We are playing the baby a lot of lullaby type music these days and I made an important discovery: the first five seconds of Jack Johnson’s “Upside Down” are exactly the same as the first five seconds of “Sympathy For The Devil”.
The dog really does move to guard the baby whenever he’s in the pack and play with no human within 10 feet (which is rare). Here’s another picture.
A lot of people requested more “outside the box” fundraising options. I came up with three.
Here’s Swing Left, which we already started raising money for. They’re dedicated to grassroots activity in 70+ House districts currently held by Republicans.
Here’s Forward Majority, dedicated to state legislature elections.
And here’s iVote, which focuses on ballot access by supporting state Secretary of State candidates who support voting rights.
I like the iVote option although it does have the potential to give money to Republicans who forget all their promises after election.
So far they are only backing Democrats
I like your choices. SoS particularly.
Sec of State’s can only do so much. Unless the legislature changes laws, Sec of State’s power is limited. But any improvement is worth investment.
Dog AND baby pictures,! What could be finer?
Right, you can keep putting up fundraising pictures as long as there are baby pix. Just kidding, try to get some rest. this stage is marvelous but I remember the exhaustion.
@gene108: Not sure about that. My SOS is Brian Kemp is he continuously makes an ass of himself.
Blessed are the children and the beasts who watch over them.
Awesome pic and update, Doug. Love the variety of fundraising options. Ty for that.
Science Friday featured a story on universal music with lullabies being one of the categories.
I’m not saying changing Sec of States is a bad thing, and it can help with voting rights issues. But it will not be able to reverse voter ID laws, without changing governors and legislatures to Democratic control.
Who’s a good boy? Everyone!
Your dog has a heart shape on his or her face. Adorbs!
Just for the picture, I donated a bit to all three even though all of January’s month is spent. I think I’m getting a 2% raise in Social Security, so that should take care of some of it. Just kidding, my Part D premium went from $133 a month to $157 a month.
Two more suggestions for contributions, first my big crush, Voters Not Politicians, who used volunteers only to get more than 400,000 signatures for their petition to amend the Michigan state constitution to take districting away from the legislature, but will need a shitload of money for the lawsuits coming from Republicans to quash it.
Second, Jason Kander’s Let America Vote, who knocked on more than 90,000 doors in the Virginia election and wants to open up offices in the five states they think most important. They also fight voter suppression all over the country.
Our county registrar in blue CA (basically the county-level SoS) has been advertising their resources to help people run for local offices, so there probably are useful things a non-Republican SoS can do even with restrictive laws.
Yisss, the baby taco (rock and play)! A must have device.
Also recommended is a “My Breast Friend” breastfeeding pillow.
Rockers, swings, and we broke down and did a pacifier this time. Mine is forty days old and chubbing out from the relentless demands for boob.
Todd Rundgren the ever popular tortured artist effect since all our readers are leaving you hanging.
This is a lullaby/cradle song by the great Russian Romantic composer Alexander Gretchaninov (1864-1956) that my mother used to sing. I never can hear it without tearing up; it’s that beautiful.
We here in AL 03 have a viable candidate to run against our arrogant toupeed rep. Mike Rogers. She’s filing now and will be announcing February 6. Can’t wait to work as hard for her as we did Doug Jones. We are charged up and ready to go.
@SiubhanDuinne: Here’s “The Secret of Spoons”( music box version) which I believe Peter Stormare sang in a sitcom or somthing.
Is there anything in the world sweeter than a white-faced golden? No.
@JPL: But he will be replaced this November. There are lots of candidates including that extremist state legislator Josh McKoon, he of the religious liberty legislation. Then there’s John Barrow on the Dem side, although it seems Raven doesn’t care for him. He’s sort of a Joe Manchin sort of Democrat, but he never switched parties at a time when so many of our Dems became Gop’ers overnite. And also Barrow was the last white male Southern Dem in Congress when he was ousted in 2014.
Ben Cisco (onboard the Defiant)
Used to use this song as a lullaby, Michael Franks’ Crayon Sun: https://youtu.be/huIZRYeqVE4