Thursday, September 30, 2010

'Niners In!

San Francisco, Buffalo lead this week's NFL Bottom 10

The winless 49ers and Bills seem to have no defense as they have given up the most points in the league this season — 87 in three games.

Stale Comedy Gold Rush

They just keep digging their own holes deeper, & then they give us all the precious minerals & shit they find. Peak wing-nut? Not as long as there's an Interfestation, it seems.

Investigatory tip: When excavating a new dig, always try to find the "humor" (Or "Humour".) zone. Provides the quickest insight into the culture.
"See, what's wrong w/ Mallard Fillmore is, no one 'gets' mallards. Geese, they get. Look!"

Not enough for Mr. Jarlsberg (Not his real name?) to draw, he goes for text. We advise you to click, lest the RIGHTNETWORK become discouraged. Do not let a source like this dry up from inattention. Plenty of room for comments. And if you were looking for P.J. O'Rourke, he's there. (If you weren't, good for you. We're just mentioning it.)

Offered As A Public Disservice

The desciption would have us believe the players are ... get this, "relevant"(?) ... oh, read it yourself.

Politics & Poker: Episode 1

Get inside the minds of some of today's most relevant actors, comedians, politicians, and pundits as each week we invite guests to play cards and talk shop. The poker winnings may go to charity, but the banter is a battle for the hearts and minds of America.
We haven't dared watch it. We do not judge, only compare. From the RIGHTNETWORK. Does this look in any way inviting or interesting?
Beyond the fun to be had knocking the yob's rug off his head w/ the fish.

College Bottom 10

Warm from the presses.
Others receiving votes (in alphabetical order): Wyoming (1-3).
Rout of the weak: Nevada (4-0) at Nevada Las Vegas (1-3).
Crummy game of the week: Brigham Young (1-3) at Utah State (1-3).
Note to USC fans: No. 10 Minnesota's Golden Garden Pests held the Trojans to fewer points (32) than they gave up to South Dakota (41) and Northern Illinois (34).

Recommended Items

22 items earlier:
Where the first link leads:

Can You Believe We Lived Like This?

It was 20+ yrs. ago today, that English (R.I.P.) Frank, Tequila Mockingbird & Eddie Flowers taught the band how not to. Yes, that's a confused-looking Johnny Angel in the intro.Another who rests in peace: Maria.

Continental Edge

Biggest news in town today is sunsets. Should've left the bunker.
Not merely the mainstream outlets, either:
The Militant Angeleno lucked out by being right there when this happened:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Faithful Dog No Lassie

Sad news, but from the "Doesn't bother us because we're still alive, & it could have been us" file.
Director Quentin Tarantino's longtime film editor, who went hiking with her dog amid the extreme heat Monday, was discovered dead early Tuesday morning by searchers in Bronson Canyon, according to law-enforcement sources.

Award-winning film editor Sally Menke, 56, worked on such movies as "Pulp Fiction," "Kill Bill" and "Jackie Brown."

[...]

Menke's body was found just after 2 a.m. at the bottom of a ravine near the 5600 block of Green Oak Drive in Bronson Canyon.

Her dog was sitting next to her body, which was about a football field's length from nearby homes.
Also about a football field or two's length from the Bronson caves, where we hike when we get off our lard-filled ass. Glad we had no desire to do fuck-all yesterday or today.

Bitter Narcissistic Clingers
Attacked Again

Live In Silver Lake 1990

Shot by Action Don, February 1990. WARNING: Loud music after you've turned up the volume to hear the cute part in the beginning.Pay close attention to the rejects in the back & fore grounds.

A Flapping Of Gums

Total Buffoonery

No one ever learns, do they? Neither Frank "'I don't hold myself out as an expert on Sharia Law," he said. "But I have talked a lot about that as a threat.'" Gaffney, nor the press/media/blather complex, who are continually drawing our attention to these bizarre & baseless feats of the reactionary imagination. How many times, indeed, must Mr. Gaffney & his ilk expose themselves as the sad fear-mongers they are before we are safe again from their faces, voices & theories in our homes?

