Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Odessa Philharmonic's Political Statement in a Flash Mob

Members of the Odessa Philharmonic and Odessa Opera Chorus -- dubbed Musicians for Peace and Brotherhood -- perform Beethoven's Ode to Joy Chorus from the Ninth Symphony as a flash mob at the Odessa fish market.

This is pretty powerful. 

Will the West abandon Ukraine?

Friday, October 25, 2013

NC Voter ID aimed at "Lazy Blacks"

In a brilliant Daily Show clip from two night ago, North Carolina precinct chairman and GOP Executive Committee member Don Yeltin reminds us all that of course these voting restrictions are racist.  That's the entire point!

Today, Mr. Yeltin has resigned his posts.

This will make you laugh and want to cry.  When you realize that it is the Daily Show and not journalist telling this story should make every American cry.  

We all owe a debt of gratitude to Don Yeltin. His views are deplorable but he has the courage to actually speak the truth so we can all see what is actually going on with voter restrictions in North Carolina.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Remember when VA Gov Bob McDonnell was on GOP Short List for Pres?

Well, not any more.

Now he's on the GOP not so short list of those most likely to be indicted. I'm always surprised when people in such positions turn out to be so commonly old school corrupt.  How arrogant do you have to be to think you can be such a public figure with an eye on the White House and also be so completely corrupt?

Today, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports more details on the loans McDonnell has repeatedly lied about,

Star Scientific CEO Jonnie R. Williams Sr. has told federal investigators that he met with Gov. Bob McDonnell before making a $50,000 loan to the governor’s wife, Maureen, in 2011, according to a source close to the ongoing gift scandal investigation.

Williams told investigators he insisted on the meeting in the governor’s office to ensure that McDonnell knew about the loan, the source said.
As the story of these loans first broke some months ago, the classy Governor of Virginia immediately threw his wife under the bus where he continues to hold her sticking to his story that he knew nothing of the loans to his wife until the money was spent.