Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Sylvester Stallone Declines Offer to Helm Top Arts Post
After Chuck Norris, Steven Seagal, Jean-Claude Van Damme turn it down.
Predictions For 2017

Kandu: “Dozens of highly respected artists will be rounded up, forced into buses and brought to Washington to perform at the inauguration.”

Madame Blavinsky: “An exchange of tweets between the president and Rosie O'Donnell will lead to the first use of nuclear weapons since World War II.”
The Year In Pictures

President-Elect Trump's Ties to Russia Deepen
Shown: Russian operatives secretly prepare one of five working Trumps.
Trump Comes to Wife's Defense
“What a rack,” he says.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Thanks to su swiee.

I wish a Merry/Happy/Joyous/ Festive ChrismaHanuKwaanzaYulekah to all, plus Colandermas for Pastafarians, Festivus for the gods only know whom, and/or any holiday/festival/tradition/ritual/sacrifice/nekkid tree dance to which you subscribe. To anybody I might have missed, have a nice day. And if anyone tells me not to tell them what kind of day to have, I just did. Suck it up, Scrooge. :)
#L'Highem

Monday, December 19, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

From the headline crawl:
Trump continues 'thank you' tour in Vladivostok
China to Return Stolen Naval Drone
After discovering it was built in China.
NASA Scientist: Earth Due for “Extinction-Level” Event
Unless thirty-eight electors change their mind.
After 200,000 Americans Dead Due to OxyContin Addiction, Sales Down 49%
“We're hurting,” says drug's manufacturer.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Michigan Republicans Persuade Federal Court to Halt Recount Because of Lack of Evidence of Voter Fraud
Then pass tough Voter ID law to prevent “rampant fraud.”
Trump Unveils Plans for Remodeling White House
Furnishings, workmen already enroute from China.
Nearly Half of Americans Say Torture Can be Useful
On the other half.
??? ~ News Quiz ~ ???
As it takes shape, the Trump Administration most closely resembles:
A ) The Mad Hatter's Tea Party
B ) Sweeney Todd
C ) Pirates of the Caribbean
Hint: Avast, maties!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Jan 21, 2015

Sam Bush – Fiddle / mandolin /vocals,
Roy Huskey, Jr. – bass / vocals,
Larry Atamanuik – Drums,
Al Perkins – Banjo / guitar / resonator guitar and vocals,
John Randall Stewart – Guitar / mandolin and vocals

Thanks to Rare Tracks.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

TRUMP HAS DINNER WITH ROMNEY
They're joined by Reince Priebus, Trump's food taster.
Goldman Sachs Exec Named Treasury Secretary
The so-called “Fox of Wall Street” will guard nation's hens.

Army Corps of Engineers Halts Work on Dakota Pipeline
Surprise win for protesters puts current tally at (since 1492): Native Americans 1 - U.S. Government 54,396.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

A twofer.

Published on Nov 2, 2016
The Angel Band: Vince Gill on Mandolin, Carl Jackson on Guitar, Emory Gordy on Stand-Up Bass

Thanks to Larry Musicman.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Evangelicals Defend Voting for Trump
Believe he says the things Jesus wanted to say, but couldn't.
REMINDER
We're living in the golden age of flat-out lying.
Exultant Trump Supporters Gather to Salute His Victory
“Finally, a little respect for the master race,” says one.
Study: Cursing Could Be Linked to High Intelligence
Sailors blush when they walk in on a Mensa meeting.

Monday Emmylou Blogging

Thanks to Neil Grainger.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

No Saturday Emmylou Blogging

I'm out of town for T'giving. I'll do one when I get home. Tomorrow or the next day. Thanks. See yas later.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

“Duck Dynasty” to End Run in 2017
Allows show's cast to take posts at various levels in Trump administration.
Report: Trump Values Loyalty Above All Else
Certainly above intelligence, experience, or character.
Black Friday Expected to Be Bigger Than Last Year
Led by gun sales to Democrats.
“Fascism” Merriam-Webster's Most Searched Word Day After Election
Next day it was “impeachment.”

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Analysis: Trump Presidency Bad for Hispanics, Muslims, Blacks, Women, Immigrants, Environmentalists, Seniors, Millennials
Good for everyone else.
Germans Ambivalent About Recently Opened Model of Hitler's Underground Bunker, a Popular Tourist Attraction
Particularly with Trump's transition team.
One Hundred Million Eligible Voters Didn't Vote
Their top three excuses: sick; forgot; threatening phone call from man with Russian accent.
Brexit Leader Nigel Farage's Advice to Trump: Don't Grope British PM Theresa May
She's ticklish.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Something different that I think you will enjoy.

Published on Nov 4, 2016
Sisters in Country: Dolly, Linda and Emmylou Full BBC Documentary 2016 | http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/... | How Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris's careers took off in the 1970s with distinct takes on country, but how they ended up uniting as close harmony singers on Trio. Documentary which explores how Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris's careers took off in the 1970s with very distinct takes on country, but how they ended up uniting as close harmony singers and eventually collaborated on 1987's four-million-selling debut album, Trio. In the 60s country music was viewed by most of America as blue collar and Dolly was country through and through. Linda Ronstadt's take on classic country helped make her the biggest female star in mid-70s USA. Folkie Emmylou learned about country from mentor Gram Parsons and, after his death in 1973, she became a bandleader in her own right. It was Emmylou and Linda - the two west coast folk rockers - who voiced their mutual appreciation of Dolly, the mountain girl singer from Tennessee, when they became early students of her work. The artists talk about uniting as harmony singers and eventually collaborating on their debut album, Trio. The album helped launch the mountain music revival that would peak with the soundtrack to O Brother Where Art Thou. In 2012 Linda Ronstadt was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease which left her unable to sing, but 2016 sees unreleased songs from their sessions to create a third Trio album. This is the story of how their alliance made them pioneers in bringing different music worlds together and raising the game for women in the country tradition.Contributors: Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Rodney Crowell, George Lucas, Peter Asher, Chris Hillman, Laura Cantrell, Robert K Oermann, John Boylan, Phil Kaufman, David Lindley, Albert Lee, Herb Pedersen, George Massenberg & Applewood Road. Full description Sisters in Country: Dolly, Linda and Emmylou

