Behind The Black Postings By Robert Zimmerman

The Evening Pause Archive

An evening pause: Why good people should be armed.

The video is a little long, but she says it so well and honestly — while getting her facts right — that I think it is worth watching, to the end.

An evening pause: The sound of pi.

An evening pause: Just watch. True silliness.

Background here.

An evening pause: A nice Christmas story.

An evening pause: In memory of Peter O’Toole. From Lawrence of Arabia (1962): “Nothing is written.”

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An evening pause: Let’s have a taste of some ancient now lost culture.

An evening pause: Pretty amazing.

An evening pause: The future?

An evening pause: Senator Cruz’s (R-Texas) speech today in trying to get the Senate to pass the House continuing resolution funding the government but defunding Obamacare. His speech begins at 6:25, after Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) rejected that bill.

I think it worthwhile for everyone to watch this speech, as Cruz makes it very clear that the only people willing to shut the government down are the Democrats. Moreover, Reid’s rejection establishes unequivocally the fact that the Democrats are once again endorsing Obamacare, despite its now very obvious disastrous problems.

An evening pause: I think this video captures the thoughtfulness and objectivity of the Obama voter and today’s progressive left better than anything else I have seen or read.

An evening pause: This particular Muppet sketch is especially apropos considering the title of the op-ed that I have written that will appear tomorrow, Wednesday, August 14, in the Wall Street Journal.

Update: As it turns out, the Journal changed my original title, which was “Pigs in Space”, to “No Liftoff for These Space Flights of Fancy”. I liked my title better, but no matter.

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An evening pause: There’s been too much bad news. Here’s something to reaffirm my belief that there is goodness in the world.

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An evening pause: There are many intellectual fools these days who love to denigrate the United States and its history. These words, however, tell its true story, honestly and simply. Woe to us if we forget it.

An evening pause: The British take on America and many American pop songs about our fair country.

I say, they still haven’t gotten over their defeat at Yorktown.

An evening pause: From a 1997 live concert.

An evening pause: Hat tip to commenter Frank for this gem.

An evening pause: There is a reason this is one of the English language’s most beloved songs.

An evening pause: The third movement of Richard Harvey’s Concerto Antico, guitar played by John Williams.

I think that few who listen will only listen once.

An evening pause: A 1976 live performance.

An evening pause: As this is June 6, the anniversary of D-Day in World War II, let’s watch John Wayne show us how Americans once did it. From the 1962 film, The Longest Day.

An evening pause: “Well, in America they haven’t used it for years!”

An evening pause: A lot of the jokes only gun owners will understand, but nonetheless, this is funny.

An evening pause: A song about dreams.

These dreams
Go on when I close my eyes.
Every second of the night
I live another life.
These dreams
That sleep when it’s cold outside.
Every moment I’m awake
the further I’m away

An evening pause: “Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?”

Watch how a politician gets his underlings to do his dirty work, while keeping his own hands clean. From the 1964 film, Becket. Click through to part 15 to see that dirty work being done.

An evening pause: Some nice folk music, written by Eden MacAdam Somer and Larry Unger and performed by them live in 2010.

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How much does it cost, I’ll buy it.
The time is all we’ve lost, I’ll try it.
But he can’t even run his own life
I’ll be damned if he’ll run mine.

The irony of this song is that it was written during the Vietnam War as a protest against the war and the draft. Today, most of the same anti-war protesters that sung it then, now want that same government to run our lives, even though it can’t run its own.

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Where there is desire there’s gonna be a flame.
Where there is a flame someone’s gonna get burned.
But just because you’re burned doesn’t mean you’re gonna die.
You just gotta get up and try, try, try.

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