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If You Don't Have Brains....

... here's a dish to serve your zombie guests this Halloween.


It's Big

Just read this. NYT's story that puts this Scooter thing in context. Are you confused? Do you think this is just so much blahblahblah? Just read that story. Or wait until this becomes the monster story of the coming year, and preempts all your favorite shows.

I remember Watergate, when they kept showing those boring hearings, and nothing good was on (this was back when there were only three networks and PBS). Then all of a sudden, President Nixon told us he had to go home. That was all over lies about a little break in, Republicans ratfucking Democrats to make sure Dick got another term. It wasn't like it was part of a huge operation to convince the American people that we had to go to war and invade another country in spite of all the facts the CIA and others were finding (or not finding).



The description from Daily Kos of Bush's statement to the press on the indictments:
Lasted somewhere between thirty and sixty seconds, only about half of which had much to do with Libby. Then the press gets a disturbingly Nixonesque shot of him waving from the helicopter.


He'll get his, too.
While many people were left confused by news reports that said Rove wouldn't be indicted Friday, the lawyers said that Rove remains under intense scrutiny and added that Fitzgerald is betting on the fact that he can secure an indictment against Rove on charges of perjury, obstruction of justice, the misuse of classified information, and possibly other charges, as early as next week.


SwaG! Halloween Radio Show

I can't explain what happened. But you can hear it all here. Follow the directions.


Get Ready For The 9.9 Bushquake...

Libby is under one indictment for having the dumb-ass nickname "Scooter"...

Just warming you up. Major rumblings are rumbling.

Good Radio

1999 story about WFMU.

Lost, Found

Photos from undeveloped film found in old cameras.

Set Afro Wayback to 1972

As a counterpoint for the PiL American Bandstand clip, here's a classic Soul Train.

The Crusher Doin' The Hammerlock In Heaven, You Turkynecks

The Crusher, RIP Inspiration for the song "The Crusher."

Stolen shamelessly from PCL.


Henry Rollins Is Coming To Town

Here he is talking to a puppet. He's not an easy interview.

A Dick Clark Moment

PiL on "American Bandstand," 1980. And then Johnny starts dragging chicks out of the audience... what's up with the couple in the baseball uniforms.... New Wave meant fashion could be anything...


Quote of the Week

"Forget the myths the media's created about the White House. The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." ~ Deep Throat. From the 1976 film "All the President's Men."

From here.


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High school student station's frequency taken, given to Christian station, by the FCC.

Did Bush Lie To The Grand Jury?

Huh? Huh? Huh?

He wasn't under oath (unlike that one guy who lied about sex... forgot his name), but wouldn't that still be considered obstruction of justice?

Many puzzle pieces are appearing, and falling into place...

Steve Don't Eat It

Really, Steve... don't.

New Steve Don't Eat Its. Wait until after lunch.

Bush Knew

Bush knew, but cared more that Rove was clumsy, not that Rove was doing illegal things in helping deceive the public.
Asked if he believed indictments were forthcoming, a key Bush official said he did not know, then added: "I'm very concerned it could go very, very badly."

"Karl is fighting for his life," the official added, "but anything he did was done to help George W. Bush. The President knows that and appreciates that."

Other sources confirmed, however, that Bush was initially furious with Rove in 2003 when his deputy chief of staff conceded he had talked to the press about the Plame leak.

Bush has always known that Rove often talks with reporters anonymously and he generally approved of such contacts, one source said.

But the President felt Rove and other members of the White House damage-control team did a clumsy job in their campaign to discredit Plame's husband, Joseph Wilson, the ex-diplomat who criticized Bush's claim that Saddam Hussen tried to buy weapons-grade uranium in Niger.

A second well-placed source said some recently published reports implying Rove had deceived Bush about his involvement in the Wilson counterattack were incorrect and were leaked by White House aides trying to protect the President.

"Bush did not feel misled so much by Karl and others as believing that they handled it in a ham-handed and bush-league way," the source said.



