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Saturday, October 31, 2009

HAPPY Halloween From The Whole Delivery

In case you need to get the dance down pack.

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Catch Up On Many Things Thread For 10/30/09: The Robust Public Option Still Has A Chance

The robust public option still has a chance thanks to the outstanding Raul Grijalva.

Joe Lieberman of 15 years ago would have hated the Joe Lieberman now, per Sam Stein.

In my best Jane Hamsher impersonation, I dare Blanche Lincoln to filibuster.

Fitting for Halloween.....just fitting


The real President Obama facebook page .

The Additional Deliveries
Dennis Hopper has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. God bless to him.

The ABC local news channel in D.C. is airing bare breasts self-exams on their network. Probably not the best move in my mind.

Some celebrities have gotten better with age in terms of their looks.

And more to come , but for now, enjoy this episode of the classic Nicktoon, "Ahhhhh, Real Monsters."

More to come....stay tuned.

The Flashback Friday #1 For 10/30/09: Whodini- Freaks Come Out At Night (1984)

Three years before I was born, this song was the jam. And fitting for this Halloween weekend, here is the classic Whodini with "Freaks Out At Night"...which will be also a tune for tomorrow of course.

Music Thread #2 For 10/29/09:Beanie Sigel Disses Jay-Z

Shame you got to here Kay Slay's BS throughout tho.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The 2009 World Series: Phillies vs Yankees, Game 2 (A Sports Thread #2 LIVE Special For 10/29/09)

Ibanez causing the Yankees problems again, as Matt Stairs drives him home. 1-0 Phillies here in the bottom of the second as of this post.
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The Daily Open Thread For 10/29/09: Petty Senators

Putting their selfish interest ahead of America again. First, CO-Op man

And former President/Empress Snowe with her Triggerarcy all day long:

These two people speak to how our Senate, as Greenwald said last night on Maddow, has been purchased away painfully to the special interests.

Thanks to Republicans still being classless in the continued blockade of Obama Administration and Judicial nominees, Henry Reid continued his recent little streak of standing strong and calling them out for their childish behavior.

At least Conrad wasn't too pathetic to do this though. So credit is given when earned. And with Conrad, it sure as hell has to be earned.

Isn't it about time that someone puts a restraining order on Griff Jenkins? And if Alan Grayson is ever bothered again by that stalker, Heather Thursday over at Crooks and Liars say that Grayson should follow the Olbermann template to handle a clown like him.

But hey, then some will say Mike Stark is a stalker too. But even if they do, a network like Fox is equivalent to an independent video freelancer? Okay.

Matt Taibbi says Elizabeth Warren for President....in even 2012. Bridge too far.

Sigh.....PayPal is created by right-wing loons.

As Duncan Black said, Campbell Brown has joined the "If you ignore Joe Scarborough, then he doesn't exists."

And CNN wonders why it is doing so dreadful in the ratings.

Additional deliveries

Fast friends. FAST friends.

For a little kid, this is no laughing matter at all


And we all know Wal-Mart has problems.....but man, this is just creepy.

Plus, your kids episode of the day..............Goosebumps:

Sports Thread #1 For 10/29/09: The Runthrough

Daniel Gibson runs into Chris Bosh, as the Cavs have run into an 0-2 start to their season (Photo from Associated Press)
The Cavaliers are really lacking the versatility that is needed for a championship team outside of course of LeBron James. It's only two games, but the Cavaliers haven't looked good for the last 7 of the 8 quarters they have played so far.

Mo Williams isn't strong enough of a distributor , Shaq and the rest of the bigs aren't versatile enough to truly execute pick and roll, and here is just no guy right now on that team besides James that you can picture taking over a game deep in the postseason.

I picked them to win the title this year, though when them making a move in the mid season though. Because there is no way with this current lineup and roster that they will win the title.

The most shocking statistic in the NBA last night for me.......The Warriors rookie Stephen Curry only took one three pointer last night in their 108-107 season opening loss to the Rockets last night. In fact, the Warriors only took 11 3's in the game, with none coming from Monta Ellis.

Usually when the media keeps repeating a thing as a collective whole, it is likely to have a chance at burning them back hard. That won't be the case for their proclamations of Dejuan Blair being the steal of the NBA Draft this year for the Spurs.

In fact, how Blair somehow fell to San Antonio in round two is a decision all the rest of the teams in the Association will definitely regret. The Spurs will not make it an automatic walk through for the Lakers to the finals at all this year. And if the Lakers slip up, Greg Popovich's crew will certainly be in position to win the West again.

It truly amazes me how people have once again broiled the MVP debate to just Kobe and LeBron again when Dwayne Wade just wallows around and starts his season off just as well as he left off last season.

In a year in WTA tennis where no one really played like a dominate number one at all, Serena Williams will end the year with the top ranking for only the second time in her career thanks to her victory over sister Venus while Dinara Safina "retiring" in her match with Jelena jankovic while .

Even more poor though is the fact that unless you have Tennis Channel or a good online stream, you have nowhere to watch what is technically the "World Championships of Women's Tennis." Sad.

Grahame Jones of LA Times creates the dumbest sentence of the week I have seen in sports in trying to find who is at fault for Jozy Altidore inexcusably coming late on match day for Hull City, and getting reprimanded by Phil Brown
Or perhaps its the fault of Major League Soccer and the U.S. national team, neither of which seems to demand the discipline required of players in Europe.
Jones of course didn't even bother to see whether Altidore was ever late when he played with the Red Bulls or with the national team on game day, but that isn't even the maximum point of how poor Jones' thinking was here.

How in the world is a league and a national team, or anybody/anything else for that matter, responsible for a player being late, for what seems to be the first time ever in career, to a game? How they are even considered by Jones is quite laughable. The apex of dumb journalism there is really interesting.

And Formula 1's season ender is for the first time in Abu Dhabi:


Your sports thread of the day. You don't have to guess what is the next sports thread later on.

Music Thread #1 For 10/29/09: The Runthrough

"This Is It" cashed in 2.2 million on its premiere night.

Meanwhile, MJ has made $72 million after his death.

Joe Budden continues to score in the "lose" column.

Shakira's time has past in my mind. Younger pop artists have basically taken over her own her lane in the game, and that single she has out right now just isn't generating anything.

50 Cent's album has leaked.....here is one link to the "Psycho" song from Eminem. And for that album, which has been planned way before even the rushed "Curtis" album, "Before I Self Destruct" isn't generating really any buzz at all.

Quietly, Jay-Z and Black Eyed Peas albums went platinum last week, and both are over the 1.1 million threshold. Disappointing numbers for Mariah Carey though, and Whitney Houston will probably need a second single if she is to go platinum by year's end.

And I guarantee you that this will be the worst rap album ever. This guy is not even good at what he does in the NBA, has never been known to "flow" until now, went to Duke, and does this?

Painful.

10/29/09: TWD's Agenda For The Day- So What Happened To The Robust Public Option

You would think that the House, with how fierce its Speaker has been as well as having a clear dominate majority in the Democratic side would produce the strongest health care reform bill for REAL reform in this country.

And especially after last week, last Thursday, where the Speaker said that she had the votes for a robust public option, you would have all assured yourself that at least the House will give the nation its best shot at ultimate reform happening.

Then all of a sudden, last Friday happened. And ever since then, the robust public option became what it is now today.

Not robust.
Under pressure from moderate-to-conservative members of the House Democratic caucus, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has decided to propose a government-run insurance plan that would negotiate rates with doctors and hospitals, rather than using prices set by the government, aides said Wednesday.

Ms. Pelosi said the public plan, which she prefers to call a “consumer option,” would compete with private insurers. But the speaker was apparently unable to muster the votes needed for the “robust” liberal version of a public plan, which she has repeatedly said would save more money for consumers and the government.
As I talked about in yesterday's "Catch Up" thread, highlighting the mistake being made here by Pelosi will hit the working class.

This was the last hope for the strongest public option most likely, because putting any energy to believe that it will happen in the Senate is certainly frivolous indeed.

There will be House liberals/progressives truly unhappy with this final decision made by Nancy Pelosi, not forcing the Blue Dog conservative Democrats to support and vote for the strongest of public options on the table.

And they will truly be wondering, just like many of us, how things can change so fast in one week.

The Rise "n" Shine Thread For 10/29/09: Sobering Reminder

The Rise "n" Shine Thread....now it's own separate series at The Whole Delivery.

Stevie Wonder's "What's The Fuss?" is this morning's wakeup call:


Obama in Donor, meeting the bodies of the fallen 18 soldiers in Afghanistan:


Rachel and G-squared say what they had to say about Joe Lieberman.

All Rachel should have done in the end is call Lieberman a "lying coward."

Dennis Kucinich speaks realness again that you need to hear:


And if you need more Political "Link juice" this morning, here's Greg Sargent.
Indiana voters want a public option and a sizeable chunk does not want Senator Evan Bayh to join a GOP heath care filibuster, according to a new poll by the nonpartisan Research 2000 for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.
Man, this is a good question.

Law suit on Cocoa Krispies. Yup, just click on it to see I'm not lying.

The most stressful jobs around that pay low.

A touching story from "Down Under."

And NBC plans on more episodes of the show "Chuck."

The Sleep Time For 10/28-29/09: Shep Smith Just Somehow Keeps His Job

The only non-comedian on that network:

Good night and see you in the morning.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Cliff & Chase Show Give Phillies A Dominate Game 1 Win Over The Yankees (World Series Sports Thread #2



Coming into the postseason , Cliff Lee had yet to record a playoff win, let alone pitch in the postseason.

After four starts, no question that Cliff Lee is the best pitcher in baseball at this point.

A masterful performance that featured 10 strikeouts, no walks, and a jaw dropping behind the back fielding play from Lee spurred the defending champion to a dominant 6-1 Game 1 win in the World Series.

This is how good the CY Young winner of 2008 was: He allowed no runner to third base before the 9th inning, and he also prevented two runners form being on base at the same time before the final frame.

Outside of the always brilliant Derek Jeter (who again, with a 3 for 5 performance and the only run scored for the Yankees in this game), Lee flummoxed the entire Yankee lineup all night. He baffled the in form Alex Rodriguez with three strikeouts, took the confident bats away from dangerous youngsters Robinson Cano and Melky Cabrera, and took any threat from the veteran bats of Jorge Posada and Hideki Matsui.

It was so outstanding from Lee that after the game, you had to not be surprised at all from him saying that he was placid throughout form the get go.

