We strolled through fields all wet with rain

And back along the lane again
  Dm                    Am
There in the sunshine, in the sweet summertime
    E                     Am
The way that young lovers do

I kissed you on the lips once more
And we said goodbye at your front door
In the nighttime, yeah that's the right time
To feel the way that young lovers do

 C                  G
Then we sat on our own star and dreamed
        C                         F                  E
Of the way that we were and the way that we wanted to be
 C                  G
Then we sat on our own star and dreamed
        C                   F                  E
Of the way that I was for you and you were for me

And then we danced the night away
And turn into each other and say
I love you, I love you
The way that young lovers do

Lovers do, lovers do, doot doot do-be-do

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119 Responses to “THE WAY YOUNG LOVERS DO”

  1. blessedistruth Says:

    My doggie really seems to like “Don’t Toss Us Away.”

    I have the original vinyl, somewhere.

  2. blessedistruth Says:

    Thanks to cynka dynka doo!

    Don’t forget, I’m 10 days older than you!

  3. blessedistruth Says:

    Haven’t posted this in a good long while. One of the best.

  4. blessedistruth Says:

  5. blessedistruth Says:

    Music for Making Out!

  6. blessedistruth Says:

    Good night, good people!

  7. blessedistruth Says:

    Chile quake in pictures

  8. blessedistruth Says:

    A massive earthquake that struck Chile killed around 350 people in the coastal town of Constitucion, which was also hit by a tsunami, state television quoted emergency officials as saying.

  9. blessedistruth Says:

    Police in Constitucion, Chile stop looters attempting to steal goods in the wake of Saturday’s deadly earthquake. (Feb. 28)

  10. blessedistruth Says:

  11. blessedistruth Says:

    McCain has vocally opposed the birther movement since his 2008 presidential bid.

    His renewed criticism of the movement may endear McCain to Arizona moderates and Democrats, potential participants in Arizona’s open primary system.

    But the tactic might backfire with active Arizonan Republicans. Recently, 40 Arizona Republicans — out of a total of 90 Arizona State legislators – passed a bill demanding that presidential candidates send a copy of their birth certificate to the Arizona lawmakers.

    Arizonan Republicans’ preoccupation with American citizenship is not surprising given the state’s illegal immigration woes; citizenship is a hot topic in the state in general.

    Regardless, the passing of the bill does not bode well for the McCain campaign’s relationship with the GOP grassroots.

  12. blessedistruth Says:

    McCain blasted in online poll

    Just a handful of WND readers favor him over GOP challenger

    NPR noted Hayworth was encouraged to run when a poll last fall showed nearly two-thirds of Arizona Republicans thought McCain was out of touch with his party’s base and another showed Hayworth even with McCain.

    WND reported this week a new political campaign ad for McCain assails Hayworth for raising the issue of President Obama’s eligibility.

    “It smacks of desperation,” Hayworth told WND. “I think John’s a good man who is getting some very bad advice. I think this will provide a backlash that sadly, but accurately, portrays the level of panic in the McCain campaign. It’s most unfortunate.”

    “John’s a good man who is getting some very bad advice.”

    Yes, exactly.

  13. blessedistruth Says:

    To: Beckwith; LucyT

    “Then, Milan claims that, “Authorities in Hawaii have provided an electronic record of Obama’s birth….”
    “This statement is completely false. No Hawaiian authority, at any time, has ever claimed that Hawaii provided, any one of the THREE evolving copies of Obama’s Certification of Live Birth (COLB), that, over time, were posted on the Internet by Obama’s co-conspirators at the left-wing Annenberg I challenge anyone to produce a statement from any Hawaiian official confirming Milan’s assertion. It never happened.”

    Politifact actually has Okubo on the record denying that the electronic COLB image provided by the Obama campaign can be authenticated by her or by anyone at DHOH! But that was only in a follow-up to their initial story where Okubo said the COLB was a valid HI BC.

    From the St. Petersburg Times Politifact:

    Politifact describes the controversy that erupted from their initial story:

    “When the birth certificate arrived from the Obama campaign it confirmed his name as the other documents already showed it. Still, we took an extra step: We e-mailed it to the Hawaii Department of Health, which maintains such records, to ask if it was real.

    “‘It’s a valid Hawaii state birth certificate,’ spokesman Janice Okubo told us.

    “Then the firestorm started.”

    After the “firestorm,” Politifact apparently conducted a follow-up interview with Okubo which shows that what Okubo meant was that the Obama COLB only appeared to be be a valid HI BC, but she could not and did not “verify” that it was a valid HI BC:


    “Okubo says she got a copy of her own birth certificate last year and it is identical to the Obama one we received.

    “And about the copy we e-mailed her for verification? ‘When we looked at that image you guys sent us, our registrar, he thought he could see pieces of the embossed image through it.'”

    “Still, she acknowledges: ‘I don’t know that it’s possible for us to even say beyond a doubt what the image on the site represents.'”

    17 posted on Sunday, February 28, 2010 11:23:37 AM by Seizethecarp

  14. blessedistruth Says:

    #eligibility: The Dangerous Question That’s Not Just for Presidents

  15. blessedistruth Says:

    Both sides in HCR debate cite Regina Herzlinger. Truth is she advocates for universal coverage, an individual mandate and NO government-run HC like the Swiss.

    I saw her on CNN with Sanjay Gupta this morning and she’s critical of both Dems and Repubs.

    I hope CNN posts video of interview.


    Harvard Professor Regina Herzlinger explains why government health care will not work. Referring to the Massachusetts experiment, when a government takes over a market, even a little one like the Massachusetts market, it limits choice.

  16. blessedistruth Says:

    If you can stand listening to Ms. Maddow, I do want to hear what Ezra Klein had to say.

  17. blessedistruth Says:

    I hate to admit it, but I think both Klein AND Maddow make valid points.

    Especially on the individual mandate, you cannot have universal coverage without one.

    It is a shame that Dems are too stubborn to drop both a public option and reconciliation.

    Again, if anyone’s to blame for no progress, it’s House progressives and Pelosi is the worst of the bunch.

  18. blessedistruth Says:

    February 28, 2010

    You can click on green arrow at end of each line, I mean if you choose to.

