Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker, Christian McBride and Antonio Sanchez, What Do You Want, 2003.
Lester Young, with Count Basie, Freddie Green and Shadow Wilson, Blue Lester, 1944.
The Count Basie Orchestra, with Thad Jones and Al Aarons, Corner Pocket, 1962.
Freddie Green, with the Count Basie Orchestra, Lil' Darlin', 1957.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Senator Ellis actually got the message that governor Palin was rejecting a third of the stimulus money, including $160 for education, while at a meeting in the White House in Washington D.C. Ellis reports being stunned and having legislators from other states ask him, “Doesn’t Governor Palin have a special needs child?”
The meeting today was the first meeting after her rejection of the funds, and the first after backtracking saying she hadn’t really rejected them which is really ”political face-saving” and “damage control.” The meeting, was scheduled on the calendar as an “in person” meeting.
It was originally scheduled at the governor’s house, where legislators had recently been invited to breakfast. But the Legislators wanting to “get down to business” requested that it be scheduled in the conference room in the capitol building.
But this morning, the morning of the meeting, Senate President Gary Stevens was informed by Palin aide Gerry Gallagher that she was not in Juneau, and had other things to do like announce Wayne Anthony Ross as Attorney General. He wanted to know would we be willing to meet with staff? We said, politely, no, that we need to meet with governor because we need soemone with authority to make decisions. Palin has made it very clear that none of the staff can speak for her or make decisions. We had gotten as far as we could go with staff. We want to know going in if the governor is going to veto things, and what to expect. We need face time. So, because the gov was not here we declined to meet with staff.
Then things started to get interesting. The Governor’s office released an official press release which began:
March 26, 2009, Anchorage, Alaska - Governor Sarah Palin was scheduled to participate telephonically in a meeting with legislative leadership today when legislative leaders cancelled the meeting to host their own press conference.
h/t: gentleman 'Edward Teller' of Progressive Alaska.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Nope, sorry Orally, there's still some juice to be squeezed from that falafel. You'll be Mr. Congenital.
...Now just you stop it, mister - besides, it's not time for the swimsuit competition yet. And you, Beck - You'll get the prize when...well...
Hey, who let that old-timer in here? Someone put Grandpa Caligula back into the cone of silence.
...Ah, at last - That's our winner. Shake it for the folks back home, big boy.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
George Benson, with Jorge Dalto, Ronnie Foster, Ralph McDonald, Stanley Banks, and Harvey Mason, Affirmation, Bremen, 1982.
The Pat Metheny Group, San Lorenzo, 1978.
Thelonious Monk, with Charlie Rouse, John Ore and Frankie Dunlop, Off Minor, Baden, 1963.
Brand X, Euthanasia Waltz, 1976.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Longer video of FOX segment
Since the Taliban regime fell in late 2001, Canada has steadily increased its military involvement in Afghanistan.
By 2006, Canada had taken on a major role in the more dangerous southern part of the country as part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). By February 2009, 108 Canadian military personnel had died in the country. One Canadian diplomat and two Canadian aid workers have also been killed.
'...didn't even know we were there'...?
You have peddled your disinformation long enough, parasites.
None of you are fit to lick filth from the boots of those who have died in service to our country.
Enjoy your growing irrelevance. I'll be happy to assist in that downward trajectory in any way I can.
HT: Warren Kinsella.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Chip Reid writes: "...that was a really hard-hitting, kind of sarcastic response you (Robert Gibbs) had...Is that the sanctioned tone toward the former Vice President of the United States from this White House now?"
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Nat 'King' Cole, with Coleman Hawkins and the Oscar Peterson trio (Herb Ellis, Ray Brown), Sweet Lorraine, 1957.
Bill Evans & Jim Hall, Dream Gypsy & Skating in Central Park, New York City, 1962.
Lennie Tristano, You Don't Know What Love Is, Copenhagen, 1965.
The 1949 Metronome All-stars (Dizzy Gillespie, Kai Winding, Buddy DeFranco, Lee Konitz, Stan Getz, Serge Chaloff, Lennie Tristano, Billy Bauer, Eddie Safranski and Max Roach), Double Date, New York City, 1950.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Obama: "'rarely' reads blogs, says they're misleading"
The simple fact is that what blogs often lack in access to 'factual' data (read: classified government reports and reportorial access to officials) they more than make up for in critical thinking and moral clarity, subjective ideological bias for the most part notwithstanding - Something which cannot be said for the current purveyors of mainstream mass media...like 'newspapers – in their paper form – and weekly news magazines', for example.
Friday, March 06, 2009
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Monday, March 02, 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Glenn Miller and his orchestra, with the Modernaires and Dorothy Claire, Perfidia, 1941.
Artie Shaw, Stardust, 1940.
Ralph Towner, with Jan Garbarek, Eberhard Weber, and John Christensen, Nimbus, 1974.
...And the Lyman Woodard (R.I.P.) Organization, with Ron English, Norma Bell, Leonard King, Lorenzo Brown, Bud Spangler and Charles Moore, Saturday Night Special, 1975
...After his speech, CPAC presented Rush Limbaugh with a “Defender of the Constitution” award, which included a document signed by Benjamin Franklin. The presenter then compared Rush to Franklin:
The king of England sat with his advisers, and they read the writings of Ben Franklin. They said, “The colonists will never be successful if they read what he writes.” Just as the king’s successor, who is in the White House, said the other day, that conservatives will never be successful if they listen to Rush Limbaugh. The only way we will be successful is if we listen to Rush Limbaugh!
Let me see if I understand this correctly...A doctor-shopping, drug addicted radio comedian and purported sex tourist with a rather blatant sideline in mass media bloviation is comparable to this modest fellow?
'He that spits against the Wind, spits in his own Face.'