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What happened to Randi Rhodes?

Is she still off the air? What’s it been – 30 days?

Did she get fired from Nova M Radio? Is she back in Palm Beach at her former radio station?

What about Thom Hartmann? Since he and Air America ‘parted ways’ I can’t get his podcast, even from his direct site.

The ‘Left’ is friggin’ imploding…

Gung Hay Fat Choy! (Chinese New Year)

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

The Lunar New Year dates from 2600 BC, when the Emperor Huang Ti introduced the first cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Because of cyclical lunar dating,however, the first day of the year can fall anywhere between late January and the middle of February. On the Chinese calendar, 2009 is Lunar Year 4707-4708.

On the Western calendar, the start of the New Year falls on Monday, January 26, 2009 — The Year of the Ox. If you were born in 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985 or 1997 – you were born under the sign of the ox. Like the ox, you are one of the most patient signs in Chinese zodiac, but when opposed your fierce temper comes to the fore — and woe to anyone who crosses you! A born leader, you inspire confidence from all around you. You are conservative, methodical, and good with your hands.

For the ox in 2009, any recent setbacks or obstacles can be overcome, so look forward to a year in which to really shine, either personally or professionally. Guard against being chauvinistic and always demanding your own way. The Ox would be successful as a skilled surgeon, general, or hairdresser.

Famous people born in the Year of the Ox include Napoleon Bonaparte, Walt Disney, Clark Gable, Richard Nixon, Rosa Parks, Sylvia Porter, Vincent Van Gogh, actor George Clooney, boxer Oscar De La Hoya, Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai, and soccer star Wayne Rooney.

Happy New Year!

Que Sera, Sarah [James Wolcott]

I just loves me them fancy word-stringin’-together people like that Wolcott fella.

Sarah Palin isn’t pursuing mere transient fame but actual power, a pursuit driven by a brassy assurance shielding an apparent lack of knowledge about nearly everything and a breathtaking complacency about that voluminous lack. She doesn’t seem to care about what she doesn’t know, it doesn’t seem to register that what she doesn’t know might matter and might be worth knowing even if it didn’t. Her sentences seem to be missing vital ligaments when she speaks, yielding a concrete poetry similar to Rumsfeld’s musings but with nil intellectual content (Rumsfeld’s known unknowns and unknown unknowns at least had an ontological coherence). Now we’re stuck with her twangy shtick and her family soap opera, which makes the former Clinton saga look like Les Sylphides. Just as Al Gore must live with the shame of elevating Joe Lieberman to the national stage, no act of contrition John McCain can perform will be penance enough for foisting Sarah Palin on us, subjecting us to her supreme sense of entitlement.

6,011 Years Ago*

Today it is also worth noting that the first day of creation began at nightfall preceding Sunday October 23, 4004 B.C. The anniversary of which would be nightfall yesterday. Or something like that.

* [(4004 + 2008) -1 = 5,999 6,011 Remember, there’s no year zero.] later: WTF’s wrong with my math skills? Sheesh.

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