Monday, December 9, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

INTEL OFFICIALS FEAR RUSSIANS LISTENING TO GIULIANI'S UNSECURE CALLS WITH TRUMP
Even worse: they're conferenced in.

North Korea to Begin Offering Cut-Rate Medical Tourism For International Travelers
Boasts unlimited supply of organs for transplant.

Trump Signs Executive Order Cutting Off Food Stamps to 700,000
“They'll be too weak from hunger to vote.”

France: Parisians Aghast at Appearance of Baguette Vending Machines
Coming soon: gumball machines dispensing escargot.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

WHITE HOUSE RELEASES TRUMP 2020 CALENDAR
Each month his head's photoshopped on a different actor or bodybuilder.

New Species of Leech With 3 Jaws, 59 Teeth Discovered Outside Washington, DC
Wearing a MAGA hat.

Massachusetts Police Begin Using Robot Dogs
Mainly to serve subpoenas.

Food Delivery Now So Popular That Some Restaurants Will Pay You to Eat There
And don't be surprised if your waiter gives you a tip.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Israel: Netanyahu Indicted on Charges of Fraud, Bribery, Breach of Trust
“Netan-who?” says Trump, adding “I wish him well, whoever he is.”

Prince Andrew Kicked Out Of Buckingham Palace Over Jeffrey Epstein Scandal
He's rumored sleeping in his royal carriage.

Trump Reverses Course on Flavored E-Cigarette Ban
Heard some Democrats support it.

Amazon Considers Adding Face Scanning to Its Doorbell Cameras
Prime members will get access to visitor's criminal record, driving record, FICA score, medical records, education, employment history, and musical preferences.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

During this 2018 interview, Emmylou Harris talks about recording her 1992 album "At the Ryman," and how her live capture with the Nash Ramblers helped save the storied Auditorium from the wrecking ball, even if that wasn't necessarily her immediate intent. She also offers an intimate acoustic performance of "Prayer in Open D," from "At the Ryman" follow-up "Cowgirl's Prayer."

Thanks to Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Report: 10 Least Populous States Have 2 1/2 Times the Weight in Electoral College as 10 Most Populous Ones
An appearance at a Wyoming supermarket opening worth ten rallies in Madison Square Garden.

Report: Fearsome Competition to Replace Smartphones With Smart Glasses
Ask your influencer if augmented reality is right for you.

Report: Stephen Miller Emails Reveal Past Sentiment for White Nationalism
Which apparently carves out a single exception for one Jew: Stephen Miller.

President Trump Has Now Tweeted 264,564 Words, More Than in Joyce's Ulysses
And they also defy understanding.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

IN 1984 Emmylou Harris was invited over to London to play the Country Music Festival . Albert Lee put togheter a band for the concert. This concert was filmed for television, radio and they recorded it for a LP.
Here is a part of the show.

-The Boxer
-Too Far Gone
-In My Dreams
-So Sad - with Albert Lee
-Luxury Liner
-Together Again
-You Never Can Tell

Thanks to The Original Emmylou Harris Facebook Group.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Trump May Attend May Day Military Parade in Moscow Next Year
To proudly review nuclear missiles aimed at us.

Book: Anonymous Describes Trump “Like a 12-Year-Old in an Air Traffic Control Tower”
“Suffering from ADD and Alzheimer's, high out of his mind on fourteen Diet Cokes.”

Jeff Bezos Unveils Mockup of His Blue Moon Lander
Can accommodate up to eight billionaires, or four billionaires and their plus ones.

Virginia: Top-Secret Government Center Admits Interference With Local Garage Door Openers
But not responsible for erratic behavior of The Clapper.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Report: Smugglers Easily Cutting Through Trump's Border Wall With $100 Power Saw
Trump slaps 50% tariff on all goods made by Stanley, Craftsman, Black & Decker.

Report: Trump “Made Up” Dramatic Account of Baghdadi's Death
World nods, resignedly.

Google Buys Fitbit
Acquisition allows you to, with one click, check everyone's pulse.

Trump's Base Sticking With Him No Matter What Happens
98% say they would visit him in jail.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Defense Department Stops Using Eight-Inch Floppy Disks
Too much time wasted playing Asteroids.

