Thursday, December 30

Birthday Party for Sean Hannity

Today is Sean Hannity's birthday.
Enjoying your vacation? No one could take your place.
So they got the next best thing: Tucker Carlson.
You suck and Fox news sucks. Your lies and distortions brainwash
less informed people into voting against their own interests,
even against the teachings of their own religion.
Happy Birthday you lying,warmongering, militant, ignorant,
neocon, Bush apologist asshole. May you burn in hell.
Here's your birthday party and choke on your cake!
Apparently your guests don't care too much for Ron Paul or your network either. Happy Birthday Sean!

Wednesday, December 29

Fox compares Assange to a pedophile

Actually they said he is worse than a pedophile. Of course they were unable to name a single person hurt by the leaks, and completely lied about the Secretary of State's position.
How many people have been killed or hurt by Fox news lies?

Projecting again, the Fox propaganda network attempts to smear
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for selling his autobiography.
They conveniently forget about their own sex criminal Bill O'Reilly and his sick
perversions with falafel. (Quote no. 4) Alan Colmes, is easily able to destroy
Bill-O's stunt double, by explaining, that Jualian Assange selling his biography is pure Capitalism.
Why is Fox against free markets and Capitalism? Watch the video. I don't agree with Colmes on Obama calling the Philadelphia Eagles about Michael Vick. As far as I'm concerned, the President should not have wasted his breath on this waste of skin. 19 months for dog torture..too lenient.
H/T to Mox News

Sunday, December 26

Who needs Airliners??

When 14 of the Saudis, yes remember they were Saudis, needed Flight training, they came to Florida. That will be no longer necessary. With the largest arms sale in history going to Saudi Arabia, and U.S. Air Force training the Afghan army in flight operations, more U.S. flight schools will close./snark. It begs the question:
Is selling more weps to the Saudi's and training Afghani's how to fly really compatible with our "War on Terror"?
Is this smart foreign policy?
The ahem "thinking" is this is defense against Iran.

What could go wrong?
All Charlie Wilson wanted to do was train a few mujahideen in C.I.A tradecraft, (treason by definition) and provide them with a few stinger missiles,(also treason by definition), and there was no blow back from that.....right?
What right wingers who worship Ronald Reagan do not ever want to hear:
St. Ronnie and Charlie Wilson created Al-Qaida and the Taliban.

Financial Times has reported that the Gulf Arab states have ordered U.S. weapons systems worth $123 billion “to counter Iran's military power”.
The biggest deal, worth $60 billion, is with Saudi Arabia
No need to hijack a U.S. Airliner when you have 84 F-15's right at home.
If you heard about this anywhere in the MSM, Please let me know.

Friday, December 24

Jimmy Fallon- drunk on christmas

I will again have to sit across from my nephew in law and listen to him spout rightwing talking points, while I try to digest a nice meal.
I will bite my tongue when he tells me yet again how he drinks
vinegar mixed with juice for his health.....
"So that's why you're such a douchebag"
I will refrain from saying. I don't usually drink nor advocate it.
But tomorrow I may have to make an exception.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays or happy solstice or whatever.
Try to enjoy the day and remember to give thanks.
Somebody has it worse than you.

Wednesday, December 22

Michael Moore on Rachel Maddow Live

Watch the entire live show. Rachel put me in my place for Obama bashing.
He's gotten a lot done and START looks like it's gonna pass.

"Rachel Maddow reviews the legislative accomplishments
of the past two years in the context of President Obama's
promises and personal priorities, and notes that the next 2 years
will be about defending what they've done from Republicans bent on reversal."

A clip from that show:
Michael Moore on Maddow Live at the 92 St. Y.
Moore explains why transparency is so critical:
We have been very, very naughty.
It's time to turn the lights on.
It's time for journalists to investigate.

Myth Of Reaganomics

You've all seen those cheesy videos you can make at xtranormal.
You know like the broccoli superhero in the Geico commercial?
(It took longer than 15 minutes or less)
Today I was inspired, (a little late since the crappy tax cut deal has passed),
to expose the myth of Keynesian economics, A.K.A. Reaganomics,
trickle down economics, voodoo economics, and as I call it: Bullshit
I also took a shot at some of the "Obama Tax Hike" rhetoric,
that was flying around as the Democrats again let the Rethugs
get away with framing the debate with doublespeak.
So here it is my directorial debut with xtranormal.

