That's a video about Grace Slick one of the greats of rock and roll. She joined Jefferson Airplane after having been in Great Society. The band had been jamming and had another singer for their first album. But Grace joined in time for the band's first classic album SURREALISTIC PILLOW. They played Monterey Pop along with Janis Joplin and Big Brother, Laura Nyro, Jimi Hendrix, the Who, Otis Redding, the Mamas and the Papas (Michelle Phillips, John Phillips and Lou Adler organized the festival -- the first great rock festival). It was 1967 and the festival took place in the Summer of Love.
"Somebody To Love" featured Grace on lead and was a huge hit (it was written by her brother-in-law Darby Slick) and then came the classic "White Rabbit." It's still one of the best rock songs of the 60s, a bolero about ALICE IN WONDERLAND.
Grace and Janis were two rock queens. Janis's life ended early. Grace is still around and she paints having decided that at a certain age you can't be on stage trying to rock out.
VOLUNTEERS is another classic Jefferson Airplane album and probably my favorite.
I mention Grace because there was actually an e-mail complaining that I did two posts on Naomi Judd. Naomi is a country queen. She and her daughter broke new ground and created a body of work that still lives on. I don't think two posts about Naomi are excessive.
She was an amazing woman. She had a wonderful voice and she knew how to use it to make music that was moving and really touched people.
Women don't usually get anywhere near the attention they deserve.
And forget deserve for a moment, with Naomi Judd it's the recognition that she earned.
BILLBOARD lists their top ten songs by the Judds here. They don't include "Maybe Your Baby's Got The Blues" which is one of my favorites.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"
Tuesday, May3, 2922. As Joe Biden goes nuts, WSWS plays partisan.
Kevin Reed plays the dumb ass at WSWS and the topic's an important one so noe can afford his nonsense:
Although no details about the functioning of the governance board, its purpose or duties had been published prior to Mayorkas’ testimony, the secretary told the House hearing that it would be co-chaired by Undersecretary for Policy Rob Silvers and principal deputy general counsel Jennifer Gaskill.
An indication of the reactionary nature of the DHS board was revealed in the appointment of Nina Jankowicz as executive director. According to her official bio, Jankowicz was a “disinformation fellow” at the Wilson Center—a nonpartisan foreign policy think tank named after Woodrow Wilson—and she “advised the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry” and oversaw “Russia and Belarus programs at the National Democratic Institute (NDI).”
The NDI is a well-known nongovernmental organization that engages in US imperialist and CIA-sponsored political interventions in countries, particularly in Latin America, under the banner of “human rights,” “democracy” and “entrepreneurship.” The NDI has counted among its board of directors leading figures of US militarism and war such as Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Paul Wolfowitz, Madeleine Albright and Elliott Abrams.
In a tweet on Wednesday morning, Jankowicz posted, “Cat’s out of the bag: here’s what I’ve been up to the past two months, and why I’ve been a bit quiet on here. Honored to be serving in the Biden Administration @DHSgov and helping shape our counter-disinformation efforts.” In plain language, this means that Jankowicz and the Disinformation Governance Board will be working on shutting down the flow of information that runs counter to the interests of American imperialism, both within the country and abroad, especially as it applies to the war in Ukraine.
Following the hastily prepared announcement by Mayorkas before Congress, a barrage of attacks were launched by right-wing and fascistic Republicans, claiming that the board was the Democrats’ response to the purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk and part of a plan to suppress the free speech rights of the ultra-right.
On Monday, DHS published a “Fact Sheet” about the board aimed at clarifying what it is now calling an “Internal Working Group” that will “address disinformation that threatens the security of the United States.” Among the primary targets of the DHS initiative is “disinformation spread by foreign states such as Russia, China and Iran.”
Significantly, amid all the topics listed by DHS as national security threats—including the activity of “transnational criminal organizations,” “human smugglers” and “malicious actors”—there is not one reference to elected Republican politicians or fascist groups and individuals outside the government who are actively working to disrupt the democratic process in the 2022 elections and previously attempted to overthrow the US Constitution to keep Trump in the White House.
Joe Biden's nonsense is outrageous and should outrage everyone; however, WSWS wants to try to split it into left and right. And the right is being censored and has been for some tie. If the truth is too much for WSWS then maybe they're little candy asses should shut down their propaganda mill because that's all theyve got now
They really should be ashamed of themselves. They pick a position and then tailor their coverage to fit it.
