Night Owl Chat – More Musical Flash Mobs

It is, quite clear, that the past 48 hours have been hell. We’ve been put through the wringer. We’ve had our hearts torn out and trampled upon.

But that’s the thing about being human. Tragedies occur and you don’t see a way out. But there always is. Beauty endures. Light endures.

So, a night owl chat for those who endure.

Tchaikovsky – Waltz of the Flowers

Ravel – Bolero

Pachelbel – Canon in D

“Do the Locomotion”

“Do Re Mi” from “The Sound of Music”

One I posted before, but it’s the perfect ending: Beethoven – “Ode to Joy”

Darkness only wins when we stop searching for the light.

This is your uplift night owl chat.

125 Responses to “Night Owl Chat – More Musical Flash Mobs”

  1. 4 jacquelineoboomer
    July 15, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Very nice, LL!

  2. 5 dotster3
    July 15, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Can’t believe that Rachel Jeantel is on Piers Morgan. I thought she would have wanted to stay away from the limelight forever more.

  3. 11 99ts
    July 15, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Thank you LL – a favorite from my world

    • 12 vcprezofan2
      July 15, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      Thanks, 99ts, that was definitely a new one for me. It was sweet too. I love the little bits of ‘dance’ that was interspersed throughout. 😀

      • 13 99ts
        July 15, 2013 at 10:32 pm

        I love it when they take the performing arts to the people – a different view to being at the concert. This is the part of town where PBO & other leaders will be for the meetings (G20 I think) in 2014. Us mere mortals will not be allowed anywhere near!

        • 14 vcprezofan2
          July 15, 2013 at 10:36 pm

          The take it to the people aspect is what I really love about good flash mobs. I’m one of those you wouldn’t catch willingly going to the symphony.

          • 15 99ts
            July 15, 2013 at 10:43 pm

            I like both – but the concerts are now usually outside my price range – weird – when I was young we had little money yet I well remember going to the ballet and at times symphony concerts – different times I guess.

  4. July 15, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I think Juror B37 broke Twitter.

  5. 24 utaustinliberal
    July 15, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Something stinks to high heaven about Juror B37.

    • 25 arapaho415
      July 15, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      Despite my shock that someone could kill an unarmed teenager and be found not guilty, I believed that the jurors a bad Florida law.

      You know I’m a lifelong Californian, so wouldn’t presume anything about Florida, but after today, it’s clear that no one in that courtroom did their job.

      Please DOJ, we need a 21st Century Atticus Finch now.

  6. July 15, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    ICYMI: Here is the interview with the Zimmerman juror just now on AC360!!! Please have a stiff drink in hand before watching!!!!


  7. 31 desertflower
    July 15, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Steve Weinstein ‏@steveweinstein 18m
    Juror wanted on jury badly. Had mind made up. Husband & her planned to write a book and profit. Prosecution letting her on is malpractice
    Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin
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    • 32 Bill
      July 15, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      It is very possible her husband knew Mark O’Mara. O’Mara was a local teevee personality who did legal stories.

      • 33 arapaho415
        July 15, 2013 at 10:09 pm

        O’Mara, right, the one who said on the previous thread that Zimmerman was the only one hurt.

        Such a give away — Trayvon wasn’t worth even 3/5th of person to these despicable players in that Florida courtroom.

    • 34 dotster3
      July 15, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      Anderson Cooper said she said they would not personally profit from the book—–no one said where any proceeds would go though. Maybe the George Zimmerman fund.

      • July 15, 2013 at 9:41 pm

        I hope the Martin family sues her for slander, because it sounds like she plans to repeat a lot of the nonsense we heard from the Defense attorneys who worked to demonize a teenage boy so their murdering client could get off scott-free. If she prints one word of that filth, they need to sue.

    • 36 99ts
      July 15, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      df – I watched the jury selection – they ALL wanted on – the lies told about not knowing what was happening! Every black person from the jury pool told the truth – they knew about the case, they knew GZ killed Trayvon Martin – they were thus not included in the final selection

  8. 37 utaustinliberal
    July 15, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    THIS. Something stinks about this juror.

    • 38 99ts
      July 15, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      Jurors should NEVER vote on “what they think” until the have examined the evidence. That jury needed 1 angry man. Each person probably based their opinion on a piece of evidence that others may have missed – but no doubt B37 had decided and was not to be challenged. Very sad. All that time spent convincing others that GZ was the victim – when I foolishly thought they were looking at the evidence.

  9. 39 Sharon
    July 15, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    I’m late on this, but I wanted to comment on the controversial commercial. I saw that several times and never noticed that it was a mixed marriage. The child completely captivated me. It was only after it was pointed out here that I watched again and saw that it was so. Then I noticed that the parents were also captivating, each on their own merit. Had to be to produce such an adorable child.

  10. July 15, 2013 at 9:28 pm

  11. 42 jacquelineoboomer
    July 15, 2013 at 9:28 pm

  12. 46 Judith Fardig
    July 15, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    While you are enjoying the music, if you’re on twitter, please tweet Senate Dems about fixing the filibuster so PBO ‘s nominees can get an up-or-down vote.

    • 47 Anna Luc
      July 15, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      It is great to let Senators Reid, Levin and Boxer know that we support them. I think we should also let the senators who voted no in the past or did not vote know that we want this change. When the rule change was initially proposed in 11/2012 the following senators voted “no” or did not vote, which denied Reid a majority:

      The package failed in a 44-51 vote, with Democratic Sens. Jim Webb (Va.), Max Baucus (Mont.), Herb Kohl (Wis.), Mark Pryor (Ark.), Jack Reed (R.I.) and Reid voting no. Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), John Kerry (Mass.) and Daniel Inouye (Hawaii) did not vote. (http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/267471-dems-short-on-votes-for-filibuster-reform) Of course Kerry and Inouye have been replaced, but the rest are still there.

      • 48 Anna Luc
        July 15, 2013 at 10:36 pm

        Ooops! That vote was 2 .5 years ago and Webb has been replaced by Kaine. So with Kaine, Markey, the new guy from Hawaii – that’s three votes. Feinstein was a no at the beginning of the session; so she needs to know how we feel. So do Bacus, Kohl, Pryor and Reed. That’s my two cents.

      • 49 Judith Fardig
        July 15, 2013 at 11:32 pm

        We will see tomorrow if the Dems have a majority to change the rules IF the Republicans filibuster any of PBO’s nominees. That’s the gaunlet Reid threw down as I understand it.

    • 50 yardarm756
      July 15, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      All ahead full Harry and don’t steer by your wake.

  13. 51 anniebella
    July 15, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I don’t think FLOTUS will let POTUS wear those ugly socks. I think they might disappear one day.

  14. 55 Bill
    July 15, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Senate meeting is breaking up.

  15. 56 utaustinliberal
    July 15, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Disgusting. The DOJ needs to investigate this. This stinks.

  16. 60 vcprezofan2
    July 15, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Thanks, LL. I like flash mobs; must be the informality of it that appeals to me. 😀 😀

  17. July 15, 2013 at 9:37 pm

  18. 64 Bill
    July 15, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    After 3 1/2 hours Senate decides nothing and talks will continue.

  19. 66 forus50
    July 15, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Just saw an ObamaCare ad on Piers Morgan commercial break here in Chicago! Yea!!

  20. 68 arapaho415
    July 15, 2013 at 9:47 pm

  21. 69 forus50
    July 15, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Piers Morgan did a good interview. I haven’t watched him in years and didn’t realize he had a live audience now so it was also good to see that there was a lot of love for Rachel in the audience which had lots of white people. https://twitter.com/FORUS50/status/356953210969264128

  22. 71 forus50
    July 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm

  23. 72 Jovie
    July 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    No deal on filibuster rules, it’s onto the nuclear option Tuesday!!!
    Vote scheduled at ten in the morning!
    Big news…

    • 73 amk for obama
      July 15, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      Vote on what ? nuclear option? If so, will harry include judges and legislation also in the vote?

      • 74 Judith Fardig
        July 15, 2013 at 11:35 pm

        No, I think the proposed rule change is just for administration nominees, not judges or bills – so NOT the nuclear option which too many old timers fear.

        • 75 amk for obama
          July 15, 2013 at 11:41 pm

          So very kind of boneless dems to pre-emptively surrender. Even when in majority, act like a majority. Pathetic creatures.

          • 76 nathkatun7
            July 16, 2013 at 12:21 am

            Remember they may be a time when they are in a minority and the Republicans enact obnoxious laws! I think leader Reid and the Senate Democrats are unfairly demonized by TOD members. Just my two cents.

            • 77 amk for obama
              July 16, 2013 at 3:04 am

              You think they won’t do it if the dems won’t do it now ? Given the destructive attitude, (what some 400 filibusters?), their job day one will be to eliminate it. Dems never mastered this political upmanship game.

  24. 78 Jovie
    July 15, 2013 at 9:52 pm

  25. 80 arapaho415
    July 15, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I’m watching that @#*& juror that lamh linked to at the end of the last thread, and OMFG!!!

    If Miss Ann (R-money) came across as White Privilege, this woman puts her to shame. OMFG.

    How in the WORLD was she allowed to take a seat on the panel?

    She basically called Rachel Jeantel a f**king liar. She is emblematic of those incapable of seeing through another person’s eyes. Totally void of empathy; obviously had her mind made up long before she took the juror oath.