Thanks to world.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Astronomers Discover 9th Planet, Orbiting the Sun Once Every 17,000 Years
It's known for biggest New Years Eve party in solar system.
Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline May Be Redirected Away From Sacred Native American Lands
And routed through inner cities.
Study: People Who Start Out Telling Small, Self-Serving Lies Likely to Become Bigger Liars Over Time
For example, one small falsehood involving housing discrimination could lead to bigger misrepresentations in a divorce trial, leading to some real whoppers during a presidential campaign.
Research Reveals One in Five CEOs Genuine Psychopath
Other four just faking it.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

NY TIMES PUBLISHES EVERY TRUMP INSULT ACROSS TWO PAGES
Trump says he'll take out two-page ad denying he said every one of them.
Self-Driving Semi-Trailer Truck Completes 120-Mile Run Delivering Beer
To a bunch of thirsty laid off truck drivers.
Head of MI6: James Bond Lacked Strong Ethical Core, Wouldn't Get Hired as Spy Today
But he'd make a fine politician.
AT&T Agrees to Buy Time Warner for $85 Billion
Would return AT&T to “pre-breakup behemoth that ruled all mankind,” according to deal memo.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Oct 25, 2016
"Two More Bottles of Wine" gets a new life.
At the latest Skyville Live concert, the legendary Emmylou Harris rounded up friends old and new for an extraordinary evening of music. Here, she calls upon Margo Price to breathe new life into her hit from 1978.
Thanks to Rated Red. I thank everybody when I use their music videos even if I think the rest of their content sucks.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times


Accurate Since 1964, Mock Election by Kids Has Clinton Beating Trump, 52-35
But he wins among white boys who never graduated kindergarten.
Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis Rates At All-Time High in U.S.
Trump: “I know more about STDs than anybody.”
Canada's Tourism Industry Suffers Sudden Collapse
As polls show Clinton up by 12 points.
Survey: Millennials Believe George W. Bush Killed More People Than Stalin
At least he did in their respective video games.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

As House Republicans Flee from Trump, His Campaign Manager Accuses Them of Sexually Assaulting Women Themselves
Democrats fear all of this only a dream, soon they will wake up to reality.
Study: Coke, Pepsi Gave Millions to Health Groups to Buy Their Silence on Regulations
Now that truth is out, they want their money back.
Soylent Bars Recalled After Customers Report Getting Violently Ill
Company assures buyers freeze-dried humans perfectly safe.
Trump Slams NFL's “Softer” Rules on Concussions
Claims league purposely limiting pool of brain-damaged voters.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

TRUMP EASILY WINS DEBATE!
According to LockHerUp.com poll.
Candidates React as Hurricane Matthew Wreaks Death, Destruction in Caribbean, U.S.
“Horrible,” says Clinton; “Mar-a-Lago was spared,” says Trump.
You Can Now Be Served a Lawsuit in a Tweet
For complaining on Yelp.
Incidents of Unruly Airline Passengers Up 16% From Last Year
Add-on charges, cramped seating, dreadful food, long lines, missed connections, lost luggage “unrelated” say airlines.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Oct 3, 2016
via YouTube Capture
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - Banjo Stage
Golden Gate Park - San Francisco, CA

Thanks to gridlifeTV.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Great Anticipation for Vice-Presidential Debate
Though not as much as for the “N.C.I.S.” rerun it's up against.
Hillary Surreptitiously Recorded Describing Sanders Supporters as “Living in Their Parents' Basement”
Describes her own supporters as “parents with grown kids living in the basement.”
Elon Musk Announces Plans For Self-Sustaining City on Mars
Where billionaires can play baccarat, race Teslas, frolic with sex robots.
Congress Overwhelmingly Passes Bill Allowing Americans to Sue Sovereign Countries
And for sovereign countries to sue Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman, and every member of Congress.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Sep 25, 2016
This is a 2013 appearance by Emmylou and Rodney on Austin City Limits. " Red Dirt Girl" was written by Emmylou and the bittersweet "When We Were Beautiful" by Matraca Berg.

Thanks to Jan Hammer.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Politifact: 70% of Trump's Statements Somewhere Between “Mostly False” and “Pants on Fire”
Other 30% between “Looney Tunes” and “Mein Kampf.”
Lawmakers Grill Mylan CEO on 500% Price Increase of EpiPen
She defends price, says increased profits poured right back into pockets of lawmakers.
Nazi Time Capsule Buried in 1934 Opened, Contents Displayed
Not shown: “Make Germany Great Again” hats.
“Open-Carry” Now Permitted in 45 States
Five states still have laws against flaunting male insecurity in public.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Sep 23, 2016
A truly magical performance of The Pearl, at Nashville's Downtown Church. Emmylou Harris leads an amazing cast of musicians at the finale of a performance of Phil Madeira's Mercyland. A highlight of Americanafest 2016.

The all-star line up includes Emmylou Harris, Phil Madeira, The Wood Brothers, Will Kimbrough, Sarah Potenza, John Paul White, Amy Stroup, Trent Dabbs, Matthew Perryman Jones and Angel Snow.

Thanks to MissOhio1000.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Bayer Buys Monsanto for $66 Billion
Bayer can now produce new drugs to treat genetic mutations caused by Monsanto, a win-win.
At Trump's New Washington, D.C. Hotel You Can Purchase Wine by the $15 Spoonful
And don't forget to ask for their fabulous salted peanut ($3).
Insys, Maker of Fentanyl Oral Spray, Donates $500K to Fight Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in Arizona
Calls pot “gateway drug.”
Apple Releases Free App That Teaches Children Coding
Prepares kids for what will be expected of them in future world ruled by robots.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Something a little different. We got our copy of The Complete Trio Collection yesterday.

Published on Sep 11, 2016
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris promoting new album 'The Complete Trio Collection' | 2016

Thanks to GuestTrace.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Clinton on Life Support
According to Fox News.
Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson Stuns With His Answer, “What is Aleppo?”
His guess "sixth Marx Brother" further fails to impress policy wonks.
FDA: Antibacterial Soap No Better Than Good Old Soap and Water
FDA no better than good old common sense.
??? ~ News Quiz ~ ???

Hillary Clinton has expressed regret for saying half of Trump's supporters belong in a “basket of deplorables,” going on to say that many are “racist, sexist, homo-phobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic.” The truth is...

A ) 50% of Trump supporters view African Americans as more violent and criminal than whites; 40% say blacks more lazy and rude.

B ) 65% believe Obama is a Muslim.

C ) 50% say undocumented immigrants more likely to commit serious crimes than U.S. citizens.

D ) 2/3 of his supporters hold unfavorable view of American Muslims.

E ) 52% still oppose allowing LGBT Americans to marry legally.

F ) All of the above.

Hint: Based on the survey results cited above, Trump's basket of deplorables runneth over.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Fixer's take

I feel the same way.


Since Facebook removed Jim Wright's post about 9/11 for 'violating community standards', I thought I'd say this.

This is the view from my wife's office window on the 44th Floor of the Merrill-Lynch building in the World Financial Center. She took it when they let them back in 6 weeks after 9/11, after they put the windows back in and got most of the debris out, to get any personal effects they left when they had to run.

We've mourned and buried the dead, memorialized them so many places and in so many ways. We've cried ourselves out a long time ago. We counted our blessings that our families were still intact and got closer to those friends who survived. Yet every year, the country has to rip off this scab.

Our grief at losing friends and loved ones, at losing so many police, fire, and civilians was taken and used to justify horrible things against innocent people. It was used to whip the country into a frenzy for revenge. At a time when the entire world was on our side, that goodwill was co-opted to go on missions of imperial conquest. All those who died and survived on September 11th were pawns to promote false patriotism and foment fear so we'd willingly abdicate our rights and our common sense to 'keep us safe'.

My wife and friends who survived that day can't watch the TV or look at Facebook today because it hurts them deeply. How do you think they feel every year on this day when they have to watch as their friends and family were murdered all damn day in constant repetition, having it analyzed and discussed to death, every goddamn year? How do you think they feel knowing that their grief enabled the things their nation has done in the name of freedom? How do you think they feel watching politicians compete to see who can wrap themselves the tightest and thickest with Old Glory.

I always say, Osama bin Laden declared victory on 9/12, America's problem is that we don't know we lost. We've given up rights, we live in fear, and just about everybody else in the world thinks we're a bunch of trigger-happy, ignorant war mongers. The 'War on Terror' was lost before the first boots hit the Afghan sand and every year, we go through the masochistic ritual of reliving our defeat.

I, and many of the people who were directly affected refuse to do it anymore.

Renegade 911

Gleeped verbatim from Stonekettle Station. Thanks, Jim. He had it up at Facebook but they took it down because it didn't meet "community standards". It met mine so I swiped it to save it.

I made a Facebook post about 9-11.

It went viral.

It wasn’t even the first viral post I wrote this week, or the first to often a certain segment of America.

And many people were offended.

Oh, yes, they were offended.

Those who beat their fleshy chests and wave the flag in righteous unending fury and bleat most bitterly about “Freedom” and “Liberty” and “Patriotism” were the most offended.

Because aren’t they always?

Aren’t they?

They attempted to hack my Facebook account.

When that didn’t work, they complained to Facebook in righteous anger, furiously waving their little flags.

Because that’s what you do when you love “Freedom” and “Liberty” and “Patriotism” -- not the real freedom and liberty and patriotism but the jack-booted goose-stepping version where everybody is lined up and made to salute the flag with a gun to the back of their necks. The kind of “Freedom” that’s administered by serious men of pure Aryan descent with death’s heads and lightning bolts on their collars.

Eventually these patriots succeeded in convincing Facebook’s idiot mechanical brain to remove my post for “violation of community standards,” even though nothing I wrote violates Facebook’s community standards in any way.

Now, I’m not particularly vexed by this.

First, because this is the risk you take when you post to Facebook. You don’t own it. You don’t control it. You are entirely at the mercy of poorly coded algorithms and the arbitrary judgement of some 20 year old Frappuccino swilling douchebeard somewhere in the bowls of the Facebook cloud.

Facebook’s interests aren’t yours, even if like me you make them piles of money by pulling in 70,000 people every day. I knew this when I signed up. It irritates me, what they did pulling down my post because a bunch of fascist right-wingers got their delicate little Hitler Under-Roos all in a bunch, but I’m not in anyway surprised by the behavior of either party. It’s right there in the EULA.

Second, Because the people who complained confirm everything I said about them.



And I’d be lying if I said that didn’t amuse me.



By getting my post pulled down they confirm everything I said.

They always do, these patriots, predictable as the next row of goose-stepping Nazis.

And what was it I said that was so terrible?

What was it I said that was deserving of censorship and death threats?

This:

You're expecting some kind of obligatory 9-11 post, aren't you?

Here it is, but you're not gonna like it.

15 years ago today 19 shitheads attacked America.

They killed 3000 of us.

And then ... America got its revenge for 9-11.

Yes we did. Many times over. We killed them. We killed them all. We killed their families. We killed their wives and their kids and all their neighbors. We killed whole nations that weren't even involved just to make goddamned sure. We bombed their cities into rubble. We burned down their countries.

They killed 3000 of us, we killed 300,000 of them or more.

8000 of us came home in body bags, but we got our revenge. Yes we did.

We're still here. They aren't.

We win. USA! USA! USA!

Right?

You goddamned right. We. Win.

Except...

Every year on this day we bathe in the blood of that day yet again. We watch the towers fall over and over. It's been 15 goddamned years, but we just can't get enough. We've just got to watch it again and again.

