Posted by: mutantpoodle | September 21, 2007

Crappy week RIP

My blogger bona fides may be in question – there were so many lousy things about this week, and I couldn’t bring myself to write about any of them. To wit:

  • The GOP twice filibusters Democratic Amendments – one to restore habeas corpus, one to let the troops be home as much as they’re deployed, and not only do the Democrats let them do it procedurally (i.e., without standing up and talking for hours on end to show their true colors), but the press calls it a Democratic failure rather than GOP obstructionism.
  • The GOP introduces and gets passed an idiotic “sense of the Senate” resolution condemning MoveOn.org for their Petraeus – Betray Us ad in the New York Times. There’s a special place in political hell for the spineless Democrats who fell for this irrelevancy – there were 25 of them – and then there’s Rudy, who, yearning for a simpler time, suggested that MoveOn’s political speech is less protected than others.
  • George Bush literally argues that getting more kids insured is a bad thing. Sixteen more months. Repeat as necessary.
  • After a Federal appeals court slapped down a local decision to try one of the Jena 6 as an adult, one of the six was still denied bail while his case is being reconsidered.
  • The New York Mets are poised for a collapse of 1964 Phillie proportions.

You get the idea.

So here’s John Coltrane, circa 1961, in Baden-Baden, Germany, as follows:

John Coltrane – soprano sax, tenor sax
Eric Dolphy – flute, alto sax
McCoy Tyner – piano
Reggie Workman – bass
Elvin Jones – drums

This, and rain in LA tonight, are a start to to a new week with less idiocy. I hope.

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