Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Out Of Ideas & Rummaging Through The Trash

Tonight's theme on TCM is "Elevators." Yes, movies that feature elevators.


Boiled down for most idiocy & offensiveness:

J.D. Foster / The Foundry:   Tax Terrorists, Not Americans

Chris Good / The Atlantic Politics Channel:   Americans Oppose War, Want More Troops

Max Boot / Commentary:   One Word from Obama Can Rejuvenate Troop Morale — “Victory”

 Michelle Malkin:

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:   Pamela Geller, American Thinker: Free Speech Silenced at Columbia and Princeton

Michelle Malkin:   Waking up to deadly diversity

Takes away one's will to live, doesn't it?

Separated At Birth

It's hard keeping a Palinatorium going. Temptation is the one thing we can't resist.
Added by Sarah Palin to the note "Going Rogue Tour!"
We'll just betcha Sarah really did write this:
Gov. Sarah Palin talks with a woman who's looks resemble that of Gov. Sarah Palin at Borders bookstore during the third "Going Rogue" book signing event Thursday, November 19, 2009, in Noblesville, IN. Photo by Shealah Craighead. Copyright SarahPAC.
She thinks she's still the "Gov."

Note To Reactionaries: This Is What It's Like When The Gov't. Suppresses Your Speech. Not To Mention The Executions.

23 Nov 2009 01:46 pm

Totalitarian Texting

The Iranian regime is using SMS to warn people not to protest:
The reports come ahead of Student Day on December 7, which the opposition has vowed to “turn green” in support of the Green movement backing opposition leader Mir Hossein Musavi.

One blogger posted a picture of the cautionary SMS, which states: “Respected citizen, based on our information, you have been influenced by the antisecurity propaganda of the foreign media. If you get involved in any illegal protest and get in touch with the foreign media...”  The image is cut off after that, but according to other sources, the message threatens that the person “will be considered a criminal according to several articles of the Islamic law and dealt with accordingly.”
And the political executions continue. I believe these moves are signs of desperation in the coup regime. But we will see on December 7 if the Green Movement can still command the people.

24 November: Darwin Publishes; "Bob Warr" Patented; Ruby Plugs Oswald; D. B. Cooper Jumps For It; All Else Is Vanity & Death

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2009. There are 37 days left in the year. UPI Crapmanac.Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 24, 1859, British naturalist Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species," which explained his theory of evolution by means of natural selection.

On this date:
In 1784, Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the United States, was born in Orange County, Va.
In 1863, the Civil War Battle of Lookout Mountain began in Tennessee; Union forces succeeded in taking the mountain from the Confederates.
In 1869, women from 21 states met in Cleveland to organize the American Women Suffrage Association.
In 1871, the National Rifle Association was incorporated.
In 1874, Joseph Glidden received a patent for barbed wire, which made the farming of the Great Plains possible
In 1925, conservative author and editor William F. Buckley Jr. was born in New York.
In 1939, British Overseas Airways Corp. was formally established.
In 1944, U.S. bombers based on Saipan attacked Tokyo in the first raid against the Japanese capital by land-based planes.
In 1947, a group of writers, producers and directors that became known as the "Hollywood Ten" was cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about alleged Communist influence in the movie industry. John Steinbeck's novel "The Pearl" was first published.
In 1963, Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, in a scene captured on live television.

Audio LinkNBC reporter Tom Petit at the scene
In 1969, Apollo 12 splashed down safely in the Pacific.
In 1971, hijacker "D.B. Cooper" parachuted from a Northwest Orient Airlines 727 over Washington state with $200,000 in ransom — his fate remains unknown.
In 1985, the hijacking of an Egyptair jetliner parked on the ground in Malta ended with 60 deaths when Egyptian commandos stormed the plane; two of the dead were shot by the hijackers.
In 1987, the United States and the Soviet Union agreed on terms to scrap shorter- and medium-range missiles.
In 1989, Czechoslovakia's hard-line party leadership resigned after more than a week of protests against its policies. Czech reform politician Alexander Dubcek made his first public appearance in Prague since the Soviet invasion of 1968.
In 1992, former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger pleaded innocent to making a false statement in the Iran-Contra affair.
In 1998, America Online confirmed it was buying Netscape Communications in a deal ultimately worth $10 billion.
In 1999, some 280 people were killed when a ferry caught fire and foundered off the coast of eastern China's Shandong province.
In 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider George W. Bush's appeal against the hand recounting of presidential ballots in Florida.
In 2003, a jury in Virginia Beach, Va., sentenced John Allen Muhammad to death for the Washington-area sniper shootings. (Muhammad was executed in 2009.)
In 2004, Ukraine's election officials declared that Kremlin-backed Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych had won Ukraine's bitterly disputed presidential runoff balloting; thousands of opposition supporters demonstrated in Kiev. Popular author Arthur Hailey died in New Providence, Bahamas, at age 84.
In 2008, a Muslim charity, the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, and five of its former leaders were convicted by a federal jury in Dallas of funneling millions of dollars to the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Pakistan won final approval for a $7.6 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund to help stave off a possible economic meltdown. Former West Virginia Gov. Cecil H. Underwood — elected to the job in 1956 and in 1996 — died at age 86.
Today's Birthdays: Basketball Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson is 71. Country singer Johnny Carver is 69. Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue is 69. Rock drummer Pete Best is 68. Rock musician Donald "Duck" Dunn (Booker T. & the MG's) is 68. Actor-comedian Billy Connolly is 67. Former White House news secretary Marlin Fitzwater is 67. Motion Picture Association of America Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman is 65. Singer Lee Michaels is 64. Actor Dwight Schultz is 62. Actor Stanley Livingston is 59. Rock musician Clem Burke (Blondie; The Romantics) is 54. Record producer Terry Lewis is 53. Actor Ruben Santiago-Hudson is 53. Actress Denise Crosby is 52. Actress Shae D'Lyn is 47. Rock musician John Squire (The Stone Roses) is 47. Rock musician Gary Stonadge (Big Audio) is 47. Actor Garret Dillahunt is 45. Rock musician Chad Taylor (Live) is 39. Actress Lola Glaudini is 38. Actress Danielle Nicolet is 36. Olympic bronze medal figure skater Chen Lu is 33. Actor Colin Hanks is 32. Actress Katherine Heigl ("Grey's Anatomy") is 31.
Today In Entertainment History November 24
In 1950, the musical "Guys and Dolls," based on the writings of Damon Runyon and featuring songs by Frank Loesser, opened on Broadway.
In 1966, The Beatles began recording sessions for their next album, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." However, the song they recorded on this date, "Strawberry Fields Forever," did not make it onto that album.
In 1972, ABC premiered the late night rock show "In Concert," which was produced by Don Kirshner. Guests on the first show included Chuck Berry, Alice Cooper, Poco and Seals and Crofts.
In 1985, singer "Big" Joe Turner died of a heart attack. He's known for the hits "Shake, Rattle and Roll" and "Honey Hush."
In 1991, Queen singer Freddie Mercury died of complications from AIDS at his home in London. He was 45. He had sent out a statement confirming rumors that he had AIDS only two days before his death. Also in 1991, former Kiss drummer Eric Carr died of cancer in New York. He was 41. And, singer Cyndi Lauper married actor David Thornton in New York.
In 2005, singer Scott Stapp and members of the band 311 got into a fight at a hotel bar in Baltimore.
Thought for Today: "Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold." — Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, American writer (1900-1948). [Not as much as a ten-gallon hat. — Ed.]