White House Cancels Subscriptions to New York Times, Washington Post
Will continue receiving National Enquirer, Grit.

Romney Admits His Alias on Twitter is “Pierre Delecto”
It's the same one he uses at KinkyThreesomes.com.

Study: Almost All Political Tweets Come From Just 10% of Twitter Users
And they all live together in a large barracks in Russia.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

PELOSI CHALLENGES TRUMP
Bets him he can't go twenty-four hours without lying.

UK: Brexit on Hold as Johnson Forced to Request a Delay
Those hoping for a devaluing of the pound, shortages in food, fuel, medicine, will have to wait.

Hollywood Poll: Despite Recent Popularity of Villains, Moviegoers Still Prefer Heroes With Morals
Just the opposite when they go to the polls.

Georgia: Residents Told to Kill Invasive Northern Snakehead Fish That Can Survive on Land
If not it will evolve, walk upright, learn language, wear clothes, run for office.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

REPORT: “AMERICA'S MAYOR” RUDY GIULIANI UNDER FEDERAL INVESTIGATION
He's been linked to President Trump and other unsavory characters.

Latest Poll: 51% Support Trump's Impeachment, Removal From Office
41% support Trump's impeachment, removal from office and thorough fumigation of the White House.

House Hopes to Have Impeachment Done by Thanksgiving
In time for violent family arguments.

Democracy.com to Be Put Up for Auction
Interested bidder: owner of Facism.com.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Saturday Emmylou Blogging


Emmylou Harris, Long May You Run, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 10/6/19
Thanks to C B.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

MORE WHISTLEBLOWERS COME FORWARD
Line forms outside Inspector General's office.

315 Billion-Ton Iceberg Breaks Off From Antarctica
Antarctica now has two fewer zip codes.

Tesla “Smart Summon” Feature Alerts Car to Drive Itself to You
No more nasty looks from valets when you tip them a quarter.

Study: 6 In 10 Millennials “Never” Relax Because of Constant Urge to Check Phone
Six in ten baby boomers “never” relax because of constant urge to pee.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

White House Permanently Cancels Press Briefings, Citing Behavior of Reporters
And their intrusive habit of asking questions.

UK: Parliament in Chaos as Brexit Looms
Parties accuse each other of hoarding bananas.

State Dept. Launches Massive Probe Into Urgent National Security Threat
Hillary Clinton's emails.

Giuliani Goes on the Attack, Provides Irrefutable Evidence
Proves beyond any doubt that he, and the President, are in big trouble.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Far Fewer Than Expected Show Up for “Storm Area 51” Event
And no one who was there can remember anything.

NFL: Numerous Top Quarterbacks Knocked Out of Action as Teams Scramble for Replacements
Job open to virtually anyone who won't take a knee.

EPA Scales Back Water Protections
Public advised not to use water, keep it well away from children.

Three Mile Island, Site of 1979 Nuclear Meltdown, Shuts Down for Good
Site to be re-purposed for low-income housing after ten thousand years.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Trump Announces Plan to Tackle Homelessness
Will round up homeless people, move them to a government facility, or Trump hotel.

Trump: Fed Needs to Try Negative Interest Rates
Then he'll never have to pay back the Russians.

60% Don't Believe Trump Deserves Re-Election
Didn't think he deserved it the first time.

Trump Reelection Campaign Selling Plastic Straws With His Name on Them
Coming soon: Trump incandescent bulbs, Trump lead paint, Trump flammable pajamas.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

This video was originally published on March 20, 2017. A selection of Emmy Lou Harris narrating part of the history of Nashville's Ryman Auditorium that included the birth of bluegrass, a civil rights demonstration,

Thanks to the Los Angeles Times.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Several States Cancel Republican Primaries to Prevent Challenges to Trump
He already provides enough challenges.

Sarah Sanders to Write Book About Her Stint as White House Press Secretary
Working title: Everything But the Truth.

Pence Defends Staying at Trump Properties at Taxpayers' Expense
And wearing Trump suits, eating Trump steaks, drinking Trump water, and using Trump cologne.

