Sweet Caroline Monday…..

Let the icky Profiles in Courage Award continue. Ms Kennedy was the inspiration for this song. She was 10, give or take a few years.

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215 Responses to Sweet Caroline Monday…..

  1. CiscoKid says:

    I apologize, maybe.
    This is so funny. Well if you have a morbid sense of humor, and I do.
    Every time a gangbanger in Chicago gets shot and killed, the other members put up a “memorial” to the deceased. Naturally rival gang members know there will be a gathering of opponents and what better time to extract a little revenge?

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Neil Diamond’s almost 80, or beyond? What’s your favorite Diamond song? I have to choose this…

  3. NBD says:

    Considering that “Profiles in Courage” was ghostwritten for JFK, the whole Profiles in Courage Award is a steaming pile of phony. Which makes BHO the ideal recipient. On an unrelated note, why does every thread here have to feature shitty pop music from 50 years ago?

  4. Dora says:

    The election is over. All is peaceful again. 🙂

    • Jadzia says:

      And I walked through a line of five soldiers with machine guns to enter an amusement park today. What a great way to spend the day with my young children.

      I’m not saying we don’t need security, mind you. What I am saying is that I am incandescent with anger that several governments in a row have let it get to the point that this environment is just something we’re all supposed to get used to. I am angry that this is necessary.

      • blowme0bama says:

        And ALL NECESSARY for the accommodation of ONE FUCKING GROUP of PEOPLE.

        • lyn says:


        • Jadzia says:

          I KNOW, RIGHT? And what was even more depressing is that this particular amusement park–Futuroscope (it’s a “stuff French people like” kind of place)–is not a huge tourist destination and therefore not a major target. It’s on the outskirts of provincial Poitiers–nowhere near Paris.

          I can’t imagine what it’s like in places that are actual targets. (Unless this is true security theater and they are overstaffing places that aren’t in much danger and not doing enough in places that are real targets. I haven’t been to Paris in a while.)

          It will be interesting to see what security is like elsewhere in Europe. I’m taking the kids for our first real family vacation this summer. We’re going to Europa Park in Germany and then heading down to Rome. It will be very very interesting to check out the Germany situation. (Don’t worry y’all, it’s a town of about 4000 people.) I won’t say I’m not nervous about the train travel part of it, but Rome felt pretty safe as of about a year ago.

  5. mothy67 says:


    Love all Niel poor man’s Sinatra

  6. helenk3 says:

    his ode to a bottle of wine

  7. helenk3 says:

    the mockery being made of awards today is sickening. The have lost all meaning and are just paste. When I think of the people who got these awards because they earned and deserved them and the nothings they are giving to now, my stomach turns. what a disgrace they have become.

  8. DandyTIger says:

    Some more of that horrible ancient music:

  9. helenk3 says:


    WOW this is a must read

  10. DandyTIger says:

    One of Stephen’s songs to Judy Collins:

  11. Dora says:

    I like this one:

  12. lateblum says:

    Just like the drum opening in “Take Five” lets you know what’s coming, the first notes on guitar tells you what’s about to follow. And you smile…

  13. DandyTIger says:

    Some more ancient shitty music:

  14. helenk3 says:

    my teenage music

  15. DandyTIger says:

    Some more shitty music. Clearly had no influence.

    • Ann says:

      The Beatles – blech. My son and I frequently have the discussion of why I think they were so meh, and why he thinks they were one of the greatest bands ever.

      I did like some of their individual music, the Traveling Wilburys, Wings… just something about the Beatles I do not care for.

  16. The Kennedys are the Lannisters of American politics.

  17. Dora says:

  18. Mt.Laurel says:

    I’m a few years behind some of you so the first thing that comes to my mind for Neil Diamond is Johnathan Livingston Seagull. My one brother bought me the album (LP) when I was in grade school and it is still one my favorites (yes I still have a working turntable – why do you ask).

  19. Anthony says:

    Anyone besides me listening to Sally Yates and Clapper lying their slithery asses off?

