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It’s such a wise song, isn’t it? K.D. Lang:

River deep, mountain high

Ike & Tina Turner:

What I deserve

Can’t tell you how much this album (and this song) means to me. Kelly Willis:

by Boohunney

From Digby:

Clearly, this case has the right wing discombobulated. They desperately want to defend the shooter.

It’s true. The Trayvon Martin case has put some real sand in their gears. No fast and quick talking points, just diversions and nonsense.

Geraldo keeps stepping into the hoodie mess:

“I’m telling you, half of it is the way the young men look,” he said.

So, we start the old “blaming the victim” routine.

This disturbing post from the Council of Concerned Citizens accuses CNN of trying to gin up hate against “whites” and start race riots. Read the comments regarding impending martial law.

I just could not help heading over to Social Media world to get the pulse of how the ones Right of the Dial that I know are handling this.

Of course, what is going through their heads has nothing to do with justice. Here are just a few samples of comments:

Earl the Pearl: In short….the Perfect Distraction from the Supreme Court and HCR and the Federal Budget proposal. This stuff is getting too easy to ‘read’.

Texas Kathy:…..that is why he his referring to Zimmerman as a WHITE hispanic…Ovomit cannot afford to offend his illegal hispanics……I don’t think he has too many of the hispanic voters who are citizens… (sic)

Carol Heddisin Foyle: I wonder how far this is going to go in terms of social unrest? It doesn’t seem to be so “spontaneous” to me, but rather a very deliberate attempt to use this tragedy to rile people up and get them in the mood for protesting — and fill them with anger and hatred. It somehow seems to go along with the Government supported Occupy protests (astro-turfed by the Unions).

Little Amy Amsterdam: Abortion is the murder of infants. You know people who support it! Who stand up for ProChoice. Totally blows my mind how anybody can support the right to take the life of an innocent baby but gets fired up about a murder likes this.

Tommy Millstone:  There are certainly a lot of gated communities here in Georgia that I would not want to illegally trespass in at night wearing a hoodie. I’m smart enough to know that would be a stupid thing to do.

Sheriff Jimbo: From a law enforcement stand point this case should be over criminally and should only be a civil suit now.

Well, those are some true to life seeds of wisdom from some members of the Right in Spruill County. Smell the Freedom!

Update: I received this “love note” in my Social Media email box.

“fu. you talk out your ass talking dem party line. you are a lot of what is wrong with this country. you also talk of things you know nothing about. btw good try getting me to say something aggressive about guns. you are so full of shit it is pathetic! (imho)! “sharptonians’ are taking advantage of the situation to provoke and agitate.”


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Dave Clark 5:

Too Much Time

“Too Much Time” sounds like a tribute to the Stax/Volt sound, straight out of 1960s Memphis. (Beefheart wouldn’t have liked the word “tribute.”) The song is from Clear Spot (1972), one of his more “accessible” albums. Should have been a Top 10 hit:

Memorable spoken interlude from the desert-dwelling Beefheart:

Sometimes when it’s late/And I’m a little bit hungry/I heat up some old stale beans/Open up a can of sardines/Eat crackers and dream/About somebody to cook for me.

Barack Obama and the magic wand

Go read Bruce Dixon.


Someone told me this is an area infested with far too many skinheads and neo Nazis. Whoever it was, this is just horrible:

EL CAJON, Calif. — A 32-year-old woman from Iraq who was found severely beaten next to a threatening note saying “go back to your country” died on Saturday.

Hanif Mohebi, the director of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said he met with Shaima Alawadi’s family members in the morning and was told that she was taken off life support around 3 p.m.

“The family is in shock at the moment. They’re still trying to deal with what happened,” Mohebi said.

Alawadi, a mother of five, had been hospitalized since her 17-year-old daughter found her unconscious Wednesday in the family’s house in El Cajon, police Lt. Steve Shakowski said.

The daughter, Fatima Al Himidi, told KUSI-TV her mother had been beaten on the head repeatedly with a tire iron, and that the note said “go back to your country, you terrorist.”

Addressing the camera, the tearful daughter asked: “You took my mother away from me. You took my best friend away from me. Why? Why did you do it?”

Police said the family had found a similar note earlier this month but did not report it to authorities.

Al Himidi told KGTV-TV her mother dismissed the first note, found outside the home, as a child’s prank.

And so it goes

Charlie Pierce:

Consider the new budget proposed by zombie-eyed granny-starver Paul Ryan. We had our say about it yesterday. So did practically everyone else. It is a blueprint for dystopia beyond anything concocted by Dickens. It is a perfectly fine budget, if you’re planning to recreate the golden age of the industrial slum. It should not be taken seriously by any journalist who is conscious and not a hack. Paul Ryan himself should be shuffled off to the back of the call-back lists wherein reside the UFO enthusiasts and the actual liberals. (This, of course, will never happen. Paul Ryan is a serious man of ideas while Bernie Sanders, say, is “extreme.”) However, it looks like the monkeyhouse is preparing to pass this mess. But I call your attention to one passage in the story.

There are people on the Republican side of the House who believe that a budget that would virtually decimate the federal government’s constitutional obligation to promote the general welfare doesn’t go far enough in making the lives of the nation’s poor as miserable as possible, and doesn’t go far enough in eviscerating the middle class, and doesn’t go far enough in permanently fastening onto the political commonwealth an income inequality incompatible with effective self-government. The passage:

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), a conservative member of Ryan’s Budget Committee, said he would vote against the plan, saying it broke the GOP’s “Pledge to America” and did not cut spending deeply enough. Huelskamp voted for the Ryan budget in 2011. “It’s not good enough,” he said during an appearance with six other conservatives at an event sponsored by the Heritage Foundation.Huelskamp said he was troubled by a lack of specificity on tax reform and the budget’s failure, in his view, to hold to spending levels that will be lower because of $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts set to take effect next year.The half-dozen other members of the Heritage panel said they were undecided on the budget resolution.Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) criticized the proposal for not cutting spending at the levels promised in the 2010 Pledge to America.“I’m not sure if I’m going to vote for it or not,” Gohmert said. “I appreciate so much the great work of Paul Ryan, but we took a pledge a year and a half ago, and we said we would cut more than is being cut. So that’s my struggle.

These people belong in a cage.

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