I Saw A Stranger With Your Hair



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I saw a stranger with your hair
Tried to make her give it back
So I could send it off to you
Maybe Federal Express
‘Cause I know you’d miss it

I saw another with your eyes
The flash just turned my head
I went to try them on for size
But they looked the other way
And they wouldn’t listen

But you’re never hard to find in a crowd
The people around you smiling out loud
Their feet don’t touch the ground
No, their feet don’t touch the ground
No, their feet don’t touch the ground

I heard a stranger with your voice
It took me by surprise
Again I found it wasn’t you
Just an angel in disguise
In for a visit

By the way how is my heart
I haven’t seen it since you left
I’m almost sure it followed you
Could you sometime send it back
I’ll buy the ticket


I saw a stranger with your hair
I saw another with your eyes
I heard an angel with your voice
By the way how is my heart
By the way how is my heart


John Gorka







From llirizus

88 Responses to “I Saw A Stranger With Your Hair”

  1. Troy Says:


  2. rosettasister Says:

    Somehow I missed this!

    Former astronaut: Man not alone in universe

    updated 4:41 p.m. EDT, Mon April 20, 2009


    Former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell

    Mitchell, who was part of the 1971 Apollo 14 moon mission, asserted Monday that extraterrestrial life exists, and that the truth is being concealed by the U.S. and other governments.

    He delivered his remarks during an appearance at the National Press Club following the conclusion of the fifth annual X-Conference, a meeting of UFO activists and researchers studying the possibility of alien life forms.

    Mankind has long wondered if we’re “alone in the universe. [But] only in our period do we really have evidence. No, we’re not alone,” Mitchell said.

  3. rosettasister Says:

    Perhaps a kernel of truth can be found here.

    UFO National Press Conference 04/20/2009

    Exopolitics Denmark and Germany were present at the Press Conference held at the National Press Club in Washington DC on April 20 2009.

    Former Apollo astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell called upon the United States government to disclose the extraterrestrial presence.

    Part 1 of 10

    Parts 2 – 10 can be found here:


  4. Troy Says:

    rosettasister Says:

    April 30, 2009 at 12:18 am
    Somehow I missed this!

    Former astronaut: Man not alone in universe
    High ranking officials from all across the globe have been speaking out about this for years….Several astronauts, top level politicians, NASA insiders, etc..etc..

  5. rosettasister Says:

    Yes, Troy!

    But have you personally had any close encounters?!

    You’re right, though.

    I don’t believe everything these people say.

    It must be hard to believe that I’m a skeptic, but I am.

    But some people who are speaking out seem pretty reputable to me.

    It would be huge, though, if it turns out that the powers that be have been shielding us from the truth.

    I’ve read, don’t know if it’s true, that President Clinton tried to shed some light.

    And when President Bush was asked about it, he said to ask Cheney.

    Maybe he was kidding, or maybe not.

  6. Troy Says:

    rosettasister Says:

    April 30, 2009 at 1:05 am
    Yes, Troy!

    But have you personally had any close encounters?!
    No, I personally haven’t, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night. 😀

    All kidding aside, there are way too many repuiable people that have spoken out for there not to be some truth there….I have had a VERY unusual experience that I may tell you about someday….It’s not ET related, but it was quite bizzare and falls into a different “mysterious” category….I have only ever told one person about it, because I don’t fully understand it and most people would scoff at it.

  7. Troy Says:

    umm…that should’ve been *reputable…..Doh!!!!

  8. rosettasister Says:

    Troy Says:
    April 30, 2009 at 2:11 am

    I have had a VERY unusual experience that I may tell you about someday.


    okay, I’ll look forward to that.

    I wouldn’t scoff at you.

    now you’ve piqued my interest!

    someone around here mentioned an ET/UFO experience, but I can’t remember who it was.

    Zen or j.b. or maybe Foxtrot.

  9. Troy Says:

    If you email me, I’ll send you a return email with the story….It’s kind of personal and not for public consumption.

