Saturday, February 14, 2009


I see in the news that Congress has pushed through the so-called "stimulus" package; the only ones that are getting stimulated are the ones who voted for it.

Below we have a picture of the Democratic Congress admiring the bill they passed.

Now, from a couple of my favorite humorists:

"It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress."
-Mark Twain

"Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."
- Mark Twain

"The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets".
- Will Rogers

"The budget is a mythical bean bag. Congress votes mythical beans into it, and then tries to reach in and pull real beans out."
-Will Rogers

I'm not sure how much Hope and Change© this country can take without crashing.

"Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason." -Unknown


My shoulder is slowly getting better; it turned out I didn't have a torn rotator cuff, so no surgery is needed. What I do have is several torn tendons that attach to the rotator. I've been going through some physical therapy sessions, and it looks like that should solve the problem over the next few weeks. It's still weak, and hurts like hell, though.


Sort of a hodge-podge of music today, seem to be in a blasé mood.

"Behind Blue Eyes" by The Who
"Sunset Grill" by Don Henley
"What a Wonderful World" by David "Fathead" Newman
"With You There to Help Me" by Jethro Tull
"Comin' Back to Me" by Jefferson Airplane
"The Look of Love" by Sergio Mendes & Brazil 66
"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" by Eric Burdon and The Animals
"Never Comes the Day" by The Moody Blues
"A Summer Song" by Chad and Jeremy
"Highwayman" by Johnny Cash/Kris Kristofferson/Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson

Any favorites in that bunch?


skipper said...

Bob- glad no surgery - that would have only made things worse - sorry but every time someone has surgery to fix things they never end up the same. Love Behind Blue Eyes...

Feel Better!

DirtCrashr said...

In the brief blog-preview I read, "Democrat Cong" - and just knew right away that was a synopsis of the whole truth. We are being lead by the Democrat Cong.

Brasil 66 is sublime, and Behind Blue Eyes is pretty freakin' great too,

AlanDP said...

"Behind Blue Eyes" is on my Official Soundtrack.

"Highwayman" always reminds me of Moorcock's eternal champion stories.

H2o said...

Sunset Grill....

I'm glad to hear you're on the mend.

terri said...

Glad to hear it's not the rotator cuff and hopefully you'll be feeling back to normal soon.

Michele said...

Fantastic news about the ole shoulder! Now just a matter of time to get it back to feeling better!
Take it easy...

Kenny said...

Good news about the shoulder. Highwayman, and comin back to me are great tunes. Also love most any thing by the Animals

BobG said...

Skipper: thanks, BTW I checked out your new blog.

DirtCrshr: I'm surprised anyone else out there remembers Brazil '66.

AlanDP: have you got a list of your Official Soundtrack? I'd be interested in seeing it.

Becky: Don Henley still has a few fans out there.

Terri: thanks. Hopefully the pain will die down sometime in the near future.

Michele: looks like I have quite a bit of physical therapy to go, but hopefully it will get better soon. At my age things take longer to heal.

Kenny: I'm surprised anyone else remembered "Comin' Back to Me".

AlanDP said...

It's a work in progress that I'll have to write about someday. I've tried to write about it before, but I always think it's not complete enough, or something.

Thud said...

I am watching all this stimulus crap in complete amazement...I've only been away a few months and America has gone crazy....who do you think you are?...Europeans?

Thud said...

I am watching all this stimulus crap in complete amazement...I've only been away a few months and America has gone crazy....who do you think you are?...Europeans?

BobG said...

AlanDP: I'll look forward to it.

Thud: too many people over here who idolize Europe.

James Higham said...

We're all piglets in this state but who is the mother pig?

GeologyJoe said...


keep it real bob.

Brigid said...

Oh dear. . you realize I just snorted hot chocolate all over my keyboard.

Thanks for a smile after a rough month out in the field, and some tunes to take me back.