Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hell just froze over...

Give credit where credit is due - Bill O'Reilly actually is making sense for a moment, calling out the radical talk-radio loons who are railing against any bailout plan. (hattip Crooks&Liars)

“It gets me angry,” said O’Reilly. “I do talk radio and most talk radio is conservative-dominated ideologues; Kool-Aid drinking idiots. Idiots. Screaming at you that this is socialism, this is this, this is that. ‘It’s Clinton’s fault.’ It’s Clinton’s fault? He hasn’t been in office in 8 years. It’s Bush’s fault! It happened under Bush’s watch.”

But then O’Reilly’s tirade seemed to aim at Rush Limbaugh-without actually naming him.

“But let’s get back to this talk radio stuff,” said O’Reilly. “These idiots. I mean, they’re misleading you. They’re lying to you. They’re rich, these guys. Big cigars. All of that. ‘Yeah, oh yeah, my private jet!’ And they’re saying, ‘Oh, no! No bail out!’ Uh, uh, no way!

“Hey! You’re going to get it, not them!” O’Reilly continued. “That foreign investment pulls out, we are toast! And they’ll pull out if this bailout doesn’t happen. Are you getting the message here? Walk away from these liars, these right-wing liars. Walk away from them! They’re not looking out for you.”



NOW I know why it looks familiar....

McCain:



His Inspiration:



He IS an astrophysicist!

IN Honor of Rosh Hashanah....

A great indy clip for this campaign...

Sunday, September 28, 2008

welcome return....


Well as per our tradition, SB and I watched the season premier of Amazing Race. Looks good, though I knew the old couple would be offed first. And there's at least less model-looking people on there, and the tasks so far were cool. Looking forward to the rest of the season. Thanks for staying - my pitstop of love :-)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Twostepcub's music chart for September 26, 2008...


Hey guys, I'm actually on time with my chart for a change (nothing like being laid up at home from my back trouble).. At least I can rest back and forth laying down. So here they are, my tunes for the week. This week Coldplay spends a seventh week at the top, while Kid Rock (pictured above) is in the runner up position. Link-O-Rama is in full effect, so you can click on any artist name to go to their website (right click to bring it up in another window/tab).

