Confessions of a Watergate Junkie

I cut my political teeth on Watergate. It was the first political event during my lifetime that I followed obsessively and I remain deeply addicted to any nuggets of Watergate-iana. It was also the source of considerable familial tension as the shit slowly hit the fan during. My father was not only a Republican but had been a Nixon delegate at the 1972 GOP Convention. His thesis was that Nixon was too smart to have allowed so much dumbassery to go on. I was then, as now, of the school that even smart people do stupid things and let things … Continue reading Confessions of a Watergate Junkie

Cardinal’s Pulitzer, Emmy Winners Optimistic About Journalism’s Future

That really shouldn’t have to be a headline, right, but how many of these do I complain about to you guys, panels of journalists talking about how journalism’s glory days have passed by and kids today don’t read and everybody’s just interested in Kardashians now and everything sucks? I either attend one of those things or read about one happening elsewhere once a week, which is why I drink so much. Finally, on Friday, I went to one that was inspiring instead of hectoring. It was in conjunction withThe Daily Cardinal’s 120th anniversary, and was actually two panels, one of … Continue reading Cardinal’s Pulitzer, Emmy Winners Optimistic About Journalism’s Future

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “Freepathon meltdown” edition

Suit up, folks – the fit has hit the shan over in greater Freepistan for sure.

When I put last week’s “Downfall” parody together, I had no idea how closely reality would follow satire, but it has, and more.


…had become this:

Let’s put this FReepathon to bed. We have bigger fish to fry.
April 27, 2012 | 2ndDivisionVet

Posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 6:56:50 AM by2ndDivisionVet

Everyone please send whatever you are able to, whether it is $10, $100 or $1,000+.The DUmmies, Morons, Kos Kiddies and that crew are laughing up their sleeves. Jim may have to make this site members only or allow ads. Better for us to just help with what we can. Maybe you can donate as a memorial for a lost loved one, a servicemember who never made it home or was disabled defending our country. Perhaps you’d like to give to keep free discussion alive and to show them that we’re not knuckling under. I’m sure a well thought out or prayerful meditation will lead you to see the need and how you can help. If every registered FReeper and our lurkers would each just help out with a fin or a sawbuck, or better yet a Ben Franklin, we could put this to bed and get on with the conservative cause.

1 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 6:56:52 AM by2ndDivisionVet
Comment #2 Removed by Moderator
Well – we’re off to a flying start on this threadwhatever could that first response have been?
Unfortunately for the Freeperati, I captured it defore deletion:

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yes, ya’ll haven’t smeared Romney near enough to re-elect your favcrite house negro President.

2 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 7:15:58 AM byPeter from Rutland

Oh, my.

Perhaps you’d like to give to keep free discussion alive (???????)
10 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 7:58:01 AM bywtc911 (Amigo – you’ve been had.)
To: wtc911

You don’t believe that free discussion takes place here?

11 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 8:01:02 AM by2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Insulting FReepers is not exactly the best way to solicit funds.

You may want to reflect on why contributions are way off.

12 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 8:03:32 AM bySecond Amendment First (“Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not…” – Thomas Jefferson.)

To: 2ndDivisionVet
I believe that there used to be a model of free discussion here. But, the number of zots over opinion as opposed to violation of posting rules gives credence to those who say that this model has ceased to exist.

You know that I speak my mind. What you don’t know is that I have received well over a dozen messages in the past two years from freepers who said that they were afraid to post similar opinions for fear of being zotted.

That’s the fact of it…many long-time freepers do not feel “free” to discuss. I believe that the pendulum will swing back but in the mean-time FR will lose good people.

15 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 8:12:52 AM bywtc911 (Amigo – you’ve been had.)
To: wtc911

If FR survives the next four years of Obama, I will be pleasantly surprised.

18 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 8:19:07 AM bynetmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
If Freepervile survives this thread, I will be pleasantly surprised.

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Try harder next time, perhaps threaten my life.

19 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 8:20:22 AM byPeter from Rutland
To: Peter from Rutland

Aren’t we the little martyr?And your “house negro” comment sure doesn’t hurt those enemies of FreeRepublic who constantly attempt to paint us all as hood wearing Klansmen or skinhead neo-Nazis.


Just what a troll would do.

28 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 8:41:51 AM by2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
To: WatchOutForSnakes
Ask all the people who have been run off over a simple difference of opinion

Bless your heart. It’s not a simple difference of opinion.

1. A Conservative bastion cannot support a socialist.

2. Conservatives are fighting Republican liberals for control. Surrendering is just that, surrender. Why would they ever believe conservatives “line in the sand” if we cave to them again?

