Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring
Ravel – Bolero (with dancers!)
Chat away, night owls!
No. Too late. Sorry.
Thanks for TOD,for superb coverage of POTUS today.
Congrats COS on #1
A rare bit of good gun control news!
Good News. “@BreakingNews: US judge upholds Connecticut's assault weapons ban – @hartfordcourant cour.at/1kfx6VE”— S Husted (@StayHust) January 30, 2014
Dana Milbank threw a tantrum in a WaPo opinion piece, claiming that PBO is a lame duck and hardly anyone watched the SOTU (because only 33.3 TV viewers were recorded by Nielsen), and therefore, there should be one-term limits for Presidents.
I gave that idiot some serious shade on Twitter. He deserves to be mocked and ridiculed.
One term limit would mean that the pres would be a “lame duck” midway through his only term! As Milbank figures it. So, nothing would ever get done.
Rachel had a great piece on his minimum wage plans, and taking it to the people, and how this totally puts the pressure on Congress, but gets good stuff done otherwise.
Interesting…..the Port Authority in New York is raising the minimum wage, so workers at LaGuardia and JFK get a raise. Christie wouldn’t let the Port Authority in New Jersey raise it, so workers at Newark airport don’t get a raise! Another wonderful decision by the big boy.
Milbank is obviously feeling highly threatened by PBO’s decision to take executive action with or without congress’ support. That’s what his article was all about.
Guess Milbank also thinks people still get their news from Newspapers. Shame there are no numbers for cspan and whitehouse.gov
or folks like me who watched online
Wonder how many in Australia ever watched a SOTU before President Obama – I sure didn’t.
Dana Milbank is a jackass, and I guess he just want some attention. He see that a quick way to get attention is to attack President Obama. Everytime he is on tv he is trying to tell some kind of joke, I guess he wants to be a comedian.
There need to be term limits, but term limits for these Congressmen and women and Senators.
Oh my….we went to the Proms in 2005 at Royal Albert Hall. What a night! Included were the Royal Irish Guards band, and the Queen’s own bagpiper and then the bagpiper chorus, great orchestral numbers, vocal numbers……then at the end everyone sang the three English anthems and waved Union Jacks as balloons came down from the ceiling. To hear the entire auditorium of people…..I don’t know how many it holds, but it is HUGE and gorgeous…..sing “Jerusalem” (That’s the one with the line about the chariot of fire), then “Rule Britannia” and finally “God Save the Queen” is a never to be forgotten, spine tingling experience.
Also, a school choir which had won a nationwide competition sang. The parents were bursting their buttons to see their children sing at Royal Albert Hall. It would be like watching your child sing at the Kennedy Center or Carnegie Hall.
So, thanks LL for bringing back wonderful, exciting memories. If you’re ever in London, and the Proms is on, GO!!!! It’s a total experience.
So very glad to be hanging out with the folks on the BEST blog EVER!!
This place is priceless!
Whenever the raTTfuCkers make me crazy, I come here for the strength to keep the anger beast at bay.
JoJo knows how bad the anger beast can get.
Ms. Chips, PLEASE, 23 million hits and counting and President Obama’s best years are yet to come. (You did scare the heck out of me just before you brought ut on board and that dirtbag was stalking you.)
One of these days I need to stay up late to catch you. My cats get me up so early I fall asleep before 9PM.
Don’t let those idiots get to you….
So good to see you, my friend. Hope all is well with you and yours.
I’m in and out at all kinds of crazy hours, JoJo. Don’t have a cat, but 2 woodstoves will keep ya hopping day and night, too.
Since this is a music thread, I’m adding the clip of the ‘Banjo-Kazooie & Donkey Kong musical arrangement mentioned in the last post. Hope a few of you will listen to, and maybe enjoy, it.
Jmpo, President Obama knew he had to serve two terms or he’d be jacked off by history and buried like President Carter.
Again, jmpo, he’s trying to change the /dynamic. And It’s working.
GOOD government, peaceful government, supportive government. It’s a new world, new communication, and time to seize the day.
Goodness gracious! Gracious goodness! It’s almost 1am. Toodle-di-doo, y’all!
LOVE these music choices, LL. LOVE.
