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    by coldwarrior ( 59 Comments › )
    Filed under Music at June 24th, 2018 - 2:55 am

    Honestly, I thought it was Monday…

    Nights in the salt mine make you lose your sense of time.

    I remembered my friend Jimmy Ponder, I was re-organizing the insane amount of CD’s and vinyl and came across the stuff he gave me before he died.

    It’s a long story.

    Thanks Jimmy.

    Rest In Peace.


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    59 Responses to “Stormy Monday Open”
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    1. RIX
      1 | June 24, 2018 9:07 am
      Good morning. Kathleen Parker is a RINO who palms herself off as a conservative.
      To me this article is dishonest and tortures logic.

    2. lobo91
      2 | June 24, 2018 11:13 am

      DHS employees warned about safety amid backlash over family separations

      Amid the furor over the policy that resulted in thousands of families separated at the border, Department of Homeland Security employees have been warned about threats to their personal safety, according to a department-wide email obtained by CNN.

      In the message from Claire M. Grady, the acting deputy secretary of homeland security, on Saturday afternoon, DHS employees were given information about the security resources available to them and were provided with tips for security, like not wearing their badges in public and being on guard for risks in public and online.
      “In recent days, DHS has determined there may be a heightened threat against DHS employees in response to U.S. Government actions surrounding immigration,” Grady wrote.

      “This assessment is based on specific and credible threats that have been levied against certain DHS employees and a sharp increase in the overall number of general threats against DHS employees — although the veracity of each threat varies. In addition, over the last few days, thousands of employees have had their personally identifiable information publically (sic) released on social media.”

    3. 3 | June 24, 2018 1:12 pm

      Copied from downstairs

      Even though I don’t agree with the left’s solution of taxes and regulation, I at least agree to a point that things could be better for the poor and middle class. Too many people working full time still need government assistance.

      And I don’t know the solution. I know not all businesses are making huge profits. I know stockholders expect and deserve a return. But I’m afraid with the rise of the entitlement generation, the Republican Party could be in trouble if we don’t figure something out.

    4. Deplorable Bumr50
      4 | June 24, 2018 3:08 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      Unfortunately, it seems that many republicans are joining in the manufactured border “outrage.”

      Immigration, both legal and illegal, drives down wages.

      We can’t accept all, most, or really any of Central America. There seem to be a great deal of people that can’t accept this reality.

      It’s not hard to see this while you’re living it, and not hard to understand why so many young people erroneously fall for the siren song of Bernie’s worker’s paradise. I’m not talking Antifa rabble. I’m talking people with jobs and families.

      Another contributing factor, in my view and experience, is that a lot of successful American manufacturers have been bought by people who don’t really care about the company, only it’s bottom line. When things start to look difficult, they bring in third-party consulting firms which always come to the conclusion the they’re paying too much for labor.

    5. 5 | June 24, 2018 4:15 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      they bring in third-party consulting firms which always come to the conclusion the they’re paying too much for labor.

      There is a mentality in business management that labor is a fundamental variable in all business. Whenever they are squeezed between capitol coast increases and overhead costs, the first thing they attempt to reduce is always the labor cost.

      When forced to reduce costs to remain in business, its always cut labor costs first, then cut product quality. Cutting the cost of both have the exact same result. Its always the beginning of the end for a company.

      Companies that find themselves in the position of having to cut labor or quality almost always find themselves in that position because of really bad or stupid decisions made at the senior management or administrative levels.

    6. 6 | June 24, 2018 5:00 pm

      please vote in this poll

    7. 7 | June 24, 2018 5:41 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      Both of you are on target. I was thinking more of what Dorian commented on though Bumr.

