Archive for September, 2007

Woody Guthrie Program: Global Woody 9/28

September 27, 2007

Wesleyan Ph.D candidate Jorge Arevalo Mateus is presenting a multi-media program entitled “Global Woody” at the Green Street Arts Center on Fri. Sept 28, 8PM. The Wesleyan Connection news site reports:

Global Woody will examine (Woody) Guthrie’s continuing influence through a multimedia presentation that contains music, film and rare archival material. Included in the presentation will be a live musical performance by Tao Rodriguez Seeger. Arévalo Mateus will also speak about the process of producing a historical recording of Woody Guthrie released Sept. 6.

Photo below is of Tao Rodriguez Seeger, Pete Seeger’s grandson. who will be performing at the event.

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More information about the recording at :

Tags: woody guthrie,tao rodriguez seeger,green street arts center,wesleyan university,folk music,middletown ct

Bush to Next President…..

September 25, 2007

President Bush is quietly providing back-channel advice to Hillary Rodham Clinton, urging her to modulate her rhetoric so she can effectively prosecute the war in Iraq if elected president.

 “I specifically talked about it (the detention program) so that a candidate and/or president wouldn’t have to deal with the issue,” he said. “The next person has got the opportunity to analyze the utility of the program and make his or her decision about whether or not it is necessary to protect the homeland. I suspect they’ll find that it is necessary. But my only point to you is that it was important for me to lay it out there, so that the politics wouldn’t enter into whether or not the program ought to survive beyond my period.”

Source: National Examiner

Tags: campaign ’08,president bush,hillary clinton,war on terror,terrorist detention program

Mr. Brown Comes to Town…..

September 20, 2007

The Ronald K. Brown/Evidence dance troupe will commence a new national tour with performances Fri (9/21) and Sat (9/22) at Wesleyan. Brown will present the world premiere of “One Shot”. Richard Kamins of the Courant reports:

Brown’s new dance piece based on the lifework of Pittsburgh-based photojournalist Charles “Teenie” Harris (1908-1998). With a score that features music from other Pittsburgh natives, such as Billy Strayhorn and Ahmad Jamal as well as Cuban “rap” group Anonimo Consejo, “One Shot” depicts the middle class life of the city’s African American citizens and how that community changed. The Ronald K. Brown/Evidence dance troupe begins its national tour with these two performances.

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Tags: Ronald K. Brown/Evidence   Dance   Wesleyan University

To My Readers….

September 17, 2007

This blog originally appeared on Blogger; I’ve had to establish it anew here at WordPress as Blogger thoroughly messed up this blog over there. If you were referred here by following the URL <> please note that I have not been able to transfer all of the materials from Blogger. This will take some time. Thanks for your patience.

The Low Slung Pants Crackdown Continues

September 17, 2007

We’ve commented on this before (8/27) but the story has legs, not to mention continued exposure. We noticed then the proposed ban on low slung trousers in Stratford CT which according to Axcess News:

Stratford, Connecticut may not be on the fashion map of top designers, but if they were at the latest city council meeting they would have gotten an ear full after the City Council considered imposing fines on anyone caught wearing baggy pants in town. Councilman Alvin O’Neal is proposing a $250 fine for people caught wearing baggy pants that fall down low enough to expose their underwear.

The proposed ban failed but, lo and behold, other jurisdictions have vowed to further the crackdown. Trenton NJ weighs in: (MyWay News reports)

It’s a fashion that started in prison, and now the saggy pants craze has come full circle – low-slung street strutting in some cities may soon mean run-ins with the law, including a stint in jail.

Proposals to ban saggy pants are starting to ride up in several places. At the extreme end, wearing pants low enough to show boxers or bare buttocks in one small Louisiana town means six months in jail and a $500 fine. A crackdown also is being pushed in Atlanta. And in Trenton, getting caught with your pants down may soon result in not only a fine, but a city worker assessing where your life is headed….. The bare-your-britches fashion is believed to have started in prisons, where inmates aren’t given belts with their baggy uniform pants to prevent hangings and beatings. By the late 80s, the trend had made it to gangster rap videos, then went on to skateboarders in the suburbs and high school hallways.

NY Times, & Rudy Giuliani

September 16, 2007 received a sweet discount for their despicable full page “General Betrayus” ad in Pinchy’s NY Times. Now Rudy Giuliani is demanding a similar discount for an ad of his own.

Giuliani, calling’s controversial “General Betray Us” ad “abominable,” said his campaign is asking the paper for a comparable rate for an ad to run following President Bush’s speech on Iraq.

The former mayor said his ad “will obviously take the opposite view” from, which argued in its ad that Gen. David Petraeus is “cooking the books” on Iraq and cherry-picking facts that support his recommendation to keep a large number of troops in Iraq for some time.

According to blogger Confederate Yankee received a $100,000 discount in the price for their libelous ad.

WSJ’s Best of the Web Today blog referring to a NY Post story notes:

A spokesman for confirmed to The Post that the liberal activist group had paid only $65,000 for the ad. . . .

A Post reporter who called the Times advertising department yesterday without identifying himself was quoted a price of $167,000 for a full-page black-and-white ad on a Monday.

[Times PR director Abbe] Serphos declined to confirm the price and refused to offer any inkling for why the paper would give such a discounted price.

Moveon.Org and the “Betray Us” Debacle

September 15, 2007 Calls Petraeus a Traitor

Further evidence of the perfidy of the Left and their stranglehold on the Democrat party:
(by Pete Hegseth of Vets for Freedom in Daily Standard)

Tomorrow–as General David Petraeus provides his Iraq assessment to Congress–the antiwar group is running a full-page advertisement in the New York Times under the headline: “General Petraeus or General Betray us? Cooking the books for the White House.”

Let’s be clear: is suggesting that General Petraeus has ‘betrayed’ his country. This is disgusting. To attack as a traitor an American general commanding forces in war because his ‘on the ground’ experience does not align with’s political objectives is utterly shameful. It shows contempt for America’s military leadership, as well as for the troops who have confidence in him, as our fellow soldiers in Iraq certainly do…..

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