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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Music Thread #1 for 1/29/09: The Return of TWD's Music Thread, Including The Return of Jennifer Hudson

(Photo from RCA) The return of Jennifer Hudson is something that most will cherish
The music thread is back. After a long hiatus, a needed break from politics is needed (for the moment). Because would this site still be The Whole Delivery is it didn't have its music fix. It sure as hell wouldn't.

And what a way to return indeed, with Violetta Wallace sick and tired of Lil Kim's mouth in regards to her continued verbal assault on the movie "Notorious."
Wallace said that before the movie was made, Kim was given a copy of the script and signed off on the use of her likeness in the film.

"She felt the character we chose for her was 'too dark,' " Wallace said. "Do you know why the character was too dark for her? Because she's a white woman trapped in a black woman's body, and you can tell the world I said it, because those are Lil' Kim's words. She should be ashamed of herself."
And she wasn't done:
"Tell Lil' Kim to go find herself, go drink a cup of green tea and get a life!" Wallace went on. "This movie is not about Lil' Kim. She felt we used her character to promote [but] this movie is about my son. ... Lil' Kim needs to go sit down."
Expect the verbal smacks between these two to continue.

Great news indeed about Jennifer Hudson. She looks to be back:
Jennifer Hudson's label has released photos from her forthcoming video for the single "If It Isn't Love," from her recent self-titled LP. The clip is set to premiere the week of February 9.
As always, The Whole Delivery (and every sane person) is cheering for her. Especially when she reappears in public for the Super Bowl. It will certainly be an emotional setting.

It's getting worse and worse with this guy with every passing day. If you are a praying person, keep him in your hearts for sure.

Another Diddy group goes by the waste. And what, you were surprised?
After Dawn Richard broke the news to us on Wednesday that as of now, Danity Kane are no longer a group, fans hit up MTVNews.com expressing all sorts of outrage and sadness over the breakup.
People are so gullible. When will they learn that these shows are all about Diddy than the whole group, leading to the eventual collapse. It happen with "Da Band", it's happening now, and it will happen with Dey 26. And yet, we will have more "outrage and sadness."

This is funny
Things got better a few minutes later, as Obama was giving warm hugs to B, Blige and Latifah. Michelle Obama walked up and said, "Mr. President, you didn't tell Beyoncé about 'Single Ladies'? Your rendition?"

The Commander in Cool laughed and said, "I'm not like Justin [Timberlake]; I didn't put on the outfit," referring to JT's now-infamous "Single Ladies" turn in a leotard on "Saturday Night Live." "[But] I didn't want my girls thinking that I couldn't, you know ... I got a little something."

Doing a subtle version of the Beyoncé's hand gesture, the president joked, "this part I got." He then went on to hug Legend, telling him, "John, how's it going? ... You've been so great throughout the campaign. ... I appreciate it."
I can't believe I'm gonna say this, "But thank you Young Jeezy."

Peace.

TWD's 1,2,3 for 1/29/09, Special Edition: The One and Only Mr.Impeachee Himself.

It speaks for itself.

But don't say "We'll miss you Blago" so fast. You know the airwaves will love to have him on again, like they have needlessly done all week.

How Classy: Former Republican House Leader Armery Gives An Embarrassing Moment To All Of Us

On yesterday's Hardball, Former House Majority Dick Armery gave the years' first tasteless, disgusting soundbite outside of the Rush Limbaugh, Fixed Propaganda (Fox News)horror, telling Salon's Joan Welsh something no one needed to here .

In a moment that has spread all over the Rational Online News Network since last night, Armery placed himself clearly in the Hall of Fame of chauvinistic a-holes.

Even worse was the fact that Chris Matthews said nothing about Armery's pigheaded quote, needing the New York Times Bob Herbert in the next segment to finally offer an apology for the trash that was witnessed. But that's Matthews though when it comes to challenging his good buddy buddies after disparaging a female. He'll let it be labeled as "just some good entertainment." I wonder if Walsh will be willingly to go on his show after he brazenly stood up for her by laughing along at Armery's bile.

And some parents truly give their kids the perfect names. Armery, as he was in the past, represented his first name with great dignity yesterday.

It's the character traits of the Sad Obnoxious Party though, so what do you expect?

1/29/09- TWD's Agenda For The Day: They Just Don't Learn

I guess the more they lose, the more idiotic they act or think.

That most be the case with the Republican Party, as yesterday's shameful action of partisanship by their House members for not casting a single veto for approval of the stimulus bill showed the Obama Administration that being nice to these people doesn't mean a damn thing.

They probably knew that however, and just wanted to see how radical these people would still be despite the current disaster the SOP is in at the moment. And because of their unwillingness to act like grownups in a situation that begs for just that, they seem to already have placed themselves in the doghouse of the new cabinet in just the first month (via the great TomP at the Kos):
Pushing back against the unanimous House Republican vote against President Obama’s stimulus plan, the White House plans to release state-by-state job figures “so we can put a number on what folks voted for an against,” an administration aide said.

“It’s clear the Republicans who voted against the stimulus represent constituents who will be stunned to learn their member of Congress voted against [saving or] creating 4 million jobs,” the aide said.
From Clamnyc at the Kos, Here are some of the many "working class, immediate help for family" items the House SOP refused to vote for.
# An increase in the maximum benefit under the former food stamp program (now called the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program or SNAP);
# An expansion of broadband internet access to rural areas of America;
# Programs to improve infrastructure and develop rural communities;
# Improvements to the criminal justice system;
# funding for science and technology research;
# Funding for the Community Oriented Policing Services;
# Funding to repair, maintain and renovate the Department of Defense (DoD) facilities;
# Energy efficiency projects and modernization of heating/cooling and electrical systems at the DoD;
# Improving Army barracks;
# Energy related research and development (renewable energy programs and expansion of existing weatherization activites);
# Funding for the Army Corps of Engineers (remember the levees in New Orleans that weren’t funded?;
# Modernization of the nation’s electrical grid;
# Construction and repair of Federal facilities;
# Funding for clean water programs and water infrastructure projects;
# Capital improvements and maintenance for Forest Service and National Park Service, the Superfund program and wildland fire management;
# Funding for the Department of Health and Human Services;
# Funding for labor and employment training programs/Department of Labor;
# Renovations to elementary and secondary schools;
And that is probably half of the many things the lower to middle class families would have been denied if there was a Republican majority instead of a Democratic one in the House.

