Kat's "Kat's Korner: 2012 In Music" Ruth's "Ruth's Radio Report 2012," "2012 in Books (Martha & Shirley)" and Ann's "2012 Best in Film (Ann and Stan)" and Stan's "2012 Best in Film (Ann and Stan)" which we reposted "2012 Best in Film (Ann and Stan)," Third's "TV: The New Conformity," "2012 Killer of the Year," "2012 TV Person of the Year," "2012 Movie of the Year," "2012 Person of the Year," "Kennedy Trait of 2012: Racism," "2012 Book of the Year," and "2012 Trend: Bad attempts at make overs," and "2012: The Year of Avoidance."
Second, a reader e-mailed that Ani DiFranco used to matter to her but she's "so over Ani now."
Ani released an awful album this year.
As I read the e-mail, I understood what the guy was talking about.
Ani's last album was awful.
It was awful musically and I think most Ani films could shake that off and move on.
But it was awful in terms of what it said about Ani and that's what people remember.
This is the woman who, in "Fuel," was mocking both parties.
But there was Ani this year, endorsing Barack and ignoring all the children killed in his Drone War in Pakistan, all the parents killed in that Drone War.
Right now, if you visit this Bureau of Investigative Journalism page, you'll see that Barack's launched 303 drone attacks on Pakistan and killed. The Drone War has killed between 473 and 889 people, 176 children and left 1259 people to 1417 people injured.
That's disgusting but apparently not to Ani DiFranco who must love the idea of people being burned to death, especially children.
She used to stand for something. Now she's just a whore.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"