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Name: Tom Conroy
Gender: Male
Hometown: CT
Home country: USA
Member since: Sat Mar 6, 2021, 08:56 PM
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About Me

65 years old. Lifelong democrat. Saw JFK in New Haven CT on election eve 1960. I was all of 5 years old. Cast my first vote for Jimmy Carter. Stayed up all night at the English Speaking Union I London to watch the returns. We celebrated the results about 9 AM London time. I cried the morning I learned Bobby Kennedy had been shot. I don't think I ever quite recovered, although President Obama's election helped a lot. These days I'm a moderate democrat and a cultural conservative. I miss the world of good manners, fancy dress and dancing cheek to cheek. Big TCM fan.

Journal Archives

CT Governor Ned Lamont ends statewide school mask mandate on Feb. 28.

Decisions will be left to individual towns and school districts.
Just announced.

Winter Wonderland - Louis Armstrong

Not really a Christmas song. So tis the season.

Dua Lipa interviews Stephen Colbert about his comedy and his faith

New Jersey Governor to end School Mask Mandate

By Tracey Tully
Feb. 7, 2022, 3:00 a.m. ET
Gov. Philip D. Murphy of New Jersey, a Democrat who has imposed some of the nation’s most stringent pandemic-related mandates, will no longer require students and school employees to wear masks, signaling a deliberate shift toward treating the coronavirus as a part of daily life.

Mr. Murphy, the vice chairman of the National Governors Association, said on Sunday that he would officially announce the elimination of the mandate on Monday afternoon. The new policy will take effect the second week of March, two years after New York and New Jersey became early epicenters of a virus that has since mutated and resurged, killing more than 900,000 people nationwide.

The debate over mask wearing in schools has proved one of the most divisive issues in the pandemic, embroiling parents, school boards, teachers and elected officials in caustic clashes over academic loss, protecting public health and individual choice.

Mr. Murphy’s move follows a decision last month by the Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, to rescind his state’s school mask mandate. The Democratic governors of New York and Connecticut also said last week that they were re-evaluating school mask mandates that are soon set to expire.


The lead story on the Times website. CT's governor will follow up this week.

Sometimes you see someone is trending on Twitter and you think the worst.

This time it's just because people love him:


Dancing Jerusalema All over the World

Jerusalema Top Ten Dance Challenge

Jerusalema- Master KG

Doo Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann

She looked good! She looked fine!

Map of recent Covid deaths per 100000 population since 12/15/21.


Prof. Astor is a history professor who tweets a lot about Covid. The source NYTimes database of state health statistics. The entire thread is interesting.
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