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All You Need Is A Bunch Of Hippie Obama Endorsements

Sure, Hopeful Barack Obama just got a bunch of endorsements from important political constituencies such as the mostly naked nymphs of American Apparel, the wealthy elderly survivors of the Grateful Dead, “jam band” hero Dave Matthews and teevee’s Dr. McCoy DeForest Kelly Oscar(TM)-winner Forest Whitaker. But what about half-dead pop groups from 40 years ago? [Funny Or Die] Read more on All You Need Is A Bunch Of Hippie Obama Endorsements…
 

White Dreadlock Rapper likes Booze, Pot, Politics and Imus!

Imus is back, and what better way to celebrate than with this most truthy music video “Nappy Headed Hos” by white boy rap duo Accident of Birth. The lyrics strafe the political landscape: James Carville! Maureen Dowd! Snakes in the head! Tim Russert! Rush Limbaugh! Frank Rich! Tucker Carlson! And then, as if it could get any better, they toss in Humboldt County weed, Devo, John Lennon, Snoop Dogg, the Grateful Dead and Maker’s Mark!!? WTF? Quick, somebody sign these guys! Read more on White Dreadlock Rapper likes Booze, Pot, Politics and Imus!…
 

Nancy Pelosi & Ann Coulter Share Secret Passion

Guess what Pelosi and Coulter have in common? They both love shitty hippie music from 35 years ago, that’s what! A few surviving members of the Grateful Dead joined people from newer “jam bands” last night to celebrate the nation’s most powerful woman, Nancy Pelosi. If it seems odd that America’s Favorite Grandma likes this stuff, just remember that she was born just two years earlier than Jerry Garcia and began her San Francisco political career at the same time he started playing bluegrass with the guys who would become “The Dead.” It’s like they were basically married to each other! Read more on Nancy Pelosi & Ann Coulter Share Secret Passion…
 

One of Ann Coulter’s Greatest Nights Ever; Like an Islamofascist Meeting Mohammed

La Coulter on being backstage with what’s left of the Grateful Dead: It was one of the greatest nights of my life. I was like an Orthodox Jew meeting Moses. Bobby is of course every girl’s lifelong crush and he’s every bit as cool and as wonderful as I could hope he could be….It was one of the greatest nights of my life. Read more on One of Ann Coulter’s Greatest Nights Ever; Like an Islamofascist Meeting Mohammed…
 

Gossip Roundup: Tony Snow Rocks?

Reliable Source: Man in bathrobe “bludgeoned” the stereo of the Snap tea house in Georgetown. . . Barbara Bush spotted on date with someone with “preppy-poufy dark hair,” who paid. [WP] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Tony Snow Rocks?…
 

Gossip Roundup: ‘Insurgents’ on the Homeland

Heard on the Hill: The Executive Committee of Periodical Correspondents has no love for cameras. . . Anti-immigration group delivers bricks to lawmakers. . . Two Grateful Dead band-members appear for Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) tonight. [Roll Call] Read more on Gossip Roundup: ‘Insurgents’ on the Homeland…
 

Gossip Roundup: Euan, We Never Knew Ya

Reliable Source: The Bushes gave Kenny Chesney special cowboy boots to commemorate his East Room performance. . . Alberto Gonzales says it’s “unclear” whether his parents entered the country illegally. . . Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) is returning $23,000 to an indicted producer. [WP] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Euan, We Never Knew Ya…
 

Grateful Dead Escape Death Tax

Why do people insist on thinking it’s somehow surprising that conservatives like the Grateful Dead? That their love of the shaggy, indulgent jam band contradicts a love of low taxes, mandatory sentencing, and amendments against flag-burning? Hey, Al Franken and Ann Coulter have something in common, that totally blows my mind. (Though we can understand why Coulter might be attracted to the image of dancing bones.) We refuse to listen to the music long enough to figure out if there is something about it that is essentially conservative or liberal — as with baseball and dogs and Orwell, the ease with which either side can make a claim suggests that they’re both wrong. We wish the conservatives could claim the band for their own, damnit. Would you take Sha-Na-Na while you’re at it? Read more on Grateful Dead Escape Death Tax…