Tuesday, December 21

Don't Eat The Yellow Snow - Father O'Blivion #zappadan

Dedicated to Na Shnook of the North - A.K.A. Caribou Barbie
I couple of folks on twitter and on the progblogs have suggested
we ignore and not tweet or retweet about Ms. Palin
Ignoring the problem so it will go away is a Republican approach,
not a Progressive one. I say mock her out of existence.
Don't retreat - retweet and satirize and point out every stupid,
silly, ignorant, hypocritical, nasty or mean thing she has said or done.
Rinse and retweet. Reload and retweet. The rest of you
stick your head in the sand like an ostrich and hope she'll go away.
She is a source of endless humor and a boon to satirists and
comedians everywhere because she is such a joke.
Heckle her off the stage of the media.
Ignore her at your own risk
.

I used to have this edition Cd. I think it was when Ryko disc owned
the catalog they released this double Cd of Apostrophe/Overnight sensation.
When the catalog was sold you could only get them separately.
From the Apostrophe/Overnight sensation album:
Frank Zappa Don't Eat The Yellow Snow - Father O'Blivion
Happy Zappadan Day 17

Monday, December 20

Frank Zappa - Stairway To Heaven #zappadan

Ah Led Zep's Stairway to Heaven:
a song of my youth that I eventually grew to despise.
It simply wore out from the FM overplay of the '70's.
A song that was banned from even being strummed at the local guitar store
for years until it was replaced with a sign that said "NO ENTER SANDMAN"
With so many passing this week, from Captain Beefheart to Blake Edwards,
I thought it fitting to post this version. FZ does LZ.
Ike Willis's soul, Frank's irreverence
and the horn arrangement, re-energizes a classic.

Happy Zappadan Day 16!! Stairway To Heaven

Sunday, December 19

Frank Zappa - I Don't Wanna Get Drafted

DADT is repealed. Hooray!!
Now, gays can kill, be maimed and die for nothing..openly.
I think we should repeal wars of choice. In an interview/live version Frank explained why he was against the draft. I disagree with him. If we bring back the draft and some of these politicians and the rich have to send their kids over, watch how fast we end this nonsense.

This version of "I Don't Wanna Get Drafted"
is different from the one I'm familiar with.
I like it better. Apparently it's from the boxed set release.
If anyone knows more about this please post.
Happy Zappadan Day 15 I Don't Wanna Get Drafted

Saturday, December 18

Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart - Muffin Man

Yesterday marked the passing of Don Van Vliet A.K.A. Captain Beefheart.
Although I have posted this song elsewhere on this blog. I had to re-post it today in honor of The Captain. I actually think it was fitting for Zappa's "mutually useful but volatile" friend to pass during the holy season of Zappdan. I will not corrupt this post with any politics today. I do want to recommend you check out the Zappa interview with Dick Cavett at Mock, Paper, Scissors. Muffin Man was always one of my favorite Zappa solos and you can hear the Captain doing back up vocals, soprano sax, and madness towards the end of the tune. Now go arrogantly twist the sterile canvas snoot of your fully charged icing anointment utensil and - poot forth!
Happy Zappadan day 14!
Muffin Man

Thursday, December 16

Zappa Plays Zappa - I'm So Cute & Tryin' To Grow A Chin #zappadan day 13

Happy Zappadan Day 13
I was going to post "Trying to grow me a chin" but this ZPZ version
features Terry "Ted" Bozzio. I dedicate this post to President Obama and
the Democrats, who looked so cute, but need to grow a chin and a set
of balls to go with them. They behaved like whiny teenagers all week,
while committing political suicide. Go Dweezil!! One more time for the world!
I'm So Cute & Tryin' To Grow A Chin

Frank Zappa - Bobby Brown - #zappadan Day 12?

With the repeal of DADT in the House, I decided to post,
with some hesitation, "Bobby Brown", from Sheik Yerbouti.
It just seemed appropriately inappropriate.
I support the repeal of DADT, so I hope if you're
gay and hear this you have a sense of humor,
and if you're gay and serving in the Military,
I salute your service. I just want you to come home.
Alive and in one piece.

