8:33 am February 23, 2013, by Jay
Cue expressions of horror.
Do you think Mary Todd Lincoln did it like this?
– Jay Bookman
February 24th, 20138:51 am
I presume that the blogger formerly known as Christian Conservative is going to have one doozy of a hangover this morning.
Sequestration yesterday! Sequestration tomorrow! Sequestration forever!!
Here are the amounts/rough estimates based on numbers put out by OMB before the fiscal cliff deal::
Aircraft purchases by the Air Force and Navy are cut by $3.5 billion.
Military operations across the services are cut by about $13.5 billion.
Military research is cut by $6.3 billion.
The National Institutes of Health get cut by $1.6 billion.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are cut by about $323 million.
Border security is cut by about $581 million.
Immigration enforcement is cut by about $323 million.
Airport security is cut by about $323 million.
Head Start gets cut by $406 million, kicking 70,000 kids out of the program.
FEMA’s disaster relief budget is cut by $375 million.
Public housing support is cut by about $1.94 billion.
The FDA is cut by $206 million.
NASA gets cut by $970 million.
Special education is cut by $840 million.
The Energy Department’s program for securing our nukes is cut by $650 million.
The National Science Foundation gets cut by about $388 million.
The FBI gets cut by $480 million.
The federal prison system gets cut by $355 million.
State Department diplomatic functions are cut by $650 million.
Global health programs are cut by $433 million; the Millenium Challenge Corp. sees a $46 million cut, and USAID a cut of about $291 million.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is cut by $55 million.
The SEC is cut by $75.6 million.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is cut by $2.6 million.
The Library of Congress is cut by $31 million.
The Patent and Trademark office is cut by $156 million
February 24th, 20138:52 am
KAm – The Blues are hanging tough. Hope you are watching!
February 24th, 20138:54 am
The news releases are already prepared…….Sequester goes through, repubs fault for all the “suffering” that will dominate media……Deal to stop sequester, dems saved you again from repubs”. Back to another manufactured crisis……..
Recon 0311 2533
February 24th, 20138:57 am
No problem with the first lady but the country will be much better when she falls out of first.
What country?….we have a political party to keep in power!
February 24th, 20139:00 am
Let sequester happen and then congress should give Obama transfer authority. Let the country then measure his executive ability.
February 24th, 20139:09 am
Intellectual honesty eh? Everyone here claims the same..here is some honesty:
The amount of sequester cuts is only 25 billion more than that provided (not yet iunderstand) to the victims of sandystorm . Give that some consideration. When the term intellectual honesty can be defined any way we choose, ithink you agree it,s irrelevant.
February 24th, 20139:12 am
Redcoat, you tried desperately …………………. and failed. Now your beloved GOP is in danger of becoming the long term minority party in this country.
In addition to those cuts above, this would be the perfect time to close all of those insidious and perverted tax loopholes for the super-rich and increase taxes, primarily on paper-shuffling wealth of the speculators and derivatives traders, and not human labor.
Further, the days of endless corproate welfare, giveaways and handouts have to end. This is a representative democracy, NOT a state run corporatocracy as the neocons want. We the people/Uncle Sam are the rightful owners and the supreme and independent power and authority in this country!
NOT Wall Street.
That YOU want to gladly give away your sovereignty to the “monied interests” is sad and pathetic. And if you want to cheer on the existing power structure and slime the working class protesters in this country, that is your choice
America’s books can be balanced, but capitalism – the actual American capitalism that worked so well for so many decades, and which applied to EVERYONE, not just the working class – NOT this awful Reagan//trickle down/voodoo economics, must be restored.
February 24th, 20139:14 am
All bs scare tactics. As mentioned, the amount is 85 bil.. we set aside about 40%of that numberfor sandy victims….starvipng babies, granny really over the cliff this time, airplanes falling fromtbe sky (see impact of 1981 air controllers)..sieve like borders and the like. Bs. I agree about defense spending imo should be cut at least 20%.
February 24th, 20139:16 am
The governors at the National Governors Conference are worried about the damage the sequestration will cause to economic gains in their respective states.
February 24th, 20139:18 am
I guess next yiu will try to convince me that there is no waste in any of these areas. Bo has taken discretionary spending to heights previously unknown alledging i presume we are all getting great value here
February 24th, 20139:21 am
I note that the DoD cant even be audited….how about that? Means we could cut but not necessarily validate same…government at work .. well at least accordoling.to most here, we have a flawless president..
February 24th, 20139:23 am
Wonderful information about Federal discretionary spending.
February 24th, 20139:28 am
If we can’t cut 2.4% out the 3.6 trillion dollars the federal government spends of which 40% is borrowed money the magnitude of our financial crises should be apparent to all.
QE 4 EVAH?
In 2008, no defunct economist is more prominent than Keynes himself.”
Not intended as a compliment.
From the same article:
GOVERNMENT PURCHASES That leaves the government as the demander of last resort. Calls for increased infrastructure spending fit well with Keynesian theory. In principle, every dollar spent by the government could cause national income to increase by more than a dollar if it leads to a more vibrant economy and stimulates spending by consumers and companies. By all reports, that is precisely the plan that the incoming Obama administration has in mind.
The fly in the ointment — or perhaps it is more an elephant — is the long-term fiscal picture. Increased government spending may be a good short-run fix, but it would add to the budget deficit. The baby boomers are now starting to retire and claim Social Security and Medicare benefits. Any increase in the national debt will make fulfilling those unfunded promises harder in coming years.
Keynesian economists often dismiss these long-run concerns when the economy has short-run problems. “In the long run we are all dead,” Keynes famously quipped.
The longer-term problem we now face, however, may be more serious than any that Keynes ever envisioned. Passing a larger national debt to the next generation may look attractive to those without children. (Keynes himself was childless.) But the rest of us cannot feel much comfort knowing that, in the long run, when we are dead, our children and grandchildren will be dealing with our fiscal legacy.
February 24th, 20139:35 am
Good argument of why the US can have a sustainable budget deficit.
February 24th, 20139:36 am
I will never come out here and pretend to be neither an Economist or congressperson privy to all of the hard numbers information from an insider’s perspective. I do however know B-S when I hear it. Sounds like you are in ax grind mode. On the one hand you attempt to toss the “intellectual honesty” thing back my way and in the SAME BREATH proceed to hand me this B-S about the slight difference in the Sandy aid package and the sequester numbers. Let’s see…”Intellectual honesty”…
Realizing that ANY and ALL budget deals for spending/cuts or whatever to bring our deficit/debt under control (whether through sequestration or otherwise) shall be based on a LONG RANGE projection….typically what… around 10 years or so?? So you then attempt to sell me an argument based on a SINGLE YEAR’S portion of sequestration numbers and then try to stack that up against a disaster relief package that was proposed around $50 billion I believe it was. I can do nothing but shake my head at you…then come back and ask…if that is ALL the numbers are (as you imply negligible) then….WHAT THE HELL ARE BOEHNER, McCONNELL, THE TEA PARTY AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU COMPLAINING ABOUT?? Why even get caught up in this whole charade about the doom and gloom or our problem, if sequestration is the “worst” that can happen to us if congress cannot hammer out a “less painful” deal???
That doesn’t even make sense..using YOUR argument or (il)logic!!
February 24th, 20139:42 am
I suggest we take away GW’s secret service detail.
SR, do you have a hangover this morning? LOL! You seem very irritable!
Maybe some Fogelberg is in order… (There is never a bad time for DF!)
February 24th, 20139:43 am
Well stated Keynesian economics can never be a solution for this country or for that matter any country. Where is a model where it has actually succeeded. Theories can sound good or look good on paper but fall apart in the practical application.
February 24th, 20139:45 am
If the Keynesian economic model works poorly, what model would anyone suggest that has a better practical application?
February 24th, 20139:46 am
Jackie, it’s sustainable until such time as it becomes unsustainable and unfortunately we’ve pretty much arrived at that point.
February 24th, 20139:51 am
It appears that your argument is not cogent. If our budget is unsustainable, why do we still have continued economic growth?
