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FLASHBACK: Johnny Carson Rips Joe Biden for ‘Plagiarism’ 33 YEARS AGO on the ‘Tonight Show’
Post Date: 2020-09-18 18:58:22 by Deckard
Unearthed footage went viral on social media this week showing legendary comedian Johnny Carson poking fun at Joe Bidens multiple accusations of plagiarism back in 1987; blasting his speech that was too familiar from one delivered by a British politician. On the political scene, one of the Democratic candidates, a Senator Joseph Biden have you seen the problem hes been having? Carson asked his audience at the start of the Tonight Show one evening. And then the press got on him. And then he was charged also with taking part of Bobby Kennedys speeches. And Biden says, not to worry. He reassured his staff, he said, ...
Blind Faith "Change of Address" from June 23rd 1969 (Rare Promo)
Post Date: 2020-07-30 03:39:18 by Deckard
(Island promo single) Ⓟ 1969, England "Change of Address from June 23rd 1969" / "Sales Office" [same untitled track both sides] Blind Faith were an English supergroup featuring Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, and Ric Grech, active in mostly 1969. They were eagerly anticipated by the music press as a continuation of Clapton and Baker's former group Cream and Winwood's former group Traffic, but they split after one album and tour. A promotional single was released by Island, although the promotion was for Island itself. It was a single announcing the fact that they were moving their offices, titled "Change Of Address From 23 June ...
Peter Green - (Fleetwood Mac) 1946-2020
Post Date: 2020-07-26 06:47:16 by Deckard
The death has been announced of Peter Green, founder of Fleetwood Mac. Green was born at Bethnal Green, East London, just down the road from Stepney where another legendary guitarist, Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash, was born. Andy was also a great fan, and paid tribute to him: He first came to my attention in John Mayalls Bluesbreakers, as a replacement for the departing Eric Clapton. His instrumental tune The Supernatural caught my ear as a masterful use of feedback and emotion. I was later fortunate to catch the debut of Peter Greens Fleetwood Mac at the Windsor jazz and Blues Festival in 1967
I got in the front row there, and was so overcome by the bands ...
Don Rickles Hosts Full: Live with Regis/Kathie Lee (1996)
Post Date: 2020-07-25 19:49:45 by A K A Stone
Poster Comment:RIP Regis.
Masked, Homeless, and Desolate
Post Date: 2020-07-24 06:48:07 by Deckard
Walk the streets in the United States and many countries these days and you will see streaming crowds of people possessed by demons, masked and anonymous, whose eyes look like vacuums, staring into space or out of empty sockets like the dead, afraid of their own ghosts. Fear and obedience oozes from them. Death walks the streets with people on leashes in lockstep. That they have been the victims of a long-planned propaganda campaign to use an invisible virus to frighten them into submission and shut down the worlds economy for the global elites is beyond their ken. This is so even when the facts are there to prove otherwise. It is a clear case, as Peter Koenig tells Michel ...
Rollerball imagined a completely different future of fame
Post Date: 2020-07-20 03:30:27 by Deckard
The movie: Rollerball (the 1975 original, not the 2002 remake) The future: Corporate nations and their supercomputers rule humanity, shaping digitized historical records to their liking. The masses are pacified by watching rollerball, a professional sport thats like football played on a roller derby loop with motorcycles. Rollerball players have a glamorous existence: fans idolize them, executives envy them, and theyre provided lavish homes, beautiful wives or girlfriends, and fancy TVs with extra screens that show smaller, differently angled shots of whatever theyre watching. In return for all this, they let corporations control their lives.Jonathan E. (played by James ...
PAT BENATAR - Day Gig (1974)
Post Date: 2020-07-16 00:12:42 by Deckard
In 1974 while living in Richmond, VA, Pat recorded one single for Phil Coxon, leader of a local band Coxon's Army. No more then 200 copies were pressed and mayby half of them sold. As the rumour goes, in late '70s when Pat signed to Chrysalis Records and released her debut album "In the Heat of the Night", she re-claimed and destroyed most of the remaining copies of that single. Five Years Later:
1970's Coronavirus Public Service Announcement
Post Date: 2020-07-14 16:32:50 by Deckard
Racist? Black Jeopardy with Tom Hanks - SNL
Post Date: 2020-07-09 16:35:51 by Deckard
Drugs and Ammo
Post Date: 2020-06-28 14:27:54 by Deckard
A look at war through the lens of the performance enhancers that help make it possible Media Contact & Reprint Requests (Joanna Andreasson) Killer High: A History of War in Six Drugs, by Peter Andreas, Oxford University Press, 338 pages, $29.95The military use of performance-enhancing drugs hasn't evolved much since Vikings rushed into battle high on hallucinogenic mushrooms. Throughout history, armies have fought under the influence of one psychoactive chemical or another, sometimes with their commanders' sanction and sometimes not: from the plant-based pharmacological highs of Zulu warriors to the vodka-numbed Cossacks in Crimea and from the coked-up British Tommies of World ...
