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2014/11/26

Give Thanks...

Be Thankful.

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving
from Uptonking at Wonderland Burlesque




Photo Op: "Oh, Do Tell, Do Tell!"

Photo Op

"Oh, Do Tell, Do Tell!"

Who's got the 411 this Thanksgiving Weekend?
  
(My money is on anne marie in philly at From My Brain To My Mouth.  She's got great taste in music and always seems to know what's what.)

Happy Thanksgiving! 

2014/11/25

Of Note: 'Carousel Ride' by Rubblebucket


Of Note: 
'Carousel Ride' by Rubblebucket

Rubblebucket is an American indie-dance band out of Brooklyn, NY, featuring bandleader Alex Roth on trumpet and vocalist Kalmia Traver.  Theirs is an eclectic sound kept in check by an unerring sense of melody and inventive song structures and arrangements. 


‘Carousel Ride’, which can be found on 2014’s ‘Survival Sounds’, clicked with me, almost immediately.  And this group looks as if they would be incredibly entertaining in a live setting. I know I’m late to the party, but I didn’t want this one to go without a mention.
















2014/11/24

Wonderland Burlesque's Turdscooter of the Week: Jack Whitley


Wonderland Burlesque's 
Turdscooter of the Week: 
Jack Whitley

Jack Whitley, chairman of the Big Stone County Republican Party, issued a couple of character defining comments on his Facebook page last week (see below), causing quite a bit of outcry from the Muslim community.  Yet, he’s refusing to retract or apologize for them, despite state GOP officials condemning his statements, calling them “outrageous”.



 The Minneapolis Star Tribune contacted Mr. Whitley and he had this to say:

“Muslims are terrorists. They don’t belong in this country. Their attitude and their agenda don’t belong in this country. They cause terror and discontent, total chaos everywhere they are.  I have no desire to hold hands and play patty-cake with these people. It's pointless. They don't understand peace...They understand one thing, and that's aggressive force."

“I don’t really see much of Islam being peaceful at all. Don’t come into this country, infiltrating this country with your terrorist activities and terrorist agendas and call it a ‘holy war.”

"You have the right to follow any path of religion you choose, as long as it does not violate other people's peace. Your association with those in your religion who have those terrorist activities, and your unwillingness to call them on the carpet for it?  No, you no longer have the right to practice that religion if it infringes on the peace and the tranquility of this nation and the people around you. That nullifies your constitutional right to practice your freedom of religion."

Based on his other Facebook posts, Mr. Whitley would also seem to have issues with gays (big surprise) and (gasp) Communists.

First spotted by the Bluestem Prairie blog, Mr. Whitley’s ravings garnered plenty of attention from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

CAIR-Minnesota executive director Lori Saroya weighed in: “It’s very disturbing to see a Republican Party leader engage in outright bigotry and hate. These broad-brush smears of the entire Muslim community remind us of similar smears against Catholics, Jews and others in the past.”

Sigh.

Seems a tad hypocritical of Mr. Whitley, wouldn’t agree?  I mean calling a group of people terrorists and then threatening to ‘frag’ them?  But then, something tells me that Mr. Whitley isn’t one for personal self-reflection or reason.

So, in light of his limited world view and lack of perception, let’s all raise our AK-47’s of enlightenment, as a means of saluting Wonderland Burlesque’s Turdscooter of the Week, this sadly narrow-minded, ignorant, and misinformed GOP official.

Mr. Whitley?  You can go 'frag' yourself!