I JUST MADE YOUR DAY! GO HERE RIGHT NOW! ABBA goes to the dogs!: youtu.be/mpoiSD-bjP0— Tally (@bardgal) January 31, 2014
Totally, LOVE this Tally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you, LL!!! Bolero has been a treasured musical experience since my childhood. Combining it with dance has resulted in numerous sublime performances. The BBC Proms 2013 performance I had not seen before and thank you for sharing it. Undoubtedly, my wife and I will watch it many times.
Before departing, hope all of you enjoy this performance of Bolero and just how young many of the musicians are, including the concertmaster
Thanks, Bobfr. I particularly liked this version because there were so many ‘youngster’ in it. We don’t see enough of talented young people as we see of those who get themselves in trouble constantly (not that the two things need be mutually exclusive).
How about we just skip the bowl and put the food right in my mouth. http://t.co/6Q4RAGMfiE— Cute Emergency (@CuteEmergency) January 31, 2014
Our local media is leading with our First Lady’s visit. The crowds have been enthusiastic and welcoming. Here are some preliminary reports:
For many reasons, just had to post this before departing …
It’s likely, after that Bud Super Bowel commercial, even more millions of folk will be aware of these musicians.
Wishing all TODers a very fine 31 Jan 2014 ….
I've been sitting her for 5 years waiting for Obama to come for my gun – I'm starting to think Fox,GOP and #NRA lied to me #tcot #p2— jimmy streich (@streicher187) January 31, 2014
That’s a good one. Can’t believe there are/were people who actually believed that. I talked to some of them when I was making calls pre-election. NRA was bombarding them with scare propaganda.
VIDEO: Grimm Behavior americanbridgepac.org/2014/01/wire/r… http://t.co/cTyCPWG0k4— American Bridge (@American_Bridge) January 30, 2014
@CitizenCohn @brianbeutler – People Who Hate Obamacare Would Hate the Republican Alternative Even More.
/tweet fixt for ya.— (@amk4obama) January 31, 2014
I just watched the President in Wisconsin … great !
We need more professors like him who can explain Keynesian Economics in simple terms:
“More money in everybody’s pocket means the economy is growing – for everybody, even businesses !”
Republican Alternative To Obamacare: Pay More, Get Less, Put The Insurance Companies Back In Charge nationalmemo.com/republican-alt… via @nationalmemo— Robert Ellingsworth (@BY1959) January 31, 2014
I can't believe that #msnbc @Morning_Joe pays @JoeNBC @morningmika $100k a wk to bash @BarackObama http://t.co/mZpBiZkgxd— Just Ann American (@masg66) January 31, 2014
That’s what I was listening to this morning. He was saying that if workers wanted a living wage, service industries would replace them with machines. He was countering a guy who mentioned there was a dark side to automation-all of the jobs that were lost as a consequence of that.
PBO on CNN, if you can gut Tapper sitting across from him.
NJ News Editorial: Evidence shows christie used Sandy money as political slush fund.
blog.nj.com/njv_editorial_…— (@amk4obama) January 31, 2014
Looks like we must send out a new batch of subpoenas, this time over fresh and powerful evidence that the governor personally misused Hurricane Sandy funds to win an endorsement from a Democrat.
This sounds like Hoboken in reverse. While Mayor Dawn Zimmer accuses the administration of withholding Sandy aid for political reasons in her city, the evidence in Belleville indicates that the governor provided extra aid for a mayor who was willing to dance.
And here, the governor was directly involved.
/// drip, drip = drop
The blatant misuse of taxpayer funds to reward rich political friends while people in need go without is obscene. I hope he gets absolutely nailed.
“Christie says drop dead
As Cuomo steps up, his Jersey counterpart gives airport workers the back of his hand”
Christie says drop dead.- Cuomo steps up, Christie gives workers back of his hand @morningmika @Morning_Joe @JoeNBC nydailynews.com/opinion/christ…— laynie (@laynier) January 31, 2014
How do middle class americans, white or not, and especially dems, vote for such a vile politician, beats me.
If you click that NY DN link, you’ll see his ugly porcine face with totally dead eyes. Zero charisma.
Moooooorning Early Birds!
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