It's funny how we never show those videos of the bombs falling on Baghdad today. Or the dead in the streets of Afghanistan. We got our revenge, but we never talk about that today. No, we just sit and watch the towers fall yet again.

Somewhere out there on the bottom of the sea are the rotting remains of the evil son of bitch who masterminded the attack. It took a decade, but we hunted him down and put a bullet in his brain. Sure. We got him. Right? That's what we wanted. that's what our leaders promised us, 15 years ago today.

And today those howling the loudest for revenge shrug and say, well, yeah, that. That doesn't matter, because, um, yeah, the guy in the White House, um, see, well, he's not an American, he's the enemy see? He's not doing enough. So, whatever. What about that over there? And that? And...

Yeah.

15 years ago our leaders, left and right, stood on the steps of the Capitol and gave us their solemn promise to work together, to stand as one, for all Americans.

How'd that promise work out?

How much are their words worth? Today, 15 years later?

It's 15 years later and we're STILL afraid. We're still terrorized. Still wallowing in conspiracy theories and peering suspiciously out of our bunkers at our neighbors. Sure we won. Sure we did. We became a nation that tortures our enemies -- and our own citizens for that matter. We're a nation of warrantless wiretaps and rendition and we've gotten used to being strip searched in our own airports. And how is the world a better place for it all?

And now we're talking about more war, more blood.

But, yeah, we won. Sure. You bet.

Frankly, I have had enough of 9-11. Fuck 9-11. I'm not going to watch the shows. I'm not going to any of the memorials. I'm not going to the 9-11 sales at Wal-Mart. I don't want to hear about 9-11. I for damned sure am not interested in watching politicians of either party try to out 9-11 each other. I'm tired of this national 9-11 PTSD. I did my bit for revenge, I went to war, I'll remember the dead in my own time in my own way.

I'm not going to shed a damned tear today.

We got our revenge. Many times over, for whatever good it did us.

I'm going to go to a picnic and enjoy my day. Enjoy this victory we've won.

I suggest you do the same.

Horrible, yes?

How terrible that I should suggest we stop wallowing in this misery, that we stop allowing ourselves to be terrorized by men long dead.

Yes indeed, how terrible.

On Facebook, posts openly calling for the assassination of the president do not violate Facebook’s community standards.

Open racism doesn’t violate Facebook’s community standards.

Sexism and misogyny, homophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, bigotry of every stripe, none of these things violate Facebook’s community standards – or the community standards of supposed Christian Conservatives for that matter.

Posts that directly call for armed insurrection, that call for militias and Sovereign Citizens to march on Washington and burn it to the ground, to hang the government from the nearest light poles, don’t violate community standards.

You can use Facebook to organize Klan rallies and gather Neo-Nazis for Trump, to take over a bird sanctuary in Oregon or even to call down the wrath of your god upon everybody you hate.

You can openly call for the murder of a football player that you don’t think is patriotic enough.

All of these things are fine.

But don’t say you’re not going to celebrate 9-11.

Posted by Jim Wright at 3:24 PM

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

TRUMP MEETS WITH MEXICAN PRESIDENT NIETO
Learns Mexican Tunnel Workers Union strongly supports his plan to build great wall.
Early Voting Already Underway in Some States
So far, Jeb Bush holds a comfortable lead.
Russian Telescope Detects Strong Signal From Star With Planet 95 Light Years Away
Could be intelligent life responding to 95-year-old transmissions from Earth, or merely a nearby radio playing oldies.
Georgetown to Offer Preferential Admission Status to Descendants of Slaves
Whether or not they can rebound and shoot.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Aug 29, 2016

Albert Lee - Guitar,
Barry Tashian - B/U Vocals / Guitar,
John Ware - Drums,
Steve Fishell - Steel Guitar,
Don Johnson ? - Piano,
Mike Bowden ? - Bass,

Thanks to Rare Tracks.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Oh, the irony...


Just so y'all know, the Brain has passed 3 million visitors over its 12 years. Thank you. If I knew how to make a decent happy face, I'd put one here.

Ironic Times

Houston: “White Lives Matter” Protesters Picket NAACP
Demand reparations for centuries of feeling guilty for their cruel and immoral behavior toward blacks.
Hawaii: “Astronauts” Emerge From Dome, Completing Simulated Year on Mars
When told who's running for president, they go back in dome, lock it.
Nephew of Colonel Sanders Unwittingly Divulges Secret KFC Recipe
Expected to cost company $1 billon a week in China alone.
New York's Subways to Get a New, More Spacious Car
People who live in them had requested it.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Trump's Electoral Map Shrinking
Desperate campaign pouring resources into Rhode Island, Guam.
Trump Proposes “Extreme Vetting” of Immigrants to Make Sure They “Share Our Values”
Our values: Distrust, Fear, Xenophobia.
Rio Olympics: Star Athletes Sign Lucrative Commercial Deals
Ryan Lochte (not shown) signs with Lou's Bail Bonds.
Trump Hires Wild Conspiracy-Obsessed Breitbart Editor as Campaign Manager
Then accuses Tim Kaine of “passing atomic secrets” to Rosenbergs.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Truckee's Mini Mousehole

This is my town's (Truckee CA) new 'Mini Mousehole'. Two years and $14,000,000 later it's a work of art and keeps pedestrians from walking through the road tunnel which they've done for many years which scares the crap outta me when I drive through it, which is nearly every day. There's a residential area, Donner Creek "Dealer Creek" Trailer Park just this side of the tunnel and barely out of frame that is full of young mothers and kids. They walk to the SaveMart & CVS just the other side of the tunnel. Smoke a fattie and watch 2 years of construction go by in 2 minutes.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

With Oil Prices Plunging, Saudi Arabia Seeks to Find Alternative Revenue Sources
Notes rising demand for sandbags.
50 Top GOP Officials Sign Letter Saying Trump Would Be “Most Dangerous President in American History”
Trump says he likes phrase, will use it.
In Bow to Fossil Fuel Industry, Wyoming to Raise Taxes on People Who Use Wind Power
And offer rebates for every wind turbine converted to a coal pit.
Trump: If He Loses Election, “It Was Rigged”
If he wins, it was “all on the up and up.”