The left and the right are being censored. I don't see how it helps anyone to pretend otherwise.
THE NEW YORK POST is the country's oldest daily newspaper. It was censored in 2020 I know Kevin Reed is aware of that because his article "Twitter and Facebook censor New York Post report on Hunter Biden" and that is one of three articles WSWS ("Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald resigns from the Intercept in protest against censorship" and "US Justice Department expanding probe of taxes, business dealings of Hunter Biden").
And that is it. They are a supposedly Socialist publication and you have a sitting president's son the subject of a grand jury hearing, you have the laptop confirmed (finally) by THE WASHINGTON POST and THE NEW YORK TIMES, you have hundreds of e-mails that attest to graft and bribery -- a story of how the rich get richer by not following the rules and this supposed Socialist publication has done three stories in two years. Two of them before the election. of 2020.
Whose side are they on?
It does not appear that they are on the side of the working class when they ignore this story of how deals were made, unethical ones, to ensure that Hunter could get rich and make his family richer. it was an abuse of public trust and of public office on the part of Joe Biden.
This does not matter to Socialists?
Three storeis in two years.
The latpop is real as we all knew. And they've done nothing, they've done not one major story. They should be zoomign on the corruption. Aren't they against capitalism? I thought was part of Socialism. Here's the greed, the ill of capitalism. They're not even interested.
Reminds me of the hideous 2020 presidential campaign that they ran which was really all about electing Joe Biden.
The fake assery has go tto stop.
But, sadly, no Ministry of Information is eer going to stop it.
Equally sad, we're supposed to trust Joe Biden with what's true and what's false?
That's the man whose repeatedly claimed that he had nothing to do with Hunter's business dealings even though we know that's a lie. EVen though there is proof -- via e-mails and visitor logs -- that Joe is lying.
We're trusting him with the truth?
This is the man who told us there were WMDs in Iraq, remember?
We're trusting him to determine what the truth is?
He's a career politicians -- which is a fancy word for liar.
And we're trusting him with the truth?
He assaulted Tara Reade and he's going to get to decide what's true and what's not?
That he's put his little program under the Dept of Homeland Security is even sadder, more outrageous and more frightening.
But WSWS wants to mock what they term the "ultra right."
What do we call WSWS? The squishy left?
They can't cover Iraq.
They're on witch hunt after another.
They can't be honests because they calculate every news item based on how they fear it might help the right and that determines their coverage of t.
It's not journalism and, let this poli sci major break it to 'em, it's not even Socialism.
It's fake assery. And they ought to be ashamed of themselves.
There is good work done, still, at WSWS. sometimes the good work even comes from Kevin. But this nonsense of articles that are digs at this person or that person and don't really address the real issues? Don't claim to be a Sociaslit and keep publishing that garbage.
In Iraq, even more violence. ALJAZEERA notes:
Thousands of people have fled a northern Iraqi town amid fierce clashes between the army and a militia linked to a Kurdish separatist group, the military and local Iraqi Kurdish officials said.
At least 3,000 people left Sinjar and its surrounding areas on Monday and headed north towards the semi-autonomous Kurdish region to seek safety.
Clashes first erupted late on Sunday when the Iraqi military launched an operation to clear the area of YBS forces, a militia group with ties to the Turkish Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) and mostly comprised of members from the Yazidi religious minority.
The fighting between the Iraqi army and the YBS intensified on Monday, spreading to other areas in Sinjar district.
Abortion in the US. Is Roe v Wade about to be overturned?
I don't know. Nor does anyone else right now. A supposed draft is circulating. If the draft is accurate and if votes remain the same (or the alleged vote of the Court remain the same), we'll have something to discuss.
I'm not going to waste a great deal of time on this when its conjecture at this point.
If Roe v Wade does bite the dust, we can thank both parties because they both killed it. The Democrats cannot pretend that they didn't have a hand in destroying it. Not only did they vote to confirm and give easy confirmation processes to people who should not be on the bench, but they used as a poltiical football and as a get out the vote effort for years.
They should have been protecting this fundamental right of women. Instead, they were happy to let it be weakened year after year.
If Roe goes down, blame the duopoly as well as the Court.
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