Tuesday, July 12, 2005

My All-Encompassing Tuesday Post

Day two of unemployed life has brought about the return of my exercise regimen. Up until about April of this year I was running 2-3 miles a day. I stopped for no real reason, and have been unable to get going again. Anyway, I went both weekend days, yesterday (Monday) and I will probably be going today. I say "probably" because yesterday, on my way home from the gym, my car overheated and smoke started coming up from the car while I was driving! I took my car in this morning, and it looks like a need a new radiator. That sucks. But, I need my car, and it could have been much worse. It won't delay my getting a new computer. I should be getting that sometime next week hopefully. I'm getting a notebook so I think my postings will increase once I can post from anywhere I go.

On the job front, I already have one interview set for Friday so hopefully it will be a short spell being a homebody. Cross your fingers for me.
Have you seen my new media hero?NBC's David Gregory
His questioning of WH Press Secretary Scott McClellan on Karl Rove's (possibly) illegal activity was brilliant.
Finally, someone in the press corp grows a pair!Look, even if Rove is not technically guilty of a crime, the President himself said he'd fire any leaker of classified material in his administration. Looks like Rove should get his resume in order.

Gregory: Scott, this is ridiculous. The notion that you're going to stand before us, after having commented with that level of detail, and tell people watching this that somehow you've decided not to talk.
You've got a public record out there. Do you stand by your remarks from that podium or not?

McClellan:I'm well aware, like you, of what was previously said. And I will be glad to talk about it at the appropriate time. The appropriate time is when the investigation...

Gregory: (inaudible) when it's appropriate and when it's inappropriate?

McClellan: If you'll let me finish.

Gregory: No, you're not finishing. You're not saying anything. You stood at that podium and said that Karl Rove was not involved. And now we find out that he spoke about Joseph Wilson's wife. So don't you owe the American public a fuller explanation. Was he involved or was he not? Because contrary to what you told the American people, he did indeed talk about his wife, didn't he?

McClellan: There will be a time to talk about this, but now is not the time to talk about it.

Gregory: Do you think people will accept that, what you're saying today?

McClellan: Again, I've responded to the question.

You wait...David Gregory will be attacked viciously by the right. Every single right-wing blog will attack him, all the right-wing radio shows will attack him. Gregory has been a good friend to the administration until now. I think everyone has a limit as to how much bullshit one can stand to hear.

Who is the biggest liar? And which one will be fired? (l-r) Scott McClellan, Karl Rove, "Scooter" Libby, Dan Bartlett, Richard "Dick" Cheney

Here's an abbreviated version of Dark Stuff news:
  • More Rove questions from the WH press corps and more "no comment" from the White House. Look, no one forced Bush to say that he'd fire anyone who leaked the name of a CIA agent. But since he did, and he's a man who "says what he means and means what he says," then it looks like Bush will be a liar if he doesn't fire Rove. The right is bending over backwards trying to justify Rove's behavior -- they are launching a new attack on Joe Wilson and are all trying to dismiss this story as one that "no one outside of Washington" cares about -- and somehow not make Bush look like a fraud when he backs off firing him. I even heard Pat Robertson speak in legal-ese on the 700 Club in an attempt to make Rove's leaking somehow justifiable. Give it up, people. Rove lied. McClellan lied (or was duped), and Bush/Cheney lied. If you care about lying...you have to care about this story.
  • Secret Machines have completed their new album! The album won't be released until next year, but the follow-up to Now Here is Nowhere will feature songs the band has been performing live all this year.
  • Gallery of beautiful brunette model Kaylynn Lyman.

Been listening to a lot of new music. Some CDs I bought, while most were promos given to me for my radio show. The best, so far, is from The 101ers. The CD, Elgin Avenue Breakdown, is a collection of recordings from Joe Strummer's pre-Clash band. It's great stuff. Very rock-a-billy influenced. I have posted one track for you to check out. Listen to "Letsgetabitarockin'" to get a rouch idea of the sound. If you are a fan of The Clash, you will no doubt enjoy the disc. If you want to pick it up,click here. It's worth whatever it costs.

I've also just started listening to the new Foo Fighters CD, In Your Honor. It's a two-disc set which features the louder, more rocking songs on one disc and the quieter songs on the other. I have only listened to the "rockin'" one and it is excellent. I like allthe other Foo Fighters albums, but have been noticing a mellower trend in the band's music. Now that they have released two albums, I can focus on the louder stuff and not have to hear the mellow stuff...even though their mellower songs are still excellent. I can't post an mp3 because the discs have some sort of bullshit copy block on there that prevents me from doing it. But they are all over the radio and MTV so you know what to expect. Click here if you want to pick it up. There are some :30 samples at Amazon.

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