Bryan Ferry’s 14th solo album, ‘Avonmore’, features eight new Ferry compositions plus Ferry’s cinematic interpretation of Sondheim’s ‘Send In The Clowns’. Produced by Ferry and Rhett Davies in Ferry’s London studio, the album was mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire/Paolo Nutini) and features performances throughout the album by many of Ferry’s long-term musical partners including Nile Rodgers, Johnny Marr and Marcus Miller. Highlights include the forthcoming single ‘Loop De Li’, ‘Soldier of Fortune’ (co-written by Johnny Marr) plus closing track ‘Johnny & Mary’, Ferry’s recent collaboration with Norwegian producer and DJ Todd Terje.
I first saw Austrailian bass player Tal Wilkenfeld play with Jeff Beck (not live, mind you. On YouTube) and was amazed at her skills and chops. She was only 20 when she scored that gig.
She’s coming into her own nicely, and what a voice!
Description: “Chelsea Hotel” written by Leonard Cohen, performed by Tal Wilkenfeld on Nov 9th, 2013 at the Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles.
The magical evening included Tal receiving Bass Player’s 2013 Young Gun Award, presented by super-producer Don Was and bassmaker Roger Sadowsky.
Her parents, Marie and Jean Maxime Bourdeau, fled Haiti in the 1970s after Jean Maxime had been threatened by the Tonton Macoutes, the brutal police force of Francois Duvalier, the late dictator. According to Mother Jones, the immigration law in place at the time offered the possibility of her parents gaining citizenship if they had a child born in the United States. The law was set to expire in January 1976. On December 6, 1975, Love was born in a Brooklyn hospital.
“My parents have always told me I was a miracle and our family’s ticket to America,” Love told the Deseret News in a 2011 interview.
Although Love claims that her parents came here legally, there are several discrepancies that arise in her story. Her parents entered on tourist visas, which are typically granted for up to six months at the discretion of the immigration officer. This implies that Love’s parents overstayed their visas, became undocumented, and when Love was born, they were able to apply for legal status. If that were the case, then Mia Love is what Republicans pejoratively refer to as an “anchor baby.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.
Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation of the politically charged incident determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.
Once again, the committee finds that it’s a big nothing-burger. I can’t help but think that if you wanted a story to just fall under the radar, this would be the perfect time to release it. If it had been derogatory toward the Administration, have no doubts that it would be much higher visibility.
The report didn’t say that everything was perfect, that there was a lot of confusion by analysists as to the original cause, that the State Dept knew that the facility wasn’t fortified to undergo an organized and strong attack. Nothing there that we didn’t know already.
They also found, once again, that there are no truth to the talking points that military / CIA / Contract security teams were told to stand down, that they would have been effective, or that Rice intentionally mislead the press or public about the events.
Rep. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat who serves on the intelligence panel and the Benghazi select committee, said, “It’s my hope that this report will put to rest many of the questions that have been asked and answered yet again, and that the Benghazi Select Committee will accept these findings and instead focus its attention on the State Department’s progress in securing our facilities around the world and standing up our fast response capabilities.
No doubt this will satisfy the RWNJs, (I just make myself chuckle sometime). I’m sure that all the trufs will come out of the “Super Select He-Man Benghazi Secret Squirrel Subcommittee” that will be formed to get to the bottom of this once and for all.
Waiting for Dim Jim, Chuckie and the rest of the usual cast of drooling idiots to find some way to spin this to their favor. It’s easy, if you just don’t read the words in it.
At what point do you start to say… Maybe there isn’t anything here…
. Many of its findings echo those of six previous investigations by various congressional committees and a State Department panel. The eighth Benghazi investigation is being carried out by a House Select Committee appointed in May.
Dr. David Grimes, who has been providing abortion care for four decades, is worried that the time period before abortion was legalized in the United States is becoming a distant memory.
“I’m 67 now, and people younger than me don’t remember what the bad old days were like. That’s why people seem so complacent about allowing those days to return,” he said in an interview with ThinkProgress.
Grimes, who currently works as a clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, was in his final year of medical school when Roe v. Wade was handed down. When he was a young doctor, he treated some of the women who were injured by the unsafe abortions that were still being performed in the 1970s.
People younger than me don’t remember what the bad old days were like.
He still remembers some of the extreme cases he encountered. One patient, for example, was running a 106 degree fever after having a rubber catheter inserted in her uterus in an attempt to terminate a pregnancy. Another arrived at the hospital in a state of antiseptic shock with a dead fetus inside of her.