Focus on Cheney

As the investigation into the leak of a CIA agent's name hurtles to an apparent conclusion, special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald has zeroed in on the role of Vice President Cheney's office, according to lawyers familiar with the case and government officials. The prosecutor has assembled evidence that suggests Cheney's long-standing tensions with the CIA contributed to the unmasking of operative Valerie Plame.

Senior Cheney aide spilling the beans.

Cheney resignation rumors; VP Condi?


The Fall

It's going to be like this for a while. That is if reality works the way it usually does.

King Khan and BBQ Show

Do you know about the King Khan and the BBQ? It's rock and roll. Kids dig it. At Kraftbrau, Nov. 6.


But I Saw The President Building A House On The TV

Over 9,000 FEMA trailers sit unused as Katrina homless live in tents and shelters.

Some are luckier: $11 million spent on hotels for evacuees.

Hotel costs are expected to grow to as much as $425 million by Oct. 24, a large expense never anticipated by the FEMA, which is footing the bill. While the agency cannot say how that number will affect overall spending for storm relief, critics point out that hotel rooms, at an average cost of $59 a night, are significantly more expensive than apartments and are not suitable for months-long stays.

Officials in cities from Dallas to Atlanta, which are accommodating thousands of evacuees, give credit for getting 90 percent of the victims out of shelters. But they say they are frustrated by FEMA's record in helping place people in more adequate housing.

"Deplorable. Disappointing. Outrageous. That is how I feel about it," said the Atlanta mayor, Shirley Franklin, a Democrat, in a telephone interview on Wednesday. "The federal response has just been unacceptable. It is like talking to a brick wall."

Even conservative housing experts have criticized the Bush administration's handling of the temporary housing response. "I am baffled," said Ronald D. Utt, a former senior official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Reagan administration aide who is now a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, the conservative research organization. "This is not incompetence. This is willful. That is the only way I can explain it."


I Want To Kiss You All Over, Diamond Girl, Cause When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman, You Get Blown Sky High.

You know these songs, but do you know these songs?


WHIG? This story is likely the first to bring it up in the mainstream in a long, long time.
Lawyers familiar with the investigation believe that at least part of the outcome likely hangs on the inner workings of what has been dubbed the White House Iraq Group. Formed in August 2002, the group, which included Messrs. Rove and Libby, worked on setting strategy for selling the war in Iraq to the public in the months leading up to the March 2003 invasion. The group likely would have played a significant role in responding to Mr. Wilson's claims.

The Plame leak investigation is digging deep. They may strike oil, or more likely, a sort of toxic acidic slime -- not green, more of a sick yellow.

Why WHIG matters. Here it is in a few words: It was created to sell with lies and other forms of public manipulation a war we didn't need.


Swaggy Site


Friday. Richard Bowser: "He must be on the political blogs all day."

Not all day.


Banana Republic

House of Asshole Representatives help out the oil industry.


Little Steven Talks To Radio People

Don't you look forward to the day when your grandson is on your knee and he looks up and says, "Grampa weren't you in radio once?"

"Yes, Grandson," you'll reply.

"Could I ask you something," he'll say.

"Of course, my love, anything," you'll say.

"Grampa where were you When The Fucking Pussies Took Over?"


A Sign That, Oh, The Shit That's Coming Is Gonna Be Good

Rove's disappeared.

Rex Morgan, II

Rex Morgan poll moved, now here. If you care about the gripping drama of Bat Guano's live, unrehearsed reading of the gripping dramatic comic strip, take the poll.

Bill O'Reilly Is A Lying, Cowardly, Craven, Stupid Little Sissy

Bill O'Reilly upset at "bloogers" for some reason. Dumbass.

At Least It's Not A Dull Job

And you thought you had a bad day at work Tuesday.


Rex Morgan

SwaG! listeners only, take the Rex Morgan Roundup poll.