Wednesday, December 20, 2017

New Tax Law

The Republicans have finally passed their only significant legislation, their tax bill is now law. Tax law that gives 83% of its benefit to the top 1% of income earners. We can debate the particulars on political grounds, but the Republicans are in majority and that is the power of a political majority. It cannot be debated that this tax law will increase the debt by at least 1-1/2 Trillion dollars and probably more, which is concrete proof that Republicans have lied about being deficit hawks. A lie they have been saying for decades as their previous budgets and laws have racked up trillions of dollars of debt for the United States.

Then there is the lie that trickle down benefits will come from these tax cuts to businesses. Like these tax cuts will create new jobs by allowing corporations to keep more profits, thus able to hire more workers. Of course we know from the experience of the last 50 years that that is simply a lie. Not to mention that any debt (like 1-1/2 trillion) is obscene when we already have a 20 trillion dollar debt. It is the height of irresponsibility for any Congress to vote for such a bill.

Then there is the issue of the actual deaths that will be caused directly by this new law and that includes thousands of children. That's nothing new, the United States Congress have been passing laws that directly caused the death of its citizens for a couple of hundred years and lets not forget the genocide of Native Americans and the barbaric and fatal enslavement practices backed by United State law until the Emancipation Proclamation. We have proven that our character as a people is that of violence and death; and that we actually vote for laws that cause violence and death.

Trump is not the most racist, hate filled, bigoted, man who could care less about American lives ever elected president of the United States, but we had hoped his kind were in our past and he certainly is unhealthy and dangerous to be our president in 2017. The saddest part is that enough Americans agreed with this slob (Trump) that he was voted president of the United States and only by 1-1/2 % did a State almost vote for a pedophile for national Senator.

The people get the leadership they vote for (deserve). Our biggest problem is ourselves. Hopefully our Justice system will save us from ourselves, but Trump is trying to obstruct that process also.

Churchill once said, "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else." 

Like a drunk having to end up in the gutter before he pulls himself out of the gutter, but by then he has ruined his life.      

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Liberals Keep The Hate Going

The liberals, who claim they are the party of morals and character, keep proving they are as hate filled as the Republicans they claim are Nazi like.

Obama has now jumped on the hate band wagon and inferred the Nazi scare lie about president Trump. Trump is many vile things including an accused sexual molester, but he hasn't got the brains to be another Hitler. That kind of evil needs some level of intelligence, which Trump has none of. 

RN of the blog Rational Nation (anything but rational) new post claims Trump keeps a copy of Hitler's book (Mein Kamph) next to his bed. RN cites his supposed reliable source, but as it turns out that claim is a simple lie. More liberal hate, which only exacerbates the hate in the country and proves nothing but liberals can lie as well as Republicans.

The liberals spent eight years calling Bush Hitler and wonder why they couldn't enlarge their voting base. They offered up Hillary from the Clinton machine who was supposed to be a shoe in and lost to an unknown Senator from Illinois.

It was the Clinton machine that first cast the accusation that Obama was not American born and Trump turned that lie into a multi year hate campaign that finally helped him win the presidency, again beating the supposed shoe in Hillary. Hillary has to be one of the biggest losers in American political history and another loss for a corrupt political machine.

The Democrats are still in minority in Congress with no sign of that changing in the next mid-term election. The Democrats are in such bad shape they can't even convince the country they are better leaders than the morally bankrupt, lying Republicans.

We can be grateful that the Republicans can't seem to put their majority to good use and pass all sorts of hurtful legislation. The tax bill, which is not law yet, would be the first real piece of legislation the Republicans might pass, that certainly will hurt the United States.   

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Franken Quits

Sen. Al Franken said today that he will resign as Senator from Minnesota in a few weeks, and rightfully so. I imagine that means by the end of the year.

Franken's decision comes after multiple women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct and after over a dozen of his Democratic colleagues (mostly women) called for his resignation. No doubt this is a political decision so the Democrats can claim the moral high ground on the sexual molestation issue, but it is the correct and moral decision.

Unfortunately, it will not give Democrats the political morality edge they need because the voters don't seem to care, or is it just the voters of Alabama? 

It should be noted that the Governor of Minnesota will appoint the new Senator from Minnesota until the next election, and currently Governor Dayton of Minnesota is a Democrat, so we can expect to see a Democrat appointed temporary Senator for Minnesota.

It is not a given that an election in Minnesota will vote for a Democratic Senator. Franken won his election by less than 400 votes and the election went to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Minnesota can be a hard State to predict political winners. Minnesotans have voted for the most liberal Senators like Wellstone and Humphrey and the most conservative like Rudy Boshwichz. Minnesotans also voted for a wrestler as their Governor and the conservative Pawlenty as their Governor. Minnesota currently has a Republican majority in their Congress and a Democratic Governor.      

McConnell (the Republican leader of the Senate) who was saying just two weeks ago that Moore should not be in the Senate if the allegations against him were true and he said he believed the women who were making those allegations, now says he supports Moore and all Republicans should vote for Moore. The president of the United States (a Republican) has endorsed Moore.

Nothing will change until the people change the leaders of federal government. The numbers from the last election tell us that means this decision (to change leadership in Washington D. C.) is in the hands of women voters. The same women who voted for Trump last election.

Lets hope Franken's resignation is not the last word on sexual misconduct by federal politicians. His conduct was not as bad as Moore's conduct, or Trump's conduct, not to mention the many elected officials who have current allegations of sexual misconduct against them. So far, Democrats have had two of their leaders resign over this issue because of pressure from their own party. Republicans are forging ahead with their accused sexual perverts, so there is a clear choice for women to make.  

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Liberal Hate Loses Again

The tax bill is not law yet, but I doubt Trump understands how that works. A reconciliation and final, single bill has to be arrived at before it goes to the president's desk for his signature. Amazing how the Democrats could not motivate the public to force a couple of Republicans to vote no on this horrible tax bill.

The country would be better off if Flynn had gotten off and the tax bill died. The vocal liberals were busy trying to convince the public how bad Trump is and spewing their hate about him, rather than telling them how to stop Trump's first attempt at serious legislation, which will be a disaster for years to come if it passes.

The Democrat's priority is spewing hate about Trump hoping that will motivate the public and the Congress to impeach Trump. Good luck with that. I'm sure the Democrats can whip up enough hate against Trump to get the vast majority of the public to want to impeach Trump, but that won't get Republican votes in Congress to vote to impeach Trump and if the liberals think spewing hate against Trump will get them those votes, they haven't been paying attention to what's going on. According to the public polls the public by majority don't like this tax bill, but the Republican Congress, as usual, could care less what the majority of Americans want.

The liberals couldn't get enough voters to hate and vote against Trump to override the gerrymandered edge the Republicans had during the election. And still today they cry about Clinton winning the popular vote, as if that is the way we have decided who wins the presidency for the last 218 years. The Constitution is clear about how one wins a presidential election.

That gerrymandered edge still sits with the Republicans for the next off year election and will be there during the next presidential election. This is a political party that has been pushing to cancel children's health care for a long time, accepting the deaths of thousands of children by that act. They are not going to stop supporting Trump until he loses the next election, or they lose majority in Congress and whatever vulgarity they have to swallow because of Trump, they will. Trump's public polls are dismal, but his Republican Congressional polls are still at 80%.

One would think it would be easy to generate enough hate against a pedophile to ensure that scum bag loses an election, but then along comes an opposition party member with his own sexual improprieties and along with a politically split public creates a false equivalency that creepy voters swallow and I wouldn't be surprised if the pedophile wins the election. So again, it seems the hate machine isn't going to work.

It seems Muller might be my only hope, so I will root for him and hope Trump won't fire him, which the Congressional Republicans will swallow, no matter what they have said before. I'll put my faith in the justice system instead of the liberals hate machine designed to move public opinion.

For multiple reasons of priority, I have not posted for a few months either about politics, or music. I'll continue to post mostly about music. Trump being president takes the interest out of politics, for me.

I'm sure my troll Dervish will be back with his death threats and thousands of vile emails, but he won't be allowed to bother serious commenters on this site. And I will tend not to publish comments from those who support and befriend Dervish and his public calls to assassinate the president of the United States, kill me, or attack others, as is his character and behavior.

There is lots of Christmas music posted from last Christmas. Check the archives from last December and enjoy,

Merry Christmas.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Beatles

The members of the band were Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. The name of the band and the players in the band changed in the early days, but by 1962 the make up of the band members were the previous named players and remained so until they disbanded.

There is so much to be said and understood about the Beatles, the place to start is Wikipedia's page about the band.The output of material is overwhelming and people have spent their lives documenting the Beatles history and music.

I don't believe in, and it's hard to say one example of an art form is the best ever. On one level, it's a matter of personal taste. On multiple levels we can judge the facts and numbers. In the record business that usually means the number of records sold. The Beatles have smashed all of those records, except one. As I wrote under my Bing Crosby post, Bing holds the record for a single record sold at over 100 million copies for "White Christmas." And it's hard to rate, against others, those who create a new style within an art form.

The Beatles "rock and roll" may have started out as contemporary (for their time) music and they did cover songs in the early days, but the musical composition team of McCartney/Lennon created a whole new style of music. Great music! That makes them great and exempt from, and superior to comparisons of other bands of their time.    

The Beatles were excellent, progressive musicians individually and perfection as a band together. Although, you would never be able to tell that watching the video below, which is the earliest video recording of the Beatles in 1962 at the Cavern Club, and they had been playing together for a while by then.



The Beatles first came to America in 1964, but they were huge stars by then. A conscience decision by the band to wait until they were successful before they appeared in America. The fanaticism surrounding the band was started in England and Europe and American teenagers were just copying and extending what became known as Beatlemania.

The phenomenon of the Beatlemania effect was not new to American audiences, or world audiences. Women used to scream and faint at Frank Sinatra concerts and similar reactions happened with Bing Crosby, Rudy Valli, Caruso, and other musical acts throughout history. Having said that, there was never anything like Beatlemania. It literally made personal appearances all but impossible for the band. The audience could barely hear the music over the screaming and going to one of their movies in a theater was the same. I personally experienced both. I was not one of the screamers and I was amazed by the audience reaction. 

When listening to Beatles music, I prefer and advise, listening to studio cuts. There are plenty of live recorded cuts, but it's hard to hear all the quality music being played. The fads they started, the hair cuts, etc., etc.....are all things an adoring public has followed with other popular musical acts and personalities, but not to the same extreme.

                                                Ed Sullivan Show February 1964.

                                                  "I Want To Hold Your Hand"



                                  Three years later in 1967 this is, "Hello Goodby"




                 The last appearance as a band together. The rooftop of Apple studios.

                                                            January 30, 1969

       . 

In September 1969 John Lennon privately informed the other Beatles that he was leaving the group, there was no public acknowledgement of the break-up until Paul McCartney announced on 10 April 1970 he was leaving the Beatles.

There were sporadic collaborative recording efforts among the band members (Ringo Starr's 1973 album Ringo was the only time that the four – albeit on separate tracks – appeared on the same album post-break-up), although all four Beatles never simultaneously collaborated as a recording or performing group again; Starr's 1976 album Ringo's Rotogravure is the last post-break-up album on which all four Beatles contribute and are credited: besides Starr's drumming and songwriting contributions, Lennon, McCartney and George Harrison all composed one track apiece. After Lennon's death in 1980, McCartney and Starr appeared on Harrison's single "All Those Years Ago", and the trio reunited for the Anthology project in 1994, using two unfinished Lennon demos – "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love" – for what would be new songs to be recorded and released as the Beatles.

There are all sorts of stories about why the Beatles broke up including (and most importantly) from the Beatles themselves. There is a fine line between love and hate, which we see in our own families. The Beatles were best buddies, they were a family, they loved each other. If negative things were said, that happens sometimes. The love is still there.

John Lennon was assassinated outside his home in New York on December 8, 1980 by a nut with a gun. Unfortunately, a rather common happening in America.

George Harrison died November 29, 2001, after a long battle with cancer.

I think it's sad that McCartney does not own his own music. I thought he might get a chance to buy it all when Michael Jackson died, but I haven't heard anything about the issue. 

The numbers tell us McCartney/Lennon were the greatest music composing collaboration ever. Their music tells us they were geniuses who sang about love in their own way. The music did not die for either of them when the Beatles broke up. They both were very popular and successful after the Beatles, creating great music. It all happened within ten years, which makes it even more amazing. If you wonder what it was all about, listen to the music. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Beach Boys

The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson; their cousin Mike Love; and their friend Al Jardine. Distinguished by their vocal harmonies and early surf songs, they are one of the most influential acts of the rock era.

The Beach Boys began as a garage band managed by the Wilsons' father Murry, with Brian's increasingly sophisticated songwriting and recording abilities dominating their creative direction. Emerging at the vanguard of the "California Sound", they performed original material that reflected a southern California youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance. After 1964, they abandoned the surfing aesthetic for more personal lyrics and multi-layered sounds. In 1966, the Pet Sounds (link on side bar under full albums) album and "Good Vibrations" single vaulted the group to the top level of rock innovators and established the band as symbols of the nascent counterculture era.

                                                             Fun, Fun, Fun



                                                             I Get Around



                                                           Good Vibrations

Monday, August 14, 2017

Leo Kottke

Leo Kottke (born September 11, 1945) is an acoustic guitarist. He is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies. He recorded his first album in 1969, called "12 String Blues" (full album on side bar).

Focusing primarily on instrumental composition and playing, Kottke also sings sporadically, in an unconventional yet expressive baritone described by himself as sounding like "geese farts on a muggy day".

This song is from his album "Mudlark" released in 1971. It's called "Eight Miles High" and is one of the songs he sings on. I don't agree with his description of his voice, but his voice is unique. Leo got started in Minneapolis playing the Scholar coffeehouse. I grew up in Minneapolis and have been a fan since his early days when I got a chance to get to know him. He is an excellent guitarist and composer.

 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young

Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) was a folk rock supergroup made up of American singer-songwriters David Crosby and Stephen Stills and English singer-songwriter Graham Nash. They were known as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY) when joined by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young, who was an occasional fourth member. Great music! The full album (Deja vu) these songs are from is on my side posts.

                                                                Woodstock



                                                                   Carry On

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound has led them to be cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, though their unique style drew from a wide variety of influences, including blues, psychedelia, and folk music.


                                                      The Battle for Evermore


                                                                    
  

                                                          Immigrant Song
                                                                 
                                
                                                             

Friday, August 11, 2017

Moody Blues

The Moody Blues are one of my favorite bands. They have been around for over 50 years making great music. There is a lot to say about this band, but you should research that yourself. Here are a few of their songs. Check out their music.

                                                       The Story In Your Eyes


                                                           
                                                                 You and Me



                                                                  Question


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973). A multi-talented singer, actor, and musician. These are just two of his many big hits.

"Beyond the Sea" is a 1946 contemporary pop romantic love song by Jack Lawrence, with music taken from the song "La Mer" by Charles Trenet. It has been recorded by many artists, but Bobby Darin's version released in 1959 is the best known.

                                                             Beyond The Sea



"Mack the Knife" was introduced to the United States hit parade by Louis Armstrong in 1956, but the song is most closely associated with Bobby Darin, who recorded his version at Fulton Studios on West 40th Street, New York City, on December 19, 1958. Frank Sinatra, who recorded the song with Quincy Jones on his L.A. Is My Lady album, called Darin's the "definitive" version. Hundreds of artists have recorded the song.

                                                             Mack The Knife



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading was born in 1950 in Basseterre on the Caribbean island of Saint Kitts, the third of six children. She left school at the age of 15 to support her family. Her mom bought her an inexpensive guitar and Joan taught herself how to play. In a career spanning 50 years she has many awards and is an MBE. In addition to her music career, in 2001, after five years of studying, Armatrading gained a BA (Hons) degree in History from the Open University, of which she is now a trustee. Here is one of her hits from 1976.

                                                            Down To Zero


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Unchained Melody




"Unchained Melody" is a 1955 song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret.   It has since become a standard and one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, most notably by the Righteous Brothers. According to the song's publishing administrator, over 1,500 recordings of "Unchained Melody" have been made by more than 670 artists, in multiple languages. By far, this 1965 recording by the Righteous Brothers is the most popular. The Righteous Brothers ( Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley) had many great hits.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Lovers Concerto


                                   
                                                               The Toys
                                  Barbara Harris - Barbara Paritt - June Montiero

 "A Lover's Concerto" is a pop song, written by American songwriters Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell and recorded in 1965 by The Toys. Critic Dave Thompson wrote of the Toys' version, "Few records are this perfect."

Sunday, August 6, 2017

John Williams - Yoda's Theme


                                                            John Williams
He learned from the masters of music and he is better than them. The amount and quality of music Mr. Williams has produced is astonishing. Just listening to his portfolio of music will give you a full course in music appreciation. 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Johnny Mathis


Johnny Mathis. A unique voice. The best of the romantic singers.
The song above is "Wonderful Wonderful." The song below is "It's Not For Me To Say." Mathis was the most popular singer of his time. A time when good singers were abundant.
His voice just fit romantic songs. I have to admit he is one of my favorites. You have to check out his music to have any appreciation for what music was in the 1950's and 1960's. Romance was the culture at the time. 


Monday, February 20, 2017

Dervish's Truths ?

A few headlines of posts on Dervish's blogs:

 

I Love Our President, Donald J. Trump So Much!

 

I Want Donald J. Trump Dead. Either By Natural Causes Or Assassination. Whatever It Takes To Remove Him From The Presidency

Of course, Dervish calls for the murder of the president and his sick buddies support him. Shaw posted it on her blog. 

 

On The Family Of Apes That Recently Vacated The White House 

Dervish exposes his real, vile, hate.

 

It Is Something Terrific That Gianforte Wins Despite Assaulting Journalist 

 

The Antichrist Donald Trump Demands All People Accept The Mark Of The Beast

 

Tuesday Afternoon Massacre (Countdown To Trump Impeachment)

  

Fake News Is Conditioning Minds For The Emergence Of The Antichrist, Donald Trump

 

Donald Trump To Start World War 3 On April 15, 2017

Like a cultist nut job Dervish was wrong, AGAIN! 

 

Trump Wags The Dog Re Illegal Syria Missile Strike

  

My Message From A Damned Ayn Rand, Delivered After She Emerged Burning From The Lake Of Fire

As Rand emerges burning from Hell, she speaks to Dervish. WOW!! This is true nut job stuff!


Donald Trump Not "Natural Born", Not A "Person" & Therefore Ineligible To Serve As POTUS

What is Trump Dervish? An alien from the UFO ship that abducted you? Is he a test tube baby?   

 

Men are particularly misogynist in Connecticut

 

Donald Trump Absolutely Is Hitler Reincarnated (154 Percent Certain)

Can anything be 154%?You have claimed many times Trump is the anti-Christ. So is he the anti-Christ, or Hitler reincarnated? When the voices in your head give you the answer, let me know.  

 

Melania Trump Is A Russian Spy & Husband Donald Is Cultivated Asset! (Confirmed 100% Factual)

 

Paul Ryan Worships Satan! (As Do Many In The Incoming Trump Administration, Including Trump Himself)

I thought Ryan worshiped Ayn Rand. Is Rand Satan?

 

Heil, Herr Trump, Our Possible Future F├╝hrer

 

Donald Trump, Founder Of American ISIS

 

A comment by Dervish left on Swash Zone: 

Dervish Sanders 5:22 PM, December 05, 2016 

#TrumpAntichrist

 

Hillary Clinton Will Die Shortly After Being Elected President, Making Tim Kaine POTUS #46

Another cultist like prediction from Dervish that never came true. Dervish, do you have a date for the end of the world? 

 

Donald Trump Says That As President He Might Have Hillary Clinton Deported

 

Donald Trump Will Be An Illegitimate President

 

Dervish is one of the leaders of the "nut job" crowd. Along with RN, Ducky, Shaw, the Dog, and other great thinkers.  He claims I'm 8 other people even though those comments don't match my comments at all. He still sends my blog 100's of vile comments everyday and I can't forget the multiple death threats he sends me. He claims he is a Christian, laughable! But go ahead believe his lies! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

 

Thanks for the information TOM. That explains why this Dervish idiot became to believe this crap, but it doesn't explain his psychopathic, criminal behavior.

 

UPDATE:

 

From RN's blog today, RN said:

"Trump is so unliked by the majority of Americans he is even being compared to the Roman Emperor Caligula. We here at this weblog find the comparison quite apt in several ways." 

 

So add Caligula to these idiot's description of Trump. This garbage from the same guy who once wrote on his blog, "The Jews went willingly to the gas chambers." 

 

WOW!! 

 

 UPDATE:

 

Dervish gives more "unrefutable" truth that Trump is the anti-Christ and links to pages explaining why. Here are Dervish's own words from his post:

 

If only the suppressed memory had come back to me sooner (as opposed to 3+ years later) I might have been able to do something. Of that I am convinced. If not, then why would the Lord of the land of Nightmares have taken an interest? At the direction of Satan himself (no less)? My takeaway being that I must continue blogging and fighting against the evil forces that helped Trump to steal the White House and become another illegitimate president.
Though a much more evil one. Possibly the antichrist?? [1-2]. The extent to which his followers have been duped by this immoral man (who thinks sexual assault is something he is entitled to) convinces me more and more each day that this could be a very real possibility (check out this insane rant by one of his more deluded supporters and you'll see what I mean).

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Who Will Fight?

Mrs. Clinton did not attend the woman's march , but she thanked them.
Sen. Warren voted for Dr. Ben Carson. A vote that cannot be defended.
Grass roots street protests with no input from Democratic leadership are happening everyday.
Democratic leadership has decided to pick and choose their fights with president Trump and the Republican majority. As I wrote before, this is a constant fight, not a situation where we can pick and choose our fights with the president, or the Republicans.
It's obvious the only way to stop Trump's actions is in the courts. Every order, every piece of legislation, every action must be confronted in a court of law.
Republicans could care less about legality and neither does the president. Much of what the president has already signed, is unconstitutional.
Immigration officials started arresting travelers today. Without Democratic leadership protesters started showing up at airports and civil liberty attorneys brought a demand of stopping that action. Trump's ban on immigration plan has been frozen by a judge, and that is a nationwide order. Legal action stopped Trump's unconstitutional order.
That's not the end of it, it only freezes actions until the court can have a full hearing on the matter.
Democrats are not pushing back against Trump's orders, or his nominees, or his legislative plans. Two Republicans are the loudest (McCain and Graham) protesters against Trump and the most public.
Good for the protesters! Bad for the Democratic leaders, again they are missing in action. I guess they are sitting somewhere drawing pictures of Trump as Hitler and using verbal hate towards Trump, which means nothing.
Get the lawyers ready to bring these unconstitutional presidential orders into a court. We cannot count on Democratic elected officials to do anything. They, like most of their supporters are to busy crying and spreading hate.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Networks Get Real

It was MSNBC that got Trump off to a good start at the beginning of the primaries. They gave Trump more air time than any other candidate. They would show Trump's full speeches but only show short clips of Clinton and hardly any of Sanders. This went on for months and MSNBC gave Trump 10 times the air time than FOX gave Trump.
Worse, MSNBC would not even call Trump a liar when he clearly lied. Apparently it was left up to the people to decide if Trump was lying, or not. That's horrible journalism. The public counts on reporters to tell us the true facts so we know who is lying, or who is not. Highlighting lies is not biased reporting. MSNBC would cancel their prime time shows just to get the ratings that went with airing Trump. That's when I gave up watching MSNBC, they were more interested in ratings than good reporting.
Then we had Wallace of FOX news say, it was not his job to discern the truth of the answers he got when asking the candidates questions. His father would be appalled. We report, you decide does not mean reporting lies that were proven lies. The whole media were nothing but ratings whores during the primaries and the election. Americans are easily swayed and all that extra air time on all the networks probably had as much to do with Trump winning, than anything else. I was disgusted by all the networks biased coverage of Trump.
So I was pleasantly surprised today when I got up to watch the Sunday news programs (FOX, MSNBC, and CBS) to see all the networks calling Trump a liar and putting it to the Trump spokespeople who were interviewed. The Trump spokespeople looked bad trying to evade the factual charges that Trump lied multiple times the day before.
Mr. Spicer (Trumps press spokesman) called an impromptu press conference and came out to blast the press about saying the public turnout for Trump's inauguration was much less than the turnout for Obama's inauguration. Mr. Spicer said, the public turnout for Trump's inauguration was the largest in history, period. A claim easily proven a lie. The pettiness of making that a big deal by the Trump administration, is typical, egotistical Trump.
Then there was Trump giving a speech at the CIA offices saying the CIA were his buddies, they are the greatest, he had their backs. After saying just a few days before that the intelligence community was like the Nazis. If the media had taken this tact with Trump during the primaries, I doubt Trump would have won.
Only Dervish is a worse liar than Trump. He still claims I'm pro Trump, laughable. Dervish will steal this post and post it under one of his many alter egos. He usually posts as TOM, then of course, lies and claims I'm TOM.      

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tommy James and the Shondells


The band formed in 1959 in Niles, Michigan, James (aka Tommy Jackson) was only 12 when he started playing gigs. James was labeled as a bubblegum pop artist, which he hated. So, he changed his style to psychedelic rock. In 1968 the band released "Crimson in Clover" and toured with Hubert Humphrey during his 1968 campaign against Richard Nixon, for president. Humphrey wrote the liner notes for the bands "Crimson in Clover" album. Nixon won and "Turn on, tune in, and drop out" became Timothy Leary's advice. So, drop one, or light one up and enjoy. 


                                                         Sweet Cherry Wine


                                                                   Mirage


                                                     

Monday, January 9, 2017

The Insanity Continues

Having claimed that Trump is the anti-Christ and his wife a Russian spy, now Dervish is claiming Trump and Ryan are Satanists because they follow the cultist Ayn Rand. That certainly describes the Ayn Rand cultist RN and his anti-Jewish and bigoted statements RN has made publicly, but Trump and Ryan have made no such public statements. We have not heard Trump, or Ryan claim that the Jews went willingly to the gas chambers as RN has, or have we heard Trump, or Ryan use the word nigger publicly as RN has.
The lefties claim Trump is an illegitimate president even though Trump won the Electoral College fairly. Certainly Trump has no mandate by the fact that he lost the popular vote, but that didn't stop Bush from claiming he had a mandate from the American people.
The lefties are in to total false hyperbolic accusations ever since they lost the election. From calling Trump Hitler to claiming Putin hacked the election to make Trump the winner. The intelligence investigation said it had no evidence that voting machines were hacked, or that the vote count was anything but real. If you want to claim some Americans were swayed by oratory that's probably true. That's why campaigns spend millions on advertising. If stupid Americans can be made to change their minds because of a 30 second political ad, no doubt they can change their minds over constant lies that become truths in their idiot minds, but that's not illegal, in fact, it's common in most elections.
I would hope these "Chicken Little" liars would spend their time on more real fights. like making sure Trump appointees pass basic ethics screenings. Instead most of the nominees will be agreed to on Wednesday without those basic screenings. The loudest voices protesting those screenings not being complete are top Republicans. I guess we will have to count on Republicans to fight Trump while the Democrats sit on the sidelines.
It was nice of Ms. Streep to condemn all lovers of football, but besides stroking her own popularity it will do nothing to stop Trumps son-in law from becoming part of the White House staff, which is a real and serious conflict of interest. She might have done a better service by alerting Americans to the fact that when Republicans kill the ACA they will at the same time kill federal funding for planned parenthood.
As usual the Democrats are not only picking the wrong fights, but the real issues that must be fought are not being fought and Republicans will get everything they want, which is dangerous.
Of course I can always count on these lefties to come here and condemn some of the best music the 20th century turned out, because of course, that is most important to them. Just let me say, as Trump turns America in to a laughing stock and fires up the drums of war, that music might be the only thing to fall back on to get away from the depression of reality. So on with the personal insults from the lefties like Dervish, Ducky, RN, and the rest of these idiots while ignoring the real  serious issues. Kind of like Nero playing while Rome burned.
So keep crying Hitler, anti-Christ, Satanist, Russian spy, and all the other false accusations while Republicans roll over the Democrats and Democrats become useless as a minority power and a laughing stock of ridiculous "Chicken Little" screamers.        

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Singin' In The Rain

"Singin' In the Rain" is a song with lyrics by Arthur Freed and music by Nacio Herb Brown, published in 1929.
The song "Singin' In the Rain" is a centerpiece of the musical film of the same name, Singin' in the Rain (1952).
AFI lists the 1952 movie as #10 on their all time movie list, and the song from the 1952 movie as sung by Gene Kelly #3 on their all time song from a movie list.
"Singin' in the Rain" was first performed by Doris Eaton Travis in the 1929 revue The Hollywood Music Box Revue. The song became a hit and was recorded by a number of artists.
By far, this version sung by Gene Kelly in the 1952 movie is the most popular version of the song. It's no wonder this is so popular given Kelly's dance routine and vocals.



In the famous dance sequence in which Gene Kelly sings the title song while spinning an umbrella, splashing through puddles and getting soaked to the skin, Kelly was sick with a 103 °F (39 °C) fever. A common myth is that Kelly managed to perform the entire song in one take, thanks to cameras placed at predetermined locations. However, this was not the case, as the filming of the sequence took place over 2–3 days.

Monday, January 2, 2017

A New Year

The leftist start the new year wallowing in their deluded negativity. The negativity gets deeper and deeper. From calling Trump Hitler to calling Trump the anti-Christ. Now they claim Mrs. Trump is a Russian spy. They are serious about this crap.
Dervish the criminal troll is a perfect example of the "sky is falling" Chicken Little bunch. Dervish is a self described pessimist, alcoholic, Christian who recently described his birthday as just being one more year closer to death. The leftist are in the grip of pessimism and negativity, which will help nothing in regards to stopping Trump and his policies.
If Trump is your enemy, know your enemy. Understand his thinking, his personality, and his motivations for that thinking and behavior. Of course he is dangerous, but name calling won't stop his behavior.
The Democrats are going to have to get some serious balls dealing with this demagogue and the rest of the Republicans. Your worst enemy might be Ryan, not Trump. Democrats already caved on miners health care, so I guess they could care less about fighting for health care. The first vote Ryan wants, is to rescind health care for 20 million people. Seems to me the miners health care was the place to start fighting Republicans on health care. How much suffering must we endure until the Democrats decide to fight back?
The Democrats have their feel happy negativity as the Republicans roll over them. We can certainly expect the worst from Trump, especially with the character of those he has chosen to run the government. He will get whatever he wants while the Democrats sit in a corner crying and name calling, like children.
The Democrats will have plenty of opportunity to show us what kind of fight they intend to put up. The conformation hearings for Trumps stooges will be very public. It's not about choosing when to fight, this will be a constant fight.
We have already allowed Republican "Voodoo Economics" to destroy the financial stability of future America, will we do the same for the future of our governments ability to serve the people?
Ryan worships at the alter of Ayn Rand's selfishness of the needs of man, which America proved wrong centuries ago. I guess we will have to go through the human suffering of the industrial age, just to learn the lessons we already learned. The people deserve that, because this is their decision, as it always has been.

"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, 
it cannot save the few that are rich."
President Kennedy