August 8, 2014 archive


Let’s do the Time Warp again.

It was summer and an air conditioned theater and my girl friend (I had those you know) and I sat in the back row so we weren’t pelted by toast and rice.

I’m lucky, you’re lucky, we’re all lucky!

What is it he did again?  Oh, that’s right.  Use the national security apparatus of the United States government to spy on his political opponents, journalists, and people excercising their First Amendment rights.

Nothing at all like today when we just spy on everybody and lie about it under oath to Congress.

No siree, we’re not talking about a blowjob here.

It’s astounding.

Time is fleeting.

Madness takes it’s toll…

But listen closely…

Not for very much longer…

I’ve got to… keep control.

I remember doing the Time Warp.

Drinking those moments when

The blackness would hit me.

And the void would be calling.

Let’s do the Time Warp again.

Let’s do the Time Warp again.

The Breakfast Club 8-8-2014

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Everyone’s welcome here, no special handshake required. Just check your meta at the door.

Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

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This Day in History

On This Day In History August 8

Cross posted from The Stars Hollow Gazette

This is your morning Open Thread. Pour your favorite beverage and review the past and comment on the future.

Find the past “On This Day in History” here.

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August 8 is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 145 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this day in 1974, Richard M. Nixon becomes the first President to resign.

In an evening televised address, President Richard M. Nixon announces his intention to become the first president in American history to resign. With impeachment proceedings underway against him for his involvement in the Watergate affair, Nixon was finally bowing to pressure from the public and Congress to leave the White House. “By taking this action,” he said in a solemn address from the Oval Office, “I hope that I will have hastened the start of the process of healing which is so desperately needed in America.”

Just before noon the next day, Nixon officially ended his term as the 37th president of the United States. Before departing with his family in a helicopter from the White House lawn, he smiled farewell and enigmatically raised his arms in a victory or peace salute. The helicopter door was then closed, and the Nixon family began their journey home to San Clemente, California. Minutes later, Vice President Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as the 38th president of the United States in the East Room of the White House. After taking the oath of office, President Ford spoke to the nation in a television address, declaring, “My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.” He later pardoned Nixon for any crimes he may have committed while in office, explaining that he wanted to end the national divisions created by the Watergate scandal.

Muse in the Morning

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Like an echo in my brain

Late Night Karaoke

TDS/TCR (Another Vacation!?)

Had I known I might have devoted more time to my pieces.

On the other hand they could have picked better guests.

I suppose it’s just as well.  Next week I’ll be mobile too and instead of blowing off my hosts politely excusing myself so I can spend some quality time with you, dear readers, I’ll be stuck dealing with them able to pay attention to every.  last.  excruciating.  detail.  of Uncle Phil’s hip replacement (while wittly pointing out I don’t understand why he needed it replaced since he’s just so with it and having him shake his cane at me and declaiming- “And that’s the problem with you kids today!”  C’mon Phil, I’m 120+ years old!).

These are the times you savor as you’re hooked up to your respirator gasping for your last breath because they remind you living is highly over rated.

Go into the light!  Actually it won’t be nearly that bad.  I’ll be travelling north where the only problem is that the bridge is still there when I have to leave.  Nope, it’s sheer inertia that makes me hate change as much as I do, even the good kind.

How will you fare?  I suspect without me, though I’m not vanishing to another dimension and I’m fairly well set to continue my usual obnoxiousness on the road. You know where I can be found.

I’ll be all around in the dark – I’ll be everywhere. Wherever you can look – wherever there’s a fight, so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there. Wherever there’s a cop beatin’ up a guy, I’ll be there. I’ll be in the way guys yell when they’re mad. I’ll be in the way kids laugh when they’re hungry and they know supper’s ready, and when the people are eatin’ the stuff they raise and livin’ in the houses they build – I’ll be there, too.

I don’t understand it, Tom.

Me, neither, Ma, but – just somethin’ I been thinkin’ about.

Oh, you’d rather be listening to Wu-Tang Clan.  Me too.

The Next Sean Hannity

The Next Reagan Democrat

Tracy Droz Tragos and Brian Chesky below.

There are People and There are Things

There are People that touch the soul. Every one of you know who you are and baby this is for you.  Thank You