3. Principles matter.

34 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 8:50:48 AM byDJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
Freepers argung over principles is like two Heart Attack Grill patrons arguing over healthy lifestyle choices.

To: Peter from Rutland

The originator of this post is doing a fine job of “putting this FReepathon to bed”.

I wonder if he is actually an anti-freeper looking to put the final nail in FR as we have known it.

35 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 8:52:03 AM bySecond Amendment First (“Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not…” – Thomas Jefferson.)
To: wtc911
You are so correct. I have been a member since 2001 and have always been quite loyal. However, the insults and constant badgering that is currently allowed has soured me on the site. Believe me I am extremely conservative, but feel that it is more important to remove Obama than anything else. That is obviously no longer the objective on this site. Instead it seems to be to insult anyone who believes as I do.

Because this site is supported by we who contribute, I don’t understand the thinking that only some peoples ideas can be heard. Of course, if I am an Obama backer I should be insulted and banned, but that is far from the case. It will unfortunately destroy the site. I am so sad, because I have always loved this site. i just don’t come here any more because of the insults.

44 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 9:05:19 AM byw1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
To: 2ndDivisionVet

The vindictiveness that comes out on almost every thread is far from open and free discussion. This is a major part of the donation problem, as I see it.

47 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 9:12:02 AM bySouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)

To: Second Amendment First
those being banned are the ones silenced for expressing their opinions.

The owner has made clear that Conservative FR will not support a socialist. Those banned for various reasons know the rules. They made a choice.

A decade ago this used to be a real free discussion site

Then you haven’t been paying attention. For the whole life of FR there have been “lines in the sand” and there has been those who chose to cross them.

49 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 9:17:00 AM byDJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Free discussion…” LOL! How can you even post such a lie.I told the goon squad last January they were losing donations due to their stupid antics of Zotting, tattle tailing(sic) and brow beating posters that don’t tow(sic) the line. Now you come with your tin cup in hand wondering where the money went.It’s NOT the economy but you all won’t listen anyways.
51 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 9:20:20 AM byladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
To: norwaypinesavage

I don’t believe that telling the truth is “stirring the pot”. Sometimes the truth hurts, but that’s usually when it most needs to be said.

That is not what you are doing. This is a fund raising thread

(Clouseau) “Not any-meure.”

and you have taken this opportunity to take shots at FR for standing on principle.

54 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 9:25:45 AM byDJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
I’m sorry – was that a double, or triple-bypass burger?

To: DJ MacWoW

Principles matter? Are you kidding. They are so fluid here, I’m not even sure they exist. Many of the “Go Newt!” crowd were flaming him as a liberal they couldnt vote for as late as last December.

55 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 9:25:47 AM byRaider Sam (They’re on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)

Much more and much worse to come after the manifold, including an appearance by Jim Rob himself on what I’m now calling the official“What the fuck’swrong with you people??” thread

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Are there any questions? Why not?

Spent the past two days talking to a wide array of school-aged kids as part of various festivals, conferences and fairs. Once this post is over, I’ll pack a bag and head off to the Daily Cardinal’s 120th anniversary celebration, for what is likely to be even more of the same. I spend a lot of time with college students who are forced to take my classes. This is one of the downsides of teaching a class that is a prerequisite for pretty much everything else in the major. Some students come through and actually care about the material while … Continue reading Are there any questions? Why not?

Friday Catblogging: Shop Cat Wannabe

I’m finally settling in to a routine at the new shop and I’m online on work days again. I was experiencing serious withdrawak symptoms; not as bad as the wine handgover after the grand opening. Anyway, a wee gray and white kitty showed up on Wednesday, demanding entry. I’m pretty sure that she’s someone’s cat since she’s so friendly (much friendlier than Della) so I’m not letting her come inside. Continue reading Friday Catblogging: Shop Cat Wannabe

The exclamation point blues

I’m legendary among my friends and readers for loathing exclamation points. I used to be an agnostic on the subject but it’s out of control in the interweb era: some folks use them like ketchup and pour them over everything. Actually, I have a cousin who used to put peanut butter on everything even my mom’s homemade moussaka. I hope he’s outgrown this disgusting habit but at least he’s from the Norwegian side of the family and those people consume shit like lutefisk and pickled herring. <shuddering> Where the hell was I? Oh yeah, an article that my friend Karen … Continue reading The exclamation point blues

