Sunday Serendipity

By Jace, a Trail Mix Contributor

A lovely work for an equally lovely Sunday morning. An excellent performance. Simply too good not to share.

Enjoy the music but most especially enjoy your day.🌞

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50 thoughts on “Sunday Serendipity”

  1. A list of song titles for today could include:

    Dancing in the Rain
    You’ll never be alone (when you walk through a storm)
    Rain Drops
    Who  will Stop the Rain
    November Rain
    Have You Ever Seen the Rain
    Rainy Night in Georgia

    A very short list for you to humm while making breakfast.

  2. sorry to spoil the mood, but it’s Saturday Night Live time again!

    Jeff Sessions (Kate McKinnon) packs up his office as Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Aidy Bryant), Mike Pence (Beck Bennett), Eric Trump (Alex Moffat), Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day) and Robert Mueller (Robert De Niro) stop by.
     

  3. Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, including Beto O’Rourke losing to Ted Cruz in the 2018 midterm elections

  4. snl’s creative way of acknowledging veteran’s day with good words at the end from the congressman-elect

    Pete Davidson stops by Weekend Update to apologize for his comments about Lt. Com. Dan Crenshaw.

  5. Bloomberg:
    The rain that grounded President Donald Trump eased as Emmanuel Macron welcomed Angela Merkel to Compiegne, scene of the Armistice signed 100 years ago ending World War I.

    In November 1918, a defeated Germany was forced into an extraordinary humiliation by the Allies led by France under Marshal Foch, and handed punitive terms that sowed the seeds of another war just 20 years later.

     
    On Saturday, Macron and Merkel sat side by side as they leafed through a golden book of commemoration in a replica of the railway carriage where the Armistice was signed in a clearing of the forest of Compiegne.

    The president embraced the chancellor as they took part in a simple yet historic ceremony that commemorated French-German reconciliation after two devastating world wars. Solemn, with Merkel at times leaning on Macron for support, the two leaders unveiled a stone tribute in both languages marking “the value of French-German reconciliation in the service of Europe and peace.”
     
    Merkel said she was the first post-war German chancellor to visit the site with a French president. “We have peace today that cannot be taken for granted and for which we have to continue to work,” she told reporters later. “So this day isn’t just a warning, but an incentive.”
    [….]

    ….Trump remained in Paris during the afternoon after a planned trip to an American military cemetery was canceled because the weather prevented his helicopter from flying to the site. In Compiegne, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) to the northeast, the sun came out as Merkel and Macron entered the glade in the forest to review a joint German-French brigade. A soldier from the brigade addressed Macron and Merkel in each language, then a choir sang both national anthems.

    [….continues…]

  6. Somehow I think Scott and DiSantis are humming Florida’s state song.
    “Old Folks at Home”
    Way down upon the Suwannee River,Far, far away,There’s where my heart is turning ever,There’s where the old folks stay.All up and down the whole creation,Sadly I roam,Still longing for my childhood station,And for the old folks at home.
    Chorus
    All the world is sad and drearyEverywhere I roam.O dear ones, how my heart grows weary,Far from the old folks at home.
     

  7. I guess it was too far for a golf cart.  And he doesn’t know how to work an umbrella.  And he would have had to, at some point, take off his hat.

  8. I had a great synthesizer at one time which had a very authentic harpsichord setting so I got to have fun with it for awhile.  It’s a damnable instrument in the hands of an amateur.   But having taken the time to master George Martin’s little interlude in “In My Life” opened vistas of experimentation and general horseplay.  I gotta get me another one of “them sympathizers” as Archie in Denver used to call them.

     

  9. Sturg, ironically enough this morning I’ve been watching “The Beatles: Scandal and Legacy” on Reelz. Great series of documentaries for Beatlemaniacs.

  10. Buddy Rich was a great drummer, but he could never have played with the Beatles.  It took Ringo Starr to make them click.

    old Buddy as you may never have heard him before. Warning: Foul vitriolic lingo.

  11. Sturg, Buddy was a regular guest on lots of the variety shows and late night shows back in the 60s. You’re right- he was one helluva drummer and you’re right about him not being a fit for the Beatles. Rings was asked about his lack of drum solos and he said something like no one wants to hear the drummer in a group banging away over the songs and singers. Ultimate group member, he.

  12. Chris Wallace seems to be acting as the propaganda arm of the fascist WH, again, going  after Acosta.   🎶“Lies, lies,lies, yeah, they’re gonna get you.” 🎶

     

  13. I like much of what Buddy Rich did in the Swing Era.  Then when he started his band then his move to jazz with a quartet.

    Best drum song is I Want Candy by the Strangeloves.

  14. No contingency plan in case of rain? Weather forecasting doesn’t work in Europe? Nobody in the party knows how to drive? Couldn’t get any road vehicles?

    As I recall my reading in military history, fellas in the trenches didn’t get to cancel when it rained.

  15. Twit cares more about that abstract art hair thing on his head than honoring the Americans and Europeans who died to keep the world free the first time the world went to war in the 20th century. What an embarrassment.

  16. Nice going Jace

    Nancy P’s strategerie was spot on.    Talk about healthcare not impeachment and she raised a boatload of money

  17. Is it just me or is Trump almost an afterthought when ther is a gathering of world leaders? They acknowledge him but little more. The leader of the free world may well be Merkel or someone else but it is definitely not the POTUS.

  18. Jace – they recognize him for what he is, an out of place, senile, old, misogynist, racist, homophobic, low intelligence fool.
    I think Macron is placing himself as the free world leader now that Merkel is stepping off the stage.

  19. Miami herald:  
    Advocacy groups tell Gov. Rick Scott he should remove himself from recount process
    https://www.miamiherald

    TALLAHASSEE  
    Rick Scott may yet be Florida’s next U.S. senator, but his eight-year tenure as the state’s 45th governor is not ending well.
    The League of Women Voters Florida and Common Cause sent letters to Scott on Saturday calling on him to “immediately relinquish authority and remove yourself from any person or agency responsible for the processing and counting of ballots from the Nov. 6 general election.”
    The two groups said Scott improperly threatened “a show of force” by asking the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate vote counting in Broward County.
    When FDLE found out there were no allegations of voter fraud on file with the Department of State, the agency, which is also under the control of the three Cabinet members, did not open an investigation.

    Scott’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
     
    The two groups said Scott’s removal from the elections apparatus “will help to ensure that there is no appearance of any impropriety, undue influence or conflict of interest in directives being given to election officials.”
    [….]
    Will Scott certify the results of an election in which he’s a candidate? The governor is a member of the state Election Canvassing Commission charged with ratifying the final results at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, if machine and manual recounts are completed by then in all 67 counties.
     
    Scott is chairman of the three-member panel and appoints two Cabinet members, who cannot have a stake in the election outcome (outgoing Attorney General Pam Bondi and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam are obvious choices, as neither has a stake in the election). The work of the commission is ministerial and consists of ratifying the final results.
     
    The Herald/Times asked the governor’s office if Scott would recuse himself from any involvement in the canvassing commission but his office has not responded.

  20. Letter from League of Women Voters & Common Cause

     

    Dear Governor Scott:
    As one of the candidates for office who will be personally and directly impacted by the outcome of this year’s election, we the League of Women Voters of Florida and Common Cause Florida request that you immediately relinquish authority and remove yourself from any control of any person or agency responsible for the processing and counting of ballots from the November 6 general election.
    Removing yourself will help to ensure that there is no appearance of any impropriety, undue influence or conflict of interest in directives being given to election officials.  The citizens of Florida have a right to fair and impartial governance of the election process and you have an obligation to ensure that there is no impropriety or appearance of impropriety.
    You have intentionally politicized governance of the elections by publicly threatening a show of force — calling for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the state’s highest law enforcement agency, to investigate “rampant fraud” in South Florida when the FDLE and Department of State have indicated that there were no indications of fraud or criminal activity. And you angrily blamed your opposing political party for orchestrating an attempt to steal the election. Just today you called on the state’s sheriffs to watch out for election violations and take action. These actions can easily be seen as intimidation of election officials who need to remain unencumbered while they engage in their very demanding work.
    We request that you step back, release the reins of power and allow election officials to decide what tools of government should be employed to achieve the state’s paramount duty to fairly count each and every valid ballot. Florida’s officials must be permitted to conduct their official duties without further angry accusations or fear of retribution.
    On behalf of every Florida voter, we ask that you to step away from taking any further role in supervising any official engaged in the process of ballot counting or election control. All valid votes must be counted and no governmental leader whose election hangs in the balance should ever take or threaten any action that could limit the value of any single vote or chill citizens’ desires to vote in our great state in the future.
    Please issue a public statement that you will recuse yourself and remove yourself from any oversight of the 2018 election immediately or we will have no choice but to seek a formal emergency remedy from the courts.
    Sincerely,
    Patricia Brigham  President, League of Women Voters of Florida
    Anjenys Gonzalez-Eilert  Executive Director, Common Cause Florida

  21. I think Pam Bondi does have a stake in the election — she is a SFB butt kisser and some people are saying she has kissed more than his butt ewwww

  22. Veterans Day event 2018.  Watch starting at about 48:04 and the pinning ceremony.  Each person represents a branch of the US military Vietnam Era veterans.  Notice how the camera carefully shows the under secretary pinning on the Vietnam Era Pin and a handshake.  Well almost all the handshakes are shown.  For some reason the secretary fled the ceremony prior to the pinning, which he was supposed to do, leaving the undersecretary to do it.

    In my life there are no coincidences, including a secretary running out of the ceremony and a crowd shot instead of a handshake view.  Also, the camera was not on the crowd for the handshakes.  Our slogan is Won’t Be Erased.

    https://youtu.be/b_4L5wY0xFQ

  23. Rick Scott is an old snake trying to eat eggs out of a bird’s nest.   Slither back into your hole, please.

  24. the guardian

    After a few hours in a Paris hotel, the White House called off Trump’s attendance at the first memorial event of the weekend, at Belleau, where 2,000 US marines were killed. The ostensible reason for the sudden cancellation: rain.
    As an alibi, this was almost instantly undermined by footage of Macron, Angela Merkel, Justin Trudeau, and Trump’s own staff attending ceremonies around the country, evidently under the lightest of drizzles. Trump stayed in his hotel room, watching cable news and tweeting. Back in Washington, the White House officially dubs this ‘executive time’. It has become the norm in the president’s daily routine.
     
    In France, on Veteran’s Day weekend, it came across as a snub to America’s war dead by a president who had avoided military service in Vietnam, claiming to suffer from “bone spurs”.
     
    In the ensuing storm of tweeted derision, there were countless video clips of other leaders standing in the rain at important ceremonial events, including Trudeau in Dieppe the year before remembering the Canadian dead from the second world war, and deliberately folding his umbrella away and comparing his mild discomfort to those of soldiers for whom “the rain wasn’t rain, it was bullets”.
    Former officers weighed in to note that the military had helicopters quite capable of flying in light rain. Veterans of the White House recalled they always had a contingency plan for getting the president to an important event in case of inclement weather.

    […..]
    When the French president spoke under the Arc de Triomphe, no one had any doubt whom he was speaking to when he said: “Patriotism is the antithesis of nationalism. Nationalism is inherently treasonous. In saying ‘our interests first, and forget the others’, we lose the most important part of the nation: its moral values.”
     
    Trump looked on grimly throughout. The only moment he brightened up was when he saw Vladimir Putin approach. He flashed a goofy smile, all the more noticeable alongside Macron and Merkel who had switched their demeanour to steel resolve on spotting the Russian leader.
     
    Putin solemnly shook hands with them and then gave Trump a big thumbs up.
     
    Merkel looked on in astonishment and then turned back with a smile on her face that suggested that she had come up with a vignette to start the chapter on the Trump-Putin axis in her memoir.
     
    There had been much speculation – fed by the Kremlin and half-denied by the White House – over whether Trump and Putin would meet at the world war one commemorations.
     
    It turned out they had been slated to sit next to each other at Sunday lunch, but the French hosts switched the seating arrangement to place Trump next to Macron and across from Putin, making personal asides considerably more difficult.
    [….continues….]

  25. Where were the Serbians ?

    They started the damned horror. Of course, they were merely the match. The kaiser and the tsar were both itching for a dust up. Those two would have gotten their WWI even if gavrilo princip had missed the archduke & archduchess, and shot himself instead. Too bad the kaiser wasn’t imprisoned and shot in a cellar, too.

  26. If hitler, ludendorff, goering, and roehm had been killed in WWI, there would have been no successful nazi movement. Without a successful nazi movement, there would have been no WWII.  Yes, the Italian would have conquered Ethiopia and Albania, and interfered in Spain. Yes, the Japanese would have invaded China. Maybe only 20 M!LL!ON people would have been slaughtered.

    There would have been no Warsaw Pact.

    But for those three soldiers an one airman, 40 M!LL!ON other people would have lived.

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