Monday, November 23, 2009

Palin's Prayer: Terrorist Attack

Reaction to this can't be much beyond the ususal "Jesus Fucking Christ!" One of those wk.-old stories we just discovered which we can now claim has been "ignored by the MSM!" & so on. Read some & urp.
Fueling Schmidt's obvious hostility may be an astonishing but little noticed September 2008 "prophecy" from Palin's prayer group leader of almost two decades, Alaska evangelist Mary Glazier, that seemed to envision John McCain winning the 2008 election but then being killed soon thereafter, tragically, in a terrorist attack that would leave Palin to succeed McCain as president.

On September 22, with the 2008 presidential election little more than five weeks away, Glazier sent a prophetic "Warning of Imminent Attack" out through her prayer network [see 123]. Glazier later released a slightly sanitized version but her original "warning" concerned an "imminent" terrorist attack that could leave American in mourning with Sarah Palin "stepping into an office that she was mantled for."
Hoo boy. Not only is gawd on her side, but all his temporal helpers (Like Santa's elves, but EVIL!) are behind her, which, oddly enough, is more dangerous than thinking gawd is behind her.
Mary Glazier is one of two religious leaders (along with Thomas Muthee) associated with Sarah Palin who claim to have successfully fought witches. Glazier has described a campaign of "prayer warfare" which she says her prayer group used to drive a woman, whom Glazier claimed was a witch, out of the state of Alaska. Glazier told the Christian magazine SpiritLed Woman, for a 2003 article, "As we continued to pray against the spirit of witchcraft, her incense altar caught on fire, her car engine blew up, she went blind in her left eye, and she was diagnosed with cancer."
Nice people. Hope to see them all in power in Washington very soon.

Targeted Advertising

A robot somewhere thinks a certain browser is in a certain ZIP Code. We will not be patronizing this dump.
Probably won't be spending too much money w/ Google Ads, either.

That About Which We Could Not Possibly Care Any Fucking Less

China Wrap-Up

What the hell goes through their minds? Economic & potential military ("always been at war w/ ...") powerhouse or not, we're just nervous that there are over a billion people in a nuclear nation who seem to suffer from serious cognitive dissonance. How did they make the move from Mao & revolutionary communism to revolting capitalism w/in our lifetime?
Chinese Drywall Linked to Corrosion in Homes 
Federal investigators reported a “strong association” between chemicals in Chinese drywall and complaints by homeowners of metal and electrical corrosion. 

China Asks Its Banks to Slow Down 
Chinese banking regulators are putting pressure on the country’s banks to raise more capital and temper their rapid growth in lending.
Are there no more self-criticism sessions? Where are the reëducation camps? Is non-elitist taste

Macau plans Michael Jackson shrine to house iconic glove

Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:13pm EST

always the result of capitalism's madness?

Not that the move from Totalitarianism A to Totalitarianism B (Lite) was that far or difficult, especially w/ a slave-labor force, but isn't one retarded atomic giant stumbling across the globe enough? Another such monster, w/ three times the maniac population of the current superpower, is at the very bottom of our wish list.

Is It Monday Yet?

Wknds. can be so bore-ifying.

23 November: Frederick County Gets Uppity; Jukeboxes Appear; Caruso Rocks NYC; LIFE Born, Death Starts To Look Appealing, Roy Acuff & Junior Walker Go For It; SCOTUS Screws Gore; Dullards Have Birthdays

Today is Monday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2009. There are 38 days left in the year. UPI's version.Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 23, 1765, Frederick County, Md., became the first colonial entity to repudiate the British Stamp Act.
On this date:
In 1804, the 14th president of the United States, Franklin Pierce, was born in Hillsboro, N.H.
In 1890, the independent Grand Duchy of Luxembourg was separated from the Netherlands.
In 1919, the first play-by-play football game radio broadcast in the United States took place during a game in which Texas A&M blanked the University of Texas 7-0.
In 1936, Life, the photojournalism magazine created by Henry R. Luce, was first published.
In 1943, U.S. forces seized control of Tarawa and Makin atolls from the Japanese.
In 1945, most U.S. wartime rationing of foods, including meat and butter, ended.
In 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed Nov. 25 a day of national mourning following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
In 1971, the People's Republic of China was seated in the U.N. Security Council.
In 1980, some 2,600 people were killed by a series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy.
In 1996, a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 crashed into the waves off the Comoros Islands, killing about two-thirds of the 175 people on board.
In 1999, in a plea met with scant applause and silent stares, President Bill Clinton told ethnic Albanians in Kosovo that "you must try" to forgive Serb neighbors and stop punishing them for the terror campaign of Slobodan Milosevic. Defense Secretary William Cohen called for a military-wide review of conduct after a Pentagon study said up to 75 percent of black people and other ethnic minorities reported experiencing racially offensive behavior.
In 2000, in a setback for Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore, the Florida Supreme Court refused to order Miami-Dade County to resume counting ballots by hand.
In 2001, an Israeli helicopter fired two missiles at a van in the West Bank, killing Mahmoud Abu Hanoud, a leading member of the Islamic militant Hamas group.
In 2003, Eduard Shevardnadze resigned as president of Georgia in the face of protests.
In 2004, opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko declared himself the winner of Ukraine's disputed presidential election and took a symbolic oath of office. (He won a court-ordered revote in December 2004.) Viacom agreed to pay a record $3.5 million to settle dozens of government investigations into allegations of indecency in its radio and television programming. Dan Rather announced he would step down as principal anchorman of "The CBS Evening News" in March 2005.
In 2006, former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko died in London from radiation poisoning after making a deathbed statement blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In 2008, the government unveiled a bold plan to rescue Citigroup, injecting a fresh $20 billion into the troubled firm as well as guaranteeing hundreds of billions of dollars in risky assets. A gunman shot and killed a woman and a man who came to her aid inside a church in Clifton, N.J. (Suspect Joseph Pallipurath, the estranged husband of the dead woman, Reshma James, is awaiting trial.) Spain clinched an improbable, come-from-behind Davis Cup victory over Argentina.
Today's Birthdays: Broadway composer Jerry Bock ("Fiorello!") is 81. Former Labor Secretary William E. Brock is 79. Actor Franco Nero is 68. Actress Susan Anspach is 67. Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas is 65. Actor Steve Landesberg is 64. Actor-comedy writer Bruce Vilanch is 62. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is 59. Singer Bruce Hornsby is 55. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is 54. Actor Maxwell Caulfield is 50. Actor John Henton is 49. TV personality Robin Roberts ("Good Morning America") is 49. Rock singer-musician Ken Block (Sister Hazel) is 43. Rock musician Charlie Grover is 43. Actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield is 42. Actor Oded Fehr is 39. Rapper-actor Kurupt (Tha Dogg Pound) is 37. Actor Page Kennedy is 33. Actress Kelly Brook is 30. Actor Lucas Grabeel is 25. Actress-singer Miley Cyrus ("Hannah Montana") is 17. [Almost legal, boys! — Ed.]
Today In Entertainment History November 23
In 1889, the first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon.
In 1903, singer Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, appearing in "Rigoletto."

