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Lonnie Mack Dead: Blues Guitar Great Dies At 74

 

 

 

 

” Blues guitar great Lonnie Mack is dead at 74, Alligator Records announced late Thursday. According to a press release, he died of natural causes on Thursday at Centennial Medical Center near his home in Smithville, Tennessee.

  Central New York native and fellow blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa spread the sad news on social media early Friday morning”

 

 

 

 

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Opening Statement 4.16.17

Election 2016 Clinton, Sanders – Trump, Cruz & Kasich

 

 

 

Via ReasonTV

 

 

Published on Apr 15, 2016

” Remy tries to out-Democrat the candidates in last night’s CNN debate.”

It's "Colored People Time"

It’s “Colored People Time”

 

Not our best effort , but here it is .

Hillary Clinton Addresses Her Losing Streak Cold Open – SNL

 

 Donald Trump Vs Establishment – Election 2016

 

 

Bernie E Neuman

Bernie E Neuman

 

Bernie reminds me of Alfred E Neuman .

Wisdom From Comrade VI Obama

“Wisdom” From Comrade V.I. Obama

Not a huge Trump fan , but even less of a fan of GOPe

 

 

 

     Here’s a variation of our previous creation . Again , apologies to the late Ms Bourke-White . If you are unfamiliar with the name read here . Margaret Bourke-White was a “Life” magazine war correspondent as well as one of the most accomplished photographers of all time .

 

 

 

No Way But The Demo Way WM

Bread Lines For All*

 

Feel The Bern WM

 

*Apologies to Margaret Bourke-White

Any Day Now

 

This is our 4th attempt at publishing a photoshop and while I’m thoroughly enjoying the creative process , and for the most part the end products , I could use some guidance on how to blend my work together to look of a piece . As delightful of an image as the above PS is , it is painfully obvious that Hill has been added in . I tried many adjustments but could not get the large mass of her coat to blend into the existing background . Any suggestions on how to blend two photos would be much appreciated .

 

Hill Jailed PS

There’s always hope , Happy Easter

 

 

Obama & The Fugitives

 

 

” With the prisoner exchange and the normalizing of relations with Cuba arises the question of the dozens of American fugitives enjoying asylum there—including a cop-killer on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists List with a $1 million reward offered for her capture.

  Assata Shakur, also known as Joanne Chesimard, escaped from prison in 1979 after being convicted of murdering state trooper Werner Foerster. She had been in a car with two fellow members of the Black Liberation Army when Foerster and another trooper pulled them over on the New Jersey Turnpike.

  Shakur was on the run for five years after her prison break before managing to reach Cuba, where she was granted asylum in 1984.

  In 1997, the New Jersey State Police wrote to Pope John Paul II asking him to raise the question of Shakur with Fidel Castro on an upcoming visit to Cuba.

  Whether the pope did or not, Shakur continued to live undisturbed in Cuba despite a 1998 resolution by the U.S. Congress asking that she be returned. She was joined by her daughter, who was conceived while Shakur was in a New Jersey prison and initially raised by Shakur’s own mother in New York.

  Cuba also granted asylum to three black militants who hijacked an airplane from Albuquerque while being sought for the 1972 murder of New Mexico State Trooper Robert Rosenbloom during a traffic stop.

  One of the three, Ralph Goodwin, is said to have drowned while swimming at a beach outside Havana. Michael Finney died of cancer. Charlie Hill continues to live in Cuba. Hill told a Washington Post reporter in 1999 that he had no regrets about killing Rosenbloom, who had a wife and two young daughters.

“ I have never felt guilty about that cop,” Hill was quoted saying. “I never think about that dude.”

  For her part, Shakur denied actually firing the bullets that killed trooper Foerster, who was murdered with his own gun. The FBI continued to consider her so dangerous that it offered the $1 million reward in 2005 and put her on the Most Wanted Terrorists List last year.

  Among the roughly 80 other American fugitives in Cuba is Ishmael Ali LaBeef, who hijacked an airplane after he and four buddies murdered eight innocents during a robbery at a Virgin Islands golf course in 1972.

  There is also Victor Gerena, who is wanted in connection with a $7 million armored car robbery in Connecticut in 1983.

  And then there is William Morales of the Puerto Rican independence group the FALN. He lost most of both hands while assembling a device in an FALN bomb factory in 1979, but managed to escape from a hospital ward where he was being fitted for prosthetic hands after being convicted of weapons charges and sentenced to 99 years. 

  Morales made his way to Mexico, where an effort to capture him led to a shootout, which ended with a local cop being killed. He served five years in a Mexican prison but then was allowed to board a plane for Havana despite American efforts to extradite him.”

