“The just are seeking justice, the meek are reaching out, for something only children can really know about. Some men cry for mercy, while they deny their brother’s pain. And some men laugh for reasons they can never quite explain.

We are all in this together, and maybe we’ll see that one day. When we conquer our fear together. When we finally find a way.

And we all need forgiving, for all the damage done. For the things we do, not thinking. For the hurt that we’ve caused someone. But me, I keep on living, caught somewhere in between, the reason and the meaning, the vision and the dream.

We are all in this together. I know that seems easy to say. But I don’t use the word forever. It’s enough just to say, someday. Someday. Someday.” — Carole King, ca. 1976

Kathy Kattenburg
Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2009 The Moderate Voice
  • keelaay

    What in the world does this have to do with “moderate” politics or getting health care reform through the Senate? A sappy heart on the sleaves seventies ditty? I enjoy Carol King, but so what? Spare me the platitudes… I want to get a health care reform bill passed. I wish moderates would unite on this cause… but Ms Kattenberg’s nostalgic seventies silliness is no inspiration. (Nor are her more serious liberal writings. Please Ms Kattenberg, go write liberal blogs and stop alienating moderates!!)

    • oaechief

      I am not going to try and figure out Ms. Kattenburg’s reason’s for this particular post. However, I will say what I got from the post. The Dems do not seem to be getting a lot done, for several reasons, at least. This seems to be encouragement to “stick together.”

  • kathykattenburg

    Can’t please everyone.

    Two corrections, though.

    It’s Carole King.
    It’s Kathy Kattenburg.

    Thank you, and have a nice day.

  • Leonidas

    What I got from it is I still hate sappy music. LOL, but Kathy is entitled to like and post whatever she wants, even if it has no bearing on political discussions.

    • kathykattenburg

      That song does have a bearing on political discussion, though.

      I’ll grant you the song is sappy. But it’s well-written and beautifully sung sappy. And it’s true. 🙂

  • tidbits

    I like Kathy posting music. It shows a side other than the hard-edged liberal tigress, and it’s a pleasant break from the all-issues-all-the-time format. On the other hand, Kathy and I are just a year apart in age (based on a recent comment disclosing her birth year) so maybe I relate to her musical selections and “guest artists” more than some.

    • kathykattenburg

      Thank you, tidbits!

      • tidbits

        May I suggest for future consideration Phil Ochs singing “Love me, love me, love me, I’m a liberal”? 🙂

        • kathykattenburg

          I Love “Love Me I’m a Liberal”! That was on an album of Phil Ochs songs that my father listened to all the time.:-)

  • dduck12

    I prefer humor (at least I attempt humor) on these serious blogs. But if she prefers music, I suggest “Try a Little Tenderness” next time she skewers some well meaning moderate or corrects spelling errors. Other than that I just skip, since her taste is not mine. Skipping now (music plays: When The Saints Go Marching In.)

    • kathykattenburg

      “Well-meaning”? Maybe I should re-post that video of the Pointer Sisters singing “Freedom” — for the line, “If you don’t try and understand me, I’m never gonna understand you.” And then go re-read Keelaay’s comment that triggered my spelling correction response. “Try a Little Tenderness,” indeed. It goes both ways, dduck12.

      • dduck12

        Actually it was both directed at Keelaay and you. However, I meant it, I usually just skip those song posts, but got sucked this time by the title. So, “Cry Me a River”, it goes one way.

        • tidbits

          dduck –

          My guess is you’d like “Love me, I’m a Liberal.” As a parody on liberals, it fits your criterion of humor. Or, I might just be “Still Crazy After All These Years.”

          • dduck12

            Actually, I would prefer going back in time and never opening this thread. You have to realize, as KK probably does not, that music tastes vary as do political positions. So it is doubly annoying to some of us when someone adds an extra layer of annoyance. Simple solution, as I said, skip the thread. Hit The Road Jack, No more, No More.

          • kathykattenburg

            Actually, I would prefer going back in time and never opening this thread. You have to realize, as KK probably does not, that music tastes vary as do political positions. So it is doubly annoying to some of us when someone adds an extra layer of annoyance.

            What *you* don’t realize is that I’m *trying* to annoy you by posting a song video that I *know* you’ll dislike. So “Cry Me a River,” as long as it’s Natalie Cole’s version.

          • dduck12

            Wrong, oh annoying one. Julie London owns that song. You are obviously too young to know why. (Bronx cheer)

  • archangel

    hi there Keelaay. Please read the commenters rules on the top of the home page at TMV. They are in essence to stick to the topic and no attacking writers or commenters. Debate, discuss, teach, about the article topic, with whatever facts you have to make your strongest points.

    Thanks

    Dr. E
    deputy managing editor TMV