Daily Archives: December 9, 2010

Frank performs Black Napkins on the Mike Douglas Show in 1976…

You don’t think of a lot of Frank Zappa on pure middle-class television, but here he is doing one of the great guitar solos on Mike Douglas’ afternoon housewife spurt (it’s obviously not The Mothers in backup… or any of his other regulars):

Quote(s) of the Day – Time to get out of the wars we are in…

“War for empire, endless and cruel war, resulting in suffering, destruction and death for millions, a war economy here at home that steals from ordinary citizens and makes the few enormously wealthy – these are powerful reasons for us to put our bodies on the wheels, the levers, the apparatus of the war-making machine and demand that it stop. Enough is enough. One innocent child killed or maimed is enough, let alone thousands. There is no glory, no heroism, no good wars, no justification whatsoever; it is all of it, based on lies.”

– Army veteran Tarak Kauff


And this from Kevin Zeese:

Antiwar advocates are standing behind the peace veterans who will be leading the largest veterans led civil resistance action against war in many years on December 16th at the White House. Veterans for Peace and other anti-war groups, including my organization Voters for Peace, will be protesting the wars in which the U.S. is engaged. Visit http://www.stopthesewars.org for more information.

If you can be there on the 16th I’m sure you’ll be welcome.

Here’s a review of the Nevada election…

Republicans were a surprise voting block re-electing Reid over the Tea Party‘s nut case.
This from HuffPo:
clipped from www.huffingtonpost.com

Harry Reid Toppled Sharron Angle In Nevada Senate Election With Many Votes From Registered Republicans

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid toppled Republican rival Sharron Angle in Nevada’s midterm election last month with support from a perhaps surprising voting bloc, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
According to the Silver State-based outlet:

Preliminary figures show just 2,000 more Democrats than Republicans voted in Nevada’s general election, the secretary of state’s office said Monday. 

Because there were 60,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans at the time of the election, the figures are a clear indication that many Republicans cast votes for Democrat U.S. Sen. Harry Reid rather than for his Republican opponent, Sharron Angle, a secretary of state spokeswoman said.

Reid’s margin was a surprise in a race where a succession of polls showed a dead heat. But he had been there before, re-elected by 428 votes in 1998. 

Reid’s platform was power.

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On the day Zappa Died – December 4, 1993

This was broadcast on December 6: