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You Don’t Own Me

July 13, 2019

“You Don’t Own Me,” written by John Madara and David White, recorded by Grace. Co-produced by Quincy Jones, who produced the original 1963 recording by Lesley Gore.

Grace website

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I Shall Be Released

June 30, 2019

“I Shall Be Released,” written by Bob Dylan, recorded by Nina Simone, 1969.

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You Can’t Steal My Shine

June 29, 2019

“You Can’t Steal My Shine,” by The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, 2018.

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band website

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Ivanka Trump Earns Millions From a Rented Government Building

June 18, 2019

Ivanka Trump Earns Millions From a Rented Government Building

Presidential Advisor, sweatshop shmata merchant, and former runway model Ivanka Trump is also an hôtelièr, renting out rooms in a publicly-owned building her Dad’s company leases in Washington. Last year Ms. Trump earned $4 million from her hotel side-hustle.

More:

“Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner made as much as $135m last year,” Bernard Condon, AP, via The Guardian

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Milky White Way

April 28, 2019

“Milky White Way,” written by Lander Coleman, recorded by The Trumpeteers, 1946. Joseph E. Johnson (lead vocals), Raleigh Turnage (tenor), and Willie MacNair (baritone), James Keels (bass).

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Maria Butina Sentenced to Prison

April 26, 2019

Maria Butina Sentenced to Prison

On  Friday, Federal Judge Tanya Chutkan sentenced admitted Russian spy Maria Butina to 18 months in prison. “I am deeply embarrassed,” said Ms. Butina.

The former American University grad student pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy against the United States, acting as an unregistered agent of the Russian Federation, and seeking to influence U.S. conservative politicians through the National Rifle Association.It’s a salacious spy story of sex, guns, money, and the National Prayer Breakfast, and it’s packed with oligarchsRepublicanslobbyistsTreasury officials and Kremlin connections, a saga spanning the globe from Siberia to South Dakota. Her older American lover, Paul Erickson, a GOP fundraiser and NRA supporter, is charged with fraud and money laundering in a separate case.

Ms. Butina, deemed a flight risk, has been imprisoned since her indictment in July. We hope she will be able to continue with her Tai Chi in prison.

More:

“Maria Butina, Russian who conspired to infiltrate conservative U.S. political groups, sentenced to 18 months,” Spencer S. Hsu and Rosalind S. Helderman, Washington Post

“Russian Agent Maria Butina Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison: ‘I Destroyed My Own Life,’” Betsy Woodruff, Daily Beast

“Maria Butina is not a Russian spy, but a ‘spotter’: DOJ revives intrigue over gun rights activist,” Kristine Phillips, USA Today

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The Well

April 14, 2019

“The Well,” written by Bill Callahan, and recorded by him as Smog.

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Rock ‘N’ Roll Cowboys

March 24, 2019

“Rock ‘N’ Roll Cowboys,” written and performed by Ray Davies, backed up by The Jayhawks.

 

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Goofy Groceries

March 23, 2019

“Goofy Groceries,” drected by Robert Clampett, 1941.  Written by Melvin Millar; music by Carl W. Stalling. Animators: Vive Risto, Michael Sasanoff, and Rod Scribner. Voice actors: Elvia Allman, Bea Benaderet, Mel Blanc, and Kent Rogers.

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Daylight Saving Time

March 8, 2019

Daylight Saving Time

At 2:00 AM this Sunday morning people in most of the United States will set their clocks ahead one hour as we begin Daylight Saving Time. Many households will also change the batteries in their smoke detectors. In Arizona, where they don’t believe in Daylight Saving Time, people mark the day by putting fresh ammunition in their handguns.

The continental United States observes DST beginning on the second Sunday in March; the European Union on the last Sunday in March. Tunisia, Bangladesh, and Fiji have joined Arizona and no longer observe Daylight Saving Time. We do not know if these counties also concur with Arizona’s denial of Climate ChangeWater FluoridationInternational Law, and Evolution.

Why does Arizona reject Daylight Saving Time? Perhaps the state’s many retirees can’t figure out how to change the time settings on their old VHS machines.

So “Spring Ahead,” even if Spring won’t actually be here until March 20th. And your lost hour of sleep? You’ll get it back on November 3rd.

More on Daylight Saving Time here. And change your batteries and stuff.

More:

“Daylight saving time begins Sunday: 8 things to know about ‘springing forward,’” Brian Resnick, Vox

“Five reasons why the US should stay on daylight saving time permanently,” Steve Calandrillo, Quartz

“With clocks springing ahead, lawmakers want more sunshine,” Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call

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