Showing posts from December, 2008

Last Music Thread of 2008: The Winner Of The Cacophony Award Is.......................A Tie? A Tie?!

Yes, It has come to this. The 2008 worst song of the year is actually two worst songs.

It was a tough decision, but first, Soulja Boy gets his own seperate award for Marco Polo. It was so bad that it had Bow Wow in it, and that certified how it would have been an injustice to the other songs. Nothing was as bad as this:

But, the Cacophony Award goes to:

Summertime - New Kids On The Block
Yup, New Kids on the Block.

Happy New Year everyone.

12/31/08:TWD's Agenda For The Last Day of 2008: Celebrate And Company

Photo from google.comWhether you are celebrating or not in the mood to celebrate (because all of our lives are vastly different of course), still it is courteous to say Happy New Year's Eve and hope that you make it on the flipside.

Today unlike earlier in the week, it is expected that there won't be many posts made today. Things are going down here for the owner, publisher, and founder of The Whole Delivery. But make sure that it is known that news coverage of almost everything, from the meaningless bowl games to the real meaningful situation still arising in Gaza (with Israel rejecting France's truce option), that The Whole Delivery will be here to either delivery for you or deliver you to other places.

Also, in the next post, we will announce our worst song for 2008. It was so hard, that we may have to slip the Cacophony Award down the line here.

The Sleep Time and Rise "n" Shine Thread for 12/30-31/08: The Sad Story of Jena 6 Figure Mychal Bell

Photo from the Associated PressApparently, after getting caught for shoplifting, Mychal Bell apparently shot himself in the chest on Monday night. If you remember, Bell was of the six black teenagers charged with beating a white classmate in 2006 at the Jena high school after stunning racial tension. And here's the reason why he did just so Bell's grandmother, Rosie Simmons, and mother, Melissa Bell, told police that "Mychal had made comments over the past two days that, because of the current media attention he had because of the shoplifting arrest, he didn't feel like he could live anymore," Monroe Police Lt. Jeff Harris said, reading from a police report.On a much, much brighter note, tomorrow is, duh, the last day of 2009. In fact, technically, tomorrow is today already. And with that last line ringing a bell, here's "Tomorrow" from Telvin Campbell, a usual fixure on the "TSTRNS" threads. Seriously, you wished this applied to what is g…

The Read International for 12/30/08 (Besides Onging Israeli-Palestine Gaza Conflict): Ukraine Pays Off Gas Debt To Russia

(Photo from NASA) The sad report of the Columbia Space shuttle CrewOther news coming out from the world on the penultimate day of the year:

Ukraine has finally played off its gas debt to Russia.

The BBC unearths the chilling NASA report details of the the crew onboard the disintegrated space shuttle Columbia and their final minutes. The report includes grim details of the crew's final moments as the shuttle broke up over the state of Texas.

It also concluded that the astronaut's seat restraints, suits and helmets did not work well, leading to "lethal trauma".

"This report confirms that although the valiant Columbia crew tried every possible way to maintain control of their vehicle, the accident was not ultimately survivable," said Nasa's deputy associate administrator, Wayne Hale. And this may make you more sad and angry at the same time after reading this:Nasa also found that the astronauts did not have the necessary training that may have increased thei…

Sports Thread #2 for 12/30/08: Broncos Fire Shannon (Was It Really a Shocker?)

Photo from the Associated PressSooner or later, Mike Shanahan was going to feel the pressure of losing his job in Denver after only winning one playoff game since John Elway left the building. But still, the shock of him losing his job today is still, well, a shock to some fans. And it basically brought disgust from Jay Culter and shock from basically the whole locker room."I was talking to Mike yesterday about personnel moves," he said in an interview on KCNC-TV in Denver. "I'm as shocked as anybody else. I think it's the wrong move."Though Culter and the team may not be happy about this, it just had to happen.

As John Clayton said, what cost Shanahan his job was more his General Manager's role, especially with his draft picks (um, Maurice Clarett)and moves on the defensive end. You can say whatever you think about Shanahan being a great coach or not after he won his second Super Bowl title, and you can point to how classy the man is.

