Tuesday, June 30, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS AL FRANKEN


Al Franken is now Senator of the state of Minnesota. About fucking time ;)

The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state's long-running Senate race. The high court rejected a legal challenge from Republican Norm Coleman, whose options for regaining the Senate seat are dwindling.

Justices said Franken is entitled to the election certificate he needs to assume office. With Franken and the usual backing of two independents, Democrats will have a big enough majority to overcome Republican filibusters.

Coleman hasn't ruled out seeking federal court intervention.

Jim Manley, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, said the earliest Franken would be seated is next week because the Senate is out of session for the July 4 holiday.

Franken, a former Saturday Night Live star making the leap from life as a left-wing author and radio talker to the Senate, planned a news conference later Tuesday and didn't immediately comment.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

R.I.P. Farrah Fawcett (1947-2009)


The iconic Charlie's Angels Beauty passed away today. Rest in Peace Farrah. You will always be in our hearts.

Farrah Fawcett, 62, golden-haired sex symbol of the late 1970s most remembered for her appearance on bedroom posters and the detective series "Charlie's Angels" and who later found a niche portraying troubled women in made-for-television dramas, died today at a hospital in Santa Monica, Calif., of cancer.

HBO's GENERATION KILL & THE HONEST VIEW OF THE WAR IN IRAQ


Many wonder why I often post so many articles on Facebook and in this blog about the news especially concerning environmental and political issues. I do it because we as a public have the right to know since the major media news outlets are corporate-owned and have NO INTEREST in telling the truth. Thanks to brilliant and valiant people like Josh Wolf and Manila Ryce, they are symbols of why bloggers have taken over the role and are challenging traditional news sources.

I've been following this new HBO mini-series on Blu-Ray called GENERATION KILL which portrays and honest, and savagely brutal view of the war in IRAQ. It's not easy to stomach but makes you wonder what's really going on that the major news outlets won't tell you, who's really behind the lies, why we are there, and last but not least: who's profiting over the death and displacement of native IRAQIS.

I don't have a problem with corporations making money and profiting. Fact is we all expect them to. But I do have a MAJOR problem when profit comes before the lives of people.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

PINKY SWEAR @ SF EAGLE 6/25/2009


Timmy, Jimmy and Vinny (Pinky Swear) at the EAGLE on Thursday. Call their music "happy pop alternative". I got invited to film again so I'm showing my support ;). Videos will be up on Facebook and on here after the show. Hope to see all of you there!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

American McGee's Alice and a new Alice In Wonderland Film by Tim Burton






Tim Burton's new film is supposed to be based on this video game....a sequel actually. hope it stays true as the game was wicked ;)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

In El Centro (Imperial Valley) CA


Here I am outside my hotel located in El Centro, CA 100 miles southeast of San Diego. They say your first assignment is tough. They weren't kidding. This is a pit in the middle of NOWHERE.