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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: 5,958

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

Covid in CT.

Lately we seem to be leading the way for the country.on this stuff. Worth a read, for the Covid interested:


Peter Navarro: What a long, strange trip it has been.


John Sweeney returns to Kyiv!

The legendary war correspondent who stayed in the city through the entire Battle of Kyiv has returned after a mandatory absence.
His daily Kyiv Diary is always worth a view. Love from New England John!


The Queen takes tea with a Special Guest!


Our Favorite Logistics Guy on the end of the Russian offensive.

Only my military guys Def Mon, Prof. OBrien and TT are saying this, but if russian infantry in the front lines are carrying bolt action rifles, he may be on to something:


And the Russian war criminal and military commentator igor girkin is saying russia is committing it's reserves to stop Ukraine in Severodonetsk.


Day 2 to Day 100


Defending Ukraine can be a Family Affair!


An early weekend update by Prof. Phillips OBrien:


Trent Telenko thinks the Russians have reached a culmination point too, meaning they are no longer capable of offensive operations. Hope he's right. He knows a lot more than me.


The Bachelorette Party Comes for Scottsdale.

The Bachelorette Party Comes for Scottsdale
Local hot-air balloon and desert Jeep tour outfitters are crawling with groups of women belting out Katy Perry songs and only occasionally throwing up.

By Allie JonesPhotographs by Cassidy Araiza
June 4, 2022, 5:00 a.m. ET
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — On a recent Friday afternoon, at a $5 million mansion turned short-term rental property just outside Scottsdale city limits, God’s perfection revealed itself as elements of the natural and synthetic world collided at Marissa Sklar’s bachelorette party.

The clear blue infinity pool sparkled. The baby pink letter balloons arranged to read “Sayonara Sklar” stayed aloft despite the fact that it was 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The desert flora in the distance provided what everyone agreed was a pretty decent Instagram backdrop. At approximately 3:30 p.m., one of two cabana boys who had been hired at a rate of $500 for two hours poured champagne directly into a bridesmaid’s open mouth.

Fourteen women had come to the house, in neighboring Paradise Valley, Ariz., to celebrate Ms. Sklar. A 29-year-old account executive from Hoboken, N.J., she would be marrying a nice guy named Andrew Levine, also 29, in three weeks. Most in her party had never been to Arizona before, let alone Scottsdale. But they took to their environs like ducks to pristine water, splashing around on the pool deck of their rental home — $7,300 for three nights — in what has swiftly become a bachelorette-party capital of the West, if not the entire country.

As her cousins, sister and favorite college roommate played flip cup with the shirtless cabana boys, Ms. Sklar explained that she originally wanted to travel to Las Vegas for the event. But the logistics proved to be too complicated, given the size of her group, and other possible locations had to be axed from the list, too.

The Bachelorette Party Comes for Scottsdale https://nyti.ms/3te8qIu

If a cabana joy can earn $500 for two hours maybe I should consider this. Hmmm.

The Every Once in a While Patron!


From today's NY Times:

Mr. Zelensky added that he hopes many words that have become common in Ukraine will one day be relegated to the past. Words such as filtration, deportation and torture. But he also used the milestone to offer inspiration. “When we hear the word ‘Patron,’ we remember the most famous sapper of Ukraine,” he said, referring to the bomb-sniffing dog he awarded with state honors last month.

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