Ask Not What Melania Trump Can Do For You ….

July 20, 2016

Melania Trump (Laura Benanti) takes Stephen Colbert’s Late Show podium to explain that she did not plagiarize Michelle Obama’s speech.

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Republican Party Bends Knee to Trump

July 20, 2016

Republican Party Bends Knee to Trump
At the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, Reality TV star, celebrity golf cheat, and overgrown spoiled rich kid Donald J. Trump was confirmed as the 2016 Presidential Candidate of the Republican Party. He achieved this position by espousing ethnic cleansing, violence, racism, and isolationism. The Republican Platform supports his policies that would crash the world economy, destroy the environmentspread nuclear weapons among nations, and build concentration camps on American soil.

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Trump TV Reality Show in Cleveland

July 19, 2016

Trump TV Reality Show in Cleveland

Donald J. Trump, middle-aged spoiled rich kid, a 6-times-bankrupt businessman, and former reality TV star, is featured in a TV miniseries this week in Cleveland, Ohio (“the Open-Carry State”). Speakers include minor show-biz celebrities who didn’t make the cut for Mr. Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice series:

Scott Baio, from the 1982 TV show Joanie Loves Chachi

Kimberlin Brown, soap opera actor (The Young and the Restless [1973], The Bold and the Beautiful [1987])

Ben Carson MD, former surgeon, a motivational speaker, … somehow

Chris W. Cox, Executive Director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action

Jerry Falwell Jr., gun-totin’ Christian lawyer famously sired by televangelist Jerry Falwell Sr.

Natalie Gulbis, 492nd-ranked LPGA golfer (and “Blonde Bombshell,” adds the Daily Caller)

Laura Ingraham, right-wing radio host

Brock Mealer, “inspirational speaker” and car crash victim

Willie Jess Robertson, Duck Dynasty TV personality and duck call company executive

Phil Ruffin, Las Vegas casino owner, partner in the Trump International Hotel and Tower

Antonio Sabato Jr., underwear model

Darrell Scott, pastor of Cleveland’s New Spirit Revival Center, a “prosperity church

Lisa Shin, optometrist, of Korean Americans for Trump (founded in April), who formed a new non-certifying optometry association and then resigned from it; one of very few non-blonde  women speaking at the Convention

Melania Knaus Trump, Slovene-American former model and the incumbent Mrs. Trump

Tiffany Trump, out of Marla Maples by D.J. Trump, Internet celebrity who is famous for being well-known

Dana White, President of the mixed martial arts organization Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

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GOP Convention: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

July 18, 2016

GOP Convention: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
During this week’s GOP Convention in Cleveland, you can’t carry tennis balls or water pistols near the event arena, but you can carry a gun. Ohio is an “open carry” state. What could possibly go wrong?

But don’t try to carry firearms into Quicken Loans Arena, though. Republican conventioneers may not care about the safety of ordinary citizens, but they’re concerned about their own hides, especially if they can put the “gun-free zone” blame on those “Nanny State” Secret Service killjoys. Actually, privately owned Quicken Loans Arena never allows patrons to carry any weapons, but Republicans aren’t going to blame a business for saying what happens on its own premises.

More:

“Cleveland Police Union Asks Kasich To Suspend Open Carry Laws For RNC,” Sara Jerde, TPM Livewire

“Journalists are getting trained like war correspondents to cover the US conventions,” Maria Muriel, The World (PRI)

“What’s a University For? Case Western Suddenly Shuts Down to House Riot Police,” Belt Magazine

“Your Guide to Cleveland’s Security Nightmare,” Eric Levitz, New York Magazine

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In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning

July 17, 2016

In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning,” composed by David Mann, with lyrics by Bob Hilliard, sung by Marion Montgomery, with John Harter on piano. Recorded in 1990 at Ronnie Scott’s Club in London.

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Running On Empty

July 17, 2016

“Running On Empty,” written and performed by Jackson Browne, with David Lindley on lap steel guitar and backup vocals by Rosemary Butler and Doug Haywood. Recorded live at Marjorie Post Pavilion, Columbia MD, on August 27, 1977.

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That’s Life

July 17, 2016

“That’s Life,” written by Dean Kay and Kelly L. Gordon and recorded by O.C. Smith in 1966. Frank Sinatra is said to have heard this version of the song and decided to record it himself later that year. The song was first recorded by Marion Montgomery in 1964.

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Ooh That Kiss

July 17, 2016

“Ooh That Kiss,” written by Eddy Grant and recorded by him with his North London band The Equals.

More:

“Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys: The Story of Pioneering Interracial Rock Band the Equals,” Jason Heller, Pitchfork

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Up Above My Head

July 17, 2016

“Up Above My Head,” performed by The Wood Brothers. Many people are more familiar with the 1940 version by Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

The Wood Brothers: Oliver Wood (guitar), Chris Wood (bass) and Jano Rix ( percussion thing).

“Up over my head
I hear music in the air
I really do believe
There’s a Heaven up there.”

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Sugarless Tea

July 17, 2016

“Sugarless Tea,” written and directed by Sai Selvarajan. A short, stop-action animated film using watercolor paintings by Amanda Selvarajan, narrated by Hari Kondabolu.

More:

“Sai Selvarajan’s ‘Sugarless Tea’ Travels to Festivals,” Jennifer Wolfe, Animation World Network

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