In 1959, the musical "Fiorello!" starring Tom Bosley as legendary New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, opened on Broadway.
In 1964, the BBC banned the Rolling Stones from its airwaves after the band arrived late for two radio shows.
In 1974, singer-musician Gary Wright left the band Spooky Tooth for a solo career. He went on to have success with "Dream Weaver."
In 1976, Jerry Lee Lewis was arrested outside of Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion in Memphis. Authorities said he was brandishing a pistol and was demanding to see Presley. Lewis was charged with public intoxication and possession of a weapon.
In 1983, actress Mary Tyler Moore married cardiologist Dr. Robert Levine in New York.
In 1989, Paul McCartney began his first North American tour in more than a dozen years, playing the first of several shows in the Los Angeles area.
In 1992, country legend Roy Acuff died in Nashville at age 89. He had joined the Grand Ole Opry in the 1930's and appeared regularly up until several months before he died.
In 1995, director Louis Malle died at his home in Beverly Hills, California, of complications from lymphoma. He was 63. He's known for films like "Pretty Baby" and "My Dinner with Andre." Also on that day, singer Junior Walker of Junior Walker and the All-Stars died of cancer in Battle Creek, Michigan.
In 1996, Bob Hope set a record for the longest continuous contract in the history of radio and television when his last TV special aired. Hope had been with NBC for 60 years. Also in 1996, actor Woody Harrelson and eight other environmental activists were arrested after scaling the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco as a protest to save redwood trees in northern California. They were accused of tying up traffic for hours.
In 2005, singers Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey announced their separation.
In 2008, Guns N' Roses released their long-awaited album, "Chinese Democracy."
Thought for Today: "We are incredibly heedless in the formation of our beliefs, but find ourselves filled with an illicit passion for them when anyone proposes to rob us of their companionship." — James Harvey Robinson, American historian (1863-1936).

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Post-Rapture City Of Angels

From Mark Evanier:
It's a book called Empty L.A., which consists of photos of Los Angeles with no people in it. A special effects technican named Matt Logue is responsible...and I'm guessing what he did was to shoot multiple photos of busy areas, then use Photoshop or something of the sort to combine unpopulated segments of many pics. However he did it, the result is mesmerizing, especially if you're familiar with these locations in their usual, human-filled states. Take a look at the preview and maybe order a copy.
It's not the lack of people, it's the streets w/o cars. One would be surprised to see walkers in some of these zones,
but the absence of autos is the real mesmerizer.


Reactionary Clingers' Humor

It's just what it says it is. An example, wherein we are physically threatened w/ physical violence to our physical persons.
We've a vague memory of a 'bagger taking a punch at someone a month or two ago, & having his filthy finger bitten off in the process.

Broadcast Media Wrap-Up

We'd planned to type something in a Brent Bozell III vein about the American Empire being single-handedly brought down by the four major broadcast networks' failure to program anything new or original beyond fast & cheap docu-tainment ("48 Hours Mystery," Cops," "America's Most Wanted") on Saturday nights. (W/o diverting programming to keep them on the couch, Americans are going out, drinking & having sex. So long, moral fiber.) But why fucking bother?™ Then this unfortunate discovery reminded us of the perfidy of telebision.
So we decided to get the other bitching out & call it a "Wrap-Up."

No Fun League Wrap-Up

To borrow a couple of phrases from occasional (when we care, or remember, to copy &/or link) Just Another Blog™ contributor (un-beknownst to him) Steve Harvey, we were expecting today's Nation's Capital Indigenes at Dallas Shit-Kickers football contest to be the Rout of the Week; turned out it was the Crummy Game of the Week (Dallas 7, Wash. 6).

At least it was broadcast here in Sectors R & N. The Bengals @ Raiders game is not being shown here by CBS2-LA, in favor of San Diego @ Denver. Who gives a fuck about that?

Do Not Tell Us We Can Not Steal Your Images

(We weren't sure whether this was worth the bother, but when confronted w/ "Page protected by COPYSCAPE DO NOT COPY," our very bloggerhood was challenged. Intellectual property is the worst kind of theft. Take that, lifeinitaly.com!)
Sons-of-bitches won't allow text copying, even! Fuck them twice!
And screw your stupid snails. "Slow down/You move too fast" blah heard it before, crap then, crap now. If not for the anti-fascism of liberating their work (Why is the most heinous garbage the most protected?) we wouldn't have bothered.

22 November: Blackbeard Killed; De Gaulle Born; "SOS" Official; Helen Hayes Makes B'way Debut; "Bolero" Debuts; RCA Signs Elvis, Ruining Him For All Time; "White Album" Ruins All Remainnig Music; Thatcher Quits; Buncha People Died, None Of Them Very Important; & There Was Something Else ...

