Archive for April 26th, 2013

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Apr
13

Joe Walsh says no “real” music is made any longer. Interesting.

One of my favorite music shows on Palladia is “Live from Daryl’s House”, where Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates fame brings the great and the talented to his house in upstate NY for a jam session and some good food and drink.

One of his episodes had Joe Walsh of the Eagles. At one point, Mr. Walsh went on a rant that all modern music is “digital” and artificial and doesn’t have the warmth of human performance.

This is my response.

Emeli Sande makes fake music, obviously.

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26
Apr
13

President Obama at the WHCD 2009-12

My most loved WHCD line ever:

Wanda Sykes on Rush Limbaugh: “He just wants the country to fail. To me that’s treason. He’s not saying anything different than what Osama Bin Laden is saying. You might want to look into this, sir, because I think Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker but he was just so strung out on Oxycontin he missed his flight. … Rush Limbaugh, I hope the country fails, I hope his kidneys fail, how about that?”

2009:

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2010:

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26
Apr
13

Chat Away

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Apr
13

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26
Apr
13

Rise and Shine

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama return to the White House after their Texas visit, April 25

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Today:

11:20: The President delivers remarks at the Planned Parenthood Gala

11:30: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

1:55: The President holds a bilateral meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

3:0: Meets with U.S. business leaders with a significant presence in Mexico and Central America in advance of his trip to the region

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The Guardian (UK): Obama is right to be cautious over Syria’s possible use of sarin – but then? The debacle of the Bush administration’s rush to judgment over Saddam Hussein’s ‘WMD’ shows why the US is in a quandary

The circumstances are familiar. The US is pointing to evidence that a despotic Arab regime has used weapons of mass destruction (WMD). But with the caution and caveats of its letter to Congress, the Obama administration is seeking to demonstrate this is not a repeat of the Iraq debacle.

…. There are no easy options and no road maps. Iraq showed what not to do in the absence of proof. It provides no lessons on what to do if the evidence does eventually become overwhelming.

Full article here

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Steve Benen: At first blush, one might look at the new report on the strength of the U.S. economy and consider it good news. After all, the economy is, in fact, growing, and it expanded in the first quarter of 2013 at a much faster pace than the last three months of 2012. Overall, the nation has seen 14 consecutive quarters of economic growth, starting in mid-2009, when President Obama’s Recovery Act helped put the nation on stronger footing.

But the closer one looks at the details, the more discouraging the new figures appear…

More here

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Dallas, April 25 – Photo by Pete Souza

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