Monthly Archives: October 2011

Five Albums For The Ages (1970s Edition)

Every so often an album comes along that’s pure magic…you instantly love every song. These albums fit that bill for me.

Listed in Chronological order.

Deja Vu: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (1970)

Side one
  1. “Carry On” (Stephen Stills) – 4:26
  2. “Teach Your Children” (Nash) – 2:53
  3. “Almost Cut My Hair” (Crosby) – 4:31
  4. “Helpless” (Young) – 3:33
  5. “Woodstock” (Joni Mitchell) – 3:54
Side two
  1. “Déjà Vu” (Crosby) – 4:12
  2. “Our House” (Nash) – 2:59
  3. “4 + 20″ (Stills) – 2:04
  4. “Country Girl” (Young) – 5:11
  5. “Everybody I Love You” (Stills, Young) – 2:21

Tapestry: Carole King (1971)

Original vinyl
  1. “I Feel the Earth Move” – 2:58
  2. “So Far Away” – 3:55
  3. “It’s Too Late” (lyrics by Toni Stern) – 3:53
  4. “Home Again” – 2:29
  5. “Beautiful” – 3:08
  6. “Way Over Yonder” – 4:44
  7. “You’ve Got a Friend” – 5:09
  8. “Where You Lead” (lyrics by Toni Stern) – 3:20
  9. “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” (Gerry Goffin, King) – 4:12
  10. “Smackwater Jack” (Goffin, King) – 3:41
  11. “Tapestry” – 3:13
  12. “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” (Goffin, King, Jerry Wexler) – 3:49

Dreamboat Annie: Heart (1976)

All songs written by Ann & Nancy Wilson except where noted.

Side one

  1. “Magic Man” – 5:28
  2. “Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child)” – 1:10
  3. “Crazy on You” – 4:53
  4. “Soul of the Sea” – 6:33
  5. “Dreamboat Annie” – 2:02

Side two

  1. “White Lightning and Wine” – 3:53
  2. “(Love Me Like Music) I’ll Be Your Song” – 3:20
  3. “Sing Child” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Steve Fossen, Roger Fisher) – 4:55
  4. “How Deep it Goes” (A. Wilson) – 3:49
  5. “Dreamboat Annie (Reprise)” – 3:50

Silk Degrees: Boz Scaggs (1976)

All tracks composed by Boz Scaggs; except where indicated

  1. “What Can I Say” (Scaggs, David Paich) – 3:01
  2. “Georgia” – 3:57
  3. “Jump Street” (Scaggs, Paich) – 5:14
  4. “What Do You Want the Girl to Do” (Allen Toussaint) – 3:53
  5. “Harbor Lights” – 5:58
  6. “Lowdown” (Scaggs, Paich) – 5:18
  7. “It’s Over” (Paich, Scaggs) – 2:52
  8. “Love Me Tomorrow” (Paich) – 3:17
  9. “Lido Shuffle” (Scaggs, Paich) – 3:44
  10. “We’re All Alone” – 4:14

Rumors: Fleetwood Mac (1977)

Side 1

1. Second Hand News (Lindsey Buckingham) – 2:43
2. Dreams (Stevie Nicks) – 4:14
3. Never Going Back Again (Buckingham) – 2:02
4. Don’t Stop (Christine McVie) – 3:11
5. Go Your Own Way (Buckingham) 3:38
6. Songbird (C. McVie) 3:20

Side 2

7. The Chain (Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, C. McVie, John McVie, Nicks) – 4:28
8. You Make Loving Fun (C. McVie) – 3:31
9. I Don’t Want to Know (Nicks) – 3:11
10. Oh Daddy (C. McVie) – 3:54
11. Gold Dust Woman (Nicks) – 4:51

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A Loving Marriage

From the religion of peace. And love. And child rape.

A 12-year-old Christian girl was kidnapped and repeatedly raped for eight months in Pakistan by a man who then falsified marriage documents with her, it was claimed today.

Her justice?

It claims the police have refused to order a medical check-up on the girl, and have warned her parents that it would be better for them to hand over the girl to her ‘legal’ husband or a criminal case would be filed against them.

Vengeance is mine; I will repay,” saith the Lord, and payday can’t come soon enough in this case.




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Andrew Klavan Interviews Jay Inslee…

…Er, I mean, the Green Jobs Answer Man. LOLZ ensue.


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Californians [SMH]

What is wrong with Californians?

In California, a 12-year-old girl can’t take an aspirin from a school nurse, participate in a school  field trip or utilize a tanning bed without the consent of her parents, but that same girl can consent to a vaccination (HPV) or abortion with her parents none the wiser.

That is seriously twisted.

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How To Solve Drunk Driving

It’s a wonder no one’s thought of it before now.

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Who Is Accountable?

It’s the million dollar question: Who should be held responsible for 1,500 weapons being delivered into the hands of brutal Mexican drug cartels resulting in God only knows how many deaths, including that of U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry?

It’s criminal. Someone must be held to account.

Here’s the best part of the video, from Darrell Issa, naturally (love that man!).

Well I certainly believe that [Attorney General Eric Holder] either misrepresented the facts or he’s sufficiently incompetent that he didn’t know what was in his weekly briefings.

Update 1: Eric Holder doubles down, correctly discerning that perjury is a crime, but incompetence is not. A helpful hint for the Attorney General: If you don’t want “law enforcement and government employees who devote their lives to protecting our citizens be considered ‘accessories to murder,’” then you shouldn’t allow 1,500 firearms to fall into the hands of criminals. Or he should man up and take the fall.

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Can Someone Please Hand Me The Phone Book?

Patty Murray and Babs Boxer, intellectual giants of the Senate. It's a low bar.

You may remember a Rasmussen poll a while back that found 45% of U.S. voters felt the U.S. would be better off if Congressmen were selected randomly from the phone book.

Well that’s just the crazy talkin’, right? Everyone knows our elected officials are the nation’s elite, the best and the brightest, the cream of the crop, head and shoulders above the common citizen. Or not.

Of course there’s no way to know what level of government the people taking the test served but but it does make you wonder, could your Congressmen pass?


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Words Have Actual Meanings

What's that you say? Words have meanings? Yeah, whatever...don't give me any of that crap!

The Fast and Furious documents released by the White House last Friday reveal that Attorney General Eric Holder received at least two memos in 2010 relating to the misbegotten operation. (If you don’t know what Fast and Furious is, welcome back to Earth! How was Mars?)

This would seem to be in direct conflict with his testimony before Congress on May 3rd, 2011, which included the following exchange.

Rep. Darrell Issa: When did you first know about the program, officially, I believe, called Fast and Furious? To the best of your knowledge, what date?

Eric Holder: I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.

Now the Department of Justice is saying that Holder didn’t understand what was being asked and was, in fact, answering a different question, “When did you first know the sordid details about this program.”

Maybe it’s just me, but if I were testifying before Congress, I’d be paying careful attention to the questions and asking for clarification if I was uncertain about what was being asked. When I answered, I’d be picking my words pretty carefully.

“When did you first know about the program…” doesn’t mean, “When did you learn the details.” I know that because words have meanings and, over the years, I’ve learned the meanings for quite a few of them. Now I’m just a stoopid teabagger with a high school education, so I’d imagine that Attorney General Holder, with his fancy college education, must know the meanings for even more. That leaves me wondering how he could misunderstand a rather simple question, plainly stated, especially when his answer appears to be a direct response.

Moreover, if you take a closer look at the second part of that response, “…I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks,” you have to question his command of the English language if his intention was to indicate that he’d only recently learned all the details about the program. He clearly says he’d just heard about it “for the first time.”

I don’t care what line of bull Holder the the DOJ try to tell us about this response. Words. Have. Meanings.  Most of us say we’ve just “heard” about something when we mean the absolute first mention of it, ever. And we all know what “for the first time” means.

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Why Does Jay Inslee Hate Public Employees?

That’s the only explanation for his scheme to plunder the State pension system to invest in green industries.

I’ve always considered Jay Inslee to be something of a one trick pony – green jobs all the way, baby! Even so, I was shocked when I heard his plan to risk the financial future of thousands of public employees to finance his pet agenda. Given the fact that it’s recently been revealed that the State pension system is underfunded by $50 billion, his proposal is not only moronic,  but shockingly reckless as well

Face it…it’s not as though Inslee has proven to be the Green Oracle. Lori Sotelo, writing at Northwest Daily Marker, has complied a list of Inslee’s failures to accurately predict market place winners and losers. Even the Seattle Times Editorial Board, who rather confusingly endorsed Inslee in 2010, notes that the plan “abounds with unnecessary risk.”

One almost has to wonder if Inslee is even peripherally aware of the monumental issues our state faces.

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Paul Ryan On Green Jobs

Everyone should read this piece by Paul Ryan on The Empty Promise Of Green Jobs. Everyone should read it but people living in my home state of Washington should take care to memorize it point by point. It’s information we’ll need as Jay “Mr. Green Jobs” Inslee prepares to run for governor in 2012.


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