Thankfully that isn't the case, and hopefully, this mindset from John Kerry about the SOP's usual selfish actions will be the case:
“If they’re not going to vote for it, let’s go with a plan that we think is going to work.”
Why waste time with petty children when the lives of the American public is at stake?

The Agenda's Pending Schedule will make its return today in the comments section. Peace.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Rational Online News Network For 1/28/09, Part 1: The More They Lose, They More They Are on Your Tube

The best of TRONN for today:

Think Progress, as always, has a great list of gems each and every day. And that is the case with this post, showing how there have been more Republican lawmakers than their Democratic counterparts discussing the stimulus bill on cable television by a two to one margin:

Sadly, if there is one bright spot in this latest disproportional effort by the corporate media, it is another feather in your cap needed to combat the stupid myth of "liberal bias." That is especially the case with MSNBC here, where their numbers look more from what you expect at Fixed Propaganda (Fox News). Then again, I guess it is their hell bent attitude to make sure everything appears non-liberal outside of the Olbermann-Maddow block.

TP also has a this heartwarming and sad post on how the two star child actors in the hit Slumdog Millionaire are still living in poverty! It's so bad, that their parents are still waiting for payments, and one child's situation is even worse than it was before. Utterly disgusting to stomach.

Even more difficult to lay my eyes on is when I see who is the production company for this glorified blockbuster who refuse to even take care of their little ones in the film: Fox Searchlight.

And here's TPM's Daily 100 Seconds


There will be more from The Rational Online News Network in the evening. Peace.

So Much For Bipartisanship

Via Daily Kos video editor Jed, look what we have here in the final vote for the stimulus package.

You would think that after all this reaching out by President Obama that at least maybe one, maybe just one, Republican would vote for the bill, especially since 11 Democrats voted against the bill (the final count was 244-188, as one Democrat switched at the last minute).

But noooooooo, ideology, and most importantly, selfish, "me and me only" mentalities have engulfed the elephant party, whether they are nutty conservatives hell bent on their ways of insanity or moderates who talk a semi-rational game but in the end are just as uncaring for the American people as their fellow loony cohorts.

The Sad Obnoxious Party strikes again, and they will continue to further make themselves irrelevant with every stupid move they continue to make.

Update: Oops, I put the wrong picture up on this thread. Silly me. But not as silly as the SOP.

TWD's 1,2,3 for 1/28/09: Gore, Obama, and The One and Only Hot Rod

"This is America, what kind of country is it when you could make accusations and not allowed someone to prove he didn't do it."

1/28/09: TWD'S Agenda For The Day: Stimulus Bill , Stimulus Bill, Stimulus Bill


The House has spent all day adjusting, talking, and having a darn good time with the stimulus bill, as they are keen to pass it over to the Senate tonight as amendments are being worked on. There have been some great ideas proposed and added , and some stupid ones offered up by one particular party. And you know which party delivered nonsense that we don't need at this point.

There will be a few more posts today, as The Whole Delivery slowly but surly gets back into full operation.

Monday, January 26, 2009

1/26/09- TWD's Agenda For The Day: The Return (For Now) of TWDtv, With The Top 3 Soundbites Of The Day

It is the return of The Whole Delivery television, and it features the top three soundbites of the day. From the sanity of President Obama and his Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, to the egocentric world of the one and only Hot Rod Blagojevich, the 1,2, 3 highlights to you, as in the pass, the key soundbites that will make you think and laugh at the same time.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

1/24/09- TWD's Agenda For The Weekend, Saturday Edition: Standing His Ground, Flashing Off His New Power

In the first week of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama has to still drill it into some people heads that he is, well, the President and not them.

First, his weekly Saturday address, the first one since officially taking over the executive office on Tuesday, continuing his discussion to the public about the crucial stimulus plan.

Second, he had to drill into a few Republican Senators heads, who found contention over the direction of the stimulus bill, that he, well, "won."

And to top it all off, he strongly encouraged the minority party to stop listening to this idiot of idiots..............
"You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done," he told top GOP leaders, whom he had invited to the White House to discuss his nearly $1 trillion stimulus package.

One White House official confirmed the comment but said he was simply trying to make a larger point about bipartisan efforts.

"There are big things that unify Republicans and Democrats," the official said. "We shouldn't let partisan politics derail what are very important things that need to get done."
It's Saturday, and even if the Whole Delivery has been slow for a few weeks in the midst of this wonderfully welcomed new Presidency, we are still going to give you that weekly Luda that you need.

Saturday (Oooh! Ooooh!) - Ludacris

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Rational Online News Network For 1/21/09



TRONN is back!!!!

At Media Matters, Eric Boehlert shows again why he is someone that the traditional media is very scared of. Just take a look at how he craves up the media's shoddy reporting (and conservative misinformation dishonesty again)

1/21/09- The Whole Delivery Is Back, As President Obama Has His First Day In Office

Photo from Ron Edmonds of the AP
Yes, TW to the D is back ladies and gentleman.

In the midst of a long weekend of performing for shows and adjusting back to school life in my final semester at school, The Whole Delivery was painfully the same damn thing for the last few days, even on inauguration day. But the stagnation had to end soon, and with that, here's the relaunch of the website once again.

Over the next few days, TWD will get it's television network back pumping with the soundbites of the day, as well as its sports, music, and other threads that make this site literally The Whole Delivery .

And as TWD comes back, it couldn't hit the grounding running again at a more auspicious time with the new President, Barack Obama, now in office. Just me writing that in such a cliche' fashion is sufficient enough for me.

It was, as expected, a work laden first day that is still ongoing as we speak. And lobbyists in the nation's capital should have know that the 44th President wasn't fudging when it came to diminishing their influence:
U.S. President Barack Obama used his first full day in office Wednesday to implement new ethics rules for lobbyists, freeze the pay of some White House employees and pledge increased transparency in government.
And that vow to make transparency a common practice in his Administration? Not forgotten at all.
He also announced a change in policy that will require each federal agency and department to give full attention to freedom of information requests and said he expects members of his administration to be responsive to such pleas.

"There is too much secrecy in this city. Every agency should know … this administration stands on the side of those who seek to make information known."

"Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this administration," Obama said.
Helping to stabilize the Middle East was also an integral part of his stated goals, and he exhibited that today:
Earlier Wednesday, Obama phoned key Mideast leaders to pledge active involvement in peace efforts, the White House said Wednesday.

