Lazy Weekend Music: Working On the Playlist, Chilling Out
Posted November 20, 2015on:
Good weekend, Widdershins. This has been another in a long list of tough weeks, standing head and shoulders above many other tough weeks. The situation in France is bad, the situation here is getting worse with regard to current attitudes toward refugees. David Vitter managed to actually throw his spouse under the bus again with his hyperbolic statements toward Syrian refugees currently living in Louisiana. Seems that the 14 of them are under the auspices of Catholic Charities, whose general counsel is none other that the long-suffering Mrs. V. Further, all Syrians are not Moslem – they have a significant Christian population. The Right-Wing noise machine would probably advise to screen them, and just deny admission to those of the Moslem persuasion, despite the fact that such an action is likely unconstitutional. I actually believe that some Americans would just as soon send troops into the Middle East than take in refugees.
All things considered, this is a good time to take a deep breath and turn our thoughts to something a bit more pleasant. Thanksgiving will be upon us Thursday, so we might as well get started in assembling tunes for the occasion. Post plenty, please, as we need several hours of reminding that there is much to be grateful for on an ongoing basis.
Maybe, just maybe, our RWNJ friends will remember the spirit of the first Thanksgiving and take a step back. Maybe we’ll all remember that money would be better spent feeding and sheltering the homesless, as opposed to destroying everything in sight. Maybe some day all Americans will have reasons to be thankful. Doubtful, but I can dream, can’t I?
This is an open thread.
(1) Thankful – Josh Groban
(2) Alice’s Restaurant – Arlo Guthrie
(3) Homeward Bound – Paul Simon
(4) Mashed Potato Time – Dee Dee Sharp
(5) Sweet Potato Pie – Ray Charles and James Taylor
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