Tuesday, February 10, 2009

January Jones - Vanity Fair

Since 'Mad Men' won the 2009 Golden Globe for Best Television Series: Drama, I've been on the lookout for anything to do with the series and this is what my wife found and smartly drew to my attention the other day in the grocery store. I guess 'va-va-voom' is just the kind of 1960's reaction you'd expect when seeing January Jones' (from AMC's 'Mad Men') photos in Vanity Fair this month. There are more photos (various stages of revealing) and as of this writing you can see them on Vanity Fair's website (vanityfair.com). Check them out. Yes I am a 'Mad Men' fan and yes I am a January Jones fan. Can't wait for the series to start up again. I expect more publicity as the series ramps up for it's third season to begin broadcasting this summer.

Our Black President - Short Satire

You really don't see or hear the word 'negro' much - that's why when used in a satirical historical context like in the following short mockumentary-style film, it's kind of shocking.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Stephen Colbert - Inauguration Jokes

Okay, this guy is super funny and if you've never caught his show on Comedy Central, come out of your cave and step into the light.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bush War Crimes?

There has been talk lately about trying Bush for war crimes, crimes against humanity and/or failure to adhere to the agreed upon tenets of the Geneva Conventions. Several books have been written, outlining in detail easily over 250 instances where war crimes were commited by Bush and his Administration. At the very least, there is a movement that promotes investigating the crimes of our political leaders by the International Criminal Court.

One book, written by Vincent Bugliosi (famous Charles Manson murders prosecutor) entitled 'The Prosecution of George W Bush for Murder', argues that because Bush misled the country into war with Iraq, he should be criminally held responsible for the deaths of American soldiers.

I believe that the war crimes should at least be investigated as Jonathan Turley suggests in the video, as a matter of principle during Obama's term as president. And the sooner, the better. I mean, the statement 'When Clinton lied, nobody died' holds true. Bush avoided impeachment during his terms in office, but he should be held accountable if he broke the law, which it appears he has, numerous times.

Cheney, too.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Funny Video Regarding Obama's Press Conference Style

The past eight years represents to me a kind of 'Dark Ages' from which we, as Americans, are about to emerge. Yes, let's all step into the light! I am grateful and looking forward to a President of which we can all be proud, who represents what is right and fair and true about the best that America has to offer. Over the years, I stood in abject disbelief as pro-Bush politicos defended his idiocy with partisan rhetoric which was neither thoughtful or truthful. Unbelievable! All it did was drive me away from political discussion because somehow it always led to anger and derision. Plus, I was made to think less of my family and friends who spouted that rhetoric and those feelings disgusted me.
The frustrating thing was - I got really, really tired of being represented by an inarticulate, close-minded buffoon. Hopefully, better times are around the corner (we just have to get through a few wars and a global financial crisis) but with an intelligent man like Obama at the helm, I can't wait for the inauguration. It'll be truly the 'End of an Error'.