Rick Santorum on CNN: "People say to me, 'I wish you were running.' I say, 'I *am* running."
— Chris Moody (@moody) November 5, 2015
This Rick Santorum fundraising letter is everything. pic.twitter.com/7crgD6cpdw
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) November 5, 2015
… And yet, Rih Sanctorum is still in better shape than some of his fellow contendahs, per the Washington Post:
Thirteen Republican presidential campaigns had started the week in a kind of solidarity, brainstorming ideas to make the cable news debates more fair. They ended the week in pathos and disarray, after Fox Business announced that two candidates would be shunted from prime time to an “undercard” debate, and two mainstays of the undercard debate would not make it to the Nov. 10 forum at all.
The campaigns of Gov. Chris Christie (N.J.) and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, in the unique position of being booted from the main stage, responded through gritted teeth…
But Christie and Huckabee would at least appear on television. The campaign of Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), who had been roundly praised for his performances in the CNN and CNBC “undercards,” was dumbfounded at the decision to cut him out of Tuesday’s forum…
Former New York governor George Pataki also didn’t qualify for either debate.
The gripe of every sidelined campaign was that, in a year when pollsters have been caught short in race after race, national polling has been prioritized over state polling to cast the televised debates. In averages of New Hampshire polls, Christie has climbed ahead of Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.); in Iowa polls, Huckabee and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, had more support than Gov. John Kasich (Ohio). Yet Kasich and Paul would appear in prime time, while the much-liked Graham would stay home…
Apart from more of this year’s bumper crop of schadenfreude, what’s on the agenda as we wrap up the week?
And, for the trivia mavens, don’t forget Jim Gilmore. Or, actually, do forget Jim Gilmore.
/makes a sandwich, pour a glass of red wine, surfs for a good noir from the 40s or 50s
Shameless self-promotion warning: This Sunday marks twelve years of blogging at Bark Bark Woof Woof. So far so good. What, you’ve never read it?
@BGinCHI: Noir films are so great to see. The lighting, the sets…
What happened in the 1970s? Did they fire all the lighting directors? Television shows and movies had flat lighting, no interesting shadows, no composition. I found it so depressing.
Now the pendulum seems to have swung back to dramatic lighting.
@Mustang Bobby: That’s an accomplishment! And I have read it :)
The Internet is littered with blogs who have three entries. You, sir, are a writer.
@WereBear: Thank you.
Santorum. I feel so sorry for his kids, but at least the rest of us seems to have escaped.
New York Magazine has posted a fascinating guide to Marco Rubio’s personal finances:
@Mustang Bobby: Congrats. Longevity rules.
@Germy Shoemangler: A Decade Under the Influence or, if you prefer Visions of Light
@raven: I guess I was talking mostly about commercial films and tv dramas. The flat look.
The films mentioned in A Decade Under The Influence are some of my favorites. And I sort of have a grudge against the big studios who decided that blockbusters like Star Wars or Indiana Jones were the wave of the future. Yes, those blockbusters are fun, but too many small films got squashed and were never encouraged.
@Mustang Bobby: The Edsel reminds me of a 55 Chevy Avon “Wild Country” Aftershave Model I have.
@Mustang Bobby: I’ve popped over to read it too. Happy Blogiversary.
I don’t understand what the candidates are complaining about. Every game show has elimination rounds. Why should this one be different?
Tsk, tsk, Washington Post. If it happened to two candidates, their position is not unique.
@Germy Shoemangler: gotcha
sick rantorum has taken on isis and iran? news to me.
cnbc ass kissers suddenly becoming teh librul media is hilarious.
Another Holocene Human
@BGinCHI: lol, read that as pinot noir, was like, aren’t you already drinking?
Another Holocene Human
@Amir Khalid: Here you come barging in with your logic and your standards…
Another Holocene Human
@amk: if he took on ISIS the way he took on the American Taxpayer (on behalf of Accuweather), expect total defeat any day now
Another Holocene Human
Signal boosting this story. One single fire is wiping out all your carbon “credits” from last year:
Is the appropriate term “semi-unique”?
Another Holocene Human
Did Ben Carson really attack his mama? Or is this his “rebellious against parents” “witness” from before he was “saved”?
He’s already admitted to fibbing once about these “witness” stories. I suspect they play really well to the intended audience. They want to believe that secular people are just out of control, hence the need for Jeebus. If secular people were loving and calm and law abiding, it would almost seem like all that authoritarian Jezus control weren’t necessary.