  19. blessedistruth Says:

    Lord, if I ever needed someone
    I need You
    Lord, if I ever needed someone
    I need You

    To see me through the daytime
    (See me through the daytime)
    And through the long, lonely night
    To see me through the darkness
    And on into the light

    To stand with me when I’m troubled
    (Stand with me when I’m troubled)
    And help me through my strife
    At times get so uncertain, I turn to You
    Turn to You, in my young life

    Lord, if I ever needed someone
    I need You
    Lord, if I ever needed someone
    I need You

    Someone to hold onto
    (Someone to hold to)
    And keep me from all fear
    Someone to be my guiding light
    And keep me ever dear

    To keep me from-a my selfishness
    (To keep me from my selfishness)
    To keep-a me from-a my sorrow
    To lead me on to givingness
    So I can see a new tomorrow

    Lord, if I ever needed someone
    I need You
    Lord, if I ever needed someone
    I need You

    Someone to walk with
    Whoa, someone to hold by the hand
    Someone to talk with
    Someone to understand

    Yeah (yeah)
    Yeah (yeah)

    To call on when I need You
    (Call on when I need You)
    And I need You very much
    To open up my arms to You
    (Feel your tender touch)
    (Feel your tender touch

    To feel it and to keep it
    (Feel it and keep it)
    To keep it right here in my soul
    (Yeah, yeah)
    And care for it and keep it with me
    (Never, never to grow old)
    Never to grow old

    Lord, if I ever needed someone
    I need You
    Lord, if I ever needed someone
    I need You

    One more time, again

    Lord, if I ever needed, needed some a-one
    I need You

    Lord, oh if I ever needed some a-one
    I need You

  20. blessedistruth Says:

    Street choir sing me the song for the new day
    Don�t make it long and remember to sing it the old way
    Let it all out, let your voice ring in the street now
    My fun, will be this one to complete now

    Why did you leave america
    Why did you let me down
    And now that things seem better off
    Why do you come around
    You know I just can�t see you now
    In my new world crystal ball
    You know I just can�t free you now
    That�s not my job at all

    Move it on up, move it on up by the window
    Magnificent flow, let it all go in the moonglow
    I�ll take the wine, I�ll take the wine in the gravy
    Ask you the time, and just send the bill to my baby

    Why did you leave america
    Why did you let me down
    And now that things seem better off
    Why do you come around
    You know I just can�t see you now
    In my new world crystal ball
    You know I just can�t free you now
    That�s not my job at all

    Why did you leave america
    Why did you let me down
    And now that things seem better off
    Why do you come around
    You know I just can�t see you now
    In my new world crystal ball
    You know I just can�t free you now
    That�s not my job at all

    I just can�t free you now
    That�s not my job at all.

  21. blessedistruth Says:

    John Lennon’s “Imagine” versus Van Morrison

    I’ll be choosing Van Morrison.

  22. blessedistruth Says:

    CONSTITUCION, Chile – A public gym has been transformed into a makeshift morgue here after a surging tsunami devastated this picturesque Chilean coastal town, leaving hundreds of people missing and a fishing boat in the middle of a public square.

    As many as 350 people are believed to have to have died in Constitucion alone.

    Saqueos y destrucción en Constitución

  23. blessedistruth Says:

    Karl Rove on what House speaker is doing to muscle health care bill through Congress

  24. blessedistruth Says:

    Karl Rove says House must pass Senate bill first. And Obama must sign, then reconcile.

    You have to have the Senate version of the health care bill passed by the house and signed by the president before the Senate can take up a reconciliation.

    The first thing Nancy Pelosi got to do 217 Votes To pass the stinky senate bill that was passed on Christmas Eve.

    (Not sure why this is important. But I do recall something about maybe Obama signing reconciliation bill first, which Rove says is not possible.)

  25. blessedistruth Says:

    6. Substance & vote counting

    Suppose there are 217 House Democrats and 50 Senate Democrats who are willing to vote for health care reform as a political matter and to use reconciliation as a procedural matter.

    You still need them all to agree to the same substance and legislative text.

    The primary challenge to Democratic success on the two bill strategy is getting 217 House votes for both bills.

    Leader Reid’s job of holding 50 votes for one bill is very difficult, but not as difficult as Speaker Pelosi’s job of rounding up 217 votes for two bills.

    Reid needs 50 of the 59 who voted for the Senate-passed bill.

    Pelosi needs 217 votes.

    220 voted aye in October, but two of them are no longer in the House and Republican Rep. Cao now says he’s a no.

    She is playing with zero margin, or maybe less than that.

    House Republican Whip Eric Cantor released a memo [7] that describes Speaker Pelosi’s challenge in getting to 217.

    The key difficulty to predicting what will happen is that we don’t know how close Cantor’s memo is to the Speaker’s reality.

    If you pay attention to only one thing in the near future, watch what these various swing vote House Democrats say about whether they will support or oppose a reconciliation bill.

  26. blessedistruth Says:

    Ezra Klein

    As the total number of seated members decreases, so too does the total number of votes needed.

    Right now, for instance, there are likely to be 431 serving representatives when the bill comes for a vote (Murtha, Wexler, Abercrombie and Deal will all have left the body and it’s likely that none will yet have been replaced).

    That means Pelosi will need to round up 216 votes for a majority, rather than the 218 votes she’d need in a full House.

    Three of these seats were held by “yes” votes on the bill, and one by a “no” vote.

    So the new math is that a majority will require two fewer members, but Pelosi has lost three votes.

    So compared to when health-care reform first passed the House, she’s down one vote.

    (216 or 217?)

  27. blessedistruth Says:

    Regina Herzlinger

    CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with a conservative who says health care is destroying our economy.

    Swiss Health Care Thrives Without Public Option

    (Just say no to reconciliation and a public option!)

  28. blessedistruth Says:

    Obama to introduce health care bill Wednesday, “much smaller” than House version

  29. blessedistruth Says:

    Niara Terela Isley

  30. blessedistruth Says:

    The founder of the Disclosure Project, Dr. Steven Greer joined Art Bell for a discussion on ET contact, and new energy technology. Greer said that meetings at the UN with were held in February, and the subject of UFOs was addressed. Of the some 30 nations in attendance, it was widely accepted that we’ve been visited, he reported.

  31. blessedistruth Says:

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    For every yes vote that switches to no, Pelosi and the White House must persuade one of the 39 Democrats who voted “nay” in November to switch to yes.

    Some of the top targets may be the nine lawmakers who told The Associated Press directly or through spokesmen that they’re undecided or undeclared.

    Three are retiring and don’t have to worry about getting punished by voters, and five others are freshmen, mostly in competitive districts — lawmakers whom Pelosi will give a pass on tough votes when she can, but might call on when a major piece of legislation hangs in the balance.

    The retiring lawmakers are Reps. Brian Baird of Washington and Bart Gordon and John Tanner of Tennessee.

    The freshmen are Suzanne Kosmas of Florida, Frank Kratovil of Maryland, Scott Murphy of New York, Glenn Nye of Virginia and Michael McMahon of New York.

    The ninth is Rick Boucher of Virginia.

    Several lawmakers’ offices did not reply to the AP queries and a handful of others said they would definitely vote “no.”

    “It’s still sort of up-in-the-air right now. If the bill that comes back to the House looks anything like the first bill, he’ll vote against it,” Kratovil spokesman Kevin Lawlor said Monday.

    “We don’t really know what we’ll see, though. Cost was the No. 1 issue as far as the first bill goes. In order for him to vote for anything, it would have to be a bill where the cost is sustainable.”

    At its core the Democrats’ legislation would extend coverage to 30 million uninsured Americans over 10 years with a first-time mandate for nearly everyone to buy insurance and a host of new requirements on insurers and employers.

    However, the package soon to reach the House will be less expensive than the one that passed in November and will contain no government-run insurance program to compete with private insurers, making it more appealing to some moderates.

