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KQµårk 死神
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OK I’ve being a little disingenuous to make a point. Probably in 100 years I would not vote for a Republican unless I get Alzheimer’s but I think it’s important to stress what 2010 and 2012 will look like if Obama does not pass his signature issue. I know we have our disagreements on how to get there, but we must get there. Nine months of Obama’s presidency would have been spinning his wheels if healthcare does not pass. Not passing healthcare is simply not an option and makes the future that much worse for Dems and most importantly for… Read more »

escribacat
Member

Well, I am relieved to hear that. I was wondering if you had been taken over by a pod person when you said you’d vote for Mitt Romney!

I agree. If they don’t pass HCR, their whole platform crumbles. It’s not an option and Nancy Pelosi and other house members must realize that.

KQµårk 死神
Member

This is my favorite semi-recent protest band “Rage Against the Machine – Wake Up”

FlyingLotus
Member

It’s all about the ying yangie thing a ma jangie with me.

So, I have to counter all that rage with..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfC3IQ4w_Lk

KQµårk 死神
Member

To throw out another hypothetical how many Repubs in the Senate right now would vote for the Senate bill maybe with a few changes if McCain was president Rather than Obama?

FlyingLotus
Member

I think that hypothetical is moot, as there wouldn’t be a bill if McCrash was prez.

KQµårk 死神
Member

😆 yes this is in one of those crazy “what if Napoleon had a B-52” what ifs for sure.

escribacat
Member

If McCain were president I doubt there would be any discussion of HCR at all. Bush never mentioned it to my knowledge. It was Obama who put it on the front burner.

Kalima
Admin

None, he’d have them all gathered in the Men’s Room singing “Bomb, bomb Iran.”

boomer1949
Member

KQ-
All of them. Why? Because McCain isn’t African-American.
These guys are against anything, and I mean anything proposed by this administration. And, if the truth be known, 99.9% of them agree with policy, but would never, ever step up to the plate. Why? Because their constituents would “seek & destroy” their careers.

Amazing how none of these guys (WHITE guys) only have balls when they are paid for them. Ouch. Isn’t that Prostitution? And all they ever do is throw the women in jail.

KQµårk 死神
Member

In this case even if Hillary was president and she would have won too. The Repubs would have used the same tactic. They take pleasure in doing it more with an African American in charge.

FlyingLotus
Member

Kalima, you’re talking to a first rate snorter.

Hi, my name is FlyingLotus and I snort when I laugh.

Kalima
Admin

😆 Don’t go, stay here and just make me laugh. We will have to exchange tapes to see who’s the loudest but my sister and I are two of the worst, a whole cinema full of people gave us the evil eye once or twice and it wasn’t even a comedy.

Kalima
Admin

Hi my name is Kalima, I snort when I laugh and talk to myself in the mirror.

FlyingLotus
Member

I’ve advanced wayyyy beyond mirrors.Intersections work for me.The busier the better I say to get my crazy on!

Kalima
Admin

Best of luck with that, I sway from left to right when I walk, a middle ear problem, I’d be mowed down in a second.

The woman in the mirror seems friendly enough, I’ll stay home where it’s safe.

FlyingLotus
Member

Trust me, you made the “saner” choice.

Kalima
Admin

Well, one of these days I’ll have to share what she says to me, I’m not so sure about the “saner.”

Tiger99
Guest

Hows bout some Steppenwolf… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN281IPHFzw Once the religious, the hunted and weary Chasing the promise of freedom and hope Came to this country to build a new vision Far from the reaches of kingdom and pope Like good Christians, some would burn the witches Later some got slaves to gather riches But still from near and far to seek America They came by thousands to court the wild And she just patiently smiled and bore a child To be their spirit and guiding light And once the ties with the crown had been broken Westward in saddle and wagon it… Read more »

FlyingLotus
Member

I’m a child of the sixties.Reading the lyrics makes me think not much has changed really.

Tiger99
Guest

They sure seem to apply today don’t they…

boomer1949
Member

Flying Lotus,

Me too. And, to a degree, I must admit I’m right there with you.