Queen Of The Schnorrers

Dr. A and I went to a free sneak preview ofThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotellast night. It’s a pretty good flick set in India with a stellar veteran cast that makes me feel young: Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith to name a few. This post, however, is not about the movie. We sat behind an elderly woman who not only seems to go to every free movie in the New Orleans metro area BUT to know everyone else who does. There’s quite a sub-culture out there, which doesn’t surprise me but something else did: the sneak … Continue reading Queen Of The Schnorrers

Some People Spoke Up

Never let it be said that everybody went along: Over and over again, in Afghanistan and Iraq, in Guantánamo, in secret CIA black sites and at CIA headquarters, in the Pentagon, and in Washington, men and women recognized the torture for what it was and refused to remain silent. They objected, protested, and fought to prevent, and then to end, these illegal and immoral interrogations. While the president and his top advisers approved and encouraged the torture of prisoners, there was dissent in every agency, at every level. The documents are full of these voices. In fact, it is thanks … Continue reading Some People Spoke Up

A Trip Down Memory Lane

FromAlbum4 Or maybe it’s a Nightmare on Elm Street. Anyway, I guess in the future, or, in this case, the recent past, every Republiclown lunatic will be famous for fifteen minutes…or the front runner for presidential nominee. True, I had to fudge a bit, pun intended, by adding Chris Christie as filler, along with Jeb… Meanwhile, down in Florida, Bat Boy defies his critics and announces he will seek re-election in 2014. FromAlbum4 Continue reading A Trip Down Memory Lane

Steve Chapman Finds a Nut

If only Republicans weren’t such racist assholes these days, he laments: Time was, Republicans could appreciate how people would be so determined to enter the Promised Land that they would ignore the law. It was the GOP iconRonald Reagan who in 1986 supported and signed an immigration bill offering absolution to nearly 3 million undocumented foreigners. “I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though some time back they may have entered illegally,” he declared unashamedly. The Dream Act once had considerable Republican support.Robert Gates, George W. Bush‘s defense secretary, … Continue reading Steve Chapman Finds a Nut

Listen to me

The post seasonannus horriblus continues for the New Orleans Saints. This time it’s an accusation that GM Mickey Loomis is into wiretapping, bugging and eavesdropping according to ESPN and its one, count ’em one, anonymous source. This accusation looks a mite thin to me and theguy who has done all the sound work at the Dome for eons doesn’t buy it. The feebs and state po po are looking into this accusation, why I don’t know. This allegedly happened between 2002 and 2004 and the statute of limitations has run so there’s no chance of criminal prosecution. In short, this … Continue reading Listen to me

Still Artesty

I’m inclined to call people what they want to be called: hearing folks call Ali, Cassius Clay, made me wince. I was down with Keith Wilkes becoming Jamal and even Lloyd Free morphing intoWorld B Free. I have, however, struggled with calling the irascible and cranky Ron Artest, Metta World Peace. Yeah, I know it’s part PR stunt and part emotional palate cleanser but it bugs me.He’s been on fairlly good behavior since joining the Lakers but had a relapse of nastiness the other night: He’s said he’s sorry and I believe it. He’s also claiming that it was purely … Continue reading Still Artesty

Where Are They Now, Tennessee Edition

Catapulted to national notorietyafter getting thoroughly lampooned on The Colbert Report, perennial Tennessee Republican candidate Basil Marceaux has brought his fight to abolish gold-fringed flags, slavery at traffic stops and other nefarious tools of big government to the race for the Tennessee State House.Sadly, he’s hit a road bump: Criminal Court Judge Rebecca Stern on Monday morning sentenced him to serve 10 days in jail for contempt of court. She did so after the Soddy Daisy resident first told her, “You’re out of order.” Then, as he was leaving the podium, he said, “I run for everything. And when I … Continue reading Where Are They Now, Tennessee Edition


A Chinese company is marketing-get ready-Helen Keller sunglasses: Deliberate irony or innocuous oversight? Neither, apparently. A Chinese company now marketing Hellen Keller-brand sunglasses said it found inspiration in Keller’s personal traits (rather than her blindness), the Wall StreetJournalreports. Still, though, it’s a bold (and perhaps questionable) move, especially considering the company’s motto: “You see the world, the world sees you.” While some might have guessed that the firm chose to brand the product without understanding the full implications, Keller’s actually a widely-known figure in China, discussed in classrooms across the country. Chen Wenjing, one of the company’s spokespeople, told theJournal … Continue reading Charming

Government Spending is Bad Except When It’s AWESOME

Charles Krauthammer would like us to show China and Russia whose dick is the biggest, like we used to back when we were led by real men and not Socialist chicks: Nor for the private sector to get us back into orbit, as Obama assumes it will. True, hauling MREs up and trash back down could be done by private vehicles. But manned flight is infinitely more complex and risky, requiring massive redundancy and inevitably larger expenditures. Can private entities really handle that? And within the next lost decade or two? Neil Armstrong, James Lovell and Gene Cernan are deeply … Continue reading Government Spending is Bad Except When It’s AWESOME