I think you would agree that our economic policies have been hampered by the lack of growth in the public sector and the decline of jobs in the public sector. We have neglected our infrastructure and failed to reign in our health care costs which currently consume roughly 20% of GDP.
I do not agree with your argument.
February 24th, 20139:53 am
“…the lack of growth in the private sector…”
Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes
Don’t have access to live video of the game, but I’m following via live text from BBC.
Four yellow cards so far, so it must be a well contested affair.
February 24th, 20139:56 am
Damn, Toure scores.
February 24th, 20139:57 am
It seems to me that the much of the animus about the size and cost of government is often misguided and based on willful stupidity. (Which does not mean that our deficit is indeed out of control.)
OF COURSE the bureaucracy is GIGANTIC. (As is also the predominant case in private enterprise.)
Look at the Dept. of Homeland Security as a prime example. After it’s inception, I read that at one point we had 17 different agencies involved in “The War on Terror”. Seventeen! Each p*issing on the other’s foot and fighting their little turf wars.
I have real bad news for you hard core Republican reactionaries. (Look it up, because I’m pretty certain that none of you misnamed conservatives have the first clue that that is what you really are.)
This nation no longer has 16 million people in it.
The size, scope and complexity of our national challenges are GIGANTIC.
That some of you apparently think that the greatest democracy on earth can be run like some child’s lemonade stand is interesting, but useless…
guy @ 12:57 am – Sure you are in Maui! Most Likely in Maui – north Georgia playing in a red clay mud hole. and I could give a Rats tail weather or not you like me or not. Your comment concerning the First Lady was offensive and racist to its core. You wrote those hurtful words and it only goes to show what an awful person you are and should be avoided at all costs. Just because you are in a Hawaii on a trip that you will paying for on a credit card for years to come does not put you in any more positive light. If I were to ever find out your employer I would refuse any business with them just because they have you for an employee! and that’s the Truth. I would then tell everybody that has EARS!
February 24th, 201310:10 am
Jackie, SALUTE to you.
We don’t have sufficient economic growth that produces revenues that can sustain our growing national debt. Our post recession recovery has been its slowest since World War II. Federal government stimulus has only produced short term lifts to the economy and then it falls back to less than 2% GDP growth and continues to be dangerously close to falling back into recession. I won’t go into the numerous barriers that the government has erected that have been an impediment to small business growth but the small business sector is extremely important to our economy and entrepreneurship is now practically nonexistent. The multinationals are doing fine because they are investing in foreign markets less regulated than our own, We’re not in good shape and that is unfortunately an unavoidable fact.
February 24th, 201310:13 am
FLOTUS is FABULOUS
She is a marvelous role model for young women all around the world.
You go girl!
February 24th, 201310:14 am
I think a Merkel back rub would be in order….
February 24th, 201310:16 am
I love how it boils the blood of partisan hacks in here to see the first lady looking hot and acting cool.
February 24th, 201310:21 am
You are correct in saying that we do not have adequate national economic growth. If one would stop to look at all the reasons that our growth is so tepid, it appears we have forgotten the truism “we need money to make money.”
We can not sustain and grow the world’s largest economy on a shoestring. We must update and upgrade our financial strength through the inclusion of all citizens working and earning a sustainable and living wage.
Using our enormous economic capacity gives us the ability to leverage our dollars through the multiplier effect. If we were to invest in our infrastructure, we would double the effect of each dollar spent.
We need to average 250,000 new jobs each month to keep pace with population growth. We currently have more than 70,000 bridges alone that are deemed substandard. Of course, you realize how difficult and time consuming it is to complete the work on one bridge, let alone 70,000 and the dollars that would be expended to bring that bridge up to code.
How about the sewers, clean water, renewable energy, communication lines and structure. The list goes on and on?
Look before I leap...
February 24th, 201310:28 am
“Let sequester happen and then congress should give Obama transfer authority. Let the country then measure his executive ability.”
While I get the emotional appeal of the above, I am against having Congress abdicate one of it’s primary responsibilities.
February 24th, 201310:29 am
Many right wing reactionaries have blindly accepted the position that Uncle Sam has gotten too big for his britches. And in some cases there is some truth to that. Yet as embodied by the US Constitution, he is the only thing standing between us and all enemies, foreign and domestic.
But from what I have read the tacit adoration of the men who lack of respect for the law of the land is what drives much of this enmity.
I’ve got more bad news for those of you in “America should be a corporate run state” gang.
You detest regulations (well REGULATED militia, my ___) And certainly there are many over-lapping and unnecessary ones.
But the reason Uncle Sam has had to get so heavy handed and to crack down, even in the tepid way that he does, is because plenty of his children are brats, who do NOT respect or follow our laws and our democratic system.
As Thomas Jefferson wrote: I hope we shall crush in its birth, the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations who dare challenge our government to a test of strength and who bid defiance to the laws of our country.
I’m talking about the thieves and miscreants at Lehman Brothers, AIG, Enron, Exxon, WorldCom, Hooker Chemical, BP, Archer Daniels Midland, Georgia Pacific, Genetech, ConAgra, Pfizer, Summitville Consolidated Mining Co, Rockwell, Teledyne, Northrup, Eastman Chemical, GE, Colonial Pipeline, Allied Chemical, Blue Cross Blue Shield…
And the this is, OF COURSE, a very partial list. Should I go on?
Many of these companies have STOLEN from Uncle Sam/you and me, and never faced justice. Yet being the watered down version that he is, he still does business with them.
Just the way you corporations uber alles gang want it…
February 24th, 201310:32 am
I agree that you’ve identified areas needing attention, however, until we once again get the private sector cranked up we won’t create the revenues to sufficiently focus on those needs. The divide between the left and the right is the role of government versus the role of the private sector in regaining and maintaining the health of our economy. The fact is both are important but we’re now out of balance and we need to get back in balance very soon.
February 24th, 201310:34 am
US corporations have an estimated $2 Trillion dollars cash on their balance sheets.
The corporations say they are concerned about the potential crisis in Europe and how it will affect their business as to why they have not reinvested their profits into business expansion.
February 24th, 201310:36 am
If the private sector refuses to reinvest their profits and share those profits with us in the way of jobs with livable wages and benefits, the government must play a role in priming the economy.
February 24th, 201310:39 am
Please see my 9:35 and how the explains how bringing the budget into balance is a myth.
February 24th, 201310:42 am
Unfortunately, so does congress but they can’t agree on anything and so we continue to move from one crises to the next. Congress only can agree on postponing agreement that never comes. We need to take some action now and though a 2.4% reductions in future spending is a paltry amount it’s at least a step in the right direction. If we’re to take that step then the president should IMO have the authority to prioritize accounts and move money around. Kind of like it’s done in commercial business when reduced spending become necessary.
February 24th, 201310:43 am
Folks, have to go to hospital to visit one of my classmates.
He was a member of the 1st Cav (First Team) and fought at Khe Sahn during the the 1968 Tet Offensive.
Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think
If by the private sector, you mean corporations, then why would they want to change now? they are making record profits, and not having to hire anyone, is just gravy to them. They have absolutely no profit loss by not hiring. It is the job of the Government to regulate these record profits and force them to hire. Otherwise there is nothing the President can do to make businesses hire…other than nationalize them. And as an aside, I think it is proper and right for the Government to nationalize all defense industries. They are some of the biggest scammers and they need to be stopped.
Bottom line is that in your Ideal World, the Private Sector will act in a proper and moralistic manner, eschewing profits for the needs of the population. Of course, in the real world, we know this won’t happen. The only thing the Private Sector feels patriotic about is the good ol’ American Greenback…and country …and it’s people…be damned.
February 24th, 201310:45 am
“the small business sector is extremely important to our economy and entrepreneurship is now practically nonexistent.”
SB startups did in fact decline year over year from a peak of 670K in 2006 to about 550K in 2009.
Closures and bankruptcies also increased in the same time frame.
Something you would expect to see in a recession where both capital and consumer demand decrease dramatically.
But – 550,000 start-ups is NOT all but non-existent.
