Monday, July 6, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Opponents: just the last four years.

Airlines Return to Full Capacity Flights
Passengers accept they're trapped in a flying petri dish.

Mississippi Lawmakers Vote To Remove Confederate Symbol From State Flag
Hope to replace it with a burning cross.

Attempt to Pull Down Statue of Liberty Foiled
Harbor police arrest presidential adviser Stephen Miller and small cadre of mercenaries before they can carry out plot.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

From my collection of recordings that I made off the air on VHS cassettes, this was Emmylou's first appearance as a headliner on an ACL program. It was aired as the first set of the first program of Season 7. (The second set featured Rodney Crowell.) My notes made at the time indicate that I recorded this in July 1983, which must have been from a rerun of the original program. An edited version of Emmylou's set was posted (along with water marks of CMT and Austin City Limits) on March of 2020 on another channel. Some of the chatter between songs, the ACL introduction and closing credits were excised; and, the play order was revised, perhaps to accommodate commercials on Country Music Television. This posting is unedited (except for the removal of Rodney Crowell's name from the "billboard"). Also, I believe the picture quality and color are better. I hope y'all enjoy it.

Thanks to pianopappy.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Trump Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Obamacare, Take Healthcare From 23 Million
Figures public, distracted by getting sick and dying, won't notice.

Pence Hails Nation's Progress as Number of Cases Soars
Hopes to have a Rapture by end of year.

Pence Stumbles Climbing Stairs to Air Force Two
He was told to look clumsier than the President.

Archbishop of Canterbury: Portrayal of Jesus as White Should Be Reconsidered in Light Of Black Lives Matter Protests
“Just don't make him Jewish,” he adds.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Facebook Removes Trump Campaign Ads Featuring Symbol Used by Nazis
After Nazis complain they didn't want to be associated with Trump.

Engineers Create First Ever Underwater WiFi System
Assuring reliable streaming services for residents of submerged coastal cities.

Pence: Fear of Second Covid-19 Wave “Overblown”
Pundits: fear of second Trump-Pence term “overblown.”

Premier League Soccer Returns, But With No Fans
Only inflatable hooligans.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Trump Promotes Conspiracy Theory That 75-Year-Old Protester Injured Himself on Purpose
Just to make him look bad.

Some Republicans Admit There's Systemic Racism
And they're for it.

Source: Bolton Book Contains Bombshells
Revelations include numerous impeachable offenses, illegal and unconstitutional actions, and other things everyone already knows about.

NASCAR Bans Confederate Flag at All Its Events and Properties
And pledges to remove all “Colored Only” signs.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

World Leaders Praise Trump's Response to Protests
Gets high marks from Viktor Orban, Recep Erdogan, Kim Jong Un.

All Four Living Ex-Presidents Distance Themselves From Trump on Systemic Racism
All dead ex-presidents, except for Nixon and Jackson, have also issued statements.

Trump's Underground Bunker Revealed
Melania even has her own “Eva Braun” room.

Fox News Airs Graphic Showing How Stock Market Soars After Violence Against Black Men
During segment encouraging violence against black men.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Trump Retweets “The Only Good Democrat is a Dead Democrat”
“He was honoring JFK, FDR,” explains White House.

Twitter Labels Trump's Tweets With Fact-Check For First Time
His claim that deep state robots were forcing child sex slaves to churn out millions of phony mail-in ballots earns an asterisk.

Geologists: All 5 of Earth's Largest Mass Extinctions Linked to Global Warming
And Republican administrations.

Five Universities Offer First Ever Online Marijuana Courses
Hope students can adjust to daily routine of smoking pot while staring at a computer screen.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

White House Defends President Golfing During Pandemic
“He needs a break from tweeting,” says aide.

White House Press Secretary Unintentionally Displays Trump Check With His Banking Information
Seems he's $6 trillion overdrawn.

TMZ Snaps Photo of Trump Wearing Mask
National Enquirer pays undisclosed amount to “catch and kill” it.

Wildlife Thriving in Closed National Parks
They're staying in park lodgings, eating at park concessions, shopping in park gift shops.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

23% of Republicans Think GOP Should Nominate Someone Other Than Trump
Their top three choices: Kanye West, Michael Flynn, My Pillow guy.

Owner of Pro-Trump One America News Network Bans Coverage of Any Poll That Trump Doesn't Lead
Recently it covered results of Least Trusted Person poll, which Trump won handily.

Report: White House Trying To Lower Death Rates by Changing Counting Method
Fingers and toes will replace computer databases.

Study: Just One Meal High In Saturated Fat Impedes One's Ability to Focus
Based on viewing dozens of presidential press conferences.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Trump Tours Mask Factory to Guns N' Roses' “Live and Let Die”
It's also name of administration's pandemic strategy.

White House Blocks Fauci From Testifying Before House Committee
“He'll spill the beans,” says spokesman.

Toilet Flushes in Background as Supreme Court Hears Arguments Live on Teleconference
It was first anyone's heard from Justice Thomas in some time.

Paper: Spanish Flu Pandemic Linked to Rise of Nazi Party
Trump campaign: “Finally some positive news.”

Monday, May 4, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

98% of All Americans, Republicans and Democrats Alike, Said They Would Not Inject Themselves With Bleach if Infected
Only 2%, or six or seven million, would.

Radio Host and Trump Ally Alex Jones Says He's Ready to Kill, Eat His Neighbors
Almost guaranteeing a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Administration Announces “Operation Warp Speed” to Develop Vaccine
Supplants “Operation Deny, Stall, Cover Up.”

Saudi Arabia Bans Public Floggings
From now on they'll be “pay-per-view” only.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Emmylou Harris & The Hot Band - Billy Bobs Texas 1982

-C’est La Vie ( You Never Can tell )
-Making Belive
-The Boxer

Wrong. 3rd song is 'Two More Bottles Of Wine'.

Thanks to The Original Emmylou Harris Facebook Group.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Where he goes to work criticizing cable news.

Drudge Report Turns Against Trump
Analysts compare it to Hitler's split with Stalin.

Californians Flock to Beach, Flaunt Social Distancing
Show off their pecs, flex their stupidity.

Study: Russian Trolls Very Effective Exploiting American Fear, Anger Online
Almost as much as our government.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

EPA Rolls Back Restrictions On Release of Mercury, Linked to Brain Damage
Part of administration plan to “dumb down” public before election.

Stimulus Checks Will Have Trump's Name on Them
So you'll know who made this all possible.

Scholars: Trump's Claim He Can Adjourn Congress “Misreads” Constitution
“That's impossible," he replies, "I've never read the Constitution.”

Florida Declares WWE an Essential Service
Along with meth labs, tattoo parlors.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

If I Needed You" was written by Townes Van Zandt and performed on his 1972 album The Late Great Townes Van Zandt. It was covered 9 years later by Emmylou Harris and Don Williams as a duet, and was released in September 1981 as the first single from Harris' album Cimarron. Emmylou had done this song many times in 1979-1980 when she performed it with Ricky Skaggs when he was in her Hot Band. The song reached #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and #1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada. The song was written about Townes's business partner and producers wife Anne Mittendorf Eggers

Thanks to The Original Emmylou Harris Facebook Group.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Survey: 3 In 4 Americans Think President Trump Should Wear a Protective Mask
Four in four think he should be gagged.

Trump, GOP Fear Mail-in Ballots as Tilting Elections to Democrats
Hope voting in person will kill more Democrats than Republicans.

Kayleigh McEnany Named New White House Press Secretary
She becomes first inflatable White House Press Secretary.

Airlines Want $50 Billion Bailout After Spending $45 Billion Buying Back Stock
And charging passengers for water.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Performed live on the Tonight show with Jay Leno 1994.
Featuring Jon Randall Stewart (guitar/harmony vocal), Al Perkins (dobro), Larry Atamanuik (drums) and Mike Henderson (electric guitar).

Thanks to Geert VL.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Crisis: Hospitals Running Out of Ventilators
Trump Administration running out of excuses.

Rupert Murdoch, Son Lawyer Up After Fox News Airs False Coronavirus Claims
Viewers actually believe Sean Hannity's assertion that a $50 donation to the Republican Party will make them immune.

Trump's Family Company Seeks Relief From Deutsche Bank
After they're turned down by the Cosa Nostra.

Study: Telling Lies Makes People Desire Mouthwash, Writing Lies Makes People Desire Hand Sanitizer
And, if you do both, there's a job waiting for you at the White House.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Suggests Elderly Should Die to Save Economy From Coronavirus
Hopes this helps him with younger voters come November.

Luxurious Underground Bunkers Draw New Interest
Hot selling point: five year supply of toilet paper.

Air Pollution Down, People Suddenly Friendly, Considerate, Caring
Not-to-worry, it won't last.

Trump: I Want to See “Packed Churches” on Easter Sunday
Experts: more likely packed funeral homes.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

China, With No New Infections, Now Fears Visitors From the West
Carrying the “Trump Flu.”

Stocks Give Back All Gains Made During Trump's Presidency
Unfortunately, courts can't give back all judges appointed during Trump's presidency.

Survey: Average Woman Gets “Mansplained” Six Times Per Week at Work
Twice as much now that she's working from hom

Pandemic Already Causing Shortage of Doctors
Many hospitals forced to hire actors who play one on television.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Administration to Lift Water Pollution Controls
Public advised to chew their tap water thoroughly.

Astronomers Detect Largest Explosion in Universe Since Big Bang
Trump blames Obama.

Dead Sea Scrolls at The Museum of the Bible Prove to Be Forgeries
Experts got suspicious when infrared light revealed they were written on the back of a Howard Johnson's placemat.

“Boomer Remover,” a nickname/hashtag for the coronavirus, now trending on Twitter.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Emmylou had just released her Album Evangeline and it went gold. She would then tour and play different festivals to support the album.

Songs played :
- Bad Moon Rising
- Poncho & Lefty
- C´est La Vie (You never Can Tell)

Jamboree in the Hills was an annual festival of country music in Morristown, Ohio (about 1½ hours west of Pittsburgh, and 20 minutes west of Wheeling, West Virginia) in Belmont County, Ohio until Live Nation officially canceled it on November 7th, 2018. The concert, owned by Live Nation, showcased a wide variety of new, veteran, and legendary musicians like Emmylou Harris.

Thanks to The Original Emmylou Harris Facebook Group.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

White House: Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney Leaving, Rep. Mark Meadows Replacing Him
Ass-kisser out, boot-licker in.

Revealed: Secret Service Paid Previously Unreported $157,000 to Trump Properties
That's $400 a room for lousy service, bedbugs, burnt steak.

Study: Rats in New York Have Adapted to New Yorkers' Diets
They'll eat anything except an Impossible Burger.

Survey: Many Millennials Can't Change Light Bulb By Themselves
Fortunately, there are thousands of YouTube instructional videos demonstrating how.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

After Trump picks Pence to head coronavirus task force.

Trump to Fight Coronavirus Pandemic by Cutting Taxes
If that doesn't work, he'll pardon Stone, Flynn and Manafort.

Pope Tells Catholics: for Lent, Give Up Trolling
And ease up on the pedophilia.

President Welcomes Black Leaders to White House for Black History Month
Offers some of them jobs at Mar-a-Lago.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Boy Scouts File for Bankruptcy
“If only we sold cookies,” laments spokesman.

Democratic Debate Draws More Viewers Than Golden Globes, Grammys
Candidates approached about opening for the Stones.

Researchers Switch Monkey Brains On and Off Using Electricity
And The Clapper.

Sugary Drink Consumption Plunges in Chile After New Food Law
“Drink a Coke, Go to Jail” campaign has been very effective in a very short time.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Report: Bloomberg Campaign Awash in Cash
Could have enough left over to buy presidency of two more countries.

Justice Dept. Reverses Course, Recommends Shorter Sentence for Roger Stone
Also suggests he be given Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Astronomers Intrigued by Regularly Repeated Signal From 500 Million Light Years Away
Many say it sounds “just like an old-fashioned busy signal.”

Survey: Many Parents Give Their Babies Outlandish Names to Stand Out on Social Media
Like Hashtag Rabinowitz.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

23 years ago, , the annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert took place in Oslo, Norway, Emmylou Harris was there to commemorate the occasion.

Thanks to The Original Emmylou Harris Facebook Group.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

She explains later: a flamethrower wasn't available.

Harper's Index: 40% of American Schools Have Police Officers Stationed Inside Them
The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is an out-of-work ex-cop with a checkered past and a drinking problem with a gun.

Study: Babies Don't Hesitate To Share Food, Help Others
It's only later they become Republicans.

Los Angeles House Put on Market for Record $500 Million
Being pitched as “perfect starter house” for young Saudi family.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Followed by melting of the polar ice cap.

UK: Brexit Begins
Drawbridge raised, moat filled.

GMC Unveils Electric Hummer Pick-Up With 1,000 Horsepower
Rev the engine and all across America lights dim.

Alan Dershowitz: If President Believes His Reelection in the Public Interest He Can Do Anything He Wants to Get Reelected
For instance, he could poison his wife, or knife her to death, or even enslave underage girls for his personal sexual pleasure if it helps his chances.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

“Star Trek” Fans Outraged Over Trump's Very Similar Space Force Logo
Trump responds, threatens to sue “Star Trek” for trademark infringement.

Republicans Hold Firm Against Conviction
Warn it would be like throwing the big baby out with the bathwater.

Mr. Peanut Killed in Mountain Climbing Accident in New Super Bowl Ad
In another Super Bowl ad, Tony the Tiger is shot and stuffed by Donald Trump, Jr.

Revealed: Hacking Device Used by Saudis to Hack Jeff Bezos's Phone
And they bought it on Amazon.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Emmylou Harris in Norway promoting her album WRECKING BALL in 1995
For more info and videos pleas join «the Original Emmylou Harris Facebook Group»

Thanks to The Original Emmylou Harris Facebook Group.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

After which McConnell hands Nadler a five dollar tip.

Russia: Entire Government Resigns so Putin Can Extend His Rule Beyond 2024
Fortunately, that can't happen here until next January.

Gwyneth Paltrow's Candle Called “This Smells Like My Vagina” Sells Out
It's the most popular of her products that smell like her vagina.

Kansas: Nuclear Missile Silo Converted Into Underground Castle Selling for $3.2 Million
Would list for twice as much were it not still targeted by Russian ICBMs.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Yikes: Only 28% of Registered Voters Could Point Out Iran on Map of Region
Even a map with place names.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Announce Plan to “Step Back” From Royal Family, Live Abroad, Make Own Living
Their dream: run a B&B in the Poconos.

Facebook Will Continue to Allow Lies in Political Ads
After impassioned lobbying by both parties.

Drunk Shopping Accounts For $39.4 Billion Each Year
Not including the booze.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Federal Reserve Report: Trump's Tariffs Raised Prices, Cut Employment, Hurt Manufacturers
President derides report, calls Fed “left-wing outfit made up of never-Trumpers!”

Study: Regularly Eating Chili Peppers May Extend Your Lifespan
But for some people an extra ten years might not be worth it.

Report: Robot Priests in Our Future
And they really are celibate.

New Study Reveals Serious Safety Vulnerabilities Among Self-Driving “Smart” Cars
They can be remotely commandeered by anyone with a PlayStation Model 3 or later.