Daily Archives: October 12, 2008

The Average White Band – Then and Now

Their self-effacing name to the contrary, Average White Band was anything but — one of the few white groups to cross the color line and achieve success and credibility playing funk, with their tight, fiery sound also belying their Scottish heritage, evoking American R&B hotbeds like Detroit, Memphis, and Philadelphia instead.

Mudcat is right, but I don’t think anybody is listening to him.

(1974? – above)

Average White Band – Cut The Cake (Live At Sinbad’s Summer Jam)

Play that Funky Music, White Boy. (Wild Cherry, 1976)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prBH4kNtCcE – even Shiori and Aika…..


Posted:  10.12.08

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Crying Wolf Too Many Times

Anybody who has been on the internet blogs for even a few weeks, or even a few days, knows that the moment there is a criticism of Senator Barack Obama, the attacks and the abuse is sure to come, usually in the form of being called a racist.  It is a tactic and a strategy, standard operating procedure.  One is not allowed to criticize Senator Obama.

Now, I see Representative John Lewis and John Rich, Maureen Dowd, the AP, the New York Times – and I’m sure CNN and MSNBC, though I haven’t checked in with them yet this morning – are carrying the water for Obama to try to make this into the 60’s.  Just now I see Mr. Axelrod on Fox whipping it up further, and Bill Burton has defended Lewis’ recent statements, both of them at the top of the list of Mr. Obama’s campaign advisers.

Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and veteran of the civil rights movement, says the negative tone of the Republican presidential campaign reminds him of the hateful atmosphere that segregationist Gov. George Wallace fostered in Alabama in the 1960s.

In a statement issued Saturday, Lewis said McCain and running mate Sarah Palin were “sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse.”

Oh, yeah, play that race card.

Of course, McCain named Representative Lewis as one of the three wise people he admired when he was asked in the Saddleback Forum.  Is that the “hate and division” he is talking about?  But I think McCain was wrong about that wise part.

But first of all, this is not the 60’s and Barack Obama isn’t even black.  He is equally as white as he is black.  If you read any of the posts I made or any number of others who have written about Obama’s connection with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, it is pretty obvious there is a connection.  But where is the racism?  Last time I looked, Ayers and Dohrn are white, but still pretty much with the same opinion about America as they had back then, just managing not to set off any bombs.  And, yes, he was pal-ing around with them.

Secondly, people are getting mad and frustrated.  But mostly they are mad about the bailout (95% were and are against it) and the extreme bias of the media who has for the most part been an arm of the Obama campaign.  So Obama can’t be criticized.  If he is, the big guns are brought out.  But most of us have become immuned to it by now, but it is truly beyond the pale to attack McCain and the McCain campaign.

But just try to notice who it is who is really “sowing the seeds of hatred and division.”  Who is it who is really fanning the flames?  Who but the MSM loves to make race an issue more than life itself?  Whose pastor was it who screamed anti-American and racist speech?  The fondest desire of the media and some aging civil rights figures would be that they could bring back the 60’s.  After all, that was their day of glory.

Barack Obama has been treated with kid gloves.  If anyone should be reeling from insults it should be Sarah Palin.  As Kinky Friedman said recently, “She has been mocked more than anyone since Jesus Christ.”  But did the media defend her and call for the Obama supporters to lay off her?  No, they jumped right in.  Did anybody step up and blame Obama  for everything that was said and demand that he make them all stop?   Not hardly.  Did you hear David Gergen say, in his carefully modulated tone, that what was being said about Palin was “incendiary:”  Nah.

Take a look at this if you want to see an example of incendiary.  http://michellemalkin.com/2008/10/12/crush-the-obamedia-narrative-look-whos-gripped-by-insane-rage/

Things are beginning to come out about Obama’s ties to Ayers and Dohrn, about his buddies in Fannie and Freddie who were or are his financial advisers, his being the #2 recipient of Fannie and Freddie campaign contributions, his ties to ACORN and the voter fraud they are engaged in.  It’s getting hot in the kitchen.  So it’s time to ratchet up their last, best hope to shut it down – the cry of racism.

And who is surprised?

See this video of Senator Obama and his remarks concerning ACORN and “community organizers” in 2007.


But to inject a little humor into the situation, back in August Jon Stewart nailed it on the use of “the race card,” and I think it is appropriate now:  “Run, America, the giant black balls of Obama are upon us.”


Posted:  10.12.08


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