Rainy Night House



by Joni Mitchell


It was a rainy night
We took a taxi to your mother’s home
She went to Florida and left you
With your father’s gun alone
Upon her small white bed
I fell into a dream
You sat up all the night and watched me
To see who in the world I might be

I am from the Sunday school
I sing soprano in the upstairs choir
You are a holy man
On the F.M. radio
I sat up all the night and watched thee
To see who in the world you might be

You called me beautiful
You called your mother, she was very tanned
So you packed your tent and you went
To live out in the Arizona sand
You are a refugee
From a wealthy family
You gave up all the golden factories
To see who in the world you might be








Famous aviator Amelia Earhart

From rodevries

Joni Mitchell in an interview on Dutch National TV in 1988

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97 Responses to “Rainy Night House”

  1. sliderblaze Says:


  2. Katie Says:


    Who’s “sliderblaze”? Nice to ‘see’ you – hope you stick around for some lively discussions. 🙂

  3. JAC Says:

    hey slider.

  4. inspirational1 Says:

    Hey love Joni….thanks for bringing her songs in front

  5. Troy Says:



  6. j.b. Says:

    Thanks for sharing the video of your son and the kids playing, Rose. That was cool. 🙂

  7. ddlew Says:

    Miley Cyrus sides with Perez Hilton on the Miss USA Issue. My kids will no longer watch her program.

    However, celebrity Miley Cyrus sided with Hilton in a Twitter conversation.

    “Ya that’s lame!” the “Hannah Montana” star wrote. “God’s greatest commandment is to love. And judging is not loving. That’s why Christians have such a bad rep.”


  8. Katie Says:

    Donald Trump was just on Fox & Friends. Said he’s gotten thousands upon thousands of calls and emails on this issue. He’s “surprised” that it’s about 75% in favor of Miss CA.

    Regardless of whether or not you agree with her answer shouldn’t be the issue. First, that type of question doesn’t belong in a beauty pageant, and second, the point is to judge their poise on HOW they answer. Not WHAT your OPINION is of their answer.

    I hope Trump is happy with his support for Hilton. He’s just doomed the future of pageants as well.

  9. JAC Says:


    I have been reading about Miss CA, it really ticks me off if it had been a Gay contestant and a straight judge asked a loaded anti Gay question the outrage would of be massive.
    I have friends that are Gay, I have no problem with Gays…. But I do have a problem with then trying to forced people to think only one way.

  10. budgy Says:

    Janet has angered the Canadians yet again. The government thought the Obama admin. would be helpful to Canada but they are finally opening their eyes!!! I can’t believe that she “misspeaks” (snark) every time she opens her mouth!

    “Speaking in Washington Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano seemingly slammed Canada’s immigration policy saying, “Canada is allowing people into our country that we do not allow into ours.”

    She made the comments hot on the heels of another contentious remark she made, where she mistakenly suggested that the 9-11 terrorists entered the U.S. through Canada.

    Immigration Minister Jason Kenney fired back at Napolitano on CTV Newsnet’s Power Play Wednesday. ”

    CTV News

  11. Troy Says:

    Good video


  12. rosettasister Says:

    Troy Says:
    April 23, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Good video



    Good morning, Troy!

    Which video?

    Click on “VIDEOS” ?


  13. rosettasister Says:

    Condoleezza Rice – The official witchcraft trial begins.

    A witch hunt is a search for witches or evidence of witchcraft, often involving moral panic, mass hysteria and mob lynching, but in historical instances also legally sanctioned and involving official witchcraft trials.


    Harsh Methods Approved as Early as Summer 2002

    Holder Declassifies Timeline of Actions by Top Bush Administration Officials Regarding Interrogation



    ‘Burn the witch!’

    What also floats in water?
    VILLAGER #1:
    VILLAGER #2:
    VILLAGER #3:
    Uh, very small rocks!
    VILLAGER #1:
    VILLAGER #2:
    Uh, gra– gravy!
    VILLAGER #1:
    VILLAGER #2:
    VILLAGER #3:
    Uh, churches! Churches!
    VILLAGER #2:
    Lead! Lead!
    A duck!
    Exactly. So, logically…
    VILLAGER #1:
    If… she… weighs… the same as a duck,… she’s made of wood.
    And therefore?
    VILLAGER #2:
    A witch!
    VILLAGER #1:
    A witch!
    A witch! A witch!…

  14. Katie Says:

    Click on “U.S. Citizens vs. Barack Hussein Obama” for the video Troy mentioned.

  15. rosettasister Says:

    Thanks, Katie!

  16. rosettasister Says:

    Here’s the direct link:

    U.S. Citizens vs. Barack Hussein Obama

  17. rosettasister Says:

    Mike Gallagher from earlier this morning.

    Mike talks economy with Dr. Bob McTeer of the National Center for Policy Analysis.

    [audio src="http://ht.salemweb.net/townhall/audio/mp3/eae3e5c4-8f8f-4b35-8c8e-460e177bd9d9.mp3" /]

    Mike shares Dana Rohrbacher’s dressing down Sec. of State Hillary Clinton in the discussion of the CIA interrogation memos. Also, Mike examine liberal anger.

    [audio src="http://ht.salemweb.net/townhall/audio/mp3/f0d0e786-4ae8-477c-9d07-2145f788ba6e.mp3" /]

  18. rosettasister Says:

    Hugh Hewitt and I must be on the same wavelength this morning!

    The New York Times Stumbles On The Truth Behind The Obama Witch Hunt


    The left’s “paper of record” reports the true motivation behind President Obama’s flip flop and his launch of the witch hunt:

    “Mr. Obama and his allies need to discredit the techniques he has banned. Otherwise, in the event of a future terrorist attack, critics may blame his decision to rein in C.I.A. interrogators.”

    Succinctly and accurately put by the New York Times of all people.

