Night owl chat – The Pogues!

I have a very very very soft spot for all things Celtic. Probably because I’m convinced I’m James Joyce’s reincarnation. So, for tonight, a little bit of that awesome band, The Pogues.


If I Should Fall From Grace With God


With Kirsty MacColl, Fairytale of New York


Streams of Whiskey


Dirty Old Town




Bottle of Smoke


Jig on, Night Owls!


117 Responses to “Night owl chat – The Pogues!”

  1. 10 amk for obama
    June 24, 2014 at 10:22 pm


  2. 43 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Goooooold for Doc Bobfr ๐Ÿ˜‰

    A โญ most definitively ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 45 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Can’t keep my eyes open. I am waiting for the MS result. Any definite answer yet?

  4. 50 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 10:31 pm


    West may hit Russia with sector sanctions this week, but Putin overtures could slow penalties

    WASHINGTON (AP) โ€” The United States and its European allies are finalizing a package of sanctions on Russia’s key economic sectors that could be levied as early as this week, though the penalties might be delayed because of positive signals from Russian President Vladimir Putin, administration officials and others close to the decision-making said Tuesday.

    Penalizing large swaths of the Russian economy, including its lucrative energy industry, would ratchet up the West’s punishments against Moscow over its threatening moves in Ukraine. The U.S. and Europe have already sanctioned Russian individuals and entities, including some with close ties to Putin, but have so far stayed away from the broader penalties, in part because of concern from European countries that have close economic ties with Russia.

  5. 54 hopefruit2
    June 24, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Here’s the latest on MS-Sen

    With 93% in

    Cochran 159,885 50.8%
    McDaniel 155,072 49.2

  6. 55 hopefruit2
    June 24, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    And then there’s this:

    Even though McDaniel wins – there’s NO WAY in hell, he’s winning by 6 pts….

  7. 58 hopefruit2
    June 24, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Okay, another update from Old Orange:

    // 7:35 PM PT (David Jarman): MS-Sen: Kaboom! The rest of those Jones County votes landed with a thud. The good news for Chris McDaniel is that they boosted him a lot; it’s now a 50-50 race with Cochran leading by only a little more than a thousand votes. The bad news for McDaniel is that was his last major pocket of strength, and it’s not clear where he makes up the rest. //

    So basically, it looks like lose or draw for McDaniel, unless by a fluke, he over-performs in the remaining precincts….

    • 59 Jovie
      June 24, 2014 at 10:44 pm

      I still don’t think much difference, if any with T Bagger winning or Cochran.
      For crying out loud, you can only vote once against what the president wants.

      Both will vote No!!!

      Hello TOD are you in there?

  8. June 24, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Wait who did Chuckles say would win by 6?

  9. 61 hopefruit2
    June 24, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    ROTFLMAO!! Well, he’s probably thinking as much on this particular night…

    • 62 Jovie
      June 24, 2014 at 10:45 pm

      Alright Thad Cochran is going to win. Yes. That’s my boy.

      • 63 hopefruit2
        June 24, 2014 at 10:54 pm

        Jovie you chose to see the glass as half empty – I chose to see it as half full. And I’m perfectly fine with my decision. Thanks, and wishing you and puppy a very pleasant evening.

        • 64 Jovie
          June 24, 2014 at 11:16 pm

          Still two no votes in the senate any you cut it.

          • 65 hopefruit2
            June 24, 2014 at 11:25 pm

            I NEVER expected a Senate Dem vote from MS – one of the deepest red states in the entire country. That’s like expecting a Teabagger to win the state of NY for Senate. Let’s be real here.

            And if McDaniels had won tonight – he would probably win the general in NOV- which would be worse for the AAs in that state. Voter suppression would be the least of their problems with that guy as Senator.

            What this election DID show however, is that polls do NOT determine election outcomes, voters do. And that minority and DEM voters can mobilize to successful electoral outcome in most situations – if they use it wisely. Cochran will likely still win at the end of the day due to name recognition and incumbency, but as I said, this is MS, not NY.

    • June 24, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      Now if all those voters and more came out in Nov…and vote for the DEM…HA!…they would win

  10. June 24, 2014 at 10:49 pm

  11. 73 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 10:51 pm


    Who you gonna believe, your eyes or Suarez, the ……….?

    Yeah, it looked like that. And sure, Suarez has a history of biting. But Suarez swears you didnโ€™t see what happened correctly. Hereโ€™s what he said after the incident occurred.