Khirad
Member

Not much has changed. The view from Slovenia, ’cause I know that’s what everyone wonders, ‘how do Slovenians think of us?’ (chose this over a few German bands, actually) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p2NJ7mKFI4 So the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave Are your stars still so bright Does your banner still wave Oh, the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave Are you heaven on Earth or the gloom of the grave You The people of the United States Did you form a perfect union Establish justice Ensure tranquility Secure the blessings of Liberty to yourselves… Read more »

KQµårk 死神
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Wow the last part is rough. One of Eastern Europe’s biggest problem is there xenophobic movement. There are more skin heads in Russia the the rest of the world for example. Poland is almost unbelievable. I watch a documentary series “Gangland” and the Easter European gangs are the worst.

FlyingLotus
Member

Artists, generally speaking, in any country are leftyists.

I think people bestow an almost mythical perspective on America.

Maybe I’ll blog on that topic, after the Bordeaux is long finished.

KQµårk 死神
Member

I worked with European companies half my career and talked with many Europeans. The look at America as a huge enigma filled with contradictions. In some ways we do great things like the way we respond to crises around the world and are the first western country to elect a non-Caucasian but on the other hand we still can be racist and xenophobic and very right leaning especially our military intervention.

FlyingLotus
Member

KQ, life, individuals, et all is, are full of contradictions.

Few, very few are not subject to that trait.

KQµårk 死神
Member

True.

The biggest things Europeans don’t understand is why we make it so tough on ourselves. Why we put up with the hours we work, not taking enough vacation time and most of all why we are obsessed without having government help people. It could be our diverse population because since Europe has opened immigration I started hearing them start complaining about the state helping people more.

Tiger99
Guest

Yeah it’s always all our fault… Now we gonna get blamed for the end of it all too…

Heh Heh Heh

FlyingLotus
Member

I may have to call it a night soon.

The SCOTUS decision made me, well, in a word disgusted.

Made me think of this..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekB42Mbftao&feature=related

Khirad
Member

I love dark Arabic strings. Always give me the chills. I identified at least 4-5 elements in that blend.

FlyingLotus
Member

Me too.I’m a HUGE fan of middle eastern music.

I LOVE the morning call to prayer!And I’m in no way religious but it transports me.

FlyingLotus
Member

Not morning, just the call to prayer thingie.

Khirad
Member

The adhan is great, and I can sit back and relax to Qur’an recitation CD’s. It’s probably best I don’t understand it, but absolutely it transports you. It’s enchanting and so visceral.

I have a lot of music that samples it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huykQbSmeio

FlyingLotus
Member

Wow!I wasn’t expecting that.

escribacat
Member

It must be getting late. It looks like that woman is sitting in a giant diaphragm.

FlyingLotus
Member

LMAO..Snort..ROFL..Snort!!

boomer1949
Member

I had to look again E’cat, but you’re absolutely correct. What a hoot! Not you, but the diaphragm.

boomer1949
Member

So, I tried this before and will try this again. No political chat importance, not a continuation o VP, just an extension of the Merlot and the fact it is 12:35 am EST (and waaaay past the amount of information my brain is able to handle in a 24 hour period of time). 🙂 Night all…and what a difference 10+ years makes…for each of us:

Tina Arena First 1996
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP39gyE58qg

Tina Arena 2009 (this one is similar to Austin City Limits and/or
the MTV Unplugged

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZlIOJzsVsE

Khirad
Member

Just a continuation of the merlot… priceless! 😆

boomer1949
Member

Nah, I had to pay for it, but it is payday and it is Friday, and (okay Saturday), and I can get up whenever I want or at least until the cats have waited long enough for what they perceive to be breakfast.

Khirad
Member

Maybe a little hair of the dog, while you give the cats “breakfast”?

boomer1949
Member

oh khirad,

haven’t done that in years…of course it will be 5:00 pm somewhere. Maybe I’ll just pretend I’m meeting Kalima & WhatThatSound for Happy Hour in Tokyo, eh?

Khirad
Member

LOL! I’m already getting too old for that myself! Ah the days when I could go out clubbing and get hammered and still go to work on three hours sleep the next day…

boomer1949
Member

Year ago, I could go to sleep at 4 am, get up and be at work by 7am, have bacon, eggs, coffee, & juice feel 1,000% and turn around and do it again.

