Sunday Morning Music

Leave your troubles outside,
So- life is disappointing? Forget it!
We have no troubles here! Here life is beautiful… The girls are beautiful… Even the orchestra, is beautiful.

The Master of Ceremonies


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Retired Writer Editor - Loves Books, Musical Theater, politics for a good argument, genealogy, Scotland and owls
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32 Responses to Sunday Morning Music

  1. patd says:

    harking back to last of last thread, from here’s the quintessential bully’s response to:
    “You have a long-term governor from a large conservative state leaving the field, and meanwhile, the media continues to reinforce a celebrity that really doesn’t have qualifications for office and in fact would alarm me if he were in charge of our nuclear weapons,” Paul said. “So, really, I think it’s a serious versus the unserious. And there is a danger that if we continue to laud so much attention on basically someone whose level of discourse is that of junior high, I think there’s a problem, there’s a great risk for the country.”
    On Saturday afternoon, Trump had his own choice words for Paul on Twitter.
    “Lightweight Senator @RandPaul should focus on trying to get elected in Kentucky – a great state which is embarrassed by him,” Trump tweeted.
    A minute later, Trump tweeted: “I truly understood the appeal of Ron Paul, but his son, @RandPaul, didn’t get the right gene.”
    Then five minutes later: “Too many people on stage for debate. @RandPaul at 11th, with 2% in @RealClearNews, shouldn’t be allowed to participate.”

    somewhere a cartoonist is drawing big bully hitting tousle-haired kid.
    for now, this one says it all


    • jacew2003 says:


      The republicans have a problem and his name is Donald. For the time being at least he is sucking all the oxygen out of the GOP room. They have no one but themselves to blame.
      They have embraced and enabled the Gomerts, Bachmanns and Palins of the world so much nothing that Trumps says seems particularly outlandish or out of the norm.
      When you become the party of nut jobs and a nut job rises to the top it’s really not to surprising.
      Self inflicted wounds are such a bitch.


  2. jacew2003 says:

    Sunday Serendipity

    Nothing like a thread entitled Sunday morning music.
    When he wasn’t writing music for every church service and high holy day Bach found time to compose secular works like this. Enjoy the music and enjoy the day!


  3. Jamie says:

    “Wishing you good health, happiness, peace and prosperity. Today and all through the year! L’shanah Tovah!”


  4. patd says:

    Jamie, to you too


  5. patd says:


    Some pontiffs have been beatified or canonized, but Pope Francis is receiving a far more dubious honor.

    He’s being “Obamified.”

    The charismatic Pope, who arrives in the United States on September 22, has gained fans in and out of the Catholic Church for denouncing unfettered capitalism, warning about climate change and urging mercy toward divorced couples and women who have had abortions.

    He’s also sparked a strange trend. The same political slurs and conspiracy theories that critics have used against President Barack Obama are now being deployed against Pope Francis. One critic even says the two leaders have morphed into one sinister figure he calls “Popama.”

    The Obamification of Pope Francis includes charges from conservative critics that he’s either a socialist, the Antichrist, an illegitimately elected leader who wants to create a “New World Order” — or all of the above. Their anxiety was captured by the headline of one online column: “Pope Francis is the Catholic Church’s Obama — God help us.”


  6. patd says:

    best pundit comment of the week by mark shields last night on newshour:

    “Everybody knew Donald Trump in the fourth grade, I mean, the bully. And if you correct him or criticize him in any way, you’re stupid or you’re dumb, or you’re ugly.”


  7. Flatus says:

    Daughter Sue went to a Bernie event at Benedict College in Columbia yesterday. Benedict is historically Black. The event was well attended by people of all races. Bernie was introduced by Tavis Smiley. There was the mandatory backdrop of bored students on the stage behind the podium. Sue reports that after the first half dozen minutes of Bernie’s talk, all hints of boredom left and they were active, enthusiastic listeners. From their demeanor, she though it clear that he was in their corner and they in his.

    He stayed to answer many questions and to allay concerns. Her impression is that he owned the evening and has a motivated, sizable, group of young voters eager to support him. Sue was converted. And, she brought me a badge and bumper sticker.

    Methinks Hillary is on the verge of losing South Carolina if she hasn’t already.


  8. blueINdallas says:

    Good to hear he’s firing up the crowd. Bernie will be on Colbert next Friday. A nice lead-in to a visit from The Pope who espouses some of the same ideas when it comes to nature and greed.