But results are r…

Music Thread For 12/30/08: The Cacophony Award For Worst Song

The suggestions have all come in, and the choice will be made tomorrow. Tune into The Whole Delivery to see who will be the winner of the inaugural Cacophony Award, the worst song for 2008.


Sports Thread #1 for 12/30/08: Another, Albeit Passionate, Pathetic Attempt To Justify Bowl Games

Photo from google.comAdd Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated to the list of people not seeing the big picture with why bowl games, in the total whole scheme of things, are antiquated and assisted in the shameless money making corporations of college presidents and the NCAA.

Mandel's lets compulsive nostalgia from his Northwestern days fuel his argument of why bowl games matter:In 1995, I was a sophomore at Northwestern when the Wildcats, which hadn't posted a winning record in 25 years, inexplicably rose up to go 10-1 and earn their first Rose Bowl berth in 47 years. Those of you old enough to remember it don't need me to rehash the details. For those of you who weren't, I would describe the shock level as akin to Appalachian State beating Michigan -- if Appalachian State had completely stunk the year before and also gone on to beat Notre Dame, Penn State and Wisconsin.

Obviously, the excitement level on our previously apathetic campus soared with each mounting win, bu…

Double Standard, Much?

CNN ran a headline tonight saying, "Obama's 12 day vacation in Hawaii nearing its end, family plans to move to Washington this weekend."

Amazingly enough, President-elect Obama is not the President. Wouldn't you think about having an update of the current President, in his last few days, amidst all the craziness going on, since he is still, you know, the President?

Nope, no deep discussions or headlines about him ending his vacation in Crawford, Texas. Yes, his vacation, at the end of his tenure, and yet, he takes a vacation just because it is the holiday season? Didn't he take plenty of vacations this year, like official ones (because with the job he's done, we all know he taking his share of unofficial vacations until his friends signal him to show his ugly head to get bills like FISA passed of course).

Nevertheless, he goes free without any coverage from the likes of CNN or MSNBC. No coverage, or outrage, of why he isn't working his butt off 24/7 from o…

12/30/08- TWD's Agenda For The Day: Highlighted Videos From the Last Few Days

Due to me having constant headaches, The Whole Delivery has been far from "the whole delivery" as 2008 is in its last hours. Hopefully that won't be the case anymore, as the headaches have subsided from now. With that, today's agenda will focus on a few highlighted videos of importance that has made the rounds on the Rational Online News Network:

Today, on Morning Joe, in discussion of the ongoing problems in the bombing of Gaza, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski told Joe Scarborough a mess again, in front of his daughter:


On yesterday, MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall showed further how idiotic RNC chair committee candidate Chip Saltsman is for pushing the "Barack the Magic Negro" song (and how idiotic Kate Obenshain is for defending Rush Limbaugh for using the song):

TPM's 100 Seconds from yesterday, as America's media spits out all types of perspectives on what is going on in Gaza,

And finally, CNN International, much better than their American counterparts, h…

12/29/08-TWD's Agenda For The Day, Part 2: War To the Bitter End

Photo from BBCA "war to the bitter end."Ehud Barak, the Israeli defense minister, told parliament Israel was not fighting the residents of Gaza. "But we have a war to the bitter end against Hamas and its branches," he said. Barak said the goal is to deal Hamas a "severe blow" and that the operation would be "widened and deepened as needed."

Israel's intense bombings — more than 300 airstrikes since midday Saturday — reduced dozens of buildings to rubble. The military said naval vessels also bombarded targets from the sea.America's passive one sided response as usual, coming from the worst Administration ever as Obama stays silent during vacation in Hawaii:On Monday, the White House released a statement saying "in order for the violence to stop, Hamas must stop firing rockets into Israel and agree to respect a sustainable and durable cease-fire."

