Friday, August 15, 2008

friday reads

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, The Lessons of Endless War

Nancy Pelosi: Tool

Fernando Lugo will be inaugurated today as Paraguay's president.

The Daily Howler on MoDo.

Krugman: The Great Illusion

McCain campaign throws Social Security in the trash.

friday random ten

Photo by Ryan McManus

Maria Kalaniemi - Bellow Poetry
Kevään kurjet (Cranes of Spring)
Maria Kalaniemi
Bellow Poetry (2005)

Meat Puppets - No Joke!
Not Now
Meat Puppets
No Joke Demos, Session Two (1995)

The Art of Noise - Close (To the Edit)
A Time to Hear (Who's Listening)
The Art of Noise
Close (To the Edit) 7" (1984)

Mean Red Spiders - Places You Call Home
Trains Boats and Planes
Mean Red Spiders
Places You Call Home (1998)

McCarthy - Banking Violence and the Inner Life Today
The Well-Fed Point of View
Banking, Violence and the Inner Life Today (1990)

Cub - Come Out, Come Out
Ticket to Spain
Come Out, Come Out (1994)

Tangiers - Never Bring You Pleasure
Walk Run Walk
2004-08-19, CBC Radio3 Studio Session

The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
The Cure
2008-06-08, Austin

David Bowie - Young Americans
Young Americans
David Bowie
Young Americans (1975)

Hooverphonic - Blue Wonder Power Milk
Blue Wonder Power Milk (1998)

Bonus tracks:

Fountains of Wayne - Welcome Interstate Managers
Stacy's Mom
Fountains of Wayne
Welcome Interstate Managers (2003)

Walt Mink - Miss Happiness
Miss Happiness
Walt Mink
Miss Happiness (1992)


Thursday, August 14, 2008

thursday reads

Taliban, Al Qaeda Unchecked in Pakistan

Murder and attempted murder charges against seven New Orleans police officers, accused of shooting unarmed civilians on the Danziger Bridge after Hurricane Katrina, were tossed out by Criminal District Court Judge Raymond Bigelow, who concluded that an Orleans Parish prosecutor tainted the secrecy of the grand jury process by showing a piece of testimony to another officer.

Winter Patriot: The Entrapment Dividend: Setting A Few Knuckleheads Up, And Knocking The Rest Of Us Down

Denver gets ready for the dirty fucking hippies.

Amy Goodman: Don't Cage Dissent

Wal-Mart: Political Bully

Laser Gunships

Violet Blue: Olympic-sized sex records

Austin Real-Estatesman up for sale.

American Idiot

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

wednesday reads

A federal appeals court said Tuesday it would not resurrect a lawsuit that former CIA operative Valerie Plame brought against members of the Bush administration.

Scott Horton: The Mukasey Doctrine

'Martial Law' in Arkansas.

Pay-As-You-Drive Insurance

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

tuesday reads

Two-thirds of U.S. corporations paid no federal income taxes between 1998 and 2005, according to a new report from Congress.

Grits for Breakfast: Fort Worth seeks to reduce homelessness while Austin just wants to cover it up.

John Walbridge: Suskind on America's Declining Moral Authority

R.I.P. Satchmo

Orson Scott Card Wants YOU (To Rise Up Against The Gay Menace)

Headline of the Day: Giant dog turd wreaks havoc at museum

Monday, August 11, 2008

monday reads

Economic Slump in U.S. to Worsen as Consumers Get `Squeezed'

China's 'protest pens'

StopMax: The Fight Against Supermax Prisons Heats Up

David Swanson on inherent contempt.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

sunday reads

Russian troops today took control of Tskhinvali, the ruined capital of the breakaway Georgian province of South Ossetia, after Georgian troops withdrew in the face of an overwhelming Russian counter-attack.

Chris Floyd - Marching Through Georgia: Cold War II Proxy Conflict Turns Hot, Marching Through Georgia II: The Kremlin Surge.

Fucking Bullshit Investigation

NBC's Olympics, Brought to You By Henry Kissinger

Video shows a mercenary of the oligarchy punching teen 13 times in the face, then tasering him.

Republicans: the party of stupid

Don't Be a Stranger - Mon-chi-chi