As to the CNN portion of the blather-plex, just who & where are the far left-equivalent loons to reactionaries like Erik Erikson & Mr. Gaffney on CNN? Paul Begala?

Here Are The Facts

What's described isn't colonialism? And we should be for it? What are these two loons trying to say?

David Horowitz

Breitbart StalkingSighting;
Socialism In Action;
Guess The Body Count

And a couple three guys talking over it. We'd guess this segment started around 1315; none of the big acts had been on yet. Except Star Jones. 400? You make the call!

Robots At Work

No idea if anyone goes there. We were looking for Star Jones at the Tea Party but couldn't find her. And once we'd spotted ourself, well ...

1969 OK

Stalking Burt Prelutsky: The Sequel

Which is creepier, B.P., or us "shooting" him?
Pay close attention to the avant-garde camerawork.
David Horowitz next. Maybe.

DJ Vickie J. or, Watching Paint Dry

Oh, holy shitHokey Smokes, we think YouTube is actually processing this! Any damn minute now.

Nope. Bald-faced lie. One more shot.

Now it may be working. Except we'll have to trim the fat again.

Context:
Live coverage of the upload: At 2348PDT, 20% uploaded, about 86 min. remaining; 19% processed, about 87 min. remaining. And it does give the appearance of success: Thumbnails of images from the recording pass before our eyes.

0008, the next day: 40% uploaded, about 66 min. remaining; 38% processed, about 68 mins. remaining.

Progress:
0110: About 5 - 10 mins. remaning.

0146: Now waiting for trimmed version to process. (Will this take the 100-odd mins. the original processing did?)

LOOK. LOOK! LOOK:If this works, we should have Burt Prelutsky doing his stand-up. Eventually.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Absolutely The Best Possible Bus Ride EVER!

No sooner had we gotten this shot of these poor socialist bastards doing something for the common good in the hot sun & secured the camera
than a limited bus appeared, starting its run in the middle of the route. We got on, first & only passenger; no discharges, no pick-ups. Straight to our stop, stopping only at red lights. Will never happen again.
People will do anything.
video
Should have used the freaking digital camera for the Tea Party.

Tedious Banality Round-Up

Hot, & not un-humid. Light becomes creepy & off-setting when the sun gets behind a cloud.
Irony: Formerly Daniel Murphy (Catholic) High School, sold to The Hebrews by the Archdiocese to pay settlements in priestly sexual abuse cases.
Moving banality to come.

Like To Died

The devil-box, & us. As it turned out, the stupid box was trying to boot from the DVD (that won't encode usably) that we'd left in the drive.

Note to self: Get portable self-defibrillator.

Paranoid, Stupid & Ignorant:
Not A Good Combo*

She's running for the hard-working Xians in her district, who of course have every reason to be scared of a non-mosque in a former discount outlet several blocks from the site of the World Trade Center, & mere hundreds of miles from those hard-working clichés.

LATER (1410PDT): The advert.

*Unless you're a Tea Party nitwit in a stupid district.

Good One On What Pieces Of Crap The Constitution & Courts Really Are

Read it & realize it!

These are accomplishments of which we can be justifiably be proud as a nation. Many of these things would not be possible in much of the world today. 

I just don’t think these things have very much to do with the constitution.

I have four points I want to make today against constitutional idolatry, which is my label for our misguided tendency to blindly worship the Constitution, giving it credit for all the things we love and honor about our country.

(1) The Framers’ constitution, to a large degree, represented values we should abhor or at least reject today.

(2) There are parts of the Constitution with which we are still stuck today even though we would never freely choose them and they are impossible to defend based on contemporary values.

(3) For the most part, the Constitution is irrelevant to the current political design of our nation.

(4) The rights protections we do enjoy today, the importance of which I do not minimize, are mostly a function of political and social mores, which have dramatically evolved over time and owe relatively little to courts using the Constitution to protect them. 

