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Election Party Playlist

Having an election party? Remember to properly lubricate your crew with some campaign-themed party jams. Here's a playlist to get you started.

"Shady Lane" by Pavement

Everybody wants one!

"Like a Rock" by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

It's about time somebody used this song in a political campaign.

"9 to 5" by Dolly Parton

Tax cuts for the middle class? Pour yourself a cup of ambition!

"This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land" by Willie Nelson or Arlo Guthrie or your nephew on the recorder

"Sharp Dressed Man" by ZZ Top

Sometimes all you need to succeed in politics is a little bespoke.

"Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World" by The Ramones

Cause I've got a crush on Obama ...

"Livin' On a Prayer" by Bon Jovi

We're halfway there!

"Master of Puppets" by Metallica

I'm just happy "War Pigs" didn't make it into this spot.

"California Love" by 2PAC

This is just a reminder to vote "no" on Proposition 8 to all who can.

"The Gambler" by Kenny Loggins

Let's all raise our Bud Lights to knowing when to hold ’em and knowing when to fold ’em.

"TV Party" by Black Flag


"It Was a Good Day" by Ice Cube

I mean, it was, right?

"Independence Day" by Martina McBride

YouTube won’t let us embed the video, but you can find it here. It's kinda badass. Let freedom ring!


ABQ Journal Swathed in Paid Political Advertising

The Journal arrived this morning in a plastic bag with the text "Defend Freedom. Defeat Obama" emblazoned on one side. Apparently, the NRA, who paid for the ad, believes Barack Obama will ultimately try his damnedest to rob us all of our second amendment right to keep and bear arms, leaving us defenseless in the event of terrorist attack and/or plague of locusts.

As a gun owner and holder of a concealed carry license in the state of New Mexico, I have every confidence that my H&K 9 mil. will remain safely and legally in its holster throughout the duration of the upcoming presidential term. Any other gun owners for Obama?


College Students Tired of This Crap

Students at CNM's Main Campus were verrrrry reluctant to discuss the election with me at lunchtime. Almost all of the people I approached—students and faculty—politely declined to pitch in their two cents on the nationwide shitstorm going on today. An 18 year-old rocker dude even laid down the dreaded "I have more important things to worry about" when I asked him how he felt about the political atmosphere at the college. Eh. Maybe I should have brushed my teeth this morning.