Quotes Madam Secretary, S03E08

Image result for images madam secretary season threeToo sad reason eludes political discourse in many corners of the world today. Glad to have come across this exchange:

Henry McCord to his son Jason: Once Fred Reynolds becomes president, what then?

Jason: Then he’s president.

Henry McCord: What’s his position say on Iran?

Jason: He wants every country to control its destiny.

Henry McCord: What does it mean exactly?

Jason: Self-determination.

Henry McCord: So, if Iran is self-determined to acquire nuclear weapons does Reynolds think we should let them? Do you?

Image result for images madam secretary season threeJason: No, no. I’m not sure.

Henry McCord: And yet you’re sure he’ll make a better president?

Jason: What’s your point?

Henry McCord: Your knowledge is a mile wide and an inch deep. You know what does that make you? A poser; a dilettant. If you’re gonna support someone and publicly humiliate your family in the process, then you damn well better be able to defend them. So either you educate yourself, or stop talking.


Special tree dedicated to former Beatle George Harrison in Los Angeles

George Harrison tree

The George Harrison tree was planted near the Griffith Park Observatory at the Mount Hollywood Hiking Trail. The tree was planted in February 2003 and the following year, on February 22, 2004, a dedication ceremony to unveil a special bronze plaque was held, as the city declared “George Harrison Day” that year in Los Angeles.


The original tree planted was a Cayman Island Pine (pictured here)

At the 2004 dedication ceremony, friends and associates gathered to pay tribute to Harrison including singer Billy Preston, singer Jackie Lomax, Council member Tom LaBonge, Chris Carter, host of LA’s “Breakfast with the Beatles” and Linda Arias, Olivia Harrison’s sister, who read a message sent by Olivia thanking everyone for remembering her husband George.


However, the original tree that was planted – a Cayman Island Pine – made headlines in 2014 when it was reported that the tree had died. In June 2014, the tree had to be cut down due to infestation by none other than beetles.

In February 2015, an oak tree was planted in place of the pine tree. This special tree is located at the opposite end of the parking lot from the Griffith Park Observatory.

The bronze plaque placed in front of the George Harrison Tree features a lotus flower and reads: “In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and a gardener,” followed by a quote from George Harrison: ‘For the forest to be green, each tree must be green.’ George Harrison (1943-2001)

For George on his 15th Death Anniversary

Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)

You Tube: A beautiful song from a beautiful man

LoriCiani, 4 months ago: THIS is my favourite George Harrison song. I think it’s one of those rare songs that when you hear it, the song wraps itself around you like a warm blanket and you never want it to end. Or is that just me?😯

What Is Life?

You Tube: George Harrison`s What Is Life was a #10 USA hit single in 1971 and #3 hit in Germany but was not released in the UK as a single

Drew Hunkins, 2 months ago: Phenomenal song, one of my favorites. And, Scorsese used this song to astonishing effect in arguably the best film of the last 30 years, ‘Goodfellas.’

Blow Away

Wiki: The song is one of Harrison’s most popular and beloved post-Apple singles, and also one of the simplest. Its uptempo pop sound fell far outside the dominant genres of the era: disco and punk.

In his autobiography, I, Me, Mine, Harrison says that the song arose from feelings of frustration and inadequacy resulting from a leaking roof at his Friar Park home. While viewing the downpour from an outbuilding on the property, he realised that, in surrendering to the problem, he was merely exacerbating it. With this realisation, the episode served as a reminder that he, in fact, “loved everybody” and should seek to be more optimistic. Additionally, he notes that, while he initially felt self-conscious about the song, thinking it “so obvious”, the track grew on him when he recorded it.



David Bowie

Not a day passes for the past few weeks without me listening to at least two David Bowie’s songs – Lady Stardust and Life On Mars. Sometimes with Five Years, Soul Love, Moonage Daydream and Starman.

One favorite tribute to him is Rick Wakeman’s Life On Mars. He played on piano in the record.

Then Bruce Springsteen’s powerful version of Rebel Rebel, which dwarfs Madonna’s rather soft take on it.

Then The Brits 15-minute tribute to the man.

And David’s last performance in 2006.