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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Musical Interlude

[For politics, please scroll down]

From my favorite period of "highbrow" music — the Baroque Period:

I hear echoes of Handel's glorious oratorio Messiah in the above.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Open Thread

So, what's on your mind?  When commenting, please observe the guidelines below the fold.

A link to get this thread started: Trump dishes up fresh dose of chaos aimed at May, Londoners.

Here's another: Clock Boy loses in court.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Unmitigated Hatred

Certain never Trumpers and Progressives.

Leftist blogs.

GOPe sites, especially Twitter.

WaPo and the NYT. I subscribe to both and see the comments in addition to the articles.

Now comes this!  Surreal!

Read the full article HERE.

Surely, the tone of American politics has been this vile before, hasn't it?  But I myself have never seen the chasm so deep and wide.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Musical Interlude

[Dedicated to one of my dearest friends, a friend who will remain nameless unless that friend chooses to reveal identity.  In any case, that friend knows why I've so dedicated this blog post. For politics, please scroll down]

Enjoy Capriccio Espagnol by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908):

The five movements of the above piece:

I. Alborada (Vivo e Strepitoso) 00:12

II. Variazioni (Andante con Moto) 01:31

III. Alborada #2 (Vivo e Strepitoso) 06:19

IV. Scena e Canto Gitano (Allegretto) 07:36

V. Fandango Asturiano 12:08

Additional information about Capriccio Espagnol HERE.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Open Thread

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1. Any use of profanity or abusive language
2. Off topic comments and spam
3. Use of personal invective

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Another SCOTUS Appointment! WINNING!

Officially, I'm on a blog break because Warren is visiting.

But THIS happened yesterday: Who's on Trump's short list to replace Supreme Court Justice Kennedy?

About the above graphic: Twitter Censors the President of the United States, Donald Trump.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Nature Abhors a Vacuum


Demographics is destiny.  You can go Yahoogle birth rates by nation and see who is growing and who is dying.

Another useful way of looking a global demographics is by the median age of each nation.

The Global Median Age is 30.1 as of 2016 estimates. The darker parts of the map are older: Europe, North America, Japan...  and the younger nations are in green and yellow.

The median age of the Palestinian Territories is 19, and almost all African nations are lower than that.

The median age of Germany--a very old country--is 47, with the rest of Europe all in their 40's. The US stands at 38, thanks to all the children arriving here, since our native-born birth rate is not much better than Olde Europe.

This explains the epochal global migration we are living through. Nature abhors a vacuum.

What do we do about it?

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Blog Break

Comment moderation intermittently enabled.

Real life, this time, pleasurable real life, supersedes virtual life!

Warren is coming for a visit — his second visit to Washington, D.C.!

There's too much going on here to work on publishing blog posts.

Then, once Warren arrives, he and Mr. AOW and I are off to the National Museum of American History, the National Gallery of Art, the Holocaust Museum, Mount Vernon, the National Museum of Health and Medicine, and whatever other attractions we can manage to squeeze into our schedule.  We're also having a shed sale here.  Tools, tools, tools!  A real Toolapalooza!

During this blog's hiatus, enjoy Impressionism: Ravel & Debussy...

About Impressionism in music:
Impressionism in music was a movement among various composers in Western classical music (mainly during the late 19th and early 20th centuries) whose music focuses on suggestion and atmosphere, "conveying the moods and emotions aroused by the subject rather than a detailed tone‐picture". "Impressionism" is a philosophical and aesthetic term borrowed from late 19th century French painting after Monet's Impression, Sunrise. Composers were labeled impressionists by analogy to the impressionist painters who use starkly contrasting colors, effect of light on an object, blurry foreground and background, flattening perspective, etc. to make the observer focus his attention on the overall impression.

The most prominent in musical impressionism is the use of "color", or in musical term, timbre, which can be achieved through orchestration, harmonic usage, texture, etc. Other elements of music impressionism also involve new chord combinations, ambiguous tonality, extended harmonies, use of modes and exotic scales, parallel motions, extra-musicality, and evocative titles.
Index to selections on the video:

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

How Insane! Both Across The Pond And Here (Updated At The Bottom Of The Blog Post)

From Infidel Bloggers Alliance (June 13, 2018):
Europe's Population Replacement Agenda

This is the true size of Italy compared with Africa:

The UN says that Italy must take any & all migrants who come from Africa by boat.

The agenda of population replacement couldn't be any clearer at this point. Italy is not only right to turn the migrants away, it's essential that they do or risk losing Italian culture in less than a decade.
If you are unfamiliar with this situation, read HERE (June 11, 2018). But beware the slant of open-borders propaganda and tear-jerking details!

Also note THIS from Reuters (June 11, 2018):
...The tiny island nation [of Malta] with fewer than a half a million inhabitants says it already accepts more refugees per capita than Italy, which has taken in more than 600,000 boat migrants since 2014.

Related?...White House defends immigration policy as outrage grows over children:
“The United States will not be a migrant camp, and it will not be a refugee holding facility. It won’t be,” he said at the White House.


Get a load of THIS about the photo that "went around the world":

The crying Honduran girl on the cover of Time was not separated from her mother, father says, WaPo 6/22/18/!

And the propaganda war rages on.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

For Ducky -No, I'm not trolling you- or anyone who likes progressive jazz -not me-


Lost John Coltrane album set for release.

Missing for more than 50 years, recordings by jazz legend John Coltrane leading the quartet behind his masterpiece "A Love Supreme" are coming out as a posthumous album.

Scroll down for kitty pictures.