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night owl music chat – america

True story: in my IRC days, “A Horse With No Name” was my entry sig when I went into rooms. For the longest time, that was the only song by America that I knew. But in fact, it’s a great, mellow band, with catchy, eminently singable music. So, to help wind down from another momentous day, some America.

A Horse With No Name

Ventura Highway

Don’t Cross the River

Sister Golden Hair

Sandman

Lonely People

Tin Man

Relax, groove out, and rest easy in the knowledge that when you wake up Barack Obama will still be President, and John Boehner will be getting past a hangover.


185 Responses to “night owl music chat – america”


  1. 1 Dudette
    October 16, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Yay! America!

  2. 6 99ts
    October 16, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    You joining Chips to make sure I post last on every thread LL?

  3. 12 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 16, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Hey!

  4. 13 Dudette
    October 16, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name,
    It felt good to be out of the rain.
    In the desert you can remember your name,
    ‘Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain.
    La, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
    La, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • 14 hopefruit2
      October 17, 2013 at 12:50 am

      After two days in the dessert sun,
      My skin began to turn red.
      After three days in the dessert fun,
      I was looking at a river bed.
      And the story it told of a river that flowed,
      Made me sad to think it was dead.

      You see, I’ve been to the desert on a horse with no name,
      And it felt good to be out of the rain
      In the desert you can remember your name
      ‘Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain.

      La, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
      La, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la

      πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  5. 16 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 16, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    When am I going to learn to NOT stop and read? LOL

  6. 20 Dudette
    October 16, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Love the guitar licks in Ventura Highway!!!!

  7. 23 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 16, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Ok, need to pack. Might catch you guys later.

  8. 24 amk for obama
    October 16, 2013 at 11:57 pm

  9. 25 hopefruit2
    October 17, 2013 at 12:00 am

  10. 28 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 12:00 am

  11. 29 jacquelineoboomer
    October 17, 2013 at 12:02 am

    CNN TV is showing the White House driveway where the bill will be delivered, so the President can sign it into law tonight. Of course, you have to suffer through Piers Morgan and the regular yawn-provokers talking live if you tune in.

  12. 35 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 17, 2013 at 12:04 am

  13. 47 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 12:05 am

    More champagne please!

    • 48 jacquelineoboomer
      October 17, 2013 at 12:12 am

      When the heck did that happen? THRILLED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • 49 Dudette
        October 17, 2013 at 12:18 am

        Tah-DAY baby! On THIS very day of days! πŸ™‚

        • 50 jacquelineoboomer
          October 17, 2013 at 12:20 am

          I keep thinking how proud her father, mother, and brother would have been of her! I’m sure her children are just as proud. πŸ™‚

          • 51 99ts
            October 17, 2013 at 12:30 am

            I think it is wonderful – senate voted 100% – the GOP likes all democratic presidents – except when they are in office.

            • 52 jacquelineoboomer
              October 17, 2013 at 12:32 am

              I love the first part, but not too sure about the second (but I get your message!!!).

              • 53 99ts
                October 17, 2013 at 12:35 am

                I toned it down from what I wanted to write. I just hate that e.g. the GOP now thinks President Clinton was wonderful – the man they wanted to impeach! They do not have a memory – doubtful as to a brain as well.

                • 54 jacquelineoboomer
                  October 17, 2013 at 12:39 am

                  Quite doubtful. They only “like” Clinton because they think it pokes President Obama in the eye. Crazy, nasty people!

                  • 55 99ts
                    October 17, 2013 at 12:45 am

                    I probably should put in front of that “the media reports that the GOP …” Difficult to distinguish between what the GOP says & what the media says.

                    And on another story – my granddaughter was her usual gorgeous self yesterday. She is starting to be able to concentrate on one thing for more than 30 seconds – means I get less exhausted! Big on kisses and waving goodbye (when going from room to room). Dances whenever a toy plays music – it’s like those games – stop what you are doing and dance when the music starts πŸ™‚ – grandbabes is good. Boehner should go spend some time with them.

                    • 56 jacquelineoboomer
                      October 17, 2013 at 1:06 am

                      Love your grandbabe stories, 99ts! She sounds precious. And it gets better every day with the little darlings, doesn’t it?

                      Yesterday, my great grandson asked his aunt, when she and I were on the phone, “Is that my G.G.?” (G.G. is my grandma name; love it when he says “my” G.G,)

                      She told him yes and said, “Do you want to talk to G.G.?”

                      And he said, very sweetly,

                      “No.”

                    • 57 99ts
                      October 17, 2013 at 1:26 am

                      They keep that honesty until they get to school and start learning about life outside of parent/grandma love. Used to be a column in one of our magazines “out of the mouths of babes” – a laugh a second – bless them all.

                    • 58 jacquelineoboomer
                      October 17, 2013 at 1:29 am

                      Or they get to school, like my 10-y/o granddaughter, and call you one day after school and say, “I want you to talk to my friend and make her laugh.” I joked back, “I don’t make people laugh on demand. I’m not your puppet.” (She laughed.) Then I agreed and said to her shy friend on the phone, forced into it, “Hellooooooooo, dahlingggggggg.” (And she laughed.)

                      Goodnight to ya.

                    • 59 99ts
                      October 17, 2013 at 1:33 am

                      sleep well JoB – it’s been a great day – long but great

                    • 60 jacquelineoboomer
                      October 17, 2013 at 1:36 am

                      It has! I’m physically exhausted, but my mind’s still going.

          • 61 canadabarb4obama
            October 17, 2013 at 1:31 am

            Our son’s girlfriend’s mom (Kennedy historian) will be taking us to the Kennedy museum for a tour in December. Just think, this will be added by the time we get there!

      • 64 nathkatun7
        October 17, 2013 at 3:02 am

        I am so thrilled that Caroline Kennedy, JFK’s daughter, will be the next U.S. Ambassador to Japan.

    • 65 Judith Fardig
      October 17, 2013 at 1:02 am

      Awesome!

    • October 17, 2013 at 7:47 am

      Fantastic! Did that just happen in the middle of the night?

  14. 68 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 12:10 am

  15. 69 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 12:12 am

  16. 70 hopefruit2
    October 17, 2013 at 12:14 am

    LOL! πŸ™‚

  17. 71 mtmarilyn
    October 17, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Just got home from a long birthday dinner with family and friends. Tired but so excited to see sanity finally arrived in Congress. How long? Now to go back and read all the great posts of the day. Again, thanks to Chips, the BT’s, and all the great family members who bring all this wonderful information. Have a beautiful night.

  18. 72 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 12:17 am

  19. 85 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Dayum!

  20. 86 susanne
    October 17, 2013 at 12:20 am

    i wouldn’t be surprised if the president signed the bill privately, without fanfare. after all, it’s not like congress achieved anything positive. they got a routine job done, but in a costly and damaging way. not some landmark legislation.

  21. 89 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 12:21 am

  22. 90 hopefruit2
    October 17, 2013 at 12:21 am

    CNN wants to stay up to see PBO sign the bill.

  23. 91 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 12:22 am

  24. 92 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 12:23 am

  25. 93 amk for obama
    October 17, 2013 at 12:23 am

  26. 95 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 12:28 am

  27. 96 jacquelineoboomer
    October 17, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Creepy Piers Morgan on CNN just confirmed the President has signed the bill into law!

  28. 101 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 12:30 am

    https://twitter.com/Dudette9t9/status/390696271989575681

  29. 103 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 12:37 am

    😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎

  30. 104 99ts
    October 17, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Lots of talk about pre-existing conditions in health care. In the single payer part of our system there is no such thing. In the private insurance available there is a “waiting period” – maximum of 12 months – so if you are pregnant – it is too late to get obstetric cover for this babe – nothing to stop you getting it for the next one. Thus said – the government option is always available. Public health provides prenatal & postnatal care and covers any condition regardless of when the problem started.

  31. 105 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 12:40 am

  32. 106 jacquelineoboomer
    October 17, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Am I the only great-grandmother type, somewhere between 66 and 68, who is now constantly refreshing Pete Souza’s twitter page, to see if he’s posted the photo of the President’s signing the bill into law? Sometimes I wonder.

    Ha! I don’t wonder, because I don’t care! Where’s the damn photo?

  33. 110 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 12:53 am

    • 111 hopefruit2
      October 17, 2013 at 12:55 am

      I’m being selfish but I could really use a third-term PBO…will be sad to see him go in 2017.

      • 112 Dudette
        October 17, 2013 at 1:02 am

        He’d be the first to tell you tha two-terms is enough for him personally, for his family and for the country.
        He’ll continue to do great things, making the world a better place for all of us, I’m sure of that.

        I’ll put my energy behind whomever he endorses, be it VPOTUS or someone else.
        If FLOTUS or one one the girls eventually decide they want to put the Obama stamp back on the White House stationery in the future, I’ll be in their corner bigtime. πŸ™‚

      • 113 Dudette
        October 17, 2013 at 1:03 am

        Maybe put FLOTUS on SCOTUS before he rolls out – that would be CHOICE! πŸ™‚

  34. 115 hopefruit2
    October 17, 2013 at 12:54 am

  35. 118 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 12:55 am

  36. 120 globalcitizenlinda
    October 17, 2013 at 12:58 am

    end of the day with PBO signing the bill – ok, I will take that but will never forget the damage gop did to so many

  37. 122 amk for obama
    October 17, 2013 at 1:03 am

  38. 126 amk for obama
    October 17, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Ha, ha, ha

  39. 128 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 1:09 am

  40. October 17, 2013 at 1:10 am

    ~ 24 hours ago it was obvious the future of America would be largely shaped in the day ahead.

    That has been the case.

    In that reality and spirit, want to stress the necessity for all of us to hold accountable those who voted against preventing default. By their Oath of Office they are sworn to protect and defend the Constitution. Their vote is a blatant violation of Section 4 of the 14th Amendment. They must be held accountable.

    Also, when living within the making of history it is essential to reflect on just how exceptional it is that Americans elected and then re-elected President Obama.

    Had that not happened the fate of America, as the behavior of the past two weeks of those enslaved to the Kochs and their theocratic plutocrat buddies have proven, would be vastly different from the sustainable reconstruction our President is leading.

    #TrustBarack

    #FORWARD Together

  41. 138 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 1:11 am

  42. 139 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Holding my nose. It’s better than default

  43. 140 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 1:19 am

  44. 141 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 1:21 am

  45. 144 99ts
    October 17, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Lawrence has a nutcase on “the President doesn’t reach out” !!!!!!!!!!!!! and lawrence didn’t call him on it – the GOP media

    • 145 theo67
      October 17, 2013 at 2:11 am

      Exactly who is the President supposed to reach out to? A bunch of good-for-nothings who get paid to do the people’s business, but can’t be bothered to actually do the people’s business.

  46. 146 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 1:25 am

    • 147 susanne
      October 17, 2013 at 1:49 am

      applause! applause!

    • 148 nathkatun7
      October 17, 2013 at 3:36 am

      You know Dudette, Sen. Harry Reid, from a neighboring state of Nevada, is one of the most honorable politicians I know. He is honest, fair, hard working, and very pragmatic. Sadly, he has had the misfortune of dealing with the totally insane Republican caucus which is driven by the visceral hatred of President Obama.

  47. 149 99ts
    October 17, 2013 at 1:35 am

    Cruz and co should have watched this one

  48. 152 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 1:47 am

    Hopefruit Inspires!

    • 153 nathkatun7
      October 17, 2013 at 3:45 am

      Yes Indeed Dudette! Just imagine where this country would be if Nancy Pelosi had remained Speaker through the Presidency of Barack Obama! These three leaders would have definitely changed this country for the best.

  49. 154 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 1:48 am

  50. 156 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 1:59 am

  51. 157 susanne
    October 17, 2013 at 2:13 am

    speaking of immigration– ‘america!’

  52. 160 amk for obama
    October 17, 2013 at 2:14 am

  53. 161 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 2:21 am

  54. 162 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 2:36 am

    Gotta do better!!!

  55. 167 Dudette
    October 17, 2013 at 2:41 am

    Welcome to Chip’s Baby Boy, Danny

    Here are some distance cousins of his to coo over. πŸ™‚

  56. 171 Jovie
    October 17, 2013 at 5:08 am

    https://twitter.com/Jovie46955305/status/390765934241390592

    And millions more for LIHEAP which is heating oil for the poor.
    Me likey this new law.
    πŸ™‚

  57. 174 susanne
    October 17, 2013 at 6:05 am

    i know we’ll be drowning in commentary, but this piece in the new yorker is worth a read. a snippet:

    ‘ Before the senators voted, just after eight, they had to listen to a lecture from Ted Cruz, of Texas, who has an odd ability to make smooth tones feel screechy. β€œI ask you to imagine a world in which Senate Republicans united to support House Republicans,” Cruz said. Americans did imagine that world; they got a glimpse of it in the shutdown, which Standard & Poor’s estimated cost the economy twenty-four billion dollars. That’s why the Republicans lost. But Cruz carried on, chiding his colleagues for not being as brave as he was. In the Senate itself, he might have done nothing more than run up the vote for the other sideβ€”the bill passed 81-18, and he really is that unpopular. ‘

    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/closeread/2013/10/obamas-stubborn-win-the-shutdowns-cheerless-end.html

  58. 175 99ts
    October 17, 2013 at 6:43 am

    hahahaha – so now that the Democrats have proved they are the adults – MorningJoe is talking sports – they are such bag carriers for the GOP

  59. 176 Debra
    October 17, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Mika told a total lie on Morning Joe that only 33,000 people enrolled in Obamacare and visits to the website dropped by 88%. She stated it was from The Hill Blog.

    • 177 sherijr
      October 17, 2013 at 7:05 am

      that seems to be the new push for the day.. how no one/ very few have enrolled in Obamacare. It was one of the first tweets I saw this morning, via a Florida newspaper- according to them, they’re unable to verify even one Floridian enrolled in ACA. I’m sure this will be all we hear the next few days- anything to take eyes of the fact of the gop failure.

    • 178 99ts
      October 17, 2013 at 7:31 am

      “a consulting form” give an estimate – no doubt a GOP consulting form – Morning Joe attacking the President as per usual – about anything and everything

  60. 179 99ts
    October 17, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Who would ever believe MJ – the whole shutdown – cost billions – was so Ted Cruz could learn about government – are these people sane – no wonder Cruz thought he was the leader of the free world

  61. 180 Squarepeg
    October 17, 2013 at 7:13 am

    ok as an aspiring stenographer I feel it my duty to come to the defense of that poor woman who lost it yesterday on the house floor. Court Reporters aka stenographers work hella hard and capitol hill stenographers especially! During the shutdown they did not get furloughed. They were considered “essential” employees. They worked nonstop around the clock! I attended a stenographer conference 2 weeks ago and the head of the stenographers in congress was there. he explained how hard he and his employees worked and during his presentation his phone kept blowing up because his job needed him. So be easy on that woman yall. Shes been working nonstop for 2 weeks and shes burned out. My 2 cents.

    • 181 dotster3
      October 17, 2013 at 7:26 am

      She also seems to be a religious nutcase. I don’t think exhaustion produces that kind of outburst in normal people.

  62. 182 amk for obama
    October 17, 2013 at 7:19 am

  63. October 17, 2013 at 7:25 am

  64. 184 99ts
    October 17, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Great comments by Cory Booker this morning – “I am not the President – I will be the Junior Senator from NJ, I have a lot to learn” when the stupid was asking stupid questions.


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