    The president is putting his future political needs ahead of the country’s national security so that if another devastating attack occurs in this new era of 9/10 tactics and thinking about our Islamist enemies, he and the Democrats in Congress will have a defense as to why they lowered our defenses.

  19. rosettasister Says:

    • APRIL 22, 2009, 8:37 P.M. ET

    The President’s Apology Tour

    Great leaders aren’t defined by consensus.




    When a president desires personal popularity, he can lose focus on vital American interests. It’s early, but with little to show for the confessions, David Axelrod of Team Obama was compelled to say this week that the president planted, cultivated and will harvest “very, very valuable” returns later. Like what?

    Meanwhile, the desire for popularity has led Mr. Obama to embrace bad policies. Blaming America for the world financial crisis led him to give into European demands for crackdowns on tax havens and hedge funds. Neither had much to do with the credit crisis. Saying that America’s relationship with Russia “has been allowed to drift” led the president to push for arms negotiations. But that draws attention away from America’s real problems with Russia: its invasion of Georgia last summer, its bullying of Ukraine, its refusal to join in pressuring Iran to give up its nuclear ambitions, and its threats of retaliation against the Poles, Balts and Czechs for standing with the U.S. on missile defense.

    Mr. Obama is downplaying the threats we face. He takes comfort in thinking that Venezuela has a defense budget that “is probably 1/600th” of America’s — it’s actually 1/215th — but that hasn’t kept Mr. Chávez from supporting narcoterrorists waging war on Colombia (a key U.S. ally) or giving petrodollars to anti-American regimes. Venezuela isn’t likely to attack the U.S., but it is capable of harming American interests.

  20. rosettasister Says:

    Mitt Romney, Michael Rubin With Hugh Hewitt

    Listen here:

    Hugh talks about the disgraceful Barack Obama foreign policy with former Governor of Massachusetts and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and then U.S. policy vis-a-vis Iran with AEI scholar Michael Rubin.

    [audio src="http://ht.salemweb.net/townhall/audio/mp3/7af9db81-dec6-4cd0-b220-76a09f2faa63.mp3" /]


    Mitt Romney assess the pratfalls of Barack Obama foreign policy



    HH: Governor Romney, in your National Review piece yesterday, which is linked at Hughhewitt.com, you began by pointing out that when President Obama sort of apologized for our policy vis-à-vis Cuba for the last 40 years, he was selling down the river the memory of a lot of Americans whose blood was spilled in the effort launched by Jack Kennedy to free that island nation.

    MR: Yeah, I must admit, when I saw that Daniel Ortega took Barack Obama to task and attacked America in part for trying to free Cuba from Fidel Castro, to have Barack Obama unresponsive to that, and try and say well don’t blame me, I was just a little kid at the time, I found that to be, frankly, an enormous disappointment.

    President Obama should have stood at the end of that diatribe, and he should have said there’s no nation in the history of the world that’s done more to promote freedom than the United States of America.

    The people of Cuba have been oppressed by Fidel Castro. They don’t have the right to vote, they don’t have the right of a free press.

    They don’t even have economic rights that the top government officials have in their country.

    And we stand for freedom, we stand for democracy, we will fight for it anywhere in the world, and we’ll fight for it in Cuba as we have in the past.

    And instead, he just tried to pass it off as something he wasn’t responsible for.

    It was an embarrassing response.

  21. rosettasister Says:

    Mike Pence

    GOP watchdog exposes wasteful spending

  22. rosettasister Says:

    Sen. Lieberman urging President Obama not to prosecute Bush officials

  23. rosettasister Says:

    This is a bit dated, but interesting if you’re into the subject matter:

    Recorded: April 13 Posted: April 14

    Daniel Gross
    Newsweek, Slate, The Big Money

    James Pethokoukis
    U.S. News & World Report


    Goldman Sachs: geniuses, or evil geniuses? (06:03)
    How credit default swaps make the irrational rational (07:10)
    “Green shoots”! Is the economy starting to recover? (05:51)
    Debating why so few economists saw this crisis coming (08:14)
    Dan: Markets know a lot less than we thought they did (07:33)
    Imagining the US auto industry five years from now (07:11)

  24. Troy Says:

    Good morning, Troy!

    Which video?

    Click on “VIDEOS” ?

    Here ya go.

  25. rosettasister Says:

    Thanks, Troy!

  26. rosettasister Says:

    Big Tax Hike on the Horizon

    April 11, 2007


    According to OMB projections, the loss of these tax cuts and other tax cuts for individuals, families and small businesses will result in an average tax increase of $1,795 for 115 million taxpayers. If the Democrat majorities in the House and Senate do not reinstate the tax cuts, the average tax increases break down as follows:

    • $2,181 for 41 million families with children
    • $2,899 for 48 million married couples
    • $2,068 for 83 million women
    • $1,082 for single women with children
    • $3,960 for small business owners

    If the Democrats allow all of the tax cuts to expire, in 2011 a husband and wife with two children and a household income of $55,100 will see their taxes increase by $2,145 (from $1,383 to $3,527), an increase of 155 percent. Even the elderly will suffer an average tax increase of $2,270.

    The American people understand that a $400 billion dollar tax increase for working families and small business owners will have a significant impact on economic growth. In an article entitled “What’s Worse, the AMT or a Recession”, U.S. News & World Report senior writer James Pethokoukis reports that computer projections generated by the Washington University Macro Model show U.S. economic growth will slow down if the tax cuts are allowed to expire.

    On the other hand, the Heritage Foundation projects that extending the tax cuts or making them permanent would increase real personal income by an average of almost $200 billion each year. In addition, the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) would go up by over $75 billion per year and the economy would add an average of 709,000 jobs annually.

    The Democrats argue that allowing the tax cuts to expire is necessary to reduce the federal deficit. That would be believable if it were not for the spending increases included in the Democrat budgets and for their using a budget gimmick to create 22 reserve funds to pay for higher spending later, most likely with a tax increase.

    As Pethokoukis points out, Congress could do something radical like freeze non-entitlement spending at 2007 levels which would save $1.3 trillion over the next decade. The odds of the Democrats, or the Republicans for that matter, supporting a freeze on spending or imposing spending cuts are very slim. Surely, the odds of extending the tax cuts are better.

  27. Troy Says:

    Hehehe….I guess I sould’ve read all the posts before posting…..I’m a donk, don’t pay any attention to me. 😦

  28. rosettasister Says:

    Who are the 23 Brave Dems in the House?

    Budget Update: House Names Conferees, 23 Dems Vote Against Reconciliation


    Now that Congress is back in session, House and Senate negotiators will have to get together in conference committee to resolve the differences between their budgets, which they passed in the days before the most recent recess. Moments ago the House chose Reps. John Spratt, Rosa DeLauro, and Allen Boyd to be their conferees.

    More on them in a second. Recall first that there are some important discrepancies between the two resolutions, most notably that the House budget contains reconciliation instructions for health care and the Senate does not. Republicans (and some Democrats) aren’t pleased, and are doing whatever they can to kill reconciliation altogether. So how is that fight shaping up so far?

    Spratt is the chairman of the Budget Committee and Rosa DeLauro is a progressive’s progressive, so presumably they’ll be staunch advocates of keeping reconciliation in the final resolution. Boyd, by contrast, is one of the House’s most conservative Democrats, and one can imagine him not putting up much of a fight.

    Note, it’s important not to read too much into this. Senate conferees haven’t been chosen yet, and leadership stands behind reconciliation, so there’s no reason to assume the move is dead or anything. Just something to keep an eye on.

    Just for the record, though, the Republicans offered their own conference instructions this afternoon, which would have knocked reconciliation instructions out of the budget altogether. That motion failed, but not without the support of 23 Democrats.


    (Good reporting from the left-leaning Talking Points Memo)

  29. rosettasister Says:


    Healthcare reform’s fate lies in the hands of parliamentarian


    The fate of healthcare reform may come down to the decisions of one unelected congressional officer: Senate Parliamentarian Alan Frumin.

    Frumin will decide which proposals can be passed through a special budget process Democrats are considering to move healthcare reform this year. Bills submitted through the process, known as reconciliation, aren’t subject to filibusters, meaning Democrats would need only 51 votes — and probably no Republicans — to win approval.

    If Democrats decide to go the reconciliation route, Frumin will face pressure from both parties to rule in their favor.

    “It’s horrible,” said Robert Dove, Frumin’s predecessor as Senate parliamentarian. “It’s absolutely horrible. It puts the parliamentarian in a terrible position. I have done it myself and been extraordinarily criticized. I assume he will be also.”

    Frumin, who did not respond to requests for an interview, would hold power because he would be called on to referee the Senate’s rules.

    Reconciliation was created to make it easier to pass measures that directly affect government revenues, spending and debt. Under the “Byrd rule,” however, senators can strike provisions that they believe are extraneous to those goals. But what is extraneous and what is relevant aren’t clear, and the only person who gets to makes those decisions is the parliamentarian.

    One way or the other, either Democrats or Republicans will be disappointed. It’s a no-win situation, Dove said.

    “I talk to him regularly. He is not looking forward to this,” Dove told The Hill. “All I can tell you is he’s a very good man. He will call it straight. He will make all kind of enemies.”

  30. rosettasister Says:

    Producer Groups to Congress: Don’t Rush Health Care Reforms


    A coalition of insurance producer groups representing health insurance advisors, agents, brokers, consultants and employee benefit specialists is urging Congress not to be hasty in its efforts to reform health care.

    The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA), Health & Employee Benefits (AHIA), Link TextThe Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB), National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) joined forces in signing the letter to congressional leaders


    urging them to oppose efforts to include health care reform in the budget reconciliation instructions.


    In its letter to Congress, the organizations caution that “an issue of this magnitude deserves its due consideration under regular order.”

    The organizations praise Congress and the Administration for making health care reform a top priority, and agree that this legislation must be a bipartisan product with participation from all stakeholders.

    “However,” said the letter, “we fear the spirit of bipartisan cooperation will be lost if regular order is put aside, and the reconciliation process is utilized to fast-track health care reform legislation. The future of the nation’s health care system deserves nothing less than an open, bipartisan and transparent debate by Congress.

    “As you begin deliberations in the conference committee, we hope you will support the Senate position, and oppose any effort to inject health care reform into the budget reconciliation instructions,” the letter concluded.

  31. rosettasister Says:

    “Good will prevail in the end over evil.”

    Iraqi officials say al-Qaida-linked chief Abu Omar al-Baghdadi arrested


  32. rosettasister Says:

    Is Obama campaign cash quashing eligibility suits?

    FEC shows more than $1 million paid to top law firm since election


  33. rosettasister Says:

    Why I care about Obama eligibility issue

    By David Kupelian


    Personally, I’m interested in it for two simple reasons.

    First: Barack Obama is hiding something. About that statement, there can be no dispute.

    Despite dozens of lawsuits, with plaintiffs including a former presidential candidate, a former deputy attorney general, many legislators, active-duty U.S. military and other serious people, Obama simply refuses to release his original, long-form birth certificate.

    That’s the one that could actually prove he was born in Hawaii.

    What is posted on Obama’s “Fight the Smears” website as well as FactCheck.org is the abbreviated short-form “certification of live birth” that could have been issued for a child born overseas, and thus does not prove he was born in Hawaii.

    What is so difficult about this to understand?

    Now, the other reason I care about this issue is because I still care about the Constitution.

    It’s a very dangerous thing in life to intentionally cross sacred boundaries, especially when you know you’re doing it.

    It’s hard – sometimes impossible – to get back on the right side again.