      Businesses are making a profit, and I’m all for that. But too many people in positions like I’m in, taking phone calls all day or even the first & second level supervisors for example, aren’t getting anywhere. And no, I don’t support mandated raises through a higher minimum wage. That only makes those of us making more than the minimum worse off in relative terms. But something needs to change somehow. I hate saying it, but in a small way I agree with people who say that working a full time job should (in most cases) let you support at least yourself. If it weren’t for Mrs. RW’s job, I would have lost this place years ago, and it’s not a great place in a great neighborhood. We’re not in ‘the hood’ but we joke that we’re ‘hood adjacent’.

      My raise this year works out to about $9/week. That’s not even keeping up with inflation! Rush once said that compassion isn’t measured by how many people get help from the government, but by how many people no longer need government assistance. And with raises like that, with what at least appears to be a shrinking middle class, are we ‘compassionate’ by that measure? The raises some businesses gave after the tax cuts absolutely helped, despite Pelosi’s ‘crumbs’ comments. Unfortunately, there are plenty of companies out there who just don’t give a damn. Like Dorian said, they cut labor costs, and it’s not just businesses trying to survive.

      Again, I don’t know the solution, but changes of some kind need to happen.

    8. Deplorable Bumr50
      8 | June 24, 2018 5:53 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      It’s been demonstrated that immigrants are willing to work for less. If businesses have access to that cheaper labor in ANY field, it will stagnate wages, and in some cases even lower them (witness truck driving.)

      I have also borne witness to an absolute refusal to make meaningful promotions within an operation.

      If I use my last company as an example, I witnessed that anytime they needed any kind of real manager over the “team leader” position which would have only had me making 2-3 dollars an hour more than I was is filled by a millennial college grad hire when the position doesn’t call for a degree.

      To make matters worse, they almost always went with hires that had degrees in engineering and architecture while 90 percent of the involved dealing with people and the highly specific jobs they did. Of which the “new hire” knows ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

      If I’m working in a place where I know my absolute ceiling is 18 dollars an hour and I’m already making 15, how do you think morale is? (And I was more than most due to my dumbass finally learning to ask for as much as possible)

    9. eaglesoars
      9 | June 24, 2018 6:20 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      In the IT world, they go for the ‘consultant’ route. These aren’t employees, they’re hired hands, they don’t have to fund health care, etc. I went thru a tough time when I busted my ass re-classifying employees as consultants in order to not lose the institutional knowledge that would have walked out the door with them when they got fired as part of cost-cutting. Then they started with the H1-B people, but I refused to consider anyone from India so THAT was a fight because they were REALLY cheap (one case where you didn’t even get what you paid for). The Asians were my target, they were good – with one exception but she was mental, not the norm.

      Institutional knowledge has no line item entry on any of the books. Qwest is going thru it now – new owners came in, fired over 1000 IT people. You should see their billing runs.

    10. 10 | June 24, 2018 6:46 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      It sounds like you work at a call center type environment too.

      The US Chamber of Commerce isn’t doing Americans any favors. American workers are being forced to train their H1B replacements from Asia who work for half as much. American construction workers are losing out to day laborers. And yes, too many young people don’t have the skill (I fit that bill too) to work as carpenters, electricians and masons, and it involves too much work.

      But God forbid if you propose cutting immigration. You’ll be accused of racism, even though immigration affects Americans of all races.

    11. yenta-fada
      11 | June 24, 2018 6:54 pm


      Loved the Jimmy Ponder & the composer Muddy Waters. You’re like Peter Ustinov in that he frequently found himself in the company of gifted & famous people. The mood of the song took me to my old favorite but obscure Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

      Kirk was blind & mastered the art of circular breathing. While his principle instrument was the sax, he played a number of wind instruments, I watched him live & he was playing 2 instruments simultaneously. In counterpoint. He had a few hanging around his neck so he could change them at will. A lovely tune by Richard Rogers ‘If I loved you.’

      Going beyond your limitations, his music would serve as a real role model to young black kids. Rap & thug life vids are a blight on the musical mainstream. Fewer social workers & more music teachers belong in schools. And yes, the music teachers should have body guards

    12. yenta-fada
      12 | June 24, 2018 7:14 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      You can even keep the music simple. Bring back Doo Wop.