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Report: Poor Countries of Africa Strongly Support Clinton
If she wins, they receive millions of “Make America Great Again” hats.
Corpse Flower Blooms in Washington, D.C.
Either that, or there's been a mass suicide at Republican Party Headquarters.
Ah, to dream...
Computers Being Trained to Spot Sarcasm
Still years away from recognizing disingenuousness.
Trump Slams Unknown Soldier
“Who the hell is he?” he asks.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Trump, Clinton Begin Receiving Intelligence Briefings
Trump immediately tweets nuclear codes, then deletes it, says he's joking.
Ice Bucket Challenge Actually Produced an ALS Breakthrough
Hopes to wipe out disease altogether with Hot Coals Challenge.
U.S. Rowing Team Ready for Rio Olympics
Holds trials in Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal, a Superfund site.
CDC: For Every Person Killed by a Shark, 72,000 Killed by Mosquitoes
Hollywood studios race to get out first mosquito thriller.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Something a little different.

Published on Jul 25, 2016
In June 2016, Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Emmylou Harris visited several of the JRS projects in Ethiopia.
Jesuit Refugee Service works with urban refugees in Addis Ababa. In the north, JRS has programs for Eritrean refugees in the Mai Aini and Adi Harush camps. In the south, JRS serves refugees from Somalia in Melkadida and Kobe camps

Thanks to Pabst / Riverside / Turner Hall.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Federal Court Finds Texas Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act
“Proof of ability to rope a calf” requirement deemed excessive.
Report: Porn Site Traffic From Users in Cleveland Spiked During GOP Convention
Only dip occurred during Melania's speech.
Former KKK Leader David Duke Running for Louisiana Senate Seat
As a moderate Republican.
1927: First Talkie Newsreel Features Mussolini Telling Immigrants to “Make America Great”
A young Frederick Trump saw it, liked what he heard, and repeated it often.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Cleveland Says It's Ready For GOP Convention
Clears streets of homeless drunks to make room for Republican drunks.
Release of Once-Classified Section of 9/11 Report Confirms Saudi Involvement
We know XXXXXX met with XXXXX and spoke with XXXXXXX.
Republican Platform Declares Pornography “Public Health Problem”
Money saved from cancelling Obamacare would be used to stamp out pornography.
Olympics: IOC Providing 450,000 Condoms for 10,000 Athletes
A new record.


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Haven't played this one in a while. Never gets old.

Thanks to TopPop.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Congressional Republicans Blocking Funds to Fight Spread of Zika Virus Through Contraception
Deem deformed babies small price to pay for hindering Planned Parenthood.
UK: 6,000-Page Chilcot Report Levels Damning Criticism at Blair, Decision to Go to War
Calls him “Bush's poodle” 583 times.
Olympics: Rio Drug-Testing Lab Suspended
Expect every record to be broken.
Swiss Coffee Shop, The Fellatio Cafe, Lists Oral Sex on Its Menu
Upping ante in its quest to surpass Starbucks.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Jul 6, 2016
Sam Bush, King of Telluride, debuts a new song in 2016 with guests Emmylou Harris and Sara Watkins. "Hand Held Mics Killed Country Music, and That's What's Killing Me"

Thanks to ralfrick1.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Survey: Partisan Divide Deeper Than Ever; Public Split Evenly
Half of us can't stand angry, xenophobic, homophobic racists; other half are angry, xenophobic, homophobic racists.
Trump Keeps Changing Mind on Abortion, Torture, Muslims
Republican Party leaders switch from Extra Strength Advil to OxyContin.
Legal Scholars: Trump a Threat To 1st Amendment
Trump supporters: who cares, as long as he protects 2nd Amendment.
Alien Contact Still 1,500 Years Away, Cornell Researchers Say
Surrender, submission, eventual slaughter by aliens at least 1,600 years away.
Whew! That's a relief...

Monday, June 27, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Conservative Columnist George Will Leaves Republican Party
Joins Uptight White Men Who Agree With Trump But Find Him Vulgar Party.
Republicans Consider Compromise Gun Measure
It would block sales of assault rifles to anyone on FBI's 10 Most Wanted list.
With Brexit, London Loses Title of World Financial Center
Keeps title of world fish 'n' chips center.
Americans Trading in Their Electric Vehicles for Gas Guzzlers
Saving planet fad over.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Report: Computer Crash in Virginia Wipes Out Decade's Worth of U.S. Military Data
Fortunately, Edward Snowden has a copy.
Microsoft Developing Software For Marijuana Industry
Infusing artificial intelligence with fuzzy logic.
India Wants Britain to Return Koh-i-Noor Diamond
Queen promises to wade through her crown jewels and see if she can find it.
Periodic Table Adds Four New Elements
Kardashium, santorium, gymnasium, adnauseum

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Jun 15, 2016
Emmylou Harris,Kate&Anna McGarrigle,NYC Labor Chorus,Teddy Thompson,Rufus Wainwright,Martha Wainwright,Joel Zifkin

PETE SEEGER'S 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
-THE CLEARWATER CONCERT-
May 3.2009

Thanks to thelastwaltztheme.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

For First Time in 70 Years, More Mexicans Moving from U.S. to Mexico Than Other Way Around
Conclusion: Trump's border wall counter-productive.
Elon Musk: Almost Certain Our Universe a Computer Simulation
God could be a 14-year-old, which explains a lot.
Evidence from French Cave Proves Neanderthals Smarter Than Previously Believed
Limited carbon emissions, avoided nuclear proliferation.
Report: Trump Owes Money to Hundreds of People
Owes money to people he hired to sue people he owes.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Ken Starr, Who Investigated Clinton, Resigns as Baylor Chancellor Amid Scandal
He'll assume same duties at Trump University.
Heh.
Universe Expanding 9% Faster Than Previously Thought
Everyone can loosen their belt buckles another notch.
PGA Moves Tournament From Trump's Doral Country Club To Mexico City
After losing sponsors Dos Equis, Del Taco, Chipotle.
North Carolina: More Events Cancelled Since Passage of Controversial Law
State loses Transgender 400 stock car race.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

The "et al" is an amazing collection of artists! In the front line, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, Vern Gosdin, Tish Hinojosa, Herb Pedersen. Plus the other members of The Desert Rose Band with Mark O'Connor on fiddle. Heckuva lineup!