February 24th, 201310:49 am
I only scanned your 9:35 because it was lengthy. There’s nothing that can convince me that we haven’t reached the point where our deficit spending is unsustainable.
February 24th, 201310:56 am
How many of those have turned the corner or are still in business. What about 010, 011 and 012? At this point we should be seeing a lot more and compared to not so many years ago it has become nonexistent. No hysteria but it’s certainly time for objectivity.
February 24th, 201311:05 am
Corbin, the private sector include small/medium privately held companies and U.S. based corporations. I would have to disagree with your characterization of those business entities. BTW…is Corbin Sharpe the new normal?
February 24th, 201311:08 am
The myth being perpetuated by the right regarding Keynes is that he advocated for continued government deficit spending and superior government effect within the private sector market.
This is untrue. He believed that government and private sector spending were complementary systems where private sector spending should take precedence when the economy is good.
Keynes also believed that there were natural equilibrium points in the market between wages, inflation and interest rates. When this equilibrium is disrupted, the country tips towards recession and the government must take an active role by adjusting interest rates, cutting taxes and increasing spending to nudge the economy back to balance in capital costs. Once the economy recovers, the government must increase taxes and cut spending to ward off inflation to keep things balanced.
One of the things that I think we are seeing that has been a drag on economic recovery is that Richard Kahn seems to have been over-optimistic in the multiplier effect given the hoarding of cash by the multi-nationals.
February 24th, 201311:10 am
Yes to your last question and I think that if you really look and listen to what CEO’s, large and small, are saying, you would hear that they don’t give a fig about this country. They want to change it to suit them, not the other way around.
February 24th, 201311:11 am
I don’t have numbers for 10/11/12 – looking for them now.
If the decline has continued, then yes it becomes worrisome.
February 24th, 201311:13 am
I’ve seen this sort of thing before. It’s usually one of those after-work get together drink parties. You know what I’m talking about – where the 50 year-old woman gets drunk and acts stupid.
February 24th, 201311:19 am
Off to enjoy the day, y’all have a good one. out
February 24th, 2013
“Well regulated militia” No one disagrees with that statement that the militia needs to be well regulated but when you read the rest of the amendment you find that the founders exempted one facet of the militia from regulation.
“the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
SHALL NOT is the key phase. The government SHALL NOT infringe on the peoples individual right to keep and bear arms.
February 24th, 201311:22 am
Martin Baily has an interesting article on the Brookings site.
Here is a link:
February 24th, 201311:25 am
Look before I leap…
February 24th, 2013
Sort of sounds like to me that Keynes believes that the government has the responsibility to control the economy and not the markets. This theory sounds like another I know you are quite familiar with:
“a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.”
Key term is regulation.
February 24th, 201311:30 am
Moving the goalposts in 3…2…1….
“Sort of sounds like to me that Keynes believes that the government has the responsibility to control the economy and not the markets”
Nope, filtered down to the finest level it works out to “the government must step in when the private sector fails to step up”
I refer you to the history of Standard Oil
February 24th, 201311:33 am
Perhaps you need to review that definition, td.
Also you seem to think that infringed and unlimited are synonyms. They are not. Again. I ask that you look at how those words are defined.
infringe – v
1. To transgress or exceed the limits of
The rights of the people to keep and bear arms has always been limited and qualified.
Go try and buy a suitcase nuke and see what the men who interpret the US Constitution think of that.
February 24th, 201311:36 am
“the government must step in when the private sector fails to step up”
As they did after the banks collapsed.
Of course, the cons pretend the collapse never happened and saving it from depression was free .
February 24th, 201311:39 am
February 24th, 2013
Apples and oranges my friend. You are talking about the government stepping in to make sure the free market is not monopolized. What I am talking about is Keynesian economics is about government control (regulation) of the day to day operation of the government.
February 24th, 201311:41 am
“As they did after the banks collapsed”
Yep. and td would be VERY hard pressed to find anything in Keynes writings to justify the “collective ownership” he seems to see there. Regulation…td…in case you don’t know, is not ownership
February 24th, 201311:42 am
“You are talking about the government stepping in to make sure the free market is not monopolized”
Same difference. It’s market manipulation that the government must step in to control. Recessions are a form of “market manipulation” that are bad for the country and the government must step in to control it.