Frank Zappa definitely did not discriminate.
He saw us all...as...equally...stupid.

I remember being at a concert for some Rock band,
I don't know if it was Toad-O or not, Ill have to check it out.
But seriously I was at a concert (whose name I will not mention
because I really don't remember) before the show a group of people who had
never met before said event began discussing FZ.
Soon half the stadium was singing "Bobby Brown goes down" acapella.
You had to be there, just a random gathering of Zappa fan's,
and we all knew all the words. Happy Zappadan day 12?
Frank Zappa - Bobby Brown Goes Down

Wednesday, December 15

Frank Zappa - Plastic People #Zappadan day 11

From Absolutely Free released in 1967.
I don't usually care for the older, Mother's stuff.
Recording quality is poor and although there is some funny
and experimental music, I prefer Franks's later stuff.

The political tie in today; is that centrist, moderate liberals,
have been bashed in the media, on blogs, and in the twitterverse.
We are purists. We are too tough on our pragmatic, chess playing President.
"I know it's tough to defend an unpopular policy every once in a while"
Sorry, but our "Progressive president" is so far to the right at this point
as to be unrecognizable as a Democrat. (Reagan was farther left)
Attacking his base with a (never before seen) anger that should have been reserved for Republicans, and then spouting Reaganomic talking points.
The Audacity.!!!

(Your base is still waiting for that apology from you and Bobby Gibbs, Barry)
Bringing Bill Clinton onto the stage while he and Michelle,
went to a fucking party, added insult to injury.
(Who the hell has a X-mas Party prior to Dec 15?)
I want the guy I voted for, not a talking inaction figure.
If I hear pragmatic one more time,
I'm gonna puke on my Hope and Change poster..
Mr. President, pissing on your base while caving in on issue after issue
is not pragmatic, unless by pragmatic you mean shameless and weak.
Like Bush pissed away the surplus, you pissed away your
political capital on that other shitty deal: Health Care Reform .
Maybe Howard Dean or Bernie Sanders can loan you a testicle.
Happy Zappadan Day 11! Plastic People,Obama now you're such a drag.

Tuesday, December 14

Frank Zappa - Truck Driver Divorce #Zappadan day 10?

Seems to be a Country theme on the internet tubes tonight
Great post at Bluegal about just how country Sarah Palin is
willing to go. thedogfixerer posted Lonesome Cowboy Burt via twitter..
I have no choice but to post this one. I actually had a
trucker friend who routinely delivered a whole bunch of
string beans, delivered a whole bunch of string beans, to Utah.
Some very technical Guitar finger tapping on the solo,
long before anyone else was "finger tapping". Eddie who?
Happy Zapadan Day 10 (I think)
From "Them or Us" "Truck Driver Divorce" it's very sad.

Monday, December 13

Watermelon in Easter Hay - #Zappadan day 9

It's been a great week for Zappadan. The Zapadan Post at
Ketchup is a vegetable puts mine to shame. Check it out.
I learned things about Frank that I never new.

One of my favorite songs ever is Watermelon in Easter Hay.
The REAL title of this song is
'Playing A Guitar Solo With This Band Is Like
Trying To Grow A Watermelon In Easter Hay'
.
And that's where it came from."
It's super sad because if you are familiar with the libretto,
it is Joe's last imaginary guitar solo.
Act III

SCENE SEVENTEEN
WATERMELON IN EASTER HAY

CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER:
This is the CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER. Joe has just worked himself into an imaginary frenzy during the fade-out of his imaginary song. He begins to feel depressed now. He knows the end is near. He has realized at last that imaginary guitar notes and imaginary vocals exist only in the mind of the imaginer. And ultimately, who gives a fuck anyway?! Excuse me. Who gives a fuck anyway? So he goes back to his ugly little room and quietly dreams his last imaginary guitar solo.
Happy Zappadan day 9
From Joe's Garage Act III - Watermelon in Easter Hay

Sunday, December 12

No Politics Sunday - City of Tiny Lights #zappadan

King Crimson's Adrian Belew sings this one.
I think it's about the stupidity of getting wasted,
something Frank always thought was stupid.
I finally wised up.
No Politics today. It's so big, I'm so tiny.
Still trying to the process the weeks' political news.
For politics tied into FZ's music see my previous Zappadan posts.
It's over there. In the tiny dirt somewhere.
I don't know if it's a split guitar signal or Belew and Frank
playing in sync, but the dual lead is the silver liney.
Get your tiny pillow, tiny blanket and have some tiny cookies.

