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November 01, 2010

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Janet the tea-vangelist!

good video via Instapundit - It's Your Turn To Speak Out

Walter

Pofarmer,

Who is /will be your Congresscritter? I had the indescribable pleasure of voting against two Carnahans this morning.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

You don't have to give a thing, just show up. The good stuff starts at 4:00 - which means your first martini should be ready to go at 1:00 your time.

Sue

Biden drew 200 people to his pre-election rally. O'Donnell drew a 1,000.

Come on Christine. Bring it home...

Danube of Thought

You wanna know what a good husband I am? My wife just came back from her daily visit to the Vile Banshee (my mother-in-law) at the assisted living facility. She's stone deaf and legally blind, and never stops talking AT&T the top of her lungs
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So she wants to take us to dinner tonight. I said "of course, darling." (it is much easier to be a good hubby in the age of the DVR.)

Sue

Oh, and Cher calls Palin a dumb woman.

Porchlight

Apparently I was wrong to expect a "Tuesday After the First Monday in November of an Even Numbered Year Open Thread" from TM.

If I know TM, he will give us six new threads and we'll be split up among them all evening trying to find each other.

If that happens will you play threadherder, hit? Pretty please?

Captain Hate

Cher, there's a real mensa. That marriage to Gregg Allman worked out well; who could've predicted that? Keep banging those infomercials...

Rob, what county do you live in?

Dave (in MA)

Unlike most people, when that marriage happened I thought "What was he thinking?".

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

I was buoyed this morning to hear both Fox and MSNBC talking about Barney Frank's race. Both said: "of course he will win but he has actually had a race this time."

I have news for them.

Then I saw the oddest thing on MSNBC - some ass from Politico - halpern I think, was defending that hit piece on Palen (which had only anonymous sources) saying - she it was okay because she loved the press and besides, 6 months into Obama's presidency anonymous democrat sources were talking about how incompetent Obama was - so what's the difference?

The difference you ass is that you didn't publish those reports about democrats talking about how incompetent Obama is, and it wasn't the day before an election.

Jail the lame stream media.

hit and run

Dang. Closest 7-Eleven is two hours away.

Then again,that would take me right through the heart of VA-5.

Maybe I'll drive up to Lynchburg to get me a Slurpee -- and vote for Hurt at several points along the way.

Rick Ballard

"I had the indescribable pleasure of voting against two Carnahans this morning."

I was just contemplating whether it was going to be a greater pleasure to see the Carnahan tribe go down in flames or Buck beat Bennet for Salazar's seat on the day when Salazar's brother gets his sorry butt canned from the House.

Let's all cross our fingers for Tranh in CA-47 as well. Getting one of the Sanchez ditzes out is halfway to the desired end. It's also wonderful to have no Kennedy befouling a ticket anywhere.

Jim Ryan

Ha! Onward, indeed!

Yeah, Rick, there's "Hurt US Congress" signs all over the place down here. A delight. Hurt is a very nice man who wouldn't harm a fly, too.

I worked as a poll greeter (the guy outside trying to persuade people who still haven't made up their minds) from 6am to 10am today - in Charlottesville, where it's 80% libs. This afternoon the GOP has me driving an elderly gentleman to the polls. Tonight, I buy drinks for the volunteers and the local Hurt HQ manager who put in orders of magnitude more work than I did.

Some crank came up to me at the polls and said, per Perriello's ads, "Hurt gives tax breaks to businesses to send jobs overseas." Uh huh.

Extraneus

Oh man. Greg Seargent

Why Dems were right to do health care, ctd

Paul Krugman offers his contribution to the grand debate over whether Dems were right or wrong to pursue health care reform:
If there's one piece of conventional pundit wisdom that annoys me most, it's the constant refrain that Obama was wrong to pursue health care, that he should have focused on the economy instead.

For the question people saying this never answer is, what would that focus have consisted of?

Etc.

Captain Hate

Dave I thought the same thing too at the time although I figured it was the blow talking. The Allman Brothers Band was an early stepping stone for me from rock to improv. I remember seeing them at Shady Grove around 1970 as a warmup group for Rare Earth (what a POS group). This was back when bands still wore suits and these Southern greasers hit the stage in jeans and tanktops and light right into "Statesboro Blues" and I'm thinking "Holeeeee shit". Once "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" and "Whipping Post/Mountain Jam" were done, my concept of music had been permanently altered. Needless to say, Rare Earth sucked balls.