In another glaring example of the media’s establishment bias, I was not invited to tonight’s Democratic forum with Rachel Maddow. Harrumph.
Tommy, I don’t know if this is on your to-do list, but AL’s tweet embeds appear as block quote for me in Firefox. They look normal on the mobile site.
@Baud: Firefox is the work of Satan, it’s even got fire in the name; hell’s fire.
@Baud: You just wanted to meet Rachel.
What strange times we live in. I’m watching a clip of Carson being interviewed. And this is how he defends himself: “I did TOO try to stab someone when I was a kid. And I DID try to hit my mom with a hammer. You think I’m lying???”
@Mustang Bobby: I have now ! I like it. Have read you elsewhere too. Btw the photo of the turquoise blue mustang convertible — my relative has-had one (she just died) — a 67 I think. I rode in it many times in California, so wonderfully comfy and cool. Great days.
@Germy Shoemangler: I once killed a man just to watch him die. Baud 2016!
@Mustang Bobby: Congrats!
@BillinGlendaleCA: It’s got Fox in its name also. Right-wing browser — even worse than satanic.
@Germy Shoemangler: In today’s GOP, those are valued brags to have.
@Mustang Bobby: Left you a note.
@Baud: When you win the nomination and the general election, do you plan on bringing any of the front-pagers into your administration?
@Germy Shoemangler: He said to Kelly, do you think I’m a pathological liar, like CNN does?
We should do a poll… If you don’t think Carson is a liar, please comment and explain why?
@Germy Shoemangler: All of them, Katie.
@Baud: Will there be cats?
Iowa Old Lady
@Mustang Bobby: I see Republican politics have given you lots to talk about. Nice looking blog.
Congress will still be there.
@JPL: Don’t think Carson’s supporters care whether or not he’s a pathological liar. I’ve already heard Rightwingers claim that criticisms of Carson are “racist”. These are the same people claiming that President Obama is from Kenya and holding signs showing him with a bone through his nose. Sigh.
@Baud: So if there is a litter box there must be cats?
re: Graham. This is not good news for John McCain.
Actually got off the duff and sent in a question for Maddow to ask. No doubt whatsoever it won’t be.
Ah, the Edsel. The original boomerang-shaped rear tail lights alone are a case study in corporate blindness.
When right turn signal blinked, the arrow design of the tail light pointed left. And vice versa.
(Remember when people used turn signals?)
Tommy will be redesigning the Constitution.
In stark white.
@OzarkHillbilly: Seems like an appropriate characterization for a group of disorganized people who lounge around, don’t do anything, and think they’re gods.
@NotMax: So more like the original version?
@NotMax: What was your question?
How many years in Folsom did you get for it?
Wait… he’s not redesigning healthcare.gov?
Shall let you know if it comes up. Was about renegotiating and updating the NATO charter.
@Baud: Thanks! I endorse you!
@NotMax: Wow. Sounds intelligent. No way it gets asked.
@Baud: Cat Congress Mired in Sunbeam
Lots more white space.
And each lower case i will have a smiley face instead of a dot.
Wow, I get a little busy and come back and people are actually awake.
Now I have to work….
So after all the heavy promo (and the snarling dogfights), what exactly the improvements are we seeing in
windows10bj 3.0(?) ?
@amk: It does seem to load faster for me on my browser.
ETA: There were a couple of days early on when it was slow, but those problems seem to be fixed.
Yeah. Rachel is slowly morphing into the 21st century Barbara Walters when it comes to directly questioning politicians .
“Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster.”
Six Million Dollar Balloon-Juice |
@NotMax: What? Evidence?
@NotMax: Except she won’t develop a crush on Clint Eastwood.
@Patricia Kayden: Joseph and the silos, might do more damage, than stories about his past. I do find it interesting, that MSM is spending more time questioning his honesty, rather than his repulsive Nazi comparisons.
Disney & Lucasfilm Grant Dying Man’s Wish to See Star Wars 7
Oh, boy. The potential of another touchy guy in the White House.
Iowa Old Lady
@JPL: I think Carson’s pointy silo theory will hurt him. The pyramids as tombs is such widespread knowledge that pretty much everybody is startled by hearing Carson. It’s hard for a candidate to survive being widely laughed at.
@amk: You can always ask Cole, I’m sure he would be more than happy to explain to you all the ways his blog has been improved.
@NotMax: I love seeing Hoagy Carmichael show up as a musician/character actor in films like this. Recently, I was switching channels and saw the old western tv show “Laramie” and there he was, an old man pouring coffee for cowboys.