      Wop would not be considered PC. Call it Basic Black. lol. Or Chilled Soul. The human voice is a glorious instrument & a Universal language.

    13. lobo91
      13 | June 24, 2018 7:44 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      I’m always pleasantly surprised when I come across anyone in “Generation Z” as they call them who’s making actual music with real instruments. I think Ally Venable was 17 when this was recorded. She went to high school during the week and toured on weekends.

    14. yenta-fada
      14 | June 25, 2018 12:04 am

      Stephanie Wilkinson, a co-owner of a restaurant who refused to serve Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Friday reportedly cited morality and living up to “certain standards” as the reason why is now under fire. The Historic Downtown Lexington Virginia Facebook page has a poll up asking “Should Stephanie Wilkinson of Main Street Lexington be able to keep her position as Director?” and it appear to be unanimous that Wilkinson should step down. As of this writing, 95% call for the Red Hen owner to step down as Director of Main Street Lexington.

      from Redstatewatcher

    15. 15 | June 25, 2018 9:06 am

      @ yenta-fada:

      In the 1960’s liberals invaded California during the “Summer of Love” it took until the 1980 before California turned Red again. Then during the 1990/2000’s tech wave liberals once again invaded California.

      I do not and cannot fault anyone for wanting a better job or a better life for themselves and their family. Since the 1950’s California with its world class economy (if California were a nation, it would have the 5th most powerful economy on earth right now) has offered that to everyone who comes here.

      Lexington Va is in a sense, experiencing (on a much smaller scale mind you) something that California has had to deal with for decades. Liberals move here for economic reasons and bring their horrible liberal ideologies with them.

      Stephanie Wilkinson moved from New York to Lexington, and did exactly what the liberals who moved to California did. She infiltrated Lexington’s social and political system with her horrible liberal ideology.

      If Lexington is very very lucky, this kurffel Stephanie Wilkinson’s political ideology has caused will result in Mrs Wilkinson fleeing Lexington, tragically, it is also most likely that her liberal ideology will remain to a considerable degree even if she does flee the scene of the crime.

      The States around California like to blame California for the influx of “Californian’s” who bring their liberal political ideologies with them when they flee California.

      What is missed in all of this, is that those people who “Flee” California and take their liberal ideology with them, are rarely native born Californians.

      The thing about human nature is, that people with roots to a place, well, tend to stay rooted. People with “Roots” here in California, 3, 4, 5 generations tend to stay here. People who moved here for economic reasons or whose parents moved here for economic reasons are the ones who “Flee” and take their liberal political ideologies with them.

      Stephanie Wilkinson “Fled” New York for Lexington Va and she brought her disgusting liberal ideology with her. Lexington is now waking up to how disgusting that ideology is, but is it to late?

      Stephanie has/had friends, neighbors and peers who for who knows how many years lived and worked along side her and probably thought she was a nice enough person.

      Nobody wants to think that that lovely liberal couple down the street really want to destroy their neighborhood or country. Stephanie’s husband (who is no doubt every bit as liberal as she is) teaches at a Military Academy in Lexington.

      People in Lexington Va are waking up today and asking themselves, “Hmmm, this guy is a batshit crazy fucking liberal, I wonder what the hell he is teaching our kids”.

      And that right there is the nature of the problem. Lexington has been infected, Stephanie and her husband may well have been nice enough people on the surface. Most Marxist/Socialist/Communists are, but its what they teach/preach to the unsuspecting that makes them so dangerous.

      This is exactly how California got as fucked up as it now is.

    16. eaglesoars
      16 | June 25, 2018 10:24 am

      doriangrey wrote:

      probably thought she was a nice enough person.

      I wonder about that. This is the voice mail msg at the Red Hen. “…and we’ll throw your ass out just like we did Sarah Sanders”. The phone number was confirmed thru multiple sources and you can watch the video.

