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Buffalo Bills demolish LA Rams 31-10.

The Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams got manhandled by the Buffalo Bills, 31-10 this evening.

All that pomp and circumstance before the game went straight to their heads I guess. They have another tough one next week against the Atlanta Falcons.

Congratulations Buffalo on a great victory.

August 15: This Date in Rock and Roll History.

1960. Elvis Presley's "It's Now Or Never," with a melody based on the Italian song "O Sole Mio," hits #1 in America for the first of five weeks, bumping off "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" by Brian Hyland.

1960. The 12,000-seat Cobo Arena opens in Detroit. It's home to the NBA's Pistons, but also a great place to hear music. Kiss (Alive!), J. Geils Band (Blow Your Face Out) and Bob Seger (Live Bullet) all record live albums there.

1965. The Beatles play Shea Stadium in New York - home of The Mets - marking the first time a rock band headlines a stadium in America. With Beatlemania in full force, the screaming girls drown out the band in a less-than-intimate, but very memorable performance in front of a sold-out crowd of 56,000.

1969. On the day Woodstock begins, Bob Dylan sails on the Queen Elizabeth 2 for the Isle of Wight in England. Fed up with the "druggies" who'd been showing up at his house at all hours, he wants nothing to do with Woodstock and opts instead to perform at the Isle of Wight Festival two weeks later.

1969. It's Day 1 of the Woodstock festival on Max Yasgur's 60-acre farm in Bethel, New York (the festival was originally going to be in Woodstock, New York, so they kept the name). Day 1 doesn't have the biggest names, but massive crowds make it clear that something's happening here. Artists to appear this day include Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Tim Hardin and Arlo Guthrie.

1973. Baltimore, Maryland, declares today "Cass Elliot Day" in honor of the native singer for The Mamas & The Papas.

1981. "Endless Love," a duet between Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, tops the Hot 100 for the first of nine weeks. It's the theme song from a movie of the same name, starring Brooke Shields.

1991. Nirvana play a concert at The Roxy Theater in Los Angeles, where they invite fans to attend the shoot for their first video, "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Hundreds of fans show up at the shoot, which takes place two days later; many are turned away.

Courtesy of https://calendar.songfacts.com/august/15/

August 14: This date in Rock and Roll History.

1965. The McCoys release "Hang On Sloopy."

1965. Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" hits #1 for the first of three weeks.

1967. Britain's new Marine Broadcasting Offences Act goes into effect, forcing all but one of the country's famous "pirate" (i.e., unlicensed) radio stations off the air. Radio Caroline remains on the air for another six months or so.

1969. It's the day before Woodstock, and thousands of people show up early and camp out.

1970. After being found crawling along a motel hallway in San Diego, California, incoherent and "combative," Stephen Stills is arrested for possession of cocaine and barbiturates. It's another setback for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, who don't tour again until 1974.

1974. Drummer Neil Peart makes his debut with Rush at a show in Pittsburgh where they are the support act for Manfred Mann and Uriah Heep.

1983. Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone fractures his skull in a fight with Seth Macklin of the band Sub Zero Construction. The fight started when Ramone spotted Macklin with his girlfriend Roxy Whitney (she thinks they have an open relationship). Ramone is rushed to the hospital and undergoes brain surgery; Macklin is arrested and charged with assault.

1987. Guns N' Roses kick off their first North American tour at a show in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They're the opening act for The Cult.

Courtesy of https://calendar.songfacts.com/august/14/

August 13: This Date in Rock and Roll History.

1982. Southern Soul singer Joe Tex dies of a heart attack at age 47 in Navasota, Texas.

1977. Bachman-Turner Overdrive announce that the group is splitting up. They reunite five years later.

1971. Saxophonist King Curtis dies at age 37 after being stabbed outside of his apartment in New York City. Known for his distinctive playing on The Coasters' "Yakety Yak."

1967. A planned Joan Baez concert at Washington DC's Constitution Hall is canceled after the Daughters of the American Revolution protest her recent anti-war remarks concerning Vietnam.

1965. The Beatles release the album Help! in the US. Along with the title track, it includes the hits "Yesterday" and "Ticket To Ride."

1965. Jefferson Airplane make their stage debut at San Francisco's new club The Matrix (3138 Fillmore). The group gets a record deal after receiving a positive review in the San Francisco Chronicle.

1964. The Supremes record "Baby Love" at Motown studios. The song is inspired by a girl who had the heart of Lamont Dozier, who wrote the song with Eddie and Brian Holland. This team of Holland-Dozier-Holland wrote most of the hits for the group.

Courtesy of https://calendar.songfacts.com/august/13/

This date in Rock and Roll history.

1966. At a Beatles press conference in Chicago to promote their American tour, the big topic is John Lennon's quote, "We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity." Lennon, clearly shaken by the controversy, explains: "I was pointing out that fact in reference to England - that we meant more to kids than Jesus did, or religion, at that time. I wasn't knocking it or putting it down, I was just saying it as a fact."

1966. The Beatles begin the US leg of their last tour, playing a date at the International Amphitheater in Chicago, Illinois.

What a kerfuffle that was! There was much debate around the water pipe that evening.

The Earthships of New Mexico Are Next Level Sustainable Living.

I used to think I was an environmentally friendly person. Then I visited the Earthships of New Mexico and realize I’m a total slacker.

