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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: 5,231

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

The Daily Patron.


A couple of twitter threads on artillery for arm chair sergeants:

What Ukraine is getting and why they need more,:



The Daily Patron. EXTRA!


Joe Scarborough actually had a nice line this morning:

The Republican Party believes that human life begins at conception and ends at child birth.

The Daily Patron


Russian logistics v. Western logistics of artillery ammunition and more.

Nice easy to read thread on how bad off the Russians are.


New York State Covid Cases Drop for Sixth Straight Day

Looks like the tide is beginning to turn in New England too.

From today's New York Daily News

New York’s COVID case rate drops for sixth straight day, Hochul’s office says
By Tim Balk
New York Daily News

May 23, 2022 at 6:01 pm

After weeks of uber-contagious omicron subvariants rippling across New York, something else is finally spreading: Good news.

The state’s weeklong COVID case rate fell for the sixth straight day on Monday, hitting its lowest level since May 7, Gov. Hochul’s office said.

Daily coronavirus death tolls have climbed after slipping into the single digits some days last month, and the state announced 24 more deaths on Monday. But the sustained case decline offered a welcome signal as New Yorkers hope for a summer free of virus anxieties.

“As we continue to monitor the numbers, I encourage New Yorkers to continue using the tools to protect against and treat COVID-19,” Hochul said in a statement.


Karl, the always interesting Estonian Intelligence Officer, speaks:


Longish thread.

The Daily Patron



A new Jomini on Ukraine is up on twitter.

The best of the military commentators IMHO (though others are quite good). Not the best news I've read. As President Zelenskyy said today the next few weeks are going to be difficult. As usual, western arms are arriving late and they aren't all Ukraine asks for.
Longish thread. The word 'cauldron' in this context refers to encirclement.

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