      If they do think she’s ‘a nice enough person’, it may well be because they agree with her. She posted a pic of herself, her son and her husband in pussy hats. I’ve read, tho can’t confirm, that she had a co-owner/business partner that has bailed. She’s involved in enough business orgs in Lexington that this cannot be the first/only time what she is has been made plain. The only difference now is that she’s an EMBARRASSMENT.

      What has/is happening to Lexington is EXACTLY what happened to Vermont. All NY (mostly NYC) transplants looking to create their socialist utopia in a bucolic rural setting and they end up creating a shit hole. How do you think Bernie Sanders – who IS from NYC – keeps getting elected? THAT’S how.

    17. 17 | June 25, 2018 11:12 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      What has/is happening to Lexington is EXACTLY what happened to Vermont.

      What I find most amazing about this, is how liberals manage to utterly fuck up wheresoever they live, then flee to someplace that isn’t fucked up, and push all of the same policies that fucked up where they are fleeing from.

      Its the old Marxist/Socialist excuse over and over and over again. It failed to work in location x because the right people didn’t implement it correctly. Its never ever the fault of the political ideology or policies themselves.

    18. eaglesoars
      18 | June 25, 2018 11:31 am

      @ doriangrey:

      you’re right. Even on small scale, one that doesn’t encompass the entire social structure, they never seem to get a clue.

      Have you heard ANYONE who supports the $15/hr wage question its role in lost jobs? I haven’t. I think I remember that whack job mayor in Seattle blaming it on capitalism.

    19. yenta-fada
      19 | June 25, 2018 12:50 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      @ eaglesoars:

      I am triggered by this whole mess.

      Otoh, this overt nasty craziness may be winning Trump 2020 more effectively than any campaign ad.

    20. eaglesoars
      20 | June 25, 2018 12:57 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      we did something to deserve that?

      so the Red Hen restaurant story gets worse. After she tossed Sarah Sanders party out of her restaurant, the owner followed her to the restaurant across the street to continue to harass her

      NOW you can burn the place down. It’s no longer about your right to serve who you want, it’s now assault

    21. RIX
      21 | June 25, 2018 1:02 pm

      I heard on Rush this morning that the owner of that restaurant pursued Sarah Sanders and family to another
      restaurant across the street to continue the harassment. Anybody hear that?

    22. eaglesoars
      22 | June 25, 2018 1:06 pm

      RIX wrote:

      Anybody hear that?


      so this is cool. They’re making a movie about Reagan – a serious movie – told thru the eyes of the Russian KGB officer who followed him through his career. The KGB officer in the movie is a composite of several real KGB officers who actually had the job. They kept trying to warn the Kremlin to take Reagan seriously but…tear down that wall!

    23. RIX
      23 | June 25, 2018 1:10 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      That will be a movie worth seeing.

    24. eaglesoars
      24 | June 25, 2018 1:15 pm

      Oh GREAT idea! Ben Carson should stop by the Red Hen. Refuse to serve HIM and it’s and instant civil rights violation

    25. yenta-fada
      25 | June 25, 2018 4:15 pm

      Warning, not suitable for adults.
      Via Washington Times.

      White House senior adviser Stephen Miller’s third grade classmate penned an op-ed for Politico, writing how President Trump’s loyal staffer “was obsessed with tape and glue.”

      In the Politico op-ed, John Muller, who sat next to Miller in the third grade, described in detail how the senior adviser once played with glue and preferred other classmates not touch his belongings.

      “He especially was obsessed with tape and glue. Along the midpoint of our desk, Stephen laid down a piece of white masking tape, explaining that it marked the boundary of our sides and that I was not to cross it. The formality of this struck me as odd. I was a fairly neat kid, at least at school, and I had never spread my things to his side of the desk. Stephen, meanwhile, could not have been much messier: His side of the desk was sticky and peeling, littered with scraps of paper, misshapen erasers and pencil nubs.”

