Archive for the ‘Daily’ Category


The Long Shadow of Johnny Cash

by TBird

photo: neonamerican.com

We all stand in it, whether we know it or not.  His fierce independence, fiery will and strong voice stood strong for every man, and no one.  Never pretended to be any different, than who he was, yet it was his sameness that stood for us all.  Wild, rebellious and free, he spoke his mind and stood his ground.  He’d been an outlaw and bad boy, yet loved deeper than most have ever known, and had seen pain far beyond most of our comprehension. Continue Reading…

Wednesday
08
February 2012

Greedy Crybabies, Take Two.

by Rabble Rouser

It seems the entertainment industry is “uncomfortable with the internet.”  They don’t like people freely sharing entertainment?  They sound like a bunch of crybabies, just like the Wall Street dudes in diapers we highlighted earlier.  I find it hard to have sympathy for their whining, when the people they want to penalize are the end user, the people who enjoy and buy their products, rather than those who are making a buck off those same users, who are sharing those products.

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Saturday
28
January 2012

SOPA Internet Blackout

by TBird

Palomino Road is observing the Internet Blackout today, in protest of SOPA and PIPA.

Tuesday
17
January 2012

War on Mom n’ Pop?

by TBird

cheezburger.com

“The President signed this assault on our Bill of Rights on New Year’s Eve, 2011. Those who still believe in him think he’s being blackmailed by world financiers, skeptics think he’s sold out. Whatever you think, it reeks with the odor of lobby. It really is a shame that for all his smarts, he’s letting his advisors lead him around by the nose. Tsk, Tsk, Mr. President. I really did think more of you. Sad to see you basically just declare war upon the American Citizenry and declare America a “battleground” where mom and pop will now have to endure jacked up military dudes showing up in riot gear to check out granny’s save the whale posts. Yeah? Greenpeace is now a terrorist group? Who knew? Granny, there’s some dudes here to see you.

Granny takes one long look at them and says ‘how much is that gear costing me, dudes?’  ”  – Rabble Rouser 

photo: ramblings-fran.blogspot.com

Monday
02
January 2012

Defense Industry Bringing The War Home?

by Rabble Rouser

How Long Will The American People Let Corporate Tyrants Own Their Government? photo: ipsnews.net

Tick tock people – time to wake up.  There are chilling things that could be happening this very minute.  Our president is poised to sign a document that shreds our Bill of Rights.  Here I thought I voted for a Constitutional Scholar.  I thought he’d protect our rights, not sign them away.  He will be losing the coveted Independent Vote with a stupid move like this.  He will lose the votes of all those starry eyed liberals who voted for him thinking he could perform miracles.  He will only be licking the boot heels of the Republicans, who wrote this assault upon the American Citizen, and who have declared war against him anyway.   What a stupid move, Mr. President.  Your “note” attached will not save you.

What is happening to America, folks?

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Friday
30
December 2011

Time Will Tell

by TBird

The Persistence of Time by Dali. photo: ideachampions.com

Whose ideas will prevail?

Will the 1%, who control the world’s resources, continue to fool the people into thinking they’re on their side?

Or, will history repeat itself, and people wake up, when the suffering has become enough?

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Wednesday
28
December 2011

America – Land of The Free?

by Rabble Rouser

Home of the Brave?

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave?

Take a look at the nonchalant stance of this cop.  Does this look free?  No.  Brave?  Nope.

From New York, to Oakland.  Cities and police all across America, are abusing their power.

Nonchalant Pepper Spraying of blinding pepper spray on UC Davis students.

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Wednesday
30
November 2011

Girl Groups

by TBird

Blondie, 1980s. Photo: salman-khan.net

I know Blondie’s not an actual Girl Group, but in this missive on Girl Groups, Debbie and the guys get a special spot in Girl Group lore.  For their sheer groovy girl group sounds to rip and radiate the spirit of the Girl Group across the sexes.  From somber to the sullen.  In wilderness raging or, as Aretha shows being a Girl Group unto herself, reigning.   There are the classics, the schmaltzy, and the sublime.  She of the Girl Group must rock, one way or another.  To appreciate a rockin’ female, is to behold spirit in motion, as music fills the bones, saturates the heart and legs give way to shaking and trembling.

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Monday
14
November 2011

“Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November…”

by TBird

dccomics.com

Today is the day they’re talking about.  Guy Fawkes day.   The Fifth of November.   Why is that such a big deal?  Who is Guy Fawkes?

I, being perhaps the last one on the interwebz who had not seen V. For Vendetta, finally watched it tonight.  Figured I’d at least see what all the fuss was about.

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Saturday
05
November 2011

Cardboard Revolution

by Rabble Rouser

It’s not pitchfoks and shovels, this time.

The Trouble with Traitors: French Revolution Events history.howstuffworks.com

It’s cardboard.

Photo: Lisa Derrick, La Figa.

What started as a ragtag bunch of peaceful protesters on Wall Street, has now blossomed into a worldwide Occupy Movement.  When people around the world started to see the peaceful assembly being attacked and peaceful, unarmed protesters being brutalized by “public servants” who are supposed to “serve and protect” them, more and more supported them.  Veterans showed up, to help protect them.  A worldwide movement is now in full swing, with countries as far away as both Egypt and Israel, marching in solidarity with U.S. protesters who have been brutalized beyond belief.

One such protester, US Marine Scott Olsen, survived two tours in Iraq, only to come home and get hit in the head by an Oakland Police “projectile” and suffered brain injury to the speech center of his brain.  His crime?  Simply peacefully assembling.  He is said to have “provoked no one” and footage of the incident shows there was no cause for police to abuse their power so forcefully that night.

Scott Olsen. 24 Year old U.S. Marine, survived two tours in Iraq. Shot in the head by Oakland Police for Peaceful Assembly. Photo: copblock.org

Think about that one for a minute. Injured like this.  Suffering brain damage to the speech center of his brain.

A two tour veteran of the United States.  Literally silencing his speech.  Simply for standing up for his right to free speech.

It’s enough to leave anyone speechless.

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Wednesday
02
November 2011