But in Damascus, Syria, a senior exiled Hamas official said there can be no talk of a…

12/29/08-TWD's Agenda For The Day, Part 1: Utter Rubbish (A TRF Column)

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesIt really did happen. So bad, that it generated a "reel feeling" from me, because it is just too real to not write about:Bad is 6-10, 5-11, 4-12. Very bad is 3-13, 2-14, 1-15.

But "bad" or even "brutal" would not be sufficient enough to describe what was witnessed this year from the performances of the Detroit Lions. In their 75th year of existence, they performed lower than all expansions teams, then all bad teams, then even the all time losing teams of losing teams.

"Bad", "Brutal", and even "Losers" just aren't the words to label this inept amalgamation of freight.

"Utter rubbish" is what they are. "Utter rubbish" is what 0-16 is. Rookie running back Kevin Smith was one of the few players Lions fans could be proud of, but when you are apart of the mess, you make the mess as well:Smith decided it was in his best interest to taunt on the field in the 4th quarter. A p…

Music Thread #1 for 12/26/08: The Flashback- Jagged Edge ("Promise")

With the Christmas tree in the opening scene, and a few of the decorations in the video's background, it was fitting that today's throwback video is the tearjerking classic from Jagged Edge called "Promise". The video,filmed eight years ago at around this time, is always a joy for both R&B fans and supporters of other genres. And for this week, it is the Flashback throwback on TWD Weekend.

So enjoy "Promise" from Jagged Edge.

12/26/08-TWD's Agenda For The Weekend, Friday Edition: States Continue Painful Cutbacks on Medicaid

Photo from google.comAmerica's health care woescontinue.

From Washington Post writer Amy Goldstein (with contribution from Chris Jenkins, Lisa Rein, and Nikita Stewart), a chilling story today about states across the country cutting back their Medicaid program.

You can think the Bush Recession again for more valuable statistics added to the legacy.
With revenue falling at the same time that more people are losing their jobs and private health coverage, states already have pared their programs and many are looking at deeper cuts for the coming year. Already, 19 states -- including Maryland and Virginia -- and the District of Columbia have lowered payments to hospitals and nursing homes, eliminated coverage for some treatments, and forced some recipients out of the insurance program completely. In this article, good news is harder to find than good work (or in actual reality right now, any work, but it comes here in this paragraph:According to a Washington source who is in close conta…

The Sleep Time and Rise "n" Shine Thread for 12/25-26/08: From Where It All Began

Hope your Christmas went well everyone. And if you didn't celebrate Christmas, I hope your day still went well. Until tomorrow, peace.

The Read International For Christmas 2008: Military Coup Goes Through in Guinea: More Israeli-Palestine Tension

Photo from the AFPThree stories to past along tonight on this installment of the TRI (The Read International) thread:

Though the world is condemning it as a whole, the people of Guinea are happy that the military coup to overthrow their government in place has been successful. Leading the country now will be Moussa Camera, who forced the outgoing Prime Minister to endorse him:Ahmed Tidiane Souare said on Thursday he and other members of the government that was overthrown after the death of Lansana Conte, the long-serving president, earlier this week were ready to work with the coup leaders.

"Mr President, members of the National Council for Democracy and Development, we thank you and we put ourselves at your disposal," Souare said in comments broadcast by Radio France International.

Earlier on Thursday, Souare presented himself at an army camp near Conakry after being ordered to do so by the country's self-declared president.

Camara ordered the government and senior military…

TWD Condolences: Harold Pinter Dies At 78

Photo from Meteor Blades of dailykos.comAs with Eartha Kitt, The Whole Delivery gives its condolences to the family of the Nobel Prize winning laureate:The provocative Nobel laureate Harold Pinter died December 24. Although his work in the theater over the course of 32 plays was broadly praised, his political views drew savage attacks, including one from fellow Brit and neo-conservative Christopher Hitchens, who wrote in 2005 that giving the Swedish award "to someone who gave up literature for politics decades ago, and whose politics are primitive and hysterically anti-American and pro-dictatorial, is part of the almost complete degradation of the Nobel racket."

