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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.

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Hi gang! How’s your holiday starting out? Hope it’s festive. We’re having our Christmas dinner today instead of Tuesday, so I may not be around much. Everyone finally decided to only buy for the smallest kids this year. It was getting really, really over the top. The only problem with that is there are so few presents under the tree, it looks bare! Maybe I’ll wrap some boxes and put ‘fake’ gifts under there. It will be fine when everyone starts piling in and adds their gifts.

So, let’s do a holiday music thread. Here’s a start:

Elvis and Martina McBride – Blue Christmas

Kelly Clarkson – Please Come Home For Christmas

Rod Stewart – Let It Snow

Kenny G – Have Yourself A Very Merry Christmas

Jose Feliciano (and cool kids) – Feliz Navidad

Okay y’all, don’t make me post ‘Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer’ because I will if I have to… Have a wonderful holiday!

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Good Sunday and weekend Widdershins!

Fredster here today for our GAgal; who needed to give her creative muse a rest.  She may need a while to let the muse have a break and that’s understandable. I thank her again for coming to my rescue so turnabout is fair, no?

So despite tRump’s success in getting Kavanaugh on the bench at the Supremes, it may cost him more than he or the Repub congress critters realize.  He and they have fired up not only women but other Democratic-friendly groups also and right.before.the.midterms.  From watching Maddow’s show this past week, early voting number have been staggering, in Georgia as well as other states.  Dare we have hope?  Perhaps even high hopes of capturing the House and maybe the Senate?  So with that in mind, let’s take a look at some songs about hopes.

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High Hopes (Sinatra version)

High Hopes – Pink Floyd

Dixie Chicks – I Hope

Mandy More – Only Hope

Phil Wickham – Living Hope

Ben Lee – We’re All In This Together

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So there’s a nice selection of songs and Fredster is going go rant online some more at various sports sites.  He was happy that LSU beat Moo U (Mississippi State) but is furious that the Tigers’ best defensive player got ejected in the second of the game for targeting the Moo U quarterback. Since the player, Devin White, was ejected in the second half of this game he will not be eligible to play for the first half of LSU’s next game, which happens to be Alabama.  The call on the field was reviewed at SEC conference headquarters and was upheld.  And where, you might ask is SEC conference headquarters?  Why in Birmingham Alabama.  As the Church Lady would say, “How conveeenient!”.  

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Hi gang. Hope your weekend is going well. I find it hilarious that the crazy right is annoyed by Eric Holder saying “When they go low, we kick ’em”. Of course they are leaving out the last part – ‘nothing illegal of course’. Where would they be if they couldn’t take words out of context? My reply to them is “You ain’t seen nothing yet!”

Regarding Madamab and Quixote’s recent posts, it’s time to fight! No matter how discouraged we may be, we have to gather the strength to fight back at every turn. I’m thrilled to see all the national media attention of our hateful, racist SOS running for Governor in Georgia. Georgia started going deep red when former Republican SOS Cathy Cox introduced Diebold voting machines years ago with no paper trail. Coincidence? I don’t think so. If Brian Kemp wins Georgia by cheating – anything, the least innocuous – I want to see lawsuits flying at him from six different directions. At least, the results should be scrutinized like never before.

I also want to see the courts continue to smack, or at least, slow down Trump’s terrible policies. I want to see deep reporting on Trump’s foreign bank entanglements. But, right now I want to see a whole lot of Republicans lose in November. That will get the ball rolling.

Let’s hear some music about strength, strong, fighting and fighting back.

Unspoken – Good Fight

Chicago Feeling Stronger Everyday

Christina Aguilera – Fighter

Shaggy – Strength of a Woman

Raleigh Ritchie – Stronger Than Ever

You didn’t think I would forget this one from the Convention, did ‘ya? We need it more than ever.

“Our Fight Song”

Let’s get to it. Open thread.

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Welp. It looks like someone was finally able to unearth some of the financial shenanigins of the Trump family. Yeah, it was a big story for about half a day. Too bad they’re three years too late. We’ll be hearing a lot of ‘statue of limitations’ blah,blah, blah. It will take New York years to bring a case. So what if he ends up owing a 400 million dollar fine? Although it would be interesting if he couldn’t pay and ending up having to sell one of his properties. No foreign bank can bail him out of that. And what about his siblings and kids? I assume they’ve been doing the same. They just pay the fines – if they’re ever caught.

What we really need to know is after the 90’s when US banks wouldn’t lend to him because he was such a failure. How long will it take to dig that up? 2024? Everybody (mostly) knew he was a crook and a con. I’m still pissed at those Republicans in the primary who let him run all over him. They must have done zero opposition research.

So let’s do some music about money – for those that have it and those who don’t.

Donna Summer – She Works Hard For The Money (live at the Nobel Peace Prize concert)

Willie Nelson – If You’ve Got the Money, Honey…

ABBA – Money, Money, Money

Jennifer Lopez – Dinero

Cyndi Lauper – Money Changes Everything

Drake White – That Don’t Cost a Dime

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Hi gang! How’s it going? I see Fredster’s countdown thingy on the sidebar is down to 2.3 years to go. Years, people, years. Ugh. How did we make it this far? I guess we’ll keep hanging in until his time is up or Congress comes to their senses and decide it’s time for the madman to go. (which will be the twelfth of never)

In 2016, the 2018 midterms seemed so far away. Now it’s just around the corner and I’m nervous. How can we be sure of anything with voter suppression, hackable voting machines, Russians crawling around in the voter rolls and out-right voter purges by our own damn politicians?! We can’t. All we can do is wait and bide our time.

Let’s do some music related to time.

Chicago – Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is? (check your volume)

Matchbox 20 – 3 AM

The Rolling Stones – Time Is On My Side (lots of screaming fans here)

Pink Floyd – Time (again, check volume)

Maria Muldaur – Midnight At The Oasis

REO Speedwagon – Time For Me To Fly

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Happy Sunday everyone. Are we having a good weekend? I thought we’d do a ‘cities and towns’ theme today. I don’t have any real commentary, so let’s get started. Band name, song about a city/town or song title.

John Mellencamp – Small Town

Journey – City By The Bay

Petula Clark – Downtown

Atlanta Rhythm Section – Imaginary Lover

Glen Campbell – Galveston

Bruce Springsteen – Streets of Philadelphia

Okay, there are quite a few obvious choices out there. Let’s see ’em!

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