Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on April 7, 2012 by Allahpundit

“The president’s preemptive attack on the court was in direct reaction to Obamacare’s three days of oral argument. It was a shock. After years of contemptuously dismissing the very idea of a legal challenge, Democrats suddenly realized there actually is a serious constitutional argument to be made against Obamacare — and they are losing it.

“Here were highly sophisticated conservative thinkers — lawyers and justices — making the case for limited government, and liberals weren’t even prepared for the obvious constitutional question: If Congress can force the individual into a private contract by authority of the commerce clause, what can it not force the individual to do? Without a limiting principle, the central premise of our constitutional system — a government of enumerated powers — evaporates. What, then, is the limiting principle?…

“Democrats are reeling. Obama was so taken aback, he hasn’t even drawn up contingency plans should his cherished reform be struck down. Liberals still cannot grasp what’s happened — the mild revival of constitutionalism in a country they’ve grown so used to ordering about regardless. When asked about Obamacare’s constitutionality, Nancy Pelosi famously replied: ‘Are you serious?’ She was genuinely puzzled.

“As was Rep. Phil Hare (D-Ill.). As Michael Barone notes, when Hare was similarly challenged at a 2010 town hall, he replied: ‘I don’t worry about the Constitution.’ Hare is now retired, having been shortly thereafter defeated for reelection by the more constitutionally attuned owner of an East Moline pizza shop.”

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“Is Obama’s reference to ‘unelected’ justices an ‘attack’? If so, it’s pretty tame stuff indeed. Obama is characterizing the conservative line that that judicial activism by unelected judges is a bad thing, and arguing that overturning Obamacare would be an example of what conservatives themselves decry. Obama is mainly making an argument about legal precedent here — he’s pointing out that historically, the court has deferred to Congress as a democratically-elected institution in deciding whether to overturn laws, and saying he hopes the Court does the same again.

“I’m not defending Obama’s claim that overturning the law would be ‘unprecedented’ — it wouldn’t — but as ‘attacks’ go, this is pretty weak sauce. And it’s a bit surprising to hear so much whining about it, given the attacks on ‘activist’ judges conservatives have waged for years.

“If you really want to hear an ‘attack’ on the court, go check out F.D.R.’s 1937 address, in which he accused the Court of wanting to banish the nation to a ‘No-Man’s Land of final futility.’ Or check out his Fireside Chat about his court-packing scheme, in which he warned that it was time to “save the Constitution from the Court’ and accused the courts of operating in ‘direct contradiction of the high purposes of the framers of the Constitution.’”

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“Just about every player in connection with the President’s remarks about the Supreme Court seem to me to be acting oddly or imprudently.

“What a terrible idea for the President to charge the Supreme Court with an ‘unprecedented, extraordinary step’ of judicial activism if it strikes down parts of the health care law. It was not a bad idea because it constituted bullying of the Court. It was a bad idea – at least from the President’s perspective – because it makes it harder for the Justices to rule in favor of the President’s position. After his very public criticism, a vote to uphold the law by the Justices who sharply questioned the law at oral argument will invariably be seen as cowing to the President – an appearance, I am confident, the Justices very much want to avoid. In other words, by questioning the Justice’s independence, the President made it harder for the Justices whose votes he needs to act in his favor. That, I suspect, is why the President has tried to walk back his remarks…

“And how silly for the Fifth Circuit panel to ask the Justice Department to brief whether the Obama Administration believes that courts have the right to strike down a federal law. It is obvious that the President and DOJ believe courts have that power. And in any event that power in no way depends on the beliefs of the President or DOJ. The request for an answer on the question, based on a presidential remark not at issue in the case, seems like a political intrusion by the court into a political debate.”

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“As a brilliant constitutional lawyer deeply devoted to the rule of law, [Obama] has nothing but respect for the critical function that judicial review performs in preserving the American system of constitutional government. Efforts to divine a contrary theory in his remarks were strained at the outset and have grown only more untenable.

