Thursday, May 22, 2008

Nothing is sacred

Apparently conservative radio host Michael Savage played the Dead Kennedy's song California Uber Alles in "honor" of Ted Kennedy. Before we try to wrap our head around Savage's explanation, let us just have a moment of silence for a Dead Kennedys song being played on Conservative radio.

"Where has God gone?" he cried. "I shall tell you. We have killed him - you and I. We are his murderers. - Nietzsche

Actually digging into the why and how this travesty happened baffles the mind of any sane man:
Later, Savage played the Dead Kennedys song "California Über Alles" after stating: "The poor guy's been suffering for years, you know? Unfairly he's been accused of alcoholism, but we see now that it was something much more deep-seated. And so, to cut this out in some respect for Ted Kennedy, here's a tune coming at you from the Dead Kennedys. Go ahead and play it, please."

After reading from the lyrics of "California Über Alles," Savage said, "No gloating today, no laughter, all serious. You don't joke about a man's cancer. I do it, but I won't do it today; it's something I will not do." At one point in the program, he told a caller, "You know I'm playing the Dead Kennedys not to mock Ted Kennedy. It's just appropriate, that's all."
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Savage subsequently aired a clip of Kennedy singing "Ay Jalisco No Te Rajes" before he asserted, "This is running America. No wonder [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad's racing ahead with a nuclear weapon. He's afraid of these old men? He's afraid of these men who don't know what they're talking about? They don't know what they're talking about. No wonder Al Gore can receive a prize -- a Nobel Prize for something that doesn't exist. No wonder. Nobody knows what's going on." Savage added, "Either they're senile, or they're bought out, or they're corrupt, or they're crazy, or they're on medication. And we the people are sitting here saying, 'The king has no clothes,' and the king says, 'Off with your head.' Play 'California Über Alles' by the Dead Kennedys for me. I'm not going to get too worked up right now -- lunch is coming up for me anyway."
I guess it's kind of funny hearing Savage accuse someone else of being corrupt or crazy.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Franchise failure

Howard Beck, New York Times:
The Bulls were slotted ninth and had only a 1.7 percent chance of winning the lottery. They leapfrogged seven teams, including the Knicks, whose new coach, Mike D’Antoni, turned down the Bulls to come to New York.
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In a draft that is considered deep, but with no sure things after Rose and Beasley, the Knicks will get a less great player. Slotted fifth, they slipped to sixth in the lottery.
The Knicks can't even do well in the draft lottery.

I believe Jon Lester, cancer survivor™, came in third in the lottery.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Life's a bitch

I had a good Wednesday and a good Saturday, and in between I learned that I must have a clog, because both my laundry water and my shower water came up out of my toilet and flooded the bathroom and my bedroom.

Something substantive down the road, but for now, actual Bitch: