Quotes of the Day

posted at 9:16 pm on June 22, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Sen. Charles Grassley on Friday stepped up his dispute with the White House over Operation Fast and Furious, as three of his Judiciary Committee investigators were provided to bolster Grassley’s claim that President Barack Obama’s spokesman was wrong Thursday about the fight over documents. …

Grassley, a critic of the Justice Department and FBI under both the Bush and Obama administrations, rejects the Obama White House assertion that Grassley is motivated by partisan politics.

“The accusation that I’m motivated by a desire for a ‘political scalp’ is baseless,” Grassley said in his written statement.

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“(N)one of these limited communications between Mr. O’Reilly and Mr. Newell revealed the existence of any of the inappropriate investigative tactics at issue in your inquiry, let alone any decision to allow guns to ‘walk,’” wrote Ruemmler in a letter to the offices of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa). Citing Executive Branch confidentiality interests, Ruemmler said, “There is an insufficient basis to support the request to interview Mr. O’Reilly.”

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If Justice Department documents that Issa’s committee seeks from Attorney General Eric Holder had been the subject of a top-secret meeting in the White House Situation Room, their contents already would have been splashed across the media. Issa could read the A1 New York Times story and be done with it.

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Now, if documents aren’t handed over—which, sources say, include Holder’s emails—the full House will likely vote on holding Attorney General Holder in contempt.

Meanwhile, though these missing emails may or may not be as damning as the missing minutes were on the Nixon tapes, we should remember that it took almost eight months for the Watergate scandal to bust wide open into a national news story.

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Then Congress should look into the overall flow of firearms from the United States into Mexico. The Fast and Furious weapons were just a small part of a much larger problem. Mexican officials have complained for years that lax U.S. gun laws have the effect of worsening drug-related violence along the border. The damage done by cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine smuggled north across the border is mirrored by the damage done by guns smuggled south.

If Issa really wants to save U.S. and Mexican lives, he should convene hearings on banning the sale of high-powered weapons. I think Holder would be happy to testify.

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Perhaps it’s true, as the White House has argued, that Mr. Issa’s investigation has degenerated into a partisan fishing expedition. And perhaps yielding to that would discourage candor in the councils of this and future administrations, as the Obama administration, echoing a standard plea of its predecessors, asserts.

But Congress’s authority to gather information is broad — as broad as its sweeping powers to legislate, spend public money and hold executive officials accountable through impeachment. No doubt a lot of congressional investigations are partisan fishing expeditions. For better or worse, that comes with the democratic territory. Absent very strong countervailing considerations — stronger than some of those the administration has asserted in this case — Congress is generally entitled to disclosure.

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[T]he House could use its power of the purse. It could threaten to cut funding to the bureau running the Fast and Furious program or to the Justice Department as a whole. It could even refuse to pay Holder’s salary until he purges his contempt. Lower down the scale of confrontation, the House could pass a resolution censuring him or continue to hold hearings designed to embarrass him.

The House risks looking petty in doing any of this, just as the Obama administration risks looking petty by withholding information from Congress. As with all high-level conflicts over the separation of powers, whoever can win public opinion will ultimately win the day. And that is as it should be; after all, these people are competing to be our public servants. It is a fundamentally political contest and should be settled by political means.


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There she is. Now, do we have an APB out on Bazil?

Radar.

HornetSting on June 22, 2012 at 11:55 PM

HornetSting Excellent tune,rock’n,er,listening now!:)

canopfor on June 23, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Hey, your’re supposed to be cheering them up.

Bmore on June 23, 2012 at 12:15 AM

I know. Just a pause for I’ll Have Another’s fate.

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Night, predator!

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Okay,now this is weird,why do I always get the top of the page,
I think last time, was page#3!

Needs a ditty for this!

Golden Earring – Twilight Zone (HQ)
***********************************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTTAPCUtbc8&feature=related

canopfor on June 23, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Frak. Where’s the mother-ship?

Axe on June 23, 2012 at 12:08 AM

How are we suppose to know, you were driving dude… :O

SWalker on June 23, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Some of us have been following it from day one as well and linking any information that we had…

… we never let it go.