    For Americans, one of those great moral lines is violating the Constitution.

    For instance, once Congress starts spending taxpayer money on things not authorized by the Constitution, no matter how seemingly laudable or humanitarian, there is no stopping it.

    There is no other “line” to cross after the first one.

    So after you’ve justified crossing the sacred line and violating your oaths to God and man, the way seems clear.

    In front of you lies wide open territory as far as the eye can see – green pastures of plunder.

    Eventually we arrive at today’s trillion-dollar spending bills and national and personal bankruptcy, the precursor to tyranny.

    All because we allowed our government to step over the sacred line of constitutional spending decades ago.

    It’s exactly the same with the Constitution’s requirement that presidents be natural born.

  34. rosettasister Says:

    (I was thinking the same thing!)


    To: LucyT

    I’m the one who brought this to the attention of WND, and they didn’t even thank me for it.

    24 posted on Thursday, April 23, 2009 9:06:07 AM by Polarik

  35. rosettasister Says:


    To: Beckwith; FrdmLvr; Prole; backhoe; Jet Jaguar; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ETL; Brown Deer; …

    As you may or may not know, Last Saturday afternoon, I posted a story I wrote about this same topic. I also sent my story to World Net Daily on Saturday asking them to run it, but when they didn’t respond, I resent it on Wednesday.

    Meanwhile, writer Chelsa Schilling, who just happens to works on Saturday, wrote this article and lifted information from my story to put in hers. In fact, her first sentence is virtually identical to my last sentence:

    ME:Obama basically has unlimited funds to stomp out the lawsuits brought by everyday Americans.

    WND: President Obama may be using campaign funds to stomp out eligibility lawsuits brought by Americans

    I just wrote a letter to Chelsea and Bob Unruh asking them to make a proper attribution to me at the top of her article. If they don’t make the change by Friday, I’d like for you to write to them and ask them why I wasn’t given any credit for the story line.

    25 posted on Thursday, April 23, 2009 9:44:34 AM by Polarik

  36. rosettasister Says:

    Is this for real, people?! Can this be real? Wouldn’t it be easy enough to track down the other young men in this photograph? What am I missing?


    Obama Punahou Basketball image Photoshopped with Adobe version 3.0.8


    To: little jeremiah

    I already examined that photo and all of the other class photos — they are all faked.

    18 posted on Thursday, April 23, 2009 11:14:57 AM by Polarik

  37. rosettasister Says:


  38. Troy Says:

    rosettasister Says:

    April 23, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    Is this for real, people?! Can this be real? Wouldn’t it be easy enough to track down the other young men in this photograph? What am I missing?

    It has the Photoshop code embedded in it and that is hard to argue with.

  39. sliderblaze Says:

    thanks for the welcome people. did i hear correctly that Fox has filed a FOIA to get the full right wing extremism documents released?

  40. Troy Says:

    Hey Sliderman….I sure hope they did.

  41. sliderblaze Says:

    hey troy, they did, i found it on the gutter site democratic underground, i guess they got it via the HuffPost

  42. Troy Says:

    I was sent this video in response to an email that I sent, about Obama shool basketball team pic being photoshopped….The video shows what is suppose to be young Obama playing in a basketball game for his school….You can’t clearly make out whether or not it is him and I can’t be certain that the announcer’s voice is authetic or dubbed in….One thing that I am certain of is that supposed young Obama goes to the free throw line and tosses up a shot, LEFT HANDED!!!

    Now I’m going to make a new post with video footage of adult Obama tossing up a three-pointer, RIGHT HANDED!!!!

  43. Troy Says:

    Here it is

  44. sliderblaze Says:

    whats with the controvery over where he went to highschool?

  45. sliderblaze Says:

    i know O is left handed tho, or at least he writes that way

  46. Troy Says:

    sliderblaze Says:

    April 23, 2009 at 8:34 pm
    whats with the controvery over where he went to highschool?
    There is a photo of young Obama’s basketball team that was altered.

  47. sliderblaze Says:


  48. Troy Says:

    sliderblaze Says:

    April 23, 2009 at 8:36 pm
    i know O is left handed tho, or at least he writes that way
    Yeah, I noticed that he does write southpaw or at least the posed photo had him with a pen in his left hand.

  49. sliderblaze Says:

    my son writes lefty, but is righty when batting but is again lefty when playing ball

  50. Troy Says:

    I do everything right handed except for dealing out cards….I’ve always dealt lefty…I dunno why.

  51. sliderblaze Says:

    easier to hide cards in your sleeve? lol

  52. zenstorm Says:

    geez, obama is going to have to hire a whole lotta gangsta’s to keep all them white boys quiet out there on the rock.
    I heard a story today about a man who thought he was so smart. he spent all his time thinking he was the smartest person alive that he didnt notice that every one thought he was stupid for thinking he was so smart.

    Obama thinks he so elevated above all others that we just cant seem to ever be able to put him straight, because hes so much smarter than everyone, hes condesending and foolish to think hes above reproach.

    Obama and his wife believe that they are godlike…..they can do no wrong, look at mo putting her hands on the quueen…..she knew of the protocol, she chose to be above it, just as her husband believes he is above being called out on his past….
    but what do I know, Im just a redneck teabagger, according to obama supporterssssssss

  53. PurplePatriot Says:

    Just found this and wanted to share about Kellerman, the Freddie Mac guy that supposedly committed suicide yesterday –


    “…Although Caldwell told AHN that police have not yet released the identity of the person who called them, she did confirm to AHN that there were other people present in the house at the time of the death and that there was a gun and a gunshot wound….”

    So Kellerman shot himself before he hung himself? WTH???

    (If it’s already been posted, my apologies.)

  54. zenstorm Says:

    Just reminds me, I was reading a bit in the bible about David. Seems Obama has much in common with David…..not very Godlike, and we all know thaqt obama would take the poor mans ewe and cook it before hed cook his own…..

  55. Tenacity Says:

    For Rose’s Gang (especially Troy & Slider) because I know you care.

  56. zenstorm Says:

    Obama never went to jr high or high school, instead, He was in an unnamed country, in an unmapped area, being trained by Muslim extremist’s. For all we know it could be true….So far we have not had a truthful part of obamas past exposed. We know so little about him….Has anyone ever seen the childhood home of Obama, or at least one of them….

  57. Katie Says:

    Troy Says:
    April 23, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    I was sent this video in response to an email that I sent, about Obama shool basketball team pic being photoshopped….The video shows what is suppose to be young Obama playing in a basketball game for his school….You can’t clearly make out whether or not it is him and I can’t be certain that the announcer’s voice is authetic or dubbed in….One thing that I am certain of is that supposed young Obama goes to the free throw line and tosses up a shot, LEFT HANDED!!!

    I ain’t buyin’! That audio sounds suspicious. And isn’t amazing how many times the announcer says “Obama!” Check out right around the :14 second mark. It sounds like two layers of audio, and I’d swear I hear the voice say something about “the Kenyan”.

  58. sliderblaze Says:

    Tenacity Says:
    April 23, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    For Rose’s Gang (especially Troy & Slider) because I know you care

    liberalism = mental disorder, i was embarrased for their families

  59. Troy Says:

    Tenacity Says:

    April 23, 2009 at 9:54 pm
    For Rose’s Gang (especially Troy & Slider) because I know you care.

    Lmaooo….I’ve seen that before and yes, I do care…..While I was on my riding mower yesterday, I couldn’t help but think of how many little souls I destroyed in every one of those tiny blades of grass. 😀

  60. Tenacity Says:

    You should be ashamed of yourself. Next time, you should have a wailer with a drum while you redrum them young blades.

    Slider, were you never a hippie? What…no Woodstock? You don’t know what you are missing. Free love bro…cough*&/?!…I mean dude!

  61. Troy Says:

    Ten, were you one of dem dair beatniks?…..Free love???…..I’ve never paid for any. 😉

  62. sliderblaze Says:

    i dont recall paying for love either, however, i would pay for patty ann brown….rawr. lol

    i know many libs and wow, they are a weird bunch, pot smoking aside. NTTAWWT

  63. Troy Says:

    Four score and seven years ago (well maybe not that long) I smoked a ton of weed, but I wasn’t a liberal….I was just a worthless dopehead. 🙂

  64. Tenacity Says:

    No Maynard G Krebs here. I did have some nice lamb chops and once attended a Janice Joplin concert, but I didn’t inhale. I once enjoyed an impromptu Dilan jam session outside the cafeteria at UofTenn during the Kent State strike…does that qualify me? How about dropping trou in the main intersection on campus during class change, does that qualify? I skinny dipped at Abram’s Falls (in the Smokeys), I guess that should certainly qualify me. You should have seen the look on the picnicking guy’s face when he realized what his girlfriend was staring at. Seems like another lifetime ago. I’m still waiting for those 8 steins of 8 to 1 Purple Passion to hit me.

  65. sliderblaze Says:

    four score and……2 days ago, i smoked some weed, dont make me liberal, just lets me know what a liberal head feels like normally; cloudy, lazy and full of thoughts that make no sense on any planet, except for maybe Uranus.

  66. APurplePatriot Says:

    Tried to post this before, but it got stuck in moderation… I think I used the wrong username.

    More media cover-ups. Apparently, there’s more to Kellerman’s suicide than first reported:


    “…Although Caldwell told AHN that police have not yet released the identity of the person who called them, she did confirm to AHN that there were other people present in the house at the time of the death and that there was a gun and a gunshot wound….”

    Note: AHN is “All Headline News.”

    So Kellerman shot himself before he hung himself? And are they referring to his wife and daughter by “other people” present or were there others? WTH???

    (If it’s already been posted, my apologies.)

  67. Tenacity Says:

    I hated that cloudy-lazy feeling. I did enjoy the munchies, but much preferred a touch of bourbon to ease the nerves.

  68. Katie Says:

    APurplePatriot Says:
    April 23, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Tried to post this before, but it got stuck in moderation… I think I used the wrong username.

    More media cover-ups. Apparently, there’s more to Kellerman’s suicide than first reported:
    I don’t think anyone thinks this is a simple story. Glen Beck touched on it today and said this is going to become a cover up and story of biblical proportions.

    More and more dots getting connected?

  69. Troy Says:

    Before Kellerman “died” he was asked, by his higher ups, to “take some time off”…..Hmmm….Were they worried about him or were they “worried” (as in, Oh shit we’re being investigated!!!!) about him?

  70. Tenacity Says:

    Something that the Clintons and Obama have in common…people around them tend to go to jail, dissappear and/or end up dead by suicide or tragic accident…yeah right.

  71. sliderblaze Says:

    i do think the freddie and the fannie are being investigated, both firms stink to high heaven. one can assume that from all the past problems, that it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

  72. JAC Says:

    Hmmmm to a smell a familiar smell from the past in here?
    lol.. hey everyone

  73. Tenacity Says:

    Even their investigators end up dead.

  74. Katie Says:

    Quick! Make sure your TV’s are dark next Wed. night. The usurper is usurping prime time again so he can read canned answers to planned questions from the TOTUS. Best part of this link isn’t the story itself. It’s the comments!


  75. zenstorm Says:

    obama thinks hes clever
    his wife is clearly a heffer

    hillary just cant trust ole chenney
    and barney is a dirty flamey

    Bidon gave george Bush advice
    paloosi only votes at a price


  76. Troy Says:

    United Arab Emirate, the civilized muslims…NOT!!!

    Can someone please “waterboard” me?


