Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Man In Black

Music legend Johnny Cash was born February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas.

J.R. Cash (his given the name because his parents could not agree on a name, only on initials.) was the son of poor cotton farmers, and one of seven children.His family's economic and personal struggles during the Depression inspired many of his songs, especially those about other people facing similar difficulties.
Cash's early memories were dominated by gospel music and radio. Taught by his mother and a childhood friend, Johnny began playing guitar and writing songs as a young boy.
He made his first single, "Hey Porter", for Sun Records in 1955.
In 1958 he moved to Columbia Records.
He had long periods of drug abuse during the 1960s, but later that decade he successfully fought his addiction with the help of singer June Carter Cash, whom he married in 1968.
In 1975 wrote his autobiography, "Man In Black", which is now out of print.
In the late 1980s he moved from Columbia Records to Mercury, then in the next decade moved again to American Recordings.

Amongst his biggest hit records were "I Walk the Line", "Ring of Fire" and "A Boy Named Sue".

Cash disliked being defined as a "country" artist, feeling that his music wasn't really genre-defined and noting that he often stood well outside of the Nashville mainstream (particularly towards the end of his career). Technically, his music contains elements of rock 'n' roll, folk music, bluegrass, blues and gospel as well as country-style music.
Johnny Cash is the only person besides Hank Williams to have been inducted into the Songwriters, Country Music, and Rock And Roll Halls of Fame.(Elvis Presley, Hank Williams and Johnny are the only three musicians to have been inducted both to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame.)
From 1969 to 1971, Cash starred in his own television show, The Johnny Cash Show, on the ABC network. The Statler Brothers opened up for him in every episode; the Carter Family and rockabilly legend Carl Perkins were also part of the regular show entourage. However, Cash also enjoyed booking more contemporary performers as guests; such notables included Neil Young, Louis Armstrong, James Taylor, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton (then leading Derek and the Dominoes), and Bob Dylan.

Johnny Cash died of complications from diabetes, after several years of ill health, on September 12, 2003, only a few months after the death of his beloved wife.

Listen to Johnny Cash Radio.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"George Harrison Was The Beatles"

Not only is this a provocative statement about "The Quiet Beatle", who would have been 66 years old today, but it's also the title of a compilation album which makes a strong argument in its support.

All Of George's Beatles Songs In 74 Minutes

MP3 Download Link: George Harrison Was The Beatles
  • Cry For A Shadow (Lennon/Harrison)
  • Don't Bother Me
  • You Like Me Too Much
  • I Need You
  • If I Needed Someone
  • Think For Yourself
  • Love You To
  • Taxman
  • I Want To Tell You
  • Only A Northern Song
  • Within You Without You
  • It's All Too Much
  • Flying (Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey)
  • Blue Jay Way
  • The Inner Light
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • Savoy Truffle
  • Piggies
  • Long Long Long
  • For You Blue
  • Old Brown Shoe
  • Something
  • Here Comes The Sun
  • I Me Mine
Download cover art here.

Don't thank me, thank Captain Willard.

Please enjoy this birthday bonus video.

Drinking w/ Bob:New York Post Cartoon

From Bob's blog:

"I'm sick of hearing about the New York Post. Last week they published a freaking cartoon with two cops shooting a freaking monkey. Underneath the cartoon the caption read... Now you're going to have to find someone else to write your next stimulus bill.

Are you freaking kidding me?!

Are you telling me know one at the New York Post saw this and said, maybe they're going to think we're talking about Barack Obama? Of course they did! They didn't care! They wanted a controversy. And they got it. Al Sharpton and the NAACP were stupid enough to fall right into their trap.

Al Sharpton started screaming about it. What did he accomplish? I'll tell you what he accomplished. Before he started screaming, maybe ten or twenty thousand people saw this freaking cartoon. After he started screaming... MILLIONS of people, all over the freaking world, saw this freaking cartoon.

You think people are gonna stop buying the Post now, because Al Sharpton's crying? No! I guarantee you, more people are going to buy the Post. I'm buying two freaking copies a day! This was the greatest freaking marketing scheme since Paris Hilton put Rick Solomon's balls in her mouth on a freaking sex tape.

