Friday, July 24, 2009

Top Ten Cloves: Newly Discovered Facts of the Prof. Gates - Sgt.Crowley Debacle

News Item: The Facts Of The Gates Case

10. Reason Prof. Gates didn't want to step outside was that PBS film crew hadn't set up yet

9. Since the person that made 911 call, and person who took picture of Prof. Gates in handcuffs, didn't know who he was, a "Meet The Neighbors" block party being planned

8. After Obama statement, Prof. Gates kept running up, standing next to Sgt. Crowley, wearing a "I'm With Stupid" T-Shirt

7. Prof. Gates, initially, misunderstood, thought Sgt. Crowley was asking him to "break dance"

6. Polls showing people confused, think Prof. Gates is actually Jazz Trumpeter Lester Bowie

5. Cambridge Police consulted with Leonard Pinth Garnell, for the "Loud and Tumultuous" line in their reports

4. If Prof. Gates wouldn't come out his house, Cambridge Police had plans to get New Haven Firefighters to come, and extract him

3. Sgt. Crowley got agitated, only due to Prof. Gates continually referring to him as "Officer Krupke"

2. Prof. Gates got agitated only due to Sgt. Crowley continually referring to him as "Skippy"

1. Real reason Sgt. Crowley arrested Prof. Gates was to pressure him, to cough up President Obama's Birth Certificate

Bonus Links

ABC News: Obama Called Police Officer Who Arrested Gates, Still Sees 'Overreaction' in Arrest ... President Explains His Remarks About Henry Louis Gates Arrest In Surprise Appearance

Joan Walsh: Obama should have stayed out of Gates case

Jonathan Turley: Report: Sgt. Crowley Considering Defamation Lawsuit in Gates Controversy

Martin Lewis: Eating Jim Crow(ley): What the Cop Forgot to Say to Professor Gates

Zandar vs. The Stupid: Gates At The Barbarians

A Phantom Negro: Skip Gates, please sit down ... You are suffering from what I call the "Ivy League Effect"

bmaz: Henry Louis Gates’ Contempt Of Cop

Bonus Bonus

On Monday, over at Alas, a Blog, nojojojo, in her post, had a commenter place this video, from David Chappelle, with the note to pay attention at the 1:05 mark, for a killer punch line

Dave Chappelle's Funny Ass Shit

This Date ... On The Garlic

24 July 2008... On The Garlic

Top Ten Cloves: Things Joe Scarborough Likes To Eat and Wear When Sitting At Computer

24 July 2007... On The Garlic

The Crony General: "Not necessarily. I could be arguing in my spare time ..."

Top Ten Cloves: Ad Campaigns U.S. Can Use To Win Over Iraqi People

It Will Make A Nice, Keepsake, Photograph ... The Results - The Garlic's Weekly Poll

Editor's Note: Sorry For The Delay In Posting

24 July 2006... On The Garlic

Cheney, To Bolster Israel, Offers To Out Israeli Covert Agents Whose Spouses Criticize Olmert; Opening Playbook; Says, Eventually, Lebanese Will View Israeli As Liberators

Top Ten Cloves: Possible Reasons President Bush Reluctant To Call For Cease-Fire

Thursday, July 23, 2009

President Palin! ... Good Bob Franken Spoof

Oh Man, when we espied this post last evening, it was like "Yikes", did we just wake up from a coma?

Veteran newsman, and former CNN Political Reporter, Bob Franken projects out, tongue firmly in cheek, of Ms. Ya'Bet'cha actually winning the Presidency in 2012, and it is a major hoot.

By far the largest voting bloc in the United States turned against Obama -- those who had no health insurance, which was everyone but government workers. The rich paid for their medical care at hospitals within their barricaded communities.
As to The Wasilla Whiz Kid's cabinet, it includes;
Vice President Newt Gingrich
Attorney General Greta Van Susteren
Press Secretary Sean Hannity
You gotta figure that Pinhead Faux Plumber Joe would wind up with some plum post, as would The Cheeseburger That Sweats (aka Rush Limbaugh - H/T Barry Crimmins).

Go read Bob Franken's "Sarah Palin 2013: A Look Ahead", it is extremely humorous, and with a killer punchline to end it.

This Date ... On The Garlic

23 July 2008... On The Garlic

Was It The Surge, or Anbar Awakening, That Allowed Robert Novak To Run Over Pedestrian?

23 July 2006... On The Garlic

Weekend Special - Sautéed Cloves

The Results - The Garlic's Weekly Poll - When Vice President Dick Cheney found out he was being sued by Valarie Plame Wilson and Joe Wilson, Cheney ...

23 July 2005... On The Garlic

Weekend Special - Sautéed Cloves

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Is This What Jim DeMint Thinks Will Break Obama?

If we’re able to stop Obama on this it will be his Waterloo. It will break him.”

Man, if Jim DeMint, and the PartyofNoicans, have to turn to Abba, they have surely gone beyond being irrelevant.

Abba - Waterloo

A 35+ year-old song?