Obama called Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Jordan's King Abdullah and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas.

"He used this opportunity on his first day in office to communicate his commitment to active engagement in pursuit of Arab-Israeli peace from the beginning of his term, and to express his hope for their continued co-operation and leadership," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said in a statement.
Gibbs already making his mark in the aftermath of the mess left by Dana Perino.

And finally, on Gitmo:
His aides also circulated a draft executive order that would close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay within a year.

Other than that (and this is not including the current discussions going with the National Security Council and U.S. military commanders about Irag and Afghanistan), a pretty routine, easy going first day in office.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

1/17/08-TWD's Agenda For The Weekend, Saturday Edition: The Bush Legacy, Summed Up In One Video

"George Walker Bush, 43rd President of the United States, first ever, with a criminal record."

Keith Olbermann serves up a memorable, devastating and sadly true account of the worst Presidency in the history of this country. There are still a majority of folks who don't understand that it goes just beyond Bush being a mental fool. It hits way deeper than that. It magnetizes how corrupt this man is, and how irresponsible and dangerous he and his gutless despicable cronies have been for this nation.

Damning is it. And there sound be no celebration for it being true. Because it has had a horrible effect on all of us.

It's Saturday, so bring in Luda:

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Rational Online News Network For 1/14/09

While I'm limited with posts for the next few days, let the others apart of TRONN fill your void for the whole news instead of just the television media.

At the Daily Kos, DemFromCT talks about the House passing a bill to expand the Children’s Health Insurance Program. This bill, sadly, should have been passed a long time ago. But it was vetoed, by, well, you know who.

And TPM's usual 100 Seconds of brilliance, including the ridiculous obsession over seeing Bernie Madoff getting out of his car today.


And as I said before, there is much more news for you to get at the other sites about of TRONN. Just scroll down to the page, and you'll see.

Peace.

The Whole Delivery Update To You On 1/14/09


Once again, limited posts have plagued the site in the last few days, thanks to spring semester at school starting up again. Because of that, this will probably be the only written post of the day. And I can't really say what the situation will be for tomorrow, or even Friday, since that day is my birthday.

So for the handful of people that have seen this site the last two days (and that is a literally a fact, because it has been only a handful), I apologize for this but that is just the current state of the life that's given to me at the moment.

But that doesn't mean The Whole Delivery will fade away. TWD should be fully back up to speed over the weekend with the NFL Conference Championship previews, the review of Biggie's movie, and the regular news beyond the Inauguration.

Until then, peace and Sha-la!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Sleep Time and Rise "n" Shine Thread For 12/12-13/08: Jon Stewart's Goodbye Videos To Bush

Music Thread for 1/12/09: The New ("B.O.B"- I'll Be In The Sky)

New quality, from a new artist named B.O.B. with a directly similar Andre 3000 feel. Nevertheless, it's quality, and it's your music thread for the day.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sports Thread #2 for 1/12/09: Rice Finally Gets Into Hall of Fame As Henderson Gets In On First Try

Photos from google.com
As Ricky Henderson gets in on his first try into the Hall of Fame ( not a surprise at all), Jim Rice finally was elected into Cooperstown today. It took almost forever for this to happen, when it should have occurred a hell of a long time ago.

Maybe even more curious in the voting today (which is done by the premiere baseball writers in the country for those who don't know) is the fact that 28 voters did not vote for Henderson.

Yes, that's right, 28 voters did not vote for the all time steals leader, runs leader, and lead off home run leader. ESPN's wonderful Jayson Stark put some of these fools in place:
Sorry. Can't help myself. I need to trot out one more Rickey Henderson stat for you.

What did this man do better than every other leadoff man of modern times -- outside of steal more bases and forget all the other guys' names?

Score runs, of course.

I already mentioned he scored more than any player who ever played. So maybe that sounds obvious. But in Rickey's case, the runs he scored didn't just add up because he played so long. They added up because he scored them at such an amazing clip.
Jayson was nice about it, because I would have certified them as "idiots."

Finally, It's Over; Burris To Be Seated

Remember the "Top Photo" I had up this entire weekend?
Well, I think my wish (and many others wish) has been granted.

The saga finally ends. Roland Burris will not sound like a pompous ass anymore when he says "Senator Roland Burris" next time. Because he will actually be the Senator.
Senate Democratic leaders today cleared the way for Roland Burris to be seated as a senator from Illinois, after his appointment by the state’s now impeached governor had turned into a weeklong spectacle shifting between the nation’s capital and the corruption scandal back in Illinois.

Now, it’s likely that Mr. Burris, 71 and a former state attorney general, may be sworn in to the Senate as early as later this week in a ceremony presided over by Vice President Cheney. His seating will bring the Democratic Senate majority to 58, including two independents.
No more ridiculous walks in the rain after being turned away. No more new information regarding the situation of the seat. No more asking if Obama is tainted with this.

Hopefully I and the whole entire TRONN community, don't jink ourselves.

The Rational Online News Network For 1/12/09: "Waterboarding Isn't Torture"


Highlights from TRONN today:

Firedoglake's creator Jane Hamsher analyzes the continued stupidity of MSNBC's Joe Scarborough thinking that waterboarding has reaped serious confessions from Khalik Mohammad and many other suspects.

And the argument Scarborough has with Financial Times managing editor Chrstya Freeland, who usually stays status quo-ish with her punditry, is certainly must see.

Jane also has this must read post examining this weird and rather ridiculous piece written in Newsweek .

At Media Matters, they catch Sean Hannity doing what he does best: Being an idiot, liar, and incompetent fool:
Fox News' Sean Hannity falsely claimed that President-elect Barack Obama's economic plan gives money to "people that don't pay any taxes," echoing the oft-repeated myth from the presidential campaign that Obama's proposed tax cuts would go to people who don't pay taxes. In fact, Obama has proposed giving the tax credit to "working families," which means they do pay Social Security and Medicare taxes.


At Think Progress, they have video of the press' awkward claps to George Bush in his final press conference today:

Yeah, but they were busy laughing it up with him, and letting blatant and disgusting lies he uttered such as "I inherited a recession" go right bye though. Still, that was pretty final to watch this morning. Though I want to find out who gave him claps, that's for sure.

It's one of the many great videos they have on the press conference today.