Is there any present-day equivalent to him? Someone who writes great songs and does little acting jobs on the side?
All I can think of is Lady Gaga in American Horror Story.
Welcome news for making Ohio’s charter schools accountable at last!
Fixed (no edit function).
Following her since Air America days.
She’s signed on to the HMS Don’t Rock The Boat. Maybe not lock, stock and barrel, but the barrel is wobbling.
To Have and Have Not on TCM right now. Is Lauren Bacall’s checkered, sprayed on suit not sexy or what?
@Iowa Old Lady: I just started streaming MSNBC. Joe said that Carson is quirky.
@Baud: Harrumph indeed! I saw your offer of a position in your cabinet on open thread a few back! As long as I can take the position from Australia, do very little with it and continue to tweet snark about anti-immigrant assholes I’m on board. Baud/Baud 2016
There was Carmichael, Xavier Cugat and Oscar Levant. Can’t come up with a modern equivalent.
A favorite Hoagy Carmichael number (can’t zero in on the movie clip wherein he performed it atm.).
@Germy Shoemangler: Dwight Yoakam
Absolutely. I’ll probably do the same as president.
Does anyone know if there’s going to be a calendar this year? Historically, the deadline has been around now.
@NotMax: I remember an episode of Mr. Rogers where he visited Hoagy. It was wonderful to see.
Offhand, Lyle Lovett, if you like his songs
The police one again showing their complete disregard for civil order and the lives of the citizens they are sworn to protect: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/05/louisiana-police-deny-car-reversing-six-year-old-shot
How do you interpret the phrase “We’re all alone”?
Jobs report 271,000 and unemployment at 5 percent
The average hourly wage paid to American workers rose 0.4% in October and posted the strongest 12-month gain since mid-2009.
Suck on that Romney
The state dept of ed should be prosecuted for that application. “Ohio has no poor-performing charter schools”. That’s a blatant lie, they put it on the application for federal funding, and the state chief signed the application. Nearly every paragraph has either an easily disprovable lie or an inaccuracy. The husband of Kasich’s current campaign manager put it together. Richard Ross should resign for signing off on it.
They tried to defraud the federal government to receive federal funding. They should lose the grant and there should be an investigation, with a look-back to every other federal grant the “school choice” office has received. I think it’s embarrassing for the federal government, too. Most of the lies are public records. They could literally sit at their desks in DC and vet that application by using nothing more than online “school report cards” and the Ohio Dept of Ed website. Apparently no one bothered before shipping out 71 million dollars.
One of the traditions at the summer camp where I was employed was for the kids to inscribe their names somewhere inside their cabin.
Fred Rogers was a camper there only one year – 1939 – and yet his inscription lived on.
Good Morning, Everyone :)
Good examples of modern-day singers and songwriters who act in films. Thanks everyone.
Going back into history, I just thought of Cliff Edwards (Ukulele Ike) who did some songwriting and was a character actor and voice actor.
Personnel records show years of complaints against officer
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois police officer who staged his suicide to make it look like he was murdered had a troubled job history, ranging from numerous suspensions to sexual harassment allegations to complaints that he intimidated an emergency dispatcher with guns, according to his personnel records.
Despite a reputation as a respected youth mentor, Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz also had problems off the job, including one incident in which a sheriff’s deputy found him passed out in his truck and took him home, only to have Gliniewicz report his truck stolen the next day, according to documents in the file.
The records were released late Thursday by the Village of Fox Lake in response to a Freedom of Information request, after a day in which officials said Gliniewicz had sought out a hit man to kill a village administrator he feared would expose him as a thief, and may have planned to plant cocaine on the administrator to discredit her as a criminal.
The image of Gliniewicz that’s emerged in recent days stands in stark contrast to the hero’s funeral and outpouring of community support after his death in September.
Ross should be prosecuted. He should sit in prison waiting for President Kasich to pardon him.
Actually, I am hoping Kasich is asked about this on the campaign trail, specifically how allowing this to happen and then refusing to do any kind of investigation fits into his resumé of shining excellence.
Latest Fox Poll:
1. Donald Trump: 26% (up two points since mid-October)
2. Ben Carson: 23% (unchanged)
3. Ted Cruz: 11% (up one point)
3. Marco Rubio: 11% (up two points)
5. Jeb Bush: 4% (down four points)
5. John Kasich: 4% (up three points)
5. Rand Paul: 4% (up one point)
5. Mike Huckabee: 4% (down one point)
They probably would have been the subject of a Congressional investigation if they did that, and I’m only being slightly snarky.