  77. Troy Says:


  78. ddlew Says:

    Tenacity Says:
    April 23, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Something that the Clintons and Obama have in common…people around them tend to go to jail, dissappear and/or end up dead by suicide or tragic accident…yeah right.


    Yep! Suicide or plane crash!

  79. Katie Says:

    I think I figured out how to survive in this recession – find those places I won’t be boycotting and spend my money there. The list is getting smaller all the time. JC Penney is now on the boycott list. Disgraceful!


  80. CJ Says:

    Old sourpuss Pelosi is really spinning her wheels trying to say she knew nothing about what exactly was meant by the methods she okayed to question the prisoners after 9/11. Yeahhhh riiiight Nancy. Oh and Barney, and Dodd and Waters amongst others didn’t know FandF were in any trouble. Yeahhhh riiiight. Oh and didn’t GB and McCain among others warn the Congress about the financial mess coming if they didn’t do something as far back as 2002? I do believe so and that little YouTube vid is now scrubbed that shows that. My, my the wheels are beginning to fall off but good. This is going to be a fun thing to watch come unraveled in a black (oops) humor sort of way. I hope they all end up in jail. Pelosi will look great in prison stripes.

  81. rosettasister Says:

    White House closely following U.S. swine flu outbreak


    The White House is closely following the outbreak of a new strain of swine flu in the United States and President Barack Obama has been informed, an administration official said on Friday.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the virus in the United States was a never-before-seen mixture of viruses typical among pigs, birds and humans. All seven American patients (in California and Texas) have recovered. But swine flu has also broken out in Mexico, killing at least 16 people.

  82. rosettasister Says:

    Strange Swine Flu Found In California and Texas

  83. rosettasister Says:

    New, deadly swine flu hits Mexico, may spread


    “It is a virus that mutated from pigs and then at some point was transmitted to humans,” Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova told the Televisa network.

    He linked the disease in Mexico to a new kind of swine flu that struck seven people in California and Texas.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the virus in the United States was a never-before-seen mixture of viruses typical among pigs, birds and humans. All seven American patients have recovered.

  84. rosettasister Says:

    “A sudden caution on the part of President Obama on the witch hunt front” from Hugh Hewitt (Let’s hope so!)



    The New York Times and The Politico are both reporting a sudden caution on the part of President Obama on the witch hunt front, and another reversal may be imminent. Just because everyone not on the hard left is appalled by the idea doesn’t guarantee that it still won’t happen. The president still seems a wholly-owned subsidiary of MoveOn.org, and the demand for vengeance against any Bushie they can get in their sights is intense. But if there are any national security pros with access to the president, they must be urging him to go back to his first course of refusing to attempt to impose retribution. The awful decision to release the interrogation memos hurt the country, but doubling down via some demented victory-dance-show-trial for the gratification of the MSNBC audience would be irresponsible beyond measure.

    Not that such arguments matter much. From today’s Washington Post story on the release of the interrogation memos:

    “Five CIA directors — including Leon E. Panetta and his four immediate predecessors — and Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser had expressed firm opposition to the release of interrogation details in four “top secret” memos in which Bush administration lawyers sanctioned harsh tactics.”

    The article also states that Team Obama is worried about Dick Cheney’s attempt to “box Obama in” on issues of national security. What the former Vice President has done is speak calmly and clearly about the fact that the jihadist threat is real and continuing, and that the Obama Administration is acting as though it is decreased significantly or is over. The announcement about closing Gitmo, the release of the memos, the launch of the witch hunt –this is the legacy of President Obama’s first one hundred days. The stimulus package that isn’t was just a waste of an enormous amount of money. The damage done to the country’s defenses against terror is profound and lasting.

  85. rosettasister Says:

    Mark Steyn, Mary Katharine Ham, Guy Benson With Hugh Hewitt

    Listen here:

    After a replay of the Mark Steyn interview, Hugh talks politics and the specter of the Obama administration prosecuting lawyers in the Bush administration with the Young Guns, Ham and Benson. Later in the hour, Hugh asks the callers whether Nancy Pelosi is trying to lie her way out of culpability in the OLC memos.

    [audio src="http://ht.salemweb.net/townhall/audio/mp3/8153a185-af34-40dd-8b95-3bc248ca9308.mp3" /]


    Mark Steyn on the Democratic chorus crossing the line on national security.



    HH: It also inevitably is going to wound a lot of people who have no idea they’re in the line of fire. One person who does understand their political peril is Nancy Pelosi.

    Here is a comment she made earlier today. Listen to this very carefully, America. You can hear furious and ineffective spinning from the Speaker.

    NP: At that or any other briefing, and that was the only briefing that I…that I…that…that I was briefed on in that regard.

    We were not, I repeat, we…not told that waterboarding or any of these other enhanced interrogation methods were used.

    What they did tell us is that they had some, uh, legislative counsel, the office of legislative counsel opinions that they could be used, but not that they would, and they further…further, the point was that if and when they would be used, they would brief Congress at that time.

    HH: Mark Steyn, she just admitted to being at a briefing wherein interrogation techniques in these OLC memos were discussed. That’s fascinating.

    MS: Yes, and it’s the usual Democrat thing, thought, that oh well, it’s like their votes on the war, where effectively as the years went by, they said well, we had no idea what we were voting for.

    Nancy Pelosi is basically saying now well, I had no idea what I was being told. I had no idea what I was being told. This will lead to people dying.

    And it may not, they may not die in the United States. They may die in some other city somewhere around the world.

    But people will die, because we are not able to…the question isn’t really one of waterboarding.

    It’s a question now of low level officials in suits in Washington, whether they feel they can give honest, legal opinion to the best of their professional knowledge, or whether those memos are going to be dredged up in five, six years time, and they’re going to be in a four year investigation.

    They’re going to be keeping A list lawyers on the payroll, and they’re going to be in hell.

