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Fredster is a sick pupper today.  Pollen counts have been astronomical and I have no idea if that’s it or not.

So as Linda Rich says, “tawk amongst yourselves”.

The most open of open threads.

 

 

 

Happy Weekend Widdershins!

That color above is supposed to be peach, somewhat appropriate for a spring color.  Neither yellow nor cyan showed up very well.  You work with what you can.

Wednesday the 20th was the Vernal Equinox which is supposed to mean that we are in the Spring season.  However with (psst – climate change) are we really having seasons anymore?  I’m not sure.  However, we’ll take a look at some “spring” songs.  I’ve got some of the tried and true and hope you’ll add some of your own in the comments.

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When It’s Springtime In The Rockies

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Some Other Spring

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It Might As Well Be Spring

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Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most

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Spring Song-Song Without Words

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Voices Of Spring

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Voices Of Spring~Stooges Version

 

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Please share some of your choices in the comments.  Open thread of course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Weekend Widdershins!

And Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you too!  This is the weekend we celebrate all things Irish and isn’t that grand?  We all have a drop of the green in our blood for this weekend, but please no corned beef and cabbage for me.  Just never developed a taste for it.

Nevertheless, let’s take a look at some songs that celebrate the Emerald Isle.  There are tons of them out there so please share some of your favorites in the comments.  I believe I’ve found some that I really haven’t’ heard of before.

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The Irish Rover

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A Nation Once Again

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Arthur McBride 1977

 

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Rocky Road To Dublin

 

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Molly Malone

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Okay Widdershins, I’m making my list brief so that y’all can add lots of music videos in the comments below.

Open thread of course.

 

 

 

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Good day Widdershins!

Is it a good day?  Well, certainly better than some we’ve had lately.

mb is having sinus issues so I’m taking a crack at doing the activist post.

I wasn’t going to get involved in the madness today on the streets of nola; been there done that.  I watched a bunch of the stuff on tv so that’s good enough for me. I had done the French Quarter thing one time.  A few of us gathered our pennies together and rented a room in the Quarter for Mardi Gras.  However, the crowds were so large they sorta pushed you in the direction they were going.  I was trying to get off of Bourbon Street to get to the hotel where we had the room.  When it got to that point I had had enough.

So moving on to the news…

Congressman Jerry Nadler of New York, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee just gave Donald tRump a big Mardi Gras surprise and it wasn’t a king cake.

The congressman sent document requests to around 81 individuals and entities.  The list was varied and interesting; he requested docs from the FBI!

Among the giftees of Nadler’s requests:

  • Donald Trump Jr.
  • Eric Trump (alas no Ivanka)
  • (they went to) Jared
  • Trump Campaign
  • Trump Organization
  • Trump Transition
  • Paul Manafort
  • Roger Stone
  • Yadda yadda

As the chairman said:

Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said the requests issued to 81 individuals and entities would help the committee probe three main topics: obstruction of justice, including the potential interference by the president into criminal investigations; public corruption, including violations of the emoluments clause; and abuses of power, including attacks on the free press, the judiciary and law enforcement agencies.

And isn’t it interesting that those items/categories could lay the ground for impeachment charges against tRump.  Quell Surprise!

Nadler was also wicked smart in that the documents requested had already been submitted to the Special Counsel or other organizations so there’s no claiming executive privilege by tRump or the White House.

Aides to the committee said that they had intentionally limited their initial requests to material already provided to other congressional committees or federal investigators to ensure substantial compliance.

 

Said the chairman:

Mr. Nadler was explicit on Monday in saying that the House was no longer content to await the findings of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and would delve into many of the same issues, but with a different standard of evidence not wedded to a criminal indictment.

“We will act quickly to gather this information, assess the evidence and follow the facts where they lead with full transparency with the American people,” Mr. Nadler said in a statement. “This is a critical time for our nation, and we have a responsibility to investigate these matters and hold hearings for the public to have all the facts. That is exactly what we intend to do.”

So what are your thoughts Widdershins?  I say Laissez les bons temps rouler!

 

Open thread of course.

 

Photo by Nathan Dumlao

 

Good Weekend Widdershins!

This week there were two overarching themes in the political cartoons, Trump/Kim and Michael Cohen even though there were other things happening in the news.  So, we’ll call this theme(s) with variations.

Let’s take a look at what some of the cartoonists did this week.

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Okay Widdershins, hope y’all enjoyed these.  This is the final weekend of carnival, heading into Luni Gras and Mardi Gras. Not sure how much, if anything, I’ll be involved in.  This is the time when it gets absolutely crazy out there.

 

 

 

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Wall Art Detroit MI

Good weekend Widdershins!

I could not even really get it together for music this weekend.  I’ve been having some sinus things happening with the worst of it being the infamous sinus headache, the one right over your eyes.  Ugh.  So I’ve pulled together some recent political cartoons for your (I hope) enjoyment.

Open thread of course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(I love this one!)

 

 

(hee-hee!)

 

 

 

And last:

 

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Hope y’all got a chuckle or two out of these.

 

Good day to you Widdershins!

You may have noticed that mb has not been around the past few days.  It appears that the real world and her job have taken her away from us. However, she assured us she will be back.  LOL

The other day we were discussing the announced 2020 Democratic candidates for President.  Some of us were wondering who Kamala Harris had previously supported for Prez.  Shadowfax said that she, Harris, had supported Barrack Obama.  I’m guessing that was the 2008 election. For me, that was a particularly odious election.  It was pretty cut-throat between Obama and Clinton and after the Rules and Bylaws committee meeting (or was it the Credentials committee?) of the DNC I decided I would vote for McCain in the general election.  It’s not that I supported him or his veep choice Palin.  It’s that I was that angry at the way I thought the DNC screwed over Hillary.

We know that by the time of the convention Hillary and Obama had “made up” and she endorsed him. But there were lots of us who were not happy about it.  That’s when the PUMA movement came about. There were lots of hard feelings back then.

But now we are heading into the 2020 Presidential election cycle.  2008 was two cycles ago.  Do we or should we care that much right now about who supported whom in that election?  Or should we consider more who has the best chance of defeating tRump if he’s still around and runs for reelection?

Personally I’m not going to worry that much about who supported/endorsed a candidate back then.

Right now Harris is the latest bright, shiny object in front of Democrats. I watched a large part of the Iowa town hall she held.  She was articulate, answered people’s questions well and came off pretty good.  However it’s a long time between now and the primaries and the general.  Should we still be concerned about who supported Obama in 2008 and keep it up like a feud between the Hatfields and McCoys?  Or should we be more concerned about who has the best chance of appealing to the voters and defeating tRump or Pence or whomever the Repubs run in 2020?

Discuss.

Open thread naturally.

 

 


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