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RING-A-DING-DING! & DOOBY-DOOBY-DOO! -In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Francis Albert Sinatra [born 12-DEC-1915], Friend In The Ether Pundette has set up a website, SINATRA CENTENARY, where she'll be celebrating for all of 2015. And Mark Steyn is doing his own list: Sinatra Song of the Century.

@MJosephSheppard → Sarah Palin’s New Role? “Mother And Conscience Of the Nation”

03 August 2015 @ 07:28

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Governor Palin is the very definition of protean: “versatile” “mutable” “capable of assuming many forms”…. “Protean”has positive connotations of flexibility, versatility, and adaptability.”

If Palin had been a Democratic party star, her rise from the most obscure and humble of beginnings would be more than the subject of legend it would be raised to the status of paean, panegyric and hagiography.

Instead of recruiting the assistance of the Hollywood left to create a distorted, cartoon character of “Palin” in the hit job movie “Game Change” if Palin had been the Dem’s VP nominee, in a brave but losing cause (trying to support up a McCain like figure whose campaign was beset by financial collapse) instead of a second tier actress like Julianne Moore, a Meryl Streep would have been cast as the heroine.

There would seem to be nothing more unlikely to have ever happened in political life than the small town wife of an oil fields worker in the farthest remove possible location from the power structure in D.C. could become the vice-presidential candidate for a major party. Then, through her sheer force of personality, tied to an unparalleled record of accomplishment in government, lift a losing campaign into the lead until outside economic forces made any further progress impossible.

Palin’s protean history is well known. Wife and Mother, then PTA President to Mayor, to Oil & Gas Commission Chairman, to the most popular Governor in America, to star of various television programs. TV pundit, massively successful author, having a mass social media following in the millions.

At the same time a Wife and Mother of five, including a special needs child. Her political power, no matter how much the media wishes to write her off as “irrelevant,” has been at its zenith with Congress being slowly but surely populated with her endorsed candidates. In the 2014 mid-terms, 21 of her 23 endorsed candidates were elected, a number of whom owe their primary wins to her support

This is, to any fair minded person who can lay down their political bias for even a moment, an outstanding list of accomplishment, achieved by the bootstrap method, with none of the massive financial backing and media slavishness that others have had-quite the reverse of course.

In recent times Palin appears to have thrown off the happy go lucky persona that was so evident in her “Amazing America” and “Sportsman Chanel” outdoorsy shows. Her latest television appearances have shown a deadly serious, fact presenting, and cogent Palin. This is much to the distress of her critics who have seen the “dumb” meme destroyed with the subject matter discussed in a powerfully and deeply sincere and “gaff free” manner.

What appears to have wrought this “new’ Palin is a subject that appears to be close to her heart and which she, with her son Trig standing as a foremost example, has “walked the walk” and that is the protection of the unborn.

Governor Palin has embarked on a crusade of the highest moral and ethical character in her bringing to as many as possible of the wider public the abortion practices of Planned parenthood.

Whilst the MSM has, for the most part studiously ignored the issue, as they did with the abortionist Gosnell, Palin has brought it front and center to millions through her Facebook and Twitter outlets and latterly on Fox television.

It is notable that leading the Congressional fight to defund PP are Senators Fischer and Ernst who owe their careers in whole, or in part, to her endorsement.

It may be that Governor Palin will not seek elective office in the foreseeable future and, rather, use her formidable endorsement power to propel the candidate of her choice to the Republican nomination and the presidency.

If that were to be the case it may be considered that she has chosen an office far above the maximum of 8 years of the presidency to one that has its base in immortality and that is the crusade to save the lives and potential of the unborn. It may be that if this is her path, countless generations will owe their very existence to her work, and the work of those she enthuses in the cause, as well as the work of those who have, and are now, laboring in this field of righteousness.

When considering her own political future at its lowest point Palin said “you don’t need a title to make a difference.” That may be so in the political field she has so far traversed, but in the far greater field of humanity, saving the innocent and imbuing a corrupted moral culture with a return to sanity and ethical values, Palin can be well considered to have gained the title “Mother and Conscience of the Nation”

With thanks To ‘Conservatives for Palin‘ here are the links to Governor Palin’s massive, tireless, personal campaign on behalf of the unborn and against the horrific practice of “partial birth abortion”:

-Thank you, Senators Deb Fischer & Joni Ernst, for leading the fight in the U.S. Senate to… fb.me/7FAwi36ql

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Mr. Sheppard is the proprietor of the blogs Point Of View and Palin4President 2016. He also writes occasionally for American Thinker and is a man of refined taste. Follow him on Twitter: @MJosephSheppard.

Sinatra 100th: The Best Performances – 25-23

01 August 2015 @ 15:16

Sinatra100th-Logo-009-250gxRing-A-Ding-Ding, everybody!

Here at TCOTS, we’re celebrating Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday by counting down what I think are his 100 best performances on Vinyl and CD. All of the songs on the List have been released on either one or both mediums. Interspersed with the countdown will be Honorable Mentions that didn’t make the List and a countdown of what I think are his best albums.

Francis Albert will be your pilot and Bobby Bell your navigator.

So sit back easy in your easy chair, fasten your seatbelts, and let’s take-off in the blue…

Hold-on tight, baby — we’re now entering the Top Twenty-Five.

25 —TIE

At Long Last Love

Music & Lyrics: Cole Porter
Recorded: 11 April 1962
From the album Sinatra And Swingin’ Brass

While Frank’s original recording of this on his A Swingin Affair! album is quite good, I think this version is more, for lack of a better term: more Cole-Portery.  It captures that Porter sophistication, that devil-may-care, champagne-soaked attitude that you feel when listening to the best of Mr. Porter’s best.

It seems to me that Sinatra also is enjoying recording this version.  ‘Is it a cocktail, this feeling of joy?’ —why, yes…yes indeed.

That’s Life [Alternative Orchestration]

Music & Lyrics: Dean Kay, Kelly Gordon
Recorded: 18 October 1966
Unreleased until the compilation album the Ultimate Sinatra [2015] and only available in certain countries as either a download or on CD

The vocal performance is the same as you’ll find on the classic version, but, here, the backing vocals of The Raylettes are missing and the orchestration is different — and that makes all the difference in the World.

This version, in my opinion, really makes this R&B song swing and complements Franks vocal emoting much more closely.  It’s a damn shame this version is not easy to come by [once again, Frank Sinatra Enterprises screws-up, big time — thanks, pallys].

Unfortunately, I have been unable to find this version on the InnerTubes [i thought they had everything!] but this version from his TV Special, A Man & His Music II, has the alternative orchestration in a more slow-burning form.

24 — TIE: Angel Eyes [Two Versions]

Music & Lyrics: Matt Dennis, Earl K. Brent
Version I...
-Recorded: 01 April 1959
-From the album Live In Australia
Version II:
-Recorded: 29 May 1958
-From the album Only The Lonely

As with Moonlight In Vermont [#76] I just can’t decide between the two arrangements — the Nelson Riddle one on Only The Lonely or the one Frank and The Red Norvo Quintet used on their 1959 gig in Australia.  If I had to pick a version to take on the proverbial desert island, it would be the live version with just Bill Miller and Francis Albert — how more saloony [and sad] can you get?

