Monday, December 15, 2014

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

$1.1 TRILLION SPENDING BILL RIDDLED WITH RIDERS
Public may be surprised to learn it's now legal to deduct the entire cost of a yacht as “flood insurance.”

Following Release of Scathing Senate Report on CIA Torture, Accountability for Those Responsible Unlikely
Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld “too prominent to fail.”

Only 64% Still Believe in American Dream
American dream defined as a good job, a happy family, a house in the suburbs with a two-car garage and a meth lab in the basement.

Football's Popularity Declines Among More Educated, More Liberal
Still popular with dumb conservatives.

I guess they enjoy watching millionaires scramble each other's brains. I'm sure that's fun but I'd rather watch Wall Streeters do the perp walk.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Dec 10, 2014
Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She has released many chart-topping albums and singles over the course of her career, and has won 12 Grammys and numerous other awards.

In addition to her work as a solo artist and bandleader, both as an interpreter of other composers' works and as a singer-songwriter, she is a sought-after backing vocalist and duet partner, working with numerous other artists including Gram Parsons, The Band, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Mark Knopfler, Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Rodney Crowell, and Neil Young.

Ya don't say!

I have finally managed to rid myself of the Christmas spirit after 69 of them but 'tis the season and I like the music.

Thanks to CHRISTMASjoy365.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Republicans Anxious to Reform Tax Structure
Poor have had it “too good for too long.”

Report: More Pakistanis Choosing ISIS Over Al Qaeda
Say it's like when they left Myspace for Facebook.

Pizza Hut Testing Menu That Tracks Eye Movements to Determine What You Want
“Subconscious Menu” can instantly detect that you're craving a club sandwich, onion rings and the waitress's ass.

28 Editors at New Republic Resign in Protest After Top Two Fired
And name changed to New Oligarchy.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

As much as I enjoy her live performances of this, nothing can beat her recording of it. Good slide show.

Published on Dec 2, 2014
Emmylou Harris from her 1977 release, "Luxury Liner". I've read that this is her album with the most sales still. "Poncho & Lefty" by Townes Van Zandt has been a favorite for years. Enjoy!

Thanks to MyMoppet52.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

79% of Americans Think Country Being “Run by a Few Big Interests Looking Out for Themselves”
Remaining 21% clueless.

In U.S., More Payday Lenders Than McDonald's
Another American success story.

Poll: 42% Identify Themselves As Independent
Though half secretly admit to being conservative, other half liberal.

After Disappointing Season, New York Mets Move Fences In
Fans love it when outfielders crash into fence.
Now that's funny!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Saturday Emmylou Blogging ...

... will be delayed a day or so. I'm away from home and don't effing feel like it. :-)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

PRESIDENT OBAMA PARDONS TURKEY
Republicans livid at his abuse of executive power.

Republicans: We're Not Scientists
Scientists: we're not Republicans.

Study: Average Student Takes One Bite of Healthy Lunch, Then Tosses Rest Away
Which starving teachers quickly scoop up and eat.

??? ~ News Quiz ~ ???

Republicans are debating how to respond to Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration. As of today, the leading option is:

A ) Have meeting of Congressional caucus where differences can be settled by fisticuffs.

B ) Work out reasonable compromise plan, start negotiating with Democrats.

C ) Pass bipartisan bill already passed by the Senate.

D ) Stall, bluster, pontificate, grandstand, whine, and run out the clock.

Hint: also bloviate, sound off, rant, rage, bully, and harangue.