Saturday Night Tunes – Peter Gabriel

I love this version of the song, Manu Katche’s drumming is amazing.

I saw this tour and “In Your Eyes” brought the house down. It was one of those “peak aesthetic experiences”, pretty cool. (It’s long, 10 minutes)


Keith Olbermann and Michael Moore Distance Themselves From The Democratic Party!

I saw some of Keith Olbermann’s show last night and Michael Moore and Keith talked as if they have never even met a Democrat. They’ve done this bit before, where they spend time berating the Democratic party, the Obama administration and stroke each other like they are boyfriends under the bleachers. I wish I could talk directly to those two pompous assholes and say, what the fuck is wrong with you, do you miss the days of Republican rule? What good are you doing for your own supposed principles by helping to tear down the ONLY party that gives a shit about people. What do you think you are accomplishing by feeding into the media created meme that Democrats are incompetent? Are you two so fucking stupid and self serving that you actually don’t understand what effect this bullshit ranting is doing to liberal prospects in November, or do you just not care? The whole poutrage gang of Olbermann, Hamsher, Huffington, Uygur, Marsh and all their minions seem to only give a shit about their own pet projects. Actually, I think they are taking advantage of the anger in the country to make a quick buck. Arianna’s new book, from what I can tell, is a massive appeal to the Tea Party. She is blatantly trying to make money off our economic crisis, she is a fucking con artist pure and simple. I hope to find time to finish a post about Arianna and her new book soon. And really, I don’t think they really care about anything anymore except getting on their fucking soapboxes and spewing their ignorant, selfish, attention grabbing bullshit that doesn’t serve the progressive movement at all. Do they really think that by sending a signal to whoever…the president, Rahm, Pelosi, Reid….that it is going to help their cause? These “signals” they are sending are being received by moderate voters and independents and will only turn them away from the Democratic party. Is that really what you assholes want? I’m beginning to believe that is exactly what you want. Hell, they did rather well with W. to beat up on, made entire careers out of it….maybe they long for someone to beat up on so they can get ratings or clicks. Wake up you dumbshits or come right out and admit that you really don’t give a flying fuck about liberal ideas.

Oh, and in our cable news society, YOU ASSHOLES ARE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY in the minds of the right wing. Just like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck are the symbols of the Republican party, Olbermann and Moore are the symbols of the Democratic party….so why would you want to make yourself look bad, oh yeah, that’s right……MONEY! Thankfully Rachel hasn’t gone completely off the deep end yet, but she is close. Is it any wonder the party of Palin, Angle, Rand Paul, Christine O’Donnell and the rest of the wackos look like they have a chance? With friends like Olbermann and Moore, who needs enemies.

[end rant]

Progress In America – Important Health Care Provisions Go Into Effect Today!

Steve Benen covers this subject very well, go read it here or enjoy an extended piece below. I, for one, understood all along that these provisions alone made the Health Care Reform bill worthwhile. I am still angry at the people who attempted to undermine this compromise bill for their own selfish reasons, not giving a shit about the children who benefit, the people with pre-existing conditions and those young Americans 26 and under who can’t afford to buy insurance on their own. This is monumental and will go down in history as a crowning achievement for President Obama and his administration, long after the critics are forgotten about. Real people benefit from this, that is the bottom line. Now I’m sure the haters and nitpickers will jump all over this post and spout the same bullshit they did during the battle, but it won’t change the fact that real people are going to benefit starting today. Hooray for President Obama!! From Benen…

The New York Times‘ Kevin Sack noted that a number of the new law’s “most central consumer protections take effect” this very day, and the list includes some very popular reforms. Starting today, for example, insurers won’t be able to exclude children from coverage because of pre-existing conditions. Rescission, which led to many Americans losing their coverage when they needed it most, is forbidden. Young people can now stay on their parents’ plan until age 26. Preventive care — including colonoscopies, mammograms, and immunizations — must now be covered without co-payments.

Republicans intend to take all of this away, of course, and will fight tooth and nail next year if voters reward them with a majority.

But in the meantime, the Affordable Care Act has begun making life better for some struggling Americans who need a break.

Joe and Mary Thompson had agreed to adopt Emily before her birth in 1999, and it never occurred to them to back out when she was born with spina bifida. But that same year, their residential remodeling business in Overland Park, Kan., went under, prompting job changes that left the family searching for health coverage with a child who was uninsurable.

The insurers were willing to cover the Thompsons and their older daughter, but not Emily, who was later discovered to have mild autism as well, or her 13-year-old brother, who had a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder.

Starting Thursday, the insurers will not be able to do that, as the new health care law prohibits them from denying coverage to children under 19 because of pre-existing health conditions. In 2014, the change will extend to people of all ages.

More change is coming people, as long as Republicans don’t lie their way into power in the congress. VOTE DEMOCRATIC AND ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO DO THE SAME. My recommendation to fire you up, go look at a Youtube clip of George W. Bush as a reminder of what Republicans brought us for 8 long, painful, horrifying years.

Apologies To My Readers!

This week I am busy preparing for a big meeting, a career changing meeting…so I have to focus on that and some other pressing issues. I’m sure I will find something that will outrage me and I’ll just have to post about it, but for the most part, I will be posting lightly this week. I hope to be back in the swing politically next week. Hopefully our awesome guest blogger, Staci, will have a few things on her mind….hint, hint, Staci. :) I’m heading to the Big Apple again this week, thus the picture below.

Note To Republicans, Don’t Nominate A Former Witch – Christine O’Donnell

Wow, this is unbelievable…except Bill Maher has the tape. Roll it….

Thanks to Crooks and Liars for the tip and the transcript below.

O’DONNELL: I dabbled into witchcraft, I never joined a coven. But I did. I did. […]

I didn’t join a coven. I didn’t join a coven, let’s get this straight. […]

But that’s exactly why…because… because I dabbled in witchcraft. I hung around people who were doing these things. I’m not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do. […]

One of my first dates was with a witch was on a satanic altar and I didn’t know it and there was a little blood there and stuff like that. […]

We went to a movie and then like had a little midnight picnic on a satanic altar.

This is just too funny, I’m sure a lot of heads will explode when and “if” this gets in the main stream media. I wouldn’t be surprised if they ignored it, but I don’t know how they can. The sentence where she says “I dabbled in witchcraft” will surely show up in a television ad. It will be kind of fun seeing the right-wing deal with this, hypocrisy in its raw form will be all over the television. I wonder what Karl Rove will have to say about this, or have the rest of the party circled him and told him to STFU. Funny stuff.