  10. Troy Says:

    Any Carly Simon fans here?…..Though she has never told who the song was about, I’m pretty sure it was Warren Beatty….Beatty was into horse racing and his mother lived in Nova Scotia.

  11. Troy Says:

    “Your So Vain” song facts


  12. Troy Says:

    Anybody remember this one?

  13. Troy Says:

    For any Elvis fans.

  14. Troy Says:

    One of my favorite female artists.


  15. CJ Says:

    Hey maybe the extraterrestrials can take OB with them and do some experiments on him for us. Send him back with a real change for us, like maybe a mind transplant. He seems to really like plane rides so that will make him happy. And he loves an audience too, so that would be a nice way to make him feel at home. Let him give a speech in front of a group of foreigners. Better make sure his teleprompter goes along with him though. Otherwise he will make no sense and his mouth won’t work right. Man, I’d take anything right about now to get him to leave for awhile.

  16. Troy Says:

    CJ Says:

    April 30, 2009 at 3:52 am
    Hey maybe the extraterrestrials can take OB with them and do some experiments on him for us.
    I’m sure he would like that….He could request an alien anal probe.

  17. Troy Says:

    More Annie

  18. Troy Says:

    Grrrrrrr…I don’t know why that one didn’t work.

  19. Tenacity Says:

    Have you been taking Tenacity pills? That sure sounded like something I was thinking.

    Just remember, if you tell Rose a secret, she will owe you one.

  20. Troy Says:

    Just remember, if you tell Rose a secret, she will owe you one.
    Hehe….Oh, that’s right….I almost forgot about that deal.

  21. Troy Says:

    Some Journey

  22. Troy Says:

    Pink Floyd: Crazy Diamond

  23. Troy Says:

    …and for the finale
    Bette Midler: The Rose 😉

  24. j.b. Says:


    Sounds about right to me!’

    Too bad that Annie lenox vid won’t play…….she’s one of my favs, too. 🙂

  25. Troy Says:

  26. Katie Says:

    For all you Texans – you’ll be happy to know the State Dept. considers you a country!


  27. Troy Says:

  28. Troy Says:

    Katie Says:

    April 30, 2009 at 1:37 pm
    For all you Texans – you’ll be happy to know the State Dept. considers you a country!

    Oh goody….Maybe that will lessen the blow when we secede.

  29. luhmuh Says:

    I’ve thought long and hard about ALL events that have been taking place since Sept. 08, when our economy was on the “Verg of collapse”..
    Last night after hearing that the so called Swine flu level had been raised to level 5, it raised both my eyebrows..WHY???
    There were many more cases last year, and other years, of the bird flu, and other types of virus’s, and yet they didnt raise it to a level 5…
    Why NOW??? Its SIMPLE…
    Lets look at the economy…Not only ours but around the world..it’s not good at all, many say “on the brink of collapse..”
    What happens when a collapse occurs? “We the people” make a run on the banks, a run on the grocery stores, take to the streets, riots occur, chaos fills the streets…Not only would that happen here in the USA, but since the economy is struggling around the globe, a global crash would occur..Chaos would take over the globe..HOW would Goverments around the globe control thier population?????
    They control the population by raising a SIMPLE flu threat to a level that mandates quarenteens, curfews, and marshal law…A Level 6..
    I believe that our goverment as well as other Goverments, knew months ago that our economy and thiers, would collapse. They used baliouts and tarps, just to prop up the scene, like one would do in a movie studio, to give the illusion that all was under control, in order to keep the people under control..
    NOW, our economy is on the brink, as are other countries, and the money has run out, the solutions have run out..
    The PANDEMIC is not the flu illusion, the PANDEMIC is global economies are crashing…
    So when the crash occurs, how will they keep the people under control???
    They will create a pandemic, raise it to level 6, which keeps everyone in quarenteen, off the streets, in thier homes or in FEMA camps, then Goverments around the world, get out of being blamed for the economic collapse…HOW?? By blaming the collapse on the PANDEMIC….
    That is what I believe is occuring…and people better start rolling this SIMPLE theory around in thier heads…

  30. rosettasister Says:

    Love all the videos, please keep them coming!

