4:36 pm February 14, 2013, by Jay
… but really, to one person in particular.
– Jay Bookman
February 14th, 20138:12 pm
as a kid in the early 60’s i remember my mother playing Sinatra records on a RCA stereo. that big box thing /part furniture /part stereo. It was a magic time. less harsh discipline rendered after Mom began listening to Sinatra. this was important to an 8 year old!
stands for decibels
February 14th, 20138:13 pm
As you say, we breeders are messy.
funny you should mention–the Breeders are touring again. They’ll be in Atlanta at the Variety Playhouse on 5/15, turns out.
February 14th, 20138:15 pm
The answer is “quotas”.
Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes
February 14th, 20138:18 pm
She released New Beginnings at a time that was appropriate in my life, and not in a good way as I wasn’t particularly in the market to begin again. As it turned out – Whew! I dodged a bullet. But it was a lesson that was a long time learning.
February 14th, 20138:45 pm
She always, it seems, to come in right under the radar…when I ran across this one, well…what can you say?
February 14th, 20138:50 pm
Tracy Chapman always struck me as a bitter racist. but she had some really awesome tunes. I liked this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfqEisOIMJc
February 14th, 20138:52 pm
And of course this is my favorite. If someone else played it, sorry.
February 14th, 20138:57 pm
OK, enough of being maudlin, time for really cheesy
Hell this one may be the best Valentines Day song ever written……..
February 14th, 20139:00 pm
Naw Kam: There is never enough maudlin when it comes to wenches ripping the heart out of your chest, stomping it into mush, crapping on the mush, and then urinating it down the drain.
February 14th, 20139:01 pm
okay, a Valentine call from the other room…have a good night
February 14th, 20139:07 pm
One last good Valentines song. A great love story, Romeo and Juliet right?
Come up on different streets they both were streets of shame
Both dirty both mean yes and the dream was just the same
And I dreamed your dream for you and now your dream is real
How can you look at me as if I was just another one of your deals?
When you can fall for chains of silver you can fall for chains of gold
You can fall for pretty strangers and the promises they hold
You promised me everything you promised me thick and thin yeah
Now you just say oh Romeo yeah you know I used to have a scene with him
godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need
February 14th, 20139:09 pm
Frank Sinatra. What a guy.
February 14th, 20139:10 pm
Jamvet, thanks for the Rundgren. Brings much back.
Hey Libs, how is your paychecks looking now
February 14th, 20139:12 pm
Tom Harkin said that we “don’t have a spending problem but a misappropriation of funding!
Can you say WHAT is he smoking? He is so disconnected with REALITY!
February 14th, 20139:14 pm
Ah what the hell. One last killer love song for Valentines Day. Enjoy………
Love is all we need – you said
As you hold me in the confidence of your bed
Tomorrow’s not important – you said
Tomorrow’s turned into today instead
And I wake each morning feeling so ashamed
Having fallen to emotions that we both named
How shallow now all that rubbish seems
Hearts once full are bleeding dreams
Dreams that were reality
Have now brought out the worst in me
Love is just a paradox
He loves me, he loves me not
Love is just a paradox
He loves me, he loves me not
I don’t want a part in this
The stinging touch, the poisoned kiss
The alibis to keep us close
The lies you spit when I need you most
A basic human need is such
Being able to destroy with just one touch
Find more similar lyrics on http://mp3lyrics.com/oDMA stinking filthy trick i’d say
One day the stalker, One day the prey
Love is just a heart disease
And no cure can make this aching ease
But I’ll tranquilize myself from that
Let fit emotions turn to fact
Care and concern won’t breed here
I’ve had and seen them disappear
Tear stained eyes will not be seen
When the touch is nothing more then obscene
To fvck it seems is the only word
The ability to love seems so absurd
Absurd because we know we lie
Laughing at it all as someone cries
One day I may find it quite amusing
How touch and tongues make life so confusing
Tomorrow’s not important – it’s dead
As the sheets grow cold on your big bad bed
Love’s not important – it’s dead
Love is just a paradox…
February 14th, 20139:19 pm
Great Dire Straits, Fred.
