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This weekend’s thread is about any weather condition, or floods as such songs may address the stormy weather in real life or the type of stormy weather that those in relationships and those alone, may go through.
AdLib : Sounds good! Take care! choicelady : Will do – not much to tell about HOPE, but we will catch up. I’m back Monday afternoon and then plan to have down time before we gear up in July for the health care project. I’m needing that rest for sure! […]
As is expected, the Koch family has either started or contributed funding to many organizations. It could be said that they only fund organizations where they feel they will get the most bang for their buck as well. One reason it is important to know these organizations is because the MSM is not going to help you.
As you can see, the Koch family touches each and every American every day. It would be nice to boycott their products but the list is long and undistinguished and would be difficult for the average American to remember, if they participated at all.
The average annual COLA on SS has been around 2.8% over the 50 years or so. Looking back those same 50 years, the use of Chained CPI-U would have resulted in an average of a 2.55% annual COLA increase. Overall, the use of Chained CPI-U hardly seems radical.
In 1927, Koch developed a more efficient thermal cracking process for turning crude oil into gasoline. The larger oil companies instantly sued and filed 44 different lawsuits against Koch. Koch won all but one of the lawsuits, which was overturned after it was revealed that the judge had been bribed.
Tomorrow begins a four part series on the background and agenda of two of the most economically and politically powerful men in today’s America, the Koch brothers.
Hope everyone is enjoying their long week-end and the weather is cooperating in your neck of the woods. There are lots of cartoons, when you have the time. Enjoy!
Memorial Day, a time to remember and thank the veterans who risked life and limb to keep uphold our liberties. Post songs about wars and better yet, the ending of those wars. Songs about remembrance, songs about peace and songs about America.
AdLib : Night! funksands : Night buddy. Take care. AdLib : Good, very glad it worked out and not surprised you had a thoughtful fallback position. funksands : Oh, yes we pretty much got everything we wanted. If they are going to make him go back we had a strategy […]
I’m a Little Teabagger – by Ted Cruz: “I’m a little teabagger, short and stout, Here is my handle, here is my spout. When I get all steamed up hear me shout. Just tip me over and pour me out.”
Scandal, scandal, scandal, where are my sandals? The GOP has all the flip flops and everything of importance has come to a stop. But the cartoons are here! ENJOY!
This weekend’s music thread is all about the soothing power of music. Post your favorite instrumentals, Trumpets, Drums, Pianos, Saxaphones, Flutes, Clarinets, Harps, Harmonicas…..any style, era or genre.