Good old school/Wu-Tang hip-hop feel with the beat just knockin’. Slick Rick kills on this track.
Slick Rick is still a phenomenal rapper.
…I’m a soldier in the middle of Iraq we’ll say about noon-ish coming out the whip and lookin’ at me curious, a young Iraqi kid carryin’ laundry - “what’s wrong, G, hungry?” “no, give me my oil, get f**k out my country…”
guess this wasn’t good enough the two times I have previously posted it.
7:56 - Watching it in the business college with S4L and others. Too bad we’re watching it on FOX. 7:57 - “Health care is on life support now.” -Charles Krauthammer. PUN! 7:58 - Juan Williams thinks Obama’s going to pivot here to talking about a jobs bill. Helloooooo, New Deal 2! 8:00 - Brett Baier thinks this could be the most important speech of Obama’s presidency. 8:11 - Michelle’s looking good tonight, I have to say. 8:13 - Home VALUES haven’t declined per se, but their previously overinflated PRICES have. 8:15 - Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Michelle Obama are all wearing shades of purple. 8:16 - “This spirit—America’s decency and great strength”—American exceptionalism? 8:17 - HA! Joe Biden almost started clapping too early and then held off. 8:21 - Ooh, make the banks pay a “modest fee to pay back the taxpayers who saved them in their time of need”! That’ll show em! 8:21 - Nancy Pelosi is like the Paula Abdul of the State of the Union: solo standing ovations. 8:23 - Anecdotal evidence about the Recovery Act disproves the Broken Windows Fallacy! Save us, Bastiat! 8:24 - Oh great. A new jobs bill. 8:26 - Two minutes after mentioning a new jobs bill, Obama touts entrepreneurial innovation and development. Too bad make-work legislation will crowd out all that. 8:27 - “We can put Americans to work today building the infrastructure of tomorrow….There’s no reason China should have the fastest trains!” Yeah, we’re America! WE’RE gonna be the fastest! 8:29 - Aaaaand protectionism rears its ugly head. 8:32 - “Well, I do not accept second place for the United States of America!” More American exceptionalism. 8:36 - Nancy Pelosi is friggin’ PSYCHED about a “comprehensive energy and climate bill.” 8:37 - “I know there are those who disagree with the overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change.” *condescending* 8:38 - Obama says we’re going to double our exports in five years. “National Export Initiative.” Oh no. More farm subsidizing. Oh no oh no oh no. Please don’t become a protectionist, Obama. Please don’t. 8:39 - “This year we’ve broken through the stalemate between left and right.” I missed that. 8:42 - More subsidization of college education. Look, not everyone needs to go to college. Way to many people go already. 8:43 - Reinflation of home prices? 8:44 - “And now it’s perfectly obvious that I didn’t take on health care because it was good politics.” Ha ha! That’s actually pretty funny. 8:45 - “National movement to tackle the epidemic of childhood obesity.” Which article of the Constitution addresses this again? 8:53 - Not keeping the Bush tax cuts. No surprise there. 8:53 - I love Joe Biden’s serious face. 8:55 - Obama just mentioned a spending freeze, but then said it wouldn’t start until next year. “That’s how budgeting works.” Congress laughed, but I don’t think he was joking. I love that Congress thinks budgeting is funny. 9:00 - “What frustrates the American people is a Washington where every day is election day.” But wait, wouldn’t the American people actually want everyone in Washington to behave as if they had to face the wrath of their constituents immediately for bad decisions? 9:02 - “Just saying ‘no’ to everything may serve short-term political interests, but it’s not leadership.” -Obama to Republicans. Unless you’re trying to lead in the direction of smaller government. Just sayin’. 9:07 - “All of our troops our coming home.” I bet that doesn’t include the troops in Germany and Japan. But hey, wouldn’t want Nazism to rise again, I guess. 9:13 - Obama gives a shout-out to hate crime legislation. Come on: if you mug somebody, you demonstrably have no regard for their humanity and rights. And isn’t that already worse than having no regard for the larger ethnic or social group that they’re part of? 9:13 - Finally! Getting rid of “Don’t ask, don’t tell”! I can support that!
This is probably the best coverage of the SOTU I have seen, and the only I haven’t been disturbed by (which is also a little sad, that your comedic coverage is more accurate than more real coverage). Also at 8:53, I too about pissed my pants when he mentioned the glass manufacturers increased business.
“The responsibility to govern is now yours as well. Just saying no to everything may be good short-term politics, but it’s not leadership.”
Actually, Mr. President, saying no can be tremendous leadership. I wish we had a president that would say “no.” One who would say “no” to war. Say no to “waste.” Say “no” to wiretapping. Say “no” to indefinite detention. Say “no” to lobbyists. Say “no” to banks. Say “no” to the car companies. Say “no” to Wall Street. Say “no” to AIG. Someone who would say “no” to corrupt deals and broken promises. Obama hasn’t said “no” to any of these things. A leader would have.
NEW Gorillaz: “Stylo”(Feat. Bobby Womack & Mos Def)
first single off forth coming album “Plastic Beach”
01 “Orchestral Intro” (featuring Sinfonia ViVA) 02 “Welcome To The World Of The Plastic Beach” (feat. Snoop Dogg & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) 03 “White Flag” (feat. Kano, Bashy & The National Orchestra For Arabic Music) 04 “Rhinestone Eyes” 05 “Stylo” (feat. Bobby Womack & Mos Def) 06 “Superfast Jellyfish” (feat. Gruff Rhys & De La Soul) 07 “Empire Ants” (feat. Little Dragon) 08 “Glitter Freeze” (feat. Mark E Smith) 09 “Some Kind Of Nature” (feat. Lou Reed) 10 “On Melancholy Hill” 11 “Broken” 12 “Sweepstakes” (feat. Mos Def & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) 13 “Plastic Beach” (feat. Mick Jones & Paul Simonon) 14 “To Binge” (feat. Little Dragon) 15 “Cloud Of Unknowing” (feat. Bobby Womack and Sinfonia ViVA) 16 “Pirate Jet”
I admit that I growing up I listened to blink-182 for a couple of years, but grew of it pretty quickly. And having heard Tom DeLonge’s newer stuff, I just assumed the guy was a ignorant pretentious asshole, but now I’m pretty much positive. I am not the hugest vampire weekend fan in the world, just a time to time listener. I streamed contra, though the first time I listened to it I only made it a few tracks before turning off and putting on some Paul Simon (a common comparison mentioned in passing in this article) I really did enjoy it.
Well, I’m back in school now, taking a bunch of early morning classes, which I though would suck (and still could) but it is 11 and I am already done for the day. It feels like I am getting two days in one. anyway, I am going to try and wrap up 2009 lists today (which shouldn’t take too long cause my top 3 are pretty the cliché of 2009, but I’m ok with that), and the decade by the end of the week. I’m sure it will be "bundles of fun"