Stay away from the downers and the wine though. Happy Zapadan day 8
Tiny is as tiny do. From Sheik Yerbouti - City of Tiny Lights

Saturday, December 11

Frank Zappa - Camarillo Brillo #zappadan

I dedicate this posting to Senator Bernie Sanders.
For 8 hours and 37 minutes he "carried on without a comma".
I've never seen anything like it. The ADHD twitterverse was
mesmerized by little else. The man is a hero. If only the
President had ONE of Sen. Sanders testicles we'd be better
off. This WAS a filibuster. This was ideals, courage and
endurance. The song is silly but all I could think of
watching the filibuster unfold and the twitterverse's reaction
was "and carried on with out a comma" Sen. Sanders you are
someone we should know. Sanders stripped away the rancid
poncho that was the Obamblican tax cut deal.
From "Overnight Sensation" - Camarillo Brillo
Happy Zappadan day 7!! H/T to The Political Carnival

Friday, December 10

Frank Zappa - Dumb All Over - #Zappadan

Frank was an atheist, I am not.

But he nails it again, with so many
perverting the teachings of the Bible
and the Quoran to justify killing and war,
we give to the rich while we steal from the poor.
Preacher's tell congregations which way
to vote while maintaining tax free status.
I wonder what Frank would've thought of us, being dumber than
the Russian's. We're in Afghanistan longer than they were,
folding, spindling, and mutilating those unbelievers.
We behave the same, we are dumb all over,
and maybe even a little ugly on the side.

I prefer the studio version to the many live versions
because of the sound effects, solid beat,
and Frank's flow as he raps though
some kind of vocal phase shifting signal processing.

Happy Zappadan day 6! Aieeeeee! Hotel roomm mm mmm mm!
From "You are what you is" Frank Zappa - Dumb All Over

Thursday, December 9

Frank Zappa - The Torture Never Stops #Zappadan

Yesterday I watched the lost interviews of Frank Zappa
over at Mock,Paper,Scissors
. I highly recommend watching all 4 parts.
Once again Frank predicted the future of politics in America.
His views and music were often warnings about us speeding
towards a police state. He was a true constitutionalist.
Here he must have known we were heading towards U.S. sanctioned torture.
I can't help but wonder what Frank would have thought about Abu Ghraib,
renditions and the Fabulous Guantanamo water park. (Still open fer bizness)
From Zoot Allures - The Torture Never Stops Happy Zappadan day 5!!

Wednesday, December 8

Frank Zappa - Keep It Greasy #Zappadan

Well there is no escaping it.
I am continuing my Zappadan postings.
Assholes and taking it rectally are the order of the week.
President Obama had the audacity to bitch at his base
and at Keith Olbermann who called him out on his bullshit.
Maddow and Tom Tomorrow called him out too.
Seems like the President ONLY gets angry with his base.
To the GOP he rolls over and plays dead, caves, and capitulates.
Mr. President, it IS a sign of weakness.
As a 99%'er I get nothing from this sorry deal.
Scratch that I will be getting a tax increase. My only advice at this point is to
Keep It Greasy
, cause for the foreseeable future we will be taking it anally
from both parties. Unless you're rich and not reading this anyway.
The upside to my hindside is the more the President screws us,
the easier it's getting to find appropriate Frank Zappa songs.
I pray someone in the Senate will stop this. Happy Zappadan!!

Tuesday, December 7

Broken Hearts Are for Assholes #Zappadan

I did not mean to start an "asshole" theme here.
(see previous post) I vowed I would post at least one
Frank Zappa song a day though Zappadan.
Doing this and tying it into the days event's is harder than it looks.