    As far as the Annie Lennox vid, it’s really no big deal, because if it says “Embedding disabled by request” just click again at center of screen and you can view at YouTube.

    If you want to know which vids will do this, at YouTube just scroll down right column until you see something that looks like this:

    URL “youtube.com/watch?v=ByXvPU-tfJA”

    Embed “Embedding disabled by request”

    That just means you can view at YouTube but not here.

    All the “foxnewselectionhq” vids are like that, too.

    The nerve!!!

  31. rosettasister Says:

    This morning a caller into the Mike Gallagher show called Mike a racist because he favors sealing our border with Mexico.

    Geez louise!

    There Are Still Horses In The Barn: The Inexplicable Obama Position On Border Closing


    If the president wants to explain that the costs of shutting down the border are too high, that would be different. But it is simply not true that the United States would be just as exposed to the pandemic with an open versus a closed or partially closed border. Evey day that he does not act is another day of open invitation to the original virus or any of its mutations to make the trip north. France understands this, and is pressing the EU to suspend flight rom Mexico even though the flu is already on the European continent.


    Argentina and Cuba have already suspended flights from Mexico.

    Has the president considered that not closing down the borders increases the risk that these and other countries will soon be restricting flights from America into their country. If we continue to define ourselves as “just like Mexico” vis-a-vis the H1N1, then the rest of the world can be expected to treat us accordingly.

  32. rosettasister Says:

    Hugh Hewitt Show from Wednesday – I’m especially interested to hear what Victor Davis Hanson has to say.

    Hugh talks about the flu that inched closer to pandemic today, and then talked Pennsylvania Senatorial politics with Pat Toomey, who will take on party-crossing Arlen Specter in the fall.

    [audio src="http://ht.salemweb.net/townhall/audio/mp3/cb196e48-e9b7-40fc-89ab-217d82eaef61.mp3" /]

    Hugh gets a 100 day grade of Barack Obama from military historican and classicist Victor Davis Hanson, then gets analysis from the oral arguments at the Supreme Court today from the Smart Guys.

    [audio src="http://ht.salemweb.net/townhall/audio/mp3/83dfadbc-4fce-4de8-9f8d-ef44391eec5a.mp3" /]

    Guest host Duane Patterson and Ed Morrissey of Hot Air cover and react to Barack Obama’s 100 Day mark press conference.

    [audio src="http://ht.salemweb.net/townhall/audio/mp3/e32fe158-6752-478d-8bdc-6e19efd32eba.mp3" /]

  33. Troy Says:

    Shining Light

  34. rosettasister Says:

    luhmuh Says:
    April 30, 2009 at 2:22 pm


    Hi luhmuh, welcome!


  35. rosettasister Says:

    Kudos to Arlen Specter and Ben Nelson! They voted against the fork-tongued Obama!

    Lord knows I’ve been no fan of Specter since his “stimulus” vote.

    Of course this doesn’t indicate how they’ll vote in the future, but they did the right thing yesterday.

    I’ve heard it said that because of “reconciliation” Dems just won’t negotiate in good faith knowing they can resort to that in the end.

    But I’ve also heard it said that the Repubs just might have a few tricks left up their sleeve.

    Let’s hope so.

    I’ll keep looking for that chart Senator Grassley showed on the floor of the Senate yesterday which clearly delineated between the deficits Obama inherited and the deficits Obama created or will create if he gets his way.

    It was a real eye opener!

    Many if not most Americans take Obama at his word when he states he inherited this mess.

    For the life of me I can’t understand why they can’t see he talks out of both sides of his big fat mouth!

    Specter was joined in his opposition to the president by the entire GOP. Not a single Senate Republican voted to support the budget. Sen. Ben Nelson, a conservative Democrat from Nebraska, also voted no. It passed 53-43.