I’ve long practiced “reduce, reuse, recycle” habits. I try not to use plastic if I can avoid it and conserve water, paper, and electricity in a dozen ways. This is nothing compared to what Earthship dwellers are doing. These people and their houses are a showcase to next-level sustainable living enthusiasm. But they’re also probably a little “out there.”

What’s an Earthship?

In brief, an Earthship is a type of passive sustainable housing. They’re also called “solar earth shelters,” and they’re predominately made of natural and upcycled materials. They’re also creative art projects. Earthships can support life completely off the grid. And that’s probably where it starts to get weird.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/travel/the-earthships-of-new-mexico-are-next-level-sustainable-living/ar-AAZIB2f?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=W046&cvid=992d78988d9c4e0a837680a2dd4dcc30

These places are so great! I definitely want to visit a few of these homes on my New Mexico visit next year!

Donald Trump Jr.'s July 4 Message Is Being Roasted On Twitter.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/donald-trump-jr-s-july-4-message-is-being-roasted-on-twitter/ar-AAZ7Erv?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=W046&cvid=b41234452885459b906fe18e6486f82e

To his credit, Donald Trump Jr.'s holiday message was simple and uncontroversial. He tweeted, "Happy 4th of July America," followed by three American flag emojis. However, apart from the lack of punctuation, the tweet had just one teeny flaw: he posted it on July 1, three days early. Twitter rushed to set the former first son straight. "Today's the 1st, Einstein," replied a follower. Another respondent followed up, "His math has never been good. His timing even worse." One commenter had a simple wish: "Just go away. That is what America wants for this birthday."

Many responders noted the irony of celebrating the holiday just days after the reversal of Roe v. Wade, a decision that will have far-reaching effects for the country. Several replied with the meme, "4th of July has been canceled due to a shortage of independence. Sincerely, Women." Then there was the person who took issue with Trump Jr. calling the holiday "July 4." They posted a meme saying, "Remember, it's INDEPENDENCE DAY, not the 4th of July. We celebrate sweet liberty and the founding fathers, not a calendar date."

Still, Trump Jr. did have a few supporters. One pointed out that the holiday falls on a long weekend in 2022, so he might be busy on the 4th. "Everyone says it logging off for the end of the week. How's this a criticism to celebrate freedom for 3 days? Should be celebrated 365."

Has anyone ever known a Trump to be too busy to "tweet" at any time of day or night, 365? I haven't. Jr. is a chip of the old blockhead: totally self-absorbed and completely unaware of things going on around him.

Does anyone here believe Thomas wrote....

that "majority" opinion? I think it was written by the Federalist Society and he just scrawled his name on it.

EarlG, I love you buddy...

but please wake up extra early this morning and remove that hideous picture of Boebert on the home page. PLEASE!

That's no way to greet guests to DU. Having that scowling, pinched face staring right at us is putting me off my feed.

She. Has. To. Go.

This is how much Greg Abbott cares about gun control. From June 17, 2021

Mods: This is an official release from Gov. Abbott's website, https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-signs-second-amendment-legislation-into-law-2021 No copyright laws are being infringed upon copying the entire release.

Governor Abbott Signs Second Amendment Legislation Into Law
June 17, 2021 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today signed seven pieces of legislation into law to protect Second Amendment Rights in Texas. The Governor was joined for the bill signing ceremony by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dade Phelan, Senators Donna Campbell, Brandon Creighton, Charles Schwertner, and Drew Springer, Representatives Giovanni Capriglione, Cole Hefner, Tom Oliverson, Matt Schaefer, David Spiller, and other members of the legislature, as well as representatives of the National Rifle Association.

"Politicians from the federal level to the local level have threatened to take guns from law-abiding citizens — but we will not let that happen in Texas," said Governor Abbott. "Texas will always be the leader in defending the Second Amendment, which is why we built a barrier around gun rights this session. These seven laws will protect the rights of law-abiding citizens and ensure that Texas remains a bastion of freedom. Thank you to the Texas Legislature for getting these bills to my desk."

Senate Bill 19 (Schwertner/Capriglione) prohibits any governmental entity from contracting with any business that discriminates against firearm and ammunition businesses or organizations.

Senate Bill 20 (Campbell/Hefner) allows guests to store firearms in their hotel rooms.

Senate Bill 550 (Springer/Spiller) removes the shoulder or belt holster requirements, allowing Texans to carry firearms in whatever kind of holster they choose.

House Bill 957 (Oliverson/Springer) repeals the criminal offense of possessing, manufacturing, transporting, or repairing a firearm silencer. It also ensures that any firearm suppressor manufactured in Texas, and that remains in Texas, will not be subject to federal law or federal regulation.

House Bill 1500 (Hefner/Creighton) prevents any government entity from prohibiting the sale or transportation of firearms or ammunition during a declared disaster or emergency.

House Bill 1927 (Schaefer/Schwertner) authorizes Constitutional Carry in Texas, meaning law-abiding Texans can legally carry a handgun without a license to carry.

House Bill 2622 (Holland/Hall) makes Texas a Second Amendment Sanctuary State by protecting Texans from new federal gun control regulations.

This was when Abbott gave his famous "Texas must become a Second Amendment Sanctuary State" speech.

A FREAKING 2ND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY STATE?
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