  26. 81 desertflower
    July 15, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    From the casualness of her speaking about GZ…it sounds to me like B37 knew him ahead of time…is it just me? I won’t watch her speak.

  27. July 15, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Rachel Jeantel was very endearing and well-spoken and damn good on Piers Morgan. The prosecution completely dropped the ball on prepping her. Cause if this Rachel was on the stand it “may” have been a different story, except after hearing that juror bish, I doubt it.

    • 83 forus50
      July 15, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      Of course they knew exactly how it was going to go with the defense and didn’t prep her. I’ve been in her position and during the deposition my attorney just sat there and then all 4 of the attorneys (both sides) would go out to lunch together!

  28. 84 arapaho415
    July 15, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Also, never forget:

  29. 85 vcprezofan2
    July 15, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Ode to Joy was my most favoritest flash mob of this group! Good choice for the grand finale, LL! Thanks.

    • 86 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      July 15, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      I agree; this vid makes my heart sing! Thanks, LL.

      • 87 vcprezofan2
        July 15, 2013 at 10:27 pm

        Hi there, Alycee! Anything cooking in your corner other than anger at the TM verdict?.

        • 88 Alycee (@jazziz2)
          July 15, 2013 at 10:39 pm

          Just doing “life 101;” alternating between dealing with health issues and clearing “junk” from my home. Working on downsizing some more. Great news, I’ve made my reservations for DC Aug 23 – 26th. I’m going to be marching even if I have to do it via scooter!

          • 89 vcprezofan2
            July 15, 2013 at 10:43 pm

            Life 101 has been throwing out all kinds of cross streets over this way too! Take good care of you. Will send positive vibes your way to help keep the scooter at bay.

            • 90 Alycee (@jazziz2)
              July 15, 2013 at 10:48 pm

              I haven’t been around much lately, has there been a determination as to how your nephew drowned? That is just so heartbreaking. your family continues to be in my prayers.

              • 91 vcprezofan2
                July 15, 2013 at 10:58 pm

                TY lots for the prayers. No answers – just the official autopsy confirming that he drowned 🙄 and though he was in the water for hours he supposedly ‘hadn’t suffered’. The police are still investigating, as the stories of the parent hosts and a couple of the children at the party do not add up. Sister is fearful there might be a cover-up as to what really happened since one parent is a cop, but is not sure yet what steps to follow.

            • 92 Alycee (@jazziz2)
              July 15, 2013 at 10:49 pm

              Also, thanks for the positive vibes!

  30. 93 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    July 15, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I used to own a hand gun, a sweet little 9mm Glock that I nicknamed “Luther.” When I adopted my kids, I got rid of it; didn’t want to have something in the house that would tempt their curiosity.

    Today, given the climate in the country, I’ve come to the decision that it’s time for me to find a new “Luther.” Looks like I’m going to be spending time at the range… Unreal that I suddenly feel the need to have one. Tears…

  31. 96 desertflower
    July 15, 2013 at 10:17 pm


    “When we talk about these laws, don’t we need to do more about our social contract with each other in this country when it comes to being ‘others’?” the MSNBC host asked. “Because when we look at this we can use this as a great pivot point to talk about race relations in this country. But being an ‘other,’ whether it’s LGBT — because you’re then suspected of being a pedophile and a rabid disease carrier. And if you are a woman, well, you certainly don’t have a right to your own body and your own reproductive health. Because if you do then you’re just a slut who wants to sleep around and use abortion as birth control. And then if you’re Hispanic, you’re just a taker, you’re not a maker, and you want to come here and have anchor babies and you just want to lay off the land [sic].”

    “And I want to challenge this network,” Roberts continued. “We have to have an ‘I am other’ agenda and have a forum for it because ‘others’ need to unite to talk about this and figure out where we’re going as a country. The social contract we have currently negotiated that is so wrong, and how this is happening in a country where we have this huge group of people that supposed to be a melting pot that we treat each other with such disdain that it’s not even funny.”

    Thank you, Thomas Roberts. Wonder who heard him….

  32. 97 amk for obama
    July 15, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I know it’s a dumb question – did harry meet kill filibuster?

    • 98 Judith Fardig
      July 15, 2013 at 11:39 pm

      No, and it won’t be entirely killed even if the Democrats have a majority to vote for a rules change tomorrow.

  33. 99 hopefruit2
    July 15, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Another sad bitter fool who still can’t get over the fact that he didn’t get an inauguration ticket in 2009….

    • 100 EDP4BHO
      July 15, 2013 at 11:33 pm

      Thanks Hopefruit. Have yet to see him at any marches or tributes to Trayvon. Afraid of getting his hands dirty?

  34. July 15, 2013 at 10:24 pm

  35. July 15, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Love this thread with the musical flashmobs. I’m gonna save them all as favorites so I can play them to lift my spirits. Thank you so much LL!

  36. 103 itgurl_29
    July 15, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Go get this hatemonger.

    • July 15, 2013 at 10:30 pm

      • July 15, 2013 at 11:35 pm

        I love you tweeters. Thanks Bob. I’m afraid to go on as I’ll be hooked cussing people out. I’m good supporting you all.

        • July 16, 2013 at 2:10 am

          Thank you, ed! As you know, I do not use profanity in my tweets, though it would be soooooo very easy given the inanity, hate, evil & total inhumanity of some of these folk. Decided to just keep it informed & piercingly direct.

          Yes We Can

    • 107 vcprezofan2
      July 15, 2013 at 11:58 pm

      Poor thing must be feeling abandoned. I can picture him in a corner somewhere just waiting for a ‘big’ opportunity to try to push himself forward. Poor thing – mentally, physically and emotionally, I have little doubt.

  37. 108 cluny
    July 15, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Okay – there is something obscene about that juror passing judgement on Trayvon Martin. thwarting justice, profiting from an innocent boy’s murder and HIDING IN THE DARK as she goes about her destruction. What a monster and a coward. I seriously hope she’s outed – if she wants to talk to the media, make money etc she should show her goddamn face – otherwise eff off. Very mad about this.

  38. July 15, 2013 at 10:36 pm

  39. 112 desertflower
    July 15, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Look! http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/07/15/2305021/bangladesh-unions/

    Bangladesh Government Allows Workers To Form Unions

    Meanwhile…in the USA….Republicans would sell out their mother to get rid of them!

  40. 114 forus50
    July 15, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    So I need some advice on a matter than I can’t get off my mind. This past Saturday night about 7pm I was having dinner at a restaurant along the Chicago River. One of my friends owns it so with a bunch of guests in town he got me a table for 6 outside which means it was right next to where the boats (big boats/small yachts) pull up to dock. When the people on the boats are disembarking they were doing a quick two foot jump down behind where I was sitting to get into the restaurant. So maybe about 10 people did it while I was sitting there and they were all apologizing for getting a bit too close to my chair where we were sitting but it was really no big deal.

    So towards the end of dinner, out of the corner of my eye I saw another person starting to get off a boat that had just docked. A male voice said, “Excuse me” and I quickly said “No excuse for ya!” in a humorous way (so I thought). As he walked by me he said in a low voice, “I needed to do that and what you said was really rude.”. I quickly turned around and then saw it was a young black guy and he was turning back looking at me angrily while he was walking away. I called out, “I was just kidding!” but I am sure he thought I wasn’t. I told my friends what had just happened as they had been busy talking and didn’t hear the first part of the exchange. I thought about it a bit more as we paid the bill and felt HORRIBLE and decided to try to find him in the restaurant to explain my poor sense of humor. But I couldn’t find him and it was weighing on my mind all night. When I got home about 9pm the verdict came in.

    Needless to say, I now feel even more horrible about him thinking that I meant it personally to him. I’ve no idea on how to contact him or who he is. Does anyone know of a public forum that I might be able to post something on? I’m just sick over it.

  41. July 15, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Well friends, I had an awful time getting to sleep last night, so I’m calling it for today. UT will be along shortly with another night owl chat. See everyone tomorrow.

  42. 118 Betsy
    July 15, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Apparently Nate Silver predicts a GOP control over the Sentence at 50/51. My response, got to work harder to turn out voters forlorn the 2114 election. Do you all think OFA will be involved in more places than Texas? I have signed up, but keep forgetting to check my emails.

    • 119 Betsy
      July 15, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      *for the 2014 election,” sigh

    • 120 Judith Fardig
      July 15, 2013 at 11:44 pm

      OFA is now a non-partisan 501 c-4 working on issues and trying like mad to keep people engaged in the political porocess, not a campaign entity. We should all volunteer with both OFA and our local campaigns as separate entities. Voter registration and GOTV will be critical to keeping the Senate and taking the House. Hard to imagine who would vote for those GOP creeps after they’ve wrecked our economy and refused to help get it back on track, never mind all the other issues they’re bad on.

  43. 122 MightyPamela
    July 15, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Yes, indeed, LL, Beauty and Light endure… If only we were taught “From Light Thou Art, and Unto Light Thou Shalt Return”… Wouldn’t we see everything differently all along?! I believe we surely would… For me, it’s all about the Light of the Soul. There is only One Soul, and we are It. We are all fragments of Light, making up the Universe! {{{{{TOD}}}}}

  44. 124 anniebella
    July 15, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Good night

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