‘Scuse me while I listen here…

The studio version…

23 — My Funny Valentine

Music & Lyrics: Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
Recorded: 05 November 1953
From the album Songs For Young Lovers

What can I say about this classico di tutti classico that Mark Steyn hasn’t already stated?:

If you rushed out to buy Songs For Young Lovers in 1954, you knew something different was going on from the moment the platter hit the turntable: No verse, no real intro other than a couple of chords and a gossamer brush of strings, and then Frank’s into the lyric. It’s a lovely arrangement, conducted by Nelson Riddle but from a George Siravo chart that had been sitting around in a drawer for a couple of years. Sinatra wasn’t always comfortable in waltz time: he was a 4/4 guy and he could sometimes sound a little tentative in 3/4. Yet, when Siravo’s arrangement shifts into waltz time halfway through, Sinatra doesn’t “shift” so much as waft across the text in three-quarter time. He floats, effortlessly and beautifully. That’s the “Funny Valentine” that became a February 14th tradition.

And deservedly so..

See you next Friday as we head-off again to Bobsville.

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

If you’re having trouble tracking down any of the performances on this List, contact me at Robert[dot]Belvedere[at]gmail[dot]com and I might be able to help you.

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31 July 2015 @ 23:56

The Gal That Got Away: Sinatra Song of the Century #53 :: SteynOnline.

Bob Recommends: Frank #Sinatra – The Nearness of You by @MsEBL

31 July 2015 @ 23:54

EBL: Frank Sinatra: The Nearness of You.

Bob Recommends: #Sinatra Centenary #42: I like (another) Gershwin tune by @Pundette

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Sinatra Centenary: #42: I like (another) Gershwin tune.

A Call To Arms! – War Tactics: Incivility Is A Virtue – #OUTLAW

31 July 2015 @ 11:17

Over at LifeZette, Craig Shirley has up an excellent mini-essay on using what he correctly labels ‘American Incivility’ to combat the Leftists and their Quisling toadies on the Right in the War we are fighting to Restore our Freedom and Ordered Liberty.

This is worth quoting from at length [tip of the fedora to Mark Levin]:

Jeb Bush was at an event in the Hamptons this past weekend and was introduced by one of America’s donor elites as someone who would bring “civility” back to American politics.

Please. May I say, civility is overrated? Bush clearly agrees with his fellow elitists, recently calling for “reweaving the web of civility” in American politics while decrying the “incivility” of conservatism.

The elites always talk about civility in politics. That is a way to control the citizenry, by shaming them into silence when focused anger would serve the Republic better. It’s too bad there was not more incivility over the bailout of Wall Street.


The last thing we need in American politics is more civility. What we need is more focused anger. Anger begets debate and debate beget change. This is Donald Trump’s real contribution to the 2016 presidential contest.

Patrick Henry did not say, “Give me civility or give me death!” Liberty is often messy and yes, uncivil. Freedom is supposed to be disorderly. Nathan Hale’s hanging was anything but civil. The shot heard round the world was uncivil. Christ’s martyrdom was uncivil.

Liberalism is built on order, often masquerading as justice. It is liberals who most often deride the incivility of talk radio and conservative commentators.

“Civility is claiming and caring for one’s identity, needs and beliefs without degrading someone else’s in the process,” said Tomas Spath and Cassandra Dahnke, founders of the Institute for Civility in Government.

How gentle. How sweet. How un-American.

This is another way of saying, “To each, according to his needs, from each, according to his abilities.”

American conservatives believe in the free exchanges of ideas — both civil and uncivil. The gulag was civil in a fashion, as were the re-education camps. [BOB: Man…I like this guy’s style.]

Barack Obama is too calm, too cool for many people’s tastes. Collectivists are often that way. Talking calmly about civility while stealing your wallet and your freedoms. It is anti-intellectual, but it is civil.

A Planned Parenthood abortion factory is also civil in a way. After all, the unborn children murdered in the most inhumane fashions only scream in silence.

Would we have had the American Revolution without incivility? Would we have had the war to free the slaves without incivility? We weren’t civil to the Empire of Japan nor the Third Reich in World War II. We weren’t civil in arming indigenous revolutionary forces fighting the Soviets in the Cold War.

All of these initiatives came from uncivil conservatives, not civil liberals. Ronald Reagan understood this with every fiber of his being, best articulating his view in 1964, when he told listeners that they could “surrender” to the Soviet threat and thereby gain civility, if also slavery. But he said “You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery.” Freedom and the struggle for freedom is often loud.

…American conservatism—uncivil and intellectual, all at the same time—is the ultimate expression of Americanism. As Reagan said, “Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.” Three cheers for American incivility.

And three more cheers for Craig Shirley.

While most of us on the Right understand that Leftist calls for Civility are generated by false and pernicious motive, that they’re seeking to disarm us of one of our most effective weapons, when members of the Establishment Right call for Civility, we often submit to their request because we do not want to believe that they are acting out of a desire to see conservatives defeated — ‘Heck, they’re on our side, after all’.

But the Jeb Bushes, Mitt Romneys, etc. are not urging Civility on us because they respect us and are allied with us.

Not at all.

The Establishment Right despises us, considers us hobbits and bitter-clingers, extremists and troublemakers, just as the Left does. These Modern Tory Loyalists have made their peace with Big Government and with the idea of a Living Constitution — ie: with Leftism [albeit in a more watered-down form]. They have sold their Souls and betrayed The Founders.

We must not heed them. They do not have our best interests at-heart. More significantly: they do not have America’s best interests at-heart.

Our struggle to Restore our Freedom and Ordered Liberty is too important to wage employing half-measures. This is a Life And Death struggle for all that we hold dear — for America and everything she stands for.

When Loyalists nag us to ‘be Civil’, we should answer them with Andrew Breitbart’s reply to such pleas: Fuck You. War.

[The Tory Loyalists’s] Influence is extended throughout the united States. Boston has its full share of them and yet I do not hear that Measures have been taken to suppress them. On the Contrary I am informed that the Citizens are grown so polite as to treat them with Tokens of Civility and respect. Can a Man take fire into his Bosom and not be burned?

Your Massachusetts Tories communicate with the Enemy in Britain as well as New York. They give and receive Intelligences from whence they early form a Judgment of their Measures. I am told they discovered an Air of insolent Triumph in their Countenances, and saucily enjoyed the Success of Howes Forces in Jersey before it happened. Indeed, my Friend, if Measures are not soon taken, and the most vigorous ones, to root out these pernicious Weeds, it will be in vain for America to persevere in this glorious Struggle for the public Liberty.

—Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 16 February 1777

He who can flatter a despot, or be flattered by him, without feeling the remonstrances of his own mind against it, may be remarkable for the guise and appearance of sanctity, but he has very little if any true religion — If he habitually allows himself in it, without any remorse, he is a hardened impenitent sinner against GOD and his COUNTRY.

Whatever his profession may be, he is not fit to be trusted; and when once discovered, he will never be trusted by any but fools and children. To complement a great man to the injury of truth and liberty, may be in the opinion of a very degenerate age, the part of a polite and well-bred gentleman — Wise men however will denominate him a Traitor or a Fool. But how much more aggravated must be the folly and madness of those, who instead of worshiping GOD in the solemn assembly, “in spirit and in truth,” can utter a lie TO HIM!! —in order to render themselves acceptable to a man who is a worm or to the son of a man who is a worm.

—Samuel Adams, writing as ‘CANDIDUS’ in the Boston Gazette, 11 November 1771

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[NOTE on both quotes from Mr. Adams: Spelling modernized and text re-paragraphed by me.]

Message To @MittRomney – ‘Let Us Have Done With You’

31 July 2015 @ 08:25

Mitt Romney is like the hemorrhoid that won’t stop bothering you.

From CNN, via Mark Levin, Jeremy Diamond reporting, we learn:

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Thursday that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s rhetoric on Iran “hurts the cause.””I am opposed to the Iran deal, but @SenTedCruz is way over the line on the Obama terrorism charge. Hurts the cause,” Romney, acting in his emerging role as party elder, tweeted Thursday.

Every time I hear this milksop’s latest remarks, I am reminded of Leo Amery’s words to Neville Chamberlain in 1940*:

You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing.

Depart, I say, and let us have done with you.

In the name of God, go!

Let it be stated without any Civility because, by his actions, Romney has forfeited any claim to it’s application…

Why in God’s Name should we listen to you, Willard Mitt Romney?

You ran against Senator Ted Kennedy, a race you were destined to lose in The People’s Republic Of Massachusetts, yet you did not take advantage of the situation to get across the Republican Message. Instead, you tried to either out-Left that degenerate disgrace or so water-down your supposed ‘conservative beliefs’ that they were unrecognizable.

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Gov. Romney signs Romneycare into law.

You got elected Governor of the Commonwealth and proceeded to be ‘played’ by the corrupt Speaker Of The Massachusetts House, a body which laughed at your every proposal and ignored them all. You consigned the bully pulpit of the Governorship to a dank closet in the bowels of the State House.

You ran for the Republican Presidential Nomination in 2008 and lost easily to a temperamentally immature, old and dessicated, Corrupt blowhard of a Senator.

You ran for the Republican Presidential Nomination in 2012 as a ‘serious conservative’ and won it, and then proceeded to conduct the most anemic and incompetent and wretched campaign, losing to a damaged President, who’s corruptions were legion.

You, Sir, are a Pathetic Loser, who has shown that he is not fit to be involved in any way in deciding who should be nominated for President.

You, Sir, are a wimpy, namby-pamby irritant, who has nothing to contribute to the struggle to Restore Freedom and Ordered Liberty and you are, in fact, a Useful Idiot of the Left in their endeavors to place another Despot in The White House.

Go. Away.

The present crisis is truly an alarming one to your country; the few friends of the people have abundant necessity to have their hands strengthened: the man who deserts now, is the worst enemy of his country: You sir! have done this, with the aggravated guilt of endeavouring to load with obloquy the cause you abandon — I scorn to keep terms with a man I esteem so base — You have provided yourself a Retreat, being assured of the smiles of power; nay more, you are entitled to their favour, for the rank injury you meant to the oppressed people; and we shall probably see such baseness distinguished in the commissioned scroll of SCOUNDRELLS and RESCINDERS.

—Samuel Adams, writing as ‘VINDEX’ in the Boston Gazette, 30 November 1772

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*Yeah, yeah, I know: those words were
originally spoken by Oliver Cromwell, Despot.
Mr. Amery was a more Honorable Man.

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#PPact Investigation: Of Babies Delivered ‘Intact’ And Dismembered, Shouts Of ‘Another Boy!’ [UPDATED]

30 July 2015 @ 14:55

Despite the clearly Illegal Restraining Order issued against them yesterday, the Center For Medical Progress has posted the next video in their Planned Parenthood Investigation.

The video may be found here [WARNING: It is very graphic].

From CFMP’s press release [emphasis in the original]:

New undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ Vice President and Medical Director, Dr. Savita Ginde, negotiating a fetal body parts deal, agreeing multiple times to illicit pricing per body part harvested, and suggesting ways to avoid legal consequences. Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) is a wealthy, multi-state Planned Parenthood affiliate that does over 10,000 abortions per year. PPRM has a contract to supply aborted fetal tissue to Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

In the video, actors posing as representatives from a human biologics company meet with Ginde at the abortion-clinic headquarters of PPRM in Denver to discuss a potential partnership to harvest fetal organs. When the actors request intact fetal specimens, Ginde reveals that in PPRM’s abortion practice, “Sometimes, if we get, if someone delivers before we get to see them for a procedure, then we are intact.

Since PPRM does not use digoxin or other feticide in its 2nd trimester procedures, any intact deliveries before an abortion are potentially born-alive infants under federal law (1 USC 8).

We’d have to do a little bit of training with the providers or something to make sure that they don’t crush” fetal organs during 2nd trimester abortions, says Ginde, brainstorming ways to ensure the abortion doctors at PPRM provide usable fetal organs.

When the buyers ask Ginde if “compensation could be specific to the specimen?” Ginde agrees, “Okay.” Later on in the abortion clinic’s pathological laboratory, standing over an aborted fetus, Ginde responds to the buyer’s suggestion of paying per body part harvested, rather than a standard flat fee for the entire case: “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.

The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2). Federal law also requires that no alteration in the timing or method of abortion be done for the purposes of fetal tissue collection (42 U.S.C. 289g-1).

Ginde also suggests ways for Planned Parenthood to cover-up its criminal and public relations liability for the sale of aborted body parts. “Putting it under ‘research’ gives us a little bit of an overhang over the whole thing,” Ginde remarks. “If you have someone in a really anti state who’s going to be doing this for you, they’re probably going to get caught.

Ginde implies that PPRM’s lawyer, Kevin Paul, is helping the affiliate skirt under the fetal tissue law: “He’s got it figured out that he knows that even if, because we talked to him in the beginning, you know, we were like, ‘We don’t want to get called on,’ you know, ‘selling fetal parts across states.’” The buyers ask, “And you feel confident that they’re building those layers?” to which Ginde replies, “I’m confident that our Legal will make sure we’re not put in that situation.

As the buyers and Planned Parenthood workers identify body parts from last fetus in the path lab, a Planned Parenthood medical assistant announces: “Another boy!

For the Love of God….

What we see going on at Planned Parenthood is sick, depraved, vile, disgusting, cruel, and inhuman.

But I have to admit I’m not surprised by this kind of behavior emanating from the Left. I’ve been studying Leftism since I was a teenager – over forty years now – and these Human Monsters are typical, not as rare in numbers as you would [like to] think.

Since the Modern Left was born in the 18th Century, it’s history has been continuously filled with blood and cruelty – one might call it An On-Going Orgy Of Death.

Take the Modern Left’s first victory, The French Revolution: from Erik von Kuehnelt-Liddihn’s magisterial work, Leftism [and it’s revision Leftism Revisited]:

…It can be argued, on the other hand, that the French Revolution, much more even than its Russian counterpart and quite differently from its Nazi imitators, engaged in “unauthorized” tortures and massacres, that it had a truly popular elan, whereas National Socialism, for instance, perpetrated its crimes in a purely bureaucratic and almost always clandestine way. The tortures to which the officers of the Bastille were submitted were carried out by the “dear people” in full daylight. The fiendish dissection of the Princesse de Lamballe and the delirious work of sadists and sex maniacs can be ascribed to “ignoble savages,” to our deified friend, the Common Man. The reader may forgive-or thank-me for not serving him details. Still, I would think that the ghoulish procession in which the private parts of this unfortunate woman were carried on a pike through the streets was a fitting symbolic overture to the democratic tragedy which, until our day, became the nightmare of Europe.

