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Watch: The Cars Perform ‘Heartbeat City’ @ Live Aid 1985

by on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 9:15 pm EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Here’s a favorite Cars song of mine — not as recognizable as some of their hits, although it should be.  I was in Paris when Live Aid was happening, and my brother and I were watching a rabbit-ear antenna’d static-prone TV set in a hotel — unable to understand the French dialogue between the songs, but nonetheless ecstatic to watch some of our favorite groups perform.

The quality of this video is damned good.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with this song, I think you’re really going to like it.


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The Cars’ “Heartbeat City” can be downloaded here: The Cars - The Cars Greatest Hits - Heartbeat City

Watch: Dylan Ratigan Blasts Debbie Wasserman-Schultz For Spinning Health Care Bill

by on Friday, December 18, 2009 at 5:33 pm EDT in Healthcare, Politics

This is quite entertaining!

Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) goes on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Meeting’ with Dylan Ratigan, and starts reciting all the White House talking points in support of the ‘Liebercare’ health bill in the Senate.  She says she is going to “jump at this chance to pass it” in its current state.

Ratigan then embarks on explaining why this bill is so flawed — that it does NOTHING to break up the Health Insurance Industry oligopoly/monopoly — NOTHING to reign in costs — and MANDATES that the American public has to purchase from them.

They get into a tussle that gets so heated that Ratigan tells her she’s good for nothing, but reciting talking points, and cuts her off:

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Heh heh heh.  Fabulous!


Dylan Ratigan apologizes on the air to Debbie Wasserman for being rude:

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