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Friday, April 30, 2010

Video Village 04.30.10

Well, we're off to another weekend.  I will beasically be recovering from whatever happned to me yesterday.  DAMN, that too a lot out of me.

Now I really believe that Rush does not actually understand exactly what fuel he adds to the fire when he says things like this. When you say that you are now an "occupied country" from what seems to be a foriegn power, it does give people ideas about how to "remedy" the situation:



The difference between Glenn Beck and I is simple....whereas, "Something goes wrong" every time he's "absolutely right" about something, with me when something goes wrong, it PROVES I'M absolutly right!



More Beck: On his own mortality....



What is funny is that, I really understand where Beck is coming from.   No joke.  If you have seen the things I have seen and I were allowed to tell you the real truth about what's going on....well, all I can say is that I would dissapear like the Cheshire Cat...not even the smile would remain.  Now I am NOT saying what Beck yammers about is correct, but the truth is that there are certain things we do not want to know...and we have instituted rules to make sure that the truth never gets out.  I'm just saying....

And now as Beck has expanded to THREE blackboards (soon he'll have to do his show in letterbox Cinerama if this keeps up), he defends his conspiracy theories...



Now the #BoycottAZ protests are now spreading to all things Arizona.  Including Arizona Ice Tea.  Made in Noo Yawk. Damn, you're dumb.

In Chicago, they protested the law via the Arizona Diamondbacks, in town to face the Cubbies:



Oh, BTW, The D'Backs beat the cubs 13-5. Focus, people, focus!

Time now for last night's worsts:



Now, going back to the boycotts, seriously they are growing....



Wait a second.....say that again, Duncan.....



What a racist asshole.

Saving the best for last for last, Rachel Maddow's epic smackdown with the leader of FAIR, the group partially responsible for the mess Arizona finds itself in.

Here is 19 minutes and 22 seconds worth of the reason I love this woman!



Thanks to http://www.mediamatters.com/, http://www.crooksandliars.com/, http://www.youtube.com/, and http://www.msnbc.com/ for the clips

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Video Village: AZ Update 4.29.10

Let's start with FOX's dimmest bulb, Steve Doofus....errrr...Doocy....



Oooooooooh.....I'm scared of the failed weatherman....hid me mommy.....

Now if you are STILL not convinced of the racism of the AZ Police State law, get a load of....well, a load....



Now Limburger chimes in.....



Ok, we pause for last night's worst persons....



We mentioned this guy on Twitter. To me he is a hero....



Finally, as we mentioned on Twitter yesterday, what's happening in AZ MAY be spreading to states such as OH.



Makes you wonder.....

Help us out....look to the left and put a little in the pot.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Video Village 04.28.10

Well, instead of posting a lot of individual vidoes, I thought we'd try one big post perday (maybe 2) to help you out.

First idiot: Brian Killjoy...errrr....Killmeade of Fox & Fiends about the Police State Law in AZ:



If you are sooooooooooo worried about drugs, here's an idea, KillMe.....LEGALIZE 'EM!

Now, last night, I was thinking to myself as the AZ Police State law has at least 17 levels of evil attached to it, what would stop that Buford Pusser wannabe in AZ from putting the President in jail for not "showing his papers."  Low and behold, it seem the King of Oxycontin had the very same thought:



Paper=Nazi.  You see, even Rush has figured it out.

Here's Beckola, commenting on the fact that GM PAID BACK ALL THE BAILOUT MONEY AHEAD OF TIME WITH INTEREST.....dufus!



Look, I have a problem with GM too.  Their brakes work just as well as Toyota's accelerators.  But give the guy a break, GM IS back, and people ARE buying those government-owned cars.  Is that a way to treat a former sponsor, Glenn?  Considering how few you have left, now?

Now for something positive: Shep Smith may not agree with how I feel about things, but he is the one person at FoxNews who truly IS fair and balance.  Note his interview about Obama "appealing to his base..."