Happy Happy, Sugarbear!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Viva La Vida - Coldplay (1)
2. All Summer Long - Kid Rock (4)
3. Love Remains The Same - Gavin Rossdale (3)
4. Disturbia - Rihanna (9)
5. Closer - Ne-Yo (5)
6. Do You Believe Me Now - Jimmy Wayne (8)
7. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz (7)
8. I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry (2)
9. American Boy - Estelle f/Kanye West (10)
10. The Time Of My Life - David Cook (11)
11. What About Now - Daughtry (13)
12. If I Never See Your Face Again - Maroon5 f/Rihanna (6)
13. Shake It - Metro Station (17)
14. Give It 2 Me - Madonna (15)
15. Don't Think I Don't Think About It - Darius Rucker (21)
16. Pocketful Of Sunshine - Natasha Bedingfield (12)
17. Let It Die - Foo Fighters (14)
18. Into The Nightlife - Cyndi Lauper (19)
19. Bottle It Up - Sara Bareilles (16)
20. Just Dance - Lady Gaga f/Colby O'Donis (25)
21. Spotlight - Jennifer Hudson (37)
22. Shut Up And Let Me Go - Ting Tings (32)
23. Rise Above This - Seether (23)
24. You're The Only One - Eric Benet (29)
25. Come On Get Higher - Matt Nathanson (30)
26. Shattered (Turn The Car Around) - O.A.R. (38)
27. It's Not My Time - 3 Doors Down (28)
28. I Still Miss You - Keith Anderson (18)
29. Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis (26)
30. You Look Good In My Shirt - Keith Urban (20)
31. Chasing Pavements - Adele (36)
32. All I Ever Wanted - Chuck Wicks (39)
33. Give Some Love - Antoine Clamaran f/Lulu Hughes (31)
34. Control Yourself - Erin Hamilton (35)
35. And I Try - Bimbo Jones (56)
36. I Decided - Solange (34)
37. Believe - Staind (47)
38. Here With Me - Alyson (42)
39. Heaven Sent - Keyshia Cole (41)
40. Waitin' On A Woman - Brad Paisley (43)
41. Relentless - Jason Aldean (44)
42. Broken - Lifehouse (46)
43. You Make Me Feel - AnnaGrace (72)
44. Take A Bow - Rihanna (33)
45. The Little Things - Colbie Caillat (49)
46. Pork & Beans - Weezer (22)
47. I Love To Move In Here - Moby (66)
48. Move For Me - Kaskade f/Deadmau5 (50)
49. Leavin' - Jesse McCartney (45)
50. Strangers - Christian George (53)
51. Just A Dream - Carrie Underwood (55)
52. Better In Time - Leona Lewis (68)
53. We Break The Dawn - Michelle Williams (27)
54. Angel - Natasha Bedingfield (73)
55. Addicted - Saving Abel (40)
56. One Step At A Time - Jordin Sparks (60)
57. Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven - Kenny Chesney (62)
58. Love Remembers - Craig Morgan (58)
59. Feels Like Tonight - Daughtry (52)
60. Stop & Stare - OneRepublic (51)
61. You Turned The Tables - Robin (76)
62. In This Life - Delta Goodrem (64)
63. Troubadour - George Strait (63)
64. Inside The Fire - The Disturbed (24)
65. I'll Walk - Bucky Covington (74)
66. Every Word - Ercola (67)
67. You're Gonna Go Far, Kid - The Offspring (94)
68. How Many Words - Blake Lewis (57)
69. Should've Said No - Taylor Swift (59)
70. Holler Back - The Lost Trailers (71)
71. Troublemaker - Weezer (84)
72. The River - Noel Gourdin (65)
73. Magic - Robin Thicke (78)
74. Beating My Heart - Jon McLaughlin (75)
75. All I Want To Do - Sugarland (61)
76. Give Peace A Chance - Yoko Ono (48)
77. Damaged - Danity Kane (54)
78. Let It Go - Tim McGraw (91)
79. Love's Gonna Lead You Back - Jason Antone (83)
80. She Never Cried In Front Of Me - Toby Keith (81)
81. We Don't Have To Turn Back Now - Puddle Of Mudd (86)
82. Go Go Girl - DJ Timbo (82)
83. Take My Breath Away - Justin Lanning f/Erin Hamilton (77)
84. In Color - Jamey Johnson (90)
85. When I Grow Up - Pussycat Dolls (85)
86. Black & Gold - Sam Sparro (RE-ENTRY)
87. Forever - Chris Brown (79)
88. The One - Kylie Minogue (80)
89. Can You Feel That Sound - Georgie Porgie (DEBUT)
90. Country Man - Luke Bryan (92)
91. Johnny & June - Heidi Newfield (93)
92.Whatever It Takes - Lifehouse (87)
93. I'm Not Over - Carolina Liar (97)
94. So What - Pink (99)
95. Burnin' Up - Jonas Brothers (96)
96. Crash & Burn - Nadia Ali (98)
97. Love Me Dead - Ludo (88)
98. Lookin' For A Good Time - Lady Antebellum (100)
99. Roll With Me - Montgomery Gentry (DEBUT)
100. The Day That Never Comes - Metallica (DEBUT)

This week there are only three new songs, and one re-entry. The re-entry is Aussie by way of England Sam Sparro, whose "Black & Gold" was on here before as it was popular overseas - now the dance remix is catching on in the states....



Next up is Georgie Porgie - really George Andros from Chicago, who has been steady on the club scene in the last few years. He's back with "Can You Feel That Sound"...



Country duo/bear-huntin' Montgomery Gentry follows up their "Back When I Knew It All" with the more standard pop-country of "Roll With Me"...



and finally, after an almost five year break from their last studio album, Metallica returns with "The Day That Never Comes"...



