And THAT’S the Way it is…

Walter Cronkite

1917 – 2009

The dash represents a remarkable life – one in which Walter Cronkite became the most trusted man in America, a familiar voice and a familiar face to us all.

I leave the obitutuary and tribute writers to their professions. My humble words cannot do justice to all he has done. I can offer but a simple Thank You.


you may write your words of remembrance below:

Music Night: Lamb of God

Lamb of God is the band that fired us up for Metallica. The guys hail from Richmond, Virgina. I like the lyrics. The Reduced Instruction Set Music? Well, if you like it loud and mean, have fun.


Now you’ve got something to die for
Now you’ve got something to die for
Infidel, Imperial
Lust for blood, a blind crusade
Apocalyptic, we count the days

Bombs to set the people free, blood to feed the dollar tree
Flags for coffins on the screen, oil for the machine
Army of liberation, gunpoint indoctrination
The fires of sedition
Fulfill the prophecy

Now you’ve got something to die for
Now you’ve got something to die for

Send the children to the fire, sons and daughters stack the pyre
Stoke the flame of the empire, live to lie another day
Face of hypocrisy, raping democracy
Apocalyptic, we count the days

We’ll never get out of this hole, until we’ve dug our own grave
And drag the rest down with us, the burning home of the brave
Now you’ve got something to die for
Now you’ve got something to die for

Metallica Zurich 07/16

and here’s a short bootlegged clip from yesterday.

I’m not too old, I’m not too old. Even if an 11 year old and a 12 year old were the real fans and responsible for my going there. What a ruckus! They didn’t pull any punches. But hey, it was fun after all. I made the kids wear earplugs and they really enjoyed themselves. And my age group was represented, too. All them elderly Harley owners, you know.

Music Night tonight?

Pat Buchanan is 100% pure racist

“White men were 100% of the people that wrote the Constitution, 100% of the people that signed the Declaration of Independence, 100% of the people who died at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, probably close to 100% of the people who died at Normandy. This has been a country built basically by white folks.”

And Pat’s Klan robes will be 100% white as well.

Rachel did a fine job allowing this hardcore racist expose him so completely.  There is not a single doubt remaining as to what Buchanan is about.

Will MSNBC finally stop giving this racist an almost daily platform to spew his hateful rhetoric?  Afterall, there are no self-proclaimed neo-Nazis employed as “regular contributors” on any other reputable news organizations — as far as I know.  What makes Pat Buchanan so different?  Wearing a nice suit and combing his hair?


HT:  ThinkProgress

The Watering Hole: July 17th – Science Trivia

Forty years ago three men were on their way to the moon. At that time Neiman Marcus sold a kitchen computer to store recipes for $ 10’600.00. The device had a 0.6 Mhz processor and 16 KB storage. Compare that to your computer of today and let’s find out where in space man would be today if space travel had developed at a comparable pace. (Hint: The Earth – Moon distance, core to core, is 384,403 km)

Or just let us know what else is on your mind. It’s an open thread.