"To tell you the truth, I wasn't nervous" said Lee in the post game interview with Ken Rosenthal. "It's a dream come true doing what I'm doing and I was nervous."

Lee's brilliance was certainly coupled with the damage Chase Utley did to his former Indian teammate and his close friend, CC Sabathia. Utley's two HR's off of the big lefty ace for the Yankees were the game winning runs at night's end. Both were off two strike fastballs that Sabathia will love to have back, including the second one on a 0-2 count right down the heart of the plate.

Sabathia though did pitch well again this postseason, going seven strong and giving the Yankees a chance to produce another magical comeback.

But it was not to be this time, as once again, the bullpen outside of Mariano Rivera looked so shaky for the Yankees. Phil Hughes gave up two walks, and it lead to Raul Ibanez bringing them home with two big runs in the 8th off of Dave Robertson to seal the deal basically.

It was a statement game certainly here by the Phillies that they want to defend their title here no question. It was a sound performance of sheer excellence from Lee and the entire team.

And with AJ Burnett coming to the mound tomorrow against Pedro Martinez tomorrow night, Game 2 is certainly a game where the Yankees right hander has better bring his A stuff tomorrow. Because the Pedro man will certainly not be rattled by anything thrown his way. And has the ability to help give the Phillies 2-0 lead if he pitches well.

He certainly will do that if he pitches anywhere near Lee did tonight.

The 2009 World Series: Phillies vs Yankees (A Sports Thread LIVE Special For 10/28/09)

The Philadelphia Phillies look to become the first National League team since the Cincinnati Reds 33 years ago to repeat as MLB World Series Champions, as they take on a New York Yankees side looking for a 27th championship in their glorious franchise history.

Both teams have obviously proven themselves to no question be the best two teams to reach the ultimate stage of professional baseball this year. There was no "timely peak at the right time" or "ride an ace pitcher on his shoulders" for neither side, as their play all season placed them in position to excel at the highest level in their league's playoffs.

Since June, the Yankees were by far the best team in the American league, as there bullpen was solidified with Phil Hughes emerging as the set up man already with lefty Phil Coke to cover the immaculate Mariano Rivera. It also helped that Mark Teixiera showed what a great off season acquisition he was as well as Alex Rodriguez getting over his hip surgery, and the unquestionable great chemistry of this team this year as evidence by the walk-off pie celebrations after dramatic comeback wins.

The Yankees consolidated their 100 + regular season with a sound sweep against a courageous Twins side in the division round before overcoming their boogeymen, the Los Angeles Angels, to win their 40th pennant in team history.

For the Phillies, despite being the defending World champions with a lot of star players, they were overshadowed throughout the course of the National League season by the great start the Dodgers had to their season and the second half power that the St. Louis Cardinals showed. Also hurting the Phillies perception of them repeating this year was the struggles of their bullpen, in particular, Brad Lidge.

But all of those feelings of doubt from outsiders on them changed the postseason started. Cliff Lee played an obviously key part in that, being dominant in all of his three starts in the NL postseason. And that explosive offense that can run, hit for power and do everything forced its will on the NL West stalwarts Colorado and the Dodgers, and showed to everyone why they are still the premiere side in the Senior Circuit.

Prediction: Believe it or not, but the next sentence I say as a non-partisan Yankee fan. It just has that feeling this year that it is meant to be for this team from the Bronx borough of New York City. The chemistry they have shown all year to overcome a slow start (where they lost all those games to the Red Sox this year in the beginning) and the pressure of this franchise for not winning a World Series title in 9 years has been something to see.

That does not mean that the World Champions have equal chemistry, because they surly do. But with the way Cole Hamels has pitched this postseason, and with how their bullpen is still very shaky at the end (outside of Ryan Madsen, who also hasn't looked formidable himself this postseason), I just think that no matter what Jimmy Rollins predicts, it will go the opposite way.

Yankees in 5

LIVE coverage, as the Phillies have loaded it up here:
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The Daily Open Thread For 10/28/09: Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror XX

Treehouse

The Catch Up On Many Things Thread For 10/28/09:


Busy with many things today outside of TWD everyone, so sorry for the delay. But here's the runthrough:

Public Option Health Care News

While most were focusing on the LIE-bera--hole show yesterday with the Senate, the bigger story probably was in the House. A robust public option, something Nancy Pelosi said was going to happen in her chamber, is in serious danger actually.

The negotiation rates need to keep premiums at 10-11% in comparison to typical private insurers being truly strong instead of the negotiated rates that the Blue Dog/conservative nutcases want. Without that, the public option, though still a public option at day's end, is not as strong as it should be.

And, as Jon Walker said in that link, it IS A Slap in the face to the working class.
That would be around a $1,400 reduction in premiums for the average family that could choose the robust public option. Forcing Americans to pay roughly $1,400 more a year on health insurance premiums, by denying them the choice of a robust public option, is the first slap in the face.
Ryan Grim adds further
The public option tied to Medicare rates saves $110 billion over ten years. Requiring it to negotiate rates only saves $25 billion.

If leadership goes with the negotiated-rate plan, that $85 billion difference will have to come from somewhere to meet President Obama’s ten-year, $900 billion price ceiling. The fattest target is the subsidies to help people afford insurance.
And you see how crucial it is to have EVERYTHING with a public option.

Again, it needs to be said: How can you show to people that government CAN work effectively for the lives' of its citizens when you under government's ability to do just that?

