OT 6-16-16: Jew Gun Nuts
As I've said elsewhere, I'm what's called Jewish. I haven't been in a synogogue in years. I'm not even sure if "synagogue" is the right word or if I mean "temple". I know there are some Jewish holidays but the only one I ever paid attention to was Chanukkah. Eight days of light! Still, even though I'm not a religious Jew I still consider myself a member of that group of people, thus don't mind telling a few Jew jokes
Well, it seems young
Rothschild Katz was sitting in the study with his father and said "Dad, I have a date tonight. Can you give me $100?" The elder Rothschild Katz replied "$50? I'm not giving you $25."
On a different occasion, young
Rothschild Katz got an erection, walked into a wall and broke his nose.
Shaharazade and I had a long discussion the other night (too long, if you ask me!) about what we can and can't say here at c99p. One thing we agreed on is this question to those who want to be restrictive: who do you think we are? This is not dKos. If you think it's dKos Jr. and bring dKos attitudes here then it will become dKos. We're not enemies here. If I say something incredibly stupid (I might have...and just seconds ago) you can tell me, as a friend would. Not as an adversary.
The idea that I/P is too touchy so we can't talk about it makes no sense to me. It's a complicated issue that can't be solved by avoiding it. It's something the people in that region should be re-examining daily instead of taking positions and stubbornly sticking to them. And if, as I believe, they should be talking about the ins and outs, pros and cons of each possible solution, so should we. Every once in awhile we should try that old debating trick, arguing for the opposite point of view. That can loosen up the stiffness of our positions, get us to consider alternatives. But if we can't talk about it then we get nowhere.
It's the same with guns. To those who think that banning sales of assault rifles will start the slippery slope to banning guns, thus let's not have any new laws, that would be the same as saying banks shouldn't be regulated because then banks would disappear. Speed limits should not exist because then we're on the way to never driving. I can't think of a single thing that vanished because laws were tightened up. Can you? Let me know!
And what about that phrase "gun nuts"? I'm comfortable with that being used for those who want zero new gun laws. Know why? Because it's nuts! I think guns are stupid. You might disagree. You might want one because you're concerned about your safety. But why have two? Three? Why allow assault rifles? That's nuts, I tell you. Nuts!
Shaz says she's getting tired of this whole political scene. It's crooked, it's rigged, it's a fraud, nothing changes, nothing gets done. She's so fed up with it she kept telling me about it, for hours! Like from 7 pm to 11 pm, so I thought I'd talk about Bobby Freeman from 11 pm to 3 am. Not knowing much about him, except that he just had a birthday, I had to repeat the few facts I had. Some of those "facts" were things I guessed! Like that he's from San Francisco. I thought he must be because there's a plaque on the Condor Club saying he invented the Swim there. I see (thanks Google) that the Condor Club is still there. I'm shocked! Anyway, the Swim (once again)...written by Sly Stone before he was Sly Stone.
Betty Lou Got a New Pair of Shoes
So yeah, he's from San Francisco. As enhyrdra lutris showed us the other day, his biggest hit was "Do You Wanna Dance". The label says "Want to" instead of "Wanna" but since Freeman wrote it and says it's "Wanna" then it's "Wanna"! By the way, although his first name is Bobby he isn't what you'd call a "Bobby". That's reserved for Bobby Rydell, Bobby Vinton, Bobby Vee and a bunch of guys whose names weren't Bobby at all, like Frankie or Fabian or Brian. It should also be noted that Bobby Darin was not a "Bobby". Anyway, Bobby Freeman, from San Francisco, was 17 when he had his first hit, 23 when he had his last big hit, still singing at age 76.
Here he sounds like Smokey before Smokey was Smokey with a beautiful tune
Since this is an open thread I want to talk about another subject entirely and that's the cannabis legalization here in Oregon. It occurred to me that since dope became legal last October you'd think there'd be stoners falling all over the place, crashing their cars, becoming heroin addicts and all that, as opponents argued. Yet that's not the case at all. We hardly notice any difference. The main changes are that the state gets its cut of the profits and people aren't paranoid about cops busting them for possession. I think both of those are good things.
And now, most importantly, it takes a lot to run this site and JtC has done a fantastic job. But it can't be maintained unless we support it financially so send some money, cabbage, kale, lettuce, moola, bacon. Paypal works, so do checks!