Are you freaking kidding me?!!

Al, did you freaking notice, we have a President who's half black? The Governor of freaking New York is half black and blind. The freaking Governor of Louisiana is from India and the Governor of Alaska is a woman. And you're going to play the freaking race card? That ship has sailed my friend!

Nobody takes Al Sharpton seriously. The guys a clown! Do you realize, we had the first African American run for President this year. Was Al Sharpton anywhere to be seen? Was he campaigning with Barack Obama? Was he up on the freaking pulpit with Barack Obama? No! This guy was a freaking ghost. They told him to disappear. I think they locked him in a freaking closet. The only mistake they made is after the election, they let him out!

If anybody knows Al Sharpton, give him a message from me. This is America Al! The last I checked, we have freedom of speech. We have freedom of the press.
If the New York Post wants to publish a cartoon with two cops shooting a freaking monkey and compare it to Barack Obama. They have a right to do it.

If you don't want to see it. Don't buy the Post, YOU FREAK!!!"

(click Bob's photo for the video. You know the drill.)

If you've missed it, here's the cartoon:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

3 Damn Years of Red State Update

The first Red State Update was posted October 21, 2005, on . 388 Red State Updates later, Jackie & Dunlap celebrate their third anniversary.

Abe Vigoda is alive...

... and today's his birthday!!!

Abe Vigoda grew up in New York City, the son of a tailor. He first appeared on stage at the age of 17. After serving in World War II Vigoda studied acting at the American Theater Wing. For years he played small roles on stage, screen and television. He is most recognized for playing Detective Fish on the ABC sitcom, Barney Miller.
In 1982 People magazine mistakenly reported Vigoda's death. Those rumors still persist more than 20 years later.

Monday, February 23, 2009

"Imagine a 130-pound cross-eyed albino bluesman with long fleecy hair playing some of the gutsiest blues guitar you have ever heard."

Blues guitarist Johnny Winter turns 65 today.
John Dawson Winter III was born February 23, 1944, in Leland, Mississippi.
Winter's musical legacy began as a 5-year-old playing clarinet in Beaumont, Texas. He continued on the instrument for four years but quit when an orthodontist informed him that he had a serious overbite. Winter then switched to ukulele but that only lasted until rock and roll came out.Soon after, he switched to guitar and Winter began to build up an impressive record collection that allowed him to study the blues masters and cop their licks.
Johnny and his brother Edgar played together in various teenage bands and the two albino brothers made quite an impression in their hometown.
In live performances, Winter often tells the story about how, as a child, he dreamed of playing with the blues guitarist Muddy Waters. In 1977, he accomplished this goal and produced the album Hard Again.
Today, despite experiencing several health crises in recent years, which have rendered him incapable of performing without being seated, Winter still tours regularly. Sitting down, the venerated musician concentrates on blues numbers and eschews his rock hits.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Drinking w/ Bob:Illegal Immigrants sue American Citizen and Win...

"You're gonna love this story. A rancher in Arizona has a problem with illegal immigration.

What's his problem?

He lives in an area that state and federal authorities like to refer to as an "avenue of choice". What's an avenue of choice? This a place where illegal immigrants like to come over the border. So for years, illegal immigrants have been coming over the border. Trapsing through this guys property. Leaving behind water bottles, clothing, toilet paper, fesces. His animals have been eating this stuff, getting sick and dying.

Finally he got so tired, he put up security cameras. He winds up catching 24 illegal immigrants trespassing on his property. He went out with a gun and his dog. And he held them there till the cops came. The cops came and took them away. Whenever they got done doing whatever it was they did with the freaking cops. They turn around and they sue the guy.

Are you freaking kidding me?!!

Here's the capper to the story... THEY WIN. This guy has to pay them 73 thopusand dollars, for holding them against their will.

Are you freaking kidding me?

When are you people going to get it?

The United States Government is disenfranchising everyone of us.

They're the ones who came up with immigration laws. They're the ones who decided how you get into this country legally and how you get into this country illegally. And when people started coming into this country ILLEGALLY! The United States Government DID NOTHING to stop them!!

Now we're overrun by freaking illegal immigrants. And when we stand up. When we the people stand up and defend ourselves. When we defend OUR property. We wind up paying 73 thousand dollars. Are you freaking kidding me?!!