    They’re going to lose half a decade of their life trying to dig themselves out of the hole of having given advice to the president of the United States.

    That is simply ensuring that the president of the United States, in the middle of a war, is not going to receive the best advice.

  86. patriotamy Says:

    rosettasister Says:

    April 23, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    Is this for real, people?! Can this be real? Wouldn’t it be easy enough to track down the other young men in this photograph? What am I missing?
    You know, I looked at this picture for a long time, it just didn’t look right. Then it hit me.–BO is holding a basketball. The kid in front of him is holding THE basketball. — My kids and grandkids played basketball, and in the team picture, the only one ever holding a ball is the center kid in the front row. Also, doesn’t he seem a tad bit larger than the other kids???? Like a couple of years older??

  87. rosettasister Says:

    It’s really a shame Obama has to spend so much money just to prevent us from seeing his birth certificate. That kind of money would go a long way feeding the hungry in Haiti.

    10 Countries in Deep Trouble


    Just click “Next” to see next (9) countries.

    1 Ukraine
    2 Argentina
    3 Pakistan
    4 Venezuela
    5 Mexico
    6 Latvia
    7 Vietnam
    8 Croatia
    9 Kazakhstan
    10 Belarus

    U.S. Coast Guard repatriates 73 Haitian migrants


  88. rosettasister Says:

    April 24, 2009, 12:40 pm

    Congress Reaches Tentative Deal on the Budget


    Democratic Congressional leaders were putting the finishing touches Friday on a budget plan virtually certain to protect a proposed health care overhaul from Senate filibusters, an approach likely to touch off a nasty partisan fight with Republicans.

    Principals in the talks acknowledged that a tentative budget agreement reached Thursday night between Congressional leaders and the White House

    would provide for the use of the “reconciliation” procedure on a health care bill, allowing health care legislation that meets budget targets to be approved by a simple Senate majority.

    “It will be in there in some form,” said one top official engaged in the talks who did not want to be named since the final details of the agreement were still being worked out.

  89. rosettasister Says:

    Deal may mean fast-track treatment for health care overhaul


    House and Senate Democratic negotiators reached a tentative deal Friday to use a fast-track budget process to move President Obama’s health care overhaul, according to Democratic leadership sources in both chambers.

    Use of the special process — known as budget reconciliation — signals that major health reform is likely to pass this year because, under the process, Republicans won’t be able to filibuster the legislation.

    Democrats, who control 58 seats in the Senate, would be able to pass it with a simple majority vote instead of the 60 needed to overcome a filibuster.

    Republicans, and some Democrats, had warned against using the tool to pass major policy changes without bipartisan support.


    Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, a key senator on health care matters, recently compared it to a “declaration of war” against Republicans.


    Both the House and Senate are expected to pass the budget measure next week. Democrats have set a goal of passing health care reform by August.

  90. rosettasister Says:

    “A task force that would write policy prescriptions for the government’s long-term budget problems that Congress would have to vote on” ???


    One outstanding question is what Conrad may get in exchange for not standing in the way of reconciliation provisions.

    “Would I want things? Yeah,” Conrad said.

    Conrad and Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, have long pushed for creating a task force that would write policy prescriptions for the government’s long-term budget problems that Congress would have to vote on.

    When asked if this proposal could in some way be part of a potential deal on the budget resolution, Conrad only would say that many things have been discussed.

    Conrad said negotiators have an agreement to assume the Alternative Minimum Tax will be “patched” for three years without being offset by revenue-raisers or spending cuts. This would help negotiators show a deficit that weighs in at 3 percent of Gross Domestic Product by the end of the five years covered by the resolution.

    Also as part of the tentative agreement, the budget would assume that preventing a cut in Medicare payments to physicians would not have to be offset over the first two years of the resolution.

    The final resolution also is expected to include a provision requiring the House to pass a bill that would enact the pay-as-you-go rule into law before it could pass legislation to extend certain tax policies without offsets.

    The House’s budget conferees are Spratt, Rosa DeLauro , D-Conn., Allen Boyd , D-Fla., Paul D. Ryan , R-Wis., and Jeb Hensarling , R-Texas. The Senate will send Conrad, Gregg and Patty Murray , D-Wash., to the conference.

  91. rosettasister Says:

    “This would help negotiators show a deficit that weighs in at 3 percent of Gross Domestic Product by the end of the five years covered by the resolution.”

    I’m not buying this for one nanosecond!

  92. rosettasister Says:

    Judd Gregg Watch


    The Democratic plan promises to cut the deficit from levels as high as $1.8 trillion this year to about $500 billion by 2014, about 3 percent of the size of the economy. That’s the level economists say is sustainable without producing a crippling debt burden.

    (If you believe that, I’ve got a bridge I’d like to sell you!)

    Republicans are sure to protest the measure as spending, taxing and borrowing too much. And they have been complaining furiously at the prospect of health care reform passing under fast-track rules.

    Democrats, including Obama, have said repeatedly that they want the health care debate to be bipartisan and that the filibuster-proof terms would be used only if the GOP obstructs. But Republicans say the move has already poisoned the debate.

    “Reconciliation is basically a nuclear weapon to use against the negotiators so what happens is nobody negotiates seriously because they can always go to reconciliation … tilting the playing field unfairly,” said Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, top Republican on the Budget Committee.

  93. rosettasister Says:

    My Response to TheExaminer, HoustonPress RE: Dr. Taitz



    Even though both news organizations got wires crossed on who has which Internet site, I do appreciate the publicity that they are nevertheless creating for both the eligibility issue as well as for Dr. Taitz and myself.

    And to be perfectly honest, I will again say that, in my opinion, Dr. Taitz tends to take too much of a “ready, fire, aim” approach to her litigation.

    Pursuing multiple avenues of justice is perfectly fine, but it’s a very good idea to be thorough about such endeavors, else something — like the above — is going to come back to bite you in the butt.

