Who has the best lights in town? Vote now for your favorite in our holiday lights contest.
Shot by Dan
”People love talking about when they were young and heard Honky Tonk Women for the first time. It’s quite a heavy load to carry on your shoulders, the memories of so many people.”
View our commenting policy and standards | Commenting FAQ | Report a problem
Heard this on NPR this morning: The average age of Jagger, Richards, Watts and Wood (almost 69) surpasses the average age of the US Supreme Court (about 67). Add Wyman and it’d be an even greater difference.
“Happy Acres Retirement Home, Are You Ready To ROCK?
You Can’t Always Get What You Want, But If You Get To Dinner By 4PM, You Might Get Extra Applesauce From The Staff.”
BTW, thanks for the Mike Douglas clip, Dan.
Dear Senator McCain,
Remember when you were relevant and anyone cared what you thought?
An interesting piece on global warming. This is not a discussion of the “theory” of global warming, but what has happened as a result of it and how we and other animals are adapting to it. It is interesting to note that the governments of the countries bordering the Arctic are not amongst the “deniers”. They know it is real and are making plans for the future of increased traffic in that area.
Confirmation of Suzie, Frank, and mikeo, delusions on one article!
I think your idea to put Keith Richards on the Supreme Court is a GREAT one, provided he replaces Scalia, Thomas or Alito.
His book “Life” was probably the best one I read all last year, seriously.
So here is some recent polling that should make republicans’ hair catch on fire…
If the negotiations break down on the $500 billion of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, who will be to blame? According to polling, 53 percent are inclined to blame Republicans in Congress while 29 percent single out Obama – the majority of Americans will blame the Republicans for what they see as the likely failure of republicans to negotiate in good faith.
Additionally, according to the newest CNN poll:
When polled, 53% of the country has an unfavorable view of the Republican Party; only 42% want to see congressional Republican have more influence than the president over the direction the nation takes in the next two years. And 70% of Americans say the GOP has not done enough to cooperate with President Obama.
It is hard to ask this question and even harder to answer, but it needs to be asked and answered.
What happens when average white people figure out that they are the new servants for every other color of people?
Unless you can convince them all to start race mixing, you will have some terrible trouble in the future.
I’m not expecting you to be afraid of anything. I’m expecting you to act before white people become a very serious problem. This whole soft genocide by assimilation isn’t working fast enough to shut down the racist movement. If multiracial culture doesn’t take a hard edge stance against it before say about 10 percent of white people unite along racial lines, they may find themselves with a losing battle on their hands.
Just because race is a poorly defined concept does not mean that people won’t fight over color pattern.
The media seems to want to make this a Left/Right issue. The issue is race as defined by color pattern. When even the Democrats who elected Him, can call Obama just a servant, you know it is still an issue.
You can’t make this stuff up.
Minn. man says he ‘fired more shots than I needed’
Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel said that while the shootings happened on Thursday, Smith waited until Friday to report the deaths, explaining that “he didn’t want to trouble us on a holiday.”
HooDoo? Let me be the first to tell you that, no, your “question” doesn’t need to be asked OR answered.
“I’m expecting you to act before white people become a very serious problem.”
You might want to work with that one a bit. You make us white folk sound like roaches.
OH NO! More guns in Virginia equals less crime!
…what do you suggest be done?
hey kristen, …i thought it was the rwers that need to feel like roaches?
…forget the theories…why are folks concerned with what Rice new before she lied about the Benghazi attack on the morning talk shows on 9/16/2012…yet obuma gets a pass for lying about the same thing to the Unitied Nations General Assembly on 9/25/2012?
Darned Obama and his job-killing jack-booted EPA thug regulations!
#8 Hey, Alfred, thanks for posting that one here. I posted it another thread. As I said there, thank heavens that guy had a pistol so that when his rifle jammed, he was able to apply a head shot to the wounded, unarmed teens.
I see Frank is back dragging his dead horse…
A hard-core conservative, Bruce Bartlett, tears into today’s right wingers. Published in The American Conservative.
“Finally, I started asking people about it [an article the author had written]. Not one person had read it or cared in the slightest what the New York Times had to say about anything. They all viewed it as having as much credibility as Pravda and a similar political philosophy as well. Some were indignant that I would even suspect them of reading a left-wing rag such as the New York Times.