It's foolhardy thinking that hurts the entire nation collectively, and demoralizes those who knew the answer was so simple and right there, yet so far away.



Possibly the worst candidate of this entire election all year.

Remember to all, Evan Bayh is just as much of an A--hole as the LIE guy:

Watch CBS News Videos Online

Oh, and Harry Reid looks like he won't even thinking of reconciliation.......Better crack that whip then Harry Reid.

And Chris Dood is once again defending LIE-bera--hole.

Outside of Public Option News
They don't make the Republicans in South Carolina like they do anywhere else.

People don't talk about them being hacks like Hackio, but The Hill is certainly in that boat.

John Kerry is not a happy man at all about being misled the outrageous report about the CIA directly funding Ahmed Karzai......at all.

And lesson to this nugget that "the amnesia queen" dropped today.....She didn't have a case of amnesia this time.

More to come.

The One Sentence Thread For 10/28/09: Don't Worry

The news at The Whole Delivery is coming, don't worry all.

Midday Music Energy Boost For 10/28/09: Michael Jackson feat Janet Jackson- Scream

Since they movie is out, you have to give the love, no question:

The Sleep Time/Rise "n" Shine Thread For 10/27-28/09: The Joys Of Watching Parking Errors

The 12 worst parking errors on Youtube is kind of fun to watch.......unless you were part of something like this:

People need to understand by now that once Mark Zuckerberg changes one thing on his site, he does not give a damn what you think afterwards.

There were groups made when facebook started radically changing three years ago, and there will be groups in the future. But the only way Zukerberg will be somehow affected by his own protocol is if people leave his protocol. And I don't see that drastically happening at all.

Good for Don Cheadle.

What I thought earlier about Alan Grayson labeling Linda Robertson a corporate "whore."

Bout damn time for this.

Alcohol and Cancer linked through cell phones once again. Scary.

Always a caveat......always a caveat.

More Middle East news, as a sewage crisis is growing in Gaza.

Laugh............and snicker, snicker and laugh.

And James Zogby is a real idiot (and plus possibly a homophobe and a racist too).

Until the morning, I'll leave you with parking video......Goodnight (or Good morning/Good afternoon, where ever you are)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sports Thread #2 For 10/27/09: Los Angeles Lakers Open Their Season By Getting Their Rings


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That Context Issue Again

Some are once again giving heat to Alan Grayson for his usage of the word "whore" to describe former Enron lobbyist Linda Robertson. Well, basically that some consist of the usual Republican hypocrites, but also include some on Grayson's fan club that feel he shouldn't have used the word "whore."

For me, this is akin to his usage of the word "holocaust" to describe the non-plan SOP health care ideas, and how some, including Rachel Maddow, gave him criticism on that.

For me, just like with "holocaust", I may have wished Grayson said another word besides "whore" not because of him needing to tone it down at all, but because we wouldn't have to hear anybody slam this man for telling the 100% truth like he has done thus far in his way. Because of the type of outcry from the Right saying "Grayson should once again be ashamed of himself and their usual holy than thou" diatribes, the staff of the fast rising Dem had to obviously answer back to the latest assailment levied against their boss.

That's my only even slight criticism with the Orlando House Dem, because quite honesty Grayson did nothing wrong in my view from looking at it from a deeper standpoint. Grayson hasn't shown himself at all to be sexist in public, and like the "holocaust" usage that he technically said correct (he wasn't referring at all to "The Holocaust"), Grayson was basically describing what Robertson's professional record should be labeled as.

A "corporate whore."

Male or female on K Street, and someone with Robertson's track record, they are corporate whores undermining the public for no good.

Or, for an even better perspective of Grayson's actions comes from this guy.
Now, you might ask, are all lobbyists whores? Well, maybe not a lobbyist for the Society for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or a lobbyist for a firm urging the beating of swords into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks-- but that's not the kind of lobbyist Robertson has ever been. Pure and simple, Grayson hit that nail on the head: she's long been a K Street whore. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) took Grayson's remark quite personally-- and for good reason.

Shrieking that Grayson "is out of control"-- one of the reasons why so many Americans love him-- she didn't mention that she sits on the Committee on Natural Resources (and it's subcommittee on water and power) and has solicited immense sums of money (thinly veiled bribes) from forest products companies, oil and gas companies, and electric utilities and, coincidentally, I'm sure, always votes in their interests and against the public interest. And if people start calling lobbyists like Linda Robertson whores, how long before they start realizing that the Honorable Congresswoman from Spokane is also a whore-- as are almost all of her colleagues.
Sometimes the honest straight talk is something that truly is a rude awakening to some.

Alan Grayson has certainly been that rude awakening for most in the nation's capital.

The Daily Open Thread #2 For 10/27/09: The TRONN And Miscellaneous Runthrough

Jon Stewart on the idiots, from McCain to Dreck Beck, upset about Net Neutrality:


As highlighted by clicking on the photo, Marcy Wheeler sees how the media let LIE-Berman's lies go unchallenged in their slack reporting, including even a real good site. But then there are others who def stepped up and thensome.

And you knew Media Matters was going to talk about that the minute Ms. Wheeler did.

They just get better and better at Hackio, don't they?