And finally, to wrap up the whole entire day, as always, here's TPM's 100 Seconds.

The Rational Online News Network, for January 12, 2009.

Sports Thread #1 for 1/12/09: FOX's Joe Buck and Tim McCraver Enjoyed Limousine Service Thanks To Your Tax Dollars


Via TPM's Zachary Roth, more abuses of money spending under the Cheney Administration. When knew that Fox announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver would be apart of this, though they may not have known about it (and may still not know about it).

1/12/09- TWD's Agenda For The Day: The Last Lying Press Conference

Photo from Saul Loeb of Getty Images and AFP

"Utterly pathetic: are the words best use to describe that conference.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

1/11/09-TWD's Agenda For The Weekend, Sunday Edition:

Photo from Ny DailyNews
The Eagles are flowing with confidence thanks to their backfield tandem of Donovin McNabb and Brian Westbrook, while the Giants look to sustain their hopes of defending their shock championship from last year without the services of Plaxico Burress.

The absence of Burress was certainly felt in the second encounter between these squads in the Meadowlands, as Westbrook craved the Giants defense (unaided by Justin Tuck picking up the flu) for 131 yards rushing, 72 yards receiving, and two touchdowns as Andy Reid’s side scored a season saving win on December 7th.

Eagles’ corners Shelton Brown, Asante Samuel, and Lito Sheppard are certainly not crying spilled tears over Burress no longer being able to terrorize them. Nevertheless, with Brandon Jacobs spearheading the Giants running attach, Tom Coughlin’s side has every right to still feel like they are the team to beat, especially with being at home.

Two keys to the game:

Will Tuck and Matthias Kiwanuka get pressure on Donovin McNabb to balance in the Eagles offense?

Will Steve Smith and Domenik Hixon strike a connection with Eli Manning to make the loss of Burress not much of a big deal?

The Eagles have the momentum coming in, and as yesterday’s games both showed (and in the last few years), the “first round bye” hasn’t given many teams an advantage in the last few years. But the balance is still there in the Giants offense. Expect the pressure from Steve Spagnuolo’s blitz schemes to come hard, and to come often. It will be up to McNabb to become a vintage form of himself at times in this game, flushing out of the pocket and making plays with his legs to keep the Giants defense honest.

But with the sledgehammer that is Jacobs along with the emergence of Smith, Dixon, and Kevin Boss as legitimate weapons, Manning will lead his team in the cold conditions today, and keep the hopes alive for back to back titles.

Prediction: Giants 17, Eagles 7

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Sleep Time and Rise "n" Shine Thread For 1/9-10/09: The Usual Goodnight and Good Morning From A Young Telvin Campbell

Better you, and a better me. Hopefully. Take it away Tevin.

Sports Thread #2 for 1/9/09:NFL Divisional Round Preview Tomorrow

Photo from Al Messerschmidt of Getty Images
Tomorrow on The Whole Delivery in the sports threads, we shall preview the two Saturday games in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs. Let's just say that while one game is really hard to pick at the moment, the other, not so much.

That's tomorrow at TWD.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Sports Thread #1 for 1/9/09: Murray Scores Another Win Over Federer, Becomes Odds Makers Favorite At Aussie Open

Photo from Hassan Ammar
Critics of Andy Murray are finding it very difficult to label concern and questions on him these days.

The world number four continued his assault towards the elite of the tennis game, scoring another win over Roger Federer to advance to the Qatar Final final against the other "Andy" on tour, Andy Roddick.

Murray's 6-7(6), 6-2, 6-2 victory over the 13 time Grand Slam champion is his fourth straight win against Federer (or third if you don't want to include his exhibition win over Federer in Abu Dhabi last week). And the win moved him into the bookmakers favorite to win the Australian Open.

For the casual fan who doesn't know that much about the sport, that would be Murray's first Grand Slam title if he were to win in Melbourne.

(And hopefully in the next few days, The Deft Volleys, a webblog dedicated to just the sports of tennis and soccer, will be released, where you can find more stories like this on that website.)

Music Thread #2 for 1/9/09-The Flashback Fridays: Montell Jordan ("This Is How We Do It")

For Friday night!!!

The Rational Online News Network For 1/9/09


On TRONN today.

At The Kos, the video is up showing how Roland Burris lies like a seasoned politician.


At Media Matters, Jamison Foser looks at the pitiful move by the conservative media to bring down FDR and his new deal plan.
On Fox News, for example, Brit Hume insisted this week that "everybody agrees, I think, on both sides of the spectrum now, that the New Deal failed."

Unless by "both sides of the spectrum," Hume means "far-right ideologues who have shows on Fox News and far-right ideologues who do not yet have shows on Fox News," he's overstating the consensus by a fair amount.
Maybe pitiful is being so nice.

As always, Think Progress has a plethora of quality reads for your day. From the worst Vice President ever lying again about no one in that shameful Administration foreseeing the economic crisis , to Bush likely to get little for his post-Presidency lectures. And in the middle of all this news, watch this comment from Nancy Pelosi with how she feels Bush is a failurw:


At firedoglake, score a semi-victory for equal employment rights, as the House passed two bills, the Ledbetter and Pay Equity Bills, to the Senate today.

And over at TPM, Josh Marshall dubs Blagojevich a new nickname : Rod God after that wonderful press conference.


And, of course, their always wonderful 100 second Daily American TV news media roundup:

The Rational Online News Network, for January 9, 2009.

The Cinema for 1/9/09: 2 You Can Certainly Do Without

Photo from the movie Bride Wars via the nydailynews
In the first Cinema thread for 2009, we are hit again with more poor movies than quality ones.

With just two atrocious releases on the second Friday in 2009, you maybe better off seeing "Milk" or "Frost Nixon" for the first time (or second, third, or heck, fourth time) instead of either "The Others" (will Meagan Good ever been any movie that is, well, good) and "Bride Wars" (for one quality actress, Anne Hathaway continues to put herself in a lot of junk).

Maybe the only thing even remotely positive about getting "The Others" on bootleg (or by viewing it by other means) is the fact that The Wire's Idris Elba (aka Stringer Bell) is in the film. Obvious, his presence won't make the film better. Nevertheless, he deserves the fill shoutout.

Fin.

