Beach Party at the Swamp !

Yes, we have nice beaches here 🙂

Saturday night Open Thread. Bring your favorite music, food and booze. Snipe Hunt at midnight with NBD 😛

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181 Responses to Beach Party at the Swamp !

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Knew these guys when they were a garage band in Norfolk. One hit wonders, but still our wonders. Bill died several years ago, but part of his original band are still popular at local venues as just The Rhondels.

    • DeniseVB says:

      From wiki…..

      Bill Deal & the Rhondels were formed in 1959 in Portsmouth, Virginia, crossing blue-eyed soul and beach music. They had three hit singles in 1969, “I’ve Been Hurt” (U.S. #35), “What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)” (U.S. #23) and “May I” (U.S. #39).

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Beach Shag dancing is more of a Carolina coastal thing, but we live so close to the line….:D

    • taw46 says:

      And in Ocean Drive, “The Pad” was the place to go to shag. I am told it is still there, but a different name. And they still shag. And Ocean Drive is now called North Myrtle Beach.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Peabody’s was the place to go in VaBeach, got ripped down for a hotel. In the 60’s and 70’s, locals would drive down to the NC Outer Banks to avoid the crowds and drink on the beach.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    If you prefer Beach Blanket Bingo…..

    • NewOrleans says:

      Oh, how I love me some Annette!

      Here’s a clip from ‘Pajama Party,’ another terrific Beach movie, starring Dorothy Lamour.
      Look for a very young Teri Garr dancing in a yellow one-piece swimsuit and singer Toni Basil (“Mickey!”) in a purple two-piece as two of the Pajama Girls. Fun.

      • DeniseVB says:

        What a find ! Love Teri Garr and she was soooo young there, I wouldn’t have recognized her if you didn’t describe the outfit, but yep, that’s her! Had to peek at wikki, she’s 69 now and has been suffering with MS for years. Was surprised she’s only worth 4 million (per wikki), she certainly has worked harder than the Obamas and Clintons. /meow

  4. elliesmom says:

    My high school buddies. One of them was my first date.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    Or the beach scene from Here to Eternity….

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Or a scene from my actual honeymoon in Nassau about 48 years ago (thank you reenactors) ….

    • SHV says:

      You were way ahead of the trend for “destination” weddings.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Actually, got married at the NATO headquarters chapel in Norfolk, Va. It wasn’t my choice 😦 If it
        was up to me, Vegas baby! Unfortunately, my dad and new hubby were deeply into military tradition, it was even covered on the local news.

        • taw46 says:

          Nice wedding. A friend of mine was married in the late 60’s at some military chapel near DC. Her husband’s dad was in the military and worked at the Pentagon. So, he was into the military tradition as well. I don’t think either one of them would have chosen that location. But I liked it.

  7. swanspirit says:

    The live beach cam from Ocean City, Md. From the Kite Loft.

  8. swanspirit says:

    This one is better! You can see the waves roll in by the pier!

  9. DeniseVB says:

    Spicier !

  10. AFVet says:

    Steve Mnuchin is wedding long time fiancee Louise Linton.
    She’s a Scottish model.
    This administration is looking better and better.

    • CiscoKid says:

      I can’t believe I used to comb/wear my hair that way.
      White sox’s and belt buckle worn on the side.
      “Once you’re a Jet, your always a Jet, from your first cigarette…”

    • lateblum says:

      That song, and many more was written by Paul Vance, a man who barely – if at all – graduated high school. His first song was “Catch a Falling Star” sung by Perry Como. He was originally a ne’er-do-well class clown-ish teen who, if I have it right, was always in trouble. He wrote hundreds of songs and so many made it to the “Hit Parade”. When I was in VT, the NPR station my sis listens to, was doing an hour-long story about Vance. I’ll find out whose program it was, and get back with it. It was fascinating.
      Read the Wiki info at the link. It’s not long. Some interesting stuff there.

      • John Denney says:

        If I remember correctly, Catch a Falling Star was the first recording to go “Gold”.

  11. DeniseVB says:

    You guys are the best, here’s my beddy-bye time comment of the evening…..

  12. blowme0bama says:

    Axel Chitlin in this clip is Alex Chilton of Big Star.

  13. AFVet says:

    Swamp music.

    • Jadzia says:

      After five years in France I had almost wiped them from my mind, after 40 years of hearing, “your parents must have been big fans” at least 3 times a week.

  14. mothy67 says:


  15. helenk3 says:

    I have a real big problem with this. How many traitorous things are backtrack and clinton going to get away with?

  16. helenk3 says:

    I know it is wapo but the wringing of hands, pulling of own hair and the OMG THIS IS THE END OF THE WORLD, is worth reading just for the giggles

    • DeniseVB says:

      Hee, hee….

    • elliesmom says:

      While there will always be one more case a justice wants to hear, it doesn’t really matter whether a justice retires this year or next. Trump will get to nominate the replacement. Maybe the Democrats will take back the senate in 2018, but that’s a short hook for a justice to hang a hat on given the political demographics of the states with a senate race. Both Kennedy and Ginsburg should realize they’re going to be replaced by a conservative. If they had retired while Obama was still in office, their liberal legacy would have been secured for decades, but they gambled, and they lost.

      • swanspirit says:

        I don’t think they thought they were gambling. Like a great many other smug liberals, I bet they thought the fix was in. They all forgot, the forgotten people.

      • Venus says:

        Kennedy is considered a swing, not a liberal. Really he’s pretty moderate except for LGBT matters where he is liberal — it makes me wonder if he has a close friend or family member who is gay.

        Ruth –appointed by Bill — wanted Hillary to appoint her replacement — wouldn’t that make a great story for the history books? But you’re right — she gambled and lost.

        Breyer is the other super liberal on the court right now who should have retired under Obama and probably regrets not doing so. He’s 78 and was also appointed by Bill.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I don’t think it was a secret Ruth wanted to retire after “Hillary was elected” ? She changed gears after it was Trump and decided to hang in there to “save the country” or something. I always thought Lifetime appointments were to make the SCOTUS non-political? Ruthie also said some negative things about Trump during the campaign, she should have been retired then 😦

    • helenk3 says:

      In history I read about Franklin Roosevelt “packing” the supreme court. I know it was a different dem party then, but why was that ok but Trump installing conservatives wrong?

  17. Dora says:

    Some pictures of the wedding from The Daily Mail. I think Melania was the star of the show.


    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his Scottish actress fiancee are married by Mike Pence in front of Trump, Melania and Ivanka in lavish, star-studded DC ceremony

    Steven Mnuchin, 54, wed Scottish actress Louise Linton, 36, in Washington DC on Saturday
    Pair tied the knot in a lavish ceremony at Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, a historic building on National Mall

    The 300-person guest list included Donald and Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence
    Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner also attending the star-studded nuptials

  18. helenk3 says:

    I do not understand the phony outrage over this. Most other countries do not let you in unless you can show means of support.
    For years we told our own, don’t have kids unless you can afford them, now we support guys with multiple wives and mobs of kids. So he gets an active sex life and we are supposed to pay for it. what is wrong with that picture?

    • swanspirit says:

      Try getting into New Zealand! Or overstaying your visa.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Mexico and Cuba have tougher immigration laws than we do.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          Canada is not easy unless you hit one of the special buttons like religion of pieces. You have to show you have $$$ in the bank and a job at the ready that cannot be filled by a Canadian citizen. I have know several people who tried and were told sorry – not enough wealth to support yourself and no special skills. Oh and they are rather picky about older immigrants unless you have lots of $$$$. One former neighbor that moved to Toronto with her boyfriend (Canadian) found out after they canceled the wedding that Canada disinvited her and she had very little time to get herself back to the USA.

  19. helenk3 says:

    I am not a beer drinker and my late husband drank bud or rolling rock. i really do not know too many people who drink this beer

    • blowme0bama says:

      I used to, 30+ years ago. Don’t really drink anything anymore.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I have never been a big drinker and have not had any beer in ages. My Dad always bought cases from the local breweries most of which are now gone or have been bought out. Rolling Rock was the default to have on hand for company. I always bought those same beers to have on hand for company myself. Most of the people I know who drink Heineken come from areas that had no local beers or want to pretend they come from areas that had no local beers. When ordering they always seem to include a lecture on how one must opt for Euro beers or maybe a never heard of micro brewery with a specialty beer.

      • mothy67 says:

        Yuengling backed Trump and faced a boycott. They didn’t back down. I like Stella once in awhile, but Yuengling has been my go to beer since $5 pitchers in college.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Fortunately I’ve already boycotted Heineken’s for 66 years so big deal. My friends who ocaissonally do imbibe it, claim it’s similar to warm pee, but that’s probably not important.

    • John Denney says:

      And if that immigrant won’t have a beer with you, it’s quite possible it’s a Muslim who would as soon see you dismembered.

      So, yeah, share good beer and pork sausages with your neighbor, and see who’s not so neighborly.

  20. helenk3 says:

    reminds me of the stories on how the “hippie” movement of the 60s changed

  21. Dora says:


    • DeniseVB says:

      I think Bernie was paid off handsomely not to fight back or run independently against Hillary. Even Jill Stein had offered him the top spot on her ticket, and she’d run as his VP. That would sucked a lot of votes from the Dems. He’s just as corrupt as the rest of the swamp.

