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This may be the greatest performance of a song ever recorded
"The Little Sparrow" singing her signature song, "La vie en rose:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzeLynj1GYM Or maybe it's this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
Old Redneck 05/24/2015 25 12 - -
Prior-service military as police officers: One observation
As we hear and see more and more reports of violence by police officers directed at innocent and not-so-innocent citizens, some observers have commented on the "militarization" of our police forces.
Old Redneck 05/16/2015 75 95 1 -
Tea Party is RIGHT: USA really is exceptional!!!
Want to see a real example of American exceptionalism? One that will warm your heart on the eve of Mother's Day? Here it is -- and it seems as though the Tea Party is right -- we REALLY are ...
Old Redneck 05/07/2015 10 8 - -
"previously secret, multi-day campaign" of FBI aerial spying on Baltimore protests
This WashPost article is scary. Very scary. As Benjamin Shayne settled into his back yard to listen to the Orioles game on the radio Saturday night, he noticed a small plane looping low and tight ...
Old Redneck 05/06/2015 6 13 - -
Anchorage AK voters trounce Koch-backed homophobe, elect Democratic mayor
This from the Anchorage Daily News: Ethan Berkowitz surged to a decisive win over opponent Amy Demboski in the Anchorage mayoral runoff election Tuesday night. With 98 percent of the vote counted,
Old Redneck 05/06/2015 113 277 4 -
"Why Men Rebel"
It's late, I've had too much to drink and this may not be very coherent. Back in the day when I was a young Army officer about to go to Vietnam as an "advisor" on my second tour, we all were ...
Old Redneck 04/30/2015 10 32 - -
How much are cops who beat up people costing YOU??
How about this : The city (Baltimore) has paid about $5.7 million since 2011 over lawsuits claiming that police officers brazenly beat up alleged suspects. . . . On a cold January afternoon, ...
Old Redneck 04/28/2015 11 7 - -
A "scorned woman" with a high-powered lawyer
Remember LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling who was concerned about people of color attending his team's games? Remember all those photos of Sterling with a 20-something Sweet Thing hanging on his ...
Old Redneck 04/15/2015 20 6 - -
This may be the most sick, obscene thing I've ever seen
I don't know how to embed this photo so you'll have to go to the link . Sarah Palin posted this photo on her Facebook page . Using the ...
Old Redneck 04/05/2015 21 3 - -
Baton Rouge hospital closes ER thanks to Piyush Jindal
A Baton Rouge, La., hospital is closing the only emergency room on the city's impoverished north side, a real-world ripple effect of the ideological clash over President Barack Obama's health care ...
Old Redneck 03/26/2015 104 144 2 -
Did Rick Santorum REALLY say Obama is a n%$#% ?
Not sure how to embed videos, so, here's a link to a YouTube video of Rick Santorum speaking in Janesville, WI, in 2012. Did he say what it sounds as though he said? Listen carefully beginning ...
Old Redneck 03/22/2015 33 16 - -
So it's Michelle Obama's fault for being tall
The rightwing bullshit machine is in full-throated roar today because of an occurrence in Japan. Turns out, Michelle Obama was greeted by the Japanese emperor and empress. MO was wearing heels, ...
Old Redneck 03/19/2015 35 17 - -
PISS OFF A RIGHTWINGER: Buy Girl Scout cookies!!!!
Want to piss off a rightwinger?? Buy Girl Scout cookies!! I know -- Girl Scout Cookies are overpriced and loaded with sugar and fat but the simple act of buying a box or a dozen boxes is ...
Old Redneck 03/02/2015 31 38 - -
ALEC and the Texas prison uprising
By now everyone has heard of the 2-day-long uprising at a Texas prison housing "detained immigrants." If not, here's an article describing the situation . Here's a long quote from the article. ...
Old Redneck 02/22/2015 14 43 2 -
Bob Simon, long-time 60 Minutes journalist, dead in car wreck
Breaking news, 9:45 PM, 11 February (EST): Long-time 60 Minutes journalist Bob Simon killed in car wreck in NY. He was passenger in car that rear-ended another vehicle. No details as of now.
Old Redneck 02/11/2015 4 13 - -
"Three young Muslims" murdered in Chapel Hill NC; shooter in custody
Very brief diary -- more info should be available later. Three UNC students, identified as "young Muslims" were shot to death in an apartment in Chapel Hill, NC. A family of three young Muslims ...
