Photo by Ryan McManus
Listen here: friday random ten (03/11/2006)
1. "A Chance Encounter" - Mason Proper [There is a Moth in Your Chest]
2. "Mix Tape=Love" - The Tah-Dahs [Le Fun]
3. "Abattoir Blues" - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds [Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus]
4. "Break It Up" - Patti Smith [Horses]
5. "Let's Go Boogaloo" - The 126.96.36.199's [Teenage Mojo Workout]
6. "Natural Anthem" - The Postal Service [Give Up]
7. "Ghouls Night Out" - The Misfits [12 Hits From Hell]
8. "Contract" - Gang Of Four [Entertainment!]
9. "Sent By Angels" - Arc Angels [Arc Angels]
10. "Talk to Me, Dance With Me" - Hot Hot Heat [Make Up the Breakdown]
Bonus #11 "Fire Deathstar, Fire" - Salty Pirates [Make Bombs Not Popsongs EP]
Friday, November 03, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Olbermann’s Special Comment : There is no line this President has not crossed — nor will not cross — to keep one political party, in power.
Bill Moyers - America 101
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter has refused to cooperate in an investigation into whether she voted in the wrong precinct, so the case will probably be turned over to prosecutors, Palm Beach County's elections chief said Wednesday.
Posted by cuddlefish at 7:00 AM
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
Some are calling the sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica the best show on television so I decided to check out the season premiere to see what all the hype was about. It turns out to be even better than I had heard. The Sci Fi Channel show is a moving and haunting allegory about why we should stay the course in Iraq. The heroes are a deeply religious race, called the Cylons, who struggle to bring democratic ideals and Christian values to a planet called New Caprica (Iraq, of course) in the face of an increasingly violent insurgency. In a clever and ironic twist the Christian Cylons (Americans) are actually very human-like machines, while the villainous "humans" on New Caprica (al Qaeda) are brutal terrorists who follow a primitive polytheistic religion and behave like animals.
Posted by cuddlefish at 10:30 AM
The American military has not properly tracked hundreds of thousands of weapons intended for Iraqi security forces and has failed to provide spare parts, maintenance personnel or even repair manuals for most of the weapons given to the Iraqis, a federal report released Sunday has concluded.
The report was undertaken at the request of Senator John W. Warner, the Virginia Republican who is the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and who recently expressed an assessment far darker than the Bush administration’s on the situation in Iraq.
Mr. Warner sent his request in May to a federal oversight agency, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction. He also asked the inspector general to examine whether Iraqi security forces were developing a logistics operation capable of sustaining the hundreds of thousands of troops and police officers the American military says it has trained.
The answers came Sunday from the inspector general’s office, which found major discrepancies in American military records on where thousands of 9-millimeter pistols and hundreds of assault rifles and other weapons have ended up. The American military did not even take the elementary step of recording the serial numbers of nearly half a million weapons provided to Iraqis, the inspector general found, making it impossible to track or identify any that might be in the wrong hands.
Exactly where untracked weapons could end up — and whether some have been used against American soldiers — were not examined in the report, although black-market arms dealers thrive on the streets of Baghdad, and official Iraq Army and police uniforms can easily be purchased as well, presumably because government shipments are intercepted or otherwise corrupted.
Posted by cuddlefish at 8:13 AM