Monthly Archives: October 2010

Beatles Essay – The Guitar Phases of George Harrison

The early sixties were not known for an abundance of guitar driven groups. Pop music was dominated by lavish Motown and Phil Spector productions as well as by Brill Building songwriting factories which churned out formula hits for personality driven … Continue reading

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Can’t Get Enough

“To hell with your double standard.”

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The Hypocrisy Files

The democrats might have a difficult time convincing people that they’re victims of special interests if the msm continues to fact check: Democrats blast GOP ‘front groups,’ but use them too While President Obama and other Democrats have excoriated Republican … Continue reading

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Poll: No-bama in 2012?

I’ve been thinking this myself for awhile now: The AP-KN poll has tracked a group of people and their views since the beginning of the 2008 presidential campaign. Among all 2008 voters, 51 percent say he deserves to be defeated … Continue reading

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Can’t Get Enough: Live Replay

Amazing show last night! I’d never seen a band blow it’s circuit at First Ave before, much less twice. To top it off, The Current recorded it and will air it next week. We’ll see how much crowd participation makes … Continue reading

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Why the Stimulus Hasn’t Worked

From the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy: The Case Against the Fiscal Stimulus Before adopting a fiscal stimulus, therefore, it is imperative to consider the evidence for the Keynesian model’s validity. As it turns out, the empirical support … Continue reading

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Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!

By far the hottest ticket in Minneapolis, this show sold out in 20 minutes – a record for First Avenue. That was with a four ticket per person limit, by the way. 20 minutes. Impressive. If you haven’t heard of … Continue reading

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View From the Left

The BBC brings us some insight: From Brian Prasse, 35, real estate agent, St Louis, Missouri: I voted for Barack Obama with the hope that he would be more boldly liberal. So far, I am disappointed. I was really hoping … Continue reading

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Can’t Get Enough

A beautifully made video and jazzy little number from hometown girl, Dessa.

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Quagmire

Some more food for thought on Prop 19: First, it squanders billions of dollars that might be better used for education. California now spends more money on prisons than on higher education. It spends about $216,000 per year on each … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

Happy Wednesday everybody and it’s time for the Beatles song of the week. We would be remiss if we did not feature a George song before too long. George was still relatively new to the songwriting game in 1966 when … Continue reading

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Poll: Midterm Blowout

From The Hill: In the overwhelming majority of districts, independent voters are breaking for Republican challengers while expressing widespread disapproval of Obama and the Democratic leadership in Congress. Obama’s overall approval rating across the four weeks has never reached 50 … Continue reading

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Hey, Big Spender!

A double shot of Bankrupting America videos because this one is too important not to share with some great analysis at the end.

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Real or Fake

A clue as to why Americans are pissed. Hat Tip: EckerNet

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Wingnut of the Week!1!

“You know, I’ve never asked President Obama for his endorsement, and what’s going here is really Washington insider politics at its worst. You have two former senators — Senator Chafee and former Senator Obama — who have behind the scenes … Continue reading

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It took me years to write, will you take a look?

The new Mark Twain book is out! The new Mark Twain book is out! Well not really, but really. The much anticipated first volume of an autobiography of Mark Twain has finally seen the light of day.. Clemens, with a … Continue reading

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The Goose and the Gander

This morning, Politico brings us another tale of hypocrisy: With Election Day still a week away, Democrats are previewing what promises to be a main line of argument if Republicans make strong gains in Congress: Conservatives bought their way to … Continue reading

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Can’t Get Enough

Waukegan!

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We Like the Moon

In one of the most amazing lunar discoveries in many years a NASA probe that crashed into the lunar surface has churned up unexpectedly higher concentrations of silver and mercury than had previously been thought to exist. The surprising find … Continue reading

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Tone Deaf

The WaPo thought to ask a pair of democrats for their views on the upcoming election.  While Donna Edwards seemed rather reasonable, Jim Moran gives a hackneyed analysis: But some other explanations of the Democrats’ woes, especially from Moran, seemed … Continue reading

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Politics – A Way To Power’s Heart

P.J. O’Rourke has a new piece in The Weekly Standard. And he’s a tad fired up. Perhaps you’re having a tiny last minute qualm about voting Republican. Take heart. And take the House and the Senate. Yes, there are a … Continue reading

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Can’t Get Enough

I dig the dress too.

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One Ringo To Rule Them All

Did you know that The Beatles had entertained the idea of filming The Lord of the Rings with themselves cast in the lead roles? It’s true. In 1969 the film rights to Lord of the Rings were sold to United … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Call Them Liberals

“If it’s a dope case, I won’t even read the petition. I ain’t giving no break to no dope dealer.” Thurgood Marshall

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Noted Economists Agree

An intresting follow-up to our lesson on capitalism, and an absolute must read in its entirety: Why conservatives should favor legalizing marijuana At a 1991 lecture titled “The Drug War as a Socialist Enterprise,” conservative economist Milton Friedman noted: “There … Continue reading

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