Sunday Serendipity

I let the youtube algo wander this afternoon. I got it started with Dvorak’s New World Symphony and let it wander from there. A couple of hours it came up with todays selection. On the week before 4th of July weekend does it get any more American than a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. The interesting shift, what was popular culture when I was a kid, is now highbrow BBC Proms.

You might want to read through the wiki article about them to realize just how much they were a part of boomer life.

The twentieth century was a changing world, 50 years before we might have read about the music, bought the sheet music and maybe listened to a neighbor sing it. But we, as boomer children, were privileged to see the movie versions in our home on tv. Also many of their songs became standards that were performed by equally talented singers on the many variety shows we watched

Enjoy, Jack


53 thoughts on “Sunday Serendipity”

  1. jack, thanks.  another rogers and hammerstein song pertinent to our current climate with a little sondheim thrown in at the end:

    You’ve got to be taught, to hate and fear
    You’ve got to be taught from year to year
    It’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear
    You’ve got to be carefully taught
    You’ve got to be taught, to be afraid
    Of people whose eyes are oddly made
    And people whose skin is a different shade
    You’ve got to be carefully taught
    You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late
    Before you are six or seven or eight
    To hate all the people your relatives hate
    You’ve got to be carefully taught
    You’ve got to be carefully taught

  2. Picking up a patd thread comment from yesterday about Glastonbury, GIVE ME AN F…

  3. For anyone interested, Cornell’s Legal Information Institute is one of the most respected sources of ‘splainin legal principles that aren’t as transparent as the average American reading at a 6th grade level would like, for example substantive due process. From LII on substantive due process:

    The Supreme Court’s first foray into defining which government actions violate substantive due process was during the Lochner Era. The Court determined that the freedom to contract and other economic rights were fundamental, and state efforts to control employee-employer relations, such as minimum wages, were struck down. In 1937, the Supreme Court rejected the Lochner Era’s interpretation of substantive due process in West Coast Hotel v. Parrish, 300 U.S. 379 (1937)by allowing Washington to implement a minimum wage for women and minors. One year later, in footnote 4 of U.S. v. Carolene Products, 304 U.S. 144 (1938), the Supreme Court indicated that substantive due process would apply to: “rights enumerated in and derived from the first Eight Amendments to the Constitution, the right to participate in the political process, such as the rights of voting, association, and free speech, and the rights of ‘discrete and insular minorities.’”
    FollowingCarolene Products, the U.S. Supreme Court has determined that fundamental rights protected by substantive due process are those deeply rooted in U.S. history and tradition, viewed in light of evolving social norms. These rights are not explicitly listed in the Bill of Rights, but rather are the penumbra of certain amendments that refer to or assume the existence of such rights. This has led the Supreme Court to find that personal and relational rights, as opposed to economic rights, are fundamental and protected. Specifically, the Supreme Court has interpreted substantive due process to include, among others, the following fundamental rights: 

    The right to privacy, specifically a right to contraceptives.Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965)
    The right to pre-viability abortion.Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, (1973)
    The right to marry a person of a different race.Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967)
    The right to marry an individual of the same sex.Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. 644 (2015)

    [Last updated in April of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team]

    Old Clarence is showing his hypocritical self-serving reading of substantive due process and in what context it can be applied. Without it Loving doesn’t stand solely on equal protection grounds and if it does, Roe stands on those same grounds. He’s the dishonest stupid fat fuck I’ve always thought he was.

  4. Thank you, Jack,

    Great choice for today.  One of the joys of the New Year is watching the closing of the Proms when the orchestra builds to giving the audience music to bounce by with Land of Hope and Glory.  Right now the US doesn’t qualify.



  5. In 1869 it was decided to have 9 Supreme Court justices because there were 9 Circuit Courts. Now there are 13 Circuit Courts. So, what exactly are we waiting for?

  6. jamie, good point. you ask:

    “So, what exactly are we waiting for?”

    maybe for a bunch of RW political assholes to no longer be in power, beginning with mitch.

  7. So, all of this celebration from the far right sounds like racist, misogynistic hate speech.   Anyone filing lawsuits against them?

    Could POTUS Joe sign an EO protecting morning after pills, IUDs, and, all forms of contraception, as well as gay and interracial marriage???  