“The ‘unprecedented, extraordinary’ step he noted the justices would be taking if they were to overturn the Affordable Care Act was, of course, not the step of exercising judicial review, as the court has done ever since Marbury v. Madison in 1803, but the step of second-guessing congressional judgments about how best to regulate a vast segment of the national economy. No one in the world — certainly none of the justices — can have been surprised to learn that Obama believes his signature domestic achievement fully complies with the Constitution and ought to be upheld — or that the Supreme Court has a decades-old tradition of treading lightly when major regulations of interstate commerce come before it…

There was no disrespect in the president’s entirely correct observation that precedent and historical practice alike would lead a suitably cautious court to uphold rather than overturn his signature first-term achievement in providing health insurance to millions of Americans. The fact that health care reform has represented a pressing issue for the nation over the course of a century would indeed make a decision to strike down the law all the more jarring. But the notion that the president’s recognition of that fact somehow crossed the Rubicon in our separation of powers by seeking to diminish the court’s independence is patently absurd.”

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“If the president was so concerned about a court overturning a duly constituted law passed by a democratically elected Congress, why was he urging a small group of unelected judges to strike down DOMA, a measure that won passage by a far greater margin than Obamacare?

“The answer is, of course, that the administration is making a political argument for its positions, not a legal one. And perhaps counterproductively, the president’s decision to bring up Obamacare’s history in Congress could end up reminding the public of the tangled circumstances of its passage. Even with a huge majority in the House, Democrats barely passed the bill in the face of bipartisan opposition. And in the Senate, Obamacare succeeded as the result of a set of freakish circumstances that allowed Democrats to pass an unpopular measure into law.

“Those circumstances included the wrongful prosecution of a Republican senator (Ted Stevens), resulting in his seat going to a Democrat; the defection of another Republican senator (Arlen Specter) to the Democrats; and a change in one state’s laws (Massachusetts) to allow a Democratic governor to immediately appoint a Democrat to succeed the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and give the Senate a 60-vote Democratic supermajority. And then there were the policy payoffs to some Democratic senators who were undecided about the bill. Even then, Democrats held a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate for just 134 days before Massachusetts elected a Republican senator, Scott Brown, who ran specifically on the platform of stopping Obamacare. But in those 134 days, Democrats managed to pass an unpopular bill into law without a single vote to spare.”

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“John Roberts has to know and see all this. He has to know that Fifth Circuit Judge Jerry Smith, who asked federal prosecutors for a homework assignment in the wake of Obama’s remarks—a brief stating the Justice Department’s position on judicial review, that had to be at least three pages, single-spaced!—is making conservatives look silly and cheapening the bench. And he has to know that the court’s reputation will suffer an immense blow if it overturns the mandate. It will be seen by a large majority—even a lot of people who weren’t crazy about the law—as completely political. Remember, they didn’t have to take the case in an election year in the first place. They could have put it off. But the court said it must do this now. If it then overturns the ACA, it will look and smell like a political hit job to many Americans. And the court would be saying to America, ‘We know what you think, and we don’t give a damn.’…

“The court already—after Bush v. Gore and Citizens United in particular—has one leg dangling off the cliff. If it is going to be nakedly political in its decisions, it will invite political blowback. And if it gets pushed off the cliff, then who or what is our final arbiter in America? The great irony of the conservative moral absolutists is that they have ushered in—by arguing that nothing is above or beyond politics, that all the institutions Americans used to respect were in fact infested with liberal biases and presumptions—the greatest period of relativism in American history. We no longer universally respect anything. There is no reason the court should be immune from that. If the ACA is gutted, it will be liberals who will seek revenge on the court, but remember that it was conservatives who opened the door to pure politicization in the first place.”

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Cute video.

jaime on April 8, 2012 at 12:17 AM

:-) Do you like their retro-y sound?

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:21 AM

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Is your group doing a big hunt or small family sized..:)

PS..A lot of life skills can be learned at an Easter egg hunt (Pushing shoving fighting ect..:):)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 12:21 AM

SparkPlug on April 7, 2012 at 11:31 PM

…had 8 or 10 one day and Electrongod tripped me!

KOOLAID2 on April 8, 2012 at 12:21 AM

jaime on April 8, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Whenever I try to think of music, I draw a blank. I’m trying to think of guitar riffs tonight to see if that helps. So far not working too well.

Cindy Munford on April 8, 2012 at 12:21 AM

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:11 AM

You might know best. Ron Chapman said Hugo during their break on Sump’n Else.
Could be each one.

OkieDoc on April 8, 2012 at 12:22 AM

RACISM – in its purest, most despicable formL

There is a news story on Drudge about 3 people shot in a “predominately black” area in Tulsa. The story does not report on the race of the victims or the suspected criminal. Here is the link:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-tulsa-shooting-20120407,0,2643426.story

An African American poster has made the following comment about the story:

“Derek Grrr at 9:01 PM April 07, 2012
It’s sort of odd that some White posters in here are angry at this article singling out their kind for this type of crime yet it’s common knowledge that White people carry a false sense of “racial superiority” that is based on their crimes of trespassing, slavery, genocide, pirating, and squatting on other peoples’ lands.