  20. foxyladi14 says:

    They are really good at it!! 👿

  21. foxyladi14 says:

    Did POTUS Trump set a trap, For the leakers? 😆


  22. helenk3 says:

    I can listen to a song and remember the first time I fell in love. I can listen to another and remember the first time I had my heart broken.
    Music is a history of all the good and bad times in our lives. Some great memories and some not so great but still part of our lives. It is like a scrapbook of our lives

  23. votermom says:

  24. helenk3 says:


    I did not know this. Maybe this is why we have been getting such lousy court decisions

  25. Tuvel enacts violence and perpetuates harm in numerous ways throughout her essay. She deadnames a trans woman. She uses the term “transgenderism.” She talks about “biological sex” and uses phrases like “male genitalia.” She focuses enormously on surgery, which promotes the objectification of trans bodies. She refers to “a male-to- female (mtf) trans individual who could return to male privilege,” promoting the harmful transmisogynistic ideology that trans women have (at some point had) male privilege. In her discussion of “transracialism,” Tuvel doesn’t cite a single woman of color philosopher, nor does she substantively engage with any work by Black women, nor does she cite or engage with the work of any Black trans women who have written on this topic.

    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/447419/rebecca-tuvel-controversy-campus-radicals-free-speech-social-justice

  26. “For several weeks,” the distraught factory worker confided to his psychiatrist, “I as obsessed with the idea of putting my organ in the pickle slicer. The thought kept me awake nights. When I finally fell asleep, I would dream about it. I couldn’t work effectively. All I could do was stare at that pickle slicer and daydream. Finally, I couldn’t control my passion. During lunch hour yesterday, I stayed in the factory and fulfilled my passion.”

    “My God!” gasped the psychiatrist. “What happened?”

    “The foreman came back from lunch early,” said the worker, “saw what was going on and fired me on the spot.”

    “What happened to the pickle slicer?”

    “Of course,” the worker responded, “she was fired, too.”

  27. helenk3 says:


    I grew up in a time of segregation. I was taught at a young age that it was stupid. But watching what is happening in the last 8 years, if they want it go for it.
    just think separate train cars for black and white. Go to the back to the bus. Who needs what Rosa Parks fought for? Separate sections in restaurants.
    do away with hiring quotas and affirmative action.
    George Wallace must be singing in his grave

    • DandyTIger says:

      Funnily it’s Democrats that want, and perhaps have always wanted, segregation. And with illegal immigration, they effectively want slaves as well. The more things change…

  28. An Asian student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has submitted a bias incident report in response to receiving a burnt piece of toast at the school’s cafeteria.
    According to documents obtained by the online campus watchdog site, the College Fix, an Asian female enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, submitted a bias incident report claimed that she experienced racial discrimination when a male employee served her a piece of burnt toast.

    “It’s nothing serious, but I feel I need to get this out of my mind,” the student’s report reads. “Around 2pm afternoon last Friday, I went to Gordon Market to grab some late lunch, and got french toast from one of the male kitchen staffs there. I don’t know why but he gave me a clearly quite burnt toast among all other breads that were not burnt. I was so shocked but I couldn’t say anything and just accepted it. I am a female Asian student.”

    The student who submitted the complaint about the burnt toast added that she rarely witnesses discriminatory behavior on campus. She added that she hopes that no other student is subjected to the type of burnt toast “discrimination” that she experienced at the hands of the cafeteria worker.

    Another bias incident report filed by two Asian female students claimed racial discrimination over a student who they alleged would “glare at both of us and then continue to proceed on her phone.” The incident, which took place in the university’s library, made the two females students feel “unsafe, uncomfortable, and paranoid,” according to their report.

    “There was a white female student that kept making glares at me and another student,” the report reads. “She would glare at both of us and then continue to proceed on her phone. This proceeded for 2 hours. Both me and the victim were Asian American women. I don’t know if race plays a part in it. Though this event was small and seemingly insignificant, it made me and the other victim feel unsafe, uncomfortable and paranoid. We did not approach this person.”

    The student added that the glaring “incident” made her feel unsafe on campus: “I don’t feel safe on campus. I don’t feel safe studying in an environment that should be inclusive and welcome to all. … I wouldn’t report this if it didn’t have a significant impact on me.”

    • Jadzia says:

      Personally I think Gare du Nord is always terrifying. It’s in an area where you don’t want to be hanging around even in broad daylight. I’ll be there in a couple of weeks(*) and already am dreading it.

      (*)It’s the station for the Eurostar, so you have to go there to get to London. Fortunately the Eurostar has airport-style security and once you clear that, it’s very nice. Because, well, it’s not operated by SNCF. The Eurostar lounge on the London side is WAY nicer, though. I’m going over to see a doctor who can supposedly non-surgically fix the huge eye bags that are my only inheritance from my mother. This is the Book of Mormon trip, except the Book of Mormon part ended up being postponed until August. : (

  29. DandyTIger says:

    Nice ’68 shitty Hendrix song. SRV’s version:

  30. NewOrleans says:

    /pol/ did it! AGAIN!

    Trump should fire the Secret Service, the FBI and the CIA and hire the ragtag /pol/ bunch to do the hard work. They get the job DONE! And always in record time.

    • Jadzia says:

      Snooki seems like a sweet girl, but the thought of an EDUCATIONAL institution paying her to speak about anything is beyond ridiculous.

  31. threewickets says:

    I disagree with NBD. Millennials are tone deaf. They have to auto-tune everything so they sound like drunk robots. Music today sucks. Sorry.

  32. lyn says:

    Yay! The sourpuss photo is gone!

  33. DandyTIger says:

    And of course:

  34. helenk3 says:

    I do not like sally yates

  35. helenk3 says:


    this is the story that Hannity was talking about tonight.
    very serious and very scary.

    God damn the dems for inflicting backtrack on this country

  36. Jadzia says:

    This is a really interesting article. Especially as a lady socialized to be nice (and smile), it is very hard to break the smiling habit. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/05/why-americans-smile-so-much/524967/

  37. Dora says:

    Go Papa Go!

  38. Venus says:

    CNN admits it–Trump turns liberals into conspiracy theorists: http://archive.is/TDWkU

  39. Dora says:

  40. helenk3 says:

    I hope this shows
    antifa recruitment video

  41. Jadzia says:

    It’s been less than 48 hours since the presidential election, and HOLLANDE’S PRIME MINISTER just announced his candidacy in the upcoming “third tour” (i.e., legislative elections)–as a candidate of Macron’s so-called party! NOW will the idiots in my country realize that they have been snookered by the New Coke of Western European politics?


    • DandyTIger says:

      Of course he did, and of course they won’t wake up to the obvious. The party (and faux party) (or maybe more accurately an aristocracy) is for no economic growth, the continued watering down of country and culture by the EU, and finally massive immigration at a level that can’t possibly integrate into the culture, thus radically changing the culture. They and their followers aren’t interested in the well being of the “peasants” or the non aristocratic citizenry. Just like with the current insane party here that sits on top of the remnants of the Democratic party. And what’s really frustrating to all of us is that these movements have become religions. If you’re not in the religion, if you’re not a believer, you’re a heretic. You’re racist. You’re a bigot. And you should be burned at the stake, or something equivalent. They’re insane, and they’re running right off the cliff together.

      • Jadzia says:

        I co-sign all of this. And would like to add this: it’s possible that I am not as angry about the fact of it (because who TF cares what Manuel Valls does, not me that’s for sure) as I am about the fact that IT’S BEEN NOT EVEN 48 HOURS. I mean, he’s basically rubbing our noses in the fact that we (well, they–I sure as hell didn’t vote for Macron) got got.

        • votermom says:

          I feel like Europe is basically being run by a cabal of new aristos who divvy up and decide things in secret, then throw rigged elections.

