7:11 am July 25, 2009, by Jay
The blog will return Monday, Aug. 3. Until then …
July 31st, 20096:15 pm
okay, kids … it’s late and I’m tired … have a great weekend!! try not to get into too much trouble …
and, if we all work together, we can have this place cleaned up by the time Jay gets back on Monday … I’ll pick up the beer bottles if someone else starts cleaning up the cigarette butts … and ferceryingoutloud, would someone get the underpants off the satellite dish???
July 31st, 20096:18 pm
ok I cant go wrong here
travelin’ music if you been drinkin’…
train, train: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48K2xf32JBw&feature=related
July 31st, 20096:20 pm
the only video that made my cry
July 31st, 20096:21 pm
Hehe, I haven’t heard that in a really long time. Maybe he’s like the Dan Hill of the early 70’s?
July 31st, 20096:24 pm
You got the ball going right where I wanted…..OHHH take me out to the ballgamemmmmeeee Go Braves. Now I am ready for tonight’s game…..You have placed good omen on the team….We are GOING TO WIN!!,,,,,,….thank U..
July 31st, 20096:26 pm
reminds me of this.
i usually blast this when I’ve had too much of something..
July 31st, 20096:27 pm
Dan Hill haha , could be right Finn
I Report :-) You Whine :-(
July 31st, 20096:36 pm
This one never made me cry, just sayin…
July 31st, 20096:37 pm
Really liked the song. Would like to hear Gregg Allman take a crack at the vocal.
I like that song. That song was written for his Dad who had passed away.
July 31st, 20096:43 pm
nope nothin sad about that I Report You Whine good stuff
July 31st, 20096:44 pm
Cool video of Atlanta in the 70’s (Champagne Jam):
July 31st, 20096:45 pm
‘That song was written for his Dad who had passed away.’ never knew that Hillbilly,sheds a new light on it
July 31st, 20096:48 pm
@@, Oh that is SO funny!
Yeah, vocals are such a personal thing. Dylan, Neil Young and a bunch of other guys! I hated some of that singing in the day and then years later heard it again and thought, “Hey its not that bad!” LOL again!
OK since we went to Linda, here’s someone I saw in the Texas Tea Room (does anyone remember that joint?), long before she was well known. Another sweet (slide guitar playing) songbird:
also, more sweet Edgar Winter…
July 31st, 20096:51 pm
Friday Travelin’ Music would be a lot more enjoyable if they’d fix the refresh gremlins.
July 31st, 20096:52 pm
this chick could throw down:
Have a lil video on me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQSCKWfJlXs&feature=related
July 31st, 20096:53 pm
chickas like this…try his My Funny Valentine:
July 31st, 20096:56 pm
J$ ,cool pic of Atlanta pasts. plaza as a porn theater!
July 31st, 20096:57 pm
AmVet @ 6:48
You hit two home runs in that post. Both great songs. Angel From Montgomery is actually my favorite Bonnie Raitt song.
July 31st, 20097:00 pm
I just got back. Whew! See if this brings back memories folks!
July 31st, 20097:13 pm
Y’ll recond josef left for good???? Just curious…
July 31st, 20097:24 pm
jmoney, that “Strikes” record was as hot as it gets. Included covers of Spirit’s “I Got a Line on You” and this epitome of the genre from Free:
HB, thought you’d like that one of hers. She is, and always was, the real deal.
And since I’ve gone Alabama (the Beautiful) on ya’s:
midori, loved it. Like “Every Morning” truly infectious (in a great way.)
We Don't Need No Steenking Government
Ah yes. The good old days of rockin out to the hip cool sounds. Bookin it.
July 31st, 20097:27 pm
Saw the stones at the superdome in1984
another great Irish band
I hope not Scooter. His choice though….
July 31st, 20097:36 pm
A female rocker with attitude.
July 31st, 20097:40 pm
The best Irish band, hands down-
July 31st, 20097:48 pm
Amvet, thanks for reminding me of Free because this one always rocks:
@@, yes, and don’t forget Ms. Jett:
July 31st, 20097:54 pm
OMG! I was so hot for Pat Benatar back in the day
July 31st, 20098:03 pm
That BT&MGs was hands down the grooviest, goofiest 3:22 ever! Wow! Just sayin’…
The only thing I can even think of that comes close:
Andy; I agree…
July 31st, 20098:20 pm
I leave you all with one of my favorite U2 songs
July 31st, 20098:21 pm
The ultimate party band-
Whiner @ 7:40, awesome!
July 31st, 20098:22 pm
“sheesh, B-dog – if you believe what the brain trust at Liberty University is selling, then I’ve got some priiiiiiiiime ocean-front real estate to sell you …may I suggest you start reading something other than the 2009 equivalent of Harry and Louise”
Sure, USinUK. How about directly from the bill via the link that Night Train provided:
First, the provision which penalizes me 2.5% of my income:
PART VIII–HEALTH CARE RELATED TAXES
`subpart a. tax on individuals without acceptable health care coverage.
`Subpart A–Tax on Individuals Without Acceptable Health Care Coverage
`Sec. 59B. Tax on individuals without acceptable health care coverage.
`SEC. 59B. TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.
`(a) Tax Imposed- In the case of any individual who does not meet the requirements of subsection (d) at any time during the taxable year, there is hereby imposed a tax equal to 2.5 percent of the excess of–
`(1) the taxpayer’s modified adjusted gross income for the taxable year, over
`(2) the amount of gross income specified in section 6012(a)(1) with respect to the taxpayer.
And as for the direct access to your checking account:
SEC. 1173A. STANDARDIZE ELECTRONIC ADMINISTRATIVE TRANSACTIONS.
`(a) Standards for Financial and Administrative Transactions-
`(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall adopt and regularly update standards consistent with the goals described in paragraph (2).
`(2) GOALS FOR FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE TRANSACTIONS- The goals for standards under paragraph (1) are that such standards shall–
`(A) be unique with no conflicting or redundant standards;
`(B) be authoritative, permitting no additions or constraints for electronic transactions, including companion guides;
`(C) be comprehensive, efficient and robust, requiring minimal augmentation by paper transactions or clarification by further communications;
`(D) enable the real-time (or near real-time) determination of an individual’s financial responsibility at the point of service and, to the extent possible, prior to service, including whether the individual is eligible for a specific service with a specific physician at a specific facility, which may include utilization of a machine-readable health plan beneficiary identification card;
July 31st, 20098:27 pm
FrankLee, I’m with you on Pat. Whew!
July 31st, 20098:30 pm
I hear some great music flying around the blog tonight, from both sides of the aisle. I wish I could join in, but these outrageous conditions contained in the ObamaCare bill have me on edge. I guess I will just have to trust that my fellow Americans haven’t all lost their minds and will petition their Congressmen to defeat it.
At least it was a good day in the stock market, made 6% return in 2 hours on Citi.
July 31st, 20098:32 pm
Here’s the link to the actual bill again via NightTrain. Please read it, even if your Congressman won’t.
July 31st, 20098:35 pm
Here’s one for you hero’s!!!!
July 31st, 20098:39 pm
I agree that you should read the bill and pressure Congress, but beware if you see concessions that seem to reasonably moderate the bill with several days left for a vote once those crooks reconvene. A 4 AM amendment the day of the vote can completely obliterate those moderations. In other words don’t trust them.
July 31st, 20098:44 pm
Franken, who was seated talking to someone else, did not stand when T Boone Pickens said hello. Instead, Franken began to berate him about the billionaire’s financing of the Swift Boat ads in 2004.
July 31st, 20098:49 pm
Whiner,it don’t git better than that!
Pelosi, of course, has accepted campaign contributions from said villains this year and in the past, as have most of her Democratic colleagues. Pelosi’s campaign committee, for example, took $2,500 from AFLAC’s political action committee on April 13. But she’s not giving the money back just because she thinks the sources are immoral and villainous.
July 31st, 20098:50 pm
July 31st, 20098:51 pm
If we’re going to laud U2, then how about this under appreciated gem.
