« | Home | Recent Comments | Categories | »

Youtube duet: Miles Davis improvising on LCD Soundsystem

Posted on November 16th, 2012 at 18:26 by John Sinteur in category: News

No editing or other tricks, just 2 youtube videos played at the same time.


Write a comment

Comments:

  1. Nice!

Lord of the Rings Re-enacted by Ponies

Posted on November 16th, 2012 at 18:23 by John Sinteur in category: News


Write a comment

In his own voice

Posted on November 16th, 2012 at 18:15 by John Sinteur in category: News

[Quote]:

You start out in 1954 by saying, “N—–, n—–, n—–.” By 1968 you can’t say “n—–”—that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff, and you’re getting so abstract. Now, you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is, blacks get hurt worse than whites.… “We want to cut this,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, uh, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “N—–, n—–.”

The full audio of Republican operative and Karl Rove mentor Lee Atwater’s infamous 1981 interview has been obtained and published by The Nation.
If you just want to hear the line itself, check out this YouTube video.

From the comments: It is instructive to consider Romney’s conference call yesterday against the backdrop of Atwater’s comments.


Write a comment

Oh, We See Disaster

Posted on November 16th, 2012 at 16:10 by John Sinteur in category: News

[Quote]:

The harsh-austerity countries did much worse than the OECD was expecting.

This is similar to the IMF’s exercise, which convinced its staff that fiscal multipliers are not just positive — contractionary policy is contractionary — but bigger than they thought. So the OECD was terribly, terribly wrong and gave awful advice. I wonder if they have learned anything from the experience.


Write a comment

Comments:

  1. They learned that stupid, desparate people will take their advice and money irregardless of what it does to the 99%.