Michael Porter, 24, works full time selling DirectTV, has camped at the Occupy Oakland site for the last 8 days.
A couple of the minions hail from Southern California.
You may not be aware of this but for Southern Californians of a certain age, when it comes to Halloween there is only one band and only one tune that truly satisfies.
That band being Oingo Boingo and the tune, Dead Man's Party
So ... from 1985, here's Danny Elfman on guitar and vocals, Steve Bartek playing an exceptionally tasty lead guitar, John Hernandez on drums, John Avila on the bass synth, Michael Bacich (I think) on keyboards, and the horn section of Leon Schneiderman and Sam (Sluggo) Phipps on saxaphones with Dale Turner on the trumpet.
Dead Man's Party
No minions ..... thank you.
For some reason, it's been an incredibly rich week for video.
Here is some of the better short video we've either subscribed for or had sent our way.
Thanks to Somebody who sent us the Battle for Brooklyn stuff and didn't want to be identified in any way.
We figure he/she's embarrassed to associated with us.
Wealth disparity in China is far more profound than it is in America.
The following thought has been spreading across the length and width of China
If one percent of American people own 90% of the wealth, one ten-thousandth of the Chinese people own 90% of the wealth.
Who should be occupying what?
The phrase "Occupy ......." has been banned on all search engines across all of Communist China.
If you feel compelled to mess with the banks any way you can, this kid ... don't be offended, I've attained that age where damn near everybody's a kid to me ... has an extremely clever, nonviolent idea.
The following is an interview from the makers of and some bits of a trailer for the movie Battle of Brooklyn, a documentary on the acquisition of the land for and subsequent construction of Barclays Center and one of the more eggregious examples of the use of eminent domain for private profit you will encounter.
Unfortunately, around here Christmas comes with winter.
We're giving this one some serious thought.
Sheila P. messaged me straight out of left field or God's country depending on your point of view something to the effect that you don't want an airplane for Christmas, what you want is a horse.
Well ..... Ok ... not necessarily at this moment but yeah, most of the time.
Then she said, "You only post cutting horse video's. Why don't you put up a reining video?"
I can do that.
Here is Shawn Flarida and the great Wimpy's Little Chic, the National Reining Horse Association's all time leading money earner with $514,800, winning the 2007 NRHA Open Futurity.
Who, if she could be bought at all, might start at auction on the low side at about the price of that seaplane.
The following video shows Oakland police deliberately firing teargas cannisters and/or flash grenades into a crowd of people seeking to help a seriously injured protester.
Finally from Colorlines.com, click on the photo for a short and well done piece from Robert Levato concerning recent issues with Oakland's police department and the resultant election of Oakland's first Asian mayor and her subsequently appointed Black police chief.
It seems post racial America has truly arrived.
Apologies if the formating is strange on your screen.
Try as I might, I couldn't lose the box around the above quote.