    • CiscoKid says:

      Schumer already placed his hand on The Bible when he took the Oath of Office.
      He lied then, and he’d lie again no matter how many bibles he puts his hand on.

    • Dora says:

      Great letter. I love Charlie Daniels. I wonder if ‘Cryin Chuck’ ever heard of him. 🙂

    • CiscoKid says:

      One might argue that it was not Divine intervention that put Trump in the Presidency, but I give thanks every night that Donald Trump is our President.

  22. votermom says:

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  24. Dora says:

    Another tradition broken.


    Trump breaks with tradition, forgoes Ramadan dinner

    The holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

    The dinners began under President Clinton and were continued by President George W. Bush and Barack Obama. The iftar dinner at the White House is usually attended by prominent members of the Muslim community, diplomats and Congress members.

  25. helenk3 says:

    for those of you that might not get to go here, a little bit of American history

    • SHV says:

      Last time I was there, about 12 yrs ago, had an excellent tour guide. The one thing that I remember most was the “shit line”. We walk along part of the one mile line where 12,500 Confed. soldiers lined up for “Picket’s Charge”. Most had some form of diarrheal illness and would have to back out of line to relieve themselves, forming the “shit line”. A reminder of the fact that of the 750,000(?) deaths, 2 out of 3 were non-combat related.

  26. mothy67 says:

    An AP story on Drudge talks about resistance and diversity in lgbtqlmnop, but omits Gay Republicans for Trump banned from marching in parade, Milo losing venue, and gay flag with Star of David prohibited from Chicago parade as it might make people uncomfortable. WTF?

  27. Dora says:

    With updates.


    Outrageous! Wild Bill for America ARRESTED in Canada…w/Update UPDATE #2 Update #3
    for “hate speech.”

    Here’s what we know so far:

  28. Ann says:

    The first one was wonderful, the second one was not good… this trailer does not inspire me to spend money to see the third one…

  29. Dora says:

    • lyn says:

      These fraudsters need to be sued.

      • Lulu says:

        This Fusion GPS is hooked up with Mexican NAFTA and open border proponents (Mexican wives and working in Mexico City and one partner may be a Mexican national too) and the GOPe types (Jeb Bush) of the same ilk. Mexico freaked out early and hard over Trump. This mess was to knock out Trump at the REPUBLICAN convention. It was so stupid and non-professional it wouldn’t work. THEN they passed it on to the Democrats.

  30. CiscoKid says:

    What’s wrong w/ good ol’ tar, feathers and a stout rail?

  31. Dora says:

    Someone get this man some Tums.


    Schiff: Possible Lynch meddling in Clinton email probe makes me ‘queasy’

  32. Venus says:

    And if it hadn’t been for an average guy filming Hillary’s collapse on 9/11/16, the MSM would have covered that up too.

  33. Venus says:

    How Roseanne was red pilled

  34. Venus says:

  35. votermom says:

    Guess what? My kitchen is finally unclogged!!!

  36. CiscoKid says:

    Gf liked to wash her hair in the sink before going to bed.
    Saved time in the am before going to work, quick shower and off to work, hair nice and dry.
    But as we, my guy and I discovered, she never used the strainer.
    As one side started to drain slowly, she just used the other side.
    We had a small dishwasher so I never really noticed till the shower and porcelain facility wasn’t draining correct.

  37. Dora says:

    This is almost funny. I did say almost.


    Defining Hypocrisy: Schumer Defends Pelosi By Telling Dems “You Don’t Blame Other People For Losing”

  38. Windy City Times:

    However, the Dyke March Collective also ejected three people carrying Jewish Pride flags (a rainbow flag with a Star of David in the center).

    According to one of those individuals—A Wider Bridge Midwest Manager Laurel Grauer—she and her friends were approached a number of times in the park because they were holding the flag.

    “It was a flag from my congregation which celebrates my queer, Jewish identity which I have done for over a decade marching in the Dyke March with the same flag,” she told Windy City Times.

    She added that she lost count of the number of people who harassed her.

    One Dyke March collective member asked by Windy City Times for a response, said the women were told to leave because the flags “made people feel unsafe,” that the march was “anti-Zionist” and “pro-Palestinian.”

    “They were telling me to leave because my flag was a trigger to people that they found offensive,” Grauer said. “Prior to this [march] I had never been harassed or asked to leave and I had always carried the flag with me.”

    Another of those individuals asked to leave was an Iranian Jew named Eleanor Shoshany-Anderson.

    “I was here as a proud Jew in all of my identities,” Shoshany-Anderson asserted. “The Dyke March is supposed to be intersectional. I don’t know why my identity is excluded from that. I fell that, as a Jew, I am not welcome here.”