“In other words don’t trust them.”
Don’t worry about that, RW!
To be honest, most of the political squabbles between liberals and conservatives don’t add up to a hill of beans. But this bill is different. The stakes here are enormous, so I’m hoping people take the time to research it more and voice their displeasure.
July 31st, 20098:56 pm
Forgot the link
July 31st, 20099:05 pm
David, back at ya!
July 31st, 20099:08 pm
Dang Kamchak, are you out drinking me!
July 31st, 20099:11 pm
Normal couldn’t keep up with me! I think????
July 31st, 20099:18 pm
Nothing wrong with an oldie-
July 31st, 20099:24 pm
Gotta run for a while, but wanted to leave a special number for USinUK called Transcendance:
Take care, everyone.
July 31st, 20099:34 pm
Gotta love some Santana old and new (with Everlast):
Put Your Lights On: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5a0OAtzrXE
July 31st, 20099:39 pm
My luck with youtube tends to 50/50 success/failure. The link shoulda been “Numb.” I actually watched it before I linked it, then it became unavailable. I dunno—”I am only an egg.”
July 31st, 20099:43 pm
Right back at ya’ with some classics, j$.
July 31st, 20099:51 pm
I LUV that song!
and then there’s Simply the best.
July 31st, 200910:17 pm
This should be Carlos Santana and Gato Barbieri in “Latin Lady.”
July 31st, 200910:37 pm
Birthers have taken it to a new level and now calling him the antichrist. This one goes out to these insane Americans:
Insane in da brain.
July 31st, 200910:38 pm
Confusion will be my Epitaph:
July 31st, 200910:51 pm
July 31st, 2009
There are at least 3 bills being worked up in 3 different committees, and that’s just in the House. Why get worked up over something that probably isn’t going to pass or be in the bill?
July 31st, 200910:52 pm
This will be Jay coming home to check his blog:
July 31st, 200910:54 pm
July 31st, 2009
We’ll have the entire month of August to do it in person. How many will make the effort?
July 31st, 200911:11 pm
For our lady friends:
And our gentlemen friends:
(RIP JFK. And Marilyn.)
July 31st, 200911:33 pm
“Why get worked up over something that probably isn’t going to pass or be in the bill?”
I hope you’re right, Tn. I hate being on edge like this.
Sorting through the song selections tonight has been fun. My favorites were Foggy Mountain Breakdown and Highwayman, I think both courtesy of Scooter. AmVet had some great selections along with j$. Nod to USinUK for the “Willin’” selection, although I think the LF version is still tops, of course. Another great cover is done by a band called Seatrain.
July 31st, 200911:36 pm
Here’s a little Seatrain/Marblehead Messenger for the 70s leftovers:
August 1st, 20092:05 am
morning, B-dog –
I love me some Little Feat … but for some reason, I prefer Linda’s version of Willin …
as far as penalties for not having insurance, if they’re going to mandate insurance for everyone (note: they’re not mandating gov’t insurance, they’re mandating AN insurance policy), then they have to have penalties if you don’t. that’d be like saying that your taxes are due on 15 April, but not mandating penalties if you’re late.
lastly … dude. relax. it’s the weekend. there are LOADS of things in life to be uptight about that are far more imminent and damaging (hell, ask Bosch)… this bill ain’t one of them.
meanwhile … have a great weekend! I hope you guys get some sunshine … I think we’re going to be a bit dampish today, but tomorrow is meant to be GORGE!
ya’ll have a good one!! see ya Monday
August 1st, 20096:45 am
al-Gitmo: You’ve got a US Senator in the Vaunted Halls of Congress mumbling to himself and stewing over a long ago moonbat conspiracy and I beat you to the punch with Cypress Hill, copycat.
Why no pictures of the clunkers being turned in? Are you libs afraid to show how much money some of these dimwits are losing because they didn’t just go for the straight trade in value?
August 1st, 20096:48 am
Franken began to berate him about the billionaire’s financing of the Swift Boat ads in 2004.