You can’t have it both ways.”

“their kind”? “common knowledge that White people carry a false sense of ‘racial superiority’”?

This is – without question – the most blatantly and virulent example of how racist the left is that I have ever seen!

williamg on April 8, 2012 at 12:23 AM

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Glad your father is doing well and hope he continues to improve daily..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 12:18 AM

The Husband and I were noticing how many private companies had Easter greetings on their businesses. It was nice to see. Without a doubt “He is risen” was number one.

Cindy Munford on April 8, 2012 at 12:24 AM

I noticed Uppereastsidewhatever, promptly dismissed insurance being sold across state lines and tort reform as a possible solution. It might not be the entire answer but what is wrong with trying baby steps instead of tearing down the greatest healthcare system in the world without any guarantees?

Cindy Munford on April 8, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Yes, but how would those simple and commonsense solutions that you’ve mentioned help with the real objective here?

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Do you like their retro-y sound?

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Yeah. I really liked the song linked by OkieDoc. The video for the song you linked was really pretty good.

jaime on April 8, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Lots of tripe by Tribe!

Schadenfreude on April 8, 2012 at 12:25 AM

I don’t know yet. I’m kind of wanting to fight.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM4vblG6BVQ&ob=av2e

arnold ziffel on April 8, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Oh, I thought you were going with this fight song.

.. or am I being silly?

AZfederalist on April 8, 2012 at 12:25 AM

You might know best. Ron Chapman said Hugo during their break on Sump’n Else.
Could be each one.

OkieDoc on April 8, 2012 at 12:22 AM

I was only joking! I was pretending that I was too dense to get what you were saying. Okay, I am pretty dense, but I really was trying to be funny that time!

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Cindy Munford on April 8, 2012 at 12:20 AM

You make good points..They are wasted when explaining them to a liberal..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Glad your father is doing well and hope he continues to improve daily..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Thanks, Dire! Happy Easter to the Straits family, btw!

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Uppereastside

…you had a decent discussion with a couple of folks today…it can help clear up the yeast infection sometimes.

KOOLAID2 on April 8, 2012 at 12:27 AM

What was that supposed to mean?

That I thought what you said was on the money. I sometimes have to not hit “Submit” once I read “Preview”.
Cuz, I’m liable to get crazy if I don’t.

OkieDoc on April 8, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Cindy Munford on April 8, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Earlier I was trying to find a studio version of “Floyd’s Hotel” from The Morning After disk, but I can’t seem to find one on youtube. (j giles) from ’71, I think.

jaime on April 8, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Slowest poster on the planet. I no sooner read that DS is in a mellow mood tonight, so I post this, and you’re already another page and on to AD/DC?

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Y’all ought to go over and say Happy Easter to Ed.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Which means,if the HealthCare was to be struck down,the Left will
have a Collective Meltdown,which will have another round,of “Mental
Health Experts” racing to console the Party of the DNC,like the
November 2010 ordeal!!

canopfor on April 7, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Yay! You’re back! (And I’m late to the party.)

Well, Lefties are big on collectivism, so there’s that advantage for them as they race to their therapists.

onlineanalyst on April 8, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Is your group doing a big hunt or small family sized..:)

PS..A lot of life skills can be learned at an Easter egg hunt (Pushing shoving fighting ect..:):)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 12:21 AM

LOL Here’s how lame we are. The (plastic, filled) eggs will be hidden in our family room (it’s a very large room). They will be color-coded for each of our four children (pink for my daughter, green, blue and yellow for the boys) so that there will hopefully be no hitting, biting, scratching, shoving, pushing or sitting on one another. Do you think we’ve micro-managed this thing enough?

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:30 AM

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 12:29 AM

AC/DC is mellow.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 12:30 AM

I noticed Uppereastsidewhatever, promptly dismissed insurance being sold across state lines and tort reform as a possible solution. It might not be the entire answer but what is wrong with trying baby steps instead of tearing down the greatest healthcare system in the world without any guarantees?

