Monthly Archives: May 2012

Today’s Music: ‘Doc’ Watson and Friends, a Random Sampling

Guitar progenitor Arthel Lane “Doc” Watson died May 29, 2012 from complications following colon surgery. He was 89. His influence went far beyond the acoustic bluegrass and country music genres he favored as his picking style and musical sensibility was … Continue reading

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What if Liberals Lied About Republicans the Way Republicans Lie About Liberals?

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Today’s Quotes: Trump without the ‘T’

“I’ve been known to be a very smart guy for a very long time.” – Donald Trump on CNBC recently, patting himself on the back since no one else will. “I’m smart! Not like everybody says… like dumb… I’m smart … Continue reading

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The Business Ethics of Donald Trump Illustrated

At various times, Donald Trump has claimed to be worth anywhere from $2 billion to $6 billion but don’t believe it — he’s the perfect example of the quote by wealthy oilman J. Paul Getty, “If you owe the bank … Continue reading

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BTW, Where Was ‘The Donald’ Born?

Was Donald Trump Born in Jamaica, South Africa or Mexico? by RS Janes (updated from a 2011 post) Now there seems to be some question about Donald Trump’s birthplace. (That those questions were apparently invented out of thin air, possibly … Continue reading

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Video: For Cheap Publicity, Trump Peddles Birther Nonsense Again

…and even Wolf Blitzkrieg thinks he’s ridiculous. Put the equation this way: Proof that Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961: short- and long-form birth certificates, two newspaper notices of the birth, and dozens of Hawaii state officials, including former … Continue reading

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Today’s Music: Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian Two-Fer, “Solo Flight” and “The World is Waiting for the Sunrise” (1941)

Today is Benny Goodman’s birthday (b. 1909; d. 1986). The cut below features both the Benny Goodman Orchestra and the Benny Goodman Quartet with Charlie Christian. Benny wasn’t known as the “King of Swing” for nothing, and Charlie is the … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney: The ‘Regular Guy’

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Video: Bill Maher on Mitt Romney the Wifer

A perfect satire on the Birther madness.

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Today’s Quotes: This and That, But Mostly This

“It is not the function of the government to relieve individuals of their responsibilities to their neighbors, or to relieve private institutions of their responsibilities to the public.” – Republican President Herbert Hoover in the depths of the Great Depression. … Continue reading

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