Thursday, October 31, 2013

Retro Halloween Advertisement Rule 5

President Obama saying again and again you can keep your healthcare plan...

Creepy Halloween Costumes

Holy crap!  So what do they wear at Halloween?

Oh crap, carbs!  

Monday, October 28, 2013

NBC reports President Obama lied about Obamacare: The White House knew millions would lose their insurance...

NBC reports:  "President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years."

TOM: Liar in Chief
Obamacare Double Whammy

Sixty Minutes: Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have been lying to you about Benghazi... Update: CBS retraction?

Testing the rumor that Germans cannot say the world "squirrel"

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lou Reed RIP


Bob Belvedere
Trooper York said...
Hate to rain on your parade but he was a miserable junkie and an all around unpleasant son of a bitch. Besides being the epitome of the limousine liberal of the first water.

He had a few good songs. More than Tony Orlando but fewer than the Monkees. He did have much the same plasticized image. Only in his case it was heroin chic.
October 27, 2013 at 6:02 PM
I never met Reed, so I can't say from personal experience if he was an asshole or not (I am not a big fan of heroin chic, but the guy did clean up his act).  I met Andy Warhol once and he was just an odd shy guy.  

I saw the Monkees play (I also caught the tour just before Davy Jones passed away and, fuck Jann Wenner, they should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  They could put on a show (who cares if Neil Diamond and Carol King wrote some of their songs).  BFD, Elvis did not write most of his songs.  And they did write some stuff on their own that was pretty good.  

RIP: Lawrence Shine Thorton

Obamacare: The website is just the tip of the iceberg...

A Titanic Cluster...
I disagree with the John Roberts decision, but maybe letting this go down on its own will be educational over time.

Update (SNL mocking the launch):

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Charge of the Light Brigade

As noted, yesterday was St. Crispin Day, it was also the anniversary of the Battle of Balaclava and the tragic Charge of the Light Brigade:


Half a league, half a league,
   Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
"Forward, the Light Brigade!
"Charge for the guns!" he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.


"Forward, the Light Brigade!"
Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' the soldier knew
  Someone had blunder'd:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.


Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred.


Flash'd all their sabres bare,
Flash'd as they turn'd in air,
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army, while
All the world wonder'd:
Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right thro' the line they broke;
Cossack and Russian
Reel'd from the sabre stroke
Shatter'd and sunder'd.
Then they rode back, but not
Not the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro' the jaws of Death
Back from the mouth of Hell,
All that was left of them,
Left of six hundred.


When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wondered.
Honor the charge they made,
Honor the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred.