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Stacey Youdin

Stacey Youdin
Birthday
July 03
Bio
Veteran of the Southwest honky-tonk circuit. Homeowner slash builder, photographer, musician, and of course pajama-wearing, guitar-player pundit. I ask only two things: (1) please don't message me when you have something new. I start every session here on the most recent page, filtered by my favo(u)rites. (2) When you comment, it reassures me you've approached the piece as what the quaint of heart like to call a 'reader.' I have a lovely wife, fantastic friends and two charming cats. What else is there?

MY RECENT POSTS

APRIL 17, 2014 6:00PM

Governor, You've Made the Daily Mail

 

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She rode the waves of Crackpot Dome back in 2010 more skillfully than Margo Oberg, casting her opponent as a carry-over from Bill Richardson's second term. The gubernatorial jet and yadda. She represents more of the same. Also yadda. (Also "he-he-h… Read full post »

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APRIL 14, 2014 7:05PM

If Only

 
honey_i_shrunk_our_net_worthHoney, I'm Home! Read full post »

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APRIL 6, 2014 7:00PM

War on Easter

 
As surely as the thigh bone connected to the [   ] hip bone, you can believe any challenge to the heretofore made innocent inclusion of Christian holiday ritual in public places will be met with a full-on soliloquy of victimhood.

Hold onto your eggs, patriots, huevos too, because/… Read full post »
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APRIL 3, 2014 7:00PM

Mo' Money - Mo' Speech

 

The Roberts Court poses an affront to my beliefs.

Potter Stewart found us the language that failed 5 of our current justices: we know corruption when we see it, smell it, and have it thrust in our faces as a fact of life.

Money equals speech. Corporations are people.… Read full post »

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MARCH 21, 2014 7:00PM

take five

 
 
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Three beats and then two
Red/white/red/black/white
Carnegie hall says
Practice practice more
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MARCH 18, 2014 8:27PM

Help Me Make It Through the Night

Political writer Charlie Pierce has nailed it, as the kids used to say a decade or so ago. Now I'm not too shy to proffer my bargain basement opinions on these here pages, evidently, but when a guy in the business for reals, as the kids also used to say, writes… Read full post »

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MARCH 14, 2014 8:00PM

Surfing the Intentionally Obtuse

 

Wave after wave, set after set

Who do I think I am, King Canute?

Just because I won the 2013 Fala Hala Ah Fa La'ah La

Last Christmas in Hawaii

Doesn't mean I'm ready to surf the intentionally obtuse

 

Day after day, show after… Read full post »

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DON'T FORGIT YER DERPSCREEN!

 
 
 
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MARCH 5, 2014 8:00PM

"Ten Things" - Meme Fatigue?


I saw Bill Kristol on Real Time w/ Bill Maher the other night. He dipped a toe into the same piranha pond that drove Frank Luntz a little kerflooey, on the topic of the Arizona right to discriminate if it's for Jesus law. "Why should proprietors be compelled," I paraphrase, "to

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"...I heard Iran sanctions and I heard Benghazi. Tell me what Benghazi or Iran sanctions have to do with
caring for our veterans."

 
America's senator - Bernie Sanders
 
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Can one make more sense than the Senate Republican caucus combined?
 
FEBRUARY 22, 2014 6:30PM

For Ukraine

 
Background for today's post is a master of the Telecaster who asks the age old musical question: "give it up Vladimir Putin."
 
Assisting is Durwood Kirby sidekick, Gary Moore, on the Les Paul guitar.
 
 
 
 
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FEBRUARY 19, 2014 7:00PM

My State Senator is So Busted

 

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Just the other day, our state senator voted with Republicans to keep the education department acting-head's nomination alive for a brief while longer. Were the entire senate to act to bring this tired, saggy old nomination to the floor, she could earn her title once and… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 14, 2014 7:30PM

Geesh, What a Week

 

WORSE THAN PROPAGANDA

 

 

PREFACE

 

Worse than any outright advocacy by an outlet such as Fox & Tentacles, methinks there's an especially pernicious branch of the practice.

Lending credence, by forcing a guest to respond to a cantilevered issue, ranks much higher in the dRead full post »

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FEBRUARY 5, 2014 5:45PM

A Thug's Avatar (Great Band Name)

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FEBRUARY 4, 2014 7:00PM

Shots

 
 
 
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The Fiddler
 
 
 
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the_goatherd_has_kids The Goatherd's Kids
 
 
 
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 This Little Piggy Had a Market
 
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I live in the 37th congessional district of Texas, located in southeastern New Mexico, which has long-since gerrymandered its little Medusas into our part of the state.

We'll be naming a local building after pocket lint first.
 
He, Stevan Pearce (R. Getmelater), so far,… Read full post »
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JANUARY 25, 2014 7:30PM

Beware The Devil's Mint

 
If you host cats, you know they often put in some strange requests.
 
Jeanne Valjean, the more elliptical of the two, wanted to know if the National Organization to Reform Catnip Laws might have something called a 'release.'
 
She said the proof was in the pudding… Read full post »
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JANUARY 22, 2014 6:12PM

At the Signpost Up Ahead


 
 
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Much of this is shot
Much of this is digital
Bloody hell, who cares?
 
 

 
 
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 Not mantequilla...
What's that word I'm searching for?
Oh yeah right: parquet
 
 
 
 
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 Layers and layers
Zen upon Ze… Read full post »
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So the company with deluxe world travel in its name turned our river cruise into a bus trip when French authorities closed the rivers and their strategy was to split the lodgings between the ship, stuck at the northern end, and a hotel in… Read full post »

JANUARY 10, 2014 6:53PM

Geesh: What a Week

 

If this were like any other week of late, something would be going on as the ultra-rabid hounds of news went off (one hardly misses the prepositional phrase which the brain tricks one into expecting).

It's been a Duesenberg.

Chris Christie confirms my every stereotype about the very,… Read full post »

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JANUARY 7, 2014 2:32PM

Drinking with van Gogh


As per the usual, if you click an image it links to larger versions at Flickr. This saves the Open page-load time. Once there, right click to find a size matching your display's pixel dimensions. If bandwidth or usage is an issue, enjoy these low-rentRead full post »
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JANUARY 3, 2014 7:49PM

Geesh: What a Week

 
You know that sound that all the young onomatopoeians use to describe the inability to produce words faster than the chaos growing around them? It's mostly consonants. Well, that is I right now.

This was a truly terrible year to put to rest in that annual ritual of remembering without… Read full post »
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DECEMBER 27, 2013 6:00PM

Making Art Is Trying

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