Yes, Smith is a rightie, and yes it shows, but he seems to, at least, make a concious effort to give both sides equal amounts of grief.  Hell, this man is more balanced than CNN....and why the guys in Atlanta have not tried to snap this man up is beyond me.

Now last night's Worst Person's from @KeithOlbermann:




Finally. here's @maddow.  As I said last night on Twitter, do you people in Arizona realize EXACTLY who you are in bed with?




If you like this format I'll do more of it.  If you REALLY like if, put some money in th pot on the right. Your friendly neighborhood newsboy needs to eat, ya know.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

A list of companies in Arizona

 
This is a list of companies headquartered in Arizona.
 
In light of the signing of the controversial immigration bill on Friday you might want to know this information:
 
BEST WESTERN
 
  • Best Western Hotels and Suites
 
Corporate Headquarters
Best Western International, Inc.
6201 N. 24th Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 957-4200
 

COLD STONE CREAMERY
 
DIAL CORPORATION
 
  •  Dial Soap and Deororants
  •  Purex Detergents
  •  Right Guard Deodorants
  •  Renuzit Air Fresheners
  •  Boraxo/20 Mule Team products
  •  Coast Soap
  •  Combat Insecticide
  •  Fels-Naptha Soap (yes they still make that)
  •  Soft Scrub cleanser
  •  Sta-Flo Starch
 
Feedback:
 
 
DISCOUNT TIRE/AMERICA'S TIRE

Discount Tire Corporate Office
20225 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORP.

  • Squier
  • Gretch
  • Jackson Guitars
  • SWR Sound

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
8860 E. Chaparral Road, Suite 100
Scottsdale, Ariz. 85250
Telephone: 480.596.9690

GO DADDY

14455 N. Hayden Rd.
Suite 219
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

PET SMART

19601 North 27th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85027
(623) 580-6100
(800) 738-1385

This is just a partial list, you can find more here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Arizona_companies

Let these find companies know how you feel about them having corporate offices in a state that has that unique attitude towards certain people of certain nationalities. 

You might also point out that your patronage of these companies and their fine products may be affected by these companies stand on this issue, or willingness to remain in a state such as Arizona.  They should also know this in no uncertain terms.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Vouge/JANE LYNCH

God Bless You, Sue Sylvester!





So, Jane, the album drops when....?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Complain, Complain, complain


President Obama is used to hearing his name yelled angrily at conservative Tea Party protests. On Monday night, however, he faced hecklers at a more unlikely venue: a Democratic fundraiser in Los Angeles for California Sen. Barbara Boxer.
And yes, the hecklers were attacking the president from the left. "Repeal 'don't ask, don't tell'!" the protesters yelled, referring to the 1993 military policy that bans gays and lesbians from openly serving. Obama responded, "We are going to do that; hey, hold on a second, hold on a second."
The rest of the crowd then began chanting Obama's signature campaign chant: "Yes we can! Yes we can! Yes we can!" You can watch the outburst — and Obama's replies — here:




During the 2008 campaign, Obama repeatedly pledged to kill the controversial policy, and in January's State of the Union address, he reiterated that vow. But progress has been slow. The administration claims that's because a full repeal would require a separate bill in Congress repudiating the congressionally approved 1993 law — and it's been hard to work such a bill into an already overcrowded Capitol Hill agenda. In March, the Pentagon announced it was relaxing enforcement of the ban, to clear the path for eventual repeal.
Obama returned to the issue of repeal in his Monday speech. "When you've got an ally like Barbara Boxer and you've got an ally like me who are standing for the same thing, then you don't know exactly why you've got to holler, because we already hear you, all right," Obama remarked to applause. "I mean, it would have made more sense to holler that at the people who oppose it."

But the hollering didn't let up. "It's time for equality for all Americans," shouted one. Obama again stressed his opposition to the ban, and again said, "I don't know why you're hollering." The group broke into another "Yes we can!" chant.

