The symphony which Richard Wagner called “The invitation to the dance” – Symphony no. 7
In my next life, I’ll be a music conductor!
No no no no…way. I’m the first first.
If you let me be first I’ll make you the rum screwdriver I’ve been raving about.
Very well…you are first, Sir.
For a minute I thought you were talking about Dr. Who.
I wonder if Joe Manchin is reconsidering his servile loyalty to the coal indus—HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHHAHAHHAHAHA!!!11!! No, I jest.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) January 12, 2014
Joe Manchin and all the WV pols should be forced to drink a 16 oz bottle of that dirty chemical water on national TV! And then the nasty ill effects, nausea, vomiting, retching, skin rash, diarrhea, etc should be televised for all to witness…
I’m late to TOD today but checking Manchin’s twitter feed it is a long list of where to go to take a bath, wash the dishes and buy some water. The true cost of uncontrolled industry – home grown chemical warfare.
If POTUS was like Gov. Christie he wouldn’t let FEMA send any water to West Virginia.
Way to go Hopef! You can conduct me.
I love this warm and confident response to my offer! First time I was ever welcomed so warmly and so immediately in my musical capacity. I just might show this to my snobby musical offspring.
Be warned hopefruit – vc will be squirming and then nodding off to sleep in the first 5 minutes
At a store in Charleston, the state capital, a police officer stood guard as shoppers stocked up on bottled water on Thursday evening, according to the Charleston Gazette newspaper.
“People have been grabbing it like crazy,” Kerstin Halstead told the Gazette. “Some people were getting – well, they could have shared more.”
gee, isn’t that the soshalism you rant about all the time?
During the lead in to our most recent floods there were fights in stores over milk, bread and water. I stayed away – I was – and still am – convinced we have a government that can provide the basics if/when we really need them.
Where’s Dudette??? Calling Dudette, anyone seen or heard from Dudette?? Dudette? Oh Dudette, where art thou??? Chips we need a search party???
I’ve been ‘calling out’ on and off for a while now and still haven’t gotten any answer, but I sure hope Dudette (or family) is well and that she is just busy. It’s a bit unlike her not to drop by if she could though.
I hope she is on vacation and having a wonderful time – but I miss her music
I hope so too, but I confess I am a bit ‘nervous’ since she had very recently returned from a visit to cousins in AZ. Seems unlikely she’d be off on vacation again so soon, but sure hope I’m wrong.
that’s the frailty of online communities: Someone could vanish and we’d have no idea why.
It’s the one aspect I really hate, Lib-L! I still get melancholy when I think of how we lost Sue in MN and didn’t realize it until much later.
Agree, VC. I’ve sent her a couple of DM’s via Twitter w/o response. Hopefully all is well.
Me too, Bfr; w/o response. Fingers crossed
i see some on twitter calling the relief water in w. virginia “obamawater.” that’s good framing since all the teabaggers there are now having to take the socialist obamawater. perfect. their precious “free market” is failing them once again.
@Sen_JoeManchin As we watch #ObamaWater being shipped to WV we remember your irresponsible support of #CoalPlutocrats v @EPA. cc @Pfeiffer44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 12, 2014
Yes We Can
Has any other President in history had every last minor or major thing that happened during his presidency named after him? I’ve never followed a President like this before, but I have little memory of Bush (other than Bush wars from the left) or Clinton having this happen all the time.
After writing that I see the Bush wars have well been turned into Obama’s wars by the right.
I like the ring of Obamawater – but I find it sad that some folks have to be reminded over and over as to the good that their government does – every day – every year – regardless of who is the President.
Today is the birthday of the 1st Secretary of the US Treasury Alexander Hamilton, he graces the US$10 note and is among many things the founder of the US Coast Guard, his story is quite fascinating, he was born on the tiny Caribbean island of Nevis (my home town) just google his name and learn lots of unknown to most, the considerable accomplishments of a quite extraordinary man, Happy Birthday Hamilton
thanks for the heads up anjo– embarrassed to admit, i know very little about hamilton, except his monetary image
He was a very strong Federalist, valuing a strong central govt over states’ rights. He was Jefferson’s nemesis.
Anjo, you’re from Nevis? Love you island and the botanical gardens! I always hop over when I visit St. Kitts. Hope to eventually retire there…
Just a thought…but “free market” really means: Free to starve, freeze, or die. That’s the truth.
WV in 2010: We don't need Obama EPA regulations.
WV in 2014: Oh God, give us some #Obamawater!!— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) January 12, 2014
As I posted on the last thread Senator Manchin of WV is now gloating because he won the law suit against EPA regulations that he instituted when he was governor. If you missed it here it is.
Irony = @Sen_JoeManchin of WV gloats abt winning suit against EPA
manchin.senate.gov/public/index.c…— Sabreen60 (@QueenMerytAmon) January 11, 2014
Joe Manchin: ALEC MEMBER
He’s no DEMOCRAT, I don’t care WHAT’S behind his name!!
I agree. He’s not a blue dog. I expect blue dogs to be — well blue dogs. Manchin is the pocket of coal/chem. And yes he’s ALEC all the way. Maybe that’s the only way he can be a Senator in WV. I don’t know. He should have changed parties along time ago. Now he knows the opinion of Repubs is in the toilet. He is really disgusting.
No..I don’t think that’s the only way you can be a senator from WV…Jay Rockefeller has been a Dem Sen. from that state for ages, and he doesn’t act this way.
I just called my very best friend, the one I’ve had since Jr High, in Charleston, WV to see how she’s doing. She didn’t answer her phone…which NEVER happens because she’s retired now…she’s always home. Well, I just got the feeling that she’s not home right now. I have a feeling she’s gone out of state.I hope she did. My thoughts go out to all the people in WV. Good people. Hard working people. People full of pride….and I hope to hell that they’re all beginning to connect the dots now. Seeing who’s on their side and who wants to just make a profit off their hard work and pride. I hope they question things they thought were true but realize, in the sunlight, that things really aren’t as they appeared to be. You used to be a blue state…what happened? Now you get this instead. Sorry, but you all need to get a clue, and fast!
These people have been used and abused for so long now. By coal companies ( you remember Massey?) and chemical companies, like Union Carbide and Dow Chemical…spilling their toxins and dare I think, not paying their fair share… People with black lung disease and obesity and a high rate of smokers….of poor education and so much more that went wrong for them…..of corporations sucking the life out of the people and the state….when fossil fuels were all we knew, they thought they were in hog heaven…when they were all dying a slow death.
They need to find some other industries to welcome to WV…something clean ( and sorry, PBO…no such thing as “clean coal” ) They need to rethink their addiction to the toxic industries that are killing them. This is a disgrace and damn shame. My thoughts go out to them now…but I have to say that I certainly hope they don’t do the same thing over and over expecting different results. They need to be the change they seek.
You paint a truly sad picture df – not sure what will bring some sense to the red states – with a helping hand from the koch people and the media they think the government caused all their troubles.
Sen Byrd (earlier civil rights votes not to be ignored) and Sen Rockfeller had (have) a solid liberal voting record;
so yes it is okay to be liberal in WV, if you are person of principal and courage
RT @Chickypoo333: Waiting for Mum http://t.co/0xMxF5g2nc— (@kengpdx) January 12, 2014
Tone deaf much? @GovChristie took state chopper to Ft Lee so he wouldn't sit in traffic on his way to apologize to citizens stuck in traffic— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) January 09, 2014
The sheer arrogance. Well, the nj’ers voted for it.
and have we heard the news media complaining about the price tag for that chopper ride? you know, like how they rage about pbo’s use of flying machines.
Ludwig’s 4th piano concerto is my FAV!!
I know you’re thinkin’ ole MAGAPIE that’s the only one he knows. Ha! HAHA!!! How DARE you!?
(Actually……. But it is AWESOME! The ole goose-pimples everytime…..:) )
The Zimerman – Bernstein (with the Vienna Philharmonic) recordings of Beethoven are among my absolute favorites, magapie! Thank you for posting this one!
I hope Manchin thinks hard about his policy stands and reverses some of the stupidity and greed;
after all, if senator Byrd (the person he replaced) could reconsider his racial stand, then may be there is hope;
@Sen_JoeManchin suing the EPA about pollution in WV is an act of cowardice & greed; gloating ought to haunt your conscience #ObamaWater— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) January 12, 2014
The New Jersey bridgegate is not the first time Republicans have attempted to block traffic… http://t.co/jWoKAaQjg1— Lee Goaa (@LeeGoaa) January 12, 2014
Maybe don't drink bottle of water at press conf when you're at fault for 300,000 people not having any. http://t.co/N1dfBzjQCf— (@Tomthunkit) January 12, 2014
Oh my. Unbelievable.
@Tomthunkit Is that #ObamaWater he's drinking or did he bring his own company water?— (@JOBoomr) January 12, 2014
Now he should be denied bottled water!
Every GOPer – congress or business – seem to get themselves into trouble with bottled water. They should learn about using a glass
I like that PBO drinks his lunch time water in a wine glass – pure class.
so maybe the underlying story is how this guy owns a big bottled water company. or at least is in the industry’s pocket. that looks like a promotional photo to me.
Scientology is not a melding of "science and religion". It's a fucking bad sci-fi writer's moneymaking scheme.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) January 12, 2014
It may be too much to hope for a change but I have to live in hope – after all, I unapologetically support the eternal hope-monger (PBO) who trusts people to eventually do the right thing for others and for their community;
@Sen_JoeManchin your predecessor, Sen Byrd, was lucky he got 2 reconsider his racial animus; pls reflect on d exploitative policies u hold— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) January 12, 2014
Head Start, a result of the War on Poverty, benefits children and families throughout their lifetime: http://t.co/3zbT8dd80k— (@Chernynkaya) January 12, 2014
Magical earth, I saw your message. I probably wasn’t clear. I don’t think our increases on our supplemental are because if Obamacare but fairly sure my husband does. He is one of those that is very opposed to it and is convinced it will “destroy the country.” …… His words. :(.
Maybe hubby should read this:) You DO have your hands full sometimes, Tnmtngirl:) Love is an amazing thing!!
Aww df, Thank you. Yes, live us an amazing thing. I know I am FAR from alone in this mixed marriage thing.
love……auto correct… ….. Hate it.
Honestly, I don’t think I could do it. Thankfully, the missus is a yellow dog Dem like me.
Hope it helps….I’m with LL on this one. I couldn’t do it. It would just be big fight. Life is too short. More power to you, Tnmtngirl:)
choke the pox news.
If you have a supplemental plan then that is an insurance company and they are controlling the costs just like any other insurance plan does. The ACA regulates the insurance industry, including health exchanges for Medicare, in that it gives a cap on how much profit they can make. For seniors it also begins closing the prescription donut hole. The links I gave you should explain all the good things it does for us.
If he’s not going to check the facts than that would be difficult to talk to him. The nice thing about Twitter is that I immediately block RWNJ’s and never have to hear from them again. I have RW family and I love them from a distance and just don’t go around them. I don’t bother to try to talk to them anymore. But you don’t have those choices. I made a choice for my health and peace of mind to turn away from negativity and turn to the positive to feel better. I look for ways to support POTUS and I visit here. Sorry I couldn’t offer some information to help. The thing is that ObamaCare and President Obama are helping seniors and Republicans whether they know it or not. I think people will come to understand that more and more.
Love is the most powerful force in existence. May your love comfort you and help you be at peace.
If any of you saw the excellent, moving HBO doc “Life According to Sam”, I was sad to see that Sam, the subject of the doc who suffered from progeria, the premature aging disease, passed away yesterday. He was 17. He had such a beautiful spirit and an abundance of positive energy despite all the difficulties he was dealing with, an inspiration to all around him. RIP Sam.
@CrimeDoc96 @clydetheslyde @politicalwire @Aubs89 & I DO mean BIG!! http://t.co/VQX3KfKut9— Gabrielle Feinholtz (@gfeinholtz) January 12, 2014
I saw a movie today about Tchaikovsky, with Richard Chamberlin as the Composer.
Isn’t this past your bedtime, GGail?
States that no one expected to kick ass in ObamaCare enrollment: Kentucky, Arkansas, Idaho, and Rhode Island.— (@YeaYouRite) January 12, 2014
I am happy to see #Obamacare picking up in deep red states in CBO estimates
Idaho – 50% !!!!
Wyoming – 19%
Nebraska – 18%
Kentucky – 15%
South Dakota – 13%
NY is doing great at 80% while CA is piss poor at 33%. Why?
Connecticut is the tops beating the projection by 21%.
I have a hard time believing CA is 33%
http://t.co/HPOhuDEDpG— Inspiring Pics (@lnspiringPhotos) January 05, 2014
God bless them both
http://t.co/fphUpxwWGj— shortbus yardrep (@YardrepShortbus) January 12, 2014
#BridgeGate http://t.co/nYLVkubc9p— Bob Weil (@liewbob) January 09, 2014
Amazing how the dems gave this ratfucker the reins of power again.
Anyone hear if the First Lady is back from Maui? Haven’t noticed any updates. Wondering if PBO has his wifey home yet.
nothing at all in the local news here, since the speculation about her staying at oprah’s place on maui.
I hope all self-respecting libertarians in #WestVirginia will refuse to drink the bottled water being provided by the federal government…— Gregory Norminton (@GDRNorminton) January 11, 2014
and the republicans and anyone who likes to make friends by denigrating the president. just drink your nasty freedom water.
We elected @BarackObama Pres. & @JoeBiden VP TWICE We support their judgement.. foreign & domestic http://t.co/n8f3EfwyrD @FoxNews— Nancy Mitchell (@NancyWonderful) January 12, 2014
Most interesting to me in this account was that Hillary sided with the military brass and against PBO (and VP) on Afghan withdrawal plans.
Important Gareth Porter piece on Gates book w/ what I had in The Promise–that Pentagon tried to "game" BO. consortiumnews.com/2014/01/10/gam…— Jonathan Alter (@jonathanalter) January 12, 2014
She is a neocon despite all the dem love. More than even bill.
I honestly don’t think Hillary has the confidence to make decisions in this area so she leans heavily on the ‘wisdom’ of the men. A case of sticking with the old and familiar by deferring to them because they have more experience with war.
Even the taxi drivers in #Chicago were eager to learn how to #GetCovered. Erin takes #OFAction to deliver the info. http://t.co/EcvZSDiLSc— OFA Illinois (@OFA_Illinois) January 12, 2014
A few weeks back, I had predicted total #ObamaCare enrollments might reach 10 million by the time 2014 elections roll around. Now I am revising that estimate to 20 million by the Nov 2014.
Even if half of the enrollers turn and vote dem (not out of gratitude but out of sheer common sense of preserving their hard fought healthcare rights), the rethugs are screwed for a generation at least. Sam Wang had made a model that predicted something additional 4 millions votes would turn the house permanently, fuck the gerrymandering
From your lips (…or fingertips…)
The French comic Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, who has convictions for anti-Semitic hate speech, has dropped a controversial show after it was banned.
He told reporters in Paris he would no longer perform The Wall, after France’s highest court upheld a ban on the opening night of his tour on Thursday.
Citing “blatant political interference”, he said he wanted to perform a new show devoted to Africa.
This new show has already been banned by the authorities in Paris.
Interior Minister Manuel Valls is seeking to keep Dieudonne kept off all stages in France, condemning the comic’s “mechanics of hate”.
So, more evidence that hate is not accepted everywhere.
Night owl chat! http://theobamadiary.com/2014/01/11/night-owl-chat-miles-davis-live-1967/
I apologize to the people of NJ, and I hope we can move past this because, if not, it'd be a shame if something were to happen to your town.— Gov. Chris Christie (@GovChristieNJ) January 10, 2014
Is this a joke amk? or is this real? Did Christie really threaten the folks in NJ to move past #bridgegate #bridgegazhi or something would happen to their town? Or did I misread the intent of the post?
This is just the most revolting story/event. I detest with a passion these bored, empty-headed, heartless millionaires who can find nothing better to do with their time and boatloads of money than to go kill something. Something important is missing in these people, a genetic mutation, or something. It’s utterly sickening.
Permit to hunt endangered African black rhino sells for $350,000 apne.ws/1gvexe1— The Associated Press (@AP) January 12, 2014
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