Matt Schudel at the Washington Post writes:Mr. Pinter's works, which bore the influence of the existential dramatist Samuel Beckett and the modernist poet T.S. Eliot, explored such themes as sexual frustration, jealousy, loneliness and an overriding if indistinct sense of fear. The social or mental balance of his …

TWD Condolences: Eartha Kitt Dies at 81

On this Christmas Day, The Whole Delivery would like to give its condolences to Eartha Kitt's family, as the legendary actress has passed today at 81.

Kitt is certainly one of the all time legends for sure, and she was battling with colon cancer for a while.

The Whole Delivery gives a deep blessing to the Kitt family. Take care.

Sports Thread for Christmas 2008: The Overhyped Ness Will Soon End

(Photo from and Bryant will face off again in today's marquee matchupWell, at least it isn't at the level of the Shaq-Kobe Christmases of the past, is it?

Nevertheless, ESPN has been hell bent on marketing this game, and rightfully so, they should.

Of course, the Celtics have separated themselves from the other big three in the last few weeks (though you maybe are inclined to make that "Big 3" a "Big 4" with how the Orlando Magic have been playing of late). Hell, they have even distinguished themselves from any other team in history by having the best record in the league after 29 games. And a key reason for this tremendous start is the continued growth of Rajon Rondo and Kendrick Perkins.

It absolutely amazes me how people don't back off of Rondo all the time. He hasn't proven to be a consistent threat on the perimeter, yet teams still take the chance of guarding him close, leading to the former Kentucky guard to blow right by and ca…

12/25/08- TWD's Agenda For Christmas: Your Family

From The Whole Delivery and my family, hope your Christmas (and if you don't celebrate Christmas, you're hold day) goes well.


Sports Thread #2 for 12/24/08: The Quick Christmas Everunthrough

(Photo from It appears that Ronaldinho's house was mysteriously robbed this past Monday nightLots of things to go through.

We start off with a very unfortunate situation for Ronaldinho. His house in Italy apparently was robbed:Thieves broke into Ronaldinho's house and made off with thousands of dollars worth of goods but left behind the football star's Golden Ball trophy, Italian media reports said Wednesday.

Ronaldinho was at home in Brazil when the burglary took place early Tuesday morning, Corriere della Sera reported. Four thieves stole mainly jewelry and watches, Corriere reported.Even more bizarre is the fact that this same house that Ronaldinho currently lives in has been broken in previously two times by former owners. Weird and unfortunate indeed.

Charles Weis guarantees that questions about his job will be placed on hold until next season, as Notre Dame finally ends their 15 year bowl drought by beating Hawaii 49-21.

Why search Plaxico's Burress home…

Holiday Cartoon Throwback Thread #3 for 12/24/08-A Huey Freeman Christmas

In comparison to both Charlie Brown and even Rocko, the Boondcoks Holiday special isn't much of a throwback. And it ain't even suppose to be for boys and girls either.

But here at The Whole Delivery, we can still change the rules a little bit. And because of that being the case, we are going to have a Huey Freeman Christmas, delivered to you.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Happy Holidays.

Early Christmas Gift To Franken, A Lump of Coal To Coleman, And A Perfect Pic From TPM On This

Look at Talking Point Memo's great pic up on its site as this thread is getting posted. Just look right below.

The pic says it all. It looks to be Al Franken Senate seat for Minnesota now, as it has been revealed that the Minnesota Supreme Court has slapped down Norm Coleman's lawsuit of alleged doubled counted ballots in their never ending, until maybe now, battle.

A sweet Christmas gift for sure for Al Franken. And "Bah Humburgness" indeed for the incumbent Coleman.

Holiday Cartoon Throwback Thread #2 for 12/24/08- Rocko's Modern Life Christmas

Hello Boys and Girls, welcome back to the Holiday Cartoon Throwback at The Whole Delivery. As we showed you earlier, Charlie Brown's Christmas is always a delight.

