Miscellany with a bent toward the political

  • I have been remiss in not previously noting the work of Clean Cut Kid and Coat Hangers at Dawn on monitoring the ban abortion troops. There’s push polling with porn ties, more porn, more push polling and lies. And it’s only August!
  • I have also been remiss in not adding the No on Amendment C site to the blogroll, which has now been remedied.
  • Ward Sutton of Sutton Impact wonderfully sums up the state of the national Democratic Party.
  • I don’t usually post things on political fundraisers. That said, I do find it interesting that the South Dakota Democratic Party is offering tickets for this Sunday’s Bonnie Raitt show in Sioux City with a special backstage “meet and greet”. Although it seems somewhat ironic that the fundraiser is an Iowa concert, the Orpheum is a fine place to see a music performance.
  • And since I’ve at least touched on music, Bob Dylan has this to say on contemporary music: “I remember when that Napster guy came up across, it was like, ‘Everybody’s gettin’ music for free.’ I was like, ‘Well, why not? It ain’t worth nothing anyway.'”

  • Oh, Mama, can this really be the end,
    To be stuck inside of Mobile
    With the Memphis blues again.

    “Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again,”
    Bob Dylan, Blonde on Blonde

    2 comments to Miscellany with a bent toward the political

    • Anonymous

      “This song is Copyrighted in U.S., under Seal of Copyright #154085, for a period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin’ it without our permission, will be mighty good friends of ourn, cause we don’t give a dern. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it. We wrote it, that’s all we wanted to do.”

      —Written by Guthrie in the late 1930s on a songbook distributed to listeners who wanted the words to his recordings

    • If you want to piss the fundies off on this topic just congratulate them on reducing the percentage of priests who are active paedophiles to 5 percent.

      There’s also a statistical correlation between porn consumption and reduced rape and another one between church attendance and increased rape percentages but I don’t have citations on hand. (although if you’re seriously curious five minutes on Google should sort you out).