Will my Kwanzaa Barbie be showin' up soon?
Donna Summer (58)(born LaDonna Adrian Gaines) is an American singer, songwriter, and artist, best known for a string of dance hits in the late 1970s that earned her the title "Queen Of Disco" and as one of the few disco-based artists to have longevity on the charts through the late 1980s.
"Love To Love You Baby" was Summer's first big hit in America, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in early 1976 and becoming her first Number-One Hot Dance Club Play chart hit. The album (side one of which was completely taken up with the full-length version of the title track) was also released in late 1975 and was soon certified Gold for sales of over 500,000 US copies. The song was branded "graphic" by some music critics and was even banned by some radio stations for its explicit content. Time magazine later reported that a record 22 orgasms were simulated in the making of the song.
Though she's most notable for her disco hits, Summer's repertoire has expanded to include contemporary R&B, rock, mainstream pop, and even gospel. Donna is one of the most successful female hitmakers of the 70s and 80s, and still holds the record for having three consecutive (double) albums hit #1 on the Billboard charts. She also became the first female artist to have four number-one singles in a twelve-month period.
On September 27, 2007, Donna was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Wikipedia
“The Bush administration failed to take into account the number of Benazir’s enemies at home, ranging from al Qaeda and other radical groups to the Pakistan army and SIS intelligence. Her demise is a grave blow to Washington’s plans for a stable de-radicalized Pakistan and a coup for al Qaeda and its fellow extremists…”
RANT, REV - RANT!
The Bush administration has badly misplayed its hand in Pakistan, propping up the military dictatorship of Musharraf who is perceived as corrupt and weak. He has barely survived assassination by his own armed forces twice. The Pakistani Army is 30% pro-Taliban/al Quaeda.
Bush and others, including prominent Democrats, who keep insisting on elections and democratization at such a critical juncture are naive at best. The best thing that could happen today in Pakistan is for the strong pro-Western Army Chief-Of-Staff to pull a coup, send Musharraf packing to a comfortable exile abroad, and begin a merciless crackdown on Taliban/al Quaeda elements in the Armed Forces. Then the government must get a handle on the regions abutting Afghanistan - Helmund and Kandahar abut on Pakistani Balochistan, the present location of al Qaeda’s center of operation and a section of its main route for shuttling fighters and arms to and fro from Pakistan to Iran and hence to Iraq.
Kandahar is adjacent to the border of Pakistani Quetta Pishin, whose indigenous tribes and clans collaborate closely with al Qaeda.
The Afghan province of Zabul is separated by an unmarked, porous border from the semi-autonomous Pakistan tribal lands of North and South Waziristan, which have fallen largely under Taliban and al Qaeda domination.
(BTW, while we should take nothing away from Benazir Bhutto's remarkable bravery in the face of almost certain assassination, we need to keep in mind that she was not broadly popular across the various factions in the country. Her base was centered among the poor. Her two administrations were marked by corruption. She WOULD have won the election…)
IN DEPTH ANALYSIS FROM DEBKAfile
“What kind of family produces a young woman as brazen and shameless as Paris Hilton?"
"The answer is, a family that derived its fortune not from hotels but by snatching it from poor children. [Paris’ great-grandfather Conrad Hilton] left his fortune to the poor [via a foundation]. He left his son Barron a tiny, itsy bitsy sliver of fortune. Barron started scheming, and set in motion within days of [Conrad’s] death to deny all that money to the poor and to take it from the charity through a complicated legal argument [having to do with the percentage of the hotel chain that could legally be owned by the Hilton family and the Hilton Family Foundation that Conrad wanted to leave most of the hotel stock to] and lost at every turn. Finally one set of judges gave him a favorable ruling not in accord with 400 years of common law. He negotiated a deal to get 60 percent of his father’s fortune. He may be turning that money back over to charity when he dies, but he diverted hundreds of million to his own pocket in the meantime.” [David Cay Johnston]
"It may have struck you, ladies and gentlemen, that there's a big relationship between this marvelous time of year and living in a one-party state. You can't go anywhere without listening to the same music. You can't go anywhere without hearing the name of the Great Leader, and his son, the Dear Leader....All broadcasts, all songs, all jokes, all references are, just for that magic few weeks, just exactly like living in...North Korea."
[Christopher Hitchens to the crowd at the reason magazine holiday party…] Followed by THE VIDEO: Hitchens delivers
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WELL HOWDY, REV’LERS!
