Jesus Hits Like An Atom Bomb: Lowell Blanchard and the Valley Trio
Keeping with the Atomic Bomb theme…
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall–Bob Dylan
What’s on your mind tonite…?
Hello out there! It’s 10:06!
Hmmm, did the world just end and only two people left?
Aloha, Starbuck…! A slow night I suppose…! ;-)
On Ian Masters on KPFK today, an expert — Russ Baker? — referred to Standard & Poors as “that clown outfit.” I make a motion that’s how we refer to S&P from now on.
I’m listening to the fireworks going off down at the County Fair and enjoying that people are enjoying that. Is this an FDL holiday of some sort? Last thread folks just kind of faded away. Hmmmm.
This is still my fave Bob Dylan tune…! ;-)
CT, my computer is being resistant so I didn’t get to see the videos….
but after playing around this week, I’m pretty sure that Jesus was a lovely fellow who didn’t want to whack anyone. But, I’m chronically naive, so maybe he did want to. “)
Aloha, blue…! I’m game…! ;-)
But won’t we confuse them with congress? To many clowns anymore.
I just finished the first garden tomato, a yellow variety. This is how tomatoes should taste! Unfortunately, it’s the only one, but hey! It is the first.
*heh* It’s actually a pretty cool vid, using a 1950 folk song…! ;-)
jesus just left chicago
Actually he whacked the money changers (with interest, of course!) at the temple.
Aloha, Suz…! How’s your little Inlet tonite…? Mighty soggy day here…!
You mean he showed up at all?
Professor Juan Cole sums it up very concisely here:
Dow futures down 250 points as of now and the rest of the markets are way in the red numbers. S&P has done irreparable damage to states, cities, counties, pension funds and foreign countries and their banks…will Obama investigate their malicious actions? Obama said I have to be careful what I say as i have so much influence…and S&P not?
Radar doesn’t look bad. Has it cleared up?
Let me think= we have King Chaos and his court, then S&P is going to be the clown outfit. I guess that leaves the asylum for congress.
another overcast day… just like the 4 before it
Aloha, wsmoke…! I’ve been meaning to ask your nom de plume was for White Smoke, in the old soldier’s adage of: ‘its time to pop white smoke’…? ;-)
Aloha. Starbuck mentioned tomatoes…..my father (age 93) grows tomatoes on his patio and my grandbabies love them…..and so do I! The tomatoes that come right off the vine are so amazing. It makes me sad for our culture that we are losing reality.
You are right! How come we can’t get our Prez to grow such a spine?????
Been cloudy in the mornings then heating into the high 70′s low 80′s. Delightful, but the beach barely getting into the 60′s it seems.
Nothing better than raiding the garden for supper.
Oh, dear! Mark Hatfield passed away. I was fond of him.
I’d read today a Euronews report saying the Money-changers, Globally, just had a $2.5 Trillion haircut, from the week’s festivities…!
Actually used to drag race in my crazy years. Picked up the name at the track. However the w does stand for white.
Love your music choices.
And I thought I was a dark person!! :]
Aloha, BFL…! What happened to Super Mario, Bro…?
summer hasn’t arrived at the coast yet. in fact, yesterday, my landlord and i were talking about how it felt more like early fall here
Aloha, open…! How’s your Sound tonite…?
I can sum it up as a regular citizen mother; We are fucked. I’m so sorry, my children.
OK, who’s been messing with their entitlement program. Show of hands please!
*heh* Such hope there, open…! But, you’re right…!
Turn, turn, turn…
we’ve been laying around on the swing/lawn patio, bitching about the flies and feeling good. I was trying to link Iz’s[Israel Kamakawawiwoole] song Over The Rainbow to offer as a balance, but I am hopeless in that stuff! Gave up.
When offered a lemon….
Anyway, off to beddy-bye.
But, we don’t give up. We don’t give in.
Pleasant Dreams, Starbuck…!
These were the songs I drifted to sleep to as a child, when my parents were hand silk screening posters for the Health Dept. in our basement. My mother’s design.
*heh* Never give up…! ;-)
Thank you, thank you.
Bruddah Iz was awesome…! In This Life…
I am in awe of his talent. I’m an atheist, but I know energy continues. His energy is so true, it must continue on.
Man, that’s money in the bank. I have no idea what happened. So, Girardi has a Gold Glove winning third baseman hurt and his backup is a gold glove winner too. I mean… how many teams are that fortunate. So what does Dumbfuck Joe do? Why of course. Make said back-up 3rd baseman who has won a gold glove the DH and have the backup shortstop-who can’t field THAT position– play 3rd. One of those classic “it won’t show up in the boxscore” plays—- but just what the fuck did Nunez think he was doin’? A-Rod might have done the same thing. He’s a bonehead. Pretty good glove. But a bonehead. Eric Chavez would have made the right play. But he was the D-fucking-H!! Especially bad because my favorite Yankee is Brett Gardner (my boy turned me on to him) and he would have–should have– had the game winning HR. FUCK!
Aloha, my friend Jon Osorio.
There was some dropped balls and all, but, Nunez did hit a HR which does let Girardi off the hook, somewhat…! It was a great game and will probably rank high in the annals of Red Sox/Yankees baseball lore…! ;-)
Aloha, time…! Jon was even an elected Hawai’i State Representative at one point…! ;-)
Oh, thank you! One of my favorite songs. I’m just on the first one. “Hallelujah.” K.D Lang nails it.
*heh* Some old school Hawaiian… Olomana’s Ku’u Home O Kahalu’u…
Here is another interesting bit of the future as corporations seek to lower their tax rates to 5% deductuct over $200 billion from the federal coffers.
The rieih wing plans to roll up the middle class and fully enslave the poor.
We need to find our Old School, somehow.
Real old school Hawaiian…! ‘Pops’ Gabby Pahinui…!
Really I think we are going back to a subsistance lifestyle and the urban population will face starvation. Those with suburban homes will be able to grow food.
Yeah, the greedy Banksters want to bring ‘home’ all their illicit gains, from all those drop-box Tax Havens, in the Caymans, ad nauseum…! *gah*
I know I will survive here, but, it won’t be pretty…! 8-(
Dood, I’m trying to design cookie recipes to reflect our tax structure for my ever-so-groovy Bake Sale From Hell, Our Tax Structure”, presented thru food.
I can’t incorporate that much fucking butter/fat into a cookie recipe!! I’m going to have to go with fine Swiss dark chocolate and imported filberts to represent the ratio of Uber v.s no Uber in our new American class system.
You probably think I’m crazy, which is highly possible. But, I have a mission to present these fucked up things in a real life way.
The Eggplant That Ate Chicago
But, I have a mission to present these fucked up things in a real life way…
*heh* You should use some ‘enhanced butter’, totally fuck’em up, fer sure…! ;-)
My hope is that organic food growers will educate by internet the skills to create more sustainability and less dependence on the oligarchy. If, as they have done with deficit reduction, they want to exclude us then we must create cottage industries that are inclusive on a neighborhood basis like your activism. They will not be able to count on us as consumers. We are strong and hearty souls with good ethics and morals. They will fade and we will grow and a dawn of the “Age of Aquarius” will bear many fruits that the dying indusrial one does not offer. We will leave their pollution baggage behind. The institution of that civilization are fading with corruption and ineffectiveness. That is where I am in my lifestyle.
When it becomes ugly enough, someone will take out the spawn of some of the masters…….and then there may be some consciousness raising. Remember the Getty boy?
Hey, I’m playing to the choir. They can slip me some butter for going through the fucking gyrations .
Bong Hits for Jesus Fer Christsakes…! ;-)
I truly hope so. As long as the land we occupy has no resources they want…..
I got hit up in the parking lot of the grocery store this afternoon by a guy who wanted some money to buy food….I wanted to point him in the direction of someone who actually has some extra money.
I think Obama is a complete FAIL. But I think Democrats and just the rest of us are equally FAIL because we seem unable to get things going in the right direction. Shame on them. Shame on us.
Dow futures diving to 285-
This is why I keep sending $10 a month to the ACLU. That’s like 2 1/2 gallons of gas a month,right.
For the court cases our government fights tooth and nail.
*heh* Take Me Home Country Road…
Buckle up, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride…! 8-(
We need to stop blaming ourselves, imho. There is no power in being a victim. These events are the culmination of a long thought out and executed strategy to undermine the fabric of our myth of the United States.
We are at a crossroad.
Capitalism is the new Titanic.
I’ve been an avid fan of the ACLU since my early days as a Poly Sci. student in college…! ;-)
:) He does it so well.
I hear you. But I feel that I wish there were a force that was fighting from the correct direction. And I don’t feel that. We blog and chat and point out and suggest. I don’t see much impact from “my” side …. and I don’t know how to do action by myself. You know?
I’m reminiscing about the good old days — watching Wag the Dog on dvd.
As I said earlier today, a rising tide won’t raise the Titanic, OH
Fuck yeah! I got the permit for a city park in my name, as a private citizen, to hold a gathering titled: SOS Save OurSelves.
Because I’m one pissed off bitch and I can do this!
No, it won’t. But, the theory that “there’s a hole on your side of the boat” isn’t working very well.
There’s a Wag the Dog campaign about the state of the ship. I posted to that effect in a comment thread yesterday.
More power to you! It’s wonderful when people step up and get something done. Now, will you take on the banksters? Will you take out a cosgresscritter who is is selling out his/her constituents…..I will stand with you!
Because I’m one pissed off bitch and I can do this!
You sooo Rawk, M’dear…! ;-)
There is an old coaches saying in football…:”Take what they give” and win. The right has an anchor that they will not be able to carry it is so heavy. They have admitted defeat by their extreme desperate tactics of stealing worker retirements and home equity. The buzzard are circling looking for carrion.
