GOP in Kansas is splintering

If you haven’t read the book, What’s the Matter with Kansas?  You should.  It is great.  Anyway, this article shows that Kansas has figured out that the Republican Party is not doing the kinds of things that they have said that they were going to do. 

From WaPo:

Phill Kline is not one to slink away — and the ideological wars inside the Kansas Republican Party show no sign of ending.

The fiercely antiabortion Republican attorney general in Kansas lost his reelection bid in November when moderate Republicans voted in droves for Paul Morrison, a longtime Johnson County district attorney who became a Democrat in hopes of vanquishing Kline.

Statewide, Kline got barely 4 in 10 votes. In Johnson County, the state’s most populous county, his loss was more dramatic. That made it especially shocking after the election when Republican precinct leaders in the county chose Kline to finish the final two years of Morrison’s term as prosecutor. Continue reading

Saddam Executed


Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been executed, according to two Arabic language media outlets.

Hussein was hanged before dawn on Saturday in Iraq, at about 6 a.m. (10 p.m. Friday ET), the U.S.-backed Al-Hurra television reported.

Earlier, Munir Haddad, a judge on the appeals court that upheld the former dictator’s death sentence, and an adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki each confirmed the paperwork needed for Hussein’s execution had been prepared late Friday. (more…)

More from James Brown

I’m sorry, I really didn’t like Rocky IV. I thought Rocky was done at III. I won’t even talk about VI.

James Brown began acting in the middle 80’s. His career got a big boost (as did many other artists – Cab Calloway, John Hooker to name a few) by being in the Blues Brother movie. Livin’ in America was part of this push. It was a typical James Brown song with the energy, horns, bass (became a part of his sound in the late 60’s) and ad libs. I found many versions of this video. This one was the best.