More From The List:
White Trash Family Values Nation

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Never-Ending List:
Why We Hate This Fucking Country
& Those Who Inhabit It

A new survey of Americans' knowledge of religion found that atheists, agnostics, Jews and Mormons outperformed Protestants and Roman Catholics in answering questions about major religions, while many respondents could not correctly give the most basic tenets of their own faiths.

Forty-five per cent of Roman Catholics who participated in the study didn't know that, according to church teaching, the bread and wine used in Holy Communion is not just a symbol, but becomes the body and blood of Christ.
Yet these shitheels (Not singling out the Holy Roman Empire of Perversion here, they're all despicable.) want to shove their unexamined, uncomprehended values down our throats.
More than half of Protestants could not identify Martin Luther as the person who inspired the Protestant Reformation. And about four in 10 Jews did not know that Maimonides, one of the greatest rabbis and intellectuals in history, was Jewish.

The survey released Tuesday by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life aimed to test a broad range of religious knowledge, including understanding of the Bible, core teachings of different faiths and major figures in religious history. The U.S. is one of the most religious countries in the developed world, especially compared to largely secular Western Europe, but faith leaders and educators have long lamented that Americans still know relatively little about religion.
What do Americans know about? There's a survey we'd like to see. You can see it too, we just made it:
As filled in by an average American.
You stupid fucking sheep. We hate each of you w/ the standard burning white heat of a large number of stars. More proof there is neither a gawd nor intelligent life in this nation of sheep.

File under: You suck, we hate you, please die.

The Destroyer

Dennis Green  has been educating the masses (unwashed droolers that they are) at Balloon Juice as to the similarities between the current forces of reaction in This Great Nation of Ours® (We kid, because we hate this scab of a nation!) & the late & somewhat unlamented Confederate States of America.

All good, and this excerpt from today is clarifying:
In another lecture Blight discussed the very different ways that the Confederates and Unionists viewed the US Constitution:
Now, another argument here, and again Phil Paludan has made this better than anyone I think, is he’s argued that southerners and northerners have sort of come to view the U.S. Constitution, this document we live under, in different ways; that northerners had come to see the Constitution as a kind of protector, much violated now by Kansas-Nebraska Act, Dred Scott decision, et cetera, whereas southerners had come to see that constitution more as a destroyer, as something to fear, that might, if the wrong people get hold of it, begin to attack or erode their society…
Like democracy, the Constitution is a good thing, as long as the plebes & proles don't get a hold of it & pervert it into a suicide pact for businessmen.

1200?

And we quote:
TheBoogaloozoo | September 26, 2010
The Beverly Hills Tea Party was held. About 1200 people which is a shock considering the location. Celebrity speakers and some wonderful people. Blacks, Mexican, Caucasians, Indians, Iranians, German, Italians and Israeli's. All were protesting peacefully. But many Liberals that drove by weren't so peaceful. So it appears the haters are really Liberals.
We were there from just past 1500 until the bitter end, & there was little change in crowd size. Those extra 1,000 or so patriots could have come & gone between 1400 & 1500. Sure.

By the way, if these two little victims of exploitation have the right to stand on the sidewalk looking like ninnies (Or, this being a fascist society, they don't have the right to self-determination, & were forced, possibly by threat of starvation, to perform like a pair of organ-grinder's monkeys.) don't people who drive by them have the very same right to express their views?

"Liberals" that drove by weren't "peaceful?" How? Rocks hurled? Punches thrown? We think not.

Marty Peretz' Party

Peretz, one of America's leading hate-mongers, quite possibly on the way to burn a cross on someone's lawn, or break a few windows at a mosque, is confronted by brain-washed libs who don't have jobs or zillionaire wives.Worth pausing to read the signs w/ Peretz quotes. Marty's not too hot on non-White Yanks, either.

Melt-Down Up-Date

It's 87℉ inside the bunker here at the moment. We've been sporting underwear (only) since getting up; now we see why.
Windows Sidebar claim.
Perhaps closer to current reality.
OK, this explains it.

