Category Archives: politics

Sarah Palin or Leather Tuscadero

I was watching The Daily Show on Tuesday night, and Jon Stewart had a clip of Sarah Palin helping John McCain campaign for re-election for his Senate seat in Arizona.

Of course, Stewart made light of Palin taking a shot at McCain’s age when she suggested he was at the original tea party way back when in Boston Harbor.

But what got my attention was the leather jacket the former governor of Alaska was sporting. Stewart made an “Airwolf” comment, which of course brings back connotations of shooting Alaskan wildlife from a helicopter.

For me, that jacket and those hair highlights scream “Leather Tuscadero.”

Go back with me to that happy time in our past. No, not election day in November, but way back to “Happy Days” the television show that allowed Opie to grow up and move from Mayberry, RFD to Milwaukee.

Think about it, an aging cool hero, aka Fonzie or McCain, and that young rocker chick who brings him new street cred, aka Leather Tuscadero or Palin. I think you’re on board with me now.

And here’s Suzi Quatro in all her cousin-of-Pinky-Tuscadero glory, singing “Johnny B. Goode.”

National Equality March

I wish I could be in Washington D.C. today.

Read a Banned Book This Week

It’s Banned Book Week.

According to the American Library Association’s Web site,

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

Here is a list of Banned Book Week events scheduled to happen around the country.

Break out The Catcher in the Rye or Huck Finn or Harry Potter and get reading.

Paul Stanley Scandal

Two men named Paul Stanley.

One has recently been involved in a sex scandal.

Which do you think it was – the Rocker or the Republican?

Fidelity Video From The Courage Campaign

On this day for love, I present the Fidelity video from the Courage Campaign.

Ken Starr and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund have filed briefs trying to annul the 18,000 same-sex marriages carried out in California before the elections in November 2008. The Supreme Court will hear the arguments on March 5.

You can sign a petition asking the Supreme Court to uphold the promise of equality stated in the Constitution to the 36,000 people in committed relationships who were wed in California last year.

Love conquers all.

The Squirrel Queen Of Soul’s Inauguration Hat

In case you didn’t notice on Tuesday, somebody wore a fancy hat to sing at the Obama inauguration on Tuesday.

Since then, it seems everyone wants to copy the Queen of Soul’s look.

There’s a whole Flickr group called Aretha Franklin’s Hat set up so folks can show off their big chapeaus.

However, with all these big bows attached cockeyed on the side of heads, did anyone else think of this?

Saying So Long To Bush

I know it’s a couple of days after the fact of Obama replacing Bush, but I just came across these ads that ran.

One is for a hair removal product and the other promotes an external power source.

Bush Philips link

Bush Veet ad on Give Up the Internet