Not So Much The News

Idaho native in charge of Air Force One.  There’s a ‘special’ on the National Geographic Channel on Air Force One tonight.  And if you’re so inclined or have kids who might be interested, there’s a model with plans on building a replica of Air Force One at the site.

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Firedoglake showed the release of the poster ‘389 Years Ago.’  The poster is by Jess Bachman, “the creator of TheBudgetGraph.com and “Death and Taxes.” ….Initially launched as TheBudgetGraph.com, Jess Bachman wanted to create a way to visualize and conceptualize the United States federal budget.

Yet another ‘geek’ inventing something cool. Check out his Taxes & Death 2009 calendar too.   He’s done one helluva job ‘visualizing and conceptualizing the federal budget.’

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“Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around … when yellow will be mellow … when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right. That all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen.”

When Rev. Lowery gave the benediction at President Obama’s inauguration, I wondered about the ending.  It’s an rhyme I’ve heard for years, and not from any of us white folks either.  One of the first times (if not the first) was while in basic training at Ft. McClellan, Alabama.   There were more blacks with me in basic than the mere handful I’d stumbled across during my life up to that time while living in Boise and the surrounding area.

So inquiring as to its origin led to a blues singer, Big Bill Broonzy.  Wow – what a voice.  I listened to just about everything on You Tube and then the following day headed down to The Record Exchange to pick up a couple of CDs.  They are not disappointing.  I gotta say in the past few years or more my musical tastes and interests have EXPANDED immensely.

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One Response

  1. Being a pilot, I watch the NG special about N28000.

    Kewl. Just plain kewl.

    Not to be confused with numb nutz having anything to do with it, other than to ride along like a piece of dead meat.

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