Today is Sunday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2009. There are 39 days left in the year. The UPI Lie-manac.Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot to death while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. Texas Gov. John B. Connally was seriously wounded. Suspect Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested.
A Secret Service agent stands on the bumper of the presidential limousine
after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Jacqueline Kennedy is at right.
(AP Photo/Ike Altgens)
Audio Link

Audio LinkWalter Cronkite of CBS News breaks into the soap opera "As the World Turns"
On this date:
In 1718, English pirate Edward Teach — better known as "Blackbeard" — was killed during a battle off the Virginia coast.
In 1890, French president Charles de Gaulle was born in Lille, France.
In 1906, the SOS distress signal was adopted at the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin.
In 1928, "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel was first performed, in Paris.
In 1935, a flying boat, the China Clipper, took off from Alameda, Calif., carrying more than 100,000 pieces of mail on the first trans-Pacific airmail flight.
In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek met in Cairo to discuss measures for defeating Japan.
In 1950, a train wreck in New York City killed 79 people.
In 1967, the U.N. Security Council approved Resolution 242, which called for Israel to withdraw from territories it had captured the previous June, and implicitly called on adversaries to recognize Israel's right to exist.
In 1975, Juan Carlos was proclaimed King of Spain.
In 1977, regular passenger service between New York and Europe on the supersonic Concorde began on a trial basis.
In 1990, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, having failed to win re-election of the Conservative Party leadership on the first ballot, announced her resignation.
In 1992, at least 27 people died when tornadoes swept through the U.S. South and Midwest. Also in 1992, 10 women who had worked for or with Sen. Bob Packwood reportedly accused the Oregon Republican of unwelcome sexual advances.
In 1997, New Zealanders Robert Hamill and Phil Stubbs arrived in Barbados from the Canary Islands in their boat, Kiwi Challenger, after 41 days, one hour and 55 minutes -- a record for rowing across the Atlantic.
In 1998, the CBS News program "60 Minutes" aired videotape of Dr. Jack Kevorkian administering lethal drugs to a terminally ill patient.
In 1999, during a visit to the former communist country of Bulgaria, President Bill Clinton promised tens of thousands of cheering Bulgarians in Sofia that "you, too, shall overcome" in their difficult struggle for democracy and prosperity.
In 2000, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that hand count of the state's presidential ballots could continue despite Republican objections. The U.S. Supreme Court eventually ruled against any further recounting, a move that propelled George W. Bush to the presidency.
In 2002, at least 100 people died in riots in northern Nigeria sparked by a religious controversy over the Miss World beauty pageant. Also in 2002, Indonesian police reported the capture of the prime suspect in October 2002's Bali bombings that killed about 200 people.
In 2004, tens of thousands of demonstrators jammed downtown Kiev, denouncing Ukraine's presidential runoff election as fraudulent and chanting the name of their reformist candidate, Viktor Yushchenko, who ended up winning a revote the following month. Iran said it had frozen all uranium enrichment programs; President George W. Bush said he hoped the statement was true but added, "there must be verification."
In 2005, Jose Padilla, an American once accused of plotting with al-Qaida to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb," was charged with supporting terrorism. (He was later convicted and sentenced to 17 years, four months in prison.) Angela Merkel took power as Germany's first female chancellor. Ted Koppel hosted his final edition of ABC News' "Nightline."
In 2008, in the weekly Democratic radio address, President-elect Barack Obama promoted an economic plan he said would provide 2.5 million jobs, although his spokesman later clarified that the plan would "save and create" that many jobs. President George W. Bush snared fresh international support on the economy and North Korea at a Pacific Rim economic summit in Peru. A revised Nebraska safe-haven law took effect with a 30-day age limit, ending abandonments of older children.
Today's Birthdays: Movie director Arthur Hiller is 86. Actor Robert Vaughn is 77. Actor Michael Callan is 74. Actor Allen Garfield is 70. Animator and movie director Terry Gilliam is 69. Actor Tom Conti is 68. Singer Jesse Colin Young is 68. Astronaut Guion S. Bluford is 67. Tennis player Billie Jean King is 66. Rock musician-actor Steve Van Zandt (aka Little Steven) is 59. Rock musician Tina Weymouth (The Heads; Talking Heads; The Tom Tom Club) is 59. Retired baseball All-Star Greg Luzinski is 59. Rock musician Lawrence Gowan is 53. Actor Richard Kind is 53. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis is 51. Alt-country singer Jason Ringenberg (Jason & the Scorchers) is 51. Actress Mariel Hemingway is 48. Actor-turned-producer Brian Robbins is 46. Actor Stephen Geoffreys is 45. Rock musician Charlie Colin is 43. Actor Nicholas Rowe is 43. Actor Mark Ruffalo is 42. Tennis player Boris Becker is 42. Country musician Chris Fryar (Zac Brown Band) is 39. Actor-singer Tyler Hilton is 26. Actress Scarlett Johansson is 25.
Today In Entertainment History November 22
One hundred years ago, in 1909, actress Helen Hayes made her Broadway debut at age 9, playing a "little mime" in the Victor Herbert musical comedy "Old Dutch."
In 1943, lyricist Lorenz Hart died in New York at age 48.
In 1955, RCA Records signed Elvis Presley after buying his contract from Sun Records. Elvis got a $5,000 bonus for signing.
In 1965, the musical play "Man of La Mancha" opened in New York. Also in 1965, Bob Dylan married former model Sara Lowndes. The marriage was not made public until the following February.
In 1967, Arlo Guthrie's 22-minute song "Alice's Restaurant" was released.
In 1968, The Beatles' "White Album" was released.
In 1980, actress Mae West died at her Hollywood residence at age 87.
In 1989, actor Martin Sheen was arrested for blocking entrance to the Los Angeles federal building. He was part of a protest against US support for El Salvador's government.
In 1992, "60 Minutes" aired an interview with Woody Allen, who said Mia Farrow had threatened to have him killed after she learned he was having an affair with her 21-year-old adopted daughter. Also in 1992, Paul Simon opened his first tour of South America in Brazil.
In 1997, singer Michael Hutchence of INXS hanged himself with a belt in a hotel in Sydney, Australia. He was 37.
In 2008, Rapper MC Breed died in Ypsilanti, Mich., at age 37, reportedly of kidney failure.
Thought for Today: "If we are strong, our strength will speak for itself. If we are weak, words will be no help." — From the address President Kennedy never got to deliver in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Let's Get This War Started

The American Fambly Ass. is doing its Xian duty to quash free speech.

One must wonder just what sort of "doucmentation" is required to be removed from the ""bad"" list. (Note the use of quotation marks all over the place, including around the word Christmas itself.)

Documents validating the "contribution" given to the American Family Association? Or do they prefer the documents simply to have consecutive serial nos. & images of Ben Franklin?

That's right, don't waste their time on local/regional cos. They never have enough money to make a shake-down worth the effort. Snark it yourselves (We'll stop the "war on Xmas" when they stop their war on the English language.) we can only make the effort to note these three items on the AFA sidebar:

Does this qualify as "Protests too much?" As in, caught w/ their pants down & their hands in the cookie jar, & compensating? (If not legally required to post these as part of a settlement or verdict.)

We're sure the comments are sincerely stupid as well. One (all caps, oddly enough) comes from: MRS.MARION FERN SPARTA, TN. You couldn't make up anything that dumb if you tried!

Scientific Research Reveals

After a world-wide study lasting over fifty yrs., a researcher in Los Angeles has concluded that while it is possible that others may be as bored, jaded & generally dulled-out as he is by all activity on the third planet of an insignificant sun on the far edges of nowhere, it is highly improbable that such a being could exist, or even survive in the current media environment.

