Honest Oscar. Would you buy a used chariot……?

A great story from Oscar the cat about Penny the rat. From barsetshirediaries

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2/7/2012 

I’m not quite sure what Ginger means when he says of me “Would you buy a used chariot from this cat”. Everyone knows I’m the very definition of probity. I confess there are times it pays to bend the hard angles of truth a little or exaggerate slightly but that’s about it. I do after all have a reputation to uphold. To prove it I’m going to share a little secret but if it should get back to Ginger or one of the others I’ll know where it came from. I’ve been a bit down in the dumps . Only three of the rodents came out to be fed yesterday morning. My ‘The Him’ does it religiously every morning AFTER he’s fed me of course. He issues them cornflakes and then toast. It’s actually quite funny to see them trying to pinch the cornflakes off each other or drag…

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A few mid-week musings

from musingsofanoldfart

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Since we are at mid-week, let me offer a few miscellaneous musings, mostly good with a few bad. Let me start with some good news:

A Federal appeals court in the Chicago area ruled that the LGBT community is protected under the 1964 Civil Rights amendment even though they were not specifically listed. The court case was around a community college professor who contended she was fired for being a Lesbian. The ruling was 8 to 3, but will of course be appealed to the district court in Indiana.

On what appears to be good news, but falls way short, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a repeal to the discriminatory HB2 law, yet left the most important piece of discrimination therein. They rolled back the change on the transgender bathroom issue, yet left in place the exclusion of the LGBT community from protected status for discrimination. Reviewing the above ruling in Chicago…

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Song A Day Challenge Day 4: Here come the 70’s!

Thanks to Danica from Living the Beautiful Life for nominating
me for the Five-day Music challenge.

The Rules are:

Post a song a day for five consecutive days.
Post what the lyrics mean to you.  (Optional)
Post the name of the song and video
Nominate two (or one) different blogger each day of the challenge

For today’s post I decided on a  quick tour of some of the music
that I listened to and loved in the 1970’s.

The 70’s begin with the harmonies of Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

Carry On

And the driving Rock of Led Zeppelin

Whole Lotta Love

 

As Diana Ross Leaves the Supremes.

Someday We’ll be Together

In 1971 Alice Cooper releases Killer and the song

Under my Wheels.

By 1972 we’re listening to Lou Reed’s Transformer Album

Satellite of Love

 

David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust

Suffragette City

 

and Cat Stevens.

Oh Very Young

 

In 1973 Disco is born when the Hughes Corporation releases Rock the Boat

 

In 1974 Joni Mitchell delights us with Court and Spark.

Help me

 

In 1975 the Jefferson Airplane becomes Jefferson Starship and releases
Red Octopus.

Miracles

 


In 1976 Donna Summer moans Love to Love You Baby

 


Steely Dan releases AJA in 1977

 

And by 1978 everyone is dancing to Saturday Night Fever

Night Fever

 

While Hanging on the Telephone with Blondie

 


And listening to More Songs about More Buildings and Food By the Talking Heads.

The Good Thing

 

We say good bye to our musical tour of the 1970’s with Devo’s Clock Out
from Duty Now for the Future.

Clock Out

 


Today I nominate everyone. 🙂