Obama then sought to return to the event's main theme: Boxer's re-election. Sen. Boxer "didn't even vote for 'don't ask, don't tell' in the first place," the president noted. "So you know she's going to be in favor of repealing 'don't ask, don't tell.' "
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_ts1697


We liberals as quite a sight sometimes.  We get our person in, and we expect that INSTANTLY every single item on our wish list gets granted.

I mean did you really expect a man who says he is a devout Christian, a man who has been steadfastly apposed to gay marraige, to suddenly get out the executive order pad and order DADT as soon as he got into the White House?  Even before he had a chance to unpack?

We seem to forget the reason why we have this stupid policy in the first place.  President Clinton was all for allowing gays to serve openly, but Democrats and Republicans, unable to get past their erotophobia then as now, blocked him at every turn. DADT, as despicable as it is, was the only compromise left to him, and you're lucky to have that.

So as non-hetrosexuals, we have to ask one question, one not asked because we are so much about our rights and all.....why in the hell do you want to join a club that doesn't want you in the first place. 

Think about it. You're serving openly.  They don't want you.  You're in combat.  Who are they going to send out FIRST to get shot?  Trust me, we black folk have been bullet fodder in the US Armed Forces for decades.

Give the man some time.  It is a process, one that just started.  If he has not done what you wanted, you can fire him on the first Tuesday in November 2012.  In the meantime, the best thing you can do is if you are walking and approach a recruiting office, do yourself a favor.  Keep walking.

Monday, April 19, 2010

The McVeigh Tapes with Rachel Maddow

I'll add, because many people are asking on Twitter, tonight's Timothy McVeigh special is two hours long, 9-11 p.m. ET. There WILL be clips on the video page and there WILL be a podcast. Exactly when all of the online video will be available is still uncertain, so if you have a choice, you're better off catching it on TV.

What follows is the entire program, sans commercials, taken from the MSNBC site.












Monday, April 12, 2010

My World...and Welcome to it.

Last week, Keith Olbermann began a series of features called "Fridays with Thurber."  James Thurber, the iconclastic humorist/artist, was the favorite author of Keith's dad.  And it was a story of Thurber's that Keith read as his father began that final journey.

On the first episode, Keith read a short take called "A Box to Hide In."  I posted that story on Twitter, only it was read by the great raconteur Jean Shepard.  The story held great meaning for me, because for the longest time I wanted a box to hide in.

Here is Mr. Olbermann's reading, with background on Thurber.




So when I heard that, it made me interested in Thurber's work.  And then, popped a memory from my sordid past.

At a time when NBC's prime time offerings were run by people who had a bit more imagination....and courage (please renew Heroes)...the network put on something on Monday nights called My World and Welcome To It.  Somebody must of thought that people may have been smart enough to understand Thurber...and it could be easier to swallow if it were placed in the form of a standard one-camera sitcom.

That person was Sheldon Leonard.  The orginal embodiement of all things Damon Runyon, whose brilliance  went so far as thing such as Make Room For Daddy, The Andy Griffith Show, and The Dick Van Dyke Show. In short..the man was a genius.

And the cast he assembled was prime: William Windom, a character actor of considerable range who, up until then, was know as the Mr. Morley to Inger Stevens' Farmer's Daughter. Joan Hotchkiss went on to play Oscar's GF on The Odd Couple, and Lisa Gerritsen went on to play the precocious daughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
It lasted one glorious season.

So now, via YouTube.....complete with peacock, the eternal curmudgeons Henry Morgan and Ray Walston, and 1969 commercials...is a bit of brilliance.

It's My World.......and Welcome To It.



Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Escalation

The second Civil War is escalating:


Man charged with threatening to kill senator
David M. Herszenhorn, New York Times

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Federal agents on Tuesday arrested and charged a man with threatening to kill Washington Sen. Patty Murray because he was angry about her vote in favor of the major health care legislation.