What YOU are “talking” about is collective ownership. Apples and oranges my friend
February 24th, 201311:43 am
I bet td wants to deregulate the banks again because cons need to revisit the collapse to remind them how expensive it really was.
February 24th, 201311:45 am
get at 11:36, well said.
WE THE PEOPLE are sick of bailing out the white collar criminals, who in many cases are already stealing from us, and watching them take over the role of sovereigns in this nation. Because men of no moral conscience in Washington will take their money instead of standing up to them on OUR behalf. We elected them and they answer to US. Not Sheldon Adelson’s or George Soros’ billions of dirty dollars.
It is a threat to the republic FAR greater than the illegal immigrants and Islamoterrorists put together.
And In spite of what that gutless little man said, corporations are not people, my friends.
February 24th, 201311:52 am
You are a broken record. You repeat this time and time again and yet make no cogent point.
But let’s deconstruct the above clause in the Constitution for a moment:
1 : to encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another
2 : obsolete : DEFEAT, CRUSH
Medieval Latin infringere, from Latin, to break, crush, from in- + frangere to break
Given that those founding fathers who had educations would have been taught Latin, I suspect the intent on the language leans towards the concept of crushing/breaking or in more legal terms, prohibiting.
Add to the fact that at the time of the Constitutional Conventions, arms were composed of single-shot flintlocks and pistols and the only weapons of mass destruction were cannons, the founding fathers could not have conceived of a single nutcase individual walking into a classroom full of children and wiping them out in a matter of a few seconds. Had they envisioned that, they may have chosen different wording.
That said, I am not interested in reactionary legislation that would do nothing to prevent the types of tragedies that are driving the current push to enact stricter gun-control laws.
Lets rationally sit down and ask the following:
Is there a problem/risk/threat that needs to be addressed?
If so, what is it?
Once we know what “it” is, is there anything we can do about it?
Personally, I think when it comes to so called assault weapons, that genie is going to be very hard to put back into the bottle.
The effect of that is, those innocents who perish in these types of incidents will have to be considered collateral damage and part of the price we as a society must pay to protect the right to absolute gun-ownership by our citizenry.
February 24th, 201311:54 am
February 24th, 2013
Remember the phrase right before infringed (shall not). In other words the right of the people the keep and bear arms shall not be transgressed. The government shall not exceed the limits placed upon it.
From all the readings of our founding fathers that I have done on this subject they were talking about guns (not cannons, or suitcase nukes). Now I personally think that a ban on automatic guns is against the original intent of the 2nd Amendment. Now I know that ban will not be abolished but if we are talking about original intent then that is my opinion
You have to regulate greed is a concept td will never understand.
February 24th, 201311:57 am
The fact that td just tried to equate Keyne’s theories to socialism bumps his “W was not a disaster” post to a DISTANT 2nd as the dumbest post in this thread.
I mean seriously dude, was there an O2 problem during your birth?
February 24th, 201311:58 am
Is td STILL here spreading hate and lies? How one person be so filled with hate for his Country and it’s Citizens?
February 24th, 201311:59 am
This sucker could go dowm.
Google that td.
Kamchak? Daytona 500? Beer? Bench Warmers?
February 24th, 201312:00 pm
Counting the seconds before we see the abortion deflection from td…
February 24th, 201312:02 pm
Love to Fred, but I got yard work to do when it finally dries out before it rains again
February 24th, 201312:05 pm
OK, time for more music. (Before the new format makes it all but impossible!)
February 24th, 201312:08 pm
The water and wind will wash it away Mr. Excuse boy.
February 24th, 201312:09 pm
Another great post at 11:52 by Look.
We can’t outlaw evil and expect the slaughters to stop.
A different (less dangerous!) kind of evil…
February 24th, 201312:11 pm
“Love to Fred, but I got yard work to do when it finally dries out before it rains again”
Condo living is the life for me!
