Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Frank Sinatra: The September Of My Years

The seasons are changing (well technically September 23) in this celebratory Sinatra century year, and after a few Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen songs in a row, here is another great one to start off September.

Pundette: That Ol' Black Magic (I am saving that and other similar ones for the end of October), Call This Indescribably Good (she is featuring Cahn's Call Me Irresponsible), I'll Be Seeing You, The Coffee Song (the swinging version) and How About You?

Cahn, Sinatra, and Van Heusen

Bob Belvedere: Sinatra's Best 16-14, More, Sammy Cahn's Please Be Kind, and You Make Me Feel So Young, Sinatra's Best 19-17, Almost Like Being In Love, The Gal Who Got Away, The Tender Trap #2 (the film version with Debbie Reynolds), and It Happened In Monterey (Tie), Sinatra's Best 22 through 20, Nice 'n' Easy, I'm a Fool To Want You, The Song Is You and Don't Worry About Me (Tie)

Sinatra, Van Heusen and Sammy Davis Jr. (on his wedding day)

Mark Steyn: Angel EyesCome Fly With Me, Ebb Tide, Witchcraft, Stars Fall on Alabama, (Love Is) The Tender Trap, Learnin' the Blues and In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning. And of course, Mark's Sammy Cahn post and podcast: Ain't That A Kick

EBL: Come Fly With Me

Don’t forget to also keep checking out
Pundette’s Sinatra 100 countdown,
Ms Evi’s Sinatra Celebration,
Dispatches from the Camp of the Saints Sinatra, &
Mark Steyn’s Sinatra Songs Of The Century.
It’s a swingin’ world.

Mark Steyn's new book which is outstanding and important about Disgrace to his Profession Michael E. Mann officially comes out today too!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Lem's Levity: "Lessons on Love"

Lem's Levity: "Lessons on Love"

The Cantor and the Klansman (a story of redemption) Trapp's KKK Robes

Emasculated Republicans: There is a ranching word for that...

They keep coming by the hundreds of thousands...

It is not like you weren't told: Gimli the dwarf is in hot water with Muslim advocacy groups in Wales for refusing to play Dhimmi the dwarf.

What Republican Can Stop Trump? Lindsay Graham 2016 Rule 5

Sunday, August 30, 2015

President Obama changes the name of North America's highest peak in honor of Conservative Pundit Mark Levin

Lem's Levity

Remembering Katrina (and Sandy)

Huma and the Perv

In a way it's brilliant, in it's salacious, it's true, and reminds everyone of another sexual pervert.

Regular Right Guy: Huma the Babe Strikes Back
Legal Insurrection: Hillary has some enormous problems
EBL: FBI investigating an Espionage Ace violation with Hillary's emails
DaTechGuy: We all know
Mark Steyn: Sewers and Servers
Rush Limbaugh: Media Outraged (why, they had no problem lampooning the Perv when it suited them to do so)

Oliver Sacks RIP

 Robin Williams with Oliver Sacks at a party for the movie Awakenings

Young Oliver Sacks, 1961

Instapundit: Sounds like an Oliver Sacks book, but isn't

The Mystery of ISIS and Obama's Foreign Policy Legacy

This is an interesting article on the birth and changes of ISIS over the last 15 years. But it fails to address (at all) President Obama's control and decision making for the past seven years and how the Obama Administration lost Iraq, Syria and Libya

And we are going to trust Barack Obama to cut a nuclear deal with Iran?

So I am going to take a guess "Anonymous" who wrote the "Mystery of ISIS" article above might be someone currently in government sympathetic to the current administration.  

At the core of Obama’s thinking is that American military involvement cannot be the primary instrument to achieve the new equilibrium that the region so desperately needs. And yet thoughts of a pacific equilibrium are far from anyone’s mind in the real, existing Middle East. In the 2012 campaign, Obama spoke not only of killing Osama bin Laden; he also said that Al Qaeda had been “decimated.” I pointed out that the flag of Al Qaeda is now flying in Falluja, in Iraq, and among various rebel factions in Syria; Al Qaeda has asserted a presence in parts of Africa, too. 
“The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” Obama said, resorting to an uncharacteristically flip analogy. “I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.
Foreign Affairs: Obama's Libya Debacle
Politico: Who Lost Iraq?

AoSHQ: Pentagon not targeting Islamic State training camps?
Robert Fulford: ISIS is an evil we have not begun to comprehend
Rush Limbaugh: Dick and Liz Cheney on why the world needs a powerful America. Mistakes were made in Iraq, but at least Bush/Cheney made sure they left the country stable before turning it over to Barack Obama. And Obama let it go to hell. This debacle is his now.