Cindy Munford on April 8, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Because they always change the parameters/goal posts. Same reason we need “comprehensive immigration, tax reform, etc”. They let a problem fester and then, whoop whoop, we need to do sumpin now. Get out your booty protector 2012 when you hear that talk.

arnold ziffel on April 8, 2012 at 12:32 AM

In that case…

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 12:33 AM

The Supreme Court once enjoyed respect and commanded authority, but now it’s a fully political (and politicized) body. And the justices have no one to blame but themselves.

Tomasky, who sits deepest in Obama’s azz, right in front of E.J. Dionne, wrote this with a straight face?

Recall, Reagan was in his 70s and the lefties were pleading with their non-gods for a nonagenarian to last 4 more years…

One could write series of books on the lefties’ hypocrisy but they have no shame.

Tomasky, I really, really, really enjoy it when you suffer, you sqish. Suffocate from what you dwell in. You hate the U.S. and I despise you.

Schadenfreude on April 8, 2012 at 12:34 AM

In that case…

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Sorry. Under Obamacare that service will no longer be available.

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:36 AM

That I thought what you said was on the money. I sometimes have to not hit “Submit” once I read “Preview”.
Cuz, I’m liable to get crazy if I don’t.

OkieDoc on April 8, 2012 at 12:27 AM

My apologies, I misread your post.

AZfederalist on April 8, 2012 at 12:36 AM

LOL Dirty deeds, indeedy! But here’s the song I secretly crank up and sing along to on those rare occasions when I’m alone in the car!

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Your husband is a lucky man. If it was me, I’d just keep the guns hidden in case there is ever a disagreement. :)

arnold ziffel on April 8, 2012 at 12:36 AM

AC/DC is mellow.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Yep. Got any babies you need to lull to sleep? Maybe some troublesome puppies you’d like to calm down?

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:37 AM

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:24 AM

“Free” medicare and “free” college tuition, how did this great country, with all it’s opportunities, produce such a bunch of leeches?

Cindy Munford on April 8, 2012 at 12:37 AM

The Husband and I were noticing how many private companies had Easter greetings on their businesses. It was nice to see. Without a doubt “He is risen” was number one.

Cindy Munford on April 8, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Push back can be a happy thing. Of course I’m not good at conforming, so there’s that. : )

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 12:38 AM

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Very talented but I still have trouble putting him with Julia Roberts..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 12:38 AM

arnold ziffel on April 8, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Comprehensive is synonymous with grab your wallet and hide.

Cindy Munford on April 8, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Sorry. Under Obamacare that service will no longer be available.

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Sigh… Life under Obamacare…

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Your husband is a lucky man. If it was me, I’d just keep the guns hidden in case there is ever a disagreement. :)

arnold ziffel on April 8, 2012 at 12:36 AM

LOL He’s not so much for the rock and the roll! He’s still lucky, though! ;-)

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Could have sworn i saw some British guy staring so hard at a Sarah Palin article on the train earlier this week.

Uppereastside on April 7, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Just curious, what Train runs on the uppereastside?

Del Dolemonte on April 8, 2012 at 12:40 AM

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Thumbs up..I think you have an excellent plan there..:)

PS..Happy Easter to you and your family..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Yep. Got any babies you need to lull to sleep? Maybe some troublesome puppies you’d like to calm down?

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Here, try this on for mellow

AZfederalist on April 8, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Yep. Got any babies you need to lull to sleep? Maybe some troublesome puppies you’d like to calm down?

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Its times like this when I really realize the value of where I am. Plus it sounds cool bouncing off the mountains. Nice effect!

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 12:41 AM

I almost forgot-

I liked it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=i9BpBvAbTKU

arnold ziffel on April 7, 2012 at 11:19 PM

.

No, no… this Ahnald !!!!!!

ExpressoBold on April 7, 2012 at 11:29 PM

“Arnold doesn’t gamble anymore since he lost all that money playing the horses”.

And I thought I was perverted. You guys ain’t right.

OkieDoc on April 8, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Very talented but I still have trouble putting him with Julia Roberts..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Roberts… Roberts… that’s somewhere after “reptile” and “Repbulican,” right? Of course, she had trouble putting herself with… I lost track… Jason Patric, Kieffer Sutherland, the guy she was with when she met Danny Molder

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Sigh… Life under Obamacare…

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 12:39 AM

One of my most favorite songs of all time. I’ll see you a No Sugar Tonight and raise you a Rock & Roll High School. You know Joey was a diehard Republican and conservative, right?

No sugar to stand beside me, no sugar to run with me!