Ironically and sadly, his family would have been better off if he had just committed suicide without the attempted deception.
@rikyrah: But that’s unpossible. Cops are our heroes, or so I’ve been told. Again and again. NYPD BALLCAPS! Blue Lives Matter, even when they’re crooked and dangerous
He’s an amiable dope. The sheer panic he showed when Ohio newspapers starting demanding emails made me cringe. He’s no more running that agency than I am. There’s a signature page in the application where he attests that it’s “true and accurate”. He either didn’t read the application or deliberately set out to defraud the feds.
Kasich is never going to be asked about his promotion of this corrupt billion dollar money laundering racket they have going because charter schools are bipartisan, which means there’s no political gain to either side questioning it. The last person who even attempted to sue on behalf of the state was Richard Cordray. He joined a lawsuit against White Hat when he was the AG, on behalf of the state.
I don’t know, I’ve heard implications that his family was in on the scam.
Oh wow. I hadn’t heard that.
@Germy Shoemangler: Harry Connick, Jr?
eta: Jared Leto also
Of all places, I heard it on the local Fox affiliate last night:
Kay, they are now looking into the contracts in previous cities for our jailbird bound Chicago Public Schools Head.
@beth: Ha! You’re right, I forgot about him. Didn’t Harry Connick Jr. play a serial killer in a movie?
Morning all. TGIF.
This U.S. city has become the first to elect a Muslim-majority city council
Hamtramck, a historically Polish-Catholic enclave of Detroit, rose to national prominence more than a decade ago when its city council gave permission to a mosque to broadcast its call to prayer from speakers on its roof.
At the time, opponents were angered by what they saw as an intrusion of Islamic practice onto a public space. The city council’s approval of an ordinance to allow mosques to broadcast the Islamic call to prayer onto public streets made it one of the few cities in the United States to approve the practice, according to a 2004 story in the Detroit News. “This is about uniting our community,” Shabad Ahmed, the first and only Muslim member of the Hamtramck City Council, told the newspaper.
Fast forward to 2015, when the city of some 22,000 people physically surrounded by but politically separate from Detroit has elected a Muslim-majority city council, believed to be the first in the nation. On Tuesday, the city elected six city council members, four of Muslim faith.
Hamtramck was originally settled by Germans, but Polish-Catholic immigrants flooded into the area when the Dodge Brothers plant opened in 1914. At that time, Irish and German Catholics dominated the Detroit political scene, so Poles gravitated to Hamtramck.
But the Muslim population in Hamtramck has grown steadily due to immigration, said University of Michigan-Dearborn associate professor Sally Howell, who has written a book on Michigan and U.S. Muslims. Dearborn has many Arab-American immigrants, but Hamtramck likely became the first city to have a Muslim-majority population in 2013. She estimates that about 50 percent of the city is made up of Muslims, and the city has at least seven mosques, more mosques per capita than anywhere else in the country.
Wasn’t Jim Gilmore executed in Colorado in the 70’s?
Would you count Tom Waits?
Well, there’s always the episode of Kung Fu guest starring Jose Feliciano.
Sometimes referred to as the “bland leading the blind” episode.
@debbie: Another artist I hadn’t thought of.
What’s weird is that sometimes the singer/songwriters are more memorable in films than the professional actors.
Dan Diamond @ddiamond 32m32 minutes ago
The U.S. gained 271,000 jobs in October — and 45,000 of them were in health care.
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Jobs report also revised up August and September numbers — so basically, today’s report had 61,000 “new” health care jobs.
Kevin Drum asks How Honest Is Your Favorite Candidate? What his results say about the GOP will surprise no one here.
It means, “Ain’t nobody here but you and me.” Not sure what that has to do with the WAPo misusing the word unique.
(Arguably) Bette Midler.
(Possibly) Mick Jagger, if original bits of footage from Fitzcarraldo ever see the light of day.
@rikyrah: Sharia is right around the corner and “no-go zones” too.
Also, Mick Jagger in “Performance.” Not particularly good, but there he was.
Double trouble: Tom Waits and John Lurie in “Down by Law.”
@rikyrah: So much for the claims that the Trump phenomenon is over.
@NotMax: Aretha Franklin! Can’t believe I whiffed on her.
The Beatles, in A Hard Day’s Night.
