Pan o Palo

Don’t Leave Home Without It!
October 25, 2008, 10:37 pm
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The Race Card:

Thanks to Oliver Willis.


So It’s Come To This?
October 19, 2008, 4:49 am
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Story here.

Sick, sick fucks out there.

October 18, 2008, 10:49 pm
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You go to bed early, and wake up discovering that Michele Bachmann’s gone even further bat-shit crazy!

Appearing on MSNBC’s Hardball today, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) attacked the patriotism of Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), based on his alleged relationship to former Weather Underground member William Ayers and the values of Obama’s former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. “I’m very concerned that he may have anti-American views,” said Bachmann. “That’s what the American people are concerned about.”

She then went further, suggesting that all liberal views — held by people such as Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, professors, and all Americans who identify themselves as “liberals” — are “anti-American.” When host Chris Matthews, stunned by her remarks, asked Bachmann how many people in Congress hold anti-American views, she responded, “You’ll have to ask them.”

Bachmann called on the media to conduct investigations into the anti-American activities of members of Congress, similar to Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s discredited House Un-American Activities Committee hearings in the 1950s. “I think people would love to see an exposé like that,” she claimed.

More here from the Strib.

I fear for all of you that live in Bachmann’s district…seriously.

UPDATE: Over in the comments section at Eschaton, plantsman posted a link to Censure Michele Bachmann.  Please sign it.

Friday Oona
October 18, 2008, 4:53 am
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Oona and Em

Pwn’g teh couch.

I’ve got a long, long weekend with Oona Belle.  Wish me luck!

The GOP Isn’t Racist
October 17, 2008, 9:48 am
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No, they’re just inclusive.

Fuck you…you’re sick.

October 17, 2008, 8:34 am
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That would be your Fox News:

In an interview to be published in Sunday’s New York Times, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, who is openly gay, reveals that the only time Fox News tried to bring her on a show was to comment on Madonna and Britney Spears’ infamous kiss:

Favorite Fox News put-down: “I don’t talk much about Fox. That’s more Keith Olbermann, but the only time Fox tried to book me on a show—ever—was for me to comment on Madonna and Britney Spears having kissed at an awards ceremony. I declined.”

Not that it’s particularly shocking that Fox debases women and the LGBT community on a regular basis, but this is pretty revealing.  Here’s Maddow, who has absolutely shown that she’s a competent, reasonable non-villager in the vast media construct…and all that Fox wants is to know her take on two women kissing?

Crystal Sets and Interwebs
October 15, 2008, 8:23 am
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While slacking at work the other day, I came across  From the site:

Click on AIRCHECKS to find historic recordings of Twin Cities radio stations dating back to 1924. Recent postings are listed below. Some of the more popular airchecks can be found on the SPECIAL POSTINGS page including coverage of the JFK and RFK shootings/assassinations, 35W Bridge Collapse, Jay Philpott’s Montage Mania and more!

You can also view a collection of radio station videos (local television news coverage)  by clicking on the VIDEOS button. This website also features an extensive collection of airchecks from U100 Radio – WYOO AM/FM. This station had a short lifespan from 1974 to 1976, but is still well remembered by many.

There’s a lot about local radio that I don’t remember growing up, aside from a couple of top-40 stations that played songs that reminded you of girls, and shit.  I went back and listened to a WCCO broadcast of the 1937 St. Paul Winter Carnival Coronation:


Fun, harmless, nonsensical stuff…but not nostalgic in a James Lileks sort of way.  Just interesting to listen to.  Check it out, if local history/radio history is your thing.