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“But I’d trade all my tomorrows,
For one single yesterday.”
Kris Kristofferson, ‘Me and Bobby McGee”
There’s a lot of power and wisdom in those words. Here’s Janis’s version of the tune.
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How does a store end up selling bootlegged material? Are they buying their “Apple” products out of a truck on the side of the road?
Those wacky House Republicans blowing yet more taxpayer money on idiocy…
“House Republican leaders have signed on to spend up to $3 million to keep defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court, according to a copy of their newly revised legal contract obtained by The Huffington Post.”
Maybe this is their version of “job creation”…creating employment for attorneys.
Former Atheist tries to debunk Catholic myth and gets surprised…
Speaking of wacky…Virginia’s state legislators are aware that the oceans are rising, but are choosing to ignore the problem.
Executive Order = Ignore Congress because I am altering the landscape of this government, and implementing my own ways. Sounds like all those crazy RIGHT WING predictions of Socialism and Authoritative leadership are starting to come true.
Who needs Congress?
Remember, these are the people who claim they are all for science and ridicule the “imaginary being in the sky”. Yet they buy into the nonsense that Virginians or anybody else could do a bloody thing about it, IF the sea levels were truly rising.
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that “the buck stops here.” Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
Obama backed up his soaring rhetoric by voting NO to raising the debt ceiling in 2006. Words and actions were in-sync in this case. Pathetic hypocracy!
Perhaps we should RIP the band-aid off now instead of going through the slow, painful process. We will wind up in the exact same place….just a matter of when. I believe it will be much easier to re-build from this point than 8 to 10 years down the road.
The other day Dan had a thread about Gov. McDonnell’s to do away with the gasoline tax. Below is a link that explains what this country is facing if we don’t start investing more in our transportation system. Talk about economic impact.
Perhaps someone else has already posted a link to this story. If so, I’m sorry. However, it appears to me the NRA has gone completely around the bend with this one.
Suzie, the report states, “Sea level rise in Virginia is a documented fact. Water levels in Hampton Roads have risen more than one foot over the past 80 years. The causes of this rise are well understood and current analyses suggest the rate of rise is increasing.”
Basically the report recommends that Virginians prepare ahead of time and plan ahead instead of waiting until the coast is underwater to start raising roads, bridges, seawalls, that sort of thing.
P.S., I believe wholeheartedly in that being in the sky; I’ve been in rigorous ministry training classes for several years now. I think He’s wondering exactly what sign we’re waiting for to before we take climate change seriously (along with those quotes from His Son about ‘the least of these’, loving our enemies, and loving our neighbors!).
This has been around for a while, but it is still compelling testimony on the 2nd amendment:
Johnny Cash also recorded a few versions of Me and Bobby McGee. They’re pretty neat.
RIP, Aaron Swartz. http://www.salon.com/2013/01/14/anonymous_hacks_mit_for_aaron_swartz/
Another Chuck, re: 2:51
Are you suggesting that obama actually meant what he said; whenever he said it or wherever he said it? lol
I agree, let’s get this economic mess over with before our children have to pay even more; if we don’t, we will be remembered as the most selfish generation in this history of our country.
We danced, therefore, we need to pay the piper, not pass the bill off to our kids.
Ah yes, those 20 children and 6 adults weren’t really killed were they?? How sad is this?
The lunatics abound, Ron. They are coming out of the woodwork in droves.
Those people are anything but “truthers”. The internet is a wonderful thing, but also a terrible thing. It gives all the loonies a chance to connect and further spread their idiocy.
“A lifetime membership, which usually goes for $1,000, now costs $300. The group throws in a monthly magazine (the reading variety, not ammunition), a decal for your car, as well as promises of membership discounts on hotels and car rentals. The person who answered the phone thought that a free knife may have come with the offer but, upon checking, she discovered it did not.
A 70 percent discount is a tough deal to pass up. But the hotline was also offering discounts on a yearlong membership. The usual price was $35. It had been knocked down to $20.”
So the NRA is running a Groupon! I wonder if the KKK is offering similar deals.
Conspiracy theorists abound everywhere. I’m a little surprised that no one has alleged that the whole thing was done by the government to facilitate new gun control legislation. It’s the same wacky reasoning that was used to accuse the government of being behind 9/11 as an excuse to start a war.
“Here”, I suppose, is yet another wrongly prosecuted soul who will now have to be a part of the evil sex offender registry, right?
What should be done about the Sandy Hook shootings? Absolutely nothing. Nuts will still mass murder. They’ve been doing it for centuries, guns or no.
I am sick of the knee-jerk response to every attack and tragedy be loss of liberty.
It’s incredible when you think of all the freedom you had in the 70s but not today. Back then, you could enter any hotel or college dorm through any door. Today all the side and back doors are locked. Sometimes even the front.
Air travel has become highly inconvenient for the average traveler.
Walkers and runners aren’t allowed to use many tracks during school hours.
You can’t throw away fluorescent light bulbs now. You have to transport them to the transfer station, but only on every 3rd Saturday afternoon.
Freon now can’t be released into the air (doubling the cost of AC-related costs)
You have to buy specially-coated expensive screws for treated lumber now because deer somewhere munched on a treated board and got sick, so the treatment chemicals had to be changed).
This list doesn’t even scratch the surface.
For gdad, Wayne, and anyone else who remembers local sports in the era of the Charlie Coffey Hokies, or the Gainer Patriots/Joyce Wolverines rivalry (pass it to the sports staff if you wish, Dan):
Former Va. Tech and Andrew Lewis H.S. quarterback Eddie Joyce Jr. died last night in North Carolina.
After a high school career in which he was named all state, set several VHSL passing records and quarterbacked his team to the state championship game in the “Remember the Titans” game in 1972, he signed with Va. Tech. There he was pressed in to the starting role midway through his freshman season by coach Charlie Coffey, making his debut against one of the strongest Alabama team of Bear Bryant’s tenure. With the replacement of Coffey by Jimmy Sharpe, Joyce chose to leave the program, and he subsequently played for several minor league professional teams over the next decade. He also began a career in coaching, at high schools in North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia, and for several semi-professional teams.
His father, Coach Eddie Joyce Sr., who led teams to the VHSL state championship game five times in twelve years, died in 2012.
Eddie Joyce Jr. is survived by two sons, a brother and two sisters.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
It’s just a hideous shame the Sandi bill had to be loaded down with pork. Again, a large majority of Democrats were behind it, and lied about Republicans not wanting to help the victims. They wanted to help, of course. They just opposed the pork. And Democrats even opposed a GOP proposal to offset the spending in other areas.
The Democrat Party is 100% irresponsible. Spending without restraint when we can’t afford it. As President Romney said, it’s completely immoral.
Thanks, Warren. I do remember him and I saw the Remember the Titans game (T.C. Williams). Wonder what the COD was.
As usual, suzie fails to mention that some of the pork benefits Repubs or Repub states OR that a number of the amendments tacked on by right wingers really have nothing to do with stripping the pork.
Hate to hear about Eddie Jr. And so soon after his Dad’s passing. I too was at the “Remember the Titans” game. I remember commenting that never before or since had I seen that many players on one high school team. I also covered some games in which Eddie played as a part time sports writer
for the RT back in those days. He was a talent and I always thought that talent never got fully realized.
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