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Monday, July 30, 2018


About the lack of frequency of blog posts...

We're in the lazy, hazy days of summer. And it's pool season, with much poolside reading to do.  Not to mention the summer's plethora of doctors' appointments for both Mr. AOW and me.

Unless team members decide otherwise, you should expect no more than two posts per week here at Always On Watch.

Please scroll down for the most recent blog post.

Trump's Tweets....

One of my Twitter finds:

Foolishness or slyness? Your call.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Musical Interlude

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Enjoy Mikhail Glinka's Overture from Rusland and Lyudmila (aka the theme music for the television series Mom). Notice that conductor Valery Gergiev appears to be using a toothpick instead of the traditional baton:

The above piece is based on Alexander Puskin's 1820 poem Ruslan and Ludmila, about which we read this a Wikipedia:
...It is written as an epic fairy tale consisting of a dedication (посвящение[1]), six "cantos" (песни), and an epilogue (эпилог). It tells the story of the abduction of Ludmila, the daughter of Prince Vladimir of Kiev, by an evil wizard and the attempt by the brave knight Ruslan to find and rescue her....


Pushkin dedicates the poem to unnamed young beauties, the “queens of my soul” (души моей царицы dushi mojej tsaritsy), and states that his reward is the hope that some lovesick girl will read the poem in secret....
Read the rest HERE.

Ruslan Confronts the Head by Nikolai Ge

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Surprise! Recent NBC/WSJ Poll

Astounding, huh?

Meanwhile, remember this, as some in the Congressional GOPe disparage the POTUS at every opportunity:

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Recommended Reading

(with a hat tip to The Last English Prince)

See Waiter admits making up story about customer who called him a terrorist and didn't tip at the Dallas News.

Reminder: Islam is not a race.  Being a Muslim is a choice; being the member of a particular race is not a choice but rather a genetic fact.

The Last English Prince tells us about the erroneous knee jerk reaction of the Saltgrass Steakhouse:

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Students' Analogies

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Some time back, one of the homeschool parents in the group for whom I work sent me this link, the content of which is copied and pasted in its entirety below the fold.

Enjoy!  If you have a favorite, please discuss in the comments section.  Commenters are also invited to create their own humorous analogies.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Open Thread

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So, what's on your mind?

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Now For Something Completely Different

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No explanation needed...

And, now, back to my circa 1935"quonset hut"! Well, at least it's cozy!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Musical Interlude

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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

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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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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018