 

    Read more of about these longtime fugitives from justice that Obama has chosen to ignore while making deals with tyrants , just as he ignored our citizens being held by Iran as he enriched their treasury and war-making ability .

Everybody Tango !

Everybody Tango

Legendary Country Blues Guitarists

 

 

 

Published on Dec 6, 2013

This DVD collection presents some of the rarest footage of legendary Country Blues artists that we have been fortunate to find. The footage varies from hi-quality film to analog videos taped over 40 years ago. But above all, the music and performances are powerful and evocative. The sounds of Skip James, Bukka White, Big Bill Broonzy, Son House, Will Shade, Rev. Gary Davis and others on this 115 minute collection will give you shivers up your spine and get your feet tapping. This is the Country Blues of a time long past.

  Titles include: CHARLIE BURSE & WILL SHADE Kansas City Blues BIG BILL BROONZY Trouble In Mind, Backwater Blues SON HOUSE Talk about the Blues, So Hard To Love Someone SKIP JAMES Cherry Ball Blues SON HOUSE Sick and Bad Blues BUKKA WHITE Aberdeen Blues, Tombstone Blues, Brownsville Blues, REV. GARY DAVIS Blind Gary Davis – A Documentary by Harold Becker UNKNOWN ARTIST Take My Hand, Precious Lord, I’m Going Too RALPH WILLIS & WASHBOARD PETE SANDERS Dream I Had On My Mind, I’ve Been Living With The Blues, Midnight Special SAM CHATMON Sales Tax Blues, Outside Friend, Fishing Blues (Evil Jackson), Glad When You’re Dead MANCE LIPSCOMB I Want to Do Something for You, Alabama Jubilee HENRY JOHNSON Blood Red River WILLIE TRICE Be Your Dog, Run Here Gal, Poor Boy Long Ways From Home, Good Time Boogie, Sweet Sugar Mama, Stand and Welcome Jesus, When The Saints Go Marching In SON HOUSE & BUDDY GUY I Wish I Had My Whole Heart In My Hand”

Running Time: 115 minutes

For details go to: http://www.guitarvideos.com/products/… “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Allen – The Kings Of Comedy

 

 

 

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Property Rights On The 10th Anniversary Of Kelo v. City Of New London

 

 

 

Published on Jun 17, 2015

” View the full event: http://www.cato.org/events/property-r…

  Despite the case’s outcome, Kelo v. City of New London shattered what many believed to be a consensus that virtually any condemnation satisfies the Fifth Amendment. Kelo thus led to significant progress, but there is much work to be done.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Maria Montessori

 

 

” Discipline must come through liberty… We do not consider an individual disciplined when he has been rendered as artificially silent as a mute and as immovable as a paralytic. He is an individual annihilated, not disciplined. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Steve Breen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

1542 – Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain

1652 – New Amsterdam (now NYC) passes 1st speed limit law in US

1693 – 1st woman’s magazine “Ladies’ Mercury” published (London)

1743 – War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: on the battlefield in Bavaria, George II personally leads troops into battle. The last time that a British monarch would command troops in the field.

1759 – General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.

1778 – Liberty Bell came home to Phila after the British had left

1847 – NY & Boston linked by telegraph wires

1893 – Great stock crash on NY stock exchange

1905 – Russian sailors mutiny aboard battleship “Potemkin”

1929 – 1st color TV demo (NYC)

1940 – Soviet Army attacks Romania

1942 – FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY’s Long Island

1950 – US sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam

1950 – North Koreans troop reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict

1954 – 1st atomic power station opens (Obninsk, near Moscow, Russia)

1954 – CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow elected government of Guatemala

1955 – 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)

1957 – Hurricane Audrey, kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas

1963 – USAF Major Robert A Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 m

1973 – “Live & Let Die” premieres in US

1976 – Israeli raid on Entebbe, Uganda

1977 – Willie McCovey smashes 2 HRs in inning for 2nd time (Apr 12, 1973)

1985 – Route 66 (Chicago to Santa Monica), is decertified

1993 – Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song “It’s Not Easy Being Green” to President Clinton

1994 – Aerosmith become first major band to let fans download a full new track free from the internet

2008 – Bill Gates steps down as Chairman of Microsoft Corporation to work full time for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Births

1040 – King Ladislaus I of Hungary (d. 1095)

1838 – Paul von Mauser, German weapon designer (d. 1914)

1869 – Emma Goldman, anarchist/publisher (Mother Earth)

1880 – Helen Keller, Ala, blind-deaf author/lecturer had more sense than many

1899 – Juan Trippe, American airline entrepreneur (d. 1981)

1923 – Paul F Conrad, Cedar Rapids Iowa, cartoonist (Pulitzer 1964, 71, 84)

