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Hello Widdershins!!!! Happy Weekend!

Our Fredster is trying to stay safe from Barry: let’s keep an eye out on this storm and Fredster, please be safe!

I know I’ve been MIA for a bit; I got so burned out by the craziness of it all that I just had to step back, not go back to Twitter, barely read the news. And you know what? Ignorance really is much more blissful. Not following every Trump fart can have a positive effect on your life!! But, of course, one can’t sit there with one’s head buried in the sand. As Al Franken wisely said right after Trump’s election: Folks, this is going to be a marathon, not a sprint. And so it is…

But I am happy to be back amongst friends here, I will try to be less absent as we get ready for the election of our lifetimes.

As far as our musical theme this weekend: let’s do a free-for-all. Dig up your favorite and maybe forgotten songs and melodies!

I will begin with – who else – Madge! This Oscar performance of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sooner or Later,” written for her and the film Dick Tracy, is stunning. She sings the hell out of it. (The song went on to win the Oscar.) And keep an eye on her huge diamond earrings and when one of them falls off.

Let’s take a mini-break from the horrors of the news and celebrate the official coming of beach weather! I think we can take a bit of consolation from the fact that Drumpf’s threatened ICE raids this weekend melted in the summer sun.

Here are a few summer ditties for you all, please contribute your own in comments!

Open thread, of course.

Saw this sometime ago on Maddow and it was probably cuter when the number of Democratic candidates wasn’t large enough to field an NFL football team. Nevertheless, I will persist.

Maddow mentioned at the time how many “B” guys we had running:

  • Cory Booker
  • Pete Buttigieg
  • Beto O’Rourke
  • Bernie Sanders (and now)
  • Joe Biden

So I recalled that this weekend and thought about songs that have words in them or their titles that begin with the letter “B”.

There are more than you would think and here are a few I thought of and found.

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Okie-doke widdershins.  Feel free to add some of your own in the comments, or not. Open thread.

 

 

 

Happy Weekend Widdershins!!!

I know I’m mostly MIA these days, but fear not, I’m around. How’s everybody doing?

One interesting thing happened since MB’s post on William Barr’s letter trying to save Trump’s ass “NO COLLUSION!” is that late on Friday William Barr sent another letter (dude likes to write letters). This time he says he will submit the full 400-page Mueller Report, with redactions that they are working on now, that they currently do not intend to submit the Report to the White House for approval beforehand. (Chair of the House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler has said he rejects Barr’s timeline and expects to have the full un-redacted report in a few days. Stay tuned for how that works out…)

But the funnest part of Barr’s 2nd missive was this:

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Oh…….how interesting. This is, of course, disingenuous. The original letter was presented as a summary of the Mueller Report and certainly every pathetic reporter who has been presenting it as such. Trump and all the Republican have been using it that way. Barr’s need to correct the record on that suggests that the Mueller Report does not quite exonerate Trump the way Barr wanted us to believe. So we see-saw up and down up and down I’ve got whiplash ya’ll!

And on that note, William Barr trying to un-do, re-do, walk-back, try again, “oops did I do that?” his first letter is our musical inspiration for the weekend.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lazy Weekend

Posted on: March 9, 2019

Happy Weekend Widdershins!

What’s the latest news with everyone? What do we think about the latest news? Bloomberg has, fortunately, said he won’t run for President and will pump millions into the campaign to help Democrats. Good for him. Biden is likely to not be that prescient; he’s going to run, I’m sure of it. Whether or not he can win – well, the media (namely K-File on CNN, a muckraking team that digs through old media and social media to find those 20 year old tweets and interviews that will bury you today) has been digging up a lot of Biden’s old speeches about the crime bill. They’re not good. What it means for Biden from the black community only time will tell.

Speaking of time, that’s our theme for this weekend! Time-related songs, poems, paintings – whatever art you desire.

 

Happy Weekend Widdershins!

What a wild year it’s been! I’m glad it’s almost over. The speed of news is just so fast, the noise of life for the past few years has just been insane. What I miss most… is the silence. The sweet sound of no news! The sweet silence that greeted that Mike Pence when he triumphantly announced greetings from Donald Trump to a security conference in Munich… Enjoy the silence.

There were no MAGAts in that audience obviously. And Pence was not entirely prepared for that.

So our theme for this weekend: silence. Or sounds that make you tune out all the noise of our current mess and enjoy the moment.

My good friend Lisette Oropesa singing perhaps my favorite opera aria of all: “Deh vieni, non tardar” from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.

 


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Mueller Testimony Info

 

  • Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • Times: (Eastern) 8:30 a.m. – House Judiciary Committee hearing; 12 p.m. – House Intelligence Committee hearing

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Kellyanne Conway’s new job

Take the kids to work? NO!

That moment when *your* pussy gets grabbed

You go gurl! h/t Adam Joseph

“The” Book

Nice picture of our gal

Time till the Grifter in Chief is Gone

Hopefully soonerJanuary 21st, 2021
18 months to go.

Mueller Time!

Wise Words from Paul Ryan

B-I-N-G-O!

Only the *best* politicans bought by the NRA

Marching for their lives

Perfect Picture

Rudy: oh shit the pee tape IS real!

Need Reminders?

Never too early to shop for Christmas

“Look this way”

Manafort’s Jail Photo

Indeed who?

Trump spam

IOW Dumb = Happy?

Simply Put

Ironic

Awrite! Here’s your damned wall

Dems are coming for ya

NEXT DEMOCRATIC DEBATES

The next set of Democratic debates – 2 nights again, will be July 30th and 31st on CNN.

Not sure of times.

Lineup for Detroit Dem Debates

NIGHT ONE, Tuesday, July 30, 9 pm Eastern each night

  •     Steve Bullock
  •     Pete Buttigieg
  •     John Delaney
  •     John Hickenlooper
  •     Amy Klobuchar
  •     Beto O’Rourke
  •     Tim Ryan
  •     Bernie Sanders
  •     Elizabeth Warren
  •     Marianne Williamson

 

NIGHT TWO, Wednesday, July 31:

  •     Michael Bennet
  •     Joe Biden
  •     Cory Booker
  •     Julián Castro
  •     Bill de Blasio
  •     Tulsi Gabbard
  •     Kirsten Gillibrand
  •     Kamala Harris
  •     Jay Inslee
  •     Andrew Yang

Moderators will be Dana Bash, Don Lemon and Jake Tapper

There’s even info on who stands where but I’m not interested in who is in the center square.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/18/cnn-dnc-pick-second-debate-lineups-1422147