John Cole's views on the Connecticut attention whore:
BTW- I’m laughing at the Lieberman stuff. Will all the folks who spent the last few weeks trashing the WH for being insufficiently aggressive with the public option please write up your apologies long-form? I’ll check memeorandum for you later. Pretty clearly, the swarthy guy knew the whip count better than Harry Reid. Imagine that! Of course, by noting that Team Obama has more political awareness and skill than Senate Democrats just makes me an O-bot.
And Steve Benen's perspective on it all is, as always, so rational :
And fourth, pressuring Lieberman remains complicated. He's not up for re-election until 2012, and he can't face a primary since he's not a Democrat. Lieberman will face heat from progressive activists, but that's never seemed to bother him before. Will the caucus consider serious consequences for Lieberman's betrayal (i.e., loss of committee chairmanship)? Time will tell.
Additional Deliveries

Did this really need to be news? Our culture .

It is not that serious, at all!

Sandra Bullock in a custody battle with a porn star? Man, this is a weird day.

Candy is Heroin!

Tigers are declining in this world....shame.

And Tom Cruise may have the possibility of going to jail if he's in France next time.

Finally, here is an episode of 2 Stupid Dogs......More to come.

Music Thread #1 For 10/27/09: The Return Of the One Who Calls Himself Mechanical Dummy On Twitter

Well, he's back. And no blue bow ties for him.

And with that video, the info for his fourth album

Well, I don't expect Rihanna to be on that album though. And neither on the other side with her forth coming album as well.

Stay Strong, Majority Leader!

So what if that A-hole from Connecticut did the expected thing from him by becoming an attention whore again for his own smugness to be satisfied?

Who gives a damn?!

His arrogance will be on the wrong side of history just like it always is. I don't know what could give one so much pleasure about being proud of what's wrong in American government, but so be with A-holes though. You never know what crazy is in their brains and all?

But what most think in this country is that you, Senator Reid, have the support of the nation on this.

We are behind you in pushing (at the very least) the opt-out right down an a--holes throat and his lobbies crony friends.

We are behind you on staying strong as you were in telling the White House how the public option needed to be in the Senate bill on the floor. You were strong enough to tell Olympia Snowe's triggers to go the place were they needed to rightfully go. And you have the strength to either tell Joe Lieberman and any other corporate sellout Dem who would rather line up with their lobbyist masters than be loyal for the unity of the party (and for the good of the nation) either join the ABSOLUTELY RIGHT side, or face the consequences of losing power in your committees (as well as possibly other things).

You have the strength now to do reconciliation now.

We are behind you. Your state of Nevada is behind you. Me from New York is behind you. The residents of Maine are way more behind you than former President/Empress Snowe. The citizens of Connecticut are way more behind you than that asshole. Those in the red states, who are even Republican, who know we need a public option because THEY need the chance to get one without leaving their state.

And hopefully the White House will be behind you if you are still behind the public option going through reconciliation if it has too.

You have made too much progress in the last few days to go back to the old you. Too much!

We support you and we back you. Don't let an asshole rattle you. The times are just too crucial for that to happen, especially when YOU Senator Reid have the power here.

Stay strong Majority Leader. Stay strong!

The Read International For 10/27/09: The Deadliest Month For US Soldiers Ever In Afghanistan

Photo from the AP

Today, 8 more US Soldiers died in Afghanistan today via bomb attacks, making it the deadliest month for US forces in the entire 8 year period in that country.

This certainly will continue to raise the obvious question of "Why are we still over there?" Brave troops continuing to being put in harms way, and the growing chorus of President Obama needing to make the right decision here of withdrawing will continue to get louder and louder.

When will that rational and necessary decision be made?

The war trials continue for Radovan Karadzic at the Hague. The former Bosnian Serb leader is, for those who don't know, facing charges of 11 counts of genocide, war crimes, and crimes in general to humanity. He was certainly a sick piece of work and then some.

In Morocco, protest against the Ramandan fast has led to some serious tension in that nation.

Interesting stuff in Chile about their military courts possibly getting limited.

And in Malawi, a bishop is rationally worried about the low usage of condoms in his country thanks to HIV/AIDS always a threat to peace.

The Daily Open Thread For 10/27/09: Another Thing The Historians Will shake Their Heads On

The level of media fail is appalling to this journalist here.

More to come, stay tuned.

Glenn Beck Day/Teabag Day Needs To Be A Holiday!

TWI's Dave Weigel is reporting that the nutcases in the House did this:
Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) today introduced — along with 75 other Republicans — a resolution to officially commemorate the 9/12 taxpayer march on Washington. Other sponsors of H.R. 870 include Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa.), and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the party’s whip.

The odds of passage–which would demand that Democrats endorse bill language about “skyrocketing deficits, taxpayer-funded bailouts, pork-barrel projects, burdensome taxes, unaccountable policy czars, command-and-control energy policy, and a government takeover of health care”–seem slim.
I guess their next step is to make sure that is becomes a federal holiday.

10/27/09: TWD's Agenda For The Day: Schumer Says White House Preferred Public Option Over Trigger

A lot of people are going to not believe Schumer on this story, and believe he is covering up for the White House. But does that even matter at this point? No, it doesn't
The debate over what happened behind the scenes is a big deal: It goes to the heart of who really deserves credit for the startling turn of events yesterday. The claims that the White House wanted a trigger, and tried to bigfoot Harry Reid into inserting one, infuriated liberals who saw it as Obama’s latest stiff-arming of the left-wing base.