Jezze — part of me feels the same — yet it takes longer to recover. I guess that’s the key. The longer it takes to recover, the older you are. 🙂

Kalima
Admin

Starts at 6 pm, don’t be late or we’ll start without you.

FlyingLotus
Member

Boom, she’s got some pipes on her!

boomer1949
Member

I know and she is 10+ years older. Imagine that. Loved the teeny bopper version, but this latest is beyond comparison…

boomer1949
Member

Well for goodness sake — did we have a power outage or did we just drop middle america?

KQµårk 死神
Member

😆 my computer crashed so I don’t know is some vicious code Adlib added got me.

Khirad
Member

Wondering where you went. Not much, I don’t think.

Khirad
Member

Hey, what gives?

KQµårk 死神
Member

Sorry I deleted the comment because I said the same thing to Adlib in response.

KQµårk 死神
Member

My computer got real slow and then the infamous blue screen.

KQµårk 死神
Member

Wow I just went to Huffy a second, don’t ask me why save for the main it’s all about the banks. I just don’t get it people.

Khirad
Member

Don’t get me started. I try not to alienate those into econ, and know it’s important, but something still stinks to high heaven about the obsession. It was a banking main when the Haiti news first broke as the main story on every other site. They got to it the next morning. After all, it was supposed to be another one of their marquee expos

KQµårk 死神
Member

One of the reasons I blame Obama less than most is because in the process he’s the only Dem or pundit or whoever that was invoked in the process that never did anything to slow it down on purpose. He revived the whole effort after teabag August only for people to say he was being too visible. He never said wait for this or that or step back. He tried to set down due dates. He definitely did not say kill the bill like our progressive friends. Yes some of his actions slowed down the process like trying to get… Read more »

FlyingLotus
Member

Romney?

Gasp!

KQµårk 死神
Member

Hey he passed HCR in MA.

FlyingLotus
Member

True but I can’t get passed the rest of him.He’s as slick and slimy as they come.

Khirad
Member

Gonna have to liquor me up and do some more persistent cajoling for me on that one. I admire the cajones for propositioning the idea, though.

KQµårk 死神
Member

The logic is simple. Dems even if they keep their majorities will not be able to do enough between now and 2012 to pass healthcare. Romney could easily pass healthcare because he’ll have almost all Republicans and unlike the Republicans now enough Dems will splinter and vote for healthcare reform even if it’s 100% private.

I really hope I don’t have to and I probably still won’t but I can’t wait 15 more years like some.

Khirad
Member

Ah, I do get the logic on that, actually.

escribacat
Member

Are you talking about Mitt Romney?

FlyingLotus
Member

So what’s the situation here?

Kalima
Admin

😆 “FlyingLotus : This fantastic technology reminds me of jump rope as a kid.” 😆

The last time I joined, I managed to type, “Hi everyone, can’t stay, am up to my eyes in junk” and nobody saw me coming or going.

nellie
Member

That was hilarious.

FlyingLotus
Member

LOL, K!I felt like a paraplegic in the Olympics.

Insert frowny emoticon knitting a sweater, here.

Kalima
Admin

I just couldn’t stop laughing, you said it so many times, I almost wanted to jump in an give you a fanfare announcement, “Hear ye! Hear ye! I was never that good at jumping in when my time came, always got the bloody rope caught between my legs.

Hilarious!

FlyingLotus
Member

I was flabbergasted my the multiple posts, as I had never hit send.

It was horrible.I felt like I was seven again.

LMAO

Kalima
Admin

Whatever it was, it made my 7 year old brain laugh like a bloody hyena, don’t stop!

FlyingLotus
Member

Oh so you laugh like a hyena too?

Es tut mir lied.

Kalima
Admin

LOL, I think “it toots you leit,” a “lied” is a song, unless you are going to sing to me. Yes, on occasion, I snort too, very unladylike but who gives a shite?

boomer1949
Member

Kalima,

equally bad if it were double dutch…

Kalima
Admin

Painful I should imagine, either flat on my mush or flat on my tush. 🙂

FlyingLotus
Member

Vox is double dutch on freaking steroids!

Kalima
Admin

Well yeah, it certainly manages to scramble my brain and cross my eyes.

nellie
Member

omg my stomach hurts from laughing