  33. blessedistruth Says:

    The Associated Press:

    “At least nine of the 39 Democrats who voted ‘nay’ when the House passed sweeping overhaul legislation 220-215 in November are now undecided or withholding judgment until they see Obama’s final product, according to an Associated Press survey. …

    With four vacancies in the House, [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi will need 216 votes.

    She would command exactly that many if all the remaining Democrats who voted ‘yes’ in November did so again.

    But many lawmakers expect defections, especially of members who oppose federal funding for abortion and feel the Senate language is too permissive in that regard” (Werner, 3/2).


    “until they see Obama’s final product”

    I assume this final product will be the reconciliation sidecar bill.

    But the House must first pass Senate bill, and that remains very much up in the air.

  34. blessedistruth Says:

    For his part, Stupak is raising objections to other parts of the bill besides the abortion language:

    In an interview today, Stupak said abortion isn’t the only issue that will keep him from voting for the Senate bill if Speaker Nancy Pelosi brings it to the House floor.

    “It’d be very hard to vote for this bill even if they fixed the abortion language,” he said.

    Asked whether there was any way he would vote for the current package, he had one word: “Nope.”

    Stupak said the White House hasn’t included enough provisions from the House bill in its proposed package of changes to the Senate version.

    He cited some of the House’s tighter restrictions on insurance companies and new payment methods to encourage doctors to provide quality treatment that he thinks should be in the bill.

    And even though the White House peeled back the tax on high-value insurance plans, he’s upset that it’s still in there at all.

    A big concern among House members, Stupak said, is that they will be forced to vote on the Senate bill with no assurance the package of changes aimed at appeasing House members will ever get approved.

    “You’re going to make members vote for a bill that’s going to be hung around your neck come Election Day,” he said.

    “After sending so much legislation to the Senate, we just don’t trust that they’re going to do it.”

    Stupak basically laid out the objections of many, if not the majority, of House Democrats.

    He may not welcome the prospect of being responsible for killing health care reform or becoming a national villain, so he’s pivoting to other objections.

    Or, he’s losing his block of members and wants to hold them for other reasons.

    Or he’s just talking out loud and expressing the frustrations of his colleagues.

    It’s hard to say.

    Regardless, the vote in the House on the Senate bill, when it comes, will simply be brutal.

  35. blessedistruth Says:

    Rasmussen Obama Approval

    1 Date
    2 Presidential Approval Index
    3 Strongly Approve
    4 Strongly Disapprove
    5 Total Approve
    6 Total Disapprove

    1 3/2/2010
    2 -13
    3 27%
    4 40%
    5 47%
    6 52%

    (47 — 52 If I were a House Dem contemplating a flip from nay to yea on passing Senate bill, I’d be watching this number closely.)

  36. blessedistruth Says:


    Health Care Reform

    Feb 27-28

    44% Favor Health Care Plan, 52% Oppose

  37. blessedistruth Says:

    Jaime Maussan & Santiago Garza 9-9 – The International U.F.O. Congress 2006

  38. blessedistruth Says:

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  39. blessedistruth Says:

    March 2, 2010

    You can click on green arrow at end of each line, I mean if you choose to.

  40. blessedistruth Says:

    I didn’t go to work today.

    I’m really upset.

    They let my friend go because she tucked her cellphone into her bra and forgot about it.

    It was an honest mistake.

    It wasn’t important to them, but it was important to me.

  41. blessedistruth Says:

    Popular, sort of. Y’all have good taste.

    Happy to see this one here. As this is one of my favorites. A song I’ve listened to for many a year.

  42. blessedistruth Says:

    I haven’t felt this way about another since Miami. I had connections back then, I knew people. Eduardo from Puerto Rico stayed on much longer after we had departed. He was my friend.

    The economy is much worse now, but still, I’ll try to make a difference.

    The woman of whom I speak, she’s Irish like me. And her Spanish is much better than mine.

    I was committed, but now, I am disgusted.

    No one in their right mind would believe that how I feel would make a difference.

  43. blessedistruth Says:


    From the album SEALS AND CROFTS (1969)


    Earth is my mother, no other, my sanctuary. But earth is my prison, my grave and my mortuary.

    Give me a castle in the sun where rainbows have ends and people are one.

    Show me an earth where the birth of a child disguised as the word can be recognized.

    Earth is my nation, my station, obligatory. But earth is my sorrow, my curses’ depository.

    Give me a table beyond the clouds where there’s enough food to feed all the crowds.

    Show me an earth where the birth of a child disguised as the word can be recognized.

    Let me hear my other voice who guides me now but gives me choice.

    Tell me where to find the friend should He pass this way again.

    Remember Akka for his sake, the earth is but a snake to His voice that spake.

    Earth is my mother, no other, my sanctuary. But earth is my prison, my grave and my mortuary.

    Give me a castle in the sun where rainbows have ends and people are one.

    Show me an earth where the birth of a child disguised as the word can be recognized.

    See also:

  44. blessedistruth Says:

    Regular Life lyrics
    by Jen Chapin

    This was a sad day
    when the disappointment that was my shadow
    came into the sun
    and he slapped me dull on the forehead
    and he told me he had won

    so I sink into my gentle home
    the streets won’t mind if they don’t feel my heavy feet today
    the bed’s inclined to ask me back to stay
    but if I stay
    if I stay
    then I’ll

    so now I wonder
    is there a method to quantify both pain and joy?
    does mine hurt as bad as yours does?
    does yours feel as good as mine?

    and if you live in war
    can you still keep score
    of the burdens like bodies piled at your door?
    and the bodies that lost their chance to be more than bodies
    Just bodies

    what muffled meaning does it hold
    to be told that your story is not the only one?
    no, not the first nor the last
    not the best not the worst
    you are cursed by a regular life

  45. blessedistruth Says:

    Republicans have already rejected Obama’s inclusion of a few of their health care proposals in the bill, so expect reconciliation to be the next move, after the House presumably passes the Senate bill.

    I say “presumably” there because it remains to be seen whether Nancy Pelosi can corral the needed 216 votes to pass the Senate bill, especially before reconciliation fixes are put into motion.

    Under the plan floated, President Obama would actually sign the Senate bill into law before the reconciliation fixes are completed, which has to make House members nervous.

    But the unpopularity of the bill and the politics of the midterms has even those who voted for the bill previously uneasy about taking the leap again.

    I can see lots of House Democrats making legitimate arguments to vote against the Senate bill, and Arcuri’s lament is just a bellweather for what’s to come in the next couple weeks.

    If March 19 comes and goes without passage in the House, you’ll know Nancy Pelosi doesn’t have the votes.

  46. blessedistruth Says:


    Why is Obama spending so much political capital on a reconciliation bill when Pelosi getting to 216 to pass Senate bill is NOT a sure thing?

    Obama, call me. (I thought I was Glenn Beck there for a while.)

  47. blessedistruth Says:

    Though Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid can afford to lose several Democratic moderates in his chamber if the bill goes the route of reconciliation, Pelosi does not have the same luxury.

    The House passed its version of the bill by a narrow 220-215 vote last year.

    Considering vacancies, Pelosi now needs to hold together 216 members.

