Sunday Respite – ‘Walking on the Air’

 

What better way to start the Christmas season than something from Andre Rieu. I discovered this last year and put this in my “must” for Christmas each year.

For today’s Sunday Respite I have chosen “Walking in the Air” – André Rieu from “Snowman.”  By all means be sure and watch it in in full screen.

 

 

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

 

Saturday’s Passel of Potpourri

 

Let’s see what mischief our fellow earthlings have gotten themselves into this week. It’s Saturday and time for a break and maybe a smile or two.

Animals and kids. Lots of animals this week. No Karen and Karl.

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That’s all folks. Have a wonderful day.

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Los Angeles to cut water and power where large parties are held

 

One can only wonder how much more those who live in California will tolerate. I could ask how could this be legal and on what grounds. But this is in the land of fruits and nuts.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that he is authorizing the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to shut off utility service to properties where large parties and gatherings are held in violation of public safety orders.

 

 

Other than this all is well in the swamp.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Wishing everyone a pleasant Thanksgiving today. It is sure different this year, still we are blessed to live in this wonderful land.

An old chestnut for a bit of cheer.

Over the River and through the Wood (Thanksgiving Version) – The Tabernacle Choir

 

 

 

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Everybody knew the dice were loaded and the fix was in

As they say, nothing new under the sun. There is no surprise since we knew this was in the cards. I give you a bit of a recap from yesteryear. Included is last nights interview with Lou and Sidney.  I will end with a Leonard Cohen “Everybody knows.”

Transcript:

Here is last night’s interview with Lou and Sidney.

Our man Leonard.

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows
Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died
Everybody talking to their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long-stem rose
Everybody knows

That’s all folks. Have a great day.

War and more war coming with Biden’s Sec. of State Blinken

 

Lots of wars coming up. Obama’s Iran deal will no doubt be back in place. Load up the planes with lots more cash. Liz Cheney must be jumping for joy

The Neocons should be very happy with the pick of Anthony Blinken for Secretary of State. All those military contracts coming up. Congress must be salivating. Blinken a so called “Interventionist .”

Here we go:

Blinken and Kerry

Blinken was Biden’s top aide in 2002 when Biden was leading the charge in the Senate to give George W. Bush his invasion of Iraq. In 2006, Biden penned an Op-ed for The New York Times that called for dividing Iraq into three separate autonomous zones with a central government in Baghdad, later referred to as a “soft partition.” According to the Times, Blinken helped craft Biden’s proposal.

Seen as a loyal Biden aide, Blinken surprised some in the White House when he broke with Biden and supported military intervention in Libya in 2011, according to The Washington Post. Blinken also called for US action in Syria after Barack Obama was reelected in 2012. Sources told the Post in 2013 that Blinken “was less enthusiastic than Biden” about Obama seeking Congressional approval for a military strike on Syria.

In 2019, Blinken co-authored an Op-ed in The Washington Post with neoconservative Robert Kagan.

The piece argued against President Trump’s “America First” foreign policy and said the US did “too little” in Syria. “Without bringing appropriate power to bear [in Syria], no peace could be negotiated, much less imposed,” the article reads.

In 2015, Blinken facilitated an increase in weapons sales and intelligence sharing for the Saudi-led coalition after it intervened in Yemen to fight the Houthis. “We have expedited weapons deliveries, we have increased our intelligence sharing, and we have established a joint coordination planning cell in the Saudi operation center,” Blinken said in April 2015.

One area where a Biden administration could be less hawkish than a Trump administration is Iran. Blinken has been critical of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Speaking at an event earlier this year, Blinken said Biden would return to the JCPOA. “[Biden] would seek to build on the nuclear deal to make it longer and stronger if Iran returns to strict compliance,” he said.  Read more

The Institute for the Study of War with their neocons should be more than happy.

Liz Cheney, Elizabeth O’Bagy, Military contractors- a toxic brew

ISW has increasingly drawn support from military contractors with stakes in the issues that the institute studies. “According to ISW’s last annual report,” noted Consortium News in December 2012, “its original supporters were mostly right-wing foundations, such as the Smith-Richardson Foundation and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, but it now is backed by national security contractors, including major ones like Raytheon, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman and CACI, as well as lesser-known firms such as DynCorp International, which provides training for Afghan police, and Palantir, a technology company founded with the backing of the CIA’s venture-capital arm, In-Q-Tel. Palantir supplies software to U.S. military intelligence in Afghanistan.”[18]

 

 

Other than that all is well in the swamp.

Where is the GOP regarding election fraud?

 

I think this nails it. I fault the GOP. A merry band of volunteers trying to save the USA is not my idea of a professional response. Anyone with sense should have known that having ego-centric Rudy Giuliano as the head honcho would come close to dooming the outcome.

One only had to look at the Ukraine fiasco with him trying to make his points with his bulging eyeballs popping out of his head and spittle landing on the camera lens.

I for one am sick of him.

 

 

A source who spoke to Breitbart News on background suggested that the team had hoped to work with her, but that Powell’s public claims had gone beyond the scope of the evidence they had seen and believed they could prove in court.

Powell had pursued a theory that Dominion voting machines, operating with Smartmatic software, were manipulable and had been responsible for switching votes from Trump to Democratic challenger Joe Biden. She also alleged that Dominion had worked with foreign governments, including Venezuela, and produced an affidavit purporting to support that allegation.

My suspicion? She touched the third rail with the CIA server over in Europe. Anyone want to bet the CIA has dirty hands around the world?

As for Trump. He bears some blame. Why doesn’t  he get rid of Wray and Haskell? Why didn’t he have the federal Marshalls lined up to step in? It is a federal election isn’t it? Why wasn’t he in court before the election. Now we sit around waiting to lose the  Georgia senate seats. Voting starts December 4 as I recall and it is the same old same old. Sitting around and letting it happen it seems to me. Just saying.

If anyone thinks that should Trump fail he will be around in four years think again. The entire deep state will make his and his family and all his minions lives a total hell. Look for them to kneecap him with endless legal action. Just look at Flynn. The courts will be happy to oblige.

Everything swell here in the swamp.

Sunday Respite – Sleigh Ride

 

This is a much loved orchestral piece composed by Leroy Anderson in 1948.  “Sleigh Ride” although not originally written for the holidays it has many associations and memories for Christmas and Thanksgiving. Something to get us in the holiday mood.

Beautiful photographs go along with the music. I enjoy posting this every year and it has gotten to be a tradition, Do watch it in full screen.

 

Wishing you a wonderful day.

 

Saturday’s Passel of Potpourri

 

Let’s see what mischief our fellow earthlings have gotten themselves into this week. It’s Saturday and time for a break and maybe a smile or two.

Animals and kids. Lots of animals this week. No Karen and Karl.

For politics page down and/or check top posts at the right side of the page.

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Why this next tweet? Because for the most part, the Trumpsters are happy warriors when they get together. It tickled my funny bone. Anyone who has been to a Trump rally has one heck of a good time! So much better than breaking things.

Sound up!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s it folks. Have a wonderful day!

Democrat calls for ‘Post WWII Re-education Camps’ for Trump Supporters

 

It doesn’t feel like the Summer of love does it? I don’t see Twitter banning these tweets and those who indicate that rounding us up for re-education camps and calling us a cult  is not hate speech.

California Democrat David Atkins this week called for Trump supporters to be “deprogrammed” in “post WWII” type reeducation camps.

 

 

 

I copied a few of the tweets in the thread. Here is his idea as to what to do with us.

“No seriously…how *do* you deprogram 75 million people? Where do you start? Fox? Facebook?” Atkins said.

“We have to start thinking in terms of post-WWII Germany or Japan. Or the failures of Reconstruction in the South.” he added.

No seriously…how *do* you deprogram 75 million people? Where do you start? Fox? Facebook? We have to start thinking in terms of post-WWII Germany or Japan. Or the failures of Reconstruction in the South.

This is not your standard partisan policy disagreement. This is a conspiracy theory fueled belligerent death cult against reality & basic decency. The only actual policy debates of note are happening within the dem coalition between left and center left.

I know conservatives are upset by some of the responses here. And yeah, many are out of line. But what do you expect people to do in self-preservation? The Right has been running 4 years on “f*** your feelings, my conspiracy theories are valid opinions, and we have more guns.”

You can’t run on a civil war footing hopped up on conspiracy theories hating everyone who lives in cities, mainlining Fox/Breitbart/QAnon, threatening to kidnap governors and shoot protesters, without people trying to figure out how to reverse the brainwashing.

i mean, for chrissakes, conservatives are literally giving themselves COVID just to own the libs. They’re dying in COVID wards insisting they don’t have COVID because it must be a liberal plot. People are gonna try to figure out how to defend themselves.

There was a lot of pile own:

 

After more ringing in with what to do with the “cult” –  the cult members tried to step in and  respond and the thread took a turn to the need start the thread elsewhere.

THE RESPONSE:

The swamp takes an ominous turn.

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