Old Redneck 02/11/2015 405 126 1 -
Jeb Bush dumps emails on the 'net; reveals names, addresses, SS #s
You won't believe this. Well, yes, you will, especially as it comes on the heels of Bush appointing a rabid mysoginist to his campaign's tech team . Jeb Bush, a rumored 2016 Republican ...
Old Redneck 02/10/2015 163 214 3 -
The sky didn't fall
Here's a story that likely will not receive a bit of attention outside the two communities mentioned in the article. Here's the background. In 1997, we and the Ruskies signed an agreement to ...
Old Redneck 02/08/2015 12 24 - -
Dominion Virginia Power buys the Virginia General Assembly, Repubs and Dems
Dominion Virginia Power, the biggest energy company in Virginia, is on the verge of completing their deal to buy almost the entire Virginia General Assembly -- and that includes a lot of Democrats. ...
Old Redneck 02/02/2015 6 13 1 -
HELP!! It's about the 14% proposed tax
President Obama has proposed a new 14% tax on some kind of profits held or earned overseas by US companies. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2016 budget will seek new taxes on ...
Old Redneck 02/02/2015 47 3 - -
Petreaus and O'Hanlon: "America's best days are ahead of us"
Disgraced General Dave Petreaus and Michael O'Hanlon (who the hell is he?) wrote an opinion piece for the Washington Post, the short version of which is America's best days are ahead of us. Back ...
Old Redneck 02/01/2015 5 6 - -
Former Director of NSA & CIA: I interpret the Constitution -- not the courts.
This leaves me speechless: (My emphasis added.} In a speech at Washington and Lee University, Michael Hayden, a former head of both the CIA and NSA, opined on signals intelligence under the ...
Old Redneck 01/31/2015 22 45 2 -
$8.9 million in two days
Let's see what NYC has been up to over the last couple of days. New York City has settled with the family of an unarmed black teen fatally shot by police in 2012, agreeing to pay $3.9 million , ...
Old Redneck 01/31/2015 26 47 1 -
"Unleash the Dogs of Crazy"
With apologies to Shakespeare -- with Mitt's announcement that he's withdrawing from the 2016 GOP Presidential field, the Dogs of Crazy have now been unleashed. Let's review the GOP choices now ...
Old Redneck 01/30/2015 14 12 - -
Just to be clear: I WILL NOT see "American Sniper"
The Clint Eastwood-produced movie "American Sniper" opens in a few days. My satellite TV has been filled with trailers for it and it seems to be receiving quite a bit of hype. I'm 70 yrs old, 28 ...
Old Redneck 01/11/2015 226 168 3 -
George Zimmerman back in jail -- no bail this time
CNN is reporting that George Zimmerman -- yes, THAT George Z'man -- is back in jail. Arrested Friday night, 9 Jan, domestic violence with a weapon and aggravated assault . The booking photo has a ...
Old Redneck 01/10/2015 18 14 - -
Starkville, MS, grants benefits to same-gender couples, secretly takes them away
From MSNBC: Starkville was the first place in Mississippi to take that step, in January 2014. Their aldermen led the way for other cities in the state to debate and pass resolutions of their own. ...
Old Redneck 01/09/2015 9 13 - -
Country music died a long time ago
There is no country music today. None. Nashville produces a lot of sappy crap but country music is dead. Perhaps one of you fans of the current crap played on "country music stations" can point ...
Old Redneck 12/23/2014 96 20 1 -
Obama's last month is only the beginning . . .
I probably shouldn't reveal this -- but -- VERY close friend of mine was at a White House policy briefing in past 48 hours where (unnamed official) said White House policy for the next two years is:
Old Redneck 12/19/2014 36 21 1 -
Terry Schiavo's husband won't vote for Jeb Bush
Jeb Bush, in announcing that he would "explore" a presidential campaign, said he would be the champion of “ideas and policies that will expand opportunity and prosperity for all Americans.” Ol'
Old Redneck 12/17/2014 55 122 - -
Country music died a long, long time ago
They don't play the pedal steel like this: Dotsy: "After 'Sweet Memories,' 'Play Born to Lose' Again" Then, there's this: " I'll be Your San Antone Rose " If they'll play another love song And ...
Old Redneck 12/07/2014 24 7 - -
The USofA has become the Mississippi Delta
From time to time, I encounter an idea so prescient, so on target that it takes my breath away. Tonight is one of those encounters. I'm 70; native Mississippian, living now as a retired Army ...
Old Redneck 12/04/2014 35 141 5 -
"God Damn America!!"
God Damn America!!! Everyone remembers the tempest raised in March 2008 when video surfaced of Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the Chicago pastor whose church candidate Barack Obama attended, was shown ...