    House Republican Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va., has argued that she doesn’t have those votes, saying concerns about abortion funding and the reconciliation process itself will drive away needed Democrats.

    But an Associated Press survey found that at least nine of the 39 House Democrats who voted against the bill last year are now undecided, making them prime targets for Pelosi and Obama in their effort to push a final bill, along with a package of changes, over the finish line.


    “along with a package of changes”

    This “package of changes” would be the reconciliation sidecar bill. First Pelosi would need to get to 216 to pass the Senate bill which includes all of those stinky provisions.

    I just heard Lamar Alexander on Fox News say that the focus is on the Senate, but it should be on the House.

    He’s exactly right.

  48. blessedistruth Says:

    “Rabid” anti-choice Rep. Bart Stupak ???

    Abortion Storm Clouds

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi had little to say about how she plans to overcome resistance within her own caucus on abortion and immigration issues within health reform, as Brian Beutler reports for TPMDC.

    Pelosi needs 216 votes to pass a bill.

    The original House bill only passed by 5 votes.

    Rabid anti-choice Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) claims to have assembled a coalition of like-minded Dems who consider the Senate’s slightly less restrictive rules for abortion funding “unacceptable.”

    There is no reliable public vote count on how many of these representatives, if any, would vote to kill health care over abortion.

    If they do, it would be purely out of spite.

    Abortion language can’t be tweaked in reconciliation because it doesn’t directly affect the budget.


    “purely out of spite”

    Or just maybe they cannot in good conscience vote for taxpayer-funded abortions.

    I’m beginning to think Obama-Reid-Pelosi might have been better off opting for a conference report where they could have ironed out differences.

    But they didn’t want to have to get to 60 again and instead opted for reconciliation.

    Bad move?

  49. blessedistruth Says:

    Roll Call:

    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., on Tuesday “laid out a path forward for passing health care legislation that wouldn’t require House Democrats to first swallow a Senate plan that they largely oppose. …

    Hoyer said that while the House is constitutionally required to initiate reconciliation bills, that doesn’t mean the House would have to pass the Senate bill first before passing a reconciliation bill to amend it.”

    Instead, the House “‘could pass the reconciliation first, have the reconciliation passed by the Senate and then pass the Senate bill,’ Hoyer said.

    From there, he said, the president would have to sign the Senate bill first and then the reconciliation package,” a process Hoyer admitted would be “‘more complicated'” (Bendery, 3/2).

    (This is what Karl Rove referred to. He said he doesn’t believe you can “reconcile” a bill that hasn’t first been signed into law.)

  50. blessedistruth Says:

    “We could pass the reconciliation first, have the reconciliation passed by the Senate and then pass the Senate bill,” Hoyer said.

    From there, he said, the president would have to sign the Senate bill first and then the reconciliation package.

    Hoyer conceded that process would be “more complicated,” however, since House lawmakers would effectively be reconciling a bill that hasn’t been passed yet.

    The key in that scenario is that Congressional leaders would “have to write [a reconciliation bill] so that, in fact, you have effected that end,” he said.



  51. blessedistruth Says:

    “We could pass the reconciliation first, have the reconciliation passed by the Senate and then pass the Senate bill,” Hoyer said.

    This would reverse the usual order of passing a bill, then passing the additional “fix” bill. Hoyer said that while putting the legislative cart before the horse would be “more complicated,” it could be done.

    This maneuver would boost the health care bill’s chances in the House by reassuring nervous lawmakers that they will not be abandoned by their Senate colleagues.

    But Hoyer conceded it would be tricky to execute and seriously bend the procedural rules as well.

  52. blessedistruth Says:

    Writer and physicist Russell Targ discussed his role in creating the Remote Viewing program at the Stanford Research Institute during the Cold War, as well his work with psychics and ESP research.

  53. blessedistruth Says:

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  54. blessedistruth Says:

    There was little new in Obama’s remarks.

    Since Democrats lost the 60th vote they need to overcome Republican filibusters in the Senate with the victory of Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) in a special election this month,

    they have been aligning behind a plan under which the House will take up the Senate-passed healthcare reform bill


    both chambers will vote on a package of “fixes” to that measure via budget reconciliation rules, which allow legislation to pass the Senate on a simple majority vote.

    Moving the legislation will take a full-court press from Obama and congressional Democratic leaders to assemble winning coalitions in Congress without any Republican support.

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) faces a considerable challenge in getting 216 votes for both measures and must turn opponents of the original House bill into supporters of the final package.

    The Hill

  55. blessedistruth Says:

  56. song Says:

    I am sorry your friend lost her job Rosa, mi amiga. It is hard to work in an unreasonable world, when regulations overide the value of the human being, all the while existing supposedly to protect us.

    I want to thank you for your UFO videos. I am still unable to talk to people about my own experience, and the life that I have lived since…the changes, and such.
    So, in my nature ever since I have been rather private…it is as though I have been thinking for 20 years, how to talk about it, because it profoundly changed my life, and the things I know now…well….
    after it happened, I filled a book with mathematical equations, and I hated math?

    anyway…not to belabor the point.

    thinking of you Rosa…

    your friend,


    btw: I submitted a science fiction book to an agent a few weeks ago. wish me luck little sister.

  57. blessedistruth Says: Says:
    March 4, 2010 at 8:29 am

    I am sorry your friend lost her job Rosa, mi amiga. It is hard to work in an unreasonable world, when regulations overide the value of the human being, all the while existing supposedly to protect us.

    Thank you, song. There’s a place for us!

    2.I want to thank you for your UFO videos. I am still unable to talk to people about my own experience, and the life that I have lived since…the changes, and such.

    I do want to hear more. There are so many experiencers. And a lot of them have no one to talk to.

    So, in my nature ever since I have been rather private…it is as though I have been thinking for 20 years, how to talk about it, because it profoundly changed my life, and the things I know now…well….
    after it happened, I filled a book with mathematical equations, and I hated math?


    3.anyway…not to belabor the point.
    thinking of you Rosa…
    your friend,
    btw: I submitted a science fiction book to an agent a few weeks ago. wish me luck little sister.

    A literary agent? I’d love to read your work. And I’d love to meet you someday. You are so kind and comforting to me.


  58. blessedistruth Says:

    Listen to what DeMint says about “points of order.”

    “points of order against what they’re trying to do which require 60 votes to overcome”

    If this is the case, then reconciliation “fix” bill won’t get anywhere in the Senate.

    Pelosi is telling House Dems to pass Senate bill which will be “fixed” via reconciliation, but DeMint is saying that won’t happen.

    Sen. Jim DeMint on Pres. Obama’s Health Care Plan

    point of order – A claim made by a Senator from the floor that a rule of the Senate is being violated. If the Chair sustains the point of order, the action in violation of the rule is not permitted.

  59. blessedistruth Says:

    VAN SUSTEREN: But so you’re depending on them?

    DEMINT: I’m dependent on the Democrats in the House not to be fooled by what the president’s saying. What the president’s saying, Greta, is if they vote on this and pass it, then all of this — this problem with the health care will be behind them and then they can move on to the election. But we want to make sure they know, first of all, it’s not going to get fixed in the Senate because we have 41 senators who will stop what they’re trying do. They will go into the election with this albatross around their neck, and most Republicans will campaign on repealing it.

    VAN SUSTEREN: But do they need 41 — what do they need in the Senate?

    DEMINT: Yes, there are points of order against what they’re trying to do, which requires 60 votes to overcome.

    VAN SUSTEREN: So you get it that way. But OK, so are you doing anything to convince the Bart Stupak Democrats and the Blue Dog Democrats (INAUDIBLE)

    DEMINT: Yes.

  60. blessedistruth Says:

    I missed that there are two other 60-vote requirements that are triggered by the spending in such a bill.

    •There is another prong of the Byrd rule test, which in our case says in effect that if the reconciliation bill increases the budget deficit in any year after 2014, then the spending parts of the bill can be removed unless there are 60 votes to waive the Byrd rule.

    •There is a separate Senate point of order against legislation that increases long-term budget deficits.

    If CBO says that this bill increases the budget deficit by more than $5 B for any of the following periods:

    2020-2029, 2030-2039, 2040-2049, or 2050-2059,

    then the bill dies unless there are 60 votes to waive this point of order.

  61. blessedistruth Says:

    If either of these requirements are not met, the ENTIRE OBAMACARE BILL DIES.

    I definitely see Senator Coburn bringing up these points.

    Now we see just why Obama and the White House have been so focused on structuring a bill that “reduces” the deficit using accounting gimmickry to fool/mislead the CBO and in turn tarnish an impeccable organization.

    Paul Ryan pointed this out with devastating effectat last Thursday’s “summit”.

    Democratic Congressmen Becerra then tried to twist things by implicating that Ryan was bashing the CBO.

    Ryan discretely responded that he wasn’t challenging the CBO but in essence challenging how the bill was structured to hide deficits by double counting and fraudulent offsets.

    He deftly made the point that Democrats were the ones who wrote this bill with its Bernie Madoff accounting that Ryan said so eloquently.

    That studious, fake, intent look and occasional squirming that you saw from President Obama was caused by Paul Ryan bringing to light the treacherous and fraudulent means the Democrats are using to get a government takeover of healthcare.

  62. blessedistruth Says:

    Under the Byrd rule, the Senate is prohibited from considering extraneous matters as part of a reconciliation bill.

    Because an abortion compromise would likely prohibit taxpayer-funding of abortion and thus would not count as costing the government money or generating revenue, it could be ineligible for passage via reconciliation.

    A spokesman for Senate Budget Committee Republicans explained to that in order for something to be stricken from a reconciliation bill, a senator must invoke the Byrd rule on the floor.

    The only way to prevent a provision from being stricken under the Byrd rule is if 60 Senators vote to waive the rule. If such a vote fails, the point of order is sustained and the item is struck from the reconciliation bill.

    The spokesman confirmed that if a provision does not score – change spending or revenues – it would be subject to removal under the Byrd rule.

  63. blessedistruth Says:

    “the bill dies unless there are 60 votes to waive this point of order”

    well, this certainly is confusing.

    but Pelosi shouldn’t be making promises to House Dems about “fixing” the Senate bill if the Senate won’t be able to deliver.

  64. song Says:

    Rosa, you are kind as well, and it comes through…I am comforted by you as well.

    Most people don’t talk about supra-sensible experiences because the culture has made limits to what experiences are allowable, under the current domain. Part of it, is due to the inability of those who have not had these experiences to access the information in a logical way, but the rules of common logic do not apply here, and in reality, the laws of logic do not apply to this earth, as you know. The other reason, is because of well…..control.

    I will be back Rosa to answer you?

    Was up very very late? writing about of all things. Quantum potential.

    back soon..(this night(

  65. blessedistruth Says:

    Real Quiet is anything but on …

    Health care end game strategy

    3.The third is that if Pelosi can get something through the House, then they could use Joe Biden to override the parliamentarian as the GOP is sure to drag this process out for months in the Senate with amendments and points of order via the Byrd rule.

    What will likely happen here is once Joe Biden tries to overrule once, he will have to overrule again and again as the GOP continues offering up everything in the book.

    This would play out before the public in the media and Joe Biden’s would look so authoritarian he would be a usurper in the public’s eyes.

    I don’t want to imagine the outcry that will come from the public as a result of this action.

    It will be easy to see that this is a cramdown by a White House that ignores precendent, tradition, and subverts the intent and rules that have been put in place since our country was founded.

    The GOP strategy here is going to be simple and I think I can see clearly all that is going to happen.

    They will drag this process out as long as they can in the Senate in what will amount to be all out political war in the Senate.

    They will leave no bullet unused.

    The longer they drag it out, the more the public will become aware of what is happening as they watch it play out on their TVs and radios.

    This in turn will have a tremendously damaging effect for the Democratic party and those congressmen who are trying to get re-elected.

    All this will go down as November draws closer with every day.

    (God help us! If this happens, the trust deficit that already exists between the government and the governed will widen significantly. Let’s hope that Pelosi can’t get to 216 in the House and it never comes to this. Cut your losses, Obama. And let’s start over in a truly bipartisan manner.)

  66. blessedistruth Says:

    Mel Fabregas from Veritas talks with Melinda Leslie: Covert Abductions. Part 1 of 2

  67. blessedistruth Says:

    Mel Fabregas from Veritas talks with Melinda Leslie: Covert Abductions. Part 2 of 2

  68. blessedistruth Says:

    “The Future”

    Give me back my broken night
    my mirrored room, my secret life
    it’s lonely here,
    there’s no one left to torture
    Give me absolute control
    over every living soul
    And lie beside me, baby,
    that’s an order!
    Give me crack and anal sex
    Take the only tree that’s left
    and stuff it up the hole
    in your culture
    Give me back the Berlin wall
    give me Stalin and St Paul
    I’ve seen the future, brother:
    it is murder.

    Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
    Won’t be nothing
    Nothing you can measure anymore
    The blizzard, the blizzard of the world
    has crossed the threshold
    and it has overturned
    the order of the soul
    When they said REPENT REPENT
    I wonder what they meant
    When they said REPENT REPENT
    I wonder what they meant
    When they said REPENT REPENT
    I wonder what they meant

    You don’t know me from the wind
    you never will, you never did
    I’m the little jew
    who wrote the Bible
    I’ve seen the nations rise and fall
    I’ve heard their stories, heard them all
    but love’s the only engine of survival
    Your servant here, he has been told
    to say it clear, to say it cold:
    It’s over, it ain’t going
    any further
    And now the wheels of heaven stop
    you feel the devil’s riding crop
    Get ready for the future:
    it is murder

    Things are going to slide …

    There’ll be the breaking of the ancient
    western code
    Your private life will suddenly explode
    There’ll be phantoms
    There’ll be fires on the road
    and the white man dancing
    You’ll see a woman
    hanging upside down
    her features covered by her fallen gown
    and all the lousy little poets
    coming round
    tryin’ to sound like Charlie Manson
    and the white man dancin’

    Give me back the Berlin wall
    Give me Stalin and St Paul
    Give me Christ
    or give me Hiroshima
    Destroy another fetus now
    We don’t like children anyhow
    I’ve seen the future, baby:
    it is murder

    Things are going to slide …

    When they said REPENT REPENT …

  69. blessedistruth Says:

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    March 4, 2010

    More Leonard Cohen here.

    You can click on green arrow at end of each line, I mean if you choose to.

  71. blessedistruth Says:

    You’ll get a kick out of this.

    I noticed one of the “Top Searches” that lured people here was “gerry marsden.” I’m like, who the hell is gerry marsden? Duh!

  72. blessedistruth Says:

    Sen. Joe Lieberman

    Budget reconciliation “is not usually used for something this big,” Lieberman said.

    “It certainly wasn’t intended for something this big.”

    “I’m undecided at this point about how I’m going to vote if it goes in this direction,” Lieberman said. “…

    I don’t think reconciliation, pushing it through with 51 votes as oppposed to the 60 votes usually required for something this big, is a good way to go.”

    Democrats have noted in recent weeks, however, that previous Congresses have repeatedly used budget reconciliation to pass major legislation through the Senate, including the Bush administration’s 2003 and 2005 tax cuts, and the 1997 Balanced Budget Act.

    “Most of the big social changes of our history have been adopted with bipartisan votes,” Lieberman said.

    “Having said that, look, it takes two to tango.

    The fact that there’s not a bipartisan bill is something both parties, I think, share the blame for.”

    Lieberman said that a Republican senator who Lieberman called “forward-leaning” on the climate change bill had warned him that Democrats could “forget it for bipartisan cooperation on anything for the rest of the session” if the health care bill is passed by a majority vote.

    “For me that seems unfair … nonetheless, that is the mood here,” Lieberman said,

    though he added that he believed there were “a lot of parts of that Senate-passed health care bill that are quite good and important.”

    “I’m going to take some time and think about it,” Lieberman said.

  73. blessedistruth Says:

    Maybe Hugh Hewitt will have something of value to say.

  74. blessedistruth Says:

    There are two lists. The so-called “Blue Dogs” who are supposed to be moderate are listed first.

    The second list are those Democrats targeted by the effort by the National Republican Congressional Committee who are not listed among the Blue Dogs. (ReverseTheVote has targeted two dozen Democrats who voted yes for Obamacare in the fall but face difficult re-elections in eight short months. Contributions to are divided equally among these 24 campaigns.)

    Again, start with those Members who are in your state, but then move to the entire list. Start with the Blue Dogs but please also call the Pelosi supporters on the list who need to understand this vote could decide their fate in November. When possible, use the name of their likely opponent in your communication to convey that you are indeed informed and ready to work against them on behalf of their opponent.

    (Hugh Hewitt and I don’t agree on much, except that we should start over on HCR.)

  75. blessedistruth Says:

    Objections Expected on Fast Tracking Healthcare

    So, for some advice on how Republicans mount a challenge, I turned to an expert on the ways of the Senate, a former longtime GOP staffer, Eric Ueland.

    Here’s how the challenge looks/sounds, according to Ueland:

    •”Functionally, any member who makes a Byrd challenge will stand up and explain the provision at issue, make a point of order that the provision violates the Byrd rule.

    •”The Majority then moves to waive that section of the Byrd rule.”

    So, say Sen. Judd Gregg, R-NH, top GOPer on the Budget Cmte, stands and says that section X of the Dems’ bill violates the Byrd rule.

    The Parliamentarian would then say whether or not Gregg’s motion stands.

    Let’s say it does.

    Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-ND, would likely then move to waive (or get around) the Byrd rule.

    Back to Ueland:

    •”Then Senate has to vote up or down on whether or not to waive the rule.

    •”If the member succeeds in waiving – which requires 60 votes – the provision is protected. If the member doesnt get 60, it falls. It’s stripped out.”

    The challenges do not necessarily have to be directly related to healthcare.

    This opens the door for Republicans to offer all sorts of amendments.

    Sen. John Thune, R-SD, a member of leadership, told reporters today that Republicans could certainly write any number of amendments that are very difficult for Democrats to oppose — but Republicans, like Democrats, are keeping details close to the vest.

    One secret weapon Democrats are holding in their back pocket, Vice President Joe Biden.

    He is the Presiding Officer of the Senate, and in that capacity, he can overrule the Parliamentarian.

    Not since Vice President Hubert Humphrey has a VP overruled the nonpartisan Parliamentarian, but remember one thing — Humphrey was a former long time member of the Senate and was reportedly quite comfortable with this power.

    And Biden — well, he served in the Senate much longer than Humphrey.

    Now — the Byrd rule is just one area where Republicans can mount a challenge.

    There are a whole host of other challenges open to them.

    Democrats have to show $2 billion in savings in their reconciliation bill over FIVE years and cannot create any deficits thereafter, or Republicans can pounce with a budget challenge.

    Their bill cannot create any unfunded mandates of more than $69 million, according to Budget Committee staffers, or there’s another budget challenge.

    So, it’s not easy, but you can bet, if Democrats can actually get a reconciliation bill to the floors of the House and Senate, the bill will be scrubbed thoroughly — and Republicans might have a difficult time finding areas in which to mount challenges.

  76. blessedistruth Says:

    Ezra Klein

    I’m increasingly coming to the conclusion that the Senate parliamentarian’s rulings are not going to be as key to this process as some think.

    The Democrats are going to be pretty conservative about what they stick in the reconciliation sidecar, and the big-ticket items — subsidies and taxes — fit easily into the rules.

    The parliamentarian would’ve been a very big deal if Democrats had attempted to do the whole bill through reconciliation, but what’s left shouldn’t be that difficult.

    But who knows.


    “the big-ticket items — subsidies and taxes — fit easily into the rules”

    not too sure about that.

  77. blessedistruth Says:

    From above:

    •There is a separate Senate point of order against legislation that increases long-term budget deficits.

    If CBO says that this bill increases the budget deficit by more than $5 B for any of the following periods:

    2020-2029, 2030-2039, 2040-2049, or 2050-2059,

    then the bill dies unless there are 60 votes to waive this point of order.

  78. song Says:

    Rosa, I would love to meet you So do you live west or east in this sprawling metropolis? I live on the west-side.
    I have started writing to you several times this evening and one thing or another has popped up, phone call, bird feeding, dinner, then? I start writing about my experience, and don’t want to? Not tonight. It is hard to put 20 years on a comment.

    It was an orb Rosa. long long story.

  79. blessedistruth Says:

    song Says:

    March 5, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Rosa, I would love to meet you So do you live west or east in this sprawling metropolis? I live on the west-side.

    song, I live here:


    I start writing about my experience, and don’t want to? Not tonight.

    Perfectly understandable.


    It is hard to put 20 years on a comment.

    It was an orb Rosa. long long story.

    I’ve been told I’m a good listener. I, too, have a story to share.

    song, I’ll email you. Hope that’s alright.


  80. blessedistruth Says:

    How Pelosi will game the Stupak 12

    The bottom line:

    Stupak and the blue dog Democrats in the House have no leverage if they go along with Pelosi in a reconciliation strategy.

    The only way they can ensure that the abortion language and other provisions they oppose are eliminated is to reject reconciliation entirely — and demand that the House and Senate start over with clean legislation.

    (Or both the House and Senate bills which already passed could go to conference. But any conference report would need 60 votes in Senate.)

  81. blessedistruth Says:

    Deal announced today that he would postpone his resignation until later in March.

    “Yesterday, as I listened to President Obama’s aggressive push for a quick vote on ‘Obama-Care,’ it was clear that I must stay in Congress and continue to fight against the most liberal health care agenda ever proposed,” Deal said in a statement.

    The GOP House leadership immediately praised the decision.

    House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the “American people need every vote they can get in the effort to stop it from being enacted. Nathan Deal’s decision to remain in Congress for the upcoming health care vote is indicative of his long dedication to standing up for a common sense approach to changing health care.”

    Back to 217.

  82. blessedistruth Says:

    We know that all Republicans will vote against the bill; I think Joseph Cao is a lost cause no matter what happens on the Stupak amendment.

    This means that Nancy Pelosi can only afford to lose 38 Democrats to get a bare majority.

    Here’s the list of the 39 Democrats who voted against the bill the first time around.

    One of them is now a Republican: Parker Griffith.

    Of the rest, several are confirmed no votes:

    Bobby Bright, Mike McIntyre, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, Walt Minnick, Chet Edwards, Frank Kratovil, Dan Boren, Gene Taylor, Dennis Kucinich, Collin Peterson.

    I think those votes are pretty firm, leaving about 28 no votes, at most, out there to flip.

    You would have to offset any yes votes that flip to no this time around, which could include 11 House Democrats from the Stupak 12, as well as Mike Arcuri and any other Democrat wavering now.

    Where from the 28 no votes can they come from?

    There are four House retirements among those 28: Brian Baird, Bart Gordon, John Tanner, and now Eric Massa (3 of these 4 are possible; I think Massa is actually a stretch).

    Gordon made some favorable noises about voting for health care reform today.

    I would say that Scott Murphy is a likely yes, because he’ll need national support in his re-election campaign, and because he signed on to the public option letter passed around by Chellie Pingree and Jared Polis earlier this year.

    Others who were singled out in that AP story about whip counts, or who have made some positive noises on their own, include:

    Jason Altmire (PA); Rick Boucher (VA); Allen Boyd (FL); Suzanne Kosmas (FL); Betsy Markey (CO); Mike McMahon (NY); Glenn Nye (VA), Mike Ross (AR).

    There are some other undecideds, like Tim Holden.

    You can see why Pelosi and House leaders are talking to Stupak.

    *** There are simply no more than a handful of no votes even considering flipping to yes, and possibly not enough to offset the Stupak bloc. ***

  83. blessedistruth Says:

    Pelosi needs 217 to pass the Senate bill and reconciliation after accounting for vacancies.

    (House Dems contemplating a yea vote had better not count on a reconciliation “fix.” As that is looking more and more remote.)

    But Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., has threatened to vote no because the Senate bill does not have anti-abortion language strong enough to his liking. Stupak says 10 or 11 other Democrats would join him.

    Also, New York’s Mike Arcuri and Arizona’s Raul Grijalva signaled Wednesday that they will switch and oppose the Senate bill.

    It’s not clear where Pelosi can get additional votes. The Associated Press reported late Tuesday that there were nine Democrats who voted no in November but are uncommitted now. Three aren’t running for re-election.

    But if the “Stu-pack” and others move to no, Pelosi would still be a few votes shy if all nine switch, and it’s far from clear that they will.

    “It’s not really a switch to say he’s undecided,” said a spokesman for Rep. John Tanner, D-Tenn., one of the AP nine. “We’re expecting an entirely different bill than what he voted against on the House floor. He’s undecided until he sees what the final bill will look like and the Congressional Budget Office score.”

  84. blessedistruth Says:

    “He’s undecided until he sees what the final bill will look like”

    what final bill? the final bill is the Senate bill.

    that’s what House members will vote on if it even comes to that.

    Pelosi may be able to pass a reconciliation bill, but it doesn’t appear that it will go anywhere in the Senate

    IF Pelosi can get to 217, then that’s it. The Senate bill WILL become the law of the land.


    If Pelosi CANNOT get to 217, will she and Reid go to conference? And would conference report get 60 votes in Senate?

  85. blessedistruth Says:


    The following are remarks made by Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee, about the cost of the House and Senate health-care bills at President Obama’s Blair House summit on health care, Feb. 25:

    And so when you take a look at all of this; when you strip out the double-counting and what I would call these gimmicks, the full 10-year cost of the bill has a $460 billion deficit.

    The second 10-year cost of this bill has a $1.4 trillion deficit.

    . . . [P]robably the most cynical gimmick in this bill is something that we all probably agree on.

    We don’t think we should cut doctors [annual federal reimbursements] 21 percent next year.

    We’ve stopped those cuts from occurring every year for the last seven years.

    We all call this, here in Washington, the doc fix.

    Well, the doc fix, according to your numbers, costs $371 billion.

    It was in the first iteration of all of these bills, but because it was a big price tag and it made the score look bad, made it look like a deficit . . .

    that provision was taken out, and it’s been going on in stand-alone legislation.

    But ignoring these costs does not remove them from the backs of taxpayers.

    Hiding spending does not reduce spending.

    And so when you take a look at all of this, it just doesn’t add up.

    . . . I’ll finish with the cost curve.

    Are we bending the cost curve down or are we bending the cost curve up?

    Well, if you look at your own chief actuary at Medicare, we’re bending it up.

    He’s claiming that we’re going up $222 billion, adding more to the unsustainable fiscal situation we have.

    And so, when you take a look at this, it’s really deeper than the deficits or the budget gimmicks or the actuarial analysis.

    There really is a difference between us.

  86. blessedistruth Says:

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    More Like This:

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  91. blessedistruth Says:

    Part 13: Abductee Memory Problems – Military Abductions ???

  92. blessedistruth Says:

    “MILABS” as Perpetrated by Hybrids

    The idea that MILABS may be hybrid ETs in military uniforms has been expressed by a handful of individuals, most notably that of Dr. David Jacobs. Dr. Jacobs is a friend of mine and a few years back I spoke with him regarding this subject. What he generally believes is what was stated in his book The Threat, 1998: Abductees mistake human-like ET hybrids dressed in military uniforms for US military personnel, and these ETs bring abductees to abandoned military bases or unused areas of active bases where they examine and interrogate them. Therefore, according to Jacobs, there is no evidence that the military is involved in abductions.

    Obviously there are a few problems with this view, the first being that in most abductee accounts, the military bases are anything but abandoned. Rather, there are many complex military activities going on at them. Also, how would hybrid ET beings have access to unused areas of active bases and why would they be interrogating abductees about their ET experiences? Last but not least, his view does nothing to explain all the harassment and surveillance evidence or the presence of ongoing intelligence insider “minders” interacting with abductees in their day-to-day lives.

    In addition, in the 1998 MUFON Symposium Proceedings, Dr. Jacobs wrote that he thought that only abductees who are not well-known claim to have military experiences. This is not true. Some of the best known and most famous abductees were the first to come forward, people like Whitley Strieber, multiple best-selling author, Debbie Jordan, “Kathie” of Intruders, Leah Haley,, Kay Wilson,, and Karla Turner,

    I feel that Dr. Jacobs is misinterpreting some of the strongest evidence in support of his own theories. Certainly if his theory regarding the ETs as a type of “threat” is correct, and if the number of abduction cases is anywhere near what the researchers claim they are, then wouldn’t those folks who run the intelligence apparatus have figured this out too, and wouldn’t they then have had to make abductions a matter of national security? Additionally, wouldn’t the intelligence apparatus, using one of its working arms such as the military, have an interest in studying such a “threat”?

    If abductions are a question of national security, wouldn’t abductees be a part of that question? How better to study the matter than to monitor, keep an eye on, and interrogate those involved? While it would be difficult to do so with ETs, it is not so with abductees, especially if given good reason and with enough black budget monies to be thrown at it (more on this later). So, if Dr. Jacobs is correct, then of course military/intelligence communities are going to be interested in abductees. The evidence for MILABS actually validates his research, its importance, and the ultimate reality of ET abductions overall.

  93. blessedistruth Says:

    Back to 216

    Dems have been anxious for this story line to go away, though Massa’s office gave no immediate reason for his decision to leave now versus next January.

    His resignation means brings down the number of votes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi needs to pass health care reform to 216

    (Massa was a “Nay” on health care reform because he supports a single payer system).

    Georgia Rep. Nathan Deal, a Republican, this week announced that he would postpone his run for Georgia’s governor’s mansion by a month to force Pelosi to get 217 votes but Massa’s resignation cancels that move out.

  94. blessedistruth Says:

    Dr. Quiros speaks about her experience and alien hybrids ???

  95. blessedistruth Says:

    Cristianne Quiros, PhD.
    Marriage & Family Therapist

  96. blessedistruth Says:

    This keeps getting weirder and weirder!



  97. blessedistruth Says:

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  99. blessedistruth Says:

    Highly recommend this interview. Very well done.

    Once I was asked if I could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?

    It would have to be Bob Dean.

  100. blessedistruth Says:

    March 5, 2010

    You can click on green arrow at end of each line, I mean if you choose to.

  101. song Says:

    Lol Rosa, “a good listener”

    That makes two of us. What happens when two good listeners meet?


    Just got home. You may email me anytime Rosa.

  102. song Says:

    ps: I decided to write my book, to sort and sift through so many things. I have come out on the other side of it, somewhat determined to communicate more. I hope you do begin to write your experiences too Rosa…

  103. blessedistruth Says:

    Just got home. You may email me anytime Rosa.


    okay, then.

  104. blessedistruth Says:

    It was during this last phase of his life that he wrote his violin, cello and piano da gamba concerti, which confirmed his diagnosis of clinical depression. All of his works during this period were characterized by pervasive misdemeanor plagiarism, but John Williams was composing his score to Star Wars and nobody noticed Shostakovich’s less visible crimes.


    Okay, that is funny!

    I do believe my son still owes me a case of wine on this score.

    Pun intended.

  105. blessedistruth Says:

    Dadgummit! I knew I had this somewhere.

    Probably my favorite Shostakovich.

  106. blessedistruth Says:

    Check it out! I think this still works!

    [audio src="" /]

  107. blessedistruth Says:

    gosh, how could I have confused Shostakovich with Ralph Vaughan Williams?

  108. blessedistruth Says:

    Anyways, I do believe Ralph Vaughan Williams is my favorite composer.

    More later.

    Good night.

  109. blessedistruth Says:

    Now that Eric Massa’s resignation makes it 431 House members, with 216 needed for a bare majority and everyone voting, Nancy Pelosi has one more vote to work with.

    She got some good news today when John Tanner (D-TN) gave a statement to local news that puts him pretty firmly in the “undecided” camp.

    Simply put, this is further than multiple other “no” votes have been willing to go, and because it doesn’t rule out a yes vote, it signals a strong openness to eventually doing that.

    Tanner is among the vote-flippers Pelosi needs to counteract the Stupak bloc and pass the bill.

  110. blessedistruth Says:

    Details on the Democrats that opposed the health care legislation in the House

  111. blessedistruth Says:

    Bottom line: Democratic leaders have a tough road ahead.

    Update, 2:30 AM 3/6:

    As mentioned above, Hill has suggested that he is wavering, in part because of the use of reconciliation.

    Also, it’s important to note that my methodology did not catch Marion Berry as a potential defector because of abortion.

    This just underscores the roughness of my count.

    Even members who seem to have committed can flip back.

    Remember MM-M!

    I’m going to keep updating this. Check back regularly with this page if you are interested.

    Also, if I’ve missed an important news items that relates to one of these members, please forward it to me at


    (This is a little confusing as there are updates at top and bottom of post.)

  112. blessedistruth Says:

    Undecided House Dems should be making up their minds based on if they can in good conscience vote yea on the Senate bill.

    As a reconciliation bill is going nowhere in the Senate, Pelosi is making promises she can’t keep.

    If she CANNOT get to 216, will the Senate and House bills go to conference? Remove ALL of the stinky provisions, insert the Stupak language and you just might get to 60 in the Senate.

    And if you can’t, you gave it your best shot and Repubs look like the bad guys.

    I prefer scrapping both bills and starting over, but I wonder if a conference report is still a possibility.

  113. blessedistruth Says:

    Speaker Pelosi is not telling the truth. The Hyde amendment–the “law of the land” banning federal funding for abortion in other programs–was left out of the Senate health care bill.

    The Senate bill includes three different provisions to spend taxpayer money on abortions.

  114. blessedistruth Says:

    Missed this earlier:

    Now McCain brings it up? Now???

    McCain, Hayworth, Romney, et all aren’t worth a pound of pee, much less our support.

    Shaking my head here. Politics stinks out loud, doesn’t it?

    I am thinking of a sexual term to describe what’s going on here, but I’m too much of a lady to say what it is.

    Use your imagination…



  115. blessedistruth Says:

    Decrypting Obama’s ‘Pop’

    Frank Marshall Davis’s “Young Man”

  116. blessedistruth Says:

    In a separate television ad, the McCain campaign resurrected claims Hayworth made during the presidential election that challenged President Barack Obama’s birth certificate and presidential legitimacy.

    But Friday, Hayworth said those comments were taken out of context, and he is satisfied with Obama’s American citizenship.

  117. blessedistruth Says:

    Which voters will show up for the Republican primary between Sen. John McCain and former talk-show host J.D. Hayworth?

    This race is not so much about whose supporters will predominate, but which mind-set will.

    Will it be libertarians and independents?

    Or voters for whom immigration and Barack Obama’s birth certificate are most important?

  118. blessedistruth Says:

    Honestly, senator, take a chill pill!

  119. blessedistruth Says:

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