My yard work consists of watering the Shamrock Evergreen shrubs and moving the begonias in at night.
And I am never more than 65 feet from a beer.
February 24th, 201312:12 pm
Last night someone played that awesome song by the Allman Brothers.
This song, also great, and with a very similar name, is not that one!
February 24th, 201312:13 pm
More evidence of the corporatocracy that Jefferson foresaw and warned us about…
Here ya go Jammie:
Look in the mirror tell me what do you see
Or can you lie to yourself like you’re lyin’ to me
Do you fall asleep real easy feelin’ justified and right
Or do you wake up feelin’ empty in the middle of the night
You want to think you’re different, but you know you never can
You’re just another ordinary man
Hey politician, can’t believe a word you say
Almighty media, whose truth d’you sell today?
Watchdog of justice, who keeps their eye on you?
Con man, song in hand, who you singin’ to?
The more I get to see, the less I understand
I’m just another ordinary man
February 24th, 201312:15 pm
Gazillions of live oak leaves.
Tough as leather, and hangs around longer than an unwanted relative at xmas.
No Jam, you don’t say?
Not always considered in the greatest of the greatest southern bands (ABs, LS, MT, CD), but they damn sure were, in my book…
February 24th, 201312:19 pm
Yo Jam, I have saved Can’t find my way home form this concert in 1969, but as I was looking something up, the whole concert popped up on youtube. I don’t know how much of a Blind Faith fan you are but you might want this:
February 24th, 201312:20 pm
Yes – midtown
My brother was real hip to these guys back in the 70’s.
Isn’t this Manti T’eo’s theme song?
February 24th, 201312:21 pm
The guy had an amazing, albeit very uneven career, and most people have no idea that he was a fairly decent guitar player.
Here he covers one of those Cat Stevens songs that is simply impossible not to like…
February 24th, 201312:23 pm
This is one of my fave classics. Grew up on these guys.
February 24th, 201312:24 pm
My favorite ARS Jam:
February 24th, 201312:26 pm
Freddie, regarding BF, I bought that stunning album of theirs, the only one they ever released, only a few years ago, because I considered it a BIG hole in my collection!
Triumph – great, socially conscious power trio! I always liked them a lot and thought of them as a poor man’s Rush!
Look, too funny!
The second guitar that I ever bought was a 12 string Epiphone because of Roger McGuinn…
February 24th, 201312:31 pm
Oh wow , McGuinn!
from the Byrds.
Made a gi’tar sound like a banjo.
February 24th, 201312:32 pm
Jam: Growing up I was a huge Cat Stevens fan but I never realized he wrote that song until a couple years after Rod covered it. I liked Rod with the Faces. Jeff Beck never forgave Rod for breaking away did he? Which is weird concidering the sheer talent that went through the Jeff Beck group in those years. Rod, Ron Wood, Jimmie Page, Ansley Dunbar, John Entwistle, Keith Moon……. damn toomany to list:
February 24th, 201312:33 pm
At the time the 2nd ammendment was written, there was no standing professional army. The milita needed to protect America was entirely composed of civilians.
Today, our milita is our standing Military and, by extension, our police forces. They are the ONLY ones guarenteed “the right to keep and bear arms” by the 2nd ammendment.
Deep down, you know this. However, the NRA has sucessfully brainwashed you and others into actually believing Obama wants to take your guns and turn America into a strict Socialist country. They have further convinced you the only way to stop this is to buy more guns. The fact that gun manufacturers are the only real beneficiaries of all this totally escapes you.
February 24th, 201312:34 pm
B… b… b… but small government!!!!
Look @ 10:28
You have to remember that you’re talking to the same group that thinks Obama has already shredded the Constitution.
February 24th, 201312:35 pm
Get up, get down, get out..
February 24th, 201312:36 pm
get it on, get it on
I love music
TBS……. still not to late to watch the Daytona 500……..
“You have to remember that you’re talking to the same group that thinks Obama has already shredded the Constitution”
But they can’t find anything to prove it…they just KNOW
February 24th, 201312:37 pm
February 24th, 201312:38 pm
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