Leftism-Unmasked-001fx…The colonnes infernales of the revolutionary army under General Turreau massacred the population of entire villages in the Vendee and eastern Brittany. As during the Soviet occupation of Eastern Germany and Austria, women and girls of all ages were raped, from three- and four-year-olds to tottering matrons. The republican regional governor, President Cholet, wrote to Turreau that his soldiers committed horrors of which not even cannibals would be capable. Some of the worst cruelties were committed after Le Mans fell into the hands of the Republicans, who murdered all the wounded counterrevolutionaries in the military hospitals. Almost everyone who had not fled was butchered. The women and girls were undressed, raped, slain, and finally placed together with naked male corpses in obscene positions-scenes which General Turreau perhaps failed to notice in his official promenades (as he called them). These slaughters were also designed to reduce the grande armee de bouches inutiles. The Noyades in the Loire were nauseating beyond description and had a homosexual character.

These nightmarish horrors were repeated in Arras, where the guillotine was placed in front of the theater from whose balcony the revolutionary leader Lebon and his dear wife could watch the spectacle. After a very arduous day with a big crop, the executioners amused themselves by imitating the batteries nationales of Le Mans, they denuded the decapitated corpses of both sexes, mixing the macabre with the lascivious. …During the September Massacres, which took place in the Paris jails (1792) the butcher-volunteers were paid six francs each and received as much wine as they could drink. But not only the aristos were made to suffer, even the children in the reformatories and temporarily arrested prostitutes in the Bicetre and La Salpetriere jails were not spared. There indescribable scenes of bestiality took place. Big butcheries among prostitutes were also organized by the left during the Spanish Civil War in Barcelona and by SS units in Eastern Poland -not perhaps out of moral indignation but for “hygienic” reasons. For the genuine materialist there is no fundamental, but only a gradual, an “evolutionary” difference, between man and a pest, a noxious insect.

…An official report reaching Paris from Avranches said, “The Hospital was also filled with wounded and they too were subjected to the national vengeance. They have been finished off.” Among them was a woman who “simulated a disease.” Doctor Gainou, a friend of Robespierre, wrote him from Fougeres that “the soldiers have killed all the wounded and the sick in the hospital. Several wives of brigands were there in a state of illness. They were raped and their throats cut.” …Meanwhile the commissioner of Angers wrote triumphantly to the mayor of Paris, “Our Holy Mother Guillotine is working full time. . . .” And it was in Angers that the Republicans issued an order to have the heads of the “brigands” (the Chouans) scalped and dissected and then exposed on small pikes on the ramparts of the city. The doctors who had to do this appetizing job, however, were too slow. Since the Republicans needed quick demonstrations of democratic fervor, they guillotined whatever civilian prisoners they had, among them the 82-year old Abbess of Fontevault. She was blind but, as the chronicler tells us, “pleine de vertus et de charite.”

One ought to read not only the reports by the minions of the victorious Revolution on this war, but also the accounts of other eyewitnesses. There are the descriptions of the Le Mans massacre, where Bourbotte and Prieux watched not only the raping of naked women and girls whose throats were subsequently slit, but the raping of corpses-real orgies of necrophilia. Beauvais, writing about the event after the retreat from Fougeres, relates that “all the wounded in the hospital were massacred in the most fiendish way. Incisions were made on their footsoles and all their members without exception were cut off bit by bit. The women were treated in exactly the same way until, finally, cartridges were inserted in their private parts in order to terminate their Iives and their sufferings with an explosion.” Tortures of this sort were also perpetrated by the admirable Loyalists in the Spanish Civil War, but instead of hospitals they selected churches for their expressions of sexual democracy.

[That’s enough for now — I’ll leave out the other atrocities, including women and children being ‘baked into bread’ by being thrown alive into red-hot bakery ovens.]

Over and over again, wherever the Left has gained Power And Control, this kind of behavior has ruled the time.

In America, the Left is carrying out the same kind of atrocities, but in the sterile laboratories of Planned Parenthood Clinics.

The Left:
This Is Who They Are;
This Is What They Do.

UPDATE at 2013…

From Tabitha Bliss, one of our Boudicas, we learn:

Raw Power: The Left’s Move To ‘Legally’ Silence The Grim Truth

30 July 2015 @ 08:23

Raw power, honey, just won’t quit
Raw power, I can feel it
Raw power, baby, can’t be beat…

‘Raw Power’ is the way Friend In The Ether GeoffB describes this court’s action and he’s dead solid perfect…

Over at American Power, Donald Douglas quotes from a report in the Sacramento Bee [tip of the fedora to GeoffB]:

A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. The group is the same one that previously released three covertly shot videos of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for research.

The Los Angeles Superior Court order issued Tuesday prohibits the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video of three high-ranking StemExpress officials taken at a restaurant in May. It appears to be the first legal action prohibiting the release of a video from the organization.

In a statement Wednesday, center leader David Daleiden said StemExpress was using “meritless litigation” to cover up an “illegal baby parts trade.”

“The Center for Medical Progress follows all applicable laws in the course of our investigative journalism work,” he said.

By any means necessary – by any means they can get away with – the Left will do whatever it takes to smother the Truth of their ghoulish involvement in the Fetal Baby Part Trade, of their obscene callousness – of the Naked Truth that they are Human Monsters.

As lawyer Glenn Reynolds remarks:

SEEMS LIKE AN UNLAWFUL PRIOR RESTRAINT. ALSO, AN ADMISSION OF SORTS.

Yup.

Keep in mind, please: the Left may succeed in maintaining this Restraining Order because they have infected every branch of every level of government while we were sleeping. The Culture Of Corruption is deep and widespread. We can no longer depend on the Courts for Justice [‘In the Halls of Justice, the only Justice is in the halls’.]

However, we have at our disposal some tools that will allow us to outflank the Despots…

I defer to the commentators at Instpundit’s post:

-Klypherd: ‘Good let’s have a law suit. Discovery should be interesting.’

-EconRob: ‘Glenn, this is a local judge in CA, How can that prevent release of the videos in Texas or Florida? Also, could they give them to a Congressman and let them release them. Or have a Congressional committee subpoena them?’

-S.J. Pussywillow: ‘Give ’em to Ted Cruz. Let him play them on the floor of the Senate. No pissant judge can stop him.’

-Brett Bellmore: ‘Maybe they could drop a note to Anonymous, and leave the videos on an unsecured drive on a computer open to the internet? Since the hacker’s group seems pissed off about this, too, and isn’t particularly concerned about violating court orders.’ [BOB: Should be making alliances with the Devil’s Minions.]

-Casey M: ‘…the fetal chop shop — StemExpress [http://stemexpress.com/] — is about to discover the Streisand Effect.’ [BOB: We can all work at this one.]

-KimD: ‘I’m not a lawyer or a judge but what exactly is the basis for issuing the restraining order and how risky is it for the group to go ahead and defy it?’ [BOB: It’s easy for us to advocate such defiance since we won’t be the ones potentially ending-up behind bars, but it is a tactic that must be given the Center’s serious consideration.  The times call for Acts Of Defiance.  Skyler too understands this…]

-Skyler too: ‘I will have no respect for them if they comply with such a patently unconstitutional court order.