Mad Men Thread: Bad Trips

Past seasons ofMad Menhave usually had one episode that’s a clinker:Far Away Places is season 6’s dud. There were some interesting ideas such as Roger’s acid trip but they weren’t well executed. The episode felt flat and ennervated. It may set up some interesting stuff down the road but on the whole it was a bummer, man. Fly me, I’m Roger: I didn’t care for the acid trip. A few moments were fun-the musical vodka bottle and Bert Cooper’s face on currency-but overall it was a bad trip, man. Perhaps it was the first batch of the brown acid Wavy … Continue reading Mad Men Thread: Bad Trips

The Internet: Will It Never Stop Ruining Everything?

Also kids, on their iPhones, and there’s nothing but Kim Kardashian out here, andit’s just made everything suck all the time: To the shock of most sentient beings, Facts died Wednesday, April 18, after a long battle for relevancy with the 24-hour news cycle, blogs and the Internet. Though few expected Facts to pull out of its years-long downward spiral, the official cause of death was from injuries suffered last week when Florida Republican Rep.Allen West steadfastly declared that as many as 81 of his fellow members of theU.S. House of Representatives are communists. What the tits do “the 24-hour … Continue reading The Internet: Will It Never Stop Ruining Everything?

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “Great White Draft-dodger” edition

Oh, Ted, Ted, Ted – what have you done now, boy?

You were a obnoxious self-aggrandizing jerkoff when I met you in 1975, and age doesn’t seem to have mellowed you much. Homeboy had just realized (in 1975) that playing mediocre guitar wasn’t gonna bring back the Amboy Dukes salad days, and had resorted to running around in a loincloth and grunting into the mike to entertain people.

He was so proud that he was gaining market share that he neglected to notice that people were coming to see him for the same reason people lined up at the sideshow – to gawp at The Geek. He was the sad kind of guy who shits in the punch bowl at a party to get attention, and thinks “Wow – I’m finally really popular – they’re all looking at me!”, when all he was really doing was providing the partygoers with a freak show.

And now this:

Ted Nugent Stumps for Mitt Romney at NRA Convention: “Chop their heads off in November” (VIDEO)
Right Wing Watch ^ | Josh Glasstetter

Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:31:51 AM byBeaten Valve

Washed up rocker and reality TV star Ted Nugent appeared at the NRA’s national convention in St. Louis. Nugent, a longtime NRA board member and regular presence at conventions, rallied the NRA faithful on Saturday to vote for Mitt Romney: “Your goal should be to get a couple thousand, per person who’s here, to vote for Mitt Romney in November.”

Nugent called President Obama a criminal and denounced his “vile, evil America-hating administration” which is “wiping its ass with the Constitution.” Taking it a step further, he said that “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” “If you can’t galvanize and promote and recruit people to vote for Mitt Romney, we’re done,” he continued.

Supreme Court justices also came under assault by Nugent, who claims that the court’s more liberal members have signed a declaration against Americans’ right to self-defense: “We’ve got four Supreme Court justices who don’t believe in the Constitution. Does everyone here know that four of the Supreme Court justices not only determined you don’t have the right to keep and bear arms, four Supreme Court justices signed their name to a declaration that Americans have no fundamental right to self-defense.” Nugent concluded with a call to cut off the heads of Democrats in November: “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November. Any questions?”

1 posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:32:03 AM byBeaten Valve
To: Beaten Valve

I am still not getting why Nugent is supporting Romney the gun grabber.

2 posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:34:12 AM bysvcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn’t it life in the womb?)
Because he’s an attention whore?

To: svcw

Just like the rest of us “old timers”, senility slowly eats away at our brains. Some faster than others.

I think Ted has gone “soft” in more way than one.

5 posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:36:55 AM byDH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)

When Freeperati start making erectile dysfunction jokes at your expense, it’s time to hang it up (or down, as the case may be).

To: Beaten Valve
“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”

Yeah, sure Ted…

10 posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:41:33 AM bystormer

Damn. Can’t a brotha get some love here?

To: Beaten Valve

Do we not like the Nuge now?

15 posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:43:04 AM bystuartcr (“When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.”)

“Somebodypleeease tell me what to think! The hive mind is breaking down! Who do I like??”

To: stuartcr

Apparently – at least according to some. It’s much easier when you’ve got someone else to tell you how to think.