Hollywood Insider

The Hollywood Reporter takes a slightly different view of things. They quote from yesterday's Bagging event.
"Their business model is going to crap not because they can't figure out CGI or 3D," Breitbart said, "it's because they have a contempt for their audience."
Right again, Andrew. Certainly someone who likes to screech about the left's "plausible-deniability McCarthyism" & "Alinsky tactics" while equating social justice w/ communism has the greatest respect for his audience.

PSK

A. Bastard reminded us there's more to Philly than Gamble & Huff, & indeed there is. The True Sound of Philadelphia:Sounds a little like that Fresh Prince feller. Whatever became of him?

The Coast Is The Most

Don Surber-style scorecard:

Saturday: Decent Human Beings, 60,000+

Spoiled whiny honkies: Police Est.: 400

That Big A Deal?

Nats 3B Zimmerman expected to miss rest of season

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman probably will miss the rest of the season because of an injured rib muscle on his right side that’s sidelined him since last week.

[...]

After Monday, the last-place Nationals will have five games remaining.


Read more.

Waiting ("ETA"1h 36m 44s)

As we cool our heels w/ fingers crossed ...Better shots from elitist camera platform. Can anyone figure what the hell he's talking about, besides his inability to get real work in Hollywood?We do find out why he was so angry about (ALLEGED) SEIU members (ALLEGEDLY) using  "anti-gay slurs." They suggested he might be gay. Huh.

Neither policy nor content, of course, it's just about insulting "The Left" for their imaginary transgressions against America, Freedom & Liberty.

Shit, we needn't be arsed w/ our lame stuff, plenty of footage has been shot.

Another Vain Attempt

Encoding "ETA" 2h 15m 42s (Or so.)

Beverly Hillbillies Tea Party Test

Ha ha, nagonna happen. Need real editing software. Or time to whatever tomorrow. Patience is a virtue. What the hell, another still or two.
Religious boiler plate: "no shame in black community, yada." News Flash: Jesse Jackson sucks. So dull & pointless we bagged the camcorder & shot stills.
Merch.
Merch table.
Other side of merch. Water: $1.00/small bottle.
Breitbart greets a fan.

The Late English Frank, & Others

Not sure if we've run this before. (Quite sure we could not possibly care less.) Testing Blogger video. Nagonna hassle w/ editing/YouTube time limits if we can avoid it.
video
Assaulting camera & cutting hair: TX Terri. Boozer: Mikalino. Voice over, hair-cuttee: Peabody. Gorilla voice-over: K. C. Poodle(!). We forget the name of TX Terri's friend in the hallway.

Tease II

Don't ask us, we just work here.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Video Tease

25% encoded, "ETA" of 20m.

Speaking of Defending Democracies

Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Mon, September 27, 2010 -- 12:46 AM ET
-----
U.S. Is Working to Ease Wiretapping on the Internet

Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet, arguing that their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is "going dark" as people increasingly communicate online instead of by telephone.

Essentially, officials want Congress to require all services that enable communications -- including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that allows direct "peer to peer" messaging like Skype -- to be technically capable of complying if served with a wiretap order. The mandate would include being able to intercept and unscramble encrypted messages.

Read more.
So. Google, or the FBI?

Missed It By That Much

Oh, this is where David (so inconsequential we forgot even to mention his bit at the B.H. Tea Party) Horowitz was headed.
Confirmed panelists for the September 26 forum include David Horowitz, founder and CEO of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, Cliff May, president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Mona Charen, syndicated columnist, author, and political analyst.

"This group of experts will explore the many issues that concern Americans at this critical time," said Matthew Brooks, Executive Director of the JPC. "Energy, the War on Terror, Obamacare, the role of government, and foreign policy - there is no shortage of topics that will be covered in this interactive and wide-reaching discussion about securing America's future."