          • Jadzia says:

            Pretty much. My FIL believes that at least in France, this basically started with Mitterand.

        • DandyTIger says:

          At some point you have to laugh at it all, and laugh at the obvious destruction that will come. If not, you’ll just be crying over it. Ridicule and laughter are the best ways to cope and to do battle. But also, keep an eye out for escape options. I think the entire EU will eventually collapse. Either before the member countries collapse or along with them collapsing. Hopefully things get bad enough that people wake up and change directions. The alternative might be civil war level internal conflicts. But I’d guess that things will just continue to go down hill slowly for some time.

          Interestingly if the US economy really heats up and grows, that will help the EU countries, and may postpone any really bad things from happening. But the long term outlook isn’t good. It’s hard to fathom serious civil wars and massive changes in Europe, so let’s hope at some point before it’s too late, changes can happen.

          • NewOrleans says:

            “Ridicule and laughter are the best ways to cope…”

            Don’t forget booze! It’s a cure-all!

  42. Dora says:

    KATIE HOPKINS: Macron may have won by a landslide but in the resigned Paris I visited last night it didn’t feel like many people were celebrating a triumph for the globalists


    • DandyTIger says:

      The new leaders saying the equivalent of “Let them eat cake” doesn’t always go over like they think it should. Less celebrating actually gives me some hope.

    • Jadzia says:

      Other than the author’s kind of strange yearning to apparently have people set things on fire here like those passionate Venezuelans (huh?), this was the best article I’ve read on how alienating and bizarre this whole post-election scene really was. It’s even weirder outside of Paris. There have been no apparent signs of celebration (or anger) in either of the big provincial capitals I’ve been in since the election. No demonstrations, no cheering, no flags, hell, no T-shirts. Just… silence.

  43. Venus says:

    Great story on Bannon in the Hollywood Reporter. His former partner at the Firm debunks the MSM narrative that he’s a devil/hothead/racist. Best part is story of a New Yorker reporter who ignored this man’s on the record quotes about a merger Bannon was involved with at the Firm and instead printed a story from an anonymous source that made Bannon look bad. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/news/steve-bannons-hollywood-partner-breaks-silence-defends-hes-not-a-racist-q-a-1001006

  44. Dora says:

    The democrats will fight like crazy to make sure that most of them are not confirmed.

    • elliesmom says:

      Since Harry nuked the filibuster on judges and only 51 votes are needed, there really isn’t anything the Democrats can do. If they aren’t confirmed, it’s all on the Republicans.

    • Jadzia says:

      One of them (the Idahoan, IIRC) is actually an old Obama nominee! His previous nomination never got voted on. I can’t wait to hear how this means that Trump is the devil.

  45. votermom says:

  46. Dora says:

    This must be when Hillary lost.

  47. helenk3 says:

    anybody here from Washington State?
    tunnel collapse at the Hanford nuclear plant. they say no leaks

  48. helenk3 says:


    dance mom going to jail.
    I used to think that any parent that put their kid on her show should be charged with child abuse

    • Jadzia says:

      Not just the show, either. My little Alabama nieces (pretty much the same age as my daughters) take dance and wow, it is not the ballet and tap I remember taking as a kid. The teachers are dressing 5-year-olds like little hoochies, with dance moves to match. WTF? Our ballet classes are kind of boring, but at least they’re appropriate for children.

      OMG I sound like The Church Lady.

      • swanspirit says:

        No you don’t. What is appropriate for children seems to be in the toilet these days.

        • Jadzia says:

          The most bizarre thing about this situation with the nieces is that the most enthusiastic proponents of this nonsense are the girls’ extremely churchy (evangelical, I think) grandparents. My sister seems slightly uncomfortable with the whole thing, but doesn’t want to rock the boat because they are on the warpath trying to get custody taken away from her after she had the gall to divorce their cheating, abusive excuse for a son.

  49. Dora says:

  50. DandyTIger says:

    Fun news: Trump fired Comey today.

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