Khristmas W/ The Klan

What's w/ the red & green robes? Santa Klan?

Scumbaggers hold rally at Ole Miss. Mo' at PuffHo.

The Free Market At Work

Abercrombie was once as popular among Wall Street analysts as it was throughout the halls of high schools across the country. A genius management team slapped a moose logo on basic, preppy attire and successfully convinced fashion enthusiastic teens to pay huge premiums for its merchandise. The result led to gross margins surpassing 66% -- unheard of in the retail industry -- and alluring growth.
Honestly, any nation stupid enough (even if it's only teenage cretins) to do that sort of thing deserves to be bombed back to the Stone Age. (Or, dare we say it, bombed back to the Stone-Washed Age.)

Outside World

If we ever left the bunker it might look something like this.The East Side of Los Angeles on a Sunny Day from clark vogeler on Vimeo.

Technical questions: Are there no more cameras/recorders that a humanoid can focus by him/herself? And what's w/ the depth of field (or lack thereof)? Actuality now has the appearance of an architectural model.

And we could moan about this having nothing to do w/ the actual Eastern parts of the city, but source LAist already has mentioned it, if not dealt w/ it:
and for the sake of the calm nature of this video, let's not re-hash the ages-old "what's east/what's west side" debate, mmmkay?
Oh, let's, geography-deniers!

Not Sure We Don't Care Enough To Have An Opinion

21 November: Tin-Foil Phonograph Unveiled, End Of Music Begins; Pigs Murder Miners At Columbine; Krauts "Annex" Czechoslovakia, Then Deport George Harrison; Haynsworth Rejected; 18½-Min. Tape Gap Announced; Death By Anthrax; Dow Jones Remains Bullshit; KISS Army Formed

Today is Saturday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2009. There are 40 days left in the year. Other inaccuracies.Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 21, 1877, inventor Thomas A. Edison unveiled the phonograph.
On this date:
In 1783, in Paris, Jean de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes made the first free-flight ascent in a balloon.
In 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
In 1922, Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.
In 1927, picketing strikers at the Columbine Mine in northern Colorado were fired on by state police; six miners were killed.
In 1938, Nazi forces occupied western Czechoslovakia and declared its people German citizens.
In 1942, the Alaska Highway was formally opened.
Forty years ago, in 1969, the Senate voted down the Supreme Court nomination of Clement F. Haynsworth, 55-45, the first such rejection since 1930.
In 1973, President Richard Nixon's attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt, revealed the existence of an 18 1/2-minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to Watergate.
Thirty-five years ago, in 1974, The U.S. Congress passed the Freedom of Information Act over U.S. President Gerald Ford's veto.
Thirty years ago, in 1979, a mob attacked the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing two Americans.
In 1980, 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas.
In 1985, former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Jay Pollard was arrested, accused of spying for Israel. (He later pleaded guilty and is serving a life sentence.)
In 1989, the proceedings of Britain's House of Commons were televised live for the first time.
In 1991, the U.N. Security Council chose Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt to be secretary-general.
In 1995, the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 5,000 for the first time.
In 1999, President Bill Clinton, speaking at a conference in Florence, Italy, called on prosperous nations to spread global wealth by helping poor countries with Internet hookups, cell phones, debt relief and small loans. China completed its first unmanned test of a spacecraft meant to carry astronauts.
In 2000, the Florida Supreme Court granted Democrat Al Gore's request to keep the presidential election recount going.
In 2001, Ottilie Lundgren, a 94-year-old resident of Oxford, Conn., died of inhalation anthrax. The source of the anthrax has never been determined.
In 2002, NATO sought to expand its membership into the borders of the former Soviet Union as it invited seven former communist countries to join the alliance: Slovenia, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Bulgaria.
In 2004, President George W. Bush, trying to mend relations with Latin America, pledged during an economic summit in Chile to make a fresh push for stalled immigration reforms. Iraqi authorities set Jan. 30, 2005, as the date for the nation's first election since the collapse of Saddam Hussein's dictatorship. Six Wisconsin hunters were shot to death by Chai Soua Vang, an ethnic Hmong immigrant who was later sentenced to life in prison. The NBA suspended Indiana's Ron Artest for the rest of the season following a brawl that broke out at the end of a game against the Detroit Pistons; eight other players received shorter bans. Donald Trump's casino empire filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. And, Fred Hale Sr., believed to have been the oldest man on Earth, died less than a month before his 114th birthday at a DeWitt, N.Y., nursing home.
In 2006, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced a restoration of diplomatic ties with Syria, ending 24 years of strained relations. Pierre Gemayel, Lebanon's industry minister and Maronite Christian leader, was assassinated by gunmen while riding in a convoy near Beirut.
In 2007, former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan implicated U.S. President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney in misleading the public on the identity outing of a covert CIA agent.
In 2008, Wall Street staged a comeback, with the major indexes jumping more than 5 percent and the Dow Jones industrials surging nearly 500 points. Somali pirates released a hijacked Greek-owned tanker, MV Genius, with all 19 crew members safe and the oil cargo intact after payment of a ransom. (The ship had been seized almost two months earlier.)
Today's Birthdays: Baseball Hall-of-Famer Stan Musial is 89. Actor Joseph Campanella is 82. Country singer Jean Shepard is 76. Actor Laurence Luckinbill is 75. Actress Marlo Thomas is 72. Actor Rick Lenz is 70. Singer Dr. John is 69. Actress Juliet Mills is 68. Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen is 66. Basketball Hall of Famer Earl Monroe is 65. Comedian-director Harold Ramis is 65. Television producer Marcy Carsey is 65. Actress Goldie Hawn is 64. Movie director Andrew Davis is 63. Rock musician Lonnie Jordan (War) is 61. Singer Livingston Taylor is 59. Actress-singer Lorna Luft is 57. Actress Cherry Jones is 53. Rock musician Brian Ritchie (The Violent Femmes) is 49. Gospel singer Steven Curtis Chapman is 47. Actress Nicollette Sheridan is 46. Singer-actress Bjork is 44. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chauncey Hannibal (BLACKstreet) is 41. Rock musician Alex James (Blur) is 41. MLB All-Star player Ken Griffey, Jr. is 40. Rapper Pretty Lou (Lost Boyz) is 38. Actor/former football player Michael Strahan is 38. Country singer Kelsi Osborn (SHeDAISY) is 35. Singer-actress Lindsey Haun is 25. Actress Jena Malone is 25.
Today In Entertainment History November 21
In 1934, the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes," starring Ethel Merman as Reno Sweeney, opened on Broadway.
Fifty years ago, in 1959, former heavyweight champion boxer and actor Max Baer died in Hollywood at age 50.
In 1960, George Harrison was deported from Germany after The Beatles had moved to Hamburg to play clubs there. Authorities were tipped off that he was not yet 18 and was therefore not allowed to be in a nightclub after midnight.
In 1974, the KISS Army fan club officially formed in Terre Haute, Indiana.
In 1980, an estimated 83 million TV viewers tuned in to the CBS prime-time soap opera "Dallas" to find out who shot J.R., played by Larry Hagman. It turned out to be Kristin Shephard, played by Mary Crosby. Also in 1980, singer Don Henley was arrested after a nude 16-year-old girl was found in his Los Angeles home suffering from a drug overdose. Henley was fined and given probation.
In 1982, Liza Minelli, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson and Andrew Lloyd Webber were honored as the first group of Grammy Living Legends at a gala in Los Angeles. Also in 1982, singer Joni Mitchell married her bassist, Larry Klein, in Malibu, California.
In 1987, actor Bruce Willis married actress Demi Moore in Las Vegas. They separated after ten years.
In 1990, Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall were married after being together for 12 years. They have since divorced.
In 1995, singer Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day was arrested for dropping his pants at a concert in Milwaukee. He was fined $141.
In 1996, actress Sherry Stringfield quit the cast of "ER" to spend more time with her family and boyfriend. She rejoined the cast five years later.
In 1997, rapper Coolio and seven members of his band were arrested for theft and assault in a boutique in Boblingen, Germany. They were accused of assaulting a clerk and stealing $2,000 in clothing.
In 1999, Quentin Crisp, the eccentric writer, performer and raconteur best-known for his autobiography "The Naked Civil Servant," died in Manchester, England, at age 90.
In 2008, Madonna and Guy Ritchie were granted a preliminary decree of divorce by a London court.
Thought for Today: "We are always doing, says he, something for posterity, but I would fain see posterity do something for us." — Joseph Addison, English essayist and poet (1672-1719).

