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Scott Walker Worships Ronald Reagan

March 6, 2015

Scott Walker Worships Ronald Reagan

Scott Walker worships Roland Reagan, which must be disconcerting to Mr. Walker’s minister father. Anyway, each year, on President Reagan’s birthday, Governor Walker eats Mr. Reagan’s favorite foodsmacaroni and cheese casserole, and red, white, and blue Jelly Belly jelly beans.

Scott Walker even got married on Ronald Reagan’s birthday. This surely makes for a very romantic anniversary dinner.

Governor Walker thinks that the most important foreign policy move of his lifetime was Reagan busting the air traffic controllers’ union. What? Hey, maybe he was thinking about all those international flights.

More: 

“Scott Walker loves Ronald Reagan more than seems humanly possible,” Andrew Prokop, Vox

“Scott Walker: Records show Soviets treated Ronald Reagan more seriously after he fired controllers,” Tom Kertscher, Politifact

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CPAC 2015

March 1, 2015

CPAC 2015

The 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is underway at National Harbor, near the casino construction site, and would-be GOP presidential candidates are trying their luck. CPAC is sometimes called Comic-Con for Conservatives, and there’s certainly lots of fantasy-and-science-fiction role-playing:

John Bolton: “I feel I have a civic obligation to escort Hillary and Bill Clinton to the exit door of American politics.”

Brent Bozell: “Cultural fascism has arrived in America.”

Jeb Bush:  “Our position needs to be to re-engage with a strong military and a strong presence. We can’t disengage in the world and expect a good result. As we pull back, voids are filled. Iraq is the best example of that.”

Ben Carson: “What am I ready for? I’m not ready for Hillary. But what am I ready for? I’m ready for a country who puts our constitution on the top shelf.”

Chris Christie: “Sometimes people have to be told to sit down and shut up.”

Ted Cruz: “We all know that in a campaign, every candidate comes up and tells you, ‘I’m the most conservative guy that’s ever lived,’ that’s just what they say. I’m pretty confident you haven’t seen any speakers come up yet to say, ‘I’m a squishy moderate who stands for nothing.’ … Every one of them will say, ‘You betcha, hoo diddly, I’m as conservative as all get-out.’”

Nigel Farage: “Every time we do these things we’re told by our leaders that it’s to make the streets of London and New York safer. I would claim that we’ve actually enflamed and stoked the fires of militant Islam.”

Carly Fiorina: “Hillary may like hashtags — but she does not know what leadership means.” “I know Bibi Netanyahu” “I know King Abdullah of Jordan”

Sean Hannity: “I can look out in the crowd, I kinda have Fox X-ray vision, and I can see that some of you women, you don’t even know it yet, but you’re pregnant. It’s not your fault. It’s not his fault.”

Laura Ingraham: “Why don’t we just call it quits, and Jeb and Hillary can run on the same ticket.”

Bobby Jindal: “We must repeal every single word of Obamacare.”

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Three Kings Day

January 6, 2015

Three Kings Day

January 6th is the Feast of the Epiphany in Western Christian traditions. often called Three Kings Day (Fête des Rois, Dia de Los Tres Reyes Magos, Día de los Reyes, Día de Reyes, Dreikönigstag, Driekoningen, Dia dos Reis, Festa dos Reis, Trijkungu diena, Tatlóng Harì, Epifanio de los Santos, Trzech Króli, trettondedag jul). Traditions around the world vary, and many include festive pastry and music.

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Another Year On The Rocks

December 31, 2014

“Another Year On The Rocks,” by Down by Fire.

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The Season’s Upon Us

December 30, 2014

“The Season’s Upon Us,” by the Boston area’s Dropkick Murphys.

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Daddy’s Drinking Up Our Christmas

December 30, 2014


“Daddy’s Drinking Up Our Christmas,” written by John Tichy, recorded by him with his group Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen. The pedal steel player is probably Bobby Black.

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The Santa Claus Boogie

December 30, 2014

“The Santa Claus Boogie,” written by Steve Ripley, and performed by him with his group, The Tractors. The video was directed by Michael McNamara.

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Merry Christmas Baby

December 30, 2014

“Merry Christmas Baby,” written by Lou Baxter and Johnny Moore, performed by Chuck Brown, DC’s “Godfather of Go-Go.”

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Christmas Tears

December 30, 2014

“Christmas Tears,” credited to Z. Bridge, S. Thompson, and R.C. Wilson, recorded by Freddie King in 1961.

Eric Clapton performed a powerful version at a Washington DC benefit for the Special Olympics in 1998:

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Honky Tonk Christmas

December 30, 2014

“Honky Tonk Christmas,” written by Buddy Brock, Zack Turner, and Kim Williams, recorded by Alan Jackson in 1993.

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