Damnatio Memoriae, or How to Erase Someone from History
Post Date: 2020-06-26 06:46:16 by A K A Stone
Donald Trump On The Drew Carey Show (1997)
Post Date: 2020-06-24 15:10:44 by Deckard
Convair B-36 Peacemaker: Strategic Air Command (1955)
Post Date: 2020-06-15 08:02:36 by Deckard
Just watched this chestnut on Amazon Prime, a really good look at the early days of SAC. Robert "Dutch" Holland (James Stewart) is a successful third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals batting .335 and making 70 k per year. June Allyson plays his wife, Sally. He was recalled into the newly-formed Strategic Air Command stationed at Carswell Air Force Base. Holland flies missions in the massive B-36 "Peacemaker" bomber. Wasn't familiar with this aircraft until I watched the film. Really cool plane - 10 engines - 4 jet and 6 prop. Apparently the jets were used mostly for take-off.The B-36 had a crew of 15, the pressurized flight deck and crew compartment were linked ...
Fifty Years Later, NSA Keeps Details of Israel’s USS Liberty Attack Secret
Post Date: 2020-06-09 04:35:49 by Deckard
ON JUNE 8, 1967, an Israeli torpedo tore through the side of the unarmed American naval vessel USS Liberty, approximately a dozen miles off the Sinai coast. The ship, whose crew was under command of the National Security Agency, was intercepting communications at the height of the Six-Day War when it came under direct Israeli aerial and naval assault. Reverberations from the torpedo blast sent crewman Ernie Gallo flying across the radio research room where he was stationed. Gallo, a communications technician aboard the Liberty, found himself and his fellow shipmates in the midst of an attack that would leave 34 Americans dead and 171 wounded. This week marks the 50th ...
A Monument to Authoritarianism (Lincoln Memorial)
Post Date: 2020-06-06 04:25:52 by Deckard
News coverage of the recent riots in Washington, D.C. revealed the utter inability of the police to protect shop owners, residents, and even the church across the street from the White House from vandalism, looting, and arson. National Guard and even active-duty military troops were brought in to protect the White House itself. The Secret Service is said to have brought the Trump family into the underground bunker beneath the executive mansion at one point. Some of the governments monuments to itself, which seem to be on every street corner and in every intersection in Washington, D.C., were vandalized and spray painted with graffiti. Yet it was still surprising to ...
The Carrie Nations: "Find It" (Obscure '60s Psych Rock from "Valley of The Dolls")
Post Date: 2020-06-05 07:05:59 by Deckard
Poster Comment:Jefferson Airplane meets Ann Wilson + The Bangles with some "I Had Too Much To Dream" fuzz guitar.
11 "Modern Antiques" Kids Today Have Never Seen
Post Date: 2020-06-04 04:56:21 by Deckard
Even though I'm fairly ancient, I've never seen a Model T outside of a classic auto show. So I realize that there are many things that have been obsolete since the elastic waistband was invented and would confound anyone under age 70. But what about some common items that have come and gone within the last 30 or so years? See how many of these you recognize, and how many of them would puzzle your kids or grandkids. 1. 45 RPM RECORD ADAPTER oldschoolgoodtimes, Flickr // CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Seven-inch singles produced in the US had a large half-dollar size hole in the center, unlike the tiny hole punched in LPs that fit conveniently onto a turntable spindle. This large hole tradition was ...
Israeli scientists dig up cannabis traces in ancient temple
Post Date: 2020-06-02 10:38:26 by Willie Green
Israeli archaeologists say theyve made a dope discovery, finding cannabis residue on artifacts from an ancient temple in southern IsraelJERUSALEM -- Israeli archaeologists say theyve found cannabis residue on artifacts from an ancient temple in southern Israel providing the first evidence of the use of hallucinogenics in the ancient Jewish religion. In a research paper, the authors say the discovery from an 8th-century B.C. shrine at Tel Arad offers the first proof for the use of mind-altering substances as part of cultic rituals in Judah, including the first Jewish Temple that stood in Jerusalem at the same time. Archaeological excavations at Tel Arad, ...
