Some Neil Young to take you into the night.
Heart of Gold
Needle and the Damage Done
Hey Hey, My My
Rock on, night owls!
Love Neil Young. Thank you, LL!!
Dear #PBO, During 'PrimeTime' please address America & repeat youtube.com/watch?feature=… #WeLeaveNoOneBehind TY cc @VP @vj44 @FLOTUS @PressSec— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 06, 2014
Way to go Bob! :)
Thanks Carol. Thought you and VC and others would have already come through the door. Should have waited a bit longer before entering!!
No, go for it! That’s what makes being first fun, the competition! :) Thanks for all your tweets I like to retweet.
They are so beautiful together … easy to think of them dancing together in Neil’s ‘Harvest Moon’ video, LL :)
Request for tomorrow night. WWII era music, please. :) :) :)
Ooooohhh, some big band?
Yes, maybe Glen Miller? You know best. I tweeted a few last night. . .
Bob, you deserve a gold medal. A medal for Bob!!! :star:
Thank you NCLB :)
What is it with democrats (Howard Dean) that they have to give kudos to right wing stupid ideas – small govt, reduce taxes
Small govt = no services, bridges falling down, vets dying through lack of care
reduce taxes – means those who can least afford it pay the cost of millionaires 12 homes.
Bc young college kids, which he says he caters to, are concerned about nations debt.
young college kids are worried about their personal debt – and reducing taxes would increase that.
Time some folks learned some basic economics and what people actually care about.
Should have added – really pleased to see you back at TOD Jovie – I appreciate your political info and posts
Another fine Spandan essay “Republicans Accidentally Debunk Their Own Talking Point on Obamacare ‘Discrepancy'”
“Given all that, it is an amazing feat that only 2.5% of the data submitted to the exchanges had discrepancies at the end of April – even if you want to trust the Republican numbers.
But I suppose we owe Republicans a note of thanks for letting their cat out of the bag a little too early in order manufacture the next ‘scandal’. Without their help, we’d be less able to put the story in context and show that the only real ‘news’ here is that the media and the GOP are still obsessed with dragging down the Affordable Care Act even after its incredible success.”
#TrustBarack …. to NEVER BE STUPID ….
My Dad 2/4 @almurray @RoyalMarinesMus @PoppyLegion #DDay #DDay70 #NeverForget http://t.co/P8dCgFjJM2— Jackyfs (@jackyfs) June 06, 2014
Lt Col Otway & 750 men were airborne 70 years ago, on the way to take Merville. Only 65 made it through #DDay70 http://t.co/4jBjkAilYn— Matthew Ward (@HistoryNeedsYou) June 05, 2014
Exactly 70 years ago, hope took wings over The Channel as airborne forces took off for #DDay70 http://t.co/EVaNm8GM7o— Matthew Ward (@HistoryNeedsYou) June 05, 2014
22K Union Jack flags were laid today on Gold beach in Normandy in memory of #DDay veterans. #DDay70 http://t.co/kpDLfjGcT5 @LeftDial— DuneMyThing (@Kris_SacreBleu) June 06, 2014
Those are all amazing D-Day images, Bob. Thanks so much for posting.
WOW 22k. Anyone knw what time this event start tomorrow?
Sorry, COS, haven’t seen that yet.
Thanks, LL, for soothing my evening.
I’m looking forward to tomorrow, the 70th anniversary of D Day, and I’m glad it’s President Obama, whose grandfather fought in Europe, who is the U.S. President to honor this day. My father was in the Army Air Corps as a chaplain, so WWII has always been a big part of my life. Shortly before she died in 1984, my mother who had just read The Winds of War, said, almost nostalgically….”Those were our years.”
In 2005 I led a trip for our department at the college where I teach to England and France, including students and faculty. Part of our trip was a day in Normandy…..Pointe’du hoc, Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, the magnificent coast……a day I’ll never forget. It is beautiful now, and haunting. I’ll be looking forward to hearing our president honor these fighters from the Allies. We also visited the Peace Museum in Caen, which is remarkable. It traces the history of war in Europe for the entire 20th century…..very compelling. Their guiding principle is “No more war
You write beautifully Carolyn, warms my heart
Was pleased to learn that the medication is helping you, Layla. Keeping you in my daily thoughts.
TY Bob! That means a lot to me!
Thank you so much, Carolyn, for sharing such personal, poignant memories. Your doing so contributes to what makes TOD such a special community.
#1 June 1944….
Very O/T >>>>> If you were a part of this village a year or so ago I posted a ‘closing’ update re a tragic incident at the end of the previous post.
I read it vc, tears….Bless you
I just finished reading the post, VC, and want you to know I had been thinking of this incident and the entire sad experience just the day before yesterday. Doesn’t really seem to have been resolved, beyond a legal settlement. I am sorry.
Not something that can be resolved, really. Later in the article it says that the homeowners never contacted the family after. [They never phoned, never apologized nor offered condolences, attend the funeral, never in any way acknowledge Robert. No 'humanity'.] Of course, I do not know how that would have been received, so in a way I can imagine they didn’t themselves know how to react. I’m not sure I would have know how to either. Sigh!
Very sad, VC. No other words matter …
VC, you and your family have continued to be in my prayers this past year.
TY, Alycee. I do lift you up from time to time too as I read of your own issues.
Thinking of you, VC. That was a very sad incident. I can’t believe a year has passed already.
I can’t either. Just two days ago Char and I were remarking that it was a year ago since we were in CA. I don’t understand why time is rushing so madly by!
70 years later and they are still being persecuted by tyrants …
Crimean Tatars in resettlement areas after being deported in 1944 euromaidanpr.com/2014/06/05/cri… | EMPR #Ukraine #Crimea http://t.co/OXeQcpSSaQ— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) June 06, 2014
Starting early:) Love these!
Oh thanks df!! I could listen to this stuff all night!
I swear I was born too late.
Good stuff! I could sit and watch all the movies from this time. Don’t feel bad … I wasn’t born yet either:)
My dad loved Benny Goodman!
Graduating as high school Valedictorian? Impressive. Doing so while homeless? Staggering.
Clearly Griffin Furlong is not your typical teen. Despite spending much of his high school career hungry and living on couches and depending on the kindness of friends and family, the Jacksonville, Fla., resident managed to graduate with a 4.65 GPA.
He, his older brother, and father have lived in shelters and rental homes. In April, they lost their home, and Griffin ended up staying with his girlfriend’s family before moving to be with his aunt and uncle.
The 18-year-old spoke to NBC News about how the loss of his mother, who died of leukemia when he was 6, inspired him to live a life of purpose.
“Everyone thinks I try to make good grades because I’m smart. Not true. I perform the way that I do in the classroom because I have everything to lose,” Griffin told his classmates at graduation. “I make the grades I do because I was once lost and had nothing.”
I have no words…..
18 years old and homeless, Griffin Furlong graduated from high school as valedictorian today: abcn.ws/1kmlIok http://t.co/ffCY5BerAY— ABC News (@ABC) June 05, 2014
Scars. http://t.co/Xix5D0qQRF— Ability Abounds (@dailyresilience) June 05, 2014
Yes indeed, scars seen and unseen
So true. We all have ‘em.
My personal motto.
Yes. http://t.co/ronbisC2fJ— Creatively Curious (@bamboopreschool) April 06, 2014
Gerson and Wehner criticize the domination of Republican economic policy by “rhetorical zeal and indiscipline in which virtually every reference to government is negative, disparaging, and denigrating. It is justified by an apocalyptic narrative of American life: We are fast approaching a point of no return at which we stand to lose our basic liberties and our national character.”
The two writers develop an argument rare in Republican circles. They cite the liabilities of an economic worldview that doesn’t recognize the need for government “to help those who cannot individually do for themselves, to advance justice in an unjust world, and to lift up the weakest members of society.” They go on to make the case that “many conservatives fail to see the extent to which equal opportunity itself, a central principle of our national self-understanding, is becoming harder to achieve. It is a well-documented fact that, in recent years, economic mobility has stalled for many poorer Americans, resulting in persistent intergenerational inequality.”
Good night all!
“For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. ”
Franklin Roosevelt’s D-Day Prayer
June 6, 1944
My fellow Americans: Last night, when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation. It has come to pass with success thus far.
And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:
Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.
Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.
They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.
They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest-until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men’s souls will be shaken with the violences of war.
For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.
Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.
And for us at home — fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas — whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them–help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.
Many people have urged that I call the Nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.
Give us strength, too — strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces.
And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.
And, O Lord, give us Faith. Give us Faith in Thee; Faith in our sons; Faith in each other; Faith in our united crusade. Let not the keenness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.
With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogancies. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister Nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.
Thy will be done, Almighty God.
Bonne nuit et beaux rêves, Layla! :)
Thank you for this.
RT @NicholsUprising: NYTimes condemns shameless Rs for "the outrageous demonization of Sergeant Bergdahl in the absence of actual facts." h…— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) June 06, 2014
And the NY Times was at the forefront helping those Rs along
so it took them this long because ….????
Jay Carney is on Charlie Rose tonight. He is so brilliant. I’ll try to remember to post a link when the video becomes available.
This is a MUST SEE. Jay is so open, honest, introspective and refreshing.
WOW, GREAT interview!!
Thanks Meta. I can’t wait to watch.
A reality that Trump and his fellow hate-filled birthers will never be able to escape ….
How poignant that President Obama's grandfather, Sgt Dunham, was deployed to France 6 weeks after #DDay70. cc @Lawrence @maddow @PressSec— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 06, 2014
John Nichols @NicholsUprising · 6h
53% of voters less excited about participating in 2014 than past elections. More money in politics = less enthusiasm:
THIS is what we have to fight against!
That’s horrible news!
More propaganda … WE WILL PREVAIL.