Many men fought and died for this country’s freedoms. The least they should do is risk some inconvenience in jail.’

As I wrote yesterday:

Agitate like Samuel Adams would.

Make ’em uncomfortable and irritated.

Shake the corrupt, Quisling bastards up.

Attack, attack, attack.

Fortune always favors the Bold.

Audacity, Audacity – always Audacity! —What? Do you want to live forever?

#OUTLAW

Let me end with Right Wing Nutter’s spot-on comment:

I love the smell of leftist fear in the morning.

I like it all day long. Let’s exploit their Fear or, otherwise, we will continue to be subject to even greater examples of the Left’s unrestrained use of Power.

Raw power is sure to come
A runnin’ to you
Raw power got a magic touch
Raw power is much too much
Happiness is guaranteed
It was made for you and me

Raw power, honey, just won’t quit
Raw power, I can feel it
Raw power, honey, can’t be beat
Get down and kiss my feet

Raw power’s got no place to go
Raw power, honey, it don’t want to know
Raw power is a guaranteed OD
Raw power is laughin’ at you and me

And this is what I want to know
Can you feel it?
Can you feel it?
Can you feel it?
Can you feel it?
Raw power
Can you feel it?

Every minute of every Goddamn day, Iggy.

PLEASE READ: Popehat Signal – Please Help Mandy Nagy And Her Family by @Popehat

29 July 2015 @ 20:25

‘There is no way she can participate meaningfully in defending herself against a vexatious litigant, nor earn money to fund such a defense.’

via Popehat Signal: Please Help Mandy Nagy And Her Family | Popehat.

[Bob: This post will remain sticky until further notice.
For new posts, please see below.]

Pretty Vacant: @SpeakerBoehner – @RepMarkMeadows Files Resolution To Fire Cryin’ John

29 July 2015 @ 08:09

…You’ll always find us out to lunch

Oh we’re so pretty
Oh so pretty – we’re vacant
Oh we’re so pretty
Oh so pretty – a-vacant…

Here is the text of the Resolution filed by Representative Mark Meadows [PDF version is here thanks to Mark Levin]:

RESOLUTION

Declaring the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives vacant.

Whereas the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 114th Congress has endeavored to consolidate power and centralize decision-making, bypassing the majority of the 435 Members of Congress and the people they represent;

Cryin-John-Boehner-100Whereas the Speaker has, through inaction, caused the power of Congress to atrophy, thereby making Congress subservient to the Executive and Judicial branches, diminishing the voice of the American People;

Whereas the Speaker uses the power of the office to punish Members who vote according to their conscience instead of the will of the Speaker;

Whereas the Speaker has intentionally provided for voice votes on consequential and controversial legislation to be taken without notice and with few Members present;

Whereas the Speaker uses the legislative calendar to create crises for the American People, in order to compel Members to vote for legislation;

Whereas the Speaker does not comply with the spirit of the rules of the House of Representatives, which provide that Members shall have three days to review legislation before voting;

Whereas the Speaker continues to direct the Rules Committee to limit meaningful amendments, to limit debate on the House floor, and to subvert a straightforward legislative process; and

Whereas the House of Representatives, to function effectively in the service of all citizens of this country, requires the service of a Speaker who will endeavor to follow an orderly and inclusive process without imposing his or her will upon any Member thereof: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved,

That the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives is hereby declared to be vacant.

Good man, good man.

From The Right Scoop:

Despite whether it works or not to remove Boehner from leadership, Levin argues that we must keep charging the hill because that’s what heroes are made of and what character is about. If we don’t fight it will never happen.

Do take the time to click here and check out Scoop’s post, which contains Mr. Levin’s monologue from his show of last night.

Call your Representatives in the Congress
and tell them you expect them
to vote to Vacate the Speaker’s Chair

[and wipe away the tear stains].

Agitate like Samuel Adams would.

Make ’em uncomfortable and irritated.

Shake the corrupt, Quisling bastards up.

Attack, attack, attack.

Fortune always favors the Bold.

Audacity, Audacity – always Audacity! —What? Do you want to live forever?

#OUTLAW

If the liberties of America are ever compleatly ruined, of which in my opinion there is now the utmost danger, it will in all probability be the consequence of a mistaken notion of prudence, which leads men to acquiesce in measures of the most destructive tendency for the sake of present ease.

When designs are form’d to rase the very foundation of a free government, those few who are to erect their grandeur and fortunes upon the general ruin, will employ every art to sooth the devoted people into a state of indolence, inattention and security, which is forever the fore-runner of slavery

– They are alarmed at nothing so much, as attempts to awaken the people to jealousy and watchfulness; and it has been an old game played over and over again, to hold up the men who would rouse their fellow citizens and countrymen to a sense of their real danger, and spirit them to the most zealous activity in the use of all proper means for the preservation of the public liberty, as “pretended patriots,” “intemperate politicians,” rash, hot-headed men, Incendiaries, wretched desperadoes, who, as was said of the best of men, would turn the world upside down, or have done it already.

– But he must have a small share of fortitude indeed, who is put out of countenance by hard speeches without sense and meaning, or affrighted from the path of duty by the rude language of Billingsgate

– For my own part, I smile contemptuously at such unmanly efforts: I would be glad to hear the reasoning of Chronus, if he has a capacity for it; but I disregard his railing as I would the barking of a “Cur dog”.

—Samuel Adams, writing as ‘CANDIDUS’ in the Boston Gazette, 09 December 1771 [emphasis mine]

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The Planned Parenthood Exhibit At The Atrocity Exhibition

28 July 2015 @ 14:43

This is the way…step inside…

The latest video chapter in the investigation by the Center for Medical Progress has been released and this is the grimmest one yet.

From Breitbart, Austin Ruse reporting, we learn:

In a new video just released by the Center for Medical Progress, a former clinical worker at StemExpress described her job of identifying pregnant women “who met criteria for fetal tissue orders and to harvest fetal body parts after their abortions.”

Holly O’Donnell, a licensed phlebotomist, said she “unsuspectingly took as job as a ‘procurement technician’” at the fetal tissue company StemExpress, which was allegedly the primary buyer of fetal body parts from Planned Parenthood.

She said she fainted on her first day on the job when she was asked to dissect a “freshly aborted” baby.

Leftism-Unmasked-001fxConcerning Planned Parenthood’s repeated denials that they make any money from the exchange of body parts for cash, something that would be illegal under federal law, O’Donnell said, “For whatever we could procure, they would get a certain percentage. The main nurse was always trying to make sure we got our specimens. No one else really cared, but the main nurse did because she knew that Planned Parenthood was getting compensated.”

The new video also shows undercover footage of Dr. Savita Ginde, vice president and medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, who operates abortion clinics in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Nevada.

She was secretly videotaped in the Planned Parenthood pathology lab, where babies are taken after being aborted. She also talks about making money for body parts: “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”

Dr. Katherine Sheehan, medical director emerita of Planned Parenthood in San Diego, talks about their relationship with Advanced Bioscience Resources, a company that allegedly buys and sells baby parts into the abortion aftermarket. “We’ve been using them for over 10 years, really a long time, you know, just kind of renegotiated the contract. They’re doing the big government-level collections and things like that.”