Old Redneck 12/03/2014 75 132 9 -
Lady Vols FOREVER!!!!!!
The dumbass athletic director at the University of Tennessee, Dave Hart, has decided that the University's women's athletic teams no longer will be called the "Lady Vols" ("Vols" is short for "...
Old Redneck 11/14/2014 28 6 - -
Admit it: You REALLY want to read this
The Anchorage, Alaska, police reports of the drunken brawl instigated by the Palin family. Are you as happy as I am that this family of dropouts, petty criminals, bastard children, drunks, thugs, ...
Old Redneck 10/09/2014 27 22 - -
I know you've been waiting for details on the Palin brawl
Admit it -- your attempt to ignore the Palin brawl was but a facade -- you're just DYING to know the juicy details of the Thrilla in Wasilla (acutally, it was in Anchorage). So -- here it is : -- 5-...
Old Redneck 09/14/2014 381 336 1 -
Report: Palin clan involved in midnight drunken street brawl
Things are still a bit sketchy, but, visit these two websites for what is known so far. Crooks and Liars Political Gates This one has a comment by the Anchorage PD confirming the Palin family was ...
Old Redneck 09/11/2014 77 44 1 -
Not much of a diary
Been drinking a bit too much gin and tonic tonight. Sitting on the deck, ghosts and memories creep in from the fog . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biNNbvnxCM8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Old Redneck 08/29/2014 2 5 - -
St. Louis County, Ferguson, and "Slavery by another name"
If you want to understand the events in Ferguson, MO, you must run – don’t walk – to Amazon.com and purchase a copy of “ Slavery By Another Name : The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from ...
Old Redneck 08/24/2014 48 159 4 -
Sheriff Joe "close to" proving Obama's birth cert a forgery
Are we still dealing with this steaming pile of barnyard droppings? Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in a press conference today, told reporters he is "close to finding out" who is behind Obama's forged birth ...
Old Redneck 06/27/2014 40 22 - -
Why I am not too worried about 2014
I'm not especially concerned about the 2014 election because of the 2016 election. Okay -- lots of hand-wringing about how we Democrats are going to lose the Senate in 2014. If we do, we'll only ...
Old Redneck 05/20/2014 16 24 - -
Four people in rural VA now have health insurance
A few weeks ago, some of us Democrats in a rural Virginia county decided to bring in an ACA Navigator from a couple of hours away and hold sign-up clinics for health insurance under the ACA. The ...
Old Redneck 03/23/2014 62 268 2 -
She couldn't stop crying and hugging everyone in sight . . .
We Democrats in my rural, very red Virginia county are sponsoring ACA sign-up clinics 22 and 29 March at our local library. In preparation for the clinics, several of us volunteers spent a few ...
Old Redneck 03/21/2014 149 660 12 -
"Hydrofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know"
The energy industry and, sadly, a lot of people in government who should know better, have sold the public on the lie that hydraulic fracturing -- "fracking, "hydrofracking" -- will solve all our ...
Old Redneck 03/18/2014 5 12 - -
Sarah Palin selling her tour bus
Sarah Palin has put her tour bus/motor coach up for sale - - - thought you'd like to know. Here's an story about the sale. (Sorry, it's on Glenn Beck's website - - - Palin, Beck - - - birds of a ...
Old Redneck 03/10/2014 23 6 - -
BREAKING: Fed judge strikes down VA ban on same-gender marriage!!
Elections have consequences!!!!! In November, Democrats swept the top three elected positions in Virgina -- Gov, Lt Gov, and Attorney General. Four individuals (a gay male couple and a gay female ...
Old Redneck 02/13/2014 12 23 1 -
3 banksters in 6 days found dead
There may be some heartless individuals who would call this a good start. Me? I'm heartbroken. Or can't you tell? Bloomberg is reporting this morning that former Federal Reserve economist Mike ...
Old Redneck 02/02/2014 320 137 5 -
Want to ruin your day?
How would you like to ruin your whole day . . . week . . . month?? Want to read something that will piss you off like never before? Want to read something that will make you want to drag a ...
Old Redneck 01/04/2014 5 11 - -
Why not give a pig for Christmas?
Well, why not? There are places in this world where a pig is worth its weight in gold. And if you don't want to give a pig, give a goat, or a camel, or some chicks . . . My mother died in 2007 ...
Old Redneck 12/19/2013 13 12 - -
Want to read some REALLY funny stuff??
