23 May 2008... On The Garlic
"Back, and to the Left ... Back, and to the Left ..."
23 May 2007... On The Garlic
Cue The Zither Music ... Minced Garlic: New Keith Olbermann Special Comment
23 May, 2006... On The Garlic
Top Ten Cloves: What President Bush Is Doing About The Stolen Veterans Electronic Data
23 May 2005... On The Garlic
Major Media Looking At Story Sources; No More Anonymous; Only Friends and "A Guy I Know" To Be Used; White House To Offer List Of Approved Sources
Study Shows College Grads "Dropping Out"; Studies Abandoned; Blogs, Podcasting and Apprentice New Goals
Madison Ave, Name Brands, Lay Claim To Sadam Undies
Six Flags Bans Sex Offenders
Military Puts Brakes On Haliburton
Top Ten Cloves: Things Larry King Would Have Said If He Had Testified In Michael Jackson Trial
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Good Evening Garlic Fans
Our apologies, for the lack of posting the past few days - and not owning up to it with a clarifying Editor's Note.
As regular readers know, it's been an extremely hectic period on the homefront the past two-weeks, with a little extra added on the recent days, with some heavy-duty allergies riding in, with the summer-like weather we have had in the Northeast.
It has been tough, carving out reading, and writing time, this week, having to juggle doctors, visiting nurses, Elderly Services, and today, a follow-up doc visit.
So, we are taking the night off, and maybe tomorrow, as well.
And, as we like to do, we don't leave you empty-handed.
Another gem to groove on, from the tremendous (over 6-million copies sold world-wide!), album, ''Friday Night In San Francisco', with Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucia, John McLaughlin.
So, dig into "Mediterranean Sundance/Rio Ancho", while we throw up our heels, and chill out some.
"Mediterranean Sundance/Rio Ancho" - Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucia
Mediterranean Sundance - Paco de Lucía
Maybe he was moonlighting, to pick up some extra bucks, to throw a big bash for the sixth anniversary of "Suck On This! Day".
Thomas "My Head If Flat" Friedman, self-propelled star NYT columnist, got whacked, by his own papers Ethics rules, forking back a $75,000 speaking fee, he had forked over to him last week
James Rainey, of the LA Times has the scoop;
I was dogging the New York Times and star columnist Thomas Friedman last week for lack of transparency after it was revealed that Friedman received $75,000 for speaking to a Northern California air quality district.Lord know, he could use the extra bucks.
Friedman ended up giving the money back to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District because the newspaper's ethics guidelines prohibit journalists from taking speaking payments from anything other than nonprofits and educational institutions. That means fees from government agencies are verboten.
Friedman wouldn't talk, so I didn't get to ask him if he would be willing to disclose the payments from his other appearances. I'm told the "World Is Flat" author gets paid for roughly one speaking engagement a month. If he received his standard $75,000 fee for each, that would be $900,000 in outside income a year.
Not bad scratch, considering his track record, he the proud creator of "The Friedman Unit".
We'll have to wait and see if Bill Keller releases info on the delayed, and pending, 2008 audit, or, perhaps, who leaks it.
Oughta be pretty interesting ...
Bonus Thomas "My Head If Flat" Friedman Riffs
Thomas Freidman, Clearly, Is Eating Lead-Painted Toys From His Flat World Economy!
Happy 5th Anniversary of "Suck On This" Day!
22 May 2008... On The Garlic
Top Ten Cloves: Questions Possible Running Mates Will Have For John McCain At Weekend Meeting
22 May 2007... On The Garlic
You Shouldn't Worry There, Dick ... Everyone Knows You're A Hard-Ass ... The Results - The Garlic Weekly Poll
Top Ten Cloves: Things About If Abraham Lincoln Were Shot Today
Thursday, May 21, 2009
21 May 2008... On The Garlic
And One More For The Road ...
21 May 2006... On The Garlic
Weekend Special - Sautéed Cloves
Results For The Garlic's Weekly Poll: The Real Reason The NSA Has Been Secretly Collecting The Phone Call Records In The Country Is ...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
20 May 2008... On The Garlic
Editor's Note: A New Look For The Garlic!
20 May 2005... On The Garlic
Dem's Dig In for Filibuster; Republicans For Coup; RNC Lining Up Corporate Sponsors For 'Nuclear Option Bash'
Frank Gorshin, Batman's Riddler, Dead At 72; Leaves Last Riddle - MD's, Undertaker Can't Find Body
Top Ten Cloves: Things Being Discussed In The Senate Compromises Over The Judicial Nominee Fight
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Good Evening Garlic Fans
Well, we tried to kick-start it last evening, however, we falter tonight.
