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Open thread 4/24/23

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  • ghostsniper April 24, 2023, 12:21 PM

    5 string acoustic-electric bass. whoa…
    Don’t see that too often.
    Maybe a Dragonfly 5.


  • ghostsniper April 24, 2023, 1:08 PM

    I’m going where the sun keeps shining, through the pouring rain
    Going where the weather suits my clothes
    Banking off of the northeast winds, sailing on a summer breeze
    Skipping over the ocean like a stone

    • Larry Jones April 24, 2023, 6:14 PM

      Perfect! I miss Gerard, I hope he’s found the paradise he knew was there. Time Marches On…No Doubt about that.

      • ghostsniper April 25, 2023, 5:02 AM

        I never actually knew Gerard, in the traditional sense, but learned a little about him in our email conversations and his comments here. I think about him several times every day. The thought goes a certain distance then, quizzically, just sort of stops in mid air. I prefer to think that he is on permanent vacation at a splendid place where the rest of us will be someday.

  • Casey Klahn April 24, 2023, 5:43 PM

    Would the angels sing an old Hank Williams song? I have seen God’s Superintendent Hand at work on medieval art; I’d like to imagine that honor for old Hank. Others see them singing Bruce Springsteen songs, I guess.

    There I go being ironic again.

    Tracy sings a great song about the Seminoles, iirc.

    • Bilderback April 25, 2023, 10:42 AM

      Casey, you’re thinking of another long haired blonde male country singer. John Anderson. The tune you mention is Seminole Wind.

      • Casey Klahn April 25, 2023, 11:07 AM

        Thanks, Bilderback. I should’ve listened to that little voice in my head that said: “look this up.” it didn’t sound quit right.

  • Casey Klahn April 25, 2023, 3:59 AM

    It’s early morning, and I need more coffee. Lots more.

    I frequently open both Pro trump News, and Drudge; the latter because I want to see what the crazy Left is putting out, and the former because it has the aggregation of some non-Lefty news. I read a few headlines, and got upset about one saying how Fox News just wants to “move on” from Trump. Really? He’s running for president! That is the nuclear opposite of moving on. Fox is going to spike Trump news? In what fantasy world is this? A couple of other negative headlines, and I tapped closed that tab and thought, “fukn Drudge” – but it turned out that was Pro Trump!!

    If you don’t know the news by now, you never will. Last post I asked if this is Civil War II. If it ain’t that, it damn sure is Antebellum II.

  • Anne April 25, 2023, 8:15 AM

    Should I remind you of the slow slippery slide that led the Germans down their dark road? It feels like the same pattern to me.

  • Anne April 25, 2023, 8:17 AM

    How many young people in America today are ready and eager to march toward a “better life for all”? Their grandparents (hippie/boomers) were highly skilled at marching in protest. These kids have been told it is all they have to do

  • Anne April 25, 2023, 4:49 PM

    Ok friends. Here is my gift for today:

    Scroll through the list and if there is one you would like to share please post it here. If the one you like is not highlighted, please go to your search engine and type in the name of the song+Williams and see if you can get a recording–then post it here.

  • Casey Klahn April 25, 2023, 6:12 PM

    I’ma need every gospel song Old Hank sang, because today the State of Washington, as constituted and as a state of the United States, ceased to exist. Insleee signed a ban on commerce of the weapons his citizens own, and they are owned, as stated in writing, as a bulwark against an overreaching and criminal state that would seek to control citizen ownership of weapons. Insleee just touched the third rail, and I encourage him to complete the task, and dissolve the state government.

    • ghostsniper April 25, 2023, 6:55 PM

      Casey sed: “Insleee signed a ban on commerce of the weapons …”
      He is in violation of the law and must be arrested, with overwhelming force if necessary.

      • Casey Klahn April 26, 2023, 2:56 AM

        The state legislature must convene and dissolve the two bodies, the senate and the house. Even if you voted no (the vote was along party lines) on the gun ban/violation of the state and federal constitution, your participation endorses the vote.

        The hour that the guv signed the emergency measure (several days late, and locked in the emptied Capitol under guard), two lawsuits were filed; one state and one federal, seeking an injunction and halt to enforcement. After the exalted signing event, Olympia opened back up, no doubt because the specter of gun violence has now been magically removed.

        Like any normal, red-blooded man, I have seen these long arms, and have fired them at targets. After I emptied the clips, I tossed the guns in the garbage can. They were empty, after all. It was a lot of fun, and now I will suffer irreparable harm because it’s illegal to buy anymore in my soviet.

  • jwm April 26, 2023, 8:02 AM

    Another voice silent.
    Happy Acres has passed on.