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not that anyone asked, part two ...

Posted by Whitmore, January 6, 2008 02:27pm | Post a Comment

Here are some of my favorite Presidential campaign quotes, miscues, gaffes, and faux pas’ for 2007…





On Apr. 5, 2007:  Mitt Romney in trying, once again, to re-defend his undetectable machismo stated:  “I'm not a big-game hunter. I've made that very clear. I've always been, if you will, a rodent and rabbit hunter. Small varmints, if you will. And I began when I was 15 or so and have hunted those kinds of varmints since then, more than two times.” Later he acknowledged he had only gone hunting twice in his life.















April 18, 2007:  John McCain, not only proved he was an old rock and roller at heart but a fan of Dr Demento’s as well, when in response to the question, “When do we send them an airmail message to Tehran?”, he sang a parodied version of the old Beach Boys tune of “Barbara Ann”, crooning “Bomb, bomb, bomb ... Bomb, bomb Iran.”















Sept. 21, 2007: Rudy Giuliani, in a classic Rudy moment, explained why he interrupted a speech to the National Rifle Association by answering a cellphone call from his wife: “Quite honestly, since Sept. 11, most of the time when we get on a plane, we talk to each other and just reaffirm the fact that we love each other.” Giuliani answered: “Hello, dear. I'm talking to the members of the NRA right now. Would you like to say hello?” The next day the New York Times under the headline, “Just a Moment. It's My Wife. Again,” questioned whether Giuliani staged the call in front of an unreceptive audience, reminding readers that a similar scene occurred earlier in June during a speech to Cuban immigrants.

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Not that anyone asked ...

Posted by Whitmore, January 6, 2008 10:58am | Post a Comment

Not that anybody asked, but I thought I’d toss up a couple of my picks for the best photos of the year.

This image is of Mary McHugh at the grave of her fiancé, Sgt James J. Regan at Arlington National Cemetery. He was from Manhasset, New York. Sgt Regan was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq.

After a record drought year, this past fire season was one of the most destructive and costly in Southern California history, photographer Karen Tapia-Anderson took this photo of 12 firefighters trapped atop a ridge in Orange County after flames jumped the road sending the fire up the hillside, prompting the firefighters to deploy their fire shelters. "We just remained calm, everyone did," one firefighter said after he was checked out by paramedics. All 12 firefighters were treated at the scene, none of them wanted to be sent to the hospital. 

A photo of the gruesome aftermath of Pakistan’s oppositional leader Benazir Bhutto’s assassination, the suicide attack left more then 20 people dead.

Why You Should Shop In The World Music Vinyl Section #2 - Part 2 -The Salsa Arms Race

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, January 6, 2008 01:46am | Post a Comment
My roommate took me to a house party in which the owner of the house had this insane record collection. I try to live minimally, not buying more than I need, but when I saw the amount of Salsa vinyl this guy had, I went nuts. After that night, I made it a point to try to amass a Salsa Vinyl collection bigger than the one I saw at the party. I guess I had Salsa envy. Thus began the Salsa Arms Race. Check out what I've found lately at Amoeba's World Music vinyl section...Ha! take that, Salsa Vinyl Collection Guy!

Andy Montañez-Una Dimension Desconocida
Oscar D'Leon Y Su Salsa Mayor-2 Sets Con Oscar
 Grupo Irakere-Self-Titled X 2
El Gran Combo-In Alaska

Why You Should Shop In The World Music Vinyl Section - Part 1 - The Roc En Español Edition

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, January 6, 2008 01:09am | Post a Comment

Caifanes
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La Negra Tomasa










Manu Chao -
Radio
Bemba Sound System









Enanitos Verdes- Contrareloj  








Titan-
C'mon Feel The Noise


Electric Dreams

Posted by phil blankenship, January 5, 2008 11:16pm | Post a Comment
 





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