This is one of those tunes that I could listen to over and over again. It has a swing or groove that is outstanding. The piano style is unique to Bruce Hornsby, commanding and driving the music. This tune, his most famous, was off his debut album. This album had 3 top 20 hits. None of his subsequent albums have had this type of wide acceptence.
I didn’t know anything about Jack Murtha except he is a Hawk that was against the war. He has been in Congress a long time. He was a Marine during the Vietnam era. That’s about it.
So, on the 13th, David Corn published this article to The Nation’s web site which shines a little more light on who Murtha really is (this gives more of a well rounded picture of Murtha more like what O was saying here)-
This morning, I called Melanie Sloan, the executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a watchdog group, to ask about the potential congressional reforms House Speaker-To-Be Nancy Pelosi is expected to push on Day One. But before we got to that, Sloan teed off on Pelosi for having endorsed Representative Jack Murtha, the hawk turned Iraq war critic, in his fight against Representative Steny Hoyer to be the House Democratic majority leader, the powerful number-two job in the body. “Murtha has lots of ethics issues,” Sloan exclaimed. “What the hell is she thinking? Corruption turns out to be a major issue in the campaign, and you endorse the guy with the more ethics problems?”
Sloan was referring to exit polls that noted that 42 percent of voters considered corruption and congressional scandals critical to their voting decisions. And she pointed to her outfit’s Beyond DeLay site that lists the “20 Most Corrupt Members of Congress.” Murtha was not on that roster, but he garnered one of five “Dishonorable Mentions” (along with Republican Representatives Dennis Hastert, the outgoing speaker, J.D. Hayworth, who was defeated in Arizona last week, and Don Sherwood, who was accused by his mistress of choking her and who also lost his bid for reelection). Continue reading
Why? Why Glenn “I open my mouth too much and too often” Beck’s show? I guess if you go into the Lions Den and survive nobody’s going to mess with you. I’m proud of Ellison. I sad for Beck.
BTW, I think that I might have Congressman elect Ellison on my show next week. Keep your fingers crossed.