The Read International For 1/9/09: More On The Gaza Conflict


Photo from Al Jazeera(Powerful image indeed)
The quick headlines, as more will be covered tomorrow

"Unworkable". That is the word Israel has dubbed the UN truce agreement for a ceasefire, as they continue their assault on Gaza. If you thought international sentiments on Olmert and crew on this situation were bad enough, it will certainly worsen when you read this. Or, when you read this.

There seems to be some daylight between Ukraine and Russia over their bitter gas dispute.

And as the world's prominent navy powers continue to arrive in the waters off of Somali, a Saudi supertanker was released by those modern day notorious pirates. How much they made off that ship after seizing it?

$3 million. I guess they won't factor in on the Obama stimulus plan it seems.

There will be more tomorrow from The Read International. Until then, check out those sites and more, to stay up on your world.

Music Thread #1 for 1/9/09- The Flashback Fridays: Erick Sermon feat Marvin Gaye ("Music")

In celebration of Motown's 50 years of existence coming this Monday (which The Whole Delivery will have more on), one of this week's throwback videos features the 2000 underrated hit "Music", in which Erick Sermon uses Marvin Gaye's famous "Turn on Some Music."

Enjoy it, because it is indeed a worthy flashback video indeed.

Remember When I Said The Unemployment Rate Is 7.2%? Well..................

Photo from google.com
In today's agenda, I linked the report of the unemployment rate reaching 7.2%, a 16 year high. Well, that tales only have of a macabre situation.

The real number is 13.5%. How so you ask? Because that bigger number includes the whole bigger picture, adding the number of discouraged workers and those relegate from full time status to part time work.)

To read the whole report, go here to the Department of Labor website site, and just look at U-6. (With huge thanks to SilverOz at the Kos.)

Nothing But a Nerd

Check out this hilarious diary from the great droogie 6655321 at the Kos.

1/9/09-TWD's Agenda For The Weekend, Friday Edition: Who Has "Tha Monies"?

Photo from google.com(Will you be the next to lose your job, if you have any?)
More embarrassing news to give to you about our corrupt and incompetent Treasury department:

They still have no clue what is being done with the bailout money they have so frivolously given out:
Late last month, Treasury issued a response that provided almost no new information whatsoever. As we noted, one paragraph appeared twice, in virtually identical form, in response to two different questions posed by Warren.

Now this new report finds that the problem is a long way from being fixed
The Panel still does not know what the banks are doing with taxpayer money.
If you want to read the report in its entirety, here it is right here.

Moving on, the debate on how big the stimulus plan proposed by Obama still continues.
Paul Krugman still feels the stimulus package just isn't big enough despite Obama's appropriate tone of how dire the situation is.
The bottom line is that the Obama plan is unlikely to close more than half of the looming output gap, and could easily end up doing less than a third of the job.

Why isn’t Mr. Obama trying to do more?

Is the plan being limited by fear of debt? There are dangers associated with large-scale government borrowing — and this week’s C.B.O. report projected a $1.2 trillion deficit for this year. But it would be even more dangerous to fall short in rescuing the economy. The president-elect spoke eloquently and accurately on Thursday about the consequences of failing to act — there’s a real risk that we’ll slide into a prolonged, Japanese-style deflationary trap — but the consequences of failing to act adequately aren’t much better.
Here's Obama responding today to any critical viewpoints of his plan so far:

And finally, unemployment reaches a 16 year high, as it hits 7.2%

All of this news that you have seen in today's agenda, a reaction to the Bush Recession.

The Agenda's P.S. will be in the comments section at 1:50 PM. It's Friday, so you'll get the usual Friday menu of the Flashback videos and the Cinema. Peace

The Sleep Time and Rise "n" Shine Thread For 1/8-9/09: (And Sports Thread #2 for 1/8/09) Florida Wins The BS (Yes, the BS) Title


Arash Markazi of Sports Illustrated asks, whose your National Champion?

For me? It's the college presidents and NCAA who for another year, and for the near future, will still get away with their BS.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sports Thread #1 for 1/8/09: The Preview For Florida-Oklahoma


Once again, the proclaimed National Championship of top flight college football finally arrives after another lengthy, ridiculous layoff.

And sadly, even with the end result possibly being a comprehensive beatdown for one side over the other, there still will be more questions than answers at the end of another season.

This misguided scenario, thanks in all part to college presidents and NCAA big wigs who care more about profits than the absolute good of sport. Or, as Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News labeled these avarice driven fools (and one of the few times where I agree 100% with him), "a cartel."

Whether Tim Tebrow and Florida's overall speed overwhelms the Sooners, or if Sam Bradford's efficiency takes the full chop out of the larger Gator crowd tonight at Dolphins Stadium, there still will be those after the game left with those questions.

You know what those questions are?

Isn't Utah deserving of a real shot of the title if they went 13-0 and defeated Alabama in SEC country (regardless of Nick Saban's side clearly missing star tackle Andre Smith)? If Texas beat Oklahoma, then why do they get shafted out of this comprehensive mess? USC's defense was the best in the country, and the fastest in the country with studs like Fili Moala, Brian Cushing, Rey Maualuga, and Taylor Mays, so why would you automatically say that Florida is a better team then them?

As a sports writer who sees the bigger picture, I really hate when sports analogies get placed into politics. And hell, with all the problems currently in this country, it seems tasteless for any politician to focus on sports as an issue.

But sports matter to a lot of people, and sports can change lives. Sports can have that type of impact, and even those who loathe sports would be highly remiss to not believe this. That's why it is pretty cool to see Barack Obama talk about how there needs to be a change in this corrupt system.

And for one of the rare times, there was something that was comprehensively intelligent coming from Morning Joe this morning. It came from Chuck Todd, and he presented a hell of an idea, where Obama could really ruffle the feathers of these shameful college presidents if he decided to not only invite the winner of tonight's game to the White House, but also Utah, USC, and Texas (and would it even be more of a spectacle if you had both Bob Stoops and Mack Brown's teams up there at the White House).

Only a wish. A great wish indeed.

Prediction: With the track legion of Percy Harvin, Jeff Demps, Chris Ramney, Brandon James to go along with a hungry defense lead by Brandon Spikes (and oh, that Tebow fella), I regretfully can't see Florida not winning this game tonight. I say regretfully but I have documented how much of a jerk Urban Meyer is, but Brandon Franks and the Oklahoma defensive backfield just aren't that capable of being a big time defense to stop this seemingly unstoppable offense.