Published on Jun 3, 2016
Emmylou Harris joins Chris Hillman et al for a live version of Bob Dylan's song "You Ain't Going Nowhere" from a show in 1992.

Thanks to AlsoTakenAlso, UK.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Report: Pentagon Still Uses 8-Inch Floppy Disks to Coordinate Nuclear Force Operations
According to their IT guy, Pops.
Trump Calls Climate Change “Chinese Hoax”
But has only praise for their “great wall.”
Mississippi Town Told to Desegregate Schools 62 Years After Brown v. Board of Education
Town blames delay on “excessive paperwork.”
Probably would have gone faster if they taught their kids to read and write.
Hitler's Secret Code Machine Found on eBay
Seller had decided to upgrade his encryption methods.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Bloggng

Published on May 24, 2016
This performance at Dylan Fest Nashville, celebrating Bob Dylan's 75th Birthday, benefiting Thistle Farms (see http://thistlefarms.org for information on their residential programs and advocacy services, and to buy their products), Night One, 23 May 2016, Ryman Auditorium. Backup singers: Ashley Layne, Shelly Colvin, Ruby Amanfu. "Ring Them Bells" is the 4th song on Bob's 26th studio album Oh Mercy (1989).
From the Thistle Farms site:
Thistle Farms is a powerful community of women who are healing from prostitution, trafficking and addiction.

Thanks to LJSimon.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Oh. the irony...

Ironic Times

CIA “Mistakenly” Destroys Its “Only” Copy of 500-Page Senate Torture Report
“Accidentally” runs it through powerful electromagnetic field, then “unintentionally” dumps it in industrial shredder, then “inadvertently” incinerates shreds in cauldron of molten ore.
Uber's First Self-Driving Car Unveiled to Public
Takes “gig” out of “gig economy.”
UN: Growing Environmental Threat From Animal-to-Man Diseases
Advice: always wear a condom.
According to PornHub, Red States Lead in Gay Porn Consumption
Mississippi tops all states in number of lonely horny gay rednecks.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on May 18, 2016
Emmylou Harris perform a live version of the Guy Clark song "Old Friends" from a show in 2005.

Thanks to AlsoTakenAlso, UK

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

If Trump Wins, Christie Will Head Trump's Transition Team
If he loses, Christie will head team of doormen at Trump Tower.
Lawmakers Trying to Determine How Much Marijuana Too Much for Drivers
One proposal: offer them Oreos, if they eat more than twenty, book 'em.
If they won't eat them because the Oreo jobs were moved to Mexico, they're liberals, book 'em.
Budweiser Renames Itself “America” Until Elections
Hopes patriotic rebranding on cans attracts new drinkers unaware of watery swill they contain.
Burning Man to Offer Airplane Access
Applications now being accepted.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on May 10, 2016
Emmylou Harris along with the Nash Ramblers perform a live version of "Guess Things Happen That Way" from a show.

Thanks to AlsoTakenAlso, UK.
That was kinda short so here's a little bonus.

Thanks to Soul Feeder 2.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

From the "Latest Headlines" crawl:
Vast right wing conspiracy endorses Clinton
TRUMP TWEETS PIC OF HIMSELF EATING TACO BOWL TO CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO
Not shown: tweets “I love Jews!” while eating kishke to celebrate Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Republican Party in Turmoil as Two Groups Vie for Control
Battle pits religious xenophobic racists against racist religious xenophobes.
Big Crowds Expected to Flock to See Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney
Like in the Sixties, when big crowds flocked to see Al Jolson, Rudy Vallee and Mae West.
First U.S. Cruise Ship Arrives in Cuba
Bringing with it tourists, parts for a '57 Pontiac.

??? ~ News Quiz - ???

What is this?

“We hold as undeniable truths that the governments of the various States, and of the confederacy itself, were established exclusively by the white race, for themselves and their posterity; that the African race had no agency in their establishment; that they were rightfully held and regarded as an inferior and dependent race, and in that condition only could their existence in this country be rendered beneficial or tolerable.”


A ) Founding document of the KKK.
B ) The Southern Racist’s Bible.
C ) Texas Declaration of causes for secession, February 2, 1861.

Hint: There are more important things to do than quibble about history, for example: voter suppression around Austin.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

States of the Confederacy Increasingly Unhappy With Outcome of Civil War
Want rematch.
Maybe they'd finally STFU if we kicked their ass on TV...or maybe just cut off their welfare...
Boehner Calls Cruz “Lucifein the Flesh" and "Miserable Son of a Bitch”
Cruz: “Ask him again when he sobers up.”
In vino veritas. It's not true, though. Cruz actually exists.
Large Hadron Collider Shuts Down After Weasel Chews Though Cable
Weasel hurled into fourth dimension.
FBI Paid Over $1 Million to Unlock iPhone
Hacker's identity unknown, although we do know his mother told him not to spend it all in one place.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

REMINDER
The increasingly extreme weather we're experiencing is a hoax.
Report: Dozens of Breakfast Foods Contain Residue of Monsanto's Weed Killer, Roundup
Monsanto now touts Roundup as “a great way to start your day.”
Agent Orange-i-os?
New York's Guggenheim Museum to Unveil Art Installation Consisting of Functional Solid Gold Toilet
It's on loan from American Embassy in Baghdad.
Intel Cuts 10,000 Jobs as Sales of PCs Plummet
Industry fears return to agrarian society.
I'm down wid it...

