Thursday, May 31, 2007

Lady in Waiting

17 July update:
Exclusive to CounterPunch Newsletter Subscribers!Why Hillary Clinton Has Always Been a Republican

In the first of a series of profiles, Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair chart the formative years of Hillary Clinton. Watch her as she zigzags from Nixon campaigner and vote-fraud investigator in 1960 to Goldwater Girl and President of Young Republicans at Wellesley to her
internship for Gerald Ford and campaigner for Nelson Rockefeller. Witness her reaction to the student protests at Yale and the demonstrations at Grant Park during the Democratic Convention in 1968. Learn how she and Bill vowed to "remake" the Democratic Party--using the Nixon model HRC learned about as a member of the House impeachment staff. And much more!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Wolfowitz in Hawaii--Five Years Ago

I found a transcript of a May 2002 interview Paul Wolfowitz did with KSSK Radio

KSSK: Is this your first time here in Hawaii?

Wolfowitz: Oh, no. I've been here many times. I'm kind of an old Pacific hand in some ways myself.

KSSK: I didn't know in your current capacity if it was the first time you've had a chance to visit us. I was assuming it was.

Wolfowitz: In my current capacity, yes, it is my first time and it's exciting to be here. in this position, I must say.

[more follows at the above link]

Friday, May 04, 2007

Rap Nostalgia Songs

Ahmad, "Back in the Day"

Boot Camp Clik, "Think Back"

Coolio, "I Remember"

Lady Sovereign, "Those Were the Days"

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Happy May Day! Happy Lei Day!

An article on May Day, from Wikipedia, mentions that:

In Hawaii, May Day is also known as Lei Day, and is normally set aside as a day to celebrate island culture in general and native Hawaiian culture in particular. While it was invented by a poet and a local newspaper columnist in the 1920s, it has since been adopted by state and local government as well as by the residents, and has taken on a sense of general spring celebration there. The first Lei Day was proposed in 1927 in Honolulu. Leonard "Red" and Ruth Hawk composed "May Day is Lei Day in Hawai'i," the traditional holiday song. Originally it was a contemporary fox trot, later rearranged as the Hawaiian hula song performed today.

More here on the history of Lei Day.

Book cover of Feather Lei As An Art by Mary Louise Kaleonahenahe Kekuewa, Paulette Nohealani Kahalepuna, and Karen A. Edlefsen (Mutual Publishing).