Of course, with Bradford, the slick Joaquin Igieslas, Malcolm Johnson and the physical specimen that is tight end Jermaine Grisham, Oklahoma's record setting offense is the better attack on paper. But it is just not as versatile as their opponents. Plus, the loss of the stellar DeMarco Murray will hurt Oklahoma tonight, as Florida will get their second national championship in three years.

Final score: Florida 42, Oklahoma 17

1/8/09-TWD's Agenda For The Day: The Economic Speech (Plus, Oklahoma-Flordia Preview)

Photo from Google
Today, President-elect Barack Obama will have his speech today focusing on the economy and his stimulus plan.

The debate since the start of the New Year has been waged on whether the proposed budget for the plan will be enough to help turn around the economy during the Bush Recession.

Also, a little later this morning, with far less attention but just as important indeed, Tom Daschle is announced as Health and Human Services secretary on C-Span (and maybe everywhere else).

Finally, later today on The Whole Delivery, I will get my preview and predictions on the College Presidents Most Important Making Money Game, which is also known as the BCS Championship Game between Florida and Oklahoma.

Peace.

The agenda's Pending Schedule will be in the comments section. Compared to yesterday, it will be a light schedule.

The Sleep Time and Rise "n" Shine Thread for 1/7-8/08: Tension In Oakland Is Increasing

The ugly situation surrounding the police shooting of 22 year old Oscar Grant on Oakland, California is about to get national in an alarming way. Riots have gotten out of control out there, as police cars and places of business have been damaged, as indicated by a San Francisco Chronicle article (via iliketodrum from the Kos)

Another unfortunate and reckless shooting, causing a soon to be national story raising race tensions in America again quite possibly.

Have a better night (or early morning) that what is scene here in this thread.

Music Thread #2 for 1/7/08: The Stunning Story Today Of Asher Roth Ending The Bomb Threat On A Plane Today


Photo from Chris Llewlyn via URB
He's an upcoming MC getting a lot of attention. But Asher Roth may get even more attention away from his music. And rightfully so:

In a story definitely making it rounds online and throughout, Roth and Chris Llewellyn helped stop a man on their plane traveling to Los Angeles after claiming he had a bomb. Stunningly stuff indeed.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Sports Thread #2 for 1/7/08: Nightmare Day For Boston College Sports Continues With Basketball Team Losing To Harvard


Photo from Getty Images (Though released by the Cowboys, it looks like Adam Jones may release his anger on ESPN instead)
January 7th, 2009 on Chestnut Hill today will be one that won't be looked upon too fondly (and I don't bring this up because I am a Boston University student).

After Gene DeFilippo fired football coach Jeff Jagodzinski, the Athletic Director at Boston College had to see his basketball program, fresh off of their big upset victory over North Carolina on Sunday, loss to Harvard of all opponents 82-70. Harvard, who couldn't even beat my school's struggling basketball team this year, beats easiest the best basketball school in the Boston/Cambridge area.

Talk about an utter disaster.

Anyway, the quick runthrough. In just a mere 10 days, the Celtics went form unbeatable and record setters to being in a semi-crisis mode, as they dropped another game tonight, this time to the Tracy McGrady-less Rockets tonight 89-85. Their offense has gone into a tailspin of late, and Kendrick Perkins had nothing for Yao Ming tonight at all.

In the NFL, Chargers star LaDanian Tomlinson looks to be out for Sunday's Divisional contest against the Steerlers with a rear in his groin area, while the Cowboys have cut their ties with Adam Jones.

But Jones is way more unhappy with ESPN right, and probably so. Here's why:
Adam Jones is denying an ESPN report that he arranged for someone to shoot at three men outside a Atlanta night club.

In fact an angry Jones said he's planning legal action against the network.

"It will be a lawsuit in a week against ESPN," Jones said. "That's stupid. It's so stupid I have no more comments."

This might be the last time we talk about Pacman here on the blog until tomorrow when he continue our report cards with a look at the secondary.
In the MLB, Theo Epstein is making more smart moves by taking a chance on John Smoltz and also inking Rocco Baldelli, who seemed like he was getting a little of his stride back with Tampa Bay in the playoffs. If Baldelli can stay healthy and even get 60 or 70% of his top form back, it will still be another shrewd signing made by the Sox as the Yankees gather all the glory at the moment.

A Pathetic Party Turns To Puerto Rico For Help

Photo from The Puerto Rico Herald
And no, this isn't another awkward and weird photo op between John McCain and Daddy Yankee

However, it is let another paradigm of how awful the state of this party is right now.

The Sad Obnxious Party (SOP), needing to go out of the country in order to find some hope, any hope, for their deteriorating party humors the soul and makes you wonder, when will the nadir be the nadir for them.

We all know the SOP is virtually a regional party now, as the South is the last remaining comfort zone at the moment (and Utah and Oklahoma as well, with sadness bestowed to those who live there who know better than their state's majorities). But who knew that they would go way down South, passed the borders, to Puerto Rico, to stimulate their unstimulated movement.

That is what happens when desperation sets in, as the RNC looks to a new nutcase to galvanize their stable of, well, mentally unstables. That latest golden figure is new Puerto Rico governor Luis Fortuno
As he was sworn in Friday, the Republican Governors Association was effusive. "Luis Fortuno proves that principled Republicans can appeal to voters everywhere," said the group's chairman, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford. "He is the type of leader the party needs to revive its base and expand its appeal."
But Mr.Sanford, what do you guys truly, TRULY, see in this corporation loving man?
Party leaders view Mr. Fortuno, 48 years old, as an example for Republicans as well as someone who can reach out to Hispanics and other minorities in the U.S. Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan has already made overtures.
Yup, another mouthpiece just to lie to Hispanics real good, just like he did when he cut an ad for McCain last summer. And it must be really hard to figure out what campaign he ran to get elected:
At a forum Monday, Mr. Duncan said he was inspired as he watched the Fortuno inauguration in San Juan. The governor, he said, "ran a very conservative campaign in a state, a territory, that has severe economic problems right now. But he said, 'We don't need these 11,000 new government employees put on by the opposition party. We can't tax our way to prosperity. We will have family values.' "
Yes, they certainly do love their their family values, don't they?

What makes Duncan's comment disturbing is the fact that he is locked step with McConnell and others in their "Party First, Party Second, Party Third" mentality that continues to hold this country at ransom. They could give a damn about bipartisanship unless it benefits them (i.e., the stimulus bill of course).