The Incredible Story of the US Army's Earth-Shaking, Off-Road Land Trains
Post Date: 2020-05-31 12:45:26 by Willie Green
Oh, your pickup has a lift? That's cute. US ArmyYou need to get 500 tons of supplies from Fairbanks, Alaska to the Arctic Oceana journey of about 400 miles through pure wilderness. There are no roads, very few airstrips, and endless ice. You're going to have to withstand minus 68 degree temperatures. Also, nuclear armageddon is on the menu if you're not quick about it. You, my friend, need a LeTourneau land train. The DEW LineBy 1954, with the Cold War well underway, the U.S. government realized the quickest way to get a nuclear bomber from Russia to America was to go right over the Arctic Circle. If we wanted any chance of preventing a nuclear apocalypse, we ...
"Where Did My World Go?"
Post Date: 2020-05-29 00:04:39 by Deckard
Change Is Not Always Progress I remember when there was no tamper-proof and child-proof packaging. That was before multiculturalism and Identity Politics when we could still trust one another and parents accepted responsibility for their children without fobbing it off on a company with a liability claim. I remember also when there were no state income and sales taxes. States were able to meet their responsibilities without them. A postage stamp cost one cent. A middle class house was $11,000 and an upper middle class house went fot $20,000. One million dollars was a large fortune. There were no billionaires. The air museum on the naval base ...
What the Failed 55-MPH Speed Limit Law Tells Us About COVID Lockdowns
Post Date: 2020-05-28 01:40:21 by Deckard
During the oil crises of the 1970s, Congress attempted to lower gasoline consumption by mandating a lowered speed limit for vehicles on all highways. But the efforts quickly evolved into a national campaign to increase traffic safety through lowered speed limits. Government data showed that thousands of lives could be saved per year by enforcing lower speed limits. Millions of American motorists, however, were unimpressed. Widespread noncompliance resulted as many Americans concluded it was better to accept higher risk of death on highwaysfor themselves and for those around themthan to travel at reduced speeds. Government propaganda efforts such as the "55 ...
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Big Middle Finger to the Confederacy
Post Date: 2020-05-25 15:47:54 by Willie Green
Grant, a History Channel miniseries airing over three nights beginning on Memorial Day (May 25), is an overtand timelyreclamation project. His reputation having faded over the past century because, as many here assert, the Souths Lost Cause rewriting of Civil War history invariably downplayed his accomplishments, Ulysses S. Grant is restored by this informative and entertaining TV documentary to the prototypical modern American hero. Based on Ron Chernows critically acclaimed 2017 biography of the same name, its a stirring tribute to an individual who embodied Americas finest ideals: hard work, determination, courage, resolve, and belief in ...
The Origins of Militarized Police: From Peace Officer to Command and Control
Post Date: 2020-05-11 21:38:56 by Deckard
By Michael Boldin To say that the militarization of the police is nothing new is to ignore Americas recent history as well as the long-standing model of a peace officer. As the feds have pushed to militarize local police, the focus has shifted from one who keeps the peace to one who enforces the law and thats an important difference.
Elvis Was King, Ike Was President, and 116,000 Americans Died in a Pandemic
Post Date: 2020-05-06 16:35:11 by Deckard
The year was 1957. Elviss new movie Jailhouse Rock was packing the theaters. The last episode of I Love Lucy aired on television. The show West Side Story held tryouts in Washington, D.C., and opened on Broadway in September. Fords new car the Edsel rolled off the assembly line. The Cold War with Russia was on and In God We Trust appeared on U.S. currency. The first Toys R Us store opened. Also that year, the so-called Asian Flu killed 116,000 Americans. Here is the full summary from the Centers for Disease Control: In February 1957, a new influenza A (H2N2) virus emerged in East Asia, triggering a pandemic (Asian ...
52 Years Ago, a Pandemic Flu Killed 100,000 in the US and Nothing Shut Down—Not Even Woodstock
Post Date: 2020-05-04 17:01:56 by Deckard
Mainstream media across the planet continue to refer to the COVID-19 outbreak as the worst pandemic since the Spanish flu of 1918. We are told that the economy shut down during the Spanish flu and people were ordered into quarantine, but it couldnt stop the death toll from reaching 650,000 Americans. Now, the government has made harsh and sweeping regulations, shut down entire sections of the US economy, largely based on a model from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), which says roughly 72,000 Americans will die from COVID-19. No one here is claiming that this virus is not serious and should not be taken serious. However, it is our duty as a free people to ...
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