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:42 AM

In that case…

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 12:33 AM

A good Conservative right there.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 12:43 AM

“Free” medicare and “free” college tuition, how did this great country, with all it’s opportunities, produce such a bunch of leeches?

Cindy Munford on April 8, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Incrementalism.

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Suffocate from what you dwell in. You hate the U.S. and I despise you.

Schadenfreude on April 8, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Yes sir! Thank you for stating it!

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Here, try this on for mellow

AZfederalist on April 8, 2012 at 12:41 AM

whew!

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Oh, I thought you were going with this fight song.

.. or am I being silly?

AZfederalist on April 8, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Not at all, but watching that video makes me think she (Pink) would wrap me up and leave me crying. But I’m pretty game for anything—-most.

arnold ziffel on April 8, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Incrementalism.

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Yep, this didn’t happen overnight.

AZfederalist on April 8, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Sorry I’m late..Great tune!!..:)

PS..I’m mellow tonight..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 12:46 AM

You know Joey Johnny was a diehard Republican and conservative, right?

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Joey (may he rest in peace) was the one with the teeth.

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Lew on April 7, 2012 at 11:39 PM

…nice comment…thanks for making it!

KOOLAID2 on April 8, 2012 at 12:47 AM

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 12:42 AM

lolz..You make a good point!..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 12:48 AM

One of my most favorite songs of all time. I’ll see you a No Sugar Tonight and raise you a Rock & Roll High School. You know Joey was a diehard Republican and conservative, right?

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:42 AM

One of my favorite “hey, let’s put on a show” movies of all time! Had a major crush on P. J. Soles.

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 12:50 AM

The lefties have still not internalized what happened in 2000.

Bush won!

Myriad of papers proved that beyond a shred of doubt. The FL courts played politics. The SC, which is their boss, just set the kindergarten kids straight.

Schadenfreude on April 8, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Just thought I’d share the tune the lovely and talented one and I listened to while watching the moon rise over the water this evening. Matter of fact we listened to the whole cd. That I believe is the third track. It came on just a moment or two before the rise. Nice evening that.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Sorry. Under Obamacare that service will no longer be available.

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Sigh… Life under Obamacare…

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Excuse me..But didn’t Obie tell us we might have to take a pill??..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Thanks for the interesting conversations this evening. Sunrise service is at 0600, so need to turn in early tonight. A blessed Easter to all. He is Risen, He is Risen indeed!

AZfederalist on April 8, 2012 at 12:52 AM

One of my favorite “hey, let’s put on a show” movies of all time! Had a major crush on P. J. Soles.

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 12:50 AM

LOL I was never that big a fan of the movie…

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Among the Headlines: Sentenced to death for being old: The NHS denies life-saving treatment to the elderly, as one man’s chilling story reveal.

The Emperor and Darth Vader made a big mistake: You don’t need a Death Star to keep people in line when you can have a Death Panel that’s less obvious and won’t cost as much.

Gladtobehere on April 8, 2012 at 12:52 AM

This one got buried too. Right there in Sanford. Right before Sharpton’s little rally for Trayvon.

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Sorry I’m late..Great tune!!..:)

PS..I’m mellow tonight..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 12:46 AM

You’re not late, you’ve been here the whole time. You know I love the SD.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 12:55 AM

LOL I was never that big a fan of the movie…

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Corman’s an acquired taste. You had to be there.

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Reverse Trayvon…anybody seen it on legacy media?

d1carter on April 8, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Nothing to see here, move along, move along people.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Just thought I’d share the tune the lovely and talented one and I listened to while watching the moon rise over the water this evening. Matter of fact we listened to the whole cd. That I believe is the third track. It came on just a moment or two before the rise. Nice evening that.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 12:51 AM

I thought how funny if the song you meant was this one…. :-) I was just playing it earlier.

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Corman’s an acquired taste. You had to be there.

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 12:55 AM

I guess so!

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Bets on which Supreme Justice asked Kagen, during the initial vote last Friday, if last week’s oral arguments were what she envisioned as she was helping the (mis)administration draft obamacare…I’l go with Scalia

Gohawgs on April 8, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Somebody might enjoy this: http://youtu.be/llpK2F0KL9k.

Sorta kinda reminds me a little of Little Feat.

OkieDoc on April 8, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Excuse me..But didn’t Obie tell us we might have to take a pill??..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Had a major crush on Grace Slick, too. Guess they’ll be playing this one again this summer. We ought to steal it.

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:00 AM

I was just playing it earlier.