Breitbart on Laura Ingraham just skewering ABC and George Stuckacandleupmyass. Great stuff.

Sue

I know. Cher. Such a smart woman. ::eyeroll::

Jim Ryan

Hey, hit, come on up for a Slurpee! My treat. I am a Slurpee enthusiast. I have enjoyed them even in Taiwan, where I discovered they are available in mango, my favorite fruit. Long story short, I love Slurpees.

Danube of Thought

I think Greg Allman's "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad" is the finest blues number ever done by a white guy, and his "Come Into My Kitchen" is second.

Great video at HotAir of a guy asking people at the Stewart rally whether or not Obama is a Keynesian. Stock answer: "Whatta you people want? He was born in Hawaii, and he's shown you his birth certificate!"

Threadkiller

--"If that happens will you play threadherder, hit? Pretty please?"--

If hit is unable to herd, I will do my best to kill.

Janet, great video. Next time please warn me of the cast of characters. They make me sick.

hit and run

Heh. Saw Cher in concert back in 1999 at a software conference in San Jose.

She gets on stage and says something to the effect of ... "Wow,look at all the dot.com nerds."

Hey, I thought it was funny. And it was a fun concert.

Porchlight

DoT,

The Obama=Keynesian? video is hilarious. Bookmark it for any time a lib says Tea Partiers are stupid.

sbw

Nearest Slurpee is in Rochester, two hours away. Will have to settle for an Icee. It'll do. But it's tough to decide Cherry or Coke.

Voted at 8:45 AM, including a write-in for "Goofy" in a local contest where the ethically challenged candidate was unopposed and had taken out a good candidate on the basis of Dad's coattails, nasty ads, and a saccharine smile.

Turnout higher than usual. Can't predict how NY-24 will go. NY-23 polls favor the Republican slightly.

Janet the tea-vangelist!

Hey..if Cher says Palin is dumb, then Palin must be dumb because Cher wears skimpy clothes.

Big expert.

Captain Hate

Dear God; I envy the blind.

Extraneus

In my estimation, Led Zeppelin's "Since I've Been Lovin' You" is the best blues number ever done by anyone.

Rob Crawford

Captain Hate -- I'm in Clermont County.

And as for that picture of Cher -- now I understand why Sonny went out the way he did.

Melinda Romanoff

Cap'n-

The original Allman Brothers cover of "Dimples" is probably my favorite, with the Fillmore East take of "Mountain Jam" being second.

Some rare finds on the "Dreams" set, too.

Threadkiller

I'm going to have to settle for Meg whitman so I can't fault you for an Icee.

Rob Crawford

Folk, folks, enough with the talk about jam bands and the blues. We're all supposed to only listen to Pat Boone, right?

 Ann

Close your eyes, Captain.

I have more pictures for Caro:

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hit and run

Jim:
Hey, hit, come on up for a Slurpee! My treat.

Aw,man,sounds delightful! If only I could.

[TheVIMH: So you were just bluffing about committing rampant voting fraud throughout south central Virginia?]
I am not taking questions at this time.

Extraneus

Ack!

Is anyone slamming Romney these days? Pawlenty? Huckabee? Gingrich? They tell you who they fear the most.

Melinda Romanoff

Rob-

You stand in line right over there for your free gift. If you find it slow going, just hold your breath, it'll go faster after that.

Meanwhile, me and some others are going to discuss Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials.

Don't mind us.

Janet the tea-vangelist!

I don't understand google images sometimes. When I was searching for the Cher image, this came up as one option for Cher...

I can see why at first glance someone might think this is Cher, but if you look closely...um..well, maybe it is Cher. My mistake....

Dave (in MA)

The aforementioned http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_23Nt5XumaU>Is Obama a Keynesian? video in case anyone is looking for it.

Cher's last decade or more is based on Autotune and plastic surgery. It's all a fraud.

Jim Ryan

Janet, when your spouse comes home with that, the only thing worse, is when he or she says, "But it was only $375."

not_bubarooni

'Not if you're not a hippy.'

I'm up for making a difference in this world and engagin in some hippy punching! I didn't see any this morning but I'm taking my bro down to the polls @ 1:00 PM so I might have a target yet.

I'll drill the first one banging on Bongos or burning a Big Fatty.

Rob Crawford

Cher's last decade or more is based on Autotune and plastic surgery. It's all a fraud.

Hah! Music's last decade or more is based on autotune and plastic surgery.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

The Obama=Keynesian? video is hilarious

I thought so too.

Polls close in 8 hours, 44 minutes.

PD

Kucinich was running a barrage of kumurshuls last night in which he was stressing that he's not aligned with either party.

Here, Feingold wasn't running from saying he's a Democrat, but he wasn't exactly putting it front and center, either. The big emphasis was how he's been so independent. Ron Johnson, to his credit, has taken this on directly. One recent commercial shows Feingold a few years back as a Wis Dem Com meeting at the podium yelling about how independent he's been (it's really a lot like Howard Dean post-Iowa, if you can imagine that). The voice over then says laconically: "independent? Not really." Then lists all the Dem crap that's he's voted party line on during the Obama admin.

"Not so mavericky, is he?" Hah.

Threadkiller

">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGZeqwdWoeo"> White Room by Cream has one of the best solos I have ever heard. It is timed perfect and not overdone. These clowns influenced a ton of other bands including the Allman Bros.

hit and run

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/11/02/final-gallup-enthusiasm-gap-nineteen-points/>Hey Nineteen:

The high level of Republican enthusiasm has led to the largest gap in enthusiasm by party of any recent midterm elections, 19 percentage points. The prior highs were nine points in favor of the Democrats in 2006, and nine points in favor of the Republicans in 1994.

Captain Hate

Mel, "Dimples" was on the "Dreams" collection, no? As with all good bands there was a ton of good stuff released after the fact; the tribute to King Curtis doing "Soul Serenade" was the schizz also. From a strictly pop point of view "I'm No Angel" was an awesome single; I put that sucker on "repeat play" in the car for some fair distances,

Jim Ryan

Dave's video link is teh funny. Also, the Dems next to me doing poll greeting for Perriello had no idea about any roll the government had in the housing bubble. I mentioned interest rates, CRA, and Fanny/Freddie's roles, but they hadn't heard of any of these things. They were all boomers with degrees. They simply said it was all due to greedy bankers.

You need a virtuous people for our kind of republic, but it may be that our people are virtuous enough but so deeply misled by leftism that it doesn't matter. The people in that video, and the Dems I met today might have functioned properly in situation in which they were informed. But ours is not that situation, thanks to the fact that we do not have a press anymore and the new news media is coming too late in the game to make a quick difference to these people.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

Sheehs that should have been 7 hours not 8. BTW the election thread is up.

Jim Ryan

Here's a pic of the next Cong from VA-5, Robert Hurt.

Dave (in MA)

CH, "Soulshine" is a great tune as sung by either Greg and/or Warren.

Unfortunately they're all moonbats too. The A-Bros. even did shows for Jimmeh.

Janet the tea-vangelist!

You need a virtuous people for our kind of republic, but it may be that our people are virtuous enough but so deeply misled by leftism that it doesn't matter.

Exactly Jim, exactly. The MFM is the enemy.

Captain Hate

Rob, Mrs H and I drove on the James Rhodes (the last good governor we've had) highway coming back from Mammoth Cave just because I wanted a somewhat scenic way to get home and we weren't in any hurry. Are you close to it at any point because we went through your county. I'm thinking that's a pretty conservative slice of Ahia.

Porchlight

In my estimation, Led Zeppelin's "Since I've Been Lovin' You" is the best blues number ever done by anyone.

I don't know about that, but if we're talking Zeppelin, I have to put in for "When The Levee Breaks."

Captain Hate

Dave, as somebody that pays a lot of time and effort listening to music of various types, I'm well aware of the political lay of the land; although at times you'll run into surprises but not often at all...

Porchlight

And speaking of "When The Levee Breaks," I think that just might be my theme song for today...

When The Levee Breaks

Obama to everyone who supported him:

Goin' to Chicago
Sorry but I can't take you
Goin' down
Goin down now...


hit and run

Jim:
had no idea about any roll the government had in the housing bubble. I mentioned interest rates, CRA, and Fanny/Freddie's roles, but they hadn't heard of any of these things. They were all boomers with degrees. They simply said it was all due to greedy bankers.

Tell me about it. Two weekends ago we were sitting around a wonderful bonfire with neighbors up in the Virginia mountains,listening to someone's ipod when the music stopped and . . . a podcast came on of . . . Rachel Maddow. The ipod was quickly changed back to music but...

I have a pretty strict policy of not talking politics with neighbors. Never leads to any good. My lib neighbors are not of the persuadable type.

They're genuinely nice people -- just completely brainwashed.

But on this night my strict policy was overcome by the consumption of beverages,so off we went.

I'll spare you the details -- but much of the conversation went exactly as you describe about the housing meltdown.

It got testy but never nasty. It was good-natured enough because we both knew we were arguing with someone who was not changing his mind. But at one point,in order to emphasize the point I was making,I began repeatedly pounding the stick I was using to poke the fire with on the ground until the thing broke in half.

That also broke the tension,and we began laughing and put aside politics to go get a refill and put another log on the fire.

Good times,good times.

Porchlight

You're far more disciplined than I am, hit. Actually I do keep my mouth shut most of the time but that just makes it harder to keep my temper when I do speak up.

And speaking of changing the subject (sort of) - there's a new Election Day open thread!

PD

Speaking of Led Zep, LZ II was out when I was in eighth grade, and all the boys sniggered about "The Lemon Song," exchanging conspiratorial winks 'n' such.

Melinda Romanoff

Cap'n-

The "No Angel/Cher" period was interesting, but by then I was digging up fusion AND Big Band blues. Not the usual stuff, and I now have the 78's and LPs to burn, yet.

Looking forward to the Return to Forever sets.

Rob Crawford

CH -- I live right off of 32, about a mile outside the I-275 loop around Cincinnati. I've driven out that way quite a few times, to Serpent Mound, Fort Hill, Chillicothe, and one of the last state rifle ranges.

PD

How smart is Cher? She turned down a chance to play herself in The Post-Modern Prometheus, that's how smart.

Captain Hate

Mel, Return to Forever was a *major* bridge from rock to jazz pour moi; Corea at the time was a significant piano player (all the guys were good on their respective instruments but the stuff Chick was doing with Holland, Altschul and Braxton was primo) despite being an al-Ron Hubbard nutjob. Dunno how interested I'd be in listening to it today though...

Rob we stopped by Serpent Mound on that trip; it was in mid October so very pretty.

Melinda Romanoff

Cap'n-

It still sounds great, especially on Sunday nights, 5 PM on Sirius 72, where they replay all the fusion pieces of the time.

Anyway, my loop through fusion included Jean Luc Ponty, which, naturally, led to picking up every Stephane Grapelli record I could find, including this little gem< which had me tearing after all the Django Reinhart I could dig up.

The fun thing at the time? Everybody was tossing their 78's. I could buy boxes of 'em for a quarter at garage sales. I have almost all the Paul Whiteman recordings.

Why the syncopated rhythms of the round man and his band?

His cornet player, of course. Leon Bismark Beiderbecke, nicknamed "Bix".

Melinda Romanoff

Ooops.

Frau Stimmzettel

"I was buoyed this morning to hear both Fox and MSNBC talking about Barney Frank's race."

I thought everyone knew Barney's a Leprechaun.
(dodging pillows and shoes.)

daddy

Yay,

Momma just called via the cellphone.

She is stuck in a traffic jam and is already 20 minutes late getting 1 daughter from an advanced High School math Class she takes in first period, before she has to run the daughter over to her Junior High School for all her other classes.

These schools are all up on the steep hillside in Anchorage, and Momma just said that all these cars without Snow-Tires are afraid to come down the hill, so the roads are clobbered and nobody is moving.

Yippee! The Hillside is Yuppie. Therefore the Hillside is Murcowskee and McAdam's territory, and if things don't clear up, they will be the ones having difficulty getting to the polls. It is Valley Trash folks that are for Joe. They don't need no stinkin' Snow Tires! Great news.

Anyhow, she advised me that on our walk today Pup and I should stay on the flatlands. Woof!

daddy


Whippin' Post"

Pofarmer

"Pofarmer, are you in a blue or red district?"

Conservative, but, schizophrenic.

boris

Late 60s to mid 70s played guitar in a band that covered the 1st Allman Brothers album, about half of the 2nd, and at least 2 or 3 from each following one. Really good times.

Pofarmer

FWIW, Lutekemeir will still be my rep.

macphisto

for Allman Brothers tunes i was always partial to "Statesboro Blues" and "One Way Out"...i loved the long tracks as well, particularly "Elizabeth Reed," but those short slide solos of Duane's were just so compact and potent.

somebody said Braxton, Holland, and Altschul! [does happy dance to the tune of that circus-y piece from the Montreux/Berlin album]

this old Santa Cruz hippie is now off to vote for the most conservative candidates he can find in his end of California. after that i guess i'll smoke a big fatty and then punch myself.

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