Seven Percent Solution on June 22, 2012 at 10:36 PM

I thought that Mike at Sipsey said, last week, two new whistleblowers were coming forward. I haven’t seen/heard anything since, have you? He and David have done a bang-up job on this. Atkisson is late to the game, but she has a larger pulpit, so I give her credit for sticking to the story. I do wish she would give them a deep bow for all of their work on this situation.

herm2416 on June 23, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Let me try again.

HornetSting on June 23, 2012 at 12:21 AM

NIN is one of your favorites, isn’t it? I think you mentioned something about that last year. (Or was it the year before?)

jaime on June 23, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Send Me To The ‘Lectric Chair

novaculus on June 23, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Whatever the outcome in November, Boehner and Cantor need to be removed from their positions and replaced with vertebrates (preferably mammalian).

platypus on June 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Ah no sir, I’m thinking Velicoraptor types might be better since we already have snakes left and right. I want some downright nasty repubs.

arnold ziffel on June 23, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Send Me To The ‘Lectric Chair

novaculus on June 23, 2012 at 12:33 AM

That’s great!

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 12:36 AM

i know there’s another thread on barry’s idea of the wedding contribution…but somehow, i just sunk in to my head how exactly horrible this is (i know, i’m slow).

barry obviously has no empathy for men and women who get things from their families/friends that they can use, and reflect on for years/decades.

what a horrible man to ask for $$$$$ that’ll be gone to some ad agency that charges 500 dollars and hour…or some ‘consultant’ who makes 500K on up.

that tureen that would look so nice gone in a second so that barry/michelle can have another round of fun times and bling in the WH

horrible people, these

r keller on June 23, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Yeah, y’d think Karl Rove hacked into the White House website and put that page together, because no one could be that dumb. But he didn’t and they are.

slickwillie2001 on June 23, 2012 at 12:36 AM

The GOP will betray you!..:)

The GOPe will betray you!..for the true cons!..:)

Dire Straits on June 23, 2012 at 12:37 AM

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Glad you liked it. Here’s another:

Someone Elses’ Blues

novaculus on June 23, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Let me try again.

HornetSting on June 23, 2012 at 12:21 AM

NIN is one of your favorites, isn’t it? I think you mentioned something about that last year. (Or was it the year before?)

jaime on June 23, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Yep.
Alright, I’m out. Goodnight all!

HornetSting on June 23, 2012 at 12:39 AM

I want some downright nasty repubs.

arnold ziffel on June 23, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Hear, hear, arnold!

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Playing Poker Face With WaPo

M2RB: Lady GaGa

G’nite all. :-)

Resist We Much on June 23, 2012 at 12:39 AM

I have dark chocolate bars from Poland & Belgium, fudgesicles in the freezer and Thin Mint GS cookies…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 12:06 AM

May I please, please, please invite myself to the party? On a side note–no need to wait for GS thin mints! Melt a package of Andes mints and dip Ritz crackers in it. Those taste like the thin mints of old.

Now I’m hungry!

herm2416 on June 23, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Yeah, y’d think Karl Rove hacked into the White House website and put that page together, because no one could be that dumb. But he didn’t and they are.

slickwillie2001 on June 23, 2012 at 12:36 AM

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I know. I had to double check. I thought it was a joke. So sad…. No class in our White House.

KCB on June 23, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Dire Straits on June 23, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Good evening, Dire!

Predator was looking for you. He’s already gone, but wanted to know if you heard about the fate of I’ll Have Another.

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Have a great round predator, kick butt. Good Night, Sleep Easy.