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 12:57 AM

That’s a good selection for any moon rise too.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Somebody might enjoy this: http://youtu.be/llpK2F0KL9k.

Sorta kinda reminds me a little of Little Feat.

OkieDoc on April 8, 2012 at 1:00 AM

I thoroughly enjoyed it! Great track.

Weirdly enough, the opening made me think of this.

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Somebody might enjoy this: http://youtu.be/llpK2F0KL9k.

Sorta kinda reminds me a little of Little Feat.

OkieDoc on April 8, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Nice. I’ve noticed that I always like songs with the jazzy piano riffs….

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Of course with the moon last night and then tonight you could go this way too.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Had a major crush on Grace Slick, too. Guess they’ll be playing this one again this summer. We ought to steal it.

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:00 AM

LOL For some reason I thought you were a girl!

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Here, try this on for mellow

AZfederalist on April 8, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Goodnight, AZ and Happy Easter. Is Rammstein supposed to be creepy? Is that their schtick?

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 1:10 AM

That’s a good selection for any moon rise too.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Your tastes are pretty eclectic. Here’s another moon song. One state over.

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Ya’ll jes gettin way too mellow for me.

OkieDoc on April 8, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Of course with the moon last night and then tonight you could go this way too.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 1:07 AM

I love that woman’s voice. Nice one. Goodnight, B. Happy Easter!

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Not for the guitar riff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGAZSpuKDpc

Cindy Munford on April 8, 2012 at 1:12 AM

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Yeh, Johnny R.

OkieDoc on April 8, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Goodnight all! Sweet dreams!

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 1:12 AM

LOL For some reason I thought you were a girl!

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Who knows, if I’d been a girl, Slick or Soles might have had a crush on me! One of these days, you’ll have to tell me the reason you thought that…

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Of course you could go off this direction also. Sorry about the long version. It was this or one with an ad. I don’t like ads.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Oh, Bmore, by the way….

:-D

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Good Night Cyndy, Sweet Dreams!

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Oh, Bmore, by the way….

:-D

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 1:14 AM

; )

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 1:15 AM

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:00 AM

I agree with you about Grace Slick..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Typical effect of trying to use the Supreme Court as a punching bag.

Speakup on April 8, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Who knows, if I’d been a girl, Slick or Soles might have had a crush on me! One of these days, you’ll have to tell me the reason you thought that…

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:13 AM

I’m still here kind of. Youtube has tricked me into listening to a Gordon Lightfoot song again!

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Not for the guitar riff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGAZSpuKDpc

Cindy Munford on April 8, 2012 at 1:12 AM

For the voice. Thanks. Hadn’t heard him before.

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Obama was so taken aback, he hasn’t even drawn up contingency plans should his cherished reform be struck down.

He always has his main plan ready – lie about and demonize any opposition just like the fascist he is.

VorDaj on April 8, 2012 at 1:16 AM

I’m still here kind of. Youtube has tricked me into listening to a Gordon Lightfoot song again!

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Now you’ve done it. One of my favorite singer/songwriters. And I had a crush on Daylight Katy, too.

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:19 AM

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:16 AM

My son introduced me to his music. He’s likable. Funny thing to say about a musician.

Cindy Munford on April 8, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Your tastes are pretty eclectic. Here’s another moon song. One state over.

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:10 AM

That audience looks like a bunch of us square Conservatives. LOL!

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 1:20 AM

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Oh, I guess I thought you were a girl because of your French HA name. LOL I’m not sure why but that language has always seemed feminine to me.

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Here’s a music video from a while back that still appropriate:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO2eh6f5Go0

FloatingRock on April 8, 2012 at 1:21 AM

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 1:12 AM

A Virginia girl, what a voice!!

Cindy Munford on April 8, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Oh, I guess I thought you were a girl because of your French HA name. LOL I’m not sure why but that language has always seemed feminine to me.

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Jaja! Te juro, chica, hablo mas espanol que francais! Who was it, Charles V?

“I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men and German to my horse.”

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:25 AM

And I had a crush on Daylight Katy, too.

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:19 AM

You were quite the romantic youth, I think. We saw GL in concert a few years ago. Just the worst venue imaginable. It’s actually a working theater but they have turned the back into a lounge or something. GL actually had to stop in the middle of the show and admonish the non-ticket holders drinking in the back to be quiet. He sounded awesome and the show was great but it was a cringe-inducing moment. I felt bad for him and embarrassed for our town.

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 1:25 AM

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