Goodnight everyone. http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO
I absolutely never watch Faux News. Unfortunately when I work out others at the fitness center may have it on. So occasionally out of the corner of my eye I look at it. Totally ugly. every single word and image. But what struck me was the statement that Hannity and his guests were nodding at regarding their vilification of Bergdahl. “People say ‘wait for the facts”. But I saw you don’t have to wait for the facts. You can make up your mind now.” Haha.. that is the hellish propaaganda universe of Faux news. Facts don’t matter, just ideology and propaganda. But that is a losing approach to anything and everything.
I have to say from the little I have learned about this poor young man, he is a gentle soul, who doesn’t have the constitution to kill. He should never have been put on the battlefield. And I can see how someone like him would be totally scapegoated in the military culture. It is tragic surely. But we are blessed to have a President who values human beings, for more than just killing, all human beings. This issue has no grey area. The President is so clearly in the right on this. And that will prevail, just as he has on health care. We don’t send our young men and women to the battlefield and then abandon them.
I’m old enough to remember Benny Goodman playing on the radio. And in my college days to remember Phil Ochs and his tragic death. Too bad there isn’t a film of the Goodman piece with Gene Krupa playing the drums. There is a famous film of a performance at Carnegie Hall, which includes this piece.
Disgusting. Three minutes of Lawrence’s show with Joy Reid as host, and heard something about Lindsay Graham’s remarks on impeachment – just so Graham can try to keep his Senate seat, which he isn’t qualified nor dignified enough to have … and I’m outta there. Effers.
As President Obama commemorates #DDay70 he has also HONORED the sacred oath of #NoOneLeftBehind. @VP @AmbassadorRice @vj44 @PressSec @FLOTUS— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 06, 2014
Good night TOD
Goodnight, Bob, and thank you for that poignant tweet. No one left behind!
Mayor Ed Murray: “Once again the epidemic of gun violence has come to Seattle. blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/06/… #GunSense http://t.co/CSpY9aL9CA— KHARY PENEBAKER (@kharyp) June 06, 2014
None at all
Its the longest nail in their coffins yet
Hi ron! :D http://t.co/BQ0ooLwfH5— shortbus yardrep (@YardrepShortbus) June 06, 2014
@Lib_Librarian Oh, that musta cut like a knife from her personal collection. Love it! @HillaryClinton— (@JOBoomr) June 06, 2014
Can’t believe I’m still awake when live D-Day 70th anniversary coverage from France is already happening on the teevee! Guess I’d better call it a night. See y’all tomorrow.
Full length D-Day Documentary.
Thanks to those guys, the world really is more peaceful. Yes, we have wars everywhere, but there hasn’t been a war between major powers in nearly 70 years-and none between the big countries in Europe in what must have seemed an impossibly long time.. And even where there is war, increasingly it seems between smaller and smaller and more and more disorganized factions. Soon war may be limited to internal actors and between just them.
For those who would rather not hear blather-C-Span is covering the 70th Anniversary live.
Msnbc carrying the presidents arrival !
Wow! Cease to amaze me. :)
So is cspan!
Man I am glad I woke up!
This year, June 6, 2014, marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. The site, http://www.army.mil/d-day explains D-Day in a short but descriptive way: “On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which, “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolph Hitler’s crack troops.”
World War 2 and D-Day has always been intriguing to me, so I decided to look around the web and collect some interesting and fascinating details about this historic day. In the list below, next to each fact that I posted, I listed the name of the website in which I found the specific fact. So, without further ado, here we go…
The largest seaborne invasion in history – CNN
The invasion’s secret code name was Operation Overlord. – CNN
Condoms were issued to soldiers – most were used for covering the end of their rifles to keep them dry. – Express.co.uk
I watched the President’s speech on BBC and CNN, along with the other ceremonial. Very moving, especially his reference to his grandfather, saying ” on this occasion I miss him most”.
On this day I remember my father who died ten years ago in my arms. He went to war in 1941 at age 16 as a marine. He served on escort ships carrying supplies to Russia and the UK. He served to man the guns on the USS Tuscaloosa in the invasion of Africa. At age 19 he served in combat operations on Guadalcanal, Pelilu, where his company was nearly wiped out in the Battle of Bloody Nose Ridge and where he was awarded the Silver Star for bravery, and Okinawa where he was a platoon sergeant and was shot by a sniper at age 19. He spent a lifetime recovering from the physical, psychological, and spiritual wounds of the violence of war. He used his pain to help other veterans recover from alcoholism and PTSD. He started the war as just a confused kid and left the war as a horribly injured young man. He learned to become a kind man and a healer of others by the end of his life.
A beautiful comment. Your Dad sounds like he was a very nice gentle person.
Thanks Bill for sharing your story. May your Dad’s beautiful soul continue to rest in peace.
Obama and Hollande look out at the shores #DDay70 #dday http://t.co/s8OoztKb29— Carol Lee (@carol_e_lee) June 06, 2014
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