    We know the illegitimate SCOTUS’ plans.  They are mentioning civil rights reviews, so what about EOs protecting everything you can think of, and then packing the court?

    I hope the UN Human Rights Council takes a stand in this, as well as WHO.  

    I hope the family of the first woman forced to give birth sues when she hemorrhages and dies or has a stroke.

    Actually, how is this not a form of slavery?

  8. BiD, i was thinking along the lines of WHO’s medical ships or perhaps Docs without Borders setting up offshore reproductive care clinics just like those casino ships floating off coasts of states that don’t allow gambling.


    it’s important to use term “reproductive care” rather than abortion since the court’s decision may be interpreted to cover embryos from in vitro fertility process as well as contraception and plan B pills.

  9. The right’s celebrations are in large measure due to their thinking that the rulings are going to be a great distraction from J/6. And if they can cause riots at the protests they can do the old  “both sides” shuffle and disrupt the investigations. The Supreme Court’s job here is to aid and abet the next insurrection and theft of elections, and they do not give a rat’s ass about anything except wielding their power.

  10. They have no principles, scruples, or morals—all they have is stolen power. 

  11. Actually, since this week’s rulings for guns and against privacy are tRUMPsky’s doing, it just sheds even more light on J6. 
    Does this week’s ruling against a woman’s right to privacy impact HIPPA?  

  12. They have stolen power, which is why POTUS Joe needs to preemptively issue EOs to protect other civil rights, if that can be done.
    I realize this is a fund-raising boon for Dems, but an EO is a temporary fix.  Dems can still campaign on needing a majority to codify many things.  
    We need the ERA Amendment to be passed for women to be equal citizens under the law.  Right now, we are not.


    “Rhode Island Democratic state Senate candidate Jennifer Rourke was punched in the face by her GOP opponent — a police officer who was off-duty — during an abortion rights rally at the State House in Providence Friday night…”

    “Lugo was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct after turning himself Saturday afternoon…”

    “The officer has served for 3 yrs and placed on administrative leave w/pay this morning, pending a criminal investigation and administrative review.”

    “Unfortunately, I am limited in what I can say publicly due to LEOBOR (Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights.) With that said, I’ve seen the video and it’s immensely disturbing. Those responsible will be held fully accountable,” the mayor said in a tweet.”

    Misogyny lives along side racism. Sad.

  14. They don’t have a hierarchy of Those-Who-Must-Be-Hated-Or-Oppressed…..Those who are not Them must be hated and oppressed; they are essentially all Birds of a Feather. And they ain’t totally sure about some of their OWN.  Might be Rinos Incognitos.  Stealth Libtards

  15. Clarence is not interested in law or legalities…..His abiding interest is and has been a desire to stick it to the liberals who have made his life miserable for the last decades. He is being eaten alive by his own ressentiment. 
    The “Roberts” Court began writing shit up the very minute that What’s-her-Name, the Evangelical Great White Hope, sat down in her stolen chair.

    The general herd of american pipples are growing to be quite annoyed with that book of theirs—the bible. Even the righters are fed up with all that turn the other cheek, love thy neighbor, feed the poor—generally all the peace and love shit which runs throughout the NT. (They’re ok with the OT Jericho part though.)

    Some Native American groups have become wealthy. The Jews are currently experiencing an attack upon their religion ( In Judaism abortion is allowed).
    Hispanic Americans? No help there.
    Blacks? Hahahahaha……
    OK, then, Who’s left? That’s quite an array of political opponents for the Rich Old White Guys Club, innit……..

  16. When I was still but wee my mudda would take me with her to see the musicals: Sigmond Romburg, Rogers and whomever, Gilbert and Sullivan, Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, feel like I saw em all. Any of their musics is always a welcome memory.  Now I gotta go wax my low quacious bone……

  17. What happened to settled law?
    Liars.    It’s a gooper pattern.

  18. Book of the Month:     LIES AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM   by Al Franken.

  19. The darth vader cops are out in L.A. trying to create a leftist riot.   The SCOTUS has done its part, now it’s up to the provocateurs……..

  20. Can Biden issue EOs on the plan B, IUDs, fat and interracial marriage, etc., now?  Would that prevent SCOTUS for dragging us back to 1850???
    I want to know.


    “In a desperate attempt to make some sort of statement, pro-choice women have made the #SexStrike hashtag go viral. What does this entail? Women who are pro-choice have decided to not risk having a baby because they no longer can decide whether to have a baby or not. Their response to this is to flat out deny sex to men unless they are actively trying to have a baby.”

    Offload your dating apps.

  22. I suspect that BiD voted for HRC in the 2016 general election if she voted. Even if not, Dallas county did. Of course 5 1/2 years later my memory could be faulty. BiD, what say ye?

  23. I live in a red state. As I was told repeatedly here, I don’t matter. It would’ve meant nothing.  

    Hillary could’ve made Bernie her VP instead of Tim Kaine and won a lot more votes.  You blame me for one vote in a red state. Ridiculous. 
    I will say this, I did not hear the dog whistles others heard, and, thought our checks and balances were a lot stronger. On that, I was absolutely wrong and it must be remedied.

    Dallas County went for Hillary? That I didn’t know. My one vote didn’t change things in my county. I did not matter, as I was told. I did a mail-in ballot, as I still couldn’t, after many years of PT, barely walk at the time.

    Let’s not re-litigate 2016. The GQP loves that stuff.

    ps – The passive-aggressive is tiresome. Have a drink and relax.

  24. Good for you.
    Have a beverage of your choice and relax.

    I won’t be swayed by a third party, again. However, I also won’t be told what to do. I was told to vote for Joe in the primary or I would be sorry. I voted for Elizabeth Warren. I not sorry. I voted for Joe in the general.


    “…reported in their latest earnings calls that they have too much inventory of stuff ranging from workout clothes, spring-time jackets and hoodies to garden furniture and bulky kids’ toys. It’s costing them tons of money to store it.”

    “Now add on to that glut another category of product that stores have to deal with: returns.”

    “Retailers are stuck with excess inventory of unprecedented levels. They can’t afford to take back even more of it.”

    So, I guess the supply chain is somewhat operational.

    “Given the situation at the ports and the container shortages, sending product overseas isn’t really an option…”


  26. Biden can’t govern by fiat and has no interest in trying.  Do support impeaching the lying justices.
    Listen if you can’t get out the vote in “red states” then we’re all just bullshitting futilely, Constitution is stacked in the shitkicker’s favor, as it was written by shitkickers

  27. Republicans want to govern your bedroom
    Repeat that to everyone you know until Nov.

  28. what kind of person thinks it is a good idea to regulate sex lives.  How very empty their own lives must be 

  29. KC, Sex lives, and every other aspect of your life … except your guns. Empty lives?  Yep. Filled by SFB BS. 

  30. All of those paternity tests.  All of those wages garnished for child support.
    And, of course, the medical bills that Republicans fight against covering.
    What happens to all of the snowflakes in the freezer?  Must they be the implanted? Is their a timeline?  What happens when there are multiples and the doctor doesn’t want to implant them all? 


    “However, while HIPAA generally prohibits the disclosure of PHI without the consent of the patient, there are several exceptions.[8] Notably, a covered entity may be compelled to share PHI for law-enforcement purposes, as required by law, or in response to a judicial or administrative proceeding (e.g., a court order, subpoena, discovery request, or summons).[9]”

    “However, it should be noted that HIPAA requires covered entities to only disclose the “minimum necessary” information to fulfill such a request for information.”


    “This is not just a crisis of Roe, this is a crisis of our democracy. The Supreme Court has dramatically overreached its authority.” -Elizabeth Warren

    “There must be consequences for such a deeply destabilizing action and the hostile takeover of our democratic institutions,” she added. “And what makes it particularly dangerous is that it sends a blaring signal to all future nominees that they can now lie to duly elected members of the United States Senate in order to secure Supreme Court confirmations and seats on the Supreme Court.” – AOC

    Impeach the liars on SCOTUS.

    Remove Thomas and charge his wife with treason, and depending on what he knew, charge him, too.

  33. …so gross that people like Kristi Noem want to funnel at-risk pregnant young women to creepy Christian cult members for indoctrination; state-supported, your tax dollars at work

  34. Imagine being raped and then being forced by the state to be lectured to by some weirdo who believes in fairy tales and ghosts- it’s already happening, now will be the standard

    …oh that’s thanks to another recent SCOTUS ruling that state funds can be allocated to Christian “charities”, it’s a whole agenda, and they are enacting it quickly, too quickly for anyone to stop it

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