We can talk all day about Freedom of Speech, Internet hacking, enemy action and threats to American lives, but my one thought this evening after seeing a preview for the already yanked Sony film The Interview was:
Yes, we really are a Global Village now, and the North Koreans . . .
In the past few months I have been traveling across the years, and across the miles, and reconnecting with old friends, acquaintances and co-workers - in particular, people with whom I have have serious disagreements with in the past, or fallings out with.
Last night, dozens of friends of TC Edwards, the Little Rock musician and man on the scene who was found murdered Dec. 7, marched in his memory, chanting "Justice for TC" and "TC is metal" as they walked from Pizza D' Action up Kavanaugh.
Recently, a trove of band business cards from the golden era of Arkansas garage bands was discovered and put on eBay. I was able to purchase some of them, including one by a little known 1960s garage band from Little Rock named The Mercenaries. Their record, on the cult favorite MY records label based in Little Rock, was released in early 1967. Their songs, including the atmospheric and heavy “Things Found Here” along with the psychedelic tinged “Take It All” are obscure even by garage rock standards. They were not featured on the 1999 Butler Center MY records compilation and their story has not been told before
Politico delves deeply into the political machine begin built with the Koch brothers' fortune — a data-driven colossus for voter identification and turnout that has eclipsed Republican Party machinery to the extent that people like Tom Cotton used it over party tools.