1925 – Jerome “Doc” Pomus, rocker

1930 – H Ross Perot, Texas, billionaire/presidental candidate (1992)

1944 – Bruce Johnston, US pop musician (Beach Boys-God Only Knows)

1955 – Isabelle Adjani, Paris, actress (Story of Adele H, Driver, Ishtar)

1985 – Nico Rosberg, German race car driver

Deaths

444 – Cyrillus van Alexandria, patriarch of Alexandria, dies

1638 – Lukaris Cyrillus, patriarch of Alexandria/Constantinople, dies

1844 – Hyrum Smith, founder/leader (Mormon Church), shot by mob in Carthage Ill

1844 – Joseph Smith Jr, founder/leader (Mormon Church), shot by mob at 38

1889 – Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano, dies

1952 – Max Dehn, German mathematician (b. 1878)

1971 – Kenneth Washington, actor (Sgt Baker-Hogan’s Heroes), dies at 53

1995 – Prez “Kidd” Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 61

2001 – Jack Lemmon, American actor (b. 1925)

2002 – John Entwistle, bass-player with The Who dies in his sleep of a heart attack in his Las Vegas hotel room aged 57

2004 – George Patton IV, American general (b. 1923)

2005 – Shelby Foote, American author and historian (b. 1917)

2005 – Domino Harvey, English-born bounty hunter (b. 1969)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06.24.15

 

 

National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

 

 

” Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, June 24, 2015:

  • Island County, Washington: The sheriff apologized for the dehydration death-in-custody of a mentally ill man. ow.ly/OHzAe
  • Update: Evans, Colorado (First reported 04-10-15): An officer was cleared of wrongdoing during an investigation into the shooting death of a county deputy’s wife. The deputy is facing charges in that case. ow.ly/OJXXQ
  • Update: Bibb County, Georgia (First reported 06-18-15): A deputy was fired after his DUI arrest. ow.ly/OK4Ev
  • Key West, Florida: An officer was arrested for domestic battery of his 18-year-old girlfriend. ow.ly/OKhFd
  • Jackson County, Oregon: A now-former officer was cleared of criminal wrongdoing in a ticket-fixing investigation. ow.ly/OKiFG
  • Update: Las Cruces, New Mexico (First reported 05-20-15): Two officers were indicted for their roles in a jailhouse beating. ow.ly/OKHqo
  • Update: Albuquerque, New Mexico (First reported 03-27-14): Two officers were charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of James Boyd last year. ow.ly/OKJYD
  • Update: Lowndes County, Georgia (First reported 05-07-14): A now-former deputy was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for extorting Hispanic drivers. He took money from them during traffic stops under threat of deportation. ow.ly/OL1qf
  • Update: Dover, Delaware (First reported 05-06-15): An officer indicted for assault against a suspect due to video of the incident has trial scheduled for November  30, 2015. ow.ly/OKLzX
  • Update: State College, Pennsylvania (First reported 05-15-15): An officer was fired and charged with tampering. He allegedly removed and replaced the contents of 120 packs of drug evidence. ow.ly/OKN9n

 

 

 

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Oops, I Did it Again! – TSA Version – With Remy

 

 

 

Published on Jun 25, 2015

” Remy gets the TSA boy band together to give their twist on the Britney Spears hit.

Runs approximately 2 minutes.

Written and performed by Remy. Music tracks and background vocals by Ben Karlstrom. Video by Meredith Bragg.

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Scroll below for lyrics and visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2015/06/25… for hyper-linked lyrics, downloadable versions, and more.

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Lyrics:

I think I did it again
I just saved the world
You’re welcome, my friend

Oh baby, I’ve
groped so many kids
by patting them down
I just received this

A four-ounce tube of toothpaste?
No ain’t nothing getting past me
Well maybe, maybe

Oops, I did it again
I missed all their bombs
they got on the plane
oh baby, baby
Oops you think I’m the one
keeping track of the guns
I’m not that competent

Of the 70 weapons they tried to sneak past, you missed 67
leaving you incompetent at the single task we gave you
Is there a reason we shouldn’t fire you?
Well, I identify as competent.
Why didn’t you say so…

Oops, I did it again (Oops I)
I missed all their bombs (did it again, missed their bombs)
they got on the plane (I got lost)
oh baby, baby (I’m not that bright, baby)
Oops you think I’m the one (Oops you)
keeping track of the guns (gave us the GDP of Guam)
I’m not that competent “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Does Your Breath Stink In The Morning?

 

 

 

 

Published on Jun 23, 2015

” At night, your mouth becomes the perfect home for growing bacteria. Forgive us if we don’t talk to you until after you brush your teeth.
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