Bmore on June 23, 2012 at 12:42 AM

HornetSting on June 23, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Hasta la vista.

novaculus on June 23, 2012 at 12:42 AM

i know there’s another thread on barry’s idea of the wedding contribution…but somehow, i just sunk in to my head how exactly horrible this is (i know, i’m slow).

barry obviously has no empathy for men and women who get things from their families/friends that they can use, and reflect on for years/decades.

what a horrible man to ask for $$$$$ that’ll be gone to some ad agency that charges 500 dollars and hour…or some ‘consultant’ who makes 500K on up.

that tureen that would look so nice gone in a second so that barry/michelle can have another round of fun times and bling in the WH

horrible people, these

r keller on June 23, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Yeah, y’d think Karl Rove hacked into the White House website and put that page together, because no one could be that dumb. But he didn’t and they are.

slickwillie2001 on June 23, 2012 at 12:36 AM

The irony here is that they have the audacity to portray Romney as out of touch. Sure, for a couple with means, the gifts may not mean as much other than as sentimental reminders of their wedding day. However, for many others (that so-called 99%), those gifts are how they start their lives together without being driven deeply into debt. They don’t have to furnish a kitchen or the bathroom because of the gifts they receive. Now, Obummer needs that money, so as far as he’s concerned he’s just taking away a few memories because he thinks all the peeps have means. … and he simply isn’t that empathetic with his subjects (or anyone other than himself frankly) to understand what a cheap stunt this is.

AZfederalist on June 23, 2012 at 12:42 AM

herm2416 on June 23, 2012 at 12:41 AM

C’mon over and indulge. Everything chocolate were gifts except for the fudgesicles…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Dire Straits on June 23, 2012 at 12:37 AM

You just missed predator, I think he had some horse info to share. Might check last page.

Bmore on June 23, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Glad you liked it. Here’s another:

Someone Elses’ Blues

novaculus on June 23, 2012 at 12:38 AM

That was the infamous ERROR 404 song. :(

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Night, HornetSting!

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Night, Resist.

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 12:45 AM

This one is for you, arnold!

San Antone

novaculus on June 23, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Thanks much, those guys are great.
Howz this? A happy song?

arnold ziffel on June 23, 2012 at 12:46 AM

I want to be the first to let everyone know that Sandusky is guilty.

SparkPlug on June 23, 2012 at 12:46 AM

herm2416 on June 23, 2012 at 12:41 AM

C’mon over and indulge. Everything chocolate were gifts except for the fudgesicles…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Oh, you have some mighty fine friends!
Just one little bitty piece before I head off to bed–the Belgian, please : )
Thank you for sharing…’twill be sweet dreams indeed tonight : )))))

herm2416 on June 23, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Nice job by Ed on QOTD.

SparkPlug on June 23, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Night all who are leaving. I’m not far behind. I have a wedding to attend and a sick friend to visit tomorrow…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Oops. I blame the bourbon.

Someone Elses’ Blues

That took several tries. I don’t know why.

novaculus on June 23, 2012 at 12:48 AM

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Forgive my bad manners. I forgot to ask how your friend is doing.

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Oh, you have some mighty fine friends!
Just one little bitty piece before I head off to bed–the Belgian, please : )
Thank you for sharing…’twill be sweet dreams indeed tonight : )))))

herm2416 on June 23, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Nah, I just feel like a dumping ground sometimes. I rarely buy chocolate…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 12:49 AM

HornetSting on June 23, 2012 at 12:39 AM

‘nite, HornetSting

jaime on June 23, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Howz this? A happy song?

arnold ziffel on June 23, 2012 at 12:46 AM

The great Freddie Fender!

novaculus on June 23, 2012 at 12:50 AM

I want to be the first to let everyone know that Sandusky is guilty.

SparkPlug on June 23, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Get.Out! Dude, you just broke the story of the year! Good job. ;)

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Forgive my bad manners. I forgot to ask how your friend is doing.

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 12:48 AM

He seems to be improving, a mutual friend visited him today and he asked her about me. I’m going to hospital tomorrow. Please keep praying for Norm…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 12:52 AM

novaculus on June 23, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Good one.

‘Nite, all.

jaime on June 23, 2012 at 12:53 AM

G’night jaime

novaculus on June 23, 2012 at 12:54 AM

AZfederalist on June 23, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Wasn’t on QOTD last night and missed the action. I went over the posts this AM and liked you link to Warren. I don’t know anyone here but feel like I do–if that makes sense. Every time I see your name I think of the rattler in the screen door. Funny how people’s stories stay in your memory.
Here is another Warren Z.

arnold ziffel on June 23, 2012 at 12:55 AM

He seems to be improving, a mutual friend visited him today and he asked her about me. I’m going to hospital tomorrow. Please keep praying for Norm…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Praise God for the good news. I’m so happy for you that you are now able to visit your dear friend. I will indeed continue prayers for Norm…and his wife (June?).

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 12:55 AM

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Hello!..Good to see you!..:)

PS..Having some technical probles with computer..Will get back when I can..:)

Dire Straits on June 23, 2012 at 12:55 AM

SparkPlug on June 23, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Get.Out! Dude, you just broke the story of the year! Good job. ;)

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Thanks. I sure got the scoop on this one. You gotta get up pretty early and stay sober all day to beat me to the punch line. I could work for the LSM and get big bucks.

SparkPlug on June 23, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Goodnight Sting….*waves*…Hi Dire,I’m off too,
Nite Everyone!

One for the road!
———————————————:)

Kraftwerk Autobahn full
***********************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-G28iyPtz0

canopfor on June 23, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Night, jaime. Thanks for another evening of good tunes.

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 12:56 AM

The Post’s View
Does executive privilege outweigh Congress’s right to disclosure on Fast and Furious?

Congress is generally entitled to disclosure.

After all the rationalizing and R blaming they can muster over at WaPo, this is what they surmise. Apologists the lot of them. Their day too is numbered.

Bmore on June 23, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Something different.

RedCrow on June 23, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Good Night jaime, Sleep Well.

Bmore on June 23, 2012 at 12:57 AM

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Hello!..Good to see you!..:)

PS..Having some technical problems with computer..Will get back when I can..:)

Dire Straits on June 23, 2012 at 12:55 AM

ixed..:)

Dire Straits on June 23, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Hello!..Good to see you!..:)

PS..Having some technical probles with computer..Will get back when I can..:)

Dire Straits on June 23, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Did you say Technical Problems? I hope you didn’t get any food on your keyboard. If so I am your man.

SparkPlug on June 23, 2012 at 12:58 AM

arnold ziffel on June 23, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Warren Z is one of the few artists that I just don’t tire of hearing.

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Praise God for the good news. I’m so happy for you that you are now able to visit your dear friend. I will indeed continue prayers for Norm…and his wife (June?).

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Yes, it is June. She is a real gem and you’d love her…

“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”
by Thomas Ken, 1637-1711
1941)

1. Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Hymn #644
The Lutheran Hymnal
Text: Psalm 150:1
Author: Thomas Ken, 1695
Tune: “Old Hundredth”
1st Published in: Genevan Psalter, 1551

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 1:00 AM

arnold ziffel , you still around, to leave comments, it should be open to all now. Or if you want me to know its from you a google account is the way to go. Or you can just tell me it was you. Your preference. Let me know if its not open via anonymous.

Bmore on June 23, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Night, canopfor!

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 1:01 AM

ixed..:)

Dire Straits on June 23, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Ok I know what the problem is. You are having trouble with your F key.

I suggest you use a ph instead. Phixed. I’ll send you my bill.

SparkPlug on June 23, 2012 at 1:01 AM

PS..Having some technical probles with computer..Will get back when I can..:)

Dire Straits on June 23, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Beer?

Bmore on June 23, 2012 at 1:01 AM

ixed..:)

Dire Straits on June 23, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Kinda. ; )

Bmore on June 23, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Good Night friend to the North. Sleep Well.

Bmore on June 23, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Something different.

RedCrow on June 23, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Nice!

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Beer?

Bmore on June 23, 2012 at 1:01 AM


WHISKEY!

novaculus on June 23, 2012 at 1:05 AM

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Wow. I was raised Presbyterian. That hymn and “A Mighty Fortress” were my two favorite hymns. I love Comtemp Christian music, but I also like to sing & play some that I grew up with.

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Hear, hear, arnold!

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Forgot all about that. Great movie.