    (All this talk about tongues got me to thinking!

    I remember intercepting a note from a 6th grade boy who had written that he had “tongued” one of the girls. He sat there mortified and the rest of the class were waiting to see my reaction.

    I told him he had spelled “tongue” wrong.

    And I wrote on the board T – O – N – G – U – E

    Then I handed the note back to him and continued the lesson as if nothing had happened.

    BTW I did tell my principal about it and let her handle it.

    I’ll betcha he never misspelled tongue, again.)

  36. rosettasister Says:

    • APRIL 30, 2009

    Obama Outsources His Presidency

    He may come to regret letting Congress write his major legislation.



    This leadership style may be a carryover from his Senate years, when he was unusually detached from the substance of legislation. Mr. Obama’s focus on broad descriptions of a goal will produce laws, but handing over control of the process may produce deeply flawed products.

    The stimulus bill turned into a liberal spending wish list that will retard, not hasten, recovery. Already, with mounting job losses the gap between the 3.675 million jobs he said he would create or protect in his first two years and the number of actual jobs in the economy has risen to nearly five million. Reaching his job target now requires creating 249,400 new jobs a month for the next 20 months. Democrats will not fare well in next year’s elections if there is a yawning Obama “job gap.”

    Democratic congressional leaders are ecstatic about Mr. Obama’s willingness to outsource major legislation to them. They thrive on sausage making and, with the president’s popularity high, they appreciate that his strengths are not their strengths. Yet Mr. Obama clearly did not gain their respect for his legislative abilities during his Senate years.

    Mr. Obama is a great face for the Democratic Party. He is its best salesman and most persuasive advocate. But he is beginning to leave the impression that he is more concerned with the aesthetics of policy rather than its contents. In the long run, substance and consequences define a presidency more than signing ceremonies and photo-ops. In his first 100 days, Mr. Obama has put the fate of his presidency in the hands of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He may come to regret that decision.

  37. rosettasister Says:

    I’m beginning to wish that Meghan McCain would just go away!

    Meghan McCain, the daughter of defeated Republican presidential candidate John McCain, has said former White House political guru Karl Rove and vice-president Dick Cheney should “go away” after their time in power.

  38. rosettasister Says:

    (You know my husband was a loyal McCain supporter, but he honestly admired Obama’s gift for speechifying – is that a word? So I asked him last night if he still felt that way. A resounding “No!”

    Good – Obama never did a thing for me. Hopefully other Americans are beginning to wake from their stupor!)

    Hannity’s America Obama’s 100 days Karl Rove

  39. Troy Says:

    luhmuh Says:

    April 30, 2009 at 2:22 pm
    I’ve thought long and hard about ALL events that have been taking place since Sept. 08, when our economy was on the “Verg of collapse”..
    Last night after hearing that the so called Swine flu level had been raised to level 5, it raised both my eyebrows..WHY???
    There were many more cases last year, and other years, of the bird flu, and other types of virus’s, and yet they didnt raise it to a level 5…
    Why NOW??? Its SIMPLE…
    Bravo!!!….You nailed it, except this swine flu is only a precusor, a test run of sorts….The REAL one will be somewhere around July – September….They are just getting us prepped right now.

  40. Troy Says:

    rosettasister Says:

    April 30, 2009 at 4:35 pm
    I’m beginning to wish that Meghan McCain would just go away!
    Ditto x 10

  41. patriotamy Says:

    Troy Says:

    April 30, 2009 at 5:02 pm
    rosettasister Says:

    April 30, 2009 at 4:35 pm
    I’m beginning to wish that Meghan McCain would just go away!
    Ditto x 10
    Same here. or just Shut up….!!!

  42. patriotamy Says:

    Years ago, during the ‘love-in”sit-in’ era, we had a saying where I grew up. AMERICA-Love it or LEAVE it!!

    I am beginning to actually feel that way. Either love our country, protect her values, honor her Constitution, honor her people, OR JUST GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!!

