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Anathema: "The Lost Song Part 2" (live acoustic)

By Michael J.W. Stickings I blogged last week about one of my favorite bands, Anathema, and its latest album, the excellent Distant Satellites. Well, let's get right back to the music. Here's a live acoustic version of one of the best songs on the album, "The Lost Song Part 2." Seriously, how awesome is Lee Douglas? What a voice. Enjoy!

Craziest Republican of the Day: Karen Mueller

By Michael J.W. Stickings ThinkProgress: A Wisconsin Republican congressional hopeful warned Tuesday that a federal court ruling striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage could lead to the legalization of marriage between siblings. Show More Summary

Like a circle in a spiral

By Carl So Barry Diller’s latest venture, Aereo, has hit a major legal snag: A two-year-long legal battle between the country's biggest broadcasters and a startup called Aereo is about to culminate at the U.S. Supreme Court. The court's...Show More Summary

Some sanity prevails at Fox News

By Richard K. Barry What should we make of recent, apparently genuine, attempts by Fox News personalities to call bullshit in interviews with right-wing luminaries? First it was Megyn Kelly telling Dick Cheney he had some fucking nerve...Show More Summary

How Republicans Operate

By carl The IRS “scandal” gives us an object lesson in the modus operandi of conservatives. 1) Grossly underfund an agency. 2) Task that agency to investigate an entirely new kind of possible fraud. 3) Whine when that agency performs...Show More Summary

Da Skins

By Capt. FoggRedskins - that's what we call the tourists with their New Jersey complexions who come down here in the Winter to expose themselves to old Sol in all his ultraviolet glory. Mad dogs and Northerners go out in the noondayShow More Summary

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

By Capt. FoggRemember Rosemary Woods? Perhaps I should give my customary sigh and ask if you're even old enough to remember Richard Nixon's secretary who, as she claimed was dextrous enough 'accidentally' to erase a potentially incriminating...Show More Summary

Well, at least someone's war will be paid for with Iraq oil...

By CarlJust not ours: Sunni militants hung their black banners on watchtowers at Iraq’s largest oil refinery, a witness said Thursday, suggesting an ever-increasing stranglehold on the vital facility by insurgents who have seized vast territories across the country’s north. Show More Summary

But of course, Republicans will want to go back to this

By Carl US Healthcare: DOA The 2014 Commonwealth Fund survey found that the United States ranks lowest when it comes to quality and efficiency of healthcare systems among 11 industrialized countries.The healthcare system of the United...Show More Summary

Never forget, never remember

By Capt. FoggGood morning Republicans and welcome to another bright new day of washing our sins in Obama. And haven't we been having fun preempting the Democrats from using our martial spirit, thanking every veteran for his service by...Show More Summary

Dirty Dozen Brass Band - "Remember When"

By Richard K. Barry The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is at the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival next week, and I might just have to check them out. Weaving funk and bebop into the traditional New Orleans jazz style. Oh yeah. Because in New Orleans brass bands are a thing..

When you get dissed by bigoted rednecks...

By CarlYou’ve really shot your load: The Duck Dynasty clan — the family behind the popular A&E reality show — is backing one of its own for the congressional seat that may or may not be vacated by Rep. Vance McAllister, the married congressman...Show More Summary

Fox Lies, America dies

By Capt. Fogg"You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?" asked Joseph Welch of "tailgunner Joe" McCarthy, for decades the prototype for the vicious, unscrupulous and dishonest Republican Jihadist. Show More Summary

Thank you Mr. Bush

By Capt. Fogg Our efforts against Al Qaeda in Iraq and elsewhere have been much like the indiscriminate use of antibiotics, killing off the weak bacteria and letting the strong get stronger. The group they're now calling ISIS seems more...Show More Summary

Anathema: Distant Satellites

By Michael J.W. Stickings Well, my temporary hiatus from blogging continues -- simply put, other priorities and commitments, but I hope to be back at it soon -- but I had to come on this evening to post a couple of clips from one ofShow More Summary

The China Syndrome

By CarlWell, the Chinese seem to be taking the name “China Sea” seriously. First came the dispute with Vietnam, the Philippines, and probably any nation with a couple of dinghies and a drunk captain over the South China Sea.And now comes...Show More Summary

Round two

By CarlSo the Teabaggers have another chance to pick off a few incumbent Republicans that they deem as too cozy with Obama.What? Voters head to the polls today in six states to cast ballots in a the latest round of primary and runoff elections in the heart of nominating season. Show More Summary

Who's blowing those pipes and where is he leading us?

By Capt. Fogg There's something happening here What it is ain't exactly clear -Buffalo Springfield- Another day, another school shooting, or so it seems. It's not clear yet as I write this, just what happened to the perpetrator except that he's dead and I'm only using the male pronoun because face it, almost all rampage shooters are male. Show More Summary

Big news: Hillary Clinton gets paid a lot of money to make speeches and Diane Sawyer needs a laxative

By Richard K. BarryYes, compensation is out of whack in America. Diane Sawyer wants to be what? outraged? that Bill Clinton has earned more than $100 million making speeches and Hillary more than $5 million so far?SAWYER (to Hillary):...Show More Summary

June 8, 1949: George Orwell’s 1984 is published

By Richard K. Barry That 1984 is now 30 years ago, and the book of the same name was published 35 years before that is a bit of mind-bender. George Orwell's vision is of a dystopian world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation. Imagine that. (Cross-posted at Culturolio.)

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