February 14th, 20139:29 pm
Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah………………
Maybe there’s a God above
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
It’s not a cry you can hear at night
It’s not somebody who has seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah
February 14th, 201310:24 pm
February 14th, 201310:36 pm
So after working a long day and night, my wonderful husband gets lobster for us to cook. What a blast we had! How did I get so lucky to have such a wonderful husband! Happy Valentines Day!
February 14th, 201310:41 pm
AUDIE MURPHY MUST BE ROLLING IN HIS GRAVE !
“There was a time in our nation’s military history when a service member actually had to earn their medals. Those days are quickly fading as America transitions into the “everybody gets a medal” culture.
The latest military honor program degrades those who served before us and those who actually earned their awards and decorations.
According to the Marine Corps Times, the Defense Department has come up with a new medal known as the Distinguished Warfare Medal. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said, “This award recognizes the reality of the kind of technological warfare we are engaged in the 21st century.” There is an issue about this award however causing uproar among many combat veterans.
The Defense Warfare Medal will soon become the fourth highest combat decoration in order of precedence pushing the Bronze Star down a notch to the fifth highest combat decoration. Recognized as the third highest award stands the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Should an award be given to those who never face the enemy in physical confrontation actually be positioned just below the Distinguished Flying Cross? Many veterans believe not.
In today’s military environment, medals are often handed out like candy. This doesn’t mean some recipients don’t deserve such awards however it does mean that many do not. Take for example the Bronze Star. It has turned into nothing more than a Valentine’s box of chocolates for the majority receiving such an honor today.
Executive Order 9419 signed on February 4th, 1944, states the Bronze Star “is awarded to a person in any branch of the military service who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States on or after December 7, 1941, shall have distinguished himself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service, not involving participation in aerial flight, in connection with military operations against an armed enemy.”
Since when did heroic or meritorious achievement translate into “senior non-commissioned officers or junior commissioned officers will receive such award by merely deploying overseas so long as they stay out of trouble and keep their troops in line?”
You may think I am kidding but that is one way some persons will receive the distinguished medal today.
Sound far-fetched? Look at how the combat action badge is handed out these days.
In Afghanistan, those that actually do go outside the wire often stop their convoys even though none of them are disabled simply because they hear one or two pop shots off in the distance. The vehicles stop and hundreds, if not thousands, of rounds are expended into mountain sides from their vehicles. Convoy leaders ensure to radio in their “Troops in Contact” (TIC) simply to keep record which would later be used to help write justification for the Combat Action Badge.
If anyone has been out on patrols they know this type of thing happens. If anyone has deployed, you know the Bronze Star has been degraded due to who is actually receiving the honor. The American culture of “everyone deserves a medal” has trickled into our own military.
So how bad has the military award and decoration culture transpired? Today, the Pentagon believes drone pilots and cyber warfare specialists deserve something much more honorable than those who actually face the enemy in battle. They will be the recipients of the Distinguished Warfare Medal.
Audie Murphy must be rolling in his grave.”
February 14th, 201310:43 pm
February 14th, 201311:05 pm
Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think.
February 15th, 20135:58 am
Good Friday morning to all y’all… We got through another week with flying colors!
As to Valentine Day…I think it is absolutely funny that we celebrate a day in which Saint Valentine was beheaded and call it a day for love…irony.
Anyway, as we all k now…
February 15th, 20136:05 am
Something else to ponder, y’all…
February 15th, 20137:17 am
Deep Mornin’ Thought:
Audie Murphy fought so that WATBs would have the right to copy and paste long screeds that nobody will ever read.
February 15th, 20137:18 am
February 15th, 20137:22 am
WATB- Blog acronym for Whiny Ass Titty-Baby. Primarily refers to right-wingers who routinely bully others but whine vociferously at the mildest criticism…
I never knew…thanks.
February 15th, 20137:23 am
Normal-Sharpie-Ergo-Sum, I’m out there.