Friday, November 20, 2009

Heads Near Exploding Level


I do not care where Obama will be on Thanksgiving or Christmas. The latter is a traditional American Christian Holiday. It includes everyone who wants to be included. American Christians are not a delusional people who think we should do away with our traditions. We include Y'all come if you want to. I spent a glorious seasonal Holiday at my college roommate's house getting gifts during the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. No one said this "goy" could not come out of the guest room.

I will never be a socialist nor a commie nor do I respect those people enough to pay them with my tax money to run the White House.
Get a clue Obama and Chris Matthews: we are white and when we get in a line Blacks may join us but they do no make a majority in line say for example in a BOOK STORE . Whites are a majority in this country and we will be getting in line and telling Andrea Mitchell and Laura O'Donnell and Chris Matthews that we are in line not to get some of Obama's stash for gasoline and rent money but to buy Sarah Palin's book- GOING ROGUE.

The Rev. Manning tried to tell "McDaddy Long Legs" or whatever he called Obama, that "Mr. Whitey is just going to take so much of his bull and then we were going to react as in a BACKLASH. Everyone who heard Rev. Manning knows that Obama was going to be taken on by everyone who can write a letter or make a dissenting telephone call OR VOTE. Obama and Rude Emmanuel and Axeman live in a vacuum with an invisible cone of silence- but boys we hear you and we see you and we are tired of you freaks.

PALIN 2012

Police Terror: The War On Holidays

Sobriety Checkpoint in Sherman Oaks Tonight

As with every weekend, the LAPD is out to nab drunkards off the streets. This weekend's DUI checkpoint, scheduled for 8 p.m. to 3 a.m., is in Sherman Oaks, just south of the 101 Freeway on Van Nuys Boulevard at Hortense./div>
Thank you, LAist.

They kid you not: Last wknd., aesthete-ing about on the actual Eastside, while headed toward Chicken Boy, we noted a motorcycle officer lurking in a driveway along fabled Rte. 66 (known as Figueroa St. on that stretch) & later, at the third stop on the Art Drive (It's L. A., baby. Yeah, there are local "walks," but get real!) while out for a smoke & to check the Indian-stylee taco truckroach coach for edibility or a letter grade, we observed two motor cops busting two different drivers, on each of the streets forming the corner on which we were hanging. Forewarned is forearmed, & we want Americans to be armed & dangerous. W/ information, we mean.

Whew! Something To Make Snide Commentary Over Besides Ex-Alaska Gov.

EasyJet Apologizes for Fashion Shoot at Holocaust Memorial

EasyJet has pulled copies of its in-flight magazine, easyJet Traveller, after it was discovered that a fashion shoot published in the magazine was taken at Berlin's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of EuropeThe photos featured models lounging among massive concrete blocks in the memorial's distinctive "Field of Stelae," which honors Jews killed during the Holocaust. Commercial photography is prohibited at the site, and according to the memorial's director, officials were not notified beforehand. The images were first discovered by the British magazine New Statesman, which contacted easyJet this afternoon. Upon learning of the photos, easyJet apologized for the incident and said that the photos were the work of an outside publishing house.

Read original story in New Statesman | Friday, Nov. 20, 2009


Much Sweet Sarah schadenfreude available net-wide (Her people CAN'T EVEN ORGANIZE A BOOK TOUR!!) but we are on a much higher spiritual plane (at this very moment). Find it yourself, if you must.

Bouffant's Believe It Or Shove It

It is our firm resolve to be out of the sack by 1300 every day.

Peabody's All Too Probable History

20 November: Edward I Proclaimed King; Revolution In Mexico; RFK Born; Nuremberg Trials Start; Royal Wedding; DDT Banned; Alcatraz Take-Over; Franco Dies; Sadat Addresses Knesset; "Cabaret" Opens On Great White Way

Today is Friday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2009. There are 41 days left in the year. Moonie delusions.Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 20, 1947, Britain's future queen, Princess Elizabeth, married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey.