But Schumer says that’s not so. Here’s what he told TPM about this:
“I think substantively the White House probably preferred a stronger public option than a trigger,” Schumer said. “We talked about this for a while in leadership and the White House wanted to hear our thoughts — and when they heard them they thought that this was the right strategy to get our caucus together.”
What matters now is the progress of the final Senate bill to be debated on the floor, and whether the opt-out will be even replaced itself by a non opt-out public option. That public option that will not leave it up to states to decide whether they want it or not (or want to keep it or not, which would be better in my mind) is still being pushed in the Senate by Ron Wyden.

And we haven't even mentioned the House, which hopefully will still stay at the same position it is in now when the final bill comes to the floor for the 218 vote. That same position featuring a robust non-opt out public option.

Music AM Wakeup Thread For 10/27/09: Alicia Keys - Doesn't Mean Anything (2009)

This morning's wakeup call, though the "Mashonda won't necessarily be happy" line applies of course. It's Alicia Keys new video that was highlighted last week, serving as this morning's wakeup call. Enjoy and Peace.

Sports Thread #1 For 10/27/09: Not The Start The Clippers Wanted

Photo from Eric Gay / Associated Press
Out for 6 weeks......oy.
Clippers rookie forward Blake Griffin, the No. 1 overall draft choice in the NBA draft in June, has a stress fracture of the left patella, or kneecap, and could miss as much as six weeks.

Tests on Monday revealed the fracture and a second opinion later in the day backed up the conclusion of the first doctor.
If the Clippers needed a better start to their season.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Sleep Time/Rise "n" Shine Thread For 10/26-27/09: Music Thread #2- The New Videos From Common, A K-Ci & Jo-Jo Sighting, And More

Common feat Cee-Lo....."Make My Day."


H-Town (Feat. K-CI & JoJo, Devante Swing & Mr. Dalvin) - Knockin Your Heels


And to truly be The Whole Delivery, here is new artist Orianthi and her song "According to You." Pop Rock category I guess I will describe it as. It's tolerable to me, so that says something:


Yes, and this is tonight's sleep time thread. So with that, here is Tevin. Good night:

The One Sentence Thread For 10/26/09: Mean Old Partisan

Harry Reid is a big ultra-partisan meanie after all for hurting Olympia Snowe's feelings.

The Daily Open Thread For 10/26/09: They Give The Onion A Run For Their Money Everyday

They really do.

Oh, and Mark Williams is the one who calls Obama a "Indonesian Muslim welfare thug."

Fun times.

The Political Deliveries

A lot of reaction of course from the Reid announcement.

Goodness, and people wonder why I call the Washington Post the Washington Toast. We'll, Fred Hiatt is prime reason why.

Who the hell is this anonymous source, and why don't they have the courage to say it with the cloak of being unknown?
An administration official went so far as to call Reid’s move “dangerous” but quickly followed by saying Reid knows his caucus better than anyone and will therefore have the support of the White House.
Coward.

Additional Packages


This is part of today's dinner conversations.

Not a good ending for one of Bernie Madoff's main beneficiaries.

Shocked that with the global internet, this has not happened until now.

People may laugh at this, but it is a real issue in that country.

More mortgage headaches for Florida.

And more good times from CollegeHumor.com, with "Batman" being the key reason this time


More to come, stay tuned.

Music Thread #1 For 10/26/09: The Empire State Of New York Indoctrination Continues

Philadelphia Phillies fans better tell The Roots, Eve, or Beanie Sigel to make a version of a "Brotherly Love" song or something:
Rapper Jay-Z and Alicia Keys will perform their hit song “Empire State of Mind” this Wednesday (October 28) when the New York Yankees take on the Philadelphia Phillies during the World Series.

The New Yorkers will perform the track at Yankee Stadium for Game 1 of the World Series verse the Philadelphia Phillies.
And his reaction to all of this:
The rapper called the upcoming performance a “once in a lifetime” opportunity and “thanked the lord” for making him a “Yankee.” New York defeated the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 in Game 6 of the American League Championship series last night (October 25).
I wished someone asked if a third person would join them.....

.....But I don't think that will be the case.

President/Empress Snowe, Shove It!

"She is a good Senator, but I'm disappointed that she has been frightened on a public option."

"Hopefully Senator Snowe will see the wisdom of a public option."


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAhahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

You hear that Senator Snowe????

Your BS FAILS.

No matter how hard you (and yes, you too "Trigger Man" Emmanuel) tried to push the Trigger idea down people's throats, no one RATIONAL wants this corporate give away for your corporate masters.

If gave Harry Reid of all people spine, then it says how much your ability to deceive the American people isn't even good to pull a fast one to make him cave to you and your horrendous thought of a dishonest idea.

The nation DOES NOT want your, Wellpoint, Cigna, BlueCross and all the rest of your immoral cronies damn trigger.

Of course the fight is only going to get more fierce from here. And celebration, especially with the employe mandate not looking good in at least the final version of the Senate bill, will be foolish like no other here of course.

But what I take form today if anything is the fact, that on record, the majority leader of the Senate virtually called President/Empress Snowe childish and immature for her wanting a horrible idea to be in THEE Final bill.

And it will wipe away any person easily duped into believing that President/Empress Snowe really wanted some type of reform.