  43. Troy Says:

    On their judgement day, they will. 😉

  44. ryansgrammy Says:

    The one isn’t going to like this editorial. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/28/baracks-in-the-basement/

  45. rosettasister Says:

    Something else I said to my husband last night and I heard echoed by Mark Levin. Mr. Levin spoke of Obama as being “thin-skinned” and a grudge-holder regarding Obama’s “tea bag” remarks. (If I were him, I’d shun the use of that term.)

    I said that Obama is not even making an attempt to be everyone’s president.



    +2 Presidential Approval Index
    34% Strongly Approve
    32% Strongly Disapprove
    54% Total Approve
    45% Total Disapprove

  46. rosettasister Says:

    Let’s not do it the European way. Let’s do it the American way.

  47. ryansgrammy Says:

    I agree Rose, he thinks nothing of insulting about a million Americans who took part in the tea parties simply because they don’t like what he’s doing with their money. He has done nothing but try and further divide this country — politically, racially and religiously. The silent majority has had a taste of freedom now and there’s no holding us back. We have found our voice. I was happy to see our local paper this am (its only once a week) with an article about monthly tea party meetings, starting with one that took place last week. Hope other towns and cities keep the momentum going too!

  48. rosettasister Says:

    Obama’s Red Ink

    Now if I could just get my hands on that image!

    Senator Chuck Grassley’s remarks on the floor of the Senate Wednesday, April 29th, 2009.



    One point of clarification, though, needs to be made. The deficit and the debt were bequeathed on a bipartisan basis. That was due to the makeup of the Presidency last time and the Congress over the last 2 years. The Democratic leadership obviously controlled the House and Senate during the years those budgets were drawn up–2007 and 2008. The Democratic leadership wrote the tax and spending bills President Bush signed in the last Congress. So congressional Democrats negotiated the bailout bill with the Bush administration. Those fiscal policy decisions, though at times very combative, in the end were jointly made on the one hand by a Congress, controlled by the Democrats, and by the administration, controlled by a Republican President. So it was bipartisan.

    The antirecessionary spending, together with the lower tax receipts and the TARP activities, set a fiscal table of a debt of $1.3 trillion. That, in fact, was on the President’s desk when he took over the Oval Office on January 20 this year. That is the highest deficit as a percentage of the economy in post-World War II history. Not a very pretty picture, Mr. President.

    I have a chart here that shows that part of the story, and that part of the story is the gray there, as you can see.

    As predicted a couple of months ago, that picture got a lot uglier with the stimulus bill. So for the folks who saw that bill as an opportunity to “recover” America, with Government taking a larger share of the economy over the long term, well, they can say: Mission accomplished. For those who voted for the stimulus bill–and I didn’t–you put us on a path to a bigger role for the Government. Over $1 trillion of new deficit spending was hidden in that bill. It caused some of the extra red ink in this chart.

    So I point to what is called the inherited aspect of the debt, and those are the red bars on top of the gray bars–what was inherited. (I think Senator Grassley said this backwards.)

    I think supporters of that bill need to own up to the fiscal course they charted. Again, that is the red line, if you want averages, and it is the red bars for what has been done since this President has come to office.

    To be sure, after the other side pushed through the stimulus bill and the second $350 billion of the TARP bill, CBO reestimated the baseline. A portion of this new red ink up front is due to that reestimate. The bottom line, however, is that reestimate occurred several weeks–several weeks–after the President and a more robust Democratic majority took over in January of this year. Decisions were made. And do you know what happens here? Decisions have consequences. So fiscal consequences followed.

    The budget before us, for the most part, follows the fiscal trail blazed by President Obama. As the administration’s top budget official said: This budget is 98 percent like the President’s budget. I want to congratulate the chairman on keeping some of the tax priorities of the Senate, however. One deals with the alternative minimum tax patch. Although shorter than I proposed, it is dealt with over 3 years. The chairman also kept part of the Senate’s middle-income tax relief.