(standing and cheering. Go tear that lying rat a new one, Al!)
August 1st, 20097:21 am
I Report You Whine
August 1st, 2009
Have you checked used car prices lately? They’re only worth anything to the current owners. The dealers never have given you much for your trade-in; nothing if you aren’t careful signing the sales contract.
August 1st, 20097:33 am
Look at the liberals trying to spin-
Aware of voter outrage about the bonuses, Republicans were reluctant in Friday’s debate to push back, even though they voted overwhelmingly against the bill.
No, goonies, you democrats are the only ones trampling all over capitalism.
August 1st, 20097:39 am
How much is a Hummer bringing on trade in these days, IR/YW.
August 1st, 20097:41 am
I see that the Republicans in Congress are perfectly happy with giving our tax dollars to big business so they can give themselves multi-million dollar bonuses.
August 1st, 20097:44 am
And just think, it all started with government subsidized automobiles, er, call it “Clunkers’ for Cash-”
HAVANA — It’s hard to find a spare tire in Cuba these days, or a cup of yoghurt.
Air conditioners are shut off in the dead heat. Factories close at peak hours, and workers go without their government-subsidized lunches.
The latest cuts are small compared with strict measures imposed during the so-called special period, when Cubans nearly starved after subsidies dried up with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Nor are they as severe as the blackouts of 2004, when technical problems at power plants left much of the island in the dark for hours at a time. Fans and water pumps were idled. Milk and food spoiled, while electrical surges damaged refrigerators, televisions and other costly appliances.
Still, every bit of belt-tightening stings in a country where almost everyone works for the state and average wages are less than $20 per month.-Urinal
Aahhh, yes, what an idilic scene the AJC spins up for us, lovely little Cuban communism, in a hitch.
But hey, at least they got “free” health care!
August 1st, 20097:50 am
Try unpacking all of the hypocrisy in this little jewel, if you can-
WASHINGTON — A former U.S. attorney for Nevada who was forced to resign during the Bush administration could soon be getting his old job back. Bogden was one of nine federal prosecutors told to resign by senior Justice Department officials during the Bush administration. The move led to resignations at the department and investigations into whether politics prompted the dismissals.-Urinal
August 1st, 20098:02 am
Um, if you are able to comprehend my comments, you show me a picture of the clunkers, I’ll show you that they are worth more than $4500.
Seems simple, don’t it?
August 1st, 20098:17 am
August 1st, 2009
In a lot of cases if you had an old trade-in the dealer made it look like he was giving you a good deal, but a good negotiator could have gotten a better deal and kept the trade-in.
You really must think consumers in this country are stupid, and granted many are. But most know the value of their old cars and very few of them are worth more than $1,000.
August 1st, 20098:33 am
Castro had more sense than to shake hands with the devil’s emissary, Rumsfeld. Cuba is also still intact despite Reagan and the Bush’s efforts to end his rule. Further, many of their citizens are living better lives than some folks right here in the USofA.
August 1st, 20098:36 am
Kelly Blue Book is a trustworthy source for used vehicle values. I have used it on several occasions.
August 1st, 20098:55 am
TN- I was referring to the same people that voted for Obozo as the ones not getting a good deal, comprende?
They don’t seem to have alot of sense.
August 1st, 20099:01 am
Those poor kids that just saved up about a grand for their first used car found out they don’t exist anymore. The few that did get them can’t get parts. Good thing there aren’t any jobs.
Worse than that is when this bunch takes over health care they’ll probably start offering you $4,500.00 to turn in Grandma and Grandpa. For the good of the children of course.
August 1st, 20099:15 am
Pull out the nano-violins. The conservative Republicans are giving us a song and dance sob story about how they care so much about the little person. Got health care. You’ll need it after reading their lines and going into shock — wondering how you got transported to the twilight zone. Don’t worry though. It’s just more of their faux compassion.
August 1st, 20099:23 am
August 1st, 2009
Sorry, I missed your intent. We are a reather “stupid” lot.