    A statement from posted June 24 on the Dyke March Twitter account read in part:

    “Sadly, our celebration of dyke, queer and trans solidarity was partly overshadowed by our decision to ask three individuals carrying Israeli flags superimposed on rainbow flags to leave the rally. This decision was made after they repeatedly expressed support for Zionism during conversations with Dyke March Collective members.”

    “People asked me if I was a Zionist and I said ‘Yes, I do care about the state of Israel but I also believe in a two-state solution and an independent Palestine,'” Grauer said. “It’s hard to swallow the idea of inclusion when you are excluding people from that. People are saying ‘You can be gay but not in this way.’ We do not feel welcomed. We do not feel included.”

    In their statement, Dyke March Collective organizers singled out Grauer’s organization A Wider Bridge for what they called “provocative actions at other LGBTQ events [and] for using Israel’s supposed ‘LGBTQ tolerance’ to pinkwash the violent occupation of Palestine.”

    Social-media posts in support of the Dyke March Collective also claimed that a rainbow flag with a Star of David is a form of pink washing (a theory postulated by a City University of New York professor which claims that Israeli support of LGBTQ communities is designed to detract attention from civil and human rights abuses of Palestinian people.)

    Supporters added that American flags were similarly not welcome as they too are considered signs of oppression. However, flags from other nations were present.

    All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Imagine if someone was LGBTQ and conservative. As long as you’re exactly like them, the left is very tolerant.

      • mothy67 says:

        Many a homo has talked to me since my MAGA hat.
        The other kicker is that I have known some of these guys for years and this whole trans thing is knew. You cannot disagree.

    • mothy67 says:

      Intolerance is very common in the gay community. 2008 I asked about hillary poster in a few bars. They claimed to not take sides, but a few months later obama signs everywhere.

  39. Dora says:

    I love watching this. It feels like America is back.

  40. CiscoKid says:

    Take a quick poll about Pelosi and Trump.
    Only about 8 or 9 K votes cast but I think you’ll be surprised.

  41. mothy67 says:


  42. Dora says:

    At least someone is reporting it.

  43. Dora says:

    That was a great decision. I hope he enjoyed his game.


    Guess who went golfing instead of holding a traditional Islamic “Iftar” dinner at the White House to mark the end of Ramadan?

    For the first time in nearly two decades, Ramadan has come and gone without the White House recognizing it with an Iftar or Eid celebration, as had taken place each year beginning with Clinton, and continued by the Bush and Obama administrations.

    • John Denney says:

      The warnings make no sense.
      If you were issuing warnings to a ship on a collision course, wouldn’t you keep a sharp eye on that ship? And if so, wouldn’t you see the collision coming, and then know you had just collided? Wouldn’t you be on the radio letting everyone know?
      So why the one hour delay reporting the collision?

  44. Dora says:

    This is a damn shame!


    GOING TO PARIS? Be sure to thank the many Muslims you’ll encounter for ruining your visit to the Eiffel Tower

    A $20 million dollar bullet-proof glass barrier will be built around the base of the Eiffel Tower to protect visitors from Islamic terrorist attacks. After Muslim terrorists killed more than 230 people in France over the past few years, the Eiffel Tower will be ramping up security.

  45. DeniseVB says:

    Why I love Bill Mitchell, always optimistic since June 2015 !

  46. Venus says:

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  48. lateblum says:

    And just as it was during the last 8 years, the Dems via Josh Earnest, the man with the paradoxical name, is blaming the Republicans for everything.

    “In a transparent attempt at blame-shifting, former Obama spokesman Josh Earnest has tried to place responsibility for President Obama’s failure to respond effectively to Russian meddling in the election . . . on Republicans”

  49. taw46 says:

  50. Ann says:

    Not to be a whiner, but this thread is killing my ipad. 😦

  51. mothy67 says:

    Our mental health programs are seriously fucked up. Trying to get an acquaintance some help and unless you present as suicidal it takes weeks to see a psychlogist/psychiatrist. There are walk in clinics, but they mostly deal with addiction. Looking for private is so daunting. I don’t know what his covers. I think mine covers two per year. I can see why I have friends that go for weekly chats and scripps. They must pay out of pocket.
    I can’t imagine being down and navigating this. I think he should present as a kid — they treat kids asap. Call them agephobiests. If gender is subjective why not age.

  52. lateblum says:

    Just sayin’

  53. Somebody says:

    This thread is getting really long how about a fresh one?
    Thread ideas……Just Another Manic Monday Open Thread with Bangles video of song
    SCOTUS Trumps 9th Circuit with links to any of the stories
    CNN is very fake news with links to the kerfuffle over their Russia coverage
    Big Brother is always listening and link the story Helen posted above

  54. DeniseVB says:

    If there’s nothing in the barn, will have a new thread up in a few minutes, hang on 😀

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