Try this: Sarah Palin's latest book, something about Christmas, has just gone on sale. Go to Amazon.com. Search for "Sarah Palin." Click on the link to her Christmas book . . . it should be at ...
Old Redneck 11/12/2013 9 10 - -
"The Benghazi Hoax"
I apologize if this has been diaried already, however, I just finished reading this, plan to read it again tonight, and want to share it. Problem is, it's available only on Kindle e-readers. The ...
Old Redneck 10/24/2013 21 16 - -
While we all were distracted by the shutdown . . .
While our attention was distracted by the shutdown and associated Inside The Beltway Kabuki Theater, someone stole 65 cases (195 bottles) of the finest sour-mash corn likker ever to touch your tongue.
Old Redneck 10/17/2013 10 10 - -
The Chinese say: ". . . de-Americanise!"
This warning sign seems to have been lost in the shutdown-debt ceiling debate. China's official news agency, Xinhua (New China), today stated : "As US politicians of both political parties (fail ...
Old Redneck 10/13/2013 29 36 2 -
Wise investors favor Obamacare
There's an excellent article in the Washington Post Business section today about the impact of Obamacare on health care sector stocks and investments -- the impact is positive. In his "(Investing) ...
Old Redneck 10/06/2013 7 10 - -
Why are Democrats not shouting this from the rooftops?
Get this: The Senate-passed measure to keep the government operating represents an enormous compromise by progressives to avoid a damaging government shutdown. The Democrat-controlled Senate ...
Old Redneck 10/04/2013 8 8 - -
Thank you, Nixon, for Obamacare
I realize my headline is a bit over-the-top . . . but . . . it did get your attention!! In all our jubilation over the successful roll-out of Obamacare today, we should pause and give a nod to ...
Old Redneck 10/01/2013 1 5 - -
NRA's big FAIL in Colorado
Everyone remembers how the gunnuts were hooting and tooting about their huge "victory" in Colorado when they succeeded in recalling two state senators who supported gun control legislation. The ...
Old Redneck 09/22/2013 95 246 3 -
Larry Summers withdraws!!
Larry Summers has withdrawn his name from consideration as Fed chair. After months of contentious public debate, Larry Summers has withdrawn his name from consideration to become the next chairman ...
Old Redneck 09/15/2013 6 2 - -
In the reaches of the night . . .
In the long reaches of the night, ghosts and monsters from long ago drift out of the forest surrounding my home and the only antidote is Wild Turkey and country music. Real country music that is ...
Old Redneck 09/01/2013 14 7 - -
Where were the Republicans?
Where were the Republicans at the recent commemorations of the 1963 March on Washington?? Boehner, Cantor, McConnell, Romney, Bush (I, II, and Jeb), Newt . . . ??? Anyone catch a glimpse of any of ...
Old Redneck 08/29/2013 23 26 - -
Question about the immigration reform act
This may not be a proper diary but here goes. I have a radical rightwingnutjob family member who texts me several times a day with his latest outrage . . . sourced to Fox, Pajamas Media, Hot Air, ...
Old Redneck 07/20/2013 6 1 - -
Should VA's Gov. and AG be charged as accessories?
From a Norfolk, VA, teevee station : Norfolk, Va. – Twenty-year-old Jessica Carpenter and 27-year-old Rachael Lowe are charged with felony producing an abortion or miscarriage in Norfolk. Court ...
Old Redneck 05/22/2013 14 12 - -
Fertilizer plant told EPA "No fire danger."
According to the Dallas Morning News: West fertilizer plant said in report that it presented no risk By RANDY LEE LOFTIS Environmental Writer Published: 17 April 2013 11:23 PM The fertilizer ...
Old Redneck 04/18/2013 4 9 - -
Hold my beer and watch this!!!!
This diary has NOTHING to do with chained CPI, filibuster, deficit, North Korea, or any of the other usual topics. It's one of those stories that's too good to pass up. From the Jackson, ...
Old Redneck 04/09/2013 12 21 - -
The Bayou Corne "sinkhole," actually a man-caused salt dome collapse, has consumed 10 acres so far
I was knocked off my seat this morning when I discovered the Bayou Corne "sinkhole." First, because it's a few miles from my Cajun cousins and, second, because I had not heard a whisper of this ...
Old Redneck 03/18/2013 11 19 - -
Unintended consequences of sequester
I've heard a rumor that, if the sequester isn't stopped, President Obama will have to switch to Putt-Putt. Anyone else heard this? I know!! I know!! I just couldn't resist. Besides, if you can'...
