Your world, tweeted. With more funny people. And less meetings.
I suppose anyone who's had the thought, "I should be in charge of America," and actually went through with it is probably a dick in some capacity.
Until we meet a Glenn…
Tags: Barack Obama, Founding Fathers, Fox, Glenn Beck, Illinois, John Quincy Adams, John Wayne Gacy, LGBT, Mark Halperin, Marriage Equality, Michele Bachmann, Music, New York, Pope Benedict XVI, Primaries, Republicans, Rod Blagojevich, Sarah Palin, Tom Petty, Twitter, Tworld News
Oh, Michele Bachmann! You're so close to actually for real maybe winning the GOP nomination! Which would be a dream come true for a huge chunk of America's Republican base (and an even huger chunk of its Democratic base). Don't go screwing it up now by… well, talking.
Look, didn't you learn your lesson by talking yesterday? That clearly didn't work out well. Why are you gonna go and talk all over again. This is not your forte!
I understand the motivation to attempt to blink George Stephanopoulos for asking you these questions. But surely there must be other options.
Tags: ABC, Founding Fathers, George Stephanopoulos, John Quincy Adams, Michele Bachmann, PolitiFact, Primaries, Republicans, Slavery
Politicians! They're just like us. They wake up in the morning, get driven in a limousine to their breakfast table, and then take a shower in the tears of the downtrodden. Why, some of them even have families, I hear.
And just like in any family, there's always some pressure to measure up, to follow in dear ol' dad's footsteps, to act upon the genetically-bequeathed blood lust to rule with a tyrant's vice-like grip over the lowly proletariat. And, as such, this weekend, some very special fathers can expect some very special Father's Day cards…
From: Kentucky Senate hopeful Rand Paul
To: Texas Rep. Ron Paul
More cards after the jump…
Tags: Andrew Cuomo, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Harry Reid, House of Representatives, John Quincy Adams, Mario Cuomo, Nevada, New York, Rand Paul, Ron Paul, Senate
How many times have you told yourself, "I'd gladly learn about all 43 of our nation's presidents — even duds like Millard Fillmore and George H.W. Bush — if only someone would write indie rock songs about them?"
Well get cracking, hipster, because a trio of songwriters have done just that– in the form of their new triple CD "Of Great and Mortal Men"…
While some of the first 43 [presidents] have become larger-than-life figures, others are all but forgotten. But songwriters Christian Kiefer, Jefferson Pitcher and Matthew Gerken, with the help of many stalwarts of indie rock, look to shed light on the lives and quirks of these men. They've composed original songs and music in a new collection called Of Great and Mortal Men, which features 43 songs spanning three CDs and more than 220 years of American history.
Kiefer, Pitcher and Gerken — largely unknown even in indie rock circles– have enlisted the help of slightly more famous musicians to bring their songs to life.
So if you've always wanted to hear Smog's Bill Callahan sing about John Quincy Adams, the band Califone rock out for Andrew Jackson and Jimmy Carter, or Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek croon over Harry Truman… Well now you can. (You'll have to buy the album if you want to know who plays on the Rutherford B. Hayes song.)
That's 43 songs to honor 42 presidents. (Grover Cleveland gets two, one for each useless term he served.) And then don't forget there's one more song to come after Election Day…
As for the 44th, the songwriters say they'll write one more song and post an MP3 sometime after Nov. 4.
Depending on who wins, that might not be necessary. If it's Ron Paul via write-in, his passionate supporters will no doubt be happy to contribute 2 to 400 dozen rousing paeans of their own.
And if John McCain wins, he could make history as the first president on the compilation to personally perform his own theme song.
Tags: Andrew Jackson, Barack Obama, George H.W. Bush, Grover Cleveland, Harry Truman, Jimmy Carter, John McCain, John Quincy Adams, Millard Fillmore, Rutherford B. Hayes