The Saban Theatre is located at 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

The event is free to the public, but registration is required.
Crap, a freebie too. We plead that spending that long in Beverly Hills would not be good for our mental state. Nor would listening to the Ph.D.'s from on-line Clown College for hrs. Reading this crap is one thing. Even watching them, under remote control & muting, is possible. But in the flesh? (Almost blew our "cover" at the Tea Party.) And the possibility of being w/in mere yards of (Also: via.) "I'm heading out to Beverly Hills for a talk at the Saban Theatre"? Hoo boy.

Flag Desecration

Of course the stupid rag has never been consecrated, so it can't really be desecrated. Doubters may consult the United Snakes Code for information on proper display & use of the flag.
Victoria Jackson hates America. (Wouldn't do a hand-stand, either.)
This schmuck just hates himself.
Wrong, wrong, wrong!!

Stalking Burt Prelutsky

So sorry, can't dub the Hi8 tape of the event onto a DVD until 2000 hrs. (And it may be hrs. after that before anything shows here.)
Pat Boone, standing left, B.P., sitting right.
Solitary man.
Bye Bye Burtie.

Scenes From A Tea Party
(Beverly Hills)

Cut hair, to blend w/ squares, & it's HOT!
Note Mme. LaFarge knitting in her chair.
Actor Robert Davi wants prayer back in schools. Moron.
Looniest sign we bothered to notice.
Later: Video of Victoria Jackson, Andrew Breitbart, & Burt Prelutsky. (Barring technical difficulties.)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Indian Summer

As hot as a you-know-what outside. ("Feels like 95℉.") We told you it would warm up again.

Tomorrow: More hot.

Name Recognition

We wouldn't be the least bit surprised if American Power's Donald Douglas (That should be Donald Douglas's American Power, shouldn't it?) were yucking it up at somebody's expense. So we don't know if he's trolling for someone to call him on this. Or if we should bother. (Why not? Quantity being quality, if nothing else we can fill space.)
"Christine?" Is D.D. trying to make a point?
No, he typed California right there, so he's not on about New Jersey & its lady RINO.

American power is always most dangerous (to America & others) when it's on autopilot. Keep 'phoning it in, Donald.

REMINDER FOR LOCALS

New York State Of Mind:
BÖC, Sha Na Na Team Up
To Honor Hofstra

AP, via.
[S]everal former members of the doo-wop singing group Sha Na Na are reuniting this weekend for a special one-time-only performance.

“It feels so natural that I just have not had as much fun or felt in harmony with anybody since,” said Robert Leonard, a longtime Hofstra University linguistics professor who in 1969 helped form Sha Na Na. He spent two years with the band before being offered a fellowship to Columbia Graduate School that led to a career in education.

Leonard, who sang bass and can be seen in the Woodstock movie wearing the group’s signature gold lame jacket, is bringing together former members of the group for a performance Saturday at a celebration marking Hofstra’s 75th anniversary. Other performers on the bill include Public Enemy, Blue Oyster Cult [sic], Fountains of Wayne, Lisa Lisa, and hip-hop star Trey Songz.
No mention of Donny York. (X yrs. w/o a thought directed at or near Sha Na Na, then w/in 36 hrs. we are twice confronted w/ their ghosts. What's the deal?)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Philadelphia Jihad

Kenny Gamble, Muslim Menace!
An article I recently wrote, “Muslim Enclaves U.S.A.,” went viral and brought enormous reaction. One of the stories contained in the piece was about a music producer, Kenny Gamble, who converted to Islam and is now going by the name of Luqman Abdul Haqq. He has been accused of trying to create a “black Muslim enclave” in Philadelphia. Joe Kaufman, chairman of Americans Against Hate, investigated Gamble further and discovered that he owned the United Muslim Movement’s (UMM) first mosque in Philadelphia in 1994.
This chain of inane connections is entitled

Jihadists Making Themselves
at Home in Philadelphia


Kenneth Gamble (born August 11, 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) has some fucking nerve "making himself at home in Philadelphia," doesn't he? The very definition of "uppity." Whose country does he think this is? And a Muslim to boot. That's good enough for a conviction in any Court of Public Moron Opinion.

Let's see just how much he hates America:
Probably hates America as much as the next guy who wraps himself in a flag to make a buck.
And capitalism.And who can forget the subtle Musselman modalities of this number, which turned a nation of Xians into whirling Islamofascist dervishes?Now we need to know where George Clinton is on the vital Tea Party/Death To America issues.

As always, know your source:
Ryan Mauro is the founder of WorldThreats.com, national security advisor to the Christian Action Network, and an intelligence analyst with the Asymmetrical Warfare and Intelligence Center (AWIC)a pants pisser for profit. He can be contacted at TDCAnalyst@aol.com.

For Aesthetes Only

STERANKO & other Nick Fury covers here.
Was this the "Giant Scary Negro" edition?

"This tree is ugly and it wants to DIE"

Missed this on first appearance; we've given up purchasing fish-wrapper. (No leftover fish to wrap. Also, trying not to leave the safety of inside. Had we purchased it, might have been wks. before we scanned it. And there isn't much to miss.)
A typical fan? We'll ignore the fact that we could look just like him
in about six months. If we were lucky. And lost some weight.
Among those in attendance was the chief judge of the Baltimore City Circuit Court. John N. Prevas, 63, a Zappa fan since 1966, called the bust "a wonderful symbol of Baltimore's cultural heritage and the fact that Frank was such a paradoxical icon for freedom."

"We're glad that he was born here, and even though he didn't spend much time here after the age of 10, we've always felt he was one of us," he added.
One of us. One of us!

Dog Bites Man, Again

You know who else is a lying liar whose pants are on fire?

Oh, There It Is

Cowboys solidify themselves at the top of NFL's Bottom 10

A 27-20 loss to the Dancing Bears of Chicago leaves Dallas 0-2, along with the Rams, Bills, Browns, Lions and Panthers.

Good news for those who hate America & her team.

T. Ocho On Sarah Palin

WARNING: "Versus" outro loud as fuck (0:37)! (Direct result of having to turn it up to hear T.O. & 85.)

Rockin' Friday

This snappy number was in the suggestions of one of the Mike "Duh-huurrr" Pence videos we were looking at for the item beneath. Who knows why & what the hell. Should cleanse the politics-encrusted palate.

WORK WARNING: LOUD! Pre-attenuate, squares.

Cretin & Cretiner

Sometimes this crap just writes itself.

Pence and Santorum: Thought Leaders


But we still have to beat it into Internet legibility via the keyboard. We were almost lazy enough to copy the headline & leave it at that, but as we're planning on spending the wknd. curled in a fetal position, clutching a stuffed animal from our childhood (Poor little Barfy, run over by a car as we watched.) & whimpering, we thought we'd leave a couple of items.

No point even starting w/ Santorum. Rick hasn't had a thought of his own since some time before Vatican II, w/ the possible exception of "Repeal Vatican II, & Health Care Reform!"

Pence, though, is fresh moron for the grinder. Thought leader? Let's see:
As for the constitutionality question, and the fact that Pence has voted for self-executing rules several times, I also enjoyed this exchange:
The DC: It's an issue of the magnitude of the legislation?

MP: I think that's part of it.
I see. The constitutionality of a procedural rule in the House is dependent on whether Mike Pence things the rule is being applied to a "big" bill or not.

Remember, this guy not only went to law school, but is a top member of the Republican leadership and -- I kid you not -- someone openly considering a presidential campaign.
From Typo King Yglesias, actuality.
For an example of what I’m talking about with regards to dumb-as-a-post Representative Mike Pence, watch his answer to the question of what kind of compromise he would propose for health reform:
“Well, look, you know, I was, uh, yeah, yeah, look, uh”
More from Matt.
The larger issue, however, is that Mike Pence is a moron, and any movement that would hold the guy up as a hero is bankrupt. You can see my colleague Amanda Terkel for more of the specifics on this, but I would refer you to this post from September about the earth-shattering ignorance and stupidity of Mike Pence. He has no grasp, whatsoever, of public policy issues. And yet I can only gather from the fact that his colleagues have elevated him to a leadership post, that a large faction of them are actually so much stupider than Pence that they don’t realize how dumb he is. But it’s really staggering. In my admittedly brief experience talking to him, his inability to grasp the basic contours of policy question was obvious and overwhelming.
Goodness! We feel positively faint after that. Didn't know Mr. Yglesias was on a liberal jihad to expose Mr. Pence's inadequacies; we'll just step away from the whole issue now.