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

This song always makes me think of a lady friend of mine. She grew up and is OK now. (smiley face)

Thanks to Elisvaldo Martins.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

PUSH TO DECLASSIFY 28 PAGES OF 9/11 REPORT RELATING TO SAUDI INVOLVEMENT
Now that we have enough oil.
Revealed: Nixon's “War on Drugs” a Ruse to Go After Blacks, Protesters
Also revealed: It worked like a charm.
Woman to Replace Andrew Jackson on $20 Bill
New bill will be worth $16.
Surging Demand for Lithium Batteries Causes Price of Lithium to Double
Reaction among bipolar community mixed.
I don't know whether to laugh or cry...

Monday, April 11, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

THE BOSTON GLOBE PUBLISHES “TRUMP” EDITION, IMAGINING TRUMP PRESIDENCY
Decides against "Cruz" edition, fearing mass panic.
World's Rich, Powerful Implicated In Huge “Panama Papers” Leak Revealing Billions in Hidden Assets
They'll all be hauled into court any day now.
DOJ Shutters Non-Existent “University of Northern New Jersey” After Successful Sting
Received thousands of applications from former students at Trump University.
George Mason U. Changes Name of Antonin Scalia Law School When Acronym (ASSOL) Proves Embarrassing
It's been simplified to Asshole School of Law.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Usually I like live performances but it's a pretty picture and a great old Stonewall Jackson tune. Posted to YouTube on April 6.

Thanks to billbilladaada.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

REMINDER
The only way to stop a bad Republican with a gun at the GOP convention is a good Republican with a gun.
Alabama Biology Textbooks Warn Students: Theory Of Evolution "Has Not Been Directly Observed"
At least not in Alabama.
Seattle: Salmon Caught in Water Containing Antidepressants, Antibiotics, Cocaine
Most people who take antidepressants, antibiotics, cocaine won't notice.
I have a friend in Seattle who calls the water in Puget Sound "bong water".
North Carolina Anti-LGBT Law Could Cost it Billions in Fed Money
But at least no one will take a dump in the wrong public toilet.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Clinton: If Elected, I'll Open Area 51 Files to the Public
If not, “you'll never know how the pyramids got here.”
Silicon Valley Billionaires Plan Base on Moon by 2026
To house those priced out of Silicon Valley.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Gets Panned by Critics
They point out Superman could quickly crush The Caped Crusader with his little finger, or melt him with his x-ray vision, or hurl him into another galaxy with his super strength, since he's just a rich guy with a nice car.
Poll: Trump's Unfavorable Number Among Women Jumps to 75%
Trump questions results, says poll must have been taken at “bad time of the month.”

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Mar 23, 2016
Live from "The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson" tribute concert in Nashville. March 16th, 2016

Thanks to CountryOutfitter.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Oh, the irony

Ironic Times

Trump Warns There Will Be Riots If He Isn't GOP Nominee
Or if he is.
David Duke: Trump Campaign Has Chance of “Rehabilitating” Hitler's Image
Which has suffered over the years.
French Teens Can Now Smoke in School
Their latest complaint: inferior wines served in school cafeterias.
Next Big Thing: Flying Drone Billboards
Followed by: mass suicide.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Uploaded on Jun 26, 2010
Recorded at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, under a full moon, next to the rose garden. 6/25/2010
Emmylou's song, written for her father.

Thanks to nllleonard.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Trump Supporters Pledge Their Allegiance to Him
And to the Master Race.
No surprise there. No irony either.
Researchers Believe Earth Formed by Collision of Two Planets
One conservative, one liberal.
One retarded, one not.
World's Largest Cruise Ship Sets Sail
Six thousand passengers anxious to find out which buffet dish will make them all deathly ill.
Photo at site. It's yuuuuge!
Hitler's Personal Copy of Mein Kampf to be Auctioned in Maryland
At the Republican caucus.
Should sell quickly.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Monday, March 7, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

KIM JONG-UN PUTS NORTH KOREA'S NUCLEAR ARSENAL ON HIGH ALERT
And says, if he could, he'd vote for Trump.
Supreme Court: Justice Thomas Breaks Silence, Speaks for First Time in Ten Years
He asks, “Where's Scalia?”
ConservativesOnly.Com Dating Site Deluged With Applications to Join
None yet from any women.
Ivy League Bans Tackling During Football Practice
After study determines all our leaders of tomorrow “a little funny in the head.”

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Mar 1, 2016
Emmylou Harris along with the Hot Band perform a live version of "Restless" from a show in 1989. It features Frank Reckard on lead guitar who I think is one of the best Emmylou has ever had in her band. Frank is unusual in that he plays a Gibson with a Sully "B" bender. I have remastered the audio for headphones.

Thanks to AlsoTakenAlso, UK.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Beijing New “Billionaire Capital of the World” With 100; New York Has 95, Moscow 66
Mao new fastest-spinning dead person, with Marx, Lenin tied for second.
After Months of Trying, FBI Still Unable to Unlock Encrypted iPhone
May finally have to give up, admit defeat, go out and get some kid to do it.
??? ~ News Quiz ~ ???

Who said it, where, and when? (Get this right and win a college scholarship.)

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.”

A ) Lenny Bruce, San Francisco, 1964.
B ) Sam Harris, New York City, 2005.
C ) Bill Maher, Chicago, 2012.
D ) Seneca the Younger, Rome, 32 AD.

Hint: de gustibus non est disputandum.
Mark Zuckerberg Says Virtual Reality is Future of Social Media
Reality “so yesterday.”

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Feb 21, 2016
Emmylou Harris is joined by Buddy Miller for a live version of "How She Could Sing The Wildwood Flower" from a show.