And you want to know what this new leader of Puerto Rico's favorite magazine is, as well as his inspiration? (Caution: Don't drink anything while you read because you certainly don't wnat to spill this own your computer):
The new governor is undeterred. He says he has subscribed to the National Review since his undergraduate days at Georgetown University in Washington, and credits President Ronald Reagan with helping to shape his political philosophy
My, oh my, no wonder why he wants to make this his first (and seemingly) chief initiative while he is in office:
In fact, Mr. Fortuno says he wants to make the GOP's case to Puerto Ricans starting with his first act as governor: a governmentwide hiring freeze that would eventually shrink the government. That's no small step in Puerto Rico, where the government directly employs 30% of the work force and another 30% benefit from government contracts.

Mr. Fortuno's vision begins with a number of private-public partnerships, particularly for infrastructure development, to absorb some of the excess labor. He's also hoping to apply strict cost-benefit analysis to new legislation to help keep the Puerto Rico's budget balanced. "I've learned that we can't emulate Washington in Puerto Rico," he says. "It will not be easy, but the Puerto Rican people are getting into this with their eyes wide open."
And you want to know, how, just how, this man won (and won in a landslide)? Because his opponent had (and still has) a lot of Ted Stevens in him:
Acevedo Vila, whose Popular Democratic Party - PPD - favors an enhanced commonwealth status for Puerto Rico, is set to go on trial early next year on federal corruption charges.
Apparently, Puerto Rico hasn't elected a Republican in 35 years, and that most likely played a part in him getting elected.

Nevertheless, the focus of this post goes back towards how both dire, petty, and ridiculous the Sad Obnoxious Party is. From the proposed Twitter movement to the President-neglect's continued use of his "Country First" slogan, everyday seems to bring a new low for the SOP. Hell, while watching CSPAN today, you had one fool in the House of Representative for Texas (Louie Golmert) repeat his love for Reagan and how Reagan (get this one) stimulated the economy.

The fact that their ideas sadly have to poison Puerto Rico for the next few years does alarm this soul (as it surly does those who read this). But Josh Marshall titled his observation from this article, and of this party, perfectly:

"Downright Sad" he said. Indeed, it is so.

The Rational Online News Network For 1/7/09 (Updated With Think Progress)


Today on TRONN:

At Media Matters, they probably were throwing up after having to watch and embed to their website the interview Matt Lauer had with the nutjob that is Ann Coulter today:


Also, they had to sadly report how a fool in the Los Angeles Times didn't retract how he painted Harry Reid a racist for not originally supporting Roland Burris into the Senate.

At 538, Nate Sliver gives a justified defense for Harry Reid and Senate Democrats over the Burris situation. Yes, really, he does.

At Firedoglake, Jane Hamsher just doesn't understand why Harry Reid hopes Ted Stevens doesn't want to go to jail, and she hit the nail on the head when she said this:
Does Reid have any respect for the law, or is it all about Senate entitlement? And after having thrown a huge public hissy fit about not being able to seat Roland Burris because Blago is such a crook the taint would be unbearable (words he will at any moment have to eat), this is the moment he chooses to come to the defense of a guy who actually has been convicted?
TPM talks about how the RNC meeting for today was blocked off for C-Span.

The Daily Kos' brownsox has had a field day laughing over the announcement of Joe The Plumber being an Israel correspondent for a conservative website:
So Not-Joe the Not-Plumber has now gone from not-plumbing, to being Joe The Candidate, to Joe the Country Star, to Joe the War Correspondent.

This, of course, after Not-Joe, expert that he is on Middle Eastern affairs, publicly maintained that the election of Obama would lead to the "death of Israel". Oddly enough, Israel appears to live, given that Sammy is heading there to war-correspond and whatnot.

I fully expect that on my next trip to the ER, the resident will be one Samuel J. Wurzelbacher. After all, it's important to involve Average Joes in the health-care industry, so as to prevent the field from being dominated by all these elitist M.D.'s.

One has to wonder why so many exciting new career changes are actually necessary for Not-Joe, given the lucrative not-plumbing business he was prepared to start which would have crippled him under the new SOCIALIST tax plan. I guess a $250,000 not-plumbing business doesn't go as far as it used to.
Hell, you would too.

Think Progress is always filled with delightful goodies, and features plenty. From idiot Representative of Florida Cliff Sterns having the nerve to ask Nancy Pelosi to reschedule the House in order for him to see the BS, excuse me, I mean BCS National Championship on Thursday to uggggggggggggggghhhhhhh, Cheney lying again about how horrible he thinks he isn't.

Also, they provided two videos that are must see. One with Bobby Rush continuing to make a fool of himself (video one) and the other with a Bollywood movie mocking Bush.
Video 1 from TP:

Video 2 from TP:


And finally, back to TPM for their always wonderful 100 Second roundup on the day in American news media television:

The Rational Online News Network for today, January 7th.

Sports Thread #1 for 1/7/09: Well, They Fired Him

Photo from AP
Well, they certainly kept their promise.

Boston College fired their football coach Jeff Jagodzinski after he went and interviewed with the Jets. Here's what the Athletic director, Gene DeFilippo, said about this:
"We're really good friends and this is a very difficult thing to do," DeFilippo said at a news conference. "We will find somebody who really wants to be at Boston College and will be here for the length of their contract."
And could you blame him? Not only did Jags (as he is know by in both the college and pro ranks) have three years left on his contract, but he didn't inform DeFilippo about even interviewing with the Jets.

A rational person could understand this firing when you look deep at the details. It is a decision where loyalty plays a massive part in, and DeFilippo needed a coach who was commented to Boston College. Of course, that will be hard to find with the firing, especially with the threat of pink slipping Jagodzinski hanging on the minds of any future coach thinking about the BC job. "Should I even think about interviewing for another job and risk losing my current one" is what will resonant in the minds of some.

But that may not of happen if Jags just told his AD and friend about the interview.

Music Thread #1 for 1/7/09- The Quick Runthrough

To start off, here' the video for Skillz Rap Up for 2008


Whether you like country music or not, Taylor Swift is atop of the charts again. Even more alarmingly to quality music that really makes a difference in people's lives is the fact that Queen B (Beyonce') has now sold over 1.5 million copies with her 11 track piece of you know what album.

Sorry, just keeping it real.