And as we promised, we would deliver a second holiday special to you, and that is the case. Here's Rocko's Modern Life Christmas. Yes, you read correctly, Rocko's Modern Life Christmas.
Rocko's Modern Life - Rocko's Modern Christmas

Check out to see the final Christmas special that will be seen on the Holiday Cartoon Throwback Thread. Take care boys and girls.

Sports Thread for 12/24/08: Lakers Farmer Out For At Least A Month

Photo from google.comTough injury for Derek Fisher's backup, as he will have surgery today to repair his torn MCL.

Part of the best bench in the league, Farmer's injury will require consistent effort from the rest of the non starting five of Phil Jackson squad that was definitely present in last night's easier than expected victory in New Orleans. Especially when the Lakers play the 27-2 Celtics and the "bully" that is Kevin Garnett now (quotation marks emphasized of course, because I still don't think he is a bully).

Holiday Cartoon Throwback Thread #1 for 12/24/08- Charlie Brown Christmas

Saturday Cartoon Throwback is back Boys and Girls, and it's in Holiday Form. Today, we celebrate two great holidays specials of many out there. And since ABC only showed it once, it was vital that we have a Charlie Brown Christmas here at The Whole Delivery:
This classic from the legend that is Charles Schultz will always be memorable for generation after generation.

The first part

The next part

And the final parts

We will have more for sure, as SCTT transform into HCTT!!!

Happy Holidays boys and girls!

Music Thread #1 for 12/24/08: Christmas Videos (Boys II Men)

Another R&B Christmas classic from 1993, here's Boyz II men with "The Birth of Christ."

12/24/08- TWD's Agenda For Christmas Eve: Obama Message

No agenda for the day, so be prepared to see anything, including a Christmas Cartoon Throwback and Music Threads featuring Christmas videos.

The Sleep Time and Rise "n" Shine Thread For 12/23-24/08: A Fitting Award For A Fitting Candidate

While TWD organizes its music and soon to be sports awards for 2008, it was important that we acknowledge the wonderful people at Media Matters and their glorious trophy giving accolade.

Media Matters has announced its 2008 MisInformer of the Year, in a very competitive and contentious race indeed, to Sean Hannity.

But wait, there's still more to enjoy from this wonderful website. Take a lokt at their year end review at how terrible the American media has been, throughout this year, and really, for many , many years.

Good night, and have a great Christmas Eve (or a great December 24th!)

Msuic Thread #3 for 12/23/08: Christmas Videos (TLC)

Take it back to 1993, for Christmas video number three, here is TLC's "Sleigh Ride."

Montather Al-Ziedi Still Getting Tortured (And Bush, Still Being Silent)

Photo from the BBCNo one in the American corporate media (outside of probably Olbermann and Maddow, though I'm not even sure if they have reported followups on this) has even bothered on updating on the status of Montather Al-Ziedi ever since he released his second shoe at our lame duck joke of a President.

Unfortunately, initial reports indicated that Al-Zeidi was getting tortured severely. And even more devastating to read is the fact that the infliction he is reporting taken has continued.

From Siun at Firedoglake, who has been following the journalist's condition, it seems Nouri al-Maliki continues to show signs that lead some to believe he could be the country's next dictator.As Laura Doty mentioned over at Oxdown, more accounts of the abusive treatment of Al Zaida are appearing at the same time that Prime Minister Maliki is attempting to slander the shoe thrower with claims that: Mr. Al-Zeidi "revealed the name of the person who instigated this act". Then …

OOO, What Did They Find? What Were They Hiding?! Nothing.

Photo from google.comThanks to high heavens that this will be another story buried for good:
The Obama transition team has now released its much-awaited internal report on staff contacts with Rod Blagojevich and his own office, saying that members of the transition team did not behave improperly.If you want to read the five page report (because I may or may not, leaning towards the latter), feel free. Hopefully Campbell Brown will read it herself though. Maybe it will make her a better journalist. Or, maybe not.

