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Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Whigs Band is Great - but playing "Out of Control" is questionable

                                          "The Whigs"
                                                                   Play Out of 'Control'

I am cute and white but I am NOT a Whig.  I do not bite. 
I do not want to be beaten up with a baseball bat or club either.
I wonder if there is hope for me?
Information in regard to The Whigs Band - which can be heard on NPR or National Public Radio...

" Listen Now
on The Bryant Park Project
The Whigs play the BPP unplugged.
Win Rosenfeld/NPR
The Whigs play live at the BPP.
On the Blog: Video of the Whigs' Performance
January 30, 2008 - A year ago, Rolling Stone called The Whigs "the best unsigned band in America."

With ink like that and the band's trademark ear-blistering live shows, it wasn't long before Dave Matthews' ATO Records took notice and signed the group to a multi-album deal.

The Whigs' first record, Mission Control, has drawn comparisons to both Nirvana and Superchunk. They stopped by the Bryant Park Project and showcased some of their songs, including "Like a Vibration," a stripped-down number from their latest album."

Related NPR StoriesThe Whigs: Seizing 'Control'

Here is another interpretation of "The Whigs"( a little history):

Founded 1678
Dissolved 1868

Preceded by: Country party
Succeeded by: Liberal Party
Ideology: Classical liberalism, Constitutional monarchism,
Rule of law
International affiliation: None
Official colours: orange; buff and blue

The Whigs were a party in the Parliament of England, Parliament of Great Britain, and Parliament of the United Kingdom, who contested power with the rival Tories from the 1680s to the 1850s. The Whigs' origin lay in constitutional monarchism and opposition to absolute rule. Both parties began as loose groupings or tendencies, but became quite formal by 1784, with the ascension of Charles James Fox as the leader of a reconstituted "Whig" party ranged against the governing party of the new "Tories" under William Pitt the Younger. Both parties were founded on rich politicians, more than on popular votes; there were elections to the House of Commons, but a small number of men controlled most of the voters.

The Whig party slowly evolved during the 18th century. The Whig tendency supported the great aristocratic families, the Protestant Hanoverian succession and toleration for nonconformist Protestants (the "dissenters," such as Presbyterians), while some Tories supported the exiled Stuart royal family's claim to the throne (Jacobitism), and virtually all Tories supported the established Church of England and the gentry. Later on, the Whigs drew support from the emerging industrial interests and wealthy merchants, while the Tories drew support from the landed interests and the royal family. The Whigs were originally also known as the "Country Party" (as opposed to the Tories, the "Court Party"). By the first half of the 19th century, however, the Whig political programme came to encompass not only the supremacy of parliament over the monarch and support for free trade, but Catholic emancipation, the abolition of slavery and expansion of the franchise (suffrage).

The term Whig was originally short for 'whiggamor', a nickname for western Scots who came to Leith for corn. In the reign of Charles II (1660-85) the term was used during Wars of the Three Kingdoms to refer derisively to a radical faction of the Scottish Covenanters who called themselves the "Kirk Party" (see the Whiggamore Raid). It was then applied to Scottish presbyterian rebels who were against the King's episcopalian order in Scotland.[1] The term 'Whig' entered English political discourse during the Exclusion Bill crisis of 1678–1681 when there was controversy about whether or not Charles's brother, James, should be allowed to succeed to the throne on Charles's death. 'Whig' was a term of abuse applied to those who wanted to exclude James on the grounds that he was a Roman Catholic. The fervent Tory Samuel Johnson often cracked that "the first Whig was the Devil."[2]

Whig supremacy
John Somers, 1st Baron SomersWith the succession in 1714 of Elector George Louis of Hanover as King George I, the Whigs returned to government. The Jacobite Uprising of 1715 discredited much of the Tory party as traitorous Jacobites, and Whig control of the levers of power (e.g., through the Septennial Act) ensured that the Whigs became the dominant party of government. During the long period between 1714 and 1760, the Tories practically died out as an active political force, although they always retained a considerable presence in the House of Commons. The governments of Robert Walpole and the Pelhams, Henry Pelham and his older brother the Duke of Newcastle, between them ruled between 1721 and 1756 with only one brief break and the leading elements referred to themselves as "Whigs."

from Wikipedia: the free enclyclopedia:
When did the Whigs come back, and become uniformed police beating people up with clubs as part of corruption?  This was obvious in the Rodney King beating trail which took place in Cincinnati, Ohio. Those "Whigs" were not peacable of friendly, but the Whigs in general could be some part of Social Policy again, or maybe they already did, and this information was not covered.  My ex-brother-in-law, Kenneth N. Bauer and his family went to Great Britain.  Some of the men from a men's police/klan meeting moaned because they claimed that Ken Bauer was never a police agent, and did not understand why he was supposed to go to Great Britain on a pleasure trip with his family.  Amazingly, although none of this appeared in the media, we have not had a British Royal couple launch or wedding for decades now.  Prince William is set to marry Kate Middleton, as part of current events, but 'something' stopped this from occurring, and such has been the case since Princess Diana's death.   

"Confidential" or "Omitted By Accident"?
...Something to Think About...

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