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Items of Note
Friday, April 27, 2007
Just a couple of things-

Charity left She's Right and has moved to All Things Hold Together. Good luck with your new blog Charity!


Also Democracy For America has asked me to post a link to a web-poll of theirs-

Will you do a post on Grassroots All-Stars urging your readership to vote in our online poll? Voting ends Wednesday night at midnight.

Here are the DFA Grassroots All-Stars Congressional Candidates:

Charlie Brown (CA-04)
Darcy Burner (WA-08)
Eric Massa (NY-29)

Vote here:
Getting out the vote is how progressives took back Congress in 2006 and it’s how we’ll grow our Democratic majority in 2008.


...And Dave E- I know I still owe you that post about the chemical contrails... I'll get to it...
posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 7:20 AM   5 comments
When Were "The Days?"
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Re-run from 02.20.06
Click Picture to Hear Song.
I'll write about the second mayoral debate later.

Even though I only have "broadcast level" cable, TV Land Network 'bleeds' into my cable service somehow and I get to watch it fuzzy for free. (Fox "News" also comes in, but perfectly clear- an obvious Adelphia conspiracy.) "All in the Family" is one of my favorite shows on TV Land. The IMDB Plot Outline: "A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day."

On one episode I saw recently, a Jewish militant was killed by a car bomb while Archie, Gloria and Mike watched in horror. I'm not kidding. It's amazing to see what passed for comedy in the seventies. Well, not that scene specifically, but you know what I mean. Sitcoms were more hard-hitting then, than the news is today.

Anyway. I started ruminating about the theme song "Those were the Days" written by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams for the show which ran from 1971-1979. Everyone who knows the show is familiar with the song's performance by Carroll O'Connor and Maureen Stapleton at the opening of each episode. But have you ever really thought about the lyrics? When exactly were "the days" they're singing about?

My analysis of the lyrics:

Boy, the way Glenn Miller played!(1)
Songs that made the Hit Parade. (2)
Guys like us, we had it made. (3)
Those were the days! (4)

And you knew where you were then.
Girls were girls and men were men. (5)
Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again. (6)

Didn't need no welfare state. (7)
Everybody pulled his weight. (8)
Gee, our old LaSalle ran great. (9)
Those were the days! (10)

(1) Big Band Musician Glenn Miller lived 1904-1944.
(2) The "Hit Parade" was a radio show from 1935-50. Sort of a precursor to "American Bandstand."
(3) The first in a series of 'male-normative' phrases with sexist overtones.
(4) When were the days? So far they must have been between 1935-1944 to include Glenn Miller & "Hit Parade."
(5) The second sexist phrase, this time juxtaposing male maturity with female infantilization.
(6) Hoover's presidency (1929-1934) saw the Depression begin. He lived 1879-1964.
(7) That's a double-negative. It means they DID need a "welfare state."
(8) Third sexist phrase. Use of the pronoun "his" implies that the speaker believes "everybody" doesn't include women.
(9) Cadillac LaSalle (named for French explorer) An American car produced from 1927 to late 1950s.
(10) When were the days? Apparently they didn't exist. Hoover was out office before the "Hit Parade" was ever on the radio. What is this crap? Didn't anybody bother to tell Norman Lear?

Click here to here the song again.

posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 7:23 AM   1 comments
92 Years of Denial
Thursday, April 12, 2007
This month marks the 92nd anniversary of the 1915 genocide of Armenians by Turkey. Turkey Still has not admitted it. I'll ask my Jewish friends in the audience to imagine if Germany continued to deny the holocaust to this day. Simply put, this is an outrage.

There will be events world wide to commemorate the atrocities. Genocide is not ok.
posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 11:36 PM   3 comments
About this Blog
About this blog. This blog's anchor topic is Burlington politics. I'm a Capricorn and a very grounded person, so my blog has to about something. Otherwise It would basically just be the Cure-chick in me crying into a poetry journal. (Oh Robert!) Nobody wants to see that. I'd get three hits a day from people in eastern Europe googling "razor blades and ox balls." No good.

So the theme of the blog is the politics of this amazing city, my beloved home town. But it doesn't stop there. I like to jazz-up my political punditry and juxtapose imagery by tossing in a bit of pop-culture spice. For example:


So that's fun. I do a lot of experimentation. Sometimes I shut off the blog and just throw up nothing but a picture of Andy Kaufman. I was doing Open Microphone for a while back in the day. Whatever. I have Burlington related links that always need updating. Everything is done quick and dirty around here. Not a lot of time for this hobby of mine. You can see at the bottoms of my sidebars, for example, I haven't bothered to remove the Latin text from the template to which I migrated from Blogger's "Mean Green Blogging Machine" by "Son of Moto." Hello Moto.

So what is this blog? It's shabby, amateur, political, experimental, pop-cultural, feminist, liberal and independent. It's open-minded, free speaking, local, regional, national and international. I write from the heart and I tell the truth as I see it without fear or favor.

The tag line under the blog title is ever-changing. I have a disclaimer.
posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 10:04 PM   9 comments
City Signs Threaten Illegal Fines
So I hear the VT Legislature is considering selling us out to the feds and making seatbelt infractions a primary offense in exchange for a one-time pittance of 3.5 mil. I would only support the measure if it included a sunset as soon as we got the money. That's not likely. Governor Jim Douglas is against making 'seatbelts' a primary. Good for him. Now about these illegal signs...

(Re-run from 02.25.06)
The click-it-or-ticket program has a false and misleading name. You cannot get a ticket for failing to wear your seatbelt in Vermont....

Click here to read entire post.
posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 9:38 PM   0 comments
Who made Leopold King?
Seven Days has a story about how Jon Leopold supposedly runs Burlington.

But basically this says it all:

Kiss, for his part, suggests that “those questions of style are only questions of style.” Pols and pundits who see him as his treasurer’s understudy “don’t understand how government works,” Kiss continues. “The mayor is the CEO. Jonathan’s not going to do anything I disapprove of. We work together, and I do have a good understanding of the budget.”

There you go people. Bob runs the show.


posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 7:51 AM   0 comments
Fait Accompli
Sunday, April 08, 2007
WCAX reports that in the race for Burlington City Council president, Bill Keogh was considering running for the Dems. BurlingtonPol has learned that isn't going to happen, and that Keogh himself now believes Kurt Wright will win.
posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 9:05 PM   3 comments
Right Here Writing!
Friday, April 06, 2007

Click the picture to visit BurlingtonPol's Favorite Chinese Blog. Thanks for the link "Just Once" My archives are named in your honor.
posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 5:26 PM   0 comments
Sex Wins in Landslide! Links!
Thursday, April 05, 2007
With all votes in and counted...SEX wins with an overwhelming two-thirds majority, or 66.7 percent. Drugs and Rock & Roll tied for last place with only one vote each.

Now back to links...

Healthier Blogs in town take "link dumps." but these links went right through me...
Local Erotica (Not for Kids!)
Local Republicans on Yahoo Groups (Not for Kids!)
Some blog from New York State
Ricky-Ticky Burlington
NNE group on Yahoo!
Wiki Nice House
posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 4:21 AM   1 comments
Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Before things got too out of hand, I figured I’d better write a disclaimer so everyone understands the rules of this site. Here it is…

Click here for Disclaimer.

posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 10:22 PM   0 comments
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