July 11th, 2007

Chris Keeley

Tim Leary wristwatch

Tim Leary wristwatch

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This is only the second time one of these vintage Timothy Leary have been on wristwatches on eBay.  Instead of the minutes, it has various drug names: Speed, Coke, Dexy, LSD, Hash, Horse, etc. i dig that the Ups are at 12 o'clock and Downs are at 6 o'clock. Current bid is $20.50.
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Chris Keeley

this magnificent freak culture cover of the 1984 DAW edition of A Scanner Darkly. From Erik's essay:

this magnificent freak culture cover of the 1984 DAW edition of A Scanner Darkly. From Erik's essay:
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use the term freak quite consciously. First injected into circulation by Frank Zappa in 1966, freak captures the experimental, surrealist, anti-authoritarian, and all around less wholesome dimension of the counterculture. Hippies read The Hobbit; freaks read H.P. Lovecraft and Philip K. Dick. Barris, the Scanner character possessed of weird and funny raps, is a freak. Emerging at the crossroads of drugs, the pulp imagination, culture hacking, and media tech, the freak was perfectly poised to both write and consume SF. Link
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Sen. David Vitter admits to DC Madam ties

Sen. David Vitter admits to DC Madam ties

Moody75 says: "You may remember that Rep. Bob Livingston (R) was the congressman who was running the impeachment of Clinton until Larry Flint outed him for having numerous affairs.

Livingston called Flint a 'bottom feeder.' Flint responded 'Yes, I am a bottom feeder, and look what I found when I got down here.'

Here is the best part: Livingston's replacement was a one Sen. David Vitter (R). Ooops...

200707101639 Until his disclosure on Monday night, Vitter had been a rising star in the Republican Party's social conservative movement. He has stressed family issues, supports a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and has pushed for reauthorization of an abstinence education program."

Vitter, R-Metairie, apologized for "a very serious sin in my past." "Several years ago, I asked for and received forgiveness from God and my wife in confession and marriage counseling," Vitter said in the statement. "Out of respect for my family, I will keep my discussion of the mater there -- with God and them. But I certainly offer my deep and sincere apologies to all I have disappointed and let down in any way.

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Chris Keeley

Lawn chair balloonist flies 193 miles

Lawn chair balloonist flies 193 miles

200707101557Kent Couch, a 47-year0old gas station owner, attached 105 colorful helium balloons to his lawn chair and took a 193 mile trip across Oregon.
Couch is the latest American to emulate Larry Walters -- who in 1982 rose three miles above Los Angeles in a lawn chair lifted by balloons. Walters had surprised an airline pilot, who radioed the control tower that he had just passed a guy in a lawn chair. Walters paid a $1,500 penalty for violating air traffic rules.

As [Couch] made about 25 miles an hour, a three-car caravan filled with friends, family and the dog followed him from below.

Couch said he could hear cattle and children and even passed through clouds.

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Chris Keeley

History as an Alibi

History as an Alibi

WASHINGTON

On Friday, Condi Rice played hooky and spent the afternoon at the Tiger Woods golf tournament at Congressional Country Club in suburban Maryland.

She had lunch at the clubhouse with Tiger, who had dedicated the contest to American servicemen. She followed Phil Mickelson and Brad Faxon for a bit, after having them over to the White House on the Fourth to watch the fireworks. She gave interviews about her newfound affection for golf, laughing about her errant drives and “wicked hook.”

Like W. going out boating and fishing in Kennebunkport as Britain and its new prime minister, Gordon Brown, reeled from terrorist attacks, Condi acted as if she didn’t have a care in the world. And why on earth should she?

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Henry Lee, the famous forensic expert who became the center of a controversy in

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Henry Lee, the famous forensic expert who became the center of a controversy in Phil Spector's murder trial, says he may not testify after all.

Lee had been billed as the secret scientific weapon of Spector's defense, but now says he believes the record producer's team doesn't need him. He also is smarting from the judge's ruling that he removed evidence from the crime scene, which Lee strongly denies.

''I'm off to China,'' Lee said in a telephone interview from an airport Tuesday. ''It's up to the defense and my schedule whether I come back to testify. But it will cost a lot for them to bring me back.''

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War Criminal Wolf Blitzer

Michael Moore “Blitzes” CNN’s Coverage of Iraq War, Healthcare in Live Wolf Blitzer Interview

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/07/11/1343221

In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Monday, filmmaker Michael Moore blasted CNN for its coverage of the Iraq war and called on the network to apologize to American viewers. Moore also took Blitzer to task for CNN’s coverage of his film “SiCKO” on the U.S. healthcare system. We play an excerpt. [includes rush transcript]

 


Filmmaker Michael Moore appeared on Wolf Blitzer’s show the Situation Room Monday for the first time in three years. Moore took Blitzer to task not only for a piece he had just broadcast on Moore’s new film SiCKO about US healthcare but for his coverage of Iraq.

 

  • Michael Moore, interviewed by Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s “The Situation Room.”

AMY GOODMAN: Filmmaker Michael Moore appeared

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