The video is the third in a series of what Daleiden says could be more than a dozen videos exposing the dark side of the abortion aftermarket.

Breitbart has the video, but be warned that it is graphic visually. However, I urge you, if at all possible, to view if you are able because it is important to see just how depraved and indifferent – how Evil – the Abortion Industry is.

Filet Mignon Humain, anyone?

As Mark Steyn remarks:

Meanwhile, another undercover video was released this morning, in which Planned Parenthood “medical” staff airily pick baby legs and spinal cords and other body parts out of a pie plate. Planned Parenthood huffs that this video could violate “medical privacy”. Does the “pile of goop” sign the HIPAA form? Does “medical waste” in a pie dish have any privacy rights?

Of course, the Ghouls over at Planned [Non] Parenthood are not taking this exposure by lying down and dying [like the babies they murdered and are filleting]:

According to someone close to the investigative team, Planned Parenthood has either filed suit or will file suit against [the Center for Medical Progress] to stop the release of any more videos.

Well…at least we know we can count on The Judiciary to provide Justice here. /sarc

More from Mark [who is the most eloquent and wise of the commentators on this Atrocity Exhibition]:

And, putting aside whether one is “pro-life” or “pro-choice”, the nature of the abortions in those other countries is different: again, as I told Sean, in France abortion is legal up to 12 weeks; Italy, 13 weeks; Norway, 18 weeks, but it requires the approval of a government commission. Nowhere else in the western world takes 39-week-old “fetuses”, delivers them sufficiently to preserve the commercially valuable parts and then crushes the non-sellable parts in order to preserve a technical denial of infanticide. That is a uniquely American evil, and Americans should be utterly ashamed of it. American liberals ought to understand that in far more left-wing societies (Scandinavia, the Netherlands, France) they do not do this – because it’s not a left/right thing, it’s a good/bad thing, and Planned Parenthood’s abortion-industrial complex is on the wrong side of that divide.

The videos are devastating to the central evasion of American abortion advocates: Why, they’re not like the rubes; they know the difference between a human being – and a zygote, “a clump of cells”, or “a pile of goop”, in the words of the sitcom actor Lucas Neff. Of course, if the kid were merely a zygote, a clump of cells or a pile of goop, you would not be able to operate a lucrative business selling the brain, lungs, liver, heart, etc, because a zygote, clump of cells or pile of goop does not have any of those things. In that sense, “Dr” Nucatola’s breezy laundry list of what she’s able to cannibalize for parts gets to the heart of the lie American abortionists tell.

The only pile of goop in this debate is Lucas Neff, a very characteristic exemplar of contemporary depravity and stupidity. The defense of Planned Parenthood in light of what has been revealed is almost as disturbing as the mound of body parts – because a moral vacuum can never be contained to the one little corner of life you don’t mind it in; it always expands

Indeed it does: the pie plate will expand into the torture chamber, which, in turn, will expand into the Concentration Camp.

Nihilism is, for Humans, a virulently infectious disease. Especially vulnerable are those who live every aspect of their lives in denial of Reality [aka: Ideologues, in general; Leftists, in particular].

Paging all would-be Gosnells and Mengeles – your time in The Darkness has arrived!

If we Patriots are able to Restore our Freedoms and Ordered Liberty, we must be prepared to spend many decades Repenting this Horrific Sin.

Until then…

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#IranDeal – One Dares Call It ‘High Treason': @AndrewCMcCarthy

27 July 2015 @ 14:38

Of all of the known figures on the Right, only one, as far as I know, has labeled President ‘Obama’s’ actions regarding the treaty signed with the Muslim Terrorists in Iran what they are: Treasonous.

In a column on Saturday, Mr. McCarthy makes the open and shut case for the Impeachment of the President.

Here is the relevant section of The Constitution:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. [Article III, Section 3]

Some highlights from Mr. McCarthy’s brilliant brief [I do strongly urge you to read the whole thing]:

The president “must certainly be punishable for giving false information to the Senate.”

One can imagine hearing such counsel from a contemporary United States senator on the receiving end of President Obama’s “full disclosure” of the nuclear deal with Iran. But the admonition actually came from James Iredell, a champion of the Constitution’s ratification, who was later appointed to the Supreme Court by President George Washington.

Iredell was addressing the obligations the new Constitution imposed on the president in the arena of international affairs. Notwithstanding the chief executive’s broad powers to “regulate all intercourse with foreign powers,” it would be the president’s “duty to impart to the Senate every material intelligence he receives.” Indeed, among the most egregious offenses a president could commit would be fraudulently inducing senators “to enter into measures injurious to their country, and which they would not have consented to had the true state of things been disclosed to them.”

A little over a year ago, I recounted Iredell’s cautionary words in Faithless Execution. They echo an instructive illustration offered by James Madison, the Constitution’s principal author: If the president were “to commit any thing so atrocious” as to fraudulently rig Senate approval of an international agreement, he would “be impeached and convicted.”

Interestingly, the perfidy in Madison’s hypothetical involved summoning into session only senators favorably disposed toward a formal treaty that the president wanted approved. That was more plausible in the late 18th century: Under the Constitution, a treaty may be approved by “two thirds of the senators present” for the vote; and back then, senators coming from far and wide could not fly to the nation’s capital at the drop of a hat.

The hypothetical is telling as we consider Obama’s Iran deal. The Constitution makes treason a ground for impeachment, but it seems to have been outside Madison’s contemplation that a president would actually be so insidious as to use his foreign-affairs power to give aid and comfort to an enemy of the United States. On that score, note that as soon as Obama’s deal was announced, not only was Iran’s foreign minister vowing to continue funding jihadist terror; the regime’s “supreme leader,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was also extolling the continued Iranian call for “Death to America.”

Madison could not fathom a president who undermines the Constitution’s treaty requirements by the ruse of labeling a treaty an “agreement” or a “joint plan of action.” Still less could he imagine a president who resorts to chicanery in communicating the terms of an international agreement to the Congress. Such duplicity must have seemed inconceivable.

I would say that, for most of us, it was inconceivable, until we understood the perfidy of ‘Obama’ and his minions over these past seven years, that an elected President Of The United States Of America would commit Treason.

More from Mr. McCarthy:

Yet now, it is not just conceivable. It is happening:

Obama’s original stated commitment to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear-weapons power has deteriorated into a deal that enables Iran to become a nuclear-weapons power by abiding by the deal’s terms. The mullahs’ inevitable cheating will merely speed up matters; the outcome is already certain.

Obama is willfully providing material support to the mullahs’ terrorism (a felony violation of federal law) — the deal will inject over $100 billion into Iran’s economy, and Iran brags that it will continue its open and notorious funding of Hezbollah and other anti-American, anti-Western, and anti-Israel “allies” (while the administration splutters that, gee whiz, curbing terrorism was not part of the negotiations).

Obama not only lifts restrictions on Iran’s traffic in ballistic missiles and conventional weapons (which were also not supposed to be part of the negotiations) but also looks the other way while Russia sells the mullahs hundreds of sophisticated surface-to-air missiles — missiles that will be used against American forces when, inevitably, a future president decides to deal differently with our enemies.

Obama’s deal, rationalized as necessary to delay (but no longer to forbid) Iran’s nuclearization, obliges the United States to protect Iranian nuclear facilities from sabotage — i.e., the deal makes America the scourge of erstwhile allies like Israel, with which we have colluded in impeding our actual enemy’s nuclear progress.

Yet, however shocking they may be, these acknowledged concessions do not fully convey the depth of the president’s betrayal. After a few days of misdirection, administration officials now admit that there are “side deals” that the administration has not revealed to Congress and does not intend to make public.

This is Treachery of the first order, surely a ‘High Crime’.

He concludes:

The Constitution forbids providing aid and comfort to America’s enemies. And the Framers’ notion that a president would be punishable for deceiving Congress regarding the conduct of foreign affairs meant that lawmakers would be obliged to use their constitutional powers to protect the United States — not merely shriek on cable television as if they were powerless spectators.

Well?

To answer the question: Of course, the proper and Constitutional and Moral action — Impeachment — will not be taken by the House Of Representatives.

The Speaker, his Leadership Team, and — sadly and pathetically — too many of the regular GOP Members of the House have been, and continue to be, aiders and abetters of the Democrats in the violation of the Oath each and every one them took to [emphasis mine]…

support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

President Obama has clearly committed actions worthy of Impeachment [and of incarceration], but he will not be held to account for his High Treason. Instead, he will be allowed to continue his Seditiousness by those too corrupted and/or too stupid to stop his Treachery.

America has decided, it seems, to transform itself permanently into a Lawless State ruled by Disloyal Despots.

Shame on us all.

Sinatra 100th: Best Performances – Honorable Mentions 06

25 July 2015 @ 23:55

HEY!…How’s Your Bird?

Sinatra-HM001bxHere at TCOTS, we’re celebrating Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday by counting down what I think are his 100 best performances on Vinyl and CD, but, as promised, we’re also celebrating those tracks [‘Honorable Mentions’] that just didn’t make the List.

As with the 100 Best, Francis Albert will be your pilot and Bobby Bell your navigator [Dean will be serving — what else? — cocktails].

So sit back easy in your easy chair, pour yourself your favorite libation, and let’s go for an aural ride to the stars…

We’re taking a two week break from Best Performance Countdown to catch-up on those recordings that just missed that List [see last week’s HM’s here].

Time to grab your gal, and take a whirl on the hardwood…

HM21 — I Didn’t Know What Time It Was

Music & Lyrics: Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
Recorded: 25 September 1957
From the albums Pal Joey, Sinatra In Hollywood [6-CD Box], Sings The Select Rogers And Hart

A ballad that transforms itself into a lovely, lilting swing, this performance, recorded for the movie Pal Joey, transports you into a nightclub, where it’s ‘Grand to be alive, to be young, to be mad, to be yours alone’.

HM22 — Sunday

Music & Lyrics: Jule Styne, Ned Miller, Bennie Krueger, Chester Conn
Recorded: 07 April 1954
From the album Swing Easy

Ahhh…Love on a Sunday — there’s something different about it, something oh so grand.

Throw in some great Vibes and you can’t help but forgetting your troubles and getting Happy.

HM23 — I’ll Be Around

Music & Lyrics: Alec Wilder
Recorded: 08 February 1955
From the album In The Wee Small Hours

This is a perfect performance [as is the whole album] to listen to in the wee small hours of the morning, as the night is fading and the light of the Sun is starting to appear over the horizon.

As Mark Steyn wrote:

…”God bless Frank Sinatra for singing the definitive version of this song,” said [Composer Alec] Wilder. Sinatra’s take on In The Wee Small Hours (1955) has a spare but gorgeous Nelson Riddle arrangement that matches the translucence of the melody. The recording was made in the actual wee small hours, and using just a four-man rhythm section, on which Sinatra’s pianist Bill Miller and guitarist George Van Eps are particularly strong….

But it’s not a song of desolation, Love lost — no, no.  It’s sad and, yet, I find it resigned, but hopeful.

However you feel about it, this recording is, indeed, ‘gorgeous’…

HM24 — The Nearness Of You

Music & Lyrics: Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
Recorded: 02 March 1960
From the compilation albums Sinatra Sings…Of Love And Things, Nice ‘N’ Easy [CD]

This was supposed to be the first song on the album that became Nice ‘N’ Easy and to be the title of it, but it was bumped when the tune NNE became a hit single.  As Mark Steyn relates:

…And, even though it wasn’t entirely simpatico with the other tracks, Capitol decided to make that the title song, and ditch “The Nearness Of You” entirely. It surfaced in 1962 on a ragbag compilation called Sinatra Sings of Love and Things, and wasn’t restored to its rightful place with the Nice’n’Easy tracks until the CD era. Yet there it is on the new centennial Ultimate Sinatra collection, selected as one of one hundred tracks encompassing the entirety of Frank’s career.

Now, with the miracle of being able to make your own mixes, this fine performance can be restored to it’s rightful place — something I highly recommend.

See you next time when we’ll take another short helicopter-hop to Bobsville.

Don’t forget to also keep checking out
Pundette’s Sinatra 100 countdown,
Ms Evi’s Sinatra Celebration,
& Mark Steyn’s Sinatra Songs Of The Century.
It’s a ring-a-ding world.

If you’re having trouble tracking down any of the performances on this List, contact me at Robert[dot]Belvedere[at]gmail[dot]com and I might be able to help you.

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Bob Recommends: Frank #Sinatra: The Things We Did Last Summer by @MsEBL

25 July 2015 @ 17:34

EBL: Frank Sinatra: The Things We Did Last Summer (with bonus Shelly Fabares and Dean Martin).

Bob Recommends: I’ve Got The World On A String: #Sinatra Song of the Century #51 by @MarkSteynOnline

25 July 2015 @ 17:30

I’ve Got The World On A String: Sinatra Song of the Century #51 :: SteynOnline.

Bob Recommends: #Sinatra Centenary: #43: A Gershwin tune that “just cooks all the way to the end” by @Pundette

25 July 2015 @ 17:28

Sinatra Centenary: #43: A Gershwin tune that “just cooks all the way to the end”.

Bloody England, Bleeding Wales: Female Genital Mutilation

23 July 2015 @ 08:17

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From Breitbart London, Oliver Lane reporting, we learn:

Female genital mutilation is now a factor in every area of England and Wales, from inner-city London to rural Wales, as an estimated 137,000 women and girls in the UK have already been mutilated according to tribal and religious custom.
A spokesman for Equality Now, the group who performed the study, said:

“From what we’ve seen, it comes down to migration… Southwark obviously has a higher population of migrants who have come from practising countries, but then again, you need to look at more details about which countries they have come from.”

Southwark is estimated by the group to be the local authority with the highest proportion of mutilated women, where 4.74 per cent – roughly one in 20 – of all women have been cut. The majority are thought to have been cut in their home nations, either before they moved to the UK or during special trips organised back to the home country by their family for the purpose, but FGM in Britain is believed to be increasingly prevalent. One in 10 births in the area are to women who have had FGM.

…The insular nature of the communities that practice FGM and its essentially hidden nature means even in the UK, where prosecution of the practice is comparatively proactive [BOB: …to Muslim nations – oooo! impressive that is], there have been zero successful prosecutions for mutilation.

As I read this news report [as he often does these days] William Shakespeare came to mind:

This land of such dear souls, this dear dear land,
Dear for her reputation through the world,
Is now leased out, I die pronouncing it,
Like to a tenement or pelting farm:
England, bound in with the triumphant sea
Whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege
Of watery Neptune, is now bound in with shame,
With inky blots and rotten parchment bonds:
That England, that was wont to conquer others,
Hath made a shameful conquest of itself.

—’John of Gaunt’, Richard II, Act II, Scene i

The Flames Of Albion are spreading.

SIDENOTE: From the Equality Now site:

In the United States, although it is illegal to perform FGM or to knowingly transport a girl out of the country to inflict FGM upon her, it’s been estimated by the Population Reference Bureau earlier this year that 507,000 American girls and women have either been – or are at risk of being – subjected to FGM.

We are not immune from the Inferno’s burn.

‘Your Silence Speaks Volumes’

22 July 2015 @ 09:11

From Breitbart, Julia Hahn and Katie McHugh reporting, we learn [worth quoting at length]:

At a Tuesday Senate hearing dedicated to the families who lost loved ones thanks to illegal aliens, Laura Wilkerson gave testimony on her youngest son Joshua’s horrific death while some in the silent audience wept.

“This was our family’s 9/11 terrorist attack by a foreign invader,” she said at the most pivotal point in her testimony. “It is going to take another life lost by a Senator, a Congressman, the President, even another of today’s heroes, someone from Hollywood before someone in a position moves on this.”

“My son’s name was Joshua Wilkerson,” she began. “On November 16, 2010, he was beaten, strangled, tortured until he died. He was tied up, thrown in a field, and set on fire. His killer, Hermilo Moralez, was brought here illegally by his illegal parents when he was ten years old, so he fit the ‘DREAM’ kid description. He was sentenced to life in prison, which means it will be 30 years before he’s up for parole. He’ll be a 49-year-old man, who I don’t expect to be deported. And I just hope he doesn’t come to live in your city.”

Ms. Wilkerson’s son was murder by an illegal immigrant who, because he came to the country as a minor, would have qualified for Obama’s 2012 executive amnesty granted to illegal immigrant minors — or so-called DREAMers, whom Obama insists “belong here.”

“We had to hear this kid on the stand muttering about, ‘In my country…’ ‘In my country…’ never to finish that sentence. We listened to him tell us repeatedly that his ‘killing skills took over,’ that Josh had kicked his dog, and his ‘killing skills took over.’ His parents somehow managed to provide lessons so he acquired a black belt in mixed martial arts. Joshua had never been in a fight in his life.”

Joshua was a “very quiet, old soul,” his mother said. “He didn’t speak a lot, but when he did, you listened to him. Like I said, he’d never been in a fight in his life.”

The silence in the hearing deepened as Wilkerson continued: “Instead of getting Joshua home that day from school, we got an autopsy report.”

Wilkerson read aloud portions of the gut-wrenching autopsy: “‘This body is received in a grey body bag. There’s a tag on his toe that bears the name, Joshua Wilkerson. This is a white male weighing a hundred pounds. He is tied up with braided rope — 13 loops around his neck in a slipknot. It goes behind his back through his back belt loop. It goes to his hands and his feet, behind his body. He has multiple fractures in his face and nasal cavity. His throat and his voicebox are crushed.’”

Wilkerson took a deep breath and continued, looking at the senators before her with a steady gaze. “He was kicked so hard in the stomach that it sent his spleen into his spine, and sliced it in two… The medical examiner said it was torture.”

She returned to the text of the autopsy: “‘This body has significant skin loss on his buttocks, his abdomen, his penis, his hands, and his face. He has one stick of gum and a tardy slip in his pocket.”

“This was our family’s 9/11 terrorist attack by a foreign invader, whether you want to recognize it or whether you do not,” Wilkerson said. “This government continues to fail or even recognize that we have an issue. Americans are dying daily at the hands of criminals that we don’t even know are here.”

“You’re officially notified today there’s a problem when this happens. You can’t deny it any longer. You cannot you cannot stand by and ignore our families — our American families. You’re elected by Americans, not any other country. You should be for Americans,” she emphasized. “If you want to sit quietly on the sidelines, you’ve thrown your hat into the ring already. Your silence speaks volumes. You’re either for Americans, or you’re not.

“I will not give up another one of my children so that a foreign person can have a nicer life. I’m not going to do it. You don’t understand the pain. It’s so deep in the soul — in the place you don’t even recognize you have. There aren’t words to describe the pain to someone who has not gone through it. I’m not giving up another kid,” she said.

Wilkerson then issued a blistering attack on sanctuary city policies that provide safe harbor and anonymity for dangerous, criminal aliens who are living illegally in the United States. She said:

Sanctuary city policies scream to the criminal element of illegals in this country: ‘Come to our town USA, we’ll protect you from our terrible policemen. We’ll protect you from these tough American laws, that you — because you had a hard life — are not able to go through the same motion that an American is.’ It is going to take another life lost by a Senator, a Congressman, the President, even another of today’s heroes, someone from Hollywood before someone in a position moves on this. I urge you: you are in a position to do something about this for Americans.

“I thank you, Mr. Trump for getting a message out about the nation in two minutes… that countless families like my own have been trying to say for five to six years. It feels good to be heard whether you love him, or whether you don’t, I felt heard.”

“Our family is shattered. It’s shattered– it’ll never be the same. We’ll manage, we’ll go on. We function. We put on that happy face. But my kids have changed — surviving kids have changed. Everything about us has changed. It’s by the grace of God that in our broken hearts we have a stream of memories of the loving relationship that we had with Joshua.”

Reminding mass immigration advocates at the hearing that American communities suffer unspeakable loss when an immigrant murders one of their own, Wilkerson said Joshua’s older brother returned from the battlefield fighting to defend our country, only to find no one was defending his younger brother.

“America lost that day. You lost a good citizen that was on the brink of becoming who knows what,” she said. “He mentioned going into the Air Force like his older brother, who was out defending this country — Americans — and we had to bring him home to bury his little brother, when he wasn’t being defended right here at home. It’s absurd to me.”

Illegal aliens aren’t living in the shadows, she added; they boldly break our laws and demand taxpayer freebies. She went on:

They’re not scared to come here. We’re inviting them. Sanctuary cities says, ‘Come on down.’ Sympathy has never trumped the law in this country. Ever. Everyone of them here threaten national security because we don’t know who they are. They make a decision to come here. They’re not scared, and they’re invited by sanctuary city policies. They aren’t scared to wait in line for a hand-out that every American citizen has paid into the system for our children if need be. They mistrust police because they come from countries that mistrust police. They’re not scared here.

I want you to know that our family is broken, forever. We are forever broken. I don’t want the sympathy. I want you to do something about it. Every one of you sitting here is in a position to do something. Just throw your hat into the ring for Americans. Quit sitting silent because it’s going to help you get a vote. Throw your hat in the ring and take care of American families.

Wilkerson concluded her speech to a standing ovation from the audience. Sen. Chuck Grassley restored order with no small difficulty.

This is the voice of Real America, not the bloody libelous voice attributed to it by the malevolent, vicious, and vile Left as they fundamentally transform this country into a Socialist Paradise Gulag.

This is the voice of Nobility shining through the Darkness Of Tyranny.

God Bless her and keep her voice alive.

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