Saturday, January 29, 2011

Let's lighten up!

And no, that's not a reference to our being not White Enough. I just thought we (I) could use some comic relief. So, here's TBogg being his great TBoggy self. And, this has been up for a few days, but will be good for a smile for some time to come. I'm sure glad these folks are around!

Trite Whiteness

Looking for something to do on a liesurely Saturday morning? Read this and click on All. The. Links. Or at least this one.

While you're at it, go here - there's a bunch of links there too. Don't miss this one.

Friday, January 28, 2011

RIP Gladys Horton

Early lead singer of one of the best of the Motown girl groups, The Marvelettes:

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sputnik, kaput.

Another critique well worth reading in its entirety, this one also courtesy of Digby, who has a few comments of her own.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Your Liberal Media

Wow, someone needs to fact-check Calvin Woodward's "fact-checking".

This is the kind of tripe one might expect to find over at Faux News. How does the AP get away with this?

Have I mentioned that Republicans suck?

Here in the used-to-be-great state of Texas, Republicans have a complete stranglehold on the state government and are fixing to cram some legislature down our throats. One of the first items to come up is - Surprise! - a bill to make it more difficult for women to get abortions. So, I'm posting some good stuff I've read recently on the topic of abortion rights, beginning with not one but TWO from the indomitable Helen of Margaret & Helen fame:

Sometimes Men Should Just Stick to Football

Make a Donation to Planned Parenthood

Amanda reads Red State so you don't have to.

A Response to Saletan on Late-term Abortions

Mr. President: "There's a reason Democrats don't vote for Republicans"

Read it all. H/T Digby.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

This Year's Oscars

The nominations are in. Of the nominations for Best Picture, I've seen: Winter's Bone, True Grit, Black Swan, and The King's Speech. I think I'll go with the conventional wisdom and predict The King's Speech as Best Picture winner, and the Best Actor for Colin Firth - he was outstanding. I was not greatly impressed with Black Swan, but won't be surprised to see Natalie Portman get Best Actress.

Looking Forward

Yeah, they broke the law, but, gosh, it's just too darn late to do anything about it!

Happy Birthday to Etta James

This wonderful singer is 73 today, apparently in poor health. A brief celebration of her music:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

"American Exceptionalism" indeed

Look at what we've become. This can no longer be blamed on George W. Bush.


People - especially politicians! - often don't say what they really mean.

Wow. Last thing I knew, I was wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving and suddenly it's January!

Went to see "True Grit" on Christmas day. What have you been up to?