According to a criminal complaint, Charles A. Wilson, 64, of Selah, Wash., made threatening phone calls to Murray's office in Seattle from March 22, the day after Congress approved the health care law, to April 4. One recorded message said, "I want to kill you."

Wilson was charged with one count of threatening a federal official, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Murray is the fourth-ranking Democrat in the Senate and the highest-ranking woman in the majority leadership. Several lawmakers reported threats and vandalism after the bill passed.

"I hope you realize there's a target on your back now," Wilson said in a voice mail message on March 22, according to the complaint. "There are many people out there that want you dead." Another message said: "Kill the bill. Kill the senator, too."

The calls were made from a blocked telephone number, but officials said they obtained records showing the calls came from Wilson's home in Selah, about 110 miles southeast of Seattle.

In the complaint, Carolyn W. Woodbury, a special agent of the FBI, said harassing phone calls had been made to Murray's office over several months, but staff members had said the messages, often laced with expletives, had turned threatening.

Special Agent Frederick Gutt, a spokesman for the FBI in Seattle, said Wilson did not appear to have a criminal record and seemed to have acted on his own.

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/07/MN1G1CQHD0.DTL

And there is more, as Rachel Maddow reports:





As this continues, one has to realize that this is more than a bunch of yahoos reacting to right-wing bloviators on Fox News.  These people had declared war on what this country has become long before Rupert Murdoch ever set foot in this country.

This is why the day that Timothy McVeigh drove a fertilizer-filled truck into a goverment building and destroyed it is so significant.  It was the opening shot in the war which mostly white, education and finacially challenged "patriots" hope will "return the country to them."  A country where anyone who skin is darker than theirs would be a third-class citizen.  Lesbians would only be good for driving UPS trucks, gay men would only do interior decorationg, blacks and Latinos would do our heavy work...all without complaint...and at the end of the day, say "yessim," and quietly dissapear into the woodwork.  Where sex does not exist, and the pnly faith would be that based on a bizarre interpretation of the Holy Bible that seemed less like the Sermon on the Mount, and more like "Clash Of The Titans." In 3-D.

Until we realize that these people are not the creations of Fox News or large corporations, that the reason they are massing is that their worst fear has been realized....a non-submissive Black President....until we realize that, we will not be able to stop them.

And for the sake of our union, they must be stopped.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Ohhhhhh...Donny Dear......

Sometime ago, I mentioned......with some regret....the decision of the American Family ASSociation, headed by our good friend, Rev. Donald "NoNeck" Wildmon, had decided to end its boycott of PepsiCo, Inc because, based on the  "Action Alert" the sent out, Pepsi was the latest to capitulate to the insane demands of this homophobic group.



American Family Association (AFA) has suspended its boycott of PepsiCo. After monitoring the company for several months, AFA is satisfied the company has withdrawn its major financial contributions to gay activist groups.






AFA launched a boycott of PepsiCo after the company made $500,000 donations to Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) in 2008. Records from PepsiCo, HRC and PFLAG indicate repeat donations did not occur in 2009.






AFA President Tim Wildmon said more than 500,000 people signed the Boycott PepsiCo Pledge.






Wildmon said a few minor issues remain, and AFA will continue to bring these to the attention of PepsiCo. “We feel we have made our point," he said. "Boycotts have been a last resort for us at AFA, and the PepsiCo boycott was started to address issues of concern to us – especially the promotion of the homosexual agenda in the culture. AFA will continue to challenge major U.S. companies to remain neutral in the culture wars rather than to use their resources to promote controversial issues.”
http://www.afa.net/Detail.aspx?id=2147491835




That was Feb. 12. 

Imagine my utter delight to find, as I was perusing the phobic bagger "news" site WorldNetDaily, that Pepsi appearently "refreshed everything" and went back to its full-bodied, robust support of the GLBT Community.

