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Tactical Peek

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Formerly TacticalPeek here, dropped out when old DU switched over and my pwd got hootchered.

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"WEED (All I Want for Christmas)" - Nellie McKay

Posted by Tactical Peek | Mon Dec 21, 2020, 02:24 AM (0 replies)

'The Devil Went Down To Romania'

Another one for a nightcap . . .

Posted by Tactical Peek | Sun Dec 20, 2020, 04:10 AM (0 replies)

Heather Cox Richardson, "A year ago today, the House of Representatives voted to impeach ..."

Letters from an American

December 18, 2020

Heather Cox Richardson

A year ago today, the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

In his plea to Senators to convict the president, Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lead impeachment manager for the House, warned “you know you can’t trust this president to do what’s right for this country.” Schiff asked: “How much damage can Donald Trump do between now and the next election?” and then answered his own question: “A lot. A lot of damage.” “Can you have the least bit of confidence that Donald Trump will… protect our national interest over his own personal interest?” Schiff asked the senators who were about to vote on Trump’s guilt. “You know you can’t, which makes him dangerous to this country.’’

Republicans took offense at Schiff’s passionate words, seeing them as criticism of themselves. They voted to acquit Trump of the charges the House had levied against him.

And a year later, here we are. A pandemic has killed more than 312,000 of us, and numbers of infections and deaths are spiking. Today we hit a new single-day record of reported coronavirus cases with 246,914, our third daily record in a row. The economy is in shambles, with more than 6 million Americans applying for unemployment benefits. And the government has been hobbled by a massive hack from foreign operatives, likely Russians, who have hit many of our key departments.

more . . .


Posted by Tactical Peek | Sat Dec 19, 2020, 01:47 AM (4 replies)

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Jon Batiste on Colbert 12/17

This both kills and fits so well.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Dec 18, 2020, 01:45 PM (1 replies)

Just a Little Overcome - The Nightingales w/Tommy Tate, Stax 1971

Wikipedia entry


God bless the Stax horn section.

The band Tommy sang with in Jackson, Tim Whitsett's Imperial Show Band, is considered to be the first integrated band in Mississippi.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Tue Dec 8, 2020, 12:05 PM (0 replies)

Thelonious Monk - Live at Palo Alto High School, 1968

Mini documentary about the concert, under 7 minutes


Ruby, My Dear


Cool bowed bass

It's in a playlist so it might continue to play on through the other cuts.

In a year of great political turmoil a rising junior at Palo Alto High School had a dream to bring Thelonious Monk to his school to perform and bring his community together through music. Dive into the story behind ‘Palo Alto’, the legendary concert – out now!
Order now: https://TheloniousMonk.lnk.to/PaloAltoID

Palo Alto is a previously unknown + unreleased live Thelonious Monk recording. After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, racial tensions across the country rose. Palo Alto, a largely white college town in California, was not immune to the events of the day. Danny Scher, a rising junior at Palo Alto High School, had a dream to bring Thelonious Monk to Palo Alto to perform and help bring about racial unity in his community as well as raise funds for his school’s International Committee. After somehow securing Monk’s services to perform on Sunday, October 27, Scher initially had trouble selling tickets and convincing people that Monk was even going to show up. With many twists and turns along the way and several hundred people waiting in the school’s parking lot to await Monk’s arrival before purchasing tickets, the concert eventually happened and was a triumph in more ways that Monk or Scher could have imagined. This is a recording of that historic concert.

#theloniousmonk #jazz

Posted by Tactical Peek | Tue Dec 1, 2020, 12:56 AM (2 replies)

Hospitals nationwide face shortage of medical staff amid spike in COVID-19 cases

Source: ABC News

Hospitals nationwide face shortage of medical staff amid spike in COVID-19 cases
Twenty-two percent say they'll face a critical staff shortage in the next week.

ByStephanie Ebbs

November 21, 2020, 4:01 AM

Goshen Health Hospital in Indiana has had to issue a public call for help from people with medical experience. In a Facebook post, the CEO wrote, “We invite you to consider if you are someone who could make a difference.”

The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota is bringing back retirees, redeploying employees from other parts of the country, and reassigning researchers to patient care after 905 employees contracted COVID-19 in the last two weeks.

And in North Dakota, the governor announced last week that to avoid a shortage of staff the state would implement “crisis” guidelines that allow nurses who test positive for COVID-19 to continue to work, as reported by the Grand Forks Herald.

. . . “While hospitals can add beds, it is much harder to bring in additional health care workers, many of whom are justifiably experiencing a significant emotional and physical toll due to the impact of the pandemic,” Nancy Foster, vice president of quality and patient safety policy for the American Hospital Association said in a statement.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hospitals-nationwide-face-shortage-medical-staff-amid-spike/story?id=74319020

Posted by Tactical Peek | Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:41 AM (4 replies)

Soul Train

and 'Up On Soul Train' etc.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Sat Nov 21, 2020, 03:20 AM (0 replies)

Hear My Acoustic Train

Posted by Tactical Peek | Sat Nov 21, 2020, 02:28 AM (0 replies)

The perfect Christmas card:


Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Nov 20, 2020, 06:04 PM (4 replies)
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