On this date:
In 1272, Edward I was proclaimed King of England.
In 1620, Peregrine White was born aboard the Mayflower in Massachusetts Bay - the first child born of English parents in present-day New England.
In 1780, Britain declared war on Holland.
In 1789, New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
In 1889, astronomer Edwin Hubble was born in Marshfield, Mo.
In 1910, revolution broke out in Mexico, led by Francisco I. Madero.
In 1925, Robert F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Mass.
In 1943, the Battle of Tarawa-Makin, marking the beginning of the U.S. offensive against Japan in the Central Pacific, began.
In 1945, 22 out of 24 indicted Nazi officials went on trial (one in absentia) before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany.
In 1959, the United Nations issued its Declaration of the Rights of the Child.
In 1967, the U.S. Census Bureau's Population Clock at the Commerce Department ticked past 200 million.
Forty years ago, in 1969, the Nixon administration announced a halt to residential use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total phaseout. A group of American Indian activists began a 19-month occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.
In 1975, after nearly four decades of absolute rule, Spain's General Francisco Franco died, two weeks before his 83rd birthday.
In 1977, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to address Israel's parliament.
In 1982, U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced U.S. Marines would go to Lebanon to assist in the evacuation of PLO fighters.
In 1992, fire seriously damaged Windsor Castle, the favorite weekend home of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.
In 1995, Princess Diana admitted during an interview broadcast on BBC TV that she had been unfaithful to Prince Charles.
In 1996, House Republicans chose Newt Gingrich to be speaker for a second term.
In 1999, a day after violent anti-American protests in Greece, President Bill Clinton sought to heal old wounds by acknowledging the United States had failed its "obligation to support democracy" when it backed Greek's harsh military junta during the Cold War.
In 2001, federal health officials approved sale of the world's first contraceptive patch, Ortho-Evra.
In 2003, singer Michael Jackson was booked on suspicion of child molestation in Santa Barbara, Calif. (He was later acquited.)
In 2004, Republicans whisked a $388 billion spending bill through the House. Palestinians formally opened the campaign for a successor to Yasser Arafat. Scientist Ancel Keys, who invented the K rations eaten by soldiers in World War II and who linked high cholesterol and fatty diets to heart disease, died in Minneapolis at age 100.
In 2005, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez led a protest in Caracas against U.S. President George Bush's proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas.
In 2006, News Corp. canceled publication of O.J. Simpson's book about the killing of his ex-wife and her friend, "If I Did It, Here's How It Happened," and a subsequent Fox TV special. Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch called the project "ill-considered."
In 2007, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf released 3,400 people jailed under emergency rule but gave no indication as to when martial law would be lifted. Also in 2007, Ian Smith, the former Rhodesian prime minister who led his South African white-minority government through a violence-wracked era until the end of white rule in 1979, died at 88 after a long illness.
In 2008, the U.S. Congress rejected a plea for a $25 billion bailout by U.S. automakers. Democratic lawmakers said leaders from Ford, General Motors and Chrysler failed to put forth a strategy that would salvage their flagging businesses. Sen. Ted Stevens, the chamber's longest-serving Republican, delivered his swan song address following his failed re-election bid; he was saluted by his colleagues as a staunch friend and teacher. The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to impose new sanctions aimed at reducing the arms flowing into Somalia and the lawlessness and piracy that were flourishing there. Betty James, co-founder of the company that made the Slinky, died in Philadelphia at age 90.
Today's Birthdays: Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.V., is 92. Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer is 86. Actress-comedian Kaye Ballard is 84. Actress Estelle Parsons is 82. TV personality Richard Dawson is 77. Comedian Dick Smothers is 71. Singer Norman Greenbaum is 67. Vice President Joe Biden is 67. Actress Veronica Hamel is 66. Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is 63. Actor Samuel E. Wright is 63. Singer Joe Walsh is 62. Actor Richard Masur is 61. Opera singer Barbara Hendricks is 61. Actress Bo Derek is 53. Former NFL player Mark Gastineau is 53. Reggae musician Jim Brown (UB40) is 52. Actress Sean Young is 50. Pianist Jim Brickman is 48. Rock musician Todd Nance (Widespread Panic) is 47. Actress Ming-Na is 46. Actor Ned Vaughn is 45. Rapper Mike D (The Beastie Boys) is 44. Rapper Sen Dog (Cypress Hill) is 44. Actress Callie Thorne is 40. Actress Sabrina Lloyd is 39. Actor Joel McHale is 38. Actress Marisa Ryan is 35. Country singer Dierks Bentley is 34. Actor Joshua Gomez is 34. Actress Laura Harris is 33. Olympic gold medal gymnast Dominique Dawes is 33. Country singer Josh Turner is 32. Actress Nadine Velazquez is 31.
Today In Entertainment History November 20
In 1929, the radio program "The Rise of the Goldbergs" debuted on the NBC Blue Network. [Yes kids, before the FCC, there was an entire radio network devoted to "blue" material. — Ed.]
In 1966, the musical "Cabaret," with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, opened on Broadway.
In 1970, Kinks singer Ray Davies re-recorded one word for the single "Apeman." The song contained the word "foggin'," which sounded too much like an expletive.
In 1973, Who drummer Keith Moon collapsed twice during a concert in San Francisco, apparently because of jet lag. Guitarist Pete Townshend asked for a volunteer from the audience to finish the set -- and got one.
In 1983, an estimated 100 million people watched the controversial ABC movie "The Day After," which depicted the outbreak of nuclear war.
In 1990, the two performers known as Milli Vanilli held a press conference to discuss the lip-synching scandal that cost them their Grammy. Rob Pilatus told kids to get a good lawyer if they want to get into show business.
In 1994, musician David Crosby got a liver transplant.
Thought for Today: "Make haste slowly." — Caesar Augustus, Roman emperor (63 B.C.E.-C.E. 14).

Thursday, November 19, 2009

At The Same Time, In The All Too Real World

Slaying suspect said hobby was 'killing people'

OK, grim enough. Add: Suspect is fifteen. And female.

Which parent was abusing the shit out of her?

Theo-Fascism In The Forest

Most startling detail from R&B-mania:
One Dudley Do-Right bit included a character called Stokey the Bear who, contrary to his namesake, set fires instead of putting them out.

After it aired, Tiffany Ward recounted, "there was a knock on the door, and it was the (U.S.) Forest Service, saying, 'If that episode ever airs again, you're going to jail.' "

The episode never aired again, Ward said.
We haven't trusted that bear since we saw this:
& realized we weren't dealing w/ Yogi & Boo-Boo.

Another Chauncey & Edgar Moment

From news from me, we find today is the 50th Anniversary of the debut of "Rocky and His Friends" on ABC.

The "me" in "news from" is Mark Evanier, a colleague of the voice of Rocky.
Working with or just being around June Foray, I've really come to appreciate how beloved the series was and is. She can't go anywhere without folks throwing out their favorite lines of dialogue or telling her their favorite Fractured Fairy Tale. It's not just "That was a good show." It's more like "Some of my happiest childhood moments..." or "My whole sense of humor..." or "My desire to become a writer [or artist] came from that series!"
Commies nothing, between MAD & Jay Ward Productions, America was subverted into a nation of snarky elitism before the culture warriors of the day could shout "Stop!"
"me" also refers us to PuffHo.

Berger's Back

Weldon, that is.

We Swear: Never Again!

We hope this is the last thing ever seen in this space concerning this person; what more needs to be typed after this from The Washington Post?
A blue coach bus with "Going Rogue With Sarah!" written on the front over the likeness of a moose pulled up outside the Barnes and Noble here at about 5:30 p.m. The campaign anthem "Only in America" played on a speaker outside the store. When she got off the bus, wearing her familiar uniform of black skirt, high heels and red blazer, she waved with one hand and held her son Trig, dressed in a striped green sweater, in the other. The group erupted in applause. She walked to a small platform in the middle of the crowd, said "Thank you so much for showing up," and handed Trig to an aide.
Image via The Daily Dish, one of whose readers pointed out the WaPo quote.

