a good point that while technology won't usually work flawed...human's continually do.

New Definition

I'm so glad I watch this...I need new images to replace the ones the news has implaced in my mind. goto HDFdotCOM and help make a difference...invest in peace.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Random Drive-bys

Mother of Disaster

Barbara Bush has a heart?! Who knew! I’m sure all the Katrina victims wish her a speedy recovery.

Ding Dong Rush
The DCCC's Rush Limbaugh apology generator is fun. But needs more punch like a cattle prod...just saying

MAD about You
We're all mad I tell you! Obama the first 100 hours! Here's a sampling of their findings…

Minutes 1-2: Round up Michelle and kids, give finger to Bush and Cheney, head to Oval Office

Minute 3: Remove stupid flag pin from lapel

Minute 25: Go on Facebook; put out a friend request to Ahmadinejad (with no preconditions)

Minute 90: Pardon Mike Meyers for the Love Guru

Read the whole thing here

Super Stewart
Stewart hands CNBC their ass…but it left a bad taste in my mouth because as far as I know no one from the network is in jail for the part they played in defrauding America.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

That Odd Feeling

So can Cat fly into the U.S.A yet or is he still on the 'we hate you terrorist scum list'? Will I get into trouble posting his songs? Oh well screw it! Tuesdays just seem to affect me oddly...

And On That Note...

Note to N.C>Your disrespect of Minnesota's voters is beyond the pale!
While the paper said the Norm Coleman has rested his case, he won't. After all, it's no longer about winning but dragging it out sas long as possible so that the duly elected Democrat Al Franken won't gets seated for months.

Note to M.S> It's ceased to be Norm's seat when he lost the election!
Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee, circulated a strongly worded fundraising pitch tonight that says "weve got to stop liberal Democrat comedian Al Franken from stealing Norm Colemans US Senate seat in Minnesota---

Note to N.C's team> The only fatal muddle is your case!
In a memo to reporters, the Coleman campaign asserted that "the outcome of this election has become a fatal muddle,”

Note to Self> Thank g*d we won
Imagine the same folks trying to scuttle the election process because their guy didn't win being in office!...nope...not going to happen...thank goodness for Al Franken and his team!

Note to GOP talking heads and spingolies>
Trumping up charges to explain taking this further (supreme court) is exactly that...making up 'fluff'. MN law is specific as to the recount process...again 'saying so' doesn't 'make it so'...Bush VS Gore has no bearing here and at the end of the day, it's about denying the voters of Minnesota.

Monday, March 02, 2009

GOP Cat Fight

This is a very odd fight...

So RNC Chairman Steele calls RushLimbaugh an "entertainer" whose show is "incendiary" and "ugly."....

Limbaugh charges Steel with being a "talking head media star."...

Wouldn't it be grand if they worked with the American people to resolve the crisis facing most families? Er...guess not?
No wonder the Democrats handed their ass to the GOP in the last election...and while I really want to gloat...we have much more pressing issues that ALL OF US should be focusing our attention, resources and skills toward....leave the fighting to kids.