Oh wait a minute, she did want some type of reform. The reform to continue the status quo and screwing the American public just the like the rest of her selfish and heartless cronies.

Dana Perino's Amnesia Problems Continue

The level of short term memory loss (or just outright lies) of Dana Perino is quite staggering to this writer's brain.

I thought she couldn't top last week's loss memory of how her former boss let her witless self attack NBC relentlessly last year.

But she certainly did just that.


The transcript for those who had the fortune to miss out on hearing this mess
PERINO: That was a coordinated, calculated attack. It was unbecoming. And if you look at some of the coverage of what mainstream media covers when, for example, somebody like a Hugo Chavez shuts down television stations, he calls them illegitimate.

Now, I’m not suggesting that this White House believes that they are going to come over here and shut down Fox News. But they are defining a narrative in their first year, and it’s going to be very hard to recover from it. [...]

Through our State Department, we are trying to help emerging democracies get journalists and government officials to talk to one another, because freedom of the press is essential to any democracy. Believe me, they are watching this, and they have — surely are raising questions.
Thankfully, we have people like Amanda Terkel who highlight how much if an idiot Perino and her ilk are
The Obama administration, according to Reporters Without Borders, is actually setting quite a strong example of press freedom for the world. In 2008, the organization found that in terms of press freedom, the U.S. ranked 36th out of 173 countries. Its report singled out “wars carried out in the name of the fight against terrorism” as a cause for the steep decline in press freedoms around the world. Just one year later, the United States has jumped from 36th to 20th. “Barack Obama’s election as president and the fact that he has a less hawkish approach than his predecessor have had a lot to do with this,” concluded Reporters Without Borders.
But hey, facts and common sense are immune to people like Dana Perino.

Especially when the remainder of their lives will be spent fighting all the facts at how they have been prominent protagonists of the worst Administration ever. An Administration that should be tried for the crimes that it has caused.

And an administration calling itself a spreader of democracy, when they don't even practice it well themselves.

10/26/09: TWD's Agenda For The Day: Reid's Decision

Hearing opt-outs......shame thought that employee mandate somehow was deemed too rational to take out though. But he will also put it on the floor for a vote. Oh my.

Music AM Wakeup Thread For 10/26/09: Missy Elliott- Loose Control (2008)

Though this album was forgotten album (did that album even happen), here's Missy Elliott's quickly forgotten "Loose Control", your morning wakeup call.

The Sleep Time/Rise "n" Shine Thread For 10/25-26/09: Tomorrow, Tomorrow

I hope, tomorrow, the public option will be okaaaaaayyyyy!

Stay blessed everyone.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sports Thread #4 For 10/25/09: The Pennant Comes Back To The Bronx!

YOU know what it is.

Congrats to a great season from the Angels. Considering what they went through this season with the death of Nick Adenhart, it was an amazing year for the American League runner ups . They got through the Red Sox finally and, despite some uncharacteristic errors that cost them dearly in this series, showed why they are still one of the elite franchises in all of Major League Baseball.

But this is the Yankees glory, their 40th Pennant.

And with that, I say them in five over the National League representative and defending champions, the Philadelphia Phillies.

Sunday Soulful For 10/25/09: Brian McKnight- Back At One

For the long time viewers of the site, you may have seen this one pop up before. But for this week's Sunday Soulful, this song is currently resonating in my mind right now.

And with that, the song is Back At One from Brian McKnight. One of the most emotional videos to go with a song ever. It just hits the soul and thensome.


That is your Sunday Soulful selection for this week, If you have suggestions or selections that you want to consider for Sunday Soulful, just hit me up.

Goodbye.

Sports Thread LIVE #3 For 10/25/09: NFL Week 7 Late Games, Saints In Trouble

Saints are in trouble right now (not the best quality now), second half about to start as of this post, down 24-10 to Miami.
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Bengals are smacking down the Bears hard today.
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Rachel Covers The Billions for WellCare Smackdown Of AHIP

I talked about this last night, and I am glad that Rachel covered this:

Sports Thread LIVE #2 For 10/25/09: NFL Week 7 Early Games

Vikings-Steelers:
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Sports Thread #1 For 10/25/09: Season Saved As Liverpool Score Massive Win Over United

Image from ESPN.com
Fernando Torres with the match winner, and after Vidic and Mascherano were set off, in the 96th minute David Ngog capped off a season saving winner for liverpool against their bitter rivals United.

It was certainly a great contest.

Sunday Sunshine For 10/25/09

The Sunday Sulk Shows, Making Sure Irrational OutNumber The Rational For 10/25/09:

He's going to be on your TV again this Sunday, as almost always now
Tweety's show: Actually a rational one, with NY Times hack Helen Cooper and rational for a rightie in Kathleen Parker on there with Betsy McCaughey "creator" Andrew Sullivan and Danny Rather.

The number of Rational vs non-rational (not including Matthews), a surprisingly 2.25 out of 4.

The Steph's show might as well be name the Steph-George Will show since his royal smugness is on there, yet again. Oh, and Laura Ingraham and Mitch McConnell will certainly brighten that lineup too! The inconsistent Claire McCaskill is there, the tolerable Al Hunt as well. And so-so hack Cynthia Tucker is there too. Even John Podesta won't have me watching it...but I usually never do.

