Could these really be the good ol’ days?

As always, a purely apolitical musical choice to kick off just another carefree autumn weekend.

Right, America?

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Bill OrvisWhite
Bill OrvisWhite

These will be remembered as America's Malaise Days Part Deux. Come Wednesday morning, a new sun will rise filled with positively promising all of us a return to the American Dream.  In January 2017, WE WILL be free of failed ObamaCare, draconian regulations, burdensome taxe$, political correctness and most of all Clinton/Democrat party corruption. Very quickly WE THE PEOPLE will easily forget the malaise days of Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton. Job$ will be plentiful, the homeland will be secure and most of all, freedom WILL return to our soil. 


Congratulations, President-elect Donald J. Trump! You ran a classy, no-holds-barred campaign while the Democrat party ran a nasty, anti-American campaign filled with negativity and vitriol. 


Bill here will be checking back here on this board, consoling and helping you sad secular progressive McFlys who foolishly voted for the Democrat party and Crooked Hillary. You progressives have a disease, but it can be cured by people like Bill here who can help you all see the light, gain independence from government dependence and be on The Path to Prosperity. 


Good night.


Amen,

Bill 



LaToyaHill
LaToyaHill

No way in hell these can be "Good Old Days," Jay.  We're electing a president, and our choice is between a man who's a blustering idiot, and a woman who is lying scum.  We have NEVER needed a "None of the Above" option more. 


honested
honested

@Bruno2 

Oops...I thought this was apolitical.....

Now think of chump when he takes the stage "Fearlessly the idiot faced the crowd"....

Bruno2
Bruno2

@honested Cool, didn't know you switched your vote to Trump.....

P.S. Glad to see you on the music thread, where the hate is toned down for the most part....

honested
honested

@Bruno2 @honested 

No vote switched under any circumstances.....

Just reviewing the situation once the Hillary Victory sets in!

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

Great selection, Jay. It's made even more relevant given how Carly, at least back in the day when this was recorded, had serious stage fright and never seemed relaxed in any live performance (she certainly isn't very loose here).

She's a bundle of nerves, and so are most of us, this weekend, I reckon.

Bruno2
Bruno2

@Visual_Cortex It would seem to be an insurmountable impediment to have stage fright and to play live, since being "loose" helps the music to flow.  My guess is that once you get going, the stage fright is greatly reduced.  I know that has been the case for me while doing public speaking.

Strangely enough, many great performers in many fields have detailed pre-performance jitters, everyone from Johnny Carson to Bill Russell.

skydog12
skydog12

@Bruno2 @Visual_Cortex


For me, it`s not like football, after the first hit, you relax.


Johnny Carson and Bill Russell performed in front of 15,000, I can`t imagine playing in front of 200,000?

The line between alcohol relaxing me and not affecting my playing is razor thin.


Bruno2
Bruno2

@skydog12 @Bruno2 @Visual_Cortex I'm not sure the size of the immediate audience is that big of a factor once it grows larger than a small group.  Russell and Carson ultimately performed before millions.  Even if they couldn't see them all, I'm sure that fact weighed on them mentally.

ByteMe
ByteMe

@Visual_Cortex I got to see her on her tour when she last came to Chastain back in the 90's and it was amazing.  She seemed very relaxed that night and really seemed to enjoy talking to the tables right there below the stage.  

Cherokee51
Cherokee51

The way I feel these days, when I know how many of my friends and family - and 40% or so of Americans - plan to vote.


Kathy I'm lost - I'm empty and aching and I don't know why.  Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike - They've all come to look for America.....all come to look for America...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W773ZPJhcVw

Bruno2
Bruno2

@CherokeeCounty What is so hard about accepting that not everyone thinks the same??  Why is that such a source of angst to you and so many other liberals??


P.S. The "like" is for the song, not the sentiment.  ; > }

Cherokee51
Cherokee51

@Bruno2 @CherokeeCounty

Because I'm willing to listen to experts, Bruno.


If Trump wins, we won't do anything about climate change - my kids will suffer.


If Trump wins, according to experts, the economy will collapse.  If it were just Trump voters who would suffer, it would be okay, but it's not.  My daughters will suffer too.


If Trump wins, he'll appoint whackadoodles to the Supreme Court - crazies who will continue to allow the very wealthy to buy elections; who will perhaps roll back marriage equality, harming my sister and my nephew; and on and on.


I don't care how you think, Bruno, you're an erudite and charming individual.


I do care that your decisions - if implemented by the fascist - are going to really harm my family.

skydog12
skydog12

@CherokeeCounty @Bruno2


That`s about as good as it can be said Cherokee, bravo.

This is NOT just another election and it`s Not a game.


Bruno2
Bruno2

@CherokeeCounty @Bruno2 

CC--If I seriously thought that Trump was going to ruin our country and our future, do you think I would vote for him??  Would anyone??  The bottom line is that the President is just one person,  We have a systems of checks and balances which prevent one individual from pursuing a destructive path.

Per your specific concerns: It is not the President and the President alone who is responsible for addressing climate change.  If that were the case, Obama already would have stopped the oceans from rising, as he promised he would.  In spite of your beliefs otherwise, climatology is not a settled science.  Certainly we should make every effort to clean up the planet and co-exist with Mother Nature, but none of the doomsday predictions have come true so far.

Per the economy, last I checked, no one individual can either build up or tear down an economy.  Although Libs like to lay the mortgage crisis and subsequent fallout at Bush's feet, the problem was long in the making and involved many players, including many, many Democrats.  In terms of the two candidates this year, I would guess that Hillary would have a much worse effect on the economy if she pushed for raising taxes and draconian regulations. 

Per the Supreme Court, all we Cons are asking is that any new Justices follow the Constitution as it is written and not alter language and stretch definitions in order to promote a socialist agenda.  As written, Obamacare is un-Constitutional and should have been struck down.  Ditto for rulings regarding eminent domain and a host of other poor decisions coming out of the current court.  While I support marriage equality laws, it is a relatively new concept, so you have to accept some push back, but I don't see a repeal in the future, regardless of the composition of the SCOTUS.  Ditto for abortion laws.

The bottom line, as I said below, is that reasonable people can reach different conclusions.  No need on the part of the Libs to be freaking out the way that you guys have, with all of the associated hatred.


Bruno2
Bruno2

The line that always spoke to me:

"And tomorrow, we might not be together"