@NotMax: Everyone is forgetting David Bowie.
@Another Holocene Human:
I’m glad you posted this. Sometimes I feel like I am having a panic party of one about climate change and what is happening right now in Indonesia.
Yesterday when I was downtown and bumping into acquaintances I casually asked people about the fires like we usually ask each other about the weather. No one knew anything about it. I know anecdata is not the plural of anecdote but these are not people who hide from the news. This disaster is being completely ignored.
Now the comment-box buttons have disappeared.
Paul in KY
@Germy Shoemangler: Kris Kristofferson.
Edit: See Aleta beat me to it!
Paul in KY
@beth: Should have thought of Leto! Saw 30 Seconds to Mars at Voodoo fest. Jared was dressed up like Jesus or a pope (couldn’t figure out which).
I just heard on the radio that Ross is resigning at the end of the year.
@Germy Shoemangler: What’s weird is that sometimes the singer/songwriters are more memorable in films than the professional actors.
Bob Dylan in “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid”
(Can’t put the link up because the f*ckng LINK button has disappeared — Oh, Tommy)
quick blog posting about current events I keep track of: http://noticeatrend.blogspot.com/2015/11/im-trying-not-to-pay-attention-but.html
I am digging further into doing my NaNoWriMo novel project, need to reach 15,000 words by this weekend so I can feel better about meself.
@beltane: you could say Mick Jagger ….
Ever see the episode of Dream On with Bowie dong his spot-on Peter O’Toole homage? Classic
@Amir Khalid: They’re probably out getting a new paint job.
@Germy Shoemangler: interestingly, everyone so far suggested only dudes. What about Dolly Parton, Madonna, and of course, Babs.
@benw: and Jewel too. DOH!
@Betty Cracker: (quote) They’re probably out getting a new paint job. (unquote)
Who? The Buttons or the Buttoneers?
@Felonius Monk: You don’t need a link button, just copy and paste the url.
Historically then, Tex Ritter was good.
@OzarkHillbilly: Thanks. I’m only on my second cup of coffee and the brain it is not fully functional yet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gILYTdqqCo0 —— Bob Dylan in Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.
Paul in KY
@benw: Does Babs songwrite? Person has to be a songwriter, like Hoagy.
And, what would Black UE be if:
1. Those GOP Governors hadn’t shedded all those Public Sector Jobs
2. The approval of the President’s Jobs Bill had happened.
The black unemployment rate has fallen from 16.8% to 9.2% under President Obama. http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000006?include_graphs=false&output_type=column&years_option=all_years …
@Paul in KY: Wikipedia says so, although that’s not the point. The point is for me to score points by accusing you all of sexism! :)
“I just heard on the radio that Ross is resigning at the end of the year.”
That’s a shame. Now we’ll never get an investigation into why he signed off on a fraudulent grant application. Have you noticed no one at the top in ed reform is ever held accountable? Third graders are held accountable. Teachers are held accountable. The managers and leaders? Never.
The Pale Scot
” (Remember when people used turn signals?) ”
I believe that when cars are shipped into or the registration is changed to FL the Wee People appear and remove the fuses that control the turn signal lights.
Apparently they haven’t got to my car yet, I’m starting to worry that They have marked me for The Wild Hunt by leaving my turn signals functional. If you hear the baying of hounds and a feel a compulsion to join them Betty, run away!
And apparently the Wee Folk have absconded with the comments buttons.
The Wild Hunt
Compare usage of “unique” and “alone” in the two cases. Why is one “misusing” and the other not?
Karen Black in Nashville
Hope this helps!
@benw: more like you reminded me, and thanks.
@jeffreyw: Thanks. I posted a link to that but the comment went into moderation. Thanks again for putting it up.
He was, and it shows.
Probably why, hmmm? And just before New Hampshire. Such timing. Kasich can just say “but he’s resigning. Next question?”
If you are running Firefox, this extension is a real help at times like these.
I keep one of mine on nearly all the time.
@PaulW: good for you, I completely forgot this year until yesterday.
The little pill-shaped thing on the right side of my monitor that shows me where I am on a page when I’m scrolling down is… invisible.
It reappears when I reach the bottom, where the dark gray is, but gee, I like to know when I’m scrolling down if I’m close to the end or way at the top.
And, exactly, who is Unca Ben appealing to?
