Aug 192017
 
  • MediaBuzz: Bannon; Bannon; mags, tv
  • Reliable Sources: Trump’s sanity; a terrible week; race reportage; Bannon.
  • Katz: Coop, Maddow, Shep, Lemon, et al named to distinguished list.
  • Flood: Joe S still dreams of being a rock star.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Impartial CNN anchor: Trump was a racist before Bannon came along.
  • Tucker video:  CNN tells CNN: great job grilling GOPer.
  • Mitch Alan

    Steve Bannon plots Fox competitor, global expansion
    https://www.axios.com/what-is-steve-bannon-doing-now-breitbart-network-2474727174.html

    Calling Bill Shine, Bill O’Reilly, and Eric Bolling.

    (Maybe Gretchen Carlson and Andrea Tantaros?)

    • Cecelia

      More voices are needed.

      • Larry Kelly

        If the left think you a hate voice, you get punched. And blamed for it.

      • Larry Kelly

        free speech was never free. it had to be fought for.

    • gcblues

      gross

  • gcblues

    how can a guy with such a long history of being in the middle of production, produce such a lousy over processed mushy sound?
    call it a good or bad tune, i think it is trite, but i am strictly asking why a guy with his sort of access produces such a messy product. it just sucks.
    when you can’t hear the tone quality of each player and singer it is called noise.
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/wQGwES5ZGiU

    • Grandpa D

      Rock groups haven’t worn suits and ties since the ’60s.

      • gcblues

        as a blues man i have seen plenty of odd clothing and instruments, but i detest bad sound. no excuse for it.

        • Mitch Alan

          I thought Gov. Mike Huckabee is a pretty good bass player. He played well with professional musicians anyway.

          • Larry Kelly

            I do too as long as I don’t let fingers hit strings.

          • gcblues

            The bass, stand up or electric is the most difficult instrument to become good at outside of pop, rock, country, christian etc, music where the bass plays on top of the beat is ez, u usually just play chord roots. As soon as you need to play in front or behind the beat, i.e. swing, shuffle, cumbia, bossa things get complicated because you are out there alone holding the rhythm together with no support. for the record Lentisimo is the hardest to do well.

      • Larry Kelly

        That brought a mental image of “doing the Freddie”. Brrrrr.

      • Cecelia

        There was a rivial of it in the ’80s with “hair bands”.

        • Grandpa D

          True. I’m now thinking of a few videos my daughter watched in the mid ’70s. Some did wear suits, I think. I didn’t watch much.

      • timdub70

        I think Madness did.

    • timdub70

      Who was he trying to channel with that hair? Elvis or Greg Proops?

      • gcblues

        plenty of weird looking people can play well. Kirby kelly looks like he has been released from death row to play a gig and go back to his cell, but he is one of the best sit down guitarists still alive. The guy standing with the red PRS looks sketchy too, but they all can play and the sound is correct. clean clear distinct.
        https://www.youtube.com/embed/wQGwES5ZGiU

  • Minnesota Nice
    • Larry Kelly

      I think watching on TV will still make you go blind. I’m pretty sure that’s what mom was talking about.

      • Grandpa D

        And staring at a full moon will make you go crazy. That’s what I was told.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Worked for me.

  • Larry Kelly

    I just hope Mika can fight off the groupies.

    • Cecelia

      The only underwear thrown at Joe would be Willie’s.

      • Minnesota Nice

        Thanks for horrible visual. 😉

      • Grandpa D

        Thank goodness it’s been an hour since I ate.

      • gcblues

        i sure he has groupies. lots of people like bad art. i bet not a day goes by that some woman walks up to him and says “i’m not wearing any panties”.

        • Cecelia

          They’re wearing Depends.

          • gcblues

            kinda doubt they stay up that late.

  • GATXER

    Disgraced Racist stooge Irony alert #5854

    Fox tweets:
    Fox News‏@FoxNews
    News Alert: Left-wing activists heading to Boston to counter-protest “free speech rally.”
    https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/898907396776448007

    Hate quota man then sends this

    Richard W.‏ @IceManNYR
    6h6 hours ago
    Richard W. Retweeted Fox News
    State run media calls those counter protesting an alt-right rally “Left-wing activists”.
    FOX knows all the counter protesters are liberals?
    https://twitter.com/IceManNYR/status/898941429413814273

    He complains Fox calls counter protester left wing….while he calls EVERYBODY at the “free speech rally.” alt-right………….Disgraced racist Stooge knows all “free speech rally.” people are Alt-right??? The guy doesn’t even know how to tell a Opinion show from a news show.

    BTW: Fox’s tweet is of course 100% accurate since the counter protestors rally was in part organized by BLM,,,,,,,,,a group of clearly Left-wing activists and they were headed to Boston…..im guessing like most Disgraced Newshound “writers” he was just 2 lazy to watch the video.

  • Cecelia
  • Minnesota Nice

    CNN’s take on Antifa: Peace through violence http://hotair.com/archives/2017/08/19/cnns-take-antifa-peace-violence/

    • Cecelia

      Orwellian much?

