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‘Deadheads Are What Liberals Claim to Be But Aren’t’:An Interview with Ann Coulter


Published: 2006/06/23
by Taylor Hill
‘Deadheads Are What Liberals Claim to Be But Aren’t’:An Interview with Ann Coulter

When I called the Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute, whose chairwoman gives speeches on topics with titles like "The Failures of Feminism", and told the gatekeeper there that I wanted to do an interview with Ann Coulter solely about the Grateful Dead, there was a small pause. Then she recovered and politely told me to send her an e-mail, which she would forward to Ann. That, I expected, would be the end of it.

When I got home that night, and saw an e-mail in my box from Ann Coulter, I thought "how polite of her to send a rejection letter rather than simply ignoring my proposal." Instead, I found that she had somehow written "I’d love to! Good website!" While she was delayed by a round of speeches to make up due to strep throat, and other events life throws out, we kept shooting e-mails back and forth and I discovered a secret that I will reveal despite the damage to her reputation that it may cause: Ann is really cool and really funny. The few friends I talked with about this said "What? You of all people are getting along with Ann Coulter?!" It was easy and simple to do: we never talked policy. It was a joy talking with her, even if we don’t agree on everything (most politics, and "Alabama Getaway" sucks).

What followed was the most surreal interview I have ever done in my life. It involves smearing oneself with purple Crisco, Kanye (Ann’s a fan), slews of Reagan and Bush appointees leaving the Justice Department to go to Dead shows, lamentation for the neglected "Pride of Cucamonga," getting inside info on the Monica Lewinsky scandal by being a Deadhead, and saying goodbye to Jerry in Golden Gate Park. Some of her answers WILL piss people off, but there’s no doubting her tie-dyed credentials even if the dye is much more red than blue. Her latest book, Godless: The Church of Liberalism, was published earlier this month.

MORE: http://www.jambands.com/features/2006/06/23/deadheads-are-what-liberals-claim-to-be-but-aren-t-an-interview-with-ann-coulter#.UwDnt7SXgS6


Old but I've never seen it before....

Is the Grateful Dead’s Anarchist Legacy Threatening the Future of America’s Internet?

Five decades ago, when the Grateful Dead first planted the seeds of psychedelic “free love” anarchy in our culture, did anyone envision the dangerous vines that would grow from that dank soil?

Today, these growths are strangling the true freedom upon which this nation was founded. Marijuana legalization, “cyberpunk” and radical activist groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation are just a few of the weeds creeping out. Their intent is not to strengthen our country, or even to promote its traditional values. Instead, they lust with carnal urgency to undermine the very ideal of liberty itself.

Curiously enough, it could be argued that this is the same endgame devised by entities that are seldom mentioned in the public sphere. Whether the Dead’s impact is the unfortunate consequence of a misguided CIA operation, a strategic move by the Illuminati or the fulfillment of End Times prophecy is certainly open to debate.

Marx, Osama and Garcia

More than any other musical act of the last century, the Grateful Dead’s modus operandi mirrors Osama Bin Laden’s philosophy of Al Qaeda. For both, their terrorism was not simply about spectacular acts (and indeed, the Dead provided many of these). It was about spreading an epidemic of psychological chaos. And that chaos has long outlived its early patient zeroes.



moar......... http://harddawn.com/is-the-grateful-deads-anarchist-legacy-threatening-the-future-of-americas-internet/

Whaddaya call a 7th dead bankster?

Another JP Morgan banker has been found dead, as Ryan Henry Crane, the Executive Director in JPMorgan’s Global Equities Group was found dead in his Stamford Ct home Monday at the age of 37.

While there is no official word yet as to the cause of death, Crane’s death follows last week’s “suicide” of another JPMorgan banker in London (which is now under investigation by London police), and follows 5 other suspicious banker “suicides” in the past week.

http://politicalvelcraft.org/2014/02/13/6th-banker-dead-jpmorgans-executive-director-of-global-equities-ryan-crane/


I am not keeping up is this a newer one?

Finally! Out come the torches and pitchforks!

A group of fired-up activists in Portland, Ore., who were tired of seeing homeless people being mistreated staged the kind of protest that will be difficult for the mayor to ignore.

An estimated 4,000 people sleep on the streets of Portland, Ore., on any given night and, since last summer, life has become increasingly difficult for them.

So, a group of protesters descended upon Portland City Hall on Tuesday night carrying pitchforks and torches to "shame the mayor into action," organizer Jessie Sponberg told The Oregonian.


more...... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/14/portland-homelessness-illegal_n_4790205.html


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Miley Cyrus. Pot costume. pot leaves. POT POT POT!

Miley Cyrus, with trademark tongue out, tosses money as she performs in marijuana-leaf leotard in Vancouver. (PNG)

Miley Cyrus opened her latest tour last night in Vancouver. Among the many outfits and stage props was a custom-made leotard dotted with pot leaves and a large gold marijuana medallion. Cyrus tweeted a photo here.

The tour stop at Rogers Arena was the first of seven to promote her album Bangerz. Note the pot-leaf border on the tour page from Cyrus' website below.


http://www.celebstoner.com/news/celebstoner-news/2014/02/15/miley-cyrus-breaks-out-marijuana-outfit-for-new-tour/



Not sure how I feel about her becoming the defacto celebrity spokesperson....

Hey, thanks for thhe Hearts y'all!

Really appreciated.

Another banker bites the dust......

BREAKING NEWS: Two weeks after the suicide of a JP Morgan banker who jumped to his death from the top of a building, another of the firm’s employees has died, with 37-year-old Ryan Henry Crane becoming the 5th banker fatality in just the last few weeks alone. Crane was an Executive Director in JPM’s Global Program Trading desk based in New York and had been with the firm for 14 years. Few details have been released concerning the nature of his death, with reports merely stating that Crane is survived by his wife and son. “We can only hope this disturbing chain of deaths within the financial industry – one of which involved a nail-gun induced suicide – is purely accidental,” writes Zero Hedge. Some have speculated that the deaths could be a precursor to a major financial collapse, although no hard evidence of a connection has been forthcoming. Gabriel Magee, a 39-year-old senior manager at JP Morgan’s European headquarters, jumped 500ft from the top of the bank’s headquarters in central London on January 27, landing on an adjacent 9 story roof. A few days later, Mike Dueker, the chief economist at Russell Investments, fell down a 50 foot embankment in what police described as a suicide. Dueker was reported missing on January 29 by friends, who said he had been “having problems at work.” On January 26, former Deutsche Bank executive Broeksmit was found dead at his South Kensington home after police responded to reports of a man found hanging at a house. According to reports, Broeksmit had “close ties to co-chief executive Anshu Jain.” More



http://endtimeheadlines.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/breaking-news-jp-morgan-executive-becomes-5th-banker-to-die-in-last-2-weeks/

Why does barakobama.com want me to donate?

Took this survey and at the end, they sent me to a donation page. https://my.barackobama.com/page/s/aca-survey-2?keycode=6667d9036cad35252a5855a041f72944b78a55ddcda13f18c7c6b2899c9739d7&email=makeafishfoundation%40yahoo.com&zip=95621&utm_medium=email&utm_source=obama&utm_content=1+-+Fill+out+our+quick+health+care+survey+an&utm_campaign=em14_x_ACA_20140213_x_x_bk_2012&source=em14_x_ACA_20140213_x_x_bk_2012

Why? Donate to what? Am I missing something?

Cannabis Might Stop the Spread of HIV

In a new study on monkeys found THC lower infection levels, healthier immune cells and better survival rates.

February 11, 2014 |



Marijuana may be able to slow immune tissue damage in HIV patients, a new study has found. Doctors can already recommend cannabis to HIV and AIDS patients in medical marijuana states to combat nausea, weight loss and pain, and there is a pharmaceutical THC derivative available to patients in all states. Now evidence from this and previous studies suggests that marijuana could actually be effective in combating the underlying disease.

Monkeys infected with an HIV-like virus were better able to combat the disease if they received THC every day, according to research from Louisiana State University published in health journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.

http://www.alternet.org/drugs/marijuana-might-stop-spread-hiv

Here Is The Shocking Footage Of Gay Men Being Beaten On Camera In Russia



Thanks to Human Rights Watch, we're able to see the harrowing footage of the brave LGBTQ community in Russia standing up for their rights despite being severely threatened, tortured, and in fear of their own lives.

Yet their attackers seem to not fear the law at all — and that is because they are essentially free to get away with this type of treatment. So much so that they even upload their own videos of torture onto YouTube. See the footage below and speak out against this horrifying behavior.

Warning: This video is truly horrendous, and it contains graphic images (pretty much from 11 seconds in).
http://www.upworthy.com/here-is-the-shocking-footage-of-gay-men-being-beaten-on-camera-in-russia
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