I’m Rev. Art. Welcome to our crib in Metro Fairborn and THE STAND-UP! - Its like “An Inconvenient Truth” by Al Gore - except it doesn’t require nearly as many carbon offsets…
PLEASE - join Da Rev & Da Pagan Baby in contributing to an all out effort to eradicate a horrific malady brought to our attention by Penny Bright. I hope we can count on a check from everyone here this weekend for $500. or more for continuing research into “Trembling Throat, usually accompanied by Unholy Chills... ”
Considering the way this year has been goin’ - it should be great in 2008!
Forget the doper bats with the swelled heads and itty-bitty gonads! I think Pete Rose should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown - AFTER he dies…
Paris Hilton’s granddad’s huge fortune is earmarked for charity, mostly. Cheeses, poor Paris - if she doesn't get any inheritance, she may have to resort to prostitution and pornography. Oh, wait - she’s DONE that.
Paris, baby, you need to know - you can get Valtrex at Wal-Mart for four bucks. I’ve heard.
Why do black widow spiders kill the males after mating?
To stop the snoring before it starts.
Psychotherapy has never worked on me. I don’t need to go back anywhere to relive my childhood…
In the dark of night, a policeman watches a staggering man trying in vain to unlock a door. "Is this your home, Sir?" the policeman asks.
"Sure, I'll prove it to you if you help me."
Inside, the man explains, "You see, this is my bedroom. And this is my wife."
"And who is the man next to her?" the policeman wants to know.
"WELLLLL… That's me. O‘ course!"
I was drivin’ home late one night and spotted a guy with one leg hitchhiking’ by the side o’ the road. I pulled over, rolled down the window and said, “Hop in!”
Some of these Greene County deputies are idiots. I was headin’ home last week from The Fox & Hound when I was stopped at a DUI checkpoint. The trooper comes over and tells the me to roll down my window.
When I did, the copper appeared to be almost knocked over with the smell of the alcohol on my breath. So he asks: "Have you been drinking, Sir?"
"Yes", I replied.
"What did you have exactly, Sir"?
"Well, about seven or eight pints of Guinsesh, a couple of Jamesh’ns, and then one or two night caps in the form of double bradnies".
The deputy pulls out his breathalyzer and says, "Would you mind blowing into this, Sir?"
To which I retorted, "What for? Don’ cha b’lieb me?"
Hippie New Year! We’re stayin’ home & partying’ with friends this year. Last year we went out and I got separated from my wife (she left my drunken ass at Cadillac Jack‘s). I’m not sure how - but I managed to get home without help. As a matter of fact, I was doing just fine until I turned into my driveway. That’s when someone stepped on my hands!
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Call Center Woes
Studies show an ever-growing number of female call center employees in India are suffering from more cases of sleep disorders, heart disease, and schizophrenia as they continue to try to pretend they have Southern accents and their name is "Annabelle."
John McCain ran new television ads in South Carolina Wednesday touting his war record. He was shot down, he was captured, he was tortured and he talked. John McCain running on his war record is like Teddy Kennedy running on his driving record.
The FBI said Monday it will award a contract to develop a nationwide database of everybody's palm print, face, fingerprints and retina. The FBI said people who are innocent have nothing to fear. You could ask Richard Jewell except that he's dead.
Barron Hilton said Wednesday he'll leave his fortune to the Conrad Hilton Foundation. It funds adult literacy programs, housing for the mentally ill and treatment for substance abuse. In other words, Paris Hilton convinced her granddad to leave everything to her.
If Joanna Krupa was money, I'd spread her on the bed and roll all over her.
A college professor walked into a bar and said, “Bring me a martinus.”
The bartender smiled and said, “That’s a martini?”
The professor answered, “Probably… but just the one for now, though.”
One o’ my grandson’s buds is sportin’ a ring through his nose. I asked, "Did you pay a lot for that?"
"Yeah, I paid through the nose!” he replied.
HUNKS FOR THE LADIES
Father Murphy walked into a pub in Donegal, and said to the first man he meets, "Do you want to go to heaven?"
The man said, "I do Father."
The priest said, "Then leave this pub right now!" and approached a second man. "Do you want to got to heaven?"
"Certainly, Father," was the man's reply.
"Then leave this den of Satan," said the priest, as he walked up to O'Toole.
"Do you want to go to heaven?"
"No, I don't Father," O'Toole replied.
The priest looked him right in the eye, and said, "You mean to tell me that when you die you don't want to go to heaven?"
O'Toole smiled, "Oh, when I die, yes, Father. I thought you were getting a group together to go right now."
A young man from rural south Alabama was hired to paint a white line down the middle of the highway. On the first day, he got off to a good start and he painted a white line 7 miles long. The next day, however, he painted a line only 4 miles long. On the third day, he was down to less than a mile. Finally, his friend Dub asked him why he was doing less each day. The Bama boy replied, "I guess it takes me longer ‘n’ longer to get back to the bucket each day."
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