2017-01-26

Funny: Bad Lip Reading Does the Trump Inauguration


Can we do this for everything that happens involving Trump for the next four years.
"I like your nail polish but not too much."

From The Archives: 38 The Kissers, Hometown Sweethearts & MotoGP 2008


Much too much Trump going on here as of late.  Lets take it back to simpler times when Obama was running for president and the future looked brighter.


2008-06-07 The Kissers Farewell (For Now) Show



2008-08-19 Hometown Sweethearts at the Crystal Corner Bar


2008-09-12 through 2008-09-14 Red Bull Indianapolis GP

2017-01-21

Music: Pink Floyd's "Animals" Turns 40


Released 40 years ago today, still relevant:

"Pigs (Three Different Ones)"

Big man, pig man
Ha, ha, charade you are
You well heeled big wheel
Ha, ha, charade you are
And when your hand is on your heart
You're nearly a good laugh
Almost a joker
With your head down in the pig bin
Saying 'Keep on digging'
Pig stain on your fat chin
What do you hope to find
Down in the pig mine?
You're nearly a laugh
You're nearly a laugh
But you're really a cry

Bus stop rat bag
Ha, ha, charade you are
You fucked up old hag
Ha, ha, charade you are
You radiate cold shafts of broken glass
You're nearly a good laugh
Almost worth a quick grin
You like the feel of steel
You're hot stuff with a hatpin
And good fun with a hand gun
You're nearly a laugh
You're nearly a laugh
But you're really a cry

Hey you, White House
Ha, ha, charade you are
You house proud town mouse
Ha, ha, charade you are
You're trying to keep our feelings off the street
You're nearly a real treat
All tight lips and cold feet
And do you feel abused?
You got to stem the evil tide
And keep it all on the inside

2017-01-02

AT (After Trump): Be the Dove

Image Source: Neoformix

Back in mid-June I shared a post (We're Gonna Get the Leaders In This Life That We Deserve) with an Ethan Hawke Big Think piece that was spurred on by then Presidential candidate Trump calling Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" meant as derogatory label. I have been thinking about that since tyhe election took place and another part of that piece has become one of my New Years resolutions:

I got to interview the great Kris Kristofferson the great poet, songwriter, actor and I was asking him what happened to the tough guy liberal?  Why are all liberals now kind of seen as, lesser men than like kind of the hardcore conservatives?  Why is that somehow equated with masculinity?  Where in his generation, he, Johnny Cash, my grandfather, LBJ...  There was a great, Southern Progressive; the person who really walked the walk and talked the talk of the unwavering equality of mankind.  Where did that guy go?  And Kris talked about something that really bothered him that Johnny Cash used to say.  People ask me if I'm a dove or a hawk, I say I'm a dove with claws.  And Kris used to say to Johnny.  You know nobody thinks you're a pussy, you can just say you're a dove.  A dove doesn't have claws and its okay to say, I'll fight to the death for the right, for people to be free, for people to speak their mind, for people to treat each other with mutual respect, to save this planet.  I'll stand for something.  You don't have to be a dove with claws.

The resolution is to restore the mantle of strength to liberalism, to no longer be apologetic, to no longer cater to the conservative belief that these topics are up for debate:

-Free Speech
-Free Press
-Free Elections
-Privacy
-High Quality Public Education
-Civil Rights
-Reproductive Rights
-LGBTQ Rights
-A Living Wage
-No Torture/Indefinite Detentions
-No Illegal Wars
-Global Warming (Climate Change)

There are things that can be negotiated and discussed but these are not up for negotiation.