… ‘cuz you never know that long and winding road might lead

OK, I know what you’re going to say: REALLY?

As in, rhymes with “Tom Dooley”???

Yes. But bear with me. Take a listen to this version of the classic folk song by a Scottish performer by the name of Lonnie Donegan. The Kingston Trio, it ain’t.

Donegan’s style — which he described as an amalgam of styles experienced on a trip through the United States — became known in the UK as “skiffle.” Donegan was “the king of skiffle”. Skiffle inspired a whole generation of post-WWII British kids in places such as Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool. Among them were boys by the name of McCartney, Lennon, Harrison and Starkey. Donegan was their first hero, their role model. When he played Liverpool, they were in the audience, awestruck.

Listen again to the latter half of “Tom Dooley,” the rhythms and the guitar work, and see what you hear. That’s a revolution in the offing ….

Have a great weekend, everybody.

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DownInAlbany
DownInAlbany

In an interview with Steve Croft of “60 Minutes” that, at times, seemed more like an audition for press secretary than journalism, President Obama said, “The country is better off than when I came into office.” The reason for his horrible poll numbers? People don’t feel it.

When asked if people “feel it,” the President said, “They don’t feel it. And the reason they don’t feel it is because income and wages are not going up.”

How does that make someone better off than they were before? You’re working the same, or more, and you’re making less somehow equals “you’re better off”? That’s a neat trick.

In 2008, the median household income was $53,644, in 2012, that number had DROPPED to $51,017. If that’s better off, we could all use a dose of worse.

President Obama wasn’t done. He went on to say, “When I came into office our economy was in crisis. We had unemployment up at 10 percent, it’s now down to 6.1.” That’d be great, if it were true. It’s not.

When he took office the unemployment rate was 7.8 percent. After his trillion-dollar “stimulus” package, the unemployment rate went up steadily, topping out at 10 percent in October of 2009 (long after he took office), and staying above nine percent for more than two years.

Worse, the U-6 unemployment rate — the rate that counts people who’ve given up hope of finding work (the U-3 rate pretends they don’t exist) or people who want to work full-time but can only find part-time work (the U-3 rate doesn’t factor that in), is at 12 percent.

So, if you put aside all the data and facts, President Obama is absolutely correct. It’s like being held a gunpoint, then the guy holding you hostage puts away the gun and uses a hand grenade and the police count that as the threat against you as having been alleviated.

But, apparently, he's going to help the dims keep the Senate by spending the next 6 weeks touting the "economy."  It may help since the libs lap up every word he says, without question.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@DownInAlbany 

Posting someone else's work without giving them due credit is called plagiarism and generally frowned upon in polite society.

Just remindin'.

Brosephus
Brosephus

@Kamchak


If people thought that voting was important enough, then election day would be a national holiday where every business was closed to ensure people could vote.  The polls would also be open the entire weekend before the election for early voting without any issues. 

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@Kamchak John's doing such a fine job, I almost want to spring for HBO just to be able to see the show in its entirety each week.

tireOfIt
tireOfIt

@Kamchak Interesting:  pro-abortion and doesn't believe in God and the GOP is in love with her.

CommonSenseisntCommon
CommonSenseisntCommon

@tireOfIt But the greed is good credo is more important than any of the others, contrary to what the GOP wants you to believe

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

Sept. 23

When asked during an appearance on Fox News Channel with Neil Cavuto whether her husband would run in 2016 if Jeb Bush did not, Ann Romney said, “Well, we will see, won’t we, Neil?”

Sept. 25

Romney is described by the Washington Examiner as “talking with advisers, consulting with his family, keeping a close eye on the emerging ’16 Republican field, and carefully weighing the pluses and minuses of another run.”

KUTGF
KUTGF

Sofa in Afghanistan is somehow the same as Sofa in Iraq. And they of course must share the same political leaders?  ...  Somebody notify Rooms to Go. 

Nobody_Knows
Nobody_Knows

@KUTGF 

Well I guess if you are of the mindset that all of those evil Muslims are one in the same then you might be inclined to believe that Iraq and Afghanistan are basically the same place. 

Doggone_GA
Doggone_GA

"an Iraq SOFA was precluded by W."

Not "precluded"...SIGNED BY

JohnnyReb
JohnnyReb

The Obama administration will sign a SOFA agreement with Afghanistan leaving 10K or so troops.

The continuing spin from the Left will be an Iraq SOFA was precluded by W.

They have uttered that lie for so long they believe it.

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

Anyone care to translate this from Winglish?

Nobody_Knows
Nobody_Knows

@JohnnyReb 

Pssst:  Let you in on a secret but don't tell anyone else.

1. Afghanistan is not Iraq.  It never has been nor will it ever be. 

2. Bush did sign the SOFA to remove troops from Iraq

There is no amount of right wing talking points that you can regurgitate that will change any of those two facts. 

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@Nobody_Knows @JohnnyReb if you ask nice J-Reb might cite poor ol' Mitt getting ball-stomped in the Presidential debate in 2012 as "proof" we're lying. That's always good family fun.

Nobody_Knows
Nobody_Knows

@JohnnyReb 

As a low info who does nothing more than regurgitate talking points yes you did. 

Peachs
Peachs

Hang down your head N. Deal. 

breckenridge
breckenridge

The Value Voters summit was held over the weekend in Washington DC.  A new category was added for discussion during the break-out sessions this year - the war on Christians.



Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

oh, and the socially-retarded comments below the piece are comedy gold.

KUTGF
KUTGF

@stands_for_decibels  So basically she is accused of doing the same thing as the GOP candidate for the senate in Kansas

kayaker71
kayaker71

FL St. drops to #2 in the coaches poll.  Bama #1.  Auburn #5.  Life is good.

LilBarryBailout
LilBarryBailout

@Jackie_36

That's what people with integrity do when asked to do something that they believe to be sufficiently stupid, naive, or un-American that they cannot in good conscience be a part of it.

That's what the people FDR ordered to imprison Japanese-Americans should have done.  They were just following orders, dontcha know.

I realize that's difficult for you to understand as a loyal Obozo receptacle.  You have trouble thinking straight while on your knees.

breckenridge
breckenridge

"These books make Moses the original founding father and credit him for virtually every distinctive feature of American government. Moses shows up everywhere doing everything… I believe students will believe Moses was the first American."  Kathleen Wellman, SMU history professor, on the efforts by retarded conservative Christians to pollute Texas textbooks, 9-21-2014


People that hear burning bushes talking to them have mental problems.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@breckenridge 

Moses rode on horseback warning colonists that the British were coming.


Fact.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@breckenridge 

Moses parted the waters of the Delaware River allowing George Washington to cross and surprise the Hessians and Egyptians in a major victory for revolutionists.

Fact.

US_Patriot
US_Patriot

"Fidel Castro" - American? Really?  Since when did Cuba become part of the America's?



Kamchak
Kamchak

@US_Patriot 

Since when did Cuba become part of the America's?

Since Pangea split up.

First day of that brand new remedial geography class?

Just askin'.

St Simons he-ne-ha
St Simons he-ne-ha

why yes. He was a pitcher in the Baltimore Orioes organization with a Murcan work permit & everthang. But the capitalist freee market sent him back. Hot dam that nevah gets old. heheheh

Soothsayer2
Soothsayer2

Well, ol' Sooth's gonna check out now. But I thought I might leave you with a blessing. Enjoy if you got 'em.

Die Gnade (The Grace of) unser Herr Jesus Christus (our Lord Jesus Christ) und die liebe Gottes (and the love of God) und die Gemeinschaft die Heiligen Geistes (and the Communion of the Holy Spirit) sei (zeye) mit uns Allen (be with us all).

Good night, everyone!