Here’s the serious issues effecting our local community that we’re taking on and trying to present in an Outside The Box soiree style event.
* social program cuts being implemented in our community due to state and federal budget constraints
*Union-busting legislation and workers’ rights. Let’s look at the people we pay to represent our community’s best interests
*Meet the Koch brothers- this research was just made easier by the people at ALECexposed.org. It’s a tangled web of small groups contributing to the public servants[congress,judges] we choose to hire through elections.
*our prisons and the War On Drugs
*corporations operating in our state that avoid paying their fair share of taxes. This is the framework for my Bake Sale From Hell idea.
*the War On Women and it’s effect in our community
Jesus, save me now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Are we, whose houses have lost value/whose pensions have been downgraded, the carrion?
I’m so on the radar……….
*heh* Join the club…! *g*
yes, same as it’s always been.
Oh, yeah, you have the Zionists, I have DHS! Same team, different logos.
And so? Do we just keep talking…..or do we, finally, take to the streets? I’m old, but I’m also pissed. And also disappointed that I don’t see a surge or purpose. I’m a great orator, but I’m also a realist. No great surge is going to rise up by my orating. Is there no one on the left who speaks for the people? No one who can rally the troops?
Even the Federal Judges are taking dim views on all those ‘chain of custody’ issues that Mers caused, I’m sure they’re mighty interested in their own portfolios’ diminishing returns…! Should be interesting to see how Lady Justice works through our legal quagmire…! Kharma is a B*tch…! ;-0
Exactly Dearie and the transition to a sustainable community will be fought as well. The notion that people move every seven years means new faces to educate constantly and that is a tiresome burden.
If we can create an easy model to duplicate that flexes for different needs and taste. That helps. There are already many local environmental orgs promoting these ideas.
Many of the new grads will be looking to use their skills and this is an opportunity for them. we don’t have to have the government…we can be it for ourselves if they stiff us. My new hot house is made of recycled shower doors and looks very nice. More people are composting. A homeless fund raiser netted 3 times what it did last year…so people are coming together.
Stay healthy and strong. Train hard for the future it is not lost it will be different and better.
Evening folks .. dinna know about you’all from down South .. but I am leaning towards “class-warfare” .. what is left for a poor man? ..
We just keep talking and organizing, and standing up. We do what needs to be done.
Easy for you to say, Canadian!
I love your future. Go for it!
Hope springs eternal .. unless we get the “classes” to care, there is no “tomorrow” .. just left with accepting what the “boss-man” is willin’ to give ya .. damn but I never thought we would accept this shite ..
American Spring 2012 pass it on.
**Warm hugs* .. yep .. but I AM a brother-in-arms .. and a brother-at-heart ..
and gratz on 100 .. it was fitting
Happy 100, openhope.
Yes, you are a brother-in-arms.
I can’t wait until we invade your country because I Love Canada!!!!!!!!
My humble apologies…! To you and Tearloch…! My connection had crapped out…! 8-(
**Another warm hug, in case the first missed* .. what bothers me most about all this, is the “process” tends to divide those who need to stick together .. it is insidious ..
Well Ma’am .. when you do decide to come North .. I got a spare room .. and lots of grub .. and reasonable armaments to ensure yer safety .. just til you get yer feet back on the ground .. /s
Good to see you are on top of yer game CTut .. always appreciate yer effort ..
I must run .. morning comes early for me .. but I am so saddened by what is happening to those who try to make a difference, like you do .. it is a sad commentary on what really matters .. alas .. never fear .. if there is a God, She will step in when the last resort is truly the LAST resort . and if that does not work, then fuck ‘em all .. be well, dear Lady ..
I hear you about the divisions within the groups of people who need to stick together.
The future will not be won by politics. We need to take away that power by taking responsibility for our survival not depending on pittance from the super rich. We must learn from history we are in Knottingham Forrest and they are the Sherrif/King. As they create an underclass of self reliant self respecting people they lose their power over us.
A successful movement will create local sustainability at swap meets, community gardens, skill exchanges where a mechanic will fix your vehicle for organic produce for example, Now more people are satisfied with with consuming Chinese cheap stuff. That will change.
Mahalo, tearloch, always a pleasure…! Well, I shall bid ya’ll a fond adieu this evening…! Mahalo for the great conversations…! Aloha Oe…! *g*
***HUgs to all who care and away to slumber*** .. “peace be upon you”
Sweet dreams and though I don’t share your belief in God, I share your love of humanity.
Be well Brother >> I agree .. it all starts and ends with “we the people” .. and so it shall be .. sleep well all .. peace when you get there
Sweet dreams, CTuttle.
God is a She .. go figure how far that’s gonna stretch? .. hence the “She” .. be well, dear lady .. and away .. /s
Oy, now is not the time to decide whether God has a Penis or a Vagina. :]
I’m not the expert on these matters.
I don’t think God has either of ‘em, so there…! *poof*
I like the Soul Stirrers version better of “Jesus Hits…”
First heard it from my friends, the Family Jewels.
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