Ben Carson Appeals to Black Voters, but His Campaign Doesn’t, Yet
By JONATHAN MARTIN
NOV. 5, 2015
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — Sam Hawkins Jr. said he came to a rally here last week for the Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson because he finds Mr. Carson’s social conservatism appealing, relishes his newness to politics and believes that President Obama “sold out for the vote” in supporting same-sex marriage.
Mr. Carson, a retired doctor who recently surged to first place in some national polls, is trying to solidify his lead in the volatile race for the Republican presidential nomination. To do so, his campaign is eyeing a group of voters who are traditionally scarce in Republican primaries but who could give him added support the other candidates are unlikely to draw: African-Americans, such as Mr. Hawkins.
He could do something for the country that has not been done for a long time: give American blacks an option in the primary,” said Armstrong Williams, Mr. Carson’s closest adviser, referring to black voters’ habit of largely participating only in Democratic politics.
Yet if Mr. Carson’s potential for bringing black voters into the Republican primary illustrates a unique possibility, his efforts to win them over highlight his limitations as a candidate. Though he raised over $20 million during the third quarter of this year and primary votes will be cast in less than three months, his campaign operation has not caught up to his standing in the race. He has, for example, yet to hire a staff member dedicated to turning out black voters.
Let’s see if I remember how to do links manually.
ETA: Yep, I still got it.
I think the comment box buttons are in the shop getting repainted.
@Aleta: oh, yeah, and how could I forget Joan Jett!?
@GregB: I think that was Gary Gilmore. http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/death/US/gilmore001.htm
I don’t think he can say that because he’s been saying Charters are Excellent! all along. Even acknowledging the resignation would be acknowledging that his pronouncements are bogus.
If you know much about Kasich, you know he’ll hem, haw, stutter his way through a circular, tangential, nonsense kind of response which will only make things worse. He’ll also have to lose his temper in the process.
Paul in KY
@benw: OK, my bad!
@MomSense: No shit it is. Look at who benefits.
Right around the time the TPP is coming forth to allow corporations to overrule entire countries and what laws they might have, we’ve got Indonesia burning because there’s profit to be made in torching forest to replant it as palm oil plantations, and nobody gives a fuck that the climate change we have ALREADY leads to the fires being monstrous out of control things. I guess it’s a matter of hey, more climate change, more possibility for wildfires, more acreage available for planting, no blame!
Who benefits? Massive multinational corporations wanting to do business with Indonesian suppliers of stuff like palm oil that just fell off a truck somewhere. Pepsi, Starbucks, aren’t starting the fires, just as NRA board members aren’t going out and doing mass shootings. They don’t have to. The ‘climate’ is being created in a way that directly benefits them, so what they’re going to do is go all in on efforts to make sure they can FULLY capitalize on the inevitable result.
Consider how TPP allows Pepsi to prevent Indonesia from banning (for instance) use of burned lands to make palm oil plantations. To do that would be to interfere with the profits of palm oil exporters and would damage Starbucks and Pepsi, among other multinational corporations.
THAT is why you’ll never hear about the Indonesian fires. The obvious thing to a normal person might be, “durr the rainforests are burning and getting made into plantations? Well ban making them into plantations and hope they regrow into rainforests!”. And Pepsi cannot allow that to happen…
Unfortunately, this does not work with latest version of Firefox.
“I’ve taken on ISIS and Iran. They know who I am…”
ISIS: “Oh yeah, that American clown who’s a bigoted, social-reactionary asshole just like us, except Christian.”
Big Picture Pathologist
CNN: Obama rejects Keystone pipeline.
Good for him and us!
J R in WV
Ok, how about all those musicians in the Blues Brothers movie(s). The whole film was acted by musicians, and I bet they all got paid well and receive residuals every time that sucker get air time.
What a great show! Drama, acting, and great, great music.
Also, Bette Midler, acting in Young Frankenstein, what a beauty! And she can sing and act.
I’m not a big film goer. Mrs J likes it, but I can’t get her to pick a movie so I can take her out. My taste runs to explosions and heist movies, and crazed SciFi stuff.
By the way, the latest William Gibson novel is great. Hard to follow at first, but once you figure out that there’s a lot going on in the background (and what it is going on back there) it comes together well.
Well the charter school movement is after all a corporate/MBA money grab. Why should the top people get prosecuted for anything, aren’t they are supposed to be our gods?
@J R in WV:
Bette Midler in Young Frankenstein?! That’s Madeline Kahn.
Nobody mentioned Sting yet. There’s probably a good reason for ignoring Dune, but he was great in Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels.
Ricky Nelson and Dean Martin