Top Ten David Bowie guitar riffs

This post is a pretty much knee-jerk reaction to a post I saw on Facebook referencing an article about David Bowie’s Ten Best riffs.  It’s a pretty good list, but for a true Bowie fan, has two GLARING omissions.  So, here’s my list with no GLARING omissions.

How many of these songs can you identify in less the five seconds? That’ a classic guitar riff all by itself and what I’ve tried to focus on here.

This song has several classic riffs in it. The one I’m thinking of starts at about :45 into the song although the intro itself stands alone.

Check back with me tomorrow and I’ll have a completely different top ten. Seriously. David Bowie peaked during the classic guitar era of rock. He featured some of the most incredible guitar players of our generation. Mick Ronson I have always claimed belongs right up there with the Jimi Hendrix’s and Eric Claptons. Toss in some help from other players like John Lennon and you’ve just got too much to handle for one short list like this. Two of my favorites, Time and Heroes, would definitely make any other band’s list. Both great songs, but just not for this list. I’m not really dissing the list I referred to, it just relies more on rhythm whereas I like the tone and melody aspects more.

So, tell me:

What's your favorite David Bowie guitar riff?

Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act

A few days ago I made a post bitching about sanctuary cities.  Apparently Duncan Hunter, from all places, California, saw my post and decided to do something about it.  ( That’s tongue in cheek, folks.  )  He proposed legislation that would allow government agencies to withhold funding for some federal projects until these governments agreed to enforce the federal laws regarding immigration.  And you know what, it passed.  Now, there’s a meme floating around encouraging people to contact the people that voted against this legislation asking them why they support murder.  I’m not going to go quite that far.  But, if you agree with me that that these sanctuary cities pose a threat to EVERYONE, and not just the entity itself, you can let these people know:

CA 34 Xavier Becerra Democrat
GA 2 Sanford Bishop Jr. Democrat
OR 3 Earl Blumenauer Democrat
FL 5 Corrine Brown Democrat
CA 24 Lois Capps Democrat
MA 7 Michael Capuano Democrat
MO 1 Lacy Clay Jr. Democrat
SC 6 Jim Clyburn Democrat
NY 14 Joe Crowley Democrat
MD 7 Elijah Cummings Democrat
IL 7 Danny Davis Democrat
CA 53 Susan Davis Democrat
OR 4 Peter DeFazio Democrat
CO 1 Diana DeGette Democrat
CT 3 Rosa DeLauro Democrat
TX 35 Lloyd Doggett Democrat
PA 14 Mike Doyle Jr. Democrat
NY 16 Eliot Engel Democrat
CA 18 Anna Eshoo Democrat
CA 20 Sam Farr Democrat
PA 2 Chaka Fattah Democrat
TX 29 Gene Green Democrat
AZ 3 Raul Grijalva Democrat
IL 4 Luis Gutiurrez Democrat
FL 20 Alcee Hastings Democrat
CA 17 Mike Honda Democrat
MD 5 Steny Hoyer Democrat
TX 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democrat
TX 30 Eddie Johnson Democrat
WI 3 Ron Kind Democrat
NY 2 Pete King Republican
RI 2 Jim Langevin Democrat
WA 2 Rick Larsen Democrat
CT 1 John Larson Democrat
CA 13 Barbara Lee Democrat
MI 9 Sander Levin Democrat
GA 5 John Lewis Democrat
CA 19 Zoe Lofgren Democrat
NY 17 Nita Lowey Democrat
MA 8 Stephen Lynch Democrat
NY 12 Carolyn Maloney Democrat
MN 4 Betty McCollum Democrat
WA 7 Jim McDermott Democrat
MA 2 Jim McGovern Democrat
NY 5 Gregory Meeks Democrat
NY 10 Jerrold Nadler Democrat
CA 32 Grace Napolitano Democrat
MA 1 Richard Neal Democrat
NJ 6 Frank Pallone Jr. Democrat
NJ 9 Bill Pascrell Jr. Democrat
CA 12 Nancy Pelosi Democrat
NC 4 David Price Democrat
NY 13 Charlie Rangel Democrat
CA 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democrat
MD 2 A. Dutch Ruppersberger Democrat
IL 1 Bobby Rush Democrat
OH 13 Tim Ryan Democrat
CA 38 Linda Sanchez Democrat
CA 46 Loretta Sanchez Democrat
IL 9 Jan Schakowsky Democrat
CA 28 Adam Schiff Democrat
GA 13 David Scott Democrat
VA 3 Bobby Scott Democrat
NY 15 Jose Serrano Democrat
CA 30 Brad Sherman Democrat
NY 25 Louise Slaughter Democrat
WA 9 Adam Smith Democrat
MS 2 Bennie Thompson Democrat
CA 5 Mike Thompson Democrat
MD 8 Chris Van Hollen Jr. Democrat
NY 7 Nydia Velazquez Democrat
IN 1 Peter Visclosky Democrat
CA 43 Maxine Waters Democrat
NC 1 G.K. Butterfield Jr. Democrat
CA 16 Jim Costa Democrat
FL 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democrat
IL 3 Daniel Lipinski Democrat
MO 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democrat
NY 26 Brian Higgins Democrat
TX 9 Al Green Democrat
WA 8 David Reichert Republican
WI 4 Gwen Moore Democrat
CA 6 Doris Matsui Democrat
MN 8 Richard Nolan Democrat
NJ 8 Albio Sires Democrat
CA 9 Jerry McNerney Democrat
CO 7 Ed Perlmutter Democrat
CT 2 Joe Courtney Democrat
FL 14 Kathy Castor Democrat
GA 4 Hank Johnson Jr. Democrat
IA 2 David Loebsack Democrat
KY 3 John Yarmuth Democrat
MD 3 John Sarbanes Democrat
MN 1 Timothy Walz Democrat
MN 5 Keith Ellison Democrat
NY 9 Yvette Clarke Democrat
TN 9 Steve Cohen Democrat
VT 0 Peter Welch Democrat
MA 3 Niki Tsongas Democrat
IL 11 Bill Foster Democrat
IN 7 Andre Carson Democrat
MD 4 Donna Edwards Democrat
VA 11 Gerald Connolly Democrat
FL 9 Alan Grayson Democrat
CT 4 James Himes Democrat
AZ 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democrat
NM 3 Ben Lujan Democrat
ME 1 Chellie Pingree Democrat
CO 2 Jared Polis Democrat
OR 5 Kurt Schrader Democrat
NV 1 Dina Titus Democrat
NY 20 Paul Tonko Democrat
OH 11 Marcia Fudge Democrat
IL 5 Mike Quigley Democrat
CA 27 Judy Chu Democrat
CA 3 John Garamendi Democrat
FL 21 Theodore Deutch Democrat
AL 7 Terri Sewell Democrat
CA 37 Karen Bass Democrat
DE 0 John Carney Democrat
FL 24 Frederica Wilson Democrat
IL 10 Bob Dold Republican
LA 2 Cedric Richmond Democrat
RI 1 David Cicilline Democrat
CA 44 Janice Hahn Democrat
OR 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democrat
WA 1 Suzan DelBene Democrat
NJ 10 Donald Payne Jr. Democrat
CA 2 Jared Huffman Democrat
CA 15 Eric Swalwell Democrat
CA 26 Julia Brownley Democrat
CA 29 Tony Cerdenas Democrat
CA 36 Raul Ruiz Democrat
CA 41 Mark Takano Democrat
CA 47 Alan Lowenthal Democrat
CA 51 Juan Vargas Democrat
CA 52 Scott Peters Democrat
CT 5 Elizabeth Esty Democrat
FL 18 Patrick Murphy Democrat
FL 22 Lois Frankel Democrat
HI 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democrat
IL 8 Tammy Duckworth Democrat
IL 17 Cheri Bustos Democrat
MA 4 Joseph Kennedy III Democrat
MD 6 John Delaney Democrat
MI 5 Daniel Kildee Democrat
NH 2 Ann Kuster Democrat
NY 6 Grace Meng Democrat
NY 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democrat
NY 18 Sean Maloney Democrat
OH 3 Joyce Beatty Democrat
PA 17 Matthew Cartwright Democrat
TX 16 Beto O’Rourke Democrat
TX 20 Joaquin Castro Democrat
TX 33 Marc Veasey Democrat
TX 34 Filemon Vela Democrat
WA 6 Derek Kilmer Democrat
WA 10 Denny Heck Democrat
WI 2 Mark Pocan Democrat
IL 2 Robin Kelly Democrat
MA 5 Katherine Clark Democrat
NJ 1 Donald Norcross Democrat
NC 12 Alma Adams Democrat
AZ 7 Ruben Gallego Democrat
CA 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democrat
CA 31 Pete Aguilar Democrat
CA 33 Ted Lieu Democrat
CA 35 Norma Torres Democrat
FL 2 Gwen Graham Democrat
FL 26 Carlos Curbelo Republican
HI 1 Mark Takai Democrat
MA 6 Seth Moulton Democrat
MI 12 Debbie Dingell Democrat
MI 14 Brenda Lawrence Democrat
NE 2 Brad Ashford Democrat
NJ 12 Bonnie Watson Coleman Democrat
NY 4 Kathleen Rice Democrat
VA 8 Donald Beyer Democrat
NY 11 Daniel Donovan Jr. Republican

I think this legislation has a good chance of making it through the Senate. Be sure to tell your Senator to support HB 3009!

However, I can say without any hesitation at all this is a piece of legislation Barack Obama would never in a billion years sign. It holds people accountable for their actions. Liberals can’t handle that.  It also chases off voters Democrats are banking on these days.

I’ll be keeping my eye on this one.

Martin O’Malley blames climate change for the rise of ISIS?

“One of the things that preceded the failure of the nation-state of Syria, the rise of ISIS, was the effect of climate change and the mega-drought that affected that region, wiped out farmers, drove people to cities, created a humanitarian crisis [that] created the … conditions of extreme poverty that has led now to the rise of ISIL and this extreme violence,”

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/21/martin-omalley-climate-change-contributed-rise-isl/#ixzz3gd4kKEqL
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OK, so let’s go with this.  Let’s let him have his point.  Let’s say the mega-drought did create a humanitarian crisis and lead to violence and all that.  That’s simple logic after all.  When you have to live in cities, you want to cut off other people’s heads.  Happens all the time.  The PROBLEM I have with O’Malley merging every politically correct theory together as one is that this is what Syria has looked like since at LEAST the first century when Bedouin tribes started living there:

 

OK, how exactly did climate change make that worse?  Who do you suppose was farming there in the last couple of thousand years?  Given that ISIS has sprung to existence within the last decade, are we REALLY supposed to believe it was any better than this a decade ago?

Clue here, O’Malley is an idiot.

Climate change has nothing to do with Islamic terrorism.  Nada.  Islam has everything to do with Islamic terrorism.  Obama is terrified to admit that, O’Malley apparently is as well.  You can not blame everything that is wrong with the world on some generic guess that is global warming.  Most of the Middle East and North Africa have been deserts for tens of thousands of years.  Omar Shariff was prancing around those deserts at the ascent of movie making before O’Malley was even born.

Now, while you’re watching Omar Shariff in the desert, I’d love nothing more than to sit down with O’Malley during this movie and have him explain to me, in great detail, how a mega-drought in a desert would cause someone to cut people’s heads off while praising Allah.

And more importantly, does he really think, as President of the United States of America, that pissing in the desert will stop ISIS from killing non-Muslims?

We need a President that understands what the problem really is and addresses it in that manner.  Haughty political correctness is getting innocent people killed.

Sanctuary cities

Donald Trump stirred up a hornet’s nest with his campaign announcement.  Said he could build the greatest wall ever built to keep the illegal immigrants out.  Well, all hell broke loose with that one.  But, since he’s riding at 24% right now, it can very easily be argued a LOT of people agree with him.

Count me in as one of those.  The reason why is very simple.  I’ve worked in Mexico before.  There are lots of wonderful, very hard working people there.  But that’s the rub.  If they are good hardworking people, then they have no real reason to leave.  What we get are the ones who can’t find work in Mexico.  Some of those are the good, honest, hardworking people of Mexico.  A LOT, are not .  If they have felonies and other convictions in Mexico, working in the US is just as legal for them as working in Mexico.  It takes very simple logic to figure out that the people who can’t get a job in Mexico for legal reasons, but can in the US because of bizarro sanctuary laws, will do just that.

San Francisco is all over the news right now because of that very, very, stupid idea.  Someone who can’t get a job in Mexico because of their felony convictions, was working and living in San Francisco and protected by local San Francisco laws, and ridiculously liberal politics.  This is the town that launched Nancy Pelosi to her political heights.  They are now on the front cover of most media defending their decision to protect an illegal who have been deported something live five times and wound up killing a totally innocent  young lady.  The reason is very simple, they are a sanctuary city.  Get this, convicted felons are allowed to roam freely in this cities, as long as, they are here illegally.  Got that?  If you are a US citizen, whether immigrated legally or naturally born citizen, you go to prison.  If you’re not, you get a free pass.  All we had to do to get that guy off the street was to make him an actual citizen.  Then he would have been worthy of prison.  As it was, he’s here illegally, so he got a five time free pass to do as he pleased.  Now that he’s killed someone, and since he’s been on national news, he might stay in jail for a while.  Frankly, being San Francisco, I’d be surprised if he did.

Think that’s a fubar arrangement?  Think San Francisco’s unique?  Dig this:

  •  Aurora, CO
  •  Commerce City, CO
  •  Denver, CO
  •  Durango, CO
  •  Federal Heights, CO
  •  Fort Collins, CO
  •  Lafayette, CO
  •  Thornton, CO
  •  Westminster, CO
  •  Albany, NY
  •  Albuquerque, NM
  •  Alexandria, VA
  •  Anchorage, AK
  •  Ann Arbor, MI
  •  Ashland, OR
  •  Austin, MN
  •  Austin, TX
  •  Aztec, NM
  •  Baltimore, MD
  •  Bay Shore, NY
  •  Baytown, TX
  •  Bell Gardens, CA
  •  Brentwood, NY
  •  Brownsville, TX
  •  Burlington, VT
  •  Cambridge, MA
  •  Camden, NJ
  •  Carrboro, NC
  •  Central Islip, NY
  •  Chandler, AZ
  •  Channelview, TX
  •  Chapel Hill, NC
  •  Charlotte, NC
  •  Chatham County, NC
  •  Chelsea, MA
  •  Chicago, IL
  •  Cicero, IL
  •  City of Commerce, CA
  •  City of Industry, CA
  •  Coachella, CA
  •  Columbus, OH
  •  Cypress, CA
  •  Dallas, TX
  •  Dalton, GA
  •  Davis CA
  •  Dayton, OH
  •  DeLeon Springs, FL
  •  Deltona, FL
  •  Denton, TX
  •  Detroit, MI
  •  Downey, CA
  •  Durham, NC
  •  El Cenizo, TX
  •  Evanston, IL
  •  Fairfax County, VA
  •  Farmingville, NY
  •  Fort Lee, NJ
  •  Fresno, CA
  •  Ft.Worth, TX
  •  Gaithersburg, MD
  •  Gaston, OR
  •  Greenfield, CA
  •  Hartford, CT
  •  Hightstown, NJ
  •  Houston, TX
  •  Jackson Hole, WY
  •  Jersey City, NJ
  •  Jupiter, FL
  •  Katy, TX
  •  King Co. Council, WA
  •  Lake Worth, FL
  •  Lakewood, CA
  •  Laredo, TX
  •  Lima, OH
  •  Long Beach, CA
  •  Lorain, OH
  •  Los Angeles, CA
  •  Lynwood, CA
  •  Madison, WI
  •  Marion County, OR
  •  Maywood, CA
  •  Mcallen, TX
  •  Mesa, AZ
  •  Miami, FL
  •  Middlebury, VT
  •  Milwaukee County, WI
  •  Minneapolis, MN
  •  Montebello, CA
  •  Montgomery County, MD
  •  Mt. Rainier, MD
  •  Multnomah County, OR
  •  National City, CA
  •  New Haven, CT
  •  New Orleans, LA
  •  New York City, NY
  •  Newark, NJ
  •  North Bergen, NJ
  •  Northampton, MA
  •  Norwalk, CA
  •  Oakland, CA
  •  Oberlin, OH
  •  Oklahoma City, OK
  •  Orleans, MA
  •  Painesville, OH
  •  Paramount, CA
  •  Philadelphia, PA
  •  Phoenix, AZ
  •  Pico Rivera, CA
  •  Pittsburgh, PA
  •  Port Arthur, TX
  •  Portland, ME
  •  Portland, OR
  •  Providence, RI
  •  Raleigh, NC
  •  Richmond, CA
  •  Rio Ariba County, NM
  •  Riverhead, NY
  •  San Bernardino, Ca.
  •  San Diego, CA
  •  San Francisco, CA
  •  San Jose, CA
  •  Santa Clara County, CA
  •  Santa Cruz, CA
  •  Santa Fe, NM
  •  Santa Maria, CA
  •  Seattle, WA
  •  Shirly/Mastic, NY
  •  So. Gate, CA
  •  Sommerville, MA
  •  Sonoma County, CA
  •  Spokane, WA
  •  Spring Valley Village, NY
  •  St. Paul, MN
  •  State of Maine
  •  State of Oregon
  •  State of Utah
  •  State of Vermont
  •  Takoma Park, MD
  •  Trenton, NJ
  •  Tucson, AZ
  •  Tulsa, OK
  •  Union City, NJ
  •  Uniondale, NY
  •  Vernon, CA
  •  Virginia Beach, VA
  •  Washington, D.C.
  •  Watsonville, CA
  •  West New York, NJ
  •  Westbury, NY
  •  Wichita, KS
  •  Wilmington, CA
  •  Winston-Salem, NC
  •  Worthington, MN

Feel safe now?  I don’t live anywhere near any of those places.  I’m just concerned that my governor, who absolutely worships Obama and the liberal elite, will try to pass it before he goes out later this year.  LUCKILY for us, we have the opposition party running the chambers.

Kerry upset by Iranians insisting they’ll do what they always said they would do

While John Kerry is stateside promoting his Iranian deal no one seems to like very much, and most hate, the highest authority in Iran wasn’t exactly giving Kerry the assist he needs:

Ayatollah Khamenei, the highest authority in Iran, told supporters on Saturday that U.S. policies in the region were “180 degrees” opposed to Iran’s, in a Tehran speech punctuated by chants of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel”.

So, we got a nuke deal that relies on trust with the person we have to trust pretty much telling the entire world he has no intentions whatsoever of cooperating.

Proving this deal is a disaster isn’t even a challenge, isn’t the least bit entertaining.  It’s embarrassing and sad quite frankly.

And quite frankly, this makes people want Donald Trump in the worst possible way for the worst possible reason.

So, although most people don’t feel Trump represents the Republican Party’s values, he’s got a HUGE lead right now.  And a big part of the reason is Trump is as far from being a John Kerry as you can possibly get:

“I believe you have to go in and strike Iran — not with soldiers,” Trump said. “You know, it’s not a world of soldiers anymore. It’s a world of air. It’s a world of different kinds of, you know, we’ve changed.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/20/donald-trump-in-2007-we-have-to-strike-iran/#ixzz3gXk19Npj

That, is why he is at 24% right now even with the negative publicity he’s had for a week.

Trump joins Paul

On May 28, 2015, I predicted the red-hot Republican candidate Rand Paul was probably dead in the water for this campaign season.  I said that because Rand attacked the core of who he was expecting to vote for him.  It was inexplicable, it was off-the-cuff, and, it’s probably terminal.

Not quite two months later, with Rand Paul now virtually invisible, Donald Trump follows in his footsteps:

His attack on John McCain is unnecessary, inexplicable, off-the-cuff, and I guarantee you now, probably terminal.

Clue here, candidates, the Republican Party, much more so than the Democrat Party, prides itself on a strong military.  It’s one thing to attack the military decisions of politicians.  It’s completely another to attack the people who fought in the military.  The position they are running for is the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.  Showing disrespect to those Armed Forces is no way to impress anyone in my opinion.  It’s a no-win strategy to me.  It’s lost my vote for sure.  Obama has destroyed our military morale world-wide.  Is the world a better place because of that?  The last thing we need is eight more years of this.  The last thing we need is a President who holds the military in contempt for eight more years.  We need a President who values the lives of all soldiers, not just the “winners” or discriminates against the “hawks”.

That’s not Rand Paul.

And apparently that’s not Donald Trump.

Joke’s On Us ( I wish I could laugh )

OK, lemme see if I got this right, in exchange for BILLIONS of revenues for Iran, all they have to do is move their stuff if the US can prove they are violating the terms of the agreement, which allows them to keep whatever they already have, within two weeks.

What part of this doesn’t scream stupid to you?

Clue here, they are dancing in the streets in Iran.  They’re not anywhere else.

Next thing I’m sure Obama will do is tell Iran they should keep some of those peaceful nuclear weapons in our new buddy Cuba so we can keep an eye on them more easily.

Is Obama really this stupid or does he have some end-of-game plan in place for the civilized world?

This is the new age, thanks to Obama, where terrorist rogue countries will be armed to the teeth with weapons of mass destruction.  There WILL be a serious war over this.  And, I’m sure, Obama, Clinton, and Kerry will be quick to blame it on Dick Cheney or any other straw horse they can come up with.