‘Love me tender, love me true, love the weekend too’

Things I did not know:

“Love Me Tender”, which became a big hit for Elvis Presley back in 1956, has roots that go back much further. It’s a reworked version of “Aura Lee,” a song that dates back to the Civil War era.

The original lyrics went like this:

When the blackbird in the spring,
On the willow tree,
Sat and rocked, I heard him sing,
Singing Aura Lea.
Aura Lea, Aura Lea,
Maid with golden hair;
Sunshine came along with thee,
And swallows in the air.”

You can see why Elvis might have wanted a update. So to get us into the weekend, here’s yet another version, a sweet duet between Brandi Carlile and Chris Isaak.

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straker
straker

kayaker - "State Dept funded liberal splinter group is spending money in Israel to defeat Bibi"


Who told you that?

kayaker71
kayaker71

Kerry had talks with the Nicaraguans on his own, much to Kissinger's dismay.  Pelosi went to Syria on her own to have high level talks with Assad.  There have been numerous instances of both parties violating the Logan Act which prohibits individuals from taking a role in foreign policy decisions.  Nothing new.  More disturbing is the news of this State Dept funded liberal splinter group is spending money in Israel to defeat Bibi.  V-15 was given 325K in a State Dept grant and Jeremy Bird, Bozo field director in his 2012 campaign, is in Israel directing anti Bibi election efforts trying to influence his re-election campaign.  When Bibi wins tomorrow, I hope he thrusts his middle finger into the air and faces West. 

straker
straker

td

Tom


Nice to see you quoting from fables, myths and legends.


Hard truth quotations might be better, though.

td1234
td1234

Happy 3.16 !!! For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

TomMiddleton
TomMiddleton

@td1234 

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children (sons and daughters) of God.

honested
honested

@td1234 

The sort of stuff that should never interfere with the machinations of Government.

Numbers_R_Us
Numbers_R_Us

@td1234 Two days ago was Happy 3.14 and at 1:59 that day it was more precisely Happy Pi Day.

Nick_Danger
Nick_Danger

@TomMiddleton @td1234 

+1

"Well, obviously it's not meant to be taken literally. It refers to any manufacturer of dairy products" - Thomas "Gregory" Jefferson

;>)

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

Has jay gone fishin' or what? 

DownInAlbany
DownInAlbany

You libs are so cute when you act like the pubs sending a letter to Iran is sooooo unprecedented. 

honested
honested

@DownInAlbany 

No, I have come to accept treason from the wrong-wing as a standard operating procedure.

honested
honested

Did anyone see Senator Punkazz Traitor (R-AR) on Face The Nation yesterday morning?


I was hoping he would take the opportunity to announce his resignation to avoid prosecution.

I guess not.

At least responsible Senators are putting some distance between Senator Traitor and their mistake in signing his letter.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@honested

He revealed that Iran had taken over Tehran.

Who'dathunkit?

alexander2
alexander2

@Jackie_36 You seem to be pre-occupied with a secessionist theme...Idon't understand the origins of this concept for the GOP, other than Texas-which probably really never wanted to be a part of anything ...

straker
straker

Nick - "what part of clearly do you not understand"


I guess Lenin does not use the same dictionary I do.

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

And we'll nevah get them on the climate change, or de-forestation/wetlands issue. 

Because if they ever admitted resources are finite

the rest of that stupid 'theory' swirls down the toilet, too

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

Demand, and only demand, creates jerbs.

That one always makes the trickle-downers 'theories' go up in smoke.

honested
honested

@Cupofjoe 

Why would any state want to be on the 'forbes list of the best states to operate a plantation'?

alexander2
alexander2

@Cupofjoe "those  tax breaks for Mercedes sure worked......yep, I bet Mercedes needed those "tax breaks"

straker
straker

Lenin - "those decisions were clearly politically motivated"


As is all too often the case, you don't have one shred of evidence to back that up.

tireOfIt
tireOfIt

You can't win, change the rules


Two bills seeking to rig the Electoral College in order to make it easier for Republicans to enter the White House were introduced in Michigan this month. The first bill, introduced by state Rep. Cindy Gamrat (R), would have awarded 9 of the state’s 16 electoral votes to Republican candidate Mitt Romney in 2012, even though Romney lost the state of Michigan to President Obama by nearly 10 percentage points. The second bill, introduced by state Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R), would have awarded 7 electoral votes to Romney. The second bill, however, may be more appealing to Republican members of Congress because it would shield them from a potential threat to their ability to hold their seats.

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

@tireOfIt if you can't win fair & square, be a weasel - i think that's the Republican platform, that and trickle-down

Tuna Meowt
Tuna Meowt

@tireOfIt This isn't new news, except that I hadn't yet heard that Michigan was considering it.


Long story short, several states that have been tending to be more blue than red in Presidential elections, but which have red state legislatures, are considering abandoning the winner-take-all electoral vote system that's in use in all states but Nebraska.  IIRC, Nebraska has five EVs, and it awards one EV to the *actual* Presidential vote-winner in each district.


By doing this, the GOP hopes to break up some of the large Midwestern and Northeastern states that have recently formed a nigh-impossible-to-overcome obstacle to the GOP's White House hopes.


Look at the EV map and you'll see why they're thinking about this.


TX is the largest reliably red state, with 34 EVs IIRC.

GA is #2, with 16.


No other reliably red state has more than 10, and most have less than that.  It's impossible for the GOP to get to 270+ without either flipping SEVERAL blue states outright, or without breaking them apart so as to siphon off the few EVs they'd get in each state.


Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@tireOfIt

Well, it's not like the GOP can field a candidate that most Americans actually want as President.

td1234
td1234

@Tuna Meowt @tireOfIt NE and Maine have been proportioning their EV by winners of Congressional districts for at least the past 4 or 5 Presidential election cycles. 


Not sure that I agree to doing it this way but it is up to the states to decide how to proportion their EV's and whom to send to the Electoral college (as long as they are not Federally elected people). 

td1234
td1234

@Tuna Meowt "It's impossible for the GOP to get to 270+ without either flipping SEVERAL blue states outright,"


So you actually think Fl, Ohio and VA are reliable Blue states? Flip those three and add a Wisconsin or MI and the whole make looks different. 

Tuna Meowt
Tuna Meowt

@td1234 @Tuna Meowt Give McCain those three states in 2008, and Obama still wins with 305 EVs.  As I said, the GOP would *still* have to flip multiple states outright *even if* you spotted them FL, OH and VA.  The GOP would still have to flip another 36 EVs worth of blue states, and not even Big Gulp-sized NY has that many.


You're right that it's tighter in 2012, but even if you spotted Romney those three states, he still comes up 6 EVs short of a win and *must* pull out another state in order to take the White House, most likely NV or CO, which were the only blue states with as close a margin of victory as there was in FL, OH and VA.  In short, Romney would have had to win *all* the close state races (except NV or CO) in order to take the White House.  Lose any close state other than NV or CO, or lose any two states altogether, and it's lights out for Romney.




Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@Numbers_R_Us

What fly-by-night publication is this... "Bloomberg"?

I only trust the highly respected, peer-reviewed and fact-checked Site Selection outfit.

td1234
td1234

@Numbers_R_Us As a small business person, there is no way I would run my business in CA. Oppressive taxes and oppressive regulations. Oh Bloomberg actually admits it. 


"There are plenty of reasons to presume that California must be a bad place to do business. The Tax Foundation says the state's tax structure is the third worst for business in the U.S. Forbes ranks California's business costs fifth highest among the 50 states and its regulatory environment the eighth most burdensome."

honested
honested

@td1234 @Numbers_R_Us 

California would just require you to call your employees EMPLOYEES and then treat them as such.

I could run my business in California with no negative impact on the bottom line.

What are you doing wrong?