      The op-ed was aimed at portraying Miller — even as a child — as being infatuated with walling off his personal space and equating that with his support for a wall along the United States-Mexico border to stop illegal immigration….

    26. yenta-fada
      26 | June 25, 2018 4:27 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Oh GREAT idea! Ben Carson should stop by the Red Hen. Refuse to serve HIM and it’s and instant civil rights violation

      The victim pyramid hierarchy will confuse the hell out of the pre-programmed progressives. My guess is blackness will send them into a fawning frenzy.

    27. eaglesoars
      27 | June 25, 2018 5:09 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      The op-ed was aimed at portraying Miller — even as a child — as being infatuated with walling off his personal space

      The good news is that this is the apex of liberal intellectual product

      Here’s the rest of the story on Sarah Sander’s party being followed across the street

      The bitch actually organized a protest and wouldn’t break it up even after being told it wasn’t helping

    28. eaglesoars
      28 | June 25, 2018 5:15 pm

      Re: Lobo’s post about DHS staffers being warned about their personal safety

      now they’re leaving dead, charred, decapitated animals on porches

    29. rain of lead
      29 | June 25, 2018 5:50 pm

      hey y’all

      told ya before…
      “I don’t like interesting times”

    30. eaglesoars
      30 | June 25, 2018 5:56 pm

      It looks like the DOJ/Rosenstein has missed the Monday deadline Nunes set for turning over docs. We’ll find out what double-bad ungood punishment Nunes will inflict on Weds. Supposedly. It will probably involve really large letterhead

    31. eaglesoars
      31 | June 25, 2018 6:20 pm

      Catherine Herridge said the DOJ’s response to the deadline is “Questions asked, questions already answered”.

      IOW, fuck you.

      Batter up, Nunes.

    32. coldwarrior
      32 | June 25, 2018 6:49 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      double-secret probation!

    33. eaglesoars
      33 | June 25, 2018 7:04 pm

      you know it’s bad when little old ladies – older than me, even, by the looks of her – hate your guts

      Crowd at Trump rally chants ‘go home Jim’ at CNN’s Acosta

    34. rain of lead
      35 | June 25, 2018 7:43 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      we get to see the girl tomorrow night, we’re gonna smuggle her out of camp and take her out for a nice dinner.

      but then we gotta smuggle her back IN to camp.

    35. eaglesoars
      37 | June 25, 2018 8:04 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      but then we gotta smuggle her back IN to camp.

      I remember that, that was the funnest part! Give her a hug from me, please.

      @ doriangrey:

      They only thing I can think of is that they pull funding. Of course, then the DOJ will drop stuff important to conservatives, etc. As for your transparency concern,the first deposition is behind closed doors because classified info will be covered. Once that’s out of the way, things will open up. This is from Goodlatte on Maria Bartoromo’s show Saturday morning.

    36. lobo91
      39 | June 25, 2018 8:40 pm

      Dem Rep Introduces Bill To Abolish ICE

      Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan (Wisc.) announced Monday that he is introducing a bill to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

      In a tweet, Pocan called out President Donald Trump “and his team of white nationalists,” for misusing ICE so it can “no longer accomplish its goals effectively.”

      “During my trip to the southern border, it was clear that ICE, and its actions of hunting down and tearing apart families, has wreaked havoc on far too many people. From conducting raids at garden centers and meatpacking plants, to breaking up families at churches and schools, ICE is tearing apart families and ripping at the moral fabric of our nation,” Pocan said in a statement.

    37. eaglesoars
      40 | June 25, 2018 9:11 pm

      Protestors of the administration’s immigration policies gathered outside Stephen Miller’s elite apartment complex in Washington DC tonight.