    โ€œThese are things that happen on the pitch, we were both in the area, he thrust his shoulder into me,โ€ Suarez said in Spanish. โ€œThese things happen on the pitch, and we donโ€™t have to give them so much (importance).โ€

  12. 74 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 10:52 pm

  13. 77 Nerdy Wonka
    June 24, 2014 at 10:57 pm

  14. 79 Nerdy Wonka
    June 24, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Is there a Democratic candidate to challenge either Cochran or McDaniels in MS?

  15. June 24, 2014 at 10:59 pm

  16. June 24, 2014 at 11:01 pm

  17. 86 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 11:05 pm

  18. 87 globalcitizenlinda
    June 24, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Hey TOD, Rahm Emmanuel is quoted to have said : โ€œnever let a crisis go to wasteโ€;

    I believe that we should apply this to the Mississippi Senate race and โ€œnever let an Obama-coalition relevant election go to wasteโ€;

    I believe that we should use the tight result of the MS election to strengthen the spine of some weak Dems and offer advice to them to stop their anti-PBO rhetoric.

    We should use the talk about the participation of the black voters to make a point to the Democrats who may be running in Red States and/or believing the beltway/media echo chamber that it is a great strategy to run away from or directly insult PBO in order to win in the south.

    I used black voter participation in my message but it should be expanded to include the โ€œObama Coalitionโ€;

    There are so many people here who can phrase this better than my feeble attempt โ€“ so please help out and โ€œstrike while the (political) iron is still hotโ€;

  19. June 24, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Good Night TOD…..

    WE are the Change we Seek!!!

  20. 89 Nerdy Wonka
    June 24, 2014 at 11:07 pm

  21. 91 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    • June 24, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      Am sure ALL of you know why I included the Clintons in that tweet ๐Ÿ™‚

      If they want ANY credibility, then their performance in the Childers v Cochran US Senate race is a perfect metric.

  22. 95 amk for obama
    June 24, 2014 at 11:09 pm

  23. 96 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    I most certainly appreciate this tweet, especially.

  24. June 24, 2014 at 11:10 pm

  25. 98 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Thanks TOD.

    I am bidding YOU all, sweet dreams and G’Nite ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. 100 Anna
    June 24, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Does Travis Childers have any kind of chance? Don’t like Cochran but glad to see Tea Bagger go down, love that the Repugs are having to spend lots of money infighting.

  27. June 24, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Walk the walk …..


  28. June 24, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    What is it with people voting for these elderly guys who’ve been in Congress forever with no particularly remarkable achievements?

  29. 105 Jovie
    June 24, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Charlie is the oldest man in the World. ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. 106 globalcitizenlinda
    June 24, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Oh, over the next days, expect a lot of racist garbage to be uttered by very angry right-wingers aka gop

  31. 107 Jovie
    June 24, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Will somebody please tell me the difference between establishment republicans and T baggers?
    Because both will always vote no on anything the president offers, both will never work with democrats on anything, and both will never vote to find any highway programs.
    So, the difference is what exactly?
    Harsh language that a t Bagger uses? Really?
    This just in.
    The GOP has some democrats fooled.
    Isn’t any difference at all between establishment republicans and T baggers. Both are Far right.

    • 108 amk for obama
      June 24, 2014 at 11:37 pm

      you want another ted cruz?

      • 109 Jovie
        June 24, 2014 at 11:43 pm

        As opposed to who? McConell who has obstructed everything?
        McCain who wants nothing but war?
        The establishment republicans have morphed into either the tea party or are still Neo cons.

        • 110 amk for obama
          June 24, 2014 at 11:45 pm

          ummm, govt shutdown? downgrading of US credit rating? – that’s the diff between mcturtle and ted crazy types.

          • 111 Jovie
            June 24, 2014 at 11:49 pm

            So the establishment was not in favor of government shutdowns? And yet they’ve done it several times in the past including just recently.

            • 112 amk for obama
              June 24, 2014 at 11:51 pm

              it was ted cruz instigating house nutters on those issues. If you can’t see the diff between burn-it-to-the ground teahadists and let’s make Obama one term prezinent, can’t help you there.

  32. 116 Jovie
    June 24, 2014 at 11:41 pm

  33. 117 Jovie
    June 24, 2014 at 11:47 pm

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