At Last Minute, Trump Cancels Secret Talks at Camp David With Taliban
Also cancels their Sept. 11th visit to Ground Zero.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Tonight we're going back to 1977 for a live performance of Tulsa Queen by Emmylou Harris!

Thanks to Wings of Pegasus.

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Solomon Burke & Emmylou Harris live at Nashville's Belcourt Theatre on September 25th 2006.

Thanks to ItsWaldo (Walter Brinkman).

Monday, September 2, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Montana: Men Who Pretended To Be Veterans Must Wear “I AM A LIAR” Signs
Trump cancels trip to Montana.

Trump's USDA Issues New Diet Guidelines
Calls for more salt, sugar, red meat, processed foods and Roundup.

Study: Possible Link Between Air Pollution and Psychiatric Disorders
If true, provides great argument for clean energy as cure for gun violence.

Trump Reveals Classified Information in Tweet
“There's plenty more where that came from,” he boasts.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

At the Polar Music Prize ceremony 9 June 2015 First Aid Kit performed "Red Dirt Girl" to honor the Polar Music Prize Laureate Emmylou Harris.

Thanks to Polar Music Prize.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Los Angeles to Build World's Largest Wildlife Bridge Across 101 Freeway
With a diamond lane for skunks.

Trump Tells Vets He Wanted to Give Himself Medal of Honor
Since he can't give himself an Emmy.

Trump Calls on Social Media Platforms to Detect Potential Mass Shooters
They do, and his name keeps popping up.

Mormon Church Reaffirms Ban on Coffee
“Not what I wanted to hear,” says owner of Salt Lake City's only Starbucks.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Special Edition: Trump Presidency Part 2

JULY - SEPTEMBER, 2018

Trump's Lawyers Argue He's Too Busy to Answer Mueller's Questions
Golf, enraging presidents of friendly countries, colluding with enemies to fix elections, arranging hush money payments for sex scandals, lying, cheating, stealing, monetizing his presidency all very time-consuming.

Trump's Immigration Plan Keeps Whites in Majority 5 More Years Than Projected
Time needed by Republicans to finish transferring all the nation's wealth to six privileged families.

OCTOBER - DECEMBER, 2018

Trump Accuses Google of Rigging Search Results to Make Him Look Bad

Wants them re-rigged to make him look good.

APRIL - JUNE, 2019

Trump Would Have Been Charged With Obstruction Were He Not President, Say Hundreds of Former Federal Prosecutors

“Woulda coulda shoulda,” tweets Trump.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Recorded for German television 1980; Roses in the snow album

Thanks to Geert VL.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Special Edition: Trump Presidency Part 1

APRIL - JUNE, 2017

Trump Meets With Saudis, Considers Them Important Allies

In the fight against Western Civilization.

JULY - SEPTEMBER, 2017

Latest Polls Show Trump Losing Support of His Base

Less than 50% of angry, ignorant, drunk white men now think he's doing a good job.

JANUARY - MARCH, 2018

Report: Hate Groups Increased by 4% in First Year of Trump's Presidency

Not including groups who hate Trump.

Trump Fires Cabinet Member Who Called Him “Fucking Moron”
Not the one who called him “dumber-than-dirt douchebag” or the one who called him “shit-for-brains asswipe.”
Part 2 next week

Monday, August 5, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Saudi Arabia: Women Can Now Travel Without Male Guardian's Approval
Move draws harsh criticism from several Republican congressmen.

DOJ Says It May Add Antifa to List of Terrorist Organizations
And remove pro-fascist organizations.

Study: Marijuana as Effective as Prescription Painkillers
Ask your budtender if an indica dominant hybrid is right for you.

Trump's Golf Costs Over $110 Million, More Than All of Obama's Travel in 8 Years
And he cheats.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

MUELLER APPEARANCE A TOTAL DUD
He could only confirm the President lied, told others to lie, accepted and encouraged help from a foreign adversary to win an election, obstructed justice on numerous occasions and didn't answer Mueller's written questions truthfully.

UK's Own “Stable Genius” Boris Johnson Takes Over as Prime Minister
Monster Raving Loony Party declares victory, disbands.

