It’s Finally Over! We Have all fifty States in the Fold! Michigan and Florida count! WOOOHOOOO!!!
I have been listening to XM Potus 130 for the last few hours in what manner I have at my disposal and I have to tell you, it was somewhat nerve racking waiting, and waiting …. and waiting … for the members of the rules and By-laws committee to come back from their “Lunch break” There were reports that it went long, several hours long, because there was a deal being worked on behind the scenes. And afterwards, things, which had been moving relatively slowly, moved with what could be called Lightning speed. Florida had a delegation within 15 minutes of returning from lunch break. Michigan took a little bit more in the way of debate on the floor, but it seemed more a formality than anything.
As it stands right now, both the Florida and Michigan delegations will be seated in full, but will only get One half a vote each. Further, the Michigan delegation will have it’s delegates reapportioned 69-59 as per a resolution put forth By the Michigan delegation. BTW The Magic Number for The Nomination is now 2,118.
Quoting a story from the ap, this giving the delegate breakdown: “Obama picked up a total of 32 delegates in Michigan, including super delegates who have already committed, and 36 in Florida. Clinton picked up 38 in Michigan, including super delegates, and 56.5 in Florida. Obama’s total increased to 2,052, and Clinton had 1,877.5.” END QUOTE. For the entire story, Click Here
I may be a Clinton Supporter, but I am Very much pleased by the fact that we now have all of the state delegations seated at the Convention in Denver. Even with the delegates getting only half a vote each, it is still representative of the vote as it happened, or as close as you can get to it and still maintain some level of fairness in the process. That is the Important thing as far as I see it.
There were those at the Rules and By-laws committee meeting that were nothing short of Insanely Unruly. They made something of a mockery of the whole process. Jim Roosevelt, The Committee Co-chair pretty much summed it up when he said to a few hecklers ” “You are dishonoring your candidate when you disrupt the speakers,” Brother is right. As much as I would have liked to see Hillary Clinton get exactly the votes and delegates as originally apportioned, I am more than pleased that the delegations are there. That is the most important thing.
I am hoping there wil be no major objections about this. If there are, They are based on greed and personal need and not the wants of the nation or the party, which in this case come first.
That’s all for this subject, at least for today. Next Up…Obama Leaves The Church of SATAN!!
Ok It’s not actually the church of Satan, Anton LeVay has nothing to do with this. But if ya think about it, it’s close enough. First there was Reverend Wright Hating America and White people, and blaming the Government for the spread of HIV/Aids , and then there was Father Pfleger aka Father Psycho Mocking Hillary about her thinking she’s entitled to the Presidency and that there’s a Black man stealing her Job, or what the hell ever the Douche bag said.
Sen. Obama HAD to leave. It was the only way. If he didn’t break ties with them, they would have dragged him down with them into whatever hellbound horseshit they are mired in, and it would have dragged down his hopes for being the President of The United States. Quoting a BBC Story on the Subject:
“We don’t want to have to answer for everything that is stated in the church,” Mr Obama said, speaking in South Dakota, which holds its primary election on Tuesday. “On the other hand, we also don’t want a church subjected to the scrutiny that a presidential campaign legitimately undergoes.” Mr Obama’s campaign was rocked by his association with Mr Wright, who officiated at his wedding and baptised his daughters, after some of his controversial sermons emerged on the Internet.” END QUOTE. For the entire story, click here
It is good to see Common sense finally running through Sen. Obama’s head on this subject. there was anything but that the first time this church silliness wafted through the American Consciousness a few months back. He said he would no sooner toss Reverend Wright “under the bus” than toss his own apparently racist Grandmama under it. Then a few weeks later tossed Him Under it. He had to tho. The man Laid under the wheels of the damn thing and said I DARE YA TO RUN ME OVER. well, ok it wasn’t QUITE like that, but I think you get my meaning. The man Reiterated every stupid thing he said, and this time no one had to go to youtube to see it, because he made it easy for us by doing it on every major network on the Planet LIVE.
He kinda had to at that point. Go Barack. Do what you have to.
That’s It for Barack and the Church of Satan.
Next: What Republican is running for Vito Fossella’s soon to be vacated seat?
With all the Other candidates looking like they’d rather be anywhere but In Fossella’s seat in The House of Representatives, The S.I. G.O.P. Picked Former Wall Street Exec, Francis Powers to run for the seat. Quoting a New York Times story on the Subject:
“Mr. Powers, known within the party primarily for his fund-raising efforts for several Staten Island candidates, has not run for public office before. He is a board member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and in 2002, retired from the investment management firm Weiss, Peck & Greer, where he was a partner and managing director. The decision to endorse Mr. Powers, who was Mr. Fossella’s finance chairman, came just hours after State Senator Andrew J. Lanza announced that he would not be a candidate for Congress. Mr. Lanza had been widely viewed as the party’s likely choice, with the best chance of retaining the seat for the Republicans.” END QUOTE. For the whole story, click here
I wish the man all the luck in the world, he’s gonna need it. Being a democrat and looking at the way things seem to be shaking out for the Republicans, A victory for the republicans here doesn’t look like the lock one would normally think it would be, given the conservative nature of the Borough of Staten Island. I’ll get you Poll numbers on this race when they become available. Probably won’t be until around September when those numbers start coming in.
That’s It for News, Politics, and Opinion. Onto the Music and a Video.
Guitar: Scalarific! I Played the Following:
Ionian Mode(Major), all keys. In all modes and scales, First key F, last key E.
Dorian Mode, all keys.
Phyrigian Mode, all keys.
Lydian Mode, all keys.
Mixolydian Mode, all keys.
Aeolian Mode(Minor), all keys.
Locrian Mode, All Keys.
Five Variations of the Pentatonic scale, all keys.
I also played around a fair bit with sweep picking and arpeggios. The sweep picking for some reason today I just could not wrap my head around. Try as I might, I was at best sub-par. If The Right hand technique was on, I was off with my left hand, just not keeping up. When I felt like I had the Left hand down, The Picking became an issue. I hunkered down and slowed up, and eventually got it to go for me. Could not move fast for the life of me tho.
Paul Gilbert I am not. Not by a Long shot.
I noodled for a bit as well. Played a few chord progressions. I-IV-V. I-VI-V. ii,iii,vi. Toyed around with pedal point stuff a bit. Ya Know, play an open A repetitively while working around the fretboard with various chords and triads in A minor or A major or A pentatonic, occasionally chromatic. In Other words, I had fun. Good day playing for your truly.
Video: SLAYER: WAR ENSEMBLE. No Video, just the Album Cover art. And great Music!
That’s it from This End. JAM ON!
Today’s Nuggets, Via Wikiquote: The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which other rights are protected. To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery, for slavery consists in being subject to the will of another, and he that has not a vote in the election of representatives is in this case. Thomas Paine
Mankind naturally and generally love to be flatter’d: Whatever sooths our Pride, and tends to exalt our Species above the rest of the Creation, we are pleas’d with and easily believe, when ungrateful Truths shall be with the utmost Indignation rejected. “What! bring ourselves down to an Equality with the Beasts of the Field! with the meanest part of the Creation! ‘Tis insufferable!” But, (to use a Piece of common Sense) our Geese are but Geese tho’ we may think ’em Swans; and Truth will be Truth tho’ it sometimes prove mortifying and distasteful. Benjamin Franklin