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Sweet dreams

All that’s missing from this video is Jake Gyllenhaal’s soulful eyes and Heath Ledger’s beautiful face…

We will lean on each other.

41 Responses

  1. A great post from Alegre. Must watch the video:

  2. You guys aren’t going to believe this but I just got drug into an argument with a McCain supporter that sayse McCain is a secret democrat. He’s really pro choice and he is playing the GOP for fools so that he can get elected. It seems Obama cultists might have their own mirror image in the GOP. LOL!

  3. awesome pick, riverdaughter. thanks! and I agree on Jake and Heath.

  4. Riverdaughter, great selection as usual. You are a human of many talents not the least of which is your superior emotional intelligence.

  5. Hi Riverdaughter, I’m glad you’re back! How was Indy?

  6. RD, love this video. Some of my favorite movies. My favorite is probably Gone With The Wind. I’ve watched it every year since I can remember. The book is excellent too.

  7. Ga6thDem: I can only hope your friend is right. ;-).

  8. Kbird: I loved every minute of it! If you like Indiana Jones, you’re going to like this one. There’s something very satisfying about it.

  9. Clark Gable is toothsome and, oh my, Greta Garbo in profile!!
    Such beautiful people.

  10. !! I LOVE Indiana Jones — “something very satisfying” exactly sums up my feelings about them.

    (smiling) With your review maybe I can talk mister into going with me…..

  11. Goodnight, Goodnight — Parting is such sweet sorrow.

  12. I tried to post this, but it didn’t work:

  13. What a really lovely thing to watch before heading off to my own sweet dreams. I was drawn here by the title of your site (“confluence” is one of my favorite words in English), and immediately saw the Sweet Dreams video. Now I feel all warm & fuzzy. 🙂

  14. Ga6thDem, honestly it wouldn’t surprise me, just because mccain is such an opportunist. Watching him genuflect and twist principles into pretzels to the man who made racist attacks on his kids all these years convinced me there’s no much he wouldn’t do for power.

    of course, after all these years of having total disdain for jm, now bo and and his supporters have pushed me into supporting him, so yeah. 🙂

  15. Ga6thDem, honestly it wouldn’t surprise me, just because mccain is such an opportunist. Watching him genuflect and twist principles into pretzels all these years for the man who made racial attacks on his kids convinced me there’s not much he wouldn’t do for power.

  16. I remember when Gone with the Wind first came out on HBO one summer, I literally watched it 14 times. I should rent it sometime. I could probably recite the script.

    And of course, another anthem:
    “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn”

  17. Teresa, on June 8th, 2008 at 1:40 am Said:

    [Snip snip]

    And of course, another anthem:
    “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn”

    And I really, really don’t.

  18. Pretty funny clip of ABC News with Jack Tapper about Obama’s bottom ten list for VP. Is it just me, or is it a problem that we are joking about a candidate having such close ties to the likes of Wright, Pleger, Ayers, and Rezko…just saying…

  19. Well, being on dial-up it will take longer than my attention span to play that there vid. But I’m just guessing from RD’s comment about the boys from the mountain, that it doesn’t show love in all its forms.
    So, not to be sexist, I really must add: Kay and Vivian are so much hotter than Rhet and Scarlet.

    And for the overall point: An army of lovers can not fail.

  20. Seriously, I am no fan of John McCain, but if you hold McCain to that standard, that he should not have supported the candidate/President of his party because of dirty campaign tricks, what would you have to say about Hillary? She endorsed Obama today despite all of the crap his campaign has pulled, including calling her and her husband racists…they are politicians, pandering is part of their job. I try not to hold it against them. If I had my way, Hillary would say to hell with the DNC for how she has been treated and run as an Independent, but she won’t do that. John McCain wouldn’t have done that either. He could have run with Kerry as VP, that would have been a real FU to Bush, in 2004, but he wouldn’t…not trying to defend McCain, just pointing out that all politicians do things for political power and survival. That’s their job.

  21. Rhet and Scarlet are totally hot. Disagree. My sister wanted to be Scarlet when we were young. She married a guy who looks so much like Clark Gable except brown eyes.

  22. Laney, if you are around, I did give you the wrong email.

    It’s teresap756 AT Yahoo dot com

    I forgot the numbers. Sorry.

  23. JJ: I’ll hold judgement on the problem of joking about the obama buddies. I know obama supporters who only know about Wright, none of the other associations are very well known – maybe because they would mention it and then say “oh, but isn’t Hillary E-V-I-L!”.

  24. Night all

  25. Melanie, thank you for that video from Alegre. I hadn’t seen it before. It’s really disgusting that people can hate that way.

    It’s 2:45 where I am so I’d better get to bed. Goodnight everyone.

  26. When Kerry lost I didn’t feel at all like this. I was angry that the republicans had won using such slimey tactics but this loss has left me feeling very heavy.

    When I look back over the collected videos and statements from the media and the Obama camp I am truely heartbroken. The hatred and digusting lies about Senator Clinton were churned out day after day after day. She stood up there and just kept fighting. All of the hatred coming at her like giant waves.

    And then her own peers turned against her and abandoned the basic princicples of the democratic party. I don’t understand. Things are upside down for me now. I am in exile.

    My own former party disgusts me. To vote for Obama is to condone their wretched behavior. But McCain and the republicans aren’t an option….are they?

    The misogyny and disrespect towards Hillary and her supporters is just too much to bear. For now, I just can’t vote at all. My party has behaved shamefully.

    HIllary would have been an outstanding President. She would have guided us through the mess we’ve been left in and taken us to a new day of growth and progress.

    This is all wrong. It just feels all wrong.

  27. Charles,

    Great post! The next time I hear the preaching of the chattering class on the issue of equality, I will have many new arrows in my quiver.


  28. Charles, I couldn’t find the answer on your blog. I did enjoy your blog and bookmarked it.

  29. Wow, Dems are in trouble this year. Was at a party and the Hispanics don’t like Obama. Yeah its anecdotal, but these are people who should be voting Dem and have always voted Dem. And it does seem to go beyond just the presidential race. That’s the amazing thing. Some were going as far as saying they hoped Obama loses.

    I will remember one thing, though: I was in the majority in supporting Hillary. I guess I shouldn’t have expected any less from the leadership that has approval ratings as low as Bush. I don’t want another GOPer in the White House, but its looking likely. Good job, DNC.

  30. Thanks. I picked the wrong county. I was right about your second question.

    Anyway, great post. I’ve been up all night with a stomach flu. Great to have a diversion.

  31. This is OT but related to a front page diary yesterday about ignoring all media EXCEPT C-Span.

    C-Span has also gone along with the Obama Drama and I wish I’d kept a record of it.

    Most recently, the day after Hillary’s RFK remarks which the media and press distorted – “the question” on Washington Journal was about her remarks. This gave callers an opportunity to bash her more since few had figured out the media was twisting yet another remark by Hillary based on history.

    There was no question on WashJournal about Father Pheleger’s egregious comments about Hillary that reflected the tenets of Black Liberation Theology – nor has there been a discussion on WashJournal about BLT.

  32. I love Hillary, I have always followed her career and just admired her over the years. I could no longer hold back the tears yesterday when I saw her speech.

    I am so hoping that over the summer something happens and then she will be our nominee come August. All this talk about a tape, if it is out there I’m sure people behind the scenes are trying to get there hands on it, hope it shows up soon.

    I just can not vote for that man, he will ruin our country.

  33. I will not vote for Obama under any circumstances. And that includes Senator Clinton as VP.

    I don’t understand the thinking that believes somehow she will achieve anything as a VP serving in an Obama Administration. Does anyone really think that Kerry, Axlerove, Daschle, Pelosi, Dean, Kennedy et al would let a Hated-Clinton have a say about anything?

    Nothing would marginalize her more that being Obama’s VP. VPs are expected to spout the Administration’s line. Senator Clinton can do much more in regards to her policies as a member of the Senate. Although seeing how CDS permeates the party from top to bottom/side to side I wonder if there is any chance for her to do anything anywhere.

    The Democrats were willing to cheat the voters of MI on national television in order to get him in and her out. And people think she would be, could be effective as his VP? Nonsense.

  34. Look at this disgusting piece by the AP:

    WTF happened to the AP? These people do not get it. Now they are trying to rewrite history. Hill didn’t run as enough of a woman. IDIOTS! Hill ran exactly as a real woman.

  35. Thank you kenoshaMarge. I also don’t understand why people think Hillary would accomplish anything as VP. She would have no power.

  36. kenoshaMarge and DownListen, I completely agree with you. As VP, Hillary would have a permanent role as the official scapegoat and Apologizer-in-Chief for every error made by the president. That is, when she wasn’t busy pouring tea.

  37. Yes, Riverdaughter and thank you for this. Just wanted to say you made the press again over in London this time sweetie.


    I expect all those swinging London sisters will have a few words in the days to come. I unpacked it RD. It made me cry, remembering.

    Pumas and friends forever. Democrats in our hearts forever. Your voices speak for millions, my friends. We were, umm, over in Arabia too, RD. In the press. Can you believe that Pumas?

    I guess they just don’t know how many of us there are. One thing about us, we have to be the most tolerant part of the Baby Boom. We all grew up together with all the same influences, no?

    So did he, but? He’s not like us. It’s so weird.

  38. O RD.

    Meet another of us. What a Pumavoice!


    yes, she speaks…LOUDLY! I’d venture to guess that all the pumas have something to do with the Statue of Liberty, at last.

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