Trump Moves to Kick 3 Million People Off Food Stamps
More food for him.

Trump: Article II Says "I Have The Right to Do Whatever I Want as President"
Article I grants him the right to spout such nonsense.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

U.S. Renewables Top Coal for First Time
Despite administration's best efforts.

Trump Could Win 5 Million Fewer Votes Than His Opponent And Still Win Second Term
According to Internet Research Agency of Saint Petersburg.

Millions Plan to Storm Area 51 on September 20th
Many claiming to be relatives of extraterrestrials held there.

With Number of Applicants Dwindling, U.S. Armed Forces Consider 16-Year-Olds
Works for terrorist groups.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

I have no info on this but it's different. Here's a twofer.


Thanks to Ron Newcomer.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Pentagon May Ban Pizza, Beer in Switch to Lean, High Performance Diet
May also need to bring back the draft.
Miami: Poor Pressured to Move to Areas More Likely To Flood as Wealthy Abandon Coastline
Opportunistic developers seen passing out “Move to lower ground” leaflets in English and Spanish.
Study: No Evidence of Added Benefit in Most New Drugs
Just a mind-boggling list of additional side effects.
Florida Strip Club Cancels Golf Tournament at Trump Resort
Fortunately, a Palm Beach massage parlor steps in and will stage its tournament there.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Jul 6, 2019

Dolly, Linda and Emmylou's careers took off in the 1970s with very distinct takes on country music. Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris ended up uniting 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.

Folk singer Emmylou learned about country from mentor Gram Parsons. 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 singing sisters and eventually collaborating on their debut country 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, Allison Krause, George Massenberg & Applewood Road.

Songs heard in the complete, hour-long music biography include After The Gold Rush, Silver Threads and Golden Needles, Those Memories Of You, 9 To 5, Jolene, Coat of Many Colors, Bury Me Beneath The Willow, Wildflowers, Boulder To Birmingham, I've Got A Crush On You, So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star, Blue Bayou, You're No Good, To Know Him Is To Love Him, I Fall To Pieces, Okie From Muskogee, and much more.

Thanks to Cal Vid.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Trump Facebook Campaign Ads Use Stock Photo Actors to Portray Actual Supporters
You wouldn't want to see actual supporters.
Current Rolling Stones Tour Sponsored by Firm Selling Annuities
Concession stands offer reverse mortgages, cemetery plots.
Study: Planting One Trillion Trees Could Capture Huge Amount of Carbon Dioxide
Enough to let us drive Hummers again.
Trump Campaign Ad About Small Business Features Store in Tokyo
Sharp-eyed viewers notice “Fresh Whale Meat” sign in window.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Quote of the Week:
“There is room for debate about whether he is a scoundrel or mere rogue, but not much about his moral bankruptcy, rooted in a contempt for truth.” (Max Hastings, former editor of the Daily Telegraph, describing either Boris Johnson or Donald Trump.)
Billionaires Write Letter to Presidential Candidates Imploring Them to Raise Their Taxes
Despite the public's apparent desire to make the rich richer and hope some of it trickles down to them.
Study: Expertise Falling Out Of Favor at Work
Experienced, knowledgeable employees deemed less likely to follow orders.
Survey: Half of Doctors Consider Leaving Medicine Because of Health Insurance Headaches
Then reconsider when they find out how hard it is to get health insurance.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

McConnell: U.S. Made Up for Slavery by Electing Obama
Made up for Reconstruction by electing Trump.
Report: Mnuchin Delayed Harriet Tubman $20 Bill for “Technical Reasons”
She wasn't technically an old white man.
Researchers Find 3,000-Year-Old Bagels
To their horror, one of them is cinnamon raisin.
Project to Scan Universe for Signs of Intelligent Life Comes Up Empty
Will start looking for signs of blithering idiots, nincompoops.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Britain Pledges to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions To Zero by 2050
Will reach goal by reverting to agrarian society, thanks to Brexit.
Trump: Melania “Our Own Jackie O”
Melania: Trump “my own Onassis.”
Early Humans Smoked Marijuana 2,500 Years Ago
Ancient wooden bowls used to heat the pot “still work just fine,” says one.
AI Catching People Who Cheat on Their Diets, Job Searches and School Work
Promises a wonderful future where you're caught cheating every waking minute.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Trump: I Increased Defense Spending to Make Up for Not Serving During Vietnam
Enacted prison reform to make up for never renting to blacks.
Navy Pilots Report Seeing UFOs on Numerous Occasions
Latest theory: they're billionaire time travelers from the future.
Report: Chicken No Better Than Red Meat at Reducing Cholesterol
Based on comparative autopsies of Col. Sanders, Ray Kroc.
Study: Just One-Half Degree Difference in Global Warming Means Life or Death for Thousands in Large Cities in Northeast
“Mostly Democrats,” says White House, responding to report.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

A duet by two of my favorite artists, two of the best of our time!

Sarah McLachlan cover. 6/1/2019

Thanks to Haley Lehner.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

30 Million Acres of U.S. Farmland Held by Foreign Investors
“They're what America's all about,” says Trump.
U.S. Dept. of Energy Renames Natural Gas “Freedom Gas”
Renames bullshit “Freedom Shit.”
Report: World's Rivers Laced With Antibiotics
To prevent an infection from spreading, a few gulps from the Hudson River should do the trick.
Trump Calls for Change To Libel Laws
Wants it so he can say anything he wants about anybody and nobody can say anything bad about him without suffering "huge consequences."

Monday, May 27, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Impeachment Pressure Builds
Dems see “Game of Thrones” type ratings for hearings.
Study: Some Wasps Capable of Logical Reasoning
Some WASPs are not.
New SAT to Assign an “Adversity Score” for Each Student to Compensate for Disadvangates
Though some may game system by paying millions to make their child appear poor.
USDA to Shift Pork Plant Inspection Duties From Federal Inspectors to Plant Employees
And, eventually, to the pigs themselves.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

TRUMP THREATENS IRAN WITH ANNIHILATION IF PROVOKED
Or if Democrats obtain his taxes.
Trump Gives NASA Extra $1.6 Billion to Put First Woman On Moon
She'll be chosen from a group of candidates who have pending sexual harassment suits against him.
Trump Faces Crises on Many Fronts, From North Korea to Iran to Venezuela
“They should throw the whole cast of SNL in jail!” he tweets.
Burger King Making Deliveries to Customers Stuck in Traffic Jams
Just tell them which fuckin' lane on which fuckin' freeway near which fuckin' exit and they'll get it to you.


Monday, May 13, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

New York Times: Trump Paid No Taxes 8 of 10 Years
“Why no praise for the years he paid?” wonders White House.
Impeachment Advocates Deliver 10 Million Signatures To Congress
Trump wants each one investigated.
Giuliani Cancels Trip to Ukraine
After learning invitation actually prank phone call from country's comedian president.
50% of White Republicans Say it Bothers Them to Hear People Speaking Foreign Languages
Think they're making fun of them.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Washington Post: Trump Passes 10,000 Lies
Like Babe Ruth, Wilt Chamberlain, Wayne Gretzky, his records may never be broken.
“Woodstock 50” Cancelled
After organizers calculated cost of accommodating 250,000 stoned, incontinent seniors with hearing aids, walkers.
Study: Melting Arctic Permafrost Could Cause $70 Trillion in Damage by 2300
And nobody alive to pay for it.
Russia: Putin Reportedly Approves Creation of Separate Internet
With only one website.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Saturday Emmylou, Dolly, and Linda Blogging

Published on Apr 9, 2019

They're three of the most talented female singers of all time - Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. All superstars in their own right, but they're also great friends, and over the years they've come together to make exquisite music.

But Linda Ronstadt faces a crippling disease that is slowly robbing her of her ability to sing. Undaunted, Linda's facing her illness with tremendous courage, helped by her two dear friends. And, as Steve Pennells discovered, these three women still have one last collaboration to share with their fans.

This story originally aired on the 11th September 2016.