Appearently, WND and it's bagger friends were not amused:




By Drew Zahn




PepsiCo reportedly donated over $75 million to various causes last year, but now one group is charging that the soft-drink giant has been funding the cause of undermining biblical faith.


Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays, known as PFOX, a national non-profit group that advocates for former homosexuals, is demanding the company reveal its standards for charitable giving after the group discovered a Pepsi-supported organization urging protests against religious gatherings that contend God can help people leave the homosexual lifestyle.


PFOX alleges that PepsiCo is the leading corporate sponsor of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Inc., whose recent publication, a Faith Field Guide, urges PFLAG members to protest against religious conferences that feature formerly homosexual speakers.


The guidebook labels the "ex-gay" conferences as "anti-gay," and prompts the protests "to remind people that there is more than one faith message."




PFOX questions, however, why a soft-drink company that has declared itself to be "committed to diversity and inclusion without imposition of personal judgment" would exclusively back one side of a theological debate.




"Why does PepsiCo fund organizations like PFLAG, which issue religious publications urging readers to undermine other religions with which PFLAG disagrees?" asked Regina Griggs, executive director of PFOX, in a statement. "Is this the best use of PepsiCo funding?"


As WND has reported, PepsiCo, – which produces Pepsi soft drinks, Gatorade, Frito-Lay snacks, Quaker oats and other foods – regularly donates to homosexual groups, sponsored a float in 35th annual Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade in New York and boasts 160,000 employees represented by its lesbian, "gay", bisexual and transgender resource group.

First off baggers, it's not "gay"...its gay. It's not so-called.

You'd probably call Black people Negroes if you had the shot...



The company's website even boasts its perfect rating on the 2009 Corporate Equality Index, a scale created by the homosexual advocacy giant Human Rights Campaign, measuring companies with policies beneficial toward homosexuals.




But when one of the world's largest food distributors, with 2009 retail revenues hitting $108 billion, starts using its financial muscle to undermine religion, PFOX contends, PepsiCo's homosexual advocacy has gone too far.
P-FLAG, if you ever bothered to check their website, promotes humanity among those who are not hetrosexual.  Providing health services and emotional support, WITHOUT BEING JUDGMENTAL.  Advocating action against hate crimes, which for some reason I think you would support.  Offering love..which works...instead of "repairative therapy"....which does not...




The PFLAG Faith Field Guide specifically states, "When something happens in your community that is anti-LGBT and has a faith angle, consider organizing a response. A perfect example of this is Love Won Out. Love Won Out (LWO) is a traveling conference run by the anti-gay group Focus on the Family.


"Often people in the community will feel intimidated or hurt by just the presence and negative press that conferences like LWO bring," the guide continues. "Reminding them that there are supportive people in the community who are willing to listen is important for counteracting the message of change promoted by LWO."
The guide then goes on to describe how to plan press releases and protests surrounding the appearance of a formerly homosexual speaker.


"Why does PepsiCo continue to fund organizations which hate the ex-gay community?" asked Griggs. "PepsiCo's actions adversely affect its public image, goodwill and stock value."

Pepsi's public image is spotless, as opposed to the right's public image, which has been taking many hits as of late.

As for its stock value, note: AFA started it's botycott of PepsiCo in January 2009. It did fall to a low of 46.6 on the NYSE in March. But since then, PEP (Pepsico's stock symbol) has been on a steady uptick, closing the day I am typing this at 66.68. You can check.

Also it helps that a lot of "Sodomites" drink Pepsi.



PFOX is working with MoxyVote.com to enable PepsiCo shareholders to voice their protest and demand accountability from the company.


"The PepsiCo Shareholder Proposal No. 4," Griggs explains, "asks PepsiCo to divulge its standards for funding and account for how the Company's charitable contributions are actually used, a reasonable request."


http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=134089

I can answer that question....because it is the right thing to do.

Do do us all a favor, WND, and go screw yourselves.  I'll even help ya.  Here's an empty bottle of Mountain Dew.  Knock yourselves out.

Please.