Run down to your nearest car dealer if you want to observe the clunkers first hand. Most of them are probably barely running and banged up.
August 1st, 20099:25 am
August 1st, 2009
There are plenty of used cars for under a thousand dollars out there, and no shortage of parts. It would be great if they couldn’t find one, tho. Driving is expensive and dangerous, and if they’re working it’s for a car. Not worth it.
August 1st, 20099:30 am
Those poor kids that just saved up about a grand for their first used car found out they don’t exist anymore.
Not every used car will be used in this program and there are plenty of junkyards with parts waiting to be pulled off cars that can’t be used in this program. Many “clunkers” will be used, which will drive up demand for those that aren’t—maybe the smart move would be to hang onto that used car and price it based on supply and demand.
August 1st, 20099:43 am
Once Obama gets all the smokin’ clunkers off the road, we’ll have to go back to spraying our kids with DDT to control the mosquitos. That should make someone here happy, at least until we start getting a bunch of those two-headed conservative Republicans popping out. Then, again, maybe that is nature’s way to help out the GOP base. Two heads is better than one.
August 1st, 20099:49 am
I saw where ole Al Franken was a Picken and a Grinnin yesterday. Hee Haw. It sure is nice to have a Senator willing to stand up to a billionaire instead of kneeling, or worse. Take Saxby, for example. You would think that being owned by the sugar interests would at least make him a little sweeter. He is a candy though.
August 1st, 20099:55 am
The same idiots that gave us w and his destruction went from sore losers, to wanting the President to fail in a time of war, to birthers and now antichristers.
What’s next with these kooks?
August 1st, 20099:56 am
…at least until we start getting a bunch of those two-headed conservative Republicans popping out.
What would you name them? Fair and Balanced—of course!
August 1st, 200910:13 am
The White House announced that all cash for clunker deals made this weekend will be funded. Why aren’t you libs whining about this unconstitutional power grab by the President?
August 1st, 200910:16 am
Car Allowance Rebate System:
“How to use ‘cash for clunkers’”
“The government’s “cash for clunkers” program, officially called the Car Allowance Rebate System, or CARS for short, is in full swing, but only some consumers will be able to participate thanks to the eligibility requirements for potential buyers, their current vehicles and the vehicles they plan to buy or lease.”
August 1st, 200910:25 am
“The CAR Allowance Rebate System (CARS) is still operating.”
“Consumers can still take advantage of the government program and receive a $3,500 or $4,500 discount for their trade-in vehicle when purchasing or leasing a new vehicle.”
August 1st, 200911:02 am
Yeah, I know, it is a pretty kooky notion isn’t?
How could anyone believe that Obozo is smart enough to be the antiChrist?
Give Satan a little more credit than that, geez.
August 1st, 200911:05 am
Now if you want to discuss the fact that Obozo is a full blown Islamic Jihadist then bring it on.
August 1st, 200911:06 am
Well, not quite full “blown.”
August 1st, 200911:11 am
The president needs to get something passed. Anything. The details don’t matter. Once it’s in place, health-care “reform” can be re-reformed endlessly. Indeed, you’ll be surprised how little else we talk about. So, for example, public funding for abortions can be discarded now, and written in — as it surely will be by some judge — down the road. What matters is to ram it through, get it done, pass it now — in whatever form.-Mark Steyn
It’s his little United States Suicide Vest.
Oh, how he would like you to put it on.
August 1st, 200911:19 am
Here’s why he needs to ram it through quickly.
As the saying goes, if he’s lost Minnesota…
August 1st, 200911:33 am
That would be “…YouTube contributor ‘ppsimmons’ a self described Christian with a theological education and many years in the ministry, who spoke to WND under the condition of anonymity out of concern for members of his local church.”
August 1st, 200911:36 am
Is it possible to italicize text within a link?
August 1st, 200911:42 am
They have the tags filter set up even stranger than the moderation filter here. It even ignores the italics tag when you bold something in mid sentence I believe
I guess we’ll know when I hit submit.
August 1st, 200911:46 am
I guess that didn’t really answer your question.
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