Thanks to AlsoTakenAlso.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Kentucky Lawmaker's Bill Would Require Men Seeking Viagra to Bring Note From Wife
Preferably, their own wife.
Report: Hate Groups Increased By 15% in 2015
Buoying Republican hopes in 2016.
Dutch Police Employing Eagles to Snatch Unwanted Drones Out of Sky
Orders for eagles pouring in from Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen.
New York: 73-Story Luxury Skyscraper Proposed for Brooklyn
Aimed at Saudi princes priced out of Manhattan market.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Oct 6, 2013
From Pop Goes The Country 1980

Thanks to 1000Magicians (UK).

Monday, February 15, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Gallup Poll's Most-Admired: Obama # 1, Pope Francis, Donald Trump in Tie for # 2
Dalai Lama, El Chapo tied for #3.
Record Ninety-Eight Shark Attacks Worldwide in 2015
Republicans blame Obama.
Pope, in Mexico, Preaches Against Wealth, Vanity, Pride
Doesn't mention Donald Trump by name.

Text Analysis Reveals Violence Far More Common in Bible Than Koran
And there's way more sex.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Feb 10, 2016
Got a "Full" Royal Albert Hall video somewhere but dunno what HD it's on ??? ....
Find it, bro!

Thanks to Michael Flynn.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Prominent Lender Revealed As Huge Ponzi Scheme in China
Proving they finally get capitalism.
Facebook, Instagram Ban Private Gun Sales
You can still buy a gun on ChristianMingle.
Sanders Has Support From 85% of Millennials
They see him as funny uncle who does magic tricks, Hillary as judgmental aunt who goes shush.
Expert: By 2050, Humans Will Evolve to New Species and Become “Digitally Immortal”
When you start to age and forget things, you get an upgrade.
CORRECTION

We reported that, in describing her work at Goldman Sachs, Ted Cruz’s wife Heidi said she was “helping people to achieve the American dream.” In fact, she said she was “helping people who have achieved the American dream.” We regret any confusion caused by our mistake

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Feb 4, 2016
Emmylou Harris performs "Jambalaya" at Volunteer Jam X at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, TN on February 4, 1984.

Thanks to Volunteer JamCDB.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

BULLETIN OF ATOMIC SCIENTISTS KEEPS DOOMSDAY CLOCK AT 3 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
Pending results of Iowa Caucus.
Rapper B.o.B. Draws Widespread Ridicule Claiming Earth Flat
He's now running third among Republicans in Iowa.
Disney Sued for Replacing U.S. Workers With Lower-Salaried Immigrants
Worse, Goofy had to train his replacement.
"Internet of Things" a Reality With Totally Interconnected Home
It's now possible, with just a smartphone, to remotely turn off the lights, turn on some loud music, unlock the front door, disable the alarm system, unlock the safe, scan all the credit cards and escape before anyone knows it.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Something a little different. Emmylou has backed up nearly everybody in country music. Pretty song.

Published on Jan 23, 2016
Tammy Wynette - Higher Ground 1987

Thanks to Jan Birger Kvalheim.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

National Review Comes Out Strongly Against Trump
Finds his boorish, provocative fearmongering totally repellant, although it agrees with him.
A “Mirror Universe” Where Time Goes Backwards a Possibility
And, based on our politics and culture, we may be in it.
World of Tennis Rocked by Report of Widespread Match Fixing
Everyone asking same question: “Who bets on tennis?”
Only 6% of Scientists Are Republican
And they work for ExxonMobil.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

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Published on Jan 17, 2016
This is a very rare recording of Emmylou Harris from 1966 at the Cellar Door in Washington DC. A Dick Cerri had a Sunday night radio show in Washington DC until 1993. Dick also hosted folk concerts at the Cellar Door. On a radio show, later in time, he played this recording. I do not know who a Fletcher is, as she thanks this Fletcher, as I believe Fletcher was the feature act and this was the encore part of the concert, based on what he says to the audience, you stayed. Then Ms. Harris mentions a Mike who wrote the song she is about to sing. I do not know who this Mike, as my thinking it, it could be a Mike Auldridge, but I am not sure.
I do not have a un copyright picture to use for this youtube, so I used the mountains of Acadia National Park. I also have a rare recording of John Denver and Shawn Colvin from the Dick Cerri show on youtube. Search the name and Dick Cerri as that will get you to the youtube.

Thanks to westernmaryland1928.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Oh. the irony...

Ironic Times

DEMOCRATS CORDIAL WITH EACH OTHER, DISAGREE SLIGHTLY
In their most heated debate yet.
Cruz, Trump in Close Contest in Iowa
Two xenophobic misanthropes locked in no-holds-barred battle for hearts, minds of Tea Party idiots.
Huxley-Orwell Debate Considered Over: Both Were Right
Everyone is happily sedated, and under constant surveillance.
Book: Koch Brothers' Father Helped Build Nazi Oil Refinery
And the fortune he passed on to his sons now does pretty much the same thing.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Koch Brothers Surprised They've Had Little Influence on Presidential Race
Decide to move corporate headquarters to Dubai.
Scalia: God Good to U.S. Because U.S. “Honors” Him
But She's not that happy with Scalia.
Vaginal Speaker Allows Fetuses to Hear Music
Updated model has microphone for karaoke.
I couldn't resist. Heh.

Thanks to JimmyBuffettVEVO.
Report: Twitter to Expand Maximum Tweet Length to 10,000 Characters
Still not allowed: substance, wit, cogency.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Somalia's al-Shabaab Militants Feature Donald Trump in Recruiting Film
Attracting thousands of Mexicans to their cause.
Report: Superrich Shape Tax Policy With Huge Political Donations, Save Billions
Report's title: “The History of the United States.”
New Company Claims It Will Be Able to Resurrect the Dead by 2045
Lightning-free, environmentally friendly, Frank & Stein Technologies will employ solar to bring you back, keep you running.
New York State Investigating Whether Exxon Withheld Evidence About Climate Change
Also hopes to learn if Pope Catholic.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Dec 28, 2015
Emmylou Harris You Never Can Tell C'est La Vie

Thanks to Golden oldies.