Anthony Weiner & Lloyd Doggett Mock Republicans About NPR (VIDEO)

I know this will come as a huge shock to you, but I love Anthony Weiner. He is one of the few members of the Democratic Party that has absolutely no shame whatsoever in being a progressive liberal. He’s completely unapologetic and to say it’s refreshing would be a huge understatement.

As a person that loves sarcasm and witty humor, it’s an absolute pleasure to watch Weiner in action as he exposes the current crop of Republicans for masking their cultural crusades against women, gays, minorities, public radio, PBS, and more, with the guise of cutting spending.

I’ve got 2 videos for you below. The first is the aforementioned sarcastic rant by Anthony Weiner, and the second is a succinct, direct defense of NPR by Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX); who has a few great lines of his own, including:

‘Like their continued assault on PBS, these Republicans just can’t tell the difference between Big Government and Big Bird. While they pander to Wall Street, they continue to want to terminate support to Sesame Street. All Things Considered, their attack really has nothing to do with balancing the budget it is an ideological crusade against balanced news and educational programs.’

Does Washington have a spending problem? Sure. But, as both Mr. Weiner and Mr. Doggett point out, cutting government funding of NPR is more about culture wars than cutting deficits. If fact, the Republican Party in 2011 as a whole, are more concerned with creating cultural wedges than fiscal responsibility.

One can only hope that one day, middle-class cultural conservative voters will begin to wake up and understand that they are voting against themselves when they vote for the Republican Party. As always, share videos like these with everyone you know!

Lawrence O’Donnell SLAMS Newt Gingrich (VIDEO)

As an activist, feminist, liberal, gay man, and human, who sees everything through a comedic lense, nothing tonight makes me happier than watching Newt Gingrich torn apart.

As someone who has also had their fair share of demons over the years, I like to believe in redemption. However, one person who I will never find it in my heart of hearts to forgive is Newt Gingrich.

So, it is with great pleasure that I present to you the end of Newt Gingrich’s presidential run, courtesy of MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell.


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Fred Hystere Video Premiere: The Shitsez ‘Next Big Thing’

I rarely do any postings in the middle of the day, but screw it; one of my favorite new bands has a new music video!

Last year The Shitsez were responsible for my #8 album of 2010 with their fun-as-hell debut, Taking Out The Trash. And already this year, the band’s profile is heating up, as NBC recently just decided to use their single Next Big Thing  in promos for the upcoming show, American’s Next Great Restaurant.

If you’re looking for a good time there is no better album to put on right now than Taking Out The Trash. Caro, Jeanie, Marcus, and Stian blend elements of punk, funk, dance, hip-hop, rap, and even country into 30 minutes of the most fun you’ll have all year.

Need proof? Check out the new video for ‘Next Best Thing.’ Fun with a capital F.

Read my review of the album and be sure to pick it up on iTunes. And look for The Shitsez to be making a visit to NYC sometime this spring!  I can’t wait!


Daily Tune: Keren Ann ‘My Name Is Trouble’

Keren Ann is an Israeli-born singer–songwriter that has just released her sixth solo album, 101 on EMI. Aside from being a lucky bitch with residences in Paris, Tel Aviv, and New York, Keren Ann is also one of the most amazing talents that you’ve likely never heard of (at least here in the US). Her voice is pure beauty and most of her music is laden with keyboards and lounge-y guitars that fit in perfectly with my obsession of music-to-daydream-to.

Today’s Daily Tune is also the first single and video from 101, and it’s called My Name Is Trouble.  I’m pretty sure that many of you will eat this right up and have it on repeat for a few days; I can’t get enough of it. The song reminds me of what I love most about Keren Ann, which is her ability to make me close my eyes and imagine myself on a train looking out the window at the countryside of some western European country.

Prepare to be entranced by this song and definitely do your part by picking up Keren Ann’s new album, 101. My Name Is Trouble is my favorite song on the album, but the whole thing is worth dissecting and obsessing over.!/kerenannmusic

      Keren Ann 'My Name Is Trouble'

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