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KY_EnviroGuy's Journal
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October 30, 2021

The Linda Ronstadt Experience. Anyone been to their show?

Blue Bayou - Songwriters Roy Orbison & Joe Melson Performed By The Linda Ronstadt Experience

This lady's voice is amazing and almost identical to Linda's back in the day.

YouTube home page: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheLindaRonstadtExperience/videos

Band's WEB page: https://www.thelindaronstadtexperience.com/

The Linda Ronstadt Experience is a National Touring Act showcasing the songs that Linda Ronstadt made famous. Stepping into the musical role of Linda Ronstadt is Top 6 American Idol Tristan McIntosh a multi-talented powerhouse vocalist backed by a band of recording industry professionals. The Linda Ronstadt Experience covers all "The Hits" from the early beginnings of Linda Ronstadt's career with The Stone Poney's "Different Drum" into the 1970's chart toppers like The Everly Brothers "When Will I Be Loved", Buddy Holly's "That'll Be The Day", Roy Orbison's emblematic "Blue Bayou" and into the early 1980's with songs by Elvis Costello, The Hollies, The Knickerbockers, Little Feat and so many more.

Follow The Linda Ronstadt Experience as Tristan McIntosh and company bring Linda’s music into the 21st century.

From the American Idol Wiki page:

Tristan McIntosh (born April 25, 2000) is from Nashville, Tennessee. McIntosh won Q108's Clarksville's Got Talent competition in April 2013 at the age of 13. Her mother Amy was an army major who works in the military overseas. She performs at special events and venues. She was also a member of the Children's Christian choir and the Let Freedom Sing Tour in the past. McIntosh auditioned at Little Rock, Arkansas, performing "Why Baby Why" by Mickey Guyton. During Hollywood Week, she sang "Something in the Water" by Carrie Underwood as her first solo performance. She advanced to the Showcase round after performing her final solo performance, "What Hurts the Most". She advanced to the Top 24 after singing "Stronger" by Faith Hill. She was eliminated on March 17.

October 18, 2021

RIP, Betty Lynn. She was also a WW2 USO heroine.

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Lynn


USO tour

When she was 17, Lynn auditioned to participate in United Service Organizations entertainment. At age 18 she was part of a USO tour in the China Burma India Theater. She realized the gravity of the situation when a Marine gave her a pistol saying, "You might need this."

Her activities on the tour included visiting patients in hospitals and singing requests from a repertoire of 725 songs. She also met recently released prisoners of war from Rangoon, and she was told by a doctor, "Most of them will be out of their minds in six months."

Back in the day, I would have seen The Andy Griffith Show only in black and white, so I would not have known she was a red head.

On Broadway, she appeared in Walk with Music (1940), Oklahoma! (1943), and Park Avenue (1946). She was discovered in a Broadway production by Darryl F. Zanuck and signed to 20th Century Fox. A clause in her contract allowed the studio to drop her at six-month intervals, leading to recurring concerns for Lynn. She said, "I was a redhead with freckles and didn’t have a bosom. I prayed so hard they’d keep picking me up."

October 18, 2021

The GOP knew he is a narcissistic psychopath when they ran him for office.

Exactly per plan, he helped create dysfunction in everything he touched and a perfect fit when you're trying to dismantle trust and confidence in democratic government. Temper tantrums fit right in.

Meanwhile, the GOP think tank-driven demolition machine worked silently behind the curtain.

He's the perfect poster boy for fascism and U.S. corporatocracy.

I am surprised a video or audio recording of one of his tantrums never got leaked.


October 16, 2021

Must-see heartwarmer: President Biden visited a daycare today

From the million dollar hugs department!

Love the reaction from that crowd.

October 16, 2021

Swalwell: The Overwhelming Majority Of Capitol Police Are Heroes

Swalwell: The Overwhelming Majority Of Capitol Police Are Heroes
Oct 15, 2021

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) reacts to the news of a Capitol Police officer being charged with obstructing the January 6th riot investigation.

Rep. Swalwell provides excellent counterweight to those on the right wishing to use Capitol Police as a foil against accountability for their tRump fan boys and girls involved in the 1/6 insurrection.

October 15, 2021

We don't want to eat foods produced by inexperienced temporary workers....

and particularly workers who have crossed picket lines.

I'll be giving my son who picks up our groceries a list of brands to avoid. Even at 35YO, he still loves his Pop Tarts and Pringles but will sacrifice for this cause. Unfortunately, I don't have a way to know who produces my Kroger store brand cereals.

It's unfortunate that most Americans either will not care or not even be aware of this strike.


October 10, 2021

ALL prisons, not just private, should have intense scrutiny by members of the public.

Anyone like myself who has worked with people in prison knows the human misery suffered by many, including neglect of health care, especially when public prisons farm out health care and food service. In addition, rehabilitation in the USA is mostly a cruel joke.

Abuse of human rights behind the bars is common around the world. "Out-of-sight/out-of-mind" is the driving principle that allows abuse. Private jails and prisons are even further away from public scrutiny.

If the the public wants people imprisoned for breaking laws then we must accept full responsibility for insuring humane treatment for all those we remove from our society.

KY rant done....

October 9, 2021

Christopher Ramirez, the 3-year-old boy missing since Wednesday in Grimes County has been found

Christopher Ramirez, the 3-year-old boy missing since Wednesday in Grimes County has been found
KPRC 2 Click2 Houston

Christopher was found wandering around FM 1486 north of Highway 249, according to search crews.

Thank goodness, an attentive farmer and good weather for sparing this little boy.

October 6, 2021

Considering risk vs reward, I'm prone to say no.

I have trouble envisioning any possible positive reward for the Committee considering tRump's life-long record with depositions and public statements - that is, he always manages to deceive, distort and deflect any responsibility away from himself. Essentially, he would say "all I did was give a speech at a public rally and then go home".

The potential risks are...
* the national and international press with their thirst for sensationalism would cover such an event 24/7 for days, thereby putting TFG back in the spotlight with free press time.
* the right-wing public and social media machine would spin the event into a massive pity pot campaign event, showing it as revenge and punishment against their dear god-figure leader.Their spin programming would go on for at least a month.
* I strongly suspect the MAGA crowd along with the accompanying press hoard would create a huge public problem with a mass protest during such an event - something our fight against COVID and Washington, DC does not need. Violence would almost be guaranteed.

Could this be achieved through a closed sworn deposition, perhaps before a federal judge? Testimony could be released to the public, forcing MAGATs to READ something.

KY....... ........

October 6, 2021

What a piece of right-wing work he is....

From the NBC article on the raid, that says the FBI raided his home along with the union office:


The union leader's acerbic Twitter posts have included calling a city councilman a “first class whore,” calling a former health commissioner a “b----,” and in response to the 2014 officer-involved shooting death of Michael Brown, a Black teenager, and the subsequent protests, he said, “Ferguson, Missouri was a lie and a nation of police have been under attack ever since.”

Mullins also remains a strong supporter of former President Donald Trump.

The SBA's bylaws require Mullins to continue working as an NYPD sergeant, but records show he is not currently assigned a specific post. And while he was paid $133,195 by the city in 2020, his full-time job was running the SBA, which pays him an additional salary.

Mullins was paid $88,757 by the union in 2019, according to the SBA's most recent paperwork, which listed him as a trustee.

That adds up to around 200 grand ultimately out of tax-payer's money to a guy that appears to be just a GOP parrot.

Not my home city but it is concerning that it may be indicative of many other cop unions around the nation.


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