Remember when the gremlins got wet and messed up the house? :)

arnold ziffel on June 23, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Ok I know what the problem is. You are having trouble with your F key.

I suggest you use a ph instead. Phixed. I’ll send you my bill.

SparkPlug on June 23, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Haha. I wasn’t going to say anything. Bless his heart. Computer problems suck!

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 1:09 AM

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 1:06 AM

I’m strictly an “old Lutheran” who prefers the liturgy and pipe organ with the hymns I grew up with. I play organ/piano, do you?

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 1:09 AM

If the House holds Holder in contempt, what then?

BY JOSH CHAFETZ

Impeachment? House Arrest? Prison? Zippo? I’m thinking Zippo, but still. Good times! Good times!

Bmore on June 23, 2012 at 1:10 AM

If you heard about the fate of I’ll Have Another.

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 12:42 AM

I’d go for free. I heard the Japanese womenz like skinny white boys.

arnold ziffel on June 23, 2012 at 1:10 AM

OK, this one is 4Grace:

Mighty Tight Woman

novaculus on June 23, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Dire Straits QOTD song. Cheater.

Bmore on June 23, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Another good one RC…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 1:12 AM

arnold ziffel on June 23, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Did you see my message to you upthread?

Bmore on June 23, 2012 at 1:14 AM

I’m strictly an “old Lutheran” who prefers the liturgy and pipe organ with the hymns I grew up with. I play organ/piano, do you?

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Piano, but I’m a bit rusty. I would love to get back to my playing level of many years ago.

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 1:15 AM

It’s a bit sticky.

RedCrow on June 23, 2012 at 1:15 AM

I’d go for free. I heard the Japanese womenz like skinny white boys.

arnold ziffel on June 23, 2012 at 1:10 AM

ROFL. Is the little piglet going to put himself out to stud? In Japan?

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 1:17 AM

For Mr Holder. Better than you deserve.

Bmore on June 23, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Piano, but I’m a bit rusty. I would love to get back to my playing level of many years ago.

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 1:15 AM

I attended Lutheran parochial school K-8. They groomed as many of us as the could to have a supply of church organists. Sadly, the drums and stuff are taking over these days…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 1:18 AM

OK, this one is 4Grace:

Mighty Tight Woman

novaculus on June 23, 2012 at 1:11 AM

At first I was like “Say what??” Hahahahaaaa
OK, Bonnie. Gotcha. She rules.

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 1:20 AM

ROFL. Is the little piglet going to put himself out to stud? In Japan?

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Given all the talk of how so many Japanese males have gone gone past “Beta” status at top speed it may not be the worst idea one could come up with.

Betenoire on June 23, 2012 at 1:22 AM

. Every time I see your name I think of the rattler in the screen door. Funny how people’s stories stay in your memory.
Here is another Warren Z.

arnold ziffel on June 23, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Thanks for that. :-)

Zevon was another one lost too soon.

AZfederalist on June 23, 2012 at 1:22 AM

And, I’ll give one more by Regina, though I’d bet she’s a lefty, I still have my crush.

RedCrow on June 23, 2012 at 1:22 AM

It’s a bit sticky.

RedCrow on June 23, 2012 at 1:15 AM

You guys here on QOTD introduced me to her. She’s amazing. And unique.

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Wishbone Ash

Bmore on June 23, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Hymn #644
The Lutheran Hymnal
Text: Psalm 150:1
Author: Thomas Ken, 1695
Tune: “Old Hundredth”
1st Published in: Genevan Psalter, 1551

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Ah, another who likes TLH. We have had the new hymnal since 1993, but there are still hymns that really bother me for having had the melodies or words altered or the less used melody retained while the favorite melody was removed.

My mom has been a church organist for years. Neat to hear that you are as well. I can only pick out the melody on the piano or organ. Young federalist can hear a song on Youtube or the radio, then spend several hours on the piano and play the thing, both hands in harmony.

AZfederalist on June 23, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Sadly, the drums and stuff are taking over these days…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 1:18 AM

I truly love both traditional and contemporary.

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Betenoire on June 23, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Good evening.