    But on both the tax and the spending side, we need to take a hard look at what is going on at the end of this budget term–2014. The budget resolution conference report claims to reduce the deficit from $1.7 trillion this year to about $520 billion in 2014. However, the final year of the budget fails to include the revenue loss from the alternative minimum tax patch for that year. It fails to include the revenue loss for fully extending the 2001 and 2003 middle-class tax relief, the President’s Making Work Pay tax credit, the Medicare physician fix, and natural disasters, but it does include illusory, unspecified future discretionary spending cuts. When you add it all up, the thing it fails to do–or claims to do but doesn’t–the conference report falls hundreds of billions of dollars short of its claimed deficit reduction.

    So let’s return, then, to the basic question I asked at the very beginning and also asked when we started the budget process several weeks ago. The question, once again, is this: Should we apply more or less budget discipline to record debts and deficits which my President, President Obama, inherited on January 20, 2009? This budget does answer that basic question. It makes the fiscal situation even worse. Inherited debt doesn’t stay at its unacceptably high level; it doubles to 82 percent of gross national product.

  49. rosettasister Says:

    Thank you, Senator!

    U.S. Sen. Grassley: Budget’s tax increases will hurt small business hiring



    Well, I’m a little disappointed in the charts Senator Grassley provided at his website. Some data appear incorrect and I don’t believe these are identical to the charts he displayed on the floor of the Senate yesterday.

    Why not just take a digital photo and insert the image? But I do appreciate the effort.

    Try to visualize the following – a chart that shows for FY 2009 one long bar.

    On the bottom in gray the bar rises to 8.3 and then in red the difference between 8.3 and 13.1 (Obama’s share).

    For FY 2010 in gray up to 4.9, then in red the difference between 4.9 and 9.6 (Obama’s share).

    And so on for each year.



  50. rosettasister Says:

    Thanks for the vids, again, Troy.

    I’ve been listening to them while I “work out.”

    Which I probably shouldn’t do, because I find myself stopping to listen and I’m not working anything out!

    Which is “par for the course” for me.

    That was one of my mother’s favorite expressions.

    And she had a few.

  51. Troy Says:

    rosettasister Says:

    April 30, 2009 at 7:19 pm
    Thanks for the vids, again, Troy.

    I’ve been listening to them while I “work out.”
    You’re welcome….I’ve been taking a break from the world today and checking out videos and listening to music all day….It’s been a hoot and sooths the soul….I thought about posting some more, but I don’t want to impose my music tastes on everyone else.

  52. rosettasister Says:

    Troy Says:
    April 30, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    I don’t want to impose my music tastes on everyone else.


    Please do.

    Couldn’t be any stranger than mine.

  53. Katie Says:

    Want a good laugh??? As they quote on HotAir, “Lie to Me Tops Lie to Us”

    Thursday, Apr 30
    “Lie to Me” Tops Obama News Conference

    Just In: FOX, the only one of the Big Four networks that did not carry Pres. Obama’s news conference last night, finished first in the 8pmET hour with a new episode of “Lie to Me.” The drama averaged 7.9 million Total Viewers, according to Nielsen overnights.

    NBC’s coverage of the Obama newser came in second with 6.7 million Total Viewers.

    Overall, Obama’s news conference was seen by nearly 19 million viewers across NBC, ABC, CBS according to the early numbers. (Reminder: fast nationals measure only timeslot and not actual program data). Final ratings will be released later today.

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha – you’re losing Uhhbama – hahahahahah!!!

  54. rosettasister Says:

    Thanks, Katie!

    “Lie to Me” Tops Obama News Conference


  55. Troy Says:

    Ok, because you asked.

  56. Troy Says:

  57. Troy Says:

  58. rosettasister Says:

    Oh, this is great!

    And brought back a memory.

    “She goes out with other guys!”

    My daughter and I were driving around and this came on the radio.

    She said, “Mom, you’re really singing that!”


