Archive for December 2011 – Page 2

A first for "GOP Media Bias Sunday" posts: ZERO Dems as guests!


Hey kids! Tomorrow is Media Bias Sunday!  Let’s take a sneak preview of what’s coming up on the Big Sunday Talker Line-Up, per the L.A. Times, okay? Okay.

This is not a complete list; Paddy provides that to you tomorrow. I'm not including the panels, only the guests:

State of the Union With Candy Crowley:  Rep. Ron Paul (R);Rep. Steve King (R); Gov. Terry Branstad (R)

Face the Nation: Sen. Rand Paul (R); former Sen. Jim Talent (R);  former Rep. J.C. Watts (R).

Meet the Press:  Rick Santorum (R); Matt Strawn, Iowa Republican party chair (R).

This Week: Rep. Ron Paul (R); Rep. Michele Bachmann, (R); Gov. Terry Branstad (R).

There may be a Democrat on a panel, but from what's posted at the L.A. Times link, I can't find any.  So, for the first time since I started keeping track, there are zero-- count 'em, ZERO-- from the left on the usual shows tomorrow.

It’s time to do the math… which will be extra super duper ultra easy today:

Red Rs + Red Rs, carry the pi, divided by D, times Bias, minus even-handedness… calculating…

Total: 11 Rs, 0 Ds. Please feel free to check my addition.  Once again, the number of Dems was what again? Oh yeah:

There it is: Your librul media at work.


The Book Booth: New Year's Eve Edition‏


The Book Booth is a weekly feature at The Political Carnival, relating news, notes, and reflections from the world of books and publishing. SeattleDan, along with his wife, SeattleTammy, are operators of both an on-line bookstore, as well a brick and mortar in small town Washington State. Both have been in the book business since shortly after the Creation, or close to 6000 years now.

Another slow week in the world of books and publishing, but I think we've come up with some things to entertain you, the reader!

I concluded last week's edition with the homage to books from Carl Sagan. Here is a sweet piece about the "Golden Record", the documents of human existence which was on the launches of both Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, by filmmaker Penny Lane, who's parents. it seems, had a sense of humor. It also tells the love story of Carl Sagan and his wife, Annie Druyan. Very nice, and short film.

Yeah. I don't like Tom Clancy either.

Stephen Colbert interviews Kevin Mitnick, author of Ghost in the Wire.
It is from August, but I am hearing a lot of good things about the book.

NPR has had some interesting stories of late involving the book world. The first, Make the Bread, Buy the Butter, is one of SeattleTammy's favorite cookbooks of the year. And it will tell you how to make your own marshamallows.

The other features the NPR's staff picks for the best music books of 2011. And the book that caught our eyes was Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge. It doesn't seem like 20 years since Nirvana released Nevermind.

And speaking of music, as we just were, I wanted to point folks to the book, We Were Stardust, by our friend Kathrin King Segal. It tells the tale of the Greenwich music scene in the sixties. Kathrin spent many years in New York, is a fine actress and chantreuse. She now lives in the San Fernando Valley, in my old stomping grounds. You can read SeattleTammy's report here. And you can catch her singing some Rodgers and Hart, too!

Happy New Year to you all. I'm looking forward to another fine year at The Political Carnival.


PhotOH! 2011 good-byes


Via the L.A. Times

I was skimming through the L.A. Times website when the above image caught my eye. So did a tear or two.

End of the year obituaries never cease to jar me a little. Just look at who we lost. Sigh.

Well, except for that Kim Jong Il guy. No tears for him.


Video Mid Day Distraction- A Short History of the Modern Calendar




Video- Romney gets emotional talking about parents, tells audience 'I won't cry'


Jesus this guy just can't help himself!! "I won't cry, BUT I DO, I DO!!". Translated to- "I'm not crying now, but I will if you want me to! I cry all the time, but not really!" Ugh. Via.


Cartoons of the Day- The Calendar




Saturday Links


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Tonight Show Regular, Singer, Actress Kaye Stevens Dies in Florida

The surreal wonderland of creepy-crawlies: Photographer creates fantasy world - on his kitchen table without digital trickery

Princess Leia headphone covers: More socially acceptable than a gold bikini?

Top 2011 Religion Stories That Weren’t

Map shows when solar will be cheaper than grid electricity in North American areas

9-Foot-Tall Supersoldier Mourns Kim Jong Il

Penn Jillette: An Atheist's Guide to the 2012 Election

Video: Funny dog show 2011

New laws to take effect in United States

Chinese man makes tiny car for $600