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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Musical Interlude

(For politics, please scroll down)

 
Enjoy Symphony No. 4 by Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936):


I. Andante. Allegro moderato 
II. Scherzo 
III. Andante. Allegro.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Comment Of The Day

September 16, 2020 comment made by Baysider at GeeeZ on Z's excellent post "WHY TRUMP DOES BETTER… look at the comparisons!": 

...De Blasio says, with all the people leaving NYC, that we need to raise taxes on the rich AND “we have to redistribute income.” How about YOURS, your honor? He just announced he’d furlough his salary, but I suspect it’s a rebound from the terrible optics of “redistributing income.” To quote from his Wikipedia page: he did “a brief stint as a campaign manager for Charles Rangel and Hillary Clinton …[and] started his career as an elected official on the New York City Council. So your career never took you into the real world of working for a living. 

 Plus, he said restaurants would continue to be closed for indoor dining (only very reduced sidewalk dining), because dining out was “an activity for middle- and upper-income New Yorkers.” Really? Are these higher income folks the ones who 1) shop for the menu, 2) deliver food and supplies, 3) cook the food 4) serve the food, 5) bus the dishes, 6) wash the dishes, 7) clean up the restaurant, 8) ferry diners to the restaurant, 9) service the equipment, and 10) grow the food in the first place? CLUELESS!! 

We hear stories of people who stayed not working because the combined state and federal unemployment benefit (of which I received ZERO) was more than their salary. Then I ran into one. My locksmith had to furlough his helper in April. When he could work again and asked him to come back to work, he did not want to – and didn’t. It was because he made a lot more in gov’t $$$....

If you have time, it is worth your time to see why Z stated that Trump does better. Read Z's post HERE.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Higher Education And Cancel Culture

If you care about the education of your children, your grandchildren, and your nieces and nephews; if you attend secondary school or later; or if you work in the field of education, then make time to watch this short video (11:32):

 

Related reading: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom: Some fear for their career because they don’t believe progressive orthodoxies by John McWhorter, Ph.D., contributing writer and The Atlantic, professor of linguistics at Columbia University, and author of numerous books.  The last paragraph of the above article (emphases mine):
Overall I found it alarming how many of the letters sound as if they were written from Stalinist Russia or Maoist China. A history professor reports that at his school, the administration is seriously considering setting up an anonymous reporting system for students and professors to report “bias” that they have perceived. One professor committed the sin of “privileging the white male perspective” in giving a lecture on the philosophy of one of the Founding Fathers, even though Frederick Douglass sang that Founder’s praises. The administration tried to make him sit in a “listening circle,” in which his job was to stay silent while students explained how he had hurt them—in other words, a 21st-century-American version of a struggle session straight out of the Cultural Revolution.
Read the entire essay HERE.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Never Forget!

Nineteen years ago, but seems like yesterday for some of us...


The flight paths of the 9/11 hijacked planes

Adagio For Strings, Op. 11, sound track from a recording conducted by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990):


From the YouTube blurb:
A slideshow tribute to the events of September 11, 2001. Focus is on people, their connection with the towers, past and present, and not simply a play by play of news footage. Communicating the full range of expression from terror to sacrifice, compassion, and sacrifice...as well as the ways in which people responded as friends, neighbors and as Americans. Set to Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings, which was played at Ground Zero during the memorial service the same week as the tragedy.

Graphic by Stogie:


Let us fervently hope that the Middle East peace brokered by the Trump Administration endures for at least a few years!  "Trust, but verify!"

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Americans: A Good And Generous People

Michelle Minor and her sons [photo credit]


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A desk is not something normally on a back-to-school shopping list. But with so many families doing virtual learning, it has become a much-needed item. 

Gwinnett County mother Michelle Minor and her sons realized this and got to work. 

From her suburban garage and driveway, Michelle Minor and her sons are cranking out as many wooden desks as time allows. 

[...] 

The orders have come pouring in. Some families are paying for them. Others are donating, so families in need can have one built. 

“I’ve probably got about 30-40 desks that I need to make, and I just emailed this out last Wednesday,” Minor said. 

Minor does [all this] in between driving a Gwinnett County school bus. Her older son Skylar uses his math skills to help his mom out while third grader Chase does what he can too.... 
Read the rest HERE.

A fundraiser page is HERE.

I am sick and tired beyond words of the constant drumming that we Americans are terrible people.

We.  Are.  Not.

Overall Americans are a good and generous people!

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Out In The Open

(hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance)

How many of these people in the video below can you identify?

 

Is it any wonder that the streets of America are spinning out of control?

Monday, August 31, 2020

Necessary Vigilantism?

Please watch the three videos in their entirety before commenting....

Also see this video: Kenosha Shooting Timeline.

The shooter, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse has been arrested and charged with first-degree intentional homicide — and more.  Additional information about Kyle Rittenhouse HERE.  and has allowed the situation in Kenosha to spin out of control to the point that Kenosha citizens need citizen militias.

John Antaramian, the major of Kenosha for 16 years, and the situation in Kenosha after the shooting of Jacob Blake to spin out of control — to the point that the citizens of Kenosha felt (still feel?) the need for citizen militias.

Hat tip to Bunkerville's August 26, 2020 post:


Related reading, both the post and the comments: Take the Shot.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Cuteness Break From Politics

(For politics, please scroll down)

Both cute and clever, although I'm not sure of the dog breed:

 Have a good weekend.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Open Thread

So, what's on your mind? 

Here is your chance to opine within the parameters listed below. 

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Nick Sandmann At RNC 2020

Well done, Nick!
 

 Related reading: CNN Political Analyst Calls Nick Sandmann ‘Snot Nose’ Kid After Airing Speech That Tore Them To Shreds.  

How foolish of that "political analyst"! Remember that CNN settled a multi-million-dollar defamation law suit in favor of Sandman.  Perseveration!

Monday, August 24, 2020

Video: Black Lives Don't Matter To Democrats

 From the Washington Times:

Kimberly Klacik is a young Black Republican woman now running for Congress in Maryland’s 7th District — seeking to occupy the seat once held by the late Elijah Cummings. She has emerged with an emphatic new campaign video shot on the streets of Baltimore City. “Democrats don’t want you to see this. They’re scared that I’m exposing what life is like in Democrat-run cities. That’s why I’m running for Congress. Because all Black lives matter. Baltimore matters. And Black people don’t have to vote Democrat,” Ms. Klacik advises in the three-minute outreach released on [August 17, 2020]....

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Musical Interlude

(For politics, please scroll down)

Enjoy this palate cleanser...

String Quartet No. 1 in E Flat Major by Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842):

  [about the above piece @ Musical Musings]

I. Adagio - Allegro moderato 

II. Larghetto sans lenteur 11:59 

III. Scherzo: Allegretto moderato 20:53 

IV. Finale: Allegro assai 27:30

From Musical Musings:

"Among all the composers alive Cherubini is the most worthy of respect." So said Beethoven when asked who, aside from himself, he considered the best of his contemporary composers.

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