When are you people going to get it? No Republican or no Democrat is ever going to bring any change to this country!

The Democrats aren't going to do it, because these are the kind of people they cater to. They're giving this country away to anyone who'll put their hand out and agrees to vote for them.

And the Republicans... they're too big a pussies to stop them! Because they're afraid they're going to be called racists if they do!!

Would you people wake up! Would you get it!

The only way we're going to get change in this country is through a freaking Revolution!!!

When are you gonna get it?

73 thousand dollars, for stopping an illegal immigrant from trespassing on YOUR freaking property!!"
(click photo for video)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Drinking w/ Bob:Rewarding Morons...

" The government has come up with a great idea to solve the mortgage crisis.

Wanna know what it is?

They are going to take money from YOU, the responsible citizen and give it to irresponsible companies like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In order to make them more successful. In order to make them more money.

They are going to take money from YOU the responsible citizen and give it to irresponsible citizens and some non-citizens. Who took out mortgages to buy house they KNEW they couldn't afford.

Are you freaking kidding me?! What kind of logic is this? How do you explain this to a kid these days, if you're his father? or if you're his freaking teacher? Ah. Miss Crabtree, how do I become a responsible citizen these days? Well Johnny, you go to work. You make money. You pay your bills. and you live within your means.

Meanwhile Johnny goes home and sees his neighbor sitting on his lawn at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, drinking beer out of a freaking wine bottle. He's got a brand new car in the driveway and a beautiful wife upstairs.

Now, Johnny knows that his father is working 2 jobs and not only to pay for his mortgage. But for his freaking neighbors mortgage too! And you expect Johnny to be a responsible citizen? Are you freaking kidding me?!!

They shouldn't call this a housing bill. They should call it a degenerate bill. They should call it a freaking scumbag bill. Because that's what they're teaching kids to do with this bill. To not be responsible. To not pay you're bills. To not worry about anything. And when the freaking world comes crashing in on you. Don't worry! The government will be there to pick up the pieces.

How will they pick up the pieces? By using the money of the person who was responsible. The guy who did the right thing. The guy who followed all the freaking rules!

What a freaking country!!"

(click photo to watch video)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

"What do they want next? What are we going to let them take next?'Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied'."

If you want to read the stimulus bill for yourself, it’s on the web at the Library of Congress website.

"The man who invented the heavy metal riff"

Tony Iommi was a pioneer of heavy metal riffing.
Frank Anthony "Tony" Iommi was born February 19, 1948 in Birmingham, England.
Iommi combined blues-like guitar solos and dark, minor-key riffing with a revolutionary high-gain, heavily distorted tone and a Gibson SG.

The son of Italian immigrants,Tony picked up the guitar as a teenager.
Tragically, in an industrial accident at the age of 17 on his last day of work in a sheet metal factory, he lost the tips of the middle and ring finger of his right hand.
Iommi considered abandoning music, but his boss (who knew of Tony's "night job" as a pub band guitar player) encouraged him to reconsider by playing a record by jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, who earned wide acclaim despite limited use of his fretting hand following an injury.

Iommi is best known as a founding member of pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath.Tony was the sole constant band member throughout multiple personnel changes.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Drinking With Bob:"The mother of the octuplets"