19 November: Charles I Born (In Scotland); Gettysburg Address; End Of The Edsel; More Men On Moon; "Wilbur" Is 90; Artest, et al., Rumble At Palace; Beefeaters Become Byrds

Today is Thursday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2009. There are 42 days left in the year. The Moonanac. Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.
Close Up
Above: President Abraham Lincoln (circled) at the dedication of Soldiers National Cemetery on the battlefield at Gettysburg, Pa., on Nov. 19, 1863. Bottom: A longer view of the scene. The photo at top is an enlargement of the marked-off rectangular area. This is believed to be the only photograph of Lincoln at the dedication where he gave his famous Gettysburg Address. Taken by Civil War photographer Matthew Brady, it was discovered in 1953 in the National Archives in Washington, D.C., where it had gone unnoticed. It is believed to show Lincoln seated on the platform just after his arrival, some three hours before he gave his speech. (AP Photo)
ADDED INFO: NotionsCapital has the PowerPoint Presentation.
On this date:
In 1600, King Charles I of England was born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.
In 1794, the United States and Britain signed Jay's Treaty, which resolved some issues left over from the Revolutionary War.
In 1831, the 20th president of the United States, James Garfield, was born in Orange Township, Ohio.
In 1917, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was born in Allahabad.
In 1919, the Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles by a vote of 55 in favor, 39 against, short of the two-thirds majority needed for ratification.
In 1939, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt laid the cornerstone for his presidential library at Hyde Park, N.Y.
In 1942, Russian forces launched their winter offensive against the Germans along the Don front.
In 1954, the first automatic toll collection machine went into service at the Union Toll Plaza on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway.
Fifty years ago, in 1959, Ford Motor Co. announced it was halting production of the unpopular Edsel.
Forty years ago, in 1969, Apollo XII astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made the second manned landing on the moon.
In 1977, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to visit Israel.
Twenty-five years ago, in 1984, some 500 people died in a firestorm set off by a series of explosions at a petroleum storage plant on the edge of Mexico City.
In 1985, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit in Geneva.

In 1986, at the beginning of what became the Iran-Contra scandal, U.S. President Ronald Reagan said the United States would send no more arms to Iran.
In 1990, NATO and the Warsaw Pact nations signed a massive conventional arms treaty in Paris to end the 40-year Cold War.
In 1998, independent Counsel Kenneth Starr laid out his evidence against President Bill Clinton during a daylong appearance before the House Judiciary Committee.
In 1999, hundreds of anti-American protesters battled riot police and set stores and banks ablaze as President Bill Clinton rode through Athens in a tight security cocoon and proclaimed a "profound and enduring friendship" with Greece. World leaders at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Turkey signed a treaty cutting the number of non-nuclear weapons systems across Europe.
In 2001, President George W. Bush signed legislation to put airport baggage screeners on the federal payroll. Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants became the first baseball player to win four Most Valuable Player awards.
In 2004, in one of the worst brawls in U.S. sports history, Ron Artest and Stephen Jackson of the Indiana Pacers charged into the stands and fought with Detroit Pistons fans, forcing officials to end the Pacers' 97-82 win with 45.9 seconds left. (Artest was suspended for the rest of the season and Jackson for 30 games. A fan was sentenced to 30 days in jail for assaulting Artest.)
In 2005, Prince Albert II formally became ruler of Monaco when he assumed the throne of his late father Prince Rainier.
In 2008, al-Qaida's No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahri, slurred Barack Obama as a black American who does the bidding of whites in a new Web message intended to dent the president-elect's popularity among Arabs and Muslims. The Dow industrial average closed under 8,000 at 7,997.28 — the lowest close since March 2003.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Alan Young is 90.

Talk show host Larry King is 76. Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch is 74. Talk show host Dick Cavett is 73. Broadcasting and sports mogul Ted Turner is 71. Singer Pete Moore (Smokey Robinson and the Miracles) is 70. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, is 70. TV journalist Garrick Utley is 70. Actor Dan Haggerty is 68. Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson is 68. Fashion designer Calvin Klein is 67. Sportscaster Ahmad Rashad is 60. Actor Robert Beltran is 56. Actress Kathleen Quinlan is 55. Actress Glynnis O'Connor is 54. Newscaster Ann Curry is 53. Former NASA astronaut Eileen Collins is 53. Actress Allison Janney is 50. Rock musician Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver) is 49. Actress Meg Ryan is 48. Actress-director Jodie Foster is 47. Actress Terry Farrell is 46. TV chef Rocco DiSpirito is 43. Actor Jason Scott Lee is 43. Olympic gold medal runner Gail Devers is 43. Actress Erika Alexander is 40. Rock musician Travis McNabb is 40. Singer Tony Rich is 38. Country singer Jason Albert (Heartland) is 36. Country singer Billy Currington is 36. Dancer-choreographer Savion Glover is 36. Country musician Chad Jeffers is 34. Rhythm-and-blues singer Tamika Scott (Xscape) is 34. Rhythm-and-blues singer Lil' Mo is 32. Olympic gold medal gymnast Kerri Strug is 32. Actor Reid Scott is 32.
Today In Entertainment History November 19
In 1964, The Beefeaters changed their name to The Byrds.
In 1968, Diana Ross interrupted a set by The Supremes at the Royal Command Variety Performance in London to make a plea for racial harmony. The audience applauded for two minutes.
In 1970, James Brown married Dierdre Jenkins at her home in South Carolina.
Thirty years ago, in 1979, Chuck Berry was released from a prison farm in California after serving two months for tax evasion in 1973.
In 1990, pop duo Milli Vanilli were stripped of their Grammy because other singers had lent their voices to the "Girl You Know It's True" album.
In 1993, Nirvana taped an all-acoustic show in New York for "MTV Unplugged." It aired a month later.
In 2001, Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland was arrested in Las Vegas for domestic battery after getting into a fight with his wife. He later pleaded guilty and was ordered to undergo counseling.
In 2002, Michael Jackson dangled his baby son over a fourth-floor balcony at a hotel in Berlin for fans waiting outside.
In 2005, Gary Glitter was arrested while trying to board a flight from Vietnam to Thailand. He was later convicted of child molestation. Also in 2005, Christina Aguilera married music executive Jordan Bratman in California's Napa Valley, & KISS frontman Paul Stanley married Erin Sutton in Pasadena, California.
In 2008, drama and dance critic Clive Barnes died in New York at age 81.
Thought for Today:"You simply cannot hang a millionaire in America." — Bourke Cockran, American politician and orator (1854-1923).