Showing posts from February, 2010

Sunday Soulful For 2/28/10: Jaheim- Put That Women First (2002)

Your Sunday soulful selection for the evening, giving him the recognition for his recent album having some decent success, here's Jaheim's "Put That Women First" from 2002.

Sports Sunday #2 For 2/28/10: What The Greats Do

They come up big in the massive moments.

Sports Sunday For 2/28/10: The Border War Final

In the minds of most hockey fans and analysis, an Olympic Final that did not pit Russia vs Canada would have been a disappointment for maximum buzz and attention. Unless, of course, that final turned out to be the United States vs Canada instead.

That alternate dream final is what has been given to hockey fans, sports fans, and casual nationalistic fans of all rounds today, as the two neighboring states will battle in the climactic event of this Vancouver Olympiad.

The stage for this final was set last Sunday, when an inform Ryan Miller outplayed an aging Martin Brodeur in the US's impressive upset over the Canucks 5-3 last Sunday. That win sent a struggling Canada team into having to face the Russians two rounds earlier than expected, in a quarterfinal where one of the two superpowers were going to leave British Columbia without a medal to show.

And it was Canada, buoyed by a much needed kick start 8-2 domination of Germany, who took it to the Russians in that quarterfinal st…

Saturday Night Thread For 2/27/10: A Loving Brother, Even To A Crazy Nut

You would think that after a national nutcase has smeared your character and strongly contributed to you resigning from your prominent job that you would harbor ill feelings for a long time for that person.

And saying nice things about that individual? What prodigious marijuana are you smoking?

So when Van Jones got on the microphone last night at the annual NAACP awards to accept "The Achievement Award", you know what he had to say about Glenn Beck????

Did he call him an a--hole? Did he say "You'll never stop me idiot?" Nope, he said this.

'I see you, and I love you, brother.'

Yes, the former White House green czar said that last night to the man who made him out to be the black Stalin at every moment he had the chance too. More importantly, those comments from Jones about the "Fixed Comedy" idiot came after the usual powerful and poignant advocacy that rational people come to know him buy.

Last thing I want to say is this: To my fellow c…

TWD Saturday's Song of The Week: Joell Ortiz feat Novel- Call Me

Shame it will never get any "lamestream" attention from the likes of Clear Channel owned stations. Their lost (but they don't care).


Your Media

Yes, because in the aftermath of the President talking about the earthquake in Chile and the incoming tsunami in Hawaii, it's only appropriate to ask about Charlie Rangel (Just go to the 3:50 mark):

I would love to pay someone to tell me the name of the royal clown who asked about Rangel. I would love too.

The first thing that came to his mind was about a politician instead of the natural disasters. What a journalist that guy is. What a journalist.

It truly is absurd how stupid most supposedly "serious people" are in my profession.

If you want to see local coverage of how Hawaii is handing the incoming Tsunami, you can click here.

Sports Thread For 2/27/10: The Full Runthrough (Updated)

The sports thread:
Photo from Sky Sports
You would think for an Arsenal fan that a Manchester City 4-2 defeat of Chelsea coupled with winning 3-1 one at arduous Stoke City would be the perfect day. But telling them that another one of their players was destined to endure a horrific injury from a dangerous challenge would have dampen the celebration.

Those results turned out to be the case, as Ramsey seems to have suffered a broken leg eerily similar to the one Eduardo had two years ago at Birmingham City. The man playing the role of Martin Taylor here was Ryan Shawcross, and it was just as egregious to watch.

Thoughts are certainly with the talented Wales teenager, who was getting better and better as the season progressed.

To Shawcross' credit, he was showing tears as he was sent off the field unsurprisingly. The emotions of the moment will certainly weigh on his head for a long while I think.

Arsenal showed tremendous character to win the match, as they are without a question…

Photos And Info Of The Damage

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122 are reported dead down there. God bless to their families in this shockingly horrible time.

I saw a friends' post on Facebook talking about the exeprience. "Scared to death, but safe."

President Obama to talk about the earthquake in Chile and the Tsunami coming to Hawaii at 2.

Friday Night Thread For 2/26/10

Montell, let's go:

Damn, Jeff Bridges hasn't won an Oscar?

10 awesome airplane perks.

Is Jenny McCarthy in some trouble?

Watch out for the dominatrixes?

Major duh.


So damn true.

And that so damn true is because of stories like this.

Enjoy this video by laughing at it...

Goodnight all.

The Flashback Friday #2 For 2/26/10- Nelly Furtado- I'm Like A Bird (2000)

Yes, it was the "Wakeup Call" yesterday, but ran out of ideas for what would be a second Flashback song. Also, this song is just that great.

Anyway, here is the second Flashback music video for this Friday, Nelly Furtado's "I'm Like A Bird."

The Ultimate Example Of The Post-Racial Society: Trent Franks

Just go right to the 6:22 mark, or read below:

FRANKS: In this country, we had slavery for God knows how long. And now we look back on it and we say "How brave were they? What was the matter with them? You know, I can't believe, you know, four million slaves. This is incredible." And we're right, we're right. We should look back on that with criticism. It is a crushing mark on America's soul. And yet today, half of all black children are aborted. Half of all black children are aborted. Far more of the African American community is being devastated by the policies of today than were being devastated by the policies of slavery. And I think, What does it take to get us to wake up? In the mind of Trent, me and all my fellow African Americans are living in current times worse than being whipped, lynched, whipped so more, lynched some more, you get the picture.

The Cinema For 2/26/10: Let's Just Move To Next Week

Cop Out of "Cop Out" or else The Cinema is back this week, as it is burdened with another dreadful movie in the month of February. It is of course the Tracy Morgan and Bruce Willis film "Cop Out."

I'm just going to let Richard Roeper sum "Cop Out" for you in three words: "An unholy mess."

"Bruce Willis is playing a New York police office, who would have thought of that?"

Perfect from Roeper. Because that is what this unoriginal trash is. What in the hell was director Kevin Smith thinking about when he signed on this?

This week does have one notable release saving it, as the remake of "The Crazies" is not a bad horror flick at all in the minds of most.

The Star-Ledger's Stephen Whitty gives it an encouraging look:
If the plot sounds vaguely like “28 Days Later,” and tempts you to yell “rip-off!” well, contain your own rage. That hit movie used the same idea (without credit) as the original version of “The Crazies,” m…

The Flashback Friday #1 For 2/26/10: Soul To Life- Back To Life (1989)

The first selection for The Flashback Fridays is the 1989 timeless joint from Soul To Life titled "Back To Life."

"However do you want it, how ever do you need it." It's TWD Friday.

Jim Bunning's Middle Finger To The Jobless

What a hateful bastard:

Jim Bunning, a Republican from Kentucky, is single-handedly blocking Senate action needed to prevent an estimated 1.2 million American workers from prematurely losing their unemployment benefits next month.

As Democratic senators asked again and again for unanimous consent for a vote on a 30-day extension Thursday night, Bunning refused to go along.

And when Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) begged him to drop his objection, Politico reports, Bunning replied: "Tough shit."

Bunning says he doesn't oppose extending benefits -- he just doesn't want the money that's required added to the deficit. He proposes paying for the 30-day extension with stimulus funds. The Senate's GOP leadership did not support him in his objections.
Oh, but it gets better And at one point during the debate, which dragged on till nearly midnight, Bunning complained of missing a basketball game.

"I have missed the Kentucky-South Carolina game that started at 9:00…

The Break For 2/26/10: Relief, Paterson To Not Seek Re-Election

Saves himself the embarrassment
Gov. David Paterson is poised to announce that he is pulling the plug on his campaign, a source close to the embattled governor tells DN Capitol Bureau Chief Ken Lovett.

Resignation is not in the cards at the moment.

A time and location for the expected announcement have not yet been set. Lovett and I were told to expect official word this afternoon, but there are now reports that it could come sooner - perhaps even before midday.

There is no word at all from Paterson's press office, to which multiple calls and e-mails have been directed.

More as the story develops...

UPDATE: Another highly-placed Democratic source who has known the governor for years confirmed he indeed appears to have come to the decision that he cannot stand for election this fall, but also cautioned: "It's (Paterson), so we'll see." This saves Paterson from Andrew Cuomo embarrassing him. The writing was on the wall long enough.

The Sleep Time and Rise "n" Shine Thread For 2/25-26/10: Congrats Joannie Rochette

A bronze in the week after the passing of her mother. Major blessings to her . And major congrats to the Olympic champion Kim Yu-Na, as she handled all the pressure on her shoulders flawlessly to win the goal medal in convincing style.

And gosh, how could NBC may another dreadful mistake like this. Oh that's right, because Dick Ebersol is an idiot.

To Tevin, Goodnight:

Music Thread For 2/25/10: More Please

Anything that gets the middleman out of the artists' way is a great thing:
We recently looked at an example of Twitter collaboration in the music world, but this may be the first case wherein the micro-blogging network was used for mainstream sample clearance.

Pitchfork reports on an exchange initiated by Erykah Badu on Twitter, seeking last-minute clearance for a sample from the Wings song “Arrow Through Me.” Looking to connect with Paul McCartney, she appealed to anyone who might help connect her to him or a closer contact in the chain.

Following the stream of tweets, it looks like Badu got a hookup to Lenny Kravitz, who knows McCartney’s daughter Stella, who then connected her to Paul. He approved the sample clearance and she thanked her “Twitter fam” for making the clearance come together. Now if they can get the first dubs on royalties for their albums, then thing swill really change.

But this is a nice start.

Our Liberal Media, Part 252587

Arguably the most poignant, humanistic moment of today's summit came from Louise Slaughter. But you wouldn't have known that if you were watching MSNBC or CNN.

Our vapid media, once again, focused solely on profit motive instead of doing what they are technically suppose to do as "news channels." What a surprise! A lovely way to follow in the footsteps of the Ruppy Comedy Channel "liberal media."

And watching their neglect for this moment in the summit, the first sign of many that all this policy stuff of Republican aspersions and senseless ideas was not attractive enough of a television event for them, was truly painful to watch.

First, let's highlight the touching comments from New York's 28th District Congresswoman. In a monologue that was truly worth the look on C-SPAN, Slaughter discussed the preexisting conditions problems, especially towards women, in this country. And as she continued, she gave a perfect example at our insane system'…

Sports Thread #2 For 2/25/10: Purdue's Robbie Hummel Tears ACL, Gone For The Rest Of The Season

And there sadly goes Purdue's chances to win the national title and probably both earn a No.1 see and win the Big 10 conference.

Robbie Hummer is out for the season after he found out he tore his ACL last night in Purdue's solid win over Minnesota on the road.

Tough news for the standout junior and the Boilermakers.

Summit Bowl! (Part 1): Alexander Lies; McCain Makes A Fool Of Himself, Again; Slaughter With A Chilling Story

Now enter the Summit bowl.

And everyone should know what this summit is all about. It's all about Republicans looking stupid and having no good ideas at all.

Enjoy, as the snark will be prevalent:


Anthony Weiner, not invited, makes a terrific point as he LIVE blogs about it at the Kos.
Some things to watch out for this morning at the health care summit:

Will anyone actually explain the status of the public option?

We know the President supports it. We know that the Democrats at the table overwhelmingly support it. We know that the American people support it. And we know that the House of Representatives already voted for it.

So what's the problem?

At least in the game of Clue we find out who did the crime at the end. Before we write the obituary on the public option, I hope somebody explains.
Well, the public option did get mentioned in that first three hour period, as Steny Hoyer of all people brought it up as discussion.

Music AM Wakeup Call For 2/25/10: Nelly Furtado- I'm Like A Bird (2000)

Despite the goodness of her working with Timbaland and all over the majority of the last decade, I'll take this Nelly Furtado over any other version. This is her best song to date in my mind. And it is your morning wakeup call for this morning:

The Break/Sports Thread #1 For 2/25/10: Wayne Bridge Declines To Play For England Again

In a stunner of a story, Wayne Bridge has quit the England National Team thanks to the situation with John Terry.

Bridge has pulled his name for the important upcoming friendly on the FIFA international date against Egypt as well as anything else in the future, including the World Cup.

The personal issues aside, with Ashley Cole out until at least late April (and that being ambitious), Bridge' decision to not play for England because of Terry puts Fabio Capello in a bind at left back.

Everton's Leighton Baines is the now the first choice for the country in that position. And though his quality is improving with every single day, he is susceptible still to give up crosses and pushing up to he field too far at times. Simply, Bridge on his day is a little better than Baines at the moment.

Nevertheless, Bridge's decision personally could be viewed as a selfish one though, especially in the court of public opinion that obviously backed him big time in the aftermath of all …

Yesterday's Leftovers For 2/25/10: At Least Sign The Letter

Quietly, Tom Harkin joined Jay Rockefeller yesterday is virutally proclaiming the public option as dead.

With how neither showed no desire to sign up for Michael Bennet's Letter signing for the PO, it shouldn't have been a surprise that the rational Iowa Senator came out publicly to show no support for a position he was an ardent supporter of for so long.
"I hate to say it, but I am not certain we're going to be able to get a public option in this bill," Harkin said with a sigh, in an interview on the eve of President Obama's bipartisan healthcare summit. That phrasing may sound relatively optimistic, but the way Harkin discussed the public option made it clear he didn't see much hope for the plan for now. "That doesn't mean we stop trying... I keep reminding people that this bill is not written in stone, like the Ten Commandments, for ever and ever. This is a law, it's a bill, we change laws all the time around here -- that's what we do…

The Sleep Time and Rise "n" Shine Thread For 2/24-25/10: Stealing Jon Stewart's Moment Of Zen

Because this is just for appropriate for it:

Until then rest is sufficient, here is Tevin.....God bless:

Sports Thread #2 For 2/24/10: A Hapless Goalie Is The Main Victim Of Revenge

It was a long night for (Photo from the IOC)A lot of casual fans watching hockey seriously for the first time ever (or in a long time, and yes, last year's wondeful Stanley Cup Finals count as in a long time ) probably developed a myriad of jokes for the pain that was watching Evgeni Nabokov this evening.

I couldn't help but be apart of that cabal, but it was more in total jaw dropping shock than taking glee in the Russian goalie's worst nightmare of his career.

In what was suppose to be the final transformed into the de facto final, the ruthless Canadian assailment on their bitter rivals right from the opening moments of the contest made most wonder "Did Germany dress up in Russian uniforms to enact some sort of payback for losing 8-2 last night?"

And then it hit me and virtually everyone else the minute Ed Olczyk said "Nabokov has got to come out of this game".

No matter how much coach Vyacheslav Bykov may try and console him, along with an invi…

Sports Thread #1 For 2/24/10: US Survive A Dangerous Trap Game; Mourinho, Inter Win Battle 1 Over Chelsea

Photo from Getty Images' Bruce Bennett It was a tight and tenuous affair, and it could have easily been a disappointing defeat off the highs of Sunday. But Ryan Parsie, Ryan Miller, and Erik Johnson made sure that their team did not suffer such a fate.

The US team advanced to the semifinal round by beating the disclipine and rugged Swiss side 2-0 in a contest that could have swung the other way. Despite the US having more than double the shots on goal, the brilliant goaltending of the Anaheim Ducks' Jonas Hiller stifled the Red, White, and Blue until Parise scored what turned out to be the game winning goal just as the final period started.

After the Swiss looked to have equalized later on in the 3rd, Parise added the crucial additional goal with 12 seconds left in the contest thanks to an empty net.

The U.S. will await the winner of the Czech Republic and Finland in one semifinal on Friday.

But all attention has now shifted to the massive final held sadly tonight, as Cana…

The Break #2 For 2/24/10: Bye Bye Hummer

And good riddance:
General Motors said Wednesday that it was shutting down Hummer, the brand of big sport-utility vehicles that became synonymous with the term “gas guzzler,” after a deal to sell it to a Chinese manufacturer fell apart, The New York Times’s Nick Bunkley reports from Detroit.

G.M. said only that its planned sale of Hummer to the Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machines Company “cannot be completed,” without giving a reason, but the $150 million deal had been stalled as the companies awaited approval from the Chinese government. G.M. had been trying to sell Hummer for a year, and struck a preliminary deal with Tengzhong last June.

The two companies had planned to close the deal by the end of January, then delayed the deadline by a month in the hopes of getting the green light from China.But I can hear some nut saying the Obama Administration ordered GM to shut the Hummer down because it fits their Energy Agenda.

Sight at me not being far from the truth of how crazy …

The Cinema News For 2/24/10: Someone Check New Line Cinema's And George Lopez's Weed

Yes, this is the worstidea ever:
When you have been accused for decades of being a cheap caricature and resorting to ethnic humor for easy laughs, does an endorsement from George Lopez help or hurt your cause?

Speedy Gonzales, the hyperactive Warner Brothers rodent who calls himself “the fastest mouse in all Mexico,” is on the fast track for his own feature film. And not only will Mr. Lopez, the comedian and TBS talk-show host, provide the character’s voice, he also gives Speedy his “Latino seal of approval,” according to his wife and producer, Anne Lopez. I thought the only Cinema news I was going to talk about today was Matt Damon signing on to star in another movie about RFK.

But this news was too good (or too awful) to just past up.

Music Thread #1 For 2/24/10: It Was An Ugly Week For Album Sells...Unless Your Lady Antebellum & Sade

Without any notable premieres last week, it was a totally forgettable week for albums sales. Sade stays at the top spot for a second straight week thanks to such dreadful returns, as she moved 190,000 units to become just shy of 700K sold overall. Even though it's only ten songs and really isn't that good at all, that what name recognition among the old crowd will get you.

But the paltry sum of this week's top selling album isn't the standout fact for such a porous week . This following stat is:
ast week, the top 40 of the Billboard 200 was populated with eight new arrivals, seemingly released to capitalize on the Valentine's Day holiday. This week, with V-Day in the rearview mirror, the chart's highest debut comes from Story of the Year's "The Constant," way down at No. 42 with 14,000. Wow. Pretty meager stuff right there.

However, nothing "meager" can be said about Lady Antebellum, as the country group becomes the first to have a …

The Break For 2/24/10: The "Little/Tiny" Jobs Bill Has Passed (6 GOP Senators Flip From "No" Vote On Cloture)

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
By a 70-28 vote, as disguise Republican Ben Nelson votes as such. Will get the full roll call in a second, as a lot of news is happening right now.

The full vote, as Lautenberg for obvious reasons) and Kay Hutchinson (remember that Texans for governor) were absent.

And the hypocrites would voted "no" on cloturetwo days but voted "yes" today to claim they fully supported the Jobs bill all alone were, surprise, Republicans.

And their names are Alexander, Cochran, Inhofe, LeMieux, Murkowski and Wicker. The BS continues.

And notice from the Associated Mess's Andrew Young :
The measure passed by a bipartisan 70-28 and now goes back to the House, which passed a far more ambitious version in December. (bolded by me) A "more ambitious version" that, you know, actually paid for much more jobs?

Music AM Wakeup Call For 2/24/10: Talib Kweli feat Mary J. Blige- I Try (2004)

Enjoy this classic:

Yesterday's Leftovers For 2/24/10: Why Do House Republicans Hate Native Hawaiians

You would think that House Republicans would have no problems with giving Native Hawaiians the same respect that Native Alaskians and Native Americans (Sports team's monikers withstanding) receive? Simple issue, simple solution, no need to make it partisan at all.

But these House Republicans, please.

The Akaka Bill, as it is nicknamed after the Hawaii Rep. Daniel Akaka authored the bill, has been demonized unsurprisingly by the nutcase wing. The bill clearly shows that Native Hawaiians are not recognized as Native Americans, preventing Native Hawaiians from opening up casinos.

However, Republicans always have some sort of a reading comprehension program:
Republicans, on the other hand, are fiercely opposed to the Akaka bill. They argue that it actually does recognize Native Hawaiians as an Indian tribe – something they say Congress does not have the power to do. Congressional Republicans believe that Native Hawaiians are a racial group instead and that the Akaka bill would “con…

The Sleep Time and Rise "n" Shine Thread For 2/23-24/10: Well That's A Great Way To Return

I still think he should sit out. But there goes that viewpoint.

To Tevin, goodnight:

Can COBRA Please Be Extended For Way More Than 15 Days?

As the "Jobs for Main Street Act" possibly gets a final vote tomorrow, lost in the discussion of the bill has been the absence of a needed extension for unemployment benefits.

Now Harry Reid has already pledged an extension for COBRA (The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation ACT for those who wanted the know the technical meaning of COBRA like me). That piece of news seems like "problem solved, right?"

Well, that's until you see that the Senate Majority Leader has pledged the extension for only 15 days.

To say Reid's move is "beyond baffling" is being polite. And it's getting the deserved criticism that it merits:
"Unemployment offices are really really going to have a huge problem," said Judy Conti, a lobbyist for the NELP. "They can't handle this two-weeks-at-a-time stuff. It keeps them in a constant state of flux. This is going to create more work for them when they can least afford it."

Rich Hobbie, direc…

The Daily Open Thread For 2/23/10: The Legend Of Shaun White Grows

It really was "The Festive of the Whites."

Good times.

And Shaun White's interview with Colbert was so good that he made Colbert laugh a few times
The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c colspan='2'Shaun Whitewww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorSkate ExpectationsThat's something that most news people can't even do.

Music Thread #1 For 2/23/10: Johnny Cash Highlights This Week's Album Releases

I guess we won't need Joaquin Phoenix for this one. Johnny Cash has another posthumous album titled "American VI: Ain't No Grave." The cover is so funny.

The punk rock group Alkaline Trio return with their 7th album "This Addiction."

And after that.......... that's it. That's all the notable releases this week.

So, onto the news.

Due to that terrible "Loubtins" single, Jennifer Lopez has been dropped by Sony .

This was about as blunt and honest of an assessment at someone saying " Whitney Houston sucked. And sucked bad."

And Joell Ortiz is hilarious.

Your music thread.

The Tube For 2/23/10: The Rough Times At ABC

Not a good day for the Disney network and its now ex or soon to be ex staff
In what it called a “fundamental transformation,” ABC News said Tuesday that it was seeking to substantially reduce its staff, possibly by up to 25 percent.

Employees said they were told that the news division is seeking 300 to 400 buyouts, and would resort to layoffs if necessary. ABC News currently employs roughly 1,400 people.

The cuts at ABC, a unit of The Walt Disney Company, are among the steepest ever conducted by a network news division, and are likely to be seen as a further erosion of the company’s news-gathering arm.

ABC News employees said Tuesday that the reaction to the cutbacks was muted, mostly because the announcement had been expected for weeks. “Everyone sees the reality of the industry, and everyone wants to stay competitive,” said one employee who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized by the network to speak to other media outlets. Rough out there. Real rough.

The Amazing Chronicles Of The Public Option: Show The White House It Has The Majority Votes For The PO

Photo from the AP's Charles Dharapak It has been a wild last 24 hours in the wild life and times of the government insurance option.