I hope you get all you wish for, SB. Love TSC.

Sarah Silverman on the big Schlep...

A Riot. see www.abigschlep.com

See more Sarah Silverman videos at Funny or Die

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Watch at peril....

So this is the McCain campaign suspending itself. Nancy Pfotenhauer is a anorexic botoxed hack that the worse case of yeast infection isn't good enough for her.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Deep thought for the night...


Bono is a total dickweed.

Quotes of the day....

Rep. Barney Frank via NBC:

For what it's worth, the man who is leading congressional Democrats in negotiating the bailout deal with the administration isn't impressed with Sen. McCain's announcement.

Rep. Barney Frank told a group of reporters outside the House chamber:

"It's the longest Hail Mary pass in the history of either football or Marys.


Treasury Spokesperson regarding the 700 billion bailout proposal per Forbes:

In fact, some of the most basic details, including the $700 billion figure Treasury would use to buy up bad debt, are fuzzy.

"It's not based on any particular data point," a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. "We just wanted to choose a really large number."

priceless.




I love me some Wanda Sykes...




No need to add anything...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cee U Next Tuesday of the week....


I'll make this short but sweet. The recent "disappeared" economics guru of the McCain campaign, Carly Fiorina, proves again that douchebaggery is not the sole domain of the male race. Consider her hubris in declaring that Sarah Palin (as well as McCain or Obama) is not qualified to run a major corporation. Of course as CEO of Hewlett-Packard she totally blew chunks, but she probably had no idea since she got her 42 million dollar sendoff package after being fired from HP. Check the rundown from Crooks & Liars to document how "able" she was in the executive position. Dipshit.

PS McCain gets double douchebag points for claiming her admires her "record" and in the same breath claiming he's not "aware" of her problems at HP. Doddering little dick that he is.


Fiorina Called the Outsourcing of American Jobs ‘Right Shoring.’ As HP CEO, Fiorina made comments in Washington alongside Intel’s CEO that “drew an unusually strong reaction from workers, who suggested the pair forfeit their own highly paid jobs to Chinese or Russian executives working for a quarter of their pay.” Fiorina said that “there is no job that is America’s God-given right anymore” and had also said called what is generally referred to as “offshoring,” the outsourcing of jobs to cheaper labor centers overseas, as “right- shoring.” [San Francisco Chronicle, 1/9/04; Investors Business Daily, 1/8/04]

Monday, September 22, 2008

So who exactly is the elitist?

Hat-tip to daily Kos...

Heck of a job, Paulie....

So this is the fourth day that our economy is supposed to be in the toilet. Yet no Y2K moment has come. What's going on?

Well, the smackdown to anyone promoting the deregulation of the banking/investment market has come, with every firm going down in succession like dominoes. The rising price of gas, combined with the sagging trade deficit and the exploding national deficit brought on by the fucktardery of the war in Iraq, has led us to this point of no return in econohell, where everyone in their own way is to blame but are pointing fingers to each other. Most culpable are the free-market assholes in this administration that removed any oversight over the financial sector, allow this country to spiral into anarchy not seen since the "robber baron" days. Meanwhile, Congress is stonewalled, with Republicans tripping up any chance for reform, and Democrats too pussified to beat them down on it. And what does it give us? A possibly 1 trillion bill stuck to the US public. Now who do they think is going to pay for this? Well the Repukes don't care, either they're the ones who stored the inheritance in the mattress, or are the ones too busy trying to Rapture themselves.

Now John McCain is trying to change total gears midstream, where last week he was decrying any intervention in the market, and now either demanding the resignation of the SEC chairman (which he can't do) or the rehaul of Bush's bailout bill (which is a token "mavericky" thing he's pretending on). What a hole. And using the rote Repuke crybaby tactic of saying Obama was attacking American workers for rightfully making total shit out of McCain's declaration that the "foundations of the economy is strong". That's like saying you hate cows if you hate Big Macs.

At least we're for once the news isn't focused on that c*nt Palin.

PS - for a great synopsis of what is going on here in terms of the election, read this article by Drew Westen at HuffPost. Very well put.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Twostepcub's Music Chart for September 19, 2008...


Wow. It's been over a month since I've had a chart up. Bad, Bad TSC. Well honestly, I have to keep sitting at the desk at a minimum due to my back being out.

Well here's my chart for this ending week. The last chart i had posted had Weezer on top; the next week after had Coldplay reaching the #1 spot, and have stayed ever since (now in their sixth week). Katy Perry (pictured above) holds on to the runnerup position. There's a whole lot of difference otherwise in the chart - besides sixteen new songs debuting this week alone(all marked in yellow), only three songs in the top-10 remain from the last posted chart. The biggest moves are marked in red. And for the wait, FULL link-o-rama is in effect - you can click on the name of any of the chart acts to go to their website (or closest facsimile of one)...

When will the pills end!?!?!? (the last weeks position was that of my own personal 9-12 chart I have at home, OCD that I am)

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Viva La Vida - Coldplay (1)
2. I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry (2)
3. Love Remains The Same - Gavin Rossdale (3)
4. All Summer Long - Kid Rock (5)
5. Closer - Ne-Yo (6)
6. If I Never See Your Face Again - Maroon5 f/Rihanna (4)
7. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz (7)
8. Do You Believe Me Now - Jimmy Wayne (9)
9. Disturbia - Rihanna (29)
10. American Boy - Estelle f/Kanye West (15)
11. The Time Of My Life - David Cook (13)
12. Pocketful Of Sunshine - Natasha Bedingfield (8)
13. What About Now - Daughtry (19)
14. Let It Die - Foo Fighters (10)
15. Give It 2 Me - Madonna (17)
16. Bottle It Up - Sara Bareilles (18)
17. Shake It - Metro Station (26)
18. I Still Miss You - Keith Anderson (14)
19. Into The Nightlife - Cyndi Lauper (22)
20. You Look Good In My Shirt - Keith Urban (20)
21. Don't Think I Don't Think About It - Darius Rucker (25)
22. Pork & Beans - Weezer (16)
23. Rise Above This - Seether (23)
24. Inside The Fire - Disturbed (24)
25. Just Dance - Lady Gaga f/Colby O'Donis (27)
26. Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis (21)
27. We Break The Dawn - Michelle Williams (12)
28. It's Not My Life - 3 Doors Down (28)
29. You're The Only One - Eric Benet (30)
30. Come On Get Higher - Matt Nathanson (34)
31. Give Some Love - Antoine Clamaran f/Lulu Hughes (33)
32. Shut Up And Let Me Go - The Ting Tings (38)
33. Take A Bow - Rihanna (11)
34. I Decided - Solange (36)
35. Control Yourself - Erin Hamilton (39)
36. Chasing Pavement - Adele (37)
37. Spotlight - Jennifer Hudson (53)
38. Shattered (Turn The Car Around) - O.A.R. (44)
39. All I Ever Wanted - Chuck Wicks (40)
40. Addicted - Saving Abel (41)
41. Heaven Sent - Keyshia Cole (43)
42. Here With Me - Alyson (49)
43. Waitin' On A Woman - Brad Paisley (45)
44. Relentless - Jason Aldean (47)
45. Leavin' - Jesse McCartney (46)
46. Broken - Lifehouse (50)
47. Believe - Staind (51)
48. Give Peace A Chance - Yoko Ono (32)
49. Little Things - Colbie Caillat (54)
50. Move For Me - Kaskade f/Deadmau5 (53)
51. Stop & Stare - OneRepublic (59)
52. Feels Like Tonight - Daughtry (35)
53. Strangers - Christian George (60)
54. Damaged - Danity Kane (48)
55. Just A Dream - Carrie Underwood (74)
56. And I Try - Bimbo Jones (DEBUT)
57. How Many Words - Blake Lewis (57)
58. Love Remembers - Craig Morgan (63)
59. Should've Said No - Taylor Swift (59)
60. One Step At A Time - Jordin Sparks (80)
61. All I Want To Do - Sugarland (61)
62. Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven - Kenny Chesney (95)
63. Troubadour - George Strait (73)
64. In This Life - Delta Goodrem (66)
65. The River - Noel Gourdin (65)
66. I Love To Move In Here - Moby (DEBUT)
67. Every Word - Ercola (81)
68. Better In Time - Leona Lewis (DEBUT)
69. Come On Over - Jessica Simpson (54)
70. Put A Girl In It - Brooks & Dunn (68)
71. Holler Back - The Lost Trailers (79)
72. You Make Me Feel - AnnaGrace (DEBUT)
73. Angel - Natasha Bedingfield (DEBUT)
74. I'll Walk - Bucky Covington (92)
75. Beating My Heart - Jon McLaughlin (DEBUT)
76. You Turned The Tables - Robin (DEBUT)
77. Take My Breath Away - Justin Lanning f/Erin Hamilton (83)
78. Magic - Robin Thicke (82)
79. Forever - Chris Brown (69)
80. The One - Kylie Minogue (84)
81. She Never Cried In Front Of Me - Toby Keith (91)
82. Go Go Girl - DJ Timbo (86)
83. Love's Gonna Lead You Back - Jason Antone (DEBUT)
84. Troublemaker - Weezer (DEBUT)
85. When I Grow Up - Pussycat Dolls (89)
86. We Don't Have To Look Back Now - Puddle Of Mudd (99)
87. Whatever It Takes - Lifehouse (87)
88. Love Me Dead - Ludo (88)
89. Madly - Tristan Prettyman (90)
90. In Color - Jamey Johnson (DEBUT)
91. Let It Go - Tim McGraw (DEBUT)
92. Country Man - Luke Bryan (93)
93. Johnny & June - Heidi Newfield (97)
94. You're Gonna Go Far, Kid - The Offspring (DEBUT)
95. Bob That Head - Rascal Flatts (96)
96. Burnin' Up - Jonas Brothers (98)
97. I'm Not Over - Carolina Liar (DEBUT)
98. Crash And Burn - Nadia Ali (DEBUT)
99. So What - Pink (DEBUT)
100. Lookin' For A Good Time - Lady Antebellum (DEBUT)

As i said, this week along there are a whopping sixteen debuts on this weeks charts, and the highest is by Bimbo Jones, an dance act usually known for their discofied remixes, featuring singer Katherine Ellis, with the extra-groovy retro sound of "And I Try"....



Moby's second single on my chart from his latest album, Last Night, is a more eclectic-sounding and house-influenced dance song, "I Love To Move In Here"....



Leona Lewis follows up her #1 smash "Bleeding Love", which is still in the top-40, with the similar Mariah-like track "Better In Time"...



AnnaGrace consists of two members of the dance act Ian Van Dahl, Annemie Coenen and Peter Luts, and the results is the hit "You Make Me Feel"...



Natasha Bedingfield's "Angel" joins her former top-10 "Pocketful of Sunshine" on to my list...



Singer/songwriter Jon McLaughlin is also back with the electronic pop-rock of "Beating My Heart"....



Robin (not to be confused with either "Show Me Love"'s Robin S. or Sweden's Robyn) is here with her second single, "You Turned The Tables"...

You Turned the Tables (Craig J Grande Diva Mix) - Robin

Jason Antone releases "Love's Gonna Bring You Back", which reminds me of the Freestyle period back in the late 80's early 90's...



Weezer is back with the delightfully playful "Troublemaker"...



Jamey Johnson's new album is one of the best country of 2008, and the lead single debuts, here's "In Color"...



Tim's Mcgraw's title track from his latest album, Let It Go, comes on at #91...



Neo-punks The Offspring follows up "Hammerhead" with "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid"...



Also in the rock genre is the band Carolina Liar with their first hit, "I'm Not Over"...