  94. rosettasister Says:

    Polarik Explains


    To: SvenMagnussen; Claud; ga medic; Beckwith; FrdmLvr; Prole; backhoe; Jet Jaguar; …

    What I meant to say was that all photos have been altered in some way, but not all of them are faked, as in phony.

    Just because an image has a Photoshop signature, it doesn’t mean that the image was altered to change the nature of the objects shown.

    In the case of group shots with Obama, when I see odd-shaped shadows or shadows going in the opposite direction as compared to everyone else, or the lack of shadows when there should be, taking into account that his skin is dark and doesn’t reflect light as do whites, I begin to question the fidelity of the image. And it’s not just Obama that I’m examining.

    First of all, I agree with the comment that Obama is holding a basketball with the lower half of the ball resting against his inside right thigh and held in place with his right arm (lower forearm, wrist, and hand).

    Accurate observation, but not a sign of any alterations.

    In that basketball photo, take a look at the shadow between the right arm of #12 (first row) and the guy sitting to his right. #12 clearly has his arm in front of the other guy, yet there appears to be a shadow that begins right above the index finger of his left hand, bends inward for about 21 pixels, cutting off a long chunk of #12’s upper arm and making it about as thick as his wrist, until it curves back out at the shoulder.

    The guy look like Popeye on steroids.

    The only way that could possibly happen, if at all, would be if the light source was located perpendicular to him from his left side, but clearly, the light is coming from above and slightly to the right of the players.

    However, something else is off, and that’s the gradation of pixels that indicate the direction of the light source. Looking again at #12’s shadow, from top to bottom, the pixels range from light grey to dark grey instead of from dark grey to light grey, as in the other shadows.

    Somebody edited this image at the pixel level, and to see what I’m talking about, you have to enlarge it 2000%.

    Look at the guy sitting to Obama’s left. Look at his head from above the eyes to the top of the hairline. To get such an even pixel progression as shown on his forehead and hairline, his noggin would have to be a basketball, or some other equally circular object.

    Now, here’s the deal about Photoshop. Photoshop is often used to crop and resize an image, and then save it for web display (72DPI). The Associated Press, who modifed this image, made a point of extensively filling in the IPTC information (different from Exif information which carries photo data) naming the source of the document, what the photo describes, and so on.

    IPTC stands for “International Press Telecommunications Council,” and was developed in the early 1990s to expedite the international exchange of news among newspapers and news agencies. It is a file structure and set of metadata attributes that can be applied to text, images and other media types. It also is used to prevent copyright infringement, although the AP cannot copyright a photo taken from another source. The IPTC in this photo contains a caption, caption writer, headline, and special instructions.

    Here’s their IPTC metadata:

    OFFSET: 0x00000014
    length = 1044
    Identifier = [Photoshop 3.0]
    8BIM: [0x0404] Name(0)=[] Len=[0x03DC]
    IPTC [0x1C02:000] Record Version = [0x0002]
    IPTC [0x1C02:005] Object Name = [AP Obama Profile]
    IPTC [0x1C02:015] Category = [A ]
    IPTC [0x1C02:020] SuppCategory = [ELN08]
    IPTC [0x1C02:040] Special Instructions = [1977 PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE OAHUAN, THE YEARBOOK OF PUNAHOU SCHOOL. NO SALES. AP provides access to this publicly distributed HANDOUT photo to be used only to illustrate news reporting or commentary on the facts or events depicted in this image.]
    IPTC [0x1C02:055] DateCreated = [20070324]
    IPTC [0x1C02:085] By-line Title = [HO]
    IPTC [0x1C02:090] City = [Honolulu]
    IPTC [0x1C02:095] Province-State = [HI – Hawaii]
    IPTC [0x1C02:101] CountryName = [USA – United States]
    IPTC [0x1C02:103] OriginalTransmissionRef = [CHI0806031346181465]
    IPTC [0x1C02:110] Credit = [Associated Press]
    IPTC [0x1C02:105] Headline = [Barak “Barry” Obama]
    IPTC [0x1C02:120] Caption-Abstract = [** FILE ** In this 1977 file photo provided by the The Oahuan, yearbook of Punahou School, Barack Obama, second row center, is seen with is junior varsity basketball team in this 1977 yearbook class photo in Honolulu. Obama loved basketball and as a forward dubbed “Barry O’Bomber,” he favored a left-handed double pump shot. During his senior year, the varsity team captured the state championship. (AP Photo/Punahoe Schools, File) ** NO SALES ** ORG XMIT: WX313]
    IPTC [0x1C02:122] ? size=30
    IPTC [0x1C02:130] ImageType = [ ]
    8BIM: [0x03ED] Name(0)=[] Len=[0x0010]

    One thing I do know for sure about the Associated Press is that they are totally in the tank for Obama. They are about as much in love with Obama as MSNBC. That being the case, I would put money on this photo looking differently than the original photo taken in 1977.

    47 posted on Friday, April 24, 2009 10:24:59 AM by Polarik

  95. rosettasister Says:

    “I would put money on this photo looking differently than the original photo taken in 1977.”

    But what would be the motivation for doing that?

    That’s the part I don’t get.

  96. rosettasister Says:

    I just left this comment at Zach Jones’ WordPress Blog:


    Hello, Zach!

    How have you been?

    Zach, have you been following this whole Orly Taitz versus Lisa thing?

    As far as I know, Lisa is “Calpernia” at Free Republic.

    And isn’t she also Phil Berg’s Lisa?

    I’m so confused and I don’t know who to believe and no one is talking.

    Except MommaE, she’s pretty steamed at Orly.

    Anyway if you’d care to comment, I’d appreciate it.

    Either way, I hope you and yours are well.

    Personally, I am well.


    Zach also blogs here:


  97. rosettasister Says:

    New thread for a fun-filled, safe Friday evening/night:


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