Rather telling that The American Spectator thinks it must rehabilitate these two thinkers now. In a mere three or four mos. they'll have to have their hats in the ring. The very first A.S. commenter types:

aware| 9.23.10 @ 6:37AM

"Pence and Santorum: Thought Leaders"
You're kiddin', right? This has to be a cruel joke. Are we THAT desperate? Must we grab at ANY debris floating down the river?
Also telling:

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sha Na Na Na Na Sha Na Na Na Na
Get A Job!

Not as dense as Chuck Norris or Pat Boone, but even less known, a guy from Sha Na Na has typed furiously in hisat PJs Media. Let's get some show bidness insider insight from ... from, um, oh — Donny York!
We've no more idea than you if D.Y. is in this shot.
Call and response does energize a crowd. Obama wasn’t the first to deploy it, only the first to deploy it with such momentous success. In the unknown future of our constitutional republic, call n’ response is as here to stay as rock n’ roll. Crowds still matter, even in the cyberspace age. Acting together physically is still how the homo sapiens do it, and any ruling class of the species still takes heed.

The method of call and response and of group chanting or singing may be powerful, even dignified, as in “We Shall Overcome.”  Or may be lame, even embarrassing, as in “Whadya want?”… “When d’ya want it?” and the like. People participating in call and response or in sing-along reveal things about their character: Faith? Anxiousness? Selfishness? Opportunism?
Alright, dig at Obama; not a racist though (referred to "We Shall Overcome"); used the inane "ruling class" thing they want to make a "meme" of. Then: What? Reread, same question: Huh? About to lose us, but there's a cartoon. To save you the agony of clicking, we'll post it here. WARNING: "Donny York, one of the founders of ShaNaNa, has gotten the fever and rewritten the oldie "Bread and Butter" for today's tea party movement." Also: York claims that Pat Boone sings on it! (Did not know that when we name-checked P.B. above.) And more half-baked babble. Further reading indicates this guy is about as simple as Mr. Norris, but short on the specific paranoia.

Heavy on the Rand though. Dirty, filthy fucking hippies! Wake up & smell the coffee & cigarettes!!
Hasn’t it ever dawned on you that our “peace” and Yasgur’s Farm demonstration of the viability of socialism were dependent on a life-support umbilical cord from the Nixon era capitalist grown-ups?

Didn’t you ever come to notice how the robust creation of wealth must be assured before any conversation about its redistribution can even be useful?

To those of my Woodstock cohort who are now aghast at the “tea party” (which more assuredly has “changed the world” than it’s said our misadventure at Yasgur’s farm did) I return that stunned glare, then the sputter: “But…  I thought you were smart. I thought you were a nice person!” Being a nice person aligns with being in the fight for the nicest societal arrangement, among all of human history’s rarest gems: limited government.

Like, dig it, man. Some of today’s teapartyers are grown up flower children.  Imagine there’s no statism.  It’s easy if you try. They may say you’re a dreamer. But you’re not the only one.

A co-founder and lifelong member of ShaNaNa, Donny York took his political science degree in 1971 from Columbia University, under the same faculty that graduated Eric Holder in 1973 and Barack Obama in 1983. Inquirers may obtain his detailed student transcript from the Registrar’s office.
Why look, another subtle Obama dig. The very same faculty! And central to the point of liberal indoctrination in those ivied halls of yada, innit?

Most people become infatuated w/ Rand in adolescence & grow out of it. Is Donny's dedication to the imagined past causing him to live backward through time? A veritable Merlin.

Cross-posted at Whiskey Fire due to "Chuckery."