Libyan-born singer Nadia Ali, previously in the group iio, returns with her first solo hit, "Crash And Burn"...



Pink is back with her seemingly autobiographic kiss-off to her former hubby, "So What"...



and finally, country band Lady Antebellum sneak their second single on here with "Lookin' For A Good Time"...



PS Thanks Sugarbear, for a great 40th party, I love you, and thanks to everyone who came, you all are the best..

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Kinda says it all, doesn't it?


Sorry, I've been going through a big back problem (sciatica), so hence the light posting. Believe me, it isn't due to lack of material..

And SB was an angel, bringing me needed food and entertainment (both him and Kylie's Showgirl Homecoming DVD) to lighten up the atmosphere. Thank you babycakes.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

As the circus continues....

There's not enough Cee U Next Tuesday awards for this bitch.

As I write, the snoozefest of the KKK/Republican convention is going on in Minnesota. In order to make this hot-air factory at all palatable to the US public and the media, John McCain pulled the crass political stunt of nominating Sarah "Miss Congeal" Palin to be his running mate, ensuring the TVs get nonstop coverage of the Jerry Springer show that is this moron's "life experience". Who the fuck is Sarah Palin? Hell, the fucking republicans don't even know...



(Mind you, this is the fucking national chairman of the party!) I honestly think the Republican party really thinks this is a game - not a campaign for the future of our country, and it's all about the unending news cycles of stories about how much of a cuntmobile this Sarah Palin and her dysfunctional family is. Observe...

1) Imagine a Democrat nominating someone under investigation. For anything. The pissypants hired hands that fester the media who never have it. With this bitch, who apparently wields political power like the non-Lohan girls in Mean Girls, it's supposed to be interesting....fuck her.

2) Her daughter's knocked up. Breeded. Plumped up at the age of 17 with seed of a proclaimed (but pretend) "redneck", then paraded around to prove the Sarah was truly knocked up herself with the Downs baby that apparently wasn't important enough for her to take more than 3 days off from her job. All the while fainting with the pressure that the "media" is obsessing over the trails of a private family matter. Bitch, if you are so fucking worried about the dignity of your sex-craved daughter, stop fucking parading her around, leave her the fuck in Alaska as well as the jock-shithead who is too cool for condoms. Otherwise, your whole family can go fuck themselves like characters in the Aristocrats.

3.) The hype today is she has foreign experience because she's next to Russia. Of course this blatant lie allows the talking heads on the 24 hour news machine to bloviate about how inane this is, of course keeping the name in the news. I mean, if he nominated Romney, would anybody even be covering this convention!?!?!?

4) Of course for all her retarded Mary Tyler Moore schtick, it draws any attention away from what an utter dildo John McCain really is. There is so many things wrong with him that it's almost comical to see these silverspoon Neanderthals pretend that McCain is "one of them". He's like the mentally-slow version of the Gay Republicans (I know, double negative). And since the majority of Americans are against the issues McCain is for, this week is all about the "personalitys" of the candidates. This from the man whining about the supposed celebrity of Obama. Its more like jealously from the stuttering old man who sits there in soiled pants mad that no one wants to hear his "stories" anymore.

5) Tom Brokaw is an utter douchebag that deserves to be bitchslapped by Walter Cronkite. That he pretends to be an objective voice while sputtering hack lines like "Troopergate is just a speed bump" is proof that he is a true traitor of his profession and I'm glad the asshole like him doesn't have a daily outlet anymore.

6) It's entertaining to watch Romney and Guiliani pretend that they are totally with being dissed by McCain to pick a "Trophy Veep".

7) Joe Lieberman has no business observing the Sabbath, since he already has proved to be the evil snake I've thought he was. So Joe, do you like hanging with the Palin, since her church thinks you're the devil? Huh? Droopy Dog, hello?

8) Somebody's seriously editing Olbermann during this, and it's pissing me off.

Republicans, enjoy your little tea party. We're all laughing at you.