"What's next? I'll tell you what's next... The mother of the octuplets! The mother of the octuplets! and I use the word "mother" loosely. This isn't a mother! This is an incubator of the octuplets. No mother in her right mind would bring kids into a situation like she had. She had 6 kids, she couldn't afford. She was collecting 900 dollars in food stamps. Another 2000 dollars in disability checks for her freaking kids. And she brings 8 more into the freaking world. With in-vitro fertilization. This isn't a woman who went out one night. Got all liquored up and came home with 8 babies in her belly. This is a woman who paid 100 thousand dollars for in-vitro fertilization. Where'd she get the money? She said she saved it. Are you freaking kidding me?! She was an orderly in a mental institution. She didn't save up a 100 thousand dollars. I'll tell you where she got it. She took it from her kids food stamps. She took it from her kids disability checks. She took it from YOU!! And the liberal mainstream media comes out and says, we can't be hard on her. She's a mother. We have to take care of her. Oh YOU'RE gonna take care of her alright! To at least the tune of a million dollars. Do you know how much it cost to have a cesarian in this country? To keep freaking 8 premature babies in the hospital for weeks? Well over a million dollars. and you're gonna pay that! But, don't worry. We'll just put it in the "stimulus" plan. No problem. I would love to see who the "mother" of the octuplets voted for. I guarantee you three, four months ago she was running around with an Obama shirt on. This is the change she was waiting for. I'm surprised we don't buy her a house with the stimulus money. Get her freaking daycare with the stimulus money. It will create jobs. Somebody has to build the house. Somebody has to take care of her freaking kids. Are you kidding me?! And then she's gonna go to school. She says she is going to pay for her kids by going to school. With student loans mind you. Are you freaking kidding me?! She's going to be a clinical psychologist. How are you gonna pay for 14 kids on a clinical psychologists salary? Who's she gonna be a clinical psychologist for? Charles freaking Manson? You gotta be kidding me! These are the people we're taking care of! These are the people your tax dollars got to! I don't care how many stimulus checks or tax rebates you get back from the freaking government. For every 100 dollars you get back from the government. 200 is going to an animal like freaking this! 14 freaking kids and she has no job?! She shouldn't be working in a mental institution. She should be a freaking patient!!"
(click photo for video)


Rizzuto on Punk Rock and Politics

"we Conservatives understand that freedom extends beyond just the topics of animals, abortions, gay marriage, and whatever other little cliché pet cause you have. We believe that economic freedom and individual freedom are one and the same. We believe that government, which the people entrust with the monopoly on violence, must be minimized. We believe that many of the well meaning, but Orwellian bureaus and departments that people like you just love are malignant cancers on this country. Beliefs that require more thought than just picking up a flyer from PETA and watching a Michael Moore movie."

Rizzuto is a co-founder of Conservative Punk, and the producer of The Wilkow Majority which can be heard from 12-3pm EST Monday-Friday on Sirius Patriot 144 & XM America Right 166. He currently lives in New York City. In his spare time, he tries not to bother anyone too much.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Read Bob's Rants

Bob Thompson, a.k.a. Drinking With Bob, has a blog.
You may wish read his rants there, because his videos aren't exactly "safe for work".
As for my blog, I will post the text of his rants from now on.
The text will link to the video.

Pre-Prohibition Absinthe ads

“The absinthe made everything seem better. I drank it without sugar in the dripping glass, and it was pleasantly bitter. I poured the water directly into it and stirred it instead of letting it drip. I stirred the ice around with a spoon in the brownish, cloudy mixture. I was very drunk. I was drunker than I ever remembered having been.” —Ernest Hemingway

via WGY.

Visit The Virtual Absinthe Museum.

Absinthe is a flavored distilled liquor, emerald green in colour, turning to cloudy, opalescent white when mixed with water.

Genuine Absinthe

somebody needs to read it!

It would seem that our "representatives" have not.

This site here has a breakdown of the "Eco-stimuli" bill. It also includes the actual bill itself.
(this is the most recent update - 2/16, includes PDF)

or visit: !

View PDF Document

Let your reps hear your voice!
You want to send an e-mail, a letter, or a phone call?
This site
here is a good resource.

Thanks to Al Roney for providing these links.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bob Takes A Swing At A-Rod

"A-Rod. Alex Rodriquez third baseman for the New York Yankees. Do you realize that in 2003 this guy tested positive for steroids? 103 other players tested positive for steroids in 2003. That's 5 percent of Major League Baseball was doing steroids in 2003.

Did you ever hear about it? Were any of these guys ever prosecuted? Why not? Do you know it's a crime to do steroids in this country? Not just in Major League Baseball. But, in this country.

You have guys sitting in jail today who smoked crack, sniffed cocain, smoked weed and did steroids. Where's Alex Rodriquez?

He's sitting on a beach in Aruba sucking on the sagging tits of some geriatric pop star. And you think that's fair? You think if some guy was doing coke in the bathroom of Yankee Stadium, Major League Baseball and the Yankees wouldn't have prosecuted him to the full extent of the law? You think if some guy stole a freaking bobblehead from one of their stupid concession stands, he wouldn't be prosecuted? Of course he would! Cause it's a crime!

