posted by JimK at 1:20 PM
at least the guy tried not to sing out of key!recently saw the cirque du soleil Beatles showthey are to pop music what Shakespeare is to dramain the words of John Lennon, "the toppermost of the poppermost"
70? Nah, more like 16.You come on like a dream, peaches and cream,Lips like strawberry wine.You're sixteen, you're beautiful and you're mine. (mine, all mine)You're all ribbons and curls, ooh, what a girl,Eyes that sparkle and shine.You're sixteen, you're beautiful and you're mine.(mine, all mine, mine, mine)You're my baby, you're my pet,We fell in love on the night we met.You touched my hand, my heart went pop,Ooh, when we kissed, we could not stop.You walked out of my dreams, into my arms,Now you're my angel divine.You're sixteen, you're beautiful, and you're mine.You're my baby, you're my pet,We fell in love on the night we met.You touched my hand, my heart went pop,Ooh, when we kissed, we could not stop.You walked out of my dreams, into my arms,Now you're my angel divine.You're sixteen, you're beautiful, and you're mine.All mine, mine, mine.
Trivia question for TTFers:Ringo was not the drummer of five Beatle songs. On three of those songs, Paul McCartney played the drums and, on two, Andy White played the drums.What are the five songs?
Obama's performance in creating jobs looks real bad compared to the governments of other major countriesit's sad, really:"One year into the global recovery, the U.S. is lagging far behind other major economies in restoring jobs lost in the recession.Brazil and Chile have seen the strongest job growth since the beginning of the recession, according to data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the International Labor Organization. In April, total employment in the two Latin American countries was up 4.5% and 6.8% from December 2007, respectively. Australia has managed to boost total employment by 3.7% through May. By contrast, total employment in the U.S. in June was down 4.8% from December 2007. Businesses have been reluctant to hire because of the uncertain economic climate."
Dems is trying their own version of a Tea Party candidate:"MANNING, S.C. — On a blisteringly hot afternoon here, Alvin M. Greene talked in a perfunctory way about his improbable candidacy for the United States Senate. But his voice intensified with grievance when the subject turned to his short-circuited career in the Army. Mr. Greene said the Army discriminated against him by not promoting him. And yet, he said, it promoted to the rank of major a man who would later be accused of shooting 13 people to death last year at Fort Hood, Tex. “I didn’t have one promotion in six-and-a-half years of active duty, full time,” Mr. Greene lamented in an interview the other day at his father’s house on the outskirts of this small town in the south-central part of the state. In the solitariness of his den, with an overhead fan slicing through dead air, Mr. Greene sees a vast injustice. “They didn’t pit the world against the terrorist, they pit the world against me,” he said. “The foreign terrorist had it made, and I didn’t.” In the course of a two-hour interview, Mr. Greene, 32, returned repeatedly to this subject, but he offered no help in deciphering its meaning. Military records are private, Mr. Greene said. But the interview offered a glimpse into the psyche of an enigmatic man who was catapulted from obscurity onto the national stage a month ago when he won the primary for the Democratic nomination for the Senate. He will face Senator Jim DeMint, a Republican, and Tom Clements of the Green Party in November. The central mystery of how he captured more than 100,000 votes, or 59 percent, against a candidate who, unlike Mr. Greene, actually campaigned remains unsolved. Mr. Greene says he won by “hard work” but cannot name anything he did. No evidence of fraud has surfaced. And on Friday, the State Law Enforcement Division, which was investigating Mr. Greene’s finances, cleared him of any wrongdoing. It was trying to square how he could have afforded the $10,440 filing fee in March to get on the June 8 ballot when just a few months earlier he was apparently poor enough to be assigned a public defender to represent him on a felony obscenity charge. “After a thorough investigation, SLED has concluded that there is no evidence of wrongdoing, criminal intent or deception to the court when Greene applied for a public defender last year,” the agency said. It also determined that he paid for the filing fee with his own savings from the Army, as he has said all along.He is still due in state court Monday on the obscenity charge, in which a student at the University of South Carolina said he showed her pornography and tried to go to her dorm room with her. But the dropping of the investigation, Mr. Greene has now cleared his way to the November election. In the middle of the swirl, Mr. Greene is proceeding with his campaign and has now scheduled his first speaking event. It is set for July 18 at the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church here in Manning. But mostly, he seems to sit in his den, watch television and answer the phone. He now has a rudimentary Web site, www.alvingreeneforussenator.com, which he did not have during the primary, and says he has a “growing” staff. But Mr. Greene, who is unemployed and has no computer, would not identify anyone he has hired or say whether he or someone else created the Web site. While Mr. Greene has been cryptic about his reasons for running for the Senate, he hinted that he might have been motivated by anger.