  59. Troy Says:

    Well, I posted one audio/video that seems to be lost in cyber space. 😦

  60. Troy Says:

    rosettasister Says:

    April 30, 2009 at 8:15 pm
    Oh, this is great!

    And brought back a memory.
    Hehehe…It’s a little before my time, but I still love that older rock and roll.

  61. rosettasister Says:

    “I’d rather be the devil.” Not really!

  62. Troy Says:

  63. Troy Says:

  64. rosettasister Says:

    You know my oldest friend and ex-boyfriend, I’ve known him since I was ten, was a huge Guess Who fan.

    I learned a lot about music from him.

    He used to build speakers.

  65. Troy Says:

    Hopefully this won’t go into cyberspace again….Another Canadian band with a former member of The Guess Who.

  66. Troy Says:

    I figure I’ll toss in a chic flic song every now and then. 😉

  67. rosettasister Says:

    You know, Troy, we should do a radio show together. It’d be killer!

  68. Troy Says:

    Give me one reason to stay here….Just kidding. 😀

  69. Troy Says:

    rosettasister Says:

    April 30, 2009 at 8:52 pm
    You know, Troy, we should do a radio show together. It’d be killer!
    Sounds like a barrel of monkeys to me…I’m in!!!

  70. rosettasister Says:

    Oh, I love Tracy Chapman!

    Love her, love her, love her!

  71. Troy Says:

    Wow!!!…I love that last video/song you posted!!!….I never heard it before…Excellent!!!! 😀

  72. rosettasister Says:

    Troy Says:
    April 30, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Sounds like a barrel of monkeys to me…I’m in!!!


    I have friends on BlogTalkRadio, they’ll help.

    Maybe no one will listen, but who cares!

    What’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys?!

    That could be our intro!

  73. rosettasister Says:

    I’m a huge Tarja Turunen fan!

  74. Troy Says:

    What’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys?!

    That could be our intro!
    Hehehe 🙂

  75. Troy Says:

    rosettasister Says:

    April 30, 2009 at 9:02 pm
    I’m a huge Tarja Turunen fan!
    I am to now…Thanks

  76. Troy Says:

    My taste in music ranges all the way fron Bach, Beethoven, Motzart to this:

  77. Troy Says:

    A song impossible to not like.

  78. rosettasister Says:

    This is a great cover of Phil Och’s “BACH, BEETHOVEN, MOZART AND ME”

    And I told the artist as much.

    See also:


  79. Troy Says:

    I had lost my internet connection 😦 and just got it back. 🙂

  80. Troy Says:

    Oh!!!…I like that.

  81. Troy Says:

    Rose, did you ever see this movie?….I sure did like this intro song….I’m not sure if Antonio Banderas actually performs this or not….If he does then he is just as good of a musician as actor…I guess I could research it a little bit and find out.

  82. Troy Says:

    Lmaooo….I guess if I had paid better attention, then I would have noticed the credit “Music by: Los Lobos”….Doh!!!

  83. Troy Says:


  84. Troy Says:


  85. rosettasister Says:

    Needed to put up a new post.

    New Thread:


  86. j.b. Says:


    Interesting development. It sure sounds like LS has an inside source. Hmmmmm. I look forward to Orly’s response. Those are some pretty heavy accusations. imo.

  87. KoolAid_Free_Lexi Says:


    INSIDE WASHINGTON: Taxpayers to get rude surprise
    INSIDE WASHINGTON: Millions of couples, retirees may have to repay some of Obama tax credit
    Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press Writer
    On Thursday April 30, 2009, 6:55 pm EDT
    Buzz up! Print WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans enjoying their small windfall from President Barack Obama’s “Making Work Pay” tax credit are in for an unpleasant surprise next spring.

    The government is going to want some of that money back.

    The tax credit is supposed to provide up to $400 to individuals and $800 to married couples as part of the massive economic recovery package enacted in February. Most workers started receiving the credit through small increases in their paychecks in the past month.

    But new tax withholding tables issued by the IRS could cause millions of taxpayers to get hundreds of dollars more than they are entitled to under the credit, money that will have to be repaid at tax time.

