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It Takes A Village: VNV Wednesday – Taking the Fifth

The Village News & Views July 5, 2017
Wednesday Get Over the Hump Free for All


Greetings, Village Meese. It’s Day 167 of the Resistance and time for another Get Over the Hump post and discussion thread. 

I’m afraid the holiday and personal events have left me short of time to give you much in the way of good Resistance content. Hope you enjoyed your personal Independence Day.

Feel free to partake of your favorite morning (or afternoon) beverage, greet your friends and discuss the events of the day, any Resistance news you have to share and anything else you would like.

My contribution today will be confined to some music.

“Suite Madame Blue”

Time after time I sit and I wait for your call
I know I’m a fool but why can I say
Whatever the price I’ll pay for you, Madame Blue
Once long ago, a word from your lips and the world turned around
But somehow you’ve changed, you’re so far away
I long for the past and dream of the days with you, Madame Blue

Suite Madame Blue, gaze in your looking glass
You’re not a child anymore
Suite Madame Blue, the future is all but past
Dressed in your jewels, you made your own rules
You conquered the world and more …………..heaven’s door

America….America…America..America..
America….America…America..America..
America….America…America..America..

Red white and blue, gaze in your looking glass
You’re not a child anymore
Red, white, and blue, the future is all but past
So lift up your heart, make a new start
And lead us away from here

It Takes A Village: VNV Wednesday – Violence of Summer

The Village News & Views June 28, 2017
Wednesday Get Over the Hump Free for All


Greetings, Village Meese. It’s Day 160 of the Resistance and time for another Get Over the Hump post and discussion thread. 

Well it appears we have been offered a reprieve of sorts in the form of the delay of this week’s vote on the BCRA, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, A.K.A. Trumpcare, Deathcare, GOPdontCare, GimmeMyTaxCuts4theRichLetThePoorDieOfAHangnailCare, or whatever name you prefer. (Whole diaries and articles have been written on folks’ favorite names, they circulate as Twitter hashtags. We get our grim chuckles where we can, folks.)

The message of the moment is, DeathCare is delayed but NOT dead. We are called on the keep the pressure on through the break.

However, make time for your own break. Do whatever gives you pleasure, and look around. Summer is upon us!

In my neck of the woods, summer means heat, humidity, and rare breaks from either or both. It means Hurricane Season! Also “feels-like” temps in three digits.

But summer still retains some of the magic it has always possessed. Adults may not get summer vacation but we remember the feeling, and we can have a hot dog, or summer fresh fruit, or beer, or wine, or ice cream, or whatever treat we like, and enjoy roadside wildflowers, a cool breeze, summer rain.

#RESIST… but take a moment to celebrate summer.

WTFJH yesterday… Day 159: Delayed

Shakesville… Senate “Healthcare” Vote Delayed

Wonkette…. WONKETTE EXCLUSIVE! A Conversation With Lizz Winstead About Lady Parts Justice And Vagical Mysteries!

 

Summer Sunning!

Today marks the Summer Solstice. Astronomically, it looks like this:

The Summer Solstice occurs exactly when the Earth’s axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun at its maximum of 23° 26′. The seasonal significance of the Summer Solstice is in the reversal of the gradual shortening of nights and lengthening of days. That will occur later todayish – June 21th at 4:24 UTC (12:24am Eastern) but June 20th where I am at 11:24pm Central Time (10:24pm Mountain and 9:24pm Pacific).

Today and tomorrow, the sunrise (where I live) will be 5:18am and sunset will be 8:40pm – 15 hours and 22 minutes of sunlight. On Winter Solstice, six loooong months ago, sunrise was at 7:25am and sunset was at 4:25pm, 9 hours of sunlight.

Next Sunday, the sunrise will be one minute later, signalling the waning of the year. But that’s Sunday and today we have 922 minutes of sunlight to enjoy!!

(Don’t forget to hover on the images!*)

Summer Sunning!

Today marks the Summer Solstice. Astronomically, it looks like this:

The Summer Solstice occurs exactly when the Earth’s axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun at its maximum of 23° 26′. The seasonal significance of the Summer Solstice is in the reversal of the gradual shortening of nights and lengthening of days. That will occur later today, June 20th at 22:34 UTC (6:34pm Eastern, 5:34pm Central, 4:34pm Mountain, and 3:34pm Pacific Time).

Today and tomorrow the sunrise (where I live) will be 5:18am and sunset will be 8:40pm – 15 hours and 22 minutes of sunlight. On Winter Solstice, six loooong months ago, sunrise was at 7:25am and sunset was at 4:25pm, 9 hours of sunlight.

Next Sunday, the sunrise will be one minute later, signalling the waning of the year. But that’s Sunday and today we have 922 minutes of sunlight to enjoy!!

(Don’t forget to hover!)