My Articles for Wednesday, June 20, 2007

At the time of his death in 2004, at the age of 83 Richard Avedon was arguably the world’s most famous photographer. There were times in his life, however, when Mr. Avedon worried that people didn’t recognize that he really was an artist. In retrospect, it’s clear that his artistic talent was phenomenal. This article includes music audio, photographs and a photo slideshow.

[tags: blogs]

“Influential Blogger Digby Comes Out: Take Back America”

Netroots blogger Digby, the influential but until-yesterday anonymous political blogger, accepted an award at the “Take Back America Conference” yesterday on behalf of the “Progressive Blogosphere.” Glenn Greenwald wrote about her acceptance speech today in in Salon. A Photograph and video of Digby’s acceptance speech are included.

[tags: Digby, blogger, blog, politics, poitical blog, social issues]

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Steven Colbert: On Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Steven Colbert: You’re on Notice!

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The only thing worse than an al Qaeda attack would be a gay man stopping that,” quipped discharged gay military linguist Stephen Benjamin to Steven Colbert.  And that pretty much sums up the core of the stupendously ignorant Republican position on gay people, as stated in the official military personnel policy regarding the Iraq war on terror.

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My Articles for Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Quoted: I’M SO TIRED OF YOU, AMERICA Rufus Wainwright (Click Image for Video) Technorati: Rufus Wainwright, Going to a Town Be Social:

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Slate Magazine brings us this debate that was held last week. Andrew Bowers introduces this video of the full debate between Al Sharpton and Christoper Hitchens, author of God is Not Great.

You know you’re in for a raucous dialogue when the guy who wrote a book called God Is Not Great is the less controversial of the two speakers.

The video of the full debate is presented here. It’s really very engaging!!

[tags: blogs, Al Sharpton, Christopher Hitchens, Slate Magazine, God is Not Great, video, debate]

Jerry Falwell is dead. May there be an afterlife where he might learn to regret the grief and sadness he inflicted upon multitudes of others.

[tags: Jerry Falwell, Jerry Falwell is Dead, Falwell dead, religion, politics, evangelical]

The full full video of the BBC investigation of Scientology. If you watch it, will they find out?

[tags: blogs, BBC, BBC Scientology investigation, Scientology, Scientology cult, Tom Cruise, John Travolta, video]

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Jerry Falwell Pronounced Dead

May there be an Afterlife, where he might learn to regret the grief and sorrow that he inflicted upon multitudes of others.


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Alan Wolfe has observed that Falwell made a career out of portraying others as wicked, wondering why one should not expect that his death would be met with similar reactions from those speaking for groups that had been vilified by him. In today’s edition of Salon Magazine, Wolfe went on to conclude:

“Instead of pondering Jerry Falwell’s legacy, we would be better off asking how this man ever become a public figure in the first place. America has had more than its share of religiously inspired demagogues — Dr. Fred Swartz, Billy James Hargis, Carl McIntyre come to mind — but they are forgotten figures, marginal even to the times in which lived. One would like to believe that the United States has become a bigger and better country since the days when men like them preached about captive nations and denounced the pernicious influence of rock ‘n’ roll. But then there is Jerry Falwell. In death, as he did in life, he reminds us that demagoguery never dies; it just changes its form. Jerry Falwell expressed great hate for a lot of his fellow Americans. It is no wonder that so many of them will greet his death with something less than love.”

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My Articles for Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother’s Day! Things got just a little beat up here. Your stupid other son didn’t want to make this video . He’s hiding in the bathroom right now. But Happy Mother’s Day anyway. Hope you enjoy the flowers and our video.

[tags: blogs, comedy, video, flowers, YouTube]

Yesterday, CBS reported that one month after it had dumped radio host Don Imus, it has canceled the show of two other New York shock jocks for making a prank on-air telephone call that was filled with offensive Asian stereotypes.

Cancellation of the show on WFNY-FM was an indication of the increased scrutiny of radio hosts since Mr. Imus’ dismissal by CBS for making racist and sexist remarks about the Rutgers University women’s basketball team.

And yet, Rush Limbaugh continues to spew forth his hate-mongering radio commentaries, including the outrageous on-air action of brazenly playing the now infamous “Barack The Magic Negro” song on his program. So, who will put a stop to Limbaugh?

“Barack The Magic Negro” video is included with this article.

[tags: blogs, bloggers, Rush Limbaugh, Barack the Magic Negro, Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, racist, video]

Jonathan Coulton has become a modern-day musical celebrity on the internet. Coulton has even been acclaimed, well sort of, by The New York Times. Take a little time here (just a little) to listen to some of his music, and you might well wonder why. Or how. Article includes audio and music videos.

[tags: Jonathan Coulton, internet celebrity, internet, blogging, music, YouTube]

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