    38. eaglesoars
      41 | June 25, 2018 9:21 pm

      BREAKING: Comey had SACs retaliate against field agents who spoke out about his mishandling of the Clinton email investigation. Some critical agents had OPR investigations opened on them.

      dunno what an ‘SAC’ is

    39. rain of lead
      42 | June 25, 2018 9:28 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      special agent in charge

    40. eaglesoars
      43 | June 25, 2018 9:31 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      thank you

    41. eaglesoars
      44 | June 25, 2018 9:56 pm

      holy crap. Mia likes to sit on the ottoman in my bathroom and look out the window. She’d swiped a slipper of mine so I just put it on the vanity where it’s out of her reach.

      The ottoman is on wheels. I’m watching her push it over to the sink so she can get the slipper.

      Earlier today a yogurt cup I’d given her to play with got under a table too far back for her to get. Except on one side, but that was blocked by a dog bed full of toys. Usually, she asks me for help on this, to get something. But today, she dragged the bed out of the way and got the cup herself.

      I’m in trouble. She’s using tools.

    42. lobo91
      45 | June 25, 2018 10:03 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      If she starts ordering stuff from Midway USA, watch out

    43. eaglesoars
      46 | June 25, 2018 10:05 pm

      @ lobo91:

      well she got the slipper and brought it to me. She’s so proud!

    44. Deplorable Bumr50
      47 | June 25, 2018 10:21 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      In laws got a newbie after about 6 years without a canine. Maggie.

      She obsesses over shoelaces. She will untie them if you let her. If you pick one foot up she’ll untie the other.

    45. eaglesoars
      48 | June 25, 2018 10:31 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      oh gosh, how cute is that?!

    46. Deplorable Bumr50
      49 | June 25, 2018 10:34 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Can’t remember what she is.

      Shih Poo maybe.

    47. eaglesoars
      50 | June 25, 2018 10:44 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      ‘shih tzu’ is what you’re looking for

    48. Deplorable Bumr50
      51 | June 25, 2018 10:48 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      No, she’s a mix.

      I’m not going to wake my wife up to ask her what breed her Mom’s dog is 🙂

      Pretty sure Shih Poo.

    49. eaglesoars
      52 | June 25, 2018 11:16 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      oh, part poodle? (NO, don’t wake up the wife, please)

    50. eaglesoars
      53 | June 26, 2018 12:03 am

      Lee Smith, Sara Carter, John Solomon. These guys are doing the yeoman’s work

      Lee Smith’s latest

      The Mysterious Seven Preludes of the FBI’s Trump-Russia Probe

    51. 54 | June 26, 2018 12:38 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Lee Smith, Sara Carter, John Solomon. These guys are doing the yeoman’s work

      Lee Smith’s latest

      The Mysterious Seven Preludes of the FBI’s Trump-Russia Probe

      They missed the first prelude.

      In December 2015, Strzok texted Page: “You get all our oconus lures approved? ;)”
      “No, it’s just implicated a much bigger policy issue. I’ll explain later. Might even be able to use it as a pretext for a call… :)” Page responded.

    52. 55 | June 26, 2018 12:43 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Lee Smith, Sara Carter, John Solomon. These guys are doing the yeoman’s work

      Lee Smith’s latest

      The Mysterious Seven Preludes of the FBI’s Trump-Russia Probe

      They missed the first prelude.

      In December 2015, Strzok texted Page: “You get all our oconus lures approved? ;)”
      “No, it’s just implicated a much bigger policy issue. I’ll explain later. Might even be able to use it as a pretext for a call… :)” Page responded.

      Its now pretty well established that the “oconus lures” referred to here, was the original meeting between Popadopolus and Mifsud which was the FBI’s first attempt to provide a reasonable justification for illegally surveilling the Trump campaign. Illegal surveillance which apparently began when it become clear he was going to be the GOP candidate.

    53. yenta-fada
      57 | June 26, 2018 2:42 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      @ doriangrey:

      Okay, my brain is starting to hurt. Throw in the CIA for s*its & giggles. It’s like untangling a ball of string the size of a planet.

    54. yenta-fada
      59 | June 26, 2018 8:44 pm

      Something different. Interesting article on Johnny Depp from Rolling Stone.

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