The number: 1.5 out of 7

CBS' snooze fest at least tries with balance, but they bring together Russ Feingold with Sunday superstar Johny Mac. It's not Sunday morning without the "Worst Candidate for President ever", so yeah.

The number: A straight 1 out of 2 (pending Feingold doesn't bring up more questions about the czars and such)


The John King and all about John King show has Sherrod Brown, Jim Webb, and Donna Brazile. Not bad....until you see that they brought in Orrin Hatch, Ben "I don't want a public option" Nelson and Ed Gillespie, who sure will create his own revisionist history again, saying the Bush Administration never did a network what the Obama Administration is saying about Fixed Propaganda.

Oh, and for added bonus, Hamid Karzai's main rival Abdullah-squared will be on there

The number: A straight 3 out of 6 (excluding Abdullah)

And final, Dancing David's show: On the roundtable, the brilliant Jane Mayer will have to deal with Joey Boy Scar and Campbell Brown's neo-con hubby Dan Senor, with Wells Fargo front man Travis Smiley doing him. The only other voice coming close to truly being rational here is Chuck Schumer, and he will have to do deal with Mike Stark hitting John Cornyn......Oy.

The number: 2 out of 6

So, once again, conservative, irrational voices are either equal or greater than the Rational ones.

That's the Sunday Sulk Shows for you. Hurts that liberal bias now, does it?

Oh, and I forgot the Clown Network's Sunday Kiddie Show:
They are going to have a great show, especially starting the AHIP VP and Dana Perino! Joy!

Saturday Night Thread For 10/25/09: AHIP P'WNED By Opera Singers



One of the great stories of the year, as a woman gives her kidney to one of her tenants.

Relief for David Stern.

Because remember, it wasn't there fault they messed up the money situation in this country, so there.

I told people, she is a lot smarter than people think.

The level of stupid is so scary....SO SCARY.

More music idiots suing Youtube, oh dear.

Family of the Year.

And those other great Hoax-ters.

See you in the morning for Sunday Sunrise

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sports Thread LIVE #1 For 10/24/09: TIDE SURVIVE!







No kidding

TWD Satutrday: The Song/Songs Of The Week For 10/24/09

Mario feat Gucci Mane and Sean Garett (requested by a few homies at Twitter, so it go the most votes)


And, my selection, Justin Bieber...."One Less Lonely Girl.


Enjoy.

Maine Knows Something Obama Doesn't Know About Snowe

That he's the president and Snowe is the Senator

Simple as that......I wish it was for the White House instead of making this complicated.

10/24/09: TWD's Agenda For This Saturday- Swine Flu Concerns Continue


Saturday (Oooh! Ooooh!) - Ludacris

Obama declares that H1N1 is a national emergency.

The weekly video from him, as he gives full love to the small business audience this week:


More to come today on this Saturday everyone. Stay tuned.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Daily Open Thread For 10/23/09: Now I Don't Watch This Show

But when I heard on Twitter about this, well, I had to just see and look....even with Murdoch's latest crap on this site:

Friday Night Open Thread to come.

Add Another Classic Move By Just A Legendary Network Of Clowns

I have two words for this interview (And if you can't hear it, trust me, you aren't missing a thing at all)

It lied.

Shocking, right?

Well, I'll let Christina Bellantoni reporting say it all. The clowns at Fixed Propaganda Comedian Network have used this as its latest salvo all day today, in terms of the "WHITE HOUSE WAR ON US" , by saying they were excluded out of an interview with pay czar Ken Feinberg yesterday, and that, (GET THIS) all the other networks came in defense for Fixed being left out in the cold.

Boo hoo hoo.

Only, it was a lie:
Feinberg did a pen and pad with reporters to brief them on cutting executive compensation. TV correspondents, as they do with everything, asked to get the comments on camera. Treasury officials agreed and made a list of the networks who asked (Fox was not among them).

But logistically, all of the cameras could not get set up in time or with ease for the Feinberg interview, so they opted for a round robin where the networks use one pool camera. Treasury called the White House pool crew and gave them the list of the networks who'd asked for the interview.

The network pool crew noticed Fox wasn't on the list, was told that they hadn't asked and the crew said they needed to be included. Treasury called the White House and asked top Obama adviser Anita Dunn. Dunn said yes and Fox's Major Garrett was among the correspondents to interview Feinberg last night.
HAHAHAHA.

You get that. The clowns did it again.

What shows how much losers they are is the fact that they suck at even lying. They can't even lie decently......AT ALL.

More hilarity
TPMDC spoke with a network bureau chief this afternoon familiar with the situation who was surprised that Fox was portraying the news as networks coming to its rescue.

"If any member had been excluded it would have been same thing, it has nothing to do with Fox or the White House or the substance of the issues," the bureau chief said. "It's all for one and one for all."

A Treasury spokesperson added: "There was no plot to exclude Fox News, and they had the same interview that their competitors did. Much ado about absolutely nothing."
Bellantoni writes in the rest of the article that the White house will not backed down on the comedy Network still going to war on them with their feeble effort.

I guess with how pathetic the "war" is going for them, from the usual clowns on their network harping to the criticism on Olbermann and Maddow visiting the White House getting smacked back in their face last night BY Olbermann and Maddow, I think they should recommend their own "surge" in order to save them.

I wonder if ABC will be their insurgency that they strike a deal with, since John Stossel is happily apart of their team now.

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