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Friday, August 31, 2012

The Fox "News" Spin Cycle ► Episode Eleven

Bizarro is owned by
DC Comics
Scooping up the latest in the Fox "News" Spin Cycle. This latest in my popular series doesn't even include the day after the night before of the final night of the Republican National Convention. No WHITEwash, or mouthwash, can get the taste of Clint Eastwood Crazy™ out of the nation's collective mouth, but Fox "News" will try its hardest.

Meanwhile the team of Mendacious Mitt and Lyin' Ryan needs all the help from Fox "News" it can get. Following the nominated Vice President 's speech it was generally agreed that Paul "Ayn" Ryan lied from one end to the other. However, if Fox "News" ever acknowledged his easily debunked lies, I must have blinked. Once again it was like landing on Bizarro world. Fox "News" thought it was the greatest thing since perforated toilet paper, which is the perfect analogy for the shit that came out of his mouth that had to have been pulled from his ass.

Let's get right to it.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Fox "News" Spin Cycle ► Episode Ten

Bizarro is owned by
DC Comics
At the rate Fox "News" is spinning in order to WHITEwash for the Mendacious Mitt and Lyin' Ryan Republican ticket, I may have to start updating The Fox "News" Spin Cycle twice a day, as opposed to just once a day. However, to be fair, it was the first day of the delayed Republican National Convention and Fox "News" had a lot of time on its hands and bullshit to shovel at its low-information viewers.

So hang on tight as we venture back into Bizarro World. Remember to keep your arms in at all times.

Nostalgia Ain't What It Used To Be ► The Beatles' Last Concert

Dateline - August 29, 1966 - Candlestick Park, San Francisco - After an estimated 1,400 live shows and 9 years as a Band on the Run, John, Paul, George and Ringo, collectively known as The Beatles, perform their last concert for paying customers.

The Beatles arriving in San Francisco for the last concert
It had been a Long and Winding Road. From Hamburg to Liverpool. Then all around England, at first. Then the entire world. It seemed Beatlemania would never end. It got crazier and uglier and more dangerous as time went on. By the time The Beatles reached Candlestick Park in 1966, they knew it would be their last show. Even Paul was ready to throw in the towel and he was the Beatle who always wanted to tour and record.
"On our last tour people kept bringing blind, crippled and deformed children into our dressing room and this boy's mother would say, 'Go on, kiss him, maybe you'll bring back his sight.' We're not cruel. We've seen enough tragedy in Merseyside, but when a mother shrieks, 'Just touch him and maybe he'll walk again,' we want to run, cry, empty our pockets. We're going to remain normal if it kills us."
~~~~~John Lennon

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Fox "News" Spin Cycle ► Episode Nine

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When the history of this election cycle is written (sadly both Theodore H. White and Hunter S. Thompson are no longer with us) an entire chapter will have to be devoted to the Fox "News" Spin Cycle, which has been spinning more furiously than Hurricane Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico. Fox "News" is forced to SPIN furiously in order to WHITEwash for the Republican team of Mendacious Mitt and Lyin' Ryan, who have still not caught fire with 'Merkin population.

The Fox "News" coverage of the GOP national convention has been one entire Republicapaloosa, when it hasn't been attacking the President of the United States with false and already discredited talking points. Clearly the Fair & Balanced network ain't.

Meanwhile, there's an entire new episode of the Fox "News" Spin Cycle to deconstruct, so let's get going. It's a little longer than usual since it's been almost a day and a half since the last one.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Unpacking Coconut Grove ► Part Seven ► Signs along Charles Avenue

The Charles Avenue historical marker with the
historic E.W.F. Stirrup House in the background.
Now that the City of Miami has designated Charles Avenue an Historic Designation Roadway (whatever that is supposed to mean), the informational signs along Charles Avenue might get a little more attention. Every day several tour buses rumble down Charles Avenue, starting at the Coconut Grove Playhouse and the Charles Avenue historical marker all the way down to the Charlotte Jane Memorial Park Cemetery at South Douglas Road. The bus slows down at various locations, and even stops along the route, but no one ever gets out. No one! Any pictures taken are taken through the windows.

The original historical marker (at left) commemorates the first Black Bahamian residents who settled the area in the 1880s. It reads:
The marker in 2010.
"The first black community on the South Florida mainland began here in the late 1880s, when Blacks primarily from the Bahamas came via Key West to work at the Peacock Inn. Their first hand experience with tropical plants and building materials proved invaluable to the development of Coconut Grove. Besides private homes the early buildings included the Odd Fellows Hall, which served as a community center and library, Macedonia Baptist Church, home of the oldest black congregation in the area, and the A.M.E. Methodist Church, which housed the community's first school. At the western end of Charles Avenue is one of the area's oldest cemeteries."

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Fox "News" Spin Cycle ► Episode Eight

Bizarro is owned
by DC Comics
It's time for another in my hugely popular Fox "News" Spin Cycle series. As we get closer to the Republican National Convention, and as the Republican Dynamic Duo of Mendacious Mitt and Lyin' Ryan flounder on simple issues like abortion, Fox "News" has had to ramp up the Fox "News" Spin Cycle to 11. 

However, to be fair, Mittens ramped up the rhetoric to 11, going full-on Birther mid-day Friday. However that seems to be a topic that Fox "News" has been studiously avoiding as best it can. 

So, join me as we travel back to Bizarro World and look, once again, into the hearts (HA!) and minds (double HA!) of the Fox "News" personalities and lay some snark on those who WHITEwash on behalf of Mendacious Mitt and Paul "Ayn" Ryan.