Friday, July 3, 2015

Vintage Hollywood 4th of July

Ava Gardner, who probably would have (probably) approved of Mark Steyn's and my Sinatra selections this week..

Myrna Dell

Anne Rutherford

Rita Hayworth

Rule 5 and FMJRA

EBL: It seems like Dominion Day was just the other day...
Mark Steyn: Happy Dominion Day and How About You?

Thursday, July 2, 2015

George Takei can't be racist...

Will the Seahawks sign Russell Wilson?

Will They Trade Him? 

The Seahawks need and want Russell Wilson, but they have to balance the danger of ending up with an Andrew Luck situation (all QB and no money left for a team).  Russell Wilson should recognize the real money is through success and endorsements and the only way he performs at a QB is to have a decent team to support and protect him.  

While some people perform better when drunk, it might not be a good idea to rely on that with Hillary Clinton...

Strangely the tape of Nixon ordering the chairman of the joint chiefs to “get off your ass” and get the planes airborne is not played or written about as the Watergate tapes are. “Use every [plane] we have—everything that will fly,” Nixon can be heard barking in exasperation.
Nixon’s airlift turned the tide for Israel. Under “Operation Nickel Grass” 567 missions were flown, delivering more than 22,000 tons of supplies, and an additional 90,000 tons were delivered to Israel by sea—all told $121 million in weapons and bullets.
Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir would admit that upon hearing of the airlift during a cabinet meeting, she began to cry. Chaim Herzog, Israel’s sixth president, said, “He supplied arms and unflinching support when our very existence would have been in danger without them.” Yitzhak Rabin, then serving as Israel’s ambassador in Washington, said in an Israeli radio interview that no president in American history had been more committed to Israel’s security than Richard Nixon.
Nixon had little tolerance for alcohol and there is little question that he sometimes drank to excess. When it comes to Israel, however, Nixon drunk is better than Obama sober.
Given her performance with Ambassador Stevens, Israel better not be hoping for Hillary to support them in a crisis...apparently not!

Rush Limbaugh: Released emails show the 'smartest woman in the world' is actually an idiot
More Email Mess For Hillary and Ted Cruz melts Katie Couric's Mind when he reveals it was Hillary who started Obama birther rumors (give Hillary credit, she can be shrewd and she hired the slimiest political consultants)

Mother Jones: An inside look how Hillary plays the media...

AoSHQ: Hillary edited, redacted, her emails (it helps politically to do that if you can get away with it)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sir Nicholas Winton RIP

Barenaked Ladies: O Canada

Tumblr is as bad as Robert Stacy McCain has said...

And not just because of the pornographers, crazy people, and feminists who hang out there. While we are battling for the Constitution and the Rule of Law and pointing out that the real threat is not denied same sex marriage or heterosexual men (at least in the West) but something else far more dangerous, read the comments in the Tumblr post below. These commentators may not be physically attacking people (yet) but their ignorance may be almost as dangerous (who do these idiots think they are, Anthony Kennedy)...

TOM: What 'Education' Teaches and climbing the digital cross
Wombat: In The Mailbox

As Edmund Burke said: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Bob Belvedere: The Death of the Rule of Law, Part II
Instapundit: Free speech is so 20th Century, Athens on the Potomac, and Hillary is lucky she is not a Republican

Happy Dominion Day!

Egyptian TV Paris Hilton Airline Crash Hoax

Where's your rainbow filter?

Frank Sinatra: America the Beautiful and That's America To Me (The House I Live In)

For July 4, and all the flag waving going on, I am going with these for my Sinatra selections this week:

And I will throw in Sinatra short about tolerance:

The howdy and the hand shake,
The air of feeling free,
The right to speak my mind out...
That's America To Me

Update: Mark Steyn goes into detail about The House I Live In

Mark Steyn has a Dominion Day song How About You? (it is about New York but written by Ralph Freed who was born in Vancouver, BC) and earlier had the Cole Porter's classic, I Concentrate On You. For Father's Day Mark had this especially appropriate pick and the Coffee Song.  In response to Ed Driscoll noting the 50th anniversary of Like A Rolling Stone, Mark also brought back his post for Bob Dylan's 60th Birthday back in 2001 (which noted Dylan singing Sinatra and Martin songs).

Bob had a Cahn-VanHeusen classic The Tender Trap (along with Makin Whoppie, Gershwin's I Have A Crush On You, and Are You Lonesome Tonight and last week had It Had To Be You and A Foggy Day in London Town (and others including Witchcraft)

Last week was disconcerting on some levels and Cycles seemed to work (the Raposo bonus track was thrown in for sardonic effect).  I also earlier in the week focused on Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn's masterpiece Time After Time from It Happened in Brooklyn and on Mr. Booze from Robin and the Seven Hoods. The week before I had Frank's version of Tony Hatch's Call Me and before that Songs Sinatra Did Not Record (any excuse to do a post with Julie London, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan singing Cole Porter cannot be passed up), I belatedly remembered Dean Martin's birthday earlier last month, and also had this Sinatra/Hoagy Carmichael heartbreaker (which is also Mark's song a couple of weeks ago)

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