But, I guess you don't get prosecuted when you make 300 million dollars a year and can hit a freaking baseball.

Aren't you people sick of these freaking celebrities getting treated better than you? Aren't you sick of it? Why don't you do something? Why don't you stop buying Alex Rodriquez jerseys? Why don't you stop buying Yankee hats? Why don't you stop going to baseball games? You love baseball so much/ Go to a freaking college game! You don't have to watch these pieces of trash!!

You think major League Baseball really cares that Alex Rodriquz is doing steroids.? They don't care if he's doing steroids or shooting heroin in the freaking dugout. As long as you go to the stadium and spend 8 dollars on peanuts, 12 dollars on freaking beer and 100 dollars on an Alex Rodriquez shirt!

When are you people gonna freaking get it?!

And then Alex Rodriquez. He gets asked the other day, did you do steroids? He could stand up! He could stand up and act like a man and either admit his guilt or innocence. What does he do? He says, talk to the union. I have nothing to say.

Oh you got nothing to say? You know what Alex, Fuck You! Fuck You you arrogant piece of shit! FUCK YOU!!!"

"Helen Thomas ain't been blown off this bad since she drunkenly hit on Morley Safer at Art Buchwald's '86 Oscar party."

Jackie and Dunlap on Obama's first prime-time news conference. Stimulus pimpin' and Elkhart bashin' ensue.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

"Pelosi is an Idiot and Obama has No Balls..."

"Let me break it down to you in simplest terms. NOBODY is against the stimulus package! No Republican. No Democrat. No freaking person in this country is against the stimulus package.

We may not agree with it. We may not think it's a great idea to give tax rebates to people who don't pay taxes. We may not think it is a great idea to spend taxpayers money on infrastructure projects that won't even start for one or two years in the future. But, that doesn't mean we don't agree with the right that Barack Obama has to at least try, if he thinks that is going to work.

What people object to is the PORK! The pork that has been pushed into this freaking project. The freaking swimming pools and freaking golf courses. The freaking money for doorbells in Mississippi and new schools in Milwaukee, where they have too many schools already. The 192 billion dollars being spent on Filipino World War II Veterans. That's what everybody has a problem with!

If the pork was taken out of this bill. It would have passed yesterday. It would have passed two weeks ago. Why is the pork in this bill? I'll tell you why, change! Change! Change has a new definition in this country. What does it stand for now? It means the President, Barack Obama is no longer in charge. The new leader of the country is, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. She's in charge. And her and her democratic cronies have stuffed this stimulus bill so full of pork it's busting at the seams!

This woman came on t.v. the other day and said that every month that goes by and we don't pass this stimulus bill. 500 million Americans will lose their jobs. 500 million Americans?! Hello!! We don't have 500 million people working in this country! At best we have 140, 150 million people working in this country.

The woman is an idiot and she's in charge!

You want this bill to freaking pass? Then Barack Obama has to get some balls! He has to be a man! He has to step up and tell Nancy Pelosi and her democratic cronies, who stuck all this freaking pork into his stimulus bill. To get every ounce of pork out of it! Put the bill back on the table. Let everybody sign it. And LET'S MOVE ON!!!"

Friday, February 6, 2009

RIP Lux Interior

Cramps founder dies

Lux Interior (October 21, 1946 – February 4, 2009), the frontman of "psychobilly" pioneers the Cramps, died Wednesday in Glendale, Calif. The cause of death, according to a statement released by his publicist, was a pre-existing heart condition.

Lux, aka Erick Purkhiser and his wife Poison Ivy (born Kristy Wallace) met in 1972 and formed the Cramps soon after.

Though they came out of the '70s New York punk scene, the Cramps had little in common with Television and Talking Heads. Instead, they took their cues from '50s rockabilly, inventing a truly demented sound that fused familiar parts into something totally new.
Their best albums were eerie, mysterious affairs—thrilling and a little bit scary.

Mallard Chimes In On The Current State Of The Media

... and the lapse of reason within the GOP.

Sunday, February 1, 2009