Sinbad Dumps On Hillary's Kosovo Trip

Generally we recoil in pain at the thought of Sinbad. But we have to admit his attack on Hillary’s “experience building” trip to Kosovo (she was accompanied by Sinbad and Sheryl Crow) was pretty damn funny. From DailyKos

“What kind of president would say, ‘Hey, man, I can’t go ’cause I might get shot so I’m going to send my wife…oh, and take a guitar player and a comedian with you…. I think the only ‘red-phone’ moment was: ‘Do we eat here or at the next place.'”

How Is This Good For The Democratic Party?

As predicted, Clinton is breaking her oath to the DNC and beginning to push harder to have Florida and Michigan counted. From Newsweek:

NEWSWEEK: You ‘ ve been advocating seating delegations from Michigan and Florida. But Senator Obama wasn ‘ t even on the ballot in Michigan. Does making this argument risk alienating voters who think you ‘ re breaking the rules or changing the rules?
THE HILDABEAST: I don’t think so. I mean, he had a choice to be on the ballot. He chose not to be. I chose to stay on the ballot. So that was a choice he made. His campaign then ran a very vigorous effort to try to defeat me with uncommitted delegates, and he lost. So it wasn’t as though there wasn’t a contest. There was a contest. And I won. And I won resoundingly in Florida… I don’t think we should be about the business of denying voters in Michigan and Florida the right to be heard.

Who Knew?

Now this is a scoop.

Fleet Foxes

We’ve been LOVING the new Fleet Foxes EP, “Sun Giant”, just released by Sub Pop. It’s hands-down our favorite release thus far this year. Fans of band of Horses and My Morning Jacket won’t be disappointed. The reverb-drenched vocals are nothing less than beautiful. Here’s a track from their fortcoming full length (below) and a bunch more via Hype Machine and Brooklyn Vegan. You can also get a sample on their Myspace page.
White Winter Hymnal: MP3
After the jump, Fleet Foxes covering “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac.

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Actually Sally, The Biggest Threat To Our Nation Is The Ignorance Of Our Leaders

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Rep Sally Kern, (405) 557-7348, [email protected]v
Believe it or not, these are the words of a member of Congress, not a televangelist. Let Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern know what you think: [email protected]. From Pam’s House Blend

I honestly think it’s [homosexuality] the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam.
They want to get them into the government schools so they can indoctrinate them.
…They are going after our young children, as young as two years of age, to try to teach them that the homosexual lifestyle is an acceptable lifestyle.
You know, gays are infiltrating city councils…did you know that the city council of Eureka Springs is now controlled by gays — they are winning elections.
One of my colleagues said We don’t have a gay problem in our community…well you know what, that is so dumb. If you have cancer in your little toe, do you just say that I’m going to forget about it since the rest of you is fine? It spreads! This stuff is deadly and it is spreading. It will destroy our young people and it will destroy this nation.

And here’s the audio of her entire insane tirade:

Free Show Tonight: Hey Hey My My

They’ll be playing at Soundfix and are slotted to go on at 8pm. We’ve really been enjoying their debut.

Absolut Zach

God only knows why, but Absolut asked Zach Galifianakis to do an ad for them. Needless to say, it’s fucked up (in a completely wonderful way). Via Rumproast:

Portishead: Third

As The Vulture says: “These guys haven’t released an album since 1998. But they’re back! And they sound more or less the way they did in 1998.” That’s not a bad thing.