Friday, August 28, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Edward Moore Kennedy 1932 - 2009

Lion of the Senate. Son of the Commonwealth.

"For me, a few hours ago, this campaign came to an end. For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die."
-- Edward M. Kennedy, August 12, 1980

American Tune

"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places." -- Ernest Hemingway, "A Farewell to Arms" (1929)

American Beauty

Turning Point (1980)

Conceding the 1980 nomination to Jimmy Carter, Kennedy would seek no higher office than Senate... His ambition: public service.

Encore (2008)

"Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans." -- John F. Kennedy, January 20, 1961.

After a terminal diagnosis, Teddy took the Democratic National Convention stage again in Denver... Exactly one year before he died:

"The torch will be passed again to a new generation of Americans... The work begins anew, the hope rises again, and the dream lives on." -- Edward M. Kennedy, August 25, 2008.


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

In The Name Of Love

46 years ago, and today...
Let us turn our thoughts today to Martin Luther King...
And recognize that there are ties between us
All men and women
Living on the earth
Ties of hope and love
Sister and brotherhood
That we are bound together
In our desire to see the world become
A place in which our children
Can grow free and strong
We are bound together
By the task that stands before us
And the road that lies ahead
We are bound and
we are bound
-- James Taylor

Look To The Skies

Today's the day! 400 years.

Producer's web site.

Photo: Tamas Ladanyi captured moon rise above Veszprem, Hungary, March 11, 2009 for The World at Night, part of IYA - the International Year of Astronomy, celebrating the 400th anniversary of Galileo's telescope.

Murder - Manhunt - Suicide

Poolside at the Palms, boating on Lake Mead & clubbing on the Strip... How quickly it all went to hell.

Panels? Bring On The Book!

Mock Palin plea:

Looks like Obama is flanked by Pelosi & Reid.

Death Panel Retort:

Insane G. O. Peer Pressure:

Book of the Dead:

AARP's Stance

The commercial immediately following Olbermann's discussion with Gene Robinson:

Media Matters points out the oft quoted figure of those dropping their memberships over AARP's support of health care reform is technically accurate but misleading.

AARP typically loses 300,000 members a month as part of a standard "churn" in membership. The approximately 60,000 members who specifically cited AARP's stance on the health overhaul debate in cancelling their membership between July 1 and mid-August, represented 13.3% of members who withdrew... But doesn't include those who silently shared that opinion.

1.5 million people (83.3%) renewed their memberships during the same time period, and with the enrollment of new members, who may or may not support AARP's health care stand, the organization actually gained 400,000 members during that same month and a half.

CIA = Caught In the Act


Drumheller & Baer are describing norms of conduct for the Directorate of Intelligence (spies, information gatherers), not the Directorate of Operations ("black ops," covert political, economic or military actions).


Monday, August 24, 2009

Hauling In

Amatuer video captures a Coast Guard rescue of one of the storm watchers washed away by a rogue wave at "Thunder Hole" in Maine's Acadia National Park. Rough seas were attributed to Hurricane Bill, then passing nearby Prince Edward Island in Atlantic Canada.

Among those swept away, a seven year old girl who died.

Hiding Out

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Photo: alecs at LOLHome

Dying For Donuts

Mono was born in Quincy MA, bithplace of Dunkin Donuts.


Pre-abortion counselling touches end of life objections.


Blame Friday's evacuation of Boston's 52 story Prudential Tower on a broken pipe that disabled the skyscraper's cooling system, and knocked out the elevators.

Fortunately only 3 people were injured. One was a firefighter who hurt his hand trying to break a fall on a water slickened floor.

It took 40 minutes to evacuate the building. What if it was a fire?

Final Hours

Watch CBS Videos Online

"Cash for Clunkers" deadline was 8:00pm ET 8/24.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Coming Attractions

Read Michael Isikoff's Newsweek posting.

Blaming The Brits

One And Done?

The "recess rallies" would have been on Saturday.
Did they make the national evening news?

  • ABC World News Saturday - no
  • CBS Evening News - no
  • NBC Nightly News - no

  • CNN - no
  • Fox - no

Say What?

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LOL Home

Dancing With The Bikes

What Would Meat Loaf Do?

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