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Ah, another who likes TLH. We have had the new hymnal since 1993, but there are still hymns that really bother me for having had the melodies or words altered or the less used melody retained while the favorite melody was removed.

My mom has been a church organist for years. Neat to hear that you are as well. I can only pick out the melody on the piano or organ. Young federalist can hear a song on Youtube or the radio, then spend several hours on the piano and play the thing, both hands in harmony.

AZfederalist on June 23, 2012 at 1:27 AM

I have a Christian Worship, a Lutheran Hymnal in my library. I think they dumbed that one down as bad or worse than Lutheran Worship did in 1982. We shoulda’ just kept TLH & supplemented it, both in WELS & LCMS…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 1:31 AM

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 1:20 AM

I hope you will make some allowances this late in the evening. Once I get into the bourbon I tend to set my chickens free.

novaculus on June 23, 2012 at 1:32 AM

I attended Lutheran parochial school K-8. They groomed as many of us as the could to have a supply of church organists. Sadly, the drums and stuff are taking over these days…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 1:18 AM

I attended from grades 1 to 8 (didn’t go to Kindergarten). They weren’t so aggressive in pushing us to piano or organ where I went to school. Our son’s school has a much stronger music program.

AZfederalist on June 23, 2012 at 1:33 AM

You guys here on QOTD introduced me to her. She’s amazing. And unique.

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Um, I think it was me. (Lol.) I don’t recall getting any feedback except from you. (Though, I could be wrong.) (Remember how I confessed my crush on her? Lol!)

I don’t mind, though. I’d like to know if others like her, ’cause I’m so easily entranced by her melodious voice. This one’s fun. (Lyrics.) (Live version–Austin.)

RedCrow on June 23, 2012 at 1:33 AM

Your Old Lady

novaculus on June 23, 2012 at 1:33 AM

Wishbone Ash

Bmore on June 23, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Excellent. One might even go so far as to call it…nifty. ;)

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 1:34 AM

I hope you will make some allowances this late in the evening. Once I get into the bourbon I tend to set my chickens free.

novaculus on June 23, 2012 at 1:32 AM

It’s Friday night, and the bourbon is flowing. Go for it, nova. :)

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 1:36 AM

AZfederalist on June 23, 2012 at 1:27 AM

They really ruined Blessed Jesus at Thy Word, among others. LCMS retired LW in 2007 and replaced it with Lutheran Service Book. Page 15 from TLH was restored as Divine Service III, thankfully…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 1:37 AM

novaculus on June 23, 2012 at 1:32 AM

BTW, where were you raised? We Texans have a lot of funny sayings, but I’ve never heard the “set my chickens free” line before. lol

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 1:38 AM

We shoulda’ just kept TLH & supplemented it, both in WELS & LCMS…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 1:31 AM

Hmmm, we seem to be singing from the same sheet of music here. ;-)

Somehow, in a Mighty Fortress,

“… and do what they will, steal, hate or kill … “, does not have the same authority or impact as, “and take they our life, goods, fame, child or wife, they yet have nothing won, the kingdom ours remaineth”

AZfederalist on June 23, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Excellent. One might even go so far as to call it…nifty. ;)

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 1:34 AM

Certainly occurred to me.

RedCrow on June 23, 2012 at 1:41 AM

RedCrow on June 23, 2012 at 1:33 AM

I finally figured out one of the reasons I like her. She reminds me somewhat of Joni Mitchell. Not so much the tone of her voice, but the way they both “phrase” a song. (Hope that made sense)

4Grace on June 23, 2012 at 1:42 AM

Hmmm, we seem to be singing from the same sheet of music here. ;-)

Somehow, in a Mighty Fortress,

“… and do what they will, steal, hate or kill … “, does not have the same authority or impact as, “and take they our life, goods, fame, child or wife, they yet have nothing won, the kingdom ours remaineth”

AZfederalist on June 23, 2012 at 1:39 AM

ICAM. I went to a WELS parish with my brother, nephew and family in 2004 for Reformation service and sang the TLH lyrics without the hymnal or service folder. My older brother looked askance at me…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 1:42 AM

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