And I’m just thinking out loud–why are the GOPers apparently forcing Harry Reid’s hand here?
Won’t even “Give ‘em Head,” Harry *have* to go nuclear if this unprecedented filibuster continues?
My paranoid side says that the GOPers are playing some kind of eleventh dimension chess here, hoping to get the Dems to end that bit of the filibuster (something they’d threatened to do in 2005)… but it makes no real sense, since that’d mean they assume they’ll have the White House in 2017, and I really don’t think they’d make such a move now for that far down the road.
But, far more likely, Occam’s razor and all that, maybe it’s just as it seems–many of these vain, horrible people are butthurt over a guy who reminds them of just how incompetent and derelict in their duties they were in the run-up to the Iraq war, and how they continued pouring in good money after bad, year in and year out.
(not that I think most Dem senators aren’t equally vain and horrible people, mind you. DiFi can take a long walk down a short pier for all I care, for starters.)
February 15th, 20137:25 am
I never knew…thanks.
You’re very welcome.
A caveat: Some here might mistake it for what appears to be a pretty cool, local little AM station with those same call letters:
…doesn’t really tune in for my normal rounds, however.
February 15th, 20137:27 am
Amen to that! Are your internet ears burning, scout?
Oh, and we are all of us WATBs from time to time. Something to keep in check; it’s part of the human condition to complain, after all.
February 15th, 20137:48 am
awsh-t. Needed another cuppa Joe–it’s pretty bleedin’ obvious what the GOPers are up to, if their strategery is actually aimed at getting Reid to (finally) herd his cats into a rule change that would eliminate the filibustering of Presidential nominees.
It’d give them, in their imaginings, I think, adequate cover to proceed apace with this.
And of course to claim that an ongoing program of disenfranchisement this isn’t in the least bit racist or evil or something-we’ll-have-to-lie-to-our-grandkids-about.
Those two things are unpopular with the public at large, I think it’s safe to say, but they’d perhaps be a good bit less unpopular if the GOP were able to use their usual corporate media eff-dolls to catapult the propaganda, and tell their viewers/listeners/readers that this is just political teat for tat.
February 15th, 20137:57 am
Being a simple man, I tend to look at things simply and I confess to an utter lack of understanding as to what the Grand Old party has become. This ruthless, perverted use of the filibuster…knowing that if they were ever the majority in the Senate and the Democrats tried to do the same as they are doing now, they’d change the rules quicker than you can say scat.
To my simple eyes, the fact that the GOP seems to think that the only way they can win a Presidential election is to bend the rules, warp the playing field, so much that they can’t lose, says volumes about their integrity and their message. To preach a “no big government” message, and yet do anything they can to subvert that government to their will,
is just unexplainable. I know I can’t explain it, but I do know that because they think it’s better to cheat than to honestly compete with their message…well, like I said,,,speaks volumes…
February 15th, 20138:00 am
Well double damn.
Nobody told me about Reg Presley until just now.
I feel it in my fingers. I feel it in my toes.
February 15th, 20138:07 am
Great song, stands! SO much better, IMUO, than that insipid (but huge!) radio hit of theirs!
…cheat than to honestly compete with their message…
Aye, and there’s the rub, brother.
As Jay wrote once, their product stinks and who do they blame? The buyers.
Oh well, Itchy is convinced that they are going to have staggering successes with their same hateful intolerance of women’s rights and minorities, along with their anti-government/America message in 2014!
To which I say….. don’t change a thing!
February 15th, 20138:08 am
if they were ever the majority in the Senate and the Democrats tried to do the same as they are doing now, they’d change the rules quicker than you can say scat.
Let us not forget that this is EXACTLY what they threatened to do, and the Democrats backed down. (This was over JUDICIAL nominees, mind you, not a cabinet post; it was in 2005, and the Dems caved of course…)
If I were betting I really think that the GOPers are going to back down, but they wanted to throw an unprecedented hissy-fit over Hagel, and IF (big, huge honkin’ IF) Reid pulls the trigger and goes nuclear rather than waiting for the GOPers to calm down and allow an up or down vote, then yes, I really do think that they’ll figure it’ll provide cover for stuff they’ve got going on already, but can’t really push all that hard.