After a blip early Sunday morning (another hospital run, quick fix and turn-around, no admittance needed), the Aunt is doing very well, and we've been getting back into routine.
While it was tough to carve out some writing time today, we figured we could get to this evening, and yet, another roadblock;
It was too much to work through, so, as Mr. Dave Brubeck will deliver below, we decided to Take Five.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five (1961)
19 May 2008... On The Garlic
Controlled Unclassified Information ... Brilliant!
This Is Just Going To Be Too Easy ...
Top Ten Cloves: Reasons U.S. Military Used Koran For Target Practice
19 May 2007... On The Garlic
We're Waiting, John Fund ... For You To Take Your Head Out Of Your Ass ... Lieberman Abandoned The Democrats To Run As An Indie, He Wasn't Forced To
19 May 2006... On The Garlic
Crimmins Knocks One Out Of The Park With New Recording; Satirist/Author Cites “Profane Times”, Skewers Bush, Rumsfield, SUV’s
19 May 2005... On The Garlic
Google Fires Executive Chef; Caught Searching Recipes On Yahoo, MSN
Rumsfeld Dismiss Call For Space Weapons Program; "Happens every time a new Star Wars or some other Sci-Fi film comes out"
Top Ten Cloves: How Malcolm Glazer Will Make Manchester United and English Soccer More American
Monday, May 18, 2009
News Item: How would the NYT react if Joe Biden gave an excuse this lame?
10. Thought "Josh Marshall" was a big department store in Chicago
9. Didn't think the "pajama-wearing, cheeto-eating" crowd would notice
8. She was trying to piss off the Chenny Fluffers on CNN
7. It's Sweeps Month!
6. Believed Alex Rodriguez was "tipping" her that it was okay to plagiarize
5. Just the burden, the strain, of having to write TWO columns, per week
4. Got confused, thought she was lifting material from 'The West Wing'
3. She was jealous of Ann Coulter
2. Thought she had given up plagiarizing from Polk Award winners for Lent
1. She, and her friend, were just goofing around, playing the old Johnny Carson 'Carnac the Magnificent' game, and the TPM thing came up, and, somehow, made it into her column
Bonus Dowd Boner Riffs
Nicole Belle: Ruh Roh! MoDo Caught Plagiarizing From TPM
Glenn Greenwald: The myth of the parasitical bloggers
TBogg: The Incredible Shrinking Pundit
Skippy, the bush kangaroo: maureen dowd - my sweet lord, she's so fine!
18 May 2008... On The Garlic
"Talk about the despot calling the kettle "Barack."
Al Giordano Handing Out Campaign Sheepskins ... To Hillary Supporters
"Wherever McCain goes, Lieberman is sure to show up ..."
18 May 2007... On The Garlic
Okay Wolfie, Hit It! ... New Garlic Song For The Wolf Man
18 May 2005... On The Garlic
GoldenPlace.Com Issues Bonus For Flushed Koran; $100K Up For "Story-of-the-Year"; Offers To Buy Prisoner Too
Court Wine Decision Causes National Gridlock; Highways Jammed; Internet Slowed To Crawl With Wine Orders
Top Ten Cloves: Other Things Newsweek Says U.S. Military Uses The Koran For That Hasn't Been Published Yet
Sunday, May 17, 2009
17 May 2008... On The Garlic
WAPO Op-Ed Striking One Up For The Boys In The Band
The Longer Morning of a McCain Presidency
17 May 2007... On The Garlic
Developing Story! White House Giving World Bank, Wolfowitz Green Light To Blame McNulty; New Strategy Of Leveraging Scandals; Cheney Says Embattled Hero "Definitely In Final Throes" At World Bank
Top Ten Cloves: Other Great Things You'll Get Using Google's New Retooled Search Engine
17 May 2006... On The Garlic
Ahmadinejad “Sort Of An Islamic Lyndon LaRouche”; Said To Have Made Offer To Mexico; Ahmadinejad Claims Letter A Hoax, Cites Propaganda, Prelude To U.S. Invasion
Top Ten Cloves: Other Things Karl Rove Blames For President Bush’s Low Approval Rating
17 May 2005... On The Garlic
Rumsfeld Rolling On with Privatizing Forces; Base Closings Tied To New U-Haul Self Storage Contract
Bush Furious Over Newsweek's Koran Misquote; "Madder than when he couldn't get intel the way he wanted" Say Staff
Top Ten Cloves: Ways PBS Chief Ken Tomlinson Plans On Making PBS More "Right"