TPM's 100 Seconds For 12/23/08: Fake Outrage

Once again, another great addition of TPM's 100 seconds, including the fake outrage from the media in regards to the bailout money not getting revealed. Where the hell were you guys, um, a month ago? Fake or clueless outrage from our shameful media again.

Ugggggggh. Bloomburg Names Wolfson To Head His Second Reelection Campaign

(Bloomberg's photo from; Wolfson's photo from google.comHow lovely:
Having caught his breath after one of the most prolonged primary campaigns in history, Howard Wolfson, Hillary Clinton's longtime communications director, will now go direct some communication for Mayor Bloomberg's re-election campaign. Wolfson announced the new gig in an exclusive interview with NY1, calling Bloomberg "somebody who governs by addition, not by subtraction." In an e-mail to friends obtained by Poltico, Wolfson wrote: "As a New Yorker, I am very excited at the prospect of helping the Mayor at this very critical time in our city's history." And when questioned about his past dismissal of Hizzoner as "an out-of-touch billionaire," Wolfson explained that he those were not his words, but rather his "evil twin."This arrogant nut Wolfson was seemingly unbearable during the course of the primary season. And to make his credentials even …

Sports Thread #2 for 12/23/08- They Did It Again

Photo from Tony Dejak of the Associated Press
So what if the pressure will be on Joe Giradi like no other next season. He won't mind, especially with the news now that Mark Teixeira has become the latest Christmas gift given to him.

It seems that this wouldn't happen. The Yankees over the last few days seemed to be focused on Manny Ramirez more, while Teixeira was still leaning towards the Angels, the Red Sox, and even the Nationals of all teams. But the money, as always, is with the Yankees. Once again, another Scott Boras client comes to the Bronx. He sure does love getting sweat deals from George & sons. And they love giving it to him.

I wonder if this takes them out of the Ramirez sweepstakes now. Then again, with the Steinbenners, as only a fool would dismiss their chances, you can never count them out even to sign Ramirez now. They seem to never run out of money, even in the Bush recession.

And with the Angels, despite still having a great rotation, team defense, and…

Sports Thread #1 for 12/23/08: Arsenal Season Devastated With Fabregas Lost

Photo from SkySports
Brutal for Arsene Weneger and Arsenal, as their captain will be out until maybe April:Arsenal's last hopes of hauling itself back into contention for the Premier League title seemed to disappear Tuesday when captain Cesc Fabregas was ruled out for as long as four months because of medial ligament damage to his right knee.

"We will miss him, of course, but how much is difficult to say,'' Wenger said. "We have to find a way and we want to find a way to compensate the fact that he is not on the pitch to give everyone a bit more.''This club has been ravished by many injuries:Tomas Rosicky has not played for a year because of a hamstring injury, Theo Walcott is out with a dislocated shoulder, and Eduardo da Silva has only just returned to the reserve team after 10 months out with a broken ankle.I forgot about Rosicky, that's how long he has been out. And only the future can tell us whether Eduardo can come back or not. Nevertheless, the …

Music Thread #2 for 12/23/08: The News 8 Days Before The Worst Music Year Ends (Reloaded)

Photo from T-PainA quick runthrough:

Once again, Jay-Z is sued by someone over a song. Funny enough, Mary J.Blige is the main focus on the lawsuit, however.

Despite a misleading title, it seems that T-Pain and Tim McGraw will work together in the studio. The title suggested that it had already happen. It didn't, yet.

The man who murdered T.I's best friend, Philant Johnson, last year is going to jail for a LONG, LONG, LONG time.

Lord, MTV flaunting their worthless mixtape award again.

When you click on this link, you'll be left with the question of "Just Why?" Seriously, you will.

And remember, as stated before, suggestions for the Cacophony Award, the worst song in 2008, are definitely welcomed from you, the public. You can see our photo at the top showing just that.