If you thought that was real, it has nothing on what Q-Tip told Newsweek about the industry right now.
Even without an outrageous number of marketing campaigns, Q-Tip's The Renaissance was still able to reach the Number 11 spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

"Their model for getting numbers is broken," Q-Tip explained. "They realize it, but they don't have any solutions. They all seem shook. A&R departments need people who really know music. That way, they can make records that last a long time, because eventually it's going to be about the whole catalog selling again. Especially in these hard times, people want to make sure that their dollar is going to something that's worth something."
And the person who plays Biggie in the upcoming Notorious B.I.G, Jamal Woolard, says it was his dynasty to fulfill the role. He was handpicked by Voletta Wallace.
"He came in the room, and I said, 'That's my son,' " Wallace told MTV News. Gravy hadn't even auditioned yet.

The Read International for 1/7/09- Spoke Too Soon: Sarkozy Takes Back Statement As Israel Raid of Gaza Continues

After being buoyed by indications of Israel agreeing to the principles of a ceasefire, French President Nikolas Sarkozy had to turn around and retrace his statement:
The French government initially said Israel and the Palestinian Authority had accepted the proposal, but Israel and Hamas have said the proposal is still under discussion.

However the office of Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, later retracted the statement, saying the initial comments were merely a reaction to Israel's positive comments about the plan.
The onslaught into Gaza continues:
Violence has escalated again in Gaza after Israel temporarily halted attacks in Gaza City in the north of the strip for three hours as a "humanitarian respite".

In the latest incident, an Israeli air raid on a car in Beit Lahia, near Gaza's northern border with Israel, killed three children and their father, who was described as a civilian by medical workers in the besieged strip.

The Israeli security cabinet, meanwhile, decided to postpone a vote on expanding its war in Gaza.
Sadly, the ceasefire will only take place after the main bickering of who will stop firing at who first happens. And Israel apparently won't be listening to lameduck Condi.
Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, has urged Israel to accept the deal, Reuters reported, as discussions continued over the deal at the United Nations in New York on Wednesday.

The Security Council was holding a second day of talks on the crisis in Gaza, with Rice also set to meet Arab foreign ministers at the UN.
Planning their next step is what they are doing behind the scenes
Israel's ambassador to the UN said on Tuesday that the Israelis were taking the ceasefire proposal "very seriously".

"I am sure that it will be considered and you will find out whether it was accepted," Gabriela Shalev told reporters in New York. "But we take it very, very seriously."

At the same time, Israel's security cabinet is meeting to discuss an escalation to a "third phase" of the war on Gaza, which would see ground combat from street-to-street, according to two senior Israeli political sources.
The unwillingness to recognize Hamas continues
Mohammed al-Masri, a strategic analyst at Jordan University's Centre for Strategic Studies, told Al Jazeera that the initiative had many shortcomings, including the absence of the Israel lifting of the siege.

"It is not talking about Hamas as a partner, who were elected to govern the Palestinian people. It is not talking about recognising Hamas.

Tamimi said the problem with the Egyptian initiative is that it treats Hamas "as if it is not a player".

"But it is the player," he said. "It is fighting Israel and so cannot be ignored as part of the process."
And man, Hezbollah is voicing support for Hamas. Get this quote from Hassan Nasrallah, the Shia leader in Lebanon:
Addressing tens of thousands of supporters via video link at his stronghold in Beirut's suburbs, Nasrallah said: "I say to [Ehud] Olmert [Israel's prime minister], the loser, the vanquished in Lebanon that 'you cannot overcome Hamas or Hezbollah'."
I dare anyone try to spin this next one, please do. Painful stop to read here:
Around 15,000 Palestinians have had to flee the fighting so far, but have found few safe havens, as Israel and Egypt continue to largely keep border crossings shut.

Heba, a Gaza resident and mother of two, told Al Jazeera there was no place left in Gaza that can be considered safe.

"What happened in the school was a hugely offensive and inhumane thing. We never expected that people who sought refuge in a UN building would be attacked and killed," she said.
At least give the people are place to flee at. Instead, they are locked trapped inside, unable to get out of the mess that represents their current home.

Canada has given $4 million to the UN for Gaza. Boy, what good that will do? (I say that sarcastically indeed).

The mess continues.
Photo from the BBC
And speaking of another mess, both Russia and Ukraine continue to point fingers at each other in the gas conflict not only affected them, but over half of Europe. And the EU is starting to blame both sides for holding a majority of the continent gas hostage.

Stay international, as always, with The Read International.

1/7/09- TWD's Agenda For The Day: The Quick Runthrough

Photo from TPM (via image caption from Fox)
Here we go.

Today's worthless photo op of the week (see above) happened just an hour or so ago, as Obama, Bush the Shrub, Clinton, Bush the Father, and Jimmy Carter met (and are still meeting secretly).

The stance from both the President-elect and Harry Reid has changed on seating Roland Burris. Expect some fool on CNN to say that Blagoveich outsmarted Obama and that this is a loss for him.

Speaking of CNN, the argument against Sanjay Gupta for Surgeon General has intensified. Paul Krugman is apart of that opposite, feeling that another insider who hasn't gotten things wrong in the past is being rewarded. That feeling is based of the famous Michael Moore-Gupta battle over Sicko, where Gupta got his facts wrong in trying to smear Sicko and its director:
What bothered me about the incident was that it was what Digby would call Village behavior: Moore is an outsider, he’s uncouth, so he gets smeared as unreliable even though he actually got it right. It’s sort of a minor-league version of the way people who pointed out in real time that Bush was misleading us into war are to this day considered less “serious” than people who waited until it was fashionable to reach that conclusion. And appointing Gupta now, although it’s a small thing, is just another example of the lack of accountability that always seems to be the rule when you get things wrong in a socially acceptable way.
On today's TRI, a focus on today's haunting of troops from Israel into Gaza as a possible ceasefire could take place. Is it for real feelings or just to win back emotional support from the rest of the world lost in the continued assault on Gaza? We'll see.

One of today's music threads will focus on whether people in the urban music world truly know why they are going to party it up crazy during the extended weekend of Obama's inauguration.

And in one of the the sports threads today, we'll get you ready for the corrupt, avarice filled College Presidents Game between Florida and Oklahoma (maybe I'll get around to calling it the National Championship game tomorrow, maybe).

That and more (and hopefully not less) at The Whole Delivery today, as the Pending Schedule will be in the comments section at 1:50 PM. Peace

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