Daily Archives: August 13, 2009
Electric guitar legend, musical innovator Lester William Polsfuss, known as Les Paul (June 9, 1915 – August 13, 2009), a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which “made the sound of rock and roll possible.”, who changed the course of music with the electric guitar and multitrack recording and had a string of hits, many with wife Mary Ford, died Thursday. He was 94.
In my mind I hear “Running Wild” playing over and over.
“To me the silver lining here is that maybe Obama and Democratic leaders will wake up and realize they have no partners in the GOP on healthcare reform. (Well, that may be too precipitous — Olympia Snowe? Susan Collins? Please?) Unbelievably, roughly 24 hours before Grassley — call him Judas — sold out Obama for 30 pieces of silver from his insurance industry backers, the president named Grassley as one of the reasons he continues to negotiate with Republicans, at yesterday’s town hall.”
– Joan Walsh in Salon this morning on Senator Grassley’s town hall meeting in Iowa yesterday.
I hope Obama reads her article this morning and wakes up to the Repiglican strategy.