Baby Let’s Swing

This is a rare version of the song Todd Rundgren wrote about Laura Nyro, who he cites as a major influence (this is the one that was actually released). She also had a long-term affair with Jackson Browne, who wrote “That Girl Could Sing” about her:

Pride (In The Name of Love)

Americans are such innocents, aren’t we? That we never connected the dots on these assassinations (and on so many other things)…

This is the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death. Thanks to MB for reminding me.


You’re a jigsaw, Timer/God is a Jigsaw, Timer.

Laura Nyro from her brilliant album, “Eli & The 13th Confession”:

Empty Barrels Make The Most Noise

So Jon Kyl says Republicans will probably filibuster anyone Obama nominates to the Supreme Court. I especially liked this part:

KYL: It would — it will all depend on what kind of a person it is. […]

I want a judge who will read the law and declare it in each case that comes before him or her as it should be — in other words, don’t have somebody coming in with preconceived attitudes — I’m going to be tough on the executive, or, I’m going to be for the little guy, or whatever their preconceived attitudes are. We’ve had too much of that. […]

I think the president will nominate a qualified person. I hope, however, he does not nominate an overly ideological person. That will be the test. And if he doesn’t nominate someone who is overly ideological, I don’t think — you may see Republicans voting against the nominee, but I don’t think you’ll see them engage in a filibuster.

Do they have balls, or what? Don’t nominate anyone with a particular slant – unless they’re slanted in our direction! Hypocrite.

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