37 posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9:08:34 AM byrockrr (Everything is different now…)


To: stuartcr

After today, ‘we’ won’t like Michele Bachmann either.

(referring to her Mittens endorsement that day)

20 posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:48:32 AM byaltura
To: altura
After today, ‘we’ won’t like Michele Bachmann either.

You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.Wait till Palin endorses Romney in Tampa. This place is going to go in to full meltdown mode.

26 posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:59:31 AM byDrew68

To: stuartcr

Do we not like the Nuge now?

Yeah, shortly not many to still like around here huh? 🙂

28 posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9:01:50 AM bybillva

To: altura
It looks like you people won’t have any heroes left …

Soon. Very soon.

I think the moment we are all waiting for is if and when Sarah Palin endorses the evil, lying leftist.

Dick Cheney was close, but Sarah is the one who will really push the boat out.

55 posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9:28:54 AM byrogue yam
To: rogue yam

You are right. Mark my word, the Tea Party will endorse Romney in the end. Then the Tea Party will join Levin, Cheney, Bachmann, Nugent, Cain, and Palin on the purge list.

72 posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9:50:23 AM bygusty
Yes – but I’ve saving that thread for after the jump.
Isn’t thereanything that can save old turn-em-up Ted from more humiliation by the Freeperati who used to adore him so?

Ted Nugent Implies He’ll Kill Obama: Secret Service Looking Into Explosive Comments ^ | April 17, 2012 | Howard Koplowitz:

Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:18:27 PM byFree ThinkerNY

Calls are mounting for Republicans and specifiaclly, Mitt Romney, to denounce right-winged rocker Ted Nugent’s suggestion that he’d kill President Obama as the Secret Service says they’re looking into the matter.

“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will be dead or in jail by this time next year,” Nugent told the NRA’s annual convention in St. Louis over the weekend, Right Wing Watch reported. Nugent, an outspoken gun rights advocate, is an NRA board member and surrogate for likely Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Nugent spoke at the convention to push NRA members to persuade others to vote for Romney.

A Secret Service spokesman said agents are aware of Nugent’s comments “and we’ll conduct an appropriate follow up,” New York magazine reported.

1 posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:18:34 PM byFree ThinkerNY

Oh noes! RINO Ted is being persecuted by the whoremongering Service of Secrets!!! Who work for OBUMMER!!!!! AIEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

To: Free ThinkerNY

Ted said no such thing


and the Obama administration is simply fabricating Ted’s words so that they will have an excuse to put Ted Nugent and other great American Patriots in Democrat run Prison Detention camps.

9 posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:24:26 PM byUncle Slayton
To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess the SS will investigate him between hooker parties.

18 posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:25:30 PM byTADSLOS (The Romney crowd is stinking up FR. This place needs an enema.)

To: Free ThinkerNY

Secret Service Looking Into Explosive Comments
They’ll look into it right after the finish looking into the Black Panthers bounty on George Zimmerman’s head…right?
19 posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:26:29 PM byPuppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)

Of course they will, dipshit – just as soon as Zimmerman gets elected President.

To: Free ThinkerNY
“A Secret Service spokesman said agents are aware of Nugent’s comments “and we’ll conduct an appropriate follow up,”

Yes, they will fly him to Columbia for interrogation. . . .

28 posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:32:52 PM byVoter#537 (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)

Wassamatter, bunky? I thought you authoritarian turd-munchers justluved you some “extraordinary rendition”. Change yer mind all of a sudden?
More thrilling wonder tales after the cheese dip!

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Nuns vs. Bishops

My money’s on the nuns: The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), which represents 80% of America’s 57,000 nuns, was the subject of a lengthy of investigation led by Bishop Leonard Blair of Toledo, Ohio. The resulting report noted the good work they did with the poor and in running schools and hospitals, but also documented what it called a “grave” doctrinal crisis. It said the sisters were promoting radical feminist themes and criticised US nuns for challenging the bishops, who it said were “the church’s authentic teachers of faith and morals”. The Archbishop of Seattle, Peter Sartain, is to … Continue reading Nuns vs. Bishops

Sunday Morning Video: Four by The Band

The tribute to Levon Helm continues with 4 tunes from a 1970 show in Pittsburgh at the Syria Mosque; not sure why it was called that but I doubt if any Assads were present. Despite some of the nonsense floating about the interweb about Levon being *the* lead singer of the Band, they had 3-Levon, Rick Danko and Richard Manuel-all of whom contributed to the rich and unique harmonies of the group. And they’re all gone and greatly missed: Continue reading Sunday Morning Video: Four by The Band