He would not comment on the obscenity charge, to which he has yet to enter a plea.Susan McCoy, the mother of the woman, Camille, now 19, who said Mr. Greene had shown her pornography, said she had sought $1,500 in restitution from Mr. Greene because of her daughter’s subsequent move to a more expensive dorm. “We were told by the solicitor’s office that he was destitute, that he had said he had zero income and zero assets,” Mrs. McCoy said. Mr. Greene, who receives unemployment benefits and has no health insurance, lives in the house he grew up in, which is owned by his father. His mother died when he was 11. His older brother, lives next door. While his father was somewhat prominent, Mr. Greene is not. “His election is the biggest mystery I’ve ever seen,” said John Calhoun Land IV, chairman of the Clarendon County Democratic Party. “Why would he spend a large portion of his net worth on a filing fee and running for office if he has no real plans to campaign?” Mr. Greene said that since his victory, he has received calls from all over the world, including from a publishing agent in New York and a screenwriter in California. If a movie is made, he said, he wants to be portrayed by Denzel Washington."
answer to trivia question for TTFers:Love Me DoP.S. I Love YouBack in the U.S.S.R.Dear PrudenceBallad of John and Yoko
Thanks, Wally, those were hard ones! There were always rumors that Ringo didn't play on some of the recordings, but I never knew which ones.JimK
Brazil and Chile have seen the strongest job growth since the beginning of the recession, according to data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the International Labor Organization. In April, total employment in the two Latin American countries was up 4.5% and 6.8% from December 2007, respectively.
Australia has managed to boost total employment by 3.7% through May.Oh sure, Brazil is doing great. They know, like Obama knows, you have to spend money to make money. "The government increased spending 16.5% in the first 10 months of 2009 compared with last year as President Lula da Silva seeks to fuel the economy’s recovery from its first recession since 2003."And in Chile, "The most significant contributors to the growth of the recent decade are fiscal responsibility and the social programs that have significantly reduced poverty, increasing the amount of young adults who enter college by four...With goal of ensuring that economic success benefits all of the inhabitants of the country; programs with an emphasis on social reform have been implemented. There are initiatives in all of the distinct areas of socioeconomic activity. One of the most relevant is the AUGE (Universal access for integral services and Explicit Guarantees), a public heath system that guarantees more and better heath coverage for all Chileans."And as we all know, Australia’s economy is also cranking along thanks to it’s continued stimulus spending on its infrastructure. "In Australia in the first quarter of 2010. New public investment spending rose by 12.5 per cent in the March quarter, underpinned by a sharp rise in state and local government investment. The continuing strength of public investment – up more than 40 per cent over the past year – has been driven by the Government’s stimulus investment, particularly on education infrastructure...Today’s National Accounts provide further evidence that Australia’s economy is performing well. But they also reinforce the need for ongoing support from public infrastructure spending as the transition from public to private sector led activity proceeds, as well as the need for ongoing reform to take full advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead."
"Oh sure, Brazil is doing great. They know, like Obama knows, you have to spend money to make money."Oh, we all know that.But Obama has spent more money than any stimulus package in history.When does the make money part start?
When does the make money part start?According to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis "...Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 2.7 percent in the first quarter of 2010, (that is, from the fourth quarter to the first quarter), according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2009, real GDP increased 5.6 percent...."Compare this year's news with news reported in November 2007: The [Bush] White House cut its forecast for U.S. economic growth in 2008 on Thursday and acknowledged that troubles in the housing market had been "more pronounced" than expected.But even as private economists grow increasingly worried about the risk of a recession, the Bush administration said the economy was resilient and predicted the six-year expansion would stay on track...This Bush White House expectation was followed ten months later by Presidential Candidate John McCain's pronouncement that "the fundamentals of our economy are strong". McCain made this remark on Sept. 15, 2008, the very day Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy, one of many Wall Street financial giants to fall as our "sound economy" that the Bush White House said would continue "on track" sputtered to a halt. Then came the left/red side of the bikini graph that shows US joblessness increasing dramatically starting in January 2008 through the end of Bush's term in January 2009. This later version of the bikini graph shows the dramatically increasing jobs gains since Obama came into office continuing right through May 2010.
Mr. Oiiohh:To quote your "hero politician" - Mr. Ronald Reagan: "There you go again..."- changing the topic from an interesting discussion about Ringo Starr and the Beatles to a topic of your own choosing...and one completely unrelated to the topic introduced by Jim. Do you have A.D.D. or just choose to be stupid and infantile?
I believe Jim has mentioned in the past that he will determine subjectively when he thinks things are getting out of hand and delete the comments. Seriously, why do you keep pitching in? Chill out, aight?Nevertheless, back to Ringo.If you guys haven't been, the Vegas cirque du soleil Beatle show is worth the airfare. Be real fanatics and walk over to Planet Hollywood's V Theater after that and see Fab Four Live. Then back to Revolution, a Beatles themed lounge for drinks and dancing before staying in a $40 a night room at the Sahara, where the Beatles performed their first concert in LV. Pictures of the occassion are all over the lobby and casino, including one of Ringo using a slot machine.Time for another Ringo trivia question:Which line of Eleanor Rigby was written by Ringo?
Everyone sees who is being infantile, again. After four of your own "off topic" comments on this thread alone, apparently your meds kicked in. I realize you'd prefer I didn't correct your lies or answer your questions but you'd have to stop posting them, as you have been repeatedly asked by numerous Vigilance readers over the years to do.You are the one who brought up Brazil, Chile, and Australia. Their economies are doing well because they don't have the GOP blocking every effort of real leaders to effect reforms that benefit their countries, like increased government spending on infrastructure, education, health care, etc. Now that some of Obama's similar programs have been enacted in spite of lockstep GOP footdragging, there are signs our economy is turning around from GDP growth to actual job gains rather than losses.Did you enjoy your low cost stay in Vegas more knowing the GOBP members of Congress you support voted again to deny unemployment benefits to folks who have been unemployed 99 months or more?Can you tell us, OOIINK, who was pillaging this "sound economy" for his rich crony friends 99 months ago and who led us into this deep recession and right up to the brink of a second great depression?
Per Wikipedia:"...Starr contributed the line "writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear " and suggested making "Father McCartney" darn his socks, which McCartney liked..."Peace and love
"Their economies are doing well because they don't have the GOP blocking every effort of real leaders to effect reforms that benefit their countries, like increased government spending on infrastructure, education, health care, etc." The GOP didn't block the stimulus bill. Obama spent plenty, just not wisely.I don't mind you answering, the other guy was whining about it."Did you enjoy your low cost stay in Vegas" staying in a low cost room, just gives you more to stimulate the economy with otherwisethey know how to keep the money flowingyou should see the huge employment centers just behind the stripas Barry now concedes, government can't secure employment for everyone, they need to stimulate private employment"more knowing the GOBP members of Congress you support voted again to deny unemployment benefits to folks who have been unemployed 99 months or more?"the GOP doesn't control the legislature, look to your cowardly Dem friends
(July 13) -- Nearly six in 10 American voters say they lack faith in President Barack Obama to make the right decisions for the country, according to a poll published today that reveals public confidence in Obama has hit an all-time low just four months before midterm elections. The Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 59 percent of respondents said they have no confidence in Obama to make good decisions. That's still lower than the number of Americans who lack faith in Congress, with 68 percent saying they lack the same confidence in Democrats on Capitol Hill. An anti-incumbent mood revealed earlier this spring was also pronounced in the poll, with only 26 percent of voters vowing to support their House representative at the polls in November, and 62 percent responding that they'll vote for change. Fifty-one percent said they'd rather have Republicans run Congress, compared with 43 percent who want Democrats to retain control. Obama's numbers are a reversal from when he first took office, when roughly 60 percent of Americans had confidence in his decisions. One factor is frustration with the economy's slow recovery. Only about a quarter of respondents in today's poll believe the economy is improving.
Newt Gingrich is known for his frequently harsh rhetoric, and he didn't hold back in speaking about Obama. "I think he will replace Jimmy Carter as the worst president of modern times," said Gingrich. Thanks to Obama's performance, Gingrich said he expected that whoever wins the Republican nomination would win the White House. "He is a disaster," Gingrich said of Obama. "His principles are fundamentally wrong. The people he appoints are more radical than he is and less competent."
worse than Jimmy Carter?now, that's embarassing !!
July 1, 2010: American Presidents: Greatest and Worst, Siena’s 5th Presidential Expert Poll 1982 - 2010Since 1982, the Siena Research Institute has polled presidential scholars on whom they view to be best and worst presidents in American history, based on a variety of issues from “integrity” to economic stewardship. This year’s poll of 238 scholars found that President Franklin Roosevelt was once again ranked on top, joined by Presidents Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington, and Teddy Roosevelt to complete the top five. However, President George W. Bush did not fare well since the last poll was conducted in 2002. He dropped 16 places to 39th, making him the worst president since Warren Harding died in office in 1923, and one of the bottom five of all time, according to the experts:"Today, just one year after leaving office, the former president has found himself in the bottom five at 39th rated especially poorly in handling the economy, communication, ability to compromise, foreign policy accomplishments and intelligence. Rounding out the bottom five are four presidents that have held that dubious distinction each time the survey has been conducted: Andrew Johnson, James Buchanan, Warren G. Harding, and Franklin Pierce."Bush was rated second from the bottom on “intelligence,” “foreign policy accomplishments,” and “handling of U.S. economy.” This despite promises from Bush supporters that “history will be very kind” to the former president, as his Attorney General John Ashcroft put it. Bush’s father’s legacy “held constant” in this year’s poll, with George H.W. Bush coming in at 22nd. President Reagan “dropped two places from 16th overall in 2002 to 18th today.” President Obama was ranked 15th.======To the poll tracking OINKER, don't forget to read these tea leaves:"...Fifty-seven percent of those polled put themselves in the "just some" or "none at all" columns as far as their trust in Obama, while 43 percent say they have a great deal or good amount of confidence in him...Good thing Obama isn't up for re-election this time. Too bad the same can't be said for House GOPB members because:When it comes to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, 73 percent had just some or no confidence in congressional Republicans to make the right decisions for the country...What are Americans most worried about? Ninety percent of Americans consider the state of the economy as not so good or poor...That's right, as James Carville said, it's the economy, stupid.Who do Americans trust to fix the economy?...the public trusts the Democrats more than the Republicans on the economy by 42 percent to 34 percent...Oh and let's not forget what else this poll told us:Fifty-two percent say they want Congress to extend unemployment benefits -- a contentious issue right now between congressional Republicans and Democrats...
your poll on the President is dated, Beatricethings are moving fastObama keeps piling up the issues that will kill the Dems' chances this fallhe's pushing through a record budget deficit without a Congressional votehe's installed a death panel healthcare czar without a Congressional votehe's attacking a sensible immigration law in Arizona that is supported by most Americansand this job-killer:The Obama administration has issued another revised moratorium on offshore oil drilling, after a federal judge struck down a previous ban. The new measure was issued Monday by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. It's expected to be a topic of discussion at a second day of hearings today by President Barack Obama's independent oil spill commission meeting in New Orleans. Tens of thousands of Gulf Coast oil jobs are at risk. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal criticized the new moratorium as a job-killer for a state whose economy largely depends on the energy industry. "The administration is unwilling to follow the advice of their own scientists and instead insists on crippling our energy industry [and] our coastal communities, and killing jobs," the Republican governor said in a statement. "They have already lost twice in court, and one judge ruled that their moratorium was 'arbitrary and capricious,' but instead of listening to these legal rulings, they are trying to game the system by initiating a second moratorium and then asking the court to abandon their move to block the first moratorium."Earth to Monsieur Obama: the American people want you to stop pushing your leftist agenda and find ways to encourage job creation.If you can't pull off a 1994-Clinton-style pirouette, enjoy your last two years with the chef and the chauffer and the overseas trips.
a poll released TODAY from CBS News puts Obama's approval ratign at 44%this oughta help, a tax on energy companies so they can pass it along to consumers:Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confirmed Tuesday that the Senate will soon debate a bill to reduce pollution and that the legislation will include House-passed language to reduce carbon output by charging polluters for emissions.I think it's obvious that Dems are sick of being in charge and taking a dive.
that's rightthey're just siiiick of it!
your poll on the President is dated, BeatricePay attention, OOIINNKK. It's the same **dated** Washington Post-ABC News you posted a plagiarized news item about today.Did the GOBP decide to vote to extend unemployment benefits for unemployed American citizens yet or are they still apologizing to BP and salivating over their deep pockets??
"Pay attention, OOIINNKK. It's the same **dated** Washington Post-ABC News you posted a plagiarized news item about today."Maybe if you'd stop grunting and slurping, you'd be able to focus yourself. I was referring to your outdated Sienna poll.I "plagiarized" a poll? Oh, they plagiarized me. Yeah, I'm doing polling research all the time!"Did the GOBP decide to vote to extend unemployment benefits for unemployed American citizens yet or are they still apologizing to BP and salivating over their deep pockets??"The GOP has no power over unemployment benefits. I guess Dems can only accomplish something if they hold every seat in Congress. Either that or they're afraid to pass unemployment benefits. I hate to tell you this, but when Repubs hold Congress, they accomplish things. Truth is, Americans would prefer a job to a check borrowed from China. Those checks aren't much money anyway.We have a GOP governor in Louisiana who is fighting Obama to save tens of thousands of jobs in the Gulf. He'll have company soon. Conservative estimates are the GOP will pick up 10 governor mansions from Dems. Just in time for the census results to come in and prevent a Dem slant on redistricting. (wink-wink)Obama won't be getting a buncha votes in the Gulf states.
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