  • Cecelia
    • Larry Kelly

      We have met SPECTRE and it is GOOGLE.

  • Larry Kelly
    • Cecelia

      Big Brother’s watching you, baby.

      • gcblues

        The US uses the Hercules prop communications model. they fly everywhere in the world gathering every text, phone call, skype call, and radio transmission. sure nix can tell you all about em. they have two trading air time out of LIR, which is the international airport 50 KMs S. of Nicaragua as a crow flies, more out of san jose, panama, honduras and who knows where else. there are also awacs at LIR.

        • Cecelia

          I know.

          • gcblues

            my apologies

  • gcblues

    http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/media/347091-americans-dont-trust-the-media-and-for-good-reason
    word
    how stupid is it to use Sp to promote opinion shows and have guests like Tuck? stick to ^&%*$ing reporters, u know special report, of which tuck is niether.

  • gcblues

    RE: J$s reliable sources tweet. i think my comment about the need to be able to make good “catches” applies. Fortunately the CNN vid page is full of so much spam it is almost unwatchable. msnbc, and cnn, longest load time on the net.

  • GATXER
    • Larry Kelly

      Before TV was in most homes, it was common to end a children’s birthday party to take everyone to the movie theater. Jerry Lewis films were a safe bet. RIP

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Jerry and Dean have been reunited and are now playing The Big Room,

  • gcblues
  • This weekend’s most popular links:
    5 preview
    4 a rock star
    3 great job
    2 distinguished list
    And the most popular link in this weekend’s links…
    1 Impartial CNN anchor: Trump was a racist before Bannon came along.

  • Cecelia

    I wonder if @antifaboston is a troll or parody account on Twitter.

    It’s too stereotypical to be real?

    • Cecelia

      I’m going with it being a fake account.

  • Cecelia

    Here’s the skivvy on the free speech group that was shutdown in Boston.

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/08/15/who-boston-free-speech-coalition-behind-saturday-rally/eRrE4qpFSBKC4pD8T1iHjI/story.html

    They had planned this march since July in order to protest Antifa tactics post-election.

    Here’s a story about the Boston rally by CBS News.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/boston-free-speech-rally-thousands-take-to-the-streets-in-rival-protests-live-updates/

    In it, CBS manages to imply the Free Speech folks are white nationalists, despite what they quote the group saying about itself:

    “Organizers of the “free speech” event had publicly distanced themselves from the neo-Nazis, white supremacists and others who fomented violence in Charlottesville on Aug. 12. A woman was killed at that Unite the Right rally, and scores of others were injured, when a car plowed into counter-demonstrators. ”

    “John Medlar of the Boston Free Speech Coalition, which organized the event, is a 23-year-old student at Fitchburg State College. He told CBS News correspondent DeMarco Morgan that his group would not tolerate hate speech.

    “Reasonable people on both sides who are tolerant enough to not resort to violence when they hear something they disagree with, reasonable people who are actually willing to listen to each other, need to come together and start promoting that instead of letting all of these fringe groups on the left and the right determine what we can and cannot say,” Medlar said. ”

    It’s beyond irony. You have thousands of so-called liberals coming to shut down this group and congratulating themselves about it. They’re not worried about Antifa busting heads, they’re worried about a small group having a rally and not thinking just as they think.

    They’re conservatives and libertarians. Let’s just lump them in with the KKK and shut them up.

    High five!

    • Cecelia

      I saw this excerpted at Mediaite.

      I don’t think it could be more appropriate.

      Liberals are no longer liberal.

      “Even here in Boston, and among the friends of freedom, we hear two voices: one denouncing the mob that broke up our meeting on Monday as a base and cowardly outrage; and another, deprecating and regretting the holding of such a meeting, by such men, at such a time. We are told that the meeting was ill-timed, and the parties to it unwise.
      Why, what is the matter with us? Are we going to palliate and excuse a palpable and flagrant outrage on the right of speech, by implying that only a particular description of persons should exercise that right?”
      Frederick Douglass, “A Plea for Free Speech in Boston”, 1860

      http://www.transcendentalists.com/plea_for_free_speech.htm

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Frederick Douglass was one of the greatest minds this country has produced. However, the modern day bullying fascists would call Douglass an Uncle Tom. And, make no doubt, they are fascists in the true sense of the word.

      • Larry Kelly

        Liberals are no longer liberal. Progressives are regressive.

        • Cecelia

          Google, media orgs, the ADL and the SPLC have joined forces to potentially. cut off from the internet, those groups the SPLC and the ADL deem as being hate groups.

          This conglomerate has already sent letters asking several groups to explain their philosophies, funding sources, goals.

          These groups have also been warned that a listing of their ancillary platforms, such as PayPal, Twitter, etc, has been derived.

          One group on the list is the Family Research Council in Washington, DC.

          High five!

          https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2017/active-hate-groups-2016#antilgbt

        • gcblues

          that’s ok, conservatives are no longer conservative they are nativists.