    Can Hillary get that re-set button back from the Russians? She’s losing her inevitability, again.

    (Trump’s bit on Fallon looked a lot like the “A Formidable Opponent” bit on the old Colbert show.)


    • Tony says:

      I like Hillary’s numbers overall..SC- Clinton 46% Sanders 23% Biden 22%.. Especially with all the incoming she receives.. Now after the first debates happen a better test of her and Sanders standing.. Inevitability, umm and who bestowed that on Mrs. Clinton this time and last time around, the press and Democrats..


  9. Tony says:

    Battleground Tracker: Sanders Surges in IA, NH; Clinton up in SC
    “In all three states, Sanders get particularly strong support from independents who say they will vote in a Democratic primary; in independent-rich New Hampshire, he receives support from 70 percent of them. And in Iowa and New Hampshire, Sanders has large leads over Clinton among voters under 30.

    But Clinton runs better among the party loyalists. Among voters who say they are Democrats, Sanders’ lead is much smaller in Iowa and New Hampshire, and Clinton wins this group in South Carolina.

    Sanders bests Clinton among both men and women in Iowa and New Hampshire, although the gap is narrower among women. Women helped put Clinton over the top in her New Hampshire primary victory in 2008.

    In South Carolina, where Clinton is ahead of Sanders, she leads among black voters (who made up more than half of the electorate in 2008), men, women and voters of all age groups.”


  10. EdVB says:

    Thanks, Jamie I’ll try to look in once in a while. EdVB


  11. Flatus says:

    Saw Craig credited as an editor for one of last night’s 60-Minutes segments


    • patd says:

      have a feeling that is not fearless leader. bing id’d one Craig Crawford who worked or is working at
      Studio CAMERA KJRH TulsaField CAMERA and EDITOR KOTV TulsaField CAMERA and EDITOR KHOU HoustonEDITOR WFAA DallasField CAMERA and EDITOR CNN Dallas Field CAMERA and EDITOR CNN AtlantaEDITOR Evening News CBS IncProducer/Editor 60 Minutes CBS Inc

      but who knows, our mutual friend is pretty talented.


  12. rebelliousrenee says:

    What??… you’re over here?… just kidding.
    I know I’ve been mia for a while… I’m still reading… just don’t have anything to say.
    I think the political part of my brain has decided to take a little sabbatical. I’m still going to vote for Hillary in the NH primary…. but I’m sure Bernie will do well here… I mean he is from a neighboring state so we’re already familiar with him.

    As for polls… there must be many here that act like us. The phone is now ringing multiple times a days with what must be pollsters. If we don’t recognize the name or number, we don’t pick up. They must be basically getting people older than us (60s) or people who don’t do caller ID. I’m sure it’s not really a good sample.


  13. tonyb39 says:

    Bernie Sanders and the Black Vote
    Charles Blow
    “COLUMBIA, S.C. — Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders spoke Saturday to a half-empty gymnasium at Benedict College in South Carolina. The school is historically black, but the crowd appeared to be largely white.

    An August Gallup Poll found that Hillary Clinton’s favorability among African-Americans was 80 percent, while Sanders’s was 23 percent. Two-thirds of blacks were unfamiliar with Sanders. This could pose a problem after the contests in overwhelmingly white Iowa and New Hampshire, where he has surged to tie or best Clinton, give way to contests in Southern states with much more sizable black populations.

    South Carolina will be the first test. According to The New York Times, 55 percent of South Carolina Democratic primary voters were black in 2008. Yet current polls show Clinton with a massive lead over Sanders in the state. And those polls show Vice President Joe Biden leading Sanders, even though Biden has yet to announce whether he’ll run. That’s why it’s important not only for Sanders to spend more time in the state, but also to pick a venue like Benedict College.


    • Flatus says:

      From Sunday’s The State newspaper Columbia, SC, pg 3a, by Jamie Self:
      “Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders tried out his fiery populist message at Benedict College on Saturday – part of the U.S. senator’s efforts to broaden his appeal to African-Americans and Southern Democrats.

      About 1,000 people came to hear the U.S. senator from Vermont speak at the historically black college in Columbia – his first in a few stops planned around the state Saturday.

      The crowd was diverse and mostly enthusiastic, giving Sanders several standing ovations.

      But overall, the audience was more subdued than the nearly 3,000-person crowds that packed a steaming hot conference center in Columbia and waited in a long line to hear Sanders speak in Greenville last month.

      Scattered in the bleachers at Benedict were a few clusters of young adults watching from the rear who appeared disinterested in Sanders’ outrage over income inequality and other plights of the working class. Some sat looking down at their phones. Others clapped occasionally.

      But Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, succeeded in reaching a group of Benedict freshmen who said, after hearing him speak, they could vote for him.

      Dajana Baker, a freshman from Greenville, said Sanders came off as sincere to her and acted as though he really cares about people.

      “He’s doing it from his heart, not because someone is paying him to do it,” Baker said.

      Sanders faces a tough battle to win over Democratic voters in South Carolina, where African-Americans traditionally make up a large part of that electorate.

      To begin that work, Sanders had Cornel West, a professor, writer and national civil rights activist, introduce him. West touted the senator’s civil rights record and his commitment to helping the working class and the poor.

      “He’s going to win because he represents so much of the best of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.,” a vociferous West said, his booming voice energizing the crowd.

      “The condition of truth is to always allow suffering to speak … That’s what brother Bernie Sanders stands for. That’s why we are here.”

      In a speech similar to the one he gave in South Carolina last month, Sanders decried income inequality and the concentration of most of the nation’s wealth among the top 1 percent of Americans. He vowed to reverse the flow of dollars to the benefit of working-class people.

      He said he would push for a trillion dollars to create jobs rebuilding the nation’s transportation infrastructure. He also wants to establish a $15 minimum wage, calling it the key to boosting the economy by giving the nation’s lowest wage earners some disposable income.

      Sanders directed parts of his speech toward college students, calling for free public college, criminal justice reforms and telling them that they are essential in forcing his so-called “political revolution .”

      Baker, the Benedict student, and three of her freshman classmates were among the last people to leave the gymnasium.

      Saja Hargrow from Aiken said she appreciated Sanders talking about “people in jail, how when they come out, they go right back in, because we don’t really have a plan for them.”

      Sanders “spoke really well, he connected to us,” said Marc Walker, drawn to the senator’s promise to fight for free tuition at public colleges.

      Walker’s mother is paying for his college education, he said, “and she’s a single parent,” so Sanders’ promise could really help his family.

      After leaving Columbia, Sanders had stops in Florence and at Winthrop University in Rock Hill. Sanders said he has a lot of work to do in South Carolina to get his message to young and minority voters.

      In a recent poll, Sanders edged Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton for the first time in Iowa, beating her by 1 percentage point, and he is almost 8 percentage points ahead of her in New Hampshire. But in South Carolina, Sanders trails Clinton by 45 percentage points.

      Jamie Self: 803-771-8658 “


  14. patd says:

    renee, hope you’re right about the polls being wrong. latest one from says
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are separated by a narrow three points in a potential 2016 match-up, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, with 46 percent of registered voters choosing Clinton to 43 percent picking Trump.

    however, they go on to say “The picture is a bit different among the wider field of all adults, where Clinton has a significant 51-39 advantage.” by “all adults” guess they’re including folks who read, write and think.


  15. patd says:

    flatus, fearless leader in Hawaii maybe? at least his boss is according to
    HONOLULU —Candidates for president don’t often campaign in the islands. Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb, a Democrat, may be the only one this election cycle. Webb is visiting Oahu to receive the American Patriot Award from the Navy League and to outline his presidential platform. He touts himself as a steady ship in the sea of uncertainty that is the 2016 presidential field. He summed up the reason he believes he’s the right candidate for the job:
    “Experienced leadership that you can trust and someone that keeps his word.”
    He blames his low polling numbers on noise in the system from bigger names such as Trump, Clinton and possible candidate Biden. He thinks the noise will eventually fade.

    “When people calm down over a lot of different issues and the high decibels that are going on with a lot of different candidates, they’re going to look around and say who do we want to run this country? Who can make the decisions who can work across the aisle,” said Webb.


  16. tonyb39 says:

    On MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes, David Brock Explains The NY Times’ Institutional Prejudice Against Hillary Clinton


  17. tonyb39 says:

    This Is How Bad It’s Gotten For Jeb Bush: He’s Flying Commercial
    Jeb! may not be so excited about cutting back on private jet travel.
    Marina Fang


  18. tonyb39 says:

    How the ‘Party of Stupid’ Birthed Trump and Carson
    Decades of Republicans leveraging racism plus pandering to the dumb and incoherently angry explains not only the success of the billionaire—but also the neurosurgeon.
    Ana Marie Cox


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