As near as I can tell, both liberal and conservative legal scholars—as opposed to TV talking heads and other professional rabble-rousers—agree that Obama has the authority to reshape immigration enforcement in nearly any way he wants to. Here are answers to five key questions about the legality of the immigration plan Obama announced tonight:
TALLAHASSEE, FL (RNN) - The person who shot several students on Florida State University’s campus early Thursday was identified as a graduate who was also a former prosecutor.
Myron May graduated the school before earning his law degree at Texas Tech, according to the Tallahassee police chief.
“He graduated from FSU in 2005, and he moved to Texas where he attended Texas Tech for law school. He graduated there in 2009,” Chief Michael DeLeo said during a news conference.
DeLeo said May used a .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun and had additional ammunition in his pockets. Police have not confirmed a motive in the shooting.
May injured three students at the campus library Thursday morning and was killed by university police after failing to drop his weapon, police said.
May’s Facebook page shows he posted mostly Bible verses and links to conspiracy theories about the government reading people’s minds.
Records show May was licensed to practice law in Texas and New Mexico.
According to a Las Cruces, New Mexico, police report last month, May was a subject of a harassment complaint after a former girlfriend called to report he came to her home uninvited and claimed police were bugging his house and car. Danielle Nixon told police May recently developed “a severe mental disorder.”
“Myron began to ramble and handed her a piece to a car and asked her to keep it because this was a camera that police had put in his vehicle,” the report said.
“Myron De’Shawn May was a student at Texas Tech University School of Law from July 2006 through his graduation in May 2009. Texas Tech University extends its condolences to all those impacted by this tragedy.”
May earned his law degree from Texas Tech in 2009. May was also a FSU alum. He graduated from FSU in 2005.
The yokel punditocracy in Lubbock has labeled May a “leftist” largely because he reportedly walked out of his law school commencement to protest Karl Rove being the speaker.
It’s obvious that he had issues that completely transcend any kind of real world politics. If anything his specific delusions are more commonly associated with the Alex Jones wing of the extreme right.
A video surfaced Thursday reportedly released by the hacker group Anonymous warning Ferguson, Missouri police officers and the Ku Klux Klan to remain peaceful and refrain from using violence against local protesters.
Anonymous, an unidentified group of online activists against racism and violence, published the video after they they launch denial of service attacks to take down a site associated with the KKK and seized two Twitter accounts earlier this week in response to deadly threats the white supremacist group made to demonstrators in Ferguson.
Freshly indicted Governor Rick Perry of Texas, who is said to be so close to running for president again that the people covering him know not to mention the fact that he is freshly indicted, has spent a couple of years traveling the country, trying to poach industries to come to Texas, where they don’t regulate you or tax you, nor do they give a good two hoots about how many of your workers you might accidentally kill. Of course, neglect is the mother of all accidents, and there was that unpleasantness about the fertilizer plant in West, and that was sort of a glitch in the sales pitch. And now, it seems, the Invisible Hand has claimed another couple of victims.
Methyl mercaptan, a foul-smelling gas, overwhelmed five workers at the DuPont chemical plant in La Porte on Nov. 15, killing four - including two brothers - and sending another to the hospital. Such rapid deaths from toxic chemical exposure are rare, experts say. But dozens of times in the past two years, a Texas Tribune analysis shows, plants across Texas have reported accidentally releasing gases that can be deadly in relatively small amounts.
Texas has sold its soul, very willingly, to industries that produce products that kill people, and it has sold its soul to the idea that the average American corporation has a soul to sell Texas in return. Silly Texas. Dead workers are the cost of doing business to these people. Kill a few of them, write a check, craft the ironclad non-disclosure agreement, line up the SLAPP suit just in case, and off we go again.
The United States Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787. Article I, section 8, clause 4 of the Constitution expressly gives the United States Congress the power to establish a uniform rule of naturalization.
Pursuant to this power, Congress in 1790 passed the first naturalization law for the United States, the Naturalization Act of 1790. The law enabled those who had resided in the country for two years and had kept their current state of residence for a year to apply for citizenship. However it restricted naturalization to “free white persons” of “good moral character”.
The Naturalization Act of 1795 increased the residency requirement to five years residence and added a requirement to give a three years notice of intention to apply for citizenship, and the Naturalization Act of 1798 further increased the residency requirement to 14 years and required five years notice of intent to apply for citizenship.