I hung my head

Early one morning /With time to kill /I borrowed Jebb’s rifle /And sat on the hill
I saw a lone rider /Crossing the plain /I drew a bead on him /To practise my aim
My brother’s rifle /Went off in my hand /A shot rang out /Across the land
The horse, he kept running /The rider was dead /I hung my head /I hung my head

Just sitting here on a Friday night, missing my bud N2L.

Stevie Ray 8/27/90

A helicopter crash claimed the world’s greatest blues-rock guitarist 24 years ago today.

Stevie Ray Vaughan was looking pretty rough his last few years on the planet: drugs and bad habits.  I think a helicopter crash was a much better way to go than an OD, or a suicide, or some other graceless exit that so many of our most talented seem to gravitate toward.

Here is a nice collection of tunes published by a fan on Youtube:  SRV – The Slow Blues

1. The Things That I Used To Do
2. Tin Pan Alley 04:57
3. Leave My Girl Alone 14:10
4. Riviera Paradise 18:29
5. Ain’t Gonna Give Up On Love 27:22
6. Life Without You 33:32
7. The Sky Is Crying 37:50
8. Little Wing 42:31
9. Texas Flood 49:24
10. Dirty Pool 54:48

Henri May Not Know Art, But…

…he knows what he likes.

Have Mercy!

It’s the Wednesday Open Thread.

Go forth and boogie.

USDA directs States to halt SNAP by November 1

Still think the EBT shutdown was just a glitch?
I don’t.

I said on another forum that it was all too coincidental, given the Administration’s propensity to inflict hardship on the citizenry during the partial governmental shutdown (aka Operation Maximum Pain.

Here is all the proof you need, courtesy of the Crossroads Urban Center, Salt Lake City, Utah:

usda letter re-snap

Another shot across the bow.

If not us, who? And if not now, when?

To the Republican caucus in the US House of Representatives:

You have made a stand, and to paraphrase the First Lady, “For the first time in a long, long time, I’m really proud of the House.”

Why? Because your actions tell us that you understand, even if for only a moment, that our Nation is about The People, and not The Government. It’s not about Ted Cruz, The Tea Party, xenophobia, homophobia, or any other name or label that has been cast about by those who neither seek nor desire to understand. Cruz is but a messenger. It is the message, however, which is of utmost value:

“The Union was formed to establish justice, and secure the blessings of liberty. When it fails to accomplish these ends, it will be worthless; and when it becomes worthless, it cannot long endure.”

Don’t give up. Don’t give in. Look the shady  deal-makers square in the eye, and tell them go sell Earth Shoes, or something.

I do not think it is any exaggeration at all to say that your actions may be all that stands between our Republic and passing over a point of no return. The time is now to make your stand!

see also Hot Air

The government shutdown thread is now open

government shutdown 2

government shutdown

The Official Government Shutdown Thread is Now Open.

Snark, sarcasm, and shout-outs are encouraged.

h/t rayra

from right wing news …



Update 2:
dam you geo w bush

Update 3:

Ready for a cold shot of reality?  SRV style!


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