Some people, heh, some people have been whining about Obama
caving in on the tax cut dea
l. (I resemble that remark)
Some people, heh, some people, feel the President hasn't lived even
close to the campaign hype.
Some people, heh, some people say he's not a true progressive,
with his endless capitulating to the right, and failure to do a lot
more to support progressive issues.
I for one care less for him.
We know it woulda been a lot worse under McAlzheimer's and
Snowflake Snookie, but the honeymoon is truly over and we
are left with a broken heart. Of course he's promising to fight
to repeal the tax cut's in 2012 -
When he's trying to get re-elected and with a GOP House majority.
Don't fool yourselves Dems...it's goin' right up yer poop chute.
For all the broken hearted Obama supporters.....
Frank Zappa - Broken Hearts Are for Assholes

Monday, December 6

FZ reads from "The Naked Lunch" #Zappadan

I was saving this post for tomorrow but an ominous warning tweet from Bluegal made me decide to post it now. I am so disgusted with politics and politicians this week (tonight) that FZ reading an excerpt from
William S. Burroughs "The Naked Lunch"
seemed like the perfect thing.
Seems like ALL politicians are just talking assholes, especially this week, and especially the one(s) I voted for. (Yes, a bit of buyers remorse)
Happy Zappadan and remember to follow Zappadan on twitter,
and to comment on other blogs #zappadan posts.
The Talking Asshole as read by Frank Zappa

More Trouble Every Day #Zappadan

It's still Zappadan, but back to politics and social consciousness.
Watching TV does make you sick.
TLC has Sarah Palin's endless "paid" political commercial.
Fox is , well Fox. The rest of the Newsies suck too.
What ever happened to "Investigative Journalism"?
What ever happened to to all the fun in the world?
Telling the truth makes you bad. Ask Julian Assange.
The News is disheartening.
Nothing like a good jam with a message to pick you up.
To paraphrase Mott the Hoople: :I need TV when I have FZ?"
There's no way to delay that trouble coming every day.

Sunday, December 5

No Politics Sunday - Merry #Zappadan

We are still celebrating the "Holy" time of year known as Zappadan.
From Dec 4 through Dec 21. I will post a Frank Zappa favorite a day.
50/50 from "Overnite Sensation" features ahem "vocals" by Ricky Lancelotti,
Keys by George Duke, a killer electric violin solo by Jean-Luc Ponty,
and topped off with a scorching lead by FZ himself. Perfect for this blog.
I figure the odds be 50/50, I just might have something to say....

Saturday, December 4

Ron Paul and Frank Zappa -1986

Frank tried to warn us and so did Ron Paul; that we were moving
towards a "Corporatist Society", better known as
Fascism. They were right.
Happy Zappadan!!!
Ron Paul and Frank Zappa on the Danger of American Fascism

Friday, December 3

Merry Zappadan

This Zappadan holiday season take a moment to celebrate the life and death of God's favorite atheist. Frank Zappa - What better way to celebrate than with some "Titties and Beer"
"There was Milhouse Nixon and Agnew too,
and both of those suckers were worse than you"

WikiLeaks(dot)org domain killed by US everydns(dot)net UPDATED

Via Twitter:
Wikileaks is down.The WikiLeaks.org domain was killed by US everydns.net after they claimed mass attacks on their servers.
They are doing everything they can to silence Julian Assange.
First they stopped his money.
Then the sex charges.
They scream treason,
shutting down his hosting service.
"Christian" Politicians call for his assassination.
(I'm talking right to you Mike Huckabee)
Wikileaks has done what journalists used to do. Bring the truth to light. If Julian Assange spends one day in jail; then Dick Cheney should be in the cell next to him for leaking Valerie Plame. I said this in my previous post on wikileaks: Julian Assange is a hero in a world of lying bastards running the planet into the ground. They call him a traitor, I call him a hero. What they call espionage, I call the light and the truth. Only when we know the truth will these earth destroying wars come to an end. Don't kill the messenger. Get the bastard's that sold you the original lie.
If journalists did their job there would be no need for wikileaks. If every freaking Government didn't lie through it's teeth there would be no need for wikileaks. But sadly ,"
In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
George Orwell

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Wednesday, December 1

Keep your promise Mr. President

President Obama clearly promised during his campaign:
"We will also allow the temporary Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest
Americans to expire." This ad also includes devastating video of
House Republican leader John Boehner admitting he would cave
if President Obama fought hard on this issue.
When Democrats stand with 98% of Americans and Republicans
stand with only the wealthiest 2%, it's absolutely insane for
Democrats to be obsessed with "compromise."
This is a winnable fight for Democrats --
if Obama keeps his promise and fights!

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