I didn’t hear about this either. Yet how many have seen a story in the last 24 hour about Newt’s stupid Tiffanies credit account, which is NOT over drawn and is PERFECTLY LEGAL!
If Epstein were a Republican, I bet it would have gotten A BIT more coverage from regular media. It is funny and sad when you think about what is considered a story, and what is not, and how so much of it seems to depend on the political affiliation of the object of the story.
OK people… Pay attention. This is what a real apology looks like. This is NOT one of those lawyer written pieces of drivel – this is straight from the heart. I’m not a fan of Schultz by any means, his on-air shtick is just a liberal cloning of the worst techniques employed by the kingpin Rush Limbaugh. Regardless, I absolutely give him the highest kudo’s for the real and sincere apology. Wish more of the political shock jocks would man up like this when they say something over the line.
The other day, when I was watching the vid of President O’Bama in Ireland…. Something was nagging me. My BA is in Telecommunication w/ a specialty in Radio / TV / Film production… And I swear the audio on that video – the cheers – are added… The video is padded. The audio is sweetened.
Maybe today, if I find the time, I’ll try and find some on-line, non-media sanctioned video to see if I’m right.
Nope. Looks like the audience is more than large enough to equal the cheers.
A 24 hour pass costs $10. A 7 day pass is $30, while an annual membership is $65. Personally, as someone who is perpetually on a tight budget, I think the one day pass is too high. Still, if that were the end of the fees, I would say OK, not too bad… but there are other fees. After the first 30 minutes of use, they start to charge you, first $2 for the next 30 minutes, then $5 for each after that. So you really don’t want to have your bike out for any length of time, or it will cost you. You know, for the price of renting and using one of these bike for a month, it would be cheaper to simply go out and buy a bike of your own. Even with gas prices hovering in the $4 dollar range, it would be cheaper to go ahead and drive my car downtown.
In the end, this is destined to prove itself a horrible idea. I just find myself staring at the picture wondering “what were they thinking?”. And what is going to happen when someone inevitable gets injured while riding a Madison B-Cycle, or is their a “no lawsuit” clause built into the contract when you rent one of these things. I guarantee that it will end up not making nearly as much money and get as much use as it was projected and it will end up costing much more than the original bid.
Oh, and do they provide little seat and handle grip sanitizers for the individual rider, because i have no idea who the previous rider was and how clean they might be…. I’m just sayin.
Blog post originally titled “When Sour Lies Below The Sweet.”.
No, this isn’t a post about candy…. Though I should do one of those. This is one of those “Huh, go figure” revelations.
The guy who wrote the sickly syrupy 70 ballad “You Light Up My Life”, given the honor of being the # 1 song of the 70’s, committed suicide. He used an “Exit Bag”! (more on that in a couple of minutes)
OK, that sounds really sad. It gets worse. At the age of 73, he was facing trial on 11 counts of rape! And these aren’t rapes committed 30 years ago, these are based on recent events! According to one report:
Brooks had a penchant for hiring escorts, and neighbors said they often saw beautiful young women leaving his apartment.
OK. First…. What is it about New York City and rape being in the news so much???? Is this town suddenly the rape capital of the world or what???
No, that isn’t what I was going to point out. I got side-tracked.
First… I find it weird that a guy who seemed not to have any romantic inclination in the way he treated women could write a song that women still swoon to so many years later. To say it, flat out, that the guy who wrote “You Light Up My Life” would turn out to be a rapist is just strange to me. Then again, I’m written a song about being a murderer, and I would never murder anyone or be a murderer.. ever! (or would I)
Second…. The fact that this insipid song is remembered as “the # 1 song of the 70’s” disturbs me greatly! It’s a wretched song… And it got a freaking Academy Award!!
Yes, “You Light Up My Life” was a very haunting song…. In a horrible torturous way! Had to learn to play it in junior high and high school band. We always got scolded for the collective groan emitted when the director called on us to perform it. The original song was bad enough… But just try to listen to it played by 60 young musicians who have absolutely NO DESIRE to play it well! Insidiously bad!!!!!
Now, on to the “Exit Bag”! No, it’s not a colostomy or enima bag! It’s this.
Special Sonicfrog Bonus – A YouTube video on how to commit suicide using an “Exit Bag”. Now, we all have to agree that suicide is no laughing matter, and let it be known that I am a supporter of euthanasia…. But try not to laugh when watching this video on the use of the “Exit Bag”! The choice of music just floored me! Oh, and don’t worry, the video does not come to the most obvious conclusion!
PS. I have no idea what blog tag I should use for this topic. I don’t have a tag for “death”, and I’m not going to create one. Nothing I have seems to fit… I’m not using “Life”, because… er… well… I’m simply going to leave it “uncategorized”.
Hat Tip: Althouse. Some of the comments are pretty hilarious.
When my hosting company went down for a month last year and my blog service was interrupted, some of my content was permanently lost. Thankfully, the written portions of the posts were recovered, but most of the links to media, i.e. pictures, videos and the like were lost. While looking through some old files last week, I found the picture we took of Tenaya Lake back in 2009 that served as my header on the old blog.
After almost a year, it’s been restored to its proper place.
You know… If President George W Bush told Congress he didn’t need their approval to wage war, the press would not take that lying down… something that is obviously extra-constitutional… There would be an uproar like you’ve never seen like you often saw back when he was President.
So what’s changed?
Well, between the stupid comments that jeopardized the Middle East peace process and now the President telling Congress He doesn’t need their approval to wage war, it didn’t take long for the White House to destroy any positive momentum and good will created by the successful neutralization of Osama Bin Laden.
I’m thinking Sarah Palin is licking her chops right about now.