Thanks to Sunday Night.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Bolton: Trump Did Offer North Korea $2 Million for Otto Warmbier, Then Stiffed Them
“The art of the deal,” he explains.
Survey Finds 80% of All Tweets Come From Just 2% of Americans
Typical tweeter in his early 70s, overweight, vain, dishonest, delusional.
Twitter CEO Tells Trump “Lost” Followers Actually Bots, Spam Accounts
“But that's my base,” Trump pleads.
Popular NFL Draft Broadcast By ABC in Primetime
Nation rapt by large, muscular African-American men getting auctioned off to billionaires.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Something a little different. I'm quite taken with this young California girl. Turn your volume way up.

Thanks to AJ Lee.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times


MUELLER: NO EVIDENCE TRUMP KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING
Trump tweets: “See!”
Trump Threatens Dumping Immigrant Detainees in Sanctuary Cities
Though he wants to keep a few for his golf courses.
DNA Reveals Stonehenge Builders Came From What is Now Turkey
Came for the lousy weather, stayed for the lousy food.
Kentucky Outlaws Bestiality
To relief of many, new law not retroactive.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

SARAH SANDERS: CONGRESS WAY TOO DUMB TO UNDERSTAND TRUMP'S TAXES
“Even the best minds at the IRS couldn't make heads or tails of it.”
Feds Indict Chairman of North Carolina Republican Party for Bribery
Plans controversial “everybody does it” defense.
Breast Milk Latest TrendyHealth Supplement for Adults
Mostly lonely rich guys.
Study of Twin Astronauts Finds Troubling Changes to One Who Spent Year in Space
He's unaware of all the new series on Netflix, has no idea of the latest plot twists on “Game of Thrones” and couldn't name a single winner on “The Voice.”

Monday, April 8, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

TRUMP AT BORDER DECLARES THERE'S “NO MORE ROOM”
Detention cages stuffed to capacity.
Book: Barbara Bush Blamed Heart Attack on Trump, Kept “Trump Countdown Clock” by Her Bedside
Alongside picture of Kathy Griffin holding up Trump's bloody head.
University of Kansas Offering Course Titled “Angry White Male Studies”
Formerly called “History of Western Civilization.”
Report: 14 Top Donors to Trump Inaugural Got Ambassadorships
Fourteen lowest donors got ambassadorships to shithole countries.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

DON JR SAYS HE MAY ONE DAY FOLLOW HIS FATHER'S FOOTSTEPS
Into a minimum security prison.
Brunei Announces Adultery Will Now Be Punished by Stoning to Death
Trump cancels scheduled visit.
Administration Sets Out To Abolish Obamacare
And health in general.
Betsy DeVos Defends Cutting Funds for Special Olympics
Says athletes will make “plenty of money” in the pros.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Survey of 21 Countries Find Most Want Higher Taxes on Rich, Better Services for Poor
And sharper guillotine blades.
Study: 1 in 5 Not Familiar With Bill of Rights
Based on survey of current Cabinet members.
Medicare for All Proposals Gaining Traction in Congress Would Eliminate Private Health Insurance
Americans concerned that primary source of anxiety, stress, financial pressure in their lives would have to be replaced by something else.
Scientists Say They Reversed Time Using Quantum Computer
Hope to make America great again — before Trump.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

President's Re-Election Strategy Taking Shape: Personal Insults, Racial Smears, Trade Wars, Collusion with Russia, Giveaways to North Korea, Attacks on Media, War on SNL, Family Separations
Make America great again!
James Bond to Drive Electric Aston Martin in Next Movie
Another first: Bond girl will be inflatable.
Alaska: Global Warming Impacts Annual Iditarod Race
Dogs replaced by camels.
VW CEO Apologizes for Using Phrase, “Arbeit Macht Frei,” (Work Sets You Free) Emblazoned on the Gates of Auschwitz
Adds, “I trust my apology will be the final solution to this problem.”

Monday, March 11, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Founder of Notorious Massage Parlor Near Mar-a-Lago Has Picture Taken With President
In exchange for free hand job.
Senator Who Commanded Fighter Squadron for Air Force Says Superior Officer Raped Her
Republicans in Senate want to know: what was she wearing?
For-Profit Colleges Collapsing After Obama's Crackdown Halted by Betsy DeVos
Who explains that losing your tuition money to conmen, ending up without promised degree, being evicted from your home is education in itself.
MLB Commissioner Denies Teams Conspired to Limit Free Agent Offers
“No collusion, no collusion.”

