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Great video, when Bob isn’t distracted by a pretty woman walking by.
And old friend sent me this link. It’s one of my favorite Pink Floyd songs on my favorite Pink Floyd album. The whole back side is one song entitled “Echoes” which always hit me as a musical version of an Escher print.
P.F. was my favorite band in my sophomore year of high school (I was fickle, what can I say?). Over the years I got over them particularly as I grew weary of Roger Waters’ high pitched whining, usually about how mean all the women in his life were to him and how rough it is to be a multi-millionaire rock star. There was a short spectrum of emotion usually tending towards self-iindulgent a dark edge which is kind of waring after awhile. Meddle was pre-Dark Side when they focused on music in their albums rather than stoner poster inserts and heavy-handed background noises between songs.
The Point (100.3 FM) caters to my age and plays a lot of P.F., maybe a little too much (and maybe a little too much Cars as well). But they don’t play much of the earlier stuff unfortunately. Consider this my request if any of the DJs are reading.
For months you’ve been hearing conservative Democrats like Max Baucus, Ben Nelson, and Diane Feinstein (now on record for the public option) avoiding any commitment with regard to the public option. They wouldn’t even commit to saying that they were undecided on the concept. The mantra has been, “we don’t have enough votes,” implying that maybe they really do want one, but just can’t deliver while retaining plausible deniability for insurance company donors who have paid the six Senators drafting the Finance Committee bill enormously.
There are now three public option amendments proposed for the Finance Committee bill. They will be debated and voted upon. As Pete Seger used to sing, “which side are you on?”
Or will they find a reason to be somewhere else for the vote?
Even bigger news? The lone wolf Republican has reversed herself and offered a triggered public option amendment. Probably too little too late, as the progressives in Congress sense blood and are acting more aggressively than they have in decades. The big debate right now is whether the magic number is 60 or 51.
It’s a whole new ballgame.
Addendum: Pressure on Snowe.