February 15th, 20138:13 am
SO much better, IMUO, than that insipid (but huge!) radio hit of theirs!
Well, Wild Thing is epochal in its own way, really, in terms of structure and its place on the rock timeline. but yeah, on a certain level it IS insipid–who among us, old enough to have heard it, hasn’t made fun of it at some point in our lives?
but I do love “Love is all around.” I did not know it was a Troggs tune when I first heard it. Rather, it was this weird tune that the Talking Heads used to cover, live, back when I used to see them at Bowery & Bleeker.
February 15th, 20138:14 am
oh, and “With a Girl like you” is incredibly cool. And so is that video.
February 15th, 20138:29 am
Corbin Sharpe – 7:57
To Republican politicians, integrity and honesty are nothing more than tools to be used when considered effective for elections and re-elections. If they are judged to be no longer effective, they are dropped without the slightest amount of hesitation or conscience.
February 15th, 20138:44 am
If the geeks miscalculated, and the asteroid doesn’t miss the earth by 17,150 miles, here’s a bit of advice.
It will most likely land in the ocean – so stay out of the ocean.
February 15th, 20138:47 am
Been quite a week for the conned; rubio’s big gulp, filibuster a cabinet appointee, yes there is a highway to hell…
Keep Up the Good Fight!
February 15th, 20138:52 am
This top notch analysis of potential impact that could be the equivalent of a 2.5megatron atomic bomb is brought to you be the same non-scientific naysayers of climate change. How’s that 3 foot snow storm working for you?
Of course if you are on a Carnival Cruise, an asteroid may be welcomed.
February 15th, 20138:56 am
if you are on a Carnival Cruise, an asteroid may be welcomed.
nominated! post of the week! seconds?
February 15th, 20138:58 am
For Valentine Day, my partner and I killed bad aliens together on a planet far, far away. It’s how we roll
February 15th, 20139:00 am
Keep – 8:52
Jay and others have repeatly told you that global warming will be punctuated by periods of intense cold.
Are you too dense to understand this?
Or, do you just ignore it and hope it’ll go away?
February 15th, 20139:06 am
indigo, you may have misunderstood my comment. I believe climate change is occurring and that there is a manmade component. Those who are most knowledgeable to have studied it have made those conclusions repeatedly and there is a very large consensus of informed experts who agree. And the best argument against seems to be “well you don’t know fer sure”. I am all for doing everything practical to stop the man made component and trying to reverse our impact.
Does that help you?
February 15th, 20139:08 am
Warning-If a meteorite is the shape of a flat rock, it could hit the water and skip numerous times before finally landing and thus it could become a danger to land masses anywhere. I’ve skipped rocks myself as many as three to five times on the water so be afraid. Be vewwwy afraid. Keep your AR-15’s armed and ready to shoot them rocks before they take you out.
Of course if you are on a Carnival Cruise, an asteroid may be welcomed.
A three hour cruise.
February 15th, 20139:10 am
Of course if you are on a Carnival Cruise, an asteroid may be welcomed
OUCH! Now that’s gonna leave a scar!
Stevie Ray the freshly minted bleeding heart liberal!
February 15th, 20139:11 am
I’m too dense. It is likely that you may find in time that those rushing to judgment on man made climate change (also known as the sky is falling), did just that.
I’m dense because I simply don’t know and nor does anyone else at this point….it is not density that causes people to challenge this new science. It’s part to the scientific process. The louder the shout downs, the more necessary it is to commission studies of validation. I see that is now happening.
Why rush to judgment when we have some 50 years or more before the sky is really projected to fall?
February 15th, 20139:17 am
I’m dense because I simply don’t know and nor does anyone else at this point
Well Stevie may not know but thousands of scientists qualified to understand the science and the evidence do, but “nor does anyone else”…….
Whats a few melting roadways in unprecented heat waves, or a few more feet of snow, or a few more tornados (merely wind) in the meantime.
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