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Music video by Emmylou Harris performing The Magdalene Laundries (from the album, Joni 75: A Joni Mitchell Birthday Celebration / Live / Audio). © 2019 Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics

Thanks to EmmylouHarrisVEVO.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

RUSSIAN TV DISPLAYS NUCLEAR TARGETS IN U.S.
States where Trump won in 2016 have nothing to worry about.
Oversight Committee Requests Information on Security Clearances for Jared Kushner, Rob Portman, Other Top Officials
Including Vladimir Putin.
Report: Russian Navy Has New Weapon That Makes Targets Hallucinate, Vomit
It's also available as a cleanse from Goop.
President Plans 4th of July Fireworks “And an Address by Your Favorite President, Me!”
Event expected to raise millions for the Democratic Party.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

This Cayamo music cruise was just a coupla weeks ago. Mary Gauthier sitting to Emmylou's right, Kasey Chambers to her left, Jerry Douglas on dobro. Read more about this cruise here.

Thanks to smartabrett who has more Cayamo cruise music videos.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

MUELLER REPORT EXPECTED SOON
Right after martial law declared.
Report: Whitaker Thought AG's Role Was to “Jump on a Grenade” for President
Noticed Secret Service less and less motivated these days.
Study: Most Patients Don't Mind If Their Doctors Have Piercings, Tattoos
Or shaved heads, no teeth, and deliver their opioids on motorcycles.
EPA Policy: Low Levels of Toxic Chemicals, Radiation Good for You
Recommends dietary supplements containing mercury, arsenic, glyphosate, radon.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Mexican Immigrants Now Leaving at Higher Rate Than They're Arriving
Only a wall can keep them here.
Study: Half as Many Children Die From Gun Injuries in States With Strict Gun Control Laws
NRA: “But at what cost?”
President Brags of Support for Declaration of National Emergency from Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, Rush Limbaugh
Ann Coulter is under house arrest and could not be reached for comment.
NFL: Browns Give Second Chance to Player Caught On Video Beating Woman
“At least he never kneeled during the anthem,” club explains.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Trio - Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt & Dolly Parton - Evangeline ( 1978.... A song from the Unreleased TRIO album) Emmylou Harris did release this song on her Solo album «EVANGELINE» in 1981.
As the Trio album was never released.
Longtime friends and admirers of one another, Parton, Ronstadt and Harris first attempted to record an album together in the mid-1970s, but scheduling conflicts and other difficulties (including the fact that the three women all recorded for different record labels) prevented its release. Some of the fruits of those aborted 1970s recording sessions did make it onto the women's respective solo recordings. "Mister Sandman" appeared on Harris' album Evangeline and Parton's "My Blue Tears" was included on Ronstadt's 1982 album Get Closer. Rodney Crowell's "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" was on Harris' Blue Kentucky Girl album. Parton and Ronstadt also recorded a version of the traditional ballad "I Never Will Marry", which appeared on Ronstadt's 1977 Simple Dreams album, though that was recorded separately from these sessions. (During this time, Ronstadt and Harris also covered a number of Parton's compositions—Harris covered "Coat of Many Colors" and "To Daddy", and Ronstadt recorded "I Will Always Love You"—for inclusion on their various solo albums during the mid- to late-1970s.) Brian Ahern produced the album, and it had a more Electric sound than the other Trio albums that would be released in 1987 an 1999. They did not agree on the sound and Linda said that they were going bit in a direction they did not wanna go. At the time all 3 of the Girls was more into Country/Rock/Pop than their later work ( that was a bit more folk/bluegrass acustic sound). The 1978 album was never released. However many of the songs appeared pn the Complete Trio Collection in 2015

Most of the unreleased songs Were released on the Complete Trio Collection in 2015. But «Evangeline » . – recorded in 1978, went unreleased on the Complete Trio collection as, Emmylou had released it on her solo album in 1981

Thanks to Terje Palmer-Morewood.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Mitch McConnell: Dem Proposal to Make Election Day a Holiday a “Power Grab”
“First blacks, then women, and now this!” he exclaims.
Trump Backs Push for Bible Classes in Schools
To replace Science.
Trump: “If I Had Not Been Elected President of the United States, We Would Right Now, in My Opinion, Be in a Major War With North Korea”
“But thanks to me, we're great friends with North Korea and at war with NATO.”
REMINDER
Better wait until the Mueller report comes out before getting that Trump tattoo.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

POLAR VORTEX PLUNGES MUCH OF COUNTRY INTO RECORD COLD
Administration declares it a global cooling crisis, orders coal plants to pump out more hydrocarbons.
U.S. Drops Out of Top 20 Among World's Least Corrupt Countries
But we're still ahead of Uruguay.
Public Divided on Medicare-For-All
Some want Medicare-for-most, others Medicare-for-some, while Republicans prefer Medicare-for-none.
Offensive College Yearbook Photo Puts Pressure on Virginia's Democratic Governor to Resign
Or at least switch parties.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Trio - Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt & Dolly Parton - Palms OF victory ( 1978.... A song from the Unreleased TRIO album)

Thanks to Daca Daca.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

TRUMP CAVES, ENDS SHUTDOWN
Claims victory for having “caved first.”
Trump Tells Aides Caving on Wall Will Result in Bad News Cycle for Several Days
Then something worse will happen and it will all be forgotten.
Doomsday Clock Set at Two Minutes to Midnight
Clicks ahead one second for every one hundred presidential tweets.
All Four Living Ex-Presidents Deny Telling Trump They Wanted Wall
White House: he meant dead ex-presidents.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Report: China Already Growing Cotton on Moon
Expects to have sweatshop up and running within five years.
Latest Poll: Trump's Support Crumbling Even Among His Base
Even Russian bots are having second thoughts.
More Scientists Advocate Building Space Elevator
Abandon plans for stairway to heaven.
The Metric System is the Standard Everywhere Except Myanmar, Liberia, and the United States
All three backward countries.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

This is a recently discovered television appearance of the magnificent Emmylou Harris in January of 1970. Her 1st album Gliding Bird had just been released in late 1969 to very little acclaim and she had yet to make any impact at all on the national music scene. The first song "Lady Of The Rose" remains unrecorded. "The Fugue For the Ox" is a track off Gliding Bird. In this footage she is 22 years old and 7 months pregnant with her first daughter. At this time her career consisted of playing in coffeehouses in Greenwich Village and it would be more than a year before she'd meet Gram Parsons, which changed her life and career forever.

Thanks to ReelinInTheYears66.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

REPORT: FBI BEGAN INVESTIGATING WHETHER TRUMP ACTING ON BEHALF OF RUSSIA
Based on virtually everything he's said and done.
Unveiled: $7,000 Smart Toilet With Built-In Amazon Alexa Speaker
“Alexa, wipe my ass.”
Trump Already Planning 2nd Inaugural
Will replace National Anthem with Frank Sinatra's “My Way.”
Flat Earth Society Schedules 2020 Cruise
“I'm scared to death,” says one.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Shot on January 10, 2015, at the Dar Constitution Hall in Washington DC, this concert features performances by Emmylou Harris and tons of other great artists! Premieres May 13th on AXS TV.

Thanks to AXS TV Concerts.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

After Proudly Owning His Shutdown, Trump Blames it on Democrats
Also blames them for his marital problems, weight gain, hair loss.
Trump: Wall Was Reason He Was Elected
Certainly wasn't experience, leadership, integrity or character.
NASA Spacecraft Flies Past Most Distant Object Ever Visited
Only a tiny portion of it has Google street view
2018 Violent Crime in Los Angeles Among Lowest in 50 Years
Authorities credit legalization of marijuana, internet pornography, opioid epidemic.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Noel Nights, December 16, 2018
Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Loudon Wainwright III, Teddy Thompson, Sloan Wainwright, Sufjan Stevens, Lucy Wainwright Roche & more

Thanks to Lys Wantsmusic.