Yeah, Abba was good, probably the best of danceable, bubble gum music

Oh ... Wait a minute ...

This is about all that Healthcare fussin' ... You know, what the PartyofNoicans are saying, let's slow down, talk about it more, as if about 50-years of talking about it hasn’t been enough.

Newt Gingrich is singing the song also?

And, Little Billy Kristol wants to apply his debunked PNAC plan to healthcare?

Well, if Gingrich and Kristol are leading the opposition (DeMint is just a understudy lunatic), as Victor Laszlo said in 'Casablanca';

"This time I know our side will win"...

More Links

Steve Benen: WHOSE WATERLOO?....

David Weigel: GOP Health Care Plan: Stall - 'If They Don't Get it Done by October, It's Not Going to Get Done.'

Ezra Klein: A Reality Check on Health-Care Reform

John Amato: President Obama's Conference Call with Liberal Bloggers: John Amato asks Congress to work through the August recess

Robert Reich: Tax the wealthy to keep everyone healthy ...It's what the House of Representatives wants to do to pay for healthcare. It's a good idea, and a great slogan

Paul Krugman: Not Enough Audacity

This Date ... On The Garlic

21 July 2008... On The Garlic

Condi Sings Again!

21 July 2006... On The Garlic

Another Bush First - Adds Signing Statement to Stem Cell Veto, Vetoing NAACP; In Solidifying Base, GOP Telling African Americans “You’re Either With Us, Or Against Us”

Top Ten Cloves: Things About Focus On Family’s New Anti-Gay Website

21 July 2005... On The Garlic

White House Stresses Roberts' Wife "Not A CIA Agent"; No Knowledge of WMD's; No Plans To Send Husband To Niger

Top Ten Cloves: Why Bush Announced Roberts Nomination in Prime Time

Monday, July 20, 2009

Video of the Day - African Thunderstorm

A sweetheart of a friend passed this on to me today.

Major Cool!

It comes via The Kim Komando Show, which offers;

This fun YouTube video features a 1980s pop classic. The rock band Toto scored their biggest hit with Africa in 1982. The song is instantly recognizable. But it has been reinvented.

Perpetuum Jazzile is an a cappella jazz choir from Slovenia. It’s hard to think of something further from an ‘80s rock band. But their version of Africa may best the original. The group has amazing voices.

But the beginning of this video is really striking. Group members simulate an African thunderstorm with their hands. It’s really something to see and hear.

Check it out, it's very good.

Perpetuum Jazzile - Africa (live, HQ)

Perpetuum Jazzile on Wikipedia

Visit the Perpetuum Jazzile website

This Date ... On The Garlic

20 July 2008... On The Garlic

Barack Obama ... C'mon Down!

20 July 2007... On The Garlic

Hold The Phone! ... He Can't Be President, He's Not Part of The Executive Branch ...

Developing Story! A Livid Cheney Moves To Place Chertoff Guts Under Wraps; Future Intestinal Prognostications To Be Kept Secret; Brings In Former U.N Ambassador For Extra Tongue Lashing

Retro Garlic ... Oh, Ed Henry, David Chappelle ... That's Sooooo 2005

20 July 2006... On The Garlic

Eye On The Garlic

20 July 2005... On The Garlic

Editor's Note

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Lazy Afternoon ... Taking The Day Off

Yeah, I know, he hits the 3,000 mark in posts, and, it's all coasting the rest of the way.

No, no such swelling heads on this end.

More so, we had such a spectacular day, weather-wise, here in the Northeast, it was compelling, to get outside and enjoy it, as opposed to being anchored to the computer, reading and writing (and we do have, about, ten, partially-written posts in the chute).

So, sorry for waiting until this evening to post about our lazy afternoon.

This isn't nearly as good as the Bob Dorough version (in fact, it's, almost, rather campy), but it will do;

Marlene Dietrich, Lazy Afternoon

(Also, you can check out Grant Green riffing on it)

This Date ... On The Garlic

19 July 2007... On The Garlic

Minced Garlic - Keith Olbermann Special Comment: Go to Iraq and fight, Mr. President

MSNBC's Matthews Uninjured Pulling Head Out Of Judy Miller's Ass; Hardball Host Fawns Over Former White House Stenographer; Stays Away From Tough Questions

19 July 2006... On The Garlic

Breaking News! Hannity, Coulter Call For Action; Talk Host Hannity Blasts U.N., Lebanon Over Evacuation; “Again, They Let The Buses Sit Idle”; Gets Backed By Coulter; Evacuate All “Except Any liberals, New York Times Reporters, or Any of The Jersey Girls”

Top Ten Cloves: Things About Ralph Reed Losing His Election

19 July 2005... On The Garlic

Bush Cites Need For Proof, Video To Axe Staff; Says Position Hasn't Changed; Also Laments Not Making Goldberg List

Rumsfield Said To Be Exploring Gitmo Options; Believes Love In Action Group Can Convert Enemy Combatants

Top Ten Cloves: Other Pay and Revenue Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Give Up