From Debbie Stabenow and Daniel Inouye adding their names to the Michael Bennet's Public Option push becoming 23 to Jay Rockefeller halting the momentum by somehow saying it would be too partisan to have a public option through reconciliation, the amazing twists and turns of the PO have risen to new unexpected levels.

And now today, after has brought back Heather Graham and Steny Hoyer punted the PO responsibilities to the Senate again, Robert Gibbs has deemed that the PO just doesn't have enough votes to get the full majority support in reconciliation.

As Greg Sargent reported, Adam Green sent a furiously expedient response back after hearing what Gibbs said, saying the White House possessed a "loser mentality."

Green is right here, and so is Jon Walker and Ezra Klein earlier in the day. President Obama has to come …

Sports Thread #1 For 2/23/10: Jayson Williams To Serve At least 18 Months In Jail

Photo from Johnson/Pool One of the luckiest individual sport figures ever will finally be locked up.
A tearful Jayson Williams apologized Tuesday for the fatal shooting of limo driver before he was sentenced to up to five years in prison.

This means the former NBA star will be eligible for parole after serving just 18 months for the death of Costas (Gus) Christofi.

The slain driver's sister, Andrea Adams, had asked the judge to make Williams serve the max - with no parole.

An angry look crossed Adams' face as State Superior Court Judge Edward Coleman imposed the more lenient sentence.

But it closed the book on a painful chapter in the troubled life of the former power forward that took eight years to resolve.And he was clearly lachrymose about it:
In court, a tearful Williams apologized to the Christofi family and to his own family and friends.

"I sincerely apologize for my actions that caused [Christofi's] death," Williams said. "I'm embarrassed and dee…

The Read International For 2/23/10: A Beginning Of The End For The Darfur Disaster?

Action in Qatar could spell the possible end of one of Earth's darkest conflicts (Photo from EPA) Could the enormous conflict that has received major international attention be on the precipise of ending?
Sudan's largest opposition group is set to sign a peace deal with the government that could end the conflict in Darfur.

Documents setting out the terms of the deal, to be signed in Qatar on Tuesday, appear to offer government positions for the Justice and Equality Movement (Jem), the Reuters news agency reported.

The documents are the first concrete sign that Khartoum is prepared to share power with the group. A major reason for this potential deal is because of upcoming elections and pressure throughout the world to end the human ugliness that has transpired for seven long years. But there is still a ways to go before that ultimate result becomes reality:
But officials warned a March 15 deadline for a final peace deal was overly ambitious.

"After the agreement is sign…

Yesterday's Leftovers For 2/23/10: A Standout Day Of Struggle For That Comedy Network

On a daily bases, there are about a trillion embarrassing moments from the Fixed Propaganda comedy channel to laugh at. Yesterday, there were three moments to highlight where even a casual political person would still think "Why do people even dare call it a News channel."

The first example is the network's tireless scramble to delegitimize Ron Paul's straw poll win at CPAC. It truly is worth a few laughs:

Second is yet another needed lesson in Chyron 101 for them. And unlike the usual mislabeling of Republicans as "Democrats" and viceversa, this following error should cause even more humiliation. The victim was the John McCain primary challenger J.D. Hayworth, who based on his features lead Fixed to believe he was a "she" actually:

The third and final highlight making this network the laughing stock that it is comes from Brit Hume's continuing his disturbing assault on Tiger Woods remaining a Buddist instead of becoming a Christian. You can&…

Music AM Wakeup Call For 2/23/10: K'Naan- Wavin' Flag (2008)

One of the artists that just needs to get more attention Stateside so badly:

The Sleep Time and Rise "n" Shine Thread/Music Thread #2 For 2/22-23/10: New Track from GLC Called "Momentum"

GLC- Momentum
GLC - Momentum (Official Music Video) from Davy Greenberg on Vimeo.
To Tevin, Goodmoring and Goodnight: