Chuq’s Daily Musical Interlude

Ever have one of those days when the media has so much to say about nothing that it gives you gas?

Years ago I was at the New Orleans Jazz Fest and performing was one of my faves, Linda Ronstadt……I was told by my compatriots that I was just wasted enough to ask her too marry me…..apparently she said NO!  Just another disappointment in life…..

Any way….she had one of the best voices around……a shame that Parkinson’s has silenced her…….


So It Begins

This will be my only post on the last pathetic attempt to find a real government….the voter has done as I predicted….it voted for people with little agenda other than “Obama….Bad”……

We will have the next two years of miserable governance……but let’s look at the round-up…….

Election night just keeps getting better and better for Republicans: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell started things off by defeating Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky, reports AP. Hours later, McConnell learned he will be changing his title to majority leader: Republicans needed a net gain of six seats to take the Senate, and they’ve now got seven, reports CNN:

  • In Iowa, Joni Ernst beat Bruce Braley for an open seat currently held by Democrats.
  • In North Carolina, Thom Tillis unseated Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan.
  • In Colorado, Cory Gardner unseated Democratic Sen. Mark Udall.
  • In Arkansas, Tom Cotton unseated Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor.
  • In West Virginia, Shelley Capito won and will replace retiring Democrat Jay Rockefeller (and become her state’s first female senator).
  • In South Dakota, Gov. Mike Rounds won an open seat currently held by Democrats.
  • In Montana, Steve Daines won the seat held by Democrat John Walsh, who dropped out of the race over plagiarism charges.

But it’s not all bad news for Democrats: In New Hampshire, Democrat Jeanne Shaheen held off a challenge from former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown and in Minnesota, Al Franken easily won re-election to the seat he won by just 312 votes in 2008. Other key races:

  • In Louisiana, the race between Democrat incumbent Mary Landrieu and GOP challenger Bill Cassidy will go to a Dec. 6 runoff.
  • In Kansas, Republican Pat Roberts won re-election in a close race against independent challenger Greg Orman.
  • In Georgia, Republican David Perdue beat Michelle Nunn in the race for a GOP-held open seat.
  • In Virginia, Democratic Sen. Mark Warner has declared victory in a surprisingly close race with challenger Ed Gillespie, though the Republican has yet to concede and says he hasn’t ruled out a recount.
  • In Alaska, Democratic Sen. Mark Begich has fallen behind Republican challenger Dan Sullivan, but many remote precincts and tens of thousands of absentee ballots remain to be counted.

I am going to enjoy the next two rears of whining…….the country gets the government it deserves…….Congrats!