Old Redneck 02/24/2013 3 - - -
Citigroup gave Lew $940K ONLY if he got a high-level government position
I can't believe the words I'm reading. Thursday's WSJ, reporting on confirmation hearings for President Obama's nominee for Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, revealed the answer to Senator Elizabeth ...
Old Redneck 02/16/2013 313 219 4 -
Memo to NRA: You had your chance
Excuse my language, but, you muthahfukahs had your chance. Years ago you could have said, "Well, yes, we do need regulations to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and crazy people. We need ...
Old Redneck 01/16/2013 307 396 - -
We put out some Christmas decorations today
Sweet Thing and the Old Redneck put Christmas decorations on our front lawn today. I went into my workshop, dug out some scrap lumber, made 26 crosses, painted them white. We put them in a row ...
Old Redneck 12/15/2012 4 14 - -
"Watergate-type investigation"
By now we all have heard the rightwing noise machine's demands for a "Watergate-type investigation into the Benghazi affair," complete with a Senate Select Committee. Here's something you may be ...
Old Redneck 11/15/2012 35 23 - -
VA voter suppression deepens
Down here in Virginia -- specifically, Harrisonburg, Rockingham County -- the voter suppression story that broke last week is getting deeper and more weird by the minute. First, let's review the ...
Old Redneck 10/23/2012 17 32 1 -
"The choice is clear. . ."
Short diary, not my words. You need to read this New Yorker article -- it's a long one -- here's the penultimate paragraph. The choice is clear. The Romney-Ryan ticket represents a constricted and ...
Old Redneck 10/23/2012 1 2 - -
VA voter suppression centered in Warrenton, VA ??
As reported in my earlier diary , a 23-year-old Pennsylvania man, working for a company under contract to the Republican Party of Virginia, is facing 12 felony charges and one misdemeanor charge ...
Old Redneck 10/21/2012 56 213 6 -
More possible election fraud in VA
By now everyone knows that a 31-year-old Pennsylvanian, Colin Small, is under arrest in Harrisonburg, VA, charged with 12 felonies related to election fraud and one misdemeanor obstruction of justice.
Old Redneck 10/19/2012 152 307 1 -
GOP operative arrested in VA for trashing voter registration cards
Here's the short version: A 31-year-old Pennsylvania man was arrested today in Harrisonburg, VA, and charged with 12 felony counts for destroying (actually, trying to destroy) completed voter ...
Old Redneck 10/18/2012 25 40 1 -
I'm just sayin' . . .
Have you noticed the double-R logo on Romney-Ryan campaign material?? I don't know how to embed photos, so, follow this link for examples. Why does the Romney-Ryan RR campaign logo remind me of ...
Old Redneck 10/03/2012 7 5 - 85
No, my friends, it's NOT "four more years" . . .
. . . it's TWELVE MORE YEARS -- and could be many, many more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2012: -- Obama re-elected -- Democrats gain 2-3 Senate seats, GOTP still has enough seats to filibuster everything (...
Old Redneck 09/30/2012 10 4 - 120
I'm about to puke!!!
Lyin' Ryan was on the campaign trail yesterday talking about foreign policy. Now, let's not even consider the fact that for Lyin' Ryan to talk about foreign policy makes about as much sense as my ...
Old Redneck 09/27/2012 7 11 - 145
My mother-in-law was one of Mitt's freeloaders
My mother-in-law was one of Romney’s freeloaders My mother-in-law was born in 1915. In early 1966, her husband – my prospective father-in-law – died in an automobile accident. His death ...
Old Redneck 09/18/2012 4 14 - 63
In Beaumont, TX, principal shuts down program because of guy he thinks is gay
From Beaumont, TX, comes this tale of biblethumper bigotry in action. A principal in the Beaumont Independent School District shut down the District's cosmetology program because -- GASP!!! -- a ...
Old Redneck 09/18/2012 4 12 - 96
Maybe it's the Jack Daniels . . .
Maybe it's the Jack Daniels talking, but, I miss Sarah Palin. I mean -- check out who is speaking at or near the GOTP National Convention: -- Sheriff Joe -- Donald Trump --
Old Redneck 08/23/2012 18 10 - 107
I am NOT a nut -- but I do play one sometimes
First – I am NOT a nut. However, WTF is this about? Briefly here’s what’s going on: DHS, NOAA, National Weather Service, the Social Security Administration and God-only knows how many other ...
Old Redneck 08/16/2012 15 1 - 115
Gardening at Redneck Acres
I wrote this diary off the top of my head with the help of a bottle of crisp Reisling. Did not edit or spell-check it -- hope this helps someone. This diary is a down-and-dirty description of our ...
