JJ Cale, regarded by no less than Eric Clapton as one of the major influences on his music, died this past weekend. In honor of his memory, a few of his performances.
With Leon Russell, “Going Down”
“Devil in Disguise”
This is your bluesy night owl chat.
The sweetness of music into the night…
After midnight and Devil in Disguise…love em!
OMG, J.J.Cale, call the doctor, blues after midnight, oh my oh my…he can’t be gone. Thanks JJ.
Congratulations on First Almablanca! :-)
Good evening all. Lord, I have some catching up to do — I’m just about to start 3 threads back… Last banking day of the month is always a bitch!
Saaaaa-weeeeeeeeeet! Thank you SO much LL!
Things that blew your mind when you were a kid: http://t.co/PGpvCN0RHh— Jonathan Jackson (@jchjackson) July 29, 2013
Hi Dudette – how true is that!
So SOOOOO true! I remember that feeling vividly! :-)
That is absolutely hysterical!
I know; right? :-)
We had nuns (back in the ’50s/’60s), so I would have been hiding in Aisle 9!
Artist turns the guy who removed his street art into art: http://t.co/uoWEqAg2kE— Jonathan Jackson (@jchjackson) July 31, 2013
In one trillion years the universe will be reduced to a state of zero thermodynamic energy without light or heat. Nice job, Obama.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) July 30, 2013
I would really want to know who God is – he/she has a sharp mind!
Obviously (thank God), God is a Democrat – we know that!
The more things change, the more conservatives don't.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) July 30, 2013
I love this tweet from GOD! It’s so true.
Hey nath! Good to see ya! How ya doin’? :-)
Other than the kinks from the aging reality, I am doing fine Dudette, Thank you so much for asking. I always enjoy your comments and the fabulous music you share, but since I am a late night, early morning, visitor I usually don’t comment as much. I love music. I still wish I was young enough to be able to have the opportunity to party with you. Your knowledge of the different genres of music is absolutely breathtaking!
Aw, thank you friend!
The first rule of parenting is: never negotiate with terrorists.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) July 29, 2013
Don't despair. It's always been this bad. You've just gotten better at noticing it.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) July 29, 2013
No wonder America is falling behind in education. http://t.co/xP3Ckq0Stp— Henry Zeniewicz (@HenryZeniewicz) July 27, 2013
R.I.P Mr. Cale.
Good night, TODobots. My eyes are not responding to the prop-ups. :grin:
‘Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.’ ~Dr. Suess
This would be my cathedral!. RT @jchjackson Beautiful library http://t.co/cRGHusknXA— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) July 27, 2013
Saudis Fear US Shale Oil Boom – ABC News abcn.ws/13B8PyB (via @ABC)— Diamond Burlesque (@DiamondBurlesqu) August 01, 2013
#PennState president's hearing reveals details of alleged cover-up abcn.ws/19xumjZ— ABC News (@ABC) July 31, 2013
.@GovChristie "had this to say on the high court’s decision on the Voting Rights Act: Absolutely nothing."
blog.nj.com/njv_editorial_…— John Del Cecato (@delcecato) July 31, 2013
MORE: D.C. police arrest woman suspected of splattering green paint at the National Cathedral: apne.ws/11qtgld -SS— The Associated Press (@AP) July 29, 2013
Caterpillar CEO gets 80% pay raise, Workers get 6-year wage freeze! #p2 #p2b #UniteBlue #labor #Unions #CTL #TPOT twitpic.com/d5g3z1— (@cowboytexas) July 30, 2013
The widening of the gap is horrifying. (Now it is obvious why the right got rid of unions) When I got my first job (after university) in 1960s the CEO of my company earned 10 times my salary. Today the CEO of that company earns 100 times the basic employee salary. Greed – no other word describes it. No person is worth a salary in the millions of $$ – no-one. In the US the President is the person who most earns his salary. No-one should ever be paid more than the President – no-one else has a job that comes anywhere near his level of responsibility.
If folks want to earn money through investment, entrepreneurship fine – but when you are simply paid a salary – no way you EVER work harder, or have more responsibility than PBO.
The other day I was talking to a coworker and we were discussing how our company overworks and underpays. (It is a wonderful company that has been around for 50 years, but because it is now a corporation, we — the employees and our customers are getting shafted). They cut corners to give the CEO his big bucks. I said to her how I’m just so sick of the corporate environment and the big CEOs getting all the money, (now this is a woman, mind you, who was complaining about how crappy our pay is)…her automated response was, something to the effect of the union leaders being the greedy ones and her eyes glared at me, it was just a moment, but enough to not want to make a deal about it. What I wanted to say was, “but we’re not even unionized, why would we bring them up?”
It’s just an automatic response because that’s what Fox has told them. This is an otherwise very bright woman.
I shouldn’t be surprised though — this is Texas.
No different to those who “don’t want Obamacare” and when they have a serious illness – discover they have no health insurance.
Hello ark – I luv your pic of PBO & Michelle. We seem to be thinking the same thoughts lately – must be kindred spirits :) :)
How to Stop;extreme GOP Ideology? #p2 #p2b #UniteBlue #Democrats #Hispanics #waronwomen #VRA #CTL #OFA #TPOT twitpic.com/d5g4u1— (@cowboytexas) July 30, 2013
EWWW< look at Rick Scott — what a creep. They are ALL creepy old white men.
Nerd humor ;-) http://t.co/G67RQiNvFF— RC deWinter (@RCdeWinter) August 01, 2013
MT @LCAfricana First black #Law School grad was a former #slave fb.me/1SLDoF4PX http://t.co/WvPKMEtTEO— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 01, 2013
You know, Dudette, I wish people would seriously study the history of African Americans. They would quickly discover the incredible odds many had to overcome to accomplish impressive successes.
So true, Nathkatun7, so true.
They are the real meaning of the word “heroes/ sheroes”
White Supremacy is a belief system..a complicated one at that…how do you go about breaking thru…oftentimes when you try to challenge that system that person just holds onto it tighter…that belief system has a tendency to define them…it is something that they have clung to all their life….and it has been reinforced by policy…and the dominant culture…
you have folks like Limbaugh and Hannity spewing Hate and Hate rhetoric every single day…and who challenges it…
We CHALLENGE it every day of our lives thru organized protests and individual interaction…i fear that this strugle for human dignity…economic and racial equality…is everlasting…
But so be it!
The President has waged a battle against these same forces since he won office in 2008…with an untiring spirit…i take solace from him…and say…that I am NO Ways Tired!
Pretty foot — ditto what Eric said.
I want to add to it — there WILL come a day when the struggle will not be as difficult. I will assume there will always be conflict and strife, poverty, racism, bigotry, sexism…but I do believe that we are approaching a period of enlightenment, where we will understand each other better, where we WILL live in harmony. I see the future, and it’s good. The GOTPs will be defeated this next mid term, and by the time 2016 rolls around they will be on their way to complete extinction and THAT will be the time when we will finally feel that peace that we’ve been looking forward to — President Obama’s vision, MLK’s vision, JFK’s vision, Abraham Lincoln’s vision.
I ask everyone to check on YouTube “The Amazing Racist”. I know it sounds horrible, …but you have to suspend your disbelief and see what this guy is doing. We have to be able to laugh at the haters — laugh in their faces because that is what they fear the most.
Also, I have to wonder if they actors or real people?
It’s very much like Sascha Baron Cohen.
Now this is cool.
California city seeks to save homeowners from under-water mortgages by using eminent domain bit.ly/1aXPDBd— Current TV (@current) August 01, 2013
OMG this is hilarious,,, a map of GOP infighting ! theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/… #p2— Suss (@BrnEyeSuss) August 01, 2013
This is a beauty. Wow, what a mess.
Elmo’s first lesson kinda sounds like mine, except without the celebrity cellist. :-)
This is from 1986. Look at Yo Yo Ma — he looks like a baby in this video.
Classic Sesame Street – Elmo's fiddle lesson youtu.be/NHiSqTbNEoM— Ruth Brons (@things4strings) July 24, 2013
States refusing to implement ACA. IF you live in 1 of these States start insisting they do http://t.co/lQjY6Uv7eX— M K (@AuntieMEK) July 31, 2013
With the exception of a few states, it looks like the electoral map split for President Obama.
'Imitation of Life' 1959 starring Lana Turner and Sandra Dee and Susan Kohner #tcm @tcm #TCMParty http://t.co/cOQa29ZTFk— Jean Carpenter (@silverscreenz) August 01, 2013
I still cry when I see that movie. So many emotions…..
I watched it too last night. I cried too…..
The GOP can't admit why they oppose Obamacare: The middle-class tax breaks paid for by taxes on the richest 2% bit.ly/13BgZXI— (@LOLGOP) August 01, 2013
@Madam_Lorr So totally My President's fault! :-)— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 01, 2013
I love JJ Cale’ sound amazing. Y’all you have got to see this Chris Hayes segment – seriously. http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251318072#post1
no thanks. that twerp cannot say or do anything that will ever interest me.
How grapes are made :) http://t.co/khnjmcqREe— National Geographic (@NatGeopix) July 31, 2013
You’re on a roll dudette – I love this one
Absolutely love this!
“How grapes are made.”
Can’t wait to share this with the little ones and wait for the responses.(with a smile on my face)
:-D :-D :-D
Controversial police chief Mark Kessler suspended for 30 days without pay | Regional: Poconos & Coal – Home wfmz.com/news/Regional-…— Alycee (@jazziz2) August 01, 2013
“…should pay attention to legislation such as The National Defense Authorization Act, which allows the president to “assassinate Americans.”
These bozos are lucky they live in the United States of America, where they have the right to show their ignorance.
MT @NatGeopix Here is #life. http://t.co/dbfrBBh25q— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 01, 2013
Time for me to roll out… just want to remind you all that YOU are the greatest! Love you!! :-)
Muhammad Ali training under water http://t.co/v4dTlF7B80— National Geographic (@NatGeopix) July 31, 2013
Mmwah! @NatGeopix This flower, the psychotria elata also goes by the nickname hooker lips. http://t.co/nu2wGNtgAr— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 01, 2013
Beautiful full lips.
Angelina Jolie is jealous
“@RockChristopher: May the path you choose,lead to something memorable & wonderful. Choose well http://t.co/dGRav8drrE @_LuvBella”— Happy (@montanamissoula) August 01, 2013
Good Night Everyone!
Thanks for the lovely images, Dudette!
Glad you like ‘em dear! :-)
g’nite Dudette – your late night posts are just a mishmash of everything so good & so memorable
Thanks 99ts! :-)
Thanks are all due to you & the wonderful posts/links/music and whatever :)
#GOP (aka #KOCHSTERS, #Teabaggers, #NEWSTAINERS) are no match for @BarackObama's #GrowTheMiddleClass focus. cc @VP @FLOTUS @vj44 @Pfeiffer44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 01, 2013
Mr. Bobfr, spot on!
Sick and tired of these idiots. I just heard that they paid for Zimmerman’s legal team. I do not process BS well.
But if that is true, they are evil and so is their money.
Ms. Dudette, you bring tears of joy to my eyes. You keep reminding me how precious this thing called “life” is.
Your parents must have been the best (next to mine, of course) …….your appreciation for beauty in all forms is remarkable.
“May the path you choose, lead to something memorable and wonderful. Choose well.”
Excellent positive words to wake up to……..so glad we chose President Barack Obama to be our President.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. PRESIDENT
Okay, that made tears squirt out of MY eyes. Thank you so much LDS!
I did kinda hit the jackpot in the parent-department. :-)
I’m immensely grateful for them. I count them, this great country, our great President, and my TOD family among many blessings!
Been out of commission for almost a week with some weird flu/cold mixture. But imagine my surprise at being woken from my Walgreens knockoff Vicks/ NyQuil Multisymptom cold and flu relief stupor, by the loud clanging of my phone’s breaking news app, telling me that Rusian gave Snowdirt asylum…………..yeah. :roll:
Good morning, Lisa. Does that mean they will keep him forever?
Well, good. Pass the Vicks/NyQuil. I’ll drink to that.
I have a better solution: flush his ass down the toilet in the bathroom he has called home with all the other crap. What a waste!
Snowden denigrates real refugees escaping real repression. Spoiled brat.— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 01, 2013
He will learn what government surveillance/repression is truly about – he will also find the lifestyle rather different to that of a well paid computer analyst in the US. Sad what he was talked into doing – he will suffer the most from his actions.
Right as rain. He would have been better off staying at the airport terminal or just surrendering but as is being proven he’s too much of a coward for that. Emo’s trying to pretend he’s a hero when anyone with eyes and common sense can see he’s running like a scared dog.
