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Name: Tom Conroy
Gender: Male
Hometown: CT
Home country: USA
Member since: Sat Mar 6, 2021, 08:56 PM
Number of posts: 5,787

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

Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John and Kiki Dee

Crocodile Rock - Elton John live at Madison Square Garden

Avenatti found guilty


The speculation is he will be taken into custody.


One hold out in the Avenatti trial?

There are twelve jurors in Mr. Avenatti's criminal trial. Apparently one is holding out. The jury sent in a note to the judge this morning:



The judge gave further instructions:


This is the jury note:


Covid BA.2 in Connecticut



I don't know if anyone has an interest in the sub-variant BA.2 (stealth). which has appeared in europe and elsewhere and some feared it would produce a new Covid wave. It's being followed by Dr. Grubaugh at Yale, who does the Covid sequencing for the Yale-New Haven Hospital group.
The bottom line is that although it appeared in CT in early January it hasn't made any headway. BA.1 and a BA1.1 is turning up in 98 percent of the samples. Connecticut Covid cases are still dropping to low levels.
So that's good so far.

CT is basically back to pre Omicron Covid levels:



Just got through a over month's worth of unpleasant medical treatment yesterday. Going to lunch at the Griswold Inn to celebrate my survival with my wife and a friend. A martini awaits!
To Life!

Does anyone use TikTok?

I guess it's a place for short videos. Seems mostly oriented towards young people. I tried to figure it out today but didn't get very far.
Does anybody think it's worth bothering with?

A Leader Who Defies Easy Political Labelling, Finally.

Many Black Americans have a friend or relative like Eric Adams, the new mayor of New York. We have uncles who bring up the progressive benefits of Black Lives Matter in the same breath as the conservative talking points about Black-on-Black crime. We have relatives who are cops or former cops who do not want the police defunded nor loved ones stopped, frisked and mistreated by officers. We have friends who are deeply suspicious of the system and come up with their own ways to deal with it ó in Mr. Adamsís case, proposing that his brother head up his security operation to keep him safe.

But for other New Yorkers, Mr. Adams is a political curiosity, elusive, and they are not sure how to view him after his first month on the job.

What makes Mr. Adams hard to pin down is what makes him so interesting: He is offering a new model for how Black leadership can operate in a predominantly white political system ó leadership that is simultaneously progressive, moderate and conservative.

This is not to say the mayor is confused: He has been and continues to be a savvy politician. Iím saying that Mr. Adams isnít easily placed on the traditional left-right spectrum, which has been perplexing to the news media and to many white New Yorkers.

A Leader Who Defies Easy Political Labeling. Finally. https://nyti.ms/3B8yMyB

Meeting with Joe Biden today. The President is coming to NYC.


Pretty soon we'll have 2/22/22.

Memories - Elvis Presley

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