Old Redneck 06/30/2012 75 98 15 561
Health care: Let the states decide my a**
I'm surprised no one has pointed out the obvious flaw in the GOP talking point "let the states decide" on health care. Since the SCOTUS health care decision, lots of talking heads have pointed out ...
Old Redneck 06/28/2012 13 22 - 137
Let's clarify the Florida voting mess
Much of the rightwing blogosphere is all OMG, claiming the Dept of Justice has filed motions to prevent Florida from removing dead people from the voting rolls. This claim is nonsense, as is 99.9 ...
Old Redneck 06/02/2012 46 183 4 749
Doc Watson dead at 89
Guitars worldwide go silent. From the Knoxville, TN, News-Sentinel WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Doc Watson, the Grammy-award winning folk musician whose lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced ...
Old Redneck 05/29/2012 17 19 - 91
Time to contact the AZ Sec of State
The Arizona Secretary of State has gone full-tilt, industrial-strength birther. Here's a letter he sent to the State of Hawaii, courtesy of TPM : March 30, 2012 Hawaii Department of Health Office ...
Old Redneck 05/22/2012 8 10 - 80
Saturday morning snark
The Old Redneck ate something last night that disagreed with him, so, he's confined to the house today, puking up the remnants of whatever it was. And feeling like a bit of snark.
Old Redneck 05/12/2012 4 7 - 45
Media, GOP give Obama credit for drop in gas prices -- right?
Everyone remember a few weeks ago when gas prices were headed to $9 a gallon?? At least that's what the knuckledraggers on the right were telling us. They were also telling us: Romney: “He ...
Old Redneck 05/07/2012 14 13 - 138
"New Renaissance in Education?"
VERY short diary: Can anyone tell me who these people are? New Renaissance in Education I'm asking because: I live in a rural county in Eastern Virginia, bordered by the Potomac River and the ...
Old Redneck 04/05/2012 7 9 - 70
Kooch is in: VA GOP Civil War is on!!
Here in Virginia, our GOP has been somewhat immune from the civil war that's raging nationwide, destroying the Republican Party. No longer. Today, our radical rightwing Attorney General, Ken ...
Old Redneck 03/23/2012 54 109 1 1073
Let's not forget: Rush's support for Joseph Kony
Now that everyone has seen the KONY 2012 video expose of the murder, rape, kidnapping, sex slavery, and other crimes committed by Joseph Kony and his "Lord's Resistance Army," let's not forget Rush'...
Old Redneck 03/09/2012 13 29 1 170
ATTENTION RUSH: How 'bout these sluts?
I'm just an Old Redneck and I'm not smart enough to put images into my diaries -- so -- you'll just have to click on the links. Rush and the GOP may want to be careful with their war on women -- or ...
Old Redneck 03/08/2012 7 22 - 386
Langston Hughes nailed it
Yesterday, 1 February, was the 110th birthday of Langston Hughes, one of America's premier poets. Hughes also was a social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was African-American -- ...
Old Redneck 02/02/2012 13 38 1 149
3 February 1959: The day the music died
Some of us still remember where we were when we heard the news that JFK had been shot. And some of us still remember where we ...
Old Redneck 02/01/2012 37 23 - 161
No!! Obama has NOT been subpoenaed!
Just when real people thought the birth certificate nonsense was laid to rest, Birtherstan has been all a'twitter and all OMG for the past few days over an AP report that an adminstrative law judge ...
Old Redneck 01/23/2012 28 28 1 352
What is it with Juan Williams?
I don't watch the GOTP Freak Shows -- you know, the reality series they're calling "debates" -- so, I missed whatever happened last night, but, it must have been something. I surf a few rightwing, ...
Old Redneck 01/17/2012 16 6 - 219
America is off-track -- yes, we are!!
Early Wednesday morning, 4 January. Just listened to comments by Mitt Romney following the Iowa Caucuses. Mitt is using what I am certain is the Republicans' 2012 theme: "America is off track! ...
Old Redneck 01/04/2012 7 18 1 64
Let's knock off the childish crap
Short diary. While I'm a raving liberal, my younger brother is a radical rightwinger. We agreed a long time ago that we don't talk politics, we don't send each other emails about politics, books ...
Old Redneck 12/28/2011 32 3 - 351
Two must-read books
Here are my recommendations for two books you must read, now. " Winner Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class ," ...
Old Redneck 12/26/2011 9 19 1 134
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