With that, here's certainly a late edition towards that. Probably the worst song form her medicre album, here's Beyonce underachieving again with "Diva." And no, a "diva" is…

The Read International For 12/23/08: Rick Warren Has Nothing On The Pope

Today's top international stories:

Apparently, Rick Warren has nothing on the Pope. Comments from Benedict XVI have drawn real ire from the gay community for his rather harsh comments (through that is very subjective, of course).Gay groups and activists have reacted angrily after Pope Benedict XVI said that mankind needed to be saved from a destructive blurring of gender.

Speaking on Monday, Pope Benedict said that saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behaviour was as important as protecting the environment.
And here are some responses from prominent gay figures overseas:The comments were "irresponsible and unacceptable", the UK's Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM) said.

Vladimir Luxuria, a transgender former Italian MP, called his words "hurtful".

LGCM head Rev Sharon Ferguson said the Pope's remarks justified "gay bashing" and bullying.

Mark Dowd, strategist for Christian environmental group Operation Noah, said the comments bet…

Music Thread #1 for 12/23/08: Christmas Videos #2 (Chris Brown)

As it was started on Thursday, The Whole Delivery is in the Christmas spirit right now with these music videos. Here's the second video, just from last year: it's Chris Brown's "This Christmas."

Happy Holidays though. I don't want people giving me problems now.

12/23/08-TWD's Agenda For The Day : Christmas in H-land

Photo from Getty's Sloan
Contrary to Republican idiot Matt Lewis, Hawaii is a state. And Barack Obama is spending it back at the place of his birth.And he's getting on his inner Tiger Woods as you can see by the photo and news reports from yesterday.

Happy Holidays to all, as the Holiday is fully in holiday mode. The agenda's pending schedule is in the comments section. Peace.

The Rational Online News Network for 12/22/08

First, TPM's 100 Seconds, including this hilarious moment at 1:03 from CNN

Second, another Republican idiot makes himself look like a, well, idiot after assuming that Barack Obama went out of the country. The President-elect, however, is in Hawaii.
Last time I checked, Hawaii is part of the country:

The silliness of saying Rahm Emmanuel is having 21 conversations with Blagojevich and his staff, when he only had one:

And finally, via the Aptly titled "Vote For America" on the Daily Kos World, Al Franken is up 48 votes over Norm Coleman in the bitter, still ongoing Minnesota Senate race.


Music Thread Review for 2008, Part 1: The Cacophony Award (Worst Song Of The Year)

After a three day hiatus, The Whole Delivery has returned from the doldrums before Christmas time. First, Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate it.

Getting to what this thread is about, and specifically, this music thread, it is focusing on the worst in what has been, in my mind, the worst music year ever. It's been awfully frightening with how bad the stuff that has been spat out from the industry this year, and there have certainly been many songs contributing to the nadir music has hit.

The definition of music is "the sounds of voices or instruments arranged in a pleasing way." If this is "music" in 2008, then I am really scared of what the future holds.

So, The Whole Delivery announces its inaugural "Cacophony Award" for the brutal of the brutal, the unbearable of the unbearable, the Kobe Bryant rapping of Kobe Bryant rapping song for the 2008 music scene will be revealed after Christmas.

Candidates will be named here a little later for this, and your…

12/19-20/08: TWD's Agenda For FINALS- Hiatus Until Sunday

As you guys can all see from today, TWD was empty for December 19th because of me having finals, and then traveling back home. So with that, I'll just leave you with TPM's 100 Seconds. Until sometime tomorrow, or even on Sunday, Sha-la!

TSTRNS Thread- TWD's 1,2,3 for 12/18/08: Explaing His Own Recession

(Note: For those who may not know or could possibly be confused, TSTRNS is the abbreviation for "The Sleep Time and Rise "n" Shine Thread").

Who made today's top three?
3. President elect Barack Obama
2. Al Sharpton with Caroline Kennedy
1. Our disaster of a 43rd President explaining how he prevented his recession from being his depression.

You'll see in this segment of TWD's 1,2,3
Good night (or good morning to you all).