    At-risk taxpayers include a broad swath of the public: married couples in which both spouses work; workers with more than one job; retirees who have federal income taxes withheld from their pension payments and Social Security recipients with jobs that provide taxable income.

    The Internal Revenue Service acknowledges problems with the withholding tables but has done little to warn average taxpayers.

    “They need to get the Goodyear blimp out there on this,” said Tom Ochsenschlager, vice president of taxation for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

    For many, the new tax tables will simply mean smaller-than-expected tax refunds next year, IRS spokesman Terry Lemons said. The average refund was nearly $2,700 this year.

    But taxpayers who calculate their withholding so they get only small refunds could face an unwelcome tax bill next April, said Jackie Perlman, an analyst with the Tax Institute at H&R Block.

    “They are going to get a surprise,” she said.

    Perlman’s advice: check your federal withholding to make sure sufficient taxes are being taken out of your pay. If you are married and both spouses work, you might consider having taxes withheld at the higher rate for single filers. If you have multiple jobs, you might consider having extra taxes withheld by one of your employers. You can make that request with a Form W-4.

    The IRS has a calculator on its Web site to help taxpayers figure withholding. So do many private tax preparers.

    Obama has touted the tax credit as one of the big achievements of his first 100 days in office, boasting that 95 percent of working families will qualify in 2009 and 2010.

    The credit pays workers 6.2 percent of their earned income, up to a maximum of $400 for individuals and $800 for married couples who file jointly. Individuals making more $95,000 and couples making more than $190,000 are ineligible.

    The tax credit was designed to help boost the economy by getting more money to consumers in their regular paychecks. Employers were required to start using the new withholding tables by April 1.

    The tables, however, don’t take into account several common categories of taxpayers, experts said.

    For example:

    –A single worker with two jobs making $20,000 a year at each job will get a $400 boost in take-home pay at each of them, for a total of $800. That worker, however, is eligible for a maximum credit of $400, so the remaining $400 will have to be paid back at tax time — either through a smaller refund or a payment to the IRS.

    The IRS recognized there could be a similar problem for married couples if both spouses work, so it adjusted the withholding tables. The fix, however, was imperfect.

    — A married couple with a combined income of $50,000 is eligible for an $800 credit. However, if both spouses work and make more than $13,000, the new withholding tables give them each a $600 boost — for a total of $1,200.

    There were 33 million married couples in 2008 in which both spouses worked. That’s 55 percent of all married couples, according to the Census Bureau.

    — A single college student with a part-time job making $10,000 would get a $400 boost in pay. However, if that student is claimed as a dependent on a parent’s tax return, she doesn’t qualify for the credit and would have to repay it when she files next year.

    Some retirees face even bigger headaches.

    The Social Security Administration is sending out $250 payments to more than 50 million retirees in May as part of the economic stimulus package. The payments will go to people who receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, railroad retirement benefits or veteran’s disability benefits.

    The payments are meant to provide a boost for people who don’t qualify for the tax credit. However, they will go to retirees even if they have earned income and receive the credit. Those retirees will have the $250 payment deducted from their tax credit — but not until they file their tax returns next year, long after the money may have been spent.

    Retirees who have federal income taxes withheld from pension benefits also are getting an income boost as a result of the new withholding tables. However, pension benefits are not earned income, so they don’t qualify for the tax credit. That money will have to paid back next year when tax returns are filed.

    More than 20 million retirees and survivors receive payments from defined benefit pension plans, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute. However, it is unclear how many have federal taxes withheld from their payments.

    The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union raised concerns about the effect of the tax credit on pension payments in a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in March.

    Geithner responded that Treasury and IRS understood the concerns and were “exploring ways to mitigate that effect.”

    Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan, the top Republican on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, said Geithner has yet to respond to concerns raised by committee members.

    “So far we’ve got the, ‘If we don’t address this maybe it will go away’ approach,” Camp said.

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