Thursday, August 30, 2007

Tucker Carlson: Blowhard or Gay Basher?

Let me rephrase that as "and Gay Basher," since Tucker's been blowing hard for decades. If you've missed this ongoing story, here goes.

In an MSNBC Live interview, Tucker, in a lame-assed attempt to demonstrate his manliness, claimed to have "bashed" a gay man in a men's room for coming on to him. Transcript below.

ABRAMS: Tucker, what did you do, by the way? What did you do when he did
that? We got to know.
CARLSON: I went back with someone I knew and grabbed the guy by the -- you
know, and grabbed him, and -- and --
ABRAMS: And did what?
CARLSON: Hit him against the stall with his head, actually!
CARLSON: And then the cops came and arrested him. But let me say that I'm
the least anti-gay right-winger you'll ever meet --
Note the laughter--not just from Tucker, but from Dan Abrams and Joe Scarborough, as well.

Verdict: Tucker's either 1) laying it on thick to increase his frat boy credentials; or 2) a criminal. Just to be safe, I'd go with 3) an asshat without a shred of credibility.

And if you want to see another conservative go down in flames, here's the video:

Jazz Thursday: Jimmy Witherspoon - Outskirts Of Town

Deep blues vocal, with Vince Guaraldi on piano.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Back of the Bin: Rattlesnakes

From the great and greatly under appreciated Lloyd Cole: "She looks like Eve Marie Saint in On the Waterfront."

Monday, August 27, 2007

Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken?

I've been away for a while: getting ready to travel, travelling, and recovering from travelling. But I'm back now, full of beans, and ready to take this show on the road.

More tomorrow.