Sports Thread #1 for 12/18/08: Josh Smith's Dunk on Kendrick Perkins

Definitely one of the nastiest dunks in the incipient stages of the NBA season thus far:

Music Thread #1 for 12/18/08- Christmas Music Videos (Run DMC'S "Christmas in Hollis")

Since it is Holiday time (and The Whole Delivery fully recognizes that as you can see), music videos for this specific part of the year come into the site's music thread. And with a week from Christmas, the first video to debut in our Holiday series will be none other than the timeless 1987 classic from the legendary Run DMC, "Christmas in Hollis."


12/18/08- TWD's Agenda For The Day: Their Denial Continues

Photo from Think ProgressAs many on the Rational Online News Network continue tofocus on Obama's pick of Rick Warren for the invocation at his inauguration still (including Obama himself), the agenda for a second consecutive day will focus on the The Denial Administration continuing their aspersion and shameful dishonesty:

The worst Vice President in history comments to the conservative Washington Times released today:Cheney stridently defended the Bush administration’s torture policies, saying, “I feel very good about what we did. I think it was the right thing to do.” He added emphatically that he would “do exactly the same thing again.”

Most audaciously, Cheney specifically defended the morality of torture, suggesting that it would have been immoral for the United States to not torture:

“In my mind, the foremost obligation we had from a moral or an ethical standpoint was to the oath of office we took when we were sworn in, on January 20 of 2001, to protect and defend against a…

Sports Thread for 12/17/08- NFL Plays Of The Week

Isn't She World Class At Denial?

Photo from innercitypress.comI told you it wasn't going to last long. (To get this line, this click on the link, and read the title of this post as well.).

Oh Ms. Denial soon to be Ex-Secretary of State:During a press conference yesterday in New York, a reporter asked Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to “look philosophically” at the state of diplomacy after eight years of the Bush administration and to think of “lessons we can draw out.” Rice then took the opportunity to polish up her boss’s record with the United Nations:

RICE: I think that the United States, under President Bush, has actually used the mechanisms and the councils of the United Nations more than they’ve been used maybe ever, whether it is insisting that Security Council resolutions that have been passed be respected, [or] whether it is seeking to deal with human rights and tyranny cases like Zimbabwe or Burma.Just say it for me Ben:Indeed, the Bush White House has been spending a lot of time lately trying to…

The Read International for 12/17/08: Guess What? Britain is Leaving Iraq Faster Than America

(Photo from the BBC)Though the number of troops they have in Iraq isn't at the level of American forces, nevertheless, Britain is getting out of the country before its Western ally. Gordon Brown and Iraqi prime minister Nouri Maliki say UK forces will have "completed their tasks" and leave the country by the end of July next year.And get this from Brown."Our troops will be coming home within the next two months [after that]." Not everyone is officially out at 2011 stage. Everyone is out in two months.

And no, Brown did not get a shoe tossed at him.

And in more opposition to what America is doing, in regards to our focus shifting back to the war in Afghanistan as the primary goal, the UK is not doing the same there.The head of the UK armed forces says British troops serving in Iraq should not be redeployed to Afghanistan.

The Chief of the Defence Staff, Air Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, told the BBC there would be a significant reduction in UK personnel in Iraq by ne…

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It's what irrational ideologues do, sadly.

12/17/08: TWD's Agenda For The Day: The Continuing Lies

Denial, denial, denial, from this administration. It is what they do.

First, here's Bush for the 10th millionth time, not taking any responsibility for Iraq. In his latest exit interview, President Bush continued to shirk any responsibility for the problems in Iraq or for the severe economic recession. When CNN’s Candy Crowley asked whether the problem with pre-war intelligence was “a matter of interpretation” or “a matter of just bum information,” Bush admitted “it was just bad analysis” — done by others, not himself. In fact, he lamented the bad intelligence not because it led to a misguided war but because it made it harder for his administration to promote the war: It gets better. In that same interview, with Crowley not even daring to challenge him, guess who he blames for the whole economic downturn.

Deregulation proponents like himself? Big CEO's on Wall Street doing the same shady deals that they usually do, and not doing a damn thing to stop it after being forewarned o…