I was flabbergasted. Until that moment I had not realized how closed the right-wing mind had become. Even assuming that my friends’ view of the Times’ philosophy was correct, which it most certainly was not, why would they not want to know what their enemy was thinking? This was my first exposure to what has been called “epistemic closure” among conservatives—living in their own bubble where nonsensical ideas circulate with no contradiction.”
“So here we are, post-election 2012. All the stupidity and closed-mindedness that right-wingers have displayed over the last 10 years has come back to haunt them. It is now widely understood that the nation may be center-left after all, not center-right as conservatives thought. Overwhelming losses by Republicans to all the nation’s nonwhite voters have created a Democratic coalition that will govern the nation for the foreseeable future.”
BTW, the guy also says that Paul Krugman, who he has always considered the “enemy,” is exactly right about the economy.
…well, kristen, i agree with you about the recovered jobs…is a good thing. they ain’t “new” jobs, however. but, i hope they stay around, and lead to more in Southwest Virginia.
i only semi-agree with your depiction of the epa. …in contrast to your description of the epa being run by, in your words, “job-killing jack-booted thug regulations”…, i think that the epa is run by “jack-booted pantywaist regulators”.
#18 Yeah, it’s pretty awful having air you can breathe and rivers you can’t light on fire. Bad stuff.
Might you admit, those pesky regulations cut to extremes?
When the EPA tells you that you can’t build your house because “someday” the fill dirt you needed for your foundation “might” effect “navigable waters”; isn’t that a bit extreme?
Btw… I love “fresh air and clean water”.
gdad, that is a very interesting article and very accurate.
Bruce Bartlett is that rare thing, an intelligent, open and honest Republican. They are not all extinct, but they are hated by the right wingers just the same. The inmates took over the asylum and now they think they are sane. I wish Bartlett luck, they are not sane at all.
Hey folks, I found some great presents for some of our fellow posters:
HooDooYou, racism of all stripes has been around as long as the human race. It is natural, I believe, to be wary of those who we define or see as different. Unfortunately, racism has too often resulted in barbaric acts of discrimination and genocide.
However, I believe the current generation and those that will follow will be less swayed by racism. Our young people increasingly understand the value of judging folks on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. Brighter days are ahead!
Warren at #1, I heard the same NPR story and laughed out loud! Not a big Stones fan, but “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need” is possibly one of the great lyrics of all time. In fact, I hope our esteemed legislators in Washington are listening as they wrangle over the fiscal cliff.
#20 I’m not saying that every environmental regulation makes sense, mike O, but to call EPOA regulatopes stupid stuff like jack-booted thugs or Frank’s ever-so-quaint “jack-booted pantywaist regulators” is ridiculous.
“I think your idea to put Keith Richards on the Supreme Court is a GREAT one, provided he replaces Scalia, Thomas or Alito.”
Don’t like the justices who honor the Constitution, do you? I saw part of an interview with Scalia last night. He honors the Constitution and is what is still right with America. When he and Thomas and Alito go, and we get more justices who want to use the courts to bypass the Constitution, we will see a serious erosion of our rights and sovereignty.
Justin True, that link was hilarious!
Dan, is HooDooYou the same as Mirror Universe, Sneeches, Face It, Real Talk, or that other one that preaches the same “race mixing” nonsense?
So, HooDoo didn’t come back to explain his position? Perhaps he’s too busy being servant to people of color.
“Dan, is HooDooYou the same as Mirror Universe, Sneeches, Face It, Real Talk, or that other one that preaches the same “race mixing” nonsense?”
–Question from John Wilburn
JW, perhaps. The IP address from which HooDoYou is posting is also the source of comments from:
Drift Off To Sleep
Thanks for the catch, JW.
We are quickly approaching a time on this blog when that stuff will be much easier to screen out in the comments.
And, to the multiple-identity poster, whoever you are:
If you want to keep posting here, please choose one anonymous ID and stick to that, rather than continuing to play such games.
“If you want to keep posting here, please choose one anonymous ID and stick to that, rather than continuing to play such games.”
How about: DOTSHooDooYouMUSFIRT
Here we go. Personally, I think the war on Christmas started on Black Friday.
And why do we never hear about a war on Easter?
Name is required
A valid email is required (email@example.com)
Comment is required
Your email address will not be published.All fields are required to comment.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:06:31 +0000
Metro Columnist Dan Casey knows a little bit about a lot of things but not a heck of a lot about most things. That doesn't keep him from writing about them, however. So keep him honest!
He welcomes your rants, raves and considered opinions, so long as the language is civil (i.e. no four-letter words). He'll read all your posts and may or may not respond.