P.S. I hope you feel better. Have you seen a doctor for that to make sure it is not pneumonia?
My brother-in-law just got over that and did not know he had it. Please check it out.
Thanks, LDS. If it’s still here in a couple more days, I’ll get it checked out.
Morning! Happy August! Here’s some very cool science stuff for your early morning read:)
It’s official. NASA is investing in warp speed research:
NASA has invested $50,000 in equipment for “warp speed” research that would allow space travel faster than the speed of light. The research remains in the science phase and is unlikely to produce a practical application in the near future, but the team’s intention is to get the ball rolling.
Can’t wait to send the repugs, tea party, emoprogs out to oblivion!
Hurry up and obey this done!
Tired of their evil asses….
Sometimes the law is truly crazy – Castro sentencing – the judge spent 10 minutes going through what Castro will have to do when/if he is released from jail. He will NEVER be released from jail & the judge well knows that.
Jobless claims plunge to lowest in six years
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell unexpectedly last week, touching a 5-1/2 year low, suggesting a steadily improving labor market.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 326,000, the lowest level since January 2008, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were revised to show 2,000 more applications received than previously reported.
Economists polled by Reuters had expected first-time applications to rise to 345,000 last week.
GM df – imagine if the governments (state, local) were doing their job (or in the case of the Fed – allowed to do their job) – the figures would be so much better. The only thing left for the GOP is to attack govt employment – everything else they have tried has failed.
Morning to YOU, 99:) How’s things in your part of the world today? I know…imagine. I try to imagine everyday….so much good would be going on right now, it would amaze and transform, not just the US, but the world. We have one more chance to make that happen in the midterms….we NEED to make this happen!
I am slightly distraught about our politics – don’t like the new PM at all – and the opposition is worse. Our state government is GOP Inc., $ is falling in value & I believe it could all be better – but then I see PBO facing all they throw at him & STILL your employment grows – so while he is your President – there is hope and good thoughts. Enjoy your day
More EXCELLENT news!!
Mitch McConnell Loses Control
First Read: “A month ago, McConnell had a strong command over his Senate GOP conference; a month ago, he had no general-election challenger; and a month ago, he had no GOP primary. Now everything has fallen apart for the GOP leader. And the one thing his team had been trying to avoid — a primary challenge — has now become a reality. He’s in a big political bind: McConnell has a Republican conference that now regularly breaks with him on enough things that it only energizes some of the conservative skeptics who have been trying to go after McConnell for years. We’re guessing there’s no one that might be looking less forward to the August recess and the coming fall budget battles than Mitch McConnell.”
Of course, there’s also that new poll that shows him losing to Democratic challenger Alison Lundergran Grimes.
Karma is a wonderful thing:)
the MSM nor the so-called PL will give PBO credit for this…smartypants has been writing about this for a while…
These efforts were made possible due to his consistent application of conciliatory rhetoric as a ruthless strategy in the first term. To sum up, that means that when he was made aware right after his first inauguration that the Republican plan was to simply obstruct anything he tried to do, his response was to reach out to them with offers of compromise. Their failure to accept that offer left them no choice but to consistently marginalize themselves more and more into an extremist corner until some Republicans began to break ranks and be willing to deal with him…
The CommonSense Caucas
that should be….will not*
Over on the House side…………………….
Top Republicans halted debate on the House’s version of a bill to fund the Departments of Transportation and House and Urban Development “once they realized it had no chance of passage,” Roll Call reports.
“The bill foundered not only because a couple dozen conservative Republicans thought it would spend too much, but also because a small but pivotal number of Republican moderates had joined virtually all the Democrats viewing the depth of the proposed cuts as too deep.”
First Read: “We’ve made this point before, and we’ll make it again: Congressional Republicans aren’t on the same page right now on, well, ANYTHING… And if they can’t pass this bill, it’s hard to imagine how they can pass any kind of legislation relating to funding the government, which only strengthens the White House’s hand in the upcoming fiscal fights.”
S&P 500 trades above